2024 Best In Silicon Valley

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INDEX

BEAUTY&HEALTH

Acupuncture6

Barbershop 6

BeautySupplyStore 6

Chiropractor 6

CosmeticSurgeon6

DaySpa8

Dentist8

Hair Salon8

HairStylist8(Spotlight43)

Health FoodStore8

HearingAid Center 8

Medical& Wellness Retailer 10

OptometryOffice 10

OrthopedicSurgery Center 10 (Spotlight42)

Place fora Facial 10

Place foraMassage 10

Place for CosmeticLaserSurgery 10

Place forLASIKSurgery 12 (Spotlight8)

Vision CorrectionSurgeon 12 (Spotlight8)

WaxingStudio 12 (Spotlight 10)

Yoga Studio 12

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

BowlingAlley 12

Casino Resort 12

CollegeSports Team 12

DiveBar 12

FitnessClub 16

Golf Course 16

HappyHour 16

KaraokeBar 16

LiveTheater 16

Local Casino 16

Local Winery for Tasting 16

MartialArts 16

MiniatureGolf Course20

Museum20(Spotlight 14)

OutdoorEvent/Festival20

Place foraGirls’ NightOut20

BestPlace to HearLive Music20

Place to Take YourKids to Play20(Spotlight38)

ProfessionalSports Team20

Specialty Cocktail20

SportsBar23

WineBar23

FOOD

Best American Food 23

Bakery 23

Barbecue 23

Brew Pub 23

Chinese Food 23

Deli 23

French Food 23

Frozen Yogurt 23

Hamburger 23

Ice Cream 25

Indian Food 25

Italian Food 25 (Spotlight 18)

Japanese Food 25

Mediterranean Food 25

Mexican Food 25

Pizza 25

Seafood 25

Steakhouse 25 (Spotlight 16)

Thai Food 25

Vegetarian Food 25

Vietnamese Food 26

HOME

Appliance Store 26

Bath Remodeler 26

Door Installer 26

Flooring Company 26 (Spotlight 44)

Heating & AC Company 26 (Spotlight 20)

Home Furnishings Store 27

Interior Designer 27

Kitchen Remodeler 27

Landscaper 27 (Spotlight 24)

New Home Builder 27

Outdoor Furniture Store 28

Plumber 28

Real Estate Agent 28

Real Estate Company 28 (Spotlight 42)

Solar Company 28

Window Company 28

Window Covering/Shutters 29

PETS

Pet Boarding, Dog Trainer 29 (Spotlight 24)

Pet Hospital 29

Pet Store 29

Veterinarian 29

PLACES & SERVICES

Cannabis Dispensary 30

CBD Store 30

Computer Repair & Service 30

Credit Union 30 (Spotlight 40)

Hotel 30

Local Bank 30

Best Mortgage Specialist (Traditional or Reverse) 31 (Spotlight 42)

Neighborhood Bookstore 31

Place for a Wedding 31

Place of Worship 31

Private School 31

Professional Organizer 31

Retirement Community 33 (Spotlight 32) Senior

Living Facility 33 (Spotlight 32) Tutoring &

Learning Center 33

Wedding Photographer 33

SHOPPING

Bike Shop 35

Boutique 35 (Spotlight 30)

Bridal Boutique 35 (Spotlight 30)

Downtown Shopping Area 35

Facebook Page 35

Farmers Market 35

Florist 36

Gift Store 36 (Spotlight 36)

Hardware Store 36

Jewelry Store 36

Liquor/Wine Shop 36

Neighborhood Grocery Store 36

Nursery/Gardening 36 (Spotlight 46)

Place to Buy Asian Groceries 37

Place to Buy a Wedding Dress 37 (Spotlight 30)

Place to Buy Latino Groceries 37 (Spotlight 34)

Place to Rent a Tuxedo 37

Shoe Store 37 (Spotlight 45)

Specialty Furniture Store 39

Sporting Goods Store 39

Thrift Store 39

Toy Store 39

WHEELS

Car Detailer 39

Car Wash 39

Dealership 39

Mechanic 39

Tire Shop 39

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HALL OF FAME

3YEARS

BestShoeStore

Footwearetc.

Best DowntownShoppingArea

Santana Row

Best Tutoring&LearningCenter

Mathnasium

Best Veterinarian

Oakridge VeterinaryClinic

BestNewHomeBuilder

DeMatteiConstructionInc.

BestApplianceStory

UniversityElectric

Best Vegitarian Food

VegetarianHouse Vegan

BestBrew Pub

Hapa’sBrewingCompany

BestCollegeSports

San JoseStateUniversity

Spartans

BestApplianceStore

AirportAppliance

BestBeautySupplyStore

UltaBeautySupply

BestBowlingAlley

Bowlmor

BestChinese Food

ChefChu’s

BestCollegeSports Team

Stanford

BestGreenBusiness

Whole Foods

BestInterior Designer

Go2DesignStudio

BestMediterranean Food

DishDash

BestMexican Food

LunaMexicanKitchen

BestNeighborhoodGrocery

Zannotto’s

BestNewHomeBuilder

StarburstConstruction

Best PetStore

Pet FoodExpress

BestPlace fora Facial

Burke Williams

BestPlace for CosmeticLaserSurgery

JillHessler, MD

BestPlaceof Worship

ImmanuelLutheranChurch, LosAltos

Best PrivateSchool

BellarmineCollege

Preparatory

Best SportingGoodsStore

SportsBasement

BestSummerCamps

WillowGlenChildren’s Theater

Best Yoga Studio

Flex FusionStudios

Best Weight Watching Program

Weight Watchers

4 YEARS

Best Pizza

A Slice of New York

Best Yoga Studio

Breathe Together Yoga

Best Bowling Alley

4th Street Bowl

Best Cannabis Dispensary

Airfield Supply Co

Best Fitness Club

24 Hour Fitness

Best Gift Store

The Butter Paddle

Best Hardware Store

Ace Hardware

Best Home Furnishing Store

Living Spaces

Best Italian Food

Vito’s Trattoria

Best Liquor/Wine Shop

Total Wine & More

Best Professional Sports Team

San Francisco 49ers

Best Tire Shop

America’s Tire

Best Waxing Studio

Vivid Brows and Skin

Best Animal Hospital

Pet’s Friend Animal Clinic

Best Bakery

Icing on the Cake

Best Barbecue

Armadillo Willy’s

Best Casino Resort

Cache Creek

Best Cosmetic Surgeon

Jill Hessler, MD

Best Credit Union

Star One Credit Union

Best Heating and AC Company

Pelle Heating & Air

Best Japanese Food

Yuki Sushi

Best Place for Kitchen/

Bath Cabinetry

The Wood Connection

Best Silicon Valley Blog

Kusak’s Closet

Best Retirement Community

Villages Golf & Country Club

Best Wine Bar

Testarossa Winery

5 YEARS

Best Car Detailer

Detail Performance –Classic

Car Wash

Best Day Spa

Burke Williams

Best Facebook Page

Trudys Brides

Best Karaoke Bar

7 Bamboo

Best Real Estate Agent

Gary Nobile

Best Place to Take Kids to Play

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

Best Mortgage Specialist

(Traditional or Reverse) Justin Berteaux, HomeMac

Best American Food Holder’s Country Inn

Best Bike Shop

Wheel Away Cycle Center

Best Breakfast

Bill’s Café

Best Chinese Food

Mandarin Gourmet

Best Downtown Shopping Area

Los Gatos

Best Japanese Food

Sushi Zono

Best Local Bank

Wells Fargo

Best Medical and Wellness Retailer

& Best Specialty Furniture Store

American Medical & Equipment Supply

Best Pet Store

Pets and More

Best Place for a Wedding Testarossa Winery

Best Place to Hear Live Music

Testarossa Winery

Best Outdoor Event/Festival

Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival

6 YEARS

Best Heating/AC Company

Valley Heating, Cooling, Electrical and Solar

Best Bridal Boutique

Trudys Brides

Best Hearing Aid Center Costco

Best Miniature Golf Course

Golfland

Best Place for a Girls Night Out

Testarossa Winery

Best Place to Buy Asian

Groceries

99 Ranch Market

Best Neighborhood Bookstore

Barnes and Noble

Best Nursery

Yamagami’s Nursery

Best Beauty Supply Store

Peninsula Beauty

BestItalian Food

Tony andAlba’s

BestShoeStore

DSW

7YEARS

BestFlooringCompany

SlaughterbeckFloors

BestHealth FoodStore

Whole Foods

BestMedicaland Wellness

Retailer

Bischoff’sMedical&Mobility

BestPlace to BuyLatino Groceries

ChavezMarket

Best RealEstateCompany

Intero RealEstateServices

BestSteakhouse

Alexander’s Steakhouse

Best WindowCovering/Shutters

European RollingShutters

BestChiropractor

Rozenhart FamilyChiropractic

BestLive Theatre

Naatak

BestPlace to Renta Tuxedo

Tuxedo Wearhouse

BestPlumber

Greg LanePlumbing

8YEARS

BestVisionCorrectionSurgeon

FurlongVisionCorrection

Best Dentist

CentralDentalGroup

BestPlace to Buya Wedding

Dress

Trudys Brides

Best ToyStore

The WoodenHorse 9YEARS

BestCasino Resort & BestLocalGaming M8trix

Best Deli

Bertucelli’s La Villa

BestDive Bar

Black Watch

BestPizza

Tony andAlba’s

Best Vegetarian Food BlueMango

10YEARS

BestAuto Detailer

AJ’s Auto Detailing,Inc.

BestSolarInstaller

CleanSolar

11YEARS

BestIceCream

Baskin-Robbins

BestComputer Repair ClickAway

12YEARS

Best DoorInstaller

AbleGlass

BestAuto Dealership RoadSport

13YEARS

Best French Food Le Papillon

BestLocal Winery for Tasting Testarossa Winery

BestMuseum The Tech Museumof Innovation

BestPlace to HearLiveMusic

Mountain Winery

14YEARS

Best Frozen Yogurt Yogurtland

Best WindowInstaller

AbleGlass

BestLiquorand WineShop

BevMo

Best Thai Food BlueMango

15YEARS

BestLandscaper

R&J Landscaping

17YEARS

BestPlace for LASIKSurgery FurlongVisionCorrection 18YEARS

BestGolfCourse

CinnabarHillsGolfClub

BestVietnamese Food

Khanh’s Restaurant

BestFlorist

Citti’sFlorist

19YEARS

Best Farmers’ Market

Campbell Farmer’s Market

20YEARS

BestCar Wash

ClassicCar Wash

BestSeafood The FishMarket

21YEARS

BestSports Bar

DoubleD’sSportsGrille

BestIndian Food

AmberIndia

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The Sourcewise mission is to provide adults and their caregivers with the tools and services they need to effectively navigate their health and life options.

The first step to getting the help you need is finding out what kind of help is available.

