Local Services in Castro Valley

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

JCPenney Portraits

Multiple Locations

Capture lifetime memories with professional family portraits, birthdays, business photos and more with custom backgrounds, props and poses

$119.96 $19.99

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$38 for $85 Worth of Services at Psychic Julie

Psychic Julie

Hayward

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

$85 $38

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$31 for $125 Worth of Photo Printing — Suntech Prints

Suntech Prints

Hayward

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$125 $31

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$39 for a Boudoir Photo-Shoot Package at Modern Love Photography ($550 Value)

Modern Love Photography

Downtown Hayward

Inside a sunlit loft, clients pose on beds and furniture for a sultry boudoir shoot, which yields proofs on the same day

$550 $35

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$90 for $200 Worth of Studio Photography — Edward Jefferson Photography

Edward Jefferson Photography

Hayward

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

$200 $90

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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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$129 for a Two-Hour Introductory Flight Lesson at Flying Vikings ($220 Value)

Flying Vikings

Hayward

Instructors with thousands of hours of experience teach students the basics of piloting

$220 $129

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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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Puppy Pre-School, Basic Obedience, or In-Home Evaluation Package from Athens Dog Training L.L.C. (50% Off)

Athens Dog Training L.L.C.

San Leandro

Owners are given the tools to shape polite, friendly pups through group or private lessons, ensuring dogs break or never develop bad habits

$139 $69

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Furniture and Mattresses at Discount Furniture Warehouse (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Discount Furniture Warehouse

San Leandro

Choose from mattress and furniture brands such as Ashley, Serta, and La-Z-Boy

$50 $25

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In-Home or Small-Group Classroom Chinese Tutoring Sessions for Grades K-12 at United Education (58% Off)

United Education

Union City

English-speaking students in grades K-12 are immersed in Chinese language and culture at in-home and classroom tutoring sessions

$160 $75

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Diagnostic Test and Four 60-Minute Onsite Tutoring Sessions from Kims Academy (Up to 83% Off)

Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

After a diagnostic assessment, tutors assist kids with math, reading, or writing skills toward SAT or ACT test preparation

$350 $59

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$33 for $60 Worth of Life Coaching — natural born psychic

Natural Born Psychic

Union City

Combination reading (palm, tarot, and psychic) or your choice of incense, candles, or oils

$60 $33

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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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$40 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 $40

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Tax Prep for W-2, Schedule A, or Schedule C from Sahota Tax Center (Up to 51% Off)

Sahota Tax Center

Sahota Tax

Financial professionals help taxpayers maximize their returns with W-2, Schedule A, or C filing assistance

$100 $49

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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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$25 for $55 Worth of One tutoring session — Science Tutor 4 Me

Science Tutor 4 Me

San ramon

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$55 $25

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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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Computer Repair for One or Two Computers at eon Technologies (Up to 51% Off)

eon Technologies

Alameda

Computer support professionals with over 20 years experience address system issues, expel viruses, and optimize performance

$100 $50

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$74 for $165 Worth of Services at College Nannies + Tutors

College Nannies & Tutors

Blackhawk

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$165 $74

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$59 for Six-week Online Course in Positive Psychology - The Path to Happier Course ($147 Value)

Guide To Self, Inc.

Danville

Six-week video course by positive psych expert, Dr. John Schinnerer, covering how to create more success and happiness.

$147 $59

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Video or Film Transfer at Cinefone (60% Off). Two Options Available.

Cinefone

Danville

Mail in or drop off film reels and video tapes from nearly any format, while specialists digitally restore and transfer footage to DVD

$60 $24

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$35 for 3 Drop-In Music and Movement Classes at ABC Do Re ME! (Danville) ($75 value)

ABC Do Re ME! (Danville)

Danville

Children six months to five years of age build motor skills and love of music with practice in tambourines and tom-toms, dance, and singing

$75 $35

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$70 for $140 Worth of Singing Lessons — The Studio of Meghan Michelle McGovern

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

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

$140 $70

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$88 for $175 Towrd Tax Preparation — eTax Relief

Etax Relief

East Industrial

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

$175 $88

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Chakra, Chakra and Aura, or Soul Healing Sessions at Hymn Wellness (Up to 60% Off)

Hymn Wellness

Multiple Locations

Wellness professional helps clients align their chakras and auras for spiritual healing

$85 $35

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Academic Evaluation with Four or Eight Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center (Up to 85% Off)

Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

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

$403 $74

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2-, 5-, or 10-Day Office-Space Rental at Second Work Space (Up to 68% Off)

Second Work Space

Fremont

Collaborative work environment with high-speed Internet, ergonomic chairs and desks, coffee, and a fax machine, scanner, copier, and printer

$40 $17

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$25 for $56 Worth of Pet Care — Animal Medical Center of Pleasanton

Animal Medical Center Of Pleasanton

Pleasanton

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$56 $25

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$70 for a Basic Income Tax Package with 1040 and Electronic Filing at Fox & Associates ($400 Value)

Fox & Associates

Pleasanton

Accounting professionals prepare 1040s for filing electronically

$400 $70

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Custom Framing at Studio Seven Arts (Up to 67% Off). Two Options Available.

Studio Seven Arts

Pleasanton

Framers with 25 years of experience fashion custom frames to accent rooms’ decor, meet conservation needs, and outline oddly shaped pieces

$100 $39

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$10 for $20 Groupon — Screenworks

Screenworks

Pleasanton

iPhone 5 LCD replacement, data retrieval, factory-reset services, GSM unlocking, and loudspeaker repair

$20 $10

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Four or Eight Lessons for String Instruments, Guitar, Flute, or Piano at New World Music Academy (Up to 60% Off)

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

Professional performers teach students to play guitar, flute, or string instruments; piano classes take place in a group setting

$170 $76

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$22 for $45 Groupon — Nancy Benton Art Studio

Nancy Benton Art Studio

Newark

From the merchant: Socialize & express your creativity. For adults & beginners. Different painting first and third Friday of month.

$45 $22

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$45 for $100 Worth of Outdoor Furniture — Bay Area Patio

Bay Area Sofa

Newark

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

$100 $45

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Dry Cleaning or Comforter Cleaning at Dollar Cleaners (Up to 50% Off)

Dollar Cleaners

Newark

Dry cleaners use an eco-friendly solution to lift stains from garments and home items such as comforters

$10 $5

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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

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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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Palm, Tarot-Card, Aura and Chakra, or Mind, Body, and Spirit Reading at Readings by Cheyenne (Up to 62% Off)

Readings by Cheyenne

Psychic Reading By Shyann

Psychic reads palms, performs tarot-card readings, assesses auras and chakras, and evaluates minds, bodies, and spirits

$40 $16

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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

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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

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$150 $75

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$99 for One Boudoir Shoot with Three Digital Images and Two Prints from DNA Premium Photography ($485 Value)

DNA Premium Photography

Fruitvale Station

Photographers capture sultry boudoir images of subjects, with retouched, high-res images and two 5 x 7 prints avaialable after the shoot

$485 $99

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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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Silent Dance Party with 25, 50, or 100 Headphones from ZEROdB (Up to 64% Off)

ZEROdB

Oakland

Silent dance parties help guests party without drawing noise complaints with music piped through up to 100 headphones

$300 $119

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$1,250 for Streaming-Letters Sky Banners at Aerial Beacon Inc ($2,500 Value)

Aerial Beacon Inc

Oakland

Banners may have the longest retention time among all aerial advertising

$2,500 $1,250

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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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One or Three Spirit-Coaching Sessions at Weaving Harmony Chinese Medicine (Up to 69% Off)

Weaving Harmony Chinese Medicine - Services

Multiple Locations

A spirit coach helps create a clear vision of personal goals through in-person or over-the-phone sessions focused on self-empowerment

$120 $39

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Tax Consulting Services at Better Tax Returns (45% Off)

Better Tax Returns

Oakland

Our customers are invited to ask questions and be informed about their taxes. We are open year round and are available by phone

$73 $40

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One Month of Online Graphic-Design Courses at Career Change (45% Off)

Career Change

Oakland

From the merchant: Became a graphic designer in five months; lessons offered by professional senior web and graphic designers

$880 $484

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180-Minute Wedding Photography Package with Retouched Digital Images from Photography By Aizhan (45% Off)

Photography By Aizhan

Oakland

From the merchant: Three hours of wedding photography; includes CD, 8”x10” print, online gallery, and slide show

$666 $366

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Two or Four Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo (Up to 65% Off)

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

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

$26 $9

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One or Two Months of 30- or 60-Minute Private Lessons and Other Perks at Bradley School of Music (Up to 52% Off)

