CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2001 |
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.