For a journalist, making fun of California is a fish-in-a-barrel sort of thing, especially when it comes to water. But this piece from the AP takes the fun an extra mile. Love the picture:
Cookie Smith was surprised to learn the fake lawn that earned her a home-beautification award violated a city ban on artificial grass.
Her neighbor was shocked when he complied with a state order to conserve water and was instead threatened with a $50 fine for letting his grass wither to a brittle brown.
Happens all the time here. Two activist groups get two laws passed that contradict each other.
dry lawns good for environment but bad for neighborhood “looks” so you get a ticket for letting your lawn die (saves water!) from the landscaping police (yes, they exist)