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 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 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.
State Bar of California site for determining the status of a lawyer with the Bar and disciplinary history of California lawyers
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.
Federal Government sites that will allow you to search trademarks granted by the USPTO