Sunday, September 22, 2019     Volume: 20, Issue: 29

Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

Community Choice Energy arrives on the Central Coast

The expansion happened fast. In the span of a year, 10 Central Coast cities and Santa Barbara County all had voted, one after the other, to join as members of Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), a growing Community Choice Energy (CCE) utility that currently serves Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties. It started with San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay in late 2018. Then Paso Robles and Grover Beach in spring 2019. By the end of August, Santa Maria, Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Guadalupe, Goleta, Carpentaria, and unincorpo... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Five decades later, biologist Rachel Carson's writings still resonate

I was on vacation walking down a wooded road in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania on July 20, 2019, 50 years to the day after the first moon walk in 1969. I was remembering seeing Neil Armstrong on TV as he descended the ladder of the lunar landing module when I was 13 years old. It was an event that changed my perspective of the world and humanity. My thoughts shifted when I picked up a small rock on the side of the ... [ Read More ]

Weekly Poll
The U.S. Census is going online for the first time. Is it even possible to get an accurate count?

No. There's now way to get an accurate count.
Yes. We just need to put enough resources into outreach.
We need a better system.
I don't care.

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