The Hunters Fire has burned close to 700 acres in the Sierra foothills northwest of the town of Mariposa and west of Yosemite. Cal Fire is steadily containing the blaze, but in the process the agency says eight firefighters have been injured, including one crew member who suffered significant injuries in a chainsaw accident. At some points throughout the week, as many as 900 firefighters were on the lines. (Carol Barrentez via Twitter)

A deadly shooting spree in Isla Vista, a student community close to UC Santa Barbara, left seven people dead, including the alleged killer. The three victims stabbed to death in the gunman’s apartment were all from the Bay Area. (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Cal students hold candles at a May 28 memorial for those slain in Isla Vista. The entire UC system mourned the tragedy this week. (D.H. Parks/Berkeleyside)

Maya Angelou Visits The Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture
Writer, political activist, poet and performer Maya Angelou died Wednesday, May 28, at the age of 86. Although loved and admired by many across the country, Angelou made a special impact on San Francisco. At the age of 16 she was one of the first African-American streetcar conductors. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The Women’s Building on 18th Street in the Mission District is celebrating 35 years of women’s organizing and empowerment. Owned and operated by women as a space to come together around the issues that affect them, the building has long been a safe space from discrimination and violence. The eye-catching iconic mural adorning the facade is called MaestraPeace and was painted by a group of female muralists 20 years ago. (Mark Rabine/Mission Local)

Controversial new language in the contracts of teachers who work at schools that come under the jurisdiction of the Oakland Diocese has provoked an outcry in the East Bay Catholic education community. The contract asks teachers to pledge to conform to church teachings outside the workplace, and is seen by many as targeting non-heterosexual teachers. The move has prompted some teachers to resign, rather than sign the contract, which, the diocese says, is mandatory. (Natalie Orenstein/Berkeleyside)

News Pix: California Mourns Santa Barbara Students and Maya Angelou 30 May,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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