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Selma Arts Center Aims For Variety And A
KVPR | September 18, 2018
As summer winds down, and school picks back up, local theater groups are starting to plan their next seasons with which to entertain the Valley. The Selma Arts Center just announced its upcoming season, while celebrating its fifth year in action. We spoke with Nicolette C. Anderson, the Coordinator ...
To Make Childbirth Safer, Look No Further Than Valley Hospitals | KVPR
KVPR | September 18, 2018
High-risk childbirths for celebrity mothers like tennis star Serena Williams and performer Beyonce are shining a light on a health story that’s historically flown under the radar: Childbirth is risky for women, particularly women of color. Williams, Beyonce and their babies all survived, but the U...
Valley Edition - September 18, 2018 - A Family From Yemen, Women Running For Office, Maternal Health | KVPR
KVPR | September 18, 2018
This week on Valley Edition: Many are saying it's the "Year of the Woman." We'll look at female political hopefuls in the Central Valley, and its reputation for sending women into office. We also follow up with a local family from Yemen whose immigration case made national news in part because of th...
Following Horrific Shooting, District Attorney Reflects On Domestic Violence In Kern County | KVPR
KVPR | September 18, 2018
In the last 10 days, Bakersfield has been the site of two high-profile attacks: In one, a man and a woman were stabbed in a Starbucks; a few days later, another man gunned down his ex-wife and four other people in east Bakersfield before turning the gun on himself. On their face, these two crimes do...
KVPR | September 18, 2018
People are calling 2018, “the year of the woman.” More women have filed to run for office than ever before, and are advancing to the election in November. Even in the Central Valley, about half of the races for state legislature include female candidates. But despite the enthusiasm, many say it ...
Asylum Seekers, Violence Survivors And ICE Agents: The Local Effects of Recent Immigration Policies | KVPR
KVPR | September 18, 2018
Ever since President Trump came into office, we at Valley Public Radio have been reporting on his administration’s changes to federal immigration policy—like its so-called “zero tolerance policy” of prosecuting asylum applicants as well as rollbacks on temporary protected status from certain...
Fresno Bee | September 18, 2018
A Peckerwood gang member armed with a sawed-off shotgun was arrested Monday night in southeast Fresno, police reported. Sgt. Adrian Alverez said the arrest took place after officers pulled over … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 18, 2018
Police were on the scene of a reported double shooting in east-central Fresno early Tuesday. The gunfire broke out about 6:30 a.m. off Shields Avenue just east of Highway 168. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 18, 2018
A 24-year-old Modesto man was arrested in Los Banos on Sunday after officers found him and two young children in a stolen car with hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia, … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 18, 2018
Gap Inc. is looking to fill more than 1,100 seasonal jobs in the Fresno area as it prepares for the coming holiday shopping season. The company will hold on-site “hiring … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 18, 2018
A Fresno man was found guilty Tuesday in Fresno Superior Court of killing two people nearly four years ago, which included shooting his friend’s father. Jorge Rodriguez, 22, showed no … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 18, 2018
A 35-year-old Sacramento man has died following a crash on Interstate 5 in Merced County, according to California Highway Patrol. The man, whose name was not released, was driving south … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 18, 2018
The California Highway Patrol Tuesday released new details about a pickup sought in a fatal hit-and-run collision in which Gavin Gladding, a Fort Washington Elementary School administrator, died Sunday. Gladding … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 18, 2018
In honor of Constitution Day, Fresno State’s Institute for Media and Public Trust hosted its inaugural First Amendment public forum Monday night. About 50 members of the Fresno State community … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
A Fresno Fire Department fire engine was put out of service Monday afternoon after it was involved in a three-vehicle collision. The crash happened just before 3:15 p.m. on Fresno … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
A Kingsburg man faces a maximum 10-year prison term after he pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he conspired to falsify firearms shooting scores of guards who protect the IRS … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
Fresno police are asking for the public’s help in locating Katheryn Miller, 46, who is said to be a walkaway from a hospital. According to information posted on the department’s … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
Fresno police are investigating a report of a body found in a dumpster in central Fresno. Officers are on Van Ness Avenue, near Belmont Avenue. This story will be updated. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
An addict who broke into Fresno developer Terance Frazier’s home earlier this year pleaded no contest on Monday to residential burglary. Jacob Randall Flanagan, 31, told Judge Superior Court Judge … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
Two people were killed late Sunday night on a rural Madera County roadway when they were struck by a pickup during a scuffle outside of a car, the California Highway … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
Wet and reeking of smoke, Five Restaurant will remain closed for the near future as the owners deal with the aftermath of a fire Sunday afternoon. The fire started in … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
The Clovis Unified community is mourning the death of Fort Washington Elementary School administrator Gavin Gladding, who died in a hit-and-run incident early Sunday morning. Gladding was running along Friant … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
An early-morning crash involving a tractor-trailer tied up traffic for more than two hours Monday on Highway 99 in Merced County, the California Highway Patrol reported. No injuries were reported. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
I always wanted a Volkswagen Beetle. From the day I got my driver’s license on my 16th birthday, I wanted a “Bug.” Unfortunately, my two older brothers had already picked … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
