Friday, April 20, 2018     Volume: 19, Issue: 7

Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

Start your batteries: Die-hard radio-controlled car enthusiasts meet up to race, jump, and kick up some dirt on the Central Coast

Rain usually cancels the regular meetup of Central Coast radio-controlled (RC) car enthusiasts at a home on the Nipomo Mesa. But it wasn't quite raining on April 7, more of a drizzle, and plenty of diehards still made it out. The heavy fog didn't slow down Tony Drake or his black and red-striped Traxxas RC car from kicking up damp dirt across the backyard racetrack. "Usually there's a pretty good turnout here," Drake said. "There's not too many people because of the rain, but usually we've got 15, 20 people out h... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Fighting for a profitable future in Central Coast agriculture

From passing a strong Farm Bill, to addressing the critical labor shortage and drought conditions, Congress must take these opportunities to step up and support our local agriculture industry. The Central Coast provides families across the nation with nutritious food, and I’m fighting to even the playing field for our local producers. The president’s recently announced trade policies, however, have only hurt ... [ Read More ]

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