Local Services in California

$75 for $150 Towards Mattresses Over Sale Price of $500 at The Futon Shop

The Futon Shop

Multiple Locations

Mattress purveyor stocks organic, fair-trade mattresses alongside memory foam or more classic materials

$150 $75

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

Portrait Scene

Fresno

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

$218 $19

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$79 for a Luxury One-Hour Boudoir Session with $100 Album Credit ($450 Value)

The Fine Art of Intimate Portraiture by Joleen Vincent

Multiple Locations

Photographer captures female confidence with luxury boudoir photography session that includes retouching & $100 credit toward album purchase

$450 $79

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Weekend with Jack Canfield and Friends for One or Two from Law of Attraction Radio Network (50% Off)

Law of Attraction Radio Network

Long Beach

Guests spend three days learning techniques and formulas designed to help them become more successful

$200 $100

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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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Portrait Package with Three-Image CD and Prints, Photo Cards, or Gallery Wrap at JCPenney Portraits (Up to 88% Off)

JCPenney Portraits

Valley Plaza

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and poses for holiday portraits

$119.96 $19.99

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One Diagnostic Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning (Up to 78% Off)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

After thorough skills assessments, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student’s learning needs

$435 $95

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$345 for a Driver's Education Course at 2nd Wind Traffic School ($425 Value)

2nd Wind Traffic School

Santa Ana

30-hour driving course includes group classroom instruction and one-on-one training behind the wheel

$425 $345

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One, Two, or Three Private Dance Lessons for Individual or Couple at Arthur Murray Dance Center (Up to 53% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Center

Riverside

Seasoned instructors lead students through private culled from renowned dance curriculum’s century of steps

$40 $19

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$15 for $29 Worth of Pet Care — Rosemarie Pet Hospital

Rosemarie Pet Hospital

Stockton

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

$29 $15

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$30 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at Jacquez Art

Jacquez Art

Chula Vista

Skilled framers render pictures museum-level presentable with frame moulding, glass, and mats

$100 $30

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Academic Evaluation with Four or Eight Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center (Up to 82% Off)

Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

Using a comprehensive academic evaluation and customized tutoring, certified tutors help students overcome their scholastic struggles

$403 $89

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Portrait Package with CD and Prints, Holiday Cards, or Gallery-Wrap Print at Target Portrait Studio (Up to 88% Off)

Target Portrait Studio

Multiple Locations

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and poses for holiday portraits

$119.96 $19.99

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Photo, Audio, and Video Digitization Services at Transfer Ninjas (Up to 62% Off)

Transfer Ninjas

Online Deal

Specialists transfer contents from formats including VHS, Betamax, 8 mm., audio cassettes, and photo negatives to CDs or DVDs

$100 $45

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$15 for an Online Driver's Ed Course with DMV Certificate of Completion ($69.95 Value)

igottadrive.com

Online Deal

State-certified online course serves as replacement for in-class learning and teaches fundamentals of safe driving

$69.95 $15

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Cell Phone and Tablet Repair from iCrackRepair.com (Up to 70% Off). 12 Options Available.

iCrackRepair.com

Fontana

Technicians can repair iPhones and other select Apple and Samsung devices

$65 $29

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30-Minute Tea-Leaf Reading for One or Two at Tea Times (Up to 59% Off)

Tea Times

Multiple Locations

Clients get a glimpse into their futures with tea readings performed by an expert who incorporates divination cards into her readings

$55 $25

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$95 for a Diagnostic Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning ($431 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

Following skills assessments, directors create tutoring sessions based on the Common Core Standards and personalized to each student's needs

$431 $95

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Private or Group Training Lessons for One Dog or Agility Classes for Two Dogs at Zoom Room (Up to 61% Off)

Zoom Room

Huntington Beach

Dogs and their owners learn new skills and gain confidence during group classes, training sessions, and agility classes

