ACT mid market
The American Conservatory Theater plans to break ground Oct. 2 on the restoration of San Francisco’s Strand Theatre. The $30 million project will represent a dramatic moment for arts companies that have been trying to remake Mid-Market – one of the city’s funkiest neighborhoods – into a theater and arts district. (Sara Bloomberg/KQED)


America's Cup - Finals Races 9 & 10
Emirates Team New Zealand will clinch the America’s Cup title if the team can win one just more race. But Oracle Team USA isn’t cooperating, staving off defeat once again on Friday. (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)


Shasta Dam
Plans are underway to raise the Shasta dam and flood the Sacramento river below. The Winnemem Wintu people living north of Redding oppose raising the dam. Caleen Sisk, a Winnemem Wintu Chief and spiritual leader, says 40 sacred sites will be flooded and lost if the water is released. (Deborah Svoboda / KQED)


CCSF hearings
At a Budget and Finance Committee meeting of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Sept. 18, City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees Member Chris Jackson spoke about the impact that CCSF has on communities of color and working people. “A lot of people in my neighborhood are trying to take their GED,” he said, speaking about how many rely on CCSF for a second chance at an education. (Sara Bloomberg / KQED)

News Pix: Art Comes to San Francisco’s Mid-Market, America’s Cup Races Continue 20 September,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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