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Selling medical cannabis in the 21st century

Editor’s Note: Proposition 215, also called the Compassionate Use Act, was passed in 1996. Since then, there seems to be a lot of confusion from people on all sides of the issue about exactly what is and isn’t legal concerning medical marijuana. This is the second in a two-part series on medical marijuana in San […]

Buying medical marijuana: behind the green curtain

Editor’s Note: Proposition 215, also called the Compassionate Use Act, was passed in 1996. Since then, there seems to be a lot of confusion from people on all sides of the issue about exactly what is and isn’t legal concerning medical marijuana. This is the first in a two-part series on medical marijuana in San […]

From Ecke to X Games: North County skateboarder Rob Lorifice wins X Games silver

LOS ANGELES — Encinitas pro skateboarder Rob Lorifice celebrated his first X Games silver medal on July 31. Lorifice, who took home two bronze medals in X Games 15 Big Air events, improved on that performance by capturing a silver and bronze medal in Big Air Rail Jam and Big Air, respectively, during X Games […]

Gang member gets 7 years for stabbing

SOLANA BEACH — Solana Beach has not been good to Jesus Novoa Jr., or maybe it’s just that the 24-year-old hasn’t been good in Solana Beach. Novoa, of Oceanside, was sentenced to seven years in state prison July 22 relating to two gang-related incidents near Fidel’s Little Mexico restaurant in the upscale beach community. Less […]

City treasurer’s death ruled suicide

CARLSBAD — Co-workers and friends of Carlsbad City Treasurer Harold “Mac” McSherry, who committed suicide July 14, said the veteran tax attorney was dedicated to the city and his family, but struggled recently with debilitating headaches that may have been linked to a brain tumor. “He was just a great guy, just really a strong […]

Teen charged as adult for brazen sexual assault and robbery

ESCONDIDO — A 17-year-old boy accused of raping a teenage girl at gunpoint as she walked to school in Escondido pleaded not guilty July 14 to charges of forcible rape, kidnapping and robbery. Daniel Joseph Entzminger faces up to 50 years to life in prison in connection to the July 9 incident that occurred near […]

Humane Society looks into cat deaths

By Randy Kalp OCEANSIDE — The San Diego Humane Society launched an investigation recently into the death of two cats that occurred on the same Oceanside street within weeks of one another, a spokesperson with the organization said July 12. At the prompting of a North County veterinarian, the San Diego Humane Society has teamed […]

Convicted felon sentenced to prison for attempted employee theft

CARLSBAD — A 25-year-old man who was arrested for trying to steal from his employer two months after being placed on probation for robbing and assaulting an elderly man was sentenced to two years in prison, a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled July 7. Eric Brandon Harmon pleaded guilty in April to one count […]

DUIs over holiday weekend down countywide

COAST CITIES — County law enforcement agencies arrested less motorists this Fourth of July weekend for driving impaired when compared to last year, a sheriff’s spokesperson said. Authorities made 270 DUI arrests countywide, 10 fewer than the 280 arrests made last year during the Independence Day enforcement period, Sgt. Jason Rothlein said. Within the county, […]

Former Oceanside police officer on probation for threats

OCEANSIDE — A former Oceanside police officer was placed on probation June 30 for threatening his ex-wife with a loaded hand gun. Randy Judd, 50, received three years of probation relating to the Feb. 14 altercation with his ex-wife in which he broke into her North County home then pointed a gun at her head […]