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Larissa Danielli, the Ocean Beach woman who was arrested after a fire broke out in her apartment complex in early November, has had to start a "Save Silas" donation page to raise funds to reclaim her son from Child Protective Services.

"I'm raising money to save my 22 month-old baby boy, Silas. We were victims of an apartment fire (through no fault of our own). Due to the fire, I lost my home, my business, my job and my child. Although I didn't break ONE LAW, my baby was illegally and wrongfully seized due to the fact that I am a medical marijuana patient. I am fighting to bring him home," Larissa states in the appeal for funds to pay for attorney fees.

Daniella also encourages friends and supporters to help her by writing letters to politicians.

Pictured: Larissa Danielli and Silas

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Ponzi Nov. 21, 2011 @ 5:32 p.m.

The hypocrisy of our Federal government of the policy regarding marijuana is chilling. They permit alcohol to be served everywhere, yet it is a dangerous drug. It kills millions of users each year and is responsible for the deaths of millions innocent bystanders because of DUI’s, domestic violence and other crimes. Yet, marijuana, the crimes are because off it’s “black-market” distribution; cartels, street dealing, and burglaries. I don’t think there is proof than anyone has died from the consumption of it nor has there been any evidence that it has caused a measurable number of DUI fatalities.

After California voters approve the use of medical marijuana, the Feds go on a rampage. They call it evil and diabolical. They waste their resources and the resources of our local government (Dumanis and Goldsmith) in their charades.

Alcohol is a drug. Drug counselors and rehabilitation clinics all agree that alcohol is (also) a drug. Alcohol is about 10,000 times more dangerous and heinous than marijuana.

What an odd world and even weirder nation I find myself living in these days. The police are now paramilitary, the Feds are afraid of a weed and the will of the people (who have exercised the initiative process like good little people) are being ignored and trampled. There are probably some Fed rules about funding for CPS and marijuana.

CPS, do the right thing and give Larissa Danielli her baby back now.


Gail Powell Nov. 21, 2011 @ 8:39 p.m.

The funny thing is: there are so many more BAD MOMS out there who deserve to have their kids taken away and not Larissa Danielli. It was just a perfect storm of bad luck that got her when that apartment building of hers caught fire. The Ocean Beach community is rallying to help her but Larissa's Facebook page just mentioned that CPS told Larissa she needs an official "job" in order to get custody of her son back. The DJ gigs she does don't count, I guess. If anyone out there has a job opening, please contact Larissa at: http://www.facebook.com/djcurvajus?ref=ts Thank you.


SurfPuppy619 Nov. 22, 2011 @ 1:04 a.m.

IMO family law/court is the worst of our judicial system. It has poor judges, is run poorly, and suported by even less competent social workers.

That Orange County case where the social workers took a womens kids and it took 2 years to get them back is a good example, the social worlers lost a WHOPPING $5 million judgment and by the time they ended their appeals and interest and lawyer fees got tacked on it was $12 million. And nothing happened to the offenders, one retired, the other was actually promoted.

When you see that kind of gross incompetence then you know there are not just problems, but BIG problems.


trooth Nov. 22, 2011 @ 5:02 a.m.

CPS is a disease that is way out of control. They are an organization of mean, man-hating bitches; I'm surprised that they attacked a woman. If you approach them with logic: you will lose! (your children, your joy in life, your will to live, etc.) If you try to argue them into seeing things your way, they will do even worse. Their favorite cute little trick, to motivate you, is that they will repeatedly tell you that there is just one little ol' thing that you need to do in order to get back some meager bit of control over your children, and over your family's future, but it will be a lie. They just say that so that you will enroll in yet another so-called class that will eat up six months to a year of your kids' childhood (while they are in the 'care' of some freak who has made a life out of getting children under their care without going to the trouble of making the children themselves) and you will go to the class, you will be humiliated (but you deserve it, because they think you're trash), you will be emotionally jerked around (got to keep the classes interesting!), but in the 'end', they will tell you that no, not yet! There's just one (more!) little bitty ol' thing that you need to do...


malcolmkyle Nov. 22, 2011 @ 11:24 a.m.

