Thursday, September 29, 2022     Volume: 23, Issue: 31

Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

Candidates for the 37th Assembly District race describe what they will do if elected

Second District Santa Barbara County Supervisor Gregg Hart will face off against environmental attorney and previous county Supervisor Mike Stoker for a seat in the state Assembly to represent California’s 37th District.  #info18392 After redistricting, the new 37th District now encompasses all of Santa Barbara County and southern San Luis Obispo County, prompting both candidates to run for office. During the primary elections, Hart led in Santa Barbara County with 57 percent of the vote, and Stoker had 39 percent. H... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


New bike path in the Santa Ynez Valley fosters stronger community

My first day of first grade is still vividly etched in my memory—the day I rode my bike to school for the very first time. I grew impatient as my dad reviewed the lessons of my bike safety class. I was just eager to take off. It meant independence; freedom; self-reliance. I was going to power “my own self” for an exhilarating morning ride. I was going to prove that I could pedal those 2-plus miles all by... [ Read More ]

Weekly Poll
What are some of the priorities you want candidates to address this election?

Homelessness. Our state needs to address this growing issue and come up with creative solutions.
Mental health programs. We need more investments in programs to address staffing shortages and growing needs.
Climate change. I'd like to see initiatives like clean energy and wind farms move forward.
Our state is beyond fixing and there's nothing we can do.

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