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Calif. Court Strikes Down LA County’s Pot Shop Ban

July 3, 2012 | 1:24 pm

Calif. Court Strikes Down LA County’s Pot Shop Ban

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court has struck down Los Angeles County’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. The 4th District Court of Appeal ruled Monday that because the state’s medical marijuana laws authorize cooperatives and collectives to grow, store and distribute pot, a lower court judge erred when she cited the 2010 ban […]

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FDA Panel EndorsesTruvada to Prevent HIV Infection in Healthy People

May 10, 2012 | 4:08 pm

FDA Panel EndorsesTruvada to Prevent HIV Infection in Healthy People

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From AP: A panel of federal health advisers has endorsed the first drug shown to prevent HIV infection in healthy people, clearing the way for a potentially landmark approval in the 30-year-old effort against the virus that causes AIDS. In a series of votes, the Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended approval of the […]

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Federal Raid at Oaksterdam University

April 2, 2012 | 12:57 pm

Federal Raid at Oaksterdam University

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Update 4:01 p.m. IRS spokesperson Arlette Lee said the investigation is a joint effort between the IRS and the DEA. She declined further comment, stating the search warrant has been sealed by a federal court. Update 3:12 p.m. Federal agents also raided the home of Oaksterdam founder Richard Lee but did not arrest him, according […]

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March 9, 2012 | 7:07 am

Breakfast Blend: Arcadia Man Accused of Trying to Sell $1.3 mil in Counterfeit French Burgundy

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. Influential L.A.-area wine collector accused of fraud (Los Angeles Times) Hospital did business with firms tied to its CEO, board members (Los Angeles Times) Ellen Ullman Abandons Technology […]

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February 14, 2012 | 7:22 am

Breakfast Blend: Cries of Pain from Calif Scientists as Mars Projects Take Hit in NASA Budget Draft

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. NASA, Rep. Schiff in war of words over Mars exploration (Pasadena Star-News) Obama health chief visits L.A. clinic, announces plan to help students (Los Angeles Times) Study: Cardiac […]

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February 1, 2012 | 7:20 am

Breakfast Blend: San Bernardino Flying Squirrel on Fast Track to Endangered Status

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. REGION: Officials to study flying squirrels (Riverside Press Enterprise) Coliseum officials made $1 million in cash payments to union (Los Angeles Times) Monterey County hospital group to award […]

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January 25, 2012 | 7:20 am

Breakfast Blend: At Last – Memorial for Etta James Set for Inglewood Friday

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. RIVERSIDE: Etta James’ memorial set for Inglewood Friday (Riverside Press Enterprise) Cap on new Cal State campus presidents’ pay urged (Los Angeles Times) Judge approves settlement on adult […]

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Mendocino County Ends Medical Pot Permitting Program

January 24, 2012 | 7:30 pm

Mendocino County Ends Medical Pot Permitting Program

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Bowing to federal pressure, Mendocino County will no longer issue permits to medical marijuana growers. The County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to end the popular permit program, which was the first of its kind in the nation. The vote also makes it illegal to cultivate more than 25 plants, reducing the amount from the […]

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January 24, 2012 | 6:44 am

Breakfast Blend: Average Silicon Valley Tech Salary Tops $100,000

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out.  Average Silicon Valley Tech Salary Passes $100,000 (Wall Street Journal) Officers justified in invading home without warrant, court rules (Los Angeles Times) Officials oppose extended federal oversight of […]

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UCSF Study: Smoking Some Marijuana Isn’t Bad For Lungs

January 10, 2012 | 4:38 pm

UCSF Study: Smoking Some Marijuana Isn’t Bad For Lungs

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Interesting study out of UCSF today. As Shuka Kalantari reports on KQED’s State of Health blog… Smoking an occasional marijuana joint isn’t bad for your lungs. In fact, lighting up once in a while may increase lung function, according to researchers at University of California, San Francisco. The UCSF study, released today, looked at the pulmonary […]

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