The windows of the tiny, tucked-away Lucy’s Tamale Factory remain perpetually fogged. Inside, Lucy and her staff of cooks dart from stovetop to stovetop, steaming massive pots of traditional Mexican tamales—fluffy, authentic cornmeal street fare filled with chicken, pork, or jalapeño. The cooks mix masa and shred meats to craft the treats, winners of numerous awards across the U.S., which emulate the tamales Lucy’s family has made for generations in Durango, Mexico. Their hard work has paid off; their classic handheld delights with no preservatives have earned accolades from festivals and fares across the US. Patrons bustle in and out of their shop to order the tamales individually or by the dozen for special events such as large parties or events where people are required to construct their own hats out of cornhusks.
You don’t have to be in a professional photo studio to be the star of high-quality photos anymore. Mementostrip Photo Booths’ technicians provide a mobile studio that travels to the party, allowing individuals, couples, and groups to star in an endless number of self-directed shots. Each booth boasts a digital single-lens-reflex camera that produces professional-quality images. After the machine snaps a picture, it instantly prints a 4”x6” print for its subjects to keep. Each digital image is stored for the event host and copied onto a keepsake CD. Mementostrip’s crew also provides options such as photo retouching or online image hosting, from which pictures can be printed on demand, emailed to friends, or kept in a wallet as a daily reminder of what one looks like.
When they weren't occupied with class or homework, high-school students Joshua Blase and Sandeep Rai were brainstorming a business. They had heard the adage that warned against working too closely with your best friends, but their ambition overpowered superstition, and as soon as they graduated they began Blazetek.
There, they put their technical prowess toward computer repairs, security-system installations, and all manner of custom projects. They scan both laptops and desktops for spyware and signs of viruses and patch up cracked phone screens as well as broken gaming consoles. Catering to the specific needs of individual clients, they also construct brand-new PCs with the powerful processors needed by designers or the high-tech graphics cards needed by Waldo’s parole officer.
The citizens of bounzCity share a common bond: they all stand 62 inches tall or shorter. Inside the bouncetropolis, they scurry about a slew of themed attractions, six of which line Bounz Boulevard, including a SpongeBob Squarepants bounce castle and a dinosaur-themed obstacle course with gigantic inflatable dino teeth curving over the entrance. The 28,000-square-foot facility also houses a toddler area and an arcade chock-a-block full of kiddy rides, games, and prizes. Parents can monitor all of the playful proceedings from couches or go-go-gadget helicopter hats, or repurpose the space for birthday parties that keep little revelers reveling with pizza, drinks, and included game tokens.
Doctor of Chiropractic Guita Kianian, a board-certified chiropractor and certified industrial disability examiner, practices a "whole person" approach to health care. The former host and producer of a live radio talk show called Modern Health, she now educates her patients on how to lead a healthy and pain-free lifestyle at San Jose Holistic Health Clinic. In addition to experience treating complex and injury-related chiropractic cases, Dr. Kianian is certified to care for infants and expectant mothers using the Webster technique and utilizes trigger-point and acupressure therapy to loosen tight muscles.
Dr. Kianian and her staff address a wide variety of conditions with multifaceted treatment plans that may include orthopedic acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and nutritional analysis. They also design individual weight-loss plans and perform wellness seminars that can help to reduce employee stress and the number of self-inflicted forehead marks on office walls.
We turn houses into model homes to fetch the highest sales price when you sell your home. Whether you have a vacant home that requires complete staging or just need a few additional pieces of furniture and decorations, we're here to make your home look the best it possibly can when you put it on the market to sell.
Operated by Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, Sharks Ice skating centers professionally maintain solid-water rinks and facilities to accommodate a full range of activities. Each Friday night (7:30–9:30 p.m. in San Jose; 7:15–9:15 p.m. in Oakland) customers have full run of the centers' Olympic-sized rinks for public skating and fashionable displays of warm, Cosby-inspired outerwear. In addition to skating amenities, each Sharks Ice center features a full-service pro shop that sells NHL athletic apparel and other skate supplies and accessories. The centers also feature public snack bars and spacious public areas for socializing and frigid recitations of 18th-century Russian poetry. Sharks Ice San Jose also houses Stanley's Sports Bar, a full bar and restaurant overlooking the three rinks. Skate rental is included, but if you prefer to bring your own foot-blades, the general admission price without today's Groupon is $8, which still makes the Groupon the better deal. Hours are subject to change, so please call ahead to confirm.