Monterey, CA – If the federal government shuts down at midnight tonight, it's not entirely clear what will happen next. Local federal employees, especially those in defense, may have to show up to work on Monday to find out whether their job is considered essential.
Salinas, CA – Today a delegation from Salinas will be speaking at Summit in Washington DC on Preventing Youth Violence. The city is one of six selected to develop a comprehensive plan to fight youth and gang violence. The others are Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis and San Jose. Salinas' comprehensive plan was developed by CASP, Community Alliance for Safety and Peace, a coalition of government and community groups. KAZU's Krista Almanzan spoke with Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue about the plan.
Monterey, CA – Monterey College of Law is going 100% iPad. Every student has one and soon so will all faculty members. They're participating in a pilot program with BARBRI, a maker of bar preparation materials. The iPad materials include video lectures, bar practice tests and digital flash cards among other tools.
Santa Cruz, CA – It's National Tsunami Awareness week. It's a week that may have gone by unnoticed if not for the tsunami that struck ten days ago. Crews have spent the past week cleaning up and assessing tsunami damage at the Santa Cruz Harbor. The toll now stands at more than $20-million.