News Pix: Asiana Plane Crash, CCSF Supporters Rally and Prisoners Go on Hunger Strike

PhotoWeek130712Asiana Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash landed at SFO on Saturday, July 6. Two young women died in the crash and 182 people were treated for injuries at nearby hospitals. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been investigating the crash to determine its cause. Runway 28L has been closed since the crash, but SFO workers are working to clear debris and restore landing equipment in order to open the runway in a few days. (Courtesy of the NTSB)

 

CCSF rally Supporters of the Community College of San Francisco rallied Wednesday, July 10 in support of the college’s efforts to appeal a decision revoking its accreditation. Elsy Rivas (left) is set to graduate from CCSF this year and Gabriela Herrera, beside her, graduated from CCSF in May. “We want to conserve public education,” said Rivas. (Ryder Diaz / KQED)

 

PhotoWeek130712LonnieRose For nearly 25 years, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation banned inmates held in isolation, known as security housing units, from having a current photo to keep or share with family and friends. Over 12,000 inmates at Pelican Bay and Crescent City prisons have begun a hunger strike to protest harsh conditions like this. Lonnie Rose spent more than 10 years in two security housing units. He recently was released from prison under Proposition 36, which allowed the release or parole of nonviolent third-strike offenders. Here he holds two photos of himself, one taken in 1999 (left) and the other taken in March. (Adithya Sambamurthy / The Center for Investigative Reporting)

 

PhotoWeek130712prisonfamily After Pietro Sartoresi was detained at Pelican Bay State Prison, relatives chose to include a framed photo of him (on picnic table) in their family portrait. With phone calls and photos banned by the prison, the Sartoresi family says the portrait brought him into their everyday life. (Adithya Sambamurthy / The Center for Investigative Reporting)

 

PhotoWeek130712GreatHighway Hundreds of San Francisco residents flocked to the end of Lincoln Avenue and Great Highway to enjoy a number of vendors offering everything from electric-bicycle test drives to lunch during Sunday Streets, an event which closes down local streets to car traffic on Sunday, July 7, in San Francisco. (Nick Moone / Ocean Beach Bulletin) PhotoWeek130712sax Matt Chroust on saxaphone for a local band, Noble Savages, set up and played for the passing crowds near Judah and Great Highway during Sunday Streets, an event which closes down local streets to car traffic on Sunday, July 7. (Nick Moone / Ocean Beach Bulletin)

 

PhotoWeek130712Telegraph Jugglers perform at Sundays on Telegraph in Berkeley¬†on July 7. The weekly event runs throughout the summer and is an attempt to draw people back to what was once Berkeley’s most well-known and vibrant street. (William Newton / 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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