Esotouric's Newest Crime Bus Adventure Explores Darkest East Los Angeles
WHAT: Esotouric, L.A.'s most eclectic tour company, looks across the L.A.River with the EAST SIDE BABYLON crime bus tour
WHEN: Saturday, June 26, 12pm-4pm
WHERE: Tour departs from Philippe The Original, 1001 Alameda, Chinatown
INFO: http://www.esotouric.com, 323-223-2767
Most tourists who visit Southern California confine their explorations to such famous destinations as Hollywood Boulevard, Rodeo Drive or the Santa Monica Pier. And there's certainly plenty to do and see at any of those old favorites. But when looking for something off-the-beaten path, savvy natives know the tour company to call is Esotouric.
On Saturday, June 26, a select crew of urban explorers will climb aboard for EAST SIDE BABYLON, the latest addition to Esotouric's popular crime bus tour series, for its third excursion following a sold-out Halloween weekend debut and a packed January repeat. The public loves this new Esotouric bus adventure, and all signs point to another full house.
Passengers on this unusual bus adventure will discover fascinating, little-known historic neighborhoods and the grim memories they hold. With crimes spanning the 20th Century, some hideously gruesome, others weird and frankly unbelievable, the tour provides a new way of discovering the city, via crime scenes and oddities that make ordinary houses and intersections seem to vibrate with a mysterious energy.
Come visit Boyle Heights, where Night Stalker Richard Ramirez was captured and a mad dad ran amok. Roam the hallowed lawns of Evergreen, L.A.'s oldest cemetery and home of some memorable haunts and strange burials. Visit East Los Angeles, where a deranged radio shop employee made mince meat of his boss and bride-- and you can get your hair done in a building shaped like agiant tamale. Explore the ghastly streets of Commerce, where one small neighborhood's myriad crimes will shock and surprise. Visit Montebello, for scrumptious milk, eggnog and cookies at Broguiere's Farm Fresh Dairy washed down with a horrifying case of child murder. All this, and so much more on EAST SIDE BABYLON, Esotouric's exploration of L.A.'s most horrifying forgotten crimes.
Upcoming Esotouric bus tour and special event schedule:
Sat May 22 - The Birth of Noir: James M. Cain's So. Cal Nightmare
Sun May 30 - LAVA Sunday Salon (info at lavatransforms.org)
Sat June 5 - Weird Adams crime bus tour
Sat June 12 - Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour
Sat June 26 - Eastside Babylon crime bus tour
Sun June 27 - LAVA Sunday Salon (info at lavatransforms.org)
Sat July 10 - Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles
Sat July 24 - Haunts of a Dirty Old Man: Charles Bukowski's L.A.
Sun July 25 - LAVA Sunday Salon (info at lavatransforms.org)
Sun Aug 1- Reyner Banham Loves LA: South Los Angeles
Sat Aug 7- Reyner Banham Loves LA: The New Chinatowns
Sat Aug 28 - Reyner Banham Loves LA: The Lowdown on Downtown
Sun Aug 29 - LAVA Sunday Salon (info at lavatransforms.org)
Esotouric's Richard Schave and Kim Cooper are proud members of LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association. http://www.lavatransforms.org
For more info on Esotouric, visit http://www.esotouric.com
For East Side Babylon info, visit http://www.esotouric.com/eastsidebabylon