Traffic was flowing Tuesday morning over the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge as commuters got a first up-close glimpse of the span's signature 525-foot tower.  
 
 
D. ROSS CAMERON
The Pride parade came into existence 43 years ago as a reaction to the Stonewall incident, during which New York cops beat up several drag queens in a gay bar. This year's event took its marching orders from a slightly more exalted law enforcement entity -- the U.S. Supreme Court.  
 
 
DAN ROSENSTRAUCH
Husband and wife Adolfo Peñaloza and Maura Kelley honored with Walnut Creek Police Chief's Award  
 
 
From 10 p.m.-5 a.m., Tuesday-Friday, crews will build guard rails on the BART track overpass on South Grimmer Boulevard, between Osgood Road and Fremont Boulevard.  
 
 
Monthlong Oakland project will explore the challenges of living in a rough 'Deep East' neighborhood.  
 
 
 
 
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How Edan Lepucki's 'California' makes us appreciate our present state

Yet another depiction of dystopia, and reminiscent of Jean Hegland's 'Into the Forest,' the novel 'California' focuses on a young couple surviving off the land who are hungry, unwashed, fearful, bored, and dream of creature comforts they vaguely remember from a much earlier life, be it a bar of Dove soap or a book.