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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Krista Almanzan

The Beach Flats Community Garden in Santa Cruz has been at the center of a dispute that lasted several months now.  The publicly run garden is located on private property, and the owners want some of the land back, but the gardeners don’t want to leave.

Krista Almanzan

Jerry Lytle’s story is a familiar one among veterans behind bars.  He never collected the benefits he earned from service in the Army, and once in prison, he didn’t realize he still could.

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California is home to more than two-million undocumented immigrants, some of them children. The life of one of those kids is featured in a new  documentary called East of Salinas, airing locally Monday on PBS.  Salinas teacher Oscar Ramos also plays a key role in the documentary. 

Krista Almanzan

The strong El Nino forecast could mean heavy rains this winter along with flooding and mudslides.  Emergency managers have been urging everyone to get ready, but what does being prepared look like?  

Krista Almanzan

Congressman Sam Farr will retire when his current term ends in January 2017.  He made the announcement Thursday at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas to a room filled with family, friends and supporters.

“I don’t have any doubts that I could’ve gotten elected again and because you in this room have elected, almost counting primaries, 40 times,” said Farr.

But he said looking ahead to his next birthday on the Fourth of July helped motivate his decision.  He’s turning 75 and wants to spend more time with family.

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