I would like to take a graduate level class or two this Fall in San Francisco. I have a job, so I'd like my classes to be in the evenings and on weekends. I don't really care about getting credit or a degree, and I realize I'm far too late for formal Fall admissions. What kind of educational options exist for me? [more inside]
What to do on my Northern California road trip? [more inside]
Going from SF to Pasadena via public transport -- is this possible? [more inside]
Please help identify a song, or a band that played it - lyrics are below. It was on a now long-dead mixtape made in the mid-90s by a San Francisco resident, so I've always thought it was a San Francisco or Northern CA band, but could be wrong. The singer was female, an alto, IIRC, devoid of vibrato; the band had a pair of violins and a couple of acoustic guitars and employed different tempos within this song. The lyrical focus was ecology. [more inside]
Have you been to Camp Mather? What was it like? What did you love? What did you not love? What are the highlights and what do we need to do to prepare for the best vacation ever? [more inside]
Friend's grandma is lost in San Francisco. Not good. What are some resources? [more inside]
What should I know about getting around San Francisco/Bay Area via public transportation between 6 pm and 2 am on a semi-regular basis? I can get system information online, but what experience should I expect riding those systems? [more inside]
Traveling by myself. How do I get from Santa Clara to San Francisco and back? [more inside]
I'm 18 in downstate NY, and I've been offered a retainer position at a San Francisco company. I'm looking to to move out there in the end of August, and I have some questions about apartments, the city, and big leaps in life. San Francisco 101? [more inside]
Give me your favorite Bay Area bike rides that are not *too* mountainous. My boy & I are starting to have great fun riding our bikes around the city, but we aren't super tough, so I don't think I'll be heading out to the Headlands loop just yet. [more inside]
Where in San Francisco or Boston/Cambridge can I buy a Vancouver Canucks t-shirt?
Where is the best beard-trimming professional in San Francisco? [more inside]
Looking for a miracle worker: Bay Area acne dermatologist recommendations? [more inside]
What online sources should I be checking to rent a room for a week, mid June, in San Francisco? [more inside]
We have the holy trinity of major weed problems: Bermudagrass, Oxalis, Wild Blackberry. What should we do? [more inside]
Some colleagues and I are staying in San Francisco over 4th of July before a conference in Stanford. What's the best area (or hotel) to stay in for street parties, fireworks and All-American fun? We're Irish and Italians.
Where can one procure the absolute best clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl in San Francisco (or the SF Bay Area)? [more inside]
Guidance for what to do in San Francisco this weekend, surrounding our Bay to Breakers run (B2B trudge might be more accurate). Four women, 35-41. Complication: hotel is in Fisherman's Wharf. [more inside]
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]