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3:18 am
Wed October 10, 2007

Down for Life: one lifer gets a break

Anthony Holguin, a mentally retarded teen once sentenced to life, is now one of only a few California lifers who will ever go home.
Vern Fisher / Monterey County Herald

Salinas, CA – In the final of a 3-part series on lifers in Monterey County. Monterey County Herald reporter Julia Reynolds profiles one young man who got a second chance after having been sentenced to life in prison. Former KAZU News Director Ben Adler edited the story.

This series is a joint production of 90.3 KAZU and the Monterey County Herald. For more photos and information visit the Monterey County Herald website.


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KAZU Local
12:26 am
Tue October 9, 2007

Down for Life: a lifer finds an unlikely ally

A prison visiting room photo of Mark Watts, who found an unlikely ally in his fight for parole -- the attorney who prosecuted him.
Special to The Monterey County Herald

Monterey, CA – This is the second part of our 3-part series on the impact of life sentences on three Monterey County residents. This story looks at a man who was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole for murder. He's losing hope even with an unlikely advocate: the attorney who prosecuted his case. It's a joint production of 90.3 KAZU and the Monterey County Herald. Series editor, former KAZU News Director Ben Adler introduces Herald reporter Julia Reynolds.

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KAZU Local
4:38 am
Mon October 8, 2007

Down for Life: teens serve life behind bars

Martha Solorio's 15-year old son, J.P. is serving a life sentence for his role in a Salinas gang shoot-out.
Vern Fisher / Monterey County Herald

Salinas, CA – Part one in a 3-part series that looks at the impact of life sentences on three Monterey County residents. It's a joint production of 90.3 KAZU and the Monterey County Herald. Series editor, former KAZU News Director Ben Adler introduces this report.

For more photos and to read articles published in the Monterey County Herald visit their website: Monterey County Herald

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KAZU Local
1:10 am
Thu September 20, 2007

E. coli found in leafy greens... again

Monterey, CA – It's been just over a year since an E. coli outbreak in fresh spinach killed 3 people and sickened 200. Now it feels like d j vu as E. coli was found in fresh leafy greens from another company with routes in Salinas Valley. No one has taken ill. Dole yesterday recalled 5 thousand cases of bagged fresh lettuce.. Ben Adler with KXJZ in Sacramento covered this story for KAZU last year and continues to follow it. He gives KAZU's Rachael McDonald some details.

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KAZU Local
12:56 am
Thu September 20, 2007

Growers, Vintners optimistic about wine harvest

Soledad, CA and Marina, CA – It's harvest time in Monterey County wine country. Pinot Noir grapes grow well in the Santa Lucia Highlands. This year it's a small harvest, but the quality is great. KAZU's Rachael McDonald went to the field and the cellar to get the sounds of harvest. First she visited grower Joe Alarid in his vineyards near Soledad.

NOTE: Cima Collina Winery is an underwriter with KAZU.

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