Saturday, July 03, 2010

Californicated really is

The 35-foot long flag was painted on a concrete slab near Interstate 680 in Sunol by three men about two weeks after the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington.

Even though the mural had been in clear view of commuters for nearly nine years, a Caltrans spokesman says it wasn't until last month that someone in the agency asked if the flag was on state property.

Spokesman Allyn Amsk says it was covered up with grey paint Wednesday morning.

In a statement Friday, Schwarzenegger extended his "apologies to the artists whose mural inspired drivers along 680 for over eight and a half years."


Windy Wilson said...

If an American flag can't be displayed on state-owned property, then what are all those non-paint (fabric, of course) American flags doing on state-owned property?
Paint it back is what should happen if we AREN'T angry about this. I wouldn't be surprised if OTHER flags are "grayed out" once word gets out.

BobG said...

Why am I not surprised?

"There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience.
And then there is California."
-Edward Abbey