Local Services in Alameda

Graphic Design Services at Lense and Co (45% Off)

Lense And Co

Alameda

Master using social media services, including Facebook and LinkedIn, for your small business

$69 $38

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$19 for a 30-Minute Photo Shoot Package with Prints and E-view CD from Portrait Scene ($218 Value)

Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

$218 $19

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$10 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off A Package Of 4 Activation Coaching Sessions at The BeautyKween

The BeautyKween

Prescott

For $10, receive a coupon for 50% off a package of 4 activation coaching sessions

$10 $10

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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$70 for $350 Worth of Services at Marcus Edwards Photography

Marcus Edwards Photography

Fruitvale Station

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$350 $70

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for Pepper Spray with the Purchase of a Personal Safety Class at The Loss Prevention Group

The Loss Prevention Group

Downtown

For $5, receive a coupon for a bottle of pepper spray with the purchase of a personal safety class at the Loss Prevention Group

$5 $5

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One-Hour Family or Headshot Photo Shoot with Five Retouched Digital Images from MooD-ology Photography (Up to 86% Off)

MooD-ology Photography

Oakland

Photographer snaps dramatically lit family portraits or headshots during in-studio sessions that yield five retouched digital images

$350 $49

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$75 for $150 Groupon — John R. Edwards, Life Coach

John R. Edwards

Pill Hill

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$150 $75

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Two- or Four-Hour Photo-Booth Rental from 143 Photo Booth (Up to 58% Off)

143 Photo Booth

Merritt

Party packages include the use of props and a CD of all images; booth attendant takes care of setup and takedown

$695 $299

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Two or Four Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo (Up to 62% Off)

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

Hour-long classes feature four different levels of Cuban-style salsa dancing

$26 $10

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One or Three Pottery Classes at Play With Clay (62% Off)

Play With Clay

Emeryville

Pottery classes teach students of all ages and skill levels how to turn lumps of shapeless clay into exquisite decorative stoneware

$30 $12

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$159 for 40-Hour Bartending Certification Course at ABC Bartending School ($535 Value)

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

$535 $159

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4 Days of Cage-Free Pet Boarding from Kanlove Dogs (60% Off)

Kanlove Dogs

San Leandro

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$160 $64

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$385 for $700 Worth of Wedding Photography — Photography By Aizhan

Photography By Aizhan

San Leandro

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$700 $385

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$69 for an American Heart Association First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class ($140 Value)

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

Five-hour American Heart Association class teaches CPR, defibrillator use & basic first-aid techniques; certification is valid for two years

$140 $69

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$39 for $100 Worth of Custom-Framing Services at Artistic Picture Framing

Artistic Expert Picture Framing

North Berkeley

Staff consult on materials and colors to frame jerseys, portraits, and art with upgrades such as UV-conservation glass and acid-free matting

$100 $39

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Russian Program "Krugozor"

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $30

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Photography Fundamentals and/or Night Photography Workshop from Eric Gould Photography (Up to 57% Off)

Eric Gould Photography

Multiple Locations

Hands-on workshop introduces camera controls and artistic methods; evening classes work with sunsets, silhouettes, and dusk-lit images

$150 $69

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One, Two, or Three Nights of Dog Boarding or Canine Dental Cleaning at Redwood Animal Hospital (Up to 66% Off)

Redwood Animal Hospital

Castro Valley

Vets scrub away tartar and bacteria from dogs under sedation; dogs stay in spacious accommodations while their owners are away

$38 $19

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$20 for $40 Worth of Ready-Made Frames, Custom Framing, and Framing Supplies at Cheap Pete’s

Cheap Pete's

Multiple Locations

Custom framing, ready-made frames, and framing supplies for concert posters, photos, and artwork

$40 $20

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Session Fee & $50 Off Next Session With New Client Referral at Resplendent Photography

Resplendent Photography

The Haight

For $5, receive a coupon for photography deal

$50 $5

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$22 for $40 Worth of Photo Printing — Le Boxy

Le Boxy

San Francisco

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $22

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In-Person Workshop for One or Two or Online Stock-Trading Class for One from Acorn Wealth Corporation

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown

Stock-trading courses taught by a young CEO and master trader give students a grounding in trading platforms, markets, and basic strategy

C$499 C$20

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$65 for a Two-Hour Couples-Massage Class at The Love Lab ($135 Value)

The Love Lab

Cow Hollow/ Marina

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

$135 $65

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Vacuum or Sewing Machine Services at Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center (Up to 51% Off). Five Options Available.

Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center

Inner Sunset

Expert sewing and vacuum technicians clean up or repair hard-working household appliances

$80 $40

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$45 for Career Interest and Academic Assessment with Planning Session at C2 Education ($215 Value)

C2 Education

Multiple Locations

After assessing career interest, personality, and academics, director creates academic program designed to address needs of K–12 students

$215 $45

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$451 for $820 Toward 6-Weeks of Intensive Portuguese Language Classes at IBEC

IBEC - Instituto Brasil De Educação E Cultura

San Francisco

Pretend you're going to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil by learning Portuguese in this six-week course.

$820 $451

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$79 for an Intro to Filmmaking Workshop at San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking ($199 Value)

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

SoMa

The one-day intensive workshop covers the basics of filmmaking such as screenwriting, directing, producing, lighting, shooting, and editing

$199 $79

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$20 for a 90-Minute Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Spanish Class at Enjoy Spanish ($60 Value)

Enjoy Spanish

San Francisco

Experienced bilingual instructors teach group Spanish classes at six levels, taking students from basic present tense to fluency

$60 $20

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Tarot-Card Reading, Aura Reading, or Both at Sf City Psychic (Up to 62% Off)

Sf City Psychic

Inner Sunset

A psychic with 25 years of experience gives insight into finance, romantic relationships, and more during intuitive readings

$60 $24

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$165 for $300 Worth of Music Lessons — Lewis Violin Studio

Lewis Violin Studio

San Francisco

Learn how to play classical, fiddle, or jazz violin

$300 $165

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One or Three Days of Dog Daycare or One or Three Nights of Dog Boarding at Citipets (Up to 53% Off)

Citipets

San Francisco

CPR- and First Aid-certified staff care for pets, who bunk down in communal sleeping rooms and play in a huge indoor-outdoor facility

$40 $19

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Custom Framing at Paul Mahder Gallery (Up to 61% Off)

Paul Mahder Gallery

Presidio Heights

Custom framers preserve a wide range of keepsakes and offer complementary onsite consultations

$125 $49

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$79 for a One-Hour On-Location Photo Shoot with $125 Credit Toward Prints from Checkerbox Photography ($320 Value)

Checkerbox Photography

Multiple Locations

Lifelong photographer makes sure his clients have fun as he renders their portraits at photogenic locations across the city

$320 $79

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Piano or Guitar Lessons at Exploring Music (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Exploring Music

Inner Richmond

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

$70 $32

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45-Minute Psychic Reading for Past, Present and Future from Psychic Isabella (45% Off)

Psychic Visions By Isabella

Multiple Locations

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $55

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Intro Mixology Cocktail-Making Class, Spirits Evolution Class, or Both at SF Mixology (Up to 75% Off)

SF Mixology

Multiple Locations

A cocktail guru helms courses in a nightclub setting, teaching the history of cocktails and techniques for mixing and preparation

$199 $69

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$59 for an Online Website Building Class from Express Website Course ($197 Value)

Express Website Course

Online Deal

Video course teaches students the ins and outs of creating a website and working with the WordPress platform

$197 $59

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One or Two One-Hour Marketing Consultations at Grow Your Local Business Right (Up to 81% Off)

Grow Your Local Business Right

On Location

Susan Callender, an author and business expert, shows professionals at independently owned firms how to maximize their profits

$500 $99

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120 Minutes of Speed Dating from MATCH-MAID (50% Off)

Match-maid

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $50

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$450 for a Three-Hour Photo-Booth Rental with Unlimited Prints from A Vanity Affair ($1,200 Value)

A Vanity Affair

On Location

Unlimited color or black-and-white snapshots reel out of the mobile photo booth set up by a friendly attendant

$1,200 $450

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Mixology 101 Class for One or Two from San Francisco Bartending Academy (54% Off)

San Francisco Bartending Academy

Mission Bay

Students learn how different flavor notes complement each other while creating eight staple cocktails and tasting exotic cordials

$195 $89

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$15 for $30 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — First Rate Tutors

First Rate Tutors

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$30 $15

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$30 for $60 Toward a 30 to 45 minute Psychic Reading including 3 Questions — Psychic Palace

Psychic Palace

Pacific Heights

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $30

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Boudoir or Family Photo Shoot from Dekker Photography (Up to 76% Off). In-Studio or On-Location Options Available.

