About 16 years ago, when I was editing New Times, we published a cover story making the case that San Luis Obispo was Springfield of The Simpsons fame, along with a cool graphic by now-publisher Alex Zuniga of the Simpsons driving down Higuera.
Alas, we were wrong.
The idea had so much going for it. Nuclear power plant. Big rock just off shore. A General Hospital (well, there was one then). We even pieced together evidence that proved the fictional city had to be on the West Coast. Well, we were right about that at least.
Simpsons creator Matt Groening revealed recently that he had in mind Springfield, Ore.
So consider this my last correction (hopefully) from my time at New Times.