merced http://kvpr.org en Photo Blog: Google, Castle Air Force Base, Weeds And Air Force One http://kvpr.org/post/photo-blog-google-castle-air-force-base-weeds-and-air-force-one <p>Central California isn't necessarily known for advancing the world of technology, but <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/googles-self-driving-car-and-others-use-merced-landing-pad">Ezra David Romero </a>reports that some are trying to change that. Merced County, a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;region know for milk and almonds, is working to attract high tech companies to fill what was once Castle Air Force Base in Atwater.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:50:38 +0000 Ezra David Romero 35872 at http://kvpr.org Photo Blog: Google, Castle Air Force Base, Weeds And Air Force One Google's Self-Driving Car And Others Use Merced As A Landing Pad http://kvpr.org/post/googles-self-driving-car-and-others-use-merced-landing-pad <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the first story in a two week series by Ezra David Romero about what some are calling a tech boom in Central California. This week we talk Merced, next we explore Fresno.&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Meet a guy who wakes up and spends his entire day with </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/post/four-reasons-why-google-loves-san-joaquin-valley" style="line-height: 1.5;">Google</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>“I’m Daniel Galindo, I’m a student at the Merced JC,” Galindo says.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:16:39 +0000 Ezra David Romero 35719 at http://kvpr.org Google's Self-Driving Car And Others Use Merced As A Landing Pad 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 Fadiman: In 'Spirit,' "The Villain is Cultural Misunderstanding" http://kvpr.org/post/fadiman-spirit-villain-cultural-misunderstanding <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When author Anne </span>Fadiman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> first visited Merced in the late </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, she says more than 10,000 Hmong refugees and their children were living there. At that time, about one out of every six people living in Merced was Hmong, she says.</span></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:23:21 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 17670 at http://kvpr.org Fadiman: In 'Spirit,' "The Villain is Cultural Misunderstanding" Valley's Need For Medical Interpreters Could Increase With Health Law http://kvpr.org/post/valleys-need-medical-interpreters-could-increase-health-law <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When </span>Mailu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Lor<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> translates for a Hmong patient, she can’t just repeat the doctor’s orders, word for word. That’s because the Hmong language often doesn’t contain advanced medical terminology, or names for diseases, like diabetes.</span></p><p>“Hmong language is a very difficult language,” Lor said. “We don’t have any dictionary for medical terminology.”</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:07:15 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 14014 at http://kvpr.org Valley's Need For Medical Interpreters Could Increase With Health Law On Valley Edition: Clinic Helps Homeless; CA Ag-gag Bill; Child Abuse Prevention; Scavenger Hunt http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-clinic-helps-homeless-ca-ag-gag-bill-child-abuse-prevention-scavenger-hunt <p></p><p>This week on Valley Edition we step into the doors of a <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/mobile-health-clinic-provides-care-merceds-homeless">Merced health clinic that serves the homeless</a>. The City of Merced was hit hard by the economic crash and foreclosure crisis in the past decade. In an already poor and medically under-served region, the recession created a new group of homeless people who have very limited access to medical care. But one determined doctor, aided by <a href="http://www.gvhc.org/gvhc_new/">Golden Valley Health Centers </a>staff and student volunteers from UC Merced, is striving to ensure these people don’t fall through the cracks.</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:04:34 +0000 Rebecca Plevin, Juanita Stevenson & Ezra David Romero 13692 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Clinic Helps Homeless; CA Ag-gag Bill; Child Abuse Prevention; Scavenger Hunt Mobile Health Clinic Provides Care to Merced's Homeless http://kvpr.org/post/mobile-health-clinic-provides-care-merceds-homeless <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Below a Highway 99 overpass, and sandwiched between the D Street homeless shelter and the railroad tracks, is an unlikely beacon of hope for Merced residents low on luck. It’s an RV that houses Golden Valley Health Center’s mobile health clinic for the homeless.</span></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:02:48 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 13617 at http://kvpr.org Mobile Health Clinic Provides Care to Merced's Homeless Federal Government Approves High Speed Rail Construction Plans http://kvpr.org/post/federal-government-approves-high-speed-rail-construction-plans <p>The federal agency that oversees the nation's railroad system has officially approved plans for the first leg of California's controversial high speed rail system.</p><p>The Federal Railroad Administration's approval on Wednesday was a necessary step to allow construction to begin early next year on the Fresno to Merced component of the system.&nbsp;</p><p>The approval by the FRA&nbsp;will allow the California High Speed Rail Authority to proceed with purchasing right-of-way from landowners for the system.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:20:59 +0000 Joe Moore 4278 at http://kvpr.org Federal Government Approves High Speed Rail Construction Plans Merced's Dennis Cardoza Resigns From Congress http://kvpr.org/post/merceds-dennis-cardoza-resigns-congress <p>Merced Democratic Congressman Dennis Cardoza announced his retirement today, effective Wednesday at midnight. Cardoza&nbsp;told the press that &quot;sensitive family needs&quot; prompted his resignation. Last October, he announced that he did not plan on seeking re-election. &nbsp;His seat in California&#39;s 18th Congressional district includes Merced, as well as portions of Modesto, &nbsp;Stockton, Madera and Fresno.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 18:41:34 +0000 Joe Moore 2252 at http://kvpr.org Merced's Dennis Cardoza Resigns From Congress UC Merced Chancellor Calls For Off-Campus Growth http://kvpr.org/post/uc-merced-chancellor-calls-campus-growth <p>UC Merced may be less than a decade old, but the struggling economy and environmental concerns are already leading campus officials to explore the possibility of directing some of the university&#39;s future growth to off-campus locations.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 23:06:55 +0000 Joe Moore 1804 at http://kvpr.org UC Merced Chancellor Calls For Off-Campus Growth DOJ Takes Merced County Off Voting Rights Act List http://kvpr.org/post/doj-takes-merced-county-voting-rights-act-list <p>The US Department of Justice announced this morning that it has reached an agreement with Merced County that will let election officials there avoid the process of having to clear many voting decisions with the federal government.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:41:09 +0000 Joe Moore 1288 at http://kvpr.org DOJ Takes Merced County Off Voting Rights Act List