chowchilla http://kvpr.org en Audit Finds That California Prisoners Were Illegally Sterilized http://kvpr.org/post/audit-finds-california-prisoners-were-illegally-sterilized <p>A California State Audit has found that dozens of women in state prisons were sterilized illegally. Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone says prison medical officials are faulted for not following consent laws. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 21.0px; font: 14.0px Arial; min-height: 16.0px">Lawmakers called for the audit after coverage from the Center for Investigative Reporting last year. The Center found more than 100 incarcerated women had tubal ligations without proper approvals since 2006.</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:13:21 +0000 Pauline Bartolone - Capital Public Radio 34552 at http://kvpr.org Audit Finds That California Prisoners Were Illegally Sterilized On Quality of Life: Small Cities Face Tough Times; Volunteers http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-small-cities-face-tough-times-volunteers <p>California&#39;s cities have been hit hard in recent years. The housing bust, the economic downturn, and perennial state budget crises are just a few of the factors that have helped batter the balance sheets of municipalities up and down the Golden state. Valley cities are no exception, especially given the region&rsquo;s perennially high levels of unemployment, even in so called &quot;good&quot; times. Many large cities, like Fresno have been forced to make drastic cuts to city services, and have been forced to lay off hundreds of employees. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 01:52:32 +0000 Joe Moore 1229 at http://kvpr.org Chowchilla Faces Financial Crisis http://kvpr.org/post/chowchilla-faces-financial-crisis <p>California&#39;s cities have been hit hard in recent years. The housing bust, the economic downturn, and perennial state budget crises are just a few of the factors that have helped batter the balance sheets of municipalities up and down the Golden state. Valley cities are no exception, especially given the region&rsquo;s perennially high levels of unemployment, even in so called &quot;good&quot; times. Many large cities, like Fresno have been forced to make drastic cuts to city services, and have been forced to lay off hundreds of employees. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 01:36:17 +0000 Tracey Scharmann 784 at http://kvpr.org