Someone recently posted something about how some Berkeley politicians wanted to ban smoking in private houses. The city administration is just as bonkers as ever. Today, they permitted a marathon run to go down otherwise quiet, totally residential streets, despite that they had also blocked off a parallel major arterial road a block away for the use of the marathon people. Many blocks of residential streets were closed, so none of the local residents could come or go by car. So if you want to move to California and can't afford San Francisco, think of Bezerkeley, that entertaining crazy city by the Bay.