Take a look at the photos of the most memorable Bay Area news stories of 2011.
Harold Camping, founder of a Christian radio located in Oakland, predicted the world would end on May 21st. Judgment Day was advertised through hundreds of billboards and volunteers.
Ed Lee announces he will run for San Francisco Mayor, although he promised he would not run when he was appointed interim mayor.
UC Berkeley graduates Shane Bauer (right) and Joshua Fattal (not in the photo) are greeted after being released from a two year captivity in Iran.
Hundreds join Occupy Oakland's call for a general strike that culminated in the closing of the Port of Oakland.
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan answer questions about police action during an Occupy Oakland raid.
Fans express their sorrow and gratitude at a Steve Jobs memorial.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies about the government's previous support for the Fremont solar panel company Solyndra, after it went bankrupt.
Businessman, philanthropist and banjo man Warren Hellman (center) dies at the age of 77.