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News Pix: Super Bowl Prep; East Bay Underground; Right to Life Protest

| February 1, 2013
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PhotoWeek130201EBUndergrounIn a recently published book, ‘Bay Area Underground’, Matt Werner and Joe Sciarrillo chronicle the major social movements and cultural events in the Bay Area over the last five years. This photo shows an East Bay Bike Party at Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina, 2012. (Joe Sciarrillo)

PhotoWeek13020149erPrepMayor Ed Lee visits the Mission and talks to shop owners about the efforts the city is making to respond to the outcome of the 49ers game on Sunday. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

PhotoWeek130201LifeProtestMarking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision last Saturday, the 9th Annual Walk for Life – West Coast marched down Market Street in San Francisco from Civic Center Plaza. Organizers said the march included over 50,000. A counter, pro-choice rally took place at Justin Herman Plaza. (Lauren Kate Rosenblum/Richmond Confidential)

PhotoWeek130201UCunionUniversity of California employees held a demonstration on Jan. 31 at  the Cal campus in Berkeley to protest what they see as unfair pay and cuts in medical and retirement benefits. The protest was organized by members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299. (Ted Friedman/Berkeleyside)

PhotoWeek130201AnimalShelteMore than 10 years after Berkeley voters approved a $7.2 million bond to build a new home to care for abandoned and sick animals, the Dona Spring Municipal Animal Shelter will hold its grand opening Saturday in a smaller space than city officials originally envisioned. The shelter cost $5 million more than originally budgeted. (Emilie Raguso/Berkeleyside)

PhotoWeek130201shadowsA play performed by young actors at the Marsh Theater called “In and Out of Shadows” is now playing in San Francisco. It’s based on the real stories of young immigrants and depicts the struggle of being undocumented in the U.S. (Scott Shafer/KQED)

PhotoWeek130201TrufflesNapa and Sonoma counties could be the next hot spot for black truffle cultivation. An ounce of the delicacy can sell for more than many narcotics and it seems that the expensive  mushroom likes the same mild winters and hot summers as California grapes. (Janna Waldinger/Art & Clarity)

PhotoWeek130201NAMMA worshiper raises his hands during the “House of Worship” concert at the recent NAMM Show in Anaheim. NAMM is a giant music merchant convention that increasingly caters to churches. (Susan Valot/KQED)

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