Patrick McGreevy, The Union-Tribune

Patrick McGreevy

The Union-Tribune

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • The Union-Tribune
  • Los Angeles Times
Past:
  • chicagotribune.com
  • The Cannabist
  • Orlando Sentinel

Recent articles by Patrick:

California vaccine bill protester throws red liquid on lawmakers

A person protesting a vaccine bill to place new restrictions on medical exemptions for children prompted an evacuation at the California Senate after throwing a liquid that 'appeared to be blood' on lawmakers from the balcony of the chamber. → Read More

A ban on marijuana use on party buses wins approval from California lawmakers

California lawmakers seek to prohibit marijuana on commercial party buses and limousines amid concerns from law enforcement officials that the drug could impair drivers → Read More

California legislation inspired by college admissions scandal goes to Gov. Gavin Newsom

California lawmakers have sent the governor a package of reforms sparked by the recent college admissions scandal, including a bill that requires special admissions of students at public universities to be approved by three campus administrators. → Read More

Nearly 3,000 illegal marijuana businesses found in California audit, dwarfing legal trade

An audit of online ads finds California has nearly three times the number of unlicensed cannabis dispensaries and delivery services as licensed businesses. → Read More

Allegations against USC's George Tyndall inspire lawmakers to take action

California lawmakers on Monday acted to temporarily lift the statute of limitations on claims for damages over sex -abuse allegations against former USC campus gynecologist George Tyndall that were brought to light in a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation by the Los Angeles Times. → Read More

California could expand use of gun violence restraining orders under bill sent to governor

Under a new California measure, employers, workers and teachers could petition the courts to remove guns from employees and students. → Read More

Democrats balk at $25 tax on every gun bought in California

A proposal to tax guns and bullets in California has bogged down in the Legislature and is not expected to advance this year, its author said. → Read More

California lawmakers OK medical marijuana in K-12 schools. Will Newsom approve?

California would join eight other states in allowing parents to bring medical cannabis products to their children on school campuses. → Read More

Can a Silicon Valley entrepreneur fix California's troubled DMV? Newsom is banking on it

Tech entrepreneur Steve Gordon, the new director of California's DMV, says his know-how can help turn around the troubled agency. → Read More

Can a Silicon Valley entrepreneur fix California's troubled DMV? Newsom is banking on it

Tech entrepreneur Steve Gordon, the new director of California's DMV, says his know-how can help turn around the troubled agency. → Read More

Study: California's 'red flag' law may cut mass shooting risk

California's “red flag” law appears to have a role in reducing the chance of mass shootings, says a study by the UC Davis School of Medicine. → Read More

California sues Trump over 'public charge' rule denying green cards to immigrants

California sues the Trump administration to challenge the legality of a new 'public charge' rule that could deny green cards to immigrants who receive public aid. → Read More

A whiff of the music festival future? Outside Lands sells cannabis for the first time

Legal cannabis sales and consumption at the Northern California music festival may be the start of more marijuana events → Read More

Cannabis sales OK'ed at San Francisco's Outside Lands festival

Allowing the sale and consumption of marijuana at the festival is part of a test program that could expand to other major San Francisco events. → Read More

California DMV leadership overhauled over long lines and poor service

California Governor Gavin Newsom shakes up the DMV with new leadership, reform plan → Read More

California seizes $30 million in black market cannabis from illegal pot shops

Facing complaints from licensed cannabis sellers about the loss of business to the black market, California officials have tripled the number of raids on unlicensed cannabis firms. → Read More

New California vaping bill is a ruse for protecting Big Tobacco, health groups say

Two months after state lawmakers sidetracked a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products in California, a key legislator proposed less restrictive measures. → Read More

How ‘Big Soda’ used its clout to stop 5 of 5 California laws to regulate sugary drinks

The soda industry again demonstrated its dominance in Sacramento, scuttling all bills introduced in the Legislature this year to regulate sugary drinks. → Read More

Make California sports betting legal? Lawmakers propose measure to go on 2020 ballot

State lawmakers Thursday proposed a ballot measure that would legalize sports betting in response to last year’s Supreme Court ruling allowing such wagering. → Read More

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers to get 4% pay raise

Gov. Gavin Newsom and California lawmakers will get pay raises, but their long tenure as the highest-paid state officials in the country will end soon. → Read More