| Jun 2, 2009
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told a joint session of the Legislature on Tuesday that California's budget crisis will require a transformation in state government.
The state faces a $24.3 billion deficit and a looming cash crisis that jeopardizes its...
| Jul 15, 2009
| 10:21 PM
LOS ANGELES -- As governments deal with budget deficits, the idea of taxing state-legal marijuana sold at local medical-pot dispensaries is gaining traction.
Locally, city Councilwoman Janice Hahn introduced a motion Wednesday to explore taxing marijuana...
| Jul 16, 2009
A drug deal plays out, California-style:
A conservatively dressed courier drives a company-leased Smart Car to an apartment on a weekday afternoon. Erick Alvaro hands over a white paper bag to his 58-year-old customer, who inspects the bag to ensure that...
| Feb 25, 2009
Today's culture warriors have better things to argue about than pot-smoking hippies, yet federal marijuana laws are still stuck in the Nixon-era days when conservatives feared that reefer madness was destroying the minds of America's youth. Amid that time...
| Mar 29, 2009
All right, tell me this doesn't sound a little strange:
I'm sitting in Costa Mesa with a silver-haired gent who once ran for Congress as a Republican and used to lock up drug dealers as a federal prosecutor, a man who served as an Orange County judge for...