The 139-yr heritage of the Santa Maria Occasions has viewed many alterations to the newspaper’s publication routine and company model.
Via changes of ownership, evolving output solutions and fluctuations from everyday to weekly and back to daily publication, the newspaper has been a element of the Santa Maria Valley because 1882. It truly is a person of our Valley’s oldest enterprises.
We are in the midst of a different change cycle, this time brought on by state Assembly Monthly bill 5, the so-known as “gig legislation”, and the financial effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
AB5 will need newspapers to hire carriers as workforce relatively than impartial contractors starting off in January 2022, something that in the present financial climate is not possible.
As a final result, and in phase with a escalating variety of newspapers throughout the country, the Santa Maria Moments will begin providing your paper similar-working day mail on July 13. Your paper will get there by using the U.S. Postal Company, together with your every day mail.
In addition, the paper will get started publishing Tuesday by Saturday starting the 7 days of July 13, and eliminate the Sunday version in favor of an expanded “Weekend Edition” on Saturdays. The closing Sunday edition will be posted July 11.
The “Weekend Edition” will include Sunday comics, two internet pages of puzzles such as the Sunday crossword, columnists, small business and lifestyles sections, a neighborhood information webpage, a religion web site, the Television tutorial and all your community sporting activities protection which include Friday night video games.
This was not an effortless final decision, but our objective is to supply far better delivery and buyer support to our viewers.
Santa Maria California Information Media Inc., which owns the Santa Maria Occasions, continues to be dedicated to a print newspaper and our readership has never ever been larger. Our internet websites acquire upwards of 1.5 million pageviews a thirty day period.
Print subscribers will continue to get total access to the SantaMariaTimes.com internet site as effectively as the electronic version (e-edition) of the newspaper. New subscribers need to have only to generate a web site account making use of the email stated on their subscription to get on line access. Subscribers can simply call 805-739-2200 with any queries with regards to their internet site account, or membership in general.
Last but not least, we would like to thank you for reading through and for your aid all through this transition.