Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tim Stoen

November 17, 1988, Los Angeles Times - AP, How Jonestown Snared a Child, by Lisa Levitt Ryckman, diigo,
June 1991, North Coast Journal, Petrolia's New Neighbors -- L. Ron Hubbard's followers, the Church of Spiritual Technology, by Joe Cempa, [Blog]
January 10, 1995, Volume 0, Issue 24, Alt.religion.scientology Week in Review, by Rod Keller, diigo, [Blog]
October 18, 1998, ABC News, Jim Jones' Sons Revisit Site of Mass Suicidediigo,
November 14, 1998, Los Angeles Times, Remembering Jonestown, by Tim Reiterman, Times Staff Writer, 4,781 words, diigo,
November 18, 1998, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Temple Fading Into History; Many in Mendocino County Would Just as Soon Forget Jim Jones, [Blog]
November 15, 1998, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Led To Darkness: The Saga of Jim Jones' Peoples Temple Still Resonates in the Bay Area and Beyond, by Bob Klose, Staff Writer, diigo,
August 8, 2000, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Mendocino D.A. hires ex-Jim Jones adviser Tim Stoen, by Mike Geniella, diigo,
December 20, 2002, Los Angeles Times, Ex-Advisor to Jim Jones Tapped for D.A.'s Staff, From Times Wire Reports, diigo,
January 8, 2003, San Francisco Chronicle, Nancy ‘Bart Simpson’ Cartwright Gives $10 Million to Scientology, [Blog]
March 18, 2003, The Sacramento Bee, 2 Humboldt tree-sitters removed, by Dorothy Korber -- Bee Staff Writer, diigo,
March 19, 2003, Los Angeles Times, 4 Tree Sitters Arrested After Scaling Redwoods,
March 25, 2003, The Eureka Times-Standard, 'California Connected' doing story on PL suit, by James Tressler, diigo,
April 3, 2003, The Eureka Times-Standard, Whose shoulder should carry the burden?, by Editorial Staff, diigo,
April 6, 2003, Press Democrat, Humboldt County in political turmoil, by Mike Geniella, diigo,
May 10, 2003, Los Angeles Times, Tree-Sitters Are Down but Not Out,
July 2, 2003, Bloomberg Terminal, Californians Should Stop Flirtation With Unthinkable, by Joe Mysak, columnist, diigo,
August 3, 2003, Los Angeles Times, Two Visions Clash on North Coast, by Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer, diigo,
September 25, 2003, North Coast Journal, page 1, Standing in the Shadows of Jonestown, by Hank Sims, [Text]
October 4, 2003, Los Angeles Daily News, Why wasn't Davis investigated too?, by Jill Stewart, diigo,
October 6, 2003, Sacramento Bee,  CA: Appraisals, please - Davis should reveal why land is good deal,
December 5, 2003, The Eureka Times-Standard, Stoen sets sights on U.S. Senate (files to run against Boxer) by James Tressler, diigo,
December 9, 2003, The Ukiah Daily Journal, Former county attorney Tim Stoen running for Senate, by James Tressler, diigo,
February 5, 2004, Los Angeles Times, False Data Led to Logging Deal, Ex-Official Says, by Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer, diigo,
February 17, 2004, Oakland Tribune, Kaiser Aluminum axes benefits. Cuts medical & life insurance for retirees, dependents, by Alec Rosenberg, diigo,
February 28, 2004, San Francisco Chronicle, Humboldt D.A. fights to keep job, by Greg Lucas, Sacramento Bureau Chief, diigo,
February 29, 2004, Los Angeles Times, Firm Sued by D.A. Funds Bid to Recall Him, by Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer, diigo,
February 29, 2004, Los Angeles Times, Low-Key Race to Oppose Boxer, by Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer, diigo,
March 1, 2004, Associated Press, Recall targets California prosecutor who took on lumber in Redwood Country, by Paul Elias, AP Writer, diigo,
March 3, 2004, Los Angeles Times, Voters Reject Attempt to Recall North Coast D.A., by Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer, diigo,
March 24, 2004, Arcata Eye, Gallegos recall effort underway, by Daniel Mintz, Eye Staff, diigo,
July 19, 2004, The Eureka Times-Standard, My search for the 'secret' Scientology vault, by James Tressler, [Blog]
August 5, 2004, The Eureka Times-Standard, An arresting viewpoint: Forest activists wage downtown protest, by James Tressler and Chris Durant, diigo,
August 5, 2004, TreeSit Blog,, Activists Protest Deforestation in Downtown Eureka, by Remedy, diigo,
March 2, 2005, The Press Democrat, After 30 years, Jim Jones aide seeks forgiveness, by Mike Geniella, diigo,
March 3, 2005, Ventura County Star, CA: The perils of partnership - Did taxpayers get fleeced in Headwaters deal?, by John Krist, diigo,
March 4, 2005, Washington Times, Apology accepted, by John McCaslin, diigo,
April 6, 2005, Bakersfield Californian - AP, CA: State water board orders Pacific Lumber to temporarily halt loggingdiigo,
April 29, 2005, San Francisco Chronicle, Logging protesters win pepper spray case ---- Jury awards $1 each after third trial,  by Stacy Finz, diigo,
May 7, 2005, Monterey Herald - AP, CA: State report blames Pacific Lumber's owner for timber giant's financial woes (Maxxam)diigo,
July 6, 2005, Los Angeles Times, That Tree Stood for So Much, by Lee Romney, diigo,
August 9, 2005, Bakersfield Californian - AP, CA: Environmental group sues over California logging decision, by Don Thompson, diigo,
January 9, 2006, Bakersfield Californian - AP, Pombo defends himself over reports on FDIC probe, Abramoff case, by Erica Werner, diigo,
January 1, 2007, NPR, UFO Is Reported at O'Hare; Feds Are Silent, [Blog]
January 28, 2007, San Mateo County Times, Schwarzenegger sides with redwood activists (Pacific Lumber) by Mike Zapler, diigo,
January 16, 2008, NPR, All Things Considered, UFO Sightings Stream In from Texas Townsfolk, by Wade Goodwyn, [Blog]
January 19, 2008, shakesville, Warning: Mocking this Tom Cruise video could lead to Scientologists murdering you, by William K Wolfrum, [Blog]
January 28, 2008, The Eureka Times-Standard, Letter, Who else saw 'mystery orb'?, by Matt McGuffin,
January 30, 2008, HumboldtianDid a UFO visit Arcata?, by Andy Bird, [Blog]
October 1, 2008, Jonestown Report, Volume 10, Thirty Years Later: Thoughts About Prevention of Future Jonestowns, by Peter A. Olsson, M.D., diigo,
November 2009, Volume 11, The Jonestown Report, "John Victor Stoen: Son of Jonestown", by Bonnie Yates, diigo,
January 31, 2008, The Humboldt Herald, Bart Simpson kicks down to Humboldt County?, [Blog]
October 23, 2011, Los Angeles Times, Book review: 'A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown', by Carolyn Kellogg, diigo,

