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Bunnies, schmunnies. The unholy folks behind the 1947 Project are revving up their crime bus for a half-day excursion on Easter Sunday, April 16th, from noon to 5pm. This time they're calling it the Nightmares of Bunker Hill; it will tour downtown LA and tell tales, we're guessing, of nefarious activities on and around the Bunker Hill of yesteryear. Most of Bunker Hill was covered by grand old houses that got chopped up into increasingly seedy apartments; a cinematic version of their seedy state is in the recent Ask the Dust. The buildings — and much of Bunker Hill itself — were eventually razed for downtown improvement projects. At $47 each, seats on the crime bus aren't cheap, but the cost to you is less than $10 per hour — proving, once again, that crime doesn't pay.

The photo above is the East end of the 2nd street tunnel, looking West, in 1952. We love how even crime-ridden LA looks bright and shiny under our Southern California sun.

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