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The Consumerist: 16 Ways To Not Suck At Making Mother’s Day Special

Mother’s Day is almost here. The day to celebrate the woman who brought you into the world… Or to celebrate the woman who gave you children. Or both. Flowers are a lovely gift (in those instances where the recipient gets what you actually ordered) but they’re not exactly an original or personal gift and can be costly.


New York Times - Oakland: Brooklyn by the Bay

Walking around this outpost of cool off Telegraph Avenue, you may forget that you’re just across the bay from San Francisco and not in, say, an oft-cited borough of New York City where style, shopping and food have become major draws.


Reuters: California real estate recovery means higher property taxes for many

California's recovering real estate market means higher property taxes for homeowners whose bills were reduced during the economic downturn,


TaxAct: Gift Tax: Do I Have to Pay Gift Tax If Mom Gives Me Money?

Surprise – Mom and Dad gave you a nice check! Maybe it’s enough for dinner, or maybe it’s more of an “early inheritance.” Either way, do you need to worry about paying tax on your gift?


3027 E 16th St - Oakland
2,598 Sq ft - 6,000 Lot - $398,168

This stunning California Bungalow has been updated and features Hardwood Floors, Updated Country Kitchen, Covered Deck and Patio, large lot for off street parking, and plenty of room for entertainment.