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.
Pacific Grove, CA – Outside the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, more than a hundred people watch as Chinese lion dancers weave through the crowd. The group follows the lions down Forest Avenue and then the coastal recreation trail to the site of a nineteenth century Chinese Fishing Village. For 50 years, fishermen worked Monterey Bay for fish, squid and abalone. Then, a fire destroyed the village in 1906.