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Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • Medical marijuana leads the day after a stunning multi-agency raid hit medical marijuana outlets across San Diego County yesterday. CityBeat reported that the raid was the culmination of a five-month investigation into local collectives and co-operatives that were operating as for-profit businesses rather than nonprofits as detailed in state attorney general guidelines. CityBeat also heard from someone at a raid and talked to the feds. Here’s the U-T’s report and the North County Times’ report.

For context on the entire medical marijuana issue, here’s my story from today.

  • In non-marijuana news, city of San Diego officials, among others, are questioning a new pension deal for employees of the region’s Metropolitan Water District. And to catch up from Tuesday’s meeting, council approved on first reading new regulations to govern the Centre City Development Corp. and Southeastern Economic Development Corp. redevelopment agencies.
  • From around the county, the Chargers are looking at a possible new stadium site in Escondido. Food stamp participation in San Diego County is growing, but it’s still the lowest in the country for enrolling people who are eligible. And Lemon Grove officials are trying to fix a budget deficit that could reach $2.8 million.
— LIAM DILLON

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