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Cannabis in the CV: Desert Hot Springs Is Poised to Reap the Benefits of Being a Haven for Marijuana Businesses

Cannabis in the CV: Desert Hot Springs Is Poised to Reap the Benefits of Being a Haven for Marijuana Businesses

Jun 18, 2019 15:31  |  Robin Goins

The Coachella Valley continues to grow as a cannabis destination—and no city is more prepared to reap the benefits than Desert Hot Springs.

The city has experienced an often-turbulent history, but when...

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Dorm Time? Many of California's Community Colleges Consider Building Student Housing

Dorm Time? Many of California's Community Colleges Consider Building Student Housing

Jun 13, 2019 16:00  |  Felicia Mello, CALmatters

Matthew Polamalu was spending 90 minutes each day commuting back and forth to community college along Southern California’s congested freeways when he decided he’d had enough.

He sat down at his comput...

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Your Tax Dollars at Work: Reading Between the Lines of California's New $215 Billion Budget

Your Tax Dollars at Work: Reading Between the Lines of California's New $215 Billion Budget

Jun 13, 2019 15:00  |  Judy Lin, CALmatters

Despite speculation about bold moves—in a far-left direction, even for this blue state—Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative Democrats actually landed a budget Thursday that’s surgical about new taxing an...

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'Woke' Democrats? Some Presidential Candidates Say What California's Democratic Activists Want to Hear—While Others Do Not

'Woke' Democrats? Some Presidential Candidates Say What California's Democratic Activists Want to Hear—While Others Do Not

Jun 06, 2019 14:45  |  Ben Christopher, CALmatters

Anyone who spent the weekend at the California Democratic Party’s convention—watching 14 White House contenders try to impress what one congresswoman called “the wokest Democrats in the country”—obser...

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Cannabis News Briefs: House of Lucidity Opens; Coachella Hosts a Big Cannabis Summit; and More!

Cannabis News Briefs: House of Lucidity Opens; Coachella Hosts a Big Cannabis Summit; and More!

Jun 03, 2019 14:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

House of Lucidity Opens in Cathedral City

The House of Lucidity, Cathedral City’s newest dispensary, officially opened with a ribbon-cutting—complements of the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Comme...

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Cannabis in the CV: Just Because You Find CBD Oil in a Large Chain Store, That Doesn't Mean It's Any Good

Cannabis in the CV: Just Because You Find CBD Oil in a Large Chain Store, That Doesn't Mean It's Any Good

Jun 03, 2019 14:00  |  Robin Goins

Last month in this space, I illustrated how things are not always as they seem regarding the different types of CBDs on the market.

This month, I want to expand on that same topic—because understanding...

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Shouts, Tears and a 68-0 Vote: The State Assembly Passes a Stricter Police Use-of-Force Standard

Shouts, Tears and a 68-0 Vote: The State Assembly Passes a Stricter Police Use-of-Force Standard

May 30, 2019 13:30  |  Ben Christopher, CALmatters

For an hour and a half Wednesday morning, May 29, California lawmakers lined up to speak for or against—mostly for—one of the most high-profile bills of the year. One member of the Assembly, a former ...

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June Astronomy: As the Summer Begins, Look to the Skies for Planets at Mutual Opposition

June Astronomy: As the Summer Begins, Look to the Skies for Planets at Mutual Opposition

May 30, 2019 06:00  |  Robert Victor

June evenings will be wonderful for viewing the skies, especially if you stay up late enough until the sky fully darkens. With daylight saving time in effect on these longest days of the year, that mi...

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