ICYMI: The Mayor of Beverly Hills Spends A Lot Of Time Arguing With Internet Commenters
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- It looks like the Mayor of Beverly Hills is quite a prolific internet commenter. A commenter named John Mirisch (same name as B.H. Mayor) typed several thousand words of "reply" on an article posted by our friends over at Streetsblog Los Angeles. Looks like it's either him, or it's someone using his name who also happens to have intimate knowledge of Beverly Hills municipal policy.
- Seems like parents are blazing more than the kids these days. New federal data shows that middle aged Americans are, for the first time ever, more likely than teenagers to smoke marijuana. That's right! Demographic 35-44 smokes more than demographic 12-17.
- A Fresno based artist is suing the state of California after one of his paintings was not permitted for display at the State Fair because it featured a (not prominent) depiction of the Confederate flag. Confederate flags are illegal in California public art, believe it or not.
- Believe it or not, rodent droppings in restaurants are also illegal! Check out this list of six San Fernando Valley eateries the County Department of Public Health shut down this week for health violations. Don't worry though, they'll re-open just as soon as they pass their next health inspection!
- It's okay. Everybody else is also really lonely! A doctor spoke to VICE about how life in modern America is fosters, what she calls, "chronic disconnection."
- Geragos & Geragos have their own branded water.
- And here's some on-board footage from the Red Hook Criterium brakeless fixed-gear bike race in Milano last year: