Stolen Santa Monica
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|Author||: Ginger Pennington|
Stella, a bawdy Appalachian twenty-something, braves a Los Angeles saga of sex, drugs, suicide, grand theft auto, and divorce, using love, friendship and surfing to help her learn the power of living intentionally.
|Author||: Brad Stetson|
"Living Victims, Stolen Lives: Parents of Murdered Children Speak to America" is a gripping and instructive sketch of the intense psychic pain, anger, and frustration experienced by parents of murdered children. Drawing on intimate interviews with parents enduring murdered-child grief and the insights of professionals counseling them, this unique book gives a deeply moving psychological, emotional, and spiritual portrait of people immersed in epic tragedy and loss.
|Author||: Walter Pavlo,Neil Weinberg|
|Editor||: Etika Books Llc|
Walter Pavlo, Jr. was a young MBA rising quickly through the finance ranks at the nation’s second largest telecom company. With a beautiful wife, two kids and a promising career, he epitomized the American dream. Pavlo’s life took a dark turn when he became a willing participant in the company’s efforts to hide from investors and potential acquirers a mountain of bad debt run up by mobsters and other unsavory customers. Encouraged by higher-ups, Pavlo became accomplished at accounting gimmickry. Then the jaded young executive consorted with a colorful scam artist and others to use some of the same ploys he’d devised for his employer to enrich himself at its expense. A ruse born of disillusionment and greed turned into a nightmare for Pavlo after he was caught and forced to choose--rat on his buddies or spend decades rotting in prison. His crimes ultimately cost Pavlo his freedom, family, reputation and self-respect. Only later did he recognize that his original sins were part and parcel of the corruption that led to an historic collapse for his company, his industry and of public confidence in corporate America. With humor and raw honesty, Pavlo and award-winning Forbes senior editor Neil Weinberg use this compelling personal story to portray in intimate detail the pressures millions of white-collar workers face every day.
|Author||: Pasha Adam|
New to LA and fresh off his first spec sale, a screenwriter sits alone at Cabana, a bar in Santa Monica, California. Through a cloud of cigarette smoke, he spies a girl. Their eyes meet and they connect instantly. If the screenwriter's story were to end on this moment, it would have a happy ending. Alas, shit happens as it is wont to do and four years later, a storm is brewing over Hollywood. Cyber-attacks are decimating the studio system, exposing the secrets of everyone within it. The screenwriter-now a disaffected entertainment news blogger-unwinds with a whiskey in Cabana after a day spent investigating the hacks. That is, until Grace Chase-the girl from four years prior, now the star of television's Vampire Queen-requests his help when she's blackmailed with incriminating photos. He's reluctant to oblige. But Grace needs him and he's powerless to deny her, embarking on an odyssey across Los Angeles that will have him questioning everything about the girl he once knew and the industry that's defined his life....
|Author||: Roger Atwood|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Press|
Roger Atwood knows more about the market for ancient objects than almost anyone. He knows where priceless antiquities are buried, who is digging them up, and who is fencing and buying them. In this fascinating book, Atwood takes readers on a journey through Iraq, Peru, Hong Kong, and across America, showing how the worldwide antiquities trade is destroying what's left of the ancient sites before archaeologists can reach them, and thus erasing their historical significance. And it is getting worse. The discovery of the legendary Royal Tombs of Sipan in Peru started an epidemic. Grave robbers scouring the courntryside for tombs--and finding them. Atwood recounts the incredible story of the biggest piece of gold ever found in the Americas, a 2,000-year-old, three-pound masterpiece that cost one looter his life, sent two smugglers to jail, and wrecked lives from Panama to Pennsylvainia. Packed with true stories, this book not only reveals what has been found, but at what cost to both human life and history.
|Author||: California. District Courts of Appeal|
|Author||: Norm Archer,Susan Sproule,Yufei Yuan,Ken Guo,Junlian Xiang|
|Editor||: University of Ottawa Press|
Personal data is increasingly being exchanged and stored by electronic means, making businesses, organizations and individuals more vulnerable than ever to identity theft and fraud. This book provides a practical and accessible guide to identity theft and fraud using a risk management approach. It outlines various strategies that can be easily implemented to help prevent identity theft and fraud. It addresses technical issues in a clear and uncomplicated way to help decision-makers at all levels understand the steps their businesses and organizations can take to mitigate identity theft and fraud risks. And it highlights the risks individuals face in this digital age. This book can help anyone – businesses and organizations of all sizes, as well as individuals – develop an identity theft and fraud prevention strategy that will reduce their risk and protect their identity assets. To date, little has been written on identity theft and fraud with a Canadian audience in mind. This book fills that gap, helping Canadians minimize their identity theft and fraud risks.
|Author||: IRENE KATHRYN HAYNES|
|Editor||: Page Publishing Inc|
This compelling narrative is based on a true story. It is about a romance and betrayal at a time in history when changes in the California divorce laws in the early 1970s made no provisions to help women cope with the new laws. There were nightmare stories circulated of women evicted from their homes and told to go to work, while husbands were left in the home with the children, and there were numerous stories of men seeking child support and alimony. It was obvious at that time that some people
|Author||: Donald Freed,Raymond P. Briggs|
|Editor||: Macmillan General Reference|
Uses evidence and forensic material from the crime scene to create alternate scenarios of what actually happened on the night of the infamous 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Tour.