Monday, August 29, 2011


A man was arrested outside a medical marijuana dispensary on Packard Road in Ann Arbor last week. It sort of felt like a Norman Rockwell moment, so I posterized it for nostalgic impact.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Up In Smoke

Michigan State Police drug investigators raided two medical marijuana dispensaries in Ann Arbor today, but said the raids had nothing to do with a state appeals court ruling Wednesday that prohibits dispensaries from selling marijuana. Police officers dressed in black and wearing masks executed a search warrant at Chuck Ream's dispensary on Packard Road at about noon, seizing computers, boxes, plastic bags and other items. Three people were taken into custody. Read the story.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

West Side Story

Nearly a year after the expected completion of renovations to Ann Arbor's West Park, city officials are still grappling with the failure of the park's newly installed stormwater system. An entrance off Seventh Street is fenced off as the city continues its investigation of the problems. Large chunks of concrete are ripped up and at least one manhole cover is displaced. Nearby residents say they aren't happy about the situation and they suspect recent flooding in their neighborhood may be linked to the problems in the park. They say they've struggled to get answers from the city about what's going on, though. Read the story.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hail To The Chief

Ollice "Chuck" Hubbard was appointed fire chief by the Ann Arbor City Council in June. He's assumed control of a department that's been shrinking in size in recent years and faces threats of more cuts. "It's always a challenge when you start reducing, so we're going to make the best with what we've got," he said. "This is going to be a trial and error situation. Anytime you start cutting any resource or anything like that, there's going to be negatives and positives. So we're going to look into different ways to structure ourselves so it's safe for the firefighters and we can also provide a good service for the citizens. It's going to be a challenge." Read the story.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bed Head

Scenes From Election Night

It appears the makeup of the Ann Arbor City Council will remain unchanged for the next year after all three incumbents came out on top in Tuesday's Democratic primary election. Below are scenes from Arbor Brewing Co., where three of the candidates gathered post-election, and a shot of Council Member Christopher Taylor and former Council Member Leigh Greden gathering results on the fourth floor of the Justice Center building. Read the story.