World Cup at Civic Center Plaza
Bay Area soccer fans played hooky from work for a couple of hours Thursday morning so they could be in San Francisco’s Civic Center to watch a big-screen broadcast of the U.S. men’s soccer match against Germany. Here, USA fans react after a missed opportunity near the end of the game. (Mark Andrew Boyer/KQED)

World Cup at Civic Center Plaza
The vast majority of the crowd was cheering on the American side, but supporters of the German team also turned out in large numbers. Matthias Kellersohn and Sascha Gissler were visiting San Francisco from Germany for a business trip, and they caught the game before heading to the airport to fly home. Both were pleased with the game’s outcome, but said they were still disappointed in the German team’s performance and the overall quality of play. (Mark Andrew Boyer/KQED)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum celebrates with catcher Hector Sanchez after Lincecum threw his second career no-hitter on Wednesday, June 25. The Giants defeated the San Diego Padres 4-0. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Let There Be
A new public art piece debuted June 26 on San Francisco’s Market Street. It’s called “Let There Be” and, for the moment at least, it features a series of photographs by Bay Area artists projected onto the east wall of the recently renovated home of Zendesk. Ben Davis designed the project and says this new piece is a way to celebrate the neighborhood’s past, present and hoped-for future.(Cy Musiker/KQED)

Golden Gate Bridge To Seek Corporate Sponsorship
A plan to build suicide prevention nets on the Golden Gate Bridge got the green light this week. The bridge’s board of directors voted on Friday, June 27, to fund the $76 million “physical suicide deterrent system.” Since the bridge opened in 1937, some 1,600 people have jumped to their deaths. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

half a bridge
Demolition on the original eastern span of the Bay Bridge is underway, starting with the 600-foot suspended span of the cantilever truss section. This is just a really cool photo. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)


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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