Methamphetamines in Los Angeles

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For the past few days, the LA Daily News has been reporting on the epidemic of methamphetamine, an epidemic developing under the radar that has saturated Los Angeles County in a big way. Spreading out from rural parts of the west, meth use now surpasses cocaine in LA County. Police and sheriff's detectives tell the paper that street crimes, identity theft and commercial burglaries are now more often committed by addicts of methamphetamine than heroin. Meantime, federal officials say more people use marijuana, so they're cutting back on funds to help local police fight against meth. How widespread is the abuse? What are the consequences? Why has California become a national model? We hear from experts in substance abuse from academia and law enforcement, and a member of a national methamphetamine task force
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Koebke v Bernardo Heights Country Club, California Supreme Court on

City and County of San Francisco v State of California, CA Supreme Court on

California Domestic Partners Registry

Egelko's article on today's court ruling

Arrest Methamphetamine Act of 2005 (HR 3324)

New York Times' article on problems created by methamphetamine use

National Association of Counties (NACO) on meth use

NACO's report, "Meth Epidemic in America"

Draft EIR report for South Airfield Improvement Project (SAIF), LAX Master Plan

Oldham's article cancer risks, LAX construction



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Frances Anderton