Programs & Services offered by Sourcewise include:

• Care Management - Supports adults and older adults who need additional resources and care needs. Our Care Management team will work with you to assess your situation and develop an individualized care plan that will fit your social, physical, and economic needs.

• Caregivers Network - Provides support and access to family caregiver support services and resources for informal caregivers. Our Caregiver Care Managers provide Respite Care Subsidies to help care for a loved one, monthly caregiver support groups, and more.

• Volunteer Opportunities - Provides different volunteer projects for individuals or groups to help support older adults in our community. We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, including high school, college students, or retired individuals looking to give back to their community.

To learn more about all programs and services offered by Sourcewise, call the Information & Awareness program at (408) 350-3200, press option 1, or email community@mysourcewise.com.

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THANK YOU

Welcome to ourcommunity celebration of the Best In Silicon Valley and Best In East Bay for2024! Here, we come together to recognize the outstanding businesses that shape the heart and soul of our region, as chosen by you, our valued voters.

In theface of continuing challenges, perseverance shines through in the stories within these pages. The journey hasn’t always been easy, but the businesses featured here are eager to showcase what sets them apart as some of the Best In their respective fields.

It’s truly an honor for customers to lift up theirfavorite businesses, and it’s the personal connections and genuine care that truly make a differencein our Bay Area communities. That’s why these sections hold such significance for us all. Iurge each and every one of you to explore theofferings of these deserving winners and runnersup Let’scontinue to support and celebrate the remarkable contributions of ourlocal businesses.

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BEAUTY

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RunnerUp: Red The Barber redthebarbersj.com

Best Beauty Supply Store Winner:SolaSalonsStudios 13Silicon Valleylocationswithsalons andbeautysupplies. solasalonstudios.com

Runner Up: Ulta Beauty ulta.com/stores

Best Chiropractor Winner:KaplanChiropractic 281EHamilton Ave.,Ste.1,Campbell kaplanchiro.com 408-374-4220

Runner Up:In Health Clinic in-healthclinic.com

Best Cosmetic Surgeon Winner:IlluminatePlastic Surgery-PaloAlto 101Addison Ave., PaloAlto 650-262-1424

illuminateplasticsurgery.com

RunnerUp: OG Aesthetics og-aesthetics.com

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Best
Winner:Light&Joy AcupunctureInc.
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3880SBascom Ave. Ste 113,SanJose 408-357-0295 lightandjoyacupuncture.com RunnersUp: Chophie Acupuncture & Wellness Center [TIE] chophieacupuncture.com Evoke Acupuncture [TIE] evokeacupuncture.com Best Barbershop Winner: Day OneBarbershop 700S.WinchesterBlvd., Ste.30,SanJose 408-564-4269
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Best Day Spa

Winner:BurkeWilliams SanJose

355SantanaRow, Ste.2010,SanJose 408-241-0071

burkewilliams.com/san-jose-spa

RunnerUp: The Spa - Los Gatos thespaoflosgatos.com

Best Dentist

Winner:CentralDentalGroup

2998ElCaminoReal, Ste.200,SantaClara cdgimplants.com

RunnerUp: Willow Glen Dental willowglendentalcenter.com

Best Hair Salon

Winner:SolaSalonsStudios

13Silicon Valleylocationswithseveral salonsateach. solasalonstudios.com

RunnerUp: OZ a Salon Inc. instagram.com/ozasalon_

Best Hair Stylist (Person and Location)

Winner:SocialButterflyBeauty, Sheila Gall

919S.WinchesterBlvd., Ste.2,SanJose socialbutterflyeventstyling.com

RunnerUp: MetamorPHosed

Hair By Darlene René instagram.com/darlene_rene

Best Health Food Store

Winner:WholeFoods

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RunnerUp: Several Silicon Valley and Peninsula stores, including 5 in San Jose sprouts.com/stores

Best Hearing Aid Center

Winner:Costco

Availableat10Silicon Valley stores: Fremont,Mountain View, RedwoodCity, SantaClara, SanJose(5),Sunnyvale costco.com/hearing-aid-center.html

RunnerUp: Pacific Hearing Service pacifichearingservice.com/

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Best Place for LASIK Surgery & Best Vision Correction Surgeon

FurlongVisionCorrection

Dr. Michael Furlong established Furlong Vision Correction in 1998. He and his outstanding team of optometrists, managers, technicians, patient counselors and front-office staff provide comprehensive, vision correction procedures withthe most advanced technology including Contoura, Topography-Guided LASIK and PRK that maps 22,000 data points of each eye for a precise, accurate and customized treatment. Additional services provided include Cataract Surgery and treatments for Keratoconus, Cornea Disease and Pterygium.

When the FDA granted approval for the use of the EVO ICL - an upgraded Implantable Collamer Lens - Furlong Vision Correction was one of the first local practices to offer this vision-changing, and life-changing procedure.

EVO, a twenty-minute procedure with immediate visual improvements, gives patients freedom from glasses and contacts This innovative implant can treat a wide range of refractive errors, including myopia and astigmatism. This surgery is available to many more people including patients who are not candidates for LASIK or PRK - and the procedure is additive, meaning that no corneal tissue is removed, thus preventing dry eye syndrome.

Withthe new implant, younger patients who don’t need treatment for cataracts but still have high nearsightedness can have the surgery withoutthe previously required weeks or months of pre-surgical consultations and follow-up.

The commitment to provide the most contemporary and comprehensive vision correction treatments and improve the lives and livelihoods of their patients, directly reflects the company motto: “Your Vision is Our Focus.” This year, Furlong Vision Correction celebrates 17 years as The Best Place for LASIK Surgery in Silicon Valley. Dr Furlong has also been voted Best LASIK Surgeon in Silicon Valley since that category was developed seven years ago.

The greatest pleasure for the whole team, is listening to patients describe the excitement of waking up the morning after their procedure and seeing clearly.

“If you want to start seeing better, go see the best.It’s my guy, Dr. Furlong at Furlong Vision Correction. I can only say I wish I haddone it sooner,” said Adam Copeland, KNBR Sports Talk Station Afternoon Drive Host and Station Program Director.

Furlong VisionCorrection 2107N. FirstSt.,Ste. 101,SanJose 800-573-1010

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COMMUNITY’S CREDIT UNION At Excite, we are driven by a commitment, a calling, a mission to serve all members of our community regardless of financial status or background. This is why we are particularly proud to be voted Best Credit Union in Silicon Valley for 2024. Thank you to our Members, community partners, and all who voted for us. For more information, visit excitecu.org or 800.232.8669 Excite THE COMMUNITY’S CREDIT UNION BECOME A MEMBER TODAY AND JOIN US IN SUPPORTING YOUR COMMUNITY. The Thank you from SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2024 Advertising Section 111 BAY AREA NEWS GROUP S9

Best Waxing Studio VividBrows

Votedasthe Best in SiliconValley, VividBrows andSkinwas establishedin 2016 by Leona, aseasonedesthetician with apassion forperfection, this studio hasbecomesynonymouswithtop-tierwaxingservicesand skincare expertise.

Leona’sjourney to success mirrorsthe SiliconValleyethosof innovation anddedication. Relocating from Arizonainpursuit of newopportunities, sheembarkedona part-timeventure to support herfamily. What beganas asidegig swiftlyblossomedintoa thriving business, propelledbyLeona’s unwavering commitmenttoexcellence.

At VividBrows,the secret to successliesintheir personalized approach.Each client is welcomed with warmth andgenuine care,ensuringa memorable experience from startto finish.The team,comprisinglicensedprofessionals with diverseskill sets,pridesitselfontailoring services to individual preferencesand goals.

Beyond theirstellarcustomerservice,Vivid Browsdistinguishes itself through acomprehensive rangeofofferings.While renowned fortheir mastery of waxing andfacials,theyalsoexcel in skin brighteningtreatmentsand brow/lashenhancements. This versatilityhas garnered them notonlythe prestigioustitle of Best Waxing Studio in SiliconValleyfor five consecutive yearsbut also multiple accoladesinneighboring communities.

However, VividBrows’impacttranscendsthe confinesoftheir studio walls. Deeply ingrainedinthe localfabric, they actively contribute to charitable causes,supportingschools andorganizations throughgenerousdonations. Theircommunity involvementunderscores abroader commitmenttomaking apositivedifferencebeyondthe realmofbeauty.

In essence, VividBrows embodies thespiritofSilicon Valleyentrepreneurship: arelentlesspursuit of excellence,a dedication to customer satisfaction,anda steadfastcommitmenttocommunity upliftment.Astheycontinuetoredefine industry standardsand elevatethe beauty experience,one thingremains certain: in theheart of SiliconValley, VividBrows reigns supremeasthe pinnacleofwaxingexcellence.

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Best Medical and Wellness Retailers Winner: Bischoff’s Medical & Mobility

225 N Bascom Ave & Naglee, San Jose 408-286-6651 bischoffsmedical.com

Runner Up: American Medical& Equipment Supply americanmedicalinc.com

Best Optometry Office Winner: Optical Illusions of San Jose

377SantanaRow #1115, SanJose 408-502-5020 Opti-illusions.com

VividBrowsandSkin 15066 Los GatosAlmadenRd.#106 LosGatos 408-755-0102 vividbrowsandskin.com

Best Orthopedic Surgery Center Winner: Golden State Orthopedics & Spine

Silicon Valley locations in Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Mountain View and Santa Clara goldenstateortho.com

Runner Up: Alexander Sah, MDSah Orthopaedic Associates- Menlo Park Office sahortho.com

Best Place for a Facial Winner: Studio Beauty 2075 Lincoln Ave., Ste. E, San Jose 408-644-5757 studiobeautywg.com

Runner Up: Vivid Brows and Skin vividbrowsandskin.com

Best Placefor aMassage Winner:BurkeWilliams San Jose 355SantanaRow,Ste.2010, SanJose 408-241-0071 burkewilliams.com/san-jose-spa RunnerUp: Elements Massage elementsmassage.com

Best Placefor Cosmetic LaserSurgery Winner:OGAesthetics 120SantaMargarita Ave.,UnitA Menlo Park,CA94025\ (650)402-2704 og-aesthetics.com/

Best Placefor LASIKSurgery Winner:FurlongVisionCorrection 2107N. FirstSt.,Ste.101,SanJose 408-453-5600 furlongvision.com

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Best Sporting Goods Store

TennisAnywhere

Tennis Anywhere, a beloved establishment in Silicon Valley, has clinched the title of the Best Sporting Goods Store, much to the delight of its loyal patrons and dedicated team Since its inception in the late 90s, Tennis Anywhere has been a staple in the community, fostering a sense of camaraderie and excellence that resonates with tennis enthusiasts far and wide.

The journey to becoming Silicon Valley’s premier sporting goods destination has been marked by dedication, passion, and a commitment to excellence. Under the stewardship of its current owner, who took the reins in 2021, Tennis Anywhere has continued to flourish, guided by a visionof community-centric service and unwavering quality.

