Local News

Krista Almanzan

Taking the oath of citizenship is a Fourth of July tradition across the country.  This holiday season about 14,000 immigrants will become American citizens, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

One ceremony took place Tuesday in Salinas.   

George Krieger

The use of illegal fireworks in Seaside on the 4th of July is getting out of control. The City of Seaside wants to change that. 

Erika Mahoney

Time is running out to buy salmon caught in the Monterey Bay. This year's commercial salmon season is short because of the recent drought.

Krista Almanzan

On the central coast, there are more homeless veterans than housing to serve them.  The Veterans Transition Center wants to change that.

RTDNA

KAZU News has won the National Edward R. Murrow Award: Excellence in Writing for the story Reality Of Possible Separation Sets In For American Children Of Undocumented Parents by KAZU reporter Erika Mahoney.

Erika Mahoney

The region’s first safe house specifically for victims of human trafficking needs more funding. The YWCA of Monterey County, which runs the safe house, recently found out the state will not renew the grant that funds the operation.

Krista Almanzan

NEW Update: This closure on Palo Colorado Road has been moved  again.  It's now Tuesday, June 26th at 7:00am.  This will not change the project completion date.

Rural parts of Monterey County are still grappling with damage from last year’s storms.  Palo Colorado Road was one of the hardest it.

The road begins at the coast on Highway 1 and stretches eight miles deep into the Big Sur wilderness.  Starting today, a part of it will close for about four months of repairs. 

Erika Mahoney

Protesters across the country and here on the Central Coast want the Trump Administration to stop separating families at the border.  

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office

Another illegal opium poppy field has been discovered on the Central Coast. This ninth field was found in Santa Cruz County. It’s located by a vacant house on Riverside Drive just outside Watsonville.  

John Madonna

Highway 1 at Mud Creek will open sooner than expected.  The road just south of Gorda was wiped out by a massive landslide in May of 2017.  

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