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News Pix: San Francisco Celebrates Gay Pride and Everyone Struggles Through BART Strike

| July 5, 2013
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People packed the sidewalks to watch the annual San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday June 30. Parade participants exchanged many high-fives and hugs with onlookers as they progressed down Market Street. For many, this year’s Pride celebration was made more special by the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage rulings. (Deborah Svoboda / KQED)

 

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San Francisco’s 43rd Pride Parade drew about 1.2 million people, according to Lisa Williams, president of the sponsoring organization San Francisco Pride. That’s up from about 100,000 people last year. (Deborah Svoboda / KQED)

 

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Traffic to the Bay Bridge began backing up around 6:30 a.m. Monday as Bay Area residents struggled to get to work without BART. BART workers went on strike at midnight on July 1, leaving many Bay Area residents scrambling to find alternate ways to get to work. (Deborah Svoboda / KQED)

 

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People lined up for a ferry from San Francisco to Oakland on Monday, July 1. Some commuters reported it took them two or three times as long to get home without BART. (Isabel Angell / KQED News)

 

Oakland Strike
City of Oakland and BART employees rallied in groups around Frank Ogawa Plaza. The city employees are also striking over pay and benefits. They chanted “Deanna Santana you’re no good, treat your workers like you should.” The city strike was only one day and shut down most city functions. Talks are scheduled to continue on Friday, July 5. (Deborah Svoboda / 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.
  • Spelling is important

    Hi Deborah,

    When posting a news story online, it is usually good to use proper grammar and spelling. I would have assumed they taught you in college it should be “Deanna Santana *you’re no good…

  • Ironic

    Dear Spelling is important,

    Perhaps you should follow your own advice.