Santa Maria Sun / News
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 20
The Sun is an award-winning paper
The Sun shone brightly in the 2013 National Newspaper Association Better Newspapers Contest, with three first-place awards and three second-place awards.
Former Arts Editor Shelly Cone won first place for her humor column, ‘To lie or not to lie?’ about the pros and cons of lying to your children. She took second in environmental reporting for her cover story on the effect of pesticides on bobcats.
Former Staff Writer Jeremy Thomas won first place for his Bleacher Bum column on suicides in professional football. He also won first place in the Freedom of Information category for his cover story on the death of a Lompoc penitentiary inmate.
Other awards include second place in the Freedom of Information category for Amy Asman’s cover story, “The life and death of Jerry Berns,” and a second place award for editorial cartoonist Ross Mayfield.
Junk debt: How the open market for delinquent debts leads to lawsuits and wage garnishments Fired Oceano general manager runs for a seat on the board that fired him Cougars & Mustangs A basin situation: South County water issues are coming to a boil Ripple effects: Low revenue caused by low lake levels may bring layoffs to staff at Lake San Antonio and Nacimiento Grover Beach hires a firm for street repair bond education Suspect identified in Atascadero grass fires