Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Down on the 91743, Guasti fades away

In one of my older blogs, my fictional radio station had a fictional mailing address on the 25th floor of a high rise in Guasti, California. At the time this was a joke, because Guasti certainly didn't have any high rises at the time.

This could be changing. In a February 11 post in his blog, David Allen noted that many of the businesses that inhabited Guasti a few short years ago have moved or disappeared - among them the Homestyle Cafe (now in south Chino on the way to the prison) and the Filippi Winery tasting room.

I've written about Guasti before - or, more accurately, about Secundo Guasti, the man who founded the self-sufficient community. A fascinating man, and a fascinating place, now set to disappear in airline madness.