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Attention All Local Businesses: Register for CCA's Career Expo!

California College of the Arts has thousands of decorated alumni under its belt and more learning every day what it'll be like to be let loose in the real world. So local businesses, if you're on the lookout for interns, freelancers, part- and full-time employees, rally your troops for CCA's Career Expo on April 8th.

A Giveaway for Cheeseheads (From Chronicle Books)

It's time for another foodie giveaway from our friends over at sister company, Chronicle Books. This time, it involves cheese.  Just use the comments to let us know your favorite cheese and wine pairing for dinner party guests, and two lucky winners will receive the following: Cheese and Wine: A Guide to Selecting, Pairing and Enjoying, The Cheese Course, and the brand new Cheese Plate iPhone app

Exquisite Corpse Game: The Final Round of Entries

The exciting conclusion of our Exquisite Corpse game is almost here! Take in the entries for our final round, sent to us by an ever-talented batch of local artists, in response to Lorena Siminovich's adorable collage. On Wednesday we'll choose the overall winner, who will get their artwork put on a poster sold exclusively on

Exquisite Corpse Game: Final Round to Get Your Artwork On A Poster!

Today marks the beginning of the final round of our Exquisite Corpse game! We've seen some amazing art come out of this challenging project, but it's not over yet. Take in this collage by local artist Lorena Siminovich and craft a response drawing to send to us at by next Tuesday, December 28th. It must be a JPEG that's 500 width by 700 height at 72 dpi.

Exquisite Corpse Game, Round Three Entries

Round 3 of our Exquisite Corpse game is over, and we're excited to show you the awesome entries we received this week in response to Lisa Congdon's hypnotizing bison with rainbow laser eyes.

7 Quirky/Awesome Books to Gift From Chronicle Books

I constantly find myself drooling over the titles published by sister-company Chronicle Books. Now that it's Christmastime, I have the perfect excuse to splurge on books for myself and the people I love--and then "borrow" the books I give them (indefinitely). Here are some I'm looking to wrap up and top with a bow:

SURFER Magazine: 50 Years, ($40)

Get a Free Copy of Art of the Slow Cooker (Plus The Accompanying App)!

Cold, rainy days and a busy schedule call for a slow cooker. Let us know your favorite way to use a slow cooker in the comment box below and you might be one of the two people who win Andrew Schloss's new cookbook Art of the Slow Cooker plus the app that goes with it! The app includes 30 recipes, 20 photos, a search function, a shopping list and allows you to Facebook it, Twitter about it and share recipes (and the photos of the finished dishes) with your friends.

Score Big at Chronicle's Warehouse Sale

The first time I went Christmas shopping with my boyfriend was a revelation. We stopped into one bookstore—one— and before I had finished flipping through a magazine he had knocked out almost his entire gift list. Best of all, his picks were thoughtful, fairly inexpensive, and totally appreciated by the recipients. I'm telling you, books are the way to go.

Celebrate The Rock Posters of Chronicle Books' "The Small Stakes" @ The Curiosity Shoppe Thursday

There's no shortage of excuses to party these next few weeks, but if you're looking for another one, it might behoove you to check out the Curiosity Shoppe this Thursday. They'll be celebrating the opening of Jason Munn's (aka the artist behind Chronicle Books' The Small Stakes) latest show in their gallery, featuring his pleasantly minimal limited-edition rock posters.

Today! Pitch Your Book Concept to a Chronicle Editor

A look at the book spines on my shelves reveals a lot of spectacles staring back at you. No, it's not a bunch of Harry Potters (okay, maybe a few), it's the little glasses logo that signifies the book is from San Francisco publisher (and 7x7 sister company) Chronicle. I've got a lot of those, you see, because they produce such fantastic titles.

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