Karen Messina Schkolnick, Programs Manager with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, poses near a proposed bike station site with a prototype of a bike that will be used in San Francisco’s bike-share program in San Francisco. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is leading the region’s bike-share pilot program, which is expected to launch in August 2013.
Pliny the Younger, a triple IPA beer, at Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, California. Pliny the Younger is a ultra-hoppy triple IPA beer that is brewed only once a year and released starting the first Friday of February for two weeks only at the Santa Rosa Brewing Company. Beer lovers come from all across the country and world to enjoy the very rare and, widely considered, best beer in the America.
Nathaniel Mansfield, 27, shows scars from shootings in 2007 and 2011 during a PACT (Parole and Community Team) meeting with at youths on probation at a center at Verdese Carter Park in Elmhurst neighborhood of Oakland, California. Mr. Mansfield said, “I’m not cool because I got shot. It just makes me a jerk who made stupid decisions.” A crime surge in Oakland sent last year’s murder rate to its highest level in six years and has residents questioning the Oakland Police Department’s competence even as the city tries to hire more police officers.