Local Services in Castro Valley

JCPenney Portraits – Up to 88% Off Photo Shoots

JCPenney Portraits

Multiple Locations

$129.93 $25

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and variety of poses

Up to 84% Off Media Transfers at Denevi Digital Imaging

Denevi Digital Imaging

Sunnyvale

$140 $22

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

75% Off Photo Printing

Suntech Prints

Hayward

$125 $31

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93% Off Boudoir Photo-Shoot Package

Modern Love Photography

Downtown Hayward

$550 $39

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

Up to 70% Off at ABC Bartending School

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

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Experienced mixologists impart bartending secrets as students shake up classic and popular drinks

60% Off Pet Kennel Services

Kanlove Dogs

San Leandro

$160 $64

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45% Off Wedding Photography

Photography By Aizhan

San Leandro

$700 $385

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45% Off Life Coaching

Natural Born Psychic

Union City

$60 $33

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

Up to 58% Off Chinese Tutoring Sessions

United Education

Union City

$160 $75

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

83% Off Tutoring Package at Kims Academy

Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

$350 $59

After a diagnostic assessment, tutors assist kids with math, reading, or writing skills to prepare for the SAT or ACT

Half Off a First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

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

79% Off a Career Assessment and Academic Planning Session

C2 Education

Multiple Locations

$215 $45

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

Up to 52% Off Tutoring Packages

JEI Learning Centers

Multiple Locations

$190 $95

Weekly common course state standards in math, language arts, reading, writing, and problem solving with workbooks and daily homework

Up to 48% Off Dog Grooming

Elite Canine Daycare & Spa

San Ramon

$35 $19

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Stylists scrub dogs with natural shampoos and conditioners available in scents such as eucalyptus mint and oatmeal

Up to 51% Off at Sahota Tax Center

Sahota Tax Center

Sahota Tax

$100 $49

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

55% Off One tutoring Session

Science Tutor 4 Me

San ramon

$55 $25

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Up to 51% Off Computer Repair

eon Technologies

Alameda

$100 $50

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

Half Off Film Digitization

Cinefone

Danville

$60 $30

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

50% Off Singing Lessons

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

$140 $70

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Up to 82% Off Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

$403 $89

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

Up to 61% Off Office-Space Rental at Second Work Space

Second Work Space

Fremont

$40 $19

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

Up to 76% Off Life and Relationship Coaching at Hymn Wellness

Hymn Wellness

Multiple Locations

$165 $59

Life coach helps clients overcome professional and relationship roadblocks and achieve their goals

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Exploring Music

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

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

56% Off Kids' Creative Writing Class

Kids Be Inspired

Fremont

$630 $275

Kids ages 8–15 learn a variety of writing styles and processes to develop creative paragraphs and essays

50% Off Tax Preparation

Etax Relief

East Industrial

$175 $88

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55% Off Pet Care

Animal Medical Center Of Pleasanton

Pleasanton

$56 $25

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80% Off Income Tax Package

Fox & Associates

Pleasanton

$400 $79

Accounting professionals prepare 1040s for filing electronically

Up to 53% Off Musical-Instrument Lessons

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

$170 $85

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

89% Off Photo Shoot & Pictures

Picture People

Multiple Locations

$144 $16

Expert shutterbugs get to know photographees before snapping in front of colorful backdrops, with chosen portraits ready in about an hour

55% Off Outdoor Furniture

Bay Area Sofa

Newark

$100 $45

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91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

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

80% Off Studio Photography

Marcus Edwards Photography

Fruitvale Station

$350 $70

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88% Off Therapy

Dr. Thomas Marchevsky

Rockridge

$540 $65

Each session lasts 60 minutes

$5 Buys You a Coupon for Pepper Spray with Purchase of a Safety Class

The Loss Prevention Group

Downtown

$5 $5

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

Up to 86% Off Family or Headshot Photo Shoot

MooD-ology Photography

Oakland

$350 $49

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

50% Off Consultant - Life Coach

John R. Edwards

Pill Hill

$150 $75

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Up to 58% Off from 143 Photo Booth

143 Photo Booth

Merritt

$695 $299

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

Up to 62% Off Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

$26 $10

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

Up to 50% Off Shoe Repair and Shines

Foster City Shoe Repair

Foster City

$30 $15

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

Up to 61% Off Dog Training and Classes

Zoom Room

Multiple Locations

$116 $45

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

50% Off Tailoring at The House of Couture

The House of Couture

Downtown Walnut Creek

$40 $20

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Experienced tailor creates custom, one-of-a-kind designs for both men and women, and can also alter garments

45% Off Webpage-Design Consulting

Gutensite

Walnut Creek

$500 $275

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Up to 57% Off Spiritual Counseling

Adventure Quests International Counseling Service

Walnut Creek

$99 $49

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

Half Off Frames at Cheap Pete’s

Cheap Pete’s

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

(399)

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

61% Off at Artistic Picture Framing

Artistic Expert Picture Framing

North Berkeley

$100 $39

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

50% Off Language

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

$60 $30

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Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$80 $39

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

Up to 51% Off Consulting Sessions

Hermes Consultancy

San Mateo

$150 $75

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

71% Off Academic-Tutor Services

Ivy Goal Education

Hillsdale

$475 $138

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Up to 55% Off Horse-Assisted Therapy

Change Your Lead

BOK Ranch

$150 $75

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

Up to 79% Off Dog Summer Camp at Wag Hotels

Wag Hotels

Multiple Locations

$235 $49

Five-day dog summer camp entertains pups with weekly themed activities including surfing, sunbathing, and bacon bubbles

