Good news, folks! I've finally identified the party responsible for the rusting metal facade atop the "whimsical" home under construction at 7th and San Vicente, otherwise known as "Casa del Bozo." Inside sources report that the eye-popping "mottled metal sheeting" is the handiwork of CSI, a specialist in the installation of roof and wall metal systems. I interviewed one of the workers on the scene:
Me: What amazing work you are doing. Simply wonderful! Tell me, what kind of metal are you using?
Workman: I don't know. You'll have to ask the office.
Undaunted, I've sent an e-mail to CSI headquarters asking, among other things, "Will the rust continue changing colors over time?" and "What happens if someone is sitting on the roofdeck, leaning against the metal sheeting, during a lightning storm?" Unfortunately, CSI has not replied to my e-mail yet. Perhaps they think that silence, like the rust at 7th and San Vicente, is Golden ...!