High Speed Rail http://kvpr.org en Fresno County Supervisors Wait On Poochigian Proposal To Oppose High Speed Rail http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-county-supervisors-wait-poochigian-proposal-oppose-high-speed-rail <p>The Fresno County Board of Supervisors decided to wait on a proposal Tuesday that would have formally positioned the county as opposed to California’s high speed rail project. The effort which was led by Supervisor Debbie Poochigian, who says the project’s funding should be diverted to other areas like water or public safety.</p><p>Poochigian spoke with Valley Public Radio on Monday afternoon before the meeting:</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 02:26:56 +0000 Joe Moore 35764 at http://kvpr.org Fresno County Supervisors Wait On Poochigian Proposal To Oppose High Speed Rail 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 Fresno Bar Is First To Go On California High Speed Rail http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-bar-first-go-california-high-speed-rail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The jaws of a giant excavator tore through what was the old Annie’s Hollywood Inn bar in West Fresno Monday morning.</span></p><p>“The excavator right there is going to hit the back of that building and because it’s so small it’s not going to take long; probably if we blink it’ll be down in five minutes,” says Jill Kroeker with J. Kroeker Inc.</p><p>The demolition of the 66-year-old bar is the first of many to be reduced to smithereens as part of construction along the first 29 mile segment of California High Speed Rail.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:48:21 +0000 Ezra David Romero 35692 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Bar Is First To Go On California High Speed Rail Commentary: Just How Much Does California Want To Do For The San Joaquin Valley? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-just-how-much-does-california-want-do-san-joaquin-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not clear if Governor Jerry Brown and his challenger Neel Kashkari will debate each other this fall. But if they do, there should be no doubt about the proper location for any and all debates: the San Joaquin Valley.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:01:42 +0000 Joe Mathews - Zocalo Public Square 35387 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Just How Much Does California Want To Do For The San Joaquin Valley? Valley Edition: June 1 - Kayaking From Bakersfield to San Francisco; Mariposa Grove; Gerald Haslam http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-1-kayaking-bakersfield-san-francisco-mariposa-grove-gerald-haslam <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Edition reporter Ezra David Romero reports on how one </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-chef-gets-new-start-high-speed-rail" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresno man's life has been altered</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> because of his recent hire along the first stage of construction of the Fresno-Madera corridor of California's future high speed rail line. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:05:15 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 35053 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: June 1 - Kayaking From Bakersfield to San Francisco; Mariposa Grove; Gerald Haslam Fresno Chef Gets New Start With High Speed Rail http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-chef-gets-new-start-high-speed-rail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Daniel Ruiz moved with his family from Seattle to Fresno to take care of his parents about a year ago. But found it really hard to find a job.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I pretty much was on the verge of going homeless.," Ruiz says. "I’m a family man with three children."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He looked up and down the Valley for any descent paying job, but found none.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:47:32 +0000 Ezra David Romero 35026 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Chef Gets New Start With High Speed Rail Downtown Fresno's Cosmopolitan Restaurant Headed To Selland Parking Lot http://kvpr.org/post/downtown-fresnos-cosmopolitan-restaurant-headed-selland-parking-lot <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of Fresno's oldest restaurants could soon have a new home, in what is now a parking lot at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center.</span></p><p>On Thursday the Fresno City Council is set to vote on a proposal to sell a portion of the city-owned lot at the corner of Ventura and O streets to Gary Lanfranco, owner of the Cosmopolitan Bar &amp; Grill.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:06:39 +0000 Joe Moore 31878 at http://kvpr.org Downtown Fresno's Cosmopolitan Restaurant Headed To Selland Parking Lot Cap-and-Trade Money Would Go To Affordable Housing and Transit Under Proposal http://kvpr.org/post/cap-and-trade-money-would-go-affordable-housing-and-transit-under-proposal <p class="p1">Money generated from California’s cap-and-trade program would go to mass transit, sustainable affordable housing and high speed rail under a proposal by Senate leader Darrell Steinberg. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, Steinberg is backtracking from his previous proposal.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:53:07 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 31201 at http://kvpr.org Cap-and-Trade Money Would Go To Affordable Housing and Transit Under Proposal GOP Calls To Move High Speed Rail Funds To Other Projects http://kvpr.org/post/gop-calls-move-high-speed-rail-funds-other-projects <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Assembly Republican caucus says billions of dollars in California high-speed rail bonds and gas tax revenues would be better spent on infrastructure projects.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</span></p><p>GOP lawmakers want to take money from several different sources and spend it on road, highway, bridge and port projects.&nbsp; What they don’t want to spend it on is high-speed rail.</p><p><strong><em>Conway:</em></strong><em> “We’re done with that.&nbsp; We’re over that.”</em></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 03:34:06 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 28161 at http://kvpr.org GOP Calls To Move High Speed Rail Funds To Other Projects Steinberg Cool On Cap And Trade Money For High Speed Rail http://kvpr.org/post/steinberg-cool-cap-and-trade-money-high-speed-rail <p>The leader of California’s &nbsp;Senate is issuing words of caution on Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to use money from the state’s cap-and-trade program to help pay for construction of high speed rail. &nbsp;</p><p>Speaking with Valley Public Radio, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg says he’s concerned about the rail authority’s plan to finance construction of the next stage of the bullet train, which would go from Bakersfield over the Tehachapi Mountains to Palmdale in Southern California.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 01:09:08 +0000 Joe Moore 27113 at http://kvpr.org Steinberg Cool On Cap And Trade Money For High Speed Rail Brown's Budget Proposal Spends Cap and Trade Money http://kvpr.org/post/browns-budget-proposal-spends-cap-and-trade-money <div><p>California Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal includes some major investments in the environment. