firebaugh http://kvpr.org en Firebaugh Filmmaker Takes Water "Fight" To Silver Screen http://kvpr.org/post/firebaugh-filmmaker-takes-water-fight-silver-screen <p>California's water wars are nothing new. But Firebaugh-based filmaker Juan Carlos Oseguera&nbsp;says the current struggle over water cutbacks to westside growers is truly a "fight." His new feature-length documentary film, titled "A Fight For Water" seeks to tell the story of the communities in the San Joaquin Valley who were hit hard by water cutbacks in 2009 due to environmental restrictions on delta pumping.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:08:21 +0000 Joe Moore 29550 at http://kvpr.org Firebaugh Filmmaker Takes Water "Fight" To Silver Screen 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 Firebaugh's Message For President Obama: We Need Water http://kvpr.org/post/firebaughs-message-president-obama-we-need-water <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During his visit Friday to the Central Valley, President Obama discussed the &nbsp; drought with community leaders in </span>Firebaugh<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. FM 89’s Rebecca </span>Plevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> asked residents there what they would tell the President about the region, if they had the opportunity.</span></p><p class="p2">--</p><p class="p2">If President Obama had time to stop by the Farmer’s Daughter restaurant in Firebaugh today, he would hear a strong message from owner LaVonne Allen.</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 02:27:04 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 28531 at http://kvpr.org Firebaugh's Message For President Obama: We Need Water 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 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