Richard Green

Clearing Up Some COVID-19 Vaccine Confusion For Monterey Bay Residents

There’s been a lot of confusion about COVID-19 and the distribution of the vaccine. That's because it’s complicated. There’s confusion over how and when the vaccine will be distributed and confusion over a batch that caused some allergic reactions. KAZU’s Erika Mahoney has been following the developments.

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Capitol Building in Washington DC

Seaside, CA – Another weekend has passed without a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling. If and when Congress does raise the debt ceiling, it would be the eleventh time in eleven years. In the past, the vote has been partisan, but somewhat routine. However, Congressman Sam Farr says this year is different. KAZU News Director Krista Almanzan recently spoke with the Monterey Bay Area Democrat.

Salinas, CA – The early morning fog hangs low over a strawberry field near highway 68 in Salinas. As field workers get out of their cars, Alejandra Valadez and her team move in. They have to move fast to reach the workers before they start picking. Workers get paid by the box. "So the more boxes they make the more money they get at the end of the day, and if we're taking up their time, they don't have enough time to make up boxes," said Valadez.

courtesy of TOPP, (c) Dan Costa, UC Santa Cruz

Monterey, CA – A first of its kind Marine Life Census has identified an area off the California Coast that scientists compare to Africa's Serengeti. Researchers in the Tagging of Pacific Predators Project, or TOPP, have just published their findings in the journal Nature. KAZU's News Director Krista Almanzan spoke with Stanford's Dr. Randy Kochevar, a Principal Investigator in TOPP, about the findings.

Highway 156

Silver Star students board the shuttle vans at Rancho Cielo.

Salinas, CA – Every day starts and ends the same way for students in the Silver Star Youth Program. A van from the Monterey County Probation Department takes them door to door, from their homes to Rancho Cielo and back.

Pacific Grove, CA – Outside the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, more than a hundred people watch as Chinese lion dancers weave through the crowd. The group follows the lions down Forest Avenue and then the coastal recreation trail to the site of a nineteenth century Chinese Fishing Village. For 50 years, fishermen worked Monterey Bay for fish, squid and abalone. Then, a fire destroyed the village in 1906.


Seaside, CA – The idea to build a Veterans Cemetery on former Fort Ord has been in the works for about two decades. This year, the project is up against a deadline. The Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Foundation has to raise $1.1-million by August.

So far, the Foundation has raised $180,000. On Memorial Day, the group will be at the Black Horse Bayonet Clubhouse in Seaside to answer questions about the project. The Meet and Greet is from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Seaside, CA – Although the AMGEN Tour of California did not start as planned Sunday because of hazardous riding conditions in South Lake Tahoe, the race is still set to come to the Monterey Bay Area Thursday. Seaside is a new city for AMGEN. The gun goes off at 9:15 Thursday morning in front of Seaside City Hall, but the spectators and cyclists will start gathering much earlier. KAZU's Krista Almanzan interviewed Abe Lincoln, the chair the organizing committee for the Seaside Start.


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