Would-Be Marijuana Grow Thief Captured, Beaten In Eastern Contra Costa CountyAn attempt to steal marijuana from an illegal grow operation in the Knightsen area of Contra Costa County turned violent Saturday after one of the would-be robbers was captured, bound and beaten, according to sheriff's deputies.
Brazilian Mastiffs Abandoned In North Bay May Be Guarding Pot FarmsAnimal shelters in the North Bay are seeing an unusual spike in abandoned Brazilian Mastiffs that rescuers say are likely being bred to guard pot farms.
Hmong Settlers Say Siskiyou County Pot-Grow Crackdown Smells Like DiscriminationWith hundreds of illegal marijuana grow gardens pockmarking the landscape, the Siskiyou County sheriff believes there's an interstate cartel at work. But some locals say he's not on the level.
Pot Farm Generator Sparked Massive Loma Fire Investigators have determined that the Loma Fire, which burned 28 structures and roughly 4,474 acres in southern Santa Clara County in 2016, was cased by a portable generator at a marijuana grow.
2016's Crop Far From Ordinary For California's Pot FarmersIn Mendocino county, Spring means uncertainty. Uncertainty in the weather, the plants, and the politics of the plants.
2 Men Arrested On Suspicion of Murder, Robbery At Mendodino Co. Pot GardenMendocino County sheriff's deputies have arrested a Cloverdale man and a Ukiah man on suspicion of killing a man at a marijuana grow site on Sunday.
Marijuana Farm In Humboldt County Site Of Deadly Attack On Migrant WorkersA Humboldt County marijuana farm was the scene of a deadly reprisal when money ran out and two undocumented laborers tried to quit. One was shot and killed and the man who hired him was sentenced to life.
NorCal Tribe Cashes In On Green Rush, Launches Multi-Million Dollar Pot FarmA Mendocino County tribe has signed up to be the first tribe in the state to launch a large marijuana-growing operation.
Tougher Sentences For Pot Growers Focus On Environmental DamageBay Area Congressmen are applauding a U.S. Sentencing Commission proposal to toughen sentences for illegal marijuana growers whose pot farms damage the environment, particularly on public lands and in national parks.
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.
Marijuana Growing Operation Discovered After Pinole House FireAn early Tuesday morning fire is out at a single-story home in Pinole, but now authorities suspect the location may have been used as a pot farm.
Marijuana Farm Threatened Trout Spawning In Santa Clara CountyAn illegal marijuana grow on the Llagas River near Morgan Hill was discovered and cleaned up just in time for the spawning of steelhead trout.
Suspect Hunted After Councilman Gunned Down At Fort Bragg Pot Farm A Northern California town was reeling Monday after the death of a well-respected city councilman and former mayor who was gunned down after finding a remote illegal marijuana operation.
California Budget Cuts Threaten Marijuana Eradication EffortsThe summertime hunt for covert marijuana growing operations in California could be seriously scaled back next year unless state officials find a way to restore $1 million of lost funding.
Diamond Heights Traffic Stop Leads San Francisco Police To Indoor Pot FarmSan Francisco police officers who pulled over a Range Rover with no plates in Diamond Heights confiscated heroin and pot worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and uncovered a well-hidden marijuana farm in the driver’s nearby home.