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, it lays out how he wants to spend $850 million in revenue from the state’s greenhouse gas reduction program known as cap-and-trade.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 02:20:52 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 26972 at http://kvpr.org Brown's Budget Proposal Spends Cap and Trade Money On Valley Edition: Drought; High Speed Rail; Buck Owens Book http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-drought-high-speed-rail-buck-owens-book <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition </a>we delve into the topics of drought in California, transgender law, high speed rail and more.</p><p>Starting off the program Valley Edition Host Joe Moore speaks with meteorologist<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/steve-johnson/19/83a/a53"> Steve Johnson</a> about 2013 marking California’s driest year on record. The two talk weather conditions, water and what 2014 may hold for the San Joaquin Valley. &nbsp;Johnson is the owner of Steve Johnson and Associates and is with Atmospheric Group International.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:27:46 +0000 Joe Moore & Ezra David Romero 26840 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Drought; High Speed Rail; Buck Owens Book With Cap-And-Trade Money And Lawsuits, High Speed Rail At Critical Juncture In 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/cap-and-trade-money-and-lawsuits-high-speed-rail-critical-juncture-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California’s $68 billion high speed rail project ran into a rough stretch of track late last year, with judge ruling that the project has failed to comply with financing and environmental review requirements in 2008's voter-approved &nbsp;Proposition&nbsp;</span>1A<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. While those rulings and a separate lawsuit about the sale of $8.6 billion in bonds, didn't stop work on the project, they did cast serious doubt about how the rail authority plans to move forward.</span></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:56:19 +0000 Joe Moore 26839 at http://kvpr.org With Cap-And-Trade Money And Lawsuits, High Speed Rail At Critical Juncture In 2014 Governor's Possible Budget Move on Cap and Trade Gets Mixed Reactions http://kvpr.org/post/governors-possible-budget-move-cap-and-trade-gets-mixed-reactions <div><p>Environmental groups are reacting to the possibility that California Governor Jerry Brown’s budget may propose using cap and trade revenue for High Speed Rail. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the state has generated $530 million from the greenhouse gas emissions reduction program.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 01:13:33 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 26809 at http://kvpr.org Governor's Possible Budget Move on Cap and Trade Gets Mixed Reactions Judge Blocks California High Speed Rail Financing http://kvpr.org/post/judge-blocks-california-high-speed-rail-financing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>California’s High Speed Rail project may have stalled out in court. A judge ruled today the Rail Authority cannot sell $8 billion in bonds to help fund the project.</p><p>The judge also ordered the Authority to rewrite its $68 billion funding plan before moving forward with construction.</p><p>Jon Coupal is with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, which opposes the project.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:39:39 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 25016 at http://kvpr.org Judge Blocks California High Speed Rail Financing That Sinking Feeling: Valley Land Subsidence Poses Problems for Water, High Speed Rail http://kvpr.org/post/sinking-feeling-valley-land-subsidence-poses-problems-water-high-speed-rail <div><p>The U.S. Geological Survey released a study today showing that large groundwater withdrawals are causing land in California’s Central Valley to sink. A 1,200 square mile area is sinking up to a foot a year in some places. The situation has become so serious that it’s threatening flood control and water deliveries. The proposed high speed rail system will also have deal with the changing terrain. But Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, finding a solution won’t be easy.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 02:29:56 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 24868 at http://kvpr.org That Sinking Feeling: Valley Land Subsidence Poses Problems for Water, High Speed Rail Kings County High Speed Rail Route Draws Opposition http://kvpr.org/post/kings-county-high-speed-rail-route-draws-opposition <p>The California High-Speed Rail Authority is pushing forward with plans for its Fresno to Bakersfield segment. The board accepted a proposed route at a meeting Thursday. But, as Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, it’s been a rough ride.</p><p>The High-Speed Rail Authority has voted to support a route that goes through eastern Kings County. Board members say it will have less environmental impact than an alternate path.</p><p>But Ross Browning, who lives in Kings County says the high speed rail project will be devastating to local agriculture.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:27:20 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 24237 at http://kvpr.org Kings County High Speed Rail Route Draws Opposition Elon Musk In Bakersfield: High Speed Rail Implementation Like 'Bait and Switch' http://kvpr.org/post/elon-musk-bakersfield-high-speed-rail-implementation-bait-and-switch <p>Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk&nbsp;held court Wednesday night before a packed crowd at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Cal State University Bakersfield's Doré&nbsp;Theatre, in the college's new guest lecture series.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:42:22 +0000 Joe Moore 24183 at http://kvpr.org Elon Musk In Bakersfield: High Speed Rail Implementation Like 'Bait and Switch' On Valley Edition: West Fresno; High Speed Rail, Chinatown & Fresno's Historic Arch; Theodore Kuchar http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-west-fresno-high-speed-rail-chinatown-fresnos-historic-arch-theodore-kuchar <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we explore the issues that have plagued West Fresno and how California's future bullet train may&nbsp;impact one of the oldest districts in Fresno.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:27:57 +0000 Joe Moore, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 23716 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: West Fresno; High Speed Rail, Chinatown & Fresno's Historic Arch; Theodore Kuchar High Speed Rail Archaeologists Search For Fresno's 'Underground' Chinatown http://kvpr.org/post/high-speed-rail-archaeologists-search-fresnos-underground-chinatown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Generations of Fresno residents have heard stories about the mysterious underground world of Fresno's </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century Chinatown. Was it a world of illicit activity, with a network of subterranean tunnels? Archeologists with the state's high speed rail authority are hoping to shed some new light on this dark and forgotten part of Fresno's history.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:52:36 +0000 Ezra David Romero 23703 at http://kvpr.org High Speed Rail Archaeologists Search For Fresno's 'Underground' Chinatown