Chapter 1

   Canada geese (not Canadian geese):
   San Bernardino as Valley of the Cupped Hand of God: Wikipedia, other sources.
   Barstow, remote Mohave Desert crossroads, Jay Farrar lyrics as “More Than Halfway to Hell”
   Grayson Tighe fountain pen for $24,000:
   1997 as year ungentlemanly conduct became unsporting behavior: History of the laws, FIFA website, accessed 1/2/11.
   Never a female voting member on IFAB: FIFA email to author, 2/28/2011.
   1996 as year linesman became assistant referee: IFAB minutes 1996, change to Law 6.
   Prius available in US in 2006 (first sold in US 2001):
   5, 405, 10, 210, 101, 118 as Southern California route numbers: AAA maps of southern California.
   Big Bird character in Sesame Street being yellow: Google images.
   “Perry Mason,” TV show, starring Raymond Burr, from 1957 to 1966: Wikipedia.
   “Law & Order” spelling uses ampersand:
   America’s Next Top Model spelling: Wikipedia. Show started 2003.
   Southern California population in 2006:
Los Angeles: 10,292,723; Orange, 3,083,894; San Diego: 3,084,634; Ventura, 821,698; San Bernardino, 2,016,277; Riverside, 2,004,608, Santa Barbara, 421,656 = 21,725,490.
   United States population in 2006: 299,398,484 on 7/1/2006 299,398,484 is 14 times 21,725,490.
   Nordhoff, title of California for Health, Pleasure and Residence and funding by railroad: Kevin Starr, California (2005), p. xx, 147. Secretly come from fact the book in its introduction and conclusion mentions no such subsidy. Lie-filled: Glenn S. Dumke, The Boom of the Eighties (1942), p. 30-2; Carey McWilliams, Southern California County: An Island on the Land (1946), p. 116; Charles Dwight Willard, The Herald’s History of Los Angeles (1901), p. 328: “The country was ill-provided with hospitals, and its hotels were crude affairs, without heated rooms or other comforts.” Other back-up: Norman Klein, The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory (1999), p. 32; Gerald Thompson, Edward F. Beale and the American West (1983), p. 191. Spelling and street name: various L.A. maps.
   David Burbank, dentist-turned-real-estate developer, lots sold citing trains without mentioning none stopped, Dumke, p. 97; Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2007.
   Olvera Street, fabrication of history, D.J. Waldie, Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles (2004), p. 55.
   Upton Sinclair, 1923 arrest in San Pedro with brother-in-law for reading Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence: Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2003.
   Forced resignation of L.A. police chief Louis Oaks with whiskey and half-naked woman in car, Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2003.
   Date of death of Red Buttons: 7/13/2006, various obituaries.
   Date of death of Curt Gowdy: 2/20/2006, various obituaries.
   Date of death of Lou Rawls: 1/6/2006, various obituaries.
   Spanish motivations for entering California: Douglas Monroy, Thrown Among Strangers: The Making of Mexican Culture in Frontier California (1990, 1993), p. 2; Willard, p. 29; Herbert Eugene Bolton, Fray Juan Crespi: Missionary Explorer on the Pacific Coast 1769-1774 (1927), p. xvii-xix.
   Stock market movements: Dow Jones Industrial Average hit then-all-time-high on 11,908.50 on January 14, 2000. After 9/11 market fell to 8235.81. On August 31, 2006, Dow closed at 11,381.15.
   Alan Greenspan speech talking up adjustable rate mortgages when fixed rates were near an all-time low on February 23, 2004: Mark Zandi, Financial Shock (2008), p. 67; Barry Ritzholtz with Aaron Task, Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy (2009), p. 14; William A. Fleckenstein with Frederick Sheehan, Greenspan’s Bubbles: The Age of Ignorance at the Federal Reserve (2008) , p. 155-6; Charles R. Morris, The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown (2008), p. 68.
   Greenspan personally avoiding adjustable rate mortgages, reported in Paul Muolo and Matthew Padilla, Chain of Blame (2008), p. 288-9.
   Haley Joel Osment accident, Associated Press, July 20, 2006.
   Los Angeles area real estate prices, Case-Schiller Los Angeles home index rose from 73 in 1996 to 275 in 2006, a 377% increase. McGraw Hill Financial.
   Orange County bankruptcy and treasurer’s use of psychic, obituary of Robert Citron, Los Angeles Times, January 17, 2013.
   FICO score gaming: Muolo, p. 86; Michael Lewis, The Big Short (2010), p. 100; Mike Taibbi, Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America (2010), p. 92-3.
   Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac buying subprime loans: “The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report: Final Report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States” (2011), p. 123; David Faber, And Then The Roof Caved In: How Wall Street’s Greed and Stupidity Brought Capitalism to Its Knees (2009), p. 77-8; The New York Times, December 21, 2008.
   Angelo Mozilo comment at Fixed Income Investor Forum: complaint in Securities and Exchange    Commission v. Mozilo, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, filed June 4, 2009.
   S&L industry collapse and bailout: Kevin Phillips, Wealth and Democracy (2002), p. 105-6; Cassidy, p 162.