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CRIME: O.C. Confidential

Our "Center of the Universe" story about seduction and a serial killer is being read all over the world right now. Click here for the story.

 For more true crime coverage, check out:
  • Murder, Love & Redemption Everyone knows how Manson girl Susan Atkins helped take lives. But few know the story of the life she helped save. 
  • Sandy Murphy's Complicated Life Convicted of murder in 2000 and branded as Las Vegas’ most notorious femme fatale, she resurfaced a decade later as the happily married owner of a Laguna Beach art gallery. 
  • Murder. Just Because. One of the most loathsome killers in Orange County talks. Without remorse. And that’s the scariest thing of all.
  • The Private Struggle of a Public Woman To Orange County society, Debbie Simon had it all—beauty, wealth, family, friends, and a landmark Newport Beach address. But in the desperate months before her death, she lost what mattered most.

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Author Laura Bleiberg

  • Laura Bleiberg

    Senior Editor / Features

    Bleiberg is a veteran newspaper and magazine journalist whose writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Orange County Register and LA Weekly. She has specialized in writing about the arts and dance, and was awarded a fellowship to the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University in 2001. But she also knows a thing or two about truck pull competitions, and one editor called her a “bulldog” when tackling an investigation. For five remarkable years, she lived a block from the ocean in Old Town Seal Beach, enjoying the views of snow on the San Gabriels while walking on the sand.

 

Henry T. Segerstrom, An Appreciation

I have known millionaires starving for lack of the nutriment, which alone can sustain all that is human in man, and I know workmen, and many so-called poor men, who revel in luxuries beyond the power of those millionaires to reach. Read more...

California has more national parks than any other state: nine. Use our guides, outlines below, to plan a memorable visit.

 
READ NOW: Serial Killer Seduction

Our "Center of the Universe" story is being read all over the world right now. Click here for the story.

 

Who Did Randy Kraft Seduce?

Current photos of author Jay Roberts.

 

A Fact-Checker's Journey to a 1980 Afternoon

Our intrepid intern tracks down the details in Roberts' story.

 

Why Isn't Randy Kraft Dead?

Our original piece on one of California's deadliest and most depraved serial killers. 

 

Editor's Letter, October 2013

Our editor considers "Center of the Universe" to be compelling—and incredibly frightening. Click above to find out why.