Watsonville, CA – If owning a home is the American Dream, then Lauro and Yolanda Navarro have lived the dream three times over. They bought their first home in Watsonville in the 1980s and then the couple inherited a second home. But the dream turned into a nightmare when they leveraged both those homes to build the house they live in today.
They are facing foreclosure because of a series of events: a bank dispute, costly legal battle with their contractor and job loss.
Moss Landing, CA – Since the beginning of June volunteers from the Marine Mammal Center have rescued more than 300 starving California Sea Lions off beaches from San Luis Obispo to Mendocino with most coming from the Monterey Bay Area. A high number considering the center rescued 485 in all of 2008.
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.