Episodes

May 24, 2022

E50: The Mysterious Murder Of Jack Downing

Jack Downing's abandoned station wagon was found near the KERN Radio station on June 4, 1975. His body was found later that even…

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May 17, 2022

E49: Murdered Over $2.50

The California Relief Administration (SRA) was the precursor to what today we know as the Employment Development Department. In 1…

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May 10, 2022

E48: Terror On Country Club Drive

Bill and Dorothy Gutierrez were having marital problems. The terror that took place in their Country Club Drive home on October 9…

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May 8, 2022

Update: Sergio Venegas

Here's an update regarding Episode 38: The Supermarket Rapist. Purchase the Notorious Bakersfield Friday The 13th audio tour here…

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May 3, 2022

E46: Al Robins: The Snake Man

Al "The Snake Man" Robbins entertained Bakersfield area school children for nearly five decades. The magician used live snakes to…

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April 26, 2022

E46: Accident or Murder?

Glenda Jean Hough went missing April 1, 1984. Eight months later her car-with her body inside- was discovered submerged in a cana…

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April 19, 2022

E45: Remembering Alicia Manning

Alicia Manning was only three weeks away from graduating from CSUB when she was brutally murdered. Notorious Bakersfield takes a …

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April 12, 2022

E44: Kidnapping Or Hoax

What was Amelia Earhart's husband doing in Bakersfield two years after she went missing? Learn all about that incident in this ep…

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April 5, 2022

E43: The Shadow Killer

When the father of the leading candidate for California Attorney General is killed in 1938, it becomes a sensational news story. …

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March 29, 2022

E42: The Judge And The Stripper

Judge Alan Klein was in his chambers on Sunday, March 26, 1995. For someone devoted to his job like Judge Klein, it wasn't unusua…

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March 22, 2022

E41: Dungeons and Dragons and Triple Murder

On the evening of November 21, 1992, Three members of the Kammeyer family were discovered brutally murdered in their home on Gibs…

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March 15, 2022

E40: Merle: The Criminal Years

Merle Haggard was probably the most well-known person born and raised in Bakersfield. His career as a Country and Western singer,…

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March 8, 2022

E39: The Laundromat Murder

In 1967, A Kern County Sheriff Deputy discovered the lifeless body of Dominga "Dee" Montoya in a 24-hour laundromat. Because of t…

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March 1, 2022

E38: The Supermarket Rapist

In the late 1980s in Bakersfield, there was a serial rapist targeting women who were alone in grocery store parking lots. This pr…

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Feb. 22, 2022

E37: March Meet Drag Races

The March Meet drags are Notorious not only in Bakersfield but around the world. Every year race Fans flock to the Fomoso Dragstr…

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Feb. 15, 2022

E36: Deadly Teacher Love Triangle

What makes a story rise to the notorious level? I look back to see how long a story remained in the headlines of the Bakersfield …

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Feb. 8, 2022

E35: Deadly Realtor Love Triangle

Late in the morning of August 15th, the coffee shop at the Ramada Inn was still busy serving breakfast. The restaurant's manager …

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Feb. 1, 2022

E34: 1968 Padre Hotel Murder

There are a lot of rumors out there floating around about the historic Padre Hotel in downtown Bakersfield. Many of them are 100 …

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Jan. 25, 2022

E33: Truxtun Beale

Other than Col. Thomas Baker, who Bakersfield was named after, George and Julius Chester, who Chester Ave is named after, and Cou…

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Jan. 18, 2022

32: Catching A Pyro

In 1984, fast-moving fire in a hardware store in Pasadena killed four people. In January of 1987, a string of fires broke out in …

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Jan. 11, 2022

31: The Killer Columnist

There's no denying that It's unusual for a newspaper to give a prison inmate a platform to share commentary and opinions. But tha…

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Jan. 4, 2022

30 Steven Stayner: The Bakersfield Connection

In 1972 a seven-year-old boy named Steven Stayner was abducted while he walked home from school in Merced, CA. His case drug on a…

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Dec. 28, 2021

Encore: Rampage In Rosedale

I'm taking this week off for the holidays. I'll be back next Tuesday-next year-with a new Notorious Bakersfield episode. Until t…

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Dec. 21, 2021

E29: The Virgin Mary In Bakersfield

During Christmas 1984 through to the New Year, the faithful and curious alike flocked to an East Bakersfield home to view what so…

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