(Sarah Rohrs)
El Cerrito: Curtain coming down on Silver Screen video rental store

One of the last remaining brick and mortar movie rental stores in the Bay Area, Silver Screen Video Center on Fairmount Avenue is closing May 24. The last day for customer rentals is May 17 as the store liquidates its stock of videos.  
East Bay events for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25  
 
Trustees also heard an initial presentation from Redwood City-based Summit Public Schools about a charter middle and high school it wants to open in the Hilltop area of Richmond in the fall of 2016.  
 
A proposed 14-unit condominium project at 1715 Elm St. will be allowed to proceed after the City Council on Tuesday rejected a final appeal over the proposal's "architecture and aesthetics."  
 
A fifth grade class has raised $1,543 from students, parents, teachers and other contributors that will be donated to the Save the Children, one of the charities involved in the relief effort.  
 
Kristopher Skinner
The plans, approved in a unanimous vote at the district's April 21 meeting, are part of a five-year project to improve habitat, access and trail conditions along the shoreline. Work is scheduled to begin in June and run through December.  
 
The five signals proposed for the plan are on Solano Avenue and Marin Avenue. Another set of signals will be synchronized through another program along the Interstate 80 corridor. Signal synchronization is intended to create better traffic flow.  
 
Now B.B. King is gone, but not the thrill. Thanks to technology, we will always have his music with us. But I'm still going to miss that butterfly.  
 
West Contra Costa schools trustees heard from their employees for about 90 minutes at the beginning of their board meeting Wednesday about the need for higher salaries, preserving adult education, resisting the proliferation of charter schools and other issues.  
 
Join us for a video demonstration of setting up an irrigation system in the drought.  
 
(Herb Greene)
Friday's TV picks: Grateful Dead fans, get a load of this

'The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir' chronicles Weir's journey from his youth in Palo Alto to global fame in documentary on Netflix. Plus, Thomas Middleditch of 'Silicon Valley' drums up laughs on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' 
( 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.