Orange COve 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 Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California's Worsening Drought http://kvpr.org/post/fields-and-farm-jobs-dry-californias-worsening-drought On a recent afternoon on the main drag of Orange Cove, Calif., about a dozen farm workers gather on the sidewalk in front of a mini-mart<em></em>.<p>One man sits on a milk crate sipping a beer. A few others scratch some lotto tickets. Salvador Perez paces back and forth with his hands stuffed in the pockets of his jeans.<p>If there is no water, there's no work, he says in Spanish.<p>Perez was laid off when the citrus farmer he worked for ran out of water. He has five kids to support, and though the family is on unemployment, it's about to run out. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:26:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 31538 at http://kvpr.org Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California's Worsening Drought For Orange Cove, Drought Puts Strain On City's Water Supply http://kvpr.org/post/orange-cove-drought-puts-strain-citys-water-supply <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite the rains of the past weekend, California’s drought is still a huge problem for communities up and down the state. While many towns in the Valley are bracing for the economic impact of the drought, and the resulting loss of farm jobs, the community of Orange Cove also has to contend with concerns about its water supply.</span></p><p>Mayor Gabriel Jimenez says that while the city has five municipal wells to draw water from the aquifer, they can't be used due to nitrate pollution.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:31:05 +0000 Joe Moore 28352 at http://kvpr.org For Orange Cove, Drought Puts Strain On City's Water Supply 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