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Warning: SFMTA Budget Balancing Ahead

Warning: SFMTA Budget Balancing Ahead

Muni's budget was reported as being balanced last Thursday.  The question now is what will happen with all of the surplus money. No, just kidding. That's just an early April Fool's Day warm-up joke. Muni's budget has as much chance of being balanced, or running at a surplus as do most of our own personal budgets. Muni is facing a $53.2 million budget deficit over the next 2 years ($19.6 million in 2013 and $33.6 million in 2014), and in order to try to slow down the bleeding, SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin has proposed some changes.  Here are some of the highlights:
12 SFMTA Managerial Positions Cut

Party in the Powder at Tahoe Ski Resorts This Spring

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With spring officially here -- although a quick check outside the window might indicate otherwise -- it's time for the Tahoe-area skiers and snowboarder to get into their vernal vibes and party hearty until the bull wheels stop spinning.

Ask A Vet: What's with Catnip?

Ask A Vet: What's with Catnip?

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on Dr. Jeannine Berger, DVM, DACVB is a board certified veterinary behaviorist who counsels guardians whose pets’ issues are beyond the scope of training. Think of her as a pet shrink…at your service. Ask your own questions in the comments!

Seven Favorite Things: Ali Golden

With a name like her's, how could Bay Area designer Ali Golden's work not be as good as gold?

Childhood Friends Wed at the Pelican Inn

Nicole and Doug met when they were little kids, growing up in Sebastopol and West Marin. Then, they went their separate ways.

Style Radar: This Week's Fashion Events

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Tonight! Thursday, March 29

San Franpsycho celebrates its new store opening in the Divisadero corridor. Stop by for complimentary tastes from local restaurants, adult beverages, and music by The Sam Chase and The Functional Alcoholics as well as DJ Meddling Kid. The first 25 people who show will get a small gift bag. 6 - 10 p.m., 505 Divisadero @ Fell.

Come to the Grand Opening of Samitra Salon!

Come to the Grand Opening of Samitra Salon!

Ladies and gents, are you looking for a new salon to explore, because your old one just isn't what it used to be anymore? Enter the upscale Samitra Salon, a fresh, boutique hair styling and skin care emporium opening downtown run by a pair of sisters, Samera and Meetra, who boast over 20 years in the beauty industry. They're throwing a grand opening party on Thursday, April 5th from 5-9 pm for everyone to check out their new digs, enjoy champagne, chocolates, DJ beats, and a chance to meet the ladies behind Samitra.

Hayes Valley's Two Sisters—More Than A Bar With Books

Hayes Valley's Two Sisters—More Than A Bar With Books

Although the name of Hayes Valley's new Two Sisters Bar and Books sounds like a place for solo drinkers to dig into a Hemmingway novel and a stiff martini, it's actually a spot you should go to for an impromptu bite with a few friends.

Look of the Week: Spring Blues

STILL WORKING! Look of the Week: Spring Blues

Boy, we've got the blues.

Meet the Candidates for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2012 Man & Woman of the Year

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Each year, in communities across the country, dynamic, passionate candidates engage in a spirited competition to earn The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Man & Woman of the Year" title by raising funds for blood cancer research. Every dollar counts as one vote, and the titles are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes at the end of ten weeks.

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