Marin public meetings: May 22-26 – Marin Independent Journal

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Monday Novato: Novato Sanitary District. 5:30 p.m. District Office, 500 Davidson St. Website: www.novatosan.com. District to receive Marin County Civil Grand Jury report, “Marin’s Retirement health care benefits — the money still isn’t there.” District to schedule response to the report. Novato: Special Planning Commission, 7 p.m. City Hall, 901 Sherman Ave. Website: novato.org. The commission will provide comments to …

Court roundup: May 2, 2017 – Red Bluff Daily News

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The following defendants were sentenced in Tehama County Superior Court, according to the Tehama County District Attorney’s Office: Recent State/Local Prison Commitments: People vs. Sean Cory Sogoian, Unlawful Driving or Taking of a Vehicle with a Prior; Special Allegation — Any Prior Felony;Special Allegation — 2/3 Strikes (One Prior) Brief history: Sheriff’s deputies conducted an area check in response to …

Suspect Arrested after Marijuana Bust in Chowchilla – Crime Voice

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Evelyn Castillo booking photo (Credit: Madera County Sheriff’s Department) MADERA COUNTY — On April 12th, the Madera Narcotics Enforcement Team served three search warrants in the city of Chowchilla pursuant to the cultivation and possession for sales of marijuana. With assistance from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office and Chowchilla PD, officers seized 1,167 marijuana plants, 10.74 pounds of processed marijuana, …

Interim sheriff pick talks vision, record – Eureka Times Standard

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Eureka Times StandardInterim sheriff pick talks vision, recordEureka Times StandardWhen Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey chose William “Billy” Honsal III to be his second in command in 2013, Honsal felt Downey was taking a big risk by choosing someone from outside the department. … sheriff’s office in 2013, Honsal served as a … Read the full article at: …

Merced County Man Admits Smuggling Cash from Marijuana Proceeds into Mexico – Marijuana Grown on Federal Lands – Sierra Sun Times

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Sierra Sun TimesMerced County Man Admits Smuggling Cash from Marijuana Proceeds into Mexico – Marijuana Grown on Federal LandsSierra Sun TimesDuring that time, he accumulated approximately $16,000 cash from the sale of marijuana, hid that cash in a vehicle, and arranged to have the cash smuggled into Mexico. Applicable federal regulations require reporting when $10,000 or more cash is taken … …

Larkspur to explore marijuana regulations – Marin Independent Journal

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Larkspur to explore marijuana regulationsMarin Independent JournalThe Larkspur City Council is tiptoeing toward regulations that could allow nonmedical cannabis activities within city limits. Larkspur residents in November voted by 70 percent majority to legalize recreational marijuana. “I think we took it as a … Read the full article at: Larkspur to explore marijuana regulations – Marin Independent Journal

Hanford pot, 'No Exit,' Stephen Curry on Trump – your Morning Scoop – Fresno Bee (blog)

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Fresno Bee (blog)Hanford pot, ‘No Exit,’ Stephen Curry on Trump – your Morning ScoopFresno Bee (blog)The city of Hanford took another step toward creating a marijuana farm. And Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors had a … long drought. More rain is expected tonight. Some residents in Madera County’s North Fork area remain under evacuation orders. Read …

On Kevin McCarthy's home turf, Democratic legislators warn against Obamacare repeal – Yahoo News

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Yahoo NewsOn Kevin McCarthy’s home turf, Democratic legislators warn against Obamacare repealYahoo News”There are few regions in the country that have had more gaps in its healthcare system than [Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties] in the years before implementation of the Affordable Care Act,” said Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), who …and more » Read the full article …

Tam Valley medical pot proposals receive mixed reviews – Marin Independent Journal

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Tam Valley medical pot proposals receive mixed reviewsMarin Independent JournalThe Marin County Board of Supervisors last May adopted an ordinance that would allow up to four medical cannabis dispensaries in unincorporated Marin, two along the Highway 101 corridor and two in central and West Marin. Tom Lai, assistant director of … Read the full article at: Tam Valley …

Is it OK to smoke marijuana in California? – Sierra Star

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Is it OK to smoke marijuana in California?Sierra StarI have recently had meetings with the California Highway Patrol and discussions with prosecutors as to how marijuana intoxication will be handled by the Madera County District Attorney’s Office. Although the prosecution will take more time and be more …and more » Read the full article at: Is it OK to smoke …

Water battle, roads and cannabis will keep Stanislaus supervisors busy in 2017 – Modesto Bee

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Supervisors will swear in three board members Tuesday, leading into 12 months that look hardly routine for county leaders.Former state Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen will recite the oath of office along with Supervisors Vito Chiesa and Jim DeMartini, who are beginning new terms. The ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m., with a reception to follow and the regular board meeting at 9 …

Gov. Jerry Brown pardons 112 ahead of Christmas holiday – Sacramento Bee

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In a holiday tradition, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday announced 112 pardons and one commutation, mostly for years-old offenses involving marijuana and other drugs and lower-level crimes such as robberies and assaults.Brown to date has extended 854 holiday-timed pardons and commutations since 2011. The Democrat also has led changes to the criminal justice system in his second stint as governor, …

Weed Rules: Understanding Prop 64 – KFSN-TV

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KFSN-TVWeed Rules: Understanding Prop 64KFSN-TVThe Fresno County Sheriff’s Office posted the major changes to marijuana laws since the passage of Prop 64. Many of the rules go into … Fresno County enforces a strict ban on all cannabis cultivation where more than six plants are present. Violations …and more » Read the full article at: Weed Rules: Understanding Prop …

Fresno, Valley voters didn't want pot, but they got it. Here's what will change – Fresno Bee

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Central San Joaquin Valley voters rejected marijuana legalization, but the new laws are here anyway. And with them came new rights for residents, as well as new headaches for law enforcement.On Tuesday, Californians approved Proposition 64. The move immediately made recreational marijuana legal – almost exactly 20 years after the state legalized medical cannabis.The 62-page proposition introduces new laws, but …