Tuesday, March 3, 2015     Volume: 15, Issue: 51

Weekly Poll
Should a person be able to sue businesses for being American with Disabilities Act noncompliant?

Yes! The ADA was passed for a reason.
If that person sues all the time, then no.
No. Not everybody can afford to be ADA compliant.
It doesn't affect me.

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Santa Maria Sun / News

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Herd immunity and the vaccine personal belief exemption

A needle pokes through the protective film of a vaccine vial, while a hand simultaneously pulls up on the needle’s handle, sucking in an engineered cocktail that includes elements like gelatin, phosphate, chick embryo cell culture, and human lung fibroblasts. As that needle next pushes through someone’s skin, it delivers a combination of substances designed to build up that person’s antibodies to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). Those ingredients are only in one manufacturer’s version of the MMR vacci... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion



Dear Californians: Please stop making smug Facebook posts about your January trips to the beach when you know the East Coast is getting the crap beat out of it by a storm. Please stop responding to your friends’ posts about snow and the importance of layering with reminders that if they’d just been smart enough to move to the Central Coast, everything about their life would be short shorts and margaritas. Plea... [ Read More ]

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