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News Pix: San Jose May Day Immigration Rally, Solar Plane Liftoff and Hot Weather

| May 3, 2013
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SJ-MayDaySeveral thousand people marched for workers’ rights and immigration reform on May Day in San Jose. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

PhotoWeek130503danceDancers performed outside San Jose City Hall as part of the May Day rallies. Speakers from local labor unions and immigration rights groups called on the U.S. Congress to pass the immigration reform bill proposed in the Senate in April. (Rachel Estabrook/Peninsula Press)

hot daysThe weather warmed up throughout the Bay Area this week, and people flocked to parks and outdoor spaces to enjoy it. But the extra dry and windy conditions also jump-started fire season in the North Bay. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

PhotoWeek130503solarplaneLighter than an SUV and covered with more than 12,000 solar cells, Solar Impulse, the world’s first solar plane that can fly day and night without recharging, launched from Moffett Field this morning. The $150 million project initiated by co-pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will test the limits of solar aviation and be a proving ground for a planned trip around the world in 2015. (Lindsey Hoshaw/KQED)

PhotoWeek130503windmillPeople gathered to celebrate Dutch Queen’s Day near Golden Gate Park’s Murphy Windmill on Saturday, April 27. Saturday’s local party featured music, food, dancing, a beer garden and a traditional market of secondhand goods. Queen’s Day probably won’t be repeated for a while; Queen Beatrix abdicated the throne just three days after the celebration in favor of her son, Willem-Alexander. April 26, 2014, will see the Dutch celebrating the first King’s Day in more than 120 years. (Tom Prete/Ocean Beach Bulletin)

PhotoWeek130503KaylaMooreMaria Moore, the sister of Kayla Moore, who died in Berkeley police custody earlier this year, and her father, Arthur Moore, were among about 40 people who took part in a rally Tuesday night outside Berkeley’s City Hall to demand more information about the circumstances of Moore’s death. (Emilie Raguso/Berkeleyside)

PhotoWeek130503coachellaAbout 15,000 farmworkers live in the eastern Coachella Valley, many in about 300 mobile home parks. Residents of the Valenzuela mobile home park have been without electricity since Jan. 9. Eva Zamora, with her 2-year-old daughter, shows her empty fridge. Her family uses generators only a few hours a day for homework and cooking, but gas still costs more than $10 a day. (Lisa Morehouse/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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