Saturday, November 29, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 38

Weekly Poll
Is Prop 47 (reduces charges for nonviolent crimes like drug possession) good or bad?

Terrible. It will make crime worse.
Necessary. We need to reduce inmate populations.
Good. Drug possession shouldn't result in jail time.
Bad. Criminals need to be punished.

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Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Celebrate the spirit of Christmas and Old Orcutt

No one better exemplifies the pioneer spirit of Old Town Orcutt than this year’s Christmas Parade Grand Marshal, Berto VanVeen. The histories of Old Orcutt and La Graciosa, its predecessor, are colorful mosaics of our country’s westward migration and settlement that should strike a note of pride in the Santa Maria Valley’s collective memory. Early historical records show the settling of the Orcutt footh... [ Read More ]