Krista Almanzan

News Director & All Things Considered Host

Krista joined KAZU in 2007.  She is an award winning journalist with more than a decade of broadcast experience.  Her stories have won regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and honors from the Northern California Radio and Television News Directors Association.  Prior to working at KAZU, Krista reported in Sacramento for Capital Public Radio and at television stations in Iowa.  Like KAZU listeners, Krista appreciates the in-depth, long form stories that are unique to public radio. She's pleased to continue that tradition in the Monterey Bay Area.

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Krista Almanzan

Veterans Resource Centers can be found on college campuses across the nation, but funding for them is scarce.  A bill in Congress could change that.

Doug McKnight

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

Krista Almanzan

With unanimous support from the California Public Utilities Commission, California American Water can move forward with plans to build a desalination plant on the coast in Marina.

Krista Almanzan

It’s been nearly 25 years since Fort Ord closed and the removal of all the blighted buildings may soon be within sight. Another swath of old Army buildings is starting to come down in Seaside.

Krista Almanzan

California American Water is moving closer to building a desalination plant on the coast in Marina. This week, the California Public Utilities Commission said the project can move forward. 

The plant would help solve the Monterey Peninsula’s water supply problem.  But Marina officials say it will hurt their community. 

Krista Almanzan

Deportations and forced family separations constitute a public health crisis.  That’s according to a policy statement that comes out in the upcoming American Journal of Community Psychology. 

Krista Almanzan

Big Sur has a complicated relationship with tourists. The community relies on visitors for its economic survival. But too many can cause problems. There's an experiment underway to help that on the road to one popular destination. 

Davenport Cement Centennial

A houseplant is threatening young redwoods and other vegetation in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  

Brandt Bates

This weekend will be the first in more than a year that Highway 1 is completely open through Big Sur. That will bring even more tourist traffic and businesses and residents are bracing it. 

California Department of Transportation

Starting Wednesday morning, you can drive all the way through Big Sur on Highway 1. A portion of the road has been closed for more than a year. A massive landslide wiped it out.

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