What sets Tennis Anywhere apart is not just its extensive range of products or services but its deep-rooted connection to the local tennis community

With over two decades of experience in the industry, the owner brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, having honed their skills both on the court and behind the scenes This firsthand understanding of the sport ensures that Tennis Anywhere delivers not only top-notch products but also unparalleled customer service, catering to the needs of players of all levels.

At the heart of Tennis Anywhere lies a tight-knit team of passionate individuals, each dedicated to upholding the shop’s reputation for excellence. With a small yet dedicated staff, including longstanding members like Jo, whose tenure spans over 15 years, and newer additions Kyle and Zach, the shop prides itself on consistency and reliability. This commitment to quality extends to every aspect of the business, from stringing services to product recommendations, ensuring that every customer receives nothing butthe best.

Central to Tennis Anywhere’s success is its unwavering commitment to the community it serves Situated amidst tennis clubs, high schools,

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RunnerUp: Laser Eye Center of Silicon Valley 2020eyesite.com

Best Vision Correction Surgeon Winner:FurlongVisionCorrection

-Dr.MichaelFurlong

2107N. FirstSt.,Ste.101,SanJose, 408-453-5600 furlongvision.com

RunnerUp: Furlong Vision CorrectionDr. Mona Sane furlongvision.com

Best Waxing Studio

Winner:VividBrows&Skin 15066LosGatosAlmadenRd.,Ste.106, LosGatos, 408-755-0102

vividbrowsandskin.com

RunnerUp: StudioBeauty studiobeautywg.com

and academies, the shop serves as a hub for players and enthusiasts alike, fostering connections and supporting local initiatives. Whether it’s providing equipment for schools or offering discounts to young athletes, Tennis Anywhere goes above and beyond to give back to the communitythat has embraced it for so long.

As Silicon Valley’s Best Sporting Goods Store, Tennis Anywhere embodies the spirit of excellence, community, and passion for the sport.

TennisAnywhere

15466LosGatosBlvd.,Ste.106,LosGatos 408-358-9278 yelp.com/biz/tennis-anywhere-los-gatos

Best Yoga Studio

Winner:Breathe Together Yoga 14107-HWinchesterBlvd., LosGatos 408-370-9642

breathetogetheryoga.com

RunnerUp: CorePower Yoga corepoweryoga.com

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

Best Bowling Alley

Winner:Bowlero 5420ThornwoodDr.SanJose 408-578-8500

bowlero.com/location/bowlero-san-jose

RunnerUp: 4th Street Bowl 4thstreetbowl.com

Best Casino Resort Winner: Casino M8trix 1887 Matrix Blvd., San Jose 408-244-3333 casinom8trix.com

Runner Up: Bay 101 bay101.com

Best College Sports Team Winner: San Jose State Spartans

More than 20 men’s and women’s teams competing in the Mountain West Conference (MWC), Western Athletic Conference (WAC), West Coast Conference (WCC), Southland Conference (SLC) and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) sjsuspartans.com

Runner Up: Stanford University gostanford.com

Best Dive Bar

Winner: Black Watch 141 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos

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Best Museum The TechInteractive

The Tech Interactive stands as a leader of showcasing innovation and inspiration since its inception in 1998. Consistently crowned as the Best Museum in Silicon Valley, this renownedestablishment hassolidified its reputation asa must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike.

Boasting a myriad of interactive exhibits and the prestigious IMAX Dome Theater, The Tech Interactive offers a unique blend of educational experiences and immersive entertainment. From delving into the realms of AI and genetics to exploring the frontiers of sustainability and robotics, visitors are treated to a kaleidoscope of discoveries that ignite curiosity and creativity.

One of the hallmark features of The Tech Interactive is its dedication to hands-on learning Dubbed as the home of “BioTinkering,” the museum invites guests to engage in biology experiments, fostering a collaborative environment where innovation thrives. Whether assembling robots, cracking cyber crimes, or orchestrating urban landscapes, patrons are empowered to shape their own learning journey.

Central to The Tech Interactive’ssuccess isits unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction Through meticulous feedback collection and continuous improvement initiatives, the museum ensures that every visitor leaves with a sense of fulfillment and

enrichment. Accompanied by knowledgeable educators, guests are guided through anarray of exhibits, unlocking the full potential of each experience.

Beyond its walls, The Tech Interactive remains deeply rooted in the community. As a nonprofit organization, accessibility is paramount. Through initiatives like subsidizing field trips for Title I schools and participating in programs like Museums on Us, the museum extends its reach to diverse audiences, bridging the gap between inspiration and opportunity.

In recognition of its outstanding contributions, The Tech Interactive has been honored as the epitome of excellence in Silicon Valley. With a mission to inspire the innovator in everyone, this esteemed institution continues to redefine the boundaries of discovery and imagination. A visit to The Tech Interactive is not merely an excursion—it’s a transformative journey into the realms of possibility and wonder.

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Best Steakhouse Alexander’sSteakhouse

When the Alexander’s Steakhouses came to in Cupertino in 2005, the Alexander’s name soon grew synonymous with a fine-dining interpretationof the classic American steakhouse.Infused with Japanese-inspired ingredients, recipes, plating anddining room ambiance, the restaurant broughtthe concept to all new levels.

The tradition continues at the Best Steakhouse in Silicon Valley’, where exquisitely crafted a la carte and prix fixe menus are prepared with imaginative skill. Every dish whether a Wagyu kobebeef plate, the slow-roasted prime rib or the Ora king salmonor is plated with mouthwatering artistry.

Dining here is an experience that invigorates all five senses. From the peaceful, minimalistsetting and the calm, impeccably mannered staff to the colors, scents, and tastes of eachculinary presentation, a sense of richness abounds.

Other specialty items include Golden Osetra Caviar and Alexander’ssignature cold appetizer, the Hamachi Shots. The staff are well trained to meet all service needs, including pairing recommendations for food with wines, cocktails, whiskeys or festive, non-alcoholicconcoctions.

Private dining room spaces that seat 20-30 people make ideal settings for business lunches anddinners or private celebrations with family and friends. Accented by Japanesescreens, frosted windows or doors to the outside,each space is fully private but filled with natural light. Twoof the spaces can becombined to accommodate groups of 80.

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RunnerUp: Cash Only cashonlysj.com

Best Fitness Club

Winner:24HourFitness

SeveralActive, Sport, Super-Sportand Ultra-Sportlocationsareconveniently locatedacrossSilicon Valley. Forlocations, hoursandmembershipinformationofthe clubsnearestyou,visit24hourfitness.com.

RunnerUp: Fitness 19 fit19.com/locations

Best Golf Course

Winner:CinnabarHillsGolfClub

23600McKeanRoad,SanJose 408-323-7814 cinnabarhills.com

RunnerUp: Spring Valley Golf Course springvalleygolfcourse.com/

Beyond its flagship Cupertino location, other beloved restaurants from the founders of Alexander’s Steakhouse include 2 Alexander’s Patisserie locations in Cupertino and Mountain View; The Sea in Palo Alto (Japanese seafood); the South of Market locationof Alexander’s Steakhouse in San Francisco, and the multi-level bistro, ONE65 San Francisco.

Alexander’s Steakhouse 19379StevensCreekBlvd.,Cupertino 4269ElCaminoReal, PaloAlto (408)446-2222 alexanderssteakhouse.com

Best Happy Hour

Winner: PineappleThai

19369StevensCreekBlvd.,#120,Cupertino 669-240-5556 pineapplethai.com

RunnerUp: Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar lazydogrestaurants.com/

Best Karaoke Bar Winner:7BambooLounge

162JacksonSt., SanJose 408-279-9937 7bamboolounge.com

RunnerUp: Effie’s Restaurant & Bar effiesrestaurantandbar.com

Best Live Theater Winner:SanJoseCenterforthe PerformingArts

255AlmadenBlvd., SanJose sanjosetheaters.org

RunnerUp: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley theatreworks.org/

Best Local Casino Winner:1887MatrixBlvd.,San Jose 408-244-3333 casinom8trix.com

RunnerUp: Bay 101 bay101.com

Best Local Winery for Tasting TestarossaWinery 300College Ave.,LosGatos 408-354-6150 testarossa.com

RunnerUp: Ridge Vineyards Best Martial Arts

Winner: Primetime Martial Arts 6179&6175-BSanta TeresaBlvd.,SanJose 408-837-2011 asgprimetime.com/

RunnerUp: Maloney’s Martial Arts maloneysmartialarts.com

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Best Italian Food Vito’s Trattoria:

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Vito’s Trattoria hassolidified its place asa culinary gem, celebrated for its delectable Italian fare and unparalleled customer service. With a rich history spanning 18 years, Vito’s Trattoria is the brainchild of a passionate entrepreneur who traded the corporate world for the bustling ambiance of a beloved restaurant.

What sets Vito’s apart from the competition? According to its proprietor, it’s the unwavering commitment to consistency in both cuisine and customer care The establishment boasts a team deeply entrenched in their roles, forming strong bonds with regular patrons and newcomers alike. “Our staff knows what is expected of them, and they love working here,” says the owner, emphasizing the familialatmosphere cultivated over the years.

Employee satisfaction is paramount at Vito’s Trattoria, where the mantra is simple: letthe team thrive With some employees boasting tenure exceeding 15 years, and the shorteststint clocking in at a respectable 5 years, it’s evidentthat Vito’s values its workforce as much as its patrons. This dedication translates seamlessly into exceptional customer service, ensuring every diner leaves with a smile.

The menu at Vito’s is a testament to its commitment to diversity and quality. From sumptuous pastas to succulent chicken and veal dishes, not to mention savory steaks and individual pizzas, there’s something to tantalize every palate However, Vito’s Trattoria isn’t just aboutthe food; it’s about crafting a memorable dining experience encompassing food, service, and ambiance.

Beyond the confines of its cozy interior, Vito’s Trattoria extends its reach into the community, actively supporting the non-profit endeavors of its loyal clientele. By engaging with local initiatives and embracing social responsibility, Vito’s Trattoria underscores its dedication to not only serving exceptional cuisine but also enriching the fabric of the community it calls home.

In the bustling landscape of Silicon Valley’s dining scene, Vito’s Trattoria stands tall asa beacon of excellence, revered for its culinary prowess and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction With a legacy built on passion, quality, and community engagement, it’s no wonder Vito’s Trattoria has been crowned the best in Silicon Valley.

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Best Heating / AC Company ValleyHeating,Cooling,Electrical and Solar

Valley Heating, Cooling, Electricaland Solar (Valley)has been a locally and family-owned businesssince 1962. Owners, Cindy and Jeff Faulkner, both started working in the industry in their 20s and have over 60 years combined experience “Running this local company is a great honor - we are totally committed to showing our clients what old-fashioned service is all about,” says Cindy Faulkner.

