Frequently asked questions

What is the California Sun?

We are a daily email newsletter that gives you the full sweep of news from across California. The email arrives in your inbox weekdays at 5 a.m. Pacific and can be read in just a couple minutes. See examples here.

Why do I need this?

Trying to keep up with the news in the internet age is overwhelming.

We make your life easier by scanning through everything out there, picking out only the most interesting stuff, then delivering it in a simple two-minute read.

How much does it cost?

Nada! The California Sun is completely free.

I already get a bunch of newsletters. What makes yours different?

Crucially, we’re independent. Many newsletters have secondary motives—often to drive up paid subscriptions to some other news product or sell ads.

We don’t so that. We deliver only the most newsworthy, most interesting and most delightful stories from across the web.

OK. I’ll give it a shot. Where do I sign up?

Awesome! Go here and plug in your email.

I don't like email. Are there other ways to find the newsletter?


Here is the RSS feed, if you're into that.

The newsletter is also posted at around 5 a.m. weekdays three places on the internet:

• Our Facebook page

Mike's Twitter account, using the hashtag #calsun

• On this web page

How do I unsubscribe?

There's an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every newsletter. If you run into problems, just email us and we’ll handle it.

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