State Senator Leland Yee. NYTCREDIT: Adithya Sambamurthy/The Bay Citizen
On Wednesday, the FBI arrested San Francisco state Sen. Leland Yee on charges he accepted payment for granting favors and was involved in an arms-trafficking scheme. On Thursday, Yee quit the race for secretary of state. (Adithya Sambamurthy/The Center for Investigative Reporting)


Scientists, students and volunteers are descending on the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on Friday and Saturday to record as many plant and animal species as possible in 24 hours. It’s part of an event called a BioBlitz. The goal is to transform park visitors into citizen scientists, as they help document the park’s biodiversity. (Andy H./Flickr)


The drought has forced federal wildlife officials to truck juvenile chinook salmon from the Coleman National Fish Hatchery, near Red Bluff, to the Delta. The salmon lift began earlier this week, with tankers carrying the fish down the Sacramento Valley to the Delta town of Rio Vista. Hatchery officials say they’re likely to truck all 12 million of Coleman’s fall-run chinook, and about 18 million more from state facilities, by the time the operation is over in June. (Dan Brekke/KQED)


Neon-clad “ambassadors” are working to paint over graffiti, power-wash streets and sweep sidewalks along Telegraph Avenue in the latest attempt to revitalize a business district that has seen better days. Telegraph — cherished by some for its political history and quirky institutions and avoided by others for its large transient population and public drug use — has faced steep declines in sales tax revenue over the past several years. (Ted Friedman/Berkeleyside)


Radio meets dance at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley on Saturday. The talky talent of Ira Glass, creator of public radio’s “This American Life,” merges with the performance of dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass to create what Berkeleyside describes as a magical, misfit marriage. (David Bazemore/Berkeleyside)

News Pix: Leland Yee, BioBlitz, Salmon and a ‘Magical Misfit Marriage’ 28 March,2014Katrina 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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