Visalia http://kvpr.org en Photos: Art Deco Architecture In The San Joaquin Valley http://kvpr.org/post/photos-art-deco-architecture-san-joaquin-valley <p>May is <a href="http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/preservation-month-2014-embark-inspire-engage.html">National Historic Preservation Month</a>, and the City of Fresno is celebrating with <a href="http://www.fresno.gov/News/PressReleases/2014/history.htm">a slate of events</a> that honor the city's unique architectural heritage. The events include a walking tour of <a href="http://www.fresno.gov/NR/rdonlyres/2D40DBCC-E313-4473-88D0-B1B2DBDBAE51/23133/HPCNewDealBrochure.pdf">New Deal-era Fresno</a>, and the many Art Deco landmarks that dot the downtown area. Thu, 01 May 2014 21:34:01 +0000 Joe Moore 31994 at http://kvpr.org Photos: Art Deco Architecture In The San Joaquin Valley Visalia's Oval Park, Ground Zero For Homelessness http://kvpr.org/post/visalias-oval-park-ground-zero-homelessness <p>The City of Visalia is known to many as the small town with the good restaurants on the way to the giant sequoias. Its bustling downtown district is home to a thriving music scene and dozens of shops and entertainment venues. But less than a mile to the north, in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, Lincoln Oval Park is home to a much different Visalia. It’s ground zero for the city’s homeless population.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:54:59 +0000 Ezra David Romero 23386 at http://kvpr.org Visalia's Oval Park, Ground Zero For Homelessness Tiny Bug Has Central California Citrus Growers On Edge http://kvpr.org/post/tiny-bug-has-central-california-citrus-growers-edge <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout Central California those who work in the citrus industry are on edge.&nbsp; A tiny insect, no larger than an aphid, is threatening the future of the state’s billion dollar citrus crop.</span></p><p>It’s known as the Asian Citrus&nbsp;Psyllid.</p><p>“It looks kind of like an aphid, only with a harder body, and a little bit browner," says&nbsp;Beth&nbsp;Grafton-Cardwell,&nbsp;an entomology specialist with the University of California at the&nbsp;Lindcove&nbsp;Research Center just west of Visalia.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:23:28 +0000 Ezra David Romero 21346 at http://kvpr.org Tiny Bug Has Central California Citrus Growers On Edge In Visalia, Pizza and Poetry Mix at Howie & Son's http://kvpr.org/post/visalia-pizza-and-poetry-mix-howie-sons <p>If you want to hear poetry on a Friday night in the San Joaquin Valley, stop by <a href="http://howieandsonspizzaparlor.com/">Howie &amp; Son’s Pizza Parlor</a> in Visalia.</p><p>You’ll find us in the back room, by the video game machines.</p><p>This isn’t your standard poetry reading. It’s poetry slam, the competitive art of performance poetry. We write our own verse and then deliver it, forcefully and in our own distinctive style.</p> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 00:22:54 +0000 Michael Jasso - Zocalo Public Square 20524 at http://kvpr.org In Visalia, Pizza and Poetry Mix at Howie & Son's How I Started an Opera Company in Visalia http://kvpr.org/post/how-i-started-opera-company-visalia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How did I, of all people, end up starting an opera company? The answer has to do with being willing to forget about credentials and just take that first step. The answer also has to do with the open culture of my hometown.</span></p><p>I grew up in Visalia, singing Gloria Estefan and Selena songs at county fairs. All I wanted to do when I grew up was to be a pop singer—to shake my booty on stage and wear glittery outfits. I didn’t know the first thing about opera.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:51:27 +0000 Rosalinda Verde 19158 at http://kvpr.org How I Started an Opera Company in Visalia On Valley Edition: Fresno's Finances; Obesity & Soda; Eco-Friendly Art & Art Américas http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresnos-finances-obesity-soda-eco-friendly-art-art-am-ricas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week’s Valley Edition, host Juanita Stevenson takes a look into whether a tax to pay for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">public safety is right for the City of Fresno. Stevenson begins with a report from the South Valley discussing the City of Visalia’s decision to implement a public safety tax and whether Fresno should follow suit.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joining a conversation about a possible public safety tax and the state of Fresno’s finances are Fresno City Manager Mark Scott and Fresno Bee Editorial Page Editor Bill </span>McEwen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:00:37 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 11005 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno's Finances; Obesity & Soda; Eco-Friendly Art & Art Américas Visalia's Public Safety Tax Spurs Talk for Similar Proposal in Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/visalias-public-safety-tax-spurs-talk-similar-proposal-fresno <p></p><p>The hustle and bustle of downtown Visalia, a place alive with activity. Local residents point to it with pride. City Manager Steve Salomon says it has a lot to do with the community’s vision for its city. &nbsp;</p><p>“The city council in this city for decades and decades has been able to have a long term view of what they thought this city should be, and done things that were not necessarily going to have an immediate result for them, but a long term result,” says Salomon.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:38:05 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 11006 at http://kvpr.org Visalia's Public Safety Tax Spurs Talk for Similar Proposal in Fresno Visalia's COS Could Lose Accreditation, Closure Possible http://kvpr.org/post/visalias-cos-could-lose-accreditation-closure-possible <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Visalia’s College of the Sequoias is facing the potential loss of its accreditation. The news comes after a commission from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges found that COS was in “substantial non-compliance” with the organization’s standards. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:54:40 +0000 Joe Moore 10839 at http://kvpr.org Visalia's COS Could Lose Accreditation, Closure Possible