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Will California Ever Release Manson “Family” Member Leslie Van Houten?

50 years after the Tate-LaBianca Murders, antipathy toward the surviving participants remains as potent as ever
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After the Manson Murders, Los Angeles Magazine Blamed the “Age of ‘Freaky’ Crime”

A look back at a story from our October 1969 issue that stoked fear about youth culture, drugs, and copycat crimes
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These Images of 1960s L.A. Capture a Mythical Moment in History

Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is inspiring a new appreciation for a lost era
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In This Epic 2009 Oral History, People Close to the Case Recall the Manson Murders

Charles Manson sent members of his “Family” on one of the bloodiest killing sprees in L.A. history. Those involved in the murders and their aftermath speak out
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In 1988, People Still Lived in Fear of Charles Manson’s “Satanic Network”

Nearly twenty years after the Manson Murders, Michael Bendrix explored Manson’s place in what seemed to be an expanding web of terror