(Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail)
East Bay man who tried to kill 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. 
Raiders motorcade angers Napa Co. authorities

OAKLAND - Napa County authorities were fuming after Oakland police shut down busy wine country roads and used emergency lights and sirens to escort the Raiders' motorcade to the East Bay last week. 
(Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office)
Tri-Valley sex trafficker had sordid past

DANVILLE: The indictment charges James Joseph Jr., the alleged ringleader, with crimes ranging from kidnapping to rape that go back to 2001 and occurred in three counties in Northern California. 
Folsom wins 27-26 in opening-week matchup of 2014 state football finalists  
Oakland Raiders still haven't settled the right side of their offensive line, but J'Marcus Webb and Menelik Watson have played well in those spots thus far.  
A Fairfax nightclub is facing a federal lawsuit on allegations of refusing to pay music royalties on its live performances.  
Jacques Brinon
The home-sharing company Airbnb has agreed to put a small tourist tax on rental apartments in Paris -- following a request by Paris authorities.
I am not convinced I need to strap mine back on my wrist, but I appreciate the fact that some people are finding it much more useful than I did.  
Both sides of Highway 101 in Burlingame were closed late Friday after a collision knocked downed high voltage power lines, a California Highway Patrol officer said.  
The Field Poll released Wednesday should make the California Legislature's job easier as it tackles health care in a special session this summer: Californians like the direction of health care reforms, the poll found, and -- this is the big news -- they favor a cigarette tax increase to maintain  
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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.