With more than 35 facilities spread across Arizona and California, California Arizona Storage Centers helps homeowners, renters, and business owners manage their living and working spaces with handy self-storage units, huge 14’ moving trucks, and safe stowing spaces for RVs, cars, and boats. Before freeing up valuable square footage in their domiciles, clients zero in on their exact storage-space requirement with a 3-D calculator, ensuring that every inch of storage is put to use. In addition to helping customers haul and stock cargo, California Arizona Storage Centers recycles computers, TVs, copiers, and other electronics through its All Green Electronics Recycling program, diverting more than 250,000 pounds of waste from landfills since 2010, and staving off the imminent nanobot uprising for at least a few more years.
Though many things have changed during the L.A. County Fair’s 90 years, the one constant has been the large crowds it attracts with the classic sights and sounds of an outdoor carnival. Lights race past as carnival rides fly overhead, and riffs from battling bands carry through the air. Stingray Island, a new attraction in 2012, brings fair-goers face to fin with octopuses, schools of shrimp, and stingrays swimming inside a 17,000-gallon salt-water tank. Inside FairView Farms, fair-goers can see firsthand what it takes to work a farm by watching live workers tend to pastures and baby animals at the nursery. In 2011, more than 1,490,000 people explored the fairgrounds, making it the second-highest attendance year recorded outside of 1991, when everyone showed up with their stunt double.
The licensed professionals at Tony’s Dry Cleaners––who have more than 30 years of experience expurgating stains––make sullied vestments sparkle once again by using delicate equipment and waterless wizardry to clean fine garments. Erase ill-advised mocha tattoos from the sleeves of rebellious two-piece suits ($10) or bring in sweaters worn during sloppy-joe-juggling competitions for a thorough cleansing ($5.20). Dress shirts or blouses can be restored to pristine whiteness for important business meetings ($4.50), and hand-me-down prom dresses can shake off the dust and pre-nostalgic tears ($9). Excellent care and timely service ensure that clients can retrieve their clean-pressed orders quickly and in prodigious condition. Though not included in this Groupon, Tony’s Dry Cleaners also offers alteration, laundry, and pressing services.
World Gardens Cafe treats subscribers to vibrant, healthy feasts of global cuisine delivered directly to their doorsteps. Co-founders Paul Mata and Chef Ravi Harryram built the business in an attempt to counter the obesity epidemic in the United States meals made from nutritious, fresh ingredients. With Chef Ravi's culinary expertise and Mata's business acumen and powerful handshake, World Gardens Cafe whips up mouthwatering feasts for athletes, families, and diners with special dietary needs across four states. After each month's delivery, clients can heat up and chow down on gluten-free, low-calorie delicacies such as cajun-spiced chicken, Thai basil turkey stew, Caribbean herb steak, and fire-roasted stuffed peppers.
Upland Sports Arena's 70,000-square-foot indoor complex ensures games go on in any weather on the facility's four synthetic grass fields. Kids take to the turf in youth leagues and the Lil Kickers program, which teaches children as young as 18 months basic soccer skills like which feet to put cleats on. Adults also hit the fields for co-ed dodgeball and soccer leagues, frequenting the on-site sports bar to unwind and celebrate victories with a beer and a bite.