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KAZU produced local news features.

Episodes

  • Big Sur Pulls Together Through COVID-19, Wildfire, Now Highway Closure

    Big Sur Pulls Together Through COVID-19, Wildfire, Now Highway Closure

    05/02/2021 Duration: 04min

    The Big Sur community finds itself in yet another hardship now that a southern coast section of Highway 1 is closed. This hardship comes after a major wildfire last summer, the storm and debris flows last week and the ongoing pandemic.

  • A Post Rainstorm Analysis: Debris Flows, A Highway Collapse And A Near Miss

    A Post Rainstorm Analysis: Debris Flows, A Highway Collapse And A Near Miss

    04/02/2021 Duration: 04min

    With last week’s winter storm behind us, damage assessments are underway. KAZU News spoke with some of the people who predicted what could happen with a rain storm of this kind to see if their fears came to fruition.

  • Chunk Of Highway 1 Missing Along Big Sur Coast

    Chunk Of Highway 1 Missing Along Big Sur Coast

    30/01/2021 Duration: 01min

    The powerful storm that caused outages, flooding and mudflows also washed out part of Highway 1 along the Big Sur coast. Caltrans crews and emergency contractors are now assessing the damage.

  • Monterey Countys Plan For COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

    Monterey County's Plan For COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

    29/01/2021 Duration: 04min

    The Monterey County Board of Supervisors tried to clear up any misunderstandings about the timing and rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations this week. At its regular meeting, the Board heard from various groups involved in the rollout who said they’re ready, they just need more doses of vaccine. KAZU’S Doug McKnight attended the meeting and spoke with KAZU's Erika Mahoney about the county’s plans.

  • Saving The Endangered Languages Of The Monterey Bay Area

    Saving The Endangered Languages Of The Monterey Bay Area

    22/01/2021 Duration: 04min

    A group of linguists at UC Santa Cruz are on a mission to save a rarely studied endangered language. Through investigation and collaboration, they hope to preserve an indigenous language spoken by communities from Mexico now living in the Monterey Bay area.

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

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

    21/01/2021 Duration: 04min

    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.

  • Wildfire In January, The Current Weather Conditions Precipitating Wildfire

    Wildfire In January, The Current Weather Conditions Precipitating Wildfire

    19/01/2021 Duration: 01min

    Fire season in California is now year round. That was very apparent locally when multiple fires ignited in Santa Cruz County late Monday , prompting evacuations. KAZU News reports on the weather conditions that precipitate wildfire.

  • Pacific Grove Cop Accused of Racist Web Posts No Longer With Department

    Pacific Grove Cop Accused of Racist Web Posts No Longer With Department

    18/01/2021 Duration: 03min

    A Pacific Grove police officer placed on administrative leave for allegedly posting racist comments on social media is no longer employed at the department. It marked the second time he was investigated and put on administrative leave within the past eight months.

  • A Winter Without Monarchs In Pacific Grove - Butterfly Town, U.S.A

    A Winter Without Monarchs In Pacific Grove - Butterfly Town, U.S.A

    08/01/2021 Duration: 04min

    On a chilly December morning, Bree Machuca walks into the entrance of Pacific Grove’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. With binoculars in hand, she’s searching for the orange and black symbol of the coastal city. Pacific Grove is nicknamed “Butterfly Town, U.S.A.” because thousands of western monarchs usually spend the winter there. But this year, its sanctuary is empty.

  • While Staying At Home, Why Not Try Backyard Exploration

    While Staying At Home, Why Not Try Backyard Exploration

    06/01/2021 Duration: 05min

    Locally, staying at home has become the norm. But this forced constriction has brought to life the idea of flourishing within the boundaries of a smaller world. And one of the ways to do that is through backyard exploration -- going on an adventure in a familiar place.

