KQED’s Stephanie Martin finally got that elusive interview with Mark Zuckerburg, or at least with his very lifelike wax version. Wax sculptures of local celebrities will make up 35 percent of the sculptures in the brand-new Madame Tussauds wax museum on Fisherman’s Wharf when it opens June 26 — at the same site as the now-defunct Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf, which closed last August after 50 years. (Stephanie Martin/KQED)

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Rick Stelzriede is a lifeline in the eastern part of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. He’s the only mailman in California who delivers by boat. There are more than 1,000 miles of waterways in the Delta and nearly 60 islands. Even though these days a lot of these islands are connected by bridges, a lot of the people in the Delta are pretty isolated. (Tony George/KQED)

On Monday, Eli Baum went into the Berkeley Tuolumne Camp office to complete the paperwork to be a counselor. That was when Craig Veramay, camp director, told him something of his had been found in the debris. It was Baum’s watch, visibly burned. Its hands had stopped when the Rim Fire hit last August. “They knew it was mine because I had listed it along with other items I’d lost in the fire,” he said. “You can still see the logo of the watch company.” (Michael Baum/Berkeleyside)

Golden State Warriors Announce Plan To Move To San Francisco
The new Golden State Warriors stadium will be built further inland than originally planned, on land purchased from Salesforce at Third and 16th streets. The previous plan would have had to overcome a local ballot measure, Proposition B, that would limit the height of San Francisco waterfront developments. “It’s been a very intense six weeks, and we actually finally signed the purchase agreement just this last Saturday,” Warriors President Rick Welts said. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Some people living in campsites on the Albany Bulb will get $3,000 each to leave as part of a settlement between the East Bay City of Albany and 28 residents of the persistent encampment. People who signed the settlement must leave the Bulb by Friday, April 25, and they have agreed to stay away from public open spaces in Albany, including the Bulb and Albany Hill, for a year. The agreement settles a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the homeless living at the Bulb and was in large part an attempt to force Albany to provide homeless transition services for all of the people at the Bulb as the city inched closer in its decades-long effort to convert the land into a state park. (Sara Bloomberg/KQED)

Walking along Bay Area beaches, you may be lucky enough to come across one of Andres Amador’sAmador’s “playa paintings,” large-scale patterns he creates in the sand using rakes and ropes as his tools. His pieces originally embodied precise geometric forms, but over time they’ve become more free-flowing and abstract, seeming to emerge from and interact with the landscape. Amador painted one such sandscape on Saturday, April 19. (Photo courtesy of: Andres Amador)

News Pix: Warrior Stadium Deal, Delivering Mail by Boat and Sand Art 25 April,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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