| Jul 18, 2013
I didn't know much about the bizarre U.S. market in "murderabilia" until I became an unwitting part of it. But I now know more than I'd like to about the buying and selling of souvenirs linked to gruesome murders.
My encounter with the market came after...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:52 AM
A videotape in which President Gerald Ford discussed a 1975 assassination attempt by a follower of Charles Manson was made public this week.
"It fills in the last gap of the case and explains from the president's perspective what it was like to have...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:55 PM
A federal judge Monday approved the release of videotaped testimony by President Ford, later used in the trial of Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to assassinate him in Sacramento 37 years ago.
Portions of the 20 minutes of testimony taken in...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:55 PM
No other contemporary filmmaker has had a career like Roman Polanski. The lauded director, who turns 80 Sunday, has been making feature films since the 1962 thriller "Knife in the Water," which he made in his native Poland. His most recent feature, "Venus...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 3:03 PM
It was a typical day at the office for Bill Moseley. “I was lying on the floor of the house, ......
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Top police officials, several elected city officials and a few hundred LAPD employees gathered on the lawn beneath the spare, windowless facade of the downtown building for a brief ceremony before LAPD Chief Charlie Beck symbolically padlocked the front...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 3:04 PM
It is up to Gov. Jerry Brown whether to release a now-70 follower of murderer Charles Manson. For at least the second time, the California Board of Parole Hearings has recommended the release of Bruce Davis, imprisoned since 1972 for......
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Los Angeles Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey has asked Gov. Jerry Brown to oppose the parole of a 70-year-old former follower of murderer Charles Manson. The California Board of Parole Hearings on Friday forwarded to Brown its recommendation to grant parole......
| May 24, 2013
| 11:47 AM
After a lengthy battle, Los Angeles Police Department detectives and prosecutors have decades-old audiotapes that could shed new light on other cases potentially connected to the Charles Manson killing spree.
LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said the department'...
| Dec 31, 2012
SACRAMENTO — From my skimpy research on New Year's resolutions, I've learned that 40% of us make them, and about 90% end in failure.
A dismal record of weak will.
Yet, New Year's resolutions should be encouraged because they're vital to self-...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 10:36 AM
In his prime, writer Gore Vidal didn't have much nice to say about people, and he enjoyed sharing his opinions. On live television in 1968, he referred to fellow commentator William F. Buckley as a "crypto-Nazi" (Buckley responded by calling Vidal...