Krista Almanzan

News Director & All Things Considered Host

Krista joined KAZU in 2007.  She is an award winning journalist with more than a decade of broadcast experience.  Her stories have won regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and honors from the Northern California Radio and Television News Directors Association.  Prior to working at KAZU, Krista reported in Sacramento for Capital Public Radio and at television stations in Iowa.  Like KAZU listeners, Krista appreciates the in-depth, long form stories that are unique to public radio. She's pleased to continue that tradition in the Monterey Bay Area.

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Local
6:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Measure O Voters Will Weigh In On Public Water

Campaign fliers have been filling mailboxes on the Monterey Peninsula.
Credit Todd Muchmore

    

Larry Parrish walks through a Carmel Valley neighborhood. He’s going door to door hoping to answer voter questions about Measure O.  Parrish is with Public Water Now, the organization that got the measure on next month’s ballot.  “We’re doing this to save rate payers money,” said Parrish. 

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Local
6:00 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Far From Saved: MPC Theatre Company's New Normal

Part of the cast for Monterey Peninsula College's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Credit Sky A. Rappoport

Friday is opening night for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Monterey Peninsula College. The Tony Award winning musical follows six awkward and overachieving high schoolers as they try to win the championship

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Local
12:06 am
Thu May 1, 2014

What happens if our pets outlive us? PG non-profit has an answer

David Burbidge and Sandy Schachter in Carmel Valley with their dogs Juno and Argus.
Credit Krista Almanzan

David Burbidge and Sandy Schachter say they spoil their two dogs, Juno and Argus, and they’d like the dogs to continue to live comfortable lives even if the dogs outlive them.   That’s why the Carmel Valley couple created a pet trust where they set aside some money for each dog to pay for their continued care after they pass away.  And since leaving the dogs with family is not an option, they’re leaving them to Peace of Mind Dog Rescue.

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Local
1:47 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Recognizing the Legacy of Pacific Grove Inventor Gary Kildall

The staff of Digital Research poses outside headquarters at 801 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove in 1980. Gary Kildall stands on the right wearing jeans and a button down shirt, his arm is up on a post. Original photo was taken by Jerry Lebeck, Trend Photography.

This Friday Pacific Grove inventor Gary Kildall will formally take his spot in computer Science history.  The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will recognize Kildall as the inventor of the first personal computer operating system by placing a plaque at the former headquarters of his company. 

Kildall, who passed away in 1994, has often been referred to as “the man who could have been Bill Gates”, if not for one missed opportunity.  But those who knew him best hope Friday’s dedication will begin to change that legacy.

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Local
6:00 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Aquarium Exhibit Opens Door for Octopus Naming

Opisthoteuthis sp.
Credit MBARI

Stephanie Bush weaves through the crowd at the new Tentacles exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, walking passed tanks filled with nautiluses, squids and octopuses.

She’s headed for a dark corner where people have gathered around a tall column shaped tank.  “The deep sea tank is where there’s the big crowd,” she says as she gets closer.   

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