San Joaquin Valley http://kvpr.org en Commentary: Just How Much Does California Want To Do For The San Joaquin Valley? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-just-how-much-does-california-want-do-san-joaquin-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not clear if Governor Jerry Brown and his challenger Neel Kashkari will debate each other this fall. But if they do, there should be no doubt about the proper location for any and all debates: the San Joaquin Valley.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:01:42 +0000 Joe Mathews - Zocalo Public Square 35387 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Just How Much Does California Want To Do For The San Joaquin Valley? Air District Questions Asthma-Air Pollution Link http://kvpr.org/post/air-district-questions-asthma-air-pollution-link-0 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New research this week questions the connection between air pollution and asthma.</span></p><p>In 2011, a study by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District established a link between asthma-related ER visits and levels of PM2.5, or fine particulate matter in valley air.&nbsp; But after a follow-up to that study, the Air District now reports that for a number of years, asthma-related ER visits increased even as PM2.5 levels dropped.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:28:41 +0000 Kerry Klein 34457 at http://kvpr.org Air District Questions Asthma-Air Pollution Link Lawsuit Filed Over Proposal For Delta Water Transfers http://kvpr.org/post/lawsuit-filed-over-proposal-delta-water-transfers <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A coalition of&nbsp;environmental groups&nbsp;announced&nbsp;Wednesday&nbsp;that it is suing&nbsp;the Bureau of Reclamation over its proposal to send water from northern California to farms in the San Joaquin Valley.</span></p><p class="p1">The water transfers would involve pumping over 175,000 acre-feet of water through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, home to the endangered delta smelt and other fragile aquatic species.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:06:32 +0000 Kerry Klein 34119 at http://kvpr.org Lawsuit Filed Over Proposal For Delta Water Transfers 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 Indian Ambassador To U.S. Takes Interest In Central California http://kvpr.org/post/indian-ambassador-us-takes-interest-central-california <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not every day that an ambassador from a foreign nation visits Fresno. But on Thursday the Indian ambassador to the United States paid a visit to Fresno State.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Indian Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao visited Fresno for several reasons: to strengthen U.S. – India ties.</p><p>"Trade, business and investment ties between economies such as ours..."</p><p>The large Indian population in the San Joaquin Valley:</p><p>“I see so many friends from the Punjab region of India sitting amongst us..."</p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:52:23 +0000 Ezra David Romero 20869 at http://kvpr.org Indian Ambassador To U.S. Takes Interest In Central California 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