From Washington: The Next Battle For Water

Any Valley resident or farmer will tell you, where the water flows, food grows. It was July 12 that the latest Congressional effort to provide water for Central Valley farmers passed the House of Representatives. H.R. 23, or the GROW Act, passed 230-190 on ...

Exclusive Talk with Antonio Villaraigosa

The race for governor runs through Fresno. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa paid another visit Monday afternoon (July 24), meeting with about 40 business people, educators and farmers, listening...

Lt. Gov. Hopeful Makes Fresno Stop

Visiting with a tableful of supporters, Lieutenant Governor hopeful Eleni Kounalakis visited Fresno on Friday morning. The stop is part of a road tour that is taking her to all parts of the state in advance of the June 2018 primary. Among the 10 or so peopl...

Valley PBS Presents Tapped Out

"Tapped Out," initially airing on Valley PBS (KVPT-18.1), tells the story of water from the perspective of the farmer. The four-part series, by filmmaker Jeff Aiello, explores all aspects of Valley water: wh...

Federal Water Battle: HR 23 Play by Play

“Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting.” -attributed to Mark Twain The fight over who gets to use California’s water spilled again on the floor of the House of Representatives. The same fractures in the water wars showed up again: farmers vs. fi...

Recap: Feinstein in Fresno

Senator Dianne Feinstein toured Fresno County during a visit on Thursday (June 1). She started at Terra Nova Farms in Helm. Then, former Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin hosted Feinstein for a luncheon atte...

Tom Steyer, part 2: Solving Housing and Water Problems

Tom Steyer put his money where his mouth is, donating $91 million to Democratic and liberal causes in the last political cycle. In part 2 of GV Wire’s exclusive interview, he talks about two big problems facing Californians: water and housing. California va...