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News Pix: Oracle Wins America’s Cup, A’s Head to Playoffs and Albany Bulb Sees Change

| September 27, 2013
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America's Cup - Final Race
Oracle Team USA, skippered by James Spithill, celebrates after beating Emirates Team New Zealand to defend the America’s Cup during the final race on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Americas cup win
Members of Team USA celebrate their victory after the final race of the America’s Cup on Wednesday. (Sara Bloomberg/KQED)

Minnesota Twins v Oakland Athletics
Coco Crisp (#4) of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run homer against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at the Oakland Coliseum on Sept. 22, 2013. The win clinched the American League West title for the A’s for the second year in a row. Now, the A’s head to the playoffs. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Albany Bulb
The Albany Bulb, an old landfill that juts out into San Francisco Bay, has been called one of the Bay Area’s quirkiest destinations because of the artwork dotting its landscape of rebar and concrete. After the city stopped using the Bulb as a dump in the mid-1980s, homeless people moved onto the site, which features spectacular panoramic views. Recycled metal sculptures by Osha Neumann, an advocate for the residents living on the Albany Bulb, can be found on the north shore of the small peninsula. (Sara Goldberg/KQED)

Don Bowen has lived at the Albany Bulb for more than two years.
An encampment of about 60 people at the Albany Bulb could be evicted in October, as the city of Albany moves to turn it into part of a surrounding state park. The people who live on the Bulb don’t consider themselves homeless. Some claim to have resided there for more than 10 years, and consider it their home. Dan Bowen, pictured here, has lived at the Bulb for two years. (Sara Bloomberg/KQED)

PhotoWeek130927PhoenixRysin
Areyanna Malbrough, 17, reads her poetry at a Phoenix Rysing performance. Phoenix Rysing is part of RAW Talent, an after-school creative writing program founded to help youth in Richmond deal with the trauma of violence in their lives. Most of the young people who participate have family members or close friends who have been killed. (Sara Lafleur-Vetter/Richmond Confidential)

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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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