Prop. 8 plaintiffs Sandra Stier and Kris Perry seal their marriage with a kiss at San Francisco City Hall on June 28, 2013.

Prop. 8 plaintiffs Sandra Stier and Kris Perry seal their marriage with a kiss at San Francisco City Hall on June 28, 2013. They were married by California Attorney General Kamala Harris — the first same-sex marriage to take place in California since 2008. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)



Thousands of people gathered on Castro Street to celebrate significant victories for supporters of same-sex marriage delivered in the form of Supreme Court rulings on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 on June 26. (Deborah Svoboda / KQED)



San Francisco resident Crispin Hollings proposed marriage to Luis Casillas on the steps of City Hall. A crowd gathered to watch the Supreme Court announce decisions on Prop. 8 and DOMA. Casillas accepted and the two will be married in October. (Deborah Svoboda / KQED)

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Larry Pascua from San Francisco waves a flag in front of the iconic Castro Theater to celebrate the Supreme Court rulings on Prop. 8 and DOMA. (Darlene Bouchard / KQED)


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With the Cliff House in the background, visitors to Ocean Beach gather around a fire built from wooden pallets. Golden Gate National Recreation Area staff responsible for the beach are considering banning beach fires after many abuses of the rules. Currently, fires are only allowed in designated fire pits and treated or painted wood cannot be burned. (Tom Prete / Ocean Beach Bulletin)


BART workers voted this week to strike if union representatives and BART management can’t come to an agreement over pay, safety and pension and health care contributions. The strike would start Monday, July 1 and could snarl the commute around the Bay as people try to find alternative routes to work. (Deborah Svoboda / KQED)


On Monday Berkeley’s Chez Panisse re-opened to the public after an early-morning fire in March shut the landmark restaurant down for nearly four months. Owner Alice Waters and her team turned a crisis into an opportunity to do a little re-inventing and the results are a beautifully refreshed space. (Amanda Marsalis / Berkeleyside)

News Pix: Same-Sex Marriages Resume in California, Commuters Prepare for BART Strike 28 April,2014Katrina 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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