News Pix: Giants Re-Sign Lincecum, Sneaker Waves Hit Bay Area and BART Strike Ends

Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants The Giants re-signed Tim Lincecum, the once-dominant right-handed starting pitcher who has struggled in recent seasons. The deal is reportedly worth $35 million for two years — down from Lincecum’s last contract, a two-year agreement that paid him $40.25 million. (Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images)

 

sleeper wave This week meteorologists have been warning the Bay Area about so-called “sneaker waves” along the coast, which have been known to sweep people and their pets out to sea without warning. The waves are especially sneaky because they can often occur when the weather is perfectly nice. These sneakers are the remnants of Typhoon Wipha, which shredded its way along the coast of Japan last week, before heading toward the Aleutian Islands. (Craig Miller / KQED)

 

traffic Traffic for Bay Area commuters was heavy earlier this week as BART workers continued to strike. BART management and union leaders came to a tentative agreement late Monday night, ending a four-day walkout. Unions members are expected to vote on the contract Friday, Nov 1. (Sara Bloomberg / KQED)

 

berkeley-crash A man escaped from this crashed car largely intact early on the morning of Oct. 23, but was immediately arrested for attempted murder. Duane Nailor, 54, nearly beat a 41-year-old Oakland man to death in downtown Berkeley before trying to escape the police by car. (BPD / Berkeleyside)

 

berkeleyskyline Berkeley is the third best place to live in the U.S., according to rankings published by Livability.com. Palo Alto stole the top spot and Boulder, Colorado, came in second. The website describes Berkeley as “a thriving small city” and “a mecca for fine arts, culture, food and science.” (Daniel Parks / 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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