Along withtheir old-fashioned service Cindy, Jeff and their outstanding staff offer the latest and most advanced technology withthe bestservice for their residential and light commercial clients. “We are fully dedicated to the specific and individual needs of eachcustomer, offering consultative and technological expertise that Silicon Valley residents and small business owners prioritize,” says Jeff Faulkner.

“We are always available to answer questions about industry related topics – we want to be the local, go-to-source for information, service and installation for HVAC, electricaland solar needs,” says General Manager, Mike Ziegler. “Manyhomeowners in Silicon Valley like to self-educate and we truly enjoy helping them learn how to getthe most comfort, efficiency and best technology when designing a new system.”

Valley’s technicians are also highly-trained experts in the design and installation of electrification systems, heat pumps, heat pump water heaters and solar backup generators “We know that not everyone is ready, or even wants to go solar or all-electric. That’s understandable, but with current and upcoming rebates, converting to all-electric is definitely an option to consider,” says Cindy.

In meeting eachclient’s specific needs, Valley is proud to be able to provide every option available in home comfort, including maintenance of traditional systems as well as installation of gas fireplace inserts.

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Best Miniature Golf Course Winner:Golfland ThreeSilicon Valleylocations: SanJose,Sunnyvale andMilpitas golfland.com

RunnerUp: Tipsy Putt tipsyputt.com/tipsy-putt-silicon-valley/

Best Museum Winner:The TechInteractive 201S.Market St., SanJose 408-294-8324 thetech.org

RunnerUp: Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose cdm.org

Best Outdoor Event/Festival Winner:CupertinoCherry BlossomFestival April27-28,2024

CupertinoMemorial Park, Quinlan&Senior Center

They also believe that complete home comfort includes managing air quality and noise level. “Traditional systems have become much more efficient and quiet, so designing systems that reduce noise and improve overall efficiency is part of the whole package we provide,” noted Jeff We take it from top to bottom anddesign the best-customized system for every client.”

ValleyHeating, Cooling, ElectricalandSolar 1171North4thSt.,SanJose 408-868-5500 valleyheating.com

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RunnerUp: Mountain Winery mountainwinery.com

Best Place for a Girl’s Night Out Winner: TestarossaWinery 300College Ave.,LosGatos 408-354-6150 testarossa.com

RunnerUp: Coup De Thai coupdethai.com/

Best Place to Hear Live Music Winner:MountainWinery 14831Pierce Rd., Saratoga 408-741-2822 mountainwinery.com

RunnerUp: Testarossa Winery testarossa.com

Best Place to Take Your Kids to Play Winner: Happy Hollow Park&Zoo 748StoryRd.,SanJose 408-794-6400 happyhollow.org

RunnerUp: Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose cdm.org

Best Professional Sports Team Winner:SanFrancisco49ers San Francisco49ers

4900MariePDeBartolo Way, SantaClara 408-562-4949 49ers.com

RunnerUp: San Jose Sharks nhl.com/sharks

Best Specialty Cocktail Winner:Haberdasher 43 W. SanSalvador, SanJose haberdashersj.com

RunnerUp: Los Gatos Soda Works losgatossodaworks.com

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Best Landscaper R&JLandscaping

In the bustling heart of Silicon Valley, where innovation and excellence are the norm, one name stands out among the verdant landscapes: R&J Landscaping. Voted as the Best Landscaper in the region, this business isn’t just about mowing lawns and planting flowers—it’s a testament to passion, perseverance, and community engagement.

The story behind R&J Landscaping is as inspiring as the landscapes they craft. It all began when the founder, was just a sophomore at James Lick High School Dissatisfied with the prospect of working for someoneelse, they convinced their work experience teacher to allow them to sign their own hours for credit Armed with determination and a mere $45 worth of flea market equipment,the journey commenced, with invaluable support from Mr. Moore, the encouraging teacher who believed in their potential.

What sets R&J Landscaping apart from the competition is their unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction Their attention to detail is meticulous, ensuring that every blade of grass is perfectly trimmed and every flower bed meticulously arranged But it’s not just about aesthetics; it’s about forging lasting relationships with clients, understanding their needs, and exceeding their expectations.

The company’ssuccess is not solely attributed to their skilled workforce but also to their innovative approach to employee and customer satisfaction Competitive pay with bonus options incentivizesemployees to deliver their best, whileeffective communication ensures that clients are always in the loop Moreover, R&J Landscaping only utilizes top-quality products from trusted brands, ensuring longevity and reliability in every project they undertake.

From residential maintenance to high-end landscape designs, R&J Landscaping is a one-stop destination for alllandscaping needs. Their specialty lies in transforming water-thirsty landscapes into eco-friendly oases, reflecting their commitment to environmental sustainability—a cause they champion not only in their work but also in their community involvement efforts.

Education is at the forefront of R&J Landscaping’s community engagement initiatives. They generously sponsor and donate to educational programs throughout the Bay Area, believing in providing the youth withthe resources they need to thrive Additionally, they stay abreast of industry trends, constantly educating themselves on low-water landscapes and energy-efficient practices to lead by example.

As R&J Landscaping basks in the glory of being voted the Best Landscaper in Silicon Valley, they humbly acknowledge the unwavering support of their loved ones A special mention goes to the founder’sspouse, whose steadfast encouragement and grounding presence have been instrumental in their journey.

In the competitive landscape of Silicon Valley, where excellence is not just a goal but an expectation, R&J Landscaping stands tall asa beacon of quality, integrity,

and community spirit With each projectthey undertake and every garden they nurture, they reaffirm their commitment to excellence, making Silicon Valley greener, one landscape ata time.

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Best Sports Bar

Winner:DoubleD’s Sports Grille

354N.SantaCruz Ave.,LosGatos 408-402-3407 doubleds.com

RunnerUp: Rookies Sports Lodge, San Jose rookieslodge.com

Best Wine Bar

Winner:20TwentyCheeseBar 1389Lincoln Ave.,SanJose 408-293-7574 2020cheesebar.com

RunnerUp: Testarossa Winery testarossa.com

FOOD

Best American Food

Winner: TheCup&Saucer

1375BlossomHillRd., SanJose 408-266-0808 cupandsaucersanjose.com

RunnerUp: Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar lazydogrestaurants.com

Best Bakery

Winner:Peter’sBakery 3108AlumRock Ave.,SanJose 408-258-3529 peters-bakery.business.site

RunnerUp: Icing on the Cake icingonthecakebakery.com

Best Barbecue

Winner:SouthWinchesterBBQ

1326S.WinchesterBlvd.,SanJose 408-376-0485 swinchesterbbq.com

RunnerUp: Smoking Pig BBQ Company smokingpigbbq.net

Best Brew Pub

Winner:Hapa’sBrewing Company

460Lincoln Ave,Ste.90,San Jose, 408-982-3299

114S.SantaCruz Ave.,LosGatos, 408-963-3942 hapasbrewing.com

RunnerUp: Taplands taplands.com

Best Chinese Food Winner: Tao Tao 175S.Murphy Ave.,Sunnyvale 408-736-3731 taotao.carry-out.com

RunnerUp: Chef Chu’s chefchu.com

Best Deli

Winner:Bertucelli’sLaVilla Gourmet

1319Lincoln Ave., SanJose 408-295-7851 wglavilla.com

RunnerUp: Erik’s DeliCafe eriksdelicafe.com

Best French Food Winner:LePapillon 410Saratoga Ave.,SanJose 408-296-3730 lepapillon.com

RunnerUp: Left Bank BrasserieSantana Row leftbank.com/private-dining-santana-row

Best Frozen Yogurt Winner: YogurtlandCupertino 19700StevensCreekBlvd., Cupertino 408-996-1776 yogurtland.com

RunnerUp: Yumi Yogurt facebook.com/yumiyogurtsc

Best Hamburger

Winner:St.John’sBar&Grill 510LawrenceExpy. #110,Sunnyvale 408-738-8515 stjohnsgrill.com

RunnerUp: In-N-Out Burger in-n-out.com

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Best Pet Boarding, Best Dog Trainer

DforDogz

possible experience for her clients. This setsthem up for a lifetime of good behavior for their people When you work with her, you look at the dog as A WHOLE BEING!

Kaajal Tiwary loves puppies She is dedicated to getting new puppy guardians off on the right paw and guiding her studentsthrough the challenging early days of owning a dog. What is her goal? It is about transforming each bundle of raw puppy energy into the perfect adult companion. She loves working with puppies but feels a special connection with fearful, anxious, nervous dogs who believe that the world is “unsafe” and resort to aggression to communicate, and she specializes in working withthem.

Kaajal understands a well-adjusteddog is a combination of proper care, training, socialization, and attention to the dog’s physical and emotional needs. In addition to staying current withthe latest advancements in Applied Behavior Analysis, she actively expands her knowledge in fields like canine nutrition, anatomy & physiology, and pain assessment, all to better understand and assist dogs Kaajalassists private clients with behavior modification, often collaborating with veterinarians and veterinary behaviorists.

Kaajal is a big believer in continuing education. She frequently attends workshops, conferences and seminars to hone her knowledge and skill set to bring the latestscientific understanding of dog behavior and training to her work Dedicated to fostering strong bonds between people and their dogs, she employs gentle yet effective and time-efficienttraining methods, ensuring the best

Based in South San Jose, D For Dogz offers simple, effective, and practical puppy anddog training solutions via Board & Train, Day School, Private Training, and Public Manners Group Classes.

Kaajal embodies the sentiment “If you’re lucky… a dog will come into your life, steal your heart and change everything!” Kaajal found her inspiration in Diesel, a pit bull puppy entrusted to her care at just five days old. Diesel wasn’t just a pet; he became her mentor, overcoming his anxieties aboutthe world, leash reactivity, and sound sensitivity. Through their journey together, Diesel opened doors for Kaajal, introducing her to the fascinating realms of Nose Work, Freestyle training, caninenutrition, pain assessment, and even dog anatomy & physiology.

Diesel’s legacy lives on through Diesel’s FootPrint, a non-profitthat will support families withtheir pets’ medical needs.

DforDogz ServiceareaincludesallcommunitiesoftheSouthBayand Silicon Valley. 650-538-3011 dfordogtraining.com

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Best Ice-Cream Winner:BaslomRobbins

30shopsintheSilicon Valley area. Visitbaskinrobbins.comfor theshops nearestyou.

