Tuesday, April 13, 2021     Volume: 22, Issue: 6

Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

With more allocations and a new registration system, more Santa Barbara County residents can get COVID-19 vaccines

If you’re wondering when it will be your turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the answer may soon be found on My Turn, a state-run vaccine scheduling platform that’s being onboarded by providers in Santa Barbara County and across California.  “The state envisions My Turn as the single point where communities across the state can search for vaccine appointments and schedule their appointments,” Public Health Director Dr. Van Do-Reynoso told the Sun.  Each vaccine provider must introduce the s... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Nature, not humans, rules the Western snowy plover population

More than 25 years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) declared the Western snowy plover a threatened species and afforded “protections” that included nature establishing a sustained plover population of 400 adult birds on three Vandenberg Air Force Base beaches. Apparently the science didn’t support this conclusion then and still doesn’t. In doing this the U.S. FWS ignored populations o... [ Read More ]

Weekly Poll
What do you think about the county opening up the vaccine to 16-plus at some clinics?

It's about time!
I'm worried it will make it harder to get an appointment.
I would have preferred more sectors to get access before opening to everyone.
The state plans to do the same thing in about a week, so it doesn't make a big difference.

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