The Golden State has been among the leaders nationally on the marijuana issue. Uncharacteristically, I see both sides of the argument. As a cartoonist, I find the visuals of pot culture hard to resist.
When a news story offers the possibility for a sight gag, I tend to jump on it. Measure B, which has driven the porn industry out of L.A. by requiring that actors wear condoms, is an example. It’s all about the guy wearing nothing but socks.
Santa Monica contributed to Californians’ denial of the fact that they live in a populous, densely populated place. It ain’t the Old West anymore. We’re fighting over every square inch of space, just like back East. In Santa Monica’s parks, yogis and dog owners are having at it. (Again, love the visuals.)