The Moose Club
At the end of my first session with my woman therapist, I almost asked;
“Have you seen ‘The Sopranos’? They are fictional characters. The Prescos are-were, for real. I’m the last man standing.
Alas with the discovery of ‘The Artist’s Tea Room’ scow, I got my McGuffin. Everything I write, everything I do, is going to come out of there.
When Rosemary stabbed Vic between the eyes, and drove him from our home, he moved into a crash pad on Ashby and Telegraph with his best friend, Pat Burns. Captain Vic took us there. Everyone was hung over. Someone had done a painting on the window shade. There were poker chips on a table. We picked up the deck of cards, and looked at The Nudies. I am sure Vic and his Bohemian Brotherhood, were smoking weed. This is 1959. Instead of our father helping us with our pubescence, our coming of age, we are drafted in the struggle to give Vic a second chance, another childhood. Maybe this time he will get it right. When he did not pay a dime of childhood, our mother cut him off. She forbad him to see his children again. That ban, is legend!
When Pops came to visit me at Peter Shapiro’s house, he spotted a piano and sat down.
“Can you teach me to play the piano? I always want to play?”
There was a set of drums that Big Kid got behind, and he picked up the sticks. Peter and I lived together with The Loading Zone in a large Victorian in downtown Oakland. Vic got himself a crash-pad on Alice Street with Dirty-DeeDee who was the craziest woman I ever met – after Laurie Landis. On Alice, I got a Royal Flush in Spades while playing with bad dudes connected to the Mexican Mafia. Vic loved this place. Everyone got it, what this place was: This was the home of Wolf Larsen. Go down Alice street seven blocks and you are in the heart of Jack London Square. Directly across the bay is Dogpatch, where the California Barrel Company was located. Vic’s grandfather was an executor at this company.
The Moose Club is next door to Captain Larsen’s pad. I lived at the Moose when I had to get away from bad-ass Laurie, who one morning, early, climbed the fir escape six floors…to take me out for a drink. It was 5:00 A.M.
I made a point to keep Vic and Laurie, apart. I wish I had taken Rena to meet my Old Man of the Sea, and then, walked out of his life – forever…..A Man?
Six months ago I talked with an attorney about a guy connected to Meg Whitman using my copyrighted name California Barrell Company that is now associated with Crocket’s floating bordellos. This company is real Bay Area History that needs to be preserved. We got chase out of San Francisco by a famous Earthquake and Fire. We co-founded Fruit Vale, that was consumed by the City of Oakland.
My father, Vic Presco, told me Garth Benton’s father served time in the Fed lock-up for making a False Deed of Trust. Two weeks after Christine drowned, Stacey Pierrot told me on the phone Garth’s father was coming into the Rosamond gallery, and, making her nervous. Before the funeral, Vicki Presco told me Garth was in a lot of trouble. Garth and his buddy, Lawrence Chazen, tried to become the Executor of my sister’s estate. The Benton divorce was just finalized. Chazen got his antique furniture back after he filed a lein. Christine filed Bankruptcy. The Benton’s were on file as the owner of Vic’s house in Lafayette that he claimed he owned. He built a large addition to house his fiancé and her six kids that was going to smuggle across the border in a marijaha shipment.
I told this guy that met Chazen at an foreclosure auction, that my father met him at the Copper Penny bar&grill where all the Realtor’s hangout. If you have a California Real Estate license, you can make Home Loans. How are the recorded? Can you stay under the radar? You could keep track of home owners in trouble, right there in the bar! Chazen and his Team makes high interest loans, then, wait for the new owner to default, and run the scam again, and again. Then, you bundle these loans up and sell them overseas to big European banks. MELTDOWN!
In the movie about the Getty Kidnapping, J.P. draws a diagram about where his oil profits go, and how his money makes money, but, no one can spend any. If you needed cash, do you sell some art? Christine had formed seven partnerships. Her work was not selling. You get an investor to give you money in exchange for a tax right-off. You split the cash! Trump claims he has a sweet deal that allows him to not pay any tax.
The New York Mafia paid Vic a visit. He told me they packed heat. He showed me where he kept his pump shotgun. They wanted to know the LAST TOOL so they could apply it to bigger and better deals.
