The Flower Outlet is okay. They have a great selection of flowers but their prices are not what you would expect when you hear the word outlet. The staff are very friendly though and I sometimes go here to pick up some bouquets of flowers when I am in the area but I wouldnt make a special trip to buy their flowers.
The Coliseum Flea Market is located by the Oakland Coliseum and is right off the freeway. They have a parking lot and they do have an admission fee. I have only been here once but they do have a lot of vendors selling mostly old items. There are some vendors though selling new things like one lady that was selling new Gymboree clothing.
I have only gone to the Norcal Swap Meet once when my sister took me along with her. They have a parking lot on the side and they also have an admission fee. They have many vendors selling a large variety of items from clothing to knick knacks for the home. There are some good deals if you take the time to look.
The Berkeley Flea Market is fun to go to. They have a great selection of vendors and usually different each time I go. They have some neat antiques, jewelry, clothing and food. Parking is difficult to come by though in this area of Berkeley but the place is within walking distance from the BART station.
Sunvalley is one of my favorite malls to shop at. They have a great selection of stores available as well as eateries that I like. I also like the fact that they have a parking garage where I can park my car on the bottom level and my car is shaded from the hot sun during the summer and I don't get wet heading in the mall during a rainy day.
I hardly go to the Hilltop Mall anymore even when I lived nearby. The place has really gone down in quality as far as the type of stores that are in business there. A lot of the clothing stores look like they are selling flea market quality clothing. Macy's is the only store worth going to there. Also, the area has become a bit unsafe to me.
I don't go to the Stoneridge Mall that often because it is a bit far from where I live but I love shopping there because they have so many stores to choose from. They even have a Pottery Barn in there. The only downside is that it does get really crowded and I sometimes have to park a bit far from the entrance doors on the weekends.
I found World Nails while shopping at the Stoneridge mall in Pleasanton. They are located on the first floor near JCPenney. They have a pretty modern decor with plush leather seating against the walls for pedicures and cushioned seating in the middle of the floor for manicures. They service is great and so are their manicures. They are always quite busy on the weekends.
Before we moved out of the area, our daughter was seen by Dr. Leigh a couple of times when her regualr doctor was unavailable to see her at the time. Dr. Leigh is an okay pediatrician. She didn't strike as a extremely knowledgeable about kids and gave me an impression that perhaps she was new to the practice.
I was sent to see Dr. Williams for a root canal by my regular dentist because apparently I needed a specialist for this particular tooth. Anyway, he did a great job with my root canal and fixed it up fairly quickly. His staff are excellent. They are very pleasant to deal with and very knowledgeable about dealing with insurance companies.