August 16, 2001 web capture, Mendocino County — District Attorney — Criminal Division, 

Criminal Division

P.O. Box 1000Phone:  (707) 463-4211Fax:  (707) 463-4687
Ukiah, CA  95482
Robert BoydKevin DavenportKeith Faulder
Katherine HoustonRichard MartinDaniel McConnell
Greg SagerMyron SawickiJona Saxby
Tim Stoen

125 E. Commercial St
Suite 230
Phone:  (707) 459-6128Fax:  (707) 459-7747
Willits, CA  95490
Brian KandelElizabeth Norman
700 S. Franklin St.Phone:  (707) 964-5624Fax:  (707) 961-2429
Fort Bragg, CA  95437
Mark KalinaPaul Valcore

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July 26, 2009 web capture,

Criminal Division

Ukiah Office

P.O. Box 1000
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 463-4211
Fax: (707) 463-4687

Jill Ravitch
  Chief Deputy District Attorney
  • Damon Gardner
  • Shannon Hamilton
  • Katherine Houston
  • Matt Hubley
  • Steve Jackson
  • Rayburn Killion
  • Scott McMenomey
  • Brian Newman
  • James Nerli

Willits Office

125 E.Commercial St.
Suite 230
Willits, Ca 95490
Phone: (707) 459-6128
Fax: (707) 459-7747
  • Dan McConnell
  • Greg Sager

Coast Office

700 S. Franklin St.
Fort Bragg, Ca 95437
Phone: (707) 964-5624
Fax: (707) 961-2429
  • Tim Stoen
  • Holly Harpham

April 16, 2012 web capture,


Elizabeth Norman
(25 years with the MCDAO)

Katherine Houston
(14 years with the MCDAO)

Scott McMenomey
(13 years with the MCDAO)

Heidi Larson
(8 years with the MCDAO)

Timothy Stoen
(8 years with the MCDAO)

Damon Gardner
(6 years with the MCDAO)

Shannon Cox
(6 years with the MCDAO)

Matt Hubley
(6 years with the MCDAO)

Joshua Rosenfeld
(1 year with the MCDAO)

Alexandra Khoury

Jessica Abramson

Jeffrey Boyd

Mike Geniella

Anti-Drug Abuse Division

The Anti-Drug Abuse Program prosecutes offenses involving commercial marijuana cultivation/distribution, and the manufacture, processing, sales, and distribution of controlled substances, typically methamphetamine; however, there have been recent increases in arrests for MDMA (ecstasy), as well as other hard drug arrests including cocaine and heroin. The ADA Prosecutor works closely with the Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force (MMCTF), a special unit of highly trained law enforcement officers dedicated primarily to the reduction of commercial drug activity in our county. Emphasis is placed upon the sentencing of those who plead guilty, with the prosecution arguing in favor of heavy prison terms for manufacturers and distributors of methamphetamine and other hard drugs. Large marijuana grows in our national forests and the manufacture/sales of controlled substances inflict immeasurable damage on Mendocino County's inhabitants and environment due to the toxic substances/chemicals and associated violent criminal acts accompanying the illegal drug trade. Anti-Drug Abuse Prosecutors work with Mendocino County Child Protective services (CPS) in a combined effort to protect drug-endangered children. Parents who make, sell, and use drugs around their children can expect to be criminally prosecuted for child endangerment. The District Attorney's Office, the MMCTF and Child Protective Services are united in a "Zero Tolerance" attitude toward adults whose irresponsible behavior with drug trafficking victimizes children.

