HEDGED IN BY THE LAW: Palo Alto is one of the more curious cities in the Bay Area. With its concentration of venture capital firms, it’s a very wealthy community. But because of its leftist bent, its beautiful city streets have more than an average share of homeless people.
But rather than try to reduce its problems with transients (as Rudy Giuliani successfully did with Manhattan in the mid-1990s), the Palo Alto police department are arresting middle-aged homeowners whose curbside hedges are more than two feet tall.
Great PR move guys–just brilliant.