Thursday, June 24, 2021     Volume: 22, Issue: 17

Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

Winning Images 2021

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then we’ve got 32,000 beautiful, captivating, intimate, and skillfully wrought “words” for you this week. We’re pleased to present the top photos from this year’s Winning Images annual photography contest. Despite pandemic shutdowns, these intrepid photographers of all ages got behind their lenses to capture moments of drama, peace, and light in landscapes, animals, people, and everything in between. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy these photographs. [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Is drug use a victimless crime?

On June 4, in Indianapolis, Crystal Martin admitted before a court to giving her 3-year-old son, Johnathan Johnson, two 100mg pills of Zoloft, an antidepressant drug, before leaving him unsupervised to play near a creek, where he was found face down in 4 feet of water. Three Heritage Ranch residents were recently charged by San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow with the tragic death of a 7-month-old infant due ... [ Read More ]

Weekly Poll
How did you survive the heat wave?

By staying indoors: This is why I have air conditioning.
I got out in nature (but stayed in the shade, of course).
I enjoyed the Santa Maria pool's first rec swim in more than a year.
I took advantage of the warm evenings and ate outdoors at a local restaurant.

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