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Thanksgiving in California

11/27/2019
It's a Fun Thanksgiving Episode! We discuss our personal Thanksgiving traditions, some California Traditions and talk about the history of one of California's biggest parades in El Cajon, Ca 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:...

Duration:01:05:36

The Fresno NightCrawler

10/30/2019
This very special episode of California True Crime we take a look at the mysterious sightings, history, and lore behind the Fresno NightCrawler . First sighted in South Fresno in 2007 in a front yard. This episode will delve into the eyewitness accounts as well as our own theories of what this mysterious creature could be. Alien from a distant star, spectral visitor from beyond the grave, or an animated pair of wandering pants. Listen to this Halloween Special and you decide. Website and...

Duration:00:54:01

Cary Stayner Pt. 2

10/28/2019
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/

Duration:01:06:39

Cary Stayner Pt. 1

10/21/2019
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:...

Duration:01:00:40

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

9/23/2019
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:...

Duration:01:05:11

Pt 12: The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayner - Parnell's Legacy

9/14/2019
In this episode, we cover Kenneth Parnell's time in jail, his release and the crime he commits before his death We also discuss the fates of Ervin Murphy and Barbara Mathias as well as discuss California laws at the time. 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:...

Duration:01:16:15

Pt 11: The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayer - Steven's Day In Court

9/5/2019
After getting seven years for the crime of kidnapping Timothy White, the trial for the kidnapping of Steven Stayner will start in December of 1981. Steven Stayner will once again have to testify, this time about his own kidnapping and abuse. We cover issues in this trial such as victim blaming, sentencing and the media. Website and show notes: http://www.californiatruecrime.com/ If you would like to support us we have a Patreon page at:...

Duration:01:23:42

Pt 10: The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayner - Hank, The Mattress, and some Mexican Food

8/22/2019
The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayner, Part 10: In 1981, trial starts for Kenneth Parnell in the kidnapping charges of Timothy White. We talk about the history of Superior Court in Hayward and the process for moving venues. We also cover the testimony of Steven Stayner, Sean Poorman and a surprising defense by Kenneth Parnell. Website and show notes: http://www.californiatruecrime.com/ If you would like to support us we have a Patreon page at:...

Duration:00:53:07

Pt 9: The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayner - The Law

8/15/2019
The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayner, Part 9: The Law: Two preliminary hearings and two trials would mean that Steven Stayner’s life would continue to be wrapped up with Parnell. As a witness and victim, the law should be clear in punishing Parnell for his horrible crimes, but Steven and the District Attorney have a long road to justice with many obstacles. In this episode we cover legal issues when charging Parnell, what it’s like when two California counties want to charge Parnell and...

Duration:00:58:55

Pt 8: The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayner - The New Normal Cont.

8/1/2019
Steven Stayner has returned to Merced, CA after years of kidnapping and abuse. As he waits for two trials, he spends time getting to know his family and helping police track down Parnell’s accomplice, Ervin Edward Murphy. 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:...

Duration:01:07:04

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

7/25/2019
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 Facebook:...

Duration:01:00:16

Pt 6: The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayner - The Press

7/18/2019
Just hours after Steven Stayner and Timothy White were found they both would be thrust in front of cameras to answer questions in what would become one of the biggest kidnappings in American history. In this episode we talk about the role the press played and give details of the experiences in the two days following Steven and Timothy’s escape.

Duration:01:20:28

Pt 5: The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayner - The Hero

7/11/2019
After 7 years of being kidnapped, Steven Stayner would make one of the biggest decisions of his life when he refused to let Kenneth Parnell hurt another child and brought 5 year old Timothy White into police. This act would dramatically change his life and the lives of the Stayner Family and the White Family. 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:...

Duration:00:52:00

Pt 4: The Life and Kidnapping of Steven Stayner - Timothy White

6/27/2019
During the 7 years Kenneth Parnell held Steven Stayner as a kidnap victim he would attempt several times to kidnap other children. In 1980, he would succeed and once again he would find a person he could take advantage of that would help him. On Feb. 14, 1980, Parnell would kidnap Timothy White. In this episode we discuss the kidnapping of Timothy White in detail paying close attention to the other victims in this story: The White Family. In this episode, Ukiah, CA will lose more than just a...

Duration:00:44:39

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

6/20/2019
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...

Duration:01:01:00

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

6/13/2019
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...

Duration:01:13:42

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

6/6/2019
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.

Duration:01:09:55

Season Update

3/7/2019
Hey! An Update

Duration:00:00:52

The Pinyon Pines Murders Part 2

2/21/2019
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/

Duration:00:44:19

The Pinyon Pines Murders Part 1

2/14/2019
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...

Duration:00:49:49