With speed and efficiency, the professionals of Dry Clean Safari—a Ventura County Star reader’s favorite for dry cleaning—treat soiled garments. While away from home, scuzzy shirts and pants worn during showdowns with giant squids are resuscitated using an environmentally safe solvent. During their decade in the business, the cleaners have handled everything from bridal gowns and rugs to office chairs, and their 10-point policy ensures that they pay as much attention to detail as George Lucas’s digitally enhanced video of his own birth.
The Shah brothers founded Four Seasons more than 20 years ago. In 2011, their dedication to quality service won them the title of Best Dry Cleaner from the Ventura County Reporter. And today, their DLI-certified master dry cleaner continues to use pure solutions to protect the color and texture of clients' clothes. The techs offer same-day service Monday–Saturday, as well as free pickup and delivery for clients who are typically preoccupied with work, laziness, or both at the same time.
Since its founding in the early 1990s, Pacific Camps has been bringing kids together to play and learn in a safe environment during camps and before- and after-school care programs. Each day of camp is packed full of fun, made up of both structured programming and unstructured play time. Camp staffers unite kids for arts and crafts and games, and also turn them loose to explore the camp's facilities, which include basketball hoops and four-square courts. Field trips and inter-camp events also get children's minds and muscles active. With a staffer-to-child ratio of 1:12, parents can rest assured that their children are under caring supervision at all times.
However, their before- and after-school care programs take learning a little more seriously. During these sessions, children are encouraged to tackle their homework with the aid of encyclopedias, maps, and tutors in an environment free of paper-hungry dogs.
From dawn to dusk, Hopper Boat Rentals fleet of small, maneuverable crafts weave past the sailboats and houseboats docked in the tree-lined Channel Islands Harbor. Though the compact vessels are easy to master, Hopper Boat Rentals’ aquatic experts still happily help customers suit up in provided lifejackets and then impart a brief tutorial on operating their vessel of choice. They then rent out their watercraft by the hour, allowing customers the freedom to enjoy a quick jaunt or a daylong quest to overthrow surrounding sandcastle fiefdoms.
U.S. Detection Dogs LLC. trains K-9s in odor detection of narcotics, explosives, bed bugs, and more, and provides them to a range of government agencies, businesses, schools, and homes. Within their 7,500-square-foot facility, groomers use their ease with animals to perform grooming services. Massages relax loyal pets, and coat-cleansing shampoos and soaps brim with lemongrass and cedar to repel bugs and peppermint oil to keep dogs clean.