I'm a lawyer living in the Sunny Side of the Bay. I grew up in Southern California and moved to the Bay Area for school.
Marc and his flatmate Christine were great hosts. Nice, clean and quiet apartment. would definitely stay again.
GREAT! location - near BART (20 minutes to SF), and close to great places to eat in Oakland's Chinatown. Bus to UC Berkeley nearby.
I have known Marc now for well over 15 years, since freshman year of high school. As a traveler Marc is courteous, kind, and perhaps most importantly clean - I speak from first hand experience in traveling to multiple states and countries with him. If you are planning on staying at his home you will be happy at your accommodations - I have stayed at Marc's place many times and can recommend it. He means well.