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Tag: death

June 7, 2013 | 12:09 pm

Richard Ramirez Dies in San Quentin

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Ramirez, the demonic serial killer who left satantic signs at murder scenes and mutilated victims’ bodies during a reign of terror in the 1980s, died early Friday in a hospital, a prison official said. Ramirez, 53, had been taken from San Quentin’s death row to a hospital where authorities said […]

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April 8, 2013 | 9:34 am

Les Blank Remembered in Video Clips

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Les Blank died on Sunday. The 77-year-old documentary film maker blazed a mark on his genre with his quirky, offbeat and poetic vision — one that suited him for life in Berkeley where he made his home for 30 years. It was there, in his home in the hills, that he died of stomach cancer, […]

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March 11, 2013 | 8:52 am

Man Crushed in BART Elevator

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)—A man was found dead in an elevator shaft at the Montgomery BART and San Francisco Municipal Railway station Sunday night, a BART police  lieutenant said. BART and San Francisco police, as well as San Francisco fire personnel, responded to a report of a person stuck in an elevator at the Montgomery station […]

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March 4, 2013 | 11:20 am

Watch Video: Alcatraz Triathlon Turns Harrowing

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An Austin, Texas man died after plunging into cold waters around Alcatraz for a swim across the San Francisco Bay on Sunday as part of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. His death cast a shadow over the normally boisterous display of athletic endurance. In this video, a call for help from an unidentified swimmer brings […]

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