Major Line Gas is a small gas station that only has a couple of pumps. But I found that their gas prices are usually comparatively cheaper than the major name brand gas stations. It has a small white building behind the pumps where the gas attendant sits behind the counter. I have noticed though that more and more cars stop there now that gas prices are climbing.
The Scandia Family Center is really a great place to go with the entire family. They have two miniature golf courses and they are beautifully landscaped with flowers, meticulouly pruned bushes, pools, fountains, and tiny rivers. They also have other activities to choose from there besides the miniature golf so the entire family's taste in fun should be well satisfied.
I have often passed by this car wash and it is always busy with lots of cars being washed or waiting to be washed. I decided to try it out one day and brought my car in. The attendants were friendly and explained their different packages available. They washed my car and cleaned the inside as well. I was quite happy and have gone back a few times since.
The Fil-Arts Gallery is located in the old town Pinole area in a small white building. The gallery has small windows that have some paintings displayed. They have a very small sign that looked like someone just painted the name of the store on a piece of white wood which isn't professional looking. Inside the store are a large selection of oil paintings on canvas painted by Filipino artists.
Diablo Valley College is conveniently located close to the freeway. They have a large parking lot and most classes are within walking distance from one another. I've taken a few photography classes here and I have so far liked all the teachers. What I enjoyed too is that I can go shopping at the mall a few blocks away after classes were over.
The Oakland Children's Hospital is a huge place and is conveniently located right off the freeway. My daughter was hospitalized there once when she was an infant and their Infant ICU is just wonderful. They are very clean, they make sure you wash thoroughly before you are allowed to enter the Infant ICU. And the nurses there were so nice, caring and helpful.
This is a story-book themed amusement park that is located right next to Lake Merritt. Although the place is old and a bit run down, my kids still enjoy going to this place. They have rides but I think the main attraction for my kids are the puppet shows, magicians and the storytellers. Even I can't help being entertained by them as well.
A friend of mine recommended I try out Blow and see Cindy Lopez. I made an appointment with her and was pleased by her friendly and pleasing nature. She listened carefully to all my concerns and stopped every now and then to make sure we were still on the same page. I was so pleased with the hair cut she gave me as well as with how much she charges for her work.
I was convinced to try Argania by a friend of mine who frequents the place. I was told that the place is just heavenly and they give the most wonderful manicures and massages. After going once, I was definitely hooked. The ladies that work there are just wonderful. They are very skilled and take their time so you never feel rushed. The place is also very clean and spacious.
East Bay Nursery is a huge place but worth to browse around in. They have the largest collection of Japanese maples that I know of, I think the salesperson I talked to said they have over 60 varieties. They also have a huge collection of roses. I mean in the hundreds. It is just a great place to go for rose lovers because you are sure to find that particular variety you are looking for here.