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What's a reasonable moving timeline for the SF Bay Area?

We're going to move from the southern part of Alameda County to somewhere between Martinez and Oakley in eastern/northern Contra Costa County. We have a few complications (of course!) and not much moving experience. Can you tell us how to plan? [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Sep 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Quiet place to meet for 5-10 people in SF/ Oakland/ Berkeley for cheap

I am looking for suggestions for spots in San Francisco or East Bay, public transportation accessible, for folks to meet up for a small, professional meet-up group. [more inside]
posted by ethel on Aug 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Northern California Restaurant with a Tasting Menu

I'm looking for a culinary experience for a date in the SF Bay area or Sacramento area. Preferred budget ~$30-$60 person without drinks. Special details within. [more inside]
posted by agentofselection on Aug 20, 2013 - 12 answers

I need to relax. Really need to relax. No wait, not that much.

Excluding spas and meditation, what are the most relaxing but entertaining/engaging things to do in the Bay Area this weekend? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Aug 2, 2013 - 6 answers

Foolproof outdoorsmanship in the Bay Area.

Foolproof wilderness excursions (day or overnight) near the Bay Area for two people who are terrible at making arrangements. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jul 22, 2013 - 16 answers

Received promotion with disappointing pay raise. Should I ask for more?

Just received a long-awaited promotion. However, the accompanying pay raise was a massive disappointment, and now I'm strongly considering looking for a new job. Is it worth it to ask for more money? If not, should I stay at my current company or find a new job? [more inside]
posted by apostate street preacher on Jul 15, 2013 - 17 answers

Best way to find an apartment for my elderly father in the Bay Area?

I'm not sure services like "A Place For Mom" are right for this situation. Details on the next page. [more inside]
posted by pocketfullofrye on Jul 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Finding apartments in Berkeley, CA: transfer student edition

A friend is trying to find an apartment in or around Berkeley, CA - he will be transferring to grad school at Cal. He is currently not in town (wrapping up being a student elsewhere and all), and has a shoestring budget for everything, including travel. Do you have any tips for securing an apartment IN Berkeley FROM out of town? [more inside]
posted by Joey Buttafoucault on Jul 9, 2013 - 17 answers

We love cheese! Who will drive us around to eat a lot of it?

Mrs. Arbac and I will be up in the Bay Area this coming weekend. We had hoped to take a Cheese/Wine tour through West Marin Food and Farm Tours after reading about them in a recent newspaper article. But sadly, they're all booked up for Sunday June 30th and their tour starts a little too early on Saturday to make it up to Marin from SFO Saturday morning. Does anyone have recommendations for an alternative tour operator?
posted by Arbac on Jun 24, 2013 - 5 answers

South Bay Area day trip?

I have a free day in San Jose, CA tomorrow. Where should I go? Especially interested in redwoods and the coast. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jun 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Why don't people live on the SF Bay mountains ("hills")?

Driving around the Bay Area, I've always wondered: Why aren't the dry, barren hills around the bay inhabited? [more inside]
posted by mcav on Jun 16, 2013 - 9 answers

grandma and grandpa tourist

where to take the grandparents in the bay area? [more inside]
posted by koroshiya on Jun 3, 2013 - 14 answers

How to find an accessible apartment in Oakland?

Where can I find listings for wheelchair-accessible apartments in North Oakland? Sites, organizations, amenable landlords, types of buildings that are easy to make accessible...? [more inside]
posted by petery on May 25, 2013 - 5 answers

Therapist(s) Recommendations in the Bay Area (CA)

Therapist(s) Recommendations in the Bay Area (CA): Three areas. [more inside]
posted by Jangatroo on Apr 18, 2013 - 8 answers

Where should I live in the East or North Bay?

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!
posted by three_red_balloons on Apr 6, 2013 - 18 answers

Moving cross-country and clueless about housing.

In May I will be moving to the Bay Area for work. Where should I live? How should I look for a place? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Mar 26, 2013 - 12 answers

Another question about housing in the Bay area (with a twist).

I accepted a job in Santa Clara and need to move to the Bay Area in two weeks (my company will put me in a hotel for two more if needed). My fiance is staying behind until she finds a job in the area (but no later than 7 months). Please help me focus my thinking on how to handle my living situation during that period. [more inside]
posted by jengapiece on Mar 18, 2013 - 18 answers

The hills are aliiiive . . .

Looking to get involved with a singing group in the Bay Area (SF, East Bay or North Bay). I took weekly singing lessons as a teenager and haven't had any instruction since then, so I'm probably not too awesome at this point (and I can't really sight read), but I am really eager to get back in to it. [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on Mar 8, 2013 - 7 answers

Where can I see flowering trees in the Bay Area?

Cherry and plum trees are blooming in the Bay Area right now. Where are some amazing places to see them? I am interested in both volume and variety of trees. [more inside]
posted by purpleclover on Feb 26, 2013 - 5 answers

One Year Anniversary and San Franniversary

What to do for a one year anniversary with my SO that is also a San Franniversary? Bonus points for photographer expertise and relaxing suggestions. [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Feb 24, 2013 - 8 answers

Advance planning for a move to San Francisco...

This is actually more like a two part question so bear with me. We are very likely moving to the bay area in the near future and could use some guidance. Also, we are heading there in about 10 days as my wife has never been and I want to make sure she falls in love with it. [more inside]
posted by nsomniak21 on Feb 20, 2013 - 17 answers

Breakfast Buffets in the Bay

Please direct me to Saturday morning breakfast buffets in the Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Feb 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Renting or borrowing Macs - Bay Area

Is there an avenue in the Bay Area for renting or borrowing a Mac, especially for (grad) students? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 31, 2013 - 7 answers

Where can a new skier go on a day trip near San Francisco?

