Using "the" with neighborhood names: a Bay Area thing? [more inside]
Bay Area-centric/Bike-centric question: I love to go for bike rides with my 7 year old. She's usually up for about 5 miles, but is interested in going farther and so am I (with breaks). She gets discouraged if there are a lot of hills or if the road is rough. So far the best routes have been on the completed chunks of the Bay Trail because they are flat, paved, pedestrian/bike only (no cars) and have nice views. Can you suggest any other spots for this kind of low-key but long-lasting bike ride in the greater Bay Area? Are there websites or books I should look to for more ideas?
Where's the border between Oakland and Berkeley? [more inside]
Where is a good place to watch the NBA finals in the Berkeley/Oakland area for unlikely sports fans? [more inside]
Help me find a place near UC Berkeley! (Difficulty: I'm in Philadelphia.) [more inside]
cmchap and I intend to spend this summer in San Francisco, but we still haven't found a place to stay. We're both undergrads, so we figure looking wherever undergrads (specifically Stanford or UCBerkeley) live during summer classes and the like is a good start. The question is: where does the Stanford or UC Berkeley undergrad population that stays in off-campus apartments for the summer live? Additionally, if we can't find anything there, where should we look next? Or, more importantly, where should we avoid? Neither of our jobs are location specific, but we'd like to be near public transportation. Thanks!
I have a motorcycle that's been stored outside for a year and I'd like to get it running. [more inside]
You and have just landed at Oakland International Airport. It's 6 pm on a weeknight. Your next flight leaves in the morning. You have one night in the Bay Area and no interest in touristy stuff. You want to spend the evening exploring unusual, unknown and/or beautiful places. Where do you go? [more inside]
I need to get a letter from Toronto, Ontario to Berkeley, California by January 6. I sent it by regular air-mail yesterday afternoon. Is it going to get there on time or should I pay approximately $40 for guaranteed next business day delivery? [more inside]
What rights do the public have to the planting strip (between the sidewalk and street) in a Berkeley residential area? [more inside]
Looking for a plumber in the East Bay (California). [more inside]
I understand the danger parvovirus poses to puppies, but what are the odds of a puppy contracting the disease in the US (specifically Alameda County, California)? [more inside]
Fun things for a lefty to do whilenon San Francisco for a few days? [more inside]
At which Oakland/Berkeley community college should I enroll? I'm deciding between three: Laney College, Berkeley City College, and College of Alameda. Laney College is the closest, easily within walking distance, while BCC is a convenient BART ride away and CoA is a bus ride away. Despite its convenience, Laney seems to be the most run-down of the three; BCC has very new facilities but I don't know much about the merits of its teachers or commitment level of the student body; CoA seems like the best balance but is the hardest to get to. Do you have recommendations or opinions on any of these schools? Personal experiences? Specific teachers or classes I should take/avoid?
Recommend a tailor in the Bay Area to create a custom made suit. [more inside]
How can we make a Bollywood-themed party the best party ever?! [more inside]
Where can I get cheap photocopies in San Francisco? [more inside]
I'll be attending a conference in San Francisco (and staying in Berkeley) from Wednesday to Sunday. What are some short (1-2 hours) "field trips" I can take when I get sick of listening to papers? [more inside]
Where are the taco trucks in Berkeley? [more inside]
[UCBerkeley Airbears filter] I'm currently a student at Berkeley City College, but I have two classes each week on the UCB campus. I want wifi access... how?. [more inside]
Where can I attend free High Holiday services in the SF East Bay? [more inside]
UCLA or UC Berkeley music program? [more inside]
Bay Area Mefites, do you know of a Berkeley (or nearby) car mechanic who could inspect a used car for me tomorrow (Saturday)? [more inside]
Due to a series of unfortunate events, I left a bicycle locked up in Berkeley before I left California. What now? [more inside]
It's my friends birthday tomorrow, and she's extremely low on cash and trying to figure out if there are any decent places (hopefully better then Denny's) around Oakland/Berkeley that give out free or greatly discounted food on birthdays. Any suggestions?
Should I move out since there is no water? [more inside]
Need help finding a good park for a high school reunion family BBQ in the Berkeley/Albany CA area. [more inside]
Cinco de Mayo in Berkeley ... where to go? [more inside]
Tell me what it's like to live in Berkeley, from the point of view of a grad student. [more inside]
Can anyone confirm or deny the current existence of that Chinese food stall that used to be parked outside the Downtown Berkeley BART station - it was green and red/pink at one point, earlier than that pink and red - which serves these amazing, incredible dumplings (pork, shrimp or chicken)? Is it still there?
Going to Daft Punk tonight at Berkeley's Greek Theatre, and was wondering about parking and photography. [more inside]
Where can I find out about a recent (read 4:45 Pacific Time) Berkeley, CA earthquake? Any live surveying website available? (It was huge and I'm nervous for no rational reason)
Hotel/Hostel/Motel needed THIS WEEKEND, money sort of an issue, Berkeley or San Francisco. [more inside]
Where is there a good tidepooling beach near Berkeley, California? [more inside]
What is the difference between printing digitally vs. offset printing (when the printer outputs to film)? Can you design with full bleeds for digital printing? Do solid colors come out wavy or streaked with the digital process? [more inside]
So I get to go to San Francisco/Berkeley for a week over spring break (rather unexpectedly). If it lives up to even a fraction of the hype (it seems to good to be true!) I hope to move out there after college. I've seen the multitude of threads on what to do there, so I'm here to ask what books relating to San Francisco should I read over the next few months to enhance my enjoyment of the trip? [more inside]
Travelling to San Francisco in February.. It'll be my first time back in 10 years. Bay Area-knowledgable MeFites, fill me in. [more inside]
Safe place to store/park my car in Berkeley for 9 weeks? [more inside]
Where are some good yoga classes in San Francisco or Oakland/Berkeley? [more inside]
What's the best places to learn Italian in the Bay Area? [more inside]
German beer in Berkeley: help me find a beer called Kostriker Schwarzbier (or another similar beer) in the East Bay. [more inside]
Is there a good spot to leave luggage in Berkeley for a few hours? [more inside]
Anyone know how to get a copy of the book "Out at home" by Glenn Burke without breaking the bank? I'm suddenly fascinated by this guy, who was an openly gay baseball player who many credit with inventing the high-five. [more inside]
I just found out that I don't need to show up at work for almost all of next week - giving me a totally unexpected 6-day vacation. How should I best amuse myself? I'm in Berkeley, car-less, and am not very familiar with the area.
What to do while visiting Berkeley CA this Saturday night? [more inside]
Male in need of a good hair stylist near the UC Berkeley campus, much preferably within walking distance. $30 max. No barber shops, no supercuts. Where should he go? The more specific, the better. [more inside]
Help me track down a pop punk band I heard on a small Berkeley radio station Tuesday evening (4/4). They may have played in LA last weekend (4/1-4/2). [more inside]
Heading to Oakland, CA for business and will arrive on Sunday in the early afternoon. Looking for something to keep me entertained for the afternoon/evening. [more inside]
Can someone recommend a good, trustworthy, American-car auto mechanic, preferably near my work in Berkeley/Emeryville?
Yet another dorky Linux question: how can I install an upgraded version of the Berkeley DB libraries on my RedHat Linux 9 machine without totally horking all the apps that are installed that rely on the older version? (more inside) [more inside]