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Chowchilla

A dry canal near Bakersfield, CA on February 6, 2014. (David McNew.Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: California Drought Turning Central Valley Farmland Into Dust Bowl

Summer is here and nowhere is the drought being felt more severely than in California’s Central Valley, where fertile farmland is slowly turning into a dust bowl.

06/24/2014

Chowchilla, kidnapping, quarry,

Parole Denied To 1 Of 3 Chowchilla Bus Kidnappers

One of three men convicted in the infamous kidnapping of a school bus full of California Central Valley school students has been denied parole.

11/28/2012

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3 From Bay Area Killed In Central Valley Crash

Authorities said three Bay Area residents are dead and a fourth hospitalized after a head-on crash on a Central California highway.

11/27/2012

Chowchilla, kidnapping, quarry,

Chowchilla Kidnapper Now Living In Mountain View

CBS 5 has learned that the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 and buried them in a quarry in Livermore has been paroled to a home in Mountain View after being released from state prison.

06/22/2012

Chowchilla kidnapper Richard Schoenfeld. (California Department of Corrections)

Chowchilla Kidnapper Schoenfeld Released From California Prison

One of the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 and buried them in a quarry in Livermore has been released from state prison after serving more than 35 years behind bars.

06/21/2012

Chowchilla, kidnapping, quarry,

Chowchilla Bus Kidnapper Wins Release From Prison

One of three men who kidnapped and hid a busload of California schoolchildren in a 1970s ransom attempt has gained his freedom from prison after 34 years.

06/15/2012

Chowchilla, kidnapping, quarry,

State Officials Appeal Release Of Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapper

California officials are appealing a court order that called for the immediate release of one of three men convicted of kidnapping and burying a busload of schoolchildren in a 1970s ransom attempt.

04/11/2012

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Court Orders Release Of Chowchilla Bus Kidnapper

An appeals court has ordered that an infamous Chowchilla bus kidnapper be immediately released from prison, unless state officials appeal the decision.

03/02/2012

Chowchilla, kidnapping, quarry,

Release Date Set For Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapper

California’s parole board has granted parole for one of three people convicted of holding 26 children and their driver captive underground in 1976.

CBS San Francisco–04/05/2011

Chowchilla, kidnapping, quarry,

Supporters Call For Release Of Notorious ’76 Chowchilla Kidnappers

Three men who kidnapped and hid a busload of California schoolchildren in a 1976 ransom attempt are up for parole again.

CBS San Francisco–02/23/2011

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