By Matthew Wood
The nightmare that has been Vince Adame’s long shrubbery saga is finally over.
He has been battling a citation over his trimming of some bushes across the alley from his house that somehow turned into a felony vandalism charge. When the district attorney’s office finally dropped the charges Monday night, the longtime Ocean Beach resident was able to breathe a sigh of relief.
A press conference in the alley just outside his house, in “Surf Check Alley”, next to the scene of the crime, brought some closure to this chain of events that started in July.
“I’ve been doing the same thing for years,” Adame said of his maintenance work, which he said only came about because nobody at the city would take care of it.
“I sweep the alley and clean up. I encourage everyone to do the same in their neighborhood.”
When all is said and done, the whole thing seems like a big waste of time for just about everyone involved. The basic story goes something like this: