Jocelyn MacNeil

Stormy, Windy, Messy Day Across Monterey Bay

Dealing with downed trees, flooding and road closures are becoming routine for Monterey Bay Area residents. The power was out for thousands of people when they woke up Friday morning. Many were sent home from work and school.

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Monterey County Measure A preview

by Ben Adler

Monterey, CA – If your morning commute is more like a morning crawl, Monterey County elected officials have a message for you - help could be on the way. That help, they say, is Measure A - the half-cent sales tax increase on Tuesday's primary ballot. The measure would help fund transportation projects throughout the county. KAZU's Ben Adler reports.

Monterey, CA – As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made headlines denouncing Israel and challenging U.S. nuclear weapons policy, the man charged with watching Iran's nuclear program was in Monterey this week. Mohamed ElBaradei, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, spoke to about 200 people Tuesday at the Monterey Convention Center at an event sponsored by the Monterey Institute of International Studies. KAZU's John Sepulvado reports.

Fort Ord, CA – This Memorial Day holiday brings news on efforts to build a cemetary at Fort Ord. A lack of money has stymied plans for the cemetary for almost 10 years, but now state and federal lawmakers say they have a plan -- a third way, as they describe it -- to get funding for the cemetary. KAZU's John Sepulvado reports.

Monterey, CA – This weekend, the Monterey Bay Aquarium wants you to think about the fish you eat - not the fish you see in the tanks. It's the Aquarium's annual Cooking for Solutions event, which focuses attention on sustainable seafood. KAZU's Ben Adler speaks with Rick Bayless, host of Mexico: One Plate at a Time on PBS, founder of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo in downtown Chicago and the honored chef at Cooking for Solutions 2006.

Monterey, CA – Jim Bogart with the local Grower-Shipper Association, United Farm Workers vice president Efrem Barajas and former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta react to President Bush's speech Monday night on immigration.

Sacramento, CA – After months of bickering and bargaining, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state legislature finally agreed on a series of bond measures late Thursday night - or, since it was sometime around 3am, let's say early Friday morning. The governor first proposed what he calls his Strategic Growth Plan at his State of the State address in January.

Monterey, CA – "I was born in 1924. And this is the dirtiest political race I've ever seen." -- from the documentary "Swing State Ohio"

Sacramento, CA – After several news reports and three audits suggesting the University of California system abused its own pay rules, several state lawmakers called Wednesday for the resignation of UC President Robert Dynes. The reports and audits show UC administrators gave senior officials millions of dollars of bonuses and perks. KAZU's Ben Adler speaks with one of the most visible lawmakers on this topic has been State Senator Abel Maldonado, a Republican who represents the Central Coast.

Salinas, CA – More than 10-thousand people marched through the streets of Salinas Monday, rallying for immigration reform in the city's biggest organized march since the days of Cesar Chavez. The march emptied the fields, closed businesses and made East Salinas look like a neighborhood celebrating a major holiday. KAZU's Ben Adler reports.

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