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Are you for or against Measure P, the ballot initiative aiming to ban high-intensity oil extraction?

I'm all for it. We need to protect our environment.
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I need to do more research on it.

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Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

The Sun trains some cub reporters at the Discovery Museum

For five days at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, Staff Writer Kristina Sewell, former Assistant Art Director Heather Walter, and I taught 10 children between the ages of 8 and 13 how to be reporters as part of a special summer camp partnership between the Sun and the museum. The kids learned how to identify the components of a news story (the five W’s, plus an H—who, what, when, where, why, and how); they interviewed and wrote profiles on each other; they took lots of photos; created their own comic strips... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


An environmentalist says no on P

After participation in a six-year battle to successfully close a toxic waste dump site next to Casmalia in Santa Barbara County, it would be a gross understatement to say that I am sensitive to false and misleading environmental views and opinions. Santa Barbara County voters need to step back and take a closer factual look at this local Measure P proposal and its impact. Under normal circumstances, if it were well writte... [ Read More ]