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September 7, 2001 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you don't look too closely, you might think it's just another one of those not-in-my-backyard battles that roil neighborhoods all across America. Alex Madonna, a feisty, 82-year-old Central Coast developer, repainted the sign outside his famed Madonna Inn. People complained that the startlingly bright pink and green colors were too gaudy. The city launched an investigation, then dropped it when officials could not prove that Madonna's new sign is any more garish than the pink one it replaced.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2001 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you don't look too closely, you might think it's just another one of those not-in-my-backyard battles that roil neighborhoods all across America. Alex Madonna, a feisty, 82-year-old Central Coast developer, repainted the sign outside his famed Madonna Inn. People complained that the startlingly bright pink and green colors were too gaudy. The city launched an investigation, then dropped it when officials could not prove that Madonna's new sign is any more garish than the pink one it replaced.
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September 17, 2000 | SALLY ANN CONNELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Freeway noise echoes across the cracked sidewalks of the courtyard and through crumbling bungalows at what history officially recognizes as the world's oldest motel. So decrepit is the structure that history buffs have worried that it would never again house a weary traveler. But city leaders are excited by the new owners' plans to resurrect the old Milestone Motel in the shadow of U.S. 101 and exploit its rightful place in car culture.
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September 17, 2000 | SALLY ANN CONNELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Freeway noise echoes across the cracked sidewalks of the courtyard and through crumbling bungalows at what history officially recognizes as the world's oldest motel. So decrepit is the structure that history buffs have worried that it would never again house a weary traveler. But city leaders are excited by the new owners' plans to resurrect the old Milestone Motel in the shadow of U.S. 101 and exploit its rightful place in car culture.
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