The professional chauffeurs behind V.I.P. Shuttle and Limousines pilot town cars to and from airports, giving travelers time to relax before they have to don their wax wings. Drivers also man white or black stretch limousines as they transport passengers to wine and beer tours, proms, and the Del Mar Racetrack. Those seeking a night out on the town can opt for the comedy, dinner, and limo package, which spares couples the hassle of waiting in line and grants them a complimentary bottle of wine or champagne.
In 1976, two UC Davis graduate students bought 20 acres of land in the highly arable Capay Valley. One of the students, Kathleen Barsotti, was working toward her master's degree in ecology and was determined to grow vegetables and fruits in an eco-friendly way: organically. The organic-food movement hadn't yet entered the public consciousness, and Kathleen worked overtime to convince restaurants, stores, and consumers of the taste-able merits of her process. Over time, given the possible health and environmental benefits of certified organic food, she succeeded. The farm sprouted to 300 acres to accommodate the increased demand. Today, a second generation runs the farm as well as a shop inside San Francisco's Ferry Building. Dubbed Farm Fresh To You, the store furnishes customers' bags or portable cornucopia horns with all sorts of soil-sprouted goods, including heirloom tomatoes, sweet peas, and fresh asparagus. The farm also teams up with fellow Yolo County and Pacific Northwest farms to deliver boxes of seasonal produce to area homes.
Terramoto offers clients convenient and environmentally friendly transportation services that allow travelers to quickly get around town without lugging luggage on a tandem bike or alarming neighborhood dogs with an ostrich rickshaw. Boasting a hybrid fleet of leather-lined Toyota Prius and Highlander vehicles, Terramoto provides transportation services that are more comfortable than taking a taxi and safer than hopping off an overpass onto a bus roof. All vehicles are driven by experienced professionals, who provide limousine-quality service with unmatched friendliness and refreshingly casual amiability. After scheduling a pick-up time, customers and their luggage or collection of preserved-insect specimens will be transported anywhere in San Diego County. Additionally, Terramoto helps save the environment by planting a tree after every trip with a donation to Plant a Billion.
San Diego's Park, Shuttle & Fly's fenced-in parking lots house automobiles and monitor them with 24-hour surveillance as their owners are whisked to San Diego International Airport via 24-hour shuttles. Travelers can safely leave their vehicles behind in the parking lot's fenced, well-lit confines for three, five, or seven days as they cruise promptly to the airport on the free shuttle. While patrons are gallivanting about, an eagle-eyed staff attends to the cars at all hours to protect them from theft, vandalism, or breaking into fights over how many miles they've put on. Whether returning from a business trip in the wee hours of the morning or arriving in the middle of the night from a window-washer convention, customers can retrieve their four-wheeled steeds with access to the lot 24 hours per day. Upon arrival back at the airport, travelers may call and expect prompt shuttles to scoop them up and escort them to their cars.
From the outside, the buses at Five Star Transportation Services exude class and restraint. The inside, however, presents a different story. From the neon green lights overhead to the checkerboard floors underfoot, the ambiance here is decidedly reminiscent of a dance club—the perfect setting for bachelor parties and group nights on the town.
Because the club scene may not be appropriate for many trips—such as airport transfers or weddings—Five Star Transportation has a number of more reserved vehicles in its fleet as well. These include 4-passenger town cars, 7-passenger vans, and 10-passenger stretch limousines, each of which drop passengers off at their destinations in class and style.