Tag archives for Fresno
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that it had approved the first of four plans of Volkswagen to invest $800 million in zero-emission infrastructure, outreach and electric vehicle access for citizens who live in disadvantaged communities. The first phase, totaling $200 million, has just been launched.
The Forestiere Underground Gardens, now owned and managed by its builder’s descendants, is an oasis of calm in west Fresno. It's a fascinating and beautiful love story, and also offers lessons in resilience.
Hiking Brown's Ditch Trail is a great half-day trip if you happen to be visiting the San Joaquin Valley region. The 5-mile hike gives a window in the the region's history, when logging drove the local economy.
Pokémon Go, which indeed has caused own share of chaos and freaky news headlines since it came out last July - can help you shed unwanted pounds. In my case, I lost 20 of them while trying to catch 'em all.
Local officials touted the launch of an extensive solar-powered electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the San Joaquin Valley. But is this money well spent in an area where EVs are still a rare sight?
Kings Canyon National Park is one of the great joys of living in the San Joaquin Valley.
The Sierra Foothill Conservancy schedules hikes that make one feel lucky to live in the San Joaquin Valley. We recently hiked through the McKenzie Reserve, and savored its spectacular landscape.
Despite the perception that refugees create an economic burden, the overwhelming data suggests that they are actually a net positive for the communities where they settle.
The Promise is finally showing in American theaters. Please see this film, as it tells the important yet still under-reported story of the Armenian Genocide.
With all the fuss over the high speed rail here in California, and whether or not it could transform the San Joaquin Valley or become a massive boondoggle, taking Amtrak now in Fresno is hardly the worst thing in the world.
With a new presidential administration keen on eliminating reforms that attempt to stall the financial industry's excesses, watch for new economic risks to emerge in the next few years -- including America's mounting student debt.
It has been over four years since I last updated the world about my Marshmallow Peeps experiment. 1,921 days later, the Peeps are still sprightly and are ready to be consumed (maybe).