Founded in 1922, The Fresno Bee has grown to serve a six-county area in the San Joaquin Valley. In both its paper and electronic editions, the Bee?s journalists report on national events as well as providing extensive coverage of local and state occurrences. The writers also focus on area business, sports, and entertainment happenings, such as information on Grizzlies games or on where mimes can go for karaoke.
For eight years, the professional primpers at Bright Laundry Service have delivered crispness and cleanliness to area vestments through a gleaming array of laundering services. Leave a spoiled, soiled bundle of joy on your doorstep, and the friendly clothes-sitters at Bright Laundry Service will gladly pick it up, pre-treat it, sweep it of stains, dry it, fold it nicely, and teach it to whistle the Brandenburg concerto before returning it by the next day. Wash and fold services are priced by the pound ($2 per pound, 10 pound minimum), with the whole load returned in a free nylon laundry bag. Individual pieces can be de-wrinkled by the careful pressing of professional iron mongers ($3.20 per garment; two- to three-day turnaround). Special singular pieces—such as tablecloths ($10 each) and men's shirts ($2.25 each, for laundering and pressing)—can be given individual gifts of freshness. Since dirty socks are known to terrorize innocent hampers only during full moons, Bright Laundry Service happily allows redemption of remaining Groupon balances over multiple visits.
With eclectic backgrounds in ballet, Scottish Highland dancing, and environmental law, California Arts Academy co-owners and directors Julie Ann Keller and Christopher Campbell bring their students their own distinctive expertise and worldviews. Backed by a cadre of instructors, the duo strives to create a space where kids can freely express themselves through gymnastics and musical theater and can elaborate tap-dance routines that summon the ghost of Fred Astaire. California Arts Academy was also named Favorite for Children's Dance Classes, Art Classes, and Live Theater by the readers of the Central California Parent Magazine 2012-2014. Not content to just offer classes, Keller and Campbell hold semiannual auditions for their performances.
The crew at Martinizing Valley Dry Cleaning runs a detail-driven service in order to make dry cleaning as convenient as possible for each of its clients. With more than 45 years of experience behind it, the business has 13 locations in California and two in Arizona. At each one, garments are sent through a 13-step process, which can end in home delivery. In addition to a commitment to their customers, the staff members are committed to the environment, using ecofriendly solutions, which leave a refreshing scent.
All across California, Western Bowling Proprietors Association sends pins scattering at a network of bowling alleys, each with its own personality. In addition to open bowl on automatically scored lanes, many locations host special events that heighten the experience with enhancements such as vibrant lights, lively music, and laser systems that do double duty protecting the alleys' diamond collections. The alleys also house refreshment facilities, pro shops, and diversions that range from arcade games to billiards.