How Did The Breeze get its Name?


This copy of The Breeze is from November, 1925. It is in its sixth school year of printing, and is still around today.

From Ladies of our Valley, written by Lucinda Ransick, director of the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society Museum:  “Ethel’s (Pope) junior English class voted to take up the responsibility of publishing a school paper every Friday.  A name for the paper was also needed. Julia Beeson (Smith) would have the honor of naming the school newspaper, when she casually remarked on a typical windy, spring day, “we should call it the Breeze.” And so it was.  Expenses were covered by a 25-cent per term subscription fee.

You can find out more about all things Santa Maria by visiting the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society Museum at 616 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454.  Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, from 11 am to 4 pm.  Their website can be found here.