Vic lived in downtown Oakland next to the Moose Club. His best friend’s brother ran the Mexican Mafia in San Quinton. My farher was the King of Oakland. He loved this image. This is the guy who can catch the big fishes. That’s Shannon Rosamond, Christine’s eldest who told me;
“My friends fear for my life. The fist thing they’re going to do, is make you out to be insane!”
She never told me who “they” are.
Christine wanted out. She was trying to cash out and move to New York to be with Circle Galleries again. I wrote a letter to Morris and the Judge pointing out they are putting the same business people back in – that bankrupted my sister! THEY wanted to keep the information under control. The results were the same. The real big money, was already made. I can not rule out murder.
Chazen was/is a CEO of Noble Oil, and set up tax shelters for them the Getty family. I suspect Cohen does the same for Trump. How about Hannity? Did Trump reward Sean by letting him in on the Default Merry Go Round? All those Jews that came up to Cohen as he sat outside in that café. I have wondered if there is a Jewish Real Estate Market Mafia, that is fueled by the Hawks of Zion, that Trump is rewarding with the building of OUR Embassy. Ariadne threatened to sue the producers of the new show about the kidnapping that says it was a inside job. Why isn’t J.P. Junior speaking out? His grandfather is letting him in on the trick of it, in the movie.
In the last seven days I had 1.500 people read 2.5 of my blogs. That’s about 4,000 reads in a week. It’s about time I told the story of how I became a ‘Writer’ because, I think I deserve that title, because, I am being read. Do I have a following?
Here is a photograph of the University Hotel where I lived for almost a year. It is located in Berkeley California near Shattuck. The UC campus is three blocks up the street. Below the hotel is the University Coin-OP Laundry. It is here I almost got shot by a crazy Mexican crack dealer. It is a miracle I am still alive.
Now, I did not go to college like my old facebook buddies, Boris Kachka, and Charles Shields, who wrote about Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon, not to mention my ex-wife. Tom and Mary Ann met at Cornell. Boris, Charles, and Mary Anny unfriended me because most people see facebook as their personal bus stop bench, where upon is written an ad – they didn’t pay for! Never the less., they are being advertised. Most of what is being written, is about them, so they don’t want some goof to take a seat on their bench for too long, because they will block their AD, their precious little narcissist limelight. Consider Edward Albee’s ‘Zoo Story’.
“Fight for your bench!”
Those who had parents pay their way to college, are always wanting dividends, no matter how hip they think they have become, usually via the ingestion of drugs. Pynchon’s movie is due out in five days, and by the trailer, it looks like we are going to get a lot of simulated marijuana highs blown into the audience by facsilime Beatniks. Will millions get a contact high? Surely there will flow ten thousand essays, reviews, and guesses as to what Thomas meant in this scene, and that, glance. Then there is the after-movie afterglow and discussion at the House of Ten Thousand Beers with pastrami on rye.
Many folks on Facebook say they went to the college of Hard Knocks, but, do not say where this college is. Well, seek no more! You have my permission to use the photo above. If you say you went to the art college of Hard Knocks, you can now say you attended Coin-Op Laundry College of Visual Rights. I should make a diploma.
I have forgotten who, but a famous writer lived at the Uni. In looking for a place to stash my cash I found the oldest bag of weed in the world. It had turned to powder. It was unsmokable, but, you could snort it like snuff. I feared to give it a try. But, I groked on it a whole bunch. The Seers at the nearby Berkeley Psychic Institute told me I am very Psychically Dexterous. By touching objects, I can play back time like an old phonograph needle.
As I fonndled the weed, I had a vision of the owner who lived there twenty years ago. He is an original hippie who got hit on the head with a police billyclub while fighting for People’s Park. He got arrested. When he got out of jail he forgot where he lived because he had a concussion. Did this bag of weed belong to that famous writer who was bid by his therapist to write so his lost life could return to him? All better, now, he returns to old room No. 24, goes into the closet, reaches above the header, pokes into the crack in the plaster, and;
“Fuck! A weed-hound done found my stash!”
I moved here after breaking up with Laurie Landis for the thirty-second time. I had lived at the Moose Club in downtown Oakland, were I got chased around in the streets by a ex-Marine who lost one arm at Iwo Jima. His girlfriend was a whore who accused me of calling her a whore. One morning, about 5:00 A.M. Laurie climbed up the fire escape fifteen stories, and pounded on my window. When I opened it, I hear;
“C-mon! Let’s go get a drink!”
