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Reach Out And Touch No One: Phonehenge Demolition Begins

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Demolition of "Phonehenge West" began on Friday with the largest structures targeted first, according to the L.A. Times. The "ornate maze" of buildings in Acton was ordered to come down by a judge, and for violating a dozen or so building codes, the development's eccentric visionary, Alan Kimble Fahey, may be required to perform community service.

Alan Kimble Fahey, a retired phone company technician, was briefly jailed for allegedly resisting orders to tear down the complex and faced more time behind bars, but Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Daviann L. Mitchell said Friday that his recent compliance may allow him to receive the more lenient sentence. Fahey said he didn't mind doing community service but said he felt like he was being persecuted.

Said Fahey, "They've hammered me down as far as being a beacon of hope...they haven't broken me." He plans to rebuild.