Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
Kristine Wahner learned most of what she knows while working for her family's photography business in the Philippines, where she refined her artistic style and knowledge of camera equipment—which included becoming an expert at snapping pictures without digital editing as a backup. She continued picking business partners from her family tree, shooting pictures with her sister for three years in the United States before branching out on her own. Now she snaps contemporary photos, commemorating moms-to-be, newborns, and families, as well as high-school seniors, weddings, and intimate boudoir moments.
Sherlock Air Inc.'s highly trained technicians can coach an underdog air conditioner to take on cocky summer heat in a climactic temperature battle set to the Chariots of Fire theme song. Alternately, Sherlock's squadrons can check furnaces for signs of wear and tear wrought by a punishing winter. Proper maintenance of A/C and furnaces increases energy efficiency and can cut utility costs by as much as 20% a year, helping homeowners to save money for more important things, such as buying up the world's supply of handlebar mustaches.
Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arena bounces socked striplings high off the ground with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Trained, amiable staffers supervise fun-filled visits where parents can leap around with their kids through gargantuan, air-filled bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an air-filled obstacle course. Attendees can also focus their free play for special events, such as custom birthday parties and themed, private team parties. These themed soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The giant arena is climate-controlled and maintained according to rigorous guidelines enforced by the well-trained staff and local police. Supplementing its thorough rule enforcement with expert installation and anchoring, Pump It Up holds itself to strict safety standards.
Operating out of five courses throughout the greater San Diego area, JC Golf's Intro2Golf program fosters pin-hunting prowess with a shrewd blend of hands-on instruction, individual practice, and on-course experience designed to introduce the basics of golf to beginners. During the pressure-free sessions, JC Golf equips pupils with all the necessary equipment, saving neophytes the hassle of rustling up their own sets of clubs or graphite shaft bananas. Three additional buckets of range balls grant golfers the spherical tools necessary to implant newly learned concepts into muscle memory. The package also allows clubbers to loop the links at their chosen course twice after 4 p.m. for an additional $10 per round, allowing them to test their mettle amid the brambly hazards and sand-trap curmudgeons found on every real course.
Fully licensed, insured, and certified by the state of California, the technicians from United Plumbing Heating Air & Electric keep household systems in proper operation through their array of residential services. Leaky faucets, rickety ceiling fans, and winded air conditioners return to full functionality after attention from the talented team—each members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association. Homeowners can also take advantage of free estimates on any service and can even call up the outfit’s customer-care department at any hour of the day to request emergency service.
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop boasts a full menu of made-to-order sandwiches built from house-cooked meats and produce that's delivered daily. Guests can gobble up the Bobbie, an AOL's Lemondrop award-winning sandwich that unites homemade pulled turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayonnaise ($6.99 for a 9"). Or meat-seekers can paint the palate red with a Slaw Be Jo—a behemoth bovine sub roll enshrouding roast beef, provolone cheese, russian dressing, cole slaw, and mayonnaise ($6.99 for a 9"). Leaving no tongue behind, Capriotti's caters to all dietary desires with various vegetarian options and a slew of thirst quenchers designed to tickle the taste buds beneath a sea of bubbly satisfaction.