Fresno police are investigating a report of a death near the Tower District in central Fresno. Officers went to Van Ness Avenue and Bremer Avenue about 6:45 a.m. Lt. Mark … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
Deputies have arrested a Porterville police sergeant after finding him in a car with an underage Explorer scout, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday. On Sunday night, deputies were … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
Self-proclaimed immigration attorney Yehlen Dorothea Brooks promised more than a dozen “clients” in the Valley she would protect them from deportation. But Brooks wasn’t licensed to practice law — and … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
Among the many challenges that threaten California’s embattled high-speed rail project now under construction in the San Joaquin Valley, one of the more persistent has been the state’s difficulties in … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 17, 2018
El Basha Mediterranean Grill has reopened with a new menu with fresh ingredients, plus a separate hookah lounge … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 16, 2018
A 43-year-old Clovis man was killed early Sunday after he was struck by a pickup truck that left the scene, the California Highway Patrol reported. The victim was identified Sunday … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 16, 2018
Fire reported at popular Five Restaurant in northeast Fresno. One person was examined for smoke inhalation. This story will be updated. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 16, 2018
Gavin Gladding, a 43-year old Clovis elementary school administrator, has been identified as the victim of a fatal hit-and-run crash Sunday morning in Fresno. Gladding apparently was jogging around 6 … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 16, 2018
Two men were arrested after shooting at another vehicle then crashing their own truck in Los Banos, the police department reported. Driver Miguel Ibanez, 22, and passenger Daniel Estrada, 18, … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 16, 2018
The California Highway Patrol is looking for a truck that struck and seriously injured a jogger in northeast Fresno early Sunday morning. A black, possibly single cab early 2000s GMC … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 16, 2018
Complimentary death notice listings are provided by funeral homes and include name, age, residence, date of passing and funeral home in charge of arrangements. ▪ Barrios, Michael Joe, 76, Fresno, Sept. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 15, 2018
A family quarrel in Atwater left a 27-year-old man in serious condition after he was stabbed in the neck early Saturday. Officers responded around 1:24 a.m. to reports of a … Click to Continue »
Governor Brown Signs Two Valley Fever Bills Into Law | KVPR
KVPR | September 14, 2018
Governor Brown has signed into law two bills related to the disease valley fever, both written by Kern County Assemblymember Rudy Salas. The laws both aim to streamline the disease’s reporting guidelines, which until now have been inconsistent over time and among health agencies throughout the sta...
Valley Air District Seeks Public Comment On Plan To Improve Air Quality | KVPR
KVPR | September 14, 2018
A much-anticipated plan to reduce particulate matter in the San Joaquin Valley is now up for public comment. After years of revisions, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is seeking public comment on its latest plan to reduce PM2.5 , a harmful pollutant that causes respiratory prob...
Courthouse ICE Arrests Spark Concerns, But Aren't New | KVPR
KVPR | September 14, 2018
Recent arrests of undocumented immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials inside Central Valley courthouses from Fresno to Sacramento have sparked controversy. But as Valley Public Radio's Monica Velez reports, such arrests aren't new. She joined us on Valley Edition to look back at...
Bills To Create Drinking Water Fund Die In State Legislature | KVPR
KVPR | September 14, 2018
California’s legislative session ended last week, and with it, the hopes for a statewide pool of money that would have supported drinking water projects. It was called the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, and it would have been available for disadvantaged communities in need of water clean...
On The Way To The Governor’s Desk: A Bill To Improve Medi-Cal Quality Of Care | KVPR
KVPR | September 14, 2018
California’s legislative session ends on Friday, which means it’s a marathon week in Sacramento as state lawmakers rush to pass bills and get them onto Governor Jerry Brown’s desk to be signed into law—or else wait until 2019 to reintroduce their legislation and begin the process all over ag...
Fresno Bee | September 14, 2018
More than a year has passed since a man in Los Banos took a gun from a police officer, and shot two officers before he was killed. Los Banos Police … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 14, 2018
They’ve been used to detect drugs, bombs and bugs. Now a team of specially trained dogs will put their wet noses to work in California, sniffing out a fatal citrus … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 14, 2018
A 13-year-old boy is being investigated for bringing balloons of cocaine on to a middle school campus in Terra Bella on Friday. The balloons, which were filled with a white … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 14, 2018
A Woodlake police officer has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, Tulare County sheriff Mike Boudreaux said Friday. Oscar Robles, 26, was arrested Thursday and is being held at … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 14, 2018
A Kings County man was taken into custody on kidnapping and other charges after he pleaded with sheriff’s deputies to shoot him, authorities reported in an update to the Tuesday … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 14, 2018
The California Highway Patrol Thursday booked Luis Cabrera-Ponce, 23, in connection with a fatal collision near Woodlake that was possibly alcohol-related. The crash took place on State Route 216 at … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 14, 2018
A Lemoore man was arrested and jailed for pointing a laser light at a law enforcement airplane, the Lemoore Police Department said Friday. About 8:30 p.m. Thursday, a Kings County … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 14, 2018
Fresno County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in Coalinga. coalingamap Deputies were called to the western Fresno County city shortly after 11 a.m. The shooting scene is in … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | September 14, 2018
Leanna DelaCruz started cooking eight months ago when she moved into Frasieur’s Home, a sober residence for women in Hanford. She shows off the kitchen with its gas stove where … Click to Continue »