Consumer Fraud and Economic Crimes Protection

The Consumer Fraud and Economic Crimes Division is responsible for investigating and prosecuting economic and environmental crimes including all civil and criminal violations of California's environmental protection laws and laws relating to unfair business practices. The unit consists of a Deputy District Attorney, a paralegal, and an assigned DA Investigator. Working together, this group has been sending people who commit fraud and embezzlement to prison.

Economic crimes prosecuted by this unit include major embezzlement, identity theft, counterfeiting, Internet fraud, tax crimes, welfare fraud, fiduciary elder abuse and public corruption cases. Identity theft continues to be the number one fraud issue (the unit is starting a new program to educate the public about identity theft); it is closely followed by employee embezzlement.

Gang Prosecution

The District Attorney’s Office is dedicated to the prosecution of serious and violent felonies committed by gang members in our community. The Gang Division includes specially trained and highly experienced attorney and investigator who work on familiarizing themselves with the gang member’s background and prior criminal history. Gang crimes have been rising in our county and the District Attorney’s Office is dedicated in removing the most dangerous gang members from our streets.

Juvenile Division

The purpose of the juvenile court system is to decide if a crime has been committed by a person under the age of 18, and if so, to make orders imposing consequences on the juvenile offender for the misconduct and to aid in his or her rehabilitation, always keeping in mind the rights of victims and the community’s need for safety.

As a community, we must deal with the reality that juvenile gangs do exist in Mendocino County. Gang-related crimes are primarily physical assaults (to intimidate and retaliate against rival gang members) both at school and on the streets. Since fiscal year 2007, several dozen juvenile wards have had special terms of probation ordered by the juvenile court designed to prevent them from associating with other gang affiliates. The social forces encouraging gang association are widespread throughout California, not only in the large cities, but in our own county’s rural communities.

Violent crimes against the person, such as sexual assault, crimes where a weapon is used, or where a person is seriously injured, are facts of life in juvenile court. California’s plans for juvenile justice include a realignment similar to that seen in felony adult courts. No longer will counties be able to send their most serious juvenile offenders to a state-level institution; all minors adjudged wards of the court will need to be handled in the local community. This means a renewed emphasis on probation supervision and local rehabilitation programs, a new state-wide strategy that causes the District Attorney to have increased concern for public safety. It also means the District Attorney will still decide in appropriate cases whether a minor should be tried as an adult.

Because the primary goal in juvenile court is rehabilitation of the juvenile offender, our local criminal justice resources include Juvenile Hall, special schools for delinquent minors, Juvenile Probation’s IMPACT program, and counseling through local agencies. Minors are also ordered to perform community service, go to drug and alcohol treatment, and participate in anger management classes. At times the court resorts to out-of-home placement for minors who need more structure than what their parents and our local resources can provide.

The District Attorney regards crimes committed by juveniles with the utmost concern. Juvenile lawbreaking frequently involves inflicting damage on people and property. Victims of crimes repeatedly come to court with compelling expressions of the pain and loss that these crimes inflict. The District Attorney's Office is committed to advocating for appropriate criminal sanctions against minors on behalf of victims and ensuring that restitution is ordered and paid.

A constant consideration of the District Attorney and his prosecutors involves the negative effects of all juvenile crimes on parents, relatives, schools, and neighborhoods. Even lesser juvenile offenses, such as skipping school, staying out late in violation of curfew and consuming alcohol or using drugs, may negatively impact our community. The overall goal of the District Attorney is to influence a reduction in juvenile crime and, in turn, encourage normal and positive activities that help all of our children mature into functioning, well-adjusted, and productive adults.

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December 9, 2003, Ukiah Daily Journal - Eureka Times-Standard, Former county attorney Tim Stoen running for Senate, by James Tressler,

EUREKA -- Humboldt County Assistant District Attorney Tim Stoen said Friday his decision to run for U.S. Senate is aimed, at least in part, at exposing what he calls "powerful forces of evil" trying to recall Humboldt District Attorney Paul Gallegos.

Meanwhile, Pacific Lumber Co.'s president, who backs the recall, say Stoen's decision confirms his lawsuit against the company is "politically motivated."

In a statement released Friday, Stoen formerly of the Mendocino County District

August 8, 2000, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Mendocino D.A. Hires Ex-Jim Jones Advisor Tim Stoen, 490 words
Tim Stoen, a former top legal adviser to Jim Jones and the People's Temple, has returned to Mendocino County to work as a deputy prosecutor for District Attorney Norman Vroman.Vroman said Stoen has been assigned to his office's family support division.``People who know Tim know him as a very smart individual, and good attorney who's an asset in any office,'' Vroman said.Stoen broke with Jones several months before 912 people, including Stoen's 5-year-old son John...

March 7, 2002, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Too Close To Call in 1st District, Fewer Than 200 Votes Separate Stoan, Brown, with Thousands of Absentee Ballots To Be Counted, 606 words
An election squeaker in the Republican primary for the 1st Assembly District may not be decided for weeks because thousands of absentee ballots remain to be counted and two candidates are separated by just 196 votes, election officials said Wednesday.Votes tabulated Tuesday put Mendocino County Deputy District Attorney Tim Stoen ahead of Lake County Supervisor Rob Brown by a razor-thin margin, both getting about 35 percent of the votes cast.But a portion of absentee ballots...

