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Valley Edition - April 10, 2018 - Local, State Parks; Westlands Water District; Ronald Dzerigian

Apr 10, 2018

This week on Valley Edition we learn about a new proposal to fix the City of Fresno’s poorly maintained parks system with a new sales tax. But will voters buy into the plan to fund parks, arts and trails? FM89’s Laura Tsutsui reports. We also learn how California’s state parks system has been transformed nearly a decade after a budget crisis threatened many parks with closure. But not everyone is happy with the “new normal.” We also talk about everything from the delta tunnels to a the problem over drainage on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley with Johnny Amaral of the Westlands Water District. Plus Fresno poet Ronald Dzerigian joins us to talk about his new book “Rough Fire."