Friday, November 21, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 37

Weekly Poll
Is Prop 47 (reduces charges for nonviolent crimes like drug possession) good or bad?

Terrible. It will make crime worse.
Necessary. We need to reduce inmate populations.
Good. Drug possession shouldn't result in jail time.
Bad. Criminals need to be punished.

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Santa Maria Sun / News

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Testing the waters: Locals prepare to submit a nomination to create a National Marine Sanctuary along the Central Coast

A wise animated crab once said: “The human world, it’s a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they've got up there.” He was biased, of course, but nonetheless, there are some land-roaming humans who might agree. In the waters off the Central Coast, 13 different species of whales and dolphins come to feed, sea otters are prolific, numerous species of fish move about in schools, shrimp and squid abound, and seals dart through the water, all gathering around the extensive kelp forests, which act as ... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Can't we all just get along?

Rodney King was an ordinary guy with a few too many brushes with the law. But his now famous rhetorical question contains wisdom that we should all contemplate. “Can’t we all just get along?” Apparently not. We seem to have changed as a society. I think the problem is that many of us have come to believe that it is our right to live without ever being annoyed. Our tolerance of our fellow man is at an al... [ Read More ]

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