Tulare http://kvpr.org en Brown Visits Tulare Farm Show, Says Compromise Needed On Water http://kvpr.org/post/brown-visits-tulare-farm-show-says-compromise-needed-water <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California Governor Jerry Brown toured the World Ag Expo in </span>Tulare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Wednesday and weighed into the debate between competing House and Senate plans for response to the state’s drought. Brown says Republicans and Democrats need to find common ground on a bill that will benefit all Californians.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 01:12:32 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 28428 at http://kvpr.org Brown Visits Tulare Farm Show, Says Compromise Needed On Water "Praying For Rain" At The 2014 World Ag Expo http://kvpr.org/post/praying-rain-2014-world-ag-expo <p>It’s a rather dry year here at the&nbsp;47<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;annual World Ag Expo in&nbsp;Tulare. Water or the lack of it is on everyone’s mind.</p><p>Even though the official slogan of the expo is “Agriculture: Feeding Tomorrow’s World,” Charles&nbsp;Sarabian, an engineer with Preferred Pump and Equipment in Fresno, says the real theme of the show is how to conserve what little water is left.</p><p>“I think it’s what’s on everybody’s minds and it’s what makes agriculture grow without water there is no agriculture,"&nbsp;Sarabian&nbsp;says.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 03:20:37 +0000 Ezra David Romero 28380 at http://kvpr.org "Praying For Rain" At The 2014 World Ag Expo Big Ice Cream: Valley Factories Lead Nation in Frozen Delights http://kvpr.org/post/big-ice-cream-valley-factories-lead-nation-frozen-delights <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%;">Consumers nationwide love big ice cream names like </span>Dreyer’s<span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%;"> and </span>Haagen-Dazs<span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%;">. But do they know that the milk in these ice creams flow from San Joaquin Valley cows? Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:14:48 +0000 Ezra David Romero 16578 at http://kvpr.org Big Ice Cream: Valley Factories Lead Nation in Frozen Delights Medical Procedures Vary By Region, According to New Study http://kvpr.org/post/medical-procedures-vary-region-according-new-study <p>Depending on where they practice, doctors in different parts of California are more likely to recommend certain procedures. It’s a phenomenon called “variance.” <a href="http://www.chcf.org/publications/2013/05/medical-variation-map">A study</a> from The California Healthcare Foundation shows it’s a consideration both patients and physicians should be aware of. The Foundation’s Maribeth Shannon says doctors might not realize what they’re doing.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 00:52:49 +0000 Katie Orr 15506 at http://kvpr.org Medical Procedures Vary By Region, According to New Study Backyard citrus harvest helps feed those in need http://kvpr.org/post/backyard-citrus-harvest-helps-feed-those-need <p>Across the southern San Joaquin Valley, the commercial citrus harvest is virtually over. But over the past two months, a volunteer group has been working in backyards across Tulare county to collect fruit that would otherwise go to waste, and donate it to those in need. FM89&#39;s Joe Moore has this report.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 20:37:14 +0000 Joe Moore 256 at http://kvpr.org Backyard citrus harvest helps feed those in need Tulare hospital receives debt downgrade http://kvpr.org/post/tulare-hospital-receives-debt-downgrade <p>The bond rating firm Fitch announced this week that it is downgrading the debt of a Tulare county hospital.&nbsp;The Tulare Local Health Care District saw its rating dip from BBB- to BB+.</p><p>The firm cited the hospital&rsquo;s recent drop in profitability, and dramatic decline in liquidity as factors for the downgrade. The organization believes the hospital&rsquo;s financial health will stabilize in the remainder of 2012, as a new 24 bed emergency wing is completed at the Tulare Regional Medical Center.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:24:54 +0000 Joe Moore 685 at http://kvpr.org Tulare hospital receives debt downgrade World Ag Expo Showcases Latest Technology http://kvpr.org/post/world-ag-expo-showcases-latest-technology <p>Thousands braced the rain at the 2012 World Ag Expo in Tulare today. Expo officials expect the event to attract nearly 100,000 people by the close of the event on Thursday. The grounds contain over 1,400 exhibitors including experts in citrus, dairy, livestock and more.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:05:25 +0000 Ezra Romero 1794 at http://kvpr.org World Ag Expo Showcases Latest Technology Exeter celebrates 100 years of small town charm http://kvpr.org/post/exeter-celebrates-100-years-small-town-charm <p>It&rsquo;s Saturday afternoon, and the normally quiet park in the middle of downtown Exeter is packed, nearly shoulder to shoulder with people enjoying kettle corn, something called the tornado potato, and of course, a little barbeque.</p><p>&ldquo;This is the barbeque chicken plate, it&rsquo;s six dollars and it&rsquo;s fantastic!,&rdquo; says Wanda, an Exeter resident.</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:35:22 +0000 Joe Moore 778 at http://kvpr.org Exeter celebrates 100 years of small town charm On Valley Edition: Ending Homelessness; Water Quality; Fresno Fair http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-ending-homelessness-water-quality-fresno-fair <p>On this week&#39;s Valley Edition we talk about efforts to end homelessness in the Valley. We also hear about the big water pollution problems facing the communities of rural Tulare County, and get a preview of the Big Fresno Fair.</p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 23:16:16 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1197 at http://kvpr.org