Warehouse Discount Center is primarily a purveyor of home appliances and plumbing wares, although it also hosts in-store cooking classes led by experienced chefs. Amidst an outside grilling theatre, using the finet equipment, Chef masters Craiger Van Zee and Chef JoAnn Hecht teach students the finer points of roasting, grilling, and preparing international dishes. Students are able to sample delicacies created and also take home a new set of culinary skills along with information packets.
Chef Craiger has been in the culinary business for more than four decades and heads up his own educational venture, To Grill or Not to Grill. He has taught more than 3,000 students how to sear and season on the barbeque and enjoys sharing his knowledge with groups of all sizes. Chef JoAnn comes from a teaching and catering background and tailors her classes to complement the seasons.
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.
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.
Unlike an outdoor field, The Perfect Swing's more than 60,000 sq. ft. facility isn't ever affected by bad weather or movie crews shooting yet another inspiring comeback story. The sound of cracking bats and thudding balls fills the training space rain or shine year-round. Baseball and softball players face off against seven automatic pitching machines, which hurl balls at speeds between 35–70 miles per hour, while pitchers work their arms in 17 practice tunnels.
The Perfect Swing also offers four indoor turf fields for year-round baseball, softball, and soccer. Shoppers who are looking to stock up on softball and baseball equipment can visit the on-site store.
Athletes aren't left to swing and throw blindly, though. The Perfect Swing boasts a staff of more than 25 baseball and softball instructors, including many current and former professional players. During private and group instruction, these experts help students hone fundamental skills in areas such as hitting, pitching, catching, fielding, and agility. Instructors also lead outdoor baseball camps during the summer months.
The Shah brothers founded Four Seasons more than 20 years ago. In 2011, their dedication to quality service won them the title of Best Dry Cleaner from the Ventura County Reporter. And today, their DLI-certified master dry cleaner continues to use pure solutions to protect the color and texture of clients' clothes. The techs offer same-day service Monday–Saturday, as well as free pickup and delivery for clients who are typically preoccupied with work, laziness, or both at the same time.
Since its founding in the early 1990s, Pacific Camps has been bringing kids together to play and learn in a safe environment during camps and before- and after-school care programs. Each day of camp is packed full of fun, made up of both structured programming and unstructured play time. Camp staffers unite kids for arts and crafts and games, and also turn them loose to explore the camp's facilities, which include basketball hoops and four-square courts. Field trips and inter-camp events also get children's minds and muscles active. With a staffer-to-child ratio of 1:12, parents can rest assured that their children are under caring supervision at all times.
However, their before- and after-school care programs take learning a little more seriously. During these sessions, children are encouraged to tackle their homework with the aid of encyclopedias, maps, and tutors in an environment free of paper-hungry dogs.