$116 $45

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Two Doggy Daycare Visits with Initial Interview and Screening at My Dog's Genie Dog Daycare & Training Center (50% Off)

My Dog's Genie Dog Daycare & Training Center

Santa Clarita

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

$50 $25

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$35 for a 120-Minute Photo Session with Makeup and Image Retouching from Linh Portraits (80% Off)

Linh Portraits

Garden Grove

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

$175 $35

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$48 for $80 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — Rescue Ready

Rescue Ready

Santa Rosa

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

$80 $48

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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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$41 for $75 Toward Three Days of Pet Daycare at DogSpot

DogSpot

Oceanside

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

$75 $41

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One Month of Tutoring Once or Twice Per Week at Telos Academy (Up to 75% Off)

TELOS Academy

Rancho Cucamonga

Instructors conduct an initial diagnostic test, set up a conference with the academy director, and tutor students in two-hour sessions

$300 $99

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Two Doggy Daycare Visits with Initial Interview and Screening at Playful Paws Cage-free (52% Off)

Playful Paws Cage-free

Ontario

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

$50 $24

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In-Studio Photo Shoot with Prints from Rep Photography (Up to $19 Off)

Rep Photography

Downtown Lancaster

Photographer captures family portraits, first shots of newborns, engagement photos, and other special moments during shoots

$150 $19

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$19 for Two Hours of Meeting Room Rental for Up to Four from Regus ($260 Value)

Regus

Multiple Locations

Meet with clients or partners in fully-furnished office spaces with WiFi and video conferencing capabilities

$260 $19

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$99 for a Headshot Photo Shoot and a Talent-Agency Meeting at William Edwards Photography ($350 Value)

William Edwards Photography

Multiple Locations

Following a headshot photo shoot, subjects meet with a representative from Jump Start Talent talent agency

$350 $99

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$1,500 for a Permanent Makeup Class and Certification at Permanent Cosmetic Make UP by Leila ($3,000 Value)

Permanent Cosmetic Make UP by Leila

Corona

Students learn permanent makeup application, color blending, and eyebrow shaping, leaving the course with a new machine and materials

$3,000 $1,500

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30-Minute Psychic Reading at Psychic & Angel Readings by Claudia (50% Off)

Psychic & Angel Readings By Claudia

Salinas

Angel and tarot card reading will answer all questions about love, family, career, and your life goals.

$40 $20

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$382 for $850 Worth of Marketing Consulting — Lawson Social Media

Lawson Social Media

Pomona

We will record, edit and produce a sales or informational video, for you, your event or your business in studio. Length is up to 2 minutes.

$850 $382

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In-Studio or Outdoor Kids' or Family Portrait Package from KidzPix USA (Up to 94% Off)

KidzPix USA

Multiple Locations

In-studio or outdoor family or kids portrait sessions include prints and image CD

$230 $14

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Media Transfers to DVD or Digital File at Denevi Digital Imaging (Up to 84% Off). Four Options Available.

Denevi Digital Imaging

Sunnyvale

Careful professionals convert home-video tapes, film, photos, and slides into DVD format and provide free editing software

$140 $22

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$12.50 for Single-Day Dog Daycare at K9 Dog Park ($25 Value)

K9 Dog Park

San Marcos

Dogs romp and socialize in a climate-controlled indoor playground with exercise and agility areas; owners can view pooches on webcams

$25 $12.50

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$8 for $15 Worth of Party Supplies — Galadecorations

Galadecorations

Sunnyvale

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

$15 $8

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Tarot-Card Reading, Psychic Reading, or Fortune-Telling Package at Heart Consultant (Up to 78% Off)

Psychic Heart Consultant

Northeast

Psychic & spiritual guide & advisor uses tarot-card reading, palm reading, & crystal reading to help answer life's questions

$40 $9

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120 Minutes of Moving Services with Two Movers and Use of Two Wardrobe Boxes from Orange County Movers and Haulers (50% Off)

