Santa Ana College librarian Stacey Russo begins her day with a large fruit smoothie. She makes her lunch for the day, usually a large dish with lots of vegetables, beans, pasta, grains or tofu. If she’s doing to an event or meeting where they offer food, she needs to plan ahead and bring her own snacks from home.
California lawmakers are seeking proper regulation for marijuana and cannabis-related products, after Proposition 64’s passage permits indoor plant cultivation and recreational marijuana use for all eligible individuals.
When the clock strikes 4:20 you may be packing your bong to smoke, but you still can’t do it in public. As of Jan. 1, recreational marijuana can now be purchased legally as long as you are 21 years or older and have a valid California ID.
In the midst of bustling Fourth St., Sarah Rafael Garcia stands out on her own. She converses with curious bystanders, engaged in each conversation. Behind her lay rows of books, neatly arranged on wooden shelves and crates. She wears a beaming smile as she presents Libromobile, her solution for downtown Santa Ana’s missing Latino bookstore.