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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

Bank Robber Receives 90 Years to Life

A serial bank robber who never used a weapon or injured anyone during his crimes received a 90-year sentence in for his crimes at sentencing. Before the latest two crimes, David Hill, 54 years old, had five previous convictions for bank robbery. Hill also served time for burglary and car theft in the 1980s. In

Son Accused in Juan Capistrano Murders

The murder mystery of a wealthy Orange County couple is closer to being solved. The couple’s 18-year-old son has been arrested in the case. Police say Ashton Sachs shot his parents, Bradford Hans Sachs, 57, and Andra Resa Sachs, 54, before also shooting his 8-year-old brother, who survived but is paralyzed. Sachs is the owner

Reward Offered in Long Beach Liquor Store Armed Robbery

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Long Beach Police Department are offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man involved in a liquor store armed robbery. Police say on March 24 around 8 p.m., an armed suspect entered the store located

Excessive Force Lawsuit Filed Against Santa Ana PD

The family of a man fatally shot by police is suing two Santa Ana officers for use of excessive force. Jason Hallstrom and Travis Mock were driving north on I-5 in stolen car on March 15, 2013, fleeing from Santa Ana SWAT team members. The car exited Grand and headed north, but crashed at Grand