After a years-long legal battle, the quirky, so-called "Flintstone House" of Hillsborough, California will be allowed to stay. The colorful prehistoric decor indeed looks like something right out of Bedrock and Fred and Wilma's neighborhood, but many neighbors were not happy. There were allegations that the home's owner, Florence Fang failed to get approval to add dinosaurs and a large sign reading "Yabba Dabba Doo," among other things, to the yard surrounding her whimsical orange and purple home, which is very visible from Interstate 280. But Fang won and the settlement reportedly says Hillsborough will pay Fang, a retired media mogul whose family used to own the San Francisco Examiner, $125,000 to cover costs associated with the lawsuit and approve permits for the changes made to the home. Fang, who is in her mid-80s, will drop her claims that the city had stymied her initial attempts to get permits because she was Asian. (Mercury News)
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