rural en Some Rural Hospitals Given Partial Exemption from Medi-Cal Cuts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hospitals in California are commending the state’s decision to prevent </span>Medi-Cal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rate cuts to rural hospitals with nursing facilities. Some of them have been at risk of closure.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Republican State Assemblymember Brian Dahle says these medical providers are main employers in communities he represents in Northern California.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:21:43 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 20110 at On Valley Edition: Fresno SPCA Controversy; Rural Poverty; World Book Night <p>This week on Valley Edition, we hear from the Central California SPCA&nbsp;and hear why they are walking away from a decades old contract to provide animal control services to the City and County of Fresno. We&#39;ll also talk about how some residents of rural Valley communities live in &quot;third-world&quot; conditions and what some people are trying to do to change that situation. And we close the program with a discussion of world book night, a new event that is coming to Fresno.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 21:24:37 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1150 at On Valley Edition: Rural Homeless; Electric Vehicles; The kNOw Youth Media <p><strong>Segment 1: Rural homeless:</strong><br />Many people think of homelessness as an urban issue, but small towns and rural communities throughout Central California are facing this issue as well. This week on Valley Edition, we talk to Matthew Macedo, a Hanford teen who has produced a documentary film called &quot;Homeless in Hanford&quot; about what inspired him to take on this issue. Joey Cox of the Kings Community Action Organization in Hanford, and Felix Vigil, Director of the Madera Rescue Mission also join our discussion about rural homelessness.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:02:13 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1163 at Exeter celebrates 100 years of small town charm <p>It&rsquo;s Saturday afternoon, and the normally quiet park in the middle of downtown Exeter is packed, nearly shoulder to shoulder with people enjoying kettle corn, something called the tornado potato, and of course, a little barbeque.</p><p>&ldquo;This is the barbeque chicken plate, it&rsquo;s six dollars and it&rsquo;s fantastic!,&rdquo; says Wanda, an Exeter resident.</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:35:22 +0000 Joe Moore 778 at Exeter celebrates 100 years of small town charm Scandal rocks Maricopa, leaving uncertain future <p>Travelers are stocking up on snacks inside the convenience store at the Shell gas station in Maricopa on a hot Saturday afternoon. This is a town of about 1,200 residents in the oil-rich foothills of western Kern County. Bob Archibald&rsquo;s Shell station sits on the intersection of two highways, and his business counts on travelers heading to the Central Coast.</p><p>So last year, Archibald took notice when the Maricopa Police Department began an aggressive campaign to pull over drivers for minor traffic violations and to impound cars.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 02:24:39 +0000 Shellie Branco 713 at Scandal rocks Maricopa, leaving uncertain future Doctor Shortage Hits Rural California <p>Children and parents crowd the waiting room in the United Health Centers clinic for low-income patients in Parlier. It&#39;s a busy morning, and Dr. Rogelio Fernandez is seeing patients one right after the other. At this moment, he&#39;s treating 35 year old Yesenia Campuzano of Reedley. The birth control implant in her arm caused acne, so Dr. Fernandez is surgically removing the tiny, tube-like device. She&#39;s feeling the incision, so she needs more of the local anesthetic.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 02:18:19 +0000 Shellie Branco 712 at Doctor Shortage Hits Rural California