We’re back with our weekly photo feature. Enjoy these photos from around the Bay and a little further south as well (how could we resist dog mushing!). These shots highlight what’s going on in communities big and small.

Ulises Grijalva, 16, was shot and killed while walking near his family’s apartment in Richmond on August 5th. Grijalva’s parents, Enriquetta and Jose were presented with their son’s jersey—signed by all of the players—during a brief ceremony before Kennedy High’s first home football game of the season. (Jennifer Bairs/Richmond Confidential)

Berkeley is abuzz with questions about Edmond Heatley, the only final candidate being considered for the school vacant superintendent position. Heatley’s support for Proposition 8, California’s ban on gay marriage, when he was superintendent in Chino Valley is a point of much debate. (Tracey Taylor/Berkeleyside)

Hundreds of Californians have taken up a decidedly Alaskan sport – dog mushing. Armed with their pets and scooters about six teams of urban mushers go on a run at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa, Calif. (Mary Plummer/The California Report)

Juliana Gonzalez, right, Healthy Watersheds Project Manager, explains to Sean Greene, left, the harm that marine debris can do to wildlife. Come Saturday, thousands of people will be working together to reduce marine debris in Contra Costa Creeks and Shoreline. (Pearly Tan/Richmond Confidential)

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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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