Monday, September 22, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 28

Weekly Poll
Should Santa Maria voters pass Measure T, which would tax homeowners in order to build a new school?

Yes. The schools are overcrowded and we need more classrooms.
No. Santa Maria-Bonita should go back to a year-round system.
No. Taxpayers shouldn't have to fork over any more money.
Couldn't state funding pay to build another school?

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Santa Maria Sun / News

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Fighting silence: A local woman spreads the word about ovarian cancer after her mother's battle against the disease

Something wasn’t right: She couldn’t eat much. The little she did eat made her feel very full. Her stomach was constantly cramping. She felt sick too often. And she didn’t have any energy. The short, sassy, big-brown-eyed Valentina Martins was never tired, and she befriended almost everyone she met. She was usually overflowing with vitality; that’s why it was weird. Her daughter, Cristina Martins Sinco, said she remembers her mother as someone who never stopped moving. When Sinco was a child, her mothe... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Summer was full in Santa Maria

In a recent issue of the Sun, a local couple was quoted in Streetwise as stating that there is nothing for our children to do in Santa Maria (Aug. 21). It was further stated that there is a lack of opportunities and facilities for youth. The Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department, along with our collaborative partners, provides programs for youth ages 5 to 17. The Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center serves as a hu... [ Read More ]