( Kristopher Skinner )
Albany: Project OK'd to restore Albany shoreline

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. 
East Bay events for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25  
 
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.  
 
Sarah Rohrs
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.  
 
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.  
 
Giant Powder Works was incorporated in San Francisco in August of 1867, later moved to the East Bay and operated for a century.  
 
The annual "Garden Poetry and Music" gathering is an outgrowth of the Poets Across the Bay organization Kirston Koths cofounded in 2001  
 
El Cerrito trail group offering free hikesEl Cerrito Trail Trekkers invites the community to discover pathways and public spaces at its free upcoming hikes.  
 
The city used to celebrate the date of its naming, but eventually the tradition waned, and today this anniversary is largely forgotten.  
 
Memorial Day Weekend marks what I like to call the fifth season -- the season of downtown music festivals. The festival grande dame kicks off Friday in California's capital city.  
 
(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.