Posted: May 27, 2013 2:01 PM by Olivia DeGennaro and Katherine Worsham, KSBY News
Updated: May 28, 2013 10:14 AM
KSBY is celebrating 60 years on the air this year, and as part of our anniversary, we're looking back at the top 60 local stories of the past 60 years.
Number 40 on our countdown is the Morro Bay man who went on a killing spree in 1992.
On November 7th, Lynwood Drake III shot and killed six people throughout the day before turning the gun on himself.
He traveled from Morro Bay to Paso Robles, trying to avenge gambling losses and his eviction from his house.
Drake had told many people he planned on someday killing his enemies, but no one took him seriously because they all thought he was a "nut".
At number 39, the Buellton bridge crash on January 12th of last year.
A big rig slammed into the back of a BMW on Highway 101.
The 18-wheeler went through the bridge railing and fell into a riverbed below, where it burst into flames and leaked 50 gallons of fuel.
Meanwhile, the car teetered over the edge of the bridge, trapping a woman and her two daughters inside.
They were eventually rescued; however, the truck driver died in the crash.
He was found to have been on methamphetamines.
The accident shut down both sides of the highway for hours.
To number 38 now, on October 22nd, 1987, Debbie Crandall-Millar won $6 million in a case against her former husband, a San Luis Obispo gynecologist.
She claimed he sewed her vagina shut while helping another doctor perform a hysterectomy and a tightening procedure at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in 1984.
Dr. millar, 62 at the time, was 30 years her senior.
He suspected she was having an affair, but testified the closure was unintentional.
At number 37, San Luis Obispo psychiatrist John Rivard murdered his wife, Barbara, and their 7-year-old daughter, Olivia, in the early morning of October 3rd, 2007.
He then called 9-1-1 and killed himself with the same gun he used to shoot them.
The couple's two other children, ages four and five, were found in their bedrooms unharmed when police arrived.
Ronald Reagan's western White House is number 36.
He bought 688 acres of land in the Santa Ynez mountains in 1974, just before his second term as California governor ended.
When Reagan became president of the United States on January 20th, 1981, the ranch became an extension of the Oval Office.
He met there with White House staff, his cabinet and even Queen Elizabeth II.
In Reagan's eight years as president, a full year was spent at "Rancho del Cielo", his ranch in the heavens.
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