About

Who we are

The California Sun is written by Mike McPhate. He did the popular California Today newsletter for the New York Times.

Before that, he held reporting and editing jobs at the Times, Washington Post, and New York Sun. He’s also been a forklift driver, a bagel server, a movie usher, a recycling coordinator, and a dog groomer.

He lives in Los Osos, a speck of a town outside San Luis Obispo, where he periodically teaches journalism courses at Cal Poly.

His favorite things: steel-string guitars, stand-up comedy, rock climbing, and his two little kids.

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you.

Email: mike@californiasun.co
Twitter: @mmcphate
Phone: 805-316-0407