Bingo! Exactly. We lived just east of LA County for a number of years, and some of the names in these stories were in prominent in government way back when we lived out there three decades ago.
It’s very refreshing to hear from people like you who live in the few pockets that are still relatively unspoiled (at least compared to the rest of the nation). It does bring a tiny spark of hope to see such places still exist around the country. But don’t worry – they’ll find you soon. <weak grin> Seriously though, I’m happy for you.