Documentary Video & Photography


New Year’s Day Loss

Lillian Leal comforts her son David Leal, 3, at the scene of a deadly fire Sunday morning, which claimed the life of David’s cousin Joshua Rivas, 2. Michael Leal, 8, inspects the remains of a bicycle. The Leals, who live next door to the Rivas family, came to inspect the damage and to salvage what was possible. Lillian Leal said Joshua was in the bedroom when the fire broke out while the two families were barbequeing outside. Tice District firefighters believe the cause was faulty wiring.

General Election

Voters go to the polls at the Montclair Womens Cultural Art Club in Oakland, November 4, 2010.

Giants Win

Xy Lene, center, celebrates with Giants fans at Public House next to At&T Park, after the Giants scored 6 runs in the 5th inning of Game 1 of the World Series to beat the Texas Rangers in San Francisco.

BART Protest

A protester falls to the ground during a scuffle with riot police, who closed in on the group near San Francisco’s City Hall. Protesters converged on Bay Area Rapid Transit stations after the shooting of Charles Hill, a homeless man, by BART police.

Oscar Grant Riots

Rioters loot a Foot Locker store in downtown Oakland, California, after judges ruled that Johannes Mehserle would be sentenced for involuntary manslaughter, not second-degree murder. Mehserle, a white Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer, killed Oscar Grant III, an unarmed black man, after shooting Grant in the back of the head while he was lying face down on a platform after being removed from a train during a fight.