Orange County Movers And Haulers

Orange

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

$275 $138

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Mobile Device Glass Repair & Back Cover Changes from Xclusifcell.com (Up to 62% Off). Eight Options Available

Xclusifcell.com

Fullerton

Highly trained technicians replace the damaged glass screens and back covers for certain iPhones and iPads

$39.99 $19

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One or Two Months of Group Piano Classes at Piano4Everyone (Up to 71% Off)

Piano4Everyone

Multiple Locations

Small groups of students meet for interactive piano lessons taught by seasoned instructors

$129 $39

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One or Three Months of Storage in a 6'x10', 10'x10', or 10'x15' Unit at Stor It (Up to 80% Off)

Stor It

Visalia

Stor It's units are secured by surveillance cameras, onsite managers, and nighttime security guards

$42 $20

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Tarot Card and Palm Reading, Psychic Reading, or Palm Reading at Spiritual Psychic Awakening's (Up to 85% Off)

Spiritual Psychic Awakening's

Simi Valley

Psychic with more than 12 years of experience offers guidance through tarot card readings, palm readings, and full psychic readings

$65 $10

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Four or Six Guitar, Beginner Piano, or Voice at Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction (Up to 64% Off)

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

$130 $50

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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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$69 for One Month of Weekly Two-Hour Math Classes at Aloha Mind Math ($140 Value)

Aloha Mind Math

Santa Clara

Teachers lead students through interactive lessons that increase their ability to solve math problems without a calculator

$140 $69

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$95 for a Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning ($370 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

Personal, detailed help with math, writing, or reading during tutoring sessions.

$370 $95

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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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Physical Exam or Wellness Package at Ashton Animal Hospital (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Ashton Animal Hospital

Downey

Veterinarians examine pets from head to paw with physicals, fecal analysis, and other wellness treatments such as vaccines or deworming

$30 $15

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Photography Package with Optional Hairstyling and Makeup at Crush Photo Studios (Up to 87% Off)

Crush Photo Studios

Costa Mesa

Visionary female photographers capture fun and tasteful memories with boudoir portraits, engagement photos and senior portraits

$450 $59

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$95 for Relationship Assessment and Consultation at Champion Counseling Center ($200 Value)

Champion Counseling Center

Inglewood

200 questions followed by a 50-minute consultation help couples find their strengths and growth areas

$200 $95

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Photo-Shoot Package for Six at Attraction Studio Photography (Up to 84% Off). Two Options Available.

Attraction Studio Photography

Multiple Locations

2- to 2.5-hour photo shoots for up to six include a wall portrait or print and a CD of digital images, plus hair and makeup for one or three

$154.85 $29

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Four Months of Storage at Your Space Self Storage (Up to 53% Off). Seven Options Available.

Your Space Self Storage

Norwalk

Stow belongings in secure storage units with cameras, computer entry, and individual alarms on each unit

$364 $180

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$54 for a 120-Minute Photo Session with Makeup Retouching and Image Retouching from De La Valliere Photography (45% Off)

De La Valliere Photography

Carlsbad

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

$99 $54

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Two or Four Voice Lessons from Chayil Entertainment (Up to 75% Off)

Chayil Entertainment

Studio City

Boost singing and speaking skills with lessons that address breath control, muscle strength, and tongue strengthening

$250 $79

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Two or Four 30-Minute or 60-Minute Private Violin Lessons at Vernon Music Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

$120 $55

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Scuba Tour for One or Two or Scuba Certification Course for One or Six at Extreme Adventures LLC (Up to 89% Off)

Extreme Adventures LLC

Murrieta

Explore the ocean during guided scuba tour, or become certified to scuba dive via class sessions and guided dives

$175 $89

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Two or Four Music Lessons or a Toddler Rock Course for One or Two at Neighborhood Rock School (Up to 59% Off)

