Daily Archives: September 29, 2013

Under new policy, city sues marijuana dispensary

Under new policy, city sues marijuana dispensary


Medical MarijuanaSAN DIEGO — The city attorney is suing to force a medical marijuana dispensary to close, a sign of a changed policy since the resignation of Mayor Bob Filner.

Soon after taking office, Filner had called for the city attorney to stop taking medical dispensaries to court to force their closure. The act was the beginning of a rift between Filner and City Atty. Jan Goldsmith.

Just days after Filner’s Aug. 30 resignation, Acting Mayor Todd Gloria reversed Filner’s hands-off policy toward marijuana dispensaries.

Gloria informed the city’s chief operating officer and assistant chief operating officer that enforcement of zoning violations by pot shops could resume.

This week, the city attorney filed a civil complaint to shut down the Central Wellness Collective on El Cajon Boulevard in the mid-city area. The complaint holds the property owners liable for allowing the dispensary to remain open in defiance of city zoning laws.

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SpaceX launches its largest rocket from Calif. coast

SpaceX launches its largest rocket from Calif. coast


VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — SpaceX successfully launched its most powerful rocket Sunday, notching another milestone for the Hawthorne rocket maker.

The nine-engine Falcon 9, carrying a Canadian weather satellite, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base shortly after 9 a.m.

It marked the first time that a rocket made by SpaceX launched from California. Until Sunday, SpaceX had launched its rockets from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

By launching from Vandenberg, about 150 miles northwest of Los Angeles, SpaceX will have access to another launch facility as it looks to launch rockets carrying satellites for government and commercial customers at a rate of about once a month over the next five years.

“Launch was good,” Elon Musk, the tech entrepreneur who founded the company, tweeted Sunday. “All satellites deployed at the targeted orbit insertion vectors.”

SpaceX carried a satellite dubbed Cassiope, a project of the Canadian Space Agency. Cassiope…

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