O.G., who was featured on Patch recently for creating a garden oasis alongside a heavily trafficked Telegraph intersection, was jailed last week but returned Friday without his dog.
As he made plans to retrieve his dog, "Red Dog," from police custody, he told me he was cited for "open container."
In a previous interview, O.G. noted that one advantage to life in Florida was "they have no open container laws. You can carry an opened beer," he reported.
He formerly praised Berkeley police, with whom he said he had good relations. Has he changed his mind about the police and Berkeley hospitality? "No," he replied, emphatically. Then he was off to rescue Red Dog.
O.G., as reported here, recently "saved the life" of his side-kick, Savvy, who had a life-threatening seizure. Savvy was one of the first to welcome back his friend from jail.
South Side's Sultan of Soil was also welcomed back by two Cal student fans, who knuckled him near Peet's Saturday morning. O.G. has begun work on a garden-annex at the Median across from a bus stop on Telegraph. -30-
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