Local Services in Martinez

89% Off Photo Shoot & Pictures

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

jcp portraits – Up to 83% Off Photo Shoots

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

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

Up to 64% Off Guitar or Voice Lessons

Concord

$130 $50

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

79% Off Family Photo Shoot

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

Pleasant Hill

$350 $75

(138)

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

Half Off Frames at Cheap Pete’s

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

(399)

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

79% Off a Career Assessment and Academic Planning Session

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 70% Off Photography Workshop

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

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

Up to 64% Off Dog Boarding or Grooming

Pinole

$165 $65

Pets boarded in a safe facility for overnight stays; expert groomers primp pups

55% Off Custom Framing from Frame-O-Rama

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

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Frame-O-Rama's staff offers framing services ranging from closed-corner frames to putting objects inside three-dimensional shadow boxes.

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

50% Off

South Berkeley

$60 $30

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

Up to 65% Off at Artistic Picture Framing

North Berkeley

$100 $35

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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

Create Arabic Calligraphy with a Visual Artist

West Berkeley

$75 $75

Visual artist Salma Arastu gives a brief history of Arabic calligraphy, then leads you through copying Arabic words and layer painting

Up to 55% Off Private Violin Lessons

Richmond

$120 $55

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

50% Off

Pittsburg

$100 $50

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55% Off Services

Blackhawk

$165 $74

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

Half Off Film Digitization

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

62% Off Guitar Lessons at 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

Fruitvale Station

$350 $70

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Up to 53% Off Psychic Readings by Cheyenne

Psychic Reading By Shyann

$40 $20

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

Up to 86% Off Family or Headshot Photo Shoot

Oakland

$350 $49

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

50% Off

Pill Hill

$150 $75

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80% Off Boudoir Shoot at DNA Premium Photography

Fruitvale Station

$485 $99

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

Up to 58% Off from 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 77% Off Academic Tutor

Multiple Locations

$210 $49

Math or English assessment helps tutors develop lesson plans to aid students from pre-K through high school with 75-minute weekly sessions

Up to 51% Off at 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

San ramon

$55 $25

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Up to 70% Off at ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

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

Up to 51% Off a Darkroom Workshop or Photo Services

Cental Napa

$400 $199

Photo-development studio hosts darkroom workshops and offers printing, matting, and scanning services

Up to 54% Off Lessons at Steve Trovao Drums

Napa

$60 $29

A drummer with more than three decades of live-performance experience teaches coordination and technique to students of all ages

Half Off at abba furniture outlet

San Rafael

$50 $25

Contemporary furniture and home decor rotates weekly and includes office chairs, dining tables, barstools, coffee tables, and accent pieces

50% Off

San Rafael

$100 $50

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52% Off Photographic Prints

San Rafael

$105 $49.99

Scanning and digital-printing specialists create 24"x36" or 18"x24" prints from digital files

50% Off Pets

Castro Valley

$100 $50

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Up to 66% Off Dog Boarding or Dental Services

Castro Valley

$38 $19

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

55% Off Services

Brentwood

$55 $25

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50% Off

Brentwood

$70 $35

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Up to 51% Off at Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center

Inner Sunset

$80 $40

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

Up to 60% Off Custom Framing at Framed and Cornered

San Francisco

$100 $40

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An experienced framing technician can carefully preserve a diploma, sports jersey, or other collectibles with a custom frame

60% Off Intro to Filmmaking Workshop

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

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

50% Off Computer Repair

San Francisco

$20 $10

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

Up to 89% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot at DeBoudoir

Downtown

$399 $45

With lingerie outfits, women bring their sensuality to the surface, posing for 60 minutes to create unique, romantic gifts

Up to 61% Off Custom Framing

Presidio Heights

$125 $49

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

Up to 56% Off Memory-Improvement Workshop

Bay Club San Francisco Tennis

$397 $189

US Memory Champion Chester Santos's one-day workshop instills participants with sturdy techniques of memory retention

50% Off Eight Hours of Arabic Classes ($400 value)

Nob Hill

$400 $200

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

Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

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

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

Half Off Tax and Accounting Services

San Francisco

$200 $100

Tax returns, QuickBooks training, and estate planning are a few of the services that accountants offer to both individuals and businesses

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

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

Up to 88% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

San Francisco

$250 $29

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

Up to 51% Off Dog Daycare or Boarding at Citipets

San Francisco

$40 $20

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

54% Off Mixology 101 Class

Mission Bay

$195 $89

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

50% Off Psychic Readings

Pacific Heights

$60 $30

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Up to 76% Off Photo-Shoot Package

San Francisco

$405 $99

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

Up to 75% Off Mixology Class at 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 Photography Classes at Isla Studio

Civic Center

$149 $59

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Professional photographers wean students off automatic settings, demystifying exposure, aperture, and ISO for more breathtaking shots

61% Off Framing at Back to the Picture

SoMa

$100 $39

(15)

Framing experts set artwork within custom frames complete with mats and glass

83% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot with Prints

SoMa

$568 $99

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

Up to 51% Off at Knet Karaoke

Inner Parkside

$19.50 $12

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

45% Off Life Coaching

Diamond Heights

$125 $69

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Up to 61% Off Matchmaking Services

