"Sky Burial" by Susana Valdez. Valdez will open her studio at 739 Bryant Street to the public today during ArtSpan's SF Open Studios 2013. See www.susanavaldez.com or www.artspan.org for more information.

It is 7:00 a.m. (daylight saving time ended last night) and 51°. The forecast calls for plenty of sunshine today but with an expected high of just 62°, surely sweater weather. Details for the next ten days are here.

Despite wariness on behalf of organizers, thousands of people peacefully converged on the Mission last night to participate in the annual Dia de los Muertos procession. There were no reports of trouble or injuries.

While many attendees – sporting creatively painted faces and elaborate costumes – turned out for the procession and general festivities, about 100 people came specifically to join a protest against the evictions and demographic changes currently sweeping across the City. See Peter Maiden’s photos on Indybay.org and check back later here for more on the community action.

After a night of talking about death and cultural destruction, those looking for some life-affirming stretching can get into the cobra pose for free. Today – and every non-rainy Sunday – at 11 a.m. in Dolores Park, Purusha Yoga teachers host a donation-based yoga class. After yoga, continue on to the Asian Art Museum, as admission is free there on the first Sunday of every month. Art lovers will also have the chance to see local artists in their natural environment as it’s the third weekend of the month-long annual ArtSpan’s SF Open Studios 2013.

Sun salutations!

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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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