I'm taking a week-long vacation with my significant other wherein we drive from San Francisco to Portland, Oregon (or possibly vice versa). The only place on the west coast I've been is Los Angeles. What must we see in that week-long trip? [more inside]
One of my lifelong dreams is to live in a warehouse, container, or other industrial/repurposed structure. Can I do this in the San Francisco Bay Area (specifically Oakland)? Do you know someone who is? Should I look outside Oakland? [more inside]
Where to watch playoff hockey tonight in San Francisco? [more inside]
Is there a digital-media/arts-type place in San Francisco that provides access to computers and digital technology - something like The Edge in Brisbane? [more inside]
O wise MeFites, I am looking for somewhere to take a group of 11 people for a business lunch somewhere walkable from Coit Tower. We are willing to go as far as the Ferry Building for delicious food. We are looking to spend about $20 per person for a nice lunch in a sit-down restaurant. Where shall we go? [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a good estate attorney in San Francisco? We want to set up a will, and we undoubtedly need the whole estate-planning package (power of attorney, living trusts, etc). [more inside]
Please help a new grad move to San Francisco. I will probably arrive on June 1 and start working June 10, and I have $1500 for the whole move in process. Where do I stay while I'm apartment hunting? A hotel is very expensive and a hostel is pretty cramped. I could probably stay on a friend's couch but are there any other reasonable options for 1 month stays? [more inside]
What are some strategies for surviving the San Francisco public school lottery? [more inside]
Please help me identify a broadcast on public radio in the San Francisco Bay Area. [more inside]
Can you recommend a framer in San Francisco? I am going out there at the end of May for my aunt's 60th birthday, and the present I'd like to give her is a large poster, framed. I do not wish to travel with the framed poster, nor ship it already framed, so I was thinking I could contact a good framer out there, ship the rolled poster in a mailing tube, and pick it up when I arrive in SF. Does this sound like a good plan, and who would you recommend?
I left a bag containing new shoes I purchased on a bus in San Francisco. I realize they're probably goners, but is there a number I can call to make sure?
Good therapist in San Francisco that takes Kaiser insurance? [more inside]
Are there any bars in San Francisco showing Wrestlemania this weekend? [more inside]
The wife and I are heading to San Francisco for a conference this weekend taking place at the Embarcadero Hyatt. My question is a two-parter: (a) Where in the vicinity should we go for breakfast, lunch etc. on our relatively-short breaks? and (b) After things wind down for the day, where should we explore? More criteria to follow. [more inside]
Does anyone know of a good accountant/CPA firm in San Francisco with experience dealing with international freelancing work? I’ve done work from the Netherlands (but now live in SF) as a freelancer for U.S. companies and there’s a lot of things I’m not clear about regarding U.S. Tax law that I’d like to get properly sorted out once and for all. [more inside]
Where to get a great hair cut in or near SF? I have very long hair and I've decided I'd like to chop it to a bob, but I want to go to someone who can do a great job and give me advice on what will look good since I've never had this haircut before. Any recommendations for amazing salons or stylists in the SF Bay Area (SF, east bay, wherever...) or up north in Santa Rosa/Petaluma/Sebastapol areas? I'm not made of money, so salons at all price points appreciated!
Where to buy e-cigarette supplies in San Francisco? [more inside]
Visiting San Francisco this weekend - should we go to Sunday Streets, and if not, what should we do? (Bonus: safety question and bar recommendation) [more inside]
Moving to San Francisco for work in June, when should we look for an apartment? We can fly down for a weekend in April or May, or we can look once we get there and stay at a hotel/hostel in the meantime. What's going to be the best way to find a good place? We want to live in the city.
San Francisco RentFilter: Just had a kid and now me and wifey want to upgrade to a 2 bedroom. I'm worried a little about housing discrimination - it seems there's a financial incentive for landlords to avoid renting to new families. Is it legal for a landlord to ask a prospective tenant about kids? If so, how bad is it if the prospective tenant lied about it? Baby is a couple months old fyi.
