Wednesday, August 27, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 24

Weekly Poll
What do you think of the Chumash Casino Resort expansion project?

It's the tribe's property; they can do whatever they want.
I don't want to see a 12-story hotel in the Santa Ynez Valley.
The government should shut it down; it's a public nuisance.

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Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

Reuniting sideways: The cast and crew of 'Sideways' return to celebrate the film's 10th anniversary and its lasting impact on the Central Coast

When Paul Giamatti arrived in the Santa Ynez Valley 11 years ago to portray a pretentious wine aficionado in the dark comedy film Sideways, he relied on his considerably gifted acting chops, because he had little interest in wine. “I just drank beer at that point,” Giamatti admitted. “I still wouldn’t know that much about [wine], but I enjoy it now more than I did.” In early August of this year, Giamatti returned to the valley—his first time back since the movie was filmed—to reunite ... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Parents: Pitch in for children's education

Some children get excited about a new school year beginning, while others seem to dread the end of summer vacation. Either way, parents have an important role in preparing children for a smooth start of the school routine. There is a requirement for a whooping cough vaccine booster, “Tdap,” for seventh- through 12th-graders. Older children benefit from a reminder about the rigors of homework and class work, a... [ Read More ]