Grover Beach council abandons plan to isolate marijuana businesses

In a surprise turn of events, the Grover Beach City Council on Tuesday night scuttled its proposed marijuana business district and instead asked staff to return in two months with a different ordinance that would allow cannabis businesses at any industrial area in the city — not just the 70-acre section the council supported at its last meeting.

ATF filled secret bank account with millions from shadowy cigarette sales, records show

The operation, not authorized under Justice Department rules, gave agents an off-the-books way to finance undercover investigations and pay informants without the usual cumbersome paperwork and close oversight, according to court records and people close to the operation. The secret account is at the heart of a federal racketeering lawsuit brought by a collective of tobacco farmers who say they were swindled out of $24 million.

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3 rescued after car gets stuck in San Marcos Creek near San Miguel

Cal Fire firefighters help a tow truck pull a car from rain-swollen San Marcos Creek west of San Miguel on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Earlier, they rescued a man, woman and child from the car.
David Middlecamp The Tribune
3 rescued after car gets stuck in San Marcos Creek near San Miguel 0:47

3 rescued after car gets stuck in San Marcos Creek near San Miguel

Highlights of Paso Robles girls water polo's playoff loss to Redlands East Valley 0:48

Highlights of Paso Robles girls water polo's playoff loss to Redlands East Valley

Highlights of Coast Union basketball playoff win over Faith Baptist 1:37

Highlights of Coast Union basketball playoff win over Faith Baptist

Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design job fair 0:21

Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design job fair

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