(Asking this for a male friend.) Getting divorced in California. What kind of alimony should I be expected to supply my soon-to-be ex wife? Advice and insights, please! [more inside]
Hospitalized in California last year under a 5150: is it legal for them to stick me with the bills when I was hospitalized against my will? [more inside]
What do renters do when their landlord's property goes through a foreclosure? [more inside]
Possible girl & her dog roadtrip retreat over the holidays. Nothing too expensive. Suggestions? [more inside]
What are some activities in Los Angeles that I could sign up for and take part in on a regular basis with a group of other people? Some kind of weekly thing, maybe. The best example I can think of is something like a knitting club... but not specifically a knitting club because knitting just ain't my thing. I am thinking of something creative/arts-related, though. I just don't know of anything in particular that I could check out. Anyone in LA involved in or know of something like this that they can recommend? [more inside]
I'm considering taking a 4-day weekend trip out to California's North Coast to do some winery-hopping and hiking. Is this a mistake? My wife has vacation time the first couple weekends of December. Is it going to be too cold? Are the wineries even open this time of year?
I'll be near UC Davis on Saturday, and I'd like to stay overnight. Any recommendations for nice places to stay while there? I've 8 year old twin boys, and my wife. [more inside]
I'm moving to California. What's the cheapest way to haul my crap--including a small sports car--for 1,700 miles? [more inside]
I want to do something memorable for my 30th birthday, so my current plan is to head to Yosemite--I've never been there. However, my birthday is in December, so that's when we're going to go. Most of the Yosemite-in-winter advice online and in guidebooks seems to be outdated, and the official Yosemite website just doesn't seem that useful to me. Please give me your personal recommendations on what to do, where to stay, etc., particularly those based on recent experience. [more inside]
I'm sitting in North Clairemont, San Diego, watching the fires pass by on the north, east and south. Why are all the street names in my neighborhood named after mountain peaks? [more inside]
California legal/medical/ethical question: In advance of my going to the hospital to give birth within the next few weeks, I decided to download and fill out California's standard Advance Health Care Directive form, i.e. a living will (and to have my husband fill his out too, as long as we were at it). However, Google informs me via multiple sources that this form, even if signed and notarized, is "not valid if pregnant". WTF? [more inside]
How can I find out the dates of the upcoming 2007 Yuba City Sikh parade/festival? As some of you may know, this is the largest gathering of Sikh people outside of India/Pakistan, and many tens of thousands (sometimes hundreds of thousands) of people come from all over the US to eat the amazing free food, see the floats, and generally have a great time. Non-Sikhs are invited, and I want to go, but can't find the date anywhere.
There's apparently a golf course near San Jose, CA., well it actually may be closer to Milpitas, but it supposedly has half a million trees. I can't seem to find anything about it or if it even exists. This information is coming from my father who played at this course many years ago (maybe 10-20). [more inside]
What to do on a one week roadtrip south of Los Angeles? [more inside]
What would be a good place to live, work, and start a family in the US Southwest? Smaller towns are particularly welcome. [more inside]
I'm looking for people's past experiences visiting Julian, California. [more inside]
My brother and his wife were in a near fatal car accident in California while on vacation. I need to get them about 200 miles back to Las Vegas. I have MULTIPLE questions, and I hope you guys (and gals) can help... [more inside]
When did California stop demanding blood tests before issuing marriage certificates? When they did require a blood test, how long did it take to get one? Thanks!
I'm thinking about incorporating in Nevada for a business I will operate in CA for the tax benefits. Do you know of any disadvantages to incorporating in Nevada but working in CA?
Please help -- How do you buy a new car in California for cash? Dealer has agreed to a cash deal, but at 11th hour, insists on signing a loan agreement?!? Help my cuz get this guy to close a cash deal. [more inside]
where can I stay in Santa Barbara? [more inside]
Have I got the right budget for my LA->SF drive? What are the hotels / motels really like? Are there any "bargain" towns or price blackspots? [more inside]
Where can I eat live squid/octopus in Los Angeles, or California in general? [more inside]
What is the quickest/cheapest way to get from Dana Point, California to San Diego? [more inside]
RoadtripFilter, I am in need of kid-friendly sights, attractions and lodging (camping or hotel) along the Redwood Highway. Specifically near the Redwood National Park. [more inside]
Driving from San Jose to Pasadena via CA-1, what are the must-see scenic stops? The time constraint is 24 hours (from Sunday morning to Monday morning). So far, the only markers on my route are the Mystery Spot and Big Sur.
