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Inciweb / US Forest Service

In late June the Erskine Fire devastated communities around Lake Isabella in Kern County. Nearly 300 homes were destroyed in the fast moving blaze in communities like South Lake. Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom reached out to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help. In late July, FEMA rejected the state's request for a major disaster declaration, and the federal help that accompanies it. That left many locals shocked and dismayed. Lois Henry of the Bakersfield Californian joined us...

Courtesty of Bakersfield College

Leading a major educational institution isn't an easy job. You've got to balance the needs of students and faculty with often competing interests of alumni, donors, trustees and the community at large. That's certainly the case in Bakersfield where current Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian is at the center a controversy, regarding the future of her employment. Many students and faculty want to see Foreman return, but her tenure has also drawn criticism for her willingness to work...

Ezra David Romero / Valley Public Radio

This week on Valley Edition FM89 reporter Ezra David Romero travels with a snow surveyor to measure the April 1 snowpack, we talk about new homeless laws in Fresno and Bakersfield, discuss college sports unions, drink local beer and talk with world famous pipa player Wu Man. Voices Of The Drought: Rushing To Measure The Snowpack
Story: Voices Of The Drought: Rushing To Measure the Snowpack
Reporter: Ezra David Romero ( @ezraromero ) Homeless Laws In Fresno And Bakersfield
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