Sound Off – Mon 06/17/2019

Dick Mason from KPRL News hosts “Sound Off” every Monday. Dick brings a diverse range of guests to talk about the issues that effect us most. Tune in to the longest running talk show on the Central Coast – now in its sixth decade. Sound Off guest: Terri Bannish with the city of Atascadero.

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US Open 6.17.2019

The US Open wraps up yesterday afternoon in Pebble Beach. Gary Woodland sinks a 30-foot birdie putt to give him a three-shot victory over Brooks Koepka. Finishing in a tie for third, Xander Schauffele of San Diego, whose caddie is former Greyhound Austin Kaiser. Schauffele tied for third with Jon Rahm of Spain, Chez Reavie…

OJ Simpson Twitter Account 6.17.2019

OJ Simpson announces he’s launching a Twitter account that will share his thoughts and opinions on “just about everything.” That’s how he describes it. He says he’s got a “little gettin’ even to do.” In a phone interview from a golf course in Las Vegas, Simpson tells the associated press that it will be a…

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Higginbotham 6.17.2019

The Higginbotham twins of Pismo Beach paddled 2,200 miles from Alaska to the tip of Baja, California. Now they’re making a movie of the experience. The twins have raised $50,000 via Kickstarter, which would allow them to enter the film into festivals and seek distribution. They’re goal is $64,000. The fundraiser will end on Friday.…

12 White Male Officers Sue San Francisco

Twelve white male San Francisco police officers are suing the city, arguing they were passed over for promotions because of their race and gender. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the lawsuit, which was filed last week in federal court, is the latest round in a conflict that dates back decades. The lawsuit challenges a…

California DMV Budget 6.17.2019

The California DMV is getting a budget increase. The legislature increased the DMV budget by $242 million dollars. That’s a 17% increase. It takes the DMV’s total budget to $1.36. One of the reason is to help the DMV promote the federally mandated Real ID and voter registration programs. Republicans allege that the increased budget…

Motorcyclist 6.17.2019

In Santa Maria saturday afternoon, a motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a big rig in north Santa Maria. The accident occurred around 1:30 Saturday afternoon on North Broadway near highway 101. The investigation into the fatal crash continues.