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News Pix: Giants Season Opener, High Winds Buffet San Francisco, Immigration Rally Stops Traffic

| April 12, 2013
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Fans packed AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants first home game of the season, where they beat the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0. (Gina Scialabba/KQED)

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High winds whipped the west side of San Francisco Monday, toppling trees and closing the Great Highway. Sand drifted across the Sloat Boulevard parking lot at Ocean Beach, with airborne sand partly obscuring cars parked at the end of the lot. (Tom Prete/Ocean Beach Bulletin)

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To chants of “No papers, no fear! No papers, no fear!” about 1,000 immigration rights activists marched up Market Street in San Francisco Wednesday. Tens of thousands of people protested at a series of marches in the Bay Area. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

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Two large trees fell onto the softball field at Parkside Square, near Vicente Street and 28th Avenue, crushing the backstop and some fencing. (Tom Prete/Ocean Beach Bulletin)

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Hundreds of Cal fans packed Pappy’s Sports Bar and Grill on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley on April 6 to watch Cal women’s basketball team in their first-ever Final Four tournament appearance against the Louisville Cardinals. Disappointment at the result showed on fans’ faces. (Ted Friedman/Berkeleyside)

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Spring blossoms at Filoli, an historic 654-acre estate in Woodside that has been compared to Downton Abbey. Visitors enter the sprawling garden through a gate that used to serve as the front door of the mansion. (Alexei Koseff/Peninsula Press)

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Kami Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest six times as a Nepalese mountain guide. On Tuesday, April 9, he received his United States citizenship after moving to California in 2007. (Sean Greene/KQED)

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Katrina Schwartz is a journalist based in San Francisco. She's worked at KPCC public radio in LA and has reported, produced and blogged on health, climate change and local news for KQED in San Francisco. Reach Katrina Schwartz at kschwartz@kqed.org.

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