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Cloverdale pot home-invasion similar to earlier Sonoma County crimes

Armed men looking for marijuana, cash and guns broke into a Cloverdale home earlier this year, a violent intrusion with striking similarities to a series of other violent and deadly home-invasion robberies in Sonoma County. Detectives are looking into whether the cases involve some of the same suspects. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8118759-181/cloverdale-pot-home-invasion-similar-to

Botched Sonoma County pot home invasions appear to be related

“A connection between Monday’s violent predawn home-invasion robbery in Petaluma and a similar deadly confrontation last month in Santa Rosa emerged in court Wednesday when a deputy public defender told the judge her office was not available for appointment because of an undisclosed conflict. Both incidents involved suspects from the East Coast, and the Public…
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Pot-related home invasions in Sonoma County spur call for new restrictions on cannabis cultivation

“Residents voted to legalize marijuana for adult use — they did not vote to have them in their neighborhoods next door to where they raise their families,” said Penngrove resident Cindy Schellenberg. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8106412-181/pot-related-home-invasions-in-sonoma

Old marijuana farm may have been target of Petaluma home invaders

“Everyone is pretty shaken up,” said Percell. “There were kids in two of the homes.” “We knew this was going to happen,” said Lisa Delzell, who left the neighborhood in 2015 — in part to get away from the unwanted activity on the farm off Petersen Lane. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8108329-181/neighbors-old-marijuana-farm-may?ref=most

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Meeting 3/13/18 8:30 AM

Board of Supervisors Chambers 575 Administration Drive Room 102A Santa Rosa, CA 95403 38.464779, -122.725614 Google Maps™ Directions Meeting Documentation Agenda Addendum [PDF: 124 KB] Complete Agenda Packet [PDF: 12.3 MB] http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/_templates_portal/Event.aspx?id=2147552787

Calaveras County, once pot-friendly, bans marijuana

Sheriff DiBasilio estimated the county, which is about the size of Rhode Island, has more than 1,000 illegal farms in addition to the 200 licensed farmers and the hundreds more who had their applications pending. The influx has caused a backlash among residents and led to the ouster of some leaders who approved marijuana cultivation.…
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Is Commercial Marijuana Good for Bennett Valley?

OPINION – Is Commercial Marijuana Good for Bennett Valley?

The Sonoma County Gazette continues coverage in their latest issue:

http://www.sonomacountygazette.com/sonoma-county-news/commercial-cannabis-applications-concern-communities

OPINION: No Cannabis Zoning Permits in Our Neighborhood

OPEN LETTER TO THE SONOMA COUNTYBOARD OF SUPERVISORS My wife and I live on a 2.5 acre parcel on a quiet residential street in unincorporated Sebastopol. We have lived here for 25 years. We raised our daughter here. This is a neighborhood filled with children. Then, last year the owner of an adjoining parcel brought…
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Sonoma County supervisors ban rural pot cultivation

The problem is the ordinance they created had flaws which has allowed pot farms to take off in rural residential areas. “Siding with rural residents opposed to cannabis cultivation in their neighborhoods, Sonoma County supervisors on Tuesday rejected a proposal to allow small-scale growers to farm marijuana in any rural residential zones outside city limits.…
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