Under a deck
Found in a wood pile.
Male. Photo by Jeremy May. Identification by Rick Vetter, UC-Riverside
Saw it on the kitchen ceiling; as I picked up the camera it spun down to the floor and stopped at the skirting. Got two quick photographs before it ran off and slipped under the door.
San Diego County, California, US
Steatoda grossa, commonly known as the cupboard spider, the dark comb-footed spider, the brown house spider (in Australia), or the false black widow (though several other species are known by these names), is a common species of spider in the genus Steatoda.