RunnerUp: Salt & Straw saltandstraw.com/pages/locations

Best Indian Food Winner:Namaste 35EMainSt,LosGatos 408-442-5794 namastelosgatos.com

RunnerUp: Amber India amber-india.com

Best Italian Food

Winner:Vito’s Trattoria 90SkyportDr.,SanJose 408-453-1000 vitosnytrattoria.com

RunnerUp: Tony & Alba’s Pizza and Pasta tonyandalbaspizza.com

Best Japanese Food Winner:HouseofGenji 1335N. FirstSt.,SanJose 408-453-8127 houseofgenjisanjose.net

RunnerUp: Minato Japanese Restaurant minatojapaneserestaurant.com

Best Mediterranean Food Winner:FalafelSTOP

1325Sunnyvale-SaratogaRd,Sunnyvale 408-735-7182 falafelstop.com

RunnerUp: Dish Dash dishdash.com

Best Mexican Food Winner:ElCaminito

510E.ElCaminoReal,Sunnyvale 408-739-1191 elcaminito.net

RunnerUp: LUNA Mexican Kitchen - The Alameda lunamexicankitchen.com

Best Pizza Winner:ASliceofNew York

3443StevensCreekBlvd., SanJose, 408-24-SLICE

1253WElCaminoReal,Sunnyvale, 650-938-NYNY asliceofny.com

RunnerUp: Vito’s Trattoria vitosnytrattoria.com

Best Seafood

Winner:King’sFishHouse

RunnerUp: Scott’s Seafood San Jose scottsseafoodsj.com

Best Steakhouse Winners: Fleming’sPrimeSteakhouse & WineBar[TIE]

2762AugustineDr., Ste. 110,Santa Clara,408-346-4557

180ElCaminoReal,Stanford Shopping CenterSte.2, PaloAlto, 650-329-8457 flemingssteakhouse.com

Alexander’sSteakhouse [TIE] 19379StevensCreekBlvd.,Cupertino 408-446-2222 alexanderssteakhouse.com/cupertino

RunnerUp: L.B. Steak - Santana Row lbsteaksantanarow.com

Best Thai Food Winner:MustbeThai 3143StevensCreekBlvd,SanJose 408-816-7179 mustbethai.com

RunnerUp: New Krungthai Restaurant newkrungthaisanjose.com

Best Vegetarian Food Winner: VegetarianHouse Vegan 520E.SantaClara St.,SanJose 408-2923798 vegetarianhouse.com

RunnerUp: Tofu Plus Korean BBQ tofupluscupertino.com

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Best Veterinarianand Best Pet Hospital

Oakridge Veterinary Clinic

Oakridge Veterinary Clinic stands asa beacon of excellence in pet care, recently crowned for the Best Veterinarian and as the Best Pet Hospital in Silicon Valley. Founded in 2017 by Dr. Raj Singh and his wife Melissa, the clinic has quickly become a beloved staple in the community.

What sets Oakridge apart isits unwavering commitment to client service, satisfaction, and top-notch medical care for pets. Dr. Singh, a board-certified specialist in canine and feline practice, leads a team that prioritizes not only the physical health of their patients but also their emotional well-being. The clinic’s Fear Free certified staff ensures a stress-free experience for pets, making each visit as comfortable as possible.

One of Oakridge’s standout features isits emphasis on pet dental health, a unique offering in the area With a belief in the importance of annual dentistry to prevent common illnesses, Oakridge provides comprehensive dental services that ensure pets maintain optimal oral hygiene.

But it’s not just about medical expertise; Oakridge fosters a culture of inclusivity and care, both for its employees and clients. Weekly management meetings ensure that leadershipis attentive to staff needs and client concerns, striving for continuous improvement. The clinic’s dedication to employeeengagement and well-being extends beyond the workplace, creating a fun and supportive environment.

In addition to itsstellar medical services, Oakridge actively engages withthe community From participating in events like Bark in the Park

Best Vietnamese Food Winner:Khanh’sRestaurant 150EHamilton Ave., Campbell 408-241-4940 atasteofkhanhs.com

RunnerUp: Pho Wagon phowagon.com

Best Appliance Store Winner:UniversityElectric ApplianceCenter

to providing assistance during emergenciessuch as the Wagly pet rescue, the clinic demonstrates a commitment to serving not just its clients, but all pets in need

Furthermore, Oakridge is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of veterinary professionals, offering mentorship programs for students and graduates. By sharing knowledge and expertise, the clinic aims to shape a brighter future for the veterinary profession and ensure the best possible care for animals.

In a region known for innovation and excellence, Oakridge Veterinary Clinic shines asa testament to what dedication, compassion, and expertise can achieve. Voted the Best in Silicon Valley, it continues to setthe standard for exceptional pet care, one furry friend at a time.

Oakridge VeterinaryClinic 5440ThornwoodDr.,Ste.E,SanJose 408-419-9238 oakridgevetclinic.com

RunnerUp: Airport Home Appliance airportappliance.com

Best Bath Remodeler Winner: De MatteiConstruction Inc.

1794TheAlameda,SanJose 408-350-4200 demattei.com

RunnerUp: HArts Design+Build hartsdesigns.com

Best Door Installer Winner:AbleGlass 850Aldo Ave.,SantaClara 408-496-9960 ableglass.com

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RunnerUp: Van Briggle Floors vanbrigglefloors.com

Best Heating/AC Company Winner: ValleyHeating, Cooling, Electricaland Solar 1171North4thSt.,SanJose 408-868-5500 valleyheating.com

RunnerUp: Cinnamon Energy Systems cinnamon.energy/home-solar

1500Martin Ave.,SantaClara 800-675-7569 universityelectric.com

RunnerUp: De Mattei Construction Inc. demattei.com

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Best Home Furnishings Store Winner:LivingSpaces

5540WinfieldBlvd.,SanJose 877-266-7300 livingspaces.com

RunnerUp: American Medical & Equipment Supply americanmedicalinc.com

Best Interior Designer Winner:SymmetryDesigns 3150AlmadenExpy, Ste. 127,SanJose 408-623-4936 symmetrydesigns.net

RunnerUp: De Mattei Construction Inc. demattei.com

Best Kichen Remodeler Winner:DeMattei ConstructionInc. 1794TheAlameda,SanJose 408-350-4200 demattei.com

RunnerUp: HArts Design+Build hartsdesigns.com

Best Landscaper Winner:R&JLandscaping ServiceAreas:SanJose,CA|Willow Glen,CA|LosGatos,CA| Saratoga, CA|Campbell,CA|Cupertino,CA |Milpitas,CA| Monte Sereno,CA | Sunnyvale,CA|Gilroy, CA|SanMartin, CA|MorganHill,CA| Santa Teresa,CA |SantaClara,CA408-444-5068 randjlandscaping.net

RunnerUp: Pazmany Bros. Landscaping pazmanybros.com

Best New Home Builder Winner:De Mattei ConstructionInc. 1794TheAlameda,SanJose 408-350-4200

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Best CBD Store

CloudCitySupply

Cloud City Supplyhas risen to the top as the Best CBD Store in Silicon Valley, a testament to their commitment to education, quality products, and community engagement. Founded in Campbell, CA, by cousins Amy and Matthew, Cloud City Supply aims to demystify CBD products and provide a welcoming space for customersseeking relief and wellness.

At the heart of Cloud City’s success is their dedication to education and customer satisfaction. Their passionate team prioritizes education, ensuring that every visitor leaves informed and empowered to make the right choices for their needs. By fostering open communication and a stress-free shopping environment, Cloud City Supplyhas earned a reputation for exceptional customer service.

One of Cloud City’s standout offerings is their emphasis on education. Beyond simply selling products, they strive to equip customers with the knowledge they need to navigate the world of CBD effectively. This commitment extends beyond the walls of their store, with regular participation in community events sponsored by the Downtown Campbell Business Association and the Sunday Campbell Farmers’ Market Cloud City always brews their CBD Coffee on Sundays, inviting curious individuals to drop by and learn more aboutthe benefits of CBD.

In addition to education, Cloud City understands the importance of accessibility They offer trial sizes of products, allowing customers to explore various options without committing to a larger product purchase upfront. This commitment to affordability and experimentation demonstrates Cloud City’s dedication to meeting the diverse needs of their clientele.

Community involvement is a cornerstone of Cloud City’s ethos. They actively support local initiativessuch as blood drives and collaborate closely with organizations like the Downtown Campbell Business Association. By prioritizing community engagement, Cloud City not only enriches the

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As Cloud City Supply basks in the glow of being voted the Best CBD Store in Silicon Valley, they remain steadfast in their mission to provide premium products, unparalleled service, and invaluable education. With their unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and community well-being, Cloud City continues to setthe standard for excellence in the CBD industry.

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RunnerUp: Robson Homes robsonhomes.com

Best Outdoor Furniture Store Winner: TerraOutdoorLiving

120N.SantaCruz Ave., LosGatos, 408-395-1700 1064 W. ElCaminoReal,Mountain View, 650-969-2200 terraoutdoor.com

RunnerUp: Outdoor Supply Hardware outdoorsupplyhardware.com

Best Plumber Winner:MikeCounsilPlumbing andRooter

1915O’Toole Way, SanJose 408-389-3181

RunnerUp: Guy Plumbing & Heating Services guyplumbing.com

Best Real Estate Agent Winner:GaryNobile 5985AlmadenExpy., SanJose 408-857-0043 garynobile.com

RunnerUp: Kelly Ray – Realtor kellyrayrealestate.com

Best Real Estate Company Winner:InteroRealEstate Services Headquarters:10080N. WolfeRd,Ste. SW3-100,Cupertino intero.com 866-334-7356

Cupertinooffice:10275N.DeAnzaBlvd. Cupertino 408-569-7872

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RunnerUp: Lisa & Lisa Real Estate Consultant Group lisa2homes.com

Best Solar Company Winner:CinnamonEnergy Systems

809University Ave.,LosGatos 408-883-7000 cinnamon.energy

RunnerUp: Clean Solar cleansolar.com

Best Window Company Winner: AbleGlass 850Aldo Ave.,SantaClara 408-496-9960 ableglass.com

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RunnerUp: Argonaut Window & Door argowin.com

BestWindowCoverings/Shutters

Winner: European Rolling Shutters 404UmbargerRd.Ste.A&B,SanJose 408-629-3740 ersshading.com

RunnerUp: Rebarts Interiors rebarts.com

PETS

Best Pet Boarding and Best Dog Trainer

Winner:DforDogz Serviceareaincludesallcommunitiesof theSouthBayandSilicon Valley. 650-538-3011 dfordogtraining.com

