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Black Friday shoppers move down Powell Street in San Francisco's Union Square Friday, November 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Black Friday shoppers descend on SF’s Union Square

Thousands of shoppers bustled through crowded streets with bags in hand at San…

Black Friday shoppers move down Powell Street in San Francisco's Union Square Friday, November 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A Black Friday shopper navigates Pepper, a robotic concierge stationed at Westfield Mall in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, November 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

VIDEO: Talking robot improves Black Friday shopping in SF

Meet Pepper the Robot, perhaps the cutest (and most technologically advanced) shopping…

A Black Friday shopper navigates Pepper, a robotic concierge stationed at Westfield Mall in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, November 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Two puppies play during an unveiling ceremony for the 30th annual San Francisco SPCA’s Holiday Windows display at Macy's in San Francisco's Union Square Friday, November 18, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF SPCA unveils 30th annual Macy’s Holiday Windows

San Francisco's SPCA celebrated the 30th anniversary of their Holiday Windows display…

Two puppies play during an unveiling ceremony for the 30th annual San Francisco SPCA’s Holiday Windows display at Macy's in San Francisco's Union Square Friday, November 18, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon places an official medallion on Pink, a 18-month-old Labrador Retriever, during a swearing in ceremony, declaring her an official victim specialitsts at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, November 17, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Two dogs sworn in as victim specialists by SF district attorney

Two Labrador Retrievers, 18-month-old Pink and 14 month-old Red, were honored Thursday,…

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon places an official medallion on Pink, a 18-month-old Labrador Retriever, during a swearing in ceremony, declaring her an official victim specialitsts at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, November 17, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A woman leaves a note at 16th Street Mission BART Station Monday, November 14, 2016 on the "Wall of Empathy, a space created by three local San Francisco residents where people are able to share encouraging, hopefull messages following a conflicting presidential election. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

‘Wall of Empathy’ pops up at 16th Street Mission BART

In the early morning hours of Monday, November 14, a group of…

A woman leaves a note at 16th Street Mission BART Station Monday, November 14, 2016 on the "Wall of Empathy, a space created by three local San Francisco residents where people are able to share encouraging, hopefull messages following a conflicting presidential election. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
City officials rally to support SF's sanctuary city status

City officials rally to support SF’s sanctuary city status

Hundreds gathered in the rotunda at San Francisco's City Hall Monday, November…

City officials rally to support SF's sanctuary city status
Protestors march through Oakland during a protest against the Donald Trump presidency in Oakland, California on November 9, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF, Oakland erupt in protests following Trump presidential victory

Multiple protests and thousands of demonstrators have hit the streets of both…

Protestors march through Oakland during a protest against the Donald Trump presidency in Oakland, California on November 9, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supporters of District 9 Supervisor candidate Hillary Ronen cheer as she speaks during her election party at El Rio in San Francisco's Mission District Tuesday, November 8, 2016. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco candidates, supporters watch as poll numbers roll in

Photos from various senate, supervisor and ballot measure election parties across San…

Supporters of District 9 Supervisor candidate Hillary Ronen cheer as she speaks during her election party at El Rio in San Francisco's Mission District Tuesday, November 8, 2016. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Voters cast their ballots at San Francisco's City Hall Tuesday, November 8, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco voters cast their ballots at City Hall

Photos from San Francisco's City Hall as local residents hit the ballot…

Voters cast their ballots at San Francisco's City Hall Tuesday, November 8, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland raider quarter back, Derek Carr, looks for a pass durning their games against the Denver Broncos at the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday November 6, 2016.Raiders won 30-20.  Aleah Fajardo/ Special To S.F. Examiner

Raiders vs. Broncos at Oakland Coliseum

The Oakland Raiders faced off against the Denver Broncos Sunday, November 6th…

Oakland raider quarter back, Derek Carr, looks for a pass durning their games against the Denver Broncos at the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday November 6, 2016.Raiders won 30-20.  Aleah Fajardo/ Special To S.F. Examiner
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) guards Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors take on Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle

The Golden State Warriors dominated Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) guards Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A man stands int eh crowd at the Dia De Los Muertos procession in San Francisco's Mission District on Wednesday November 2, 2016. Aleah Fajardo/ Special To S.F. Examiner

Día de los Muertos procession moves through Mission District

Photos from the Día de los Muertos Annual Festival of Altars and…

A man stands int eh crowd at the Dia De Los Muertos procession in San Francisco's Mission District on Wednesday November 2, 2016. Aleah Fajardo/ Special To S.F. Examiner
A couple skates hand-in-hand following the opening ceremony for Union Square's holiday ice rink in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, November 2, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Union Square’s holiday ice rink opens for the season

The holiday ice rink in San Francisco's Union Square opened to the public…

A couple skates hand-in-hand following the opening ceremony for Union Square's holiday ice rink in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, November 2, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
SFPD officers bring free pumpkins for residents at the Ping Yuen Center in San Francisco, Calif on Friday October 28, 2016. Aleah Fajardo/ Special To S.F. Examiner

SFPD holds free pumpkin giveaway in Chinatown

San Francisco Police officers in San Francisco's Chinatown district held a pumpkin…

SFPD officers bring free pumpkins for residents at the Ping Yuen Center in San Francisco, Calif on Friday October 28, 2016. Aleah Fajardo/ Special To S.F. Examiner
Traditional Aztec dancers perform a ceremony outside the Federal Building in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, October 28, 2016 during a rally in solidarity with those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline being constructed on the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Supporters of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters hold solidarity rally

Supporters of those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Standing Rock…

Traditional Aztec dancers perform a ceremony outside the Federal Building in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, October 28, 2016 during a rally in solidarity with those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline being constructed on the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) is tangled up with San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) after a missed lay up at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 25, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors fall to Spurs in first game of the season

Photos from the first game of the season between the Golden State Warriors…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) is tangled up with San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) after a missed lay up at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 25, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs at the UC Theatre in support of their newly release album, "Revolution Radio" on October 20, 2016 in Berkeley, California. (Christopher Victorio/Special to the SF Examiner).

Green Day performs at UC Theatre

Photos from a performance by Green Day at UC Theatre in Berkeley,…

Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs at the UC Theatre in support of their newly release album, "Revolution Radio" on October 20, 2016 in Berkeley, California. (Christopher Victorio/Special to the SF Examiner).
Students and faculty gather in a large circle of solidarity inside the quad at June Jordan School for Equity in San Francisco's Excelsior District Wednesday, October 19, 2016 following a shooting that occurred in the school parking lot injuring four students Tuesday, October 18. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

June Jordan community comes together following shooting

Students and faculty of June Jordan School of Equity came together to…

Students and faculty gather in a large circle of solidarity inside the quad at June Jordan School for Equity in San Francisco's Excelsior District Wednesday, October 19, 2016 following a shooting that occurred in the school parking lot injuring four students Tuesday, October 18. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Students exit school grounds after a shooting outside June Jordan School for Equity in San Francisco's Excelsior District Tuesday, October 18, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Students injured during shooting at June Jordan School for Equity

Photos from the scene as SFPD officers investigate an incident where three…

Students exit school grounds after a shooting outside June Jordan School for Equity in San Francisco's Excelsior District Tuesday, October 18, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Fans dance in the rain before Mac DeMarco's set during the second day of the tenth and final Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, Calif. Sunday, October 16, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Fans brave the rain at Treasure Island Music Festival

Heavy winds and rain slammed music lovers this weekend attending the tenth…

Fans dance in the rain before Mac DeMarco's set during the second day of the tenth and final Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, Calif. Sunday, October 16, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)