Frequently asked questions

What is the California Sun?

It's a daily email newsletter that curates stories from numerous publications to give you the full sweep of news across California. The email arrives in your inbox weekdays at 6 a.m. Pacific and can be read in a few 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 and engaging format.

How much does it cost?

The California Sun is completely free.

How do I sign up?

Simple: Just go here and plug in your email.

How does the Sun support itself?

Rather than require paid subscriptions, the Sun relies on a voluntary membership program.

We suggest that readers who appreciate getting the newsletter contribute $3 or $4 a month. But any amount helps. The greater the support, the more we can do. You can see the membership options here.

Can I send a contribution by mail?

Absolutely! Just fill out this form and send it to:

California Sun
PO Box 6868
Los Osos, CA 93412.

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

No, the Sun is a for-profit LLC based in California.

Will you sell my personal info?

Never, ever, ever.

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 a related news product.

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

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

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

The newsletter is also posted at around 6 a.m. weekdays three places on the internet:

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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