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SF Street Style: Color Block Dress + Adorable iPhone Case

Meet the lovely Abigail Holtz, a product manager at Google who worked on Boutiques.com. I caught up with her outside The Grove in Hayes Valley, in this colorful print -- a refreshing print for the office, or a fun weekend day dress. Taking a closer look, Abigail had some fabulous accessories going on, too.

Smashing Pumpkins Deafen at the Fox Theater

Billy Corgan has for some time walked the fine line between rock god and willful artist, juggling The Smashing Pumpkins’ demands of scale with his own steadfast creative ambitions. And critics and fans both have had their phases of obsession with the alt-rock champions of the '90s, and yet Corgan and company have rarely pandered to anything but their own vision.

Presumed Innocent: Juno Temple Gets 'Dirty' for Abe Sylvia's Coming-Out Comedy

Don’t mistake Juno Temple’s youth, cherubic smile or even her “properly British” bent as signs of weakness. Tease her with the promise of a juicy part and she’ll fight for it with tigerlike ferocity, which might explain why the 22-year-old is tearing through the most prolific year of her young career, highlighted by a star-making turn in Abe Sylvia’s coming-of-age comedy Dirty Girl.
 

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

The Mill Valley Film Festival is in full swing, Napa Valley's first is just around the corner, and with the arrival of Take Shelter and George Clooney's Ides of March, the season of Oscar has begun in earnest. Here's a look at what's playing this week at an indie theater near you.

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. Take Shelter

CLASH to Hold 'Paranormal' Scavenger Hunt Saturday in Union Square

Get ready for a raucous evening of booze-fueled shenanigans this Saturday at the Tunnel Top Bar on Bush Street, where the California League of Adult Scavenger Hunters (in partnership with the upcoming Paranormal Activity 3) will begin a four-hour search for evidence of spooky goings-on in and around Union Square. The festivities begin promptly at 7 p.m.

The Wine Country Fights Breast Cancer

October is official Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), which is an annual health campaign to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research, prevention, and hopefully one day find a cure. Over the years, Napa Valley wineries and businesses have given a great deal to support the fight against breast cancer and we’d like to honor a few that maintained this tradition in 2011.

This Week in Local Music News

Steve Jobs, music industry innovator, dies of cancer at 56. The world mourns. [via SFGate]

SPIN posts an interesting look at the presence of homophobia in indie rock, extensively quoting Oakland's Younger Lovers leader Brontez Purnell [via Spin.com]

Three Whiskey Cocktails for the DIY Bartender

Tonight is the fifth annual WhiskyFest, the granddaddy of all communal whiskey worship sessions. Tickets are totally sold out, so unless you want to empty your wallet to a Craigslist scalper, we suggest throwing your own WhiskyFest in the comfort of your home. Try out these classic recipes, courtesy of our friends at Liquor.com–think of it as prep for next year!

Ask the Parking Guru: Car Was Towed While on Vacation, Can I Contest?

Dear Parking Guru,

I came back from vacation yesterday and found that my car was stolen.  I made a report and soon thereafter I found that it wasn't stolen, but was towed by the SFMTA, impounded, and had racked up charges in excess of $1700 while I was away.  I was parked in my residential neighborhood, with a valid residential sticker prominently displayed on my bumper.  The people at AutoReturn would not listen and told me to contest the ticket, but said that I better hurry because in two weeks, it will be auctioned off.  I refuse to pay this fine, but am racking up $60 each day that it is impounded. Help! 

 - JL

 

Download J Boogie & Dubtronic Science's New Album Free From Om Records

San Francisco resident and world-renowned DJ/producer J Boogie continues to challenge the boundaries of the music world across genres, styles, languages and borders throughout his 20-year career. This truly unique artist speaks to his listeners through a diverse musical language, integrating techniques and musical genres including downtempo, dub, hip–hop, soul, reggae, funk, African, Latin, bhangra, dancehall, disco, electro, tropical, dubstep and house. Constantly revolutionizing the game, creating new sounds, and always keeping fans on their feet, J-Boogie continues to lift music to its full potential through his distinct approach and one-of-a-kind style.

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