News Pix: Willie Brown Bridge; 10 Years of Same-Sex Marriage; and Olympic Gold

Willie Brown-Bay Bridge Former San Francisco Mayor and California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown poses on The Embarcadero with the western span of the Bay Bridge — now bearing his name — in the background. (Bryan Goebel/KQED)

 

GayMarriage San Francisco City Hall is lit up with rainbow-colored lights in honor of the 10-year anniversary of gay marriages in San Francisco. On Feb. 12, 2004, then-mayor Gavin Newsom began conducting same-sex marriages. The weddings were halted by the California Supreme Court on March 11, 2004, and helped catapult marriage equality into the national spotlight. (Olivia Hubert-Allen/KQED)

 

Much Needed Rain Falls In Bay Area, As State Continues To Suffer Worsening Drought Despite heavy rains last weekend, California’s drought is still in full effect. “We’re in a statewide drought, and so this did basically nothing to relieve anything basically south of Sacramento,” said Jeff Mount, co-founder of the Center for Watershed Studies at UC Davis. The storm dumped heavy rain and snow on the Sierra. That triggered massive flows in the American River and its tributaries, and has led to a rapid rise in Folsom Lake. Still, Folsom is at just 25 percent of capacity and less than half its average level for early February. (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

 

OLY-2014-SNOWBOARD-SLOPESTYLE-WOMEN South Lake Tahoe’s Jamie Anderson soars from a jump during her gold-medal run in women’s snowboard slopestyle at the Sochi Olympics. She scored a 95.25 on that run to make America two for two in slopestyle’s colorful and treacherous debut on the Olympic stage. (Franck Fife/Getty Images)

 

privacy More than 100 people protested what they called “suspicionless surveillance” at AT&T’s downtown San Francisco office on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Bay Area Light Brigade held signs reading “stop spying” and “revolt” at the protest aimed at AT&T’s entrenched global surveillance program. (Jeremy Raff/KQED)

 

Agu2 UC Berkeley held a vigil the night of Wednesday, Feb. 12, outside Memorial Stadium, close to where Cal junior Ted Agu died after a football team training session on Feb. 7. (Tom Friedman/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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