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.


6:00 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Penninsula Unites for Gun Buyback

This Saturday, for the first time nine law enforcement agencies on the Monterey Peninsula, from Carmel to Marina to the CHP, will join together for an anonymous gun buyback.   The program is being coordinated by the Seaside Police Department.  Police Chief Vicki Myers said the idea did grow out of the deadly shooting late last year at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, but perhaps not how you think.

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3:02 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Water Woes: Cal-Am Takes Portfolio Approach

Waves roll on the shore in front of the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Desalinating seawater is part of Cal-Am's three pronged approached to the Monterey Peninsula's water supply problem.
Credit Krista Almanzan

A deadline looms on the Monterey Peninsula.  It needs a new source of water by 2017 or faces severe rationing.  Next week testimony begins before the California Public Utilities Commission on California American Water’s plan.   Over the next three days, we’ll look at the Cal-Am project and two other projects that claim to have the solution to the water supply problem that hangs over Monterey Peninsula residents and businesses. 

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10:38 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Leon Panetta Welcomed Home

CSUMB Interim President Eduardo Ochoa, Secretary Leon Panetta and CSU Chancellor Timothy White

It’s been nearly a month since Leon Panetta left his post as Secretary of Defense. But it wasn’t until an event Thursday night that he received his formal welcome home to Cal State Monterey Bay, home of the Panetta Institute.

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11:46 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Cal State Universities Head to Church to Recruit African American Students

CSUMB Admissions table at Greater Victory Temple on Super Sunday

In its effort to recruit more African American students, the Cal State University system is headed to church. 

Sunday service at the Greater Victory Temple in Seaside is always a lively event with singers, an organist and church members shaking tambourines.  And this Sunday there’s an added twist.  Up on stage are the interim President and Admissions Director from nearby Cal State Monterey Bay, KAZU’s parent institution.  They stand alongside church elders.

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4:03 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

AT&T Pro-Am: Aiming at Zero Waste

The Offset Project's Abbie Beane sorts through a bag of compost looking for contamination.

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am wrapped up Sunday with a new winner, Pro Golfer Brant Snedeker, and perhaps a new record for diverting waste.

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