RunnerUp: Gizmo’s Doggie Daycare gizmosdoggiedaycare.com

Best Pet Hospital

Winner:Oakridge Veterinary Clinic

5440ThornwoodDr.,Ste.E, SanJose 408-419-9238

oakridgevetclinic.com

RunnerUp: Willow Glen Pet Hospital hwillowglenpethospital.com

Best Pet Store

Winner:PetSmart 12SouthBayand Peninsulalocations 888-839-9638 petsmart.com

RunnerUp: Pet Food Express petfood.express

Best Veterinarian

Winner:Oakridge Veterinary Clinic

5440ThornwoodDr.,Ste.E, SanJose 408-419-9238

oakridgevetclinic.com

RunnerUp: Willow Glen Pet Hospital hwillowglenpethospital.com

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We pride ourselves on providing the best and most compassionate HIP and KNEE replacement care possible. Our patients always come first, which makes these honors so special to us Thank you! 51010-SAH-ORTH (510-7244-6784)72 www.SahOrtho.com Thank you for recognizing Sah Orthopaedic hopae Associates in Best in Silicon Valley 2024 for Orthopedic Surgery Best of Fremont Orthopedic Surgeon Alexander P. Sah, MD Medical Co-Director, Institute for Joint Restoration Director, Outpatient Joint Replacement Program Chair, IJ I RRResearchandEducationCommittee Past-President, Anterior Hi H pFoun u dation AAOSLeadershi h pFellow • Anterior hip replacement Robotic Knee Replacement • Hip - MinimallyInvasive Surgery • Knee - MinimallyInvasive Surgery • Partial Knee Replacement Outpatient Joint Replacement Best in East Bay Orthopedic Surgery Three Years, 2021-22, ‘24 Top 65 Knee Surgeon to Know in Nation 2021 Top Doctor San Francisco Magazine 6 Consecutive Years, 2019-24 Four Years 2020-2022, ‘24 P. Sah RUNNERUP 4 RUNNERUP 4 12 Consecutive Years, 2012-23 cenTral DenTal GroUp (408) 241-2397 • www.CDGimplants.Com 2998 EI Camino Real Suite 200, Santa Clara, 95051 Contact us to schedule a consultation THE BEsT OPTIOn TO REsTORE mIssIng TEETH! (Extraction and Bone Graft not included) Offer valid for new patients without insurance. Mention this ad. Offer ends May 15, 2024. $1,990* Implant Surgery and Implant Crown Highly Recommended Implant Center by Fellow Dentists VOTED #1 DENTIST IN SILICON VALLEY THANK YOU! SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2024 Advertising Section 111 BAY AREA NEWS GROUP S29

Best Bridal Boutique & Best Place to Buy a Wedding Dress TrudysBridesandSpecial

Occasions: TheHeartofthe Community

In a worlddominated by big box retailers and chain stores, it’s refreshing to find a local gem that truly embodies theessence of community spirit Nestled in Campbell, Trudys Brides and Special Occasionsstands asa testament to theenduring power of small businesses and the personal touch they offer. Voted the best of the community, Trudys isn’t just a store; it’s a cherished tradition spanning over five decades.

Owner Steven Blechman attributes their success to something beyond mere transactions “This isn’t about mass-produced dresses devoid of meaning,” he explains. “Each gown we carry tells a story, reflecting the dreams and emotions ofour customers.” Trudys is more than just a place to shop; it’s a destination where generations have found their perfect attire for life’s most cherished moments.

What sets Trudys apart isn’t just their curated collection of designers but also their passionate team of consultants. With 25 enthusiastic individuals dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences, Trudys goes above and beyond in ensuring every customer feels valued and heard. “Our favorite part of the business is connecting with our customers,” Blechman shares. “Seeing them look and feel beautiful in their Trudys dresses is what drives us.”

From brides to prom-goers and everyone in between, Trudys prides itself on offering authenticcustomer service and an unparalleled selection. “We believe Trudys is where dress dreams come true,”

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PLACES & SERVICES

Best Cannabis Dispensary

Winner:AirfieldSupply Company 1190Coleman Ave.,SanJose 408-320-0230 airfieldsupplyco.com

RunnerUp: Elemental Wellness Center elementalwellnesscenter.com

Best CBD Store

Winner:CloudCitySupply, Inc.

325ECampbell Ave., Campbell 408-777-6783

Blechmanasserts, and the community seems to agree. Their commitment to excellence has earned them the title of the best in the community, a recognition they humbly accept asa testament to their dedication.

In an era of impersonal transactions, Trudys Brides and Special Occasionsstands asa beaconof warmth and hospitality. They remind us that behind every dress is a story waiting to be told, and behind every customer is a community ready to embrace them With Trudys, it’s not just about finding the perfect dress; it’s about creating memories that last a lifetime.

TrudysBrides&SpecialOccasions 1875S.Bascom Ave.,Campbell 408-377-1987 trudysbrides.com

RunnerUp: Airfield Supply Co airfieldsupplyco.com

Best Computer Repair & Service

Winner:Fixlaptop.Com 124E.SantaClaraSt.,SanJose 408-998-9990

RunnerUp: ClickAway Computer + Phone + Network Repair clickaway.com

Best Credit Union

Winner:ExciteCreditUnion

TherearefourExcitebranchesinSanJose including151BernalRd. SanJose,CA 95119 800.232.8669 excitecu.org

RunnerUp: Meriwest Credit Union meriwest.com

Best Hotel Winner: TollHouseHotel LosGatos

140S.SantaCruz Ave.,LosGatos 800-238-6111 tollhousehotel.com

RunnerUp: Hotel Valencia Santana Row hotelvalencia-santanarow.com

Best Local Bank Winner:ChaseBank TherearedozensofChasebranches inSilicon ValleyofferingPrivateClient, Businesses,andJ.P.Morgan Wealth Managementbankingservices. 800-935-9935

RunnerUp: Wells Fargo wellsfargo.com

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Best Mortgage Specialist (Traditional or Reverse) Winner: Justin Berteaux at HomeMac 408-710-5252 justinberteaux.com

Runner Up: Irene Moustakas, Loans by Irene loansbyirene.com

Best Neighborhood Bookstore Winner: Barnes & Noble

3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, 408-984-3495 5353 Almaden Expy,San Jose, 408-979-0611 barnesandnoble.com

Runner Up: Hicklebee’s hicklebees.com

Best Place for a Wedding Winner: Nestldown 22420 Old Santa Cruz Hwy., Los Gatos 408-353-5311 nestldown.com/weddings

Runner Up: Testarossa Winery testarossa.com

Best Place of Worship Winner: St. Joseph of Cupertino

10110 N. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino 408-252-7653 stjosephcupertino.org

Runner Up: Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church sunnyvalepres.com

Best Private School Winner: St. Joseph of Cupertino School

10120 N De Anza Blvd., Cupertino 408-252-6441 sjcschool.org

Runner Up: Bellarmine College Preparatory bcp.org

Best Professional Organizer: Winner: Sort Your Nest (408) 813-8930 info@sortyournest.com sortyournest.com

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ElevatingSeniorLiving

Nestled amidst the tranquil foothills of Cupertino and Los Altos, The Forum at Rancho San Antonio stands asa beacon of excellence in senior care

Established in 1991 by the visionary minds of the El Camino Hospital District, this Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) was conceived as more than just a residence—it was envisioned asa vibrant, self-governed community where residents could flourish independently while receiving unparalleled care tailored to their evolvingneeds.

Led by Executive Director Nancy Kao, The Forum has consistently setthe standard for innovative senior living.Its pioneering Wellness department, state-of-the-art facilities, and personalized care plans reflect a steadfast commitment to enhancing the well-being of its residents. With prestigious accoladessuch asa 5-star Medicare rating for skilled nursing care, The Forum continues to uphold its reputation for excellence in every facet of its operations.

However, what truly distinguishes The Forum is itssense of community Governed by resident-led boards and boasting a diverse array of clubs and interest groups, The Forum buzzes with activity and camaraderie. From lively galas under the stars to educational workshops, every event fosters a sense of belonging and connection among residents and staff alike.

Moreover, The Forum’s dedication to sustainability underscores its role as a responsible member of the community Achieving LEED Gold certification for its Memory Care building and transitioning to anall-electric fleet are just some of the ways in which The Forum leads by example, demonstrating its commitment to environmental stewardship and qualityof life.

As the demand for vibrant retirement experiences grows, The Forum at Rancho San Antonio remains at the forefront of senior living With its luxurious amenities, engaging social programming, and unwavering dedication to excellence, The Forum is not just a place to live—it’s a home where residents can age vibrantly and gracefully, surrounded by a supportive community dedicated to their well-being.

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Best Retirement Community

Winner: TheForumatRancho SanAntonio

23500CristoReyDr.,Cupertino 650-944-0100 theforum-seniorliving.com

RunnerUp: Saratoga Retirement Community retirement.org/saratoga

Best Senior Living Facility

Winner: TheForumat Rancho SanAntonio

23500CristoReyDr.,Cupertino 650-944-0100 theforum-seniorliving.com

RunnerUp: Saratoga Retirement Community retirement.org/saratoga

Best Senior Placement Agency Winner: TheForumatRancho SanAntonio

23500CristoRey Dr.,Cupertino 650-944-0100 theforum-seniorliving.com

Best Tutoring & Learning Center Winner:Mathnasium Silicon Valleylocationsincludeseveral inSanJose;SantaClara,Campbell-Los Gatos,Cupertino,Sunnyvale,Mountain View, PaloAlto,RedwoodCityand MorganHill. 877-601-MATH(6284) mathnasium.com

RunnerUp: AJ Tutoring ajtutoring.com/locations

Best Wedding Photographer Winner:MonicaDawn

Photography monicadawn.com

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850 Aldo Ave. Clara, CA 95054 408-496-9960 • www.ableglass.com sales@ableglass.com ABLE GLASS IS PROUD TO BE A CERTIFIED DEALER OF MILGARD Thank You! Able Glass is proud to be voted the Best Window & Door Company in Silicon Valley in 2024! 4 SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2024 Advertising Section 111 BAY AREA NEWS GROUP S33

Best Place to buy Latino Groceries

ChavezSupermarket

Since its humble beginnings in 1984, Chavez Supermarket has blossomed into a beloved institution across Silicon Valley. Founded with a singular vision in Redwood City, the supermarket has burgeoned into a network of 11 locations, each a testament to its commitment to quality, community, and authentic Latino fare.

At the heart of Chavez Supermarket’ssuccess lies its unwavering dedication to excellence. Boasting a diverse array of offerings, from a meticulously curated meat counter to a bustling Taqueria, the store has earned itsstripes as the go-to destination for Latino groceries in the region What truly distinguishes Chavez Supermarket, however, is its unwavering commitment to quality. Every cut of meat is sourced from local suppliers, ensuring a level of freshness and flavor that is second to none. Meanwhile, the Taqueria serves up a tantalizing array of authentic Mexican cuisine, from sizzling fajitas to mouthwatering tamales, each dish a testament to the rich tapestry of Latino culinary tradition.

Yet, Chavez Supermarket’ssuccess extends beyond its offerings to encompass a culture of inclusivity and community engagement. Employees take pride in their work, ensuring that every customer experience is nothing short of exceptional. Meanwhile, the market actively seeks to give back to the communities it serves, whether through charitable initiatives or local outreach programs.

Amidst its myriadaccolades, perhaps none shines as brightly as Chavez Supermarket’s recent distinction as the Best Place to Buy Latino Groceries in Silicon Valley. Voted by the community it serves, this honor stands asa testament to the supermarket’s enduring legacy of excellence and innovation.

As Chavez Supermarket continues to evolve and expand, one thing remains constant: its unwavering commitment to providing customers with nothing butthe best Whether you’re in search of the perfect cut of meat or craving a taste of home, Chavez Supermarket is more than just a grocery store – it’s a cornerstone of the community, a beaconof quality, and a testament to the enduring power of Latino culture in Silicon Valley and beyond.

