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It's dinner party season and we want to make sure you're up to par on gossip. Here's all you need to know about the sex scandals, new shopping spots, paying to park (your butt), Giants tweeting, and puppy news that everyone's been buzzing about in San Francisco.
After General Petraeus resigned last week, we needed a little help understanding what the fuck happened in the muddy love pentagon he was allegedly involved in. There's nothing like a good ol' fashioned flow chart to explain scandals in the nth degree. (Gawker)
Japanese goods have infiltrated San Francisco's discounted retail scene. A few months after Uniqlo opened its doors downtown, Muji moves into SOMA. Rush over for its opening on November 30; the first 1,000 people through the door get a free tote bag. (SFist)
Last week in the coffee world, soymilk got the boot. This week, 780 Cafe on Valencia is regulating its sip-and-work population. Customers with a purchase of $5 or more are granted the right to sit and work 780's space; smaller purchases have to hit the road. Fair or unfair? (Mission Mission)
SFGiants first baseman Brandon Belt sent his first tweet on Wednesday. Since joining Twitter, he has been responding to fan tweets like, "I know you like nsync what's your favorite song?" and "Team Edward or team Jacob?" Tweet your pressing questions to @bbelt9.
And today, our favorite time of year arrives, and with it, adorable puppies. Adoptable furballs will be waiting for you to press up against the window and demand that your mom, dad, boyfriend, or boss, "Give me that one!" (SFGate)