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Here's to a Fine Crop of Movember 'Staches

It's mid-November, which means that by now, a cohort of males across the globe have some pretty fine 'staches going for Movember, a month-long pledge to forgo the razor in an effort to raise money (and awareness) for men's cancers. In 2009, global Movember participants raised about $42 million.

Ice Rinks Open for Skating Domination

Although this 80 degree weather is a welcome November surprise, here's to hoping it won't melt the ice at the Embarcadero and Safeway Holiday rinks, which are now open for you to get your Kristi Yamaguchi on. Check out our Look of the Week to get outfitted for apres-skate.

And this Friday at the Embarcadero, national hero Captain B "Sully" Sullenberger will lead the annual holiday lighting of Embarcadero One, Two, Three and Four (followed by fireworks), to ring in the holiday season in the FiDi.

Burn Thanksgiving Calories at the 8th Annual Turkey Trail Trot in GG Park

Here’s one way to build up an appetite and whip yourself into shape this Thanksgiving—sign up for the eighth annual Turkey Trail Trot, the city’s one and only T-day race. Head over to Golden Gate Park’s polo fields bright and early (start time is 8:30 a.m.), and you’ll find yourself among a few hundred holiday enthusiasts decked out as pilgrims, Native Americans, and giant turkeys. The perks? Expect a commemorative T-shirt, refreshments, prizes, and the satisfaction of knowing that your entry fee benefits Lowell High School’s track and field team. If the sheer good of it isn’t enough to entice you, perhaps the numbers will—the five-mile run burns 600 calories; the three-mile walk burns 300.

Parking Quiz Answer! How to Reserve Your Very Own Parking Spot in SF

A few hours ago, our parking guy David La Bua, author of Finding the Sweet Spot, challenged you guys to guess just what it takes to reserve your own parking spot in the city. The surprising answer is revealed below!

How Much Should You Expect to Spend on a Reserved Parking Spot in SF?
A)   $0 per month because I’m special

B)   $400 per month in a private garage

C)   $200 per month in a city owned garage

D)   $125 per month in a city owned garage if I’m a carpool

E)   $75 per month for a motorcycle in a city owned garage

F)    All of the above

amFAR's Black Tie San Francisco Fall Gala Honoring the Fight Against AIDS

This Friday, November 12th, amFAR's black tie San Francisco Fall Gala sweeps through the Four Seasons Hotel to honor local luminaries and philanthropists John and Marcia Goldman, as well as SF Symphony conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, all of whom have given their time in the fight against AIDS.

Ask a Vet: Your Pet Questions, Answered by the SF SPCA

Welcome to the first installment of our weekly 'Ask a Vet' feature on Last week, you all posed some great pet questions for the vets at the SF SPCA. They've enlisted their Head of Shelter Medicine Program, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer two of your questions every Thursday. So ask away in the comments! Didn't see your question answered? Follow the SF SPCA on Twitter, where they conduct live chats every Wednesday at noon.

Here's a little information about Dr. Jennifer Scarlett:

Bicycle Film Festival Kicks Off This Thursday, Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Bicycle Film Festival is throwing one heck of a party all over town. Bike fanatics certainly have a lot to celebrate this year, so bring on the movies, music and merrymaking.

Starting Wednesday night at 9 pm, destroy your hump day blues by heading to the Knockout for the free kick-off party featuring DJs from Debaser and more (we didn't tell you this, but you can get Four Loko there).

Transported: Clipper Card Privacy Issues?

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.

Just as the SFMTA, BART and five other Bay Area transit agencies are forcing the Clipper Card switch upon all riders, the San Francisco Examiner brings to light some interesting privacy issues surrounding the new card.  All your daily transit movements could be easily tracked through the Clipper's embedded chip, exposing a what state Senator Joe Simitian worries is an accessible "roadmap to your life."

Mavericks Roars Back to Life

Mavericks is back! Check out the first video of the action, shot last Wednesday by Powerlines Productions and just posted today on Look out for the "tombstoning" at 3:10, (this happens when you get held down so far, your leash pulls your board up looking like a tombstone at a cemetary...ouch).

Google, Apple, Zynga, Yelp Enter the Boxing Ring (Literally)

For those who have wanted to see Google and Apple duke it out in the boxing ring, Thursday's your chance. While it won't be Jobs and Sergey throwing punches over smart phones, White Collar Brawler (the site behind the ever-popular 'Don't Stop Believing' Giants Video) has rounded up employees from Google, Apple, IBM, Zynga and Yelp to determine who's the "toughest geek in the valley."

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