hi guys. i am directing this thread especially to you guys living in the bay area. i have been reading up on the bay area for a few days now. the problem is, some websites does not state, when a webarticle has been written, so i don't know how fresh the information is. i am trying to find a fitting hotel for me. i keep reading, the tenderloin and soma part of san francisco has to be avoided. how true is this? another question: i plan to take the bus, bart, cable cars and so to get around. what if i find a get a hotel outside the san francisco... say oakland... would that be a good idea in general?