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Ale Ekstrom, iconic salt of Richardson Bay, dies at 78

Ale Ekstrom, a colorful Navy veteran known as the grandfather of Sausalito's anchor-outs, died of pneumonia July 22 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco. He was 78.  
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Ivory dealers in San Francisco's Chinatown stood in their shop doors besides store windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets this week, unfazed by President  
 
A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the state of California by three terminally ill residents seeking doctor-prescribed fatal medication.  
 
CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) -- A man toting axes, a shovel and bleach when he was killed by an escort he met online had been stopped, interviewed or investigated by police in 21 states and is being looked into for possible links to unsolved disappearances or slayings, authorities said Monday.  
 
Campgrounds are evacuated as residents on alert