Former Sacramento Region Reporter
Bob has been telling stories for as long as he can remember. It's a happy coincidence that there is a profession that pays him to do that.
Bob has always had a knack for getting to the truth of the matter and has made a name for himself with his coverage of the Sacramento Kings, flood protection, and life in the Sacramento region. He is also known for his dry humor and ability to find the element in a story that others overlook.
He grew up absorbing California politics by osmosis while struggling with his homework in the back row of the Mariposa County Courthouse on Tuesday evenings. His father, Bill was a county supervisor.
He gained an affinity for the arts from his mother, Betty Lou, who is a concert pianist and award-winning watercolor artist.
Bob is an avid sports fan who has won awards for his stories on the Sacramento Kings, local children who participate in mixed-martial arts, the Sac Republic FC soccer team, and a Sacramento amateur boxer's Olympic aspirations.
Bob has also written numerous articles for local and regional papers, and three blogs while also working as a baseball, football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, wrestling, and boxing announcer.
He met his future bride while they were both in Ms. Duncan's sixth grade class. Twenty years later, they were married. Bob and Joan have two daughters and a son.
May 11, 2020
New orders from Gov. Gavin Newsom have allowed Californians to once again receive preventative dental care. Some dental offices are taking extra precautions.
May 11, 2020
Some businesses in California are now allowed to be open with restrictions after new orders were handed down by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week. Other businesses have seen no relief from the economic effects of the COVID-19 response.
California Warns Reopening Counties To Follow Governor’s COVID-19 Orders Or Risk Loss Of Disaster Funding
May 8, 2020
Modoc, Yuba and Sutter counties have “reopened” parts of their economies without state approval. California’s Office of Emergency Services has said they could lose funding if they continue to defy Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order.
May 7, 2020
People opposed to stay-at-home orders have included people concerned about freedom of religion, assembly and whether to vaccinate their children. There were fewer business-related protestors at the Capitol Thursday for a a second protest.
May 7, 2020
Yuba and Sutter counties are allowing some businesses to reopen. While some are ready to get back to work, others are approaching the new order with caution, some of it stemming from the possibility of state action against businesses.
May 6, 2020
People protesting against California's stay-at-home order gathered Thursday afternoon on the sidewalk, unable to access the fenced-off state Capitol.
May 6, 2020
Yoga, tai chi,and qi gong can be done in isolation, but many people prefer to practice them in groups. With studios closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, instruction that was done in person has in some cases gone online.
May 1, 2020
Unlike a similar protest last month, state officials did not issue a permit for the protest, which went against Sacramento County health orders. Several people were detained, and officers eventually forced the crowd from the grounds.
April 30, 2020
The owner of an 11-seat café in the small town of El Dorado says she has no outside seating, a mounting stack of bills, and now two eviction notices. She plans to open her doors to the public at 8 a.m. Friday.
April 28, 2020
In Bishop, people come from all over for the annual Mule Days event on Memorial Day weekend. Vendors rely on this event for income, and are now looking for new ways to make a living.