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California True Crime

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True Crime
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A true crime podcast taking you through different stories and locations all around California.

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A true crime podcast taking you through different stories and locations all around California.

iTunes Ratings

116 Ratings
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By yetanothereviewer - Mar 16 2020
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One request, please don’t let people read long articles on your podcast. Either tell the story or interview them so they tell the story. Listening to someone just read gets old pretty fast.

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By The Misery Machine - Jan 18 2020
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Excellent find! We came across your show on IG and decided to give it a listen - very glad we did! The hosts are a breath of fresh air and a joy to listen to - the topics are interesting and bingeworthy. Keep up the great work - cannot wait to binge more content <3 Yergy & Drewby

iTunes Ratings

116 Ratings
Average Ratings
100
2
3
5
6

Good subjects

By yetanothereviewer - Mar 16 2020
Read more
One request, please don’t let people read long articles on your podcast. Either tell the story or interview them so they tell the story. Listening to someone just read gets old pretty fast.

Love It!

By The Misery Machine - Jan 18 2020
Read more
Excellent find! We came across your show on IG and decided to give it a listen - very glad we did! The hosts are a breath of fresh air and a joy to listen to - the topics are interesting and bingeworthy. Keep up the great work - cannot wait to binge more content <3 Yergy & Drewby
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California True Crime

Latest release on Jun 29, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Rank #1: Cary Stayner Pt. 1

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In this first part out of two, We discuss Cary Stayner and the Yosemite Murders.  We talk about his upbringing, the murders of Carol Sund, Julie Sund, and Silvina Pelosso and what everyone was doing to locate them. 
Website and show notes: http://www.californiatruecrime.com/
If you would like to support us we have a Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/californiatruecrime
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calitruecrime/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/calitruecrime
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/calitruecrime/

Oct 21 2019

1hr

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Rank #2: Pt 1: The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayner - Kenneth Parnell

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On December 4, 1972, Kenneth Parnell went to Merced and kidnapped Steven Stayner. In this episode, we cover Kenneth Parnell's life and talk about the institutions, from reform school to mental hospitals, and the laws that were used to harass and arrest innocent people while letting Parnell go free. We also talk about Merced, Snelling, Bakersfield and Oildale. Join us for the 1st part in our series on the kidnapping of Steven Stayner.

Jun 06 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #3: The Keddie Murders

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In this week's episode, we discuss The Keddie Murders. An unsolved quadruple homicide tucked away in a small town of Northern California.

Website and show notes: http://www.californiatruecrime.com/
If you would like to support us we have a Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/californiatruecrime
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calitruecrime/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/calitruecrime
Intagram: https://www.instagram.com/calitruecrime/

Jun 14 2018

54mins

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Rank #4: Dorothea Puente Part 1

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On the morning of November 11th, 1988, detectives were at the home of a local woman who ran a boarding house for at risk senior citizens.  That afternoon they were responding to a call about a missing person.  What law enforcement would find over the course of a week would capture the attention of the nation and cause a manhunt that would span three states, two countries, and end with one of the most notorious female serial killers in American history. This is Part 1 about Dorothea Puente.  The Boarding House Killer of Sacramento
Show notes at www.californiatruecrime.com

May 10 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #5: The Pinyon Pines Murders Part 1

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On Sept 17th, 2006, Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,00 years.  Also an audio tape of a private speech by Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány is leaked to the public in which he confessed that his Hungarian Socialist Party had lied to win the 2006 election sparking widespread protests across the country. 
But in the evening on this date, in a small unincorporated community of riverside county, three people lost their lives to what looked at first to be a fire of accidental nature.  Upon further investigation we see a horrendous triple homicide that would not have full closure until twelve years later.  Join us in this week's episode of California True Crime as we discuss the first Part of The Pinyon Pine Murders
Website and show notes: http://www.californiatruecrime.com/
If you would like to support us we have a Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/californiatruecrime
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calitruecrime/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/calitruecrime
Intagram: https://www.instagram.com/calitruecrime/

Feb 14 2019

49mins

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Rank #6: Ronni Chasen

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On November 17th, 2010, Ronni Chasen was shot four times while waiting at a stoplight in Beverly Hills.  Even though this is a closed cased, it does not seem to sit well with most.  Join us as we go through the details and evidence of the murder of Ronni Chasen.

