Author: The Argonaut

Mighty Mocktails

Non-alcoholic cannabis cocktails are making their way into the culinary mainstream Story by Christina Campodonico Photos by Ted Soqui Can a mocktail give you a buzz? Chef Matthew Stockard knows it can — with a little THC and some thoughtful preparation. Executive chef with the catering startup Ganja Eats, Stockard advocates for an alternative way of consuming cannabis that appeals to medical users and high-end consumers alike: infusing it into food and drink. Since developing a marijuana-infused barbecue sauce about 10 years ago, he’s refined his cannabis cooking techniques and recipes into butters, sauces, preserves, oils, dressings and vinaigrettes...

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California Wins with Cap-and-Trade 2.0

Bipartisan support to combat climate change will also create more middle-class jobs By Autumn Burke California Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Marina del Rey) was part of a legislative working group for extending the state’s Cap-and-Trade carbon emissions program, approved Monday with the support of eight Republican state legislators and all but three Democrats. When California voters passed Proposition 28 to extend legislative term limits, their expectation was for their elected state legislators to build relationships and work together to solve the big issues of our time. Climate Change is the largest threat to organized human existence — the biggest issue...

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Letters

Residents Are Losing Out to Commuters Re: “Road Diet Disaster” and “Let’s Keep It Civil,” Opinion, July 6 There’s a fundamental question being missed in the debate about the number of car and bike traffic lanes on roads in Westside neighborhoods. I have lived on the same street in Venice for 22 years. Until a few years ago, it was a quiet street with little traffic. But it runs parallel to Lincoln Boulevard and Walgrove Avenue, so people living in the marina, Playa Vista, Manhattan Beach and even further out now use it to commute to jobs in the...

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Cell Tower Bill Gets Bad Reception

Legislation would overrule neighborhood opposition to wireless telecom equipment By Gary Walker If Senate Bill 649 had been law five years ago, Westchester homeowners Candy and Jeffrey Yip would be living next door to a cell phone tower. Instead, they fought back and won. When the Yips learned of T-Mobile’s plans to install a 43-foot cell tower in their residential block of El Manor Avenue, they organized a grassroots neighborhood resistance effort and even got Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) on their side, ultimately forcing the telecom giant to back down. But SB 649, currently wending its way through...

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