Jenny G. Shao | KALW

Jenny G. Shao

Digital media intern

Jenny G. Shao is a freelance multimedia journalist. Her reporting background is largely local and general assignment but has included community advocacy and crime.  As a native San Franciscan, she has a particular interest in all things San Francisco Bay Area. Her experience comes predominantly from citizen journalism for TV broadcast news and video for social media. Jenny joined KALW’s team in February 2020 as the only video specialist and primary photographer.

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The city of Hayward opened a free COVID-19 testing clinic on Monday. Photographer Jenny G. Shao headed out on Wednesday to see who was taking advantage of the opportunity.

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The Bay Area's shelter-in-place ordinance reached its second week, and residents seem to be getting used to a new rhythm. It's largely slower, with very little street traffic, empty buses and trains, and take-out businesses struggling to draw customers.

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Bay Area residents tried to enjoy their Sunday as much as possible, pursuing many of their usual activities despite shelter-in-place restrictions.

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Another sunny day in the Bay Area, but the streets were nearly deserted as the shelter-in-place order continued. The normally bustling Castro District had few pedestrians, as many businesses were shut down. And a half-built Ferris wheel being constructed in Golden Gate Park to celebrate its sesquicentennial serves as a reminder that good times are being put on hold. This collection of photographs chronicles the continuation of the crisis.

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The uncertainty and anxiety of Bay Area residents increased, Thursday, as Governor Gavin Newsom made two provocative statements.

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Bay Area residents began getting used to the "shelter in place" order. Downtown San Francisco was largely deserted, with BART ridership down 85%, many restaurants and shops closed for business, and an eerily empty Union Square. This collection of photos captures some views of the city.

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Bay Area residents will remember March 17, 2020 as the day they were ordered to "shelter in place" in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus. Downtown San Francisco felt like a completely different place as the order took effect.

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California officials bracing for long lines are urging patience as voters cast ballots on “Super Tuesday” in what could be record turnout for a presidential primary election.

Jenny G. Shao

The Year of the Rat was celebrated in San Francisco with the annual Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, February 8.

Jenny G. Shao

Thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday as part of the nationwide Women's March rallies focused on issues such as climate change, pay equity, reproductive rights and immigration.