Neighborhood Rock School

Burbank

Specialists instruct students of all ability levels in playing the guitaor, drums, bass, piano, or violin, or using their voice

$60 $29

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One Month of Part- or Full-Time Preschool at Little Angels Country School (Up to 51% Off)

Little Angels Country School

Antioch

Pre-schoolers are exposed to curriculum including computer labs, intro to Spanish, and gardening during half- or full-day preschool sessions

$765 $379

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off 1 Hr Couples Photo Shoot at Ian Chin Photography

Ian Chin Photography

Serramonte

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off 1 hr couples photo shoot

$5 $5

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$25 for a Seven-Hour SAT Skills Seminar at Achieve SAT Test Prep ($99 Value)

Achieve SAT Test Prep

Temecula

Seven-hour seminar is geared toward students just about to take the SAT; designed to review the most heavily tested types of questions

$99 $25

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Seven-Day Presentation Techniques Course at Jeremy Teitelbaum Communication (53% Off)

Jeremy Teitelbaum Communication

Santa Maria

A four-week live workshop in Santa Maria with a small group to overcome your fears and develop powerful talks and influence.

$497 $234

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$67 for $240 Worth of Outdoor Photography — Matrix Video Production & photography

Matrix Photography

El Cajon

Two-hour on-location family photo shoot or portrait session at any location of your choice

$240 $67

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$25 for $55 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Hillcrest Learning Center, LLC

Hillcrest Learning Center, Llc

Rialto

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

$55 $25

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One Month of Private Piano Lessons at San Mateo Piano (Up to 55% Off)

San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

Seasoned players demystify theory and technique during 30-minute lessons for students ages 5 and up held once per week

$165 $79

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Simple, Moderate, or Advanced Computer Repair at Ojai Pc Pros (Up to 72% Off)

Ojai Pc Pros

Ojai

Knowledgeable computer technicians ensure PCs are running up to snuff, optimizing systems, installing updates, and removing viruses

$89 $35

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Gottschalk Music Center (Up to 53% Off)

Gottschalk Music Center

Multiple Locations

Students can learn to play the guitar or piano or wood-wind, brass, and string instruments

$80 $39

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Party-Equipment Rentals from Anar Party Rental (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

Anar Party Rental

Vista

Special events can be decked out with rentals such as elegant chairs, table linens, dinnerware, and audio-visual equipment

$100 $50

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$15 for Toward Black Friday Childcare at Mission Viejo Montessori

Mission Viejo Montessori

Mission Viejo

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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Dry Cleaning at Browns Valley Cleaners (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Browns Valley Cleaners

Vacaville

Environment- and skin-friendly method favors carbonated fluid and gentle soaps over harmful materials

$30 $15

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$49 for a 30-Minute Photo-Shoot Package at Brown and Gayden Productions ($120 Value)

Brown and Gayden Productions

Multiple Locations

Experienced photographers host clients in their studio for a 30-minute shoot; print and digital images included

$120 $49

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$109 for One Introductory Discovery Flight Lesson from Los Angeles Pilot Lessons ($199.99 Value)

Los Angeles Pilot Lessons

Santa Monica

Spend 30 minutes in the air with an FAA-certified instructor, who also provides pre- and post-flight instruction

$199.99 $109

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$545 for $990 Worth of Advertising Consulting — Street Cred Ads

Street Cred Ads

Westminster

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

$990 $545

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$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

$3,295 $99

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$63 for $100 Worth of Mobile Phone Repair — TechXperts

Techxperts

Chico

Technicians repair broken smart phone quickly and efficiently so you can get back to doing business!

