Spring Pictures: here in Alameda is offering a $65 child's portrait for just $30 this week. The bargain is part of 's new "Daily Deal" program, which works like Groupon. The offer is good through midnight Wednesday.
Free Family Fun is up for grabs at the s "Kids Fest in Wonderland" festival this Saturday, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit Bladium for food, drinks, face painting, hockey and "Lil' Kicker" demos, carnival games and raffles.
See Jane Run, the super-groovy women's running store in Oakland, is having a super-big sale on running gear, including shoes, pants, shorts, and tops — just in time for you to get new stuff for training for the See Jane Run half marathon here on the Island on June 5. Discounts up to 75 percent; sale items are available online, too. The sale ends Sunday, April 10.
Sky High Bargain: You can get two adult tickets to the Oakland Aviation Museum for just $9 (50 percent off) through Groupon this week. The museum, just in case you've never been there, offers vintage aircraft and special events. Deal ends Thursday at midnight.
Special tip on the : Did you know that if you go in the last hour or so, you can often get good deals from the vendors? And you don't even have to ask. Case in point: yesterday, organic strawberries were marked down from $10 a three-pack to $8 and I was offered three bags of broccoli tops for $5 instead of $6. Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Haight Street at Webster.
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