taft http://kvpr.org en Gerald Haslam Recalls Tragic Story Of Athlete Leon Patterson With New Book http://kvpr.org/post/gerald-haslam-recalls-tragic-story-athlete-leon-patterson-new-book <p>Author <a href="http://www.geraldhaslam.com/">Gerald Haslam</a> is something of a literary renaissance man. A historian, novelist, essayist and biographer, he is one of California’s most respected writers, and has devoted much of his career to telling stories about life in the Central Valley.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">His writing is much like the region he comes from: direct, unpretentious, and often filled with surprising depth and color. </span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:14:17 +0000 Joe Moore 35029 at http://kvpr.org Gerald Haslam Recalls Tragic Story Of Athlete Leon Patterson With New Book Shooting At Taft Union High School in Kern County http://kvpr.org/post/shooting-taft-union-high-school-kern-county <p>Less than a month after the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the Kern County community of Taft was rocked by a school shooting of its own.</p><p>This morning, a 16-year-old student at Taft Union High School walked into his first period classroom and shot another student with a 12 gauge shotgun. The victim is in critical but stable condition, according to Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood.</p><p>“The student that is in critical condition we believe was an intended target, one intended target, of this suspect,”&nbsp;&nbsp;Youngblood said.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:55:34 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 9229 at http://kvpr.org Shooting At Taft Union High School in Kern County