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Laird Harrison

Oakland sues U.S. to halt closure of marijuana dispensary

Oct 11 2012

OAKLAND, California The city of Oakland has sued to block U.S. authorities from closing down a medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest, marking the latest clash with federal authorities over California's cannabis industry.

San Francisco restaurant defies California's foie gras ban

Jul 16 2012

SAN FRANCISCO Housed in a converted infantry barracks on a former U.S. Army base, the Presidio Social Club never attracted much attention from San Francisco's avid gourmets -- until Saturday night.

San Francisco restaurant defies California's foie gras ban

Jul 15 2012

SAN FRANCISCO Housed in a converted infantry barracks on a former U.S. Army base, the Presidio Social Club never attracted much attention from San Francisco's avid gourmets -- until Saturday night.

World War Two battleship USS Iowa sets off on final voyage

May 28 2012

RICHMOND, California The battleship USS Iowa, which served the United States through victory and tragedy during six decades at sea, set off on its final voyage on Saturday, a trip to Los Angeles to become a museum.

World War Two battleship USS Iowa sets off on final voyage

May 26 2012

RICHMOND, California The battleship USS Iowa, which served the United States through victory and tragedy during six decades at sea, set off on its final voyage on Saturday, a trip to Los Angeles to become a museum.

World War Two battleship USS Iowa sets off on final voyage

May 26 2012

RICHMOND, California The battleship USS Iowa, which served the United States through victory and tragedy during six decades at sea, set off on its final voyage on Saturday, a trip to Los Angeles to become a museum.

California's "Princeton of Pot" reopens in bare-bones state

Apr 18 2012

OAKLAND, California A California school known as the "Princeton of Pot" has reopened after a federal raid, but with a bare-bones staff of volunteers to teach the art of cannabis cultivation, after the crackdown crimped its funding and forced it to lay off 25 paid employees.

California university, police faulted in pepper-spraying

Apr 11 2012

DAVIS, California University of California officials and campus police showed poor judgment and used excessive force in the pepper-spraying of peacefully protesting students allied with the Occupy Wall Street movement last fall, an investigative panel found on Wednesday.

California university, police faulted in pepper-spraying

Apr 11 2012

DAVIS, California University of California officials and campus police showed poor judgment and used excessive force in the pepper-spraying of peacefully protesting students allied with the Occupy Wall Street movement last fall, an investigative panel found on Wednesday.

Ex-student charged with murder in California shooting rampage

Apr 04 2012

OAKLAND, California A former nursing student was charged with murder and attempted murder on Wednesday in a shooting rampage that killed seven people and wounded three others this week at a small, Christian college he once attended in California.

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