It is widely known that Ed Kemper hung out regularly at the Jury Room bar in Santa Cruz, where policemen and lawyers came to relax after a day of work at the Santa Cruz courthouse, situated on the other side of the street.
But Kemper also had another hangout, the Fireside Lounge, situated at 1453 Webster Street in Alameda County. Kemper stayed in Alameda in an apartment he shared with a male roommate during the early 1970s. After a motorcycle accident which forced him to take time off of work, he eventually ran out of money and had to move back to his mother’s house in Aptos.
Sources: Sacrifice Unto Me (Don West, Pyramid Books, 1974) / Photos: Ed Kemper Chronicles Facebook page
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