Pretend you are my tour guide in San Francisco for just a second. Also, there's a bonus question about roller skating! [more inside]
ISO recommendations for and experiences related to acting classes in the SF Bay Area and general advice regarding the world of acting classes. [more inside]
I'm looking for volunteers in San Francisco on Sat. March 19th to speak to high school students who are attending the Academy of Information Technology. Does anyone have any good suggestions of a way to reach out to a lot of IT folks with this sort of opportunity? Is there an organization that IT folks belong to? Or a forum where a lot of them would look? A twitter feed that I could send to? [more inside]
Is there a place to have afternoon tea (as in tea accompanied by a plate or tray of sweets and sandwiches) near Union Square in San Francisco that doesn't cost an arm and a leg or overdose you on girly decor? [more inside]
Girlie garden/tea themed baby shower for 30 or so in San Francisco or Oakland -- suggestions beyond the tiny tea rooms? [more inside]
Back in the year 2000 during the tech boom, business space was in HUGE demand and landlords in San Francisco's SOMA district used to ask for very long leases and even a % ownership stake in your startup. I'm wondering, ten years later, did any property owner rent out their space to a successful startup and end up getting a payday when they flipped? [more inside]
Where can I get a king cake in San Francisco? [more inside]
Can anybody recommend realtors who could help us find apartment rentals in San Francisco's East Bay? [more inside]
What are some awesome, unpretentious places to go out dancing in San Francisco on a Saturday night? [more inside]
What's the going rate for a software architect in the San Francisco area? [more inside]
Where to live in San Francisco that is close to BART? [more inside]
A mature sidewalk tree is growing through our sewer line and has already caused disgusting explosions of sewage. Yet the city says we can't cut it down. What can we do? [more inside]
What sort of sensory things - tastes, smells, sounds, you know the deal - are reminiscent or representative of San Francisco? [more inside]
I want to attend a show for a fairly well known band at Amoeba Music in San Francisco. I've never been to the store. The show starts at 6:00 PM on a weeknight. How early should I get there to be able to see the band? I don't need to be in the front row, but I don't want to be out the door, either.
San Francisco: recommend a great woman GP [more inside]
Please suggest some classy (but preferably unpretentious) San Francisco bars for a group of young professionals wearing suits. [more inside]
Is there such a thing as a laptop-friendly sports bar in SF? [more inside]
I want to get down to good electronic music. How do I get into the SF Bay Area club/electronic music scene. [more inside]
Looking for a recommendation on a kick-ass employment lawyer in the Bay Area. [more inside]
Unfortunately, I think I need to see a chiropractor. Which I am unhappy about. But, nonetheless, I am looking for recommendations in San Francisco or Mountain View, California. I am by no means a special snowflake, but I do have some details inside. [more inside]
Breaking a lease in San Francisco, protips needed! [more inside]
Tell me why the Bay Area beats up New York so hard. Outside the weather. [more inside]
I'm a visitor in San Francisco and need a haircut! Is there a secret place in Chinatown (or elsewhere) where a man can get a stylish textured cut on a budget? [more inside]
I can fix it! Maybe. The pilot on our Williams P321638 wall heater keeps going out. Sometimes as often as every minute. Can someone help me confirm the logic to my proposed approach? [more inside]
Tech design recruiters in the Bay Area, please recommend some. [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a song by (I think) a San Francisco rapper, originally found it from a YouTube video of beer tours. Longshot follows... [more inside]
Recommendations for a couples therapist in the SF Bay Area who specializes in working with couples in poly relationships? [more inside]
Where are the best places to see Christmas lights in the San Francisco Bay Area? Consistently-extravagant neighborhoods are best, but dedicated displays are okay too. They can be free or pay-to-enter. Bonus points for not being too far from San Jose (by car). Thanks!