In the Media

March 22, 2019

The weather didn’t stop thousands of Valley residents - from Bakersfield to Stockton – from traveling to Sacramento on March 6 to raise their voices at the State Capitol demanding change for a healthier San Joaquin Valley and all its residents.

Approximately 2,000 Valley residents, advocates, and local elected leaders gathered at the Capitol Mall for this year’s ‘Equity on the Mall’ to rally for a ‘Golden State for All.’

March 21, 2019

California has made great strides in improving our health care system, and now more than 91 percent of our residents have health insurance.

March 21, 2019

When it opened in 1951, the Friant-Kern Canal carried at least 4,000 cubic feet of water per second along its route from Millerton Lake, north of Fresno, to Bakersfield. Then something unfortunate happened.

March 11, 2019

Long considered a sleeping giant of the electorate by many, Latino voters in California are increasingly flexing political muscle at the ballot box — a development possibly sparked by President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against undocumented immigrants.

March 11, 2019

California Senator Melissa Hurtado was sworn into office Friday — International Women’s Day— in South High’s auditorium in front of politicians, community members, students and teachers.

During the ceremony, Hurtado commemorated Women’s History Month by thanking all the women who have made difference in her life and who have inspired her. She also encouraged and thanked all the young women in the room.

March 10, 2019

When it opened in 1951, the Friant-Kern Canal carried at least 4,000 cubic feet of water per second along its route from Millerton Lake, north of Fresno, to Bakersfield. Then something unfortunate happened.

March 9, 2019

A "major problem" in southeast Tulare County forced hundreds of people out of their homes and endangered thousands of animals.

Dozens of residents were asked to evacuate beginning Friday night. Even more were forced out by water Saturday morning.

Tulare County Sheriff's Department was sent scrambling to notify residents in the area of Strathmore that Frazier Creek Canal spilled over and water levels were rising.

Frazier Creek is directly linked to the Friant-Kern Canal.

March 8, 2019

El Valle Central de California es conocido como zona cero de la epidemia de asma en la nación y de todos, los latinos son los que sufren de más crisis de ataques asmáticos y terminan parando en clínicas y salas de emergencia. Estos tratamientos representan mayores costos a las finanzas públicas. Para remediar este problema, una legisladora latina recién electa presentó una iniciativa para extender servicios que ayuden a prevenir esas emergencias. Desde Delano, California, Lucia Orozco nos cuenta sobre las penurias y las esperanzas de un joven asmático.

March 8, 2019

Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), representing the 14th Senate District in California, along with principal co-authors Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), Assemblymember Devon Mathis (R-Visalia), Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno), and Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), have recently announced the introduction of Senate Bill 559.

March 7, 2019

When Brandy Lidbeck was 10 years old, her mom killed herself.

“It was incredibly devastating,” said Lidbeck, the program coordinator for Survivors of Suicide Loss.

For years, Lidbeck felt alone, ashamed and embarrassed. She constantly wondered if she bore any responsibility.

“You are always questioning what if I did this or what if I never did that,” Lidbeck said. “You are left in grief that a lot of people don’t understand unless they’ve experienced it.”