The blue LED lights shining throughout Bright Smile Teeth Whitening’s office glow with purpose—to activate and oxidize the system’s specially formulated whitening gel. In just 30 minutes, this duo tag-teams the stains that result from using tobacco, drinking coffee, or mistaking a quill for a toothpick, lightening teeth up to six shades. Bright Smile also downsizes its system to make it feasible for at-home shading, even providing a compact blue light that fits snugly in mouths.
The caring car whisperers at Russell Fischer Car Wash primp and pamper automobiles' oil filters and tires for smooth road sailing. During the oil change, trained technicians will install a new filter and replace the aging oil pumping through each car's veins with up to five quarts of regular Valvoline oil (synthetic oil costs extra) so it sings a sweeter tune when plummeting through treacherous cul-de-sacs. The staff will also resuscitate air-starved tires with nitrogen, which can improve the car's handling, fuel efficiency, and tire-pressure retention, and increase the tires' life span to ensure they live to drive on futuristic antigravity highways. As an added bonus, Russell Fischer Car Wash provides complimentary nitrogen tire top-offs for life.
First String Sportfishing sails the open seas off of Southern California, taking passengers on both fishing voyages and educational marine tours. Its largest boat, First String, can hold up to 149 people for its whale-watching tours. On board the 93-foot boat, you’ll find two 9-ton fish holds, two radars, a large-screen television, and a dolphin-to-English dictionary. First String Sportfishing’s other boats depart for both Californian and Mexican waters on fishing excursions. These trips typically yield shallow-water rockfish such as Sculpin and Whitefish and larger varieties including yellowtail and barracuda.
C.B. Weseloh was tinkering on cars at his combined service station, garage, and towing service way back in the 1920s. Today, the Weseloh Auto Group continues his legacy, with nine family members working full time at various stores throughout the state. Overseeing Chevy, Kia, Nissan, Honda, and Yamaha dealerships, the Weselohs connect drivers with a host of quality new or preowned vehicles. Weseloh Nissan offers an array of express services, each of which will be completed in 30 minutes or less and includes a multipoint inspection. John Arnold heads up the service team, and Tony Gervacio and the fellas in the parts department track down Nissan brake pads for your GT-R or designer paddles for your Xterra's pet kayak.
Led by lens legend Lia Segerblom, a dedicated portrait and wedding photographer, Capturing True Emotion workshops (a $250 value) provide comprehensive guidance on both camera operation and creative visualization, giving participants complete dominion over all their camera settings. During four hours spent in the company of other pupating shutterbugs, students learn how to control depth of field by adjusting the aperture, how to compose a family portrait, how to use alternative angles to avoid red eye, and how much lighting to use when spotting yeti at the local laundromat.
The California coast lends a sparkling backdrop to the Dana Point Harbor Boat Show where, for the 12th year running, boat enthusiasts and marine-related exhibitors converge to discuss and celebrate the latest watery wares. Snaking along the harbor's docks, show-goers wade through a trove of exhibitor booths that includes the Ocean Institute and California and Pacific Northwest Yachts. Power and sail vessels—by such makers as Albemarle, East Bay, and Ocean—model varying modes of aquatic transport, and gadget enthusiasts get first glimpse at in-water features such as electronics, fishing gear, and apparel that emboldens seafarers to take on the angry seas or finally stand up to the office drinking fountain and its aggressively unpredictable spray.