This is another case that clearly illustrates that prohibition is a grievous crime against humanity. If you support it, or even simply tolerate it by looking the other way while others commit it, you are an accessory to a very serious moral transgression against humanity.

If you support prohibition you've helped trigger the worst crime wave in history.

If you support prohibition you've helped escalate the number of people on welfare who can't find employment due to their felony status.

If you support prohibition you've a helped create a black market with massive incentives to hook both adults and children alike.

If you support prohibition you've helped to make these dangerous substances available in schools and prisons.

If you support prohibition you've helped raise gang warfare to a level not seen since the days of alcohol bootlegging.

If you support prohibition you've helped create the prison-for-profit synergy with drug lords.

If you support prohibition you've helped remove many important civil liberties from those citizens you falsely claim to represent.

If you support prohibition you've helped put previously unknown and contaminated drugs on the streets.

If you support prohibition you've helped to escalate Theft, Muggings and Burglaries.

If you support prohibition you've helped to divert scarce law-enforcement resources away from protecting your fellow citizens from the ever escalating violence against their person or property.

If you support prohibition you've helped overcrowd the courts and prisons, thus making it increasingly impossible to curtail the people who are hurting and terrorizing others.

If you support prohibition you've helped evolve local gangs into transnational enterprises with intricate power structures that reach into every corner of society, controlling vast swaths of territory with significant social and military resources at their disposal.

If you support prohibition then prepare yourself for even more death, corruption, sickness, imprisonment, unemployment, foreclosed homes, and the complete loss of the rule of law and the Bill of Rights.


LadyKing Nov. 24, 2011 @ 12:51 a.m.

How does it become a man to behave toward this American government to-day? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it. I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government which is the slave's government also...

...Governments show thus how successfully men can be imposed on, even impose on themselves, for their own advantage... It is a sort of wooden gun to the people themselves... It does not keep the country free. It does not settle the West. It does not educate....

...and (when) oppression and robbery are organized, I say, let us not have such a machine any longer. In other words, when a sixth of the population of a nation which has undertaken to be the refuge of liberty are slaves, and a whole country is unjustly overrun and conquered by a foreign army, and subjected to military law, I think that it is not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize..

...Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it....

...All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable. But almost all say that such is not the case now. But such was the case, they think, in the Revolution of '75... At any rate, it is a great evil to make a stir about it... What makes this duty the more urgent is the fact that the country so overrun is not our own, but ours is the invading army..

~Civil Disobedience, Thoreau


LadyKing Nov. 25, 2011 @ 6:08 p.m.

Please, people, please, please, please sign this petition and share it with anyone and everyone you can…help bring baby Silas back home. http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-destroying-families-over-a-political-war


nan shartel Nov. 26, 2011 @ 9:59 a.m.

this is so sick...totally unfair behavior on CPS part

good luck getting Silas back Larissa


Gail Powell March 7, 2012 @ 11:36 a.m.


Here is an update on Larissa & Silas. I am very happy to report that they have been reunited and charges dropped against the single mom. But the misery inflicted on the Ocean Beach family still lingers. Larissa has also suffered financially from this mess. Let's hope that they can now put this tragedy and persecution behind them and let it serve as a warning--that bad stuff like this can happen to anyone.


Twister March 7, 2012 @ 3:55 p.m.

The most important thing not to forget is the severe trauma inflicted upon the child by taking him into "custody." That's where the REAL CRIME is.


SurfPuppy619 March 7, 2012 @ 7:10 p.m.

11.The most important thing not to forget is the severe trauma inflicted upon the child by taking him into "custody." That's where the REAL CRIME is. == That trauma is so real Twister-thank you for pointing that out.


SurfPuppy619 March 7, 2012 @ 7:09 p.m.

The system is broken, they cause 100 times more harm than good.

Did you hear about the Orange County social workers who pulled this sh*t? They lost a $5 million lawsuit, $12 million after the appeals were over and interest was added in. But they don't care-they don't pay the liability the taxpayer does;



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