Dekker Photography

San Francisco

Photo shoots staged outdoors at local spots, such as Baker Beach or the Lyon Street Steps; boudoir shoots embrace ladies' sultry sides

$405 $99

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$28 for $50 Worth of Pet Care — Le Chien Dog Sitting

Le Chien Dog Sitting

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 $28

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$69 for $125 Worth of Pet Care — Outdoor Petcare Dog Walkers

Outdoor Petcare Dog Walkers

On Location

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$125 $69

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$52 for $95 Worth of Computer Repair — East Bay Computer Repair

East Bay Computer Repair

On Location

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$95 $52

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$499 for $998 Worth of Financial Consulting — Business Plan Network

Business Plan Network

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$998 $499

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One-Hour Boudoir Photo Shoot with Optional Print and Digital Image at Celebrate Your Sexy (Up to 88% Off)

Celebrate Your Sexy

SoMa

Strut your stuff in four of your favorite outfits and turn one pose into a retouched 8"x12" print and digital image

$250 $29

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$549 for $999 Worth of Beauty-School Classes — Womack Salon Academy

Womack Salon Academy

Excelsior

Join the cosmetology field, learn to specialize in haircuts for both men and women, invest your time, and develop a new skill

$999 $549

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$203 for $495 Worth of Photography Classes — Lisa K. Cheney Photography

Lisa K. Cheney Photography

On Location

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$495 $203

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$50 for $100 Worth of Life Coaching — Empowerment Coaching

Peijman Kouretchian

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $50

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4-Hour Photo-Booth Rental with Unlimited Prints and Onsite Attendant from Cortes Special Events - Photo Booth and Photography Services (45% Off)

Cortes Special Events - Photo Booth And Photography Services

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$999 $549

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$29 for Three Months of 3D Guitar Lessons Online from iPerform 3D Online Guitar Lessons ($168.85 Value)

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

$168.85 $29

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$79 for a Professional Resumé and Cover Letter from StaResume ($228 Value)

StaResume

Online Deal

With a virtual customer service interface, professional writers help applicants with insightful resumé editing, design, and cover letter

$228 $79

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$39 for a Microsoft Office Certification Career Advancement Bundle from IT University Online ($399 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

Exercises, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in Microsoft Office certification, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

$399 $39

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$125 for a 45-Minute Boudoir Photo Shoot with Three Digital Images from San Francisco Boudoir Photography (50% Off)

San Francisco Boudoir Photography

On Location

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$249 $125

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Up to 70% Off Video-to-DVD Conversion

Memories on Media

Online Deal

Video-duplication experts transfer video onto DVD, updating the medium and making its content more accessible

$99.90 $39.99

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$69 for a Family, Newborn, or Engagement Photo-Shoot Package with Prints from YtyPhoto ($320 Value)

YtyPhoto

On Location

Passionate, experienced photographer captures candid, natural shots by making subjects feel at ease

$320 $69

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Four, Six, or Eight Hours of Arabic-Language Lessons from Arabic Language Service (Up to 51% Off)

Arabic Language Service

San Francisco

Experienced tutors can travel to pupils' homes for in-person Arabic lessons, video chat via Skype, or meet at a Starbucks coffee shop

$200 $99

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$99 for a 45-Minute Boudoir Photo Shoot with Two Digital Images and Prints ($568 Value)

Alloria Winter Photography

SoMa

45-minute photo shoot captures ethereal-looking boudoir poses; clients get access to designer accessories

$568 $99

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Small or Medium Karaoke-Room Rental at Knet Karaoke (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Knet Karaoke

Inner Parkside

Groups of friends croon tunes in small room, which holds between two and six people, or medium room, which holds between six and nine people

$19.50 $12

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$75 for $150 Worth of Personal-Stylist Services — Jill Siefert - Personal Styling

