Update 12:35 p.m. A man who said he knew Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed by a mob on Tuesday, called into KQED Public Radio's Forum program today. Here's what he said: "Not to overstate it, Chris Stevens was a very close friend of mine in law school and that was more than 20 years ago. We kept in touch thereafter for a few years, but then we lost touch. But I just wanted to offer, sort of go from the political to the personal, and say this was a guy who was just an enormously decent human being, who left the world of corporate law to do what he considered to be good in the world. [He] was more value driven than almost anyone I've ever met. I just think it's an enormous loss for our community and for the nation. This was just an enormously decent human being."
Original post: U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three of his staff, who were killed in Benghazi last night by what Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is calling a "small and savage group," had strong ties to the Bay Area.