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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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Dec. 14, 2021

E28: Killer Santa At Denny's

In 1989, Kenneth Obney and a companion were ambushed by an assailant wearing a Santa costume in the parking lot of a Denny's rest…

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Dec. 7, 2021

E27: Cheyenne Sends His Regards

In the previous episode of the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you learned about Rudy "Cheyenne" Cadena's crimes, his rise in the …

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Nov. 30, 2021

E26: Bakersfield Me: The Mexican Mafia

Edward James Olmos starred in and directed the 1992 movie American Me. The opening title card of the film says it was “inspired b…

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Nov. 23, 2021

E25: Franksgiving

For 76 years, the last Thursday of November was the official Thanksgiving holiday...until 1939...when President Franklin Delano R…

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Nov. 16, 2021

E24: Rosedale Car Bombing

In 1971, 9-year-old Eddie Owen watched from his bedroom window as his father Everett got in his pickup truck. As soon as Everett…

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