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No where else in San Francisco does it feel more holiday than in Union Square. Tourists gawk at the massive Christmas tree, skaters twirl around the ice rink, holiday music jingles from store fronts, everyone ooohs and aaahs at the puppies and kittens in windows...here's a batch of photos capturing the yuletide spirit in the heart of the city.
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You've seen them - the skaters blazing down the steepest of San Francisco streets - and wondered, how the hell do they do that? We caught up with some local skateboarders in this week's Scenes of the City.
"The Cathedral" as it's known to some for its dramatic light quality (and perhaps for the presence of several pianos) or Building 6 as it's known by the City of SF sits on the shore of San Francisco Bay at the end of Pier 70 in the Dogpatch.
For three days, the Lego Group built a twelve-foot tall, ten-foot wide giant Santa Yoda made from around a 250,000 Lego pieces. In Union Square at around 6pm on Sunday night, the final piece of the giant Yoda was put in place. They'll be taking down the entire structure Monday, so catch it while you can!
Early this morning, SFPD officers dressed in riot gear raided the Occupy SF complex downtown. They took down 15 tents and arrested seven people on the grounds of unlawful camping. We caught photos of the clash just as it was going down.
Here's an excerpt from a new Veterans Mural being painted in Shannon Alley between Jones and Taylor in the Tenderloin.
"And they can teach us how to make peace with ourselves and each other, so we never have to use violence to resolve conflicts again" - Thich Nhat Hanh.
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