Central California http://kvpr.org en California's Drought Triggers Drop In School Attendance http://kvpr.org/post/californias-drought-triggers-drop-school-attendance <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Schools on the east side of Fresno County are already feeling the impact of California’s ongoing drought.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Education officials from the Kings Canyon Unified District say they have seen a significant drop in attendance this year.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Superintendent Juan Garza says families have been forced to relocate, taking their school aged children with them.</span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 01:47:53 +0000 Diana Aguilera 32560 at http://kvpr.org California's Drought Triggers Drop In School Attendance Valley Edition: April 22 - Farmer Suicides; Fracking; Central California Politics http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-april-22-farmer-suicides-fracking-central-california-politics <p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:16:35 +0000 Ezra David Romero 31562 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: April 22 - Farmer Suicides; Fracking; Central California Politics In Fresno, Tioga-Sequoia Brews Both Beer And Culture http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-tioga-sequoia-brews-both-beer-and-culture <p>Craft beer has swept the country and can be found in almost any grocery store in California. One local brewery has helped spearhead the movement in the Central California. FM89 reporter Ezra David Romero visits Fresno based Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company to hear about their latest innovation in brewing.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">---</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:17:37 +0000 Ezra David Romero 30559 at http://kvpr.org In Fresno, Tioga-Sequoia Brews Both Beer And Culture Voices Of The Drought: Rushing To Measure The Snowpack http://kvpr.org/post/voices-drought-rushing-measure-snowpack <p>Traditionally the April 1 snow survey marks the peak of the year’s&nbsp;snowpack, but with a string of early spring storms surveyors are rushing to measure the pack with just days to get their measurements in. Valley Public Radio reporter Ezra David Romero helped in the effort as a snow surveyor on a recent trip.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">---</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:54:40 +0000 Ezra David Romero 30548 at http://kvpr.org Voices Of The Drought: Rushing To Measure The Snowpack Fresno At The Top Of The Pack For Solar Energy http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-top-pack-solar-energy <p>It’s no secret that solar energy is a trend, but did you know that the Fresno metropolitan area is ranked first in the top 10 metro areas for solar power in the US?</p><p>The organization <a href="http://1bog.org/">One Block Off the Grid</a> – the Priceline of solar installations – was on a mission to find out which parts of the US use the most solar energy. <a href="http://www.nrel.gov/">The National Renewable Energy Laboratory</a> held their answer through their database the&nbsp;<a href="https://openpv.nrel.gov/gallery">Open PV Project</a>.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:37:27 +0000 Ezra David Romero 29627 at http://kvpr.org Fresno At The Top Of The Pack For Solar Energy Feds Say "No Water This Summer" For Central Valley Farmers http://kvpr.org/post/feds-say-no-water-summer-central-valley-farmers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Central Valley Farmers received the news today that they had been fearing for months. Due to the drought Central Valley Project contractors will receive an unprecedented “zero allocation.”</span></p><p>Ryan Jacobsen with the Fresno County Farm Bureau says the allocation will force farmers to fallow huge portions of land across Central California.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:45:33 +0000 Ezra David Romero 28820 at http://kvpr.org Feds Say "No Water This Summer" For Central Valley Farmers Valley Edition Feb. 4: Drought, Hmong Youth And Religion, Thoughts On Trail Preservation http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-feb-4-drought-hmong-youth-and-religion-thoughts-trail-preservation <p>This week on Valley Edition we talk about the issues of drought, changing culture among Hmong youth, the health of public forests and more.</p><p>Leading the program, Moore speaks with Lois Henry of the Bakersfield Californian and Kerman farmer&nbsp;<a href="http://betancourtunlimited.blogspot.com/">Paul Betancourt</a> about the drought, farmers fallowing fields, well drilling and more.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:05:48 +0000 Joe Moore, Ezra David Romero & Rebecca Plevin 28041 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition Feb. 4: Drought, Hmong Youth And Religion, Thoughts On Trail Preservation "Who Am I?" Hmong Youth Face Choices Between Religion And Culture http://kvpr.org/post/who-am-i-hmong-youth-face-choices-between-religion-and-culture <p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:13:39 +0000 Ezra David Romero 28030 at http://kvpr.org "Who Am I?" Hmong Youth Face Choices Between Religion And Culture Rain Might Fall But It Won't Fill The Valley's Deficit http://kvpr.org/post/rain-might-fall-it-wont-fill-valleys-deficit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California’s drought is causing big concerns for residents and farmers up and down the state. But while a storm is expected to bring some precipitation to the area Thursday, </span>FM89’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ezra David Romero reports the valley’s rainfall deficit is actually worse than the season totals indicate. &nbsp;</span></p><p>---</p><p>According to independent meteorologist Steve Johnson, more moisture has evaporated from the ground than has actually fallen from the sky this rainy season.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 01:23:39 +0000 Ezra David Romero 27803 at http://kvpr.org Rain Might Fall But It Won't Fill The Valley's Deficit Valley Air Cleanup Targets Restaurant Charbroilers http://kvpr.org/post/valley-air-cleanup-targets-restaurant-charbroilers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">People in Central California </span><u style="line-height: 1.5;">love</u><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> barbecue. From backyard grills to popular new restaurants featuring tri tip, ribs and brisket, it’s one of the biggest food trends in the valley. One Fresno destination is so popular, a line wraps around its building daily.</span></p><p>Fresno’s Dog House Grill is Valley famous for tri-tip, pulled pork and their family recipe barbecue sauce.</p><p>Connie Nicholson and her husband visit Dog House weekly.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:05:35 +0000 Ezra David Romero 27117 at http://kvpr.org Valley Air Cleanup Targets Restaurant Charbroilers Visalia's Oval Park, Ground Zero For Homelessness http://kvpr.org/post/visalias-oval-park-ground-zero-homelessness <p>The City of Visalia is known to many as the small town with the good restaurants on the way to the giant sequoias. Its bustling downtown district is home to a thriving music scene and dozens of shops and entertainment venues. But less than a mile to the north, in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, Lincoln Oval Park is home to a much different Visalia. It’s ground zero for the city’s homeless population.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:54:59 +0000 Ezra David Romero 23386 at http://kvpr.org Visalia's Oval Park, Ground Zero For Homelessness Immigration Rights Advocates Begin March To Bakersfield http://kvpr.org/post/immigration-rights-advocates-begin-march-bakersfield <p></p><p>A group of marchers is en route from Sacramento to Bakersfield in an effort to garner support for immigration reform. The 21 day Pilgrimage for a Pathway to Citizenship began August 12 in Sacramento, and is expected to end September 2, after making stops in Merced, Fresno and other Valley cities.</p><p>Cal State Bakersfield Professor Dr. Gonzalo Santos is among the 11 marchers making the 285-mile trek.&nbsp;He says the nation’s immigration laws need revamping.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:48:53 +0000 Ezra David Romero 19948 at http://kvpr.org Immigration Rights Advocates Begin March To Bakersfield