Bay Area Living

San Jose

City Guides ~
Bay area Travel Guide
Silicon Valley Community Newspaper (Almaden, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Ross Garden, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Willow Glen, West SJ)
San Jose Guide 
San Jose Public Library
Mountain View Guide
Mountain View Public Library
Cupertino Guide
Palo Alto
Los Gatos

Transportation ~
California DMV
Google Online Map
Bart SF and East Bay, with connections from Daly City to Fremont, Richmond and Concord
VTA Operates buses and light rail trains throughout Santa Clara County
Amtrak Train service from San Jose to Oakland, Sacramento, and Monterey
Caltrain Rail service btw SF and San Jose with weekday, commute-hour service to Gilroy
SamTrans (bus service from Palo Alto through SF
Highway 17 Express Bus Daily from San Jose Caltrain station to Santa Cruz
Bus Between SF, LA, LV, Reno
Transit Trip Planner

Online Guides ~
Artsopolis Guide to Arts & Culture
Movie ticket, Location and showtimes
The most popular places to visit
Bay area Events Search
CA Festival / Events Search
South Bay Farmer’s Market 
Pacific Coast Farmers Association
National Farmer’s Market 
Bay Area Flea Markets List
San Jose Capitol Flea Market
7am-5:30pm, Thu-Sun. Capitol Expy at Snell Ave 408-225-5800. Free Parking, $1.50 entry fee.
San Jose Flea Market
7am-5:30pm, Wed-Sun. 1590 Berryessa Rd 408-453-1110, Free Entry, Parking $1 weekdays, $5 weekends.
Bay Area Harvest
Craiglist Bay area online billboard
Restaurants Serach
Metro Silicon Valley
Discover Silicon Valley

The Wave Magazine

California DMV
Postal Offices 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
U.S. Social Security Administration 
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco
Santa Clara Adult Education
Computer Recycling Center
Women’s Business Center (有中文) WBC 討論區
Chinese Calligraphy The Taoist Center
柏克萊華文師資培訓計畫 Stella Kwoh (郭譽玫) 510-658-2550

Local and Natioal Yellow Pages

Child Free – No Kidding

Entertainments ~
Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View
San Jose Repertory Theatre
San Jose Musical Theatre
Ice Skate in San Jose
Comedy Sportz 
San Jose Convention

Museums ~
Campbell Historical Museum and Ainsley House 300 Grant St., Campbell 408-866-2119 
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium 1342 Naglee Ave., at Park Ave. 408-947-3636
San Jose Historical Museum 1600 Senter Rd. at Keyes St. 408-287-2290
San Jose Museum of Art 110 S. Market St. at san Fermando St. 408-294-2787
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles 520 S. 1st St, San Jose 408-971-0323
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art 451 S. 1st St. at Sanra Clara St. 408-283-8155
Youth Science Institute 16240 Alum Rock Ave. at Crothers Rd. 408-258-4322
Children’s Discovery Museum 180 Woz Way, San Jose 408-298-5437
Emma Prusch Memorial fram Park 627 S. King Rd. 408-926-5555
Tech Museum of Innovation 145 W. San Carlos St., San Jose 408-279-7150
Triton museum 1505 Warburton Ave. at lincoln St. 408-247-3754
Lace Museum Sunnyvale (history of the traditional wedding dress, veil, and accessories)
The Museum of Los Gatos  Art Museum & History Museum

Sightseeing ~
Japanese Friendship Tea Garden 1300 Senter Rd., San Jose (at Tully & Keyes St)
Overfelt Garden Educational Park Dr. & Mckee Rd., San Jose 408-251-3323
Hakone Japanese Gardens in Saratoga
Saso Herb Garden San Jose
San Jose Heritage Rose Garden San Jose
San Jose Municipal Rose Garden San Jose
Guadalupe River Park & Garden San Jose
Raging Water San Jose
Winchester Mystery House San Jose
Filoli House Woodside
Hearst Castle San Simeon

Hot Spring
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort San Luis Obispo

North Bay

City Guides ~
California Official 2006 Visit Guide 
Bay area Travel Guide
Palo Alto
San Mateo

Transportation ~
Google Map
Bart       (SF and East Bay, with connections from Daly City to Fremont, Richmond and Concord)
VTA       (operates buses and light rail trains throughout Santa Clara County)
Amtrak   (train service from San Jose to Oakland, Sacramento, and Monterey)
Caltrain    (rail service btw SF and San Jose with weekday, commute-hour service to Gilroy)
SamTrans   (bus service from Palo Alto through SF)
Highway 17 Express Bus  (daily from San Jose Caltrain station to Santa Cruz)
Bus Between SF, LA, LV, Reno
Transit Trip Planner   

San Francisco

Blogs ~
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認真的女人最美 版主的網路日記

Museum ~
SF Museum of Modern Art 10:00-5:45  ($12.50) (First Tuesday is FREE)
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco    10:00-5:00 ($10)
de young museum  9:30-5:00 ($10) (First Tuesday is FREE)
Exploratorium  10:00-5:00 ($13) (First Wednesday is Free)

Shopping ~
Mask Italia Inc. 2176 Chestnut St., SF (btw Pierce/Steiner) 415-409-4743
Union Square   
SF Boutique Shops  Hayes St (btw Gough & Laguna), Valencia St (btw 16th & 22nd)

Second hand/Exchange ~
Buffalo Exchange 1555 Haight St,/1210 Valencia St, SF
Wasteland            1660 Haight St, SF

Jazz Club ~  List 
SF Jazz   
Preal’s         256 Columbus, SFO  415-291-8255

Elbo Room   647 Valencia, SFO   415-552-7788
Bistro 339    339 Taylor, SFO      415-563-8568

Moose’s        1652 Stockton,SFO  415-989-7800
Les Joulins Jazz Bistro   44 Ellis, SFO
York Hotel, Plush Room (Vocalist)  940 Sutter, SFO
Cityscape Bar    333 O’Farrell St., SFO  415-923-5002

Supermarkets ~
Vivande, Inc.      2125 Fillmore St., San Francisco  415-346-4430
Molinari Deli      373 Columbus Ave, SF (corss Vallejo St) 415-421-2337 

Cooking Classes ~
California Culinary Academy  625 Polk St, SF

South California – Restaurants

Ca’Brea 346 S La Brea Ave, LA 323-938-2863
La Luna 113 N Larchmont Blvd, LA 323-962-2130
Pane e Vino Trattoria 8265 Beverly Blvd, LA 323-651-4600
Locanda Veneta 8638 West Third St, LA 310-274-1893
Tanino Ristorante 1043 Westwod Blvd, LA 310-208-0444
Il Pastaio 400 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hill 310-205-5444
Piccolo Paradiso 150 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hill 310-271-0030

I Cugini Trattoria 1501 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica 310-451-4595

bouchon 9 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara 805-730-1160

鼎泰豐 1108 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia (LA area) 626-574-7068
陽春麵之家 140 W. Valley Blvd, San Gabriel 626-288-1948 (同一plaza 還有其他餐館)

Little Tokyo Shopping Center 333 S. Alameda St, LA

Santa Brabrara ~
The Upham Hotel


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