Six-year-old Aubrey Bown places a red carnation to honor her uncle, James Suh, a U.S. Navy SEAL, who was shot down in Korangal Valley, Afghanistan. Cupertino hosted the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Memorial Park.  (Anna Li/Peninsula Press)

California held its first cap-and-trade auction this Wednesday, where companies will pay for permission to emit greenhouse gases. (Craig Miller/KQED)

Step Wilson, Paul Mirocha, Michele Harrison, volunteers for the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory scan the sky for migrating hawks. In the fall, hawks migrating south taking advantage of wind patterns pass by Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands. On the busiest days, the volunteer hawk watchers count up to 800 hawks, vultures, falcons and osprey. (Molly Samuel/KQED)

Ernie Timoteo escapes Salesian defenders for a short gain in the third quarter. Timoteo lead all rushers from Richmond’s Kennedy high school with 53 yards. The Eagles lost to Salesian in the playoffs, alas, ending their season. (Tyler Orsburn/Richmond Confidential)

The home kitchen of Traci Des Jardins has few gadgets (no toaster, no microwave). Her counter-top indulgence is an antique spice drawer she found at a Parisian flea market which she fills with specialty salts. (Lisa Morehouse/The California Report)

On Nov. 30, the New Parkway Theater plans to succeed the beloved Parkway Theater at the foot of Park Boulevard in Oakland where the audience could lounge on comfy couches while chugging beers or eating dinner. Although it is still under construction, it is actively breaking the ice with its new Uptown neighbors. (Lauren Benichou/KQED)

Several dozen people gathered outside the downtown Berkeley post office Wednesday Nov. 14 to protest the decision by the United States Postal Service to sell the Renaissance Revival building. Protesters say USPS has been reluctant to hear the community’s views on the issue. (Kaia Diringer/Berkeleyside)

News Pix will be trying to recover from pounds of turkey and pumpkin pie next Friday with the rest of America. Check back for the next post the first week in December!

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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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