Benz, Mercedes, white 300D, succumbed to an uphill battle with an ill transmission February 2006, in the company of those who loved her most. A knockout in happier times, she stopped traffic even in her final moments under a clear Bernal Heights sky. Began her earthly journey in 1981 as the fully-loaded baby of Alexandra of the South Bay; raised in her teen years by a Noe Valley family man. Interests included coastal road trips, San Francisco sightseeing, and sipping B99 from the Berkeley BioFuel Oasis. Survived by her loving owners Elsa, Miguel, and Spaghetti. Organ recipients sought for rust-free body, leather seats, sunroof, and hardy engine. The family asks that you send donations in her name to your local bicycle coalition, maker of green cars, or supplier of green fuels.