Erika Mahoney

New Bridge Reconnects Big Sur Community

A long-awaited ribbon cutting tomorrow will mark the opening of the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge. The bridge on Highway 1 in Big Sur has been closed for eight months after winter storms damaged it beyond repair. This literally divided the community.

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Monterey, CA – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger brought his 200-billion-dollar Strategic Growth Plan to the Monterey Peninsula today. He spoke to a gathering of school superintendents from throughout the state this morning and then toured Seaside High School. Later, Schwarzenegger met with local officials to discuss the impact of his series of bond measures on the Monterey Bay Area. KAZU's Ben Adler reports.

Seaside, CA – It's the hottest political scandal in Washington right now. The investigation into who leaked the name of CIA officer Valerie Plame has already led to the indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Scooter Libby, and could bring more indictments in the coming weeks. Plame's husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, says the Bush Administration leaked her name as retribution for an op-ed piece Wilson wrote in The New York Times rebutting one of the administration's arguments for the war in Iraq.

Salinas, CA – The Transportation Agency of Monterey County (TAMC) will ask voters to approve a half-cent sales tax at the June 2006 primary election. TAMC says it's part of a 14-year strategic plan for what it calls "important safety and congestion relief projects."

Incoming TAMC Chair and Monterey County Supervisor Butch Lindley tells KAZU's Ben Adler why he believes the tax is necessary.

Santa Cruz Republican McPherson to run for full term as Calif. Sec'y of State

Monterey Bay Aquarium

So two penguins walk out of an elevator...

Monterey, CA – The Monterey Bay Aquarium's annual "Meet the Penguins" event is a chance for visitors to see a couple of penguins without a pane of glass in the way ... and a chance for the penguins to get out and about.

Monterey County general plan battle heads for ballot box

Panetta: Schwarzenegger, Calif. Dems must work together

Pacific Grove, CA – Former Monterey Bay Area Congressman and White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta joins KAZU's Ben Adler on Morning Edition to discuss the impact of the Nov. 8 special election on California politics

Maldonado, Laird on Calif. special election results

Pacific Grove, CA – California voters rejected all four of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's ballot initiatives at the Nov. 8 special election.

The Monterey Bay Area's representatives in the California legislature -- State Senator Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) and Assemblyman John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) -- join KAZU's Ben Adler on All Things Considered to discuss the results.

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