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Robin Williams: Bay Area made him feel normal

Robin Williams: Bay Area made him feel normal

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2003 file photo, actor Robin Williams, right, rides onboard Alinghi as the boat races against Oracle BMW Racing during the final day the Moet Cup in San Francisco. At left is Alinghi trimmer Lorenzo Mazza. Williams was everywhere in San Francisco, it seemed, as he ma…

August 13, 2014 1:29 pmLoading…
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

In this Friday, June 24, 2011, a judge evaluates "Yoda" during the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, Calif. The 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix took top honors winning $1000 and a plethora of pet perks at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.  (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 21, 2014 6:06 am
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

This Friday, June 21, 2013 file photo shows "Walle" posing for a portrait while competing in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. The 4-year-old beagle, boxer and basset hound mix went on to win top honors. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 21, 2014 6:06 am
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

 In this Friday, June 26, 2009 file photo, "Pabst" competes in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. The toothy 4-year-old Boxer mix won top honors.  (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 21, 2014 6:06 am
Plane crash

Plane crash

Investigators comb the end of a San Francisco International Airport runway following the crash of Asiana Flight 214 on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

July 06, 2013 9:21 pm
APTOPIX Plane Crash SFO

APTOPIX Plane Crash SFO

A fire truck sprays water on Asiana Flight 214 after it crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

July 06, 2013 1:05 pm
Supreme Court Gay Marriage

Supreme Court Gay Marriage

Rainbow flags fly in front of San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court decision that cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a…

June 26, 2013 11:36 am
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Walle poses for a portrait while competing in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. The 4-year-old beagle, boxer and bassett hound mix went on to win top honors. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 23, 2013 5:07 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Isaboo, a 7-year-old Chinese Crested, basks in the sun after competing in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. Isaboo won third place in the mutt category. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 23, 2013 5:07 pm
Southwest back in business after computer glitch

Southwest back in business after computer glitch

Look at that face, just look at it. Who could call it ugly? Well, the folks at the the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, who awarded Walle top honors.

June 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Ugliest Dog Contest

Ugliest Dog Contest

Walle poses for a portrait while competing in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. The 4-year-old beagle, boxer and bassett hound mix went on to win top honors. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 22, 2013 6:43 am
Ugliest Dog Contest

Ugliest Dog Contest

Isaboo poses for a portrait while competing in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 22, 2013 6:43 am
Ugliest Dog Contest

Ugliest Dog Contest

Roman poses for a portrait while competing in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 22, 2013 6:43 am
Ugliest Dog Contest

Ugliest Dog Contest

Rascal poses for a portrait while competing in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 22, 2013 6:43 am
Ugliest Dog Contest

Ugliest Dog Contest

Penny poses for a portrait while competing in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 22, 2013 6:43 am
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

Held by owner Jon Adler, Icky, a 3-year-old Chinese Crested, competes in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 22, 2013 6:44 am
Ugliest Dog Contest

Ugliest Dog Contest

Penny poses for a portrait while competing in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 22, 2013 6:44 am
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

Penny, a 12-year-old pure bred pug, waits with owner James Montgomery to compete in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 21, 2013 9:35 pm
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

Isaboo, a 7-year-old Chinese Crested, basks in the sun after competing in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. Isaboo won third place in the mutt category. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 21, 2013 9:35 pm
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

Grovie, a 10-year-old pug, waits to compete in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 21, 2013 9:36 pm
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

Walle, 4-year-old mix of beagle, boxer and basset hound, celebrates after winning top honors in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) See the website here.

June 21, 2013 9:35 pm
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

Walle, 4-year-old mix of beagle, boxer and basset hound, celebrates after winning top honors in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 21, 2013 9:31 pm
World's Ugliest Dog

World's Ugliest Dog

Miss Ellie competes in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 26, 2009, in Petaluma, Calif. The blind 15-year-old Chinese Crested Hairless won the pedigree category. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) See the website here.

June 20, 2013 11:39 pm
World's Ugliest Dog

World's Ugliest Dog

Pabst competes in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 26, 2009, in Petaluma, Calif. The toothy 4-year-old Boxer mix won top honors. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 20, 2013 11:39 pm
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

Yoda, a 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, prepares to compete in the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. The winner of the competition, hosted at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, wins $1000 dollars and other pet perks. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 20, 2013 11:40 pm
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

Icky kisses owner Jon Adler for good luck shortly before the start of the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. Icky did not win the competition. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 20, 2013 11:40 pm
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

Dane Andrew campaigns Rascal in the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. Rascal, an African Sand Dog who has won 14 ugly dog contests according to Andrew, did not take home top prize in this year's competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. (AP Photo/Noah…

June 20, 2013 11:40 pm
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

A judge evaluates Yoda during the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. The 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix took top honors winning $1000 and a plethora of pet perks at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 20, 2013 11:41 pm
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

Hercules, a blind one-eyed 15-year-old pug, competes in the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. Held as part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair, the event bestowed a $1000 prize for top honors. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 20, 2013 11:41 pm
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

Handsome Hector, right, waits backstage at the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. At left, fellow contender Icky eyes Hector, a pure bred Chinese Crested who won his division at the Sonoma-Marin Fair event. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 20, 2013 11:41 pm
US weighs curbs on debt collectors in social media

US weighs curbs on debt collectors in social media

A whiteboard at Facebook headquarters. Regulators are studying how debt collectors use sites like Facebook.

