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New Years Eve: The Best Parties, Music and Food Events

You're going to need somewhere to go to celebrate the new decade, right? Our picks for the best ways to throw down.

The SF Guardian Angels on Working With Cops, the 'Loin and the Mission and The Craziest Thing They've Ever Seen

It's the season of giving, and right now we're all spending a lot of time buying presents and getting dressed up for holiday parties. But there's a group of men and women amongst us who tirelessly put their lives on the line year round to give the rest of us a safe community. They're the San Francisco Guardian Angels, a band of volunteers who patrol city neighborhoods each weekend, looking for crime to stop, working with the police and acting as an extremely motivational tool for people stuck on the streets. We recently talked with Colonel Jerry "JD" Longoria about the work the San Francisco Guardian Angels do:

Never Get Stuck Across The Bay Again! Well, Maybe.

It's always a buzzkill when you're out on the town, spending your hard-earned money on a good time with your friends, only to have to cut it short in order to make the last BART train at midnight. That might change in the very near future, because BART officials are weighing the pros and cons of extending a few operating hours on weekends so people don't get stuck on the opposite side of the bay.

Send Us Your Pet Photos for Chance to Win $100 to Macy's (Plus, a Collar)

If you're on the hunt for creative stocking stuffers, stop by the Union Square Macy's (check out those puppies while you're at it) and pick up a leash and collar ($30 for the set) to benefit the SF SPCA.

OR, you could try to win the leash and collar, plus a $100 gift certificate to Macy's by sending us a photo of your pet dressed up in its cutest holiday attire. We're going to be judging on originality and of course, cuteness, over here at 7x7 HQ.

Send 'em over and we'll pick a winner on Monday.

White Collar Brawler: The Final Showdown Tomorrow

The long, sweaty and brutal fight for Nate "The Moose" and Kai "The Half-Asian Sensation" of San Francisco-filmed White Collar Brawler culminates in a final showdown tomorrow night. The guys, who ditched the grind of their 9-5 jobs to get down and dirty and become amateur boxers for reality TV, are bringing their Fight Club-esque skills to the boxing ring to settle the show's most pressing question: Team Nate or Team Kai?

Jetsetter Trip of the Week: Merry Christmas, Here's a Safari

You know what would be a sweet little package under the Christmas tree? A safari vacation to Africa. Jetsetter (a member of the Gilt Groupe), makes these last-minute fantasies possible with their daily flash sales, featuring some of the world's most lusted-after travel experiences. Their team of correspondents combs the globe to hand-select some of the best properties and experiences on the planet (for example, partying with Jay-Z and Coldplay on New Years in Las Vegas, living it up like Chuck Bass at the Empire Hotel in New York and snowboarding the backcountry of Japan).

Because we often dream of such things, we're partnering with Jetsetter over the next few weeks to offer new members from 7x7 a $50 credit on any of their vacations. (Just enter the Jetsetter site through this link, and you'll be set up for the credit).  And for the next four Thursdays, we'll be highlighting the trips we'd like to jump all over.

Ask a Vet with the SF SPCA: Getting A New Puppy, How To Introduce New Pets to Old Pets

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on They've enlisted their Interim Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every Thursday. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!

Q: I have a three and half year-old Labradoodle, and we are thinking about getting another one -- how old is too old to add a new puppy to our family?  

Dreaming of Skiing? Non-Stop Service to Mammoth Mountain Starts Tomorrow

Fantasizing about carving through powdery snow and catching air on your badass new pair of skis? Starting tomorrow, quit dreaming and hop on a United Airlines flight straight to Mammoth Mountain, because the airline is now offering non-stop service to the ski resort starting at a mere $188, all the way until April 24th, 2011!

2010 San Francisco Social Benefits KIPP Bay Area Schools This Saturday

We at 7x7 are proud to be a part of the 2010 San Francisco Social, a night of dancing, merriment and cocktails that supports KIPP Bay Area Schools, an organization that provides a crucial network of free college-prep schools to underprivileged kids.

Transported: The New Car-Sharing Service In Town, RelayRides

Welcome to "Transported", our weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on Muni without losing your mind.

Move over, ZipCar. There's a new car-sharing service in town, and it goes by the name of RelayRides. Remember when it wasn't weird for neighbors to share things with eachother, like a cup of sugar or a stick of butter? That's exactly how it works; starting today, RelayRides gives car owners who don't use their vehicles every day the chance to lend their idle autos to neighbors who need them for quick trips around the Bay Area.

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