Matt Fertal

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Garden Grove, Pot Capital of California?

    ​There's an interesting story in today's Los Angeles Times titled "Cities Seek an Antidote to Medical Marijuana." The story, by Jessica Garrison, surveys how towns throughout California are trying to navigate the dizzying conflict between state law, which says its okay for residents to cultivate a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Garden Grove To Marijuana Clubs: You're Welcome Here

    ​Bucking the trend of Orange County cities who are doing everything they can to shut down medical marijuana clubs within their borders, Garden Grove is taking the opposite tack. Instead of suing the clubs out of existence, city officials are planning to ask them to register like any other business ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Garden Grove Fully Explains $1,000 Tagging Fine

    ​Yesterday, you were told that the city of Garden Grove would explain how a new tool for fighting graffiti--fining taggers $1,000 each--would work.So here's how it works:Get caught with the tools of tagging (let's see, there's spray paint and . . . uh . . . what else?), and you're subject to a $1, ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Main Offender

    Garden Grove merchants say the city cut corners to let insider Steve Sheldon build condos

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    The Ride of Their Lives

    Residents say, No way to city officials who want to bulldoze their neighborhood to build roller coasters