Laurie lived in New Orleans, and swung out over Bourbon Street at a swing at Big Daddys when she was seventeen. At eighteen she was a famous pole dancer known as Bubble Butt. She had run away with her boyfriend who go busted for an ounce of weed out on the road, and Laurie was grinding away in order to pay for his attorney. At nineteen she is a highclass hooker with a John who gave her a big diamond ring. My lover had attended the best parties in the world. All-nighters! At 6:00 A.M. we roll into one of the sleaziest bars in the world where Laurie puts the make on a ugly whore because it is her dream to get us in a three-way. Three hours later, she is chasing me around in the bad-ass streets of Oakland trying to get the keys to her car. I refused to let her drive drunk.
“You’re going to kill someone, you fucking freak!”
So, there I am in the Coin-Op, feeling lonely and blue as I do my laundry. I dare not feel horny because Laurie and I had the best sex in the world. This is what kept us going back, for more. There are about four street urchins and an old wino hanging out. I strike up a conversation with a sixteen year old girl who is homeless half the time. I send one waif to go buy everyone some McDonald hamburgers, and the wino, to the liquor store to buy a six-pack of beer. This girl is telling me one of saddest stories I ever heard when, the wino comes up to me and whispers;
“See that guy over there? He’s got a gun. Watch yourself.”
I look at the dude who has just come in the laundry, and he is talking in a boisterous voice to the street kids who know him, but, don’t want to know him. He is very aggressive. He now spots me, and comes over to where I am sitting.
“Hey! Stop talking to that girl!” he orders, in a city where hundreds fought the cops for free speech.
“No one tells me what to do. Get lost!”
His eyes were black saucers as he takes a step back, reaches in his waist and pulls out a huge automatic pistol, and points it at me. He puts the muzzle right in my face – and is screaming at me!
“I’m going to blow your fucking head off! I’m going to shoot your ass dead. You mother fucker!”
The street kids hug the walls. The girl joins them. She is giving me a terrified look as if this was going to be another horrifying image she has to live with, my brains blown all over the dryers that are tumbling away, doing a good job drying my clothes.
“I mean it. You are a dead man!” this demon is shouting.
I look him in the eyes, and do not flinch, and calmly say.
“I believe you are going to shoot me. However, I think you may hit one of this kids here. So, let’s go in the back. You don’t want any witnesses, do you?”
The raging punk is studying me. He can’t figure me out. Why am I not showing any fear? Why am I helping him kill me? I head for the stairs leading up to the parking lot with Death right behind me. Halfway up the steps, I fall to my knees, put my arms out as if on a cross, and mutter;
There is more cursing in order for Death to own the courage, and I hear;
“Click” and “Mother fucker!” and another “Click!” more swearing, and “Click! Click!”
Now I am un-nerved. Has his gun jammed? Or, am I INDISTRUCTABLE? I rise from knees, walk up the stairs. Make a left, climb some more stairs. Unlock the back door to my hotel, take a look back, and see Death trying to unjam his gun, as he curses away.
In the photo below you see the Coin-op stairs, and, the window of my room. I am on the second floor. In three days I will be sitting at a table pounding away on the keys of the old Royal typewriter I bought. But, before that can happen, I am peeking out the second window from the left, at Death pistol whipping James, a big black guy. Not able to get at me, he goes after James, who is pleading with Death to stop!
I am shaking, now. I go pick up my guitar and strum some calming chords. I am telling myself I really don’t need to go outside my little room, that much, anymore. All of a sudden, I stand up, and smash my guitar against the wall.
“Fuck that little shit. I’m going out and have myself some fun!”
I toss my shattered guitar aside, put on my coat, and headed to my favorite bar around the corner. When I walked in, I was hearing the best band I ever heard play there. In a half hour I am dancing on the table nearest the stage. The band is egging me on as the crowd cheers! I’m showing the house my best moves!
When I dismount, I notice this guy who is getting a lot of attention up at the bar. He is a beautiful young native American in a wheelchair. Why is he in the limelight. I approach. My life would never be the same!
To be continued
“Defendant contends the trial court erred in excluding evidence of Hollowhornbear’s military training. Outside the presence of the jury, defense counsel moved to admit Hollowhornbear’s Army records to support the defense theory that Hollowhornbear, not defendant, killed the victim.”
