Saturday, December 10, 2016     Volume: 17, Issue: 40

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What's your favorite charity?

Anything that helps cute and fluffy animals.
Definitely something that supports children.
The trees, man. I support anyone who helps the environment.
Me, me, me!

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Santa Maria Sun / News

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Sauce in the stocking: Local beer, spirits, and wine companies provide libations that make great last-minute gifts

As the year winds down and the holidays ramp up, things can get a little stressful. And 2016 wasn’t an easy year, whether you’re recovering from election season or a favorite celebrity death (RIP Gene Wilder!). Thankfully, once Christmas and New Year’s Eve finally arrive, the time comes to relax, and most of all, celebrate. And what pairs perfectly with any celebration? Libations from Central Coast brewers, winemakers, and distillers. But, instead of hitting up a large chain store for the usual bottles, why... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Nonprofits are excellent examples of humanity's goodness

During the latter half of my 20s, our country had to yet to realize that the Great Recession had begun. Ignorance was bliss at the time. Personally, I made plans to go back to college and finish my degree after an eight-year hiatus. Fate had even more plans for me as I ended up with large medical bills after a stint in the hospital. I was afraid that finishing my education wasn't in my future until a charity stepped in, h... [ Read More ]

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