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Yogurt Deluxe
4065 E Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94552
This local yogurt shop offers a variety of flavors to please the entire family. It is open daily. 
Proper Cuts
17387 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

Operating in this location since 1983, this barber shop serves men, women and children. However, it has gained localMore fame for its $11 flattops and $8 fades of all styles. On a recent visit, all five sylists' chairs were occupied by young men getting fades.

Kids' haircuts are $7; the shop also offers color, highlights and perms.

 

Smoker Friendly
15935 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
This locally owned branch of the Smoker Friendly smoke-shop chain offers a good selection of cigars, including itsMore house brand, as well as the usual cigarettes and loose pipe and shisha tobacco. It sells shisha pipes in unusual shapes, including California Wine and Cola. The shop also sells the usual T-shirts (plain and printed), cold drinks, ice cream and snacks. It's on southbound Hesperian Boulevard, a couple of blocks north of Paseo Grande.
Eden Bicycles
3318 Village Dr, Castro Valley, CA 94546
This spacious full-service bike shop is an official Giant retail partner, offering Mountain, Road, BMX and Family BikesMore from names such as Giant, Haro, Verde, Orbea and Pinarello. Twenty-four-hour try-out bikes are available for certain models, so you can see what the ride will really feel like before you buy. There's a well-equipped and competent repair shop, and two different levels of professional bike fittings are available in a special area at the back of the store. Aside from the expected assortment of tubes, tires, lights and pumps, the shop carries six-six-one mountain biking armour, Camelbaks, Giro helmets, Fox gear, Timbuk2 messenger bags, Quick Track trunks and apparel from Lance Armstrong's Live Strong line. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, there's plenty of room to hang out on the nice chairs at the rear, and the shop sponsors local youth sports and has its own Eden Bicycles Racing Club as well as free casual group rides for all levels.
PW Supermarkets
4015 E Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94552
Castro Valley's PW, in the 580 Marketplace shopping center, is one of seven stores in the proudly independent--and stillMore family-owned--local grocery chain founded by Joey Franco in San Jose in 1943. The store participates in the eScrip program to benefit Castro Valley schools. Check out the website for weekly coupons and specials. 
MUSIC UNLIMITED
14417 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94578
This independent, locally owned store sells  DJ equipment, amplifiers and other sound-system components as well asMore musical instruments. Electric and acoustic guitars are a specialty. The shop is happy to take special orders.
Hernandez Transmission
897 W A St, Hayward, CA 94541
Hernandez Transmission is an auto repair shop located on West A Street along with several other mechanics. ItMore specializes in transmission diagnostic and repair services for foreign and domestic vehicles. Free towing is provided within the local area.
The Burrito Shop
3843 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94546
This is the newest location of the three-store, locally owned chain based in Oakland since 1978. As Oaklanders know, TheMore Burrito Shop serves up a good, honest lunch burrito that keeps you from going hungry the rest of the day. In the morning, there's free coffee with the purchase of any breakfast burrito or breakfast plate featuring eggs, potatoes or beans, and either chorizo, steak, sausage or veggies. The tidy dining area sports a wall mural with a hacienda theme, and a small salsa bar offers condiments for dressing up your meal.
Hutch's San Lorenzo Car Wash
17945 Hesperian Blvd, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Hutch's celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2010. Three levels of clean are offered here, from the standard full-serviceMore tunnel car wash to professional auto detailing. The waiting area is pleasant, as is the staff. The car wash is active in the community, partnering in fundraising opportunities for many local schools and groups. A shop sells car-care items and snacks. Oil changes, diagnostics and other maintenance and repairs are available from Lim Auto Repair, on the same property.
Village Plaza Barbershop
18902 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541
Village Plaza Barbershop, located next to Tai's Beauty Salon, fosters a very friendly atmosphere, accompanied by a decorMore consisting of sports articles and pictures of local teams such as the Raiders, A's and the Warriors. The barbershop specializes in men's haircuts, and payment is by cash only. Shampoos, blow-drys, beard trimming and senior discounts are also available. The shop has a loyal clientele base and is usually very busy, especially on weekends.
Sal's Foreign Car Service
3343 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sal's Foreign Car Service is a familiar Castro Valley landmark with its blue awnings, boulevard storefront andMore convenient location. Sal's is a full service foreign automotive repair shop that has relied on word-of-mouth endorsements from locals for over 40 years. Sal's is close to BART, for commuters that wish to leave their vehicles for service, get to the office and then return at the end of the day for pick up.
Village Barber Shop
3372 Village Dr, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2010, Al Proietti's barbershop has been serving Castro Valley for severalMore generations. With five barbers on duty and a sprawling parking lot, this neighborhood staple is a convenient men's grooming destination. Check out artist Karen Frye's painting of barber Al Martinez sprucing up a client, which was commissioned by Alameda County to document local history. This is on display at the new Castro Valley Library. 
Cash 4 Gold
2659 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Cash 4 Gold is a jewelry and metal exchange shop. The store buys all types of gold products, including necklaces,More rings, earrings, chains, coins, retainers and gold teeth. Other accepted items include precious metals, silver, palladium and platinum. The location offers free estimates for exchanges as well as mobile estimates available for potential customers within 5 miles. The store is locally owned and is fully licensed and bonded.
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