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The Art of The Fillmore Poster Collection Keeps the Rock 'n' Roll Dream Alive

Fillmore art is something special to San Francisco. When I saw MGMT there in 2010, I was psyched to receive an iconic promotional poster as a souvenir. In my rock 'n' roll fantasy, the same would have happened at the Fillmore decades ago, but at a Jimi Hendrix show.

Ask The Parking Guru: What Parking Rules Apply to Construction Zones?

Hi David,
Thank you for all the wonderful tips and explanations on 7x7 about navigating parking in San Francisco - I just found your site, and have found it very helpful! I was wondering if you know whether the 100-foot rule also applies for temporary special use/constructions signs. I asked a parking officer about this once, and she said that the no tow-away only applied for the parking spot where the sign was posted.
There's been so much construction happening in my neighborhood over the last couple of months, I've been very diligent about reading the signs carefully. Unfortunately, my car was towed on Friday because I was in a construction zone. While there was a sign in front of the spot behind me, there was no sign in the spot where I parked. I'm hoping to contest this, but was just curious about the rule for temporary special use/construction "no parking" signs.
Thanks so much,

Ask A Vet: How Do I Bring the Family Animals Together for Thanksgiving?

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on They've enlisted their Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every week. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!

Q: Our family always gets together for Thanksgiving, and all the pets come too! Any advice to bringing 4 dogs, 3 cats and a bird together under one roof for a few days?

Giant LEGO Santa Yoda Build Kicks Off Today in Union Square

There is no try. There is only build, and let the building begin! Starting in just about an hour here, a ginormous LEGO Santa Yoda is being constructed in Union Square next to the Holiday Ice Rink. Two (of only 12) certified LEGO Master Builders will be on site, guiding the construction of the massive, 12' x 10' toy statue. The public is invited to help piece together the more than 6,000 oversized LEGO blocks, too, so stop by and get your build on. 

It's the End of the World As We Know It, and She Feels Fine: Kirsten Dunst Embraces Misery in 'Melancholia'

Kirsten Dunst needs a jolt. It’s 10 a.m. on the first Sunday of this year’s Toronto Film Festival, where Lars von Trier’s apocalyptic new drama Melancholia is making its North American debut. And though she arrives not a second late – punctuality is a point of pride with the Point Pleasant, New Jersey, native – the jetlag is beginning to show.
“Look at me, this is totally pathetic,” she says with a bemused grin. “Coca-Cola in one hand, a coffee in the other. Coca-Cola is absolutely terrible for you, but I drink it anyway. It’s one way to start the morning.”

Holiday Wine Buying Guide: Viader

Celebrate the season with California’s best wines and food pairings.

With wines as breathtaking as the panoramic views from the winery, VIADER is a leading Napa Valley estate founded in 1986 by Delia Viader on the steep, rocky slopes of Howell Mountain. VIADER (pronounced vee-ah-“dare”) is recognized around the world for consistent, high quality, and very limited production red wines that demonstrate elegance, complexity and long-aging potential.

The Best Shopping in Napa Valley

Napa Valley is known for the wine, food, and beautiful views, but there is fantastic shopping here as well. Some of the best finds are in winery gift shops, which are packed with wine-related trinkets and gear that ranges from coasters and wine openers to cycling jerseys and hats. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. 

Secret Recipe: Fregola Sarda with Caramelized Squash and Charmoula


7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

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