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Oakland's SOBU keeps furniture, décor designs clean and innovative Oakland's SOBU keeps furniture, décor designs clean and innovative

By Kelly Church

Owned and operated by a married couple, SOBU uses sustainable materials that ultimately become high-quality elements in homes.

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Sailing the SF bay with Captain Kirk Sailing the SF bay with Captain Kirk

By Kelly Church

The Bay Area company is owned by a former engineer who has spent decades sailing the waters and now charters boats and teaches sailing lessons.

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Local Take is a Love Letter to San Francisco Local Take is a Love Letter to San Francisco

By Kelly Church

The gift shop sells unique items from local artists, some centered around San Francisco culture and some that are just creative, locally-made items.

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Docking at Mosley's Café for Local Breakfast and Fresh Lunch Selections Docking at Mosley's Café for Local Breakfast and Fresh Lunch Selections

By Kelly Church

Mosley's Café is locally owned and features a breakfast and lunch menu that can be enjoyed on the dock of Alameda's Grand Marina, or from the water.

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Watsonville's Local Day Spa Offers All the Essentials and More Watsonville's Local Day Spa Offers All the Essentials and More

By Kelly Church

Tayo Day Spa is home to licensed professionals who can perform skincare, massage and makeup services so Watsonville, GA residents no longer have to leave town for their beauty services.

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Alameda Acupuncturists Work for More Affordable Therapies Alameda Acupuncturists Work for More Affordable Therapies

By Kelly Church

Alameda Community Acupuncture is an Alameda, CA acupuncture facility that aims to provide treatment services to anyone by making sessions affordable. Sessions can start at a mere $20 and can improve many health conditions, including pain and anxiety disorders.

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AnT Swim School Brings Easy-to-Follow Swim Lessons to the Entire Family AnT Swim School Brings Easy-to-Follow Swim Lessons to the Entire Family

By Kelly Church

AnT Swim School is a San Jose, CA swimming facility that is open year round and offers lessons in heated pools for all people, aged four months and up, adults included. The pool also has public swim hours throughout the week and Saturday mornings for community members who are not in lessons to come enjoy the warmed pool. 

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The Dailey Method Ignites the Barre Fitness Craze and Brings Visitors the Most Effective Workout on the Planet The Dailey Method Ignites the Barre Fitness Craze and Brings Visitors the Most Effective Workout on the Planet

By Kelly Church

The Dailey Method, the first barre studio, launched the barre fitness craze and has become a major U.S. franchise, and even has a few international locations as well.

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Northern CA's Go-To Destination for Paintball Enthusiasts Northern CA's Go-To Destination for Paintball Enthusiasts

By Kelly Church

San Jose, CA's Santa Clara Paintball has become the most played paintball facility in Northern California. The founders opened the facility to create the most modern paintball center there is, with the latest technology and more types of games for players of all ages and skill levels. 

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Sonoma-Area Eco Tours Takes Guests up for Panorama Views of Redwoods Sonoma-Area Eco Tours Takes Guests up for Panorama Views of Redwoods

By Kelly Church

Located in the Redwood Forest, Sonoma Canopy Tours is a two-course guided eco tour with zip lines, sky bridges and a spiral staircase. With a series of platforms, the canopy tour brings guests high up in the air, overlooking trees, creeks and ravines, and gliding at top speeds.

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San Jose's Bikram Yoga Branham Meridian Offers Hot Yoga Classes for all Levels San Jose's Bikram Yoga Branham Meridian Offers Hot Yoga Classes for all Levels

By Kelly Church

Bikram Yoga Branham Meridian is a San Jose, CA hot yoga studio that teaches the same 26 postures and two breathing exercises every class in 105-degree heat and 40% humidity. 

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Buhisan's USA Martial Arts Promotes Confidence Through an Array of Challenging Classes Buhisan's USA Martial Arts Promotes Confidence Through an Array of Challenging Classes

By Kelly Church

Offering martial arts instruction for adults and children of all ages, Buhisan's USA Martial Arts opened in 1992 to help people in the San Jose, CA community grow in all aspects of life. Classes teach Tae Kwon Do, Kenpo Kung Fu, Aiki-Jujutsu, Okinawa Weaponry and Arnis. Buhisan's USA Martial Arts holds classes every day of the week, except for Sundays.