December 9, 2003, Ukiah Daily Journal, Former county attorney Tim Stoen running for Senate, 1,142 words 
EUREKA -- Humboldt County Assistant District Attorney Tim Stoen said Friday his decision to run for U.S. Senate is aimed, at least in part, at exposing what he calls "powerful forces of evil" trying to recall Humboldt District Attorney Paul Gallegos.Meanwhile, Pacific Lumber Co.'s president, who backs the recall, say Stoen's decision confirms his lawsuit against the company is "politically motivated."In a statement released Friday, Stoen formerly of the Mendocino County District...

June 19, 2004, Times-Standard (Eureka, CA) Stoen demands retractions from T-S, Channel 3, 625 words
EUREKA -- Humboldt County Assistant District Attorney Tim Stoen wants the Times-Standard and a local TV station to retract what he calls libelous statements made in covering a county investigation into sexual harassment claims made against Stoen by a staff member in his office.The county's investigation, wrapped up this week, exonerated Stoen. The investigation concluded with county officials indicating Stoen had not violated the county's sexual harassment policy, and the county will...

March 2, 2005, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Stoen Apologizes to Reporter: 'You Were Right...I Was Wrong', 1,231 words
After a near silence of almost 30 years, a former top aide to cult leader Jim Jones has asked for forgiveness for his role in events that led to the deaths of more than 900 people in a mass murder-suicide.Tim Stoen, Jones' former chief legal adviser and now a Humboldt County deputy district attorney, sought redemption in the form of a handwritten apology to the first reporter who publicly exposed bizarre behavior at the Peoples Temple's Mendocino County headquarters in the early 1970s....

May 11, 2005, Times-Standard (Eureka, CA) Stoen steps down as assistant DA 576 words
EUREKA -- District Attorney Paul Gallegos has named Wes Keat as new assistant district attorney to replace Tim Stoen, who will focus on prosecutorial work.All sides emphasized that the change in titles is no judgment on the performance of Stoen, who has at times been a lightning rod for controversy for his high-profile cases.Stoen, brought into the office when Gallegos took over for former District Attorney Terry Farmer, said he was glad to work solely on special prosecutions....

May 12, 2005, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Stoen Seeks County Counsel Post; Humboldt County Prosecutor, Former Cult Advisor Says He Was Happiest While Serving Supervisors 474 words
Tim Stoen, a top Humboldt County prosecutor who 25 years ago gained national notoriety while serving as cult leader Jim Jones' chief legal adviser, is seeking appointment as Mendocino County counsel.Stoen said Wednesday he's applied for the post, which could be filled within 60 days. Vacated by the recent retirement of former County Counsel H. Peter Klein, the position pays $91,208 to $110,864 annually.Stoen said his bid is being supported by Mendocino County District Attorney...

May 13, 2005, The Eureka Times-Standard, Rolling Stoen? Special prosecutor seeks Mendocino County post, 662 words
EUREKA -- Tim Stoen, for the last two years the right-hand man to District Attorney Paul Gallegos, is looking to become county counsel for Mendocino County.Gallegos said Stoen told him of his intent to seek the position -- one he's had before -- and Gallegos gave him his blessing."He is seeking that post," Gallegos told the Times-Standard Thursday.Stoen has been handling a number of high profile cases for Gallegos, including the controversial suit against Pacific Lumber Co....

June 30, 2005, The Eureka Times-Standard, Stepping Stoen, 513 words
 EUREKA -- Deputy District Attorney Tim Stoen said Wednesday that he's accepted the position of financial crime prosecutor in Mendocino County, calling it a chance to return to his roots and leave his boss free to pursue re-election without him as a political liability.Stoen said he gave District Attorney Paul Gallegos notice on June 1 and expects his last day will be July 27."There was just too much baggage that was being thrown on him and it wouldn't be fair to go into an...

July 7, 2005, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Stoen Rehired by Mendocino D.A., 417 words
Vroman Puts Humboldt County Prosecutor, Former Cult Legal Advisor in Charge of White-Collar Crimes Ukiah
Tim Stoen, a Humboldt County prosecutor who created political waves during a three-year tenure there, is returning to work for the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office.District Attorney Norm Vroman said Wednesday he'd rehired Stoen to become a senior deputy prosecutor in charge of white-collar crimes. Stoen will return to the Mendocino office in early August."I'm tickled to have him back,'' Vroman said.Vroman dismissed as ``politics'' the controversies that...

November 16, 2008, Ukiah Daily Journal - AP, 30 years after, the legacy of Jonestown, by Tim Reiterman,
Dark clouds tumbled overhead on that afternoon 30 years ago, in the last hours of the congressman's mission deep in the jungle of Guyana.

With a small entourage, Rep. Leo Ryan had come to investigate the remote agricultural settlement built by a California-based church. But while he was there, more than a dozen people had stepped forward: We want to return to the United States, they said fearfully.

