merced county http://kvpr.org en Valley Edition: June 15 - Google In Merced; High Speed Rail With James Fallows, Debbie Poochigian http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-15-google-merced-high-speed-rail-james-fallows-debbie-poochigian <p>This week on Valley Edition we take a look at <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/google-self-driving-car-and-others-use-merced-landing-pad">innovation </a>at Castle Air Force Base in Merced County, learn about the <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/11000-stuck-fresno-countys-medi-cal-backlog">medical backlog in Fresno County</a>, talk with writer <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/james-fallows/">James Fallows</a>&nbsp;and Fresno County Supervisor <a href="http://www.co.fresno.ca.us/DepartmentPage.aspx?id=15347">Debbie Poochigian</a> about California High Speed Rail, and speak with NPR's <a href="ht Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:35:16 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 35732 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: June 15 - Google In Merced; High Speed Rail With James Fallows, Debbie Poochigian 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 Brown Praises Counties' Creativity In Implementing Realignment http://kvpr.org/post/brown-praises-counties-creativity-implementing-realignment <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California Governor Jerry Brown is praising counties and law enforcement agencies for their work implementing his landmark criminal justice system overhaul known as “realignment.” &nbsp;But as Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the law enforcement groups are lobbying the governor for a significant change to the program.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speaking to a law enforcement convention in Sacramento, the governor praised counties’ creativity under realignment in the two and a half years since it took effect. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:08:17 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 30647 at http://kvpr.org Brown Praises Counties' Creativity In Implementing Realignment Drought May Hurt School Attendance in Central Valley http://kvpr.org/post/drought-may-hurt-school-attendance-central-valley <p>Declining school attendance may be the latest side-effect of California’s punishing drought. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, the state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction will visit the Central Valley Wednesday to talk about the problem.</p><p>School attendance may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the impact of the drought on California. But it is affected. Less water means fewer crops, which means fewer farm jobs. And when the jobs disappear, families of migrant workers move on, taking their school age children with them.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:37:09 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 29908 at http://kvpr.org Drought May Hurt School Attendance in Central Valley Along The Pacific Flyway, California's Drought Raises Concerns For Wildlife http://kvpr.org/post/along-pacific-flyway-californias-drought-raises-concerns-wildlife <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The area around Los </span>Banos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> isn't just a stopover for valley travelers along Highway 152 who are headed for the Central Coast. It's also a vital rest stop for millions of birds from across North America on the Pacific Flyway.</span></p><p>Ric Ortega: "If you come out here, you really don't see it all off of any of the major highways. But here we have something that definitely at least from an ecological perspective is equivalent to Yosemite Valley."</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:05:45 +0000 Joe Moore 29731 at http://kvpr.org Along The Pacific Flyway, California's Drought Raises Concerns For Wildlife Four Reasons Why Google Loves The San Joaquin Valley http://kvpr.org/post/four-reasons-why-google-loves-san-joaquin-valley <p>It's around 150 miles from Silicon Valley to Fresno, but over the last few years, Mountain View-based Google has quietly been increasing its presence in the San Joaquin Valley. In fact, the region that's known for its raisins and almonds is now home to some of Google's top research and development projects.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:47:47 +0000 Joe Moore 29353 at http://kvpr.org Four Reasons Why Google Loves The San Joaquin Valley