Bradley School of Music

Lafayette

Students of all ages learn to play the guitar, piano, drums, or other instruments in a supportive environment with an on-staff psychologist

$162.50 $79

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$10 Buys You a Coupon for $150 Off A Family, Executive Head Shots, Pets & Senior Portraits at Soleil Portraits

Soleil Portraits

Foster City

For $10, receive a coupon for Photography

$10

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Shoe Repair and Shines at Foster City Shoe Repair (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Foster City Shoe Repair

Foster City

Longtime cobbler repairs and shines worn-out boots and shoes using high-quality materials

$30 $15

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One or Three Pottery Classes at Play With Clay (50% 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 $15

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One or Three Life-Coaching Sessions at Coaching from the Heart (Up to 52% Off)

Coaching from the Heart

Emeryville

During sessions, clients meet, call, or Skype with a professionally certified life coach to discuss their issues and overcome obstacles

$200 $99

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Six-Page Website and One Month of Website Hosting from Gutensite (45% Off)

Gutensite

Walnut Creek

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

$500 $275

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One or Three Spiritual-Counseling Sessions at Adventure Quests International Counseling Service (Up to 57% Off)

Adventure Quests International Counseling Service

Walnut Creek

Sessions designed to give clients a more mystical and magical perspective provide them with tools to bring them greater joy

$99 $49

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Piano or Voice Lessons at Julivanna Music Studio (Up to 68% Off)

Julivanna Music Studio

Walnut Creek

Professional music coach with repertoire ranging from Disney songs to Jazz and Blues, including R&B, Pop, Gospel and Classical styles

$140 $49

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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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Four Dance Classes from Salsa with Tomaj (65% Off)

Salsa With Tomaj

Berkeley Underground

From the merchant: Learn to dance Salsa with popular instructors Tomaj Trenda and Tiffany Wu at our Salsa nightclub every Wednesday

$80 $28

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One or Three Life or Relationship Coaching Sessions at Core Self Work (Up to 65% Off)

Core Self Work

Berkeley

Clients can turn to life coach Paul Xavier for help with issues such as anxiety and depression or to focus and repair their relationships

$150 $61

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One or Three 60-Minute Consulting Sessions at Hermes Consultancy (Up to 60% Off)

Hermes Consultancy

San Mateo

A counselor-coach helps clients understand their subconscious motivation; she seeks to bring balance to their mind and body

$150 $60

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Living Trust and Estate Plan or Virtual Estate Planning System at Trust&EstatePlan.com (56% Off)

Trust&EstatePlan.com

San Mateo

Plan for your family’s future with a living trust and estate plan

$599 $262

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$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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$49 for $150 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — GoBeyond Advising

Gobeyond Advising

San Mateo

Danielle, a Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley graduate, gives expert advice and offers edits for your college application

$150 $49

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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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Two or Four Private Drum Lessons with Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano (Up to 55% Off)

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

Seasoned drum instructor teaches fundamentals in styles including pop, rock, jazz and fusion

$80 $38

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$138 for $475 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Ivy Goal Education

Ivy Goal Education

Hillsdale

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$475 $138

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One Three-Hour Horse-Assisted Wellness Workshop for One or Two at Change Your Lead (Up to 55% Off)

Change Your Lead

BOK Ranch

Hands-on workshop helps participants connect with their feelings through interaction with friendly horses

$150 $66

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$10 for $20 Worth of Services at GreenCitizen Inc.

GreenCitizen Inc.

Ingold - Milldale

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

$20 $10

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Makeup Lesson for One or Two at Wowpretty Professional Makeup and Hair with Jira Couture (Up to 60% Off)

Wowpretty Professional Makeup and Hair with Jira Couture

Lyon Hoag

Makeup artists show women how to get the look they want, whether it's a two-minute morning routine or a smoky eye for a night out

$150 $66

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$84 for Baby's 1st Year Photo Package with Five Sessions and $375 in Print Credits from ultra-spective ($700 Value)

Ultra-spective

Livermore

Baby's first year is captured with a maternity session, a newborn session, and sessions at 4, 8, and 12 months; $375 in print credits

$700 $84

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Two Counseling Sessions at Josh Gressel, PhD (45% Off)

Josh Gressel, Ph.d.

Pleasant Hill

From the merchant: The hardest appointment to make is the first one. This low-risk offer lets you see if I’m the person who can help you.

