Death

San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Man Convicted Of 1970’s Zebra Killings Found Dead In San Quentin Cell

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Friday that the body of J.C.X. Simon was found in his one-man cell shortly before midnight Thursday. The cause of death is unknown, and an autopsy is planned.

03/13/2015

Terry Pratchett (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Fantasy Author Terry Pratchett Dies At 66

Author/creator of the exuberant, satirical “Discworld” series has died. He was 66.

03/12/2015

(CBS)

Suspect In Antioch Shooting Death Of San Francisco Man Arrested With Help Of U.S. Marshals

A suspect in a fatal shooting in Antioch that left a San Francisco man dead last summer was arrested Thursday with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service, according to police.

03/12/2015

Palo Alto High School

Students, Faculty Work To Prevent Suicides After String Of Recent Deaths

The death of a South Bay teenager on Caltrain tracks Monday morning is just the most recent in a string of suicides taking its toll on students and faculty at two Palo Alto schools.

03/09/2015

Notable Deaths 2015

Star Trek Veterans React To Death Of Leonard Nimoy

The death of Leonard Nimoy, the beloved “Star Trek” star known for his pointy-ears and signature “live long and prosper” parting has set off a wave of grief for fans and veterans of the franchise.

02/27/2015

Leonard Nimoy, who played the role of Spock in the original Star Trek television series, gestures on arrival for the Los Angeles premiere of the movie 'Star Trek Into Darkness" in Hollywood, California on May 14, 2013.       (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Star Trek’s ‘Mr. Spock’ Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83

The actor died Friday morning in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease…

02/27/2015

Ambulance

Teen Struck, Killed By Car In Concord Crosswalk

A 14-year-old boy struck by a car in Concord Wednesday morning died, police said.

02/18/2015

(Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

Who Will Inherit Your Facebook Account When You Die?

You can now decide what happens to your Facebook account when you die.

02/12/2015

California Highway Patrol officer, CHP

CHP Officers Arrest Man On Suspicion Of Murder For Crash That Killed 8-Year Old Cupertino Girl

California Highway Patrol officers arrested a man on Friday on suspicion of murder after he crashed into a car in Cupertino in April and killed an 8-year-old girl, CHP officers said Saturday.

02/08/2015

Mauricio Orellana was killed Wednesday evening after his Mission District apartment caught fire. (Lester Lopez)

Friends Raise Money To Send Man Killed In Mission District Fire Home To El Salvador

Family and friends of a fire victim are struggling to raise enough money for a funeral in his home country of El Salvador.

02/03/2015

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