Suddenly a powerful wind tore through the central pavilion,

Deep Politics Forum, Thread: Was Jonestown a CIA medical experiment?, 43 pages, ______________________________________________________________________________

Best History of Jones and Peoples Temple
Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His Peoples Temple, by Tim Reiterman with John Jacobs. Dutton, 1982.
by M. A. Evans
Special to The ADVISOR

The nightmare of Jonestown, so often gratuitously dismissed by cult groupies as an “aberration,” is memorialized by this comprehensive, dauntingly heavy, and indispensable volume. The product of three and a half years’ research including hundreds of interviews and reviewing of many thousands of documents as well as the famous tape recordings and videotapes, this will undoubtedly be the last word on the subject for many years to come. It does not, however, make quite obsolete the messy and frequently inaccurate accounts produced in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy; their usefulness persists as an example of the astonishment and confusion felt by the great majority of media people and ordinary citizens on hearing such impossible things for the first time. And the books by Jeannie Mills, the Laytons, James Reston, Jr., Shiva Naipaul, and most important of all, Kenneth Wooden’s heartrendingChildren of Jonestown, will always be of value.

But for the library with room for only one book on the subject, this is it. The true history of the Jones family and the beginnings of the young boy’s loneliness, his early fascination with dramatic forms of worship, particularly Pentecostalism, his need to be surrounded by attentive followers, his early demonstrations of paranoia and violence, are all documented here. From his earliest years, he was a manipulator, who studied the lives and practices of great religious leaders and dictators (notably Hitler), and who vacillated between extreme self-assurance and bouts of dread and hypochondria. He could achieve difficult goals with nearly superhuman efforts and, with his wishes achieved, collapse into “nervous breakdowns.” Much of this we have known in outline, but Reiterman and Jacobs fill in the lacunae. They also tell us more about the pivotal figure of the brilliant young lawyer, Tim Stoen, whose devotion to Jones was certainly one of the chief elements in building the Temple’s political power base in California, and whose son, John Victor, was claimed by Jones – with the father’s blessing – as his own. The eventual custody battle initiated by the boy’s mother, Grace, was one of several decisive issues in the making of a siege mentality at Jonestown.

The temptation to quote at length from the riches of this book must be resisted, but on page 146 we find the essence of its message:

“From the pulpit, Jones bombarded his people with almost impressionistic messages. Because the catch words of love, brotherhood, unity and equality defied challenge, his contradictory messages defied analysis. Sexual and family identities were dashed. “Break down the barriers,” Jones cried. “Lose your ego. Become selfless. Don’t establish superficial relationships on the outside.” As he kept track of the personal lives of hundreds of members, he not only showed them he cared for each of his ‘children,’ he also located the wedge that would alienate them from family and society. They confessed to each other, and criticized each other openly, purging old values. They lived together, worked together in love, and when it was in the interest of theTemple, informed on each other.

“The exhilaration of having a family and a cause that could save the world kept them going around the clock, giving until they were spent. But it was Jones’ personal magic – above all the black magic, webs of ideas and disguised threats – that weaned people from their pasts and tied them to theTemple’s future.

“Total commitment was demanded piece by piece. As he declared in a 1970 newsletter: ‘One must not worship things. Treat heat and cold alike... Have firm convictions. Don’t vacillate!’ Only thoughts existed and mattered, he said. ‘If your mind is negative in attitude ... it will produce disease and likewise if positive, there is a great deal of information to indicate that one can almost obtain eternal youth, the cessation of cellular death...’

“Jones promised essentially eternal life and protection. And he buttressed his promise with the concept of reincarnation. It helped explain the deification of Jones, the presence of a God-force in his body. It also allowed him to borrow from the auras of great historical and religious figures – pharaohs, Christ, Buddha, Lenin among them – and claim to be their reincarnation. But most significantly, he used the concept to comfort those members who might have to suffer and give their bodies for the cause. Death was not final, he told them. And in so convincing them, he grasped control of individual lives that went qualitatively beyond that of any world leader in history.”

That about says it all, but we seem to need constant reminders that this sort of thing goes on and on. The camp followers of the great monsters of history will always, like the poor, be with us. The book compels us, with sinking hearts, to journey once again through the tale of terrified families, “Liberal” supporters attempting to suppress publication of exposes, governmental collusion, ineptitude, and indifference, the whole catalog of cruelties to which we cannot afford to become callous. The steady search for redress of these grievous wrongs by educational and legal means can be vastly strengthened by a thorough grounding in this fine book.

Jim Jones, Peoples Temple, Mendocino State Hospital - Topix‎
Nov 3, 2008 - 20 posts - ‎12 authors Tim Stoen was concerned that bank or government .... Moore: Advisors to Jim Jones Annie and Carolyn Moore:Advisors to Jim Jones (03:16)

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"Tommy Bouge and his two sisters were in the jungle with us," she said. "He was the one who got us lost farther. He was just hallucinating. He had been shot in the leg. He tells people that he got everybody out of there. My sister is the one who got us out. That third day I was so weak. I knew my mom was dead. I thought my dad was. We thought they were all gone. We were all laying around sick and she said do you hear that music?' And there was no music anywhere, but she followed this music sound. We were on the river and we followed the river because we knew the river was near the airstrip. And later they came up on the boats and found us."

Once the news of the slayings at the airstrip reached those in Jonestown, Jones called a meeting that ended with 909 temple members, starting with children and the elderly, being either poisoned with grape Flavor-Aid mixed with cyanide and other poisons or else shot as they attempted to escape death.

