PhotoWeek130426healthfairJose Fernandez, 6, left, and Samantha Tovar, 6, hula-hoop prior to the start of the fifth annual Richmond Tales Fest: An Afternoon of Family Literacy and Healthy Living. (Tyler Orsburn/Richmond Confidential)

PhotoWeek130426postofficeOn April 22, the U.S. Postal Service confirmed it would sell its historic downtown Berkeley building at 2000 Allston Way and relocate to another location nearby. This happened despite an appeal made in March by the Berkeley City Council that USPS wait a year before making a final decision on the relocation, and vocal opposition from a group of local residents. The move is prompted by financial necessity, said USPS. (Keoki Seu/Berkeleyside)

PhotoWeek130426solarplaneMembers of the public were invited to see the first solar-powered airplane, Solar Impulse, at a public open house event at Moffett Field in Mountain View on Saturday, April 20. More than 1,000 people showed up to hear from Solar Impulse pilot André Borschberg and chairman Bertrand Piccard. The solar plane is scheduled to depart from Moffett on its Across America tour on May 1. (Caroline Davis/Peninsula Press)

PhotoWeek130426gartersnakeTwo Bay Area kids are semi-finalists in a national art contest celebrating endangered species. First-grader Hannah Chacko, of San Francisco, turned in this colorful drawing of the endangered San Francisco garter snake. (Amy Standen/KQED)

PhotoWeek130426baseballRichmond High Oilers’ third baseman Chris Lopez flies out to center field in the bottom of the first inning of a game against crosstown rivals the Kennedy Eagles. Richmond stranded two base runners in the inning, but managed to squeak out a win, 7-6. (Tyler Orsburn / Richmond Confidential)

PhotoWeek130426CALdayEvery year, UC Berkeley throws its campus open to showcase what the university has to offer. On Saturday, April 20, an estimated 45,000 current and prospective students and their families attended Cal Day 2013, the school’s official open house. (Siciliana Trevino/Berkeleyside)

News Pix: Berkeley Post Office to be Sold, Solar Plane Debut, Richmond Celebrates Healthy Living 26 April,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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