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Photos: Just Before Last Night's Occupy SF Raid

Early this morning, SFPD officers dressed in riot gear raided the Occupy SF complex downtown. They took down 15 tents and arrested seven people on the grounds of unlawful camping. We caught photos of the clash just as it was going down.

Scenes of the City: Veterans Mural Project in Shannon Alley

Here's an excerpt from a new Veterans Mural being painted in Shannon Alley between Jones and Taylor in the Tenderloin.

"And they can teach us how to make peace with ourselves and each other, so we never have to use violence to resolve conflicts again" - Thich Nhat Hanh.

Photos: Epi Center MedSpa: Giving Thanks, Giving Gifts, Giving Warmth 2011

During the holiday season, Epi Center MedSpa (450 Sutter St., #800) is as committed to warming the hearts of those in need as to providing innovative skin care for their patients. After having had tremendous success with last year's warm coat drive, helping hundreds of San Franciscans weather the winter elements, Epi Center renewed their drive for donations of coats and jackets, benefiting St. Anthony's Foundation and Conard House.

Photos: Feist and Chilly Gonzales

Photos of the Feist concert at the Warfield last night. Pianist Chilly Gonzales opened.

Scenes from Sunday's 49ers Game at the 'Stick

The tailgating scene at Candlestick Park has endured some less-than-stellar press this year, but it was all good vibes and touchdown dances in the parking lot and inside the stadium Sunday afternoon, when the soaring 49ers beat the New York Giants 27-20.

One For The Fashion Books: Eleanor Lambert, Still Here

When a woman's uniform consists of a turban, you know she's a force. Once in a while, a notable book comes along providing insight into the life of an influential person in fashion. One of my favorite fashion biographies is about the fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue, "D.V. Diana Vreeland."

This fall, the favorite is a dedication to world-renowned American press agent Eleanor Lambert.

Photos: 7x7's Design Issue Celebration at McLoughlin Gallery

On November 9, 7x7 welcomed members of the art and design communities and their ardent supporters to the prestigious McLoughlin Gallery near Union Square (49 Geary St.) to help launch the November 2011 issue. Guests enjoyed delicious cocktails from DonQ Rum and signature wines from The Hess Collection, and sampled tasty, whimsical bites from the recently-opened Trace restaurant in the W Hotel.

Direct Flight: New Orleans

From the confines of our bubble, it’s easy to forget there’s a big, wide world out there. All it takes is one weekend, one step onto a plane at SFO, and one step off into a completely different land. Need inspiration? We present to you – Direct Flight.

Destination: New Orleans

Time In-Flight: 3.5 hours

Ticket Cost (round-trip): $450+

When to Go: Notorious events like Mardi Gras or Jazz Festival; VooDoo Music Festival/Halloween; any time, though summer can be overbearingly hot and humid.

Design Details: The Ritz-Carlton's Upcoming Eatery, Parallel 37

Last week we wrote about the Ritz-Carlton unveiling plans for its fresh eatery Parallel 37, helmed by famed chef Ron Siegel. This week, we're bringing you the restaurant's juicy design details, honed and perfected by local design group EDG Interior Architecture + Design, that are bound to make it the Nob Hill's newest dining destination. Design-philes, listen up!

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