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Analysts say Giuliani’s media blitz gave investigators new leads, evidence

Analysts say Giuliani’s media blitz gave investigators new leads, evidence

Rudy Giuliani's media blitz to convince the public that neither Donald Trump nor his lawyer had violated the law by paying a porn star to keep quiet about an alleged affair might have backfired,
Sonoma County sees spate of marijuana-related home invasions

Sonoma County sees spate of marijuana-related home invasions

Authorities in Sonoma County are investigating a spate of violent marijuana-related home invasions by intruders who officials say are traveling from out of state for the robberies.
Highway 1, Highway 17, Highway 9 relief is coming, eventually

Highway 1, Highway 17, Highway 9 relief is coming, eventually

Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. CAPITOLA – If you are stuck in traffic on Highway 1, worry about hitting a
Mill Valley shooting kills woman, wounds man; 80-year-old suspect found dead

Mill Valley shooting kills woman, wounds man; 80-year-old suspect found dead

A woman was killed and a man was wounded at a Mill Valley apartment complex Thursday by a gunman who was found dead with a gunshot wound at the scene, authorities said.
Termite infestations in your home: How to find, treat and prevent them

Termite infestations in your home: How to find, treat and prevent them

This is the season – yes, right now – when wood-eating termites set out in search of new digs to expand their colonies.
Martha Karolyi was told of allegations that Larry Nassar molested Team USA gymnasts in June 2015

Martha Karolyi was told of allegations that Larry Nassar molested Team USA gymnasts in June 2015

Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. Longtime U.S. Olympic and USA Gymnastics national team director Martha
Jordan Peterson is on a crusade to toughen up young men; it’s landed him on our cultural divide

Jordan Peterson is on a crusade to toughen up young men; it’s landed him on our cultural divide

By Karen Heller | The Washington Post NEW YORK – The world is wretched with weak men. Slouchers, slackers, chumps, low-status dudes who have amassed a crumpled pile of inferior habits and made the
Accused Golden State Killer’s lawyer moves to halt DNA search warrant

Accused Golden State Killer’s lawyer moves to halt DNA search warrant

The 72-year-old former police officer who authorities say is the Golden State Killer appeared in court Wednesday as his lawyer tried to limit additional evidence from being gathered.
California man pleads guilty to smuggling Asian arowana, the most expensive aquarium fish in the world

California man pleads guilty to smuggling Asian arowana, the most expensive aquarium fish in the world

A Garden Grove man admitted Wednesday to breaking federal law by helping to smuggle Asian arowana fish, identified as the most expensive aquarium fish in the world, into the United States from
Authorities arrest 85 people, seize drugs in major Southern California gang crackdown aimed at disrupting Mexican Mafia

Authorities arrest 85 people, seize drugs in major Southern California gang crackdown aimed at disrupting Mexican Mafia

A gang crackdown has taken "middle management" gang leaders off the streets, officials announced Wednesday.
U.S. Sen. Feinstein says she no longer opposes legal marijuana

U.S. Sen. Feinstein says she no longer opposes legal marijuana

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., no longer opposes the legal use of marijuana, she told McClatchy in an interview on Tuesday.
This ‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant is now a ‘Trading Spaces’ carpenter

This ‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant is now a ‘Trading Spaces’ carpenter

Joanie Sprague used to strike a pose, now she strikes nails with a hammer.
Say goodbye to Bats Day Weekend at Disneyland

Say goodbye to Bats Day Weekend at Disneyland

A popular unofficial Disneyland event that annually attracts thousands of devotees of the Goth lifestyle will be scaled back and most elements eliminated after Sunday’s final event, its founder says.
Group calls for Bay Area-backdropped ‘13 Reasons Why’ show to be cancelled

Group calls for Bay Area-backdropped ‘13 Reasons Why’ show to be cancelled

In an announcement titled “Warnings about Neflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why,’” the Mississippi-based American Family Association “urges the streaming service to pull season two of the teen series that
Dunkin’ Donuts bags its foam cups, moves to paper cups in all California stores

Dunkin’ Donuts bags its foam cups, moves to paper cups in all California stores

Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. Dunkin’ Donuts is eliminating polystyrene cups from its California stores,
With girls joining the ranks, Boy Scouts plan a name change

With girls joining the ranks, Boy Scouts plan a name change

By DAVID CRARY – The Associated Press NEW YORK — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says
After pedestrian attacks, some U.S. cities loosen rules on police firing at moving cars

After pedestrian attacks, some U.S. cities loosen rules on police firing at moving cars

The move to broaden the circumstances under which officers are authorized to use deadly force comes as police nationwide have been under scrutiny for the shootings of unarmed people, many of them
Bill Cosby’s sole Marin accuser reacts to guilty verdict

Bill Cosby’s sole Marin accuser reacts to guilty verdict

In late 2014, 41 years after she endured what was then called a “groping” by comedian Bill Cosby at a tennis tournament in Pebble Beach, Helen Hayes picked up a copy of a Bay Area newspaper in her San
‘Saved by the Bell’ pop-up restaurant opens: See photos of the Max recreated in West Hollywood

‘Saved by the Bell’ pop-up restaurant opens: See photos of the Max recreated in West Hollywood

Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. In West Hollywood, there’s a shopping center at the intersection of La Brea