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Canine Seeking Human: Sherlock

Welcome to the Puppy Personals, where eager furry friends put their hearts on the line while seeking their perfect human match. Each month, we'll spotlight a highly adoptable dog or cat that is currently available at the San Francisco SPCA. Read their stories, fall in love, and go adopt! Today, feast your eyes on Sherlock, an older man with a heart of gold. 

Dragons, Legos, and Human Rights at @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

Ai Weiwei

Avoiding tourists and their go-to spots is practically a precursor for San Francisco residency. But in the process of dodging out-of-towners, we often miss out on some of the beloved cultural gems that bring these tourists to our fair city. Case in point? Alcatraz. The visionaries at For-Site have given us the recently acclaimed @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatrazthe perfect excuse to hop on a ferry and head to the notorious prison of yesteryear.

The Procrastinator's Guide to NYE in the Bay Area

Believe it or not, two weeks from now, it'll already by 2015. And if you live in the Bay Area, you know that it's the one night a year that the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants residents actually make plans ahead of time. Many reservations are booked and events are sold out, but we've got you covered—read on for our top picks for how to ring in the new year.

PG&E and 7x7 Toast to San Francisco's Favorite Charity

The Bay Area is home to hundreds of charitable organizations making contributions, both big and small, within our community. To celebrate these efforts, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and 7x7 started an annual tradition (now in its fifth year) to help shine a spotlight on one stand-out organization by naming it "San Francisco's Favorite Charity."

Maker's Mark Hosts the Ugly Sweater Party of the Season

'Tis the season for twinkle lights, festive cocktails and, above all, the spirit of giving. Last week, at hot Union Square lounge Hawthorn, 7x7 teamed up with Maker's Mark and La Cocina for #ItsGoingToGetUgly, an ugly sweater party with a heart—proceeds from the event benefitted beloved local charity La Cocina.

Scrooge-Proof: The Christmas Spirit, Bottled

Anchor Distilling's Christmas Spirit

When it comes to celebrating this holiday season, it's time to ditch the store-bought eggnog for something a little more interesting. Every November through mid-January, Anchor Brewing releases its coveted Christmas Ale—a rich, dark, boldly spiced delight with a top-secret recipe of malts, hops, and spices that changes slightly every year. Now, the Anchor team has distilled the ale down to the 2014 Christmas Spirit, a deliciously festive libation that's sure to put a twinkle in your eye, thanks to flavors of bright holiday spices, orange peel, and poached apple.

Caffeine Meets Creativity: Illy Caffè Opens in the Historic Metro Theater

It’s long been a Marina landmark, but the Metro Theatre building on Union Street now plays host to the perfect combination of mind and body inspiration. Illy Caffè has taken up residence right next to Equinox, the must-join gym for San Francisco’s mover and shakers (and spin class junkies).

Bubbly, Cake, and Couture at the 25th Annual SF Wedding Fair

Whether you're just starting to consider tying the knot or have your dream wedding planned to perfection, it's hard to turn down a chance to sip bubbles while perusing the best inspiration that the Bay Area has to offer. Celebrating their 25th year of matching blushing brides (and grooms!) together with their dream vendors, the San Francisco Wedding Fair will be coming back to our fair city on January 4th.

The SF Version of a Doorman: 7 Reasons You'll Love It

Doorman

In case you hadn’t noticed, the holidays are here, which means that our already busy lives are about to get downright nuts. From crossing everything off your gift list to rushing through work to catch a snowbound flight home, it’s easy to get a little flustered. Add in chasing rogue packages around the city since you weren’t home, and it’s enough to make you want to refuse to leave your apartment until February. Fortunately, this is where Doorman comes in.

Win Tickets to See Reindeer, Scuba Santa, and Snow in GG Park

In case you can't tell, we're pretty enthralled with the winter wonderland happening right now over at the California Academy of Sciences. From real snow flurries to a scuba-clad Santa to a prancing pair of live reindeer, the Academy is your one-stop shop for a dose of holiday cheer.

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