arvin http://kvpr.org en Valley Edition: May 13 - Schools And Drought; Arvin Gas Leak; Amanda Renteria; Sam Comen http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-may-13-schools-and-drought-arvin-gas-leak-amanda-renteria-sam-comen <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we talk about how drought and school attendance correlate, a major gas leak that forced Arvin residents to evacuate over two months ago and the photography of Sam Comen&nbsp;at an art exhibit in Bakersfield. Amanda Renteria&nbsp;for Congressional District 21 also joins the program.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 18:16:03 +0000 Ezra David Romero, Joe Moore & Diana Aguilera 32590 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: May 13 - Schools And Drought; Arvin Gas Leak; Amanda Renteria; Sam Comen Do Man-Made Residential Lakes Make Sense In A Drought? http://kvpr.org/post/do-man-made-residential-lakes-make-sense-drought <p>California’s drought has communities up and down the valley looking conserve water. The City of Orange Cove has already banned outdoor watering this year, and later tonight the Lemoore City Council will hold a meeting to discuss ways the city can get residents to reduce their water use by as much as 25 percent.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:41:34 +0000 Joe Moore 29228 at http://kvpr.org Do Man-Made Residential Lakes Make Sense In A Drought? Road Trip To Collect Dust Bowl Stories on 75th Anniversary of 'Grapes of Wrath' http://kvpr.org/post/road-trip-collect-dust-bowl-stories-75th-anniversary-grapes-wrath <p>A group of artists is gearing up for a cross-country road trip that will end in California. It&#39;s part of <a href="http://www.grapesofwrath75.org/">a project to mark the 75th anniversary</a> of John Steinbeck&#39;s novel &quot;The Grapes of Wrath.&quot; Steve Milne reports.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:07:06 +0000 Steve Milne - Capital Public Radio 22452 at http://kvpr.org Road Trip To Collect Dust Bowl Stories on 75th Anniversary of 'Grapes of Wrath' Community Recycling Asks For New Permit, Environmental Study http://kvpr.org/post/community-recycling-asks-new-permit-environmental-study <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Residents in the Kern County community of Lamont are meeting this evening to discuss the future of a controversial recycling and compost facility.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Community Recycling wants the county to modify its existing Conditional Use Permit to authorize processing food and green waste, byproducts from composting, and drywall.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The facility has a history of code and land use violations, and environmental groups have called it a major source of pollution. </span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 01:04:19 +0000 Joe Moore 12781 at http://kvpr.org Community Recycling Asks For New Permit, Environmental Study On Valley Edition: Arvin 'Bucket Brigade'; Kern County Cancer Fund; Campaign Spending http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-arvin-bucket-brigade-kern-county-cancer-fund-campaign-spending <p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:49:43 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 5528 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Arvin 'Bucket Brigade'; Kern County Cancer Fund; Campaign Spending Arvin Residents Take On Air Pollution With 'Bucket Brigade' http://kvpr.org/post/arvin-residents-take-air-pollution-bucket-brigade <p>The small Kern County community of Arvin has some of the worst air in the nation. Surrounded on two sides by mountains at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, the city's 16,000 residents breathe air polluted by cars, trucks and industrial operations from nearby, and from across the valley. But now some members of the community are taking matters into their own hands, with a "bucket brigade" that aims to clean up the air. But their efforts are not without controversy.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:43:11 +0000 Joe Moore 5494 at http://kvpr.org Arvin Residents Take On Air Pollution With 'Bucket Brigade'