Consistent rain over the past few weeks destabilized a hillside on the campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the Berkeley Hills, causing the Lab to close a road and forcing dozens of staff to relocate. (D.H. Parks/Berkeleyside)

When the Exploratorium reopens at its new location at Pier 15 in April, it will include new exhibits that take advantage of its location right on the Bay. Right now museum staff are installing exhibits. (Jenny Oh/KQED)

The San Francisco Giants World Championship Trophy Tour stopped in Richmond Monday and attracted about 2,000 Bay Area residents to see the 2010 and 2012 trophies. “This is an epic experience,” Giants-Wolverine said while waiting in line to see the two World Series trophies. “I’m looking forward to next year.” (Tyler Orsburn/Richmond Confidential)

Adobe Books in San Francisco’s Mission District is at risk of closing its doors after 25 years. Andrew McKinley, the owner, says the used book store needs to raise at least $60,000 to stay afloat. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

Giovanni may be the oldest restaurant on Berkeley’s Shattuck Avenue, but now the same family that opened the eatery 51 years ago is fighting to save it from being shuttered by the end of the month. (Ted Friedman/Berkeleyside)

Not all recycling can be automated. Workers at Recology in San Francisco get $20 to $25 an hour to manually sort mountains of material speeding by on conveyor belts at Pier 96. It’s working: the company says 80 percent of what San Franciscans put in their Recology bins is going somewhere other than the landfill. (Jason Winshell/SF Public Press)

News Pix: Berkeley Landslide, Giants Trophy in Richmond and Views From a New Exploratorium 18 January,2013Katrina 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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