Obama http://kvpr.org en 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 White House Touts 'Strong Cities' Effort in Fresno, Rerouting Planned Bus Line http://kvpr.org/post/white-house-touts-strong-cities-effort-fresno-rerouting-planned-bus-line <p>A federal effort to cut red tape and better use existing &nbsp;resources to help economically struggling cities like Fresno is beginning to pay off, according to Obama administration officials.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:37:11 +0000 Joe Moore 14180 at http://kvpr.org White House Touts 'Strong Cities' Effort in Fresno, Rerouting Planned Bus Line Obama Visits Keene to Dedicate Chavez Monument http://kvpr.org/post/obama-visits-keene-dedicate-chavez-monument <p></p><p>President Obama made his first visit to Central California today, as he dedicated the Cesar Chavez National Monument in the Tehachapi mountain community of Keene. The site served as headquarters for Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union for decades.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">The President told a crowd of over 6,000 people that Chavez was a hero for all Americans in his fight for justice, and the site, called&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20px; "><em>Nuestra Senora Reina de la Paz</em> (Our Lady Queen of Peace)</span>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<em>La Paz</em>, is a tribute to his legacy.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:45:14 +0000 Joe Moore 5134 at http://kvpr.org Obama Visits Keene to Dedicate Chavez Monument President Obama to Visit Kern County, Declare César Chávez Site a National Monument http://kvpr.org/post/president-obama-visit-kern-county-declare-c-sar-ch-vez-site-national-monument <p>President Obama announced today that he will visit Kern County next Monday to declare the headquarters of the late United Farm Workers union co-founder César Chávez a national monument. The Chávez compound in the small community of Keene, located in the Tehachapi hills east of Bakersfield served as the home for both the UFW and&nbsp;Chávez&nbsp;for several decades.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 00:17:24 +0000 Joe Moore 4832 at http://kvpr.org President Obama to Visit Kern County, Declare César Chávez Site a National Monument HUD Secretary Donovan Visits Fresno, Touts Refinancing Progress http://kvpr.org/post/hud-secretary-donovan-visits-fresno-touts-refinancing-progress <p></p><p> The nation's top housing official visited Fresno today to generate support for the Obama administration's efforts to stem the foreclosure crisis.&nbsp;</p><p>Shaun Donovan, Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development met with homeowners and members of the media today, saying that preventing foreclosures is key to stabilizing property values and boosting the economy.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 00:33:33 +0000 Joe Moore 2668 at http://kvpr.org HUD Secretary Donovan Visits Fresno, Touts Refinancing Progress Obama Praises UFW on 50th Anniversary http://kvpr.org/post/obama-praises-ufw-50th-anniversary <p>The United Farm Workers of America celebrated its 50th anniversary in Bakersfield this weekend. The two-day convention attracted hundreds of workers from the around the valley, and even the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis. Solis made the trip from Washington D.C. to speak with the supporters and honor one of the co-founders of the union, Dolores Huerta, with a special coin commemorating her activism for the community.</p><p>The conference ended with a video speech from President Obama, who praised the union for their hard work for fair pay for farm workers.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 01:39:58 +0000 Gabriela Ornelas 1800 at http://kvpr.org