Alan Kimble Fahey has worked for 30 years on this hodgepodge bit of outsider architecture in Los Angeles. He has poured his heart and soul into creating it, and now it seems like the authorities have had enough. Citing zoning and fire code issues (probably legit), they may well call for the destruction of the structure and Mr. Fahey may face up to seven years in jail for the violations. My question? Why now? The man has been building this monument to code violations for 30 years. It has withstood every natural disaster that has befallen Southern California. Is it really such a risk to just leave him be? I sense some kind of nefarious plot here.
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