A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
Imparting crafty knowledge since 1968, the imagination mavens at Beverly’s supply and enhance hands-on projects with a surplus of glueable provisions and a cornucopia of fabrics. Jazz up dreary household items such as old throw pillows or Junior's collection of rare autographed baseballs with Kona solid cottons by the yard ($5.99). Quilters can stitch together decorative coverings for monster trucks with cotton quilting fabric ($9.99/yd.) and a wide selection of remnant fleece ($6.97/yd.). Serious stitchers can also revivify old windows or gussy up the neighborhood ghost with decorator tapestries by the yard ($9.97).
At Sierra View Plant Nursery, 3.5 leafy acres flourish with an array of shrubs, flowers, and one of the largest palm selections in the valley. Flowers filling one-gallon ($4.99–$8.99 each) and five-gallon pots ($15.99–$24.99 each) can spruce up any front porch or back patio, and a leafy, multistemmed shrub in a 15-gallon pot ($45) stands tall as a verdant buffer between neighboring nudist colonies. Green thumbs can purchase a 15-gallon pot containing a tree ($65–$89.99) or learn life lessons from the nursery’s century-old specimen olive trees.
Straw Hat Pizza brings families and friends together to feast on California-style pies, signature Hot Hat sandwiches, and the crisp contents of a market-fresh salad bar. Pre-designed pizzas include The Works, whose meaty mélange of salami, ham, sausage, pepperoni, and beef ($13.99+) provides a drastic contrary to the California Veggie, loaded with lifeguard-approved zucchini, broccoli, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and garlic-cheese sauce ($13.99+). Dinner DJs can also enliven suppertime soirees by spinning their own saucy disks through toppings including meatballs, pineapple, and spicy chorizo ($10.99+). Hot Hat sandwiches ($5.29+) bury succulent sliced meats and gooey gobs of cheese in crispy signature shells, making them ideal practice tools for archaeologists in training for an excavation on the moon.
More than 31 years ago, Mike Merrick left his career as a banker to found Fish Window Cleaning, a company that has grown to a franchise 220 locations strong across 40 states. During those years of exponential growth, Mike imparted to each of his uniformed team members his commitment to quality work and the satisfaction of his more than 100,000 residential and commercial customers, which is evident through the company's free estimates and custom service plans.
The fully insured professionals tailor each service, such as window washing, gutter cleaning, and ceiling-fan cleaning, to fit the needs of the home or business. Their environmentally friendly water-maker system efficiently de-gunks glass while earning the verbal thanks of on-looking shrubs.
Any veteran of the first-person shooter genre of video games knows that half the fun lies not only in blasting away at opponents, but also in customizing your loadout, memorizing level layout, and ultimately mastering team tactics. The creators of World Extreme aim to bring this experience to life, packing their 10,000-square-foot arena with dense urban-style terrain. They arm players with their custom radio-frequency-style weaponry, in the shape of M4s, MP5s, or AK-47s. They program each weapon to simulate specific circumstances, from free-for-all battles to team bomb-setting exercises. Unlike at most laser-tag arenas, when a well-placed shot knocks a player out of the game, they must scour the field for a respawn box to reenter play, adding extra stakes to the contest.