News Pix: SF Valentine’s Day Protest; Riverside Police Vigil; Berkeley Library’s Flying Books

PhotoWeek130215vdayprotestSeveral gay and lesbian couples disrupted business at San Francisco’s city hall Friday morning. The couples entered the city clerk’s office asking for something they knew they couldn’t get … a marriage license. Thirteen protesters were detained for just a few minutes, then released without being charged. (Gina Scialabba/KQED)

Police officers and residents gather Thursday night at Riverside City Hall to remember Riverside Police Department officer allegedly slain by Christopher Dorner. (Steven Cuevas/KQED)Riverside police officers are mourning the loss of 11-year veteran Michael Crain. Thousands of people joined those in uniform to honor Crain, who was allegedly ambushed by former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner a week ago. Dorner is believed to have been killed Tuesday after a violent standoff with authorities. (Steven Cuevas/KQED)

Battles have been brewing in various states over the controversial oil and gas technique known as hydraulic fracturing, but regulators in California are just starting to grapple with it.Battles have been brewing in various states over the controversial oil and gas technique known as hydraulic fracturing, but regulators in California are just starting to grapple with it. During a six-hour hearing , state lawmakers questioned whether newly proposed rules were strong enough to safely regulate the technique. (Craig Miller/KQED) PhotoWeek130215flyingbooksBerkeley artist Vita Wells has made books airborne at the main branch of the Berkeley Public Library with an installation called “Flights of Mind.” The artwork can be viewed by visitors to the library through Feb. 24. (Kaia Diringer/Berkeleyside)

PhotoWeek130215EdibleExcursLocal food tour company Edible Excursions has just launched a new tour in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood, an area which has undergone a remarkable transformation over the past few years. Included on the tour were restaurants that have not yet opened, and established ones like Korean spot Sura where this banchan is from. (Emilie Raguso/Berkeleyside)

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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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