A mother's intuition that something is wrong with her daughter living in Los Angeles led police to a house of horrors. Inside, they found Iana Kasian, 30, brutally murdered. Where the trail of blood led them could easily be the subject of big-screen movie script or a novel. Olga Kasian was concerned when she hadn't heard from her daughter, who was living with Blake Leibel in West Hollywood. Leibel, the son of a wealthy Canadian real estate family, moved in his 20s to Hollywood to make it big. Living a trust-fund dream life, he directed an offbeat film and was the co-author of a graphic novel about a vicious murder. "I had this feeling that something was wrong," Olga Kasian tells "48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher. Kasian called police, who eventually gained access to the home. Police found Iana, who recently gave birth to a daughter with Leibel, dead. "In my almost 30 years, I've never been involved in a more heinous crime than this," says Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department … [Read more...] about Was Hollywood producer’s graphic novel a blueprint for murder?
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By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 7:08 am PDT, Friday, October 5, 2018 Debra Jones61, consultingWhere do you live now?SacramentoHow long did you live in the Bay Area?36 yearsHow long has it been since you left?26 yearsWhat made you leave the Bay Area?I initially left for a career opportunity, but I also had two young kids and couldn't afford to buy a house in the city.Are you better off now than when you were living in the Bay Area?Yes! I have 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a pool and a huge lot! I could NEVER afford that in the Bay Area! Plus, my children got excellent educations.Do you have plans of ever moving back to the Bay Area?I do not have "plans," I have dreams. San Francisco is my home. It's where I was born and raised. I am a graduate of SFUSD, SF State and UC Berkeley. I bleed blue and gold. I rep the Warriors, Raiders, even though my heart belongs to the Pittsburgh Steelers. But I ache for another 49er championship. I miss Muni, BART, flaming hot days in … [Read more...] about Report: Where the rich and the poor move when they leave the Bay Area
World International Affairs Hospitals in Canada are struggling to address staff shortages as Saudi Arabia has ordered its students to leave the North American country amid a major diplomatic dispute. The kingdom has given its students until August 31 to leave Canada, including more than 1,000 Saudi medical graduates participating in fellowship, residency training and research programs at health institutions. Due to the abrupt order, many have resigned from their position ahead of the deadline, as they deal with personal affairs in preparation to depart. Dr. Richard McLean, vice-president of medical affairs and quality at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, told The Globe and Mail that the diplomatic tensions will have a “destabilizing effect” on parts of the country’s healthcare system. Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 59 The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World 61 Every World Press Photo Winner Ever: 60 … [Read more...] about Canada-Saudi Arabia Dispute: Hospitals Brace for Staff Shortages As Riyadh Orders Students to Leave
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With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: This will not just be another year of the woman. Primaries across four Southern states on Tuesday showed that 2018 is the year of the minority woman. Four years ago, Democrats nominated just two racial minorities for governor. Both were men: Anthony Brown in Maryland and David Ige in Hawaii. This year, with the same 36 states holding gubernatorial contests, Democrats have already nominated three minority women. And it’s only May. On Tuesday, Georgia Democrats gave former State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, 44, a shot to become the first black, female governor in American history. She crushed Stacey Evans, who is white and argued that the way to win is to appeal to the middle — not the left. “We are writing the next chapter of Georgia’s future, where no one is unseen, no one is unheard and no one is uninspired,” Abrams said at her victory rally in Atlanta. In Texas, former Dallas County … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Primary results prove 2018 will be a breakthrough year for Democratic diversity