Posts Tagged ‘Laurel Book Store’

Retailers launch Oakland Gift Card to help people shop locally

The Oakland Gift Card can be bought and redeemed at 19 local businesses.

A small group of local businesses kicked off the holiday shopping season this month by introducing a new gift card program intended to keep retail sales dollars in Oakland. The “Oakland Gift Card,” which is available in amounts between $20 and $200, is accepted by 19 Oakland businesses, ranging from electronics and apparel stores to restaurants and art galleries.

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Oakland – A City Many Women Call Home

By ALEXIA UNDERWOOD Unbeknownst to many, Oakland has a secret: it’s bursting at the seams with women who love women. According to the Gay and Lesbian Atlas, which used information compiled from the 2000 U.S. census, Oakland contains the highest concentration of lesbian couples of any city in the nation and has the second highest…

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