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Michael R. Blood

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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GOP targets Democratic-run California in election gamble

LOS ANGELES - Republican candidates eager for a turnaround in heavily Democratic California are spotlighting what they see as a dire threat to familie... → Read More

GOP targets Democratic-run California in election gamble

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Republican candidates eager for a turnaround in heavily Democratic California are spotlighting what they see as a dire threat to families and communities - their own state's policies. GOP contenders from the U.S. House to city councils are looking to make the November election a referendum on California itself under progressive Democratic rule, pointing to pervasive… → Read More

GOP targets Democratic-run California in election gamble

LOS ANGELES - Republican candidates eager for a turnaround in heavily Democratic California are spot... → Read More

7 killed at large-scale California marijuana operation

Authorities haven't made any arrests and haven't released a motive for a shooting at an illegal marijuana growing operation that left seven people dead → Read More

7 killed at large-scale California marijuana operation

AGUANGA, Calif. - An illegal marijuana growing operation where seven people were fatally shot in a small, rural Southern California town had the marki... → Read More

7 killed at large-scale California marijuana operation

AGUANGA, Calif. (AP) - An illegal marijuana growing operation where seven people were fatally shot in a small, rural Southern California town had the markings of organized crime, authorities said Tuesday. More than 20 people lived on the property, which had several makeshift dwellings, a nursery and vehicles used in production, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said. Marijuana was processed… → Read More

7 killed at large-scale California marijuana operation

Authorities haven't made any arrests and haven't released a motive for a shooting at an illegal marijuana growing operation that left seven people dead → Read More

7 killed at large-scale California marijuana operation

Authorities haven't made any arrests and haven't released a motive for a shooting at an illegal marijuana growing operation that left seven people dead. → Read More

7 killings investigated at illegal pot grow in California

Detectives are investigating what prompted the Labor Day killings of seven people at an illegal marijuana growing operation in a rural Southern California community known for horse ranches and plant nurseries along dirt roads → Read More

7 killings investigated at illegal pot grow in California

Detectives on Tuesday investigated what prompted the Labor Day killings of seven people at an illegal marijuana growing operation in a small, rural Southern California community known for its horse → Read More

7 killings investigated at illegal pot grow in California

AGUANGA, Calif. - Detectives on Tuesday investigated what prompted the Labor Day killings of seven people at an illegal marijuana growing operation in... → Read More

Killing of 7 investigated at California marijuana grow site

Detectives are investigating what prompted the Labor Day killings of seven people at an illegal marijuana growing operation in a rural Southern California community known for horse ranches and plant nurseries along dirt roads → Read More

7 fatally shot at illegal California marijuana growing site

AGUANGA, Calif. (AP) - Seven people were found fatally shot at an illegal marijuana growing operation in rural Southern California, authorities said. The crime scene was discovered before dawn Monday after deputies responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at a home in the unincorporated community of Aguanga, north of San Diego, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a… → Read More

Killing of 7 investigated at California marijuana grow site

Authorities say seven people were fatally shot in Southern California at an illegal marijuana growing operation. → Read More

With 7 dead, California pot ranch is tied to organized crime

An illegal marijuana growing operation where seven people were fatally shot in a small, rural Southern California town had the markings of organized crime, authorities said Tuesday. Marijuana was processed to honey oil, a highly potent concentrate made by extracting the high-inducing chemical THC from → Read More

Correction: Marijuana Killings-California story

Authorities say seven people were fatally shot in Southern California at an illegal marijuana growing operation. → Read More

California inks deal for new system after COVID data backlog

LOS ANGELES - About a month after California disclosed its COVID-19 tracking system had produced inaccurate case numbers, state officials awarded a $1... → Read More

California inks deal for new system after COVID data backlog

LOS ANGELES (AP) - About a month after California disclosed its COVID-19 tracking system had produced inaccurate case numbers, state officials awarded a $15 million contract Tuesday to a software company to design a successor capable of collecting greater amounts of more detailed data on the spread of the virus. Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly said in an online briefing that the… → Read More

Restaurants, gyms slam California virus rules, see closings

Gov. Newsom's color-coded system for reopening California businesses moves slower and more gradually than the state’s first attempt last spring. → Read More

Restaurants, gyms slam California virus rules, see closings

Restaurant and gym owners are warning they cannot survive under California's new set of rules outlining when businesses can reopen during the coronavirus pandemic → Read More