Levels of THC – the chemical that creates the high – in some pot now reach 20 to 30 percent, 15 times the potency of a few decades ago. The Netherlands and Uruguay, for instance, are readying proposals to cap THC levels of legal marijuana at 15 percent.
Having seized the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, Donald Trump gestured, strutted, smirked and yelled at the nation for 75 minutes, and we pundits panned the performance, as we so often have.
Politicians regularly talk about the need to rebuild America and produce millions of jobs in the process. Year in, year out, though, the drill is the same. People balk at paying to improve the country.
Civil rights attorney Mark Merin is known for many things in Sacramento. A defender of the homeless and helpless and the convicted. A ringleader of the “Safe Ground” movement. A perpetual thorn in the side of elected officials with big titles. All of that.
The U.S. Department of Justice last week announced with great fanfare a settlement under which Goldman Sachs would ostensibly pay out more than $5 billion for misconduct related to its sales of mortgage securities to investors in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis.
Let’s assume Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president. Perish the thought? Most pundits and political prognosticators have tended to focus on the worst-case scenarios surrounding a Trump nomination. I certainly have.
The legal dispute between the FBI and Apple over a locked iPhone is clouded in technical details that are hard for many to understand, an unclear area of law, and a terrible tragedy in San Bernardino that provokes unease and fear.
First responders shot video of the blaze that broke out in the Santa Cruz Mountains, south of San Jose, on Monday night, October 16, 2017. The flames are seen looking north from Bear Creek Road and the aerial fire retardant dunk shot Tuesday at 10:40 a.m. is looking west from Skyline Road toward Lost Valley.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office
Views of the Bear Creek Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains
Watch two steam trains collide at 90 mph at California State Fair in 1913
Breathtaking view of fall colors in the Sierra as birds would see them
Watch Sacramento fire crews battle suspicious boat fire