Monterey, CA – California lawmakers are debating major changes to the state's cable system. The financial stakes are high -- and as the California League of Cities met in Monterey this week, that bill was front and center. As KAZU's John Sepulvado reports, the bill -- AB2987 -- pits phone companies like Verizon and AT&T against cable companies like Comcast.
Salinas, CA – Natividad Medical Center will get financial and managerial help from its two major competitors. The county-owned public hospital in Salinas lost more than $20 million in the last fiscal year. Monterey County officials have been searching for a solution for months, negotiating with Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula along the way. And on Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with SVMH and CHOMP. KAZU's Ben Adler reports.
Salinas, CA – Democrat Phil Angelides's campaign for governor rolled through Salinas Tuesday. The state treasurer made a brief stop at an elementary school with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell. Angelides is challenging Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's re-election bid in November. KAZU's Ben Adler reports.