Pacifica Health Fusion doubles as a massage-therapy studio and a first-aid training center. Two licensed massage therapists—a mother and daughter—oversee the business and serve as its primary practitioners. They knead muscles with a choice of nine massage modalities and lead safety and first-aid trainings that adhere to American Heart Association and American Red Cross standards. During basic life support (BLS) and CPR seminars, the duo explains how to recognize medical emergencies or properly resuscitate unresponsive Cabbage Patch dolls.
Skilled lenser Stephen Johnson parlays his extensive expertise in digital photography into instructing fledgling photographers in the art of digital-moment grabbing. Students begin their day taking in a presentation on measurements and digital exposure techniques and exploring the functions of their cameras, including the zoom, focus, and people-shrinking buttons. Then, Johnson leads a lecture on photographic composition before launching into introduction to the uncompressed raw-image format, which is more flexible than the common JPEG format for printing and color-editing techniques. Enriched by frequent interactive discussions, students come away with stronger knowledge of composition, techniques, and the nuances of the correct pronunciation of "cheese."
The friendly staff at Longboard Margarita Bar serves up savory eats and refreshing margaritas in a laid-back, beach-themed setting. Fingers can unearth jalapeños, onions, tomatoes, olives, and more from a heaping mound of nachos ($6) and complement the feast with fresh-squeezed fruit swirls with tequila in Longboard's singular cocktails, which include the Burrito mojito ($7.50) and Misdemeanor margarita ($9), electrified with green chartreuse and zesty jalapeño. Enjoy postfeast euphoria atop a plush couch in the bar's warmly lit interior, or prepare for a posteuphoria sock hop by shimmying to weekly live music while half smiling.
Come Grow With Us.
We provide an Infant Care Center, Preschool and Kindergarten through 5th grade Elementary School.
We foster our children to take interest in lifelong learning, challenge them intellectually and expose them to the arts, with with the purpose of developing their CHARACTER, CONFIDENCE AND CREATIVITY.
The sky is overcast, and an instructor stands off to the side of the riding area with a camera in hand. Chance, a leather-brown horse, stands poised, ready to jump over an x-rail. Moments later, Chance gallops toward the hurdle, throwing its front legs into the air and gracefully arcing over the lofty obstacle.
This is just another day at Aspire Equestrian, where passionate trainers lead private and group riding lessons for students of all ages and levels of expertise. With a community-like feel, the instructors at Aspire hope students riders gain a comfortable atmosphere to learn and enjoy their new skills. The equine enthusiasts also board horses and lease select animals to people who want to hit the trails on their own or secure better lawn seats at the next outdoor music festival.
Horses graze on the hillsides of the 200-acre valley at Shamrock Ranch, and tail-wagging guests enjoy the coastal breeze during long leash walks. Led by trainer Lisa Nava Rhodes, the Shamrock Ranch team cares for pets while practicing training methods that encourage healthy relationships with owners. The team also hosts overnight stays in their climate-controlled kennels or kitty condos, feeding pets with owner-provided food or Shamrock Ranch's own hypoallergenic treats. Top Performance oatmeal shampoo revives coats during grooming services, and dogs can enjoy brush outs and nail trimmings after getting bathed and listening to gossip about neighborhood squirrels.