A man stands in front of Moving Forward funded billboards on San Pablo Avenue in Richmond. Moving Forward spent nearly $700,000 on three candidates. (Tawanda Kanhema/Richmond Confidential)

At 5:30 a.m., voters were just trickling into the polling booths at the Palo Alto Fire Department on election day. (Photo: Sasha F. Arijanto /Peninsula Press)

The U.C. Berkeley campus erupted into dancing and cheering when Obama was declared the winner. The campus screened a live news stream on a projector for students, while blasting pop music through speakers situated around politically historic Sproul Plaza. (Lauren Kate Rosenblum/Richmond Confidential)

The election may be over, but the fate of one Berkeley ordinance hangs in the balance. By Wednesday night, just one vote was the difference between Measure T passing or failing.  Here, Alameda County Registrar staff process uncounted ballots. (Tracey Taylor /Berkeleyside)

Senior linebacker Jorge Diaz, #55, lets out a yell after the Richmond Oilers defeated the DeAnza Dons, 14-6, on Senior Night. The Oilers reclaimed the Richmond Cup, awarded to the winner of the annual game, after losing to the Dons last year. (Erik Reyna/Richmond Confidential)

The traditional carnival gets a contemporary makeover in an industrial area of West Oakland. “Peralta Junction” is turning an empty lot at West Grand and Mandela into a magical world of art and performance. (Katrina Schwartz/KQED)

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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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