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Hidden Cash Has Returned To Clip Money To Trees In The Valley And Write Weird Poetry
After leaving cash stuffed in toy Angry Birds on the beach, causing a fervor in Burbank in which people ran into traffic, and hiding bottles of bubbles (and money) in a Hollywood dog park, the mysterious Hidden Cash benefactor has returned to Los Angeles. Of course, since his L.A. deposits in late May/early June, he's gotten a little less mysterious. He was outed as Bay Area real estate mogul Jason Buzi. He's also made deposits in other areas, including the UK, sponsored free Ben & Jerry's ice cream on the 4th of July in San Francisco, New York and DC, and most recently, left money in Pez dispensers in San Diego.
Today's Los Angeles deposits are in trees:
Or in these red, plastic boxes:
He has said that the trees are in the Valley, and he posted three clues to his Twitter account around 10 a.m.:
However, he has been writing some poetry:
He also wrote a long missive giving hypothetical advice to a hypothetical young person. It's generally pretty ordinary advice about seeing the world, not settling down too fast, being kind to people, not holding grudges, living without regret and choosing a career path carefully. He reminds this hypothetical young person that following your artistic dreams can be very hard.
There are many talented people working as waitresses and bartenders, dreaming of their big break. Visit LA sometime, if you have any doubt, and talk to some of them as you ask them to refill your drink.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.