May 31 2018

46mins

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Rank #7: The Murder of Michael Ridenour

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In 1979, Modesto, CA was a city experiencing a population explosion & massive urbanization. In the midst of this, in a residential neighborhood, the terrible murder of Michael Ridenour on a baseball field would lead investigators on a 17 month long hunt for a murderer, who once caught, would escape San Quentin State Prison and would see his life end when returned to the prison.
Website and show notes: http://www.californiatruecrime.com/
If you would like to support us we have a Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/californiatruecrime
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calitruecrime/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/calitruecrime
Intagram: https://www.instagram.com/calitruecrime/

Aug 16 2018

1hr 24mins

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Rank #8: Cary Stayner Pt. 2

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In Part 2, We discuss the murder of Joie Armstrong, Cary's confession and his Trial.  
Website and show notes: http://www.californiatruecrime.com/
If you would like to support us we have a Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/californiatruecrime
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calitruecrime/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/calitruecrime
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/calitruecrime/

Oct 28 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #9: San Jose Halloween Murders: Doreen Erbert

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On Halloween night 1984 in San Jose the brutal murder of Doreen Erbert would change the lives of her husband and daughter forever. Her ex-husband, William Michael Dennis would go to jail for the crime and sits on death row today. Join us for a discussion of this horrendous crime, the trial and some of California’s impediments to the death penalty including court cases and the proposition system.
Website and show notes: http://www.californiatruecrime.com/
If you would like to support us we have a Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/californiatruecrime
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calitruecrime/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/calitruecrime
Intagram: https://www.instagram.com/calitruecrime/

Jan 17 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #10: The Man in the Trunk Part 1

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Emma Ledoux was convicted of murdering Albert McVIcar in Stockton, CA in 1906 and sentenced to hang at San Quentin.  In this episode we cover his murder, the ensuing publicity, the search by police for evidence and the trial of the century, all of which leads us to even more questions. Is Emma Ledoux really guilty or was Albert McVicar never even murdered? And did a District Attorney, with little evidence, use the media and its stereotypes to railroad an innocent woman?  Join us for Part 1 of this case and judge for yourself.
Website and show notes: http://www.californiatruecrime.com/
If you would like to support us we have a Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/californiatruecrime
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calitruecrime/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/calitruecrime
Intagram: https://www.instagram.com/calitruecrime/

Jun 28 2018

58mins

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Rank #11: Pt 13: The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayner - The Hero's Legacy

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In the last episode of our series on Steven Stayner we cover the later lives of our heroes Steven and Timothy White. We also cover changes in the laws that came about, in part, due to Steven's advocacy. As well as issues of trauma, PTSD, and bullying. 
Website and show notes: http://www.californiatruecrime.com/
If you would like to support us we have a Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/californiatruecrime
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calitruecrime/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/calitruecrime
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/calitruecrime/

Sep 23 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #12: Dorothea Puente Part 2

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On the morning of November 11th, 1988, detectives were at the home of a local woman who ran a boarding house for at risk senior citizens.  That afternoon they were responding to a call about a missing person.  What law enforcement would find over the course of a week would capture the attention of the nation and cause a man hunt that would span three states, two countries, and end with one of the most notorious female serial killers in American history. This is Part 2 about Dorothea Puente.  The Boarding House Killer of Sacramento

May 17 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #13: Pt 2: The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayner - The Search

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You’ve heard the story of what happens to 7 year old Steven Stayner when he doesn’t come home from school on December 4, 1972.  Now hear it from the perspective of his parents, the city of Merced and police. From their vantage point, Steven would disappear from the face of the earth with no clues and no witnesses. We cover what police and the family do to try to uncover even the smallest of information on Steven’s disappearance. And psychics, gossip and at least 2 men who confess all send them in the wrong direction.
Website and show notes: http://www.californiatruecrime.com/
If you would like to support us we have a Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/californiatruecrime
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calitruecrime/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/calitruecrime
Intagram: https://www.instagram.com/calitruecrime/

Jun 13 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #14: The Pinyon Pines Murders Part 2

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Join us as we discuss the trial and details that go along with it in the second and final part of The Pinyon Pines Murders. 
Website and show notes: http://www.californiatruecrime.com/
If you would like to support us we have a Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/californiatruecrime
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calitruecrime/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/calitruecrime
Intagram: https://www.instagram.com/calitruecrime/

Feb 21 2019

44mins

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Rank #15: The Landpark Murders

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In this Bonus Episode, we cover the triple murder of Michael, Marcy and Jennifer Jacobs in their home in the Land Park Area of Sacramento.  Murdered in 1991, their deaths remain unsolved.
Website and show notes: http://www.californiatruecrime.com/
If you would like to support us we have a Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/californiatruecrime
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calitruecrime/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/calitruecrime
Intagram: https://www.instagram.com/calitruecrime/

Oct 18 2018

26mins

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