Sunday, May 24, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 11

Weekly Poll
Should Plains All American Pipeline face penalties following the Santa Barbara oil spill?

Government should follow current penalty procedure.
Damages should be payed to SB County residents.
They should pay for all coastal cleanup.
They don't deserve extra penalties.

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Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


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More than 1,500 Californians, patients at a pain clinic operated by Dr. Allen Thomashefsky in Santa Barbara, have been notified by local public health officials that they may have been affected by hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or HIV while receiving medical treatment. The possible route of transmission of those blood borne pathogens, at this stage, is unknown. So far, seven of the people who were patients of Dr. Thomashefsky... [ Read More ]