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Moving to SF-Bay Area: Which local bank/credit union should I switch to?

We are moving from Florida to San Francisco and need to change banks- we're not super knowledgeable about this stuff and will definitely research more, but I'd like to get some on-the-ground opinions on how various local banks/credit unions have worked for them. Great customer service and low fees are of course stuff we care about a lot. [more inside]
posted by drd on Jul 8, 2014 - 13 answers

Fun stuff to do on a Sunday night in the San Francisco Bay Area

I'll soon be flying to the Bay Area in order to attend a memorial service. My schedule is pretty structured for that weekend, but I'll have about five hours of free time (by myself) on a Sunday night. What's the best way to spend those hours? [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Jun 26, 2014 - 7 answers

help us plan a route from Vancouver to San Francisco

the other half and I are planning a road trip from Vancouver to San Francisco in early May and we're looking for some advice on route planning and potential stops (and stopovers.) [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo on Mar 25, 2014 - 15 answers

Apartment recommendations in Silicon Valley

I'm moving to California from Michigan to take a job at HP. Do you have recommendations for a 2 bedroom apartment that meets my needs? Safety and dog walkability are prime concerns. Especially interested in perspectives on Prometheus Apartments Metropolitan and Americana. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2014 - 10 answers

Looking for SF consumable souvenir recommendations, especially avocados

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]
posted by Signed Sealed Delivered on Feb 20, 2014 - 21 answers

Things to do on Christmas day in San Francisco

So my original Christmas day plans fell through, and I live 5000 miles from most of my family. I do have a brother who recently moved to San Jose, though, and we'd like to spend the day doing something together. We're both wary of bringing each other to friends houses (we're different kinds of people, move in different circles, etc) - so we'd like to try and find something fun and novel that we can go and do, just the 2 of us (though if it were something social in the sense that we may meet a bunch of strangers doing this thing, then that would be cool). Anybody have any ideas? We're also British. I don't know if this information will help you, but hey, there you have it. 2 British guys in San Francisco with no idea what to do on Xmas day. Hive mind, halp!
posted by TheTorns on Dec 24, 2013 - 17 answers

Sourcing Spanish language materials in California

I am traveling to California for the holidays, and I am slowly learning Spanish. I'd like to use this trip to motivate my learning. [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Dec 9, 2013 - 5 answers

Would it be legally feasible to open a Japanese-style love hotel in SF?

Would it be legally feasible to open a Japanese-style love hotel in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by evil otto on Sep 24, 2013 - 25 answers

Dealing with future earthquakes in California

What do Californians think and feel about the possibility of future big earthquakes in that region, especially the so-called "Big One"? I'm looking for articles which really get into how those who dwell there handle that knowledge, respond to it, and so on. Articles about building standards or government response are fine, but I would like to know about individuals, groups, businesses and the like. [more inside]
posted by Thing on Aug 7, 2013 - 10 answers

how to plan a San Fran wedding in 30 days or less

We just decided to get married in San Francisco, in about a month. Do you have any recommendations for a wedding planner who will help with venues and food? We are thinking of an outdoor ceremony followed by a dinner at a restaurant or catered venue. Or a boat cruise with decent food. We don't need flowers, music, dancing, invitations, decorations or seating arrangements. We basically need someone to suggest an available venue (and get the requisite permits if needed) and organize the food reception afterwards. This will be for about 20-30 guests. Any suggestions on a specific location, or for a wedding planner? The goal is something like a cross between eloping and a wedding. Fast and fun! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2013 - 6 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

Best organization for helping the mentally ill homeless in San Francisco

I'd like to donate some money to an organization that helps mentally ill homeless people in San Francisco. Which organization would give me the most "bang for my buck"? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Interesting destinations between LA and San Fran??

What exciting things should we do/eat/see/visit on our road trip from San Francisco to LA in early january? [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Dec 21, 2012 - 19 answers

Roadblock: Who wants to get down?

