"Once known for its sunny, freewheeling disposition — a live-and-let-live sensibility rooted in Western ideals and relied upon by generations of surfer dudes and misbehaving Hollywood stars — this region has long been as regulated as anywhere. Lately, however, cities, school districts and even libraries have been outlawing chunks of what used to pass here for birthright at a startling clip."
From “At Least Fun in the Sun Isn’t Banned. For Now…” by Brooks Barnes and Michael Cieply, NYT 9/3/12
A funny, offbeat sort of article from the NYT about how California, land of the “surfer dudes” and “misbehaving Hollywood stars,” has been passing lots of rules lately. Guess it was a slow news day. I like these inventive sorts of features, though.