PhotoWeek130208superbowlSan Francisco 49ers’ fans filled the bar Hockey Haven with screams and cheers during the Super Bowl. (Debbie Svoboda/KQED)

PhotoWeek130208chineseNYA Red Panda Acrobat shows off his skills at Oakland Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Bazaar on Feb. 3. (Wendy Goodfriend/KQED)

PhotoWeek130208elephantsealNorthern elephant seals are crowding California beaches this week for the peak of breeding and mating season. Male elephant seals can be as large as an SUV – 15 feet long and 4,000 pounds. (Lauren Sommer/KQED)

PhotoWeek130208ZonteeJonesMonday saw Berkeley’s first homicide victim of 2013, when 34-year-old Zontee Jones was killed shortly after 11 a.m. on Delaware Street in West Berkeley. Witnesses said he was shot while walking down the street. Overall violent and property crimes in the city were up 11 percent in 2012, although the uptick comes after four consecutive years of less crime. (Emilie Raguso/Berkeleyside)

PhotoWeek130208salinasprenaA newborn baby girl in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas Valley. The hospital recently launched a new language interpretation program to help the 20,000 indigenous Mexicans in the area who speak languages like Mixteco, Zapoteco and Trique. (Lisa Morehouse/KQED)

PhotoWeek130208promRichmond High Oilers’ forward Devonte Anderson gets a hug from cheerleading captain Kissaria Johnson at halftime. (Tyler Orsburn/Richmond Confidential)

PhotoWeek130208birdsWhite pelicans fly over the town of Gridley in the Central Valley, which is bird-central these days. Every winter, millions of migratory birds head from Northern Canada down the Pacific Flyway, stopping at their favorite watering holes from southern Oregon to the San Joaquin Valley. (Rachael Myrow/KQED)

News Pix: Super Bowl; Oakand Lunar New Year Celebration; Elephant Seals Hit the Beach 8 February,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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