Is there a route alongside the San Francisco marathon I could take that would allow me to get back to the designated viewing locations? Bikes are not allowed in the race of course, but I'd like to know if anyone else has tried to follow the race and support a participant by riding ahead and cheering them on at each viewing location. [more inside]
I would really appreciate recommendations for a counselor for my daughter. She is in the last stages of a long and demanding academic degree. She is brilliant but has always had some difficulty in reading social cues and tends to alienate people with her abruptness. More inside. [more inside]
Nice bike stolen in San Francisco - where to try to find it? [more inside]
Looking for restaurants for lunch and dinner for a trip to San Francisco with two kids (8 and 6 years old). [more inside]
Mrs. Funmonkey1 and I ar looking for a decent happy hour. Think long bar with loads of room, decent bar food and a good selection of wine and beer. Crowd over 25 and relaxed. Anything like this in North Beach?
We moved out of our rental house and our property owner is refusing to return our full deposit or interest earned over the 9.5 years we lived there. What are our chances of winning in small claims court? A wall of snowflakes falling inside. [more inside]
In New York I often used OhMyRockness for a comprehensive list of upcoming indie/rock/comedy shows at different venues, but I can't seem to find a similar site for San Francisco. I end up going to each individual venue website (The Independent, The Fillmore, The Chapel, Slim's, etc) for info but this isn't ideal. Is there a site I just don't know about? Thanks!
Can I find an It's It ice cream sandwich in the San Francisco airport? [more inside]
Good SF area playground or similar for meeting up/hanging out, by BART with good parking? [more inside]
Is it possible/practical to get from downtown San Francisco (near the corner of 2nd and Howard street) to Muir Woods on public transportation? Details inside. [more inside]
I need to find someone in San Francisco to hook up my washing machine. Suggestions? [more inside]
Looking for an event space in San Francisco for Thursday, November 21st. I'm looking for something that can fit 60-80 people. It's for a developer-focused meetup event. Have you been to a good event in SF? Do you know of a good space?
I'm trying to find more about a pair of jumping stilts that I saw at maker faire (2013 Bay Area) that are substantially different form any I've seen online. Does anyone know anything about these - they had a glossy metallic-red (almost Ironman-like?) nearly-knee-high boot instead of the usual clamps, and the spring power seemed to come from a lot of black rubber cording bunched in the rear as if a calf muscle (I don't recall the mechanism, but bungie cording suggests it's different to the blade-spring traditional design). Are these something that can be purchased, or were they a maker-crafted one-off?
I'm a late 20's native New Yorker - grew up in Brooklyn and lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn for most of my life. I've lived in San Diego for the past year. Lovely place, but it's not for me. Got a job offer in San Francisco and I'm excited and ready to make the move. I've always loved my visits to San Francisco and its walkability, culture, food, shopping, and diversity have always made it comparable to New York in my mind. I love New York, but I don't want to move to San Francisco expecting it will be just like living in New York. I've already noticed some big differences that I embrace (and some I dislike.) People who have lived in both cities (especially as a young person): what are some of the differences you found between life in New York and life in San Francisco? Thanks!
Where can I find a hotel, resort, vacation cabin or non-camping getaway within 100 miles of San Francisco that allows dogs and has EV charging - preferably this weekend? [more inside]
I'm an ASW in Southern California and I'm relocating to San Francisco. What are some good resources/agencies for finding social work jobs in SF? I've used Indeed, Craigslist, and the UCSF website, but I don't know of enough agencies/hospitals up there to know which websites to check for job openings. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
What are your favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco for living, working, experiencing the city and SF life? And any suggestions for cool, interesting, off-beat housing options aside from standard corporate housing for temporary but longish term relocation? (1 year) [more inside]
I'll be in San Francisco for about twelve hours, and I would like to find a bookstore or two that have an amazing zine selection. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Hi, I will be attending a conference at Moscone in late August and hotels nearby are either booked or way too expensive. Help me vet some alternatives. [more inside]
I'm interested in a mini tattoo and am looking for recommendations for an exceptional artist. It's a hard thing to do (Oliver Peck is obviously the best) so any thoughts you have for anyone you know about (ideally in the Boston or San Francisco area) would be appreciated.
