Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mayor Wants To Broadcast Bird Songs

Lancaster - It may sound like a bird-brained idea, but the mayor of Lancaster wants to brighten up the Mojave Desert city by broadcasting recorded bird songs. R. Rex Parris proposed the idea during his State of the City talk. Parris wants to play the bird chatter from loudspeakers on Lancaster Boulevard. The mayor says there’s science to show that listening to birdsong makes people happier. Parris is known for his flamboyant ideas. He got a law passed giving the city the right to castrate pit bulls and ordered city officials to learn Mandarin in a bid to woo Chinese business.  More…