Listen Now: Flintstone House: Silicon Valley Landmark About To Be Extinct
Want to meet the Flintstones? Better act fast.
Just south of San Francisco a retired publishing mogul has built a house dedicated to the stone age and its most famous family. It starts with a driveway with an orange, purple and red sign reading “yabba dabba do.”
The lawn is decorated with dinosaurs and giant mushrooms and of course a life-sized Fred Flintstone. But not everyone is a fan of the 1960s cartoon and all it has to offer. Critics call the house an eyesore and a public nuisance because of all the people heading to the area for pictures.
Now officials in the town of Hillsborough have filed a lawsuit to make her remove the garden installations and statues of the cartoons characters. The owner of the house is Florence Fang who once published the San Francisco examiner.
Her attorneys are fighting back saying the house brings a lot of joy to people and isn’t doing any harm. It might be private property but there seems to be a lot of critics who want to have a hand in tearing it down.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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