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Preliminary Hearing Set For Prostitute Charged In Google Executive’s Death

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Northern California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht.


Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend’s South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Man Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping His Kids And Taking Them Away In Stolen Yacht

A South San Francisco man is facing up to four years and four months in jail after pleading no contest to charges that he kidnapped his two children and took them away on a stolen yacht.


The yacht Unleashed was stolen from the Ballena Isle Marina in Alameda on September 4, 2012. Police suspect 43-year-old Christopher Maffei stole the yacht and kidnapped his two children. (Latitude 38)

UPDATE: 2 kids recovered after boat chase in SF Bay

The Coast Guard says it has recovered two children believed to be abducted by their father from South San Francisco.


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1 Dead, 4 Missing In San Francisco Bay Yacht Accident

The U.S. Coast Guard continued to search for four sailors missing after a sailboat ran aground near the Farallon Islands on Saturday afternoon.



Injured Sailors Get Back Into World Race

After recovering from a rouge wave, sailors get back into the race around the world.


Coast Guard Saves Stranded Yacht

Coast Guard crew members from Sacramento flew a C-130 Hercules 500 miles off the California coast Saturday afternoon to save people on board a yacht.


UPDATE: Two Rescued From Yacht Stranded Off SF Coast

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued two injured sailors from a yacht that was hit by a monster wave while participating in an around-the-world race.


Coast Guard Aids Injured Crew In Yacht Race From China To San Francisco

U.S. Coast Guard crews are waiting for the weather to improve before sending a helicopter to take three sailors injured in a storm from a yacht about 400 miles off the California coast.


Jean and Scott Adam of Marina del Ray, Calif., died after being hijacked by Somali pirates.

3 Somali Pirates Plead Guilty To Piracy In Death Of Calif. Couple

hree Somali men have pleaded guilty to piracy for their roles in the hijacking of a yacht that left four Americans dead.