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  • See Jane Run
    When Lori Shannon first announced her intent to run a marathon, people responded with more than a hint of incredulity. Lori had no experience and, at 5’3” and a size 16, she didn’t cut the form of a typical distance runner. Even so, she set to work and completed the 1993 New York City Marathon, proving to herself that with the proper training and dedication, she need not live life as a spectator. Since crossing that first finish line, Lori has never looked back; she has since run multiple marathons, competed in triathlons, and ridden her bike cross-country. Seven years later, Lori founded See Jane Run in San Francisco, hoping to empower women to test their limitations and bolster their own fitness and self-confidence. The female-operated fitness company has since grown to encompass four West Coast locations that sell women’s running gear, including shoes, sports bras, and aerodynamic shower caps. At its four retail locations, like-minded runners come together with free weekly run clubs, giving them a group setting in which to train to meet their own individual goals or prepare for one of See Jane Run’s half marathons or 5Ks.
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    5817 College Ave
    Oakland, CA US
  • Broadway Terrace Nursery
    Broadway Terrace Nursery shelters a large collection of colorful flora for green-thumbed fauna to decorate their homes and gardens. Trees, houseplants, vegetables, and succulents line this blossoming boutique alongside a variety of orchids ($19.99–$49.99) such as the oncidium orchid ($49.99), a species known for its long, graceful stem and deep baritone singing voice. With many indoor and outdoor specimens hand-selected weekly from growers in Half Moon Bay, prices and selection change often, but recent examples of inventory include bright 4-inch perennials ($4.99) and sturdy 5-gallon shrubs ($29.99–$39.99). Gardening accessories allow harvesters to appease hungry greenery with a bag of organic fertilizer, trim petals for school pictures with Felco pruning shears ($19.99), or keep insect populations at bay with pest controls.
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    4340 Clarewood Dr
    Oakland, CA US
  • Cresco Equipment Rentals
    Cresco Equipment Rentals delivers comprehensive equipment solutions and unprecedented premier service. Contractor to homeowner, large construction project, remodel, facility services, movie production or major event, we’ve got you covered.
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    20 Hegenberger Ct
    Oakland, CA US
  • Issues
    With more than 3,000 titles in the store, Issues contains enough information to finally put the smug Dewey Decimal System to shame. Brush up on foreign policy with the latest issue of the Monocle ($10), ruminate on the cultural impact of food (especially the beautifully photographed variety) in Gastronomica ($13), or challenge your love of corporations with some anti-corporate critical thinkery with Adbusters ($8.95). While browsing, don't hesitate to tap the friendly staff's deep knowledge of the store's catalog, which can be accessed either by asking them or by rubbing their magical bellies.
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    20 Glen Ave
    Oakland, CA US
  • J Miller Flowers
    For more than 40 years, the family of experienced bouquet designers at J. Miller Flowers and Gifts has trussed blushing blossoms into works of botanical art. The store's hand-arranged, dew-fresh cut-flower arrangements nestle up against blooming and green plants, imported vases, chocolates, and gardening gnomes for hire waiting along the back wall. Pick up the bestselling How Sweet It Is bouquet, ablaze with fiery orange roses and hot-pink carnations ($34.95 standard), or cheer up a lonely table with the Be Happy arrangement, nodding with yellow roses and gregarious daisies in a happy-face mug ($35 standard). Nature-loving bouquets, such as the live-plant Violets and Butterflies basket ($32.95), provide perennial smiles, and the minimalist-chic of the Zen Artistry orchid arrangement ($42.95 standard) packs maximum beauty into one simple setting. For thoughtful reparations that say "Sorry I sold your cat online" better than words ever could, try the red roses in the Always On My Mind bouquet ($57.95 standard).
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    4416 Piedmont Ave
    Oakland, CA US
  • The Wine Mine
    We're a friendly low key wine "warehouse" with the lowest prices in the Bay Area. We offer a wide selection of handpicked wines from around the world. This is done in a relaxed, but informative, environment in which we strive to provide excellent customer service. Every Sat you can try 5+ wines for only $1.
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    5427 Telegraph Ave
    Oakland, CA US

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