"I think it was more suicide than murder," she said. "They thought they were dying for a cause and a purpose. There were also a lot of people who were scared who had nothing to come back to. I don't know how I'd break it down percentage-wise 60/40, 70/30 something like that."

Diaz said it took her until years after the incident to center her own beliefs about God.

"Right after, I hated God; I hated him," she said. "After I had my first daughter I knew it was time to stop blaming God. But I am spiritual now. I will never ever be religious."

Rebecca Moore is a professor in Religious Studies at San Diego State University and one of the editors of "Peoples Temple and Black Religion in America."

Moore is the site manager of The Jonestown Institute Web site and appeared in the 2007 documentary "Jonestown - The Life & Death of Peoples Temple."

Moore said survivors of Jonestown and incidents like it view organized religion in their own, separate ways in the following years.

"I think there is a real variety of opinion in survivors," she said. "Some people have engaged in Christianity. Some get involved in the New Age movement. Others reject religion entirely."

Moore said some survivors found it important to commune with those who lived through similar situations.

"I think it's been very difficult for survivors," she said. "There was a great stigma attached to Jonestown. A couple of things have helped survivors: reconnecting with each other. Some have found strength in religious commitments. I think what's really helped is talking about their experiences with people. I don't know that people can reconnect immediately. It takes time to heal. Even people who didn't like each other back in 1978 - that's because they have a common loss. They actually have a lot in common."

Diaz said it was a long time before she could confront her own anger with those around her responsible for involving her with the group.

"I'm a real strong, spirited person," she said. "I always wanted my mother to be proud of me. To tell you the truth, the hardest thing for me to do, and I think I was 31 at the time, was that once I got to a certain age I said I was ready to confront my feelings. It takes a lot in order to be angry at your dead mother. I said to my dad I'm tired of you blaming yourself. Where was the motherly protective instincts?' I am getting it out. I'm not stuffing it down. That was when my healing began."

Diaz said it was important for her to make the trip so that she could begin putting some of her feelings to rest.

"The memorial was so hard, harder than I thought," she said. "Now since I've been back, the nightmares are back. But you have to face it. I didn't realize that it was going to hit me as hard as it did. CNN let me buy this big thing that said MOM'. My dad gave me seven little angels for each of us who tried to leave that day."

Diaz said she surprised herself when she was asked why she had decided to revisit the location.

"I stayed grounded on the airstrip," she said. "Where I spaced out and went outside of myself was when we went to Jonestown. I was not OK.(Soledad O'Brien) asked why I had to come all this way. I said I had to see for myself that he was gone.' And I didn't want to say that. And then I thought maybe that is what I needed and I just didn't know it.' I lost a lot of other family members there. It was painful. I had to see a lot of bad things over there."

A sign hanging in the now defunct pavilion at Jonestown once read "Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it."

Diaz said she hoped others could take away lessons from her story in order to diffuse similar situations before problems began.

"What I want people to get from the nightmare is that you always follow your heart and listen to your gut," she said. "You listen to your God-given instinct. And sometimes that's a confusing thing to do."

Diaz said the two-hour special is expected to air on CNN at 6, 9 and midnight Nov. 13 and again on Nov. 15 and 16.


"Members of Jim Jones' "church" were bound and gagged immediately after landing in Guyana and taken to the compound. They were pumped with drugs, which were available in vast amounts at Jonestown -- enough to drug 200,000 people for more than a year. Among the drugs found there: Quaaludes, Valium, morphine, Demerol, Thorazine (a dangerous tranquilizer), sodium pentathol (a truth serum), chloral hydrate (a hypnotic chemical agent), thallium (which confuses thinking), and, of course, cyanide. Jonestown residents lived in cramped quarters and ate meager rations of often spoiled food. They were then forced to give 16 to 18 hours of slave labor per day. When they weren't working, they were required to stay up day and night listening to Jim Jones lecture.

Among the charming punishments the flock endured were forced druggings, sensory deprivation in an underground box, physical torture, and public sexual rape and humiliation, not to mention your average ordinary beatings and verbal abuse. All of the drugs and environmental conditions forced upon Jonestown residents were also employed in the CIA's notorious MKULTRA program, which was implemented to test and implement brainwashing and mind control techniques. A 1974 government report admitted that certain "target populations" were used, namely blacks, women, prisoners, the elderly, children, and inmates of psychiatric wards. The Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence, using the research of Strangelovian doctors Jose Delgado and Louis "Jolly" West, drew guinea pigs from the "target populations" to test drugs, implants, and psychosurgery techniques at an isolated military missile base in California. The dead at Jonestown were 90% women, 80% black, and included 276 children."


Evidence of CIA Involvment in Jonestown Murder!

Mk Ultra CIA Coverup!

WILLIAM J. BRYAN JR. M.D. Explains mind control. Then we look into Jim Jones and his MKULTRA connections

Throughout his career, Jones received millions of dollars from the federal government, millions he used to finance the experiment in Jonestown. In the end, even the tractor that transported the assassins to the site of congressman Ryan's murder was "U.S. government surplus." Had Jones only mastered the system and taken advantage of its bureaucratic inefficiencies, or did he have inside help? A phone call from the Washington D.C. headquarters of a government agency to its state or local office, asking them to co-operate with the Peoples Temple, would have been sufficient for Jones to perpetrate the massive fraud. To this day, no federal agency has ever expressed any remorse or responsibility for financing Jonestown or even any embarrassment at having been duped into doing so.

