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Cities in Santa Clara County scramble to ban marijuana sales ahead of Jan. 1

By Khalida Sarwari Twenty years after California voters legalized marijuana for medicinal use, they took the next big step at the ballot box last November by deciding it’s OK to toke for fun too. But while 57 percent of the state’s voters embraced the recreational use of pot by approving Proposition 64, South Bay cities… Read More Cities in Santa Clara County scramble to ban marijuana sales ahead of Jan. 1

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Legalization of marijuana in California doesn’t make it OK to drive stoned

By Khalida Sarwari Just because marijuana is legal in California doesn’t mean people can drive around stoned. The state is establishing methods and protocols for testing drivers’ blood for marijuana and determining the legal limit for marijuana impairment while driving. “There are companies developing tests right now,” said Shawn Ahearn, a captain at the Sunnyvale… Read More Legalization of marijuana in California doesn’t make it OK to drive stoned

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‘Little Mermaid’ starring San Jose’s own Bety Le kicks off Broadway San Jose’s new season

By Khalida Sarwari There is good news for those staring longingly at summer in the rearview mirror, not ready to let go just yet. There is one more journey to take, even though the destination isn’t on any world map. Broadway San Jose will kick off its 2017-18 season at the Center for Performing Arts… Read More ‘Little Mermaid’ starring San Jose’s own Bety Le kicks off Broadway San Jose’s new season

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Opera San Jose reprises Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ in season debut

By Khalida Sarwari Opera San Jose will open its new season this month with “Così fan tutte,” considered by some to be one of Mozart’s more divisive and controversial works, at the California Theatre Sept. 9-24. “ ‘Così’ revolves around Don Alfonso (Malcolm Mackenzie/Trevor Neal), who in his quest to challenge his young friends’–a pair… Read More Opera San Jose reprises Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ in season debut