East Bay writer tells tale of losing his direction in life to so-called cult - 2005-05-24
YOU WOULDN'T think a cult would advertise in the classifieds.
But there it was. In black and white. Buried in the pages of the Classified Flea Market, a weekly East Bay publication that boasts more than 3,000 ads "for everything from antique furniture to late model automobiles."
It was only a few inches of newsprint, really. A few lines that caught the eye of Steve Sanchez, 25 and living in Hayward. The ad offered a free psychic reading. As the survivor of a tough childhood, Sanchez thought it sounded like a good deal: After a difficult past, see the future. For free.