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Q: for czh-ga . . . re: SF ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: for czh-ga . . . re: SF
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: timespacette-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 05 Aug 2006 19:36 PDT
Expires: 04 Sep 2006 19:36 PDT
Question ID: 752997
Well, here's a couple of more questions about your fair city:

You mentioned this article many months ago:

Is SF any closer to getting citywide wi-fi?  What's the latest news on this?  

The question behind this is 'will our boys have to pay for internet
service when they get there?'   Do you have any idea how it will work?
 The computer my son is taking with him is my old iBook, which has
both dial-up and Airport capability.   Is there anything we should
know now to get this system ready?

Bonus question on a different topic:  here in the Pacific North Wet we
have PCC, which I
think stands for the Puget Community Co-Op, a great chain of health
food co-ops all up and down the coast of WA and ORE.  Does San
Francisco have anything like that?   I remember a very high-end health
food store (almost a supermarket) in Mill Valley; what about the city?
  Any near the Northbeach / Fort Mason area?

thanks in advance!

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Subject: Re: for czh-ga . . . re: SF
Answered By: czh-ga on 06 Aug 2006 01:33 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello again timespacette-ga,

Thanks for asking for me again. I?m surprised your boys still haven?t
left. At least they missed out on our recent heat wave.

I don?t think they?ll have any trouble finding free WiFi access in San
Francisco. The City is moving forward with its plans for universal
access and I?m providing you with updates so you can follow the saga.
In the meantime, I?m also providing you with directories for finding
hot spots.

There are several food coops in San Francisco and they?re not too hard
to access. I don?t know if they?re as big as your PCC but they?re well
established and have a long track record. In addition, I?ve also
included links to San Francisco?s farmers? markets. I think these will
provide access to wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables.

I hope that the information I?ve provided will be helpful. I?m glad to
see you active on Google Answers again.

Best wishes for the boys? move to San Francisco.

~ czh ~

San Francisco TechConnect is a strategy to promote digital inclusion
by ensuring affordable internet access, affordable hardware,
community-sensitive training and support, and relevant content to all
San Franciscans, especially low-income and disadvantaged residents.

Universal, Affordable Wireless Broadband Internet Access for San Francisco

(see status reports on the City of San Francisco website)

No such thing as a free connection
Will San Franciscans have to pay for free city-wide WiFi--with their privacy?
By Jia Lynn Yang, FORTUNE reporter
April 26, 2006: 2:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (FORTUNE) - Privacy watchdogs are scrutinizing Google's plan
to deliver free WiFi to San Francisco?and they don't like everything
they're seeing.

Earlier this month, the city approved a joint proposal from Google
(Research) and Earthlink (Research) to turn San Francisco into a giant
wireless hot spot. Users will have two choices: They can pay Earthlink
$20 a month, or get free access from Google if they're willing to
tolerate a slower connection and Google's ads. They'll also have to
sign in each time they use the network.

Update on wi-fi in San Francisco
6/28/2006 03:55:00 PM
Posted by Minnie Ingersoll, Product Manager

In April the City and County of San Francisco chose the bid from
EarthLink and Google to offer citywide Wi-Fi access, and we're
thrilled about that. A key part of this project has been keeping
citizens apprised of our progress and answering questions along the
way. Towards this end, we recently sent a letter to the City of San
Francisco that addresses our commitment to user privacy. We look
forward to continuing our work with EarthLink and the City to build a
citywide wireless network.

Analysis: San Francisco Wi-Fi won't target all users
By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service, 06/28/06 

The Wi-Fi-FreeSpot Directory is a listing of hotspot locations that
offer Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access.

SFLan -- Community Wireless

SFLan is an experimental wireless community network in the San
Francisco Bay Area. We aim to build a wireless network with LAN
characteristics on a metropolitan scale.

Does the Library provide access to the Internet?

Does the Library provide wireless access to the Internet?
Public wireless network access (WiFi) is currently available at the
Main Library (in all public areas) and at the following branch
libraries: Anza, Bayview, Chinatown, Excelsior, Eureka Valley, Golden
Gate Valley, Ingleside, Mission, Merced, Mission Bay, North Beach,
Ortega, Park, Parkside, Presidio, and Visitacion Valley. WiFi (short
for wireless fidelity) uses high frequency radio signals to transmit
and receive data over limited distances. All San Francisco public
libraries will eventually provide this service.

Find a Hot Spot
To find HotSpots near a location, enter a complete or partial address.
By default, all locations within 1 mile are shown. Click on "Browse by
Region" to see all HotSpots in a city. Click on a HotSpot name for a
map within the U.S. and Europe.

The following locations in San Francisco, CA feature WiFi hot spots -
wireless 802.11b Internet access. Click a location name to find the
wireless hotspot's address and contact information, wireless network
type, and carrier.

