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Morning Scoop: Pot push-back, smoldering Mt. Wilson, to tag or not to tag

November 10, 2009 | 10:00 am

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Good morning from the City Desk, where waking up is taking some time. Some California stories from today's paper to help you bring your Tuesday into focus:

Pot push-back: Hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries have opened up across the state this year, but communities are pushing back hard – voting for bans and emergency moratoriums.

Life after tagging: Hector Tobar talks to a former tagger in search of fame and money about other paths to fulfillment.

Smoldering Mt. Wilson: The Station fire officially is out, but it still appears to be smoldering on Mt. Wilson.

Saving the Heavens: After a long battle, an El Sereno spot once slated for development will be turned into a park.

Roski's stadium plan: Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne takes a hard look at Ed Roski's plan for a stadium and entertainment complex in the city of Industry.

A vote's expected today on whether to enact new fishing restrictions for the Southern California coastline. We'll bring you that and other news as we get it.

Got news for us? Drop me a line at nita.lelyveld@latimes.com.

-- Nita Lelyveld

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