Free Love on BART for New Year's Eve

Seen on BART today between the central Oakland stations and Embarcadero Station.

Two slim and styled girls got on, waited for their opportunity while taping the back of their flier, posted and stepped off the train at Embarcadero in one fell swoop.

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That's art.

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Happy New Year's Eve, y'all. Be safe out there.

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Laguna Honda Afternoon [Along The M]

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Hey, Forest Hill. Good afternoon.

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Hey, Laguna Honda. How you doin'?

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Brickday 2011

Today is October 15.

And that means today is Brickday. We explored this Bay Area tradition's origins in 2010. Today all around the world, this special day is being observed.

For example, this pic comes to us from New Zealand where Mardy Pune is celebrating properly:

Brickday 2011 in New Zealand

" Happy Brick Day! #brickday @kopper http://twitpic.com/70j8zj "

Great job, Mardy. And the beer is 8 Wired's The Big Smoke. Sounds intriguing.

If you are celebrating Brickday anywhere else in the world, tell us about it in the Comments.

And remember, do it for Ezekial.

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Goodbye to Steve Jobs. [Along The M]

* Along The M: Stockton and Ellis.

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I'd heard from Scott Armstrong that Steve Jobs had passed away.

I went to the Apple Store downtown simply to see.

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Despite the KRON-4 news van outside, the bustle of commerce inside the store went on unabated.

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I asked an Apple Genius behind the Genius Bar how she felt to be working in the store on this day.

"You mean in light of today's news?" she said.

I nodded.

Her mouth twisted to the side and her eyes focused farther away.

"Disappointed" she said, after a beat.

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The store's din kept on. Its operation and the wares inside of it are a testament to one man's uncompromising aim.

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"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become." - Steve Jobs, 1955-2011.

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Protests, occupation, and the end of the Giants' 2011 season. [Along The M]

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* Along The M: Market and Drumm.

About ten people aligned with occupySF.com protested near Embarcadero Station's entrance on this sweltering Indian Summer evening. The bullhorn's tinny caterwaul rebounded off of the concrete and stone.

There were rumors of public transit disruption along Market's underground due to protests. Nothing has been verified.

Downtown's streets are pocked with orange as fans make their way home from the last Giants game of the 2011 season. (They lost to Colorado.)

The end of one cycle brings on the beginning of the next.

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No place to find. [Bay Area Wanderer]

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* Bay Area Wanderer: O'Farrell and Powell, San Francisco.

Q: "Can I help you find some place, sir?"

A: "No. I live here."

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Take me to the pier. [Bay Area Wanderer]

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* Bay Area Wanderer: Front and Vallejo, San Francisco.

Bricks, trees, and blue sky.

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Van Ness contrast. [Bay Area Wanderer]

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* Bay Area Wanderer: Turk and Van Ness, San Francisco.

Burn-off fog hanging above the middle of the city.

What can get a person through the day is a subject with a great deal of breadth.

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On Alert. [Bay Area Wanderer]

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* Bay Area Wanderer: Alert and Landers, San Francisco.

Scent of honeysuckle and fresh paint and concrete.

It's Friday morning.

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Day game. [Bay Area Wanderer]

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* Bay Area Wanderer: Third Street and King Street, San Francisco.

When the T-car arrived in front of the stadium, the driver said through the intercom "Welcome to Gayyyy-Tee-and-Tee Park!"

Currently 5-2 with the Pirates ahead of the Giants in the bottom of the fifth.

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