Posted: May 28, 2013 9:51 PM by Olivia DeGennaro and Katherine Worsham, KSBY News
Updated: May 29, 2013 6:44 PM
KSBY is celebrating 60 years on the air this year, so we're counting down the 60 top local stories of that time.
One of the the deadliest post office shootings in the U.S. takes the number 25 spot in our countdown.
On January 30th, 2006, Jennifer San Marco killed six people inside the Goleta Postal Service and Distribution Facility.
She then turned the gun on herself.
Police also discovered she had murdered her former neighbor.
San Marco worked at the postal facility for six years, and some co-workers said she had a history of bizarre behavior.
The story of Cal Poly alum Laci Peterson is number 24.
The 27-year old disappeared from her Modesto home on Christmas Eve of 2002.
She was seven-and-a-half months pregnant.
Both her body and the remains of her unborn son washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay four months later.
Her husband, Scott Peterson, whom she met while they both attended Cal Poly, was found guilty of murdering Laci and the unborn child, and was sentenced to death.
He remains on death row at San Quentin State Prison.
At number 23, the Isla Vista massacre of 2001.
UCSB freshman David Attias drove his car into a group of pedestrians on an Isla Vista street on February 23rd.
He killed four students and left another permanently disabled.
He then declared he was the "angel of death."
In 2002, a jury found Attias not guilty by reason of insanity and he spent ten years at Patton State Hospital.
He was released to an outpatient program last year.
At number 22, a sunken ship lies on the ocean floor off the Santa Barbara coast.
The bulk carrier, called the Pac Baroness, collided with another carrier on September 21st, 1987, sinking it near Point Conception.
The Pac Baroness carried more than 330,000 gallons of fuel oil and 21,000 metric tons of toxic copper concentrate with it to the ocean floor.
Santa Ynez wineries got some worldwide recognition from the 2004 movie "Sideways".
That's number 21 on our countdown.
The comedy tells the story of two middle-aged men getting a little "off course" during their road trip through wine country.
"Sideways" created a demand for pinot noir around the world and some hurdles for merlot.
Santa Barbara County tourists can now take a self-guided wine tour of 18 locations from the film.
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