Tag Archive: Robert Dyer

Feb 13

Remembering Kaz Ikeda

Kaz Ikeda is the Farm Bureau's Agriculturist of the Year award recipient. He was photographed in his front yard which overlooks much of the land his family has farmed for about 70 years.
©The Tribune/Robert Dyer

South county lost a patriarch of agriculture and community service on Feb. 11, 2013. Bill Morem is writing a story to be published in the Tribune tomorrow and soon on Sanluisobipso.com. Leslie E. Stevens wrote this biography published in the Tribune July 28, 2000. Rooted in community Arroyo Grande farmer recognized for lifetime of volunteerism …

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Nov 28

A song on the wires, boom box in the sky

Dave Moore, a splicer for Pacific Bell, takes his listening pleasure with him on the job. Earphones aren't convenient under a hardhat, so Moore lugged his portable radio up 30-feet high and hung it from a convenient wire. He was working at the corner of Pismo and Santa Rosa streets in San Luis Obispo. ©Robert Dyer/Telegram-Tribune

Nothing says 1980s faster than boom box. Transistor radios, wonders of the 60s that would fit in the palm of your hand had sound like a singing chipmunk. Bigger speakers, bigger batteries and you had a portable party, and bonus this one has a cassette tape player. Looks like the dial is set to around …

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Jan 17

How dry I am, Salinas Reservoir dehydrated

District Ranger Dan Sherwin stands atop bridge that would normally be under many feet of water at Santa Margarita Lake as drought exposed the old Pozo Road. ©The Tribune/Robert Dyer

“And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.” — John Steinbeck, East of Eden According to meteorologist John Lindsey, barring rainfall late this month, we are on track for …

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Apr 23

Scrubby and Lloyd’s, best burger of all time

Newlyweds Lori and Tracy Biller paused between the altar and the reception to chow down at Scrubby and Lloyd's cafe Saturday. Telegram-Tribune photo by Robert Dyer ©2010

Ask an old timer where the best burgers in town were from. They’ll say Scrubby and Lloyds. The little hole-in-the-wall cafe had a worn U shaped Formica counter-top with stools all around and quickly filled up with locals at lunchtime. My grandfather took us to town one summer when my cousin and I worked at …

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Oct 23

Power brokers Bill Thomas, Leon Panetta


Do you recognize these guys? They were two of the most powerful congressmen of their time. Leon Panetta was profiled last week and to the right is Republican congressman Bill Thomas from Bakersfield. Panetta chaired the House Budget committee from 1989-1993 and later served in Bill Clinton’s White House. A few years later, in 2001, …

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