January 2014.

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Concrete cottontails invade park

Giant rabbit sculptures in Civic Center complex draw attention: Whats up with those bunnies?

By Emily Foxhall

6:58 PM PST, January 9, 2014

Near a busy corner in Newport Beach, 14 giant concrete rabbits sit on their haunches, poofy tails poking out behind them, long ears perking straight up. They form a circle, facing inward, and stare at each other through painted pastel eyes.

Its an assembly that has befuddled Newport Beach residents and visitors alike, earning the nickname “Bunnyhenge” because of the resemblance both in shape and mystery to the English monument.

“Whats up with those bunnies?” is a common question posed to city employees, said Newport city spokeswoman Tara Finnigan.

The Register has done a retrospective on their best investigative stories of 2013. One of our favorites documents the Taj Mahal’s price tag exploding from $45 million to $139 million. We have re-posted the story because with city council elections later this year, we should never forget how our children will be paying off this $237 million shrine to political egos for the next 30 years. That’s $22,000 per day for the next 30 years.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/city-500896-project-million.html