Local News

Greta Mart / KCBX

It may take a year to clear the Mud Creek slide in Big Sur.  It's being called the biggest landslide to hit the Central Coast in recent memory.

Erika Mahoney

Santa Cruz is known for its free spirit and eclectic mix of people. Look no farther than the Evergreen Cemetery to see it’s a culture that dates back to the 1800s. After decades of sitting in disrepair, there’s renewed energy to restore the historic site.

Erika Mahoney

A Salinas teacher is one of the first people in the country to receive a so-called artificial pancreas to help manage her type 1 diabetes. The FDA approved the device last year and it will hit the market in a few weeks. The device is easing the burden of diabetes, but at a cost.

Gary Griggs, Ph.D, UC Santa Cruz

For nearly 50 years the Lapis Sand Mine in Marina has been operating without the required lease from the state.

Krista Almanzan

Californians are used to the idea of recycling cans, bottles and paper. But the idea of recycling water is a little hard for some to swallow. In fact, the process is sometimes dubbed “toilet to tap.”

That’s a phrase the people at Pure Water Monterey quickly dismiss when talking about the new advanced water purification facility being built in Marina.

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. 

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