Ryan Augenstein, right, and Dave Wassel ride a giant wave during the fourth heat of the Mavericks surfing contest Feb. 12, in Half Moon Bay. The Coastal Commission forced Mavericks to add a contest for women surfers.
Ryan Augenstein, right, and Dave Wassel ride a giant wave during the fourth heat of the Mavericks surfing contest Feb. 12, in Half Moon Bay. The Coastal Commission forced Mavericks to add a contest for women surfers. Ben Margot The Associated Press
Ryan Augenstein, right, and Dave Wassel ride a giant wave during the fourth heat of the Mavericks surfing contest Feb. 12, in Half Moon Bay. The Coastal Commission forced Mavericks to add a contest for women surfers. Ben Margot The Associated Press
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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.