coalinga http://kvpr.org en Fresno County's California Chrome Eyes Triple Crown http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-countys-california-chrome-eyes-triple-crown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After winning the Kentucky Derby without breaking a sweat, California Chrome is one step closer to horse racing’s ultimate but elusive goal - the Triple Crown.</span></p><p>The San Joaquin Valley grown colt blew away the field at Saturday's 140<sup>th</sup> running of the Kentucky Derby. His 77-year-old trainer, Art Sherman, is now the oldest trainer to win the Derby.</p><p>Reid Cherner with USA Today has covered nearly 20 years of horse racing and says the race was over when the gates opened.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 18:34:38 +0000 Diana Aguilera 32272 at http://kvpr.org Fresno County's California Chrome Eyes Triple Crown Kentucky Derby Favorite California Chrome Owes Success To Valley Roots http://kvpr.org/post/kentucky-derby-favorite-california-chrome-owes-success-valley-roots <p></p><p>It’s every horse owners' dreams. A fairy tale come true.</p><p>A modest and agile colt with four white feet and a giant white blaze on his chestnut face born in the San Joaquin Valley is now the favorite in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.</p><p>Just a month ago at the Santa Anita Derby, California Chrome dominated the field.</p><p>That win in Southern California is just the latest chapter in a remarkable story that has its roots in Fresno County. David McGlothlin, gave me a tour of where it all began, at the Harris Farms in western Fresno County.</p> Sat, 03 May 2014 02:00:37 +0000 Diana Aguilera 32127 at http://kvpr.org Kentucky Derby Favorite California Chrome Owes Success To Valley Roots Prison Health Advocates Call For More Steps to Stop Valley Fever Outbreak http://kvpr.org/post/prison-health-advocates-call-more-steps-stop-valley-fever-outbreak <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday afternoon, the federal receiver in charge of health care in California’s prisons ordered the state prison to remove inmates from two Central Valley prisons who are especially at risk of contracting valley fever.&nbsp; A day later, the state and experts are digesting that directive. Valley Public Radio's Rebecca </span>Plevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, as part of the Reporting on Health Collaborative’s investigation into the disease.</span></p><p>----</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 01:44:04 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 14430 at http://kvpr.org Prison Health Advocates Call For More Steps to Stop Valley Fever Outbreak The People Behind Guthrie's 'Deportee' Verses http://kvpr.org/post/people-behind-guthries-deportee-verses Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>We want to turn, now, to a current effort to address a decades-old tragedy. In 1948, a U.S. Immigration Service plane carrying undocumented immigrants from California to Mexico, crashed. All 32 people onboard were killed. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:28:28 +0000 editor 12820 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: 'Deportee' Plane Crash; Working Past Retirement; Fresno Food Expo http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-deportee-plane-crash-working-past-retirement-fresno-food-expo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Edition we look into an airplane disaster that took place in the hills near </span>Coalinga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 65 years ago. The accident grabbed national headlines and even inspired a song by Woody Guthrie titled </span><a href="http://www.woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Plane_Wreck_At_Los_Gatos.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">'Deportee.'</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Valley Public Radio reporter Rebecca </span>Plevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explores the tragedy with the help of local author </span><a href="http://timzhernandez.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tim Z. Hernandez</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and his quest to ensure that those who died in the crash are not forgotten. Hernandez, along with the Fresno Diocese and Holy Cross Cemetery are working together to erect a memorial headstone with the full names of all 28 passengers.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:20:42 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 11696 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: 'Deportee' Plane Crash; Working Past Retirement; Fresno Food Expo Coalinga 'Deportee' Plane Crash Sparks Search, 65 Years Later http://kvpr.org/post/coalinga-deportee-plane-crash-sparks-search-65-years-later <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Author </span><a href="http://timzhernandez.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tim Z. Hernandez </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">was digging through old newspapers at the Fresno County library when a dramatic headline from the late </span>1940s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> captured his attention.</span></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:07:32 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 11651 at http://kvpr.org Coalinga 'Deportee' Plane Crash Sparks Search, 65 Years Later Earthquake Strikes Central California, 5.3 Magnitude http://kvpr.org/post/earthquake-strikes-central-california-53-magnitude <p></p><div>A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck central California late Saturday night, according to the U.S. Geologic Survey. The quake, which was felt in Fresno and throughout the Central Valley struck at 11:55 p.m. and was centered 30 miles northwest of Coalinga.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Info from the USGS:</div><p>http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nc71863625#summary</p> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 07:19:09 +0000 Joe Moore 5758 at http://kvpr.org Court closures expected to hurt rural communities http://kvpr.org/post/court-closures-expected-hurt-rural-communities <p>California&rsquo;s budget problems have put a strain on all state departments - including local county courts. Valley Public Radio&#39;s Gabriela Ornelas tells us how Fresno County residents may find getting to a courtroom much more difficult in the coming weeks.<br /> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 02:05:06 +0000 Gabriela Ornelas 248 at http://kvpr.org Court closures expected to hurt rural communities On Quality of Life: Earthquakes; Lake Isabella Dam http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-earthquakes-lake-isabella-dam <p>California is known worldwide as a state especially prone to earthquakes. The 1994 Northridge quake and the 1989 Loma Prieta quake are still fresh in the mind of many Californians. But deep in California&#39;s Central Valley, far from the San Andreas, and the state&#39;s major population centers, what are the risks to residents and our infrastructure? In our first segment we talk with Dr. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 01:48:18 +0000 Joe Moore 1228 at http://kvpr.org