$100 $63

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30- or 40-Minute Photo-Shoot Package with Prints from Russ and Thet Studio (Up to 79% Off)

Russ and Thet Studio

Russ and Thet Studio

Photographers snap artfully composed portraits of families, couples, and friends in their studio or at the location of the subjects' choice

$135 $29

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One or Three Biofeedback Therapy Sessions at Universal Psychological Services (Up to 52% Off)

Universal Psychological Services

Newport Beach

Biofeedback therapist with master's degree in psychology helps patients deal with strees and get attuned to their mind and body

$160 $79

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for You Get A Coupon For 2 Hour Photobooth Rental For $299 at RoxStar PhotoBooth

RoxStar PhotoBooth

Downtown Hayward

For $5, receive a coupon for you get a coupon for 2-hour photobooth rental for $299

$299 $5

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If you've ever stood on the second floor of the Los Angeles Central Public Library and marveled at the explosion of color within the rotunda or the 12 adjacent murals depicting California history, then you have the Los Angeles Conservancy to thank. When the library was scheduled for demolition in the mid-1970s, concerned citizens formed the Conservancy to save the rotunda, the exterior limestone sculptures, and the library's many other architectural treasures. The group finally convinced the City Council to preserve the library in 1983, after years of public discussion, debate, and book-sniffing sit-ins. Ever since, it has advocated for greater Los Angeles's historic sites and educated people about the city's architectural heritage. The Conservancy is responsible for saving and revitalizing landmarks such as the former Cathedral of St. Vibiana, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, and the world’s oldest remaining McDonald’s restaurant.

To accomplish its mission, the membership-based nonprofit offers a number of ways people can experience these beautiful and storied places. The Last Remaining Seats series earned a Reader Recommendation for Best Film Series and Best Downtown Event in the Los Angeles Downtown News' 2012 poll, in which the conservancy’s walking tours also earned the title of Best Downtown Tour. But the organization does more than save grandiose public buildings: increasingly, it also focuses on smaller community projects such as garden apartments and sites that reflect the area's rich Latino culture.

Executive director and 20-year Conservancy veteran Linda Dishman explained to Patt Morrison of the Los Angeles Times, "People are becoming more vocal. …That's one of the great secrets about Los Angeles: People really identify with their neighborhoods." The Conservancy also presents annual preservation awards to honor the efforts of individuals who fight to save places such as Pann’s Coffee Shop and Griffith Observatory.

523 W 6th St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

When Kate Danta opened P.B. Yoga & Healing Arts, she envisioned more than a simple yoga studio. Her holistic health center would offer both Pilates and yoga classes that explored different types of practice along with a range of wellness services such as massage and acupuncture. Kate is a holistic health practitioner, a massage therapist, and a yoga instructor with 30 years of experience, herself, so she was in a unique position to make her dream become reality. Rather than doing everything herself, Kate assembled a staff of certified massage therapists, naturopathic healers, and yoga instructors to add their knowledge of Svaroopa, Kripalu, and Kundalini yoga to the studio's repertoire.

Visitors to the holistic studio can choose to better their bodies and minds by choosing to attend classes or visiting one of the staff's variety of physical and spiritual healers. During yoga sessions, instructors lead students through guided relaxations, breathing techniques, and yoga poses to help clients build flexibility and relax deep spinal muscles. Pilates mat classes are taught by an experienced instructor who sold her thriving studio in order to move to San Diego and join the staff at PB Yoga and Healing Arts to challenge clients' muscles with small isometric movements, which work to improve posture and protect the back by building strength throughout the core. The studio also has a Pilates Specialist whose background includes the New York Ballet Co. She works one-on-one with the help of the Gyrotonic equipment and the Pilates Reformer. The studio's on-staff licensed acupuncturist specializes in sports medicine, and can relieve chronic pain by carefully placing needles in strategic points along the body. Clients can achieve spiritual balance with visits to a Sunday morning meditation class facilitated by an ordained Zen Buddhist monk, Tenshin; who also teaches the Tai Chi classes. The center also offers sessions with an on-staff practitioner who can deliver both psychic readings and spiritual counseling to help clients reach inner peace.

