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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Doug McKnight

In Congress the Monterey Bay Area has been represented by a Democrat for forty years, and that’s a tradition that will continue.  Voters have elected Democrat Jimmy Panetta to represent them in the 20th Congressional District. 

Election Day polls are open Tuesday, November 8th 7:00am to 8:00pm.   If you don’t know your polling place you can look it up online using the links below. 

Krista Almanzan

For the first time in almost a quarter of a century, the congressional district that spans Monterey Bay Area has an open seat.   Congressman Sam Farr announced his retirement last year.  

In the race to replace him, both Republican Casey Lucius and Democrat Jimmy Panetta are using the final days of their campaigns to appeal directly to voters.

Krista Almanzan

Stefanie Krantz and David Moen walk a tightly packed New Monterey neighborhood with a map and list of likely voters.   They’re volunteers for the group, Protect Monterey County, which is behind the Yes on Z campaign.   

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

Wednesday Afternoon Update

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office has lifted some evacuation orders.  Residents in the following areas can return home.  Roads remain closed to non-resident traffic.

Brant Herrett

A wildfire burning on Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains is threatening homes and critical emergency radio towers.

Nic Coury, Monterey County Weekly

90.3 KAZU, in partnership with the Monterey County Weekly, brings you this debate between 20th District Congressional Candidates Republican Casey Lucius and Democrat Jimmy Panetta.

Krista Almanzan

The Soberanes Fire is slowly moving closer to the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, east of Big Sur.  It's the first Buddhist Monastery built in the West.  The fire is about four miles away.

When and if the fire gets there, students and teachers who practice at the center plan to be the ones fighting it.  That’s because they’re unlikely to get much outside support.

Car week brings car lovers from all around the world to cruise the streets of the Monterey Peninsula, bid in collectable car auctions and appreciate automobile craftsmanship.   We’ve captured some of the sounds and people of car week in this audio postcard.  We begin in Pacific Grove at Wednesday’s Little Car Show.

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