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SF Sound Architect Tycho Building Buzz, Plays Independent Saturday

 Odds are, you don’t know Tycho, which is fine. But perhaps you know Scott Hansen, the San Francisco-based sound/visual artist behind the crypticism. He resides happily below the radar, where his sonic permutations can grow and change however his muse dictates.

Work When, Where, and How You Want with LiquidSpace

Covering the tech sector in San Francisco these days is a lot like what it was like being a reporter for Rolling Stone here in the 70s – you get your mind blown, a lot.

First Bite: Dear Mom

Restaurant bars serving artisanal cocktails are the darling of all the new dining rooms popping up in the Mission (see Wo Hing General Store, Tacolicious, and Locanda). So I was curious to check out a new opening by Thieves Tavern bartenders who are turning the trend on its head. Formerly El Rincon Latin Club, Dear Mom is a large (by Mission standards anyway) old-timey saloon that at first glance is purely for drinking bourbons and brews.

Ask the Parking Guru: How Can I Get My Money Back From An Erroneous Ticket?

Dear Parking Guru,
I got a ticket yesterday on my birthday for not curbing my wheels on Clement Street and 6th. You wrote that the law states that you only have to curb your wheels if the grade of the street is 3% or more. I couldn't find any information regarding the grade at this location. SFMTA couldn't tell me the grade of the street, nor how to ascertain that information. Please Help!

Gratefully Yours,

Ask A Vet: Office Visit Etiquette

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: What are some etiquette guidelines for vet-visits? Do you have any patient-pet-peeves?

Local Holiday Party Dresses from Kirribilla

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Known for their Kate Spade-cute bridesmaids dresses, the latest collection from local line, Kirribilla, has more than a few holiday treats for your festive winter agenda. 

Bridal Boutique: The Bay Area’s Hottest Wedding Dresses of the Season

We reached out to the city’s choice bridal boutiques for a glimpse at their just-in wedding frocks – and what SF’s trendiest brides-to-be are clamoring for this season. The results: jaw-dropping textures and luxurious lace gowns. Swoon!

Palace Hotel's Gingerbread Competition

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A couple days ago, we told you about the Palace Hotel's annual Gingerbread Competition, where you can vote for your favorite and support a charity. Pop into the Palace's gorgeous lobby to marvel at 11 fantastical designs from local businesses and celebrities—including your friends here at 7x7!—each of whom worked with a Palace culinary expert.

New Year's Eve 2012: Music, Dancing, & Comedy

Whether you're on a budget or ready to make it rain this New Year's Eve, we've got a slew of amazing events to hit up on the big night. Now, it's up to you to get yourself a New Year's kiss and some resolutions to keep.

Tech Gift Ideas That Don't Break the Bank: Accessories

When it comes to holiday shopping, tech gadgets might be high on lots of people’s wish lists, but they also tend to be rather pricey.

And, if you find yourself somewhere in the ninety-nine percent with the rest of us, you probably will not be able to buy a smartphone or a tablet for everyone on your list.

On the other hand, if your loved one already has, say, an iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or a Kindle, Nook or Kobo eReader, you might go the way of helping them accessorize.

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