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Ask a Vet: New Year's Resolutions for 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 love my golden retriever Flurry! What can I do to make sure she is with our family as long as possible? Are there healthy living tips for dogs?

Parking Tips For New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

It's no secret that parking in the city is a bitch. So we've enlisted local parking guru and author of Finding the Sweet Spot, David LaBua, to dish out weekly tips on navigating the ins and outs of city parking.

New Year's Eve is all about parties, so it's the last time you want to be worrying about your car. Make sure your auto is safe with these indispensible tips from David LaBua, and have fun!

Jetsetter Trip of the Week: Detox from the Holidays at The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs

All this holiday cheer has been nice and all, but a little stint away to catch your breath from family time might be in order...stat.  What better place to detox than at the swank Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, our Jetsetter Trip of the Week? Outdoor firepits, Jonathan Adler-designed spaces, poolside celebrity gawking, a spa, and 13 acres complete with golf, croquet, and a helipad await.

Book your pampering trip here. But act fast, the flash sale expires in a day. 7x7 readers get a $50 credit on any Jetsetter Trip.

A Crissy Field Workout

Eat too much this holiday season? Burn some of it off with this Crissy Field workout, brought to us by PacWest Athletics

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.

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