Dan Rather has an interesting post today on Huffington Post talking about illegal pot farms in Northern California. He goes on a ride-along with a raid of one of the farms growing “super-mega-steroid marijuana plants” that grow as high as 15 feet. Rather describes finding foreign criminals operating giant-scale pot farms illegally, often on public [...]
On October 22, 1998, Tamez spent the early part of the afternoon soliciting sex from truckers at the intersection of 6th and D in Victorville, Calif. After several hours she got her first response when a man in a large, black truck pulled up and propositioned her. Following a brief conversation, Tamez got into the truck and drove off with the man toward the highway. It would be her last trick.
On October 19, 1970, a fire at a wealthy California doctor’s home led authorities to one of the most gruesome mass murders since the Manson murders. Scared hippies pointed police towards hermit and environmental nut John Linley Frazier. His motive? To wreak vengeance on those who rape the environment and restore the natural beauty of the hillside where the doctor’s luxury home once stood.
Police said they smelled meth and got a warrant, but there was no meth, just an old man and his wife, and now the man is dead, unjustly, according to his widow.
At the scene of a double murder, not far from Mount Tamalpais State Park, on October 16, 1980, police found a note from "Mr. Hate" addressed to "Shitheels" that said that by the time the note was discovered, it would be "way too late;" and the note’s author would be on the news or on a "slab." The Trailside Killer had struck again.
When police arrived at the scene of Jarrod Davidson’s murder, they were already familiar with the family and the contentious divorce and custody battle Jarrod was having with his wife, Kelee. Detectives were sure she was involved, but didn’t realize that when Jarrod had left his wife, her whole family had taken offense.
Fed up with diminishing police resources and rising crime, folks in Oakland, CA have turned to crowd-funding to pay for private security to patrol their neighborhoods.
A Sacramento, California, grandma allegedly made the mistake this week of mixing vodka with babysitting, and reportedly tried to give away her grandchild to a stranger before the day was over.
From our friends at The Daily Dot: Finally, it’s illegal for Californians to post pictures of you naked online without your consent. Now posting “revenge porn”—typically the purview of seedy, spurned exes—can earn Golden State residents up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine.
Since his 1971 conviction for conspiracy and murder in connection with the Tate-LaBianca murders, Charles Manson has had 12 parole hearings. If they all went like this one, it’s not a wonder he stopped even bothering to show up. The last one was in April 2012; he will not be up again for parole until 2025.