Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Oct. 4, and here’s what’s happening across California:
‘You are evil’
“He had lavished her with compliments, and now he savaged her looks. He had entered the marriage broke, and now he demanded half her wealth. He had been gentleness itself, and now he threatened her with ‘long-lost relatives’ in the mob.” So begins the third installment of our “Dirty John” series of stories and podcasts, in which...