Local News

Santa Cruz’s main water source of water is once again running low. So this week, citywide water restrictions went into effect.  

U.S. Census Bureau

Monterey County is joining a lawsuit over the 2020 U.S. census. The lawsuit aims to stop the Trump Administration from asking about citizenship status in the upcoming nationwide population count.

NOAA

You can now listen to the sounds of the deep sea whenever you want. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has released a live stream of the audio from a hydrophone.

Brandt Bates

Thursday AM Update: The CDC reports one person from California has died in connection to this E. coli outbreak from contaminated romaine lettuce. At last count, there are 121 cases with 52 hospitalizations. The cases now span 25 states. 

KAZU News won two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for its work in 2017.   Every year the Radio Television Digital News Association honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Murrows. 

Doug McKnight

The Monterey Bay’s multi-billion dollar farming industry depends on thousands of farmworkers. But a new study finds there’s a tremendous lack of housing for them.

Erika Mahoney

Friday is April 20, or “420”, a code word for marijuana and an annual, unofficial celebration of pot.  Every year on 4-20, thousands gather in a meadow at UC Santa Cruz to smoke weed. It’s always a busy and long day for campus police. Now, recreational marijuana is legal in California. But don’t expect the new law to change this event.

Krista Almanzan

Earth day will bring out volunteers for beach clean ups this Sunday.  The one thing they’ll likely be picking up the most is cigarette butts. 

It’s a fact that has long bothered State Assembly Member Mark Stone who represents the Monterey Bay Area.  This year is the third time he’s proposed legislation to make cigarettes sold in California filter-less (AB 2308). 

Erika Mahoney

Nearly two years after the Soberanes Fire, some Big Sur hiking trails are still closed. The fire and following mudslides left major damage. But this Saturday, one popular trail is reopening. 

Erika Mahoney

A new city-run homeless camp in Santa Cruz is reaching homeless people who don’t normally turn up at shelters.  

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