CenCAl http://kvpr.org en Valley Edition: July 8 - Asm. Kristin Olsen; John Cox On Wells; Alex Karner On Sprawl; Joe Matthews http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-july-8-asm-kristin-olsen-john-cox-wells-alex-karner-sprawl-joe-matthews <p>This week on Valley Edition we talk with <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/modesto-assemblywoman-kristin-olsen-chosen-lead-assembly-gop">Assembly Republican Kristin Olsen</a>, KVPR reporter Kerry Klein reports on turning waste water into usable water in Clovis, Bakersfield Californian reporter John Cox talks about the state ordering <a href="http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/business/kern-gusher/x634489929/State-poised-to-shut-down-11-local-oil-injection-wells">11 Valley injection wells to halt work</a>, Alex Karner chats about his latest column on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.zocalopublicsquar Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:04:04 +0000 Ezra David Romero 35358 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: July 8 - Asm. Kristin Olsen; John Cox On Wells; Alex Karner On Sprawl; Joe Matthews Voices Of The Drought | Blog #droughtvoices http://kvpr.org/post/voices-drought-blog-droughtvoices <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">In this occasional series the Valley Public Radio news team explores the impacts of the drought through the <em>voices </em>and <em>sounds </em>of Central California.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:13:26 +0000 Ezra David Romero 29729 at http://kvpr.org Voices Of The Drought | Blog #droughtvoices 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 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 Tiny Bug Has Central California Citrus Growers On Edge http://kvpr.org/post/tiny-bug-has-central-california-citrus-growers-edge <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout Central California those who work in the citrus industry are on edge.&nbsp; A tiny insect, no larger than an aphid, is threatening the future of the state’s billion dollar citrus crop.</span></p><p>It’s known as the Asian Citrus&nbsp;Psyllid.</p><p>“It looks kind of like an aphid, only with a harder body, and a little bit browner," says&nbsp;Beth&nbsp;Grafton-Cardwell,&nbsp;an entomology specialist with the University of California at the&nbsp;Lindcove&nbsp;Research Center just west of Visalia.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:23:28 +0000 Ezra David Romero 21346 at http://kvpr.org Tiny Bug Has Central California Citrus Growers On Edge Livestock Theft Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature http://kvpr.org/post/livestock-theft-bill-awaits-governor-s-signature <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">Cattle rustling or crop raiding might seem like a relic of the Wild West, but in the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding foothills, cattle theft is on the rise. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:05:10 +0000 Ezra David Romero 21341 at http://kvpr.org Livestock Theft Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature Can Alt. Farmers Stake A Claim In The San Joaquin Valley? http://kvpr.org/post/can-alt-farmers-stake-claim-san-joaquin-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="line-height: 1.5;">Valley Edition</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> we take a look at what we are calling "Alt. Farmers."</span></p><p>In a region where big agriculture is big business, a new generation of farmers is challenging our notion of what life on the farm is all about. These socially conscious, technology savvy boutique growers and ranchers are going beyond organic to embrace the latest trends in food and popular culture.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:36:24 +0000 Joe Moore, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 20315 at http://kvpr.org Can Alt. Farmers Stake A Claim In The San Joaquin Valley?