• Walden West: What went wrong - 05/24/2015 06:10 AM PDT
    Marin student missing since 1982 confirmed as skeletal remains in East Bay

    Swedish woman was working as a nanny while attending College of Marin; her remains found in Fremont decades later. 
    Lacuna, the public art project coming to Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park as part of the inaugural Bay Area Book Festival on June 6 and 7 resembles a whimsical circus tent. Or a spaceship made of literary leftovers.  
    It looks like a king-size toy car. This 1960 Morris Minor 1000 just makes you smile. The car is cute and yet was quite an engineering masterpiece for its time.  
    Firefighters will be at locations around Contra Costa County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2 and 4 for the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  
    A man who escaped serious injury after allegedly crashing his vehicle into another parked car was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said Sunday.  
    A suspect pulled a gun and robbed a business inside the Willows Shopping Center in Concord. He escaped with cash.  
    Inspirational speeches on community and service are highlights of the undergraduate commencement ceremony.  
    Doug Duran
    Shared experiences, spirit of brotherhood are special bonds for these long-retired vets  
    Representatives from the private sector and all levels of government will be on hand for the three-hour event, which also will offer resumes reviews and information on other aspects of a job search  
    Jasin Boland
    The state is in the fourth year of the worst drought in its history, with farmers in the Central Valley pumping so much groundwater from aquifers that the state is literally sinking -- and shrinking! But unlike temblors, tsunamis and catastrophic forest fires, droughts are slow-rolling disasters, and thus, according to conventional blockbuster wisdom, inherently uncinematic.  
    ( Jeffrey R. Staab )
    David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

    Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.