They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Cliché, yes. But here at KQED News, we love a great photo that tells a story, a photo that draws you in in ways that text or sound can’t.

With help from our News Associates — local news sites from around the Bay Area — we collected some of the most striking news photos from the past week.

Pearly Tan/Richmond Confidential

Beginning late August, trucks move 100 loads of dirt daily out of Berkeley’s dirt mound on University Avenue, just off Interstate 80, to Point Pinole Regional Park to construct a bridge. Scott Frye, who walks his dog at the Brickyard surrounding the dirt mound almost everyday, said the removing of the dirt seems like the start of big changes. “I care [about the changes], but I don’t think the dog or the ducks care.”

Jason Winshell/SF Public Press

Hot wheelers were out in force on Labor Day weekend for the grand opening of a new skate park in San Francisco. The Balboa Park Skate Park project on Ocean Avenue is one of the latest recreation areas to use money from the city’s 2008 Clean and Safe Parks General Obligation Bond.

Avni Nijhawan/Richmond Confidential

Clinic office manager Guillermina Flores holds a photo of late pediatrician Dr. William Jenkins Jr. with his staff. Dr. Jenkins served around 1 million patients in his lifetime and was known for his compassion and dedication to children in need.  He passed away Aug. 15 at his home in Piedmont at the age of 83. “In my opinion, there’s not going to be another Dr. Jenkins,” Flores said.


News Pix: Photos of the Week 7 September,2012Katrina Schwartz


Katrina Schwartz

Katrina Schwartz is a journalist based in San Francisco. She’s worked at KPCC public radio in LA and has reported on air and online for KQED since 2010. She’s a staff writer for KQED’s education blog MindShift.

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