Dick Mason

In Business News 3.22.2019

Laetitia Winery was bought by Santa Rosa based Vintage Wine Estates for an undisclosed sum. Vintage Wine Estates is the 14th largest wine producer in the United States. Current head winemaker Eric Hickey will stay on as a member of the Vintage Wine Estates wine making team. An 80-acre luxurious compound near Cambria is for…

Dick Mason

OSH 3.22.2019

A bogus website is giving out false information about the future of the old Orchard Supply Hardware store in Paso Robles. The rumor is that the store will become a Hustler Hollywood store. The website also has a story that PG and E is drilling for oil under lake Nacimiento. So much for their credibility.

Diablo Closure 3.22.2019

Most of the talk about the closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant addresses the economic impact. The lost of tax revenue for local schools. And the loss of hundreds of good paying jobs locally. Mike Brown of the Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business says there’s also a great loss of energy in…

Dick Mason

Wind Farms 3.22.2019

The US Navy may torpedo plans to build floating wind farms off the coast of San Luis Obispo county. The Navy to make an announcement in the next few weeks. County leaders say they’ve learned the navy will recommend against building potential wind farms off the coast. Despite this, some county leaders say they don’t…

Weather 3.22.2019

Forecasters say we’ll see cloudy skies today, and light rain beginning late tonight. That light rain will continue tomorrow morning, but it will stay pretty warm. Highs today and tomorrow in the mid 60’s. The next significant storm arrives Tuesday and Wednesday. About a 25% chance of rain on Tuesday, increasing to 75% on Wednesday.…

Jaime Umphenour, host

Sound Off – Thu 03/21/2019

Jaime Umphenour is the host of “Sound-Off”, the longest running talk show on the Central Coast now in its sixth decade. She brings to the show an eclectic range of guests from Authors to Artists, business owners to politicians, and everyone in between. Tune in to Sound Off every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.    …

North County Weather 3.21.2019

Morning showers, highs in the low 60’s Tonight, mostly clear, 10% chance of rain, lows near 40. Tomorrow, mostly cloudy, highs in the mid 60’s. The extended forecast mostly sunny skies through the weekend, but a chance of showers on Saturday morning. More rain Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Naked Mannequins 3.21.2019

In Santa Rosa, Jason Windus built a fence around his backyard, but a neighbor objected, so the neighbor went to the city council. The neighbor apparently wanted to be able to see what Jason had going on in his backyard. So, Jason got a bunch of fashion dummies and placed the naked mannequins around his…

Other Stories This Thursday 3.21.2019

Searchers have found the body of a 5-year-old girl who fell into a the Stanislaus river Sunday. The sheriff’s department there says the body of Matilda Ortiz was found yesterday. She slipped of rocks and fell into the swollen Stanislaus river sunday evening at knights ferry. Her father jumped in but was unable to reach…