Yes, Louise, there are manufacturing jobs in the Bay Area
On the Jan 20, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll talk with community college career-training specialists Randy Tillery and Mark Martin about Bay Area pockets of opportunity in manufacturing--for example, well-paying jobs in producing medical devices, short-run machine-tooled products, etc. And how to train for them in 1 to 2 years--no bachelor's or even associate degree required. Plus you can call in for customized advice from them as well as a three-minute Workover from me.
Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW 91.7 FM