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East Bay man on probation for trying to kill his wife legally changes name
On Halloween night 2004, after failing to find a hit man to kill his estranged wife, Virginia prosecutors said Kurt William Kroboth wore a vampire mask, severed phone and electric wires, sneaked into the sleeping woman's house with a bottle of chloroform and attempted to knock her out to stage a bathtub suicide, prosecutors said. Kroboth now lives in Hercules and in May changed his name in Contra Costa Superior Court.
Caltrans, two other state agencies offer up to $25,000 in three separate contests seeking residents ideas for improvements. One contest is for coders.
A Sacramento man who recorded underage girls on his cellphone at a swim meet has pleaded no contest to a felony child pornography charge, according to the Solano County District Attorney's Office.
Special report on the chromium-tainted desert town made famous in "Erin Brockovich."
Get all the latest news and links to resources as the state battles another fiscal mess.
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'I am a Feminist': New generation steps up to claim the 'F-word'
Feminism is enjoying a pop culture resurgence as A-list celebrities, social media activists and college students proudly identify with and celebrate push for equality.
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Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings
Peyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints.