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Photos: Dia de los Muertos in the Mission

Get a glimpse of the yearly Dia de los Muertos Parade and Altars in the Mission's Garfield Park. 

Scenes of the City: the Bay Bridge's Final Piece

Last Friday, the final piece of the new Bay Bridge was laid (it weighed two million pounds). It marks the completion of the largest structure of its kind anywhere in the world. The new Bay Bridge is scheduled to open in 2013, so don't start revving your engines just yet.

Photos: Downtown Throwdown Snowboard Series

On Saturday, Civic Center was transformed into a snowboard park complete with ramps, rails and jumps. This was all part of the Downtown Throwdown series where $5,000 was up for grabs.

Pier to Plate: Part 2

The long corridor of Pier 33 is one of the centers of fresh seafood distribution in San Francisco. It is at its most bustling in the early morning hours. 

Scenes of the City: 23rd Annual Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic

Saturday's sunny afternoon was ideal for hanging out in Golden Gate Park at the 23rd Annual Jimmy's Old Car Picnic. The wide array of vintage cars and BBQ proved to be a great alternative to the crowds at TI Music Fest. 

Photos: Box Wars at Dolores Park

Step one: Create cardboard armor and weapons.

Step two: Show up at Dolores park on Saturday afternoon.

Step three: Charge at your fellow cardboard wielding friends and duke it out.

 

Pier to Plate: Part I

Look down at your plate. Do you know where that food came from? It's the question of the decade, if not the century, and everybody (in the Bay Area anyway) is paying attention. Surrounded by open water, San Francisco has quite an advantage over our landlocked sister cities when it comes to indulging in fresh seafood. We wanted to take a closer look at the journey our local fish takes on its way to the dinner table, so we hung out at Pier 45 to document the process. The first part of our three-part series is all about the pier.

 

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