Minneapolis police remove memorial left by hate group | Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police have removed a memorial that a white nationalist group created to honor an Australian woman killed by a Somali officer last summer.The northern California hate group called Identify Evropa said on its Twitter account it put up the memorial Friday.

More bees dying as winters get warmer

bee industry lost 44 percent of its bees from 2015 to 2016 and 40 percent the year before that.AUSTIN, Texas — Honeybees usually take winters off.

Sonoma County low-income families fall short on food

7 million meals, a trend county officials attributed to rising household incomes for some families.It will continue as long as there is need and the food bank obtains the necessary financial support, he said.

Markle joins royal family for Christmas service


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Prince Harry's American fiancee has her first public appearance with the queen.SANDRINGHAM, England — Queen Elizabeth II and senior members of the royal family – along with actress Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s American fiancee – attended a Christmas church service on Monday as a crowd of local residents gathered.

Petaluma firefighters save residents of fourplex from carbon monoxide poisoning

19, the Petaluma Fire Department responded to a carbon monoxide alarm going off in the sole upstairs unit of a Kentucky Street fourplex north of the city’s historic downtown commercial district.Then a fire captain recalled a recent San Francisco incident where an elderly resident died and several others were affected after carbon monoxide began leaking from a residential building’s lower unit.

Heather Menzies-Urich, 'Sound of Music' actress dies at 68


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Menzies-Urich played the von Trapp child Louisa in the 1965 film.Heather Menzies-Urich, left, Kym Karath and Debbie Turner, right, cast members in the classic film "The Sound of Music," pose together before a 50th anniversary screening of the film.

Whale-watch boating rules help save orcas

Federal restrictions enacted in 2011 require whale-watch boats and other vessels to stay at least 200 yards away from whales.Yet whale-watch tourism continues to grow, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found.

49ers 44, Jaguars 33: Grades

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SANTA CLARA – Here are the 49ers’ grades after their 44-33 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.Coming into the game, the best performance by a quarterback against the Jaguars defense was from Jared Goff.

Most-viewed in 2017: Slideshows | Local News

For years, we called this category Best Ambience, or something similar, which seemed too fancy.When our readers voted for their favorites in this year’s Best-Looking Restaurant category, they went for the cool, the classic, the creative.