Yesterday I found a photo of the man who killed my friend, Herbert Pierucci, at the Golden West bar in Oakland California in 1984. This is a bad man – a real bad man! This image is from a real sexual abuser site, and not like the fake one Alley Valkyrie slapped my image on. He pounded on Herbie, and then cut his throat. I suspect this was a Hate Crime. Herbie was an obvious homosexual, and did not try to hide it. If he was being robbed, he woud have tied a ribbon around the wad of money, and handed it over as he blew a party favor. Herbie put up with a lot. I drank there. I should know.
I suspect Eugene Hollowhornbear, called Herbie derogative names that had to do with his sexual preference. Eugene was 86’d. He was very drunk. Friend tried to stop him. Friend was found guilty of Murder and sentenced to death. Eugene got convicted of Manslaughter, and was soon out of jail committing other crimes and terrorisizing people. If I had been there, I woud have stopped both of them. If I was there, they may have stabbed me.
My friend ‘Little Mae’ was there. She was in the bathroom when Eugene came in. She started to come out, saw Eugene, and went back in. She was already afraid of him, as were many others. He made threats to do harm to the family members of people who got on his wrong side. Little Mae told me it was Eugene that killed Herbie. She made me swear I would tell no one. I said we should got to the police. She said that would do not good. He is Prison Proof. He has this power some Native Americans own. He would find Mae after the trial, or, get wind she finked him out. She was spot on!
Little Mae was homeless. She was Modoc Indian. She begged to come stay with me at the Moose Club, but there was a no overnight guests rule. They had a guy at the front desk that Laurie tried to get past at 5;00 AM in the morning. Mae asked me to stay by her side as she fell asleep on an old matress under the freeway. She had not slept in days. Hollowhornbear was halfway homeless, as was Friend. At 3:00 A.M, there I was sitting, on a crate next to Mae. When I heard her soft snoring, I went home.
Several years later, I began my first un-finished book ‘The Gideon Computer’. The protagonist is Berkley Bill Bolagard. Mae’s byfriend was a homeless white man, named Bolagard, who I met at the Golden West Bar after Mae took me there one stomry and windy morning.
Day before yesterday I told my ex-friend Amy, I see no future. I told her either the world is going to end, or, I am going to die. I had told her and Marilyn that my novel about a Huntress Computer was coming true. I said I was afraid to finish it, because at THE END awaits my death.
I had made plans to go East and visit my friends Amy, Chris, and Stefan, but they put up road blocks. I was puzzled. I couldn’t get there from here. In frustration I changed my plan to going home….to Oakland I told Marilyn several times I was being drawn to the place I was born. Now I get it. I declared myself a Go’el Redeemer five years ago, and all my friends thought I was nuts. I have no friends……..just a date with destiny.
I gave Herbie, and the bar, a watercolor I did of my muse, Rena. I asked him to hang it over the bar to go with the Western Cowboy murals on the wall, that appear in my novel, and, after the earthquake of 92, ended up in the Roy Roger’s museum. One thing for sure, Eugene is not worthy to own that name. I know members of the tribe whose warrior owns this name. I will bring a coup-stick. You see, Native Americans don’t assign evil to this place, or those people, and a person. It can be everywhere, and affect, everyone. It takes a great Medicine Man to deal with the matter.
Hollow Horn Bear was born in what today is Sheridan County, Nebraska. He was the son of chief Iron Shell. Although he initially raided the Pawnee, he later was involved in harassing forts along the Bozeman Trail with other Sioux leaders between 1866 and 1868.
Rena filed a false charge of stalking, after she read my letter to her. I did not have her phone number, or address. I asked Sheriff Dan of Bozeman Montana how he got my number, because I forgot to include it. He told me he looked it up. This is when I became suspicious. Here is Rena’s highschool classmate, Tomas Ensley. He was trying to find Rena, too, I now realize he was lurking in this blog, ready to pounce. He had my number.
Then there is Marilyn’s ex-lover who was part Native American. She went into hiding after her fake chief came after her. My friend drove up from Oakland, and rescued me.
I was going to take a train so I could bring my walking stick shaped like a serpent. I plan to put my rare family photos in the care of the Oakland Museum, or Library. It’ s like I am fixen to die. It is a good day to die!
You see, the best Westerns go something like this. A good guy is mistaken for a bad outlaw and his hunted down in his stead. The good citizenry are convinced they got their man, and have taken him to The Hanging Tree!