Jill Siefert - Personal Styling

On Location

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$150 $75

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$69 for $125 Worth of Life Coaching — Neil Aaron Life Coaching

Neil Aaron Life Coaching

Diamond Heights

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$125 $69

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Digital Photography Basics for One or Two at Image Light Photography (Up to 54% Off)

Image Light Photography

On Location

Small classes cover how to use your DSLR to set up a shot, use the manual function, take advantage of the auto functions, and focus

$49 $24

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First-Date Package with Group Matchmaker Meeting for One or Two from The Dating Ring (Up to 61% Off)

The Dating Ring

Multiple Locations

Hand-selected groups based on an initial matchmaker meeting meet for first-date drinks

$45 $19

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Online Microsoft Excel Training Course or Business Finance Workshop from Startup Saturdays Online (Up to 93% Off)

Startup Saturdays Online

Online Deal

Video-based online courses give beginners an overview of Microsoft Excel or finance; access to Excel course material for up to one year

$499 $35

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Two or Four Private Guitar, Bass, or Ukelele Lessons at Guitar San Francisco (Up to 51% Off)

Guitar San Francisco

Fidi

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

$76 $39

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Speed Dating or Singles Event for Two from The Society of Single Professionals (Up to 50% Off)

The Society of Single Professionals

On Location

Dance parties, wine tastings, and mixers for single professionals in the Bay Area

$60 $30

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One or Two Hours of Computer Repair from Computer Mobile Max (Up to 51% Off)

Computer Mobile Max

Redeem from Home

Computer technicians set up wireless networks, back up data, remove viruses, and run full diagnostics

$79 $39

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$384 for $699 Worth of Financial Consulting — Freedom Credit Solutions

Freedom Credit Solutions

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$699 $384

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Tarot Card, Chinese Fortune, or Full Aura Reading at SF Psychic (Up to 59% Off)

SF Psychic

Inner Richmond

Psychic practioners seek answers to life, love, or career in tarot cards, Chinese fortune-telling methods, or clients' electromagnetic auras

$45 $22

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$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

$3,595 $99

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$494 for $899 Worth of Uplighting Rental for Events — Penguin Productions

Penguin Productions

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$899 $494

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$12 for an Online Traffic-School Course from BESTtrafficschool.com ($21.95 Value)

BESTtrafficschool.com

Online Deal

DMV approved online traffic course helps resolve traffic citations; written by DMV-licensed instructors

$21.95 $12

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CPR Training with Option for AED and First-Aid Training from Aikane Care (55% Off)

Aikane Care

On Location

Licensed instructors teach onsite safety classes

$110 $49

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Two or Four 30-Minute In-Home Private Guitar Lessons with a RockStarter Materials Kit from University of Rock (51% Off)

University of Rock

Redeem from Home

Trained instructors tailor in-home guitar lessons so students build knowledge and improve their skills; RockStarter kit with music book

$120 $59

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Three- or Four-Hour Photo-Booth Rental from Fototales Photo Booth (53% Off)

Fototales Photo Booth

On Location

Indoor-outdoor photo booth commemorates events with color and black-and-white photos

$750 $349

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For 10 years, Mona Personius worked as a personal chef for Los Angeles's elite, including Annie Potts and Tim Curry, as well as denizens of San Francisco's posh Pacific Heights neighborhood. Wanting both a bigger kitchen for her catering business and a homey space in which to actually witness patrons' enjoyment of her cooking, she opened Mona's Table. A cross between an old-fashioned diner and a chic French bistro, the restaurant serves thick sandwiches, soups, and a different flavor of quiche every morning. Among Mona's signature dishes, the vanilla-brined pork-loin sandwich won a Fearless Fork award from the Alameda Sun in 2007, and locals have gossiped about the corned-beef hash ever since the mayor was seen sharing a cup of coffee with it. Every dish is made from scratch; even the coffee is brewed on a by-order basis. Daily specials are a mystery until guests take a seat in the warm space, but a critic at the East Bay Express shares an insider hint: the "best dishes have a subtle glow … a combination of simple ingredients layered simply together by an innately talented chef."