ChavezSupermarket

11BayArealocations include SanJose(4), Sunnyvale,Menlo Park, RedwoodCity(2),SanMateo(2)andHayward Forgrocery, deliandtaqueriainformation,visitchavezsuper.com

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SHOPPING

Best Bike Shop

Winner:GoodKarmaBikes

82S.MontgomerySt.,SanJose 408-291-0501 goodkarmabikes.org

RunnerUp: Summit Bicycles summitbicycles.com

Best Boutique

Winner: TrudysBrides & SpecialOccasions

1875S.Bascom Ave.,Campbell 408-377-1987 trudysbrides.com

RunnerUp: Kismet Boutique kismetlg.com

Best Bridal Boutique

Winner: TrudysBrides & SpecialOccasions

1875S.Bascom Ave.,Campbell 408-377-1987 trudysbrides.com

RunnerUp: Bride and Bustle brideandbustle.com

Best Downtown Shopping Area

Winner:SantanaRow 377SantanaRow, SanJose 408-551-4611 santanarow.com

RunnerUp: Los Gatos oldtownlosgatos.com

Best Facebook Page

Winner:Winner: Trudys Brides &SpecialOccasions

1875S.Bascom Ave.,Campbell 408-377-1987 trudysbrides.com

Best Farmers Market Winner:CampbellFarmers Market

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Best Gift Store

TheButterPaddle

The 2024 winner for Best Gift Store in Silicon Valley also happens to be a completely volunteer-run, nonprofit organization led by EMQ Auxiliary and raising funds each year for Pacific Clinics (formerly Uplift Family Services). A destination gift store in downtown Los Gatos, the store sells distinctive, upscale gifts, home décor, jewelry, children’s products and more from brands such as Annieglass and Mariposa recycled metal.

The store is supported by a volunteer force of more than 70 women from Saratoga, San Jose, Los Gatos, Campbell and Santa Cruz The highly skilled volunteer team includes experts in merchandising, marketing anddisplay. People from other stores are always asking who did the window displays and wanting to hire them, butthey are all volunteers!

Not only known for great customer service, high-quality merchandise and free gift wrap, customers know that when they buy something, the money goes to a good cause, so they think of The Butter Paddle first when they need gifts.

33N.SantaCruz Ave.,LosGatos 408-395-1678 butterpaddle.com

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LocatedalongE.Campbell Ave.between Central Ave.and3rdStreet EverySunday, 9am–1pm uvfm.org/campbell-sundays

RunnerUp: Los Gatos Farmers’ Market cafarmersmkts.com/losgatos-farmers-market

Best Florist

Winner:Bloomsters 5945AlmadenExpy.,Ste.170,SanJose 408-268-5518 bloomsters.com

RunnerUp: Citti’s Florist cittisflorist.com

Best Gift Store

Winner:TheButterPaddle

33N.SantaCruz Ave., LosGatos 408-395-1678 butterpaddle.com

RunnerUp: Domus https://www.facebook.com/p/

Domus-Kitchen-Home-Accessories100069315661607/

Best Hardware Store

Winner:LosGatosAceHardware 15300LosGatosBlvd., LosGatos 408-356-7103 hardwarestorelosgatos.com

RunnerUp: Outdoor Supply Hardware outdoorsupplyhardware.com

Best Jewelry Store

Winner:JoeEscobarDiamonds 450E.Hamilton Ave.,Campbell 408-341-0300 escobardiamonds.com

RunnerUp: Vardy’s Jewelers vardys.com

Best Liquor/Wine Shop

Winner: TotalWine 2storesinSanJoseand 1 store inMountain View

855-328-9463 totalwine.com

RunnerUp: The Wine Room thepawineroom.com

Best Neighborhood Grocery Winner:Safeway

Thereare18+storesinSilicon Valley. 877-258-2799 safeway.com

RunnerUp: Trader Joe’s traderjoes.com/home/store-search

Best Nursery (Gardening) Winners:SummerWinds Nursery(Tie)

TherearethreeSilicon ValleySummerWinds inCampbell,Cupertinoand PaloAlto summerwindsnursery.com/ca/home

Yamagami’sGardenCenter(Tie) 1361SDeAnzaBlvd,Cupertino yamagamis.com

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Best Place to Buy Asian Groceries Winner: 99 Ranch

Silicon Valley stores are in Cupertino (2), San Jose (2) and Mountain View. 888-910-8899 99ranch.com

Best Place to Buy a Wedding Dress Winner: Trudy’s Brides & Special Occasions

1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell 408-377-1987 trudysbrides.com

Runner Up: Janene’s Bridal Boutique janenesbridal.com

Best Place to buy Latino Groceries Winner: Chavez Supermarket

11 Bay Area locations include San Jose (4), Sunnyvale, Menlo Park and Redwood City (2) and San Mateo (2). For grocery,deli and taqueria information, visit chavezsuper.com

Runner Up: Arteaga’s Food Center arteagas.com

Best Place to Rent a Tuxedo Winner: Tuxedo Fashions

363 Meridian Ave., San Jose 408-294-3311 tuxedofashions.com

Runner Up: Men’s Wearhouse menswearhouse.com

Best Shoe Store Winner: Footwear etc.

Silicon Valley stores in San Jose, Cupertino, Los Gatos and Los Altos. 800-720-0572 footwearetc.com

Runner Up: DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse dsw.com

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HappyHollowPark&Zoo

748StoryRoad SanJose 408-794-6400 Accreditedzoowith morethan50animalspecies Uniqueamusementparkrides Hoursandtickets: happyhollow.org $3GeneralAdmissiondiscountwithcodeHHBSV,onlineorinperson.Validthrough5/31/24 BESTMUSEUM AsvotedbyreadersoftheSan JoseMercuryNews.Thankyou! Hours: TuesdaytoFriday: 10a.m.to3p.m. Saturday: 10a.m.to5p.m. Sunday: 11a.m.to5p.m. Planyourtripat: thetech.org SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2024 Advertising Section 111 BAY AREA NEWS GROUP S37

Best Place to Take Your Kids to Play

A favorite of Bay Area families for generations, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo has been connecting people to nature through play since 1961 A mixture of zoo, park and playground areas, rides, and entertainment, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Children and adults alike can delight at the opportunity for close-up views of lemurs, jaguars, giant anteaters and more, and visit Double-H Ranch for the chance to brush Happy Hollow’s goats and meet other barnyard animals. Even the rides provide something for all ages. Little ones will squeal with delight while riding Granny Bugs and Mini Putt-Putt, older kids will enjoy the Pacific Fruit Express roller coaster, and everyone loves the iconic Danny the Dragon train ride. As part of the City of San José’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services department, Happy Hollow offers educational programs for nature and animal lovers of all ages - toddlers to seniors. And Happy Hollow doesn’t justtalk the talk, they walk the walk. Conservation and sustainability are at the heart of all programs, exhibits, activities and operations, including LEED-certified buildings, conservation grant programs, and sourcing of sustainable seafood and produce for the animals to eat. Even the on-site restaurant, The PicnicBasket, focuses on quality, quick-service and environmentally friendly food choices thatare locally and sustainably sourced and antibiotic-free. Happy Hollow Park &

Zoo is a great place to visitthe animals, ride the rides, watch a puppet show, spend some time in nature, and learn something new.

HappyHollow Park &Zoo

748StoryRd.,SanJose (408)794-6400

happyhollow.org

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Best Specialty Furniture

Winner:AmericanMedical & EquipmentSupply

3725Union Ave.,SanJose 408-559-5800

americanmedicalinc.com

RunnerUp: IKEA ikea.com/us/en/stores

Best Sporting Goods Store

Winner: TennisAnywhere

15466LosGatosBlvd.,Ste.106,LosGatos 408-358-9278

RunnerUp: Dick’s Sporting Goods dicksportinggoods.com

Best Thrift Shop

Winner:UnicornThriftShop

1181Redmond Ave.,SanJose 408-997-9188 unicornthriftshop.com

RunnerUp: Happy Dragon Thrift Shop happydragonthriftshop.org

Best Toy Store

Winner:The WoodenHorse 796BlossomHillRd., LosGatos,inKing’s Court 408-356-8821 woodenhorsetoys.com

RunnerUp: Automobuild automobuild.com

WHEELS

Best Car Detailer

Winner:ClassicCar Wash

Silicon ValleylocationsinCampbell,San Jose,SaratogaandLosGatos classiccarwash.com

RunnerUp: AJ Professional Detailing ajautodetail.com

Best Car Wash

Winner:ClassicCar Wash

Silicon ValleylocationsinCampbell,San Jose,SaratogaandLosGatos classiccarwash.com

RunnerUp: Extreme Express Car Wash extremeexpresscarwash.com

Best Dealership Winner:LexusStevensCreek 3333StevensCreekBlvd.,SanJose 669-231-0402 lexusstevenscreek.com

RunnerUp: Road Sport roadsport-usa.com

Best Mechanic Winner: DhillonMotorsports 646Auzerais Ave.,SanJose 408-320-0238 dhillonmotorsports.com

Runner Up: Norms Auto Repair 203 N 27th St., San Jose, 408-298-0471

Best Tire Shop

Winner:America’s Tire Silicon Valleyarealocationsinclude SanJose,Campbell,SantaClara,Mountain View and PaloAltoandRedwoodCity. americastire.com

Runner Up: Dhillon Motorsports dhillonmotorsports.com

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Best Credit Union

ExciteCredit Union Commitment to Community

At Excite Credit Union, we take pride in being more than just a financial institution – We are The Community’s Credit Union. For over 70 years, we have stood as the most trusted, experienced, and inclusive provider of financial advocacy; embodying the values of care, approachability, and genuine commitment to Members.

A Legacy of Caring

Founded on the principles of support, friendliness, and diversity, Excite has been a steadfast companion in the financial journeys of the community We believe in making life affordable for everyone, and this belief has been the cornerstone of our existence.

As a designated CDFI, Community Development Financial Institution, we are a mission-driven institution dedicated to providing financial services to meet the needs of economically challenged individuals within underserved communities We do this by promoting financialliteracy, supporting non-profits, and empowering individuals and small businesses.

Excite is the credit union for those who need a credit union. Thisis reflected in the products and services we design to help resolve the everyday financial challenges of the unbanked and underbanked. From checking productsthat offer early access to paychecks, no-cost ATM transactions, and lending products developed for those who just need some extra help from time to time, Excite offers safe, affordable, and relevant financial services.

The power of giving back to the communities we serve is a foundational pillar at Excite.In 2023, Excite donated $425,000 across 62 non-profit organizations including Excite Foundation, that focuses on establishing and expanding sustainable Children’s Savings Accounts (CSA). On IMPACT Day, a day dedicated to the team spirit of volunteerism, Excite Team Members collectively contributed 500 hours to help support the needs of a local non-profit.

