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#13 Rhythmix Sci Fi Three Ring Bingo


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#27 Cleaning Out The Closet

With Christmas over, I’m having a hard time finding room for the new. It’s definitely time to pass along some of the old. Second Home Consignment on Santa Clara is a great place to take your formerly prized possessions. They … Continue reading

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#25 Post Holiday Stress Relief

As our quiet week continues, today is a chance to unwind and take a little R&R for myself. To recover from the holiday aches and pains,  Body Techniques is the place to go for a wonderfully relaxing Swedish massage (or … Continue reading

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#24 Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden

It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year. That between Christmas and New Year’s. The kids are out of school and home for the most part. Work has slowed down in anticipation of the rush that occurs after the … Continue reading

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#23 Pagano’s Hardware and Encinal Hardware

Here’s something you can do in town and accomplish many of your household chores as well. Just take a stroll through either Pagano’s Hardware or Encinal Hardware, both for things you really need, but also just to have funseeing what … Continue reading

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#21 Sometimes It’s Better To Enjoy Things Upside Down

Apple Walnut Pie that is! If you have never tried it, you are in for a treat! This is Debbie Shahvar’s signature desert, a cross between Apple pie and Tarte Tatin, featured at both Buttercup Grill in Oakland’s Jack London Square … Continue reading

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#20 An Independent Bookstore For All Ages

  Books Inc is where serious readers go to shop! What a great store! I can’t say enough about Books Inc. The independent bookseller, located at 1344 Park St., takes the cake as my favorite bookstore in the East Bay. … Continue reading

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