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Offbeat California homeowners warned about brown lawns California homeowners warned about brown lawns
Some homeowners following the state's new drought-conscious motto that brown is the new green are being warned by local governments that they could be slapped with fines because of those dried up lawns.
Offbeat Investor submits signatures to split California into 6 states Investor submits signatures to split California into 6 states(Photo Gallery)
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper began submitting signatures Tuesday for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to split California into six separate states, a move he said would create governments that are more manageable and responsive to residents' needs.
Offbeat Lone Ranger actor's outfit sells for $195,000 Lone Ranger actor's outfit sells for $195,000
The outfit Lone Ranger actor Clayton Moore wore when making appearances as the character after retiring from television has sold for $195,000 at a Texas auction.
Offbeat Driver of stalled pickup finds slithering surprise Driver of stalled pickup finds slithering surprise(Photo Gallery)
When a woman's pickup stalled on a street in Santa Fe, New Mexico, local chef Jackson Ault stopped to lend a hand. Ault and the driver both ended up with a surprise Thursday when Ault popped the hood and found a brown and yellow python slithering across the engine block.