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

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

Up to 59% Readings at SF Psychic

Inner Richmond

$45 $22

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

57% Off iPhone 3G or 3GS Screen Repair at Citicomm Wireless

SoMa

$58 $25

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Skilled technicians replace defunct iPhone 3G or 3GS screens and service charging ports, batteries, and essential components

50% Off Storage-Space Rental

San Francisco

$150 $75

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60% Off Custom Framing at FastFrame

Downtown

$100 $40

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Trained artisans frame memorabilia, paintings, prints, and photos

59% Off Singing Workshop from Singingbelt

Multiple Locations

$69.99 $29

Workshop lessons use the Singingbelt to help students learn about breath support and the mechanics of singing

76% Off a Photo Session for a Cat at Pet Poses Photography

Bernal Heights

$250 $59

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Photographer captures the beautiful bond between a cat and its owner, creating high-resolution digital snapshots

49% Off Computer Repair

San Anselmo

$85 $43

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Half Off Guitar or Bass Lessons

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Max Abrahams draws on his degree in music during 30-minute lessons for all ages; cover material ranging from simple songs to music theory

Up to 84% Off Media Transfers at Denevi Digital Imaging

Sunnyvale

$140 $22

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

55% Off Services

Hayward

$85 $38

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Up to 53% Off Dog Daycare at Good Dog Day Care

Hayward

$105 $49

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After successful prescreening, pups benefit from safely socializing with other dogs guided by experienced staff using positive reinforcement

93% Off Boudoir Photo-Shoot Package

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

45% Off

Vacaville

$150 $83

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Half Off Dry Cleaning at Browns Valley Cleaners

Vacaville

$30 $15

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

56% Off Academic Tutoring

Vacaville

$342 $150

Tutoring sessions in a variety of subjects benefit students in grades from kindergarten through high school

60% Off Video-Transfer Services in Novato

Novato

$100 $40

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Footage from VHS, VHS-C, MiniDV, or Hi8 Digital8 formats makes its way onto long-lasting DVDs

Select Local Merchants

Chairs for Affairs, in business since 1949, helps party-throwers cater to party-goers with an extensive selection of rental equipment. Make your bashes brim with revelers without resorting to bribery by borrowing from Chairs for Affairs' panoply of chairs, tables, tableware, outdoor accessories, tents, linens, serving equipment and more. Drinks are kept cold with a champagne cooler ($9; rates based on 1-day rental; longer rental rates available upon request), and chins are kept dribble-free with an assemblage of soupspoons ($0.40 each). Throw a well-attended wedding with a bevy of bright-white folding chairs ($1.40 each) and a white-lattice wedding arch ($40), or host a hopping bar mitzvah with a stage ($45 per 4 x 8' section), portable PA system ($70) and a 10'x10' white canopy ($75+). A handful of margarita glasses ($0.45 each) makes drinking simple but juggling difficult, and bread-and-butter plates ($0.50 each) makes room for the essentials.

3503 Pacheco Blvd
Martinez,
CA
US

Rick DuBois left a career in the cutthroat corporate world in favor of his current and more humane profession as the owner and resident "pack leader" at You Luckie Dog! The lifelong pooch aficionado brings more than 20 years of dog expertise—including a stint as a chow-chow breeder and trainer—to his canine daycare, boarding, and grooming spa. "Pretty much whatever a traditional kennel does, we do the opposite," says Rick, who personally groups his tenants into amiable playgroups according to size, temperament, and fastest time swimming the 300-meter dog paddle. The canine resort rejuvenates man’s best stressed friend with physical exercise and socialization, with stays ranging from day-long excursions to overnight boarding. The popular daycare service allows early morning drop-off and pickup as late as 8 p.m., and Rick makes a point of never smacking his customers with dollar-per-minute fees for late pickups. "I know what it's like to have meetings run long while people drone on. I want people to know I'm not trying to nickel-and-dime them."

4960 Pacheco Blvd
Martinez,
CA
US

At Parviz Hypnotherapy & Holistic Center, Dr. Parviz Shafaghi uses his vast experience with hypnotherapy to help clients overcome difficult issues. During sessions, he can help clients deal with concerns such as depression, weight management, substance abuse, cigarette cessation, and self-confidence. He also specializes in dream analysis, working with clients to help analyze recurring dreams, nightmares, and their relationship with others.

940 Adams Street
Benicia,
CA
US

Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arenas launch socked striplings into the air with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise fun-filled visits, during which adult counterparts leap around with their kids through gargantuan bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an inflated obstacle course.

The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Occasionally, the staffers switch off the lights, arming the roomful of players with glow sticks and bracelets as they navigate the air-cushioned obstaclescape. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their charges will stay safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the floor and ceiling by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.

1301 Franquette Ave
Concord,
CA
US

An official American Heart Association CPR training center, Safety Training Seminars has provided first-aid education in life-saving courses since 1989. Although the center's American Heart Association instructors possess extensive life-saving skills, they still know how to present their material for the general public. Despite the urgent nature of the techniques they teach, they manage to create a low-stress and casual environment. Catering to those with busy schedules, classes are scheduled year-round across the Bay Area, with many times and locations available.

785 Oak Grove Rd
Concord,
CA
US

Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes, in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, sports classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The month-long membership allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class.

1975 Diamond Blvd
Concord,
CA
US