Hello friends; farm-grown NC degenerate here.

I'm going to be working in Cali (San Francisco, Bay Area~ish) this Summer and since it's such a big state I figure one or two of you may be from the area.

Anyway, are there are things I should be aware of that are probably different from other, smaller areas? I live in Raleigh (NC) but it's got nothing of the infrastructure I've heard San Francisco has. What are the cheapest areas to live? What are some of the (well-known and lesser well-known) things I should see while I'm there?