Category: California

Julian

We first arrived in the California desert expecting to find Lawrence of Arabia–all romantic, pristine sand dunes with wisps of dust devils trailing off into the air. The reality was more of a trash heap, at least in the more accessible areas, with all manner of household and […]

Tejon Pass

For the uninitiated, The Big One refers to a magnathrust earthquake predicted by some geologists for the San Andreas Fault in Southern California, to occur sometime in the next century. What makes the event particularly threatening is the string of finger faults that feed off the main fault […]

19 x Death Valley

Our first encounter with an American desert came in driving Interstate 15 north from Los Angeles to Las Vegas through the High Mojave. Where we expected to find Lawrence of Arabia waving from atop a sand dune, we instead crossed a moonscape of barren rocks and tumbleweed half-hidden […]

The Messenger

Meet Mike Miller, Messenger Extraordinaire, the Man with the Tightest Lips in America. Mike has made millions in the hyper-secret, slightly seedy Messenger business. His gorgeous wife Tuesday is the hottest TV News personality in Los Angeles. Life bumps and grinds along, until Mike’s paid too much money […]

The Secret Lives of Eddy Casanovitch

Our favorite erotica peddler, the nearly real Eddy Casanovitch, is forced to drastically pull in his horns when the young rocket scientist Mallory and the runaway Texan teenagers Sarah and Cozette fall on him from out of the beachy California sky. “You call that a plot?” Alex’s New York […]

Exposure

Sam Spaulding is a tough, violent former war photographer with a Pulitzer Prize and a dead brother Henry who at one time ran one of the ugliest gangs in Los Angeles. Sam finds out he has Stage III intestinal cancer and decides to go out spitting in the […]

Until I Die

Elegant beauty or not, Iris Brodsky is a 76-year-old walking catastrophe. She can’t even get her corpuscles to flow properly. Everyone assumes she’s crazy, but, in her humble opinion, that still doesn’t give them the right to call her a murderer. She finally convinces Charlie Hamilton, that charming […]