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Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee


Sacramento — Today the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions on a bipartisan 13-0 vote passed Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 266, taking action to help provide California with a long-overdue business standards for medical marijuana. California is the only state with medical marijuana access for patients that lacks a robust regulatory process. AB 266 aims to improve the current status quo by helping the exercise of Proposition 215 rights within local community norms.


WB I-80 in Sacramento reopened after police activity

Reports of a person possibly wanting to jump from a highway overpass closed lanes of Interstate 80 in Sacramento for approximately an hour Friday morning.

Just after 10 a.m., a man was seen walking in and out of traffic, and according to drivers, he was trying to get hit by passing cars.

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies said the man climbed over a guardrail on the Watt Avenue overpass.

Deputies closed westbound I-80 and both directions of Watt Avenue on the north and southbound sides of I-80 as they talked the man out of jumping and detained him.

The California Highway Patrol tweeted the scene was safe and westbound I-80 was opened to traffic again at 11:26 a.m.

Vandals bust more than 50 windows at El Camino High School

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has detained two teens for allegedly vandalizing El Camino Fundamental High School between 1 and 2 o'clock Tuesday morning.

Trent Allen, spokesperson for the San Juan Unified School District, said 53 windows at the school were broken overnight. School security camera video shows at least two individuals on the El Camino Avenue campus at the time.

Sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman said the video was not being released at this time. She said the damage to the school was approximately $5,000.

More than 20 of the windows were being replaced Tuesday and the remainder were boarded up and would be repaired soon, according to Allen.

Fire consumes abandoned house near Arden Fair Mall

An abandoned house just north of the Arden Fair Mall was damaged by fire early Tuesday morning according to fire officials.

The house, located in the 2000 block of Waterford Road off of Ethan Way, had been abandoned for several years and firefighters believed squatters had started the fire.

The investigation is ongoing.

Girl, 15, killed in Business 80 crash

A teenager who died in a three-vehicle collision on the Capital City Freeway Sunday has been identified as a Sacramento-area high school student.

According to the California Highway Patrol, 15-year-old Haylie Jordan died when the Ford Focus she was in was struck by a Ford pick-up truck in the number 2 northbound lane of the freeway at 3:50 p.m. Haylie was sitting in the backseat.

The impact sent the Focus into the back of a tractor trailer.

The CHP said Haylie died at the scene.

San Juan Unified School District spokesperson Kim Minugh said Haylie was a freshman at El Camino Fundamental High School and on the dance team. Her hobby was beekeeping.

The two adults in Haylie's car suffered minor injuries as did the driver of the pickup truck.

The big rig driver was not hurt.

The CHP said the Focus and pickup truck had major damage.

Sacramento Fire Department uses new live streaming app to keep public informed

Sacramento Fire Department uses new live streaming app to keep public informed

The Sacramento Fire Department has been serving the community since 1872, making it the oldest paid fire department west of the Mississippi, according to the department's spokesman Roberto Padilla. Now, the department is among the first few fire departments in California to utilize a new app to further inform the public in the case of an emergency.

'Periscope' is a new social media app that allows users to broadcast live pictures from their cell phone camera to a potentially global audience. The app runs through Twitter, and users can connect with an audience in real time through their cellphones. It operates similarly to a live chat room with a video stream.

According to Periscope's website, the creators wanted to "build the closest thing to teleportation."

CHP: Cap City Freeway suspicious device could have exploded

A device "consistent with a pipe bomb" found along the Cap City Freeway Monday that necessitated the closure of eastbound lanes during the afternoon commute had the "capability of functioning," according to a California Highway Patrol bomb squad spokesperson.

It was not known how the device ended up on a frontage road to the freeway in the area of the Arden Way off-ramp. The off-ramp was also closed while the California Highway Patrol investigated. A Caltrans worker making repairs in the area found the device.

The device was safely detonated approximately three hours after it was spotted.

The device residue was sent to a Bay Area lab for analysis of components, said the CHP's Sgt. Dave Kessler. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is in charge of the investigation.