Erika Mahoney

Reporter

Erika joined KAZU in 2016. Her roots in radio began at an early age working for the independent community radio station in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. After graduating from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2012, Erika spent four years working as a television reporter. She’s very happy to be back in public radio and loves living in the Monterey Bay Area.

 

Erika Mahoney

Across the country, Veteran Stand Down events help homeless veterans get medical attention, legal help and new clothes. The Stand Down coming up next weekend in Monterey is still in need of community support.

Brandt Bates

Numbers out today show the median monthly rent in Santa Cruz is $3,149. That’s according to the real estate website Zillow.  This November, residents will vote on whether rent control is the answer to reining in rents.

Doug McKnight

Protesters about equaled the number of supporters who attended a fundraising luncheon featuring former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Carmel Valley Thursday. 

Sheriff Joe Arpaio for U.S. Senate

Joe Arpaio, self-proclaimed “America’s toughest sheriff”, will speak at a sold-out luncheon in Carmel Valley tomorrow. His visit has inspired a protest.  

Brandt Bates

Cigarette butts are a common sight on Central Coast beaches. They're not only gross, they can also harm wildlife. Still, finding a solution to this problem is proving difficult.

California State Parks

Big Sur has a messy problem of people going to the bathroom along Highway 1. Now there’s progress toward one solution. 

Erika Mahoney

The future of a city-run homeless camp in Santa Cruz is unclear. The camp was supposed to move to a new location by now. But securing the next site has been challenging.

Erika Mahoney

It’s getting harder to recycle plastic bags. A growing number of waste management districts in California have stopped accepting them as recyclables. The district serving the Monterey region is one of the latest to do so.

Erika Mahoney

Work is underway on a local passenger rail project. It will create commuter train service from Salinas.

Brandt Bates

A national rolling hunger strike has arrived in Santa Cruz. It’s trying to draw attention to immigrant children still separated from their parents under the Trump Administration's zero-tolerance policy.  

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