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Erika Mahoney

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

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. 

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.  

Erika Mahoney

Kids attend all sorts of camps during summer. Camp Grace brings together maximum security inmates and their children for one week. It runs in several California state prisons with dreams of expanding.

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. 

Noel Freitas

Creating costumes for local theater productions is expensive. With so many theaters in the Monterey Bay area, the work of a costume designer can also be redundant. So a non-profit is working to create a costume co-op.

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. 

Erika Mahoney

The City of Santa Cruz relies on the San Lorenzo River for its primary water supply. After a dry year, the river is running low. So as the city begins tapping into its backup water supply, it’s also enforcing water restrictions.   

Driving The New Stretch Of Highway 1 In Big Sur

Jul 19, 2018
Greta Mart @KCBX

Highway 1 reopened to through traffic in Big Sur on Wednesday thanks to a $54-million dollar, quarter mile stretch of roadway. 

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