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News Pix: Fire Crews Clean Up After Rim Fire, Bay Bridge Closes and Berkeley Mourns Family Camp

| August 30, 2013
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Rim fire cleanup
Fire crews work to clean up after the Rim Fire raging in Yosemite burned Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp. The camp has been operated by the city of Berkeley under a special use permit since 1922. Berkeley residents were given priority to register for the camp over the general public, and generations of local citizens have taken advantage of the privilege. The Rim Fire has already burned 192,737 acres, or 301 square miles, and is the sixth-largest fire in the state’s history. (Grace Rubenstein / KQED)

 

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An estimated 300 people gathered on Monday night, Aug. 26, in the heart of Berkeley to share memories of their time spent at Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp. The city-run camp was obliterated Sunday in the Rim Fire that continues to rage in the Yosemite area. (Ted Friedman / Berkeleyside)

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A few last cars trickle over the Bay Bridge Wednesday, Aug. 28, before the bridge closes for five days. Workers will transfer the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island and demolish one part of the old span over the next few days. (Deborah Svoboda / KQED)

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BART service is running all night while the Bay Bridge is closed between 8 p.m. on Aug. 28 and 5 a.m. Sept. 3. On the first night of all-night service about a dozen people wait at the MacArthur BART Station to take the 1:28 a.m. train to San Francisco. (Deborah Svoboda / KQED)

 

alameda ferry

Thousands of Bay Area commuters found alternate routes to work Thursday morning while the Bay Bridge is closed to cars. Those who chose the ferry between Alameda and San Francisco rode with plenty of space. KQED staff who rode BART into work reported the trains were not overly crowded. (Cy Musiker / KQED)

 

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Over 600 people marched in San Jose on Saturday, Aug. 24, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. (Charisse Domingo / San Jose Beez)

 

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Bay Area Bike Share debuted Thursday, Aug. 29, with 700 spanking new baby-blue bikes available at 70 locations in San Francisco, the Peninsula and San Jose. Half the heavy-duty, extra-durable bikes will be stationed at kiosks in SF (mostly concentrated in the Financial District, Union Square, Civic Center and SoMa), with the rest at various spots along the Caltrain corridor and in downtown areas of Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose. (Bryan Goebel / KQED)

 

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Friends of Oakland artist Alicia McCarthy finish painting the stripes in her new piece painted on a blank wall along Divisadero Street in San Francisco. Artists from Los Angeles to New York, including those from the Bay Area, took over a block of the busy thoroughfare, turning storefronts and blank walls into a diverse array of art projects. (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.

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