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.
June 15, 2020
Residents who live in areas of California that haven’t been hit as hard by COVID-19 are facing a challenge: How do you reopen the economy when tourists from places with more cases are your number one source of revenue?
The FBI Is Helping Sacramento Law Enforcement Investigate Theft From Businesses After The Protests. Here’s How.
June 3, 2020
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for help identifying people who threw rocks and bricks at officers, smashed windows and stole from businesses in Sacramento after the George Floyd demonstrations.
June 1, 2020
The Sacramento City Council Monday issued a curfew order after nights of violence and theft that has followed days of peaceful protests. Some downtown business owners welcome the change in policy.
Sacramento Business Owners Wake Up to Vandalized Stores; Demonstrators Say Government Does Not Hear Them
May 31, 2020
It was a city of broken glass and spray paint on Sunday morning after crowds broke windows, tagged buildings and stole from businesses and locally owned shops on Saturday night.
Salons And Barbershops Are Reopening In Northern California, With Different View Toward Wearing Masks
May 29, 2020
The COVID-19 hairdo will soon be a thing of the past for people in many California counties. But how some salons and barber shops reopen in Sacramento could look different than in nearby counties.
May 25, 2020
The California Department of Public Health is still recommending social distancing, but has told places of worship they can reopen to the public. Retail stores can also reopen statewide.
Sacramento Hotels Are Mostly Vacant. Now, The City Is Looking For Other Ways to Pay For Major Projects
May 22, 2020
The city planned to use hotels’ “transient occupancy tax” revenue to pay off bonds for projects like the Convention Center upgrade.
May 18, 2020
The team’s management says it will continue to pay one-third of its employees through the end of May, but then workers will be out of a job until October.
California Ramps Up COVID-19 Contact Tracer Training For Government Workers – But Citizens Want To Help, Too
May 17, 2020
Counties across the state are trying to train existing employees to be ‘disease detectives.’ The governor has pledged 20,000 people will be trained.
May 14, 2020
The state has approved more than a dozen counties to enter stage two of modifying the COVID-19-related stay-at-home orders. That means restaurant dining rooms can be re-open to the public.