Tuesday, July 7, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 17
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Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

Keep it brief: 28th annual 55 Fiction

Editors note: This year we kept it simple, just like submitters kept it brief, and Sun staff members from different departments wrangled through the stacks of words that made up the last year’s worth of 55 Fiction entries. They corralled the chosen ones into a short pile meant for print in our 28th annual 55 Fiction issue. The judges were Sun Arts Editor Joe Payne, Proofreader Andrea Rooks, and Owner Cindy Rucker, as well as Executive Assistant Giselle Griffin from New Times, our sister paper to the north. And if you disagr... [ Read Article ]

 

Santa Maria Sun / Opinion

Commentary

Save water, go vegetarian

Editor’s note: Included in this commentary are numbers associated with agricultural water use. That information was sourced from a variety of sources: Worldwatch Institute, The New York Times, the Grace Communications Institute, the Water Foundation Network, National Geographic, Mother Jones, the Pacific Institute, and medium.com. We know that we have a mega drought in California. It is incumbent that all effective... [ Read More ]