$140 $77

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$60 for 2-Hour Family Photo Shoot with 10 Prints at Protege Photography Studio ($350 Value)

Protege Photography Studio

Pleasant Hill

Pro shutterbugs capture portraiture of families of five or fewer

$350 $60

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$75for a Two-Hour Pet Shoot with an Online Gallery and Prints at Animal Stars Photography $350

PROTEGE- Animal Star Photography

Pleasant Hill

An outdoor garden or indoor studio serves as a background to pets during a two-hour photo shoot

$350 $60

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Select Local Merchants

The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.

3200 Castro Valley Boulevard
Castro Valley,
CA
US

There are many businesses that cater to pets, but Redwood Animal Hospital strives to be the only one animals need. Veterinarians Joelle Abrams and Timberly Johnson and their doting staff members—including Isaac the dog, who greets clients up front, and Alex the cat, who roams the clinic freely and helps distract patients during procedures—perform the preventative, surgical, and dental services that owners expect from an animal hospital, then they go a few steps further. The onsite boarding facility lends a private space to dogs and cats when their owners are away, and groomer Cheri shampoos, brushes, and trims fur to bestow clients with fresher-smelling pets. For owners with limited mobility or dogs who don't want to run into their ex-wives, the medical specialists even make house calls.

3762 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley,
CA
US

The Range
  • Live-fire training at San Leandro Rifle & Pistol Range, which has indoor and outdoor ranges
  • Laser Shot simulator training with interactive high-definition video scenarios
At a Glance

The backgrounds of Gun Kraft's instructors include the military, law enforcement, executive protection. With these diverse backgrounds, the team can accommodate almost any type of firearm training. They even offer a You Call The Shots class, wherein students drive the day's agenda and curriculum. Of course, the instructors also teach predesigned firearms classes?including NRA FIRST Steps Pistol and Basic Pistol classes.

301 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley,
CA
US

Though Malika and Adeyinka Awobajo's baked goods are decorative and tasty, they are made with more than dessert in mind. The pair, who founded Mika?s Cupcakes in May of 2011, began constructing confections years prior in order to help feed and care for homeless families in the area. Today, they apply a portion of proceeds toward helping the homeless population in the Bay area, as well as set some money aside for a future youth transitional shelter.

Mika's ovens breathe life into a multitude of signature cupcakes, which come in both classic and inventive flavors. Nearly hedonic ingredients such as amaretto and mocha infuse Indulgent Treats cupcakes, whereas sundae cupcakes come with a cherry on top to render them as sweet as a kindergartner's plea to go see CSPAN on Ice. Fondant-coated gourmet cakes serve as personal-sized desserts for giants, and cake pops offer convenient sugar consumption during games of double dutch. Strawberries and pretzel rods doused in chocolate take a dip into chopped almonds or chocolate chips, whereas granny-smith apples submerged in caramel break the surface smothered in chocolate or nuts.

27691 Havana Avenue
Hayward,
CA
US

Dr. Ronald T. Weiland doesn’t “believe in fad diets,” as he notes on his website. Rather, he trusts in simple mathematics: fewer ingested calories plus more burned calories equals weight loss. At Ameri-Cal Weight Clinic, he and his staff put this equation into practice during comprehensive weight-loss programs that rely on healthful foods, aerobic exercise, and prescribed appetite suppressants. This mix of support, services, and tools is readily available at eight clinic locations throughout the Bay Area and one that only appears on leap years.

22539 2nd St
Hayward,
CA
US

Though their guests aren't human, the staff at Good Dog Day Care still treat them like they are. They spend time learning each dog's individual quirks and personality traits to determine the best way to care for them. Under supervision, pups roam free, sniff, and socialize at an indoor play space padded with clean rubber floors. Vinyl fencing dampens upsetting noise, and it can also be used to separate dogs who are embroiled in a bitter chew-toy custody dispute. Additionally, an area of antimicrobial turf grass, designed especially for dogs, serves as the bathroom suite.

Canine guests can also get to know each other during training classes, which range from obedience training to puppy socials. Though socialization is encouraged, Good Dog Day Care realizes that sometimes dogs need time to themselves. This is why when dogs are kept overnight, they board their overnight guests in private sleeping spaces outfitted with custom flooring and dog beds. Staffers even follow the owner's feeding schedule to ensure that every dog maintains its routine.

2427 Pratt Ave
Hayward,
CA
US