The following was committed to print with painstaking accuracy. Every attempt
has been made to portray the particulars in a fair and objective light.
While the structures and citizens of Venice Beach are true to life, the locations
of certain establishments, and the identities of several persons, have been altered
for the sake of the community, and for the privacy of those individuals whose
lives were so brutally disrupted.
This said, the author cannot guarantee that events drawn from memory are one
hundred percent accurate, for, as this account will amply reveal, eyewitness
memory is never one hundred percent reliable.