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Nation Dec 30Year 1 a mixed bag for businesses in California’s pot market
At year's end, California's effort to transform its longstanding illegal and medicinal marijuana markets into a unified, multibillion-dollar industry remains a work in progress.
Politics Aug 22Rep. Duncan Hunter ‘excited’ to go to trial following indictment
On Tuesday, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and his wife were charged by a federal grand jury with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to finance family trips to Italy and Hawaii, golf outings, school tuition, theater tickets — even…
Politics Aug 17Los Angeles mayor Garcetti: Trump sows division, does ‘racist things’
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, considering a 2020 presidential run, said Thursday that President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises.
Nation Jun 08Trump signals support for bipartisan effort to ease U.S. ban on marijuana
The legislation would ensure states have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders, but some U.S. restrictions would remain, including recreational sales to people under 21.
Politics Jun 06Trump puts own spin on primaries, declaring GOP had ‘great night’
Neither party immediately appeared to suffer major setbacks. And the winners and losers in California’s most competitive races could take days to sort out given the state’s unique election laws.
Nation May 05California’s Orange County could determine Congress control
Once considered conservative holy ground, Orange County is starting to look like a last stand for California Republicans.
Nation Dec 23California’s top marijuana regulator talks legalization
California's legal pot market opens for business on Jan. 1. The day will be a milestone, but what exactly will happen then and, especially, in the weeks and months to come is unclear.
Nation Oct 29Confusion coming with California’s legal marijuana
Los Angeles and San Francisco are among many cities still struggling to fashion local rules for pot shops and growers.
Politics Oct 23Younger, diverse voters are reshaping California politics
The Nov. 8 election will likely reflect long-term trends that have seen the nation's most populous state become increasingly diverse and firmly Democratic.
Nation May 22Clinton, Sanders work for Latino vote in California
Bernie Sanders' image gazes out from a corner storefront in Boyle Heights, a Hispanic enclave known for its plump burritos and a plaza where mariachis strum guitars. It's here that his campaign is going house to house to cut into…