Friday, May 29, 2015

Wonder Valley mention in the Los Angeles Times today

On the front page of the LA Times today:

GREAT READ WRITER CHUCKS POLITICAL BLOG TO COVER, IN PRINT ONLY, WEIRD AND WILD OF THE DESERT
http://www.latimes.com/science/great-reads/la-sci-c1-desert-oracle-20150529-story.html#page=1

Ken Layne at the Palms, Wonder Valley
"Ken Layne is driving past Wonder Valley — an unincorporated community he calls the 'weird cousin' of Joshua Tree. He is uneasy. Years ago he got a speeding ticket on this road and it cost him $600. Now he sets the cruise control on his car to 59 mph every time he drives out here. 
"'This is prime bighorn sheep territory,' he says, looking beyond the plastic coyote on his dashboard toward the wide-open vistas. 'There are no signs of people except for us.' 
"He points out the dust devils spinning off in the distance. This is his life now."
The Desert Oracle is available at the Palms, and I wrote a piece for the Summer issue about how you can tell if you're a desert rat. I suggest getting a subscription - one year for $15 and it comes right to wherever you get your mail.

Hat tip (h/t) to Jay Babcock of Joshua Tree.

3 comments:

  1. Wonder Valley has been getting a lot of exposure lately on mainstream media and KCET specials. This could be a good thing for seasonal rentals and bring income into the area. Maybe not so great for our quiet little piece of desert land far away from strip malls, city traffic, crowds of people, and noise. I'm a little concerned. "You find a chunk of wild and quiet desert and you're in an old, magical land." Please keep it that way.

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