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Submit Your Pet Questions & Curiosities to the SF SPCA!

Are you constantly confused about your dog's behavior? Can't get your kitty cat to stop scratching things? Unsure of vet office etiquette? Curious about how to cook your own pet food? For any question you might have, we have the SF SPCA's Co-President Dr. Jennifer Scarlett behind us to deliver answers.

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

Dreaming of a white Christmas? You're probably out of luck. But for those whose holiday celebrations traditionally involve a trip to the movies – as well as those who've lost their taste for the TBS network's annual 24-hour A Christmas Story marathon – San Francisco's indie theaters are serving up a seasonal concoction of time-honored Hollywood classics and contemporary Oscar hopefuls. Among them:

1. War Horse

Where: Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St., 415-929-4650; Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., 415-221-8184
When: All Week

Secret Recipe: Tartine's Bread Pudding

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 lauren@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

Date Night: A Christmas Movie and Noodles in Japantown

If you want to have a successful excursion in this town, you need a plan—and it better be a good one. Since it's not always easy to strike that perfect balance between "pre-game" drink, food and a show, we bring you the Date Night series — a block-by-block guide to weekend itineraries that only require one parking space. Today, our Japantown staycation guide leads you to something new over the long holiday weekend.

Look of the Week: 10 Tights We Love

Fact:  stockings make great (last-minute) stocking stuffers. Here are our top 10.

Gift Wrap Gone Gangster

This year, there’s a new meaning to gift-wrapping being hard.

Locally Made Stocking Stuffers for the Cyclist on Your List

Still looking for the perfect gift for that pedal-loving person on your holiday list? Well, you’re in luck! With a plethora of local bike-focused companies based here in San Francisco, you have plenty of pedalific gifts to make your cyclist sweetie smile—and help boost our local economy. Here are my top picks for local bike gifts, all under $50:   

Rush to Zara For Their Semi-Annual Sale This Friday

Rev up your shopping engines, because ZARA’s rolling out its semi-annual sale on Friday, December 23rd. Score great deals on all of their hottest pieces, from shoes to clothing and accessories. Ladies, gents and kids alike should run, not walk, to their nearest ZARA store or log onto ZARA.COM  before stock runs out!

Collaborative Consumption: A Useful Way of Reducing SF's Carbon Footprint

One of the most significant social and economic trends that has emerged from technology entrepreneurs in 2011 is collaborative consumption.

The Coolest Holiday Light Displays in the Bay Area

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

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