PhotoWeek130308chezfireChez Panisse, the Berkeley restaurant known the world over for its innovative cuisine, was struck by a fire at 3 a.m. While the flames were mostly contained to the front porch, the restaurant is closed until further notice. The source of the fire is unknown. (Colleen Neff/Berkeleyside)

PhotoWeek130308memorialFriends and fellow Lowell High School students left flowers, notes and photos at an impromptu memorial for Hanren Chang, who was killed in a traffic collision near Sloat Boulevard and Forest View Drive on March 2. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved funding Tuesday for pedestrian safety improvements on Sloat Boulevard like flashing yellow lights and wider sidewalks. (Tom Prete/Ocean Beach Bulletin)

PhotoWeek130308SJhomelessOn a grassy open field near the San Jose airport, sits a homeless encampment of dozens of tents and over a hundred people. City officials have stated they will be removing the camp and the people very soon. (Mewael Tekleab/San Jose Beez)

PhotoWeek130308baylightsRain drenched the thousands of people who came out to watch the debut of the Bay Lights on March 5. Artist Leo Villareal pressed laptop keys that illuminated a project two and a half years in the making. Villareal’s computer program will insure no sequences ever repeat over the two-year life of the piece. (Steve Rhodes/Oakland Local)

PhotoWeek130308postofficeOn Tuesday March 5, the Berkeley City Council adopted a resolution to ask the U.S. Postal Service to press the pause button for at least one year on its plans to sell the Renaissance-style building at Allston Way that houses the city’s downtown post office. (D.H. Parks / Berkeleyside)

PhotoWeek130308vetchefsChef Lars Kronmark teaches veterans how to remove the skin of a fish; part of a four-day “boot camp” at Napa’s Culinary Institute of America where injured veterans and their spouses learn healthy cooking tips. (Mina Kim/KQED)

PhotoWeek130308mockfuneralOn Thursday March 7, a group of U.C. Berkeley students and staffers held a mock funeral to show their support for workers on campus who are members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), who are currently in contract negotiations with the university. (Kaia Diringer/Berkeleyside)

News Pix: Chez Panisse Fire; ‘Bay Lights’ Sparkle on West Span; Memorializing Teen Death 8 March,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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