safety http://kvpr.org en Commentary: Planada Teens Organize For Bike, Pedestrian Safety http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-planada-teens-organize-bike-pedestrian-safety <p>We live in Planada, California, a small, unincorporated town of 4,500 people nine miles into the croplands outside Merced. In December 2012, we joined a youth group here organized by the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program that meets every Friday after school. Although Jonathan is only 14 and Uriel is 13, we’ve become regulars at county planning meetings: We want to figure out how to make Planada’s streets safe.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:37:28 +0000 Jonathan Hernandez & Uriel Sanchez 28930 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Planada Teens Organize For Bike, Pedestrian Safety Study: Distracted Driving A Big Problem, Even Near Schools http://kvpr.org/post/study-distracted-driving-big-problem-even-near-schools <p class="p1">There&rsquo;s new evidence that distracted driving is a problem not just on the roadways in general &ndash; but specifically around schools.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</p><p class="p3">The California Friday Night Live Partnership and the Allstate Foundation asked high school students to spend an hour counting distracted drivers at nearly 70 schools across the state.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:14:00 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 23188 at http://kvpr.org Study: Distracted Driving A Big Problem, Even Near Schools Investigation Launched Into Bakersfield Demolition Accident http://kvpr.org/post/investigation-launched-bakersfield-demolition-accident <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State officials have launched an investigation into a demolition accident at a former PG&amp;E power plant in Bakersfield which injured several bystanders on Saturday.</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 01:06:25 +0000 Ezra David Romero 19523 at http://kvpr.org Investigation Launched Into Bakersfield Demolition Accident Assembly Passes Farm Worker Safety Act http://kvpr.org/post/assembly-passes-farm-worker-safety-act <p>The ag industry may soon see some changes, now that the Farmworker Safety Act was approved by the state Assembly yesterday afternoon.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 00:50:12 +0000 Gabriela Ornelas 1797 at http://kvpr.org