Sunday, December 21, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 41

Weekly Poll
Why is car insurance so expensive on the Central Coast?

Because illegal immigrants drive around without licenses or car insurance.
Drunk drivers.
Too many rich people driving expensive cars.
Dumb people on their cell phones causing accidents.

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Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

Fairy merry Christmas: Use our annual nonprofit wish list to bring a little magic to local organizations

With the swoosh of a wand, the Sun fairy godmothers would like to help poof nonprofit wishes into reality this holiday season. And unlike Cinderella, the wishes granted won’t disappear at midnight and won’t come in the form of a pumpkin carriage and some glass slippers—unless for some reason that’s on this holiday season’s wish list.  The needs expressed by local organizations range from the simple volunteer flick of a wand to the gigantic donating sweep of one. Take a gander at the fairytale... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Support the sanctuary

It’s one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world--and now we have the opportunity of a lifetime to create a new National Marine Sanctuary to protect the wild and wonderful ocean ecosystems of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced this summer that it would start considering new areas for National Marine Sanctuary designation for the first time... [ Read More ]