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Oktoberfest set for Sierra City

Artists from Sierra and Plumas counties will be presenting a Fall Color and Fine Arts Weekend in the historic gold-mining town of Sierra City this weekend.

The citywide art show and sale will be held in association with Sierra City’s 8th annual Oktoberfest Street Fair on Saturday. Events include an oompah band, German food, children’s entertainment, a raffle and street vendors. Participating artists will open their studios or galleries to display and talk about their work.

The fall colors within a few miles of Sierra City can be spectacular during mid-October. Maps and descriptions of the artists’ favorite fall colors and wildlife viewing locations will be available.

– The Union staff

DA seeks to ban pot ordinance

The Kern County District Attorney is urging county supervisors to repeal an ordinance allowing medicinal marijuana licenses, according to Bakersfield media reports.

His actions represent one of the most dramatic efforts in California to halt pot sales. Some other cities also are cracking down on pot shops.

This summer the Kern County sheriff said he would stop issuing licenses for medical marijuana, according to KGET-TV. A county ordinance still allows the license.

According to county DA Ed Jagels, the county is breaking federal law.

State law allows the operation of cooperative pot shop, but distributing pot, medicinal or not, is against federal law. Pro-pot shop residents have been fighting the sheriff’s decision to ban dispensary licenses.

– The Union staff

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