An especially persnickety bunch of Escondido Canyon residents has won the fight to change the name of DeButts Terrace because, as Veronique de Turenne says at Here in Malibu, they were "embarrassed that their street name contained the syllable 'butt.'" I'm serious, or rather they were. In a compromise, the city of Malibu renamed the street Murphy Way and there is a new plaque remembering the deButts family that used to own the canyon.
New around LA Observed:
- Sara Catania takes her marathon training to New York and is grossed out by all the body fluids flying around her. Run On
- Even in these fast-moving days, TJ Sullivan finds the potholder still has a place in political campaigns. Native Intelligence
- There's an update to the perils of the tobacco tree that Jenny Burman has been writing about at Chicken Corner.