los banos http://kvpr.org en CNN Journalist Aims To Kayak San Joaquin River From Fresno To San Francisco http://kvpr.org/post/cnn-journalist-aims-kayak-san-joaquin-river-fresno-san-francisco <p>Journalist <a href="http://twitter.com/jdsutter">John D. Sutter</a> is on a quest to do something that many valley residents do, kayak on the San Joaquin River. But instead of going for a short trip from Lost Lake Park to Highway 41, he has a much longer journey in mind - <a href="http://cnnuslive.cnn.com/Event/My_trip_down_the_most_endangered_river_in_America">Friant Dam all the way to San Francisco Bay.&nbsp;</a></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:57:41 +0000 Joe Moore 34681 at http://kvpr.org CNN Journalist Aims To Kayak San Joaquin River From Fresno To San Francisco Obama Visits Drought-Stricken Fresno, Calls For Congressional Action http://kvpr.org/post/obama-visits-drought-stricken-fresno-calls-congressional-action <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama visited the valley today in a whirlwind tour, delivering a speech this afternoon at the Los </span>Banos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> farm of Joe Del </span>Bosque<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to announce his proposal for emergency drought relief. He says that while the lack of rain and snow is a concern to the Central Valley, it’s also a national issue:</span></p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 03:52:47 +0000 Joe Moore 28532 at http://kvpr.org Obama Visits Drought-Stricken Fresno, Calls For Congressional Action Obama To Announce Federal Drought Relief With Fresno Trip http://kvpr.org/post/obama-announce-federal-drought-relief-fresno-trip <p class="p1">President Obama will visit the Central Valley this afternoon to announce an aid package to help farmers, ranchers and communities hit hard by California's record drought. After landing in Fresno, the President is expected to attend a roundtable discussion about the drought in Firebaugh and tour a farm in Los Banos.</p><p class="p1">Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the President's message will be clear:</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Joe Moore 28479 at http://kvpr.org Obama To Announce Federal Drought Relief With Fresno Trip Feds Study Expanding San Luis Reservoir http://kvpr.org/post/feds-study-expanding-san-luis-reservoir <p>The San Luis Reservoir near Los Banos&nbsp;could see its storage capacity grow by over 6 percent, according to a <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/mp/sllpp/docs/2013_11_19_DRAFT_San_Luis_Expansion_Appraisal_Report.pdf">new study</a> on the feasibility of expanding the lake released by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.</p><p>According to the draft report, a 20 foot increase in the height of the B.F. Sisk dam would result in 130,000 acre feet of additional water storage capacity. For comparison, that increase would be equal to about a quarter of the total capacity of Friant Dam near Fresno.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 01:24:05 +0000 Joe Moore 25420 at http://kvpr.org Feds Study Expanding San Luis Reservoir On Valley Edition: Air Pollution and Dementia Linked; Mortgage Counseling; Highway 152 http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-air-pollution-and-dementia-linked-mortgage-counseling-highway-152 <p>On this week&#39;s Valley Edition we talk about a new study that links dementia and air pollution, a new program that aims to help people stay in their homes, and a plan to make Highway 152 a toll road.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Valley Edition for February 21, 2012:</strong></p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 22:45:23 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1160 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Air Pollution and Dementia Linked; Mortgage Counseling; Highway 152