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.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric say all is well at Diablo Canyon Citizens ask for maximum punishment in an animal cruelty case Cops or troops?: Just how militarized are SLO County's law enforcement organizations? Beneath the surface: Above the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin, new wells are being dug while residents and agriculturalists worry about the uncertain future A second defendant is charged in a rape case The Arroyo Grande City Council declines to further investigate an 'incident' San Luis Obispo man arrested on suspicion of torture