News Pix: A Stunning Lightning Display, the New Eastern Span, Truckers Block Port Entrance

San-Francisco-Lightning-5-640Lightning was spotted across the Bay Area on Aug. 19 in an unusual summer thunderstorm. Above, a view of lightning strikes beyond San Bruno Mountain from Potrero Hill in San Francisco. (Steve Byrne/Steve Byrne Photography)

 

Bay-bridge-640The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge as seen on Aug. 20. The eastbound deck (center) is exposed, no longer underneath the westbound deck. (Andrew Stelzer/KQED)

 

Port-trucker-protest-640At least 50 independent truckers, frustrated with a backlog at the Port of Oakland and what they say is mistreatment by port workers, blocked at least one entrance to the facility on Aug. 19. Above, truck driver J.R. Coleman (left, holding sign) talks with Michael Villeggiante, president of Local 10 of the longshoremen’s union. (Deborah Svoboda / KQED)

 

SolarBan1-640Newberry Solar 1 in Newberry Springs east of Barstow is one of the first small-scale solar farms to be constructed in unincorporated San Bernardino County. Nearby residents are still conflicted over living in such close proximity to the 27-acre project, concerned about spoiled views, land devaluation, flood control and other issues. (Steven Cuevas/KQED)

 

SF-Egypt-Rally-640A crowd of about 100 Egyptian-Americans from around the Bay Area gathered at San Francisco’s Civic Center on Aug. 18, calling for the U.S. to halt billions of dollars in aid to the Egyptian military until the skyrocketing violence in the country is stopped. Above, Berkeley resident Sarah Ismail called for an end to killings in Egypt, saying she wants the U.S. to stop sending military aid to Egypt as long as the army maintains power. (Alex Emslie/KQED)

  • ilovdieselsmoke

    the truckers are better off talking with the longshoremen than the teamsters. teamsters sold the owner-operator truckers down the road with the clean port truck fiasco they created in an attempt to run the owner-op’s out of business so teamsters could replace them with an all company employee workforce since they determined it impossible to organize or unionize independent/owner-op truckers..

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