Illegal Pot Farms Plague Calaveras County, Encroach on Legal Grow OperationsCalaveras County legalized medical marijuana cultivation last year, seeking to tax the hundreds of farms that popped up in the region after a 2015 wildfire destroyed more than 500 homes.
2 Arrests Made At Large Marijuana Grow Operation Near Lake BerryessaAgents found sleeping quarters, a large tractor and elaborate setup wherein almost 1,000 marijuana plants were being grown in four large greenhouses.
Sexually Abused Teen Held Captive In Box, Forced To Work On Lake County Pot FarmAuthorities said a 15-year-old girl was forced to work on a marijuana grow and sexually abused by two men in Northern California who allegedly locked her in a metal toolbox for days.
Pot Farm Boom Slams Northern California EnvironmentA flowering of pot farms driven by the rise of medical marijuana is battering Northern California's wilderness areas, natural resources and endangered species.
Norcal Wildfires Spread Into Wilderness AreaA wildfire in a rugged and remote area of Mendocino County continues to spread into a wilderness area, though firefighters are making progress in surrounding the blaze.
Oakland Accepting Applications To Run Marijuana Farms Beginning Monday, the city of Oakland will accept applications for four permits to run industrial-sized marijuana farms within city limits.