oakhurst http://kvpr.org en Susan Norman's “Learning the Ropes” on Valley Writers Read http://kvpr.org/post/susan-normans-learning-ropes-valley-writers-read <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">This week on Valley Writers Read, we hear a story by Oakhurst author Susan Norman titled "Learning the Ropes." It's about CJ, a precocious teenaged girl who had been sent to a school for delinquents. The parents come to see their daughter on visiting day and watch the youngsters climb a complicated jungle gym.&nbsp; That afternoon, CJ's mother decides to climb the jungle gym herself.&nbsp; This forebodes some big changes in family relationships. Wed, 15 May 2013 18:57:52 +0000 Franz Weinschenk 15246 at http://kvpr.org Susan Norman's “Learning the Ropes” on Valley Writers Read In Conservative California, Confusion And Contempt For Health Law http://kvpr.org/post/conservative-california-confusion-and-contempt-health-law To reach Oakhurst, Calif., drive away from the green fields of the Central Valley, past miles of pistachio trees showing their spring buds and up toward the snow-topped peaks of the Sierra Nevada.<p>Here, just a few miles from the entrance to Yosemite National Park, is the Sweetwater Steakhouse, a local watering hole where no one is shy about their opinions of President Obama's signature initiative.<p>"Obamacare is absolutely horrible, horrible, horrible," Joe Stern, owner of a local water-conditioning company, says as he sips a glass of pinot noir. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 21:02:22 +0000 editor 224 at http://kvpr.org In Conservative California, Confusion And Contempt For Health Law