“Charles Manson Now” by Marlin Marynick is a autobiographical tale of the author’s misadventures trying to meet and befriend the most infamous man ever, Charles Manson. The book is also an attempt to show Manson as he is today and the thoughts of his closest friends on the inside of the prison system, as well as the outside, and ends with the meeting of Marynick and Manson inside Corcoran Prison in California. (more…)
By Evil Twin Jess
Los Angeles, California Herbert Tracy White first met Edward and Melissa Garcia at an ATM in Hollywood, where they bummed cigarettes and money from him. He later told his wife he was helping out a “lovely young couple”. Herbert was a former alcoholic, who had turned his life around and become known for helping those down on their luck. According to his wife, he would often answer the phone and go out in the middle of the night to give rides to intoxicated acquaintances because he didn’t want anyone to drive drunk. The holidays were his “busy time of year”, due to all the parties, so when he got a call at 2 a.m. on November 28 asking for a ride, it was nothing out of the ordinary. Except that he never came home. (more…)
Union City, California I am a self-proclaimed Dollar Store junkie. I love every. single. thing. about that place. My most prized possession purchased: a retro 70’s plastic pear plate thingy that I proudly display on the stove top. Even though it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve laid eyes on, it’s made even more special because I got it on sale. At the Dollar Store. 75% off. These little miracles are what keeps me going back to that store. Well, that and I’ve a friend who punches the time clock there. She’s never at a loss when it comes to sharing amusing idiosyncrasies that can only be found in a place that sells “Totally Awesome Green” stuff next to the “Totally Awesome Lemon” stuff. (which is, by all intents and purposes, totally awesome). While I’ve never witnessed people confusing the aisle for a toilet, I keep my hopes up each time I enter through the doors. I’m not sure what my reaction would be, rounding the corner only to find some drooling butthead squatting next to the stationary but I can guarantee you, rounding the corner and seeing what this grandmother did, my reaction would be quick and painful and perhaps deadly. (more…)
Fullerton, California When I came across this little story I immediately started reflecting on hilarious but somewhat gross times on my old college campus. I’m sure you all have witnessed similar situations, perhaps even been among the unfortunate. Back in those days, we could actually smoke in buildings…way before the tobacco Nazi’s came in and ruined everything. Anyway, the scene is set: lots of drinking, lots of smoking, very few ashtrays to go around. Abandoned or empty beer cans were often used as a replacement, or plastic cups with a swallow or two of beer left in the bottom. By this time of evening, the conversations were intense and loud because everyone knows the ability to hear oneself speak while intoxicated is damn near impossible. It rarely failed, someone would be so adamant about convincing a group of people they had all the answers while grabbing their beverage without looking, taking a big gulp, only to find it was someone’s ashtray after it was way too late. Sometimes they’d puke. Sometimes they wish they’d puke. It was usually after finding out they’d just swallowed a mouthful of someone’s spit. Everyone else would laugh their ass off but I can pretty much guarantee those containers were never maliciously planted. And I can also pretty much guarantee none of those containers were blatantly jacked off in and served. (more…)
Gustine, CA A 26-year-old woman has been arrested with suspicion of aggravated assault and is facing child endangerment charges. Maria Galicia took her 11-month-old daughter to Memorial Hospital located in Los Banos claiming she had been pulling on her ear, which usually indicates an ear infection. Not too big of a deal, right? What she hadn’t planned on was going to jail that day, and that’s what happened. (more…)
Los Angeles, California Consider this a public service announcement for those of you who may be looking for a little cosmetic surgery. If you’re looking for a “deal”, there are certain things you’ve got to put on your checklist to be safe. Make sure the conditions are sterile. There’d be nothing worse than having delicate surgery and then suffer from an infection. Make sure the “physician” is board-certified/licensed. If you’re having this shit done in the US, make sure their papers reflect the ability to practice in the US. And last but not least, if you’re having shit added to your body, make sure you know what the fuck it is they’re putting in you. You don’t want any surprises later on down the road – like…say… (more…)
Sacramento, California I am sure most of you will have heard of this Stand-off, and it’s successful completion, before reading this article. For those of you lucky bastards that actually have a life instead of sitting around soaking up crime news, let me bring you up to speed.
Sacramento law enforcement spent 55 1/2 hours molly-coddling a straight up schizo who took a 15-month-old-child hostage. Anthony Alvarez, 26, decided to go Masada when police arrived to arrest him for possible involvement with three robberies and a shooting of a police officer. At the end of the siege, police dropped two “flash-bang” explosives on his ass. Alvarez fired, and the cops finished the job.