Northern California News

To Dan Bunz, the similarities between the San Francisco 49ers of 1981 and 2019 are many. Hear about "The Stop"  -  one of the most famous tackles in NFL history - in Dan's own words, memories of his teammates from that golden era, and how the day AFTER game day felt for an NFL middle linebacker...
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"The Stop" - Dan Bunz Talks 49ers Then & Now

In Super Bowl XVI (January 24,1982), Dan Bunz made one of the most famous tackles in NFL history. With the 49ers heading to the NFC Championship, it was great timing to have Dan, a life long Nor Cal native, stop by for a podcast interview! As Alumni Coordinator, Dan continues to have a relationship...
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50 Years of Rockin Down The Highway: My Chat with Doobie Brother Tom Johnston

The Doobie Brothers have sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide. They have had five top-10 singles, 16 top-40 hits, 3 multi-platinum albums, 7 platinum albums, 14 gold albums and a rare diamond record for their 1976 album “Best of the Doobies”. Even by these standards, 2020 promises to be an...
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Sacramento Landmark Shuts its Doors

Sacramento eatery Jim-Denny's to close after 85 years of service.
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My Visit To Folsom Prison And Interview With Warden Rick Hill

For me, a trip to Folsom Prison to interview Warden Rick Hill was one of the most intense afternoons in recent memory. The pre-process involved a list of what I could and could not wear, a description of everything I was bringing with me, sharing my social security number, license, DOB, and what...
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The Winter Olympics held at Squaw Valley in 1960 turned a former summer vacation town into a renowned winter destination. Ron Cohen talks history, balancing business with environmentalism, and just how many days on the slopes the guy who runs this magnificent mountain should have! 
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Mountain High - My Chat With Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows President Ron Cohen

I have loved Squaw Valley since I started skiing there at around age 4. For me, any day is made better by being on that majestic mountain. What started out as one chair lift and accommodations for 50 has turned into one of the largest ski areas in the United States. Squaw Valley has a fascinating...
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Wildfires, animal testing, hair at work and more. New laws that take effect in 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom signed some 1200 laws that go into effect as California begins 2020. Issues like housing, gun ownership, healthcare, and more have new rules. A detailed list of laws by category can be found here . Categories are along the top of the story. Some of the new laws are pretty...
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Tiny Bubbles: Korbel Champagne Cellars President & Owner Gary Heck

I grew up spending every summer at the Russian River. We rented a small cottage about a mile away from the Korbel Champagne Cellars. No summer was complete without a visit (they served us grape juice while the grown ups tasted the real stuff) so it was such a thrill to interview Gary Heck. Korbel's...
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Born and raised in Sacramento, Frank has been playing in bands since he was 12. Between Tesla, the Frank Hannon Band and more, it has been a long, illustrious, multi-platinum ride. In our chat at Frank's home, he talks about his passions: all genres of music, his wife Christy, and horses - lots of...