Daniel William Marsh is a calculated, sadistic killer who thrilled at torturing and mutilating his elderly victims, prosecutors said Tuesday in Yolo Superior Court in Woodland. But his attorney offered a jury a different depiction of Marsh, 17 - one of a boy driven by demons and persistent thoughts of killing fueled by the very drugs doctors had prescribed to quell them.

Dean Adraktas, a broadcast journalist who was a news reporter at KFBK until his voice on the air was silenced by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, died Aug. 28, his wife said. He was 49.
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If you’re among the 740 guests who paid $175 a head to break bread at the second Tower Bridge Gala Dinner on Sept. 28, you’re probably eager to see the menu.
Only 45 percent of California voters hold a favorable view of Obama’s job performance, according to a new Field Poll released today, down 5 percentage points from June and dropping below 50 percent for the first time since late 2011. Disapproval climbed to 43 percent.
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Tight end Vernon Davis said he was present at Ray McDonald's house when police arrived early Sunday morning but that he saw neither McDonald's arrest nor the incident with McDonald's fiancee that led to it.
Two top executives from Major League Soccer will be in Sacramento on Sept. 18 and 19 to assess the region’s viability as a potential expansion market into the nation’s premiere professional soccer league.
The California Highway Patrol is asking for help in finding the driver of a pickup truck that may have hit a pedestrian killed while crossing Madison Avenue.

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