Don Bauder 2:30 p.m., Aug. 1
Journal Puts Floatopia on Page One
The sober-sided Wall Street Journal, which regularly follows offshore banks, is now following offshore booze. In this weekend's Journal (Sat./Sun. July 24), a front page story with color photo features San Diego's Floatopia. After the city permanently banned drinking on the beaches in 2008, young party folks set up Floatopia. They booze it up in inflated air mattresses not far from the shoreline. On Monday, the city council is expected to vote on making it "unlawful for any bather to consume any alcoholic beverage within one marine league [about three and a half miles] of any beach," says the Journal. Even some drinkers/floaters support the ban, says the publication.