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

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

$119.96 $19.99

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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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$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 $39

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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

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$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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$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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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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$59 for Tutoring Package with Diagnostic Test and Four 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Kims Academy ($350 Value)

Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $59

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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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$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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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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Admission to 2.5-Hour Adult Painting Party for One, Two, or Four from Bottle & Bottega East Bay (45% Off)

Bottle & Bottega East Bay

San Ramon

Held at different bars and restaurants around town, painting parties give participants the opportunity to sip wine and beer while painting

$40 $22

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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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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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$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 (Half 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 $30

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

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

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$140 $70

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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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2-, 5-, or 10-Day Office-Space Rental at Second Work Space (Up to 61% 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 $19

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One or Three 45-Minute Life- and Relationship-Coaching Sessions at Hymn Wellness (Up to 76% Off)

Hymn Wellness

Multiple Locations

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

$165 $59

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

Exploring Music

Multiple Locations

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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$275 for a Nine-Week Creative Writing Class for Kids Ages 8–15 at Kids Be Inspired ($630 Value)

Kids Be Inspired

Fremont

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

$630 $275

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$88 for $175 Towrd Tax Preparation — eTax Relief

Etax Relief

East Industrial

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$175 $88

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One 40-Minute Psychic Session and Optional 20-Minute Chakra Balancing at Fremont Psychic (Up to 60% Off)

Fremont Psychic

Irvington

Psychic session includes tarot card and palm reading to help clients understand themselves and shape their future

$90 $45

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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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$79 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 $79

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Four or Eight Lessons for String Instruments, Guitar, Flute, or Piano at New World Music Academy (Up to 53% 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 $85

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

Bay Area Sofa

Newark

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$100 $45

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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

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$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

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$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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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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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 $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 (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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$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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Tailoring at The House of Couture (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The House of Couture

Downtown Walnut Creek

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

$40 $20

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

Gutensite

Walnut Creek

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$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 specialties that range from vocal repertoire to opera

$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

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$60 $30

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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 53% Off)

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

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

$80 $39

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One or Three 60-Minute Consulting Sessions at Hermes Consultancy (Up to 51% 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 $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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$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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$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 $75

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$99 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 $99

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$100 for $200 Toward Six-Week Dog Obedience Training Class — At Your Bark N Call

At Your Bark N Call

Livermore

Six-week obedience class for dogs six months and older covers basic obedience, manners, and common behavioral issues

$200 $100

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$75 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 $75

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$52for 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 $52

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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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Two Palm Readings or a Chakra Analysis at The Present Eye (Up to 76% Off)

The Present Eye

Multiple Locations

A psychic offers insights into clients' future through palm readings and chakra analysis

$155 $69

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$49 for SAT Practice at ThinkTank Learning ($210 Value)

ThinkTank Learning

Palo Alto

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

$210 $49

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$22 for $50 Worth of Pet Care — Animal Hospital of Palo Alto

Animal Hospital Of Palo Alto

Palo Alto

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$50 $22

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$89 for an Academic Evaluation and Four 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Huntington ($387 Value)

Huntington

Palo Alto

After an academic evaluation, tutoring sessions with one teacher for four students help kids achieve success in exams or various subjects

$387 $89

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$489 for $999 Worth of Web- and App-Design Services at BayAppStudios

BayAppStudios

Palo Alto

Graphic design studio specializing in apps, mobile platforms, and web design creates user-friendly experiences and designs

$999 $489

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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

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$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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$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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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 Blvd
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

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. 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