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  • Screen capture from Instagram video showing moments leading up to police shooting of a man in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood.
  • San Francisco's most modern detention facility, County Jail #5 in San Bruno, employs a "direct supervision" pod design. (San Francisco Department of Public Works)
  • Sanislav Petrov. (Courtesy Olga Petrov)
  • Screenshot from surveillance video released by the San Francisco public defender on Nov. 13, 2015.
  • A screen shot from video footage released by San Francisco Public Defender's Office.
  • Screenshot from surveillance video released by the San Francisco public defender on Nov. 13, 2015.
  • Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow's attorney Tony Serra. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
  • Tony Serra, Raymond Chow's lead defense attorney, argues that his client turned down every attempt by an undercover FBI agent to ensnare him in criminal activity. In the high-profile criminal trial that began Nov. 9, prosecutors argue that Chow was a criminal mastermind behind hundreds of crimes, including two murders. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
  • San Francisco firefighters work to contain a November blaze at a tire and wheel shop at 16th and Shotwell streets. An adjacent apartment building was badly damaged, displacing about 20 residents. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
  • Ross Mirkarimi addresses his supporters on election night. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
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  • San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi joins an Oct. 29 announcement of a lawsuit alleging San Francisco's use of monetary bail is unconstitutional. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
  • The Vida SF condominium building and New Mission Theatre, at Mission and 22nd streets. (Thomas Hawk/Flickr)
  • Employee at the Duc Loi Mission District store stocking produce on shelves. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
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  • Middletown, California in September 2015. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
  • The San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Cranky Scorpion/en.wikipedia
  • A Berkeley Police Department cruiser. (Daniel Arauz/flikr)
  • BHO, butane hash oil, honey oil, dab, shatter, wax or ear wax. (Andres Rodriguez via Flikr)
  • Steve Leonardi sifts through rubble at the remains of his home in Middletown Saturday, Sept. 19.


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