Recent rain nudges South Bay above average

Autumn storms that brought precipitation to the South Bay have nudged rainfall totals ahead of the seasonal average; Tuesday's showers delivered 0.36 inches of rain in San Jose, bringing the total to 2.47 inches since October 1 -- compared with the normal rainfall for the season of 2.27 inches.  
Former College of Marin basketball coach Dave Granucci, or one of his relatives, paid tuition for one talented player on his team and helped others pay for housing, according to an investigation commissioned by the college.  
Southern California authorities are looking for a wedding thief who steals wallets, credit cards and other valuables on the couple's happiest day without so much as an "I do."  
After several years of bounty, California's commercial landings of market squid -- the species better known to hungry diners as calamari -- are down by about two-thirds compared to this time last year.  
Four UC Santa Cruz students were robbed and injured early Tuesday after one of the students was kidnapped in downtown Santa Cruz and brought to a dorm room at Oakes College, said UCSC Police Chief Nader Oweis.  
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Rosie O'Donnell: Donald Trump's presidential bid a 'nightmare'

With a long history of animosity, will Rosie O'Donnell calling Donald Trump's presidential bid a nightmare set off another round of insults?