Dr. Daniel Swangard for The San Francisco Chronicle

Dr. Daniel Swangard, an anesthesiologist at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, poses for a portrait at his home in Bolinas, California, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Dr. Swangard is in remission from neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer and has recently joined a death with dignity lawsuit against California. Read the article here.

Professor of Education Michael Kirst for Education Week

Michael W. Kirst, Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration, poses for a portrait at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Professor Kirst was one of the key figures during the formative years of President Johnson's Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Read the article here. 

Dr. Frank Drake of SETI for The Washington Post

Dr. Frank Drake, the founder of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), poses for a portrait at his home in Aptos, California. Dr. Drake also created the Arecibo Message - a simple binary encoded message broadcast into space by the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico in 1974. The message encodes several things: the numbers 1 to 10, the basic chemistry of life on Earth, the double helix structure of DNA, Earth's population, a graphic of the Solar System, a human figure, and a graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope and it's dish' dimensions. Read here.

Talking is Teaching for Education Week

Licensed Vocational Nurse Tesfa Gemechu checks the heart rate of 11-month-old Isabelle Spanflener, along with her mother Palmira Miller and half sister Mayah Miller, 3, during a wellness checkup at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Claremont Clinic in Oakland, California, Monday, December 22, 2014. They received informational material for Too Small To Fail's Talking Is Teaching campaign which promotes reading, talking, and singing to children under the age of 3 to boost their brain development. Read the story here. And, read the Full Frame blog post I did on this assignment here

Tony Porterfield for The New York Times

Tony Porterfield poses for a portrait in his home in Los Altos, California, Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Tony Porterfield, a software engineer and father of two boys, in the past found security flaws in the web sites and apps used in his sons' elementary school and has since then  identified security lapses in a couple of dozen other K-12 education technology products. Here the story here.

Richmond Public Housing for The Center for Investigative Reporting

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Connie Gary, 72, poses for a portrait in her apartment at the Hacienda housing complex in Richmond, California, Friday, February 6, 2015. Today it was announced that current residents of the Richmond Housing Authority owned and maintained complex would receive Section 8 vouchers to find housing as the housing complex is renovated and long-standing problems with the building are addressed.

Connie Gary, 72, poses for a portrait in her apartment at the Hacienda housing complex in Richmond, California, Friday, February 6, 2015. Today it was announced that current residents of the Richmond Housing Authority owned and maintained complex would receive Section 8 vouchers to find housing as the housing complex is renovated and long-standing problems with the building are addressed.

Resident Everett Dennis Lewis, 62, laughs at friend and fellow resident Rhonda Marshall, 59, as she talks with her neighbor at the Hacienda housing complex in Richmond, California, Friday, February 6, 2015. 

Resident Everett Dennis Lewis, 62, laughs at friend and fellow resident Rhonda Marshall, 59, as she talks with her neighbor at the Hacienda housing complex in Richmond, California, Friday, February 6, 2015. 

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, left, Tim Jones, the Executive Director of the Richmond Housing Authority, and Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, during a press conference at Hacienda housing complex in Richmond, California, Friday, February 6, 2015. Today it was announced that current residents of the Richmond Housing Authority owned and maintained complex would receive Section 8 vouchers to find housing as the housing complex is renovated and long-standing problems with the building are addressed. 

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, left, Tim Jones, the Executive Director of the Richmond Housing Authority, and Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, during a press conference at Hacienda housing complex in Richmond, California, Friday, February 6, 2015. Today it was announced that current residents of the Richmond Housing Authority owned and maintained complex would receive Section 8 vouchers to find housing as the housing complex is renovated and long-standing problems with the building are addressed. 

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt speaks to a reporter after a press conference at Hacienda housing complex in Richmond, California, Friday, February 6, 2015. Today it was announced that current residents of the Richmond Housing Authority owned and maintained complex would receive Section 8 vouchers to find housing as the housing complex is renovated and long-standing problems with the building are addressed. 

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt speaks to a reporter after a press conference at Hacienda housing complex in Richmond, California, Friday, February 6, 2015. Today it was announced that current residents of the Richmond Housing Authority owned and maintained complex would receive Section 8 vouchers to find housing as the housing complex is renovated and long-standing problems with the building are addressed. 

Rhonda Marshall, 59, tells her friend about her problems trying to have management fix a broken lock on her front door in her apartment in the Hacienda housing complex in Richmond, California, Friday, February 6, 2015. She has had moving boxes packed with her belongings for more than a year as she anticipated a voucher allowing her to relocate from the Hacienda housing complex. Today it was announced that current residents of the Richmond Housing Authority owned and maintained complex would receive Section 8 vouchers to find housing as the housing complex is renovated and long-standing problems with the building are addressed. 

Rhonda Marshall, 59, tells her friend about her problems trying to have management fix a broken lock on her front door in her apartment in the Hacienda housing complex in Richmond, California, Friday, February 6, 2015. She has had moving boxes packed with her belongings for more than a year as she anticipated a voucher allowing her to relocate from the Hacienda housing complex. Today it was announced that current residents of the Richmond Housing Authority owned and maintained complex would receive Section 8 vouchers to find housing as the housing complex is renovated and long-standing problems with the building are addressed. 

Check out reporter Amy Julia Harris' story in her revealing, long-term coverage of the Hacienda housing complex and it's tenants struggle with the Richmond Housing Authority. Read it here

Vasectomy for The San Francisco Chronicle

James Ray, of Santa Rosa, has a vasectomy performed by Dr. Douglas Jimenez and resident physician MaryAnn Dakkak at Vista Family Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, Friday, November 7, 2014. Mr. Ray has three children. He cites his wife's two c-section births as a major reason for the vasectomy. November 7 is World Vasectomy Day.

Falling for The New York Times

Eleanor Hammer gestures before starting a clavinova piano recital for fellow residents of the assisted-living facility called The Sequoias in San Francisco, California. Mrs. Hammer fell in an exercise class. She only bruised herself but that coupled with a bad recent fall that happened to her husband David, has convinced her to always have her walker with her. 

Read the story and see more photographs here.