Music thumps and LED lights flash as up to 15 people don props and watch themselves file into Flash Photo Booths’ private booth on a 20” flat-screen LCD monitor. After guests select color or black-and-white photos, an ultra-high-resolution, 18-mega-pixel digital SLR camera snaps shots every six to eight seconds. Lab-quality printers produce 4"x6” prints in fewer than 15 second, enabling partygoers to collect ample evidence of revelry at weddings, birthday celebrations, graduations, and reenactments of landmark court trials. Greenscreen effects are also available, allowing customers to set their photos against exciting backdrops such as a leopard-filled jungle or a hockey game. An onsite attendant follows the booth to take charge of both setup and takedown, and remains on-hand to assist with operation.
Ramon and Debra Rios are living the dream. On their vast tract of grape-blanketed land, the wine flows like Hi-C at a rich kid's birthday party as visitors taste the Rioses' expressions of chardonnay, pinot grigio, tempranillo, petite syrah, and port. The venue also provides a space for plenty of other activities—morning yoga in the lush green vineyards, evening cigar and wine tastings, and even the occasional live-music performance.
Beyond retail shelves lined with elaborate hookahs and colorful tins of flavored tobacco wait Hi-Times' tattoo artists and piercers. Since 1997, the team has created countless custom ink designs. They've also pierced everything from ears to bellybuttons to the Mona Lisa, which admittedly was a bad idea.
Central Valley Pool Care keeps pools clean and healthy. During thorough pool inspections, team members assess pools for damages or defects. Then, they clean and restore pools to their original glory or provide ongoing service to ensure that filters, chemicals, and pumps are all working properly.
With a big yellow sign spanning its entire garage, Honest Auto Repair is nearly impossible to miss. As drivers pull into the shop, they’re greeted by manager Abe J. who calls upon more than 20 years of experience to lead his team as they swap out old oil for new, tune up rides, and put systems through thorough safety inspections. The car-care pros also check engine lights and brakes, usually delivering rides back to their human keepers with same-day service.
At Cellular City, teams of skilled technicians repair a wide range of phones and gadgets. Specialists render cracked screens and faulty charger ports on Androids, iPhones, iPods, and iPads or accessorize smartphones with earbuds, Bluetooth headsets, phone mounts, and screen protectors.