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Julie Johnson - Staff Reporter

Staff reporter at The Press Democrat

julie.johnson@pressdemocrat.com
707-521-5220

The Latest Stories By Julie Johnson

William Silver, former dean of SSU’s business school, has been picked to lead CannaCraft as the fast-growing Santa Rosa cannabis manufacturing firm continues to expand.
The U.S. Attorney General’s action reversing Obama-era marijuana rules elicited scathing rebukes from California politicians and local cannabis advocates.
The legislation would create a statewide standard for how to warn people during emergencies like wildfires.
Although Old Kai Distribution employees had proper paperwork, including a Mendocino County license, they received citations and their truck and 1,875 pounds of cannabis were seized.
Starting Monday morning, anyone 21 and over can buy cannabis without physician recommendations at three dispensaries in Sonoma County.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ rejection allows the family of 13-year-old Andy Lopez to continue with a wrongful death suit.
Irma and Roy Bowman were bedrock members of their Mendocino County community and at Ukiah Assembly of God.
Wildlife biologist Monte Kirven was instrumental in ensuring the survival of peregrine falcons in Northern California.
A Clearlake Oaks man, 80, and his wife, 70, were arrested in Nebraska on suspicion of hauling 60 pounds of marijuana reportedly intended as Christmas gifts for loved ones on the East Coast.
Law enforcement in Mendocino County seized a van load of cannabis last week from a licensed Ukiah distribution company.
The state’s promise to limit outdoor farm size to 1 acre for five years was changed by the Department of Food and Agriculture.
The annual Emerald Cup is expected to draw 25,000 people to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this weekend.
The Sebastopol City Council voted Tuesday to push forward an urgency ordinance that would allow the city’s two medical cannabis dispensaries to begin adult-use sales in January.
Sonoma County Monday issued its first cannabis cultivation permit under new laws governing the state’s marijuana marketplace.
The City Council Tuesday will decide whether to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use at its two dispensaries in January when nonmedical cannabis commerce can begin across California.
Sonoma County released recordings of 911 calls that poured into emergency dispatchers on Oct. 8, revealing new details about the chaos that unfolded as the flames spread.
The long-awaited guidelines cover everything from dosage amounts of psychoactive THC in marijuana products to facility inspections.
Police suspect a Sebastopol contractor intended to set fire to a vehicle outside the home of a local attorney. Problem is, he got the wrong house.
Santa Rosa’s rules for cannabis businesses have largely focused on the medical pot marketplace. That could change starting today.
Firestorms that burned 142 square miles in Sonoma County left some homes standing in otherwise leveled neighborhoods. They remain islands in a sea of charred rubble.
California Treasurer John Chiang announced recommendations for working with the cash-based cannabis industry, from collecting taxes to lobbying the federal government to make banking possible.
The county's top emergency services executive was convinced long before the fires that push messages to wireless users would be ineffective in a disaster. So they weren't considered for warnings last month.
The Northern California fires affected all sectors of the burgeoning industry including cultivators, manufacturers and distributors.
Mendocino County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a fire that destroyed an old Covelo church over the weekend.
Federal authorities knew technology used to broadcast official emergency warnings from cell towers was outdated years before deadly fires erupted last month.