A story in today's Ventura County Star includes a telling anecdote about a woman who ran a tattoo shop in Granada Hills, but says she was driven out after four years by the neighborhood council (it doesn't say which one -- North or South) because it was believed that her clientele were "a bad crowd." According to the article, the neighborhood council keeps "a list of businesses" they don't allow. So the owner of The Tattoo Room picked up and left Granada Hills for the more liberal and tolerant environs of... wait for it... Simi Valley. After the relocation, her business is now flourishing. This story left me with many questions. If tattoo shops aren't allowed in Granada Hills, then why do we still have one? And since when did Simi Valley become more liberal than us?