Lankershim Car Wash's auto-detailing package puts a twinkle back into the grille-smile of even the dingiest jalopy, be it an SUV, compact, or van. Seven days a week, Lankershim's buggy bathers begin each two- to four-hour scrub-down by hand waxing and buffing your human hauler until mud stains, avian expulsions, and embedded meteors seem like a fleeting bad dream. Team Lankershim will then shampoo your steel steed’s shell and string it onto a touristy necklace. Wheels are likewise steamed from top to bottom, while interiors and tires are dressed until their luster and dignity is restored.
Leonor's has been preparing meat-free Mexican food for nearly 30 years, and the current menu is modeled after the soy-dense Forever Young diet. Dishes include a traditional Mexican selection of burritos, tacos, and quesadillas with the restaurant's unique vegetarian and vegan spins. Some of those are on display in the Buffalo Bill burrito, that's packed with brown rice, steamed pinto beans, avocado, soy cheese, and veggies in a whole-wheat tortilla.
Though Leonor's is rooted in Mexican food, there are other culinary influences present as well: the spaghetti dinner entangles soy meatballs with whole-wheat noodles and the soy hamburger is topped with a leafy crown of lettuce and alfalfa sprouts. Stone-ground whole-wheat pizzas carry their own surprises—molasses and honey are infused into the dough—and can be customized with toppings such as cilantro, avocado, and tinier pizzas.
A pleasing jumble of bright warm colors welcomes patrons as they enter Salsa and Beer, where the kitchen turns out myriad Mexican favorites. Bean dip and salsa—always complimentary—flow freely with chips, and the chefs integrate housemade red and green sauces into tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. A huge sun painted on the ceiling watches down on patrons as they eat on painted tables, slicing into deep-fried chimichangas or chipotle-chicken flautas. Hues of lime green, pink, and orange occupy the walls and window paintings in the dining room, and a patio in the front is separated from the street by sculpted wooden barriers, whether in the shape of cacti or a wide sun.
Hectors Salon#2 owner Rosy Mendoza draws upon 20 years of styling experience to lead her international team of master stylists and color technicians in enhancing hair and beautifying appearances. The Redken salon beckons clients into its plush styling chairs for fashion overhauls via the personalized artistry of precision haircuts, styling, and botanical treatments. Certified colorists add depth, shine, and forest camouflage to hair, and professional makeup artists highlight clients' unique features with cosmetic applications and dole out makeup lessons to bolster morning beauty routines.
The traveling coaches of Rise Up Basketball know that many virtues of great players are invisible—their work ethic, for example, or ability to cooperate with team members. So, when practicing with their clients, they focus on physical, mental, and social skills. Drills on shooting and passing merge with teamwork exercises and game-like scenarios that demand quick thinking, all of which occur at a local park or gym of the player's choosing. Whether they're guiding a single person, a group, or an active team, the instructors strive to build overall athleticism, no matter the student's age or initial skill level.