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California 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.

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89 Ratings
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An interesting take on my home state.

By JP Genius - Oct 28 2019
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I first subscribed to this podcast while looking for episodes about the Children of Thunder case. Then I saw 13 episodes about Steven Stayner and decided to give that a listen. Now I think I’m hooked on this podcast. The information about different localities and the insights into other topics are incredibly interesting. 👍🏾👍🏾

Intriguing!

By Alex Grapenthin - Feb 13 2019
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The stories are provocative and well told!! Very well done!

iTunes Ratings

89 Ratings
Average Ratings
77
3
2
2
5

An interesting take on my home state.

By JP Genius - Oct 28 2019
Read more
I first subscribed to this podcast while looking for episodes about the Children of Thunder case. Then I saw 13 episodes about Steven Stayner and decided to give that a listen. Now I think I’m hooked on this podcast. The information about different localities and the insights into other topics are incredibly interesting. 👍🏾👍🏾

Intriguing!

By Alex Grapenthin - Feb 13 2019
Read more
The stories are provocative and well told!! Very well done!
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California True Crime

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

Rank #1: 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 #2: 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

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Aug 16 2018

1hr 24mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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

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Jun 14 2018

54mins

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Rank #5: 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

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Jun 13 2019

1hr 13mins

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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: 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 #8: 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

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Feb 14 2019

49mins

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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

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Jan 17 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #10: Fong "Little Pete" Ching Pt 1

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This is the story of an often overlooked part of California History and the man that ruled the streets of Chinatown with an ironfist and was cut down by an assassin's bullet. Fong “Little Pete” Ching was one of the most powerful and famous men in late 1800’s California that you probably have never heard of. He ruled a criminal empire that affected the lives of not only the tens of thousands of people that were living in Chinatown, San Francisco at this time, but had its hooks throughout the rest of California and into other parts of the United States of America.

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

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Jul 19 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: 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

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Oct 18 2018

26mins

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Rank #12: 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

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Feb 21 2019

44mins

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Rank #13: 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/

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Jun 28 2018

58mins

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Rank #14: Pt 3: The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayner - Dennis Parnell

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For seven years, Steven Stayner lived a life with Kenneth Parnell he believed had been given custody of him by a judge. Like far too many children, Steven would be hurt by the man he had come to think of as a father, and would suffer terrible sexual abuse. But he also lived a life with friends, school, animals and hobbies as he traveled with Parnell across California. Often upset that the coverage of his life only focused on the bad parts we discuss Steven’s life during the time he was kidnapped and take aim at society’s judgements of abuse that continue to keep victims silent.

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

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Jun 20 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #15: Pt 7: The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayner - The New Normal

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It’s been a long road for Steven Stayner and Timothy White and their lives are about to get more complicated as they wait for trial. In Ukiah, Timothy White and his family try to get their lives back to normal, even as papers across the world are covering his story and the police are looking for Parnell’s accomplice. 

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

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Jul 25 2019

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