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


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.  

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.


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


Even in this area we call the salad bowl of the world, there are food deserts -- areas where fresh produce isn’t easily accessible.  Now there’s a new effort underway to reach these food deserts.  It begins with farmers at the annual EcoFarm Confernce.  

For sale: 160 acres of prime Carmel Valley property that includes a piece of outer space history.  

With dwindling landfill space in the Salinas Valley, a plan to build a plant that turns trash into energy is under environmental review.  

This is the best time of year to see Monarchs as they overwinter on the Central Coast.  Each year, the high stakes question for one peninsula town is: how many butterflies will return? 


Marina, CA – Fort Ord closed in 1994. Today the former Army base is a mix of the present and past. Just off highway one in Marina, a busy shopping center sits across the street from uniform rows of largely abandoned wooden Army buildings. "If the City of Marina and the developer for the Dunes on Monterey Bay Project are lucky there will be a hotel complex here," said Michael Houlemard, Executive Officer of the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA).