The instructors at BAMN Athletic Center - IE help visitors of all ages and experience levels to reach their fitness goals while providing sports and martial-arts programs as a healthy outlet for at-risk youth. The sprawling facility features an indoor running track, mats, and a boxing ring, fostering a varied curriculum that includes Zumba classes, martial-arts lessons, and competitive and cardio kickboxing.
For the CEO of Daniel's Jewelers, helping people realize their sparkling and diamond-studded dreams is more than a business—it's a family legacy. In 1948, his grandparents mortgaged their home in order to open a small jewelry store in Bell Gardens, California. His grandmother managed the details of their office and family life while his grandfather sold jewelry, gifts, and socket-wrench sets, creating an in-store credit system that allowed customers to conveniently pay for their purchases. His father and uncle joined the ranks after college and expanded the company from the original storefront.
What began as a glimmer in the eye of Helene and Joe Sherwood has blossomed into a leading jewelry establishment that spans 61 locations throughout central and southern California. The Sherwoods and their employees still strive to treat their customers as family, and they still offer credit options for a variety of budgets. In addition to stunning gold and silver pieces, they showcase design-your-own wedding and anniversary bands and offer a full-range of jewelry repair, including clasps and re-sizing. The diamond rings in their exclusive Love Song collection are embedded with a pink diamond, and come in a music box that, when opened, plays either Debussy's famous Clair de Lune or the Alvin and the Chipmunks singing "The Song That Never Ends."
When the Fun Corner first opened its doors in 1956, it was actually located on the corner of the block. In 1980, it moved to its current location in the middle of the block. Locale aside, the Fun Corner still does today what it's been doing for the last fifty seven years: slinging costumes and novelty décor year-round. Today, it stocks approximately 5,000 different outfits—which range in size from newborn to plus-sized grownup—in addition to an arsenal of accessories, props, Halloween décor, hats, and wigs.
The staffers don't just sell new looks, however—they also help create them. On-staff makeup artists assist in making skin look appropriately ghoulish for a costume party or a formal undertaker's ball. They also teach customers techniques for easy replication at home.
Before departing on low-riding jaunts, riders must provide a valid motorcycle license and leave a major credit card for a security deposit of up to $5,000. Riders must return cycles with gas tanks filled and emergency parachutes rebundled.
There are more than just stereos at Stereo City. Here, auto electronics abound, including audio systems, alarms, remote starters and video systems that are installed by technicians with 15 years of experience in their pockets. They carry Pioneer, Kenwood, Sony, and Viper products, as well as rims and tires. Stereo City also offers window-tinting services to keep the sun from fading the leather and melting the dashboard hula dancer’s fruit smoothie.
In each of its permanent and pop-up locations, the crew of costume gatherers at Halloween Adventure has brought fantasies—both ghoulish and whimsical—to life for more than 25 years. Costumes fill the shelves for everyone from infants to adults, including numerous plus-sized options. To complete their looks, guests peruse a huge assortment of makeup, wigs, facial hair, and props––including fake teeth and blood.