Under the Department of Justice, there were Temple members in law enforcement, in the grand jury and the district attorney's office. Black members contributed their government checks from the Social Security Administration and the welfare division of HEW. The USDA provided food and the California Highway Patrol provided inexpensive, high-powered police cruisers that Jones purchased at auction and issued to his aides as company cars. Though they removed the CHP emblem from the car doors, they neglected, possibly intentionally, to repaint the familiar "black and whites."

Senator Ryan and CIA Agent Richard Dwyer visit Guyana TOGETHER....
CIA and Jonestown

Come on tell the whole CIA true story about this Mass Murder...

This is one good account of the coverup at Jonestown.

Evidence of CIA Involvement in Jonestown Murder!

Mk Ultra CIA Coverup!

WILLIAM J. BRYAN JR. M.D. Explains mind control. Then we look into Jim Jones and his MKULTRA connections


CIA Operative Jim Jones and Richard Dwyer

Tim Carter's Escape from Jonestown (02:48)
Tim Carter recalls the death of his wife and son at Jonestown, and how one woman helped him escape.

Stanley Clayton's Escape from Jonestown Stanley Clayton's Escape from Jonestown (03:22)
Stanley Clayton describes his escape into the jungle after the death of his wife at Jonestown.

Annie and Carolyn Moore: Advisors to Jim Jones Annie and Carolyn Moore: Advisors to Jim Jones (03:16)
Rebecca Moore describes written records left by her two sisters, who died at Jonestown.

Surviving the Tarmac Shootings (02:24)
Surviving members of Congressman Leo Ryan's visiting group describe the deadly ambush on the airstrip outside of Jonestown on November 18, 1978.

Mr. Muggs: Jim Jones' Pet Chimpanzee (02:29)
Ex-Peoples Temple members discuss Mr. Muggs, the chimp that Jim Jones saved from lab experiments.

Aftermath for Survivors,(06:27)
Former Peoples Temple members reflect on hearing about the tragedy at Jonestown. Jim Jones Jr. describes his father's radio communication in advance of the deaths.

Christine Miller, November 18, 1978 (02:11)
Surviving Peoples Temple members talk about Christine Miller, who openly opposed Jim Jones' suicide plan.

John Victor Stoen: The Boy in the Middle,(02:22)
Surviving Peoples Temple members speak about the custody battle over John Victor Stoen.


CIA Operative Jim Jones and Richard Dwyer

Just look at how Mendocino County welcomed the Peoples Temple and Jim Jones so openly.
They actually had Peoples Temples members working in the DA's office.....
CIA Inside Job-Peoples Temple- Hummmmm........
Needle marks on all the bodies of those who drank the Cool Aid??? Guyana first responders called the scene a "Mass Homicide", later US officials would claim the scene was a mass suicide.
There has never been an worthy independent investigation!

New Video: The Truth about CIA JIM JONES and Jonestown

Jim Jones and Jonestown, What Really Happened?

BELOW ARE JUST THE TOP GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS, THERE ARE LITERALLY THOUSANDS MORE, they gave these patients "large doses" 400-800 micrograms, considering LSD only takes 1 microgram to feel its effects, one could only wonder what happened at the City of Ten Thousand Buddahs,(formerly Mendocino State Hospital) formerly Mendocino Asylum and now for the Mendocino LSD experiments



HOW MANY WERE DRUGGED AND NOW REMAIN TROUBLED? NO ONE KNOWS, AS THIS IS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. GO FIGURE THAT SOME OF THE EARLY LSD EXPERIMENTS WERE CONDUCTED AT MENDOCINO STATE HOSPITAL IN UKIAH, there were also experiments performed there on sterilization, electric shock therapy, MKULTRA the top secret CIA program which included Nazi doctors from operation "PAPERCLIP" also held experiments on unwitting "mental patients". These "doctors" and shrinks later became part of Mendocino's Infamous County Health program, the ones who worked hand in hand with county probation and prescribed mad doses of pharmaceuticals to Mendo Youth. Type in





ANOTHER THOUGHT, look how many crazies and people who "aren't all there" in Willits and Mendocino County. When Mendocino State Hospital closed in 1974, they simply opened the doors and let the patients leave, others went to Guyana with Jim Jones and many other went to halfway houses in Mendocino County. These same patients were released, many stayed in the area, bred, and had children.

Whether this is part of what we are seeing now, I have no better idea than you, but MAYBE!

In any route, just have a little compassion, understanding and "put yourself in their shoes, sure were doing GREAT today, but many aren't. I cannot judge those who aren't I can only try to understand and have compassion!


Mendocino County has still refused to clean up the toxic legacy it allowed to occur for decades at the Laytonville Landfill. The Cahto Tribe has been poisoned by toxic waste. Soon they will be extinct. Does anyone care?

