Dick Mason

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…

Dick Mason

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.

Carson Starkey 6.17.2019

One Cal Poly graduate was not present to receive his diploma Saturday, but his family accepted his Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering on his behalf. Carson Starkey died of alcohol poisoning more than a decade ago when he was a freshman at Cal Poly. His family accepted the degree on his behalf. Starkey’s parents…

Paso Robles City Council 6.17.2019

The Paso Robles city council meets tomorrow night at the library conference room. Ditas Esperanza of the public works department will give a report on capital projects. The council is expected to confirm the appointment of Sarah Johnson-Rios as assistance city manager. They council will also switch hats and receive as the Groundwater Sustainability Agency…

John Peschong 6.17.2019

Forecasters say we’ll enjoy mostly sunny skies for the next ten days with temperatures in the upper 70’s and low 80’s. We may get some wind tomorrow, but otherwise, it will be sunny and mild through next Wednesday. Overnight, temperatures will drop down around 50. Sunrise is at 5:48 today. Sunset at 8:21. This week,…