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Joanna Clay

Tawni Angel owns a menagerie of ponies

Closing Down the Ponies: Santa Monica Wrestles With a First World Problem

To some critics, Santa Monica's beloved Main Street Farmers Market includes among its vendors an abusive, lawless operation every Sunday. It's not drug deals, drive-bys or prostitution. The problem is the ponies. Long-haired, mane-braided, furry, short-legged, big-eyed ponies. For 11 years, Tawni Angel has operated pony rides and a petting......