Every year for our gift exchange, there's a theme. This year the theme is kind of action - adventure related, think about some of the activities on the Amazing Race. I'd like to give something more "do something" than "get something" this year, given the following parameters: I'm looking for things like zip lines, running-related, climbing activities, bungee jumping, etc. I don't live in the area so the phone / email / online part is important since I can't go down in person.
posted by curse on Dec 13, 2012 - 10 answers

What should we explore around the SF Bay area on short notice?

A few months ago, I booked an incredible deal on a flight to spend 4 days next week in or around San Francisco. Life got busy, and I still haven't made any actual plans for what we're going to do, or where we're going to stay. We've been to SF a few times before, and want to rent a car and explore the area surrounding the city this time around -- particularly to the North. Any budget-friendly suggestions? [more inside]
posted by schmod on Oct 18, 2012 - 23 answers

Northern California and Oregon Coast road trip questions

Northern California and Oregon Coast road trip questions: specifically a place to stay on the coast within 2 hours North of San Francisco, advice on Sonoma and where to camp on South and Central Oregon Coast! [more inside]
posted by sinical on Aug 22, 2012 - 12 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

What should 22nd century California be like?

I'm writing a series of time travel novels. Since my first one is scheduled to be published in November, I've been debating what my next one should be. One idea I have is for a young woman in San Francisco or Los Angeles to find herself 100 years in the future (in 2110 or so), but I need some help imagining a realistic future. [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik on Jun 14, 2012 - 29 answers

Where (nearish San Francisco) can I sit under a beautiful star-filled sky in a hot tub, or similar atmosphere?

Live in San Francisco and have 12 days to spend at the end of this month (January). I want to sit in a hot tub and stare up at a beautiful sky. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by davezor on Jan 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Advice for a recent college graduate dealing with depression

I'm a recent college graduate and long time depression sufferer. Now I've suddenly been cast out into the "real world" with no directed day-to-day course of action and I'm feeling lost and needing help. Currently near by the San Francisco Bay Area, I'm needing to settle down soon to make some money and also receive the mental health care that I believe I need. The problem is that I'm totally broke. Any practical advice on breaking a stubborn depression when you're not made of money would be sincerely appreciated. [more inside]
posted by robobrent on Nov 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Hi Res History, San Fran in 1851...

Historical Photo / Daguerreotype Gurus, how might I download or purchase this particular panorama of San Francisco in 1851 in extreme hi-resolution? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Oct 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Moving from SF to Silicon Valley - need advice on cars and housing

So I've lived in beautiful San Francisco, California since 2005, but I've recently started a job down in Sunnyvale. I can take Caltrain down there, but it's an hour's trip plus half an hour on either end to get from home/work to the Caltrain station in question. This is not sustainable, so I'd like to move south. I'm 31, single, and a city boy from way back, so moving to The Suburbs gives me pause. Also, I sold the only car I've ever owned back in '05 shortly after I moved here. So I have two questions: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Masters in Creative Sexytimes

Which grad schools in the Bay Area are open to interdisciplinary approaches, especially with regards to creativity & sexuality? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Help us fill in the blanks on our road trip from Seattle to San Francisco

West Coast Road Trip! Mr. desjardins and I are flying into Seattle in early September, renting a car and driving to San Francisco. What do we do in between? We want places to stay and things to do. Amazing scenery is a priority. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jul 25, 2011 - 26 answers

Help me make the most of my Northern California trip.

What to do on my Northern California road trip? [more inside]
posted by breakin' the law on Jun 29, 2011 - 18 answers

Help needed for my last minute Cali trip

Going from SF to Pasadena via public transport -- is this possible? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jun 29, 2011 - 21 answers

San Francisco here I come!

Traveling by myself. How do I get from Santa Clara to San Francisco and back? [more inside]
posted by SoulOnIce on Jun 16, 2011 - 18 answers

Preparing for my grand exit

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]
posted by Quietgal on Apr 28, 2011 - 4 answers

SF for 3 months - doable?

San Francisco for 3 months to be creative and check out awesomeness. Low budget, Bangladesh passport. Possible? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 27, 2010 - 8 answers

LUDO NEED...... FRIENDS

I just moved to northern California 6 months ago and I’m *still* finding it somewhat difficult to make friends with people who want to do outdoor activities together (hiking, camping, rafting, road trips). What can I do to improve this? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Jul 16, 2010 - 15 answers

LA-Oakland move, need moving company recs

Any recommendations for good moving companies for a move from L.A. to the S.F. Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by kaiserin on Jul 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Where to eat in San Francisco?

