Pacific Grove, CA – As a new KAZU local news feature, each Friday, we'll take a look at the local politics around the Monterey Bay Area with a local journalist - a Week in Review segment. We'll alternate weeks between Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. This week, we're starting with Monterey County. KAZU's Ben Adler talks with Monterey County Herald city editor Joe Livernois about the changes to Natividad Medical Center and the progress of the Monterey County General Plan.
Monterey, CA – Denver-based MediaNews is now in charge of the Monterey County Herald. The long-planned sale by the Sacramento-based McClatchy Company finally went through Wednesday after the Justice Department closed out an anti-trust investigation earlier this week. MediaNews executives say there are no plans for changes at the paper, but for now, at least, Herald employees are skeptical. KAZU's Ben Adler reports.
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.