Local Interest:


General Pointers/ Local Search Engines:

California Division of Tourism
Highlights on attractions and other sites in California.
Bay Area.com
This site offers two area papers, The Mercury News and Contra Costa Times , plus area events and links.
Bay Area news, weather, entertainment, sports and other resources.
CitySearch - San Francisco
Searchable guides arts & entertainment, restaurants, lodging, news and more.
CitySearch - San Jose
Searchable guides arts & entertainment, restaurants, lodging, news and more.
SF Bay Area Yahoo
A Yahoo engine created especially for the Bay Area.
Job Smart
Northern California job search guide.
California Lottery Page
Get the latest winning numbers and odds information in the California SuperLotto game.

Around the Bay:

SF Visitor's Bureau
Maps and info for the traveller to San Francisco.
San Mateo County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Aimed at folks planning or attending conventions on the San Francisco Peninsula.
Berkeley Convention & Visitors Bureau
Accomodations, places to see, restaurants, transportation and meeting facilities.
San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau
Links to places to visit, performances to enjoy, festivals to celebrate, and pointers to hundreds of other interesting things in and around San Jose, California.
Tri-Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
Resources for Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Dublin area. Lodging, restaurants, wineries, etc.

Just to the North:

Napa Valley Conference & Visitors Bureau
Lodging, things to do, wineries, shopping, event planning and more.
Napa Valley Wines
A guide to Napa's wine industry - places to taste and more.
Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau
Find accommodations, wineries to visit, and other materials to help make your trip to Sonoma Valley a memorable one
Info on lodging, dining, wineries and more, with regional sections covering Northern Sonoma, Russian River, Central Sonoma, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Valley and Southern Sonoma.
Mendocino County Alliance
Information on lodging, wineries, and things to do in Mendocino County.


Information about the California electoral happenings.

Association of Bay Area Governments - a centralized place for Bay Area info and links to City & County govts.
Palo Alto
City of Palo Alto web server - info on schools, libraries, city services and events.

The California Environmental Resources Evaluation System - CERES
Natural and cultural resource information for environmental analysis and planning from the California Resources Agency.
CA DMV Personalized License Plates
Search to see if your name or slogan is available or research that book on license speak.

Newspapers and Media:

PA Weekly
Palo Alto Weekly Home Page. Look for your favorite restaurant reviews and keep up on local happenings!
SF Examiner
Access to the SF Examiner.
San Jose Mercury News
Mercury Center Online. For tech news see Good Morning Silicon Valley.
San Francisco Bay Guardian
The Guardian offers a unique look at the Bay Area and a web page full of useful information on what to see here.
Silicon Valley's weekly magazine - The Metro.

A National Public Radio affiliate station in San Francisco - KQED.
News of the Bay Area from Channel 7, KGO.
Channel 44, UPN
San Francisco Bay Area channel that plays lots of US science fiction programming.
KPFA Berkeley (94.1)
Local affiliate of Pacifica network, listener-supported, community-based radio.


The Exploratorium, a San Francisco museum of science, art, and human perception.
The Tech Museum of Innovation
Silicon Valley's hands-on science museum in San Jose, CA.
Cal Academy
California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, SF.
San Jose Museum of Art
Info on upcoming exhibitions and other information.
Survival Research Laboratories
This techno-destructive performance group offers pictures and articles to illustrate their madness.

Ceolas - Celtic Music events in California
Celtic artist and band appearances all over California.
Gaelic in the Bay Area
Events and classes for Gaelic learners and speakers.
Scottish Country Dancing
Info on RSCDS classes in Mountain View, San Francisco, Berkeley, Lafayette, Santa Rosa, Livermore, San Jose, Palo Alto, Santa Cruz, Ben Lomond, and Monterey.
Irish Arts Foundation
Providing American audiences on the West Coast with access to the very best of Irish art, music and culture from Ireland and her Celtic sisters.
The Well of Wisdom
Workshop schedules, tape information and writings from Mara Freeman, writer, storyteller, and teacher of Celtic and British earth-based wisdom traditions.

SF's local cartoon strip, updated daily.
UCSC Division of Arts
Links to Shakespeare Santa Cruz and other artistic happenings.


Weather conditions.
USA Today's 5 day forecast.