961 Turquoise St
San Diego,
CA
US

The rich history of kenpo karate stretches as far back as the second century AD, when the number two was invented and renowned surgeon Hua T?o devised defensive exercises based on animal poses. The Asian sport continued to evolve over the intervening years, and in the 20th century, Ed Parker imported kenpo to the states and became not only the senior grandmaster of American kenpo, but also the ?father of American Kenpo.? Today, Ed Parker Jr. carries on his father?s legacy as a member of the Master Council that presides over American Institute of Kenpo, along with other kenpo greats such as ninth-degree black belt Sigung Stephen LaBounty. The team of experts offers a guiding presence at the institute?Ed drops in for yearly camps and senior black-belt testing?and ensures the internationally certified instructors teach kenpo karate with the utmost attention to the principles of the sport.

Though kenpo is derived from ancient techniques, it encompasses contemporary self-defense and fitness methods. In the first lesson, students power through all the basics?the five ranges of combat and how to move swiftly?and form a sturdy foundation for increased strength, coordination, and flexibility. The center offers a wide range of programs for all ages and ability levels so that new pupils can master kenpo quickly and ascend through the belt-oriented ranks toward black.

855 Lenzen Ave
San Jose,
CA
US

Pacific Puffs: A User’s Guide

Artisanal Cream Puffs | Sweet and Savory Varieties | Local Ingredients | Puff Truck

Sample Puffs

  • The Classic—a choux pastry puff filled with Madagascar bourbon vanilla cream and topped with a thick chocolate glaze
  • The Chocolatier—the Classic filled with a light chocolate cream
  • Fruit Whip—filled with whipped cream and freshly cut strawberry, dusted with powdered sugar or topped with chocolate glaze

Catch the Puff Truck: Pacific Puffs’ mobile food truck makes stops at corporate events, private parties, and street corners throughout the city. It also regularly attends Off the Grid events throughout the Bay Area. Keep up with the online calendar and Twitter.

Inside Tips

  • Just hoping for a taste? Go with a mini puff, available in all flavors except Fruit Whip.
  • It’s not all about dessert here. Try a savory breakfast or lunch puff, such as the Balboa, with pulled pork, pickled slaw, and Carolina-style sauce.
  • All options are available by the dozen, in any combination.

Accolades

  • Serious Eats raved about the proportions of the Classic puff: “Like a spherical éclair, it has the perfect ratio of flaky pastry, creamy vanilla interior, and sugary chocolate icing.”
  • SFWeekly named the “irresistible” peanut-butter puff the Food Truck Bite of the Week in 2013, describing the filling as “simultaneously velvety, gooey, and peanut buttery without the eating-straight-from-the-jar intensity.”

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Enjoy a fine meal at Gamine French Bistro (2223 Union Street).

After: Grab your pals and a dozen puffs and head to Marina Green Park to nibble on them while watching the boats come in.

2201 Union St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

2771 E Shaw Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

The next time you're on the roof of a five-story building, look down at the ground, and you'll get a rough idea of just how high people climb at Touchstone Climbing. The gym's seven locations feature lead walls that rise as high as 50 feet off the ground, though height isn't the only dimension that makes the space feel immense. Each spot has at least 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain, not to mention as much as 3,000 square feet of bouldering.

To prevent newcomers from feeling intimidated by the magnitude of the environment, the gym holds introductory classes. During these sessions, participants learn the basic techniques they'll need if they want to conquer the gym's crack systems and boulder problems. The classes are also an opportunity for students to scope out the terrain features at each location, such as Diablo Rock Gym's steep prow, which juts out crookedly like a thumbs up from a dizzy ballerina. While they're at it, the visitors might notice something else: the social nature of the gym. As the San Francisco Chronicle recounts, the fact that lead climbs require two people means that climbers are constantly asking around for new partners and chatting back and forth as they ascend.

Each location also boasts a weight room, cardio machines, and a studio space for everything from yoga to spinning to core classes.

116 N 16th St
Sacramento,
CA
US