So I am about to adopt my first cat (specifically this one
, yay Mefi!). I'm looking for a vet for regular wellness checks in my area (Emeryville, CA, near Ashby Bart) - the catch is that I'm reliant on public transport, and I don't have a ton of money. Suggestions? [more inside]
I am looking for a general dentist in Oakland or the East Bay who does excellent work, focuses on overall health/tooth preservation rather than unnecessary cosmetic stuff, doesn't oversell, and who won't make me feel crappy for not having been to the dentist in a while. Also: what can I expect on a first visit? [more inside]
I'm in San Francisco and would like to bring back some avocados and/or Bay Area edibles to New England next week. What should I look for, and where? [more inside]
Where can I go to watch the Team USA and Team Canada games in the Bay Area? Preference for Oakland/East Bay, but I could trek into the city if need be.
Back when I lived in Boston and the Sox were in the playoffs, I would occasionally go to this bar
around the corner from my apartment to watch the games.
It was kind of the perfect New England neighborhood bar, and I'm looking for a similar place in the East Bay. [more inside]
Any recommendations for small business banking in the East Bay? With one small exception my needs are pretty basic. [more inside]
Are there any venues in East SF Bay, preferably Berkeley/Oakland, that host jazz jam sessions that are open to all comers (e.g. an amateur saxophone player such as myself)? Such places must exist, but Google and Craigslist have both failed me so far.
Help me find some decent pierogies in East Bay! I'm starving for pierogies. [more inside]
Google maps and 511 were inaccurate for oakland's ac transit this morning. What service should I use for an accurate schedule? [more inside]
I'm relocating back to the Bay Area from NYC, and trying to figure out where to live; I work remotely, so commuting isn't an issue. I'd like to be somewhere sunny, walkable, safe (say, safe enough to walk alone at night as a woman from a BART station), and near a park or two, and to pay around $1400 for a studio or one bedroom. I know I like Rockridge, Elmwood, and North Berkeley, but I'm curious about the North Bay. What's it like in Santa Rosa, Mill Valley, etc.? I'm very liberal, vegetarian, etc., but I don't love the hippie flavor of Berkeley or all of the students. I live in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, now, and love it-- just want to be closer to family, with better weather and better air, hence the Bay Area. I don't think I can afford to live in SF, and I prefer the greenery in the East Bay. Very curious about other parts of Oakland. Thanks for your advice!
My birthday's coming up soon and I'd like to have a party-type thing with 10-15 of my closest friends. Previous years I've done group brunches, group dinners, and a picnic at Crissy Field, but I'm kinda stumped for ideas this year. Can you recommend any awesome birthday party venues in the SF Bay Area? Details of what I'm looking for below the fold. [more inside]
Is there an avenue in the Bay Area for renting or borrowing a Mac, especially for (grad) students? [more inside]
I am looking for a wash and fold service with delivery in Emeryville (East Bay). Any ideas? Magic Laundry no longer delivers.
Can you recommend a good metal fabrication shop for custom parts, either online or in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
Can anyone share their experiences with Kaiser Richmond/Pinole - especially in regards to pediatrics? [more inside]
What is the best way to get to San Francisco Airport from the East Bay? [more inside]
I just moved back to the Bay Area and am trying to get my DIY on again. Please recommend resources and spaces for ceramics, knitting, and sewing lessons/classes/circles in the East Bay or SF. [more inside]
Recommendations for singing/vocal coaches in the SF Bay area that work well with a rock/pop/punk energetic vibe? [more inside]
Please tell me everything you know about fishing from the shores of the San Francisco Bay. Bonus points for East Bay specifics. [more inside]
Can someone recommend a great therapist in the Berkeley / Oakland area? [more inside]
Where could we have a nice, large family dinner in the East Bay on a Saturday night for a party of 10? [more inside]
Help me decide where to move in SF/east bay that would allow for an easy commute to Cal. [more inside]
Can anybody recommend realtors who could help us find apartment rentals in San Francisco's East Bay? [more inside]
Does anybody know of a good field in the East Bay for (indoor) soccer practice? [more inside]
I'm looking for a shop within a mile of an East Bay or SF BART station that has a wide variety of inexpensive cute plastic monster toys. [more inside]
Wheelchair accessible, affordable 2BR home or housing in Berkeley? Help me help my friend. [more inside]
I just moved to Oakland from LA. I find Twitter to be really useful. Please recommend Bay Area-ish Twitter feeds (for Oakland, San Francisco and Marin, since I'll be spending lots of time time in all three regions) I should be following. [more inside]
Anything new I should see in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
Where is a good place to watch the NBA finals in the Berkeley/Oakland area for unlikely sports fans? [more inside]
Where should I go that's near a BART station not in SF? [more inside]
Has anyone moved to the east bay and commuted into the city via bart? Is it really as bad as people say it is? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: Where in the Bay Area should a couple with one person commuting to the Embarcadero BART station (not Caltrain - this person works literally above the station) and the other person commuting to Menlo Park near the Dumbarton Bridge live? [more inside]
I currently live in San Francisco where I use WebPass, which I adore. It's by far the best ISP I've ever had: cheap, lightning-fast, and impeccable customer service.
Now I am moving to the East Bay, and I need a new provider. I'm a really heavy internet user, so this is an important decision for me –--- please help me make a good one. [more inside]
Looking for Bay Area car dealers who are not straight-up horrible. [more inside]
Looking for a plumber in the East Bay (California). [more inside]
Fun/Geeky things for me to do in the Bay Area next week either by myself or with my (retired but adventurous) parents? Details in extended. [more inside]
EastBayFilter: Please suggest some fun but laid-back activities for a very pregnant woman's birthday this weekend in the SF East Bay or Marin. [more inside]
Where can I get cheap photocopies in San Francisco? [more inside]
Where can I rent a "pocket bike" for the day in the Bay Area? [more inside]
Where can I attend free High Holiday services in the SF East Bay? [more inside]
Help me plan a short father-daughter outing! [more inside]
East Bay, Californiafilter: so, we have these cardboard boxes. We need them to go away forever. [more inside]
I'm a mid-20s male in the East Bay. I don't have health insurance, but am thinking about getting some. None is available through work. What are my best options? [more inside]
My 74-year-old father-in-law broke his femur skiing last week. Please recommend a physical therapist in the SF Bay Area for a very active older person. [more inside]
Traveling to Oakland (Hayward actually) for business for next week. Need to find a hotel that isn't horrible, and under $140/night (monday-thursday). [more inside]
Is there a website that lists all the movies playing in the Bay Area? Not just first and second run movies, but art houses (e.g. Pacific Film Archives)?
Where is a good spot to let off some Estes rockets and/or play with some RC planes in the East Bay? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a good electronics hobbyist store in the East Bay? [more inside]
Where can I find curry and chips (fries) in the (SF) East Bay? [more inside]
Help me find a good sleep disorder clinic around SF (East Bay, hopefully). [more inside]