Hotels and Lodging

San Francisco Hotels
Hotel reservation system for San Francisco, CA.
Place to Stay
Online reservation system
Bed & Breakfast Registry - Western States
B&Bs and small inns. Offering descriptions, conditions and photographs.
California Historic Country Inns
From the Gingerbread Mansion to La Casa Del Zorro, this site features some of the best well known Historic Inns in the State.


Bay Area Rapid Transit
The BART system, including maps and fares.
Schedules and information on the Peninsula service from San Francisco through San Jose to Gilroy.


Waiters on Wheels
Online Food Delivery Network. Fast, hot delivery of great food within the hour from your favorite restaurants all around the Bay (with other cities on the way - Spokane & Las Vegas in process).


Northern California Independent Booksellers Association
Resources for readers - bestsellers, a store directory, recommended reading, book news, links to related sites and much more.

The Other Change of Hobbit
Berkeley's fine genre bookstore, new and used science fiction and fantasy.

Moe's Books
A Berkeley used book store with a specialty in art and antiquarian books.
A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books (SF)
Events, topical bibliographies, staff reading suggestions and more.
Kepler's Books Online (Menlo Park)
Reading suggestions, upcoming store events and a topic index of books.
Wessex Books (Menlo Park)
A fabulous used book store stocking more than 85,000 carefully selected books in over a hundred subject categories, and specializing in Literature, History and University press titles in the Humanities.
Handee Books (San Jose)
Used genre books, plus rare, out-of-print and collectibles.

Sisterspirit Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Sisterspirit is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization designed to promote women's community and unity - and a great place to find the next Great Lesbian Novel!

Real Estate listings for the Bay Area

Virtual Tourist's CA real estate listings
Pointers to lots of brokers, mortgage lenders and more.
Coldwell Banker Online
Searchable California-wide listings with Coldwell Banker.
Pacific Union Residential Brokerage
Searchable Bay Area listings with Pacific Union.

Other Businesses

Whiffle Tree Quilts
A local (Cupertino) quilting store that has really great fabric! Check out their class schedule online.

Community Organizations

Environmental and Progressive Community Organizations

Greenbelt Alliance
The San Francisco Bay Area's Greenbelt Alliance protects the 3.8 million acre Greenbelt of farmlands, watersheds, parks and other productive open space through citizen action, research and education, and advocacy.
Forests Forever
Saving California's forests, particularly the Headwaters Forest from logging.
Bay Area Progressives
Ken Cheetham's excellent BA Progressive calendar has come to the web, along with a directory of about 900 progressive groups in the Bay Area.
San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SF-SPCA)
News and advocacy, plus lists of adoptable animals.
World Affairs Council
The largest foreign affairs organization in the United States offers many programs and their excellent library both to their members and the public.

Pagan/Wiccan Community Organizations

Bay Area Pagan Assemblies.
Covenant of the Goddess, Northern California Local Council. General information on Wicca and the Covenant.
Fellowship of the Spiral Path
An association of neo-pagan groups in Northern California which acknowledge that they share traditions, beliefs, and/or lines of descent in the Old Religion (including but not limited to tribal religion, Earth religion, and Goddess religion) which are united for purposes of inspiration, mutual solidarity, support and protection.
Francesca Dubie's 3rd Road
The 3rd Road is a living branch of Celtic shamanism; a school for pagan religion; and a community.
Hrafnar home page
Berkeley area Hrafnar (the Ravens) practices the native religion of the Germanic peoples (Asatru) and Norse shamanic skills such as oracular seidh.
Reclaiming Collective
Information on the collective and upcoming Bay Area events.

Miscellaneous/Unclassifiable Community Organizations

Greater Bay Area Costumer's Guild
GBACG's list of upcoming events and useful tips!
My Alma Mater - San Jose State Univ. Library School home page.
Impact Bay Area (formerly Bay Area Model Mugging/BAMM)
IMPACT Self Defense offers programs on preventing violence and promoting healing by teaching Impact, a unique form of self-defense for mind, body and voice..
South Bay Folks
An informal organization of music lovers and musicians dedicated to promoting folk music in the greater San Jose, California area.

California Photographers
Resources for photographers in the state - camera clubs, photowalks, workshops and more.
Northern California Camera Clubs
Upcoming events, meetings, news and information for NorCal photographers.

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