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3:00 am
Thu January 5, 2012

EPA Puts New Idria on the Map

New Idria Mine site
Leslie David

It’s been 40 years since a mercury mine in San Benito County closed.  Finally, the Environmental Protection Agency is cleaning it up.  For KAZU, Leslie David reports on the project and why it took so long.

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Local
6:00 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Holiday Travel: TSA Administrator Talks Changes

The image now seen by TSA employees when travelers walk through body scanners.
Transportation Security Administration

As travelers head out for the holiday, TSA Administrator John Pistole talks about changes at the airport.

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Local
12:10 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Trash to Energy Plant Faces Opposition

With dwindling landfill space in the Salinas Valley, a plan to build a plant that turns trash into energy is under environmental review.  

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Local
2:45 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Monarch Count Has High Importance for Peninsula Town

Erica Krygsman with CalPoly's Monarch Alert counts butterflies at the Monarch Grove Santuary.

This is the best time of year to see Monarchs as they overwinter on the Central Coast.  Each year, the high stakes question for one peninsula town is: how many butterflies will return? 

 

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KAZU Local
6:33 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Shrinking the State Park Closure List

candle making at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

Santa Cruz, CA – The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is one of nine parks in the Santa Cruz and Monterey State Park Districts that's set to close by July because of state budget cuts. Seventy parks are set to close statewide. The park is home to Santa Cruz County's oldest building, a Mission adobe. "So the Ohlone people who were inducted into the Mission lived in family housing in this building, and we look at the story of the Mission through their perspective," said Park Interpreter Julie Sidel.

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