Seaside, CA – In the special election aimed at addressing California's budget problems, measures 1A to 1E failed. Measure 1F passed. 1F keeps elected state officials from getting raises when the general fund ends the year with a deficit.
The failure leaves the state with a more than $21-billion deficit. Democratic Assemblyman Bill Monning of Carmel supported all the measures. KAZU's Krista Almanzan spoke with him on Election Night about what's next.
Monterey Bay Area – Monterey County is home to one of the 24 labs in the state that can screen for Swine Flu. Any suspected cases are passed on to the State Lab for confirmation. So far, the lab has tested an estimated 100 samples from locals with flu-like symptoms, and all have come back negative.
Watsonville, CA – Watsonville based Annie Glass makes glass art for the table. The company relies on Styrofoam peanuts for shipping its glass. Hear about their search for an alternative. In this slideshow, you'll first hear from Dustin Macdonald of the Santa Cruz Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and then Violet Lieby Smith of Annie Glass.