“Give us Barabbas!” they shout, over and over again! “Lock her up! Lock her up!” They shout with glee, they bent on punishing his mother, too!
I suspect there was politics going on. If you charge a Native American Veteran of killing a fag who serves low-life bums, alcohol, there would be an uproar! People like to protect their careers. Why get involved?
I got me a real good Western here, and it aint fiction! This is the ‘Last Story’ to come out of the West – The Golden West!
TO BE CONTINUED
The three then went to the Golden West Bar to get a drink. Defendant put $20 on the bar and bought several rounds of drinks. Defendant tried to play pool but had problems because he was blind in the left eye, and his other eye was light sensitive, and, as a result, he wore dark glasses. Kelley eventually left the bar, indicating that he was going to look for marijuana. After Kelley left, Hollowhornbear began to act belligerently and tried to order the bartender around. The bartender refused to serve Hollowhornbear any more drinks. Defendant urged the bartender to serve Hollowhornbear another beer because that would “mellow” him out, but the bartender refused and asked Hollowhornbear to leave, threatening to call the police if he did not. The bartender began walking toward a cab phone at the other end of the bar that had a direct line to the police station. Hollowhornbear headed for the door, but then got behind the bar and reached for one of the bottles. The bartender ran toward Hollowhornbear and they started wrestling. Defendant got behind Hollowhornbear and tried to pull him off the bartender. Hollowhornbear’s arm flew back and knocked defendant to the floor. Defendant got up and once again tried to pull Hollowhornbear away. Hollowhornbear was holding the bartender by the hair and hitting him. As defendant tried to grab Hollowhornbear’s arm, defendant saw a knife in Hollowhornbear’s hand, which defendant believed was the one he had traded to him earlier in the evening. Defendant panicked and ran, initially running the wrong way towards the rear of the bar, and then turning around and running out the front door. Defendant grabbed a long-necked beer bottle on the way out, which he took back to the warehouse and remembered seeing the next morning.
When a loan is secured by real property in California, a deed of trust is recorded, acting as a lien on the property. This reduces the equity in the property. If the owner defaults on the loan, the beneficiary (lender) may then conduct a trustee’s sale. But what if the beneficiary does not exist? A scam to hide equity from creditors would be to record a fictitious deed of trust so that a judgment would not attach to the property. If the creditor discovers the scam, they could take legal action to have the deed of trust determined to be void. However, in a recent decision, the owner of the property recorded a false deed of trust shortly after acquiring the property. The creditors did not discover the fraud until years later, after the statute of limitations for Fraudulent Transfer had expired. The scam worked.
In PGA West Residential Association Inc. v. Hulven International Inc., defendant Mork bought a condo in La Quinta for cash. It was valued between $5 & $6 hundred thousand dollars. He then recorded a deed of trust against the property naming Hulven Inc. as the beneficiary. There was no such corporation. The deed of trust purported to secure a Note for $450,000, but Mork never made any payments.
Nine months after it was named as the beneficiary on the deed of trust, Hulven was incorporated in Montana. Just over two years later, Hulven was involuntarily dissolved. At all times, Mork was Hulven’s sole officer, director, and shareholder.
In 2011 PGA and Mork’s neighbors obtained a Judgment against Mork for about $2 million dollars. Around then Mork abandoned the property and moved to Henderson, Nevada. In 2012 “Hulven” began foreclosure under its deed of trust. This lawsuit resulted because the plaintiffs’ wanted to reserve their priority. The court concluded that this was a sham transaction, and because Hulven and Mork were the same, the note and deed of trust were fake instruments for the scheme of protecting the equity in the property.
Under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA), a transfer is fraudulent, both as to present and future creditors, if it is made ‘[w]ith actual intent to hinder, delay, or defraud any creditor of the debtor.’ (Civ. Code, § 3439.04, subd. (a)[ (1) ].) Even without actual fraudulent intent, a transfer may be fraudulent as to present creditors if the debtor did not receive ‘a reasonably equivalent value in exchange for the transfer’ and ‘the debtor was insolvent at that time or the debtor became insolvent as a result of the transfer or obligation.’
A key in this case is that there must be a transfer of an asset as defined in the UFTA. Civil Code, section § 3439.01, subdivision [ (m) ] defines ‘[t]ransfer’ as ‘every mode, direct or indirect, absolute or conditional, voluntary or involuntary, of disposing of or parting with an asset or an interest in an asset ….