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Legal Marijuana’s Big Moment

Despite hostility from the Trump administration, signs indicate federal decriminalization is only a flipped House away.<p>A couple of weeks ago, John Boehner was dining at one of his favorite Washington haunts, Trattoria Alberto on Barracks Row, when in walked Earl Blumenauer, the Democrat from Oregon …

Cannabis

She Was Prosecuted for Pot; Then Prop 64 Gave Her a Second Chance

Andrea Witkowski spent the night of the 2016 presidential election at home not by choice but by force.Her ankle monitor had rules. She could take the …

VOSD Podcast: Dumanis’ Take on Double Dipping and Geneviéve Jones-Wright

Bonnie Dumanis’ more than three decades of public service have earned her a hefty annual pension of $268,800.The former district attorney is now …

Neil Young Archives

Why George Soros could be the bogeyman San Diego needs

The prospect of billionaire financier George Soros injecting his money into San Diego’s campaign for district attorney has some people worried — …

San Diego

Jonathan Toews: The Other Side of Serious

Oh, he’s still Captain Serious, all right. He’s just added a little Assistant Captain Silly to the Jonathan Toews brand he’s beginning to grow.<p>It’s …

How Long Can I Listen to The White Stripes Without Losing My Mind?

A playlist experiment teaches me why Jack White is so blue<p>Monday, 4:40 pm<p>I’ve been listening to the same playlist for two days straight. It is not a …

Bob Dylan Lays Down What Really Killed Rock ’n’ Roll

And no, it wasn’t Nickleback<p><i>Writer’s Note: This is not an indictment on any particular act, or genre of music. Music is the Word. Period. This is</i> …

Los Angeles

30 Thoughts: Marian Hossa might have played his final NHL game

<i>Editor’s note: This piece was published before a statement about Hossa’s playing future was released from Hossa, his doctor and the Blackhawks on</i> …

This One’s Easy

We only know one half of the participants in the Stanley Cup Final, which will start Monday (and starting it on a holiday seems a bit weird to me but …

Lung Association Ranks San Diego 7th Dirtiest City For Ozone Pollution

Photo by Nathan Rupert<p>A new report from the American Lung Association says San Diego air quality has recently taken a turn for the worse.<p>San Diego …

Congress Voted To Kill Online Privacy Regulations. Here’s How To Protect Yourself - Digg

If you wanted your regular 1:00am Google Search of prancing kittens to stay between you and your browser... welp. Your mother and I need to talk to …

Privacy

100 years ago, Seattle won the Stanley Cup and expanded the reach of pro hockey

The names, even those of Hall of Famers such as Frank Foyston, Harry “Hap” Holmes and Jack Walker, are known mainly just to hardcore hockey …

Ice Hockey

40 years later, Hanson Brother embraces 'Slap Shot'

<b>NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.</b> -- Becoming one of the Hanson Brothers was easy for Steve Carlson.<p>Then a 20-year-old free spirit, he was suited for his role in …

Has There Been A “Nuclear Incident” In The Arctic?

Increased levels of radioactive iodine isotopes have been detected across Europe, and now the deployment of the Air Force’s WC-135 “Constant Phoenix” …

1920s JAZZ, BLUES, RADIO

1920s<p><b>A</b>s the decade began, the spring-wound talking machine with pre-electrical, no-fidelity sound was already established and probably the most …

Music

Prestigious pot-testing lab faces uncertain future in OB

Inconspicuously nestled between a dental office and a real estate firm in the heart of Ocean Beach is one of the first internationally accredited …

The Problem With Replay – Faxes from Uncle Dale

I suppose the only way last night’s offsides debacle really matters is if the Wild win the division by a single point, and that somehow matters in …

The “camming” industry sets up shop in San Diego

×<p>Cammers Lena Paul and Nathan Red<p>Tucked away in Ash Hollywood’s closet, you’ll find some $10,000 in Louis Vuitton footwear. Next to that, the …

How the town of Whitefish defeated its neo-Nazi trolls — and became a national model of resistance

WHITEFISH, Mont. — If you were to judge the small, northwestern Montana town of Whitefish solely on the national media frenzy that has descended upon …

Massive scientific report on marijuana confirms medical benefits

Effective pain treatment is a top conclusion, but risks and unanswered questions remain.<p>In a new 400-page analysis that blows through the current …

Front Matter | The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research | The National Academies Press

Page i<p><b>Suggested Citation:</b>"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. <i>The Health Effects of Cannabis and</i> …

University of California

Top 10 images of 2016 (Puck Daddy Year in Hockey)

Close your eyes. Think about 2016. What do you see?<p><b>PLEASE STOP SCREAMING AND PUNCHING THE WALL IN UNINHIBITED RAGE!!!!</b><p>OK, now that you calmed down, …

Ice Hockey

News In Numbers: Mapping Tools Let You Visualize Future Flooding In San Diego

For this week’s look into public data, we thought we’d post some interesting tools created by the scientists and mapmakers at Climate Central, an …

Climate Change

Chicago Cubs World Series appearance commemorated by artists

The Art of Victory<p>We asked 10 Chicago artists to come up with commemorative posters inspired by the Cubs’ first World Series appearance in 71 …

San Diego Researcher Discovers New 'Potentially Significant' Earthquake Fault

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Geology

Could this solve Montauk's water crisis?

“Life on Long Island revolves around water,” says John Slattery in the opening moments of Mikey DeTemple’s latest documentary, <i>Into The Sea</i>. As a …

After backing Gavin Newsom, California nurses group gets behind pot legalization

The California Nurses Association, which last year offered an unusually early endorsement for Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2018 gubernatorial bid, on …