Latest line: A good week for D-Day hero Jake Larson, a bad week for Mercy Housing

Jake Larson

101-year-old World War II veteran from Martinez travels to Normandy, France for the 80th anniversary of D-Day, where he survived machine-gun fire and helped run the U.S. Army’s operations on Omaha Beach.





Mercy Housing

A massive, 8-alarm fire guts a $155 million, 179-unit low-income housing project under construction near Redwood City that the non-profit developer, based in San Francisco, had been working on for years.




UC Berkeley

The school, which houses only 23% of its students, the lowest of UC’s 10 campuses, is allowed to build high-rise student housing at People’s Park, the state Supreme Court rules. But more protests and vandalism are likely.


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