Artwork courtesy of the Marigold Project.

It is 7:28 a.m.,  50° and headed to a mostly sunny high of 63°. Details for the next ten days are here.

Today between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Presidio park rangers will host a kid-and-family friendly Day of the Dead festival at Mission Dolores Cemetery at 3321 16th Street.

A community action protesting gentrification of the Mission is planned for this evening starting at 6:30 p.m., with marchers gathering on 24th Street between Hampshire and York Streets. The marchers will join the the Rescue Culture Collective’s Dia de Los Muertos procession, scheduled to start promptly at 7 p.m. and travel along Bryant, 24th, Mission and 22nd Streets.

Entitled “Our Mission, No Evictions!,” the community action is organized by a “coalition of neighbors, community organizations, and local merchants opposed to the rapid pace of displacement/evictions in the Mission, destroying the cultural and social fabric of the neighborhood,” according to the event’s Facebook page. 

Meanwhile, the Marigold Project’s Dia de los Muertos Festival of Altars will be on display in Garfield Park from 6 to 11 p.m. According to organizers, “six local groups have been commissioned to build large-scale community altar installations in Garfield Park and will be joined by 75+ personal altars created by community members. Please bring candles (in glass container), flowers, photos, mementos, food and/or drink to place on the altars in celebration of the lives of those now gone.”

At 2 a.m. Sunday, 2013’s daylight saving time ends, so don’t forget to “fall back” your clock tonight – adding an extra hour to your Saturday night festivities, or your beauty sleep.

Buenos días!

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Greta Mart is a Bay Area-based newspaper reporter and freelance writer, and currently a student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. From 2005 to 2012 she was a staff reporter at two community newspapers in WA and CA, and has contributed to several Bay Area and Seattle area newspapers, as well as Pacific Yachting and Italy's Gulliver and La Republicca's D magazines. Greta holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and studied history at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She lives aboard her sailboat at the Berkeley Marina.

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