Where should my family eat in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Mar 24, 2010 - 25 answers

Being a good person and a good landlord - help me achieve the impossible.

Newbie landlord in training - how can I help a person in desperate need AND be business savvy? (Long winded, please forgive me). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2010 - 19 answers

The woman who re-discovered MDMA

Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin is primarily credited with the popularization of MDMA, also known as Ecstacy. But he was actually introduced to it by a woman named Merrie Kleinman, who was reportedly a graduate student in the medicinal chemistry group Shulgin advised at San Francisco State University. Whatever happened to Merrie (Meredith?) Kleinman? The Interwebs have little information about her.
posted by Asparagirl on Mar 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Help make this vacation rock!

My family is going on a trip to San Francisco this spring (March 27-April 3). We're staying at the Grand Hyatt on Stockton Street. Food/Activity recommendations would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by kylej on Jan 31, 2010 - 9 answers

Small wedding in Yosemite: know of an amazing photographer with a package under $3K? Caterers too?

Small wedding in Yosemite: know of an amazing photographer with a package under $3K? Caterers too? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Aug 18, 2009 - 4 answers

San Francisco with kids

So, it looks like we will be going to be spending two weeks in August in the San Francisco area, specifically one week in Palo Alto and then one week in San Francisco. "We" encompasses myself, my wife, our 6 year old daughter and my mother-in-law, all visiting from the UK. None of us have been to California before. What should we do? [more inside]
posted by oclipa on Jun 18, 2009 - 23 answers

LA to SF not on the PCH

Los Angeles to San Francisco: Help me find an alternate route! [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on May 29, 2009 - 17 answers

College hoops in San Francisco?

Where can I watch NCAA basketball this weekend (Saturday) in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Apr 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Moving to the Bay Area

Help me plan my move to the Bay Area! [more inside]
posted by skaye on Mar 19, 2009 - 19 answers

What city in N. California?

Where should I live in Northern California? (details inside) [more inside]
posted by skaye on Mar 10, 2009 - 21 answers

Kicking out a roommate not a lease in San Francisco.

Giving ye olde boot to a roommate not a lease in San Francisco.. [more inside]
posted by hobbes on Jan 15, 2009 - 11 answers

LGA--> SFO

I'm visiting San Francisco for the first time on Friday. What should a New Yorker do in the Bay Area that will be especially exotic, relaxing, and fun? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Oct 1, 2008 - 31 answers

What are some good blogs written by Californians about humanitarian projects in the area?

What are some good blogs written by Californians about humanitarian projects in the area? [more inside]
posted by cmyers on Sep 28, 2008 - 3 answers

Swimming in San Francisco

For a friend: where do people go swimming in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Jul 18, 2008 - 13 answers

Payroll processor or part-time bookkeeper for startup? (US/SF)

StartupFilter: Payroll processing co or part-time bookkeeper for SF Bay Area co? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2008 - 6 answers

San Francisco Storms

Should I be scared of these 3 big storms about to slam into San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by mto on Jan 2, 2008 - 42 answers

Snakes, why did it have to be snakes?

As a Brit traveling to California do I need to be wary of snakes or spiders (or anything else for that matter?) [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Dec 28, 2007 - 31 answers

What's this SF neighborhood?

Name this San Francisco Neighborhood! I'm in the process of moving from Chicago to SF and am considering an apartment on Geary between Baker and Lyon. It's been described as being in "Lower Pacific Heights", but I've since learned that this is something of a misnomer - a way for realtors to make the place sound more impressive than it is. So where is this apartment in actuality? [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Apr 29, 2007 - 21 answers

California Tips!

California-filter: I'll be traveling in California for one month with my girlfriend. Please provide us with little hidden gems (hotels, restaurants, lunch rooms, best cappuccino in town, things to see and do etc) we won't find in travel guides. Please see our travel plan and other specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by IZ on Feb 11, 2007 - 34 answers

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