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War on grass and hedges and fences and big houses

Ted Balaker
July 31, 2005, 6:27pm

Bad news for fake lawn enthusiast and would-be entrepreneur Greg Cooper: And in Santa Monica some residents got peeved when officials suddenly began to enforce a 1948 ordinance that limited fences and hedges in front yards of private houses to 42 inches and side and rear fences and hedges to eight feet: Council member Bobby Shriver [that's Shriver] had some ordinance-violating hedges himself. But the forces of petty tyranny were so strong that even he could only manage a wussy, semi-victory: Head North a bit and the control freaks get even freakier: My fellow humans, what have we become?

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