Thursday, October 30, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 34
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Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

Central Coast organizations and families honor the dead in the ancient tradition of Dia de los Muertos

A skull is always smiling. While people all over the world recognize the skull as a sign of death (when else do you see one?), not everyone shrinks away from the sight. A celebration known as Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—actually looks to the human skeleton as a symbol of the people who came before us. These deathly depictions aren’t clad in long black robes and carrying scythes, but rather don the festive outfits of parties and weddings. The Day of the Dead’s origins are firmly rooted in Hi... [ Read Article ]

 

Santa Maria Sun / Opinion

Commentary

Proposition 47 could be devastating

As our county’s chief law enforcement officials, we urge the people of Santa Barbara County to vote no on Proposition 47. Despite being referred to as the “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act,” we believe this measure will actually make our neighborhoods and schools less safe. Reducing the penalties for gun theft, possession of date rape drugs, agricultural crime, and other serious offenses will expose... [ Read More ]

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