Friday, August 26, 2016     Volume: 17, Issue: 25

Weekly Poll
Would you ever consider running for city council?

Only all the time!
Sometimes. I'd love to contribute to my community.
No. City government is boring.
City government, that's small potatoes. I hear the presidential race needs a suitable candidate.

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Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Violent cycle

Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate but unequal.” No, this is not a recent statement. One year after the 1967 riots, then President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission, which issued a report including these memorable words. It is sad to note that the statement is as accurate today as it was almost half a century ago. The police-related tragedies that happened ... [ Read More ]