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.


4:22 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Strawberry Farmers Look for Fumigant Alternatives


As regulations tighten on pesticide use, and the buffer between urban areas and farmland shrinks, strawberry farmers are searching for alternatives to fumigants. 

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5:47 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Upcoming Bone Marrow Registry Drive is Personal for CV Woman

Nan Lansdowne reviews flash cards for an upcoming bone exam. She's a nursing student at Monterey Peninsula College.

A complete stranger saved the life of a Carmel Valley woman.  Now she's hoping you'll consider doing the same for someone else.  

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4:03 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

What's Next For Fort Ord Rec Users and MST

A Keep Fort Ord Wild sticker on the sign that marked the location of MST's planned headquarters on the former Fort Ord.


This week the Monterey County Board of Supervisors pulled its support for a planned transit center on Fort Ord.  It’s a victory for a group that aims to preserve recreation on the former Fort.  

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3:12 am
Sat February 11, 2012

A Real Estate Deal That Spans The Earth

The Jamesburg Earth Station closed in 2002, but the 10-story satellite dish still stands tall.
Courtesy of Bert Aronson

Originally published on Sat February 11, 2012 8:46 am

For sale: 160 acres of rolling hills in California perfect for a vineyard, cattle ranch or communication with outer space.

To understand how Silicon Valley businessman Jeffrey Bullis ended up owning the Jamesburg Earth Station — a former telecommunications center with a 10-story satellite dish — you have to think back to 2004.

The real estate market was booming. Bullis was visiting a friend in Carmel Valley on California's Central Coast, where homes can still sell for millions.

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12:58 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

AT&T Pro-Am: Accessibility Helps Disabled Veterans in More Ways Than One

Special Needs viewing section at the 18th hole of the Pebble Beach Golf Links


Behind the scenes at the AT&T Pro-Am, local disabled veterans are helping make this event possible, while also helping themselves. 

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