Watch Dark Harvest The Poisoning of the Cahto Tribe of Laytonville Here:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

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Was Jonestown a CIA medical experiment? - Deep Politics Forum › ForumBooks
Sep 22, 2009 - formed rock group is using the name Jim Jones and the Suicides. Irreverent ..... Timothy Stoen, a Stanford graduate and member of the city DA's

May 14 2012,, Did Peoples Temple commit welfare fraud, especially with the foster children under its care?,  diigo,

Jim Jones, The People's Temple and Revolutionary Suicide (YouTube--Not PG)
10/20/2010 11:49:16 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 22 replies
New Zeal  | 19 Oct 2010 | various
I'll bet you didn't know (and the media would never tell you) that the Jim Jones/People's Temple mass suicide in Guyana was a Marxist/Lenninst revolutionary act. In 1976 the Peoples Temple changed a San Francisco political juggernaut which was secretly harboring designs of world communist revolution to a paranoid North Korean-style enclave in Jonestown in 1978. There, they negotiated with the Soviet Union, North Korea and others for a possible exodus. A Soviet delegation visited Jonestown, showering it with praise.

Delusional...NewtBots like Jim Jones subjects on KoolAid...[and another one bytes the zot]
01/21/2012 6:30:40 AM PST · by milwguy · 268 replies · 1+ view
powerline  | 1/20/2012 | john hinderaker
What is it about this primary season that causes Republicans to go around the bend? Thecurrent beneficiary of the “anyone but Romney” mania is Newt Gingrich, who may actually win the South Carolina primary tomorrow. I find that astonishing. Gingrich has been mostly out of the public view since he retired from Congress 13 years ago. The most surprising feature of this endlessly surprising political year is that, at age 68, Gingrich has made a comeback. It is hard to make clear-cut statements about the mercurial and often contradictory Gingrich, but one thing we can say with absolute certainty:...

New Audio and Video: Jim Jones & Jonestown dying for Marxist-Leninsm
12/15/2008 10:33:00 PM PST · by ChuckNoblett · 37 replies · 1,634+ views
Audio & Video Tapes from Jonestown ^ | Chuck Noblett
Some interesting new audio and video of Jim Jones and the citizens of Jonestown doing, among other things, declaring that their "Revolutionary Suicide" is to further the cause of Marxist-Leninism. They took a vote three weeks before Ryan arrived and unanimously voted for it. It includes some video of members specifically discussing dying for Maxist-Leninism. Also, unseen VIDEO (not just audio) of the various members singing the Soviet National Anthem (note: I actually have them doing this 2 times all the way through and the third time for just the last part of the song). Also includes more previously heard...

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As early as February of 1965, the Temple's advance team had initiated negotiations to purchase the Evangelical Free Church on the corner of Bush and Henry streets in Ukiah. Jones would hold services in the building until November of 1965 when he withdrew his offer to purchase what was the only available church in town. The Temple reportedly broke off negotiations when their Indiana corporations lost their licenses because they failed to file the required annual reports. Actually, they had formed a new corporation, "The Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ of Redwood Valley" that could have easily purchased the church. The stated purpose of the new corporation, chartered on November 26, 1965, was to "further the word of God" but apparently not at the Evangelical Free Church building. Jones abandoned his first California headquarters after occupying it for five months, presumably rent-free.

Jones next acquired the free use of a classroom at the Ridgewood Range, a religious colony located about ten miles north of Ukiah. The Peoples Temple met in that classroom for about two years until late 1967 when the Christ's Church of the Golden Rule, who owned the building, ordered the Temple off their property, reportedly fearing that Jones was trying to take over their church. The Temple then met in a 4-H exhibition barn at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds until early 1968 when Jones moved the services to the house he had purchased for his family in Redwood Valley, a remote village about seven miles outside Ukiah. The group first met in Jones' two-car garage under conditions so crowded as to discourage outsiders from dropping in on Temple services. Ukiah is primarily middle-class conservative Caucasians. Even though the locals could
September 20, 1972, San Francisco Examiner, page 1, Probe Asked of Peoples Temple, by Rev. Lester Kinsolving, Examiner Religion Writer, diigo,

DA race underway for June election - Topix‎
Dec 28, 2009 - 20 posts - ‎13 authors total dependence on Jim Jones, who, at the proper time, ... Former Mendocino County Assistant District Attorney Tim Stoen said temple attorney ...

Ex-Aide Links Threats and Violence to Jones Adviser; 'All Lies,' Stoen's Lawyer Says; Stoen Lawyer Questions Motives The Jonestown Weapons Assigned to Voter Fraud Unit
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21--Terri Buford, until two months ago a top aide to the Rev. Jim Jones, told reporters today that every violent, illegal or "reprehensible" act that he or members of his Peoples Temple undertook had been initiated or approved by Timothy O. Stoen. Mr. Stoen, once a prosecutor here, was the chief legal adviser to Mr. Jones before resigning from the sect two years ago.

Followers Say Jim Jones Directed Voting Frauds; Busloads of Voters
By JOHN M. CREWDSON Special to The New York Times
December 17, 1978, Sunday, Page 42, 1468 words
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16--Determined to help elect politicians friendly toward his People's Temple, the Rev. Jim Jones ordered what former temple members say was an organized campaign of fraudulent voting practices that included importing busloads of illegal voters to cast their ballots in this city's 1975 municipal elections.

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