California Struggles To Gain On Fires As New Ones Appear Daily

The largest of Southern California's fast-moving fires has engulfed more than 115,000 acres northwest of Los Angeles, while more burned southeast of the city. Authorities say efforts to contain the wildfires have been thwarted by high winds fanning the flames. At least 439 homes and other buildings have been destroyed by the largest, Thomas Fire, which is only 5 percent contained, officials said Thursday. Four people, including one firefighter, have been hospitalized with smoke inhalation,...

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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.

Salinas libraries to stay open: Measure V passes

Salinas, CA – After a year of uncertainty (and negative national publicity), the city of Salinas will keep its public libraries open. About 60 percent of voters on Nov. 8 approved Measure V, a half-cent sales tax that will fund city services including libraries, police and fire.

Salinas Mayor Anna Caballero led the Yes on V campaign. She talked with KAZU's Ben Adler at the Yes on V election night party.

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