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Orange County Looks to Grant to Reduce Recidivism

Orange County is under pressure to reduce the number of inmates in its prisons. That’s motivating lawmakers to look at a new grant that would help reduce the number of inmates who commit crimes after spending time behind bars. The grant would distribute $500,000 to local non-government groups for the program. It targets juvenile

How do I find a reputable dispensary?

The state of California made medical marijuana legal in 1996, but the framework for regulating marijuana production, labeling and quality control has lagged sorely behind. Only now is the Senate working on a bill to standardize growing and processing, and while Senate Bill 1262 is making its way through the amendment process, the State provides

What You Need to Know About Driving While High

Much has been made of the similarities and differences between alcohol, a legal drug, and marijuana, legal in just a few states but still illegal under federal law. While advocates compare addiction and safety numbers, detractors talk gateways and health issues. No matter which side of the issue you’re on, even in states where

Pot Farms Draining Northern California Creeks

Two University of Washington students created an app that will enable you to have medical marijuana delivered to your door. Canary, the creators say, is like Uber for marijuana. Uber is a cab service that enables users to find a cab near them and order a ride by bidding. The app will connect dispensaries

San Jose Bans Dispensaries

Although the state of California made medical marijuana legal to grow and buy for personal use in 1996, the cities and counties within California are free to create laws that are more restrictive than the current state law. Many municipalities have used this freedom to restrict dispensaries, or the storefront-end of a marijuana collective or

MMJ Growing Guidelines in California

In California, there is lots of misinformation regarding growing guidelines for medical marijuana dispensaries. That’s because Senate Bill 420, which was passed in 2004, established no limit on the amount of marijuana a patient can possess and imposes no limits on grower-caregivers or dispensaries. However, Prop 215 sets a suggestion of 8 ounces of

Son Suspected in Mission Viejo Deaths

Police believe a 21-year-old man in Mission Viejo killed his family and then turned the gun on himself. Police discovered the scene May 27, after a relative called 911. They believe the crime took place over a day earlier. Monday, May 26, a neighbor in the family’s quiet neighborhood called 911 and reported hearing gunshots

DNA Collection for DUI Results in 2001 Rape Conviction

A jury recently convicted a man of a 2001 rape with the help of DNA evidence collected from a recent DUI conviction. Raul Moreno-Perez was given a 30-day sentence in 2012 as the result of a drunk driving conviction. He was also compelled to submit a DNA sample, which helped solve the 11 year-old rape

Café Employee Pistol Whipped During Robbery

Police are investigating an early-morning café robbery in Santa Ana early last week. The two suspects entered the Café La Me, restrained the patrons with zip-ties and pistol whipped a café employee before taking cash from the register. Victims were only able to identify the suspects only by their height and clothing, since they were

Mission Impossible-Style Burglars Hit Orange County Jewelry Store

Mission Impossible-style burglars hit an Orange County jewelry store, taking their time to clear out nearly $500,000 in inventory before fleeing the store. Police say the suspects cut a hole in the bathroom ceiling of Nuggets and Carats, disconnected the security alarm, and then went to work. They bored a fist-sized hole in a jewelry