In California, I got a fix-it ticket because my license plate had some of the reflective sheen scraped off. I have since sold the car without getting the fix-it ticket signed off. My appearance date is in a couple of weeks. I don't have the car anymore, so I can't get it signed off. What do I do now? [more inside]
What are the most creative and cool honey moon ideas for southern california? [more inside]
Food locator question for SoCal Mefites: Where (and what brand) can I buy a soy margarine, no dairy component, that comes in sticks, that is NOT Nucoa? [more inside]
Asking for a friend- Who is responsible for the cost of repairs after a house fire? I am renting the house. I have renters insurance. The fire report said no negligence on my part. I'm located in California. [more inside]
I loved the "show me the hidden side of L.A." question. But I'm gonna be visiting its mild-mannered southern cousin, San Diego. Show me the hidden side of THAT! [more inside]
What are some unusual exercise/fitness/physical activity ideas in the San Francisco Bay Area, for example House of Air or Jukari?
Should I get a home security system? [more inside]
I’ve been charged with misdemeanor drug possession (11377) in California after accidentally going through airport security with .7 grams of meth on my person. My arraignment is next week; what can I expect and/or how should I prepare? [more inside]
One month work assignment, need a place to stay: Chino or Ontario, CA? [more inside]
I know that a holding deposit prevents the landlord from renting the unit to anyone else. What does it guarantee in the case that the tenant currently living in the unit decides to stay? (California) [more inside]
I really need help registering my car in CA. I realize questions like this have been asked before, but I would really appreciate guidance about what to do in my (not very snowflakey) circumstance. [more inside]
Metafilter, I need a road trip reality check and suggestions. I'm going on a short road trip to the Grand Canyon from June 28-June 30, departing from Riverside County in Southern California. I think I'm set on my plan for my trip to the Grand Canyon, but I'm looking for suggestions for the trip back. [more inside]
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]
Costco Health Insurance? I'm comparing health plans for a small company (three eligible people). So far I've spoken to an insurance agent, but in my research I came across this site. Does anyone have any experience with Costco insurance - positive or negative, from either employer or employee perspective? [more inside]
Where should I go/stay/see in Southern California from mid-December to mid-January? I will not have a car since I want to promote low-carbon travel. [more inside]
Looking for camping and hiking spots in the Sierras and foothills where I can take our 4.5-year-old son and/or our dog. [more inside]
I'm looking for the cheapest options for shipping <20kg of personal effects from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Southern California. [more inside]
Moving to California in a few months. Central Coast, maybe? Any ideas, opinions, etc? See explanation... [more inside]
I'm looking for unique gifts/souvenirs from California for my sisters and girlfriend (all in their 20s) and for my parents. I'm traveling the length of the state so almost any location would work. I would prefer to spend $50 or less on each gift but I have some flexibility. Local/unique items or something specific to California would be perfect! Food can work but must be nonperishable as I have lots of driving to do.
I'll be visiting Monterey, CA for a weekend getaway soon (most likely the end of June), and I'd love some suggestions for what to do. I've been countless times with visiting relatives so have already done all the basic touristy stuff and chain restaurants, but don't know what else the area has to offer. [more inside]
Northern California trip planning help please! I'm attending a wedding in the Sonoma region this summer and would like to plan a week-long Northern California trip ending in Geyserville. I'll be with family and need to stay in hotels or B&Bs, (not camping or not motels.) I'd love help with itinerary ideas, especially national parks/forests that might be fun for trips in the area. If you have stayed in nice hotels or B&Bs in Northern California, please share your suggestions. Kid-friendly ideas also appreciated. I've got a full week- would like to stay in maybe 2 or 3 locations (not necessarily moving every night).
We are going on a trip to the Northern California Coast and Oregon. I want to stop in Walla Walla Washington on the way to Portland because of the onions and wine tasting bars downtown. Is there any other local food worth a detour on a road trip vacation? [more inside]
Traveling in California for five weeks--but without a car. Where should/can I go and what cities/places should I absolutely not miss? I'll be starting in Northern California and working my way down. [more inside]
Non-American who occasionally travels to America wants a Southern California phone number (Los Angeles area) that has data and that my friends can text to. My phone works on all USA carriers. What's the cheapest permanent solution? A web-based (or other non-cell) solution is also welcome as long as people can text to the number. [more inside]
We are selling our condo in California, and we got an offer at our asking price, we emailed our agent and said that we wanted to have another open house to see if we got any other offers. She agreed, and then emailed us a contract accepting the the bid with the message "sign this", which my wife did. As far as we can tell this means we have now sold our place, and cannot accept any other offers. Is that correct? If so, is what she did bad practice or something else, or are we just missing something here? Do we have any recourse? (There was another open house yesterday, and an agent tour tomorrow).
