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New marijuana farmers market in L.A. ordered temporarily shut down

The recently opened marijuana farmers market in Boyle Heights was shut down temporarily until a judge determines whether it should be allowed or not. So who is to blame/thank for this? 1. L.A. voters who approved Proposition D in 2013 (and eligible voters who didn’t vote), which restricts where pot shops could do business and the number of them that

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To curb drought, state officials impose fines on excessive water use

California’s drought is worsening by the day and state officials are dealing with the problem by imposing stringent new restrictions on residents’ water use. To reduce the severity of the drought and promote water conservation, the state Water Resources Control Board has enacted temporary emergency rules to fine individuals who are found to be using water excessively. The fine is a maximum $500/day. This is the first time the

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Good news for beachgoers

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a law that makes it easier for beachgoers to assert their right to access all of 1,100 miles of California’s coast. Under the California Constitution, all of California’s beaches are “owned” by the public.1CA Const., art X, sec 4:”tidal lands” means up to the average high tide This means that nobody may deny access to this area, although many beachfront property owners

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