Seaside, CA – Another weekend has passed without a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling. If and when Congress does raise the debt ceiling, it would be the eleventh time in eleven years. In the past, the vote has been partisan, but somewhat routine. However, Congressman Sam Farr says this year is different. KAZU News Director Krista Almanzan recently spoke with the Monterey Bay Area Democrat.
Salinas, CA – The early morning fog hangs low over a strawberry field near highway 68 in Salinas. As field workers get out of their cars, Alejandra Valadez and her team move in. They have to move fast to reach the workers before they start picking. Workers get paid by the box. "So the more boxes they make the more money they get at the end of the day, and if we're taking up their time, they don't have enough time to make up boxes," said Valadez.
Monterey, CA – A first of its kind Marine Life Census has identified an area off the California Coast that scientists compare to Africa's Serengeti. Researchers in the Tagging of Pacific Predators Project, or TOPP, have just published their findings in the journal Nature. KAZU's News Director Krista Almanzan spoke with Stanford's Dr. Randy Kochevar, a Principal Investigator in TOPP, about the findings.
Salinas, CA – Every day starts and ends the same way for students in the Silver Star Youth Program. A van from the Monterey County Probation Department takes them door to door, from their homes to Rancho Cielo and back.