The California Sun uses a model of voluntary support. That means we rely on you, dear reader, to chip in a small amount to help cover the cost of producing the newsletter.
Here are nine reasons to inspire you:
1The Sun reveals California's treasures.
A subterranean wonderland in the San Joaquin Valley, a pink dream palace on the Central Coast, a post-apocalyptic menagerie in the Mojave Desert. The Sun highlights the state's most unique and beautiful places.
2It's completely independent.
As an island of one, the Sun is beholden to no interests but those of its readers. That means you get only the stories deemed worthy of your attention.
3It's ad-free — for supporters.
Contribute even $1 and you'll halt all ads.
4It highlights California's most fascinating personalities.
The dancer in the desert, the last major Californio, the woman who turned San Diego green. In both the newsletter and a new podcast, the Sun tells you about the people who have made California so unique.
5It illuminates California's history.
6It saves you time.
To find must-read stories, the Sun manually combs through 80 or so news sites and other media channels every day — so you don't have to.
7It's a visual feast.
8It reflects the whole state.
9It doesn't take much.
If every reader of the Sun signed up for $1 a month — the price of an iTunes song — it would put the newsletter on solid footing.
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