Tuesday, August 4, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 21
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Should local rapper Anthony Murillo be charged for making threats in a song?

Yes, a threat is a threat.
No, the First Amendment protects speech.
Maybe, depends on how serious the threat was.
If he made the threat in person, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

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Why are you involved with the Santa Maria Arts Council?


Hattie Stoddard

Hattie Stoddard

artist with Valley Art Gallery

“To represent the visual arts in Santa Maria. We are one of the only groups here that does visual art.”

Clare Terrill

Clare Terrill

SM Arts Council president

“I came to the Arts Council originally through the Santa Maria Civic Theatre. I was the representative for the theater, and then I started working on the scholarship committee, which has been my main focus.”

Dennis Smitherman

Dennis Smitherman

SM Arts Council vice president

“To help promote art in the community, in our culture, and in our kids.”

Judy Frost

Judy Frost

SM Arts Council member

“Because I see how important the arts are in enriching the lives of our youth and in improving the quality of life in our community.”