Police escort 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, also known as BatKid, after they arrest the Riddler in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Greenpeace members motor out in a small boat to greet the Rainbow Warrior III as it enters a foggy San Francisco Bay on Friday, November 8. A banner hanging from the side of the iconic ship calls attention to 30 Greenpeace activists currently imprisoned in Russia. The crew members of the Arctic Sunrise were arrested after protesting oil drilling in the Arctic at an oil rig owned by Gazprom, Russia’s state-controlled energy company. (Deborah Svoboda / KQED)

Visitors explore a large propeller at the stern of the SS Red Oak Victory during a Veterans Day celebration in Richmond. Veterans Day events at the Port of Richmond included a memorial flower toss from the deck of the Red Oak Victory and the dedication of the historic Riggers Loft. (Mark Andrew Boyer / Richmond Confidential)

Veterans Lou Berg, George Coles, Orlo Mellon and Dee Davison smile after tossing a memorial wreath from the deck of the SS Red Oak Victory during the Veterans Day celebration at the Port of Richmond. (Kevin N. Hume / Richmond Confidential)

On Monday November 11, San Quentin Prison celebrated Veterans Day along with much of the Bay Area. About one tenth of San Quentin prisoners are veterans — 450 prisoners. Some inmates of Pacific Islander descent performed a haka in honor of warriors to celebrate the holiday. (Sukey Lewis / Richmond Confidential)

Filpino-American community groups throughout the Bay Area are scrambling to send relief — both supplies and money — to help those in the wide swath of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Volunteers with Project PEARLS pack donated food and supplies to send to victims in the Philippines. (Nina Thorsen / KQED)

Richard Brown
Richard Brown (front) was sentenced to 25 years to life after he was arrested while stealing two car alarms from a Walgreens store in Stockton. After serving 18 years of his sentence, Brown was released under resentencing laws Californians passed over a year ago that allow the release of third strikers convicted of non-violent, non-serious crimes. Minard Roorda and his wife Viviane (back) regularly visited Brown in prison, and helped Brown settle and find work near them in the small town of Ripon, Calif. (Sarah Rice / KQED)

3 strikes
A year after release, only 2 percent of three strikers have committed new crimes. Most, like Richard Brown, want to move on with their lives. One of the jobs Richard does at his work, five days a week, is to operate the forklift and move almond-harvesting equipment to other locations. He also welds and paints. (Deborah Svoboda / KQED)

A group of tenants fighting orders to leave their affordable artist live/work lofts in San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood say the landlord has not withdrawn the eviction notices, despite pressure from Mayor Ed Lee and other city officials. Marcele Wilson, a resident of 1049 Market St., shows a group of reporters his single occupancy loft, which has no window. He’s fighting an eviction. “I moved to San Francisco to live in San Francisco. To be an artist in San Francisco. I don’t want to leave,” he said. (Sara Bloomberg / KQED)

A group of immigrant women in Richmond (from left to right: Lucracia Martinez, Alejandra Escobedo, Teresa Palafox and Julissa Gutierrez) formed a worker cooperative serving Latin fusion food around the East Bay. The women say starting a business is challenging, but working for themselves is empowering. (Sally Schilling / Richmond Confidential)

The jersey of former Kennedy High School football player Ulises Grijalva, who was killed in August of last year, takes a place on the bench during a game against Hercules High School on Nov. 8. Hercules won the game, 34-33. (Mark Andrew Boyer / Richmond Confidential)

News Pix: Veterans Day, Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior and BatKid 15 November,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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