My girlfriend and I are planning on taking a roadtrip from home in San Diego to San Francisco at the end of June in time for Pride weekend and I feel like my numbers might be off. Calling all fellow AskMeFites with travel/roadtrippin/fun grown-up experience/better math skills. [more inside]
Does anyone have any information on good deals on apartments in the Mission/Potrero/Soma neighborhoods of San Fran? I need a few months this summer for an internship. [more inside]
What is your ideal San Francisco spring afternoon for the uninitiated? (more inside) [more inside]
Question about how to get a visa to Brazil in time for a trip. [more inside]
I and several other tenants across three different Live/Work loft properties in San Francisco were recently informed that the new building owner discovered discrepancies in the zoning of our building, and that we are essentially being evicted. [more inside]
I've been living in my rent controlled apartment in San Francisco for about 10 months, and would like to be added to the lease (currently, only one of the three of us is on the lease, and she may be moving out soon). Is there anything I need to know before asking the company we rent from whether I can be added? My fear is that they'd use this as an excuse to void the old lease and increase the rent more than what would be normally allowed under rent control. Are my fears justified?
I'm looking for a one-off volunteering opportunity in San Francisco on V-Day evening. Why is this so hard to find? Do they just think no one will want to volunteer that night? [more inside]
Why isn't there more seafood in the San Francisco Bay Area? Geography, history, or something else? [more inside]
I need to find b-flute, or rolled corrugated cardboard in San Francisco. For reference I'm talking about this.
Short story help, please. I remember this... [more inside]
Where is the cheapest long term parking around the San Francisco Intl Airport? [more inside]
For those with experience in both the Vancouver and San Francisco real estate markets, how would you compare the two? Can you offer any examples of similar neighborhoods? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are visiting San Francisco in early December. Neither of us have ever been there. Please help us find a reasonably priced (less than $150/night preferably) hotel in the city. [more inside]
Things to do in San Francisco this weekend with somebody that can't walk very much? [more inside]
What are your suggestions for a casual, inexpensive restaurant close to a Bart station in San Francisco? [more inside]
Getting a prescription cat... How to, should I, and can I? [more inside]
I would like to be a teacher. Snowflake: of technology, to adults, in San Francisco, during evenings. [more inside]
Recommendations for Cabins & Queer-Friendly B&B's between Mendocino and Portland? [more inside]
Who in San Francisco will sell me currants? [more inside]
Where can I find cheap(ish) last minute-hotel accommodations in or around San Francisco? [more inside]
Which 1960s Album Cover featured the Coit Tower in San Francisco? [more inside]
Life happens. Looking for recommendations for a therapist in SF/Oakland area. Details inside. [more inside]
New career has me relocating to either Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Tampa, FL. Help me choose the best fit. [more inside]
Where in San Francisco can I make a new patient appointment THIS WEEK? [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]
San Fran Filter: Visiting SF as a tourist. Cherry Blossom Festival is happening then. Is that festival worth our time? [more inside]
Has anyone completed the "Genomics Technology," and "Computer Skills for Scientists" certificate programs at the City College in San Francisco? My plan is to take these classes while finishing up pre-med requirements at the City College. Then I want to find a job in genetics research while I decide between medical school/finishing my biochem education at Berkeley. Is this feasible? Is this a good plan? [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]
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]
Help an older couple move to the bay area-My parents are interested in moving to the bay area and are visiting this week to check out some possibilities. Do you have recommendations for areas/communities that might be a good fit for them? They are in their 60's and like quiet, peaceful places, natural beauty, the ocean, slower pace, and they don't have a lot of money. They are spiritual and into alternative medicine, holistic health and gardening. Thank you!