James Tensuan

Faced with growing potholes and shrinking government budgets, transportation officials in Santa Cruz County are turning to voters. They’re asking people to open up their pocketbooks to help pay for road and transit projects.

James Tensuan

California's counties are desperate for transportation funds as state and federal dollars dry up. Eleven have put tax measures on the November ballot, including Monterey County. Transportation officials there are asking voters to raise the sales tax to fund an array of improvements.

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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Just one evacuation order remains in effect, and the number of firefighters on the scene has continued to go down as crews make progress on the Soberanes Fire.

Adriane White

This weekend Marin Alsop will wrap up her final year as Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (which supports KAZU).  It’s a position she’s held since 1992.    She's premiered works by America's top composers here, from John Adams to John Corigliano.