C-Street, which is tucked into a charming ocean-front hotel, satiates diners with fresh California cuisine made from ingredients such as locally farmed vegetables and recently caught fish. Guests nosh on steamed mussels in a saffron bouillabaisse, filet mignon with a merlot blue-cheese sauce, and harbor-fish tacos with avocado salsa. Outdoor seating offers them a chance to swirl a glass of wine from the full bar while listening to the nearby seabirds' calls and personal cell phone conversations.
For more than 22 years, Estela Flores, founder and owner of Stel Housecleaning, has evicted dirt, messes, and entropy from residences and offices. Estela and her team of housecleaning professionals move through homes, wiping down cobwebs and blinds, dusting furniture, vacuuming, and cleaning ovens, appliances, and bathtubs. And in addition to their dedication to spotless homes, they also offer green cleaning, using substances such as baking soda, vinegar, and lemons.
The pet stylists of Applause Four Paw’s freshen pets’ looks without causing stress to the animals. Before snipping a single strand, pets and their parents meet with a groomer for an initial consultation to discuss grooming options. Dogs are never given tranquilizers to keep them calm—just plenty of petting and voices as soothing as their mother’s nursery howls. Additionally, the staff ensures that only organic, hypoallergenic oatmeal shampoos touch pups’ skin to reduce irritation.
Cameo's skilled staffers tend and shear canine flocks amid hunter-green walls and sturdy wooden dividers. After a maximum of 10 tail waggers arrive each day, the staff nudges the pups to develop sociable demeanors through friendly play and brisk walks around the facility. When pups grow weary of needy human attention, they can lounge on soft doggy beds in front of large picture windows and bark at passing needy humans. Cameo's groomers wash dogs with all-natural John Paul Pet shampoo before slathering their coats with tea-tree oil and oatmeal conditioners. Once dogs are squeaky clean, groomers clip their nails, trim their fur, and teach them how to quote dog movies.
The videographers and video editors at Modern Video Services have racked up myriad awards, from Emmy nominations to wins at the Oxnard and Ventura Film Festivals. Their prize-winning tactics now turn toward enhancing personal media, editing video, and finessing audio and photography. The technicians’ digitizing service safeguards precious memories on long-lasting DVDs, and a duplication service creates backup copies of important discs, including a favorite CD or a frisbee with a mind for escaping. They can convert hard-copy photographs into high-resolution digital images, crop and rotate shots, or arrange photos into video slideshows complete with music and creative transitions.
An acclaimed artist, Kelly Segré specializes in various visual fields, including fine-art portrait photography. With a trained eye for composition and design, she also shoots commercial and ad campaigns and works on music and fusion videos. Eager to equip others with the tools needed to create their own artful imagery, she also hosts 2.5-hour beginner and specialty photography classes.