Local News

DREAMers Anxious After Local Arrest

May 11, 2017
Erika Mahoney

A 20-year old Salinas man has become the local face of the nationwide immigration controversy. 

KAZU News earned four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for its work in 2016. Every year the Radio Television Digital News Association honors the best in electronic journalism. These winning entries move on to the national competition.

Marc Silber

Smartphones have turned all of us into photographers, and we are taking more pictures than ever.  Whether or not they’re any good… well Carmel photographer Marc Silber at least wants to make them better. 

I recently spoke with Silber about his new book Advancing your Photography: A Handbook for Taking Photos You’ll Love.

Krista Almanzan

At the Big Sur River Inn, outdoor umbrellas and dining tables sit on the decks waiting for visitors.  It’s spring break, a time of year when the restaurant would normally be busy and the rooms here booked.  But both are virtually empty.

Erika Mahoney

The fear of deportation is looming large over the region’s undocumented community. And for US-born children with undocumented parents, the reality of possible separation is setting in. 

The ocean had long been the first great love of marine biologist Shannon Leone Fowler; that is until it took away the love of her life.  In her new memoir Traveling with Ghosts, Fowler talks about returning to the ocean after tragedy. 

The 2017 Leon Panetta Lecture Series focuses on The Trump Presidency and the Future of America.  The second forum tackles The Economy: Trade, Jobs, Taxes and Immigration.  

Last March the California Coastal Commission told CEMEX that its sand mine in Marina violates the Coastal Act.  A year later, the plant is still up and running while drawn out talks between the two continue. 

Krista Almanzan

Update: On Tuesday, March 28th State Parks opened the bypass trail to local residents, school children and people who work south of the downed bridge.  Trail users must get a pass from State Parks and sign a waiver.  The trail opens a half hour before sunrise and closes a half hour after sunset.

Erika Mahoney

For more than a century a cement plant defined the small, coastal community of Davenport. In fact, the town just north of Santa Cruz was built to house its workers. Now seven years after the plant shutdown, residents are again looking to the plant to define their town.  

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