Santa Maria Times captures Lee award

Lee Enterprises presented its President’s Award to the Santa Maria Times for the newspaper’s yearlong series “Green Rush in the 805?”, examining the legalization of cannabis and its impacts on Santa Barbara County.

“This award is significant because the Times newsroom was honored by an independent panel of journalists from across the country along with legacy newspapers including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wisconsin State Journal and Arizona Daily Star,” said Times Publisher Cynthia Schur, pictured, 2012-13 CNPA president.