Pot-sniffing dogs' jobs haven't gone up in smoke – San Francisco Chronicle

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Legal marijuana is in the air across California, but local and state law enforcement agencies say they won’t retire their pot-sniffing narcotics dogs anytime soon. At first, it might seem like California’s legalization of recreational pot would render canine units’ weed-sensitive noses obsolete. Indeed, some dogs are being pulled from routine patrols, and new ones are sometimes not trained on …

Pot-sniffing police dogs face uncertain future – San Francisco Chronicle

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Legal marijuana is in the air across California, but local and state law enforcement agencies say they won’t retire their pot-sniffing narcotics dogs anytime soon. At first, it might seem like California’s legalization of recreational pot would render canine units’ weed-sensitive noses obsolete. Indeed, some dogs are being pulled from routine patrols, and new ones are sometimes not trained on …

Unlikely friends: Convicted murderers, one an ex-Oakland cop, team up to mentor inmates – The Mercury News

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OAKLAND — More than 41 years after Glenn Bailey went to prison for killing two of his drug accomplices, he finally walked out a free man. Since April, the Oakland resident has been going into San Quentin State Prison on Sundays to share survival advice with inmates at the facility where he served 21 years. His unlikely partner on these …

Unlikely friends: Convicted murderers, one an ex-Oakland cop, team … – The Mercury News

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OAKLAND — More than 41 years after Glenn Bailey went to prison for killing two of his drug accomplices, he finally walked out a free man. Since April, the Oakland resident has been going into San Quentin State Prison on Sundays to share survival advice with inmates at the facility where he served 21 years. His unlikely partner on these …

Unlikely friends: Convicted murderers, one an ex-Oakland cop, team up to mentor inmates – East Bay Times

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OAKLAND — More than 41 years after Glenn Bailey went to prison for killing two of his drug accomplices, he finally walked out a free man. Since April, the Oakland resident has been going into San Quentin State Prison on Sundays to share survival advice with inmates at the facility where he served 21 years. His unlikely partner on these …

Letters: Happy pot shops coming, cranky about opinion page – East Bay Times

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Sometimes progress in this lovely city of Alameda really does go one step forward, two grumpy comments back. First, I see the delightful front page headline that our mayor and City Council are finally looking into lifting a nearly decade-long, misguided ban on cannabis-based businesses, a boon for medical and recreational marijuana (by 2018) sales and city tax revenues. I …

Ghost Ship operators created a deadly firetrap just waiting to be ignited, prosecutors say – Los Angeles Times

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Sheriff: Fired worker kills 5, then self as siren approached – NBC 29 News

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By TERRANCE HARRIS and MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A man who was fired from a Florida awning factory in April returned Monday with a semi-automatic pistol and methodically killed five people, then took his own life at the sound of an approaching siren, authorities said.Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings identified the shooter as John Robert Neumann Jr., …

Police Reports, June 5, 2017 – Kokomo Tribune

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Howard County Arrests Friday, 12:27 a.m., deputies arrested Donzell L. Thomas, 38, 1100 block of North Apperson Way, at Reed Road and North Street, on charges of possession of marijuana, a level 6 felony, and operating while intoxicated endangering a person, a misdemeanor. Friday, 2:23 a.m., deputies arrested Robert E. Antrim III, 42, Hartford, Indiana, at the Howard County Sheriff’s …

California Localities Primed for Legal Recreational Cannabis Use – BloombergQuint

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That would be more than a ten-fold increase from 2016 when medical marijuana dispensaries generated about $82 million in sales taxes alone, according to the Board of Equalization. Tom Adams, editor-in-chief of Arcview Market Research, an arm of Oakland-based cannabis investment firm the Arcview Group, projects legal sales — which he pegged at $1.8 billion last year — will hit …

California Localities Primed for Legal Recreational Cannabis Use … – Bloomberg

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Twenty years after approving medical marijuana, Californians come 2018 will be able to consume it for recreational purposes, too, and the localities that have reaped the most from legal cannabis sales may be best positioned for what could be a billion-dollar windfall. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Alameda counties collected the most in sales taxes from medical marijuana dispensaries last …

Opinion: The truth about Berkeley's homeless policy – Berkeleyside

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As our new Mayor’s senior advisor, I have been honored to meet all the selfless individuals who serve as the leaders and service providers of our Homeless Community Based Organizations. And I cannot say enough about our city staff who work much more than “full time” managing a system that is primarily dictated by federal and state mandates. But in the …

May 3-9 Gold Canyon Pinal County Sheriff's Office Crime Report – Apache Junction Independent

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The following is a sampling of incidents that were reported to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Gold Canyon. See other crime reports at http://apachejunctionindependent.com/section/sheriff-and-fire/. May 3-9 •Domestic violence: 9800 block of East La Palma Avenue. Reported at 8:41 p.m. May 3.•Suspicious activity: 7100 block of East U.S. Highway 60. Reported at 10:34 p.m. May 3.•Welfare check, …