3215 Encinal Ave
Alameda,
CA
US

The Alameda outpost of Martinizing Dry Cleaning has a clear strength: getting clothes back to customers quickly. The franchise earned the Martinizing company’s 100% quality and service rating five separate times in recognition of its ability to return clothes promptly. Credit the outfit’s same-day service guarantee, which holds that clothes brought in by noon can be returned by 5 p.m. Other policies are equally convenient for customers; the store is open late on weeknights and doesn’t vandalize local street signs to make it harder to find your way there.

2210 S Shore Ctr
Alameda,
CA
US

Dance Daze in Schools teaching intern Jaime Fields wrote that she has “never enjoyed anything in life as much as dance. The feelings that come with moving through a space and owning every moment of it, no restrictions; that is the best experience.” Jaime started dancing when she was four, and now, she shares her skills with kids and gives them a “creative outlet and center for their lives” through dance classes.

Jaime’s experience is thanks to Dance Daze in Schools, which trains adults with teaching experience and college students like Jaime in dance instruction and then connects them with youth in local K-12 schools and community organizations. In- and after-school dance classes teach movement vocabulary, dance technique, and original choreography one of two days per week. Students can focus on one continuous style or revolving dance styles such as hip hop, ballet, and tap, with an option for varied styles including African, break dance, and Baile Folklorico depending on the teacher’s dance background. The blended learning program combines dance lessons with production and tech projects, such as setting up recording devices and editing audio and video clips, to teach real world skills. Dance Daze in Schools also provides internships to teach college students lesson planning and classroom management and reaches out to high school students with community service opportunities.

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1151 Harbor Bay Parkway,Suite 100
Alameda,
CA
US

Although a mirror only reflects your fa?ade, your home ought to reveal your true self. The designers at Heather Cleveland Design take this into account as they create interior designs that transform the four walls of a home into a comfortable refuge. After mapping your movements from room to room, they create a cohesive and efficient layout. Then they build upon this foundation by selecting color palettes, pieces of furniture, and decorations that reflect your personality.

When they aren't helping homeowners settle into their domiciles, they can help them move out?and potentially get a better price for their home?through staging. This strategic interior design technique highlights unique features with major design overhauls or subtle changes in lighting and decor. If necessary, the designers can recommend a few renovations, such as repainting with flattering colors, adding new flooring, or replacing a beaded curtain with an actual front door.

2012 Sandcreek Way
Alameda,
CA
US

What was once vacant military housing is now a thriving community, thanks to Alameda Point Collaborative. In 1999, APC transformed the vacant space into a permanent supportive-housing community that 500 formerly homeless residents—including more than 300 children and young adults—now call home. Residents gain access to resources that can help break the cycle of poverty and homelessness, from job-skills training to substance-abuse and mental-health counseling. Along with 200 housing units across 34 acres, APC operates Ploughshares Nursery, a retail plant nursery that provides residents with opportunities to learn skills in customer service, landscaping, and urban farming.

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677 W Ranger Ave
Alameda,
CA
US

A single weathervane squeaks as it sways in the breeze atop a peaked roof. Below it, a building dating back to 1948 houses Montclair Bistro amid fieldstone and brick pathways created in french provincial style. At 7 years old, future chef and owner Henry Vortriede began his cooking career by thumbing through culinary magazines and preparing meals for his family of eight. After going on to earn diplomas in food and wine at Le Cordon Bleu and L'Académie du Vin in Paris, France, he honed his skills as a chef in several French restaurants and created chocolate art showpieces at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.

Today, as owner and chef at Montclair Bistro, Vortriede draws on his culinary background to create a rotating menu that includes organic chicken scaloppini sourced from Petaluma Farms, duck-and-wild-mushroom quesadillas with brown-butter chestnuts, and thick, double-cut pork chops with sweet-potato-apple pancakes. Another menu of brunch fare combines traditional favorites such as scrambled eggs with black truffle and eggs benedict with lobster cake.

Vortriede's taste is on display not only on plates but also on the restaurant’s walls, where elegant painted canvases hang. Two hundred bottles of wine stand nearby on storage racks inside walk-in glass covered with the pressed noses of oenophiles. The decor, which includes dark carpeting and dark chairs, white-linen-covered tables, and flickering candles, helped earn the restaurant OpenTable's 2012 Diners' Choice award for romantic restaurant in East Bay.

6118 Medau Pl
Oakland,
CA
US