I sure miss living in the bay area!
In the bay are you required to get a county general business license and a "special license"? The licensing here has been a nightmare. We are licensed for the county, both general and special. However, each incorporated "city" within sac county also requires a license to operate in the area. It's crazy. The fee's are really high, which we cannot afford yet. What doesn't make sense is that the City of Sacramento does not require a business license, but all the small cities around it do. I did however get one fee waived for Placer County by being a veteran. That surprised me.