lowell http://kvpr.org en Young Couple Calls For 'No More Slumlords' http://kvpr.org/post/young-couple-calls-no-more-slumlords <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sergio and Ashley Cortes knock on a door in a run-down apartment building near downtown Fresno.</span></p><p>Sergio Cortes greets the young woman that cautiously cracks open the door. Ashley Cortes stands behind her husband, clasping a clipboard, ready to take notes.</p><p>“We’re basically doing canvassing of apartment complexes owned by JD Homes, and we want to talk to the tenants to see if they have any problems with JD Homes, like any stuff that’s not being fixed, anything that’s broken,” Sergio Cortes says.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:37:24 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 12623 at http://kvpr.org Young Couple Calls For 'No More Slumlords' On Valley Edition: Bakersfield, Centennial Corridor Project; Slumlords, Fresno's Lowell Community http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-bakersfield-centennial-corridor-project-slumlords-fresnos-lowell-community <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on </span><a href="http://www.kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="line-height: 1.5;">Valley Edition</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> we take a ride to into the South Valley where a battle is heating up over a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">freeway connector project intended to connect Highway 58 from Tehachapi and beyond to Interstate 5. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:53:28 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Ezra David Romero & Rebecca Plevin 12700 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Bakersfield, Centennial Corridor Project; Slumlords, Fresno's Lowell Community On Valley Edition: Pension Reform; Lowell Rebirth; JazzFresno http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-pension-reform-lowell-rebirth-jazzfresno <p>Today&#39;s special election day edition of Valley Edition features a series of report on government reform, from the state&#39;s new top two primary, to effort at pension reform. We&#39;ll also hear about the effort to revitalize Fresno&#39;s historic but troubled Lowell neighborhood, and a new program for music students from the group JazzFresno.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:44:37 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 719 at http://kvpr.org