Richmond, California

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Students Eat Pot Cookies, End Up in Hospital

2 high school kids hospitalized, 3 others sickened by marijuana-laced treats

(Newser) - A 17-year-old high school student in Richmond, Calif., has been arrested for selling pot-laced cookies during lunch period yesterday—a not-so-sweet treat that ended up sending two of her classmates to the hospital and making three others queasy, reports Reuters . One of the victims at De Anza High School passed... More »

City's Crime-Fighting Tactic: Pay Likely Killers

Program identifies at-risk people, provides stipends

(Newser) - As America's ninth most dangerous city in 2007, Richmond, California, needed a new way to fight crime. The resulting tactic has been unorthodox, but it may be working, writes Tim Murphy at Mother Jones . Four times per year, by combining police data and internal intelligence, the city's Office... More »

Man Pleads Guilty in Jaycee Dugard-Like Case

Raul Ochoa to get 22 years in state prison

(Newser) - A horrifying case out of California is drawing comparisons to Jaycee Lee Dugard's story: A Richmond man who held a young girl as a sex slave for 14 years yesterday pleaded guilty to charges of forced lewd acts on a child and forcible rape in exchange for a 22-year... More »

Calif. City OK With Seizing Mortgages From Banks

Eminent domain would be used to help Richmond homeowners

(Newser) - Eminent domain is usually used to seize homes from people, but Richmond, California, in the early hours of this morning gave a tentative green light to a plan that would use it to keep people in their homes. In a contentious 4-3 vote, the city council voted to continue pursuing... More »

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