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  • 34 Pot Farms Destroyed in NorCal Wildfires Just Weeks Ahead of ... Marijuana Market Going Live

    10/21/2017 6:58:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/20/2017
    The fires that started sweeping across the state earlier this month are the most destructive in California’s history. The fires have burned 245,000 acres, destroyed 7,700 structures and killed 42 people, according to Cal Fire, the state’s firefighting department. The fires have been particularly bad in Sonoma County, where 30 pot farms and three pot manufacturers lost everything to the blazes, according to the web site of the Sonoma County Growers Alliance. None of those businesses are insured, according to the alliance. Allen said he managed to confirm that 25 farms were destroyed in Sonoma County, which are included in...
  • Dual Threat Has Mainstream Syrian Rebels Fearing Demise Facing Both ISIS Militants and Assad

    08/16/2014 3:42:02 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 3 replies
    NYT ^ | 15 Aug 14 | Anne Barnard
    BEIRUT, Lebanon — Far from being depleted by its recent sweep into Iraq, the extremist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is pressing deeper into Syria, regaining territory it had lost to the mainstream Syrian insurgents just as the Syrian Army has come within five miles of encircling the insurgent-held section of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. The dual advance is on the verge of dealing a potentially fatal blow to the mainstream insurgents, leaving them besieged in the city while ISIS, a group deemed too extreme even by Al Qaeda, faces the Syrian government across a crucial front line at...
  • MK Tibi: 'Settler Woman' Pushed Out Arab MK

    01/26/2013 12:32:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    MK Ahmad Tibi (Raam Taal) berated Arab citizens of Israel Saturday for their relatively low turnout in the elections and blamed them for the loss of his party's fifth seat in the final vote count. Early counting gave the party five seats and would have left MK Taleb a-Sana in the parliament. However, upon completion of the counting of the "double envelope" votes, which are mostly those of soldiers, it turned out that Raam-Taal would only have four MKs. The seat they "lost" went to Bayit Yehudi and allowed Shuli Muallem, widow of Lt. Col. Moshe Muallem, a resident of...
  • Hard times send Latinos back across the border

    05/29/2009 11:48:18 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 27 replies · 997+ views
    The Minn. Star Tribune ^ | May 29, 2009 | JEAN HOPFENSPERGER
    A year ago, Primitivo Morales had a home in the suburbs, two children in college and two successful businesses on E. Lake Street in Minneapolis. But the economic downturn, combined with cranked-up immigration enforcement, has driven customers away and crushed his personal finances. After 25 years in the United States, he now is reluctantly making plans to return to Mexico. Morales, 45, is part of a trend unfolding across the state and the nation. Latinos in the prime of their work life are returning home because their dreams have collapsed along with the economy. The numbers are still relatively small,...
  • Wedding Off, Jilted Bride Turns Party Into a Benefit

    09/08/2006 2:59:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies · 1,535+ views
    New York Times ^ | 09/08/2006 | Stephanie Storm
    Six weeks before Kyle Paxman’s scheduled wedding, a stranger walked into her office with e-mail messages and other evidence that Ms. Paxman’s fiancé was cheating on her — with the stranger’s girlfriend. “The dress had arrived, the flowers were done, the menus were chosen,” said Ms. Paxman, manager of two food and beverage outlets at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. “One hundred and eighty guests had tickets from all over the country and the Virgin Islands to come and make a weekend of my wedding.” But rather than cancel the reception, planned for this Saturday in Vermont,...
  • Sun Readership Up as Circulation Declines Slow (daydreaming Baltimore Sun)

    05/09/2006 8:45:07 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 39 replies · 710+ views ^ | 8 May 2006 | staff
    Press Release Source: The Baltimore Sun Sun Readership Up as Circulation Declines Slow Monday May 8, 5:58 pm ET Sun Issues Correction to ABC FAS-Fax Release BALTIMORE, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Even as the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations FAS-FAX release showed The Sun's recent circulation declines slowing, new research shows the paper's readership actually growing. The March ABC Publisher's Statement shows Sun overall daily (Monday - Friday average) circulation down about 3% and Sunday down about 6.6%, largely reflecting the newspaper's continued reduction of bulk or third-party sponsored distribution. (A mistake in ABC's original release this morning erroneously reported...
  • CA: GOP blanked on statewide offices but gains in Legislature

    11/27/2002 7:14:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 242+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/27/02 | Dan Walters
    <p>Much has been made in the media about the sweep of California statewide offices by Democrats, the first time that had happened in 120-odd years.</p> <p>It's certainly noteworthy, at least as a historic milestone, and it does underscore the decline of the Republicans in a state whose major statewide elections they once dominated. It stands in contrast, too, to the wins by White House-led Republicans in congressional, senatorial and statehouse contests in the rest of the nation.</p>