Lisa Pickoff-White is KQED's Senior Interactive News Producer. Her work has been honored with awards from the Online News Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Society of Professional Journalists and SXSW Interactive. Lisa specializes in visual journalism, including photography and data.
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If you can take a moment to look at the sky with an eclipse viewer or break out that pinhole projector, you can join a very exclusive astronomical club. On Tuesday, June 5, in most of California, you can watch the planet Venus slowly pass in front of the sun from 3:04 p.m. to 9:46 […]
On May 27, to great fanfare, the Golden Gate Bridge will turn 75. For years the bridge has been an iconic image of the Bay Area, but when it was proposed in 1916 it met fierce resistance from a a variety of sources including the Department of War, the Southern Pacific Railroad and ferry union workers. […]
Update Sunday May 20: Click here to watch the solar eclipse live online. The astronomical orbits of several celestial bodies will coincide in some spectacular ways over the next few weeks in Northern California. First up this Sunday is the annular solar eclipse. But tempting though it may be, do not look at the sun […]
This Saturday, May 5, brings not just Cinco de Mayo but an easy-to-observe astronomical event: the “supermoon.” Full moons appear to vary in size because of the moon’s elliptical orbit. This year’s perigee moon, or full moon closest to the earth, is on Saturday night. NASA scientists say Saturday’s moon will appear 14 percent bigger […]
Thousands took to the streets in Greenbrae, San Francisco and Oakland to protest for immigration reform, better health benefits and to support unions. View more photos from the day. Oakland At about 8:30 p.m. Oakland police declared an unlawful assembly and asked the thousands of protesters gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza to disperse. Here, police […]
California’s park system is raising prices on annual day-use passes to prevent further service cuts, says state parks spokesman Roy Stearns. On May 1 the following passes will increase: Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass, from $125 to $195 Golden Poppy Vehicle Day Use Pass, from $90 to $125 Boat Use Pass (Sticker), from $75 to […]