I just went skiing for the first time in Colorado with some friends and loved it. Now that I'm back in the Bay Area, where can I go skiing that's beginner friendly and close enough to make it a day trip? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Jan 31, 2013 - 8 answers

Want career advice for IT in the SF/Bay Area

In the medium term it looks like I may have the opportunity to do part time on-the-job retraining. I'd like some recommendations on what technologies to focus on if I want to plan for or at least be open to moving from a job where I work remotely for an office in Maryland to an in-office job at a company in the SF/Bay Area. More snowflakey details inside. [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Jan 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Is there any sort of vogue scene in the SF bay area?

Is there any sort of vogue scene in the SF bay area?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Jan 23, 2013 - 5 answers

An Awesome Bay Area Plumber

I'm looking for recommendations of a good plumber in the Bay Area, ideally SF [more inside]
posted by mikoroshi on Jan 21, 2013 - 9 answers

Sex therapist on the SF peninsula

Looking for recommendations for a sex therapist on the SF Peninsula. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2012 - 1 answer

Please help me leave my abusive fiance.

Please help me leave my abusive fiance. I have a wall of text, of course. [more inside]
posted by sock puppet mop bucket on Dec 10, 2012 - 191 answers

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

FHA Streamline Refi. Is there a catch? It feels like there should be a catch. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Dec 6, 2012 - 14 answers

What do career-minded 20-somethings do to develop friends and community in SF?

What do career-minded 20-somethings do to develop friends and community in SF? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Nov 6, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me find a jerb

What companies in the SF Bay Area (Preferably close to SF/Oakland) do work that requires electrical hardware design, and firmware programming? Then also produce a product that has a serious positive impact on society? [more inside]
posted by cman on Oct 31, 2012 - 9 answers

Why does BART not allow bikes in the first car?

Why does BART not allow bikes in the first car? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Oct 30, 2012 - 3 answers

You'd be crazy to miss out...

Your favorite recording artist / group is performing at XXX, an intimate, awesome, Bay Area venue. Where is XXX? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Oct 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Specialty Bras in Bay Area

I am looking for brick and mortar lingerie shop in the Bay Area that carries extended bra sizes. [more inside]
posted by Squeak Attack on Sep 24, 2012 - 8 answers

Be vewwwy quiet...

I would like to hunt wild pigs. Only problem? I'm a liberal Democrat, I live in San Francisco, and I've never been hunting before. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Sep 19, 2012 - 29 answers


Can anyone share their experiences with Kaiser Richmond/Pinole - especially in regards to pediatrics? [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Sep 17, 2012 - 1 answer

at&t vs. verizon for iphone in bay area?

Should I choose ATT or Verizon for iPhone in San Francisco/Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Sep 16, 2012 - 20 answers

Need to finally become an Excel/Powerpoint ninja. But how?

I finally need to break down and school myself on Excel and Powerpoint. What's the best way to master them in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Sep 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Silicon Valley apartment hunting

I'm looking for an apartment in Mountain View. Any tips or tricks? [more inside]
posted by value of information on Sep 9, 2012 - 8 answers

South Bay mobile carriers: which one?

Is there a "best" mobile provider/carrier in the Mountain View/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara area? [more inside]
posted by Chaotic Bedlam on Sep 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Specific resource recommendations for kitten placement in the South Bay Area?

My SO's parents have been hosting a pair of foster kittens since said kittens were born to a feral momcat in their yard on May 26 of this year. They're now old enough to be adopted...but I'm having a terribly hard time figuring out how to help find them homes. I'm in the Bay Area, California (near San Jose) and while there seem to be a number of cat rescue groups, I have no idea how to choose one or go about contacting them. Flurry of kitten-shaped snowflakes within. [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Aug 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Help Me Get My DIY On In The Bay

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]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Aug 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Affordable Student Housing in SF

I'm looking for the San Francisco equivalent of Australia's UniLodge - basic student housing without tons of frills. Do they exist? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Unusually Fit

What are some unusual exercise/fitness/physical activity ideas in the San Francisco Bay Area, for example House of Air or Jukari?
posted by divabat on Aug 7, 2012 - 8 answers

How to find graphic design work in the Bay area?

My girlfriend and I live in the Bay area, and she's looking for graphic design work. She'd prefer a full-time job, but would be happy with contract work for now. She's new to the industry, and would like your advice on finding work. Any tips or resources would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by apostate street preacher on Jul 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Rocking Out in the Bay

Recommendations for singing/vocal coaches in the SF Bay area that work well with a rock/pop/punk energetic vibe? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 12, 2012 - 3 answers

All Things Weird and Wonderful to do in the East Bay and SF

I'm spending a working sabbatical in Berkeley from July 25-August 25. I grew up there, so I have a general sense of places to go, but I'm out of it in terms of what cool organizations/spaces do cool and crazy things that I should keep tabs on while I'm in town in Berkeley, Oakland, and SF. I know about the Prelinger Archive and Southern Exposure and the Roxie in SF, but that's about it. What mailing lists and websites for different places should I be keeping my eyes on while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jul 10, 2012 - 7 answers


What's the closest place to San Francisco where I can legally buy fireworks? Where can I legally set them off? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jul 3, 2012 - 21 answers

Wishful thinking

Missing the Bay Area but headed to San Diego. What and where should I eat and drink? [more inside]
posted by villanelles at dawn on Jun 25, 2012 - 10 answers

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