I am the original poster of this article. Reading several newspaper articles this morning, there seems to be much confusion between state agencies regarding whether a Trike needs a California Class 1 license endorsement to be riden. CHP says yes and other people or agencies say no. It will be interesting to watch developments on this issue in the next few days. It may be a grey area.
Operating a vehicle on public roads is not a birthright.
Sorry man, but I have to disagree. Operating a vehicle in public is a right granted by the government agencies that control that public space. If it's the law to wear red socks, or drive left-handed, or allow your face to appear on your license, then that's what you do or you don't drive. It is however, your right to dissent and try to change the law.