Vol. 24, No. 34
Our first Pet Issue is chock-full of adorable furry friends who’ve won our inaugural pet photo contest, all for a good cause—each entry helped raise roughly $6,000 for local Humane Societies. Inside, get ready for some seriously cute close-ups, from golden labs and yellow ducks to dwarf rabbits and tabby cats . Also in our Pet Issue, New Times’ Staff Writer Bulbul Rajagopal reports from the Central Coast reptile expo , and Staff Writer Taylor O’Connor talks with local shelters about fostering animals before adoption .
In addition, you can read about a Santa Maria development that includes a revamped firefighter memorial ; Surf to Summit landscapes at Gallery Los Olivos ; and why sparkling wine pairs particularly well with local oysters .