Wednesday, July 27, 2016     Volume: 17, Issue: 20

Weekly Poll
Where is the traffic the worst on the Central Coast?

Highway 101 between Pismo Beach and SLO.
Santa Maria, Broadway, anytime.
The San Marcos Pass, those people are nuts!
Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, two lanes and tipsy drivers!

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Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

A place to grow: Locals without enough space at home find a plot of their own at the Santa Maria Community Garden

Nestled in the corner of Alice Trefts Park in Santa Maria sits a slice of heaven for those with green thumbs: the Santa Maria Community Garden. On a sunny Thursday afternoon, you might find Deanne Woodward strolling among the garden’s blooming flowers and burgeoning greens, tending after her own plot and potentially her boyfriend’s, as well. The community garden is Woodward’s safe space, her “haven,” as she calls it—quiet and bright and full of new life. Woodward previously worked as a flor... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Opinion around the clock

Today people have zeroed in on many of the causes of growing violence in our American society, such as unrestricted access to military-grade weapons, mental illness, and terrorism.  No one, however, has mentioned our obsession with around-the-clock opinion-news babble. This obsession seems to correspond to the growing violence in our country and around the world. So-called news TV channels such as CNN, Fox... [ Read More ]