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

Salvador Dali is returning to Monterey.  Back in the 1940s, the Spanish artist lived there part time.  Now Monterey will become home to the first permanent exhibition of his Surrealist work on the west coast in a new museum called Dali17. 

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Today the owners of the CEMEX Sand Mine in Marina will miss yet another deadline to formally respond to the California Coastal Commission.  The sand mine has been operating on the coast of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary without a permit, but the Commission only recently took action. 

Doug McKnight

 

       

Preliminary election results show a commanding lead for Democrat Jimmy Panetta in the race for California Congressional District 20.  Republican Casey Lucius is currently a distant second. 

Doug McKnight

On the heels of Hillary Clinton’s visit to Salinas, Bernie Sanders is in the middle of his own California tour.  The candidate for the Democratic nomination for President he held rallies in Santa Cruz and Monterey Tuesday.  

Casey Nichols

As hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters waited in line for hours outside the gym at Hartnell Community College, a few dozen protesters lined the sidewalk.  They held signs that read things like “Hillary for Prison” and “Vieja Mentirosa” (Old Liar).

Krista Almanzan

Three years ago, Cal State Monterey Bay and Hartnell Community College started an ambitious computer science bachelor’s degree program called CSin3 (formerly CSIT-in-3).  

Krista Almanzan

In the age of the internet, libraries are in a constant state of reinvention: looking for ways to stay relevant and connect with their communities.   In Salinas the public library is trying a new twist on the old bookmobile. 

Krista Almanzan

For many college students spring break is a time to party, travel or just sleep and relax.  But across the nation some are choosing public service over partying. 

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The CEMEX Lapis Sand Plant in Marina has less than two weeks to respond to a Coastal Commission investigation that could shut it down. At issue is beach erosion in the southern Monterey Bay. The plant is blamed for helping make coastal erosion here the highest in the state.   

 

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.

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