Frank Bigelow http://kvpr.org en Livestock Theft Bill Advances Through State Senate http://kvpr.org/post/livestock-theft-bill-advances-through-state-senate <div><p>Cattle rustling or crop raiding might seem like a relic of the Wild West, but in the San Joaquin Valley surrounding foothills, cattle theft is on the rise. So much so that it's inspired a new bill by a local legislator that passed the Senate earlier this week. Valley Public Radio’s Ezra Romero reports on the Livestock Theft Prevention Act.</p></div><p>A bill that would beef up fines for stealing livestock passed through the Senate Tuesday with unanimous, bi-partisan support. The bill would establish a $5,000 fine for anyone convicted of livestock theft.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:36:09 +0000 Ezra David Romero 21146 at http://kvpr.org Livestock Theft Bill Advances Through State Senate Governor Brown Appoints Manuel Nevarez to Madera County Supes http://kvpr.org/post/governor-brown-appoints-manuel-nevarez-madera-county-supes <p>California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Manuel Nevarez to the Madera County Board of Supervisors. Nevarez&nbsp;will fill the vacant District 1 seat, previously occupied by Frank Bigelow. Bigelow resigned from office after winning a seat in the state Assembly in November.</p><p>Nevarez&nbsp;is registered as decline-to-state. He will represent communities in eastern Madera County including&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the Madera Rancho, O'Neals and Yosemite Lakes Park.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:37:02 +0000 Joe Moore 11904 at http://kvpr.org Governor Brown Appoints Manuel Nevarez to Madera County Supes