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Family Of Sonoma County Man Who Killed Himself During Police Standoff File Suit

Family members of a Sonoma County man have filed suit over what they say was an unnecessary military-style escalation during a standoff with Sherriffs deputies.

02/27/2015

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New Facebook Feature May Help Users Prevent Suicides

Facebook rolled out a new feature designed to help prevent suicides by allowing users to quickly alert someone if a friend appears to be thinking of harming themselves.

02/25/2015

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Student Who Posed With His Cat For Yearbook Photo Commits Suicide

A New York high school senior whose yearbook portrait with his cat went viral on social media last year committed suicide, his parents said.

02/22/2015

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Robin Williams’ Friends Plead With UK Show ‘Autopsy’ To Stop Documentary About Actor’s Final Hours

Friends of Robin Williams are asking a British documentary show to not broadcast an episode that would reconstruct the final hours of the actor’s life.

02/20/2015

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Palo Alto School Reports Another High School Student Suicide; 3rd In Last 4 Months

Palo Alto school officials confirmed on Monday that a male Gunn High School senior died by suicide near his home Saturday morning. He was the third student or recent graduate who has taken his own life in four months.

01/27/2015

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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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