Big Sur, CA – After a few days of stormy weather, the Big Sur River is up and has turned a dark, chocolate brown. "In normal years, it would be like this maybe just during the rain and would clear up pretty fast, but what we're finding right now is the water is almost continuously like this, so there's a lot of sediment and silt that's coming down the river," said Hal Latta. He's standing atop a wooden bridge that connects his coastal neighborhood to Highway 1 in the Big Sur Valley.
Watsonville, CA – Lots of warm clothing, a Latinos for Obama sign and a suitcase sit on Luis Alejo's bed like an incomplete puzzle. "I got my United Farm Worker flag, I want to take out in the crowd. The problem is going to be is trying to fit all these things in here. I've got these thick jackets to get in there. I got to try and not be over the weight limit," said Alejo.