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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Investigators are trying to determine who shot and killed three sea otters near Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove back in September.  California Sea Otters are protected under the federal Endanger Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act. 

The fact that the cause of death was discovered at all, is a credit to those protections and the broad network of organizations working to aid the recovery of the sea otter. 

Krista Almanzan

Singer-Song writer John Lennon died more than 30 years ago, but both his songs and his art live on. And like Lennon once did, his art is doing tours on the road. The traveling exhibit opens Friday in Carmel. 

The exhibit features nearly 100 limited edition lithographs, serigraphs and copper etchings of Lennon’s pen and ink artwork, and hand written song lyrics. Rudy Siegel of Legacy Fine Art & Productions says most were printed after Lennon’s death in 1980 and some have been colorized by Yoko Ono.  

Krista Almanzan

The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is in full swing after a rain delay Thursday.  Each year this charitable tournament raises millions of dollars for Monterey Bay Area non-profits, in large part thanks to thousands of volunteers.

In a small trailer about a twenty minute walk from the first tee at Pebble Beach, four volunteer drivers sit waiting for the phone to ring.   Tournament players call here when they need someone to take them from the airport or hotels to the golf courses.

Krista Almanzan

California’s State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson visited Millennium Charter High School in Salinas yesterday. He called this new school a role model.  This as California looks toward a future where K-12 schools not only educate students in traditional subjects, but prepare them for careers.  

Mornings at Millennium Charter High School in Salinas start in the school’s Black Box Theater.  The aptly named room has black floors, black walls and black stadium seating. 

Krista Almanzan

If you’ve ever filled out that line on your tax form to donate to the California Sea Otter Fund, your dollars are at work right now in Elkhorn Slough.   The fund is paying for the first year of a three year study on otters at the Moss Landing estuary.