I have a question about the authentication of a Cambridge University-issued document by a California lawyer or notary for use in Latvia. [more inside]
trying to find on-camera job interview training in either the Washington, DC metro area or the San Francisco Bay Area. Numbers and contact info helpful!
Can you take cough drops into the california bar exam? [more inside]
How do you deal with or adapt to Car Culture? Tips on driving, things to do in/with the car, strategies to deal with traffic, autos, parking, life-on-the-road in general please. Also: any specific Southern California driving/car advice. [more inside]
Is it worth it to get a real estate broker's license in California? [more inside]
Where's the best place to learn to surf in San Diego? [more inside]
My east coast tour is ending. That means it's time to start booking the west coast tour. Please suggest cities and venues for a touring indie rock band to hit in NV, CA, OR, WA, and AZ. [more inside]
Due to a yet-to-be-correctly-diagnosed problem with the electrical system in our house, our air conditioner does not work. This is a Big Deal in Central California right now. Can we reasonably expect our lanlord to pay for a hotel for us? [more inside]
Can someone tell me how to find a good health insurance broker in LA, or recommend one you've used? Finding individual health insurance here is MUCH more difficult than I expected it would be, seeing how I'm extremely healthy. I need to find a professional to help me with this! [more inside]
How do I break a California rental lease that hasn't started yet? Can an apartment refuse to remove one person from a lease two people signed if both roommates wish the removal? [more inside]
So I'm going to San Diego because I'm a big ol' geek and I'm finally going to San Diego Comic Con this year, about which I'm super excited. While in San Diego, what food should I eat/buy? [more inside]
While I love my family, I want to claim the other half of my heritage (my father’s side of the family) in an upcoming visit. [more inside]
From L.A. to Santa Fe and back. By Car, necessarily. Next month. I'm planning a 1.5 day drive, a 3 day stay in Santa Fe (already taken care of, thanks), a 1.5 day drive back to L.A. Where should I sleep en route? I'm thinking Flagstaff, right? Sightseeing in or around Flagstaff? (touristy stuff is OK unless it's something horribily overcrowded or plainly for kids). Is the drive too long/boring? Any better ideas to make the trip more fun? Suggestions? Thanks.
I'm preparing for a road trip that will take me up the California Coast, Oregon Coast, Washington (Seattle) and into Canada at least as far North as Whistler. Can you provide specific recommendations on where to stop? What motels should I stay at? What's interesting to see/do/photograph? [more inside]
What is the best method & location for live-blogging a cross country trip using a MacBook, DSLR camera, DV camera, t-mobile EDGE and intermittent wifi? [more inside]
Where can I camp, off the beaten path, on the central coast of California? [more inside]
Buying-a-used-Car in SoCal-filter : I'm looking for good used car dealerships in the Pomona / Inland Empire / greater LA area. Also, for good independent mechanics to examine a prospective used car. Also: Examples of dealers/mechanics to avoid and general advice. [more inside]
In California, what penalties (civil, administrative, or criminal) might face a "lawyer" who advertises and practices as a lawyer without actually having a license? If I know of such a lawyer, how should I go about reporting him or suing him?
I am elgible to test out of an lvn licence in California. Does anyone know where to start? [more inside]
Visiting San Diego this weekend: do we need a rental car, and is there anything secret and great near Seaworld that we should see? (esp. good coffeeshops for hanging around in?) [more inside]
What can you tell me about East Hollywood/South Los Feliz/North Koreatown? (Los Angeles) [more inside]
Any good books/movies/etc. about the immigration experience for Mexicans in America, particularly southern California? [more inside]
Westfalia-filter. I'm on the market for a Westfalia vanagon (1984-1989). I'm based in Montreal, but I have this crazy idea that I might get a better deal in CA. [more inside]
Members of my family conspired to create a false identity for a sibling years ago--mine! How can I ensure that this ID is no longer being used? [more inside]