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College-Driven, Independence High School Carves Spots Out for Each Student's Future College-Driven, Independence High School Carves Spots Out for Each Student's Future

By Kelly Church

San Jose, CA's Independence High School has one simple mission: to provide every student with a learning environment that allows all students to accomplish academic and personal success. This mission extends far beyond just a high school classroom education. The school is also part of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Spartan East Side Promise that virtually guarantees admission to San Jose State University.

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Hawaiian Dance Group Brings Island Vibes to Mainland CA Hawaiian Dance Group Brings Island Vibes to Mainland CA

By Kelly Church

Tucked away in Antioch, CA is a little piece of Hawaii -- Mau Loa Ohana, a hula and Tahitian dance group. For both children and adults, Mau Loa Ohana developed a modern dance program that teaches the steps to each dance.

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Diabetic Assistance Dogs Have Impressive Track Record, Outshining Blood Glucose Monitoring Technology Diabetic Assistance Dogs Have Impressive Track Record, Outshining Blood Glucose Monitoring Technology

By Kelly Church

Early Alert Canines is a Concord, CA nonprofit organization working with Type 1 Diabetics in California and Oregon to provide diabetic alert dogs. These trained assistance dogs notify their owner that their blood sugar levels are too high or too low, all with a little sniff and a simple paw touch.

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Faction Brewing Keeps the Bitter out of Their Beer Faction Brewing Keeps the Bitter out of Their Beer

By Kelly Church

Alameda, CA Faction Brewing is relatively new on the brewing block, but making a name for themselves nonetheless. Opened by a married couple with more than 30 combined years in the business, this bay-area brewing company is known for their IPAs and double IPAs, which they quality control to perfection.

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Hillside Church Says: Come As You Are Hillside Church Says: Come As You Are

By Kelly Church

Hillside Church is an Antioch, CA non-denominational Christian church that encourages community members to "come as you are" and immerse themselves in the many church programs for all ages.

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Ave Maria Memorial Chapel Offers a Family Touch to Saying Goodbye Ave Maria Memorial Chapel Offers a Family Touch to Saying Goodbye

By Kelly Church

Ave Maria Memorial Chapel is a Watsonville, CA funeral home that is family owned and operated, giving community members a personal touch when saying goodbye to loved ones.

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A 'Nexus' for Textiles in San Jose A 'Nexus' for Textiles in San Jose

By Kelly Church

The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles is a San Jose, CA museum that celebrates the art of textiles, with everything from antique quilts to an exhibit on up-cycled fabric in fashion.

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Rhythmix Cultural Works Fosters Awareness Through Local Art Appreciation and Diversity Rhythmix Cultural Works Fosters Awareness Through Local Art Appreciation and Diversity

By Kelly Church

Rhythmix Cultural Works is an Alameda, CA artist-run nonprofit organization that provides art education and celebrates diversity through their many programs in the community. They raise funds to continue their growing public school programs to support youth education in the arts.

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Girls Incorporated: Strong, Smart and Bold Girls Incorporated: Strong, Smart and Bold

By Kelly Church

Girls Incorporated of the Island City is an Alameda, CA branch of the national organization Girls Incorporated, which is dedicated to helping girls between grades one through twelve understand that they are strong, smart and bold females. Through their many community programs, they help more than 300 girls each year realize their true potential.

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The ProBalance approach: Specialized physical therapy using Pilates The ProBalance approach: Specialized physical therapy using Pilates

By Kelly Church

ProBalance Physical Therapy is an Alameda, CA physical therapy studio that combines physical therapy with pilates to treat pain and heal it at the source.

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'Disneyland for Combat:' Gamepod Combat Zone 'Disneyland for Combat:' Gamepod Combat Zone

By Kelly Church

Gamepod Combat Zone isn't your ordinary airsoft gun experience. This Antioch, CA entertainment center is also a training location for several government agencies, allowing for real-world experience in a safe environment.

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Bridging Community Service: Community Bridges Unites Some of Santa Cruz's Most Important Nonprofit Programs Bridging Community Service: Community Bridges Unites Some of Santa Cruz's Most Important Nonprofit Programs

By Kelly Church

Community Bridges is a coalition of community services programs that united to bring an even greater influence to Santa Cruz county.

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Certified Organic, Certified Delicious Certified Organic, Certified Delicious

By Kelly Church

A northern California family-owned farm has been bringing certified organic produce to dinner tables around the country for three generations. Now, the Lakeside Organic Gardens team is introducing a new broccoli bi-product to grocery stores.

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Kelly Church is a Staff Writer at BayAreaForSale.com.