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CJ Arabia
C.J. Arabia is a Senior Editor and Director of Content & Social Media at, the host of TheBloodCast podcast, and a True Crime Junkie. Follow her on Twitter @CJArabia or contact her on Facebook/cjarabia.

Entries by CJ Arabia

Los Angeles Artist Kelly Kimball Talks 'Rainbowland' -- Art Showing In April

(2) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 12:23 AM


The main thing to know about the art of Kelly Lynn Kimball is that she creates all the pieces by hand. She does not use brushes. She's a self-taught artist with a degree in Psychology who once worked at the Neuro-Behavioral...

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Surviving an Active Shooter

(5) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 4:27 PM

The Los Angeles County Sherrif's Department released this video recently with some solid advice on what to do in the event you find yourself in an active shooter situation.

Active Shooter: Gunmen or gunman killing or attempting to kill people in a confined, populated area.


Did you know that since 2006 the U.S. has experienced an active shooter event with 4 or more deaths every 2.9 months. Your odds of being involved in one are slim but we do earthquake drills and they don't kill nearly that many people, so it makes sense that you would prepare should you find yourself in this kind of a situation as well.

If you find yourself in an active shooter situation, you aren't going to have time to figure out why it's happening, you need to survive and get out alive and help those around you if you can.


On average, 20 mass shootings take place in the U.S. each year. Killers usually choose victims at random, so the harder you are to see, the harder you are to hit. Here are some of the key tips from the video, to help you survive:

1. You must take action to protect yourself.
2. Get out. Use any available means to get out including emergency exits and windows. Most restaurants and retail locations will also have exits in the back through kitchens and stock rooms.
3. Stay calm, visualize your movements in advance.
4. Use cover, something that will stop a bullet, and concealment to keep out of site.
5. If you can help others without putting yourself in unnecessary danger, do it.
6. If you can't get to an exit, secure your location. Lock or barricade the doors, turn off the lights, silence all electronic devices and stay quiet.
7. Defend yourself. If you can't escape or find shelter you may have to defend yourself. Almost anything can be turned into an improvised weapon. Look for things that will compromise the shooters ability to see, breathe and control their weapon.
8. When law enforcement arrives, obey all commands. They are going to be in high alert, don't engage them, run toward them or reach toward them. Now is not the time to thank them, and it could get you or others hurt. Keep your hands up and obey any and all commands at this point.

Most active shooter situations are over in 10 - 15 minutes. You need to survive those crucial minutes.

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Miley Cyrus Parody: Maltey Cyrus "We Can Bark"

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 3:47 PM


Maltey Cyrus, the Maltipoo's first single has dropped and it's a parody of Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" called "We Can Bark." These dogs like to bark all day and all night and they can't stop!

The video was created by - it's the latest in a long line of hilarious pet parodies they've released this year.

A bit of good news is that 3 of the dogs in this video were rescued from shelters in Los Angeles....

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John Viener & Mather Zickel Lighten Up

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 8:04 PM


Writer-producer (and voice) on Family Guy and The Cleveland Show, John Viener, enjoys writing and directed short films in his spare time.

He and his friend Mather Zickel who is also an actor (House of Lies, NewsReaders, Reno 911...

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Outsourced to China

(1) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 11:02 AM

The Verizon security blog is reporting that a security audit of a "U.S. critical infrastructure company" in 2012 revealed that its "star developer" had outsourced his own job to China so that he could spend his days messing around on the Internet.

Verizon (who supplies the firm's...

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Amazing Gift Ideas That Will Rock Their World

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 2:41 PM

I'm going to give you some amazing gift ideas that I can personally vouch for because I actually own each of these items! These items are perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah, birthays, anniversaries or just about any other gift giving occasion you can think of. Check it out!

For Women: Pajancho

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Facebook Comment Exposes The Truth About Women's Menstrual Cycles and Inspires Hilarious Video

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 1:32 PM

When a guy named Richard left this inspired comment on Bodyform's maxi pad Facebook fan page, it went viral.


The comment now has 84,000 likes, shadowing the 4,100 likes that the Bodyform page itself has. In a stroke of inspired...

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Kevin Rose and the Reddit AMA FAIL

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 6:12 PM

Kevin Rose is the founder of the once popular link sharing site Digg. At one point Google was in negotiations to buy Digg for "around $200 Million" but Kevin Rose wanted to wait until the company was worth more money.

In 2010 Digg had a big fancy redesign...

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Because It's Cute: Molly and the Monster

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 3:34 PM

I volunteer for an animal rescue group called Animal Advocates Alliance and because of my work with AAA I now have three dogs. The smallest is a little backyard bred Chiweenie who was picked up in South Los Angeles weighing 18 lbs and sporting a nasty...

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Josh Powell: What Went Wrong?

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 4:00 PM

American's are stunned by the horrific acts of Josh Powell. The accused murderer took his own life and the lives of his two beautiful sons Charles, 7, and Braden, 5 in a bloody inferno.

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Internet Crime: Facebook Timeline Scams

(6) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 10:00 AM


In the next few weeks Facebook is going to force the rest of its 8-million users who haven't already, to switch to the "new and improved" Facebook Timeline profile format. Scammers are banking on the fact that many of you will hate this. Every...

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Serial Killer Who Kills Lawyers

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 4:40 PM


This hilarious short was originally premiered at the SlamDance film festival and then released on VHS (there's a throwback for you) in 1998.

I can't help but wonder what would happen if Jose Baez were to run into Carl Dunham...

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Killer Couples

(2) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 10:00 AM

Valentine's Day is around the corner. It's hard to find the right person, but if these crazy kids can do it, so can you!

They were young and in love... with murder.

Ian and Myra Hindley

These young lovers went on a...

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