My employment history is a crazy jumbled mess. Help me file for unemployment, Hive Mind! [more inside]
San Francisco Bay Area (and CA) - can you think of any mysterious, or interesting or secret places? Legends/myths? Strange rewards for a bit of driving, or walking, or an ExpeditionTM of Discovery, etc? Difficulty: not looking for woo, or establishments of commerce, no-matter how good hole-in-the-wall-food may be :) Examples inside... [more inside]
Best BOTTLED beers for a beer newbie in California? [more inside]
We're going to be road tripping this summer from San Francisco to Los Angeles (Disneyland, specifically) and need your best tips!
We're going to be road tripping this summer from San Francisco to Los Angeles (Disneyland, specifically) and need your best tips! [more inside]
Do you have experience getting a California teaching credential as a private school teacher? How different is it from the typical university-based credential path? Any pitfalls to watch out for? How easy/hard is it? [more inside]
Going out of town for 4 days. Can any cat owners living in Oakland, CA recommend a good cat-sitting service?
I'm going out of town next month for about 4 days for a work trip. I'm doing some research on pet sitters who can come over to look after my kitty. [more inside]
L.A. Mefites, I have only a couple of hours in your city. What should I do? [more inside]
Oregon to Texas Roadtrip: which is the better route, down through California/AZ/NM or through Utah/NM? [more inside]
Does anyone know a good vascular surgeon/varicose vein specialist in the Bay Area? [more inside]
Asking for a friend. I need a recommendation to a GREAT divorce attorney in Los Angeles, California. And by great I mean: Knowledgeable, Strong Advocate, Fair-minded, and with an excellent "bed-side" manner. The last bit is most important. Please Memail your suggestions, or provide resources in-thread! Snowflakes inside.... [more inside]
If I collected California unemployment benefits while living in New York, do I have to pay taxes to New York? [more inside]
As a Canadian, can I do freelance design work in the U.S. if I move there? [more inside]
Need help understanding the community college funding models. I have recently heard about the 'Contract Education' model at community colleges in CA where you pay the school for an accredited course or program to be taught off site. Does anyone know how this process works and how expensive it is? i have searched online and cant find the info. Thanks!
Travelling through California to Las Vegas, and I want to know how to take the best possible pictures with the camera equipment I have. [more inside]
Adventurous couple looking for (guided) fun w/in 1 hour of Los Angeles on Monday and Tuesday [more inside]
Traveling from Seattle to Southern California with three dogs... looking for places along the road where we can stop and play! [more inside]
Places not to miss roughly between San Francisco and Vegas? [more inside]
I’m leaving Tucson, AZ tonight for a last minute solo road trip to San Francisco. I have 7-8 days to drive, so obviously I’ll be taking the scenic route. Where should I stop? What route should I take? What should I do? What should I eat? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I are moving to San Francisco for his work. I'm in the middle of a second bachelor's degree in biochemistry/fulfilling premedical requirements. I'd like to enroll at the City College (community college) for a year and then transfer to a university after I've established residency. This will be fine, right? Have I missed anything that might enable a California university to deny me in-state tuition? [more inside]
Lying under oath: what would a likely penalty be for a plaintiff who commits perjury? [more inside]
I need to find a book/article/website on the history of teaching Adult ESL in California. [more inside]
How do I rationalise opening up an office in a particular neighbourhood of San Francisco? You can bet there's
Are there any maps/resources to illustrate the neighbourhoods that Silicon Valley VC/PEs and tech companies are located in? [more inside]
I'd like to spend this year working my way up to getting a refereed beat down. How do I get started?
Working my way up to getting a refereed beat down. How do I get started? [more inside]
I've booked tickets to San Francisco for a 4-day trip in mid-March. I am looking for advice on: (1) what Northern California area would be best to visit for a good mix of interesting activities and romantic/luxurious atmosphere (wine country? coast? city?); (2) good places to stay in $200-500 per night range; and (3) interesting things to do or places to visit. [more inside]