How a petty fight in a wealthy California neighborhood ended with a home covered in giant emoji
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How a petty fight in a wealthy California neighborhood ended with a home covered in giant emoji

A woman in Manhattan Beach, Calif., painted her house bright pink with huge emojis during a dispute with a neighbor who had reported her for using her property for Airbnb rentals. Natalie Rice | AP The emoji are bright yellow, with artificially long eyelashes and crisscrossed eyes. One’s tongue lolls out; the other’s mouth is zippered shut. They are painted against the pink facade of a Manhattan Beach, California, home embroiled in a feud between neighbors that has boiled over into a fight with the city. The fracas began last year, when Kathryn Kidd bought the 39th Street duplex, according to Easy Reader News, and rolled into the neighborhood in a Mercedes convertible with a license plate holder that read, “Move Over Princess, The Queen Has Arrived.” Neighbors told the website that after a long-term renter left, they believe Kidd started using her property for short-term rentals, which are illegal in Manhattan Beach. Her neighbors outed her to the city, which reportedly fined her $4,000 in May. Then Susan Wieland, who was among the group that reported Kidd, returned home from a work trip in June and saw the home’s new paint job. She told Easy Reader News that […]

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