Workers are painting the new east span of the Bay Bridge white, wrapping its cables in plastic to protect painters from the wind, as the project nears completion. Despite the setback caused by snapped rods meant to stabilize the bridge in an earthquake, officials say there’s a “fighting chance” it will open on its Labor Day target. (Rachel Dornhelm/KQED)


On Thursday 10-year-old Justin Lee, a student at Edna Maguire Elementary School in Mill Valley, takes a break from beach clean up to push his classmate, Lorenzo Soleri, down a sand bank. Students gathered at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach as part of the Kids’ Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup organized by the Richardson Bay Audubon Center. (Nick Moone/Ocean Beach Bulletin)


The Walt Disney Family Museum is showing a special exhibition, Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons, featuring 50 works by the legendary author and illustrator. The exhibit is accompanied by 50 statements from notable celebrities and politicians who have been influenced by the author’s work such as Stephen Colbert and President Barack Obama. Sendak was heavily influenced by Walt Disney’s work and decided to become an illustrator at age 12 after watching Fantasia. The exhibit runs from May 23 to July 17. (Gina Scialabba/KQED)


At Stanford University’s second annual Frost Music and Arts Festival Saturday, the “Frost Experience Dome” provided a refuge for festival-goers, who relaxed on hammocks or on the grass. (Katie Brigham/Peninsula Press)


Memorial Day for Cambodian veterans took place last month on the 38th anniversary of the rise of the Khmer Rouge, the communist regime that seized power in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979, killing an estimated 2 million men, women and children. Cambodian Americans in Long Beach leave small bags of rice and messages of love for those killed by the Khmer Rouge. (Doualy Xaykaothao/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.

Sponsored by

Become a KQED sponsor