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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.

Sun Yat-Sen

A tribute to Sun Yat-sen, revered in both the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan as the “Father of Modern China,” was erected in San Francisco’s St. Mary’s Square in 1937 by Beniamino Bufano, an Italian-American sculptor.

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.

Bocce Ball

Spectators watch teams compete in the Martinez Bocce Federation tournament, America’s largest bocce ball league, in Martinez, California, on Saturday, October 1, 2011. The federation boasts over 1500 members and 192 teams.

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.

Sand Dollars

The best time for beachcombers to look for sand dollars is at low tide right after a storm.

Harborside Dispensary

The medical marijuana dispensary at Harborside Health Center on Tuesday, December 21, 2010.

McCovey Cove

Souvenir seekers and thrill seekers rode out Game 1 of the National League playoffs between the San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves in the water of McCovey Cove in San Francisco.