290 HotSpots found, showing  

Free wi-fi hotspots in San Francisco, CA USA (457 hotspots)

PCC Natural Markets

Rainbow Grocery
1745 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA. 94103
Phone: (415) 863-0620
Fax: (415) 863-8955

At Rainbow Grocery, our purpose is to provide natural, organic,
vegetarian food and environmentally and health conscious products at
an affordable price. Rainbow Grocery Cooperative is an independent,
collectively run, worker owned and operated cooperative at which
decision making and responsibilities are shared through democratic
structures and elected committees.

Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, Inc.

Editorial Rating: Not Rated 
In Short
Opened in 1975 by eight dedicated individuals who wanted to provide a
wholesome alternative to commercial stores, this co-op remains true to
its populist roots. The main draw is its overflowing supply of organic
and earth-friendly products. If you're on the prowl for big-name
products or meat, though, you'll want to head elsewhere. Buyers are
strict, maintaining an almost anarchist agenda, and they make sure
only the good-for-you stuff hits the shelves. Prices are somewhat
higher than at the supermarket chains, but you'll at least feel better
knowing that you're treating yourself to the very best.

Other Avenues Food Store Cooperative Inc.
3930 Judah St. (btw 44th and 45th Aves, N-Judah stop 43rd Ave.) 
San Francisco, CA 94122 
10am-8pm daily 

Volunteer @ Other Avenues Food Co-op and receive discount on groceries

(415) 626-7038
FAX (415) 626-7511

Natural Foods, Supplements, and Body care products.

Food Co-ops and Other Co-op Resources ? California

Food Co-ops, Health Food stores, Natural Food Stores -- California

Each of the three San Francisco markets (Ferry Plaza, UN Plaza and
Alemany Boulevard) has its own personality. The Ferry Plaza Farmers
Market is the most up-scale. ? The UN Plaza market caters to the Asian
population of the surrounding neighborhood, ? The Alemany market is
the granddaddy of Bay Area farmers markets. It's been in business for
fifty years and features both organic and conventionally grown
produce, dried fruit, nuts, herbs, eggs, jams and fish. Prices are
moderate and quality is good.

The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a California certified farmers
market operated by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable
Agriculture (CUESA). The market is open four days a week?Tuesday,
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The Thursday and Sunday markets are
open seasonally, spring to fall.

Alemany Farmers' Market
Real Estate Division
City and County of San Francisco
100 Alemany Blvd
San Francisco, CA
Tel:   (415) 647-9423
Manager: Gary Gentry

Located at Junction of Highway 101 and 280
Open Saturdays from dawn to dusk, year round, rain or shine.

Marina Farmers' Market
Event Info: (800) 806-3276 
Through 10/29/2006
Every Sat 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Marina Middle School
3500 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA
Seasonal: June 18-Oct. 29.

San Francisco, Crocker Galleria Farmer?s Market
Event Info: (800) 806-3276 
Every Thu 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Crocker Galleria
50 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 393-1505
(Union Square/Financial District)

Bayview Hunters Point Farmers' Market
Event Info: (415) 355-3723 
Every Sat 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Third and Galvez streets
San Francisco, CA
Seasonal: End of May-mid-December.

Certified Organic Farmers' Market
Event Info: (415) 771-3112 
Every Sat 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Cannery at Del Monte Square
2801 Leavenworth St.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 771-3112
(Fisherman's Wharf)

Fillmore Farmers? Market
Event Info: (800) 949-3276 
Through 11/18/2006 Every Sat 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fillmore Street at O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA
Seasonal: May-November.

Heart of the City Farmers' Market (U N Plaza)
1182 Market St Ste 415
San Francisco, CA 94102-4990   
(415) 558-9455

The Scene
Twice a week, produce stands representing farms from Santa Rosa to
Santa Cruz sprout up in this windy Civic Center triangle between the
New Main Library and Market Street. At this scruffy but busy market,
growers hawk their garden-fresh goodies for pennies on the pound. Most
days, live entertainment sprouts up as well, adding to the bustle.

Heart of the City Farmers' Market
Event Info: (415) 558-9455 
Every Wed 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Every Sun 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Market Street (between Seventh and Eighth streets)
San Francisco, CA

Kaiser Permanente Hospital - San Francisco Certified Farmers' Market
Event Info: (800) 949-3276 
Every Wed 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2425 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA
Year-round. Parking is available at the Kaiser Hospital Garage at 2190
O'Farrell St.

Farmers' Markets

Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association operates Certified Farmers'
Markets around Northern California.


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timespacette-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $3.00
thanks again . . . 

now I can rest assured they'll eat their veggies . . .

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Subject: Re: for czh-ga . . . re: SF
From: czh-ga on 10 Aug 2006 01:06 PDT
Hello  timespacette-ga,

Thanks again for asking for me. I hope the boys will have a great trip
moving to San Francisco. Thanks for the five stars and nice tip.

~ czh ~

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