California cities are free to block medical marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop within their borders, the California Supreme Court said in a ruling that could affect hundreds of pot stores around the state.
Long lines of tractor-trailers filled with electronics, apparel and home-improvement goods crowd Interstate 10 through Southern California’s Inland Empire. The trucks are headed for a growing number of warehouses that are displacing the citrus groves that once dominated the area.
California voters approved Proposition 13 to rein in property taxes that had doubled in 10 years. More than three decades later, that rebellion has mortgaged the state’s future, saddling it with the nation’s highest debt and lowest credit rating.
Buying Archstone Inc. will give Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities Inc. apartments in U.S. markets where development is difficult and rents are rising even as growth of the multifamily market slows nationally.
Former officers and directors of First Centennial Bank were sued for negligence by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which said it had to pay $163 million to depositors after the bank failed in January 2009.