Calif. oddity's future is at stake in court battle

July 7, 2011 - 5:59 PM
Phonehenge West

Alan Kimble West, better known as Kim West, prepares to ride the

ACTON, Calif. (AP) — The fate of a California oddity known as Phonehenge West is at stake in a court case as its creator fights for his eccentric vision.

Kim Fahey, a 30-year phone company technician, built his eclectic village in the desert north of Los Angeles over the past 25 years.

Among its structures is a replica of a 16th century Viking house and a mobile home remodeled to look like an antique railroad car.

Last month, Fahey was convicted of a dozen misdemeanor building code violations and is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Superior Court in Lancaster.

In addition, he has been ordered to tear down Phonehenge West. He says he intends to appeal.