Saturday, May 15, 2021     Volume: 22, Issue: 11

Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

Santa Maria-Bonita teachers are frustrated by a district mandate on how novels can be used in the classroom

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series on the Santa Maria-Bonita School District’s decision to not allow teachers to teach full novels in their classes.  Eighth grade English teacher Kevin Foote can recall numerous moments in his 10 years teaching at Tommie Kunst Junior High when books left an inimitable impression on his students. Reading Enrique’s Journey, a story of a Honduran boy’s quest to reunite with his mother, had a particular type of impact. “I had students whose paren... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Cities, counties, and states would do well to explore a mobile home park option for homeless locals

Here are some thoughts I feel that the state, counties, and cities should explore to address the homeless housing crisis. This would be cost effective, easier to implement, and help create a sense of home, not a municipal housing project costing a fortune to build or renovate. I propose a mobile home complex with a variety of units to meet individual or family needs! I’ll try to explain: 1. Mobile homes come in va... [ Read More ]

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When the county opens up Pfizer eligibility to those aged 12 and up, are you getting your kids vaccinated?

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