Valued Vendors and Links

Here is a collection of LINKS that I use.  Some of these are major institution entities and some are local  businesses and vendors I value.

  • Modern Coffee

        Modern Coffee in the Tribune Building in down town Oakland is my favorite for both quality and beauty of their coffee drinks and a much better than average quality range of food items.  It can be a busy place and at time the size and shape make it a bit noisy but the coffee is A-Plus.  Rather than relying on one roaster they have a range of the best local roasters including Sightglass, Verve, Four Barrel and others.  And while I come to drink a Cappuccino and not look at it, they are well worth looking at.  Here is one of them:  





    Both photos by me with iphone, using apps.


  • California Secretary of State - LLCs and Corporations

    California Secretary website you can use to determine the status of an LLC or corporation; obtain some  limited information and can be used to see if the entity name your thinking of using is already being used by another.

  • California State Bar - Attorney Search

    State Bar of California site for determining the status of a lawyer with the Bar and disciplinary history of California lawyers

  • Moonrise Media - Web Design & SEO

    Moonrise Design is the company I have used the last ten years for web development. If you’re looking for a unique website and ample personal attention then I recommend these folks. If your looking for a cheap website solution they are not a good choice They were particularly right for me because they were able to work well with a client who had his own design concept and very detailed design sensibilities while still bringing their own keen sense of design effectiveness to the project. I believe they would work well for a client who doesn’t have a clue what they want or need, but it was more impressive to me that they worked equally well for a client at the opposite end of the involvement spectrum. I have been particularly impressed with Jenny, one of the owners and chief designers. And this time around I worked with one of their Project Managers, Malissa who was fantastic. I have had some contact with their SEO guru, Daryl, who seems very knowledgeable, but I have this odd preference for doing my own search engine optimization.

  • USPTO - Trademarks

    Federal Government sites that will allow you to search trademarks granted by the USPTO