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Special to the Los Angeles TimesI had my doubts as I turned off the isolated highway onto the sandy open desert. "Drive three miles, then make a left?" I wondered out loud while reading the directions, as my car bounced over mounds of sand, mimicking one of those souped-up cars in a...
Brand XDown a narrow, bumpy road in an unlisted location in Joshua Tree, there exists a punk rock utopia â only instead of mohawked unicorns there are glowing mannequins and the possibility of communicating with aliens. Welcome to Hicksville Trailer Palace....
Times Staff WriterSan Luis Obispo Nobody in the hotel business ever tried harder to make a splash than Alex Madonna. So what did he have against swimming pools? Over a span of 46 years, this builder-rancher-hotelier crafted his Madonna Inn, turning it into one of...
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Special To The TimesBonfante Gardens is a new amusement park with an unusual theme: trees. But not just your average trees. Amazing trees--the creations of an eccentric gardener named Axel Erlandson, who began training them into fanciful shapes in the 1920s. In the 1950s he...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday February 7, 1997 It's hard to imagine Craig Rosenberg's "Hotel de Love" appealing to anyone who isn't hung up on romance novels, but if you're into unrequited love, this may be for you. The twist in this exceedingly minor Australian...
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