From dawn to dusk, Hopper Boat Rentals fleet of small, maneuverable crafts weave past the sailboats and houseboats docked in the tree-lined Channel Islands Harbor. Though the compact vessels are easy to master, Hopper Boat Rentals’ aquatic experts still happily help customers suit up in provided lifejackets and then impart a brief tutorial on operating their vessel of choice. They then rent out their watercraft by the hour, allowing customers the freedom to enjoy a quick jaunt or a daylong quest to overthrow surrounding sandcastle fiefdoms.
The experts at Healing Laser Centers can ease pain without a single touch. That's because they harness the healing power of the cold laser, a device that sends low levels of energy deep into strained and injured muscles to jump-start the healing process. In each 5- to 20-minute treatment, staffers suffuse the body with this powerful light energy to relieve pain caused by work stresses, athletic endeavors, or attempts to give itself a back massage. Many patients feel nothing during the treatment and often feel progressively better for days afterward. To enhance the technology's muscle-mending capabilities, the center also keeps massage therapists on staff for hands-on tension relief.
Free diagnostics are the cornerstone of VC Computer, where computer and software experts guarantee that if they can’t fix a problem, their patrons don’t pay. In addition to removing viruses and upgrading hardware, techs design custom websites and business cards to help clients stand out from the crowd.
With speed and efficiency, the professionals of Dry Clean Safari—a Ventura County Star reader’s favorite for dry cleaning—treat soiled garments. While away from home, scuzzy shirts and pants worn during showdowns with giant squids are resuscitated using an environmentally safe solvent. During their decade in the business, the cleaners have handled everything from bridal gowns and rugs to office chairs, and their 10-point policy ensures that they pay as much attention to detail as George Lucas’s digitally enhanced video of his own birth.
Firefly Ceramics tends to a pre-fired menagerie of unpainted dishes, decorations, and unpredictable miscellany. Adorn the x's and o's of a three-dimensional tic-tac-toe board with romantic sentiments as prizes for competitive kiss-offs, or pick out a puppy-shaped piggy bank and paint it an appropriately swinish pink. With the holidays looming on the horizon, there's no better time to summon a storm of festive ornaments yearning for color and dishes that make for better dinnertime art criticism than busts sculpted from mashed potatoes. Scope the Facebook wall for upcoming events and thrilling specials.