January 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Gay pride parade

Gay pride parade

Revelers with balloons create a human rainbow during San Francisco's 42nd annual Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, June 24, 2012. The sidewalks of downtown San Francisco were crowded with colorful revelers on Sunday as the city marked its 42nd year celebrating the lesbian, gay and transgender community.

June 24, 2012 6:15 pm
Murdoch to be quizzed on his UK political sway

Murdoch to be quizzed on his UK political sway

Rupert Murdoch will appear before an inquiry investigating ties between his media holdings and top British politicians.

April 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Gunman kills 7, wounds 3 at Calif. Christian college

Gunman kills 7, wounds 3 at Calif. Christian college

Oakland police cover bodies Monday near Oikos University in Oakland, Calif., after a gunman opened fire at the Christian university. Of the seven fatalities, five died at the scene and another two at the hospital. Three victims are in stable condition.

April 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Religious School Shooting

Religious School Shooting

An Oakland police officer approaches the entrance to Oikos University in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 2, 2012. A suspect was detained Monday in a shooting attack at a California Christian university that sources said has left at least five people dead.

April 02, 2012 1:30 pm
Baseball Notebook: Bonds sentenced, but it's delayed for appeal

Baseball Notebook: Bonds sentenced, but it's delayed for appeal

Barry Bonds was sentenced in U.S. District Court to house arrest and probation.

December 17, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Some protesters disavow Oakland violence

Some protesters disavow Oakland violence

Occupy Oakland protester Mike Clift ran from tear gas early Thursday. Bands of masked protesters rioted overnight, breaking windows and hurling firebombs.

November 04, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
'Occupy' protests close busy port in Oakland

'Occupy' protests close busy port in Oakland

Occupy Oakland protesters stand atop a railroad scaffold at the Port of Oakland, Calif. Thousands of protesters took to the streets as part of a citywide strike, aimed at asserting the movement's strength.

November 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Steve Jobs tribute

Steve Jobs tribute

An apple sits as part of a memorial outside Steve Job's Palo Alto, Calif., home on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. The Apple co-founder and former CEO died Wednesday at 56. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

October 06, 2011 7:00 pm
Obit Jobs Reaction

Obit Jobs Reaction

A memorial covers a sidewalk in front of Steve Job's Palo Alto, Calif., home on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. The Apple founder and former CEO died Wednesday. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

October 06, 2011 1:38 pm
Obit Jobs Reaction

Obit Jobs Reaction

Using an iPad, Rebecca Lee photographs a memorial outside Steve Job's Palo Alto, Calif., home on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. The Apple co-founder and former CEO died Wednesday, at age 56. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

October 06, 2011 1:38 pm
Tea-party group sets multistate bus tour

Tea-party group sets multistate bus tour

Tiffiny Ruegner hails the launch of the Tea Party Express national tour. Saturday's rally was in California's wine country. The tour is expected to visit 29 cities.

August 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Ugly Dog Contest

Ugly Dog Contest

Ratdog, a 14-year-old Chihuahua mix, competes in the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. He was born deaf and toothless, but did not win the Sonoma-Marin Fair competition. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 26, 2011 8:50 pm
Ugliest dog contest

Ugliest dog contest

Yoda reaches out for her victory trophy after winning the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. A a 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, Yoda took home $1000 and a plethora of pet perks during the event at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. (AP Photo/No…

June 24, 2011 11:48 pm
Ugliest dog contest

Ugliest dog contest

Icky kisses owner Jon Adler for good luck shortly before the start of the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. Icky did not win the competition. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 24, 2011 11:44 pm
Ugliest dog contest

Ugliest dog contest

Yoda, the diminutive winner of the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest, squares off against a boxer named Pabst on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. Yoda took home $1000 and a plethora of pet perks after winning the Sonoma-Marin Fair competition. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 24, 2011 11:44 pm
Ugliest dog contest

Ugliest dog contest

Ratdog, a 14-year-old Chihuahua mix, competes in the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. He was born deaf and toothless, but did not win the Sonoma-Marin Fair competition. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 24, 2011 11:45 pm
Ugliest dog contest

Ugliest dog contest

Dane Andrew campaigns Rascal in the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. Rascal, an African Sand Dog who has won 14 ugly dog contests according to Andrew, did not take home top prize in this year's Sonoma-Marin Fair competition. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 24, 2011 11:45 pm
Ugliest dog contest

Ugliest dog contest

Hercules, a blind one-eyed 15-year-old pug, competes in the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. Held as part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair, the event bestowed a $1000 prize for top honors. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 24, 2011 11:46 pm
Ugliest dog contest

Ugliest dog contest

Handsome Hector, right, waits backstage at the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. At left, fellow contender Icky eyes Hector, a pure bred Chinese Crested who won his division at the Sonoma-Marin Fair event. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

June 24, 2011 11:47 pm

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