Up to 51% Off Private Piano Lessons at Aria Music Studio

Aria Music Studio

Burlingame

$70 $35

Lifelong pianist Wendy Liu teaches students of various skill levels to play everything from basic scales to solo sonatas

85% Off Boudoir Photo Session

Ultra-spective

Livermore

$675 $99

Photographers set up props in-studio to capture sensuality through sultry poses and seductive accessories in magazine-quality images

79% Off Family Photo Shoot

Protege Photography Studio

Pleasant Hill

$350 $75

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Pro shutterbugs capture portraiture of families of five or fewer

79% Off Pet Shoot at Animal Stars Photography

PROTEGE- Animal Star Photography

Pleasant Hill

$350 $75

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

Up to 79% Off Engagement or Family Photo Packages

Memory Photo Gallery

Millbrae

$399 $99

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Skilled shutterbugs spend an hour photographing families or newly betrothed couples before producing 4"x6" prints

$50 Buys You a Coupon for $150 Off a Move of Over $300

Jackie Movers

Serra Highlands

$150 $50

For $50, receive a coupon for $150 off a move that's over $300

77% Off SAT Practice at ThinkTank Learning

ThinkTank Learning

Palo Alto

$210 $49

Certified academic consultant helps students gauge strengths and weaknesses when taking the SAT, and help pupils ace tests with tutoring

56% Off Pet Care

Animal Hospital Of Palo Alto

Palo Alto

$50 $22

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45% Off Photo Printing

Le Boxy

San Francisco

$40 $22

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Up to 96% Off Stock-Trading Course

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown

C$499 C$29

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

52% Off a Couples Massage Class at The Love Lab

The Love Lab

Cow Hollow/ Marina

$135 $65

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

Up to 51% Off at Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center

Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center

Inner Sunset

$80 $40

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

45% Off 6-Weeks of Intensive Portuguese Language Classes

IBEC - Instituto Brasil De Educação E Cultura

San Francisco

$820 $451

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

60% Off Intro to Filmmaking Workshop

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

SoMa

$199 $79

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

67% Off Group Spanish Class

Enjoy Spanish

San Francisco

$60 $20

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

Up to 62% Off Tarot-Card and Aura Readings

Sf City Psychic

Inner Sunset

$60 $24

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

45% Off Music Lessons

Lewis Violin Studio

San Francisco

$300 $165

Learn how to play classical, fiddle, or jazz violin

Up to 61% Off Custom Framing

Paul Mahder Gallery

Presidio Heights

$125 $49

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

Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

Guitar Cities

Downtown

$70 $33

Dexterous instrumentalists train aspiring players of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level or song choice

75% Off Photo Session with Print Credit

Checkerbox Photography

Multiple Locations

$320 $79

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

45% Off a 45-Minute Psychic Reading

Psychic Visions By Isabella

Multiple Locations

$100 $55

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Up to 75% Off Mixology Class at SF Mixology

SF Mixology

Multiple Locations

$199 $69

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

Up to 70% Off Online Website Building Class

Express Website Course

Online Deal

$197 $59

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

Up to 81% Off a Marketing Consultation

Grow Your Local Business Right

On Location

$500 $99

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

50% Off Speed Dating

Match-maid

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

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63% Off Photo-Booth Rental from A Vanity Affair

A Vanity Affair

On Location

$1,200 $450

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

Up to 95% Off Online Microsoft Excel Training

Excel With Business

$250 $25

Standard or advanced courses help users tap into Microsoft Excel’s business-boosting potential via online exercises, videos, and testing

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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

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

Cameron is a guy who was pretty clueless in the kitchen, and though having been a meat-eater his whole life, is becoming more sensitive to animal cruelty issues. Kathy is a woman who, because of religious practices, has to abstain from eating meat and dairy for nearly half the year. Though their impetuses for changing their diets were quite different, the solution to their problems was the same: The Vegan Garden—a meal delivery system that specializes in plant-based cuisine.

The Vegan Garden designs meal plans for a variety of clients, whether they're longtime vegans or people curious about transitioning to an animal-free diet. The Pioneer Meal deal, for instance, lets newbies sample staple vegan dishes by signing up for one week's worth of meals, desserts, and dinner bibs. Committed vegans can opt for more long-term plans, which include two months' worth of custom or preset menus. There are also specialty packages for weight loss and gluten-free diets.

The meals themselves are made using mostly organic ingredients local to The Vegan Garden's home base in San Francisco. For the sake of variety, menu options are inspired by many international and regional cuisines, such as Middle Eastern, Thai, Mexican, French, Caribbean, and Southern. Soy- and tofu-based dishes include everything from huevos con chorizo and veggie chow mein to jambalaya and verde pesto pasta. Meals come fully prepared and only need to be warmed to the diner's desired temperature before they're ready to eat.

26010 Eden Landing Rd. Ste 9
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

When you turn the key in the ignition of a motorcycle, the engine that rumbles to life below you has the power of a hundred horses. That’s a lot of force to handle, which is why the teachers at Motorcycle University take their training so seriously. They aim to create safe, responsible riders, starting with extensive basics classes taught on their closed, off-road practice range. They cover even the simplest steps of riding a motorcycle– from switching it on to basic turns – during three-hour classes, providing plenty of opportunity for students to hone their skills in the saddle of the school’s own bikes. They also know that some students require more practice than a single class allows, so they welcome those students back again to repeat the same course at no charge, based on the instructor's recommendation.

25715 Mission Blvd
Hayward,
CA
US