Former Santa Maria Times publisher Cynthia Schur dies after cancer battle

Cynthia Schur

Cynthia Schur, who served as the first female publisher of the Santa Maria (California) Times and its sister papers for 16 years and through two owners, died July 12 after a short battle with brain cancer.

In addition to serving as publisher of five newspapers for both Pulitzer Newspapers Inc. and Lee Enterprises, Schur, 65, was active in the community and was instrumental in launching Day of Hope, a joint effort of Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation and the newspapers to raise funds to help patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center.

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