Pot farms have trashed California Valley, county says as it files lawsuits against growers – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

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San Luis Obispo County is suing alleged marijuana growers in California Valley, where a boom in cannabis cultivation has resulted in depleted water, trash and spilled portable toilets, court documents say. Five lawsuits were filed this week in San Luis Obispo Superior Court after the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday authorized county counsel to begin litigation against marijuana growers …

SLO County sues pot growers in California Valley | The Tribune – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

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San Luis Obispo County is suing alleged marijuana growers in California Valley, where a boom in cannabis cultivation has resulted in depleted water, trash and spilled portable toilets, court documents say. Five lawsuits were filed this week in San Luis Obispo Superior Court after the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday authorized county counsel to begin litigation against marijuana growers …

Updated: Caspar woman killed in apparent property dispute; murder suspect now in custody – The Mendocino Voice

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MCSO is seeking Kelley Coan, shown in a photograph from 2007. She is described as a white female adult, 5’06” tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes, and is 39 years old. UPDATED 6:20pm: Coan is now being held in custody in San Joaquin County on homicide charges without bail, and MCSO deputies are on their …

Updated: Caspar woman killed in apparent property dispute; murder … – The Mendocino Voice

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MCSO is seeking Kelley Coan, shown in a photograph from 2007. She is described as a white female adult, 5’06” tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes, and is 39 years old. UPDATED 6:20pm: Coan is now being held in custody in San Joaquin County on homicide charges without bail, and MCSO deputies are on their …

Cannabis facility seeks Hanford home – Anchorage Press

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SAN JOSE – To see the potential future of Hanford’s struggling industrial business park, you need to travel a couple hundred miles north to a big industrial building in a tough-looking part of San Jose. The sign says “Caliva.” There’s a big green cross on it. If you weren’t paying attention, you’d miss the discreet marijuana plant leaf at the end …

Cannabis facility seeks Hanford home | National | anchoragepress … – Anchorage Press

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SAN JOSE – To see the potential future of Hanford’s struggling industrial business park, you need to travel a couple hundred miles north to a big industrial building in a tough-looking part of San Jose. The sign says “Caliva.” There’s a big green cross on it. If you weren’t paying attention, you’d miss the discreet marijuana plant leaf at the end …

Briefs (May 22, 2017) – Stockton Record

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Jerry Brown can't get a pay raise today – and it's his own fault – Sacramento Bee

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Welcome to the AM Alert, your morning rundown on California policy and politics. To receive it regularly, please sign up here. This is usually the time of year when the California Citizens Compensation Commission considers a pay raise (or cut) for the Legislature, the governor and other statewide constitutional officers. But an annual meeting planned for today in Sacramento has …

CA board that sets governor's pay has too few members to meet … – Sacramento Bee

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Welcome to the AM Alert, your morning rundown on California policy and politics. To receive it regularly, please sign up here. This is usually the time of year when the California Citizens Compensation Commission considers a pay raise (or cut) for the Legislature, the governor and other statewide constitutional officers. But an annual meeting planned for today in Sacramento has …

New report reveals California salmonids are in hot water – Daily Democrat

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California’s salmon, steelhead and trout swim in hot water these days and because of that most could be extinct by the end of the century. UC Davis, in partnership with California Trout Inc., released a new report on salmonids Tuesday. According to their findings, those fish — responsible for a nearly $10 billion industry in California alone — have had …

New report reveals California salmonoids are in hot water – Daily Democrat

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California’s salmon, steelhead and trout swim in hot water these days and because of that most could be extinct by the end of the century. UC Davis, in partnership with California Trout Inc., released a new report on salmonids Tuesday. According to their findings, those fish — responsible for a nearly $10 billion industry in California alone — have had …

Santa Cruz County police find gun, marijuana in felon's stuffed animal – The Mercury News

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WATSONVILLE – A 25-year-old Merced man was arrested on a warrant at a Watsonville motel Monday. A search of the room revealed a .45 caliber pistol, a high capacity magazine and more than 10 ounces of marijuana concealed inside a stuffed animal. Derrick Pounds was arrested after Watsonville police conducted an area check at a Watsonville motel near Highway 1, …

Whither the vineyard workers? – North Bay Business Journal

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Sales of higher-end wines are making North Coast winegrapes a hot item, but availability of workers to pick them has fallen sharply, driving wages higher, according to a large vineyard owner in the region.The average number of unskilled workers employed locally during the peak season of vineyard activity — generally, harvest — has fallen by about 50 percent in the …

Napa, Sonoma vineyard-worker scarcity sprouts wage growth, alternatives – North Bay Business Journal

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Sales of higher-end wines are making North Coast winegrapes a hot item, but availability of workers to pick them has fallen sharply, driving wages higher, according to a large vineyard owner in the region.The average number of unskilled workers employed locally during the peak season of vineyard activity — generally, harvest — has fallen by about 50 percent in the …

The Narco Trafficker Next Door – Daily Beast

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Even in some of Mexico’s most expensive and exclusive neighborhoods there is no escaping the drug cartels—they’re your neighbors. GUADALAJARA, Mexico—Gabriela Navarro, who lives in an exclusive gated community in southern Guadalajara, suspects three locals of having ties to one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels. She bases this belief on their unconventional working hours, unexplained wealth, and fondness for …