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KPIX 5 Poll Finds Strong Bay Area Support For Right-To-Die Bill Among All Age Groups, Party Affiliations

As California lawmakers consider a bill allowing terminally ill patients to obtain life-ending medication, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found strong support of the bill among Bay Area residents.

01/22/2015

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California Lawmakers To Introduce Right-To-Die Bill, Family Of Brittany Maynard To Voice Support

Lawmakers in Sacramento will introduce right-to-die legislation on Wednesday, which would allow doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients. The debate has been reignited by the recent case of a woman who left the Bay Area for Oregon to end her life.

01/21/2015

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WATCH: Hayward Artist Builds Robin Williams’ Portrait With 600 Rubik’s Cubes

A Hayward artist unveiled his stunning tribute to the late actor Robin Williams using 600 re-purposed Rubik’s Cubes.

11/24/2014

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80-Year-Old Los Gatos Man Accused Of Murdering Wife “Could Not Watch His Wife In Pain Anymore”

An 80-year-old man accused of murdering his wife in their Los Gatos home last month told his son he stabbed her to end her pain from recent surgery and then tried to kill himself, according to a police detective.

11/13/2014

Zak Williams, son of Robin Williams, throws out the ceremonial first pitch as Zelda and Cody Williams look on before Game Five of the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Robin Williams Reportedly Leaves $50 Million Estate To Kids, Widow

The estate of Marin resident Robin Williams will be split between his three children and his third wife, Susan Schneider, according to the London Daily Mail.

11/12/2014

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Robin Williams Reportedly Suffered From Dementia Prior To Suicide

A battle with Parkinson’s disease-related dementia likely precipitated the Suicide of comedian Robin Williams, according to TMZ.

11/11/2014

Robin Williams (credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Coroner: Robin Williams Had No Illegal Drugs, Alcohol In His System At Time Of His Suicide

The Marin County coroner says comedian Robin Williams’ autopsy showed no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system at the time of his death.

11/07/2014

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Caltrain Rolling Through Palo Alto Strikes And Kills 16-Year-Old Boy In Apparent Suicide

A 16-year-old boy was struck and killed by a Caltrain early Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide. The unidentified victim was a student at Gunn High School.

11/04/2014

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29-Year-Old Newlywed With Brain Cancer, Brittany Maynard, Writes Own Obituary Before Taking Life Saturday

“One Day Your Life Will Flash Before Your Eyes; Make Sure It’s Worth Watching” — Brain cancer victim Brittany Maynard writes her own obituary, released after her death on November 1st.

11/03/2014

Brittany Maynard stops for Grand Canyon photos with her husband. 
(Credit: Brittany Maynard Fund)

With Days Left To Live SF Woman Battling Brain Cancer Fulfills Dream Of Visiting Grand Canyon With Family

Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman battling stage 4 brain cancer, says she crossed something off her self-described bucket last week, just days before she plans to take her own life.

10/27/2014

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