Weekend Open Thread Update

June 23, 2006

I know it’s a bit premature. But it’s a hot, lazy day here in Berkeley and I haven’t encountered any news stories that pique my interest.

But, here’s a tip for Bay Area parents: The Oakland Zoo has an entire section of toddler-appropriate rides. Today Ari and Jude rode the cars, merry-go-round, even a roller coaster, which Ari and I squealed with delight and Jude called “scary.” We had a blast with Jude demanding more ride tickets at the end.

Also, in case you missed it, here is a major downer to being a celebrity like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: a photographer hiding in bushes at son Maddox’s daycare center was arrested for trespassing.

The owner of the Malibu property that houses the daycare center made a citizen’s arrest, according to Lt. Crystal Miranda of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

(Clint) Brewer was then detained by a security guard for Pitt and Jolie at about 10:30 a.m. before being arrested on suspicion of trespassing and jailed briefly by L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies, Reuters reports. He was released on $1,000 bail.

Poor little Maddox! It’s not cool for the paparrazzi to target celebrities’ children like that. Here’s to a safe and carefree weekend to all of you.