The week in photos around the Bay Area:

The “Special Delivery” street art show organized by Endless Canvas in a vacant west Berkeley warehouse on September 8th was attended by about 5,000 people and left in its wake some unwelcome tagging in the neighborhood. However, the graffiti was quickly cleaned up by the Endless Canvas organizers and the show will open again on September 23rd. (Dyanna Anfang/Berkeleyside)

A few dozen protesters gathered at San Francisco’s War Memorial on September 17th to protest unlawful foreclosures. On the anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement the focus was on several military veterans facing foreclosure and hoping for loan modifications. (Aarti Shahani/KQED)

Frank Bletsch took one month to design the three-wheeled “Joe Car”(right) that can travel up to 25mph, and another month to piece it together. “It’s made out of scrap material I found and bought from scrapyards.” The Joe Car was parked next to one of the many eco-friendly cars on display at the Green Drive Expo held at the Craneway Pavilion on September 15th. (Pearly Tan/Richmond Confidential)

San Leandro-based Aztec dance group Eztli Chicahua performs during the Mexican Independence Day celebration at Restaurante La Revolución on Sunday. (Erik Reyna/Richmond Confidential)

Fans of the University of Southern California Trojans packed San Francisco’s Union Square on Friday evening for a boisterous pep rally in preparation for the matchup against archrival, the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday afternoon, September 15th. Stanford won 21-14. (Jason Winshell / SF Public Press)

Willa “Bontle” Willis leads free Zumba classes in downtown Richmond as part of the Richmond Main Street Initiative, part of which promotes healthy eating and exercise.­ (Avni Nijhawan/Richmond Confidential)

News Pix: Occupy’s One Year Anniversary, a Car Made of Scrap and More 20 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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