Farmers of Fresno County, the agricultural capital of the world, are struggling with the impact of California’s severe drought. The video documents what has happened to May Vu’s farm in Sanger after her well ran dry.
Read the Fresno Bee article, here.
— Request from my friend, Zoe Smurr. She is working on a downtown #Fresno documentary. If you are interested, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Valley Flight is an organization that takes Central Valley WWII vets to see the WWII memorial in D.C. To-day (4/30/14), they are welcoming a group back home.
Last October, I was part of welcoming the first group…it…it was just an amazing, powerful experience. It’s hard to describe. It’s something you need to witness in person to understand.
Here is something my friend (and one of the organizers posted) posted that I would like to share:
”I’m asking you to give a few moments of your time to show your appreciation and thanks to men and women who risked their lives for you and for me. Men and women like Jack, who spent 1,367 days as a prisoner of war. Or Joe who helped liberate the Nordhausen Concentration Camp. Or Robert who jumped behind enemy lines into France on D-Day
Please join me at the Fresno Yosemite Airport to welcome home 68 WWII veterans. The flight lands at 7:35pm so be at the airport around 7:15pm. (4/30/14) (I recommend arriving as early as 6:30)
Let’s give them the welcome home to top all welcome homes. Let’s fill the lobby with cheers and signs and faces of appreciation for all they have done. And to celebrate those who did not make it home.”
Several years ago our company produced a film for PBS called “The Natural History of the Chicken.” It was a film that celebrated the chicken and its relationship to people. Now we have been asked to do more.
We are developing a new PBS Special that celebrates cows and the relationships they…
Vineyard Farmers Market in #Fresno, CA.
Open year-round. Wednesdays 3-6PM & Saturdays 7AM-12PM.
Located at the NW corner of Shaw & Blackstone.
Sunday Adventure: Millerton Lake (Sky Harbor Road).
You can follow That Fresno Blog on Instagram.
— Kristin Pittack - Senior at California State University, Bakersfield studying within the Environmental Resource Management program. She sent #droughtvoices her thoughts after taking multiple drought related courses at university. (via voicesofthedrought)
“We’ve never experienced a one year drought this drastic. We’ve had one and two year droughts where each year was built on the one before, but this is the lowest water year that anyone can remember around here.”
That’s Greg Paape the San Joaquin Fish Hatchery manager. The hatchery is at the base of the every so barren Millerton Lake on the border between Fresno and Madera counties.
From KVPR Reporter & Producer’s Ezra David Romero’s Instagram
If you go
What: The bacon vs. tofu throwdown with the Grizzlies
When: Game starts at 7:05 p.m. Thursday (6/27/13)
Where: Chukchansi Park (in #Fresno)
Cost: Tickets start at $8, packages that include tickets and a bacon or tofu-themed T-shirt cost $15 or $20, depending on the seat
My friend, Kim, shared a Fresno-centric blog. Pretty fitting name, huh?
My father, Robert Ayala, is an Army World War II veteran. Photos available through the Craigslist link above. He fought in the “forgotten battle,” AKA the Aleutians campaign where Japanese soldiers occupied U.S. soil on the islands of Attu and Kiska in Alsaka. He helped reclaim the island of Attu for the United States in a bloody battle. It was “forgotten” because the U.S. Government didn’t want to alarm the population by informing them that the enemy was on U.S. territory. He received a Good Conduct Medal, as well as an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal.
Background on Aleutians:
My father was moved to Fresno in 2008 to be near my sister and her husband, who relocated to Fresno a few years earlier. I am attending the funeral from Boston and New York (I reside in both cities), and return to the East Coast this upcoming Wednesday. Because he knows so few people in the area, I am inviting anyone who would to pay their respects to a WWII veteran to join either the funeral ceremony in Fresno, or the Military Burial Ceremony at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella.
Though not a requirement, it would be nice to know if you’ll be stopping by (please email at above link).
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 10:00-11:00AM
Hurst departs to cemetery, 11:15-11:30AM
Viewing and Ceremony at Sterling & Smith
1103 E. Street
Fresno, CA 93706
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 1:30PM
Military Burial Ceremony at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Honor Guard Presence
Possible firing of volley shots
U.S. Flag folding and presentation to son and daughter
Taps played by bugler
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
32053 West McCabe Road
Santa Nella, CA 95322
Phone: (209) 854-1040
Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thank you and God bless!
Any big (or small) events concerning Lindy hop in Central Valley?
I’ve heard there’s a dinner/dance at Eagle Field, which is WWII themed. I don’t remember many details, other than it’s on June 1. Perhaps some other Tumblr Hoppers in the area can fill in the gaps of my memory on this?
There’s a fly-in with a dinner/dance on June 1st, 2013, at Eagle Field in #Firebaugh, #CA. It sounds like a lovely event! Eagle Field has aircraft that dated back to WWII.
Here are the details Fresno Swing Dance (they teach weekly dance lessons) received from the event coordinator: