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Road Through Wonderland by Dawn Schiller Book Review and Personal Thoughts

I love a good book, where you get a sense that a person has truly bared their soul, and come to terms with their demons. I did not get that from this book, at all. No self realization. Nada. Instead, there was a lot of finger pointing. If you are gonna go in that direction, at least make sure it’s at the right people. Even that seemed off.

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Rock-A-Hoola's remains between Los Angeles and Las Vegas

Rock a Hoola, Ghost Water Park

I was driving to Las Vegas with my hubby and he started telling me about this abandoned water park, located in the middle of The Mojave Dessert, just east of Barstow.  I was so fascinated with the part about it having it’s own radio station, and playing it’s own version of the song, Rock-A-Hula, 24…

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Wonderland to the Nashes

Wonderland Avenue to Doña Lola

32 years ago today a small group of people, that have come to be known as the Wonderland Gang robbed Eddie Nash of drugs, money, guns, jewelry and who knows what else.  They were living less than 3 miles away from each other.  This is the drive from the Wonderland house to Eddie’s on Doña…

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Bonnie Brae and 6th

Bonnie Brae and 6th – I love this area and this intersection particularly. The Rampart Police department is actually located maybe 5 blocks down from this doughnut shop. This corner was a huge magnet for shady activity through the 90s and early 2000s.  The illicit activities were so brazen and went on for years and…

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Bonnie Brae and 6th

Under the Bridge – Actual Bridge

In the book Scar Tissue, by Anthony Kiedis he talks about occasionally scoring drugs on Bonnie Brae and 6th. He also mentions the name Bonnie Brae in the song Slow Cheetah. In the late 80s and most of the 90s anyone could score heroin or crack on the corner of Bonnie Brae and 6th. There…

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