  • New Homeless Shelter On The Monterey Peninsula Promises A Good Night Sleep

    New Homeless Shelter On The Monterey Peninsula Promises A Good Night Sleep

    17/12/2020 Duration: 05min

    The Monterey Peninsula is getting its first shelter specifically for single homeless women and families with children, including single fathers. According to the most recent homeless census , 35 percent of those without a place to call home are women and 25 percent are families in Monterey County. But that census was a year ago. After months of COVID-19, that number is expected to grow.

  • Debris Flows Are A Significant Risk For The Monterey Bay Region This Winter

    Debris Flows Are A Significant Risk For The Monterey Bay Region This Winter

    10/12/2020 Duration: 05min

    The rainy season is upon us here in the Monterey Bay area and because of this summer’s major wildfires, the season will be accompanied with a significant risk of debris flows. KAZU News reports on the many local communities at risk.

  • Monterey County Stay-At-Home Order Takes Effect Sunday

    Monterey County Stay-At-Home Order Takes Effect Sunday

    10/12/2020 Duration: 01min

    With Monterey County hospitals full of COVID-19 patients, the county’s health officer has decided to voluntarily opt into the state’s new “Regional Stay Home Order.” This move follows five other counties in the Bay Area who also opted in early.

  • Californias Open Senate Seat Prompted Guessing Game Newsom Picks Alex Padilla

    California's Open Senate Seat Prompted Guessing Game; Newsom Picks Alex Padilla

    02/12/2020 Duration: 04min

    UPDATED Dec. 22, 1:30 p.m. Governor Gavin Newsom selected California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ Senate seat on December 22, 2020, after the following story aired. It’s a historic choice as Padilla will be the first Latino senator to represent California.

  • The Spread Of COVID-19 In Monterey Bay Elderly Care Facilities

    The Spread Of COVID-19 In Monterey Bay Elderly Care Facilities

    24/11/2020 Duration: 04min

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, facilities that care for the elderly have been hot spots for the spread of COVID-19. And a new report says nationwide new cases in nursing homes have reached record numbers this month. Locally, some have been able to stop the virus from entering their facilities, but others have not.

  • COVID-19 Spreading Throughout Monterey County, Not Just Salinas

    COVID-19 Spreading Throughout Monterey County, Not Just Salinas

    19/11/2020 Duration: 04min

    With over 1 million total confirmed COVID-19 cases and surging, California is pumping the brakes on reopening. We checked in with Dr. Allen Radner for the fourth time since the beginning of the pandemic. He’s Chief Medical Officer of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System and an infectious disease specialist. Last weekend (November 14-15, 2020), Monterey County hospitals had 51 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, an all time high.

  • Why Monterey County Is Stuck In The States Most Restrictive COVID-19 Tier

    Why Monterey County Is Stuck In The State's Most Restrictive COVID-19 Tier

    13/11/2020 Duration: 04min

    Over the last month, counties neighboring Monterey County have seen a decreased spread of the coronavirus and have been allowed to drop restrictions on many businesses. That hasn’t happened in Monterey County. KAZU News explains the extremely complicated process of reopening.

  • Why The Monterey Bay Area Matters To Monarch Butterflies

    Why The Monterey Bay Area Matters To Monarch Butterflies

    12/11/2020 Duration: 05min

    It’s that time of year again when thousands of western monarch butterflies begin to show up in the Monterey Bay area to spend the winter. They come from all over the western United States and southwestern Canada.

  • Santa Cruz County Poll Worker Training In A Pandemic

    Santa Cruz County Poll Worker Training In A Pandemic

    03/11/2020 Duration: 01min

    Tuesday is Election Day and polling places look a lot different this year. The coronavirus has completely changed the in-person voting experience. KAZU looked into what pandemic election preparedness looks like.

  • Local Young Voters Make Their Mark This Election

    Local Young Voters Make Their Mark This Election

    02/11/2020 Duration: 04min

    Historically, youth voter turnout is low. But young people are more engaged than ever before. Voter registration numbers among California college students tripled this election season compared to all of 2016, according to the state . KAZU spoke with young voters in our community who are making their mark this election.