Excite’s mission is clear – to be a leader in community financial advocacy in both San Jose and Wilmington, North Carolina We are doing this by offering personalized products and programs to lift every member of the community.

We are honored to be recognized for our contribution to the betterment of the community by being voted the “Best Credit Union in Silicon Valley”.

ExciteCreditUnion

TherearefourExcitebranchesin SanJose including151BernalRd.SanJose, CA95119 800.232.8669 excitecu.org

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while staying true to our roots. Despite market challenges, we’ve continued to evolve, enhancing training programs, updating our technology, and expanding into new markets, all while maintaining our dedication to serving our clients.

In 2002, amid the dotcom bust,Intero Real Estate Services launched asa startup brokerage with a unique vision Committed to reflecting the innovative spirit of Silicon Valley, we set out to provide exceptional service to our diverse community, fueled by cutting-edge technology and a team of local real estate veterans.

In 2014, wewere acquired by HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, marking the next chapter in our journey

With key founders still at the helm, our commitment to progress, innovation, and client service remains unwavering As we navigate an ever-changing landscape, one thing remains constant: our dedication to excellence and the communities we serve.

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InteroHeadquarters:10080N. WolfeRd,SuiteSW3-100, Cupertino,CA95014 (408)342-3000 www.intero.com www.DForDogTraining.com 650-538-3011 Day School Board & Train Behavior Consultations Private Training ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Thank you for the continued support! Los Gatos Village Square 15466 Los Gatos Blvd , Suite 106 Los Gatos, CA 95032 @tennisanywhereshop • (408) 358-9278 SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2024 Advertising Section 111 BAY AREA NEWS GROUP S41

Best Mortgage Lender (Traditional or Reverse)

JustinBerteaux HomeMac

Best Mortgage Lender (Traditional or Reverse)

JustinBerteaux’s over two decades’ experience in the mortgage industry asa loan officer and manager is evident as soon as you sit down and talk to him. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience he uses to his clients’ advantage. A local guy, Justin went to high school and college (Santa Clara University) in Silicon Valley.

After his fifth consecutive Best of Silicon Valley win, Justin explained his keys to success. “Being a good loan officer cannot be summed up with one idea or daily task. Being a good loan officer takes a combination of experience, working withthe right company, and having the right business approach.

“It’s easy to countthe number of loan closings you have and be content,” says Justin “To me, the right approach is to focus on helping people. Sometimes that means advising them not to take out a new loan right now. That may sound counterproductive, but I strive to be a true consultant rather than just an order-taker.”

Partnering withthe right company can be a difficult task to accomplish Justin says Home Mortgage Alliance Corporation (HomeMac) is the right company for a lot of reasons. It is not just low rates, although that is often the firstthing clients notice HomeMac really wants to make sure they are able to service all buyers extremely

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effectively. From First-time Homebuyers to seasoned investors we have all the programs a buyer would need. HomeMac also partners with some of the industry’s best available technology companies to make loan officers as successful as possible by helping them to spend most of their time withtheir clients and customers.

As a direct lender, HomeMac has access to the loans California homebuyers and homeowners need That is why HomeMac was recently acknowledged as the number one non-QM second lender in the country. If you have any mortgage-related questions or want to join HomeMac, please call Justin at 408-710-5252.

JustinBerteaux HomeMac 18525SutterBlvd.,#210,MorganHill 408-710-5252

Justin.berteaux@HomeMac.com www.justinberteaux.com

Whether you’re tiny or big, 2 or 102, a pro athlete or a world-class grandparent, you can find care withthe expert, compassionate orthopedic doctors at Golden State Orthopedics & Spine.

We are so honored to be trusted by so many, and we are very grateful to all those who voted us ‘Best Orthopedic Surgery’ in Silicon Valley …. Thank you!

With our 7 convenient locations across the South Bay, Golden State Orthopedics & Spine (formerly called OrthoNorCal) has been faithfully serving local families and sports teams for over ten years, providing comprehensive care for all types oforthopedicinjuries and conditions, whether for major trauma or a twinge in the toe. Our facilities and services include urgent care, leading-edge non-surgical treatments, advanced robotic surgery, physical therapy and more.

We treasure our patients like family and our teams of physicians, who come from leading medical institutions all over the country, are committed to bringing customized care to every patient. Our multi-specialty team of 56 orthopedic doctors, across Golden State Orthopedics & Spine, gives us an incredibly strong knowledge base to provide care to patients from all walks of life within our diverse Silicon Valley communities. Whether patients need sports medicine, joint care, spine care, pediatric orthopedics, arthritis care,urgent injury care or other musculoskeletal expertise, we will always be here

for them, doing our very best every day to provide the best care possible.

We are excited to announce the opening ofour Mountain View orthopedic office with 3 outstanding, highly qualified physicians offering both non-surgicaland surgery treatment options from neck-to-toe. We are now accepting new patients in this office and look forward to providing them withthe same award-winning care as in our other facilities.

To learn more about us and readabout a condition or injury, visit us online at goldenstateortho.comor book a consultation by calling 408.412.8100.

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Best Hair Stylist SocialButterflyBeauty

Social Butterfly Beauty has proudly claimed thetitle of Best Hair Stylistin Silicon Valley, solidifyingits reputation asa haven for those seeking exquisite hair care. Founded by Sheila Gall, affectionately known as “The Queen of Curly Hair,” this organic salon has garnered acclaim for its commitment to using non-toxic products and its expertisein catering to curly hair needs.

Sheila Gall’s journey to becominga renowned figure in the hairstylingindustry began when she cultivated her passion for hair care. Drawing from her experience asa color educator for Pure Beauty and Organic Color Systems, Sheila has establishedherself asa luminary in the field. Her talent extends beyond the confines of the salon, with her work featured on esteemed television programs such as Best of L.A. and Best of the Bay.

Central to Social Butterfly Beauty is their prioritization of clients’ well-being. Thisis highlighted by utilizing Innersense Organic products in the salon thatare ideally designed for curly hair. Premium organic hair colors are sourced from Europe, such as Natulique, Oway, and Organic Colour Systems, the salon ensures that clients achieve stunning results without compromising their health. Sheila emphasizes that the salon’s ambiance embodies “simple elegance,” reflecting her commitment to fostering an environment where socially conscious individuals feel at home.

Beyond its commitment to organic products, Social Butterfly Beauty distinguishes itself through its specialization in working with curly hair. Sheila’s expertisein this area has earned her widespread recognition, including the 2014 Best of the Knot wedding hairstyling award. To further empower clients, the salon offers anarray of educational resources on its website, includinginformative blogs dedicated to the benefits oforganic solutions and tips for managing curly hair.

At the heart of Social Butterfly Beauty liesa dedication to client satisfaction. Social Butterfly Beauty is driven bya singular mission: to make eachclient feel happy and gorgeous while prioritizing their health and well-being. With its recent accolade as Best Hair Stylistin Silicon Valley, Social Butterfly Beauty continues to soar, setting the standard for excellence in the beauty industry.

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Best Flooring Company SlaughterbeckFloors

Slaughterbeck Floors has been crowned as the Best Flooring Company in Silicon Valley. This family-oriented business has been leaving a trail of satisfied customers for over three decades. Jack Slaughterbeck, the founder, initiated this legacy over 40 years ago, initially performing the work himself. Today, the company’s reach extends from Gilroy to Atherton, a testament to its enduring commitment to quality and service.

What sets Slaughterbeck Floors apart is their mastery of wood—they are affectionately known as being “wood whisperers.” This expertise, coupled withtheir unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction, earned them the prestigious honor of being the Best Flooring Company in Silicon Valley. What is the secret ingredient? Exceptional customer service. At Slaughterbeck Floors, every client is treated with fairness, respect, and personalized attention.

Their company culture revolves around engaging with customers in a meaningful way, understanding their unique needs, and tailoring solutions accordingly. Whether you’re a busy parent seeking swift yet quality service or a meticulous homeowner delving into intricate details, Slaughterbeck Floors accommodates with grace and expertise. It’s this personalized approach that garners them not just jobsbut lifelong patrons.

While wood remains their specialty, Slaughterbeck Floors excels in all types of flooring, including linoleum, cork, bamboo, and epoxy. Their reputation precedes them, often being referred by manufacturers

Best College Sports Team

SanJoseStateSpartans

It was a banner year for the San José State University athletics department in 2023. The Spartans recorded a top-100 finish in the LEARFIELDDirectors’ Cup Standings, the second-highest finish in school history. In the classroom a school-record 91 student-athletes were named to the Mountain West Scholar Team (3.5 GPA or higher). San José State earned itssecond consecutive Mountain West Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)Community Service Award with more than 10,000 hours of community service.

The year began withthe men’s basketball program claiming its first Mountain West Tournament victory as well as the first postseason triumph. SJSU was 1-of-31 schools to have baseball, men’s basketball and football make the postseason. MW Player of the Year Omari Moore signed withthe Milwaukee Bucks.

More Spartans earned their way into the professional ranks. Junior Fehoko was a fourth-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys, Elijah Cooks signed withthe Jacksonville Jaguars, Charles McAdoo was a 13th-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Beau Leroux was a second-round draft pick by the San José Earthquakes.

Track & Field’s Emilia Sjostrand doubled up on All-America honors. She became SJSU’s first women’s track and field All-American with a seventh-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships and a seventh-place finish in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

themselves—a testament to their unmatched craftsmanship.

Beyond business, serving the community lies at the heart of Slaughterbeck Floors’ endeavors. From sponsoring little league teams to donating materials, they consistently strive to give back anddo what’s right—a principle ingrained in their very foundation.

In a region known for its technological innovation, Slaughterbeck Floors emerges asa beaconof traditional values intertwined with contemporary excellence. Their journey from humble beginnings to Silicon Valley’s Best Flooring Company is not just a tale of success but a testament to theenduring power of quality, service, and community. For all your flooring needs, rest assured, Slaughterbeck Floorsstands ready to exceed expectations, one satisfied customer ata time.

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Also finding success at the national level was the women’s golf teamas the Spartans placed 16th at the NCAA Championships. Lucia Lopez Ortega was the NCAA Runner-up while Kajsa Arwefjäll finished 18th.

The spring wrapped up withthe baseball team winning its first Mountain West regular season and tournament championships. The men’s water polo got the fall started with a title as they captured the inaugural West Coast Conference tournament championship.

A six-game winning streak propelled the football team to a share of the Mountain West regular season championship and a third bowl appearance in four years, the best stretch in program history. Included in that run was a 42-18 win over #25 Fresno State to bring the Valley Trophy back to San Jose.

More than 20 men’s and women’s teams competing in Western Athletic Conference (WAC), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) and the Golden Coast Conference (GCC)

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Footwearetc.

Step into Style and Comfort with Footwear etc. - Your Ultimate Shoe Shopping Destination!

Are you ready to elevate your shoe game? Look no further than Footwear etc., the premier shoe store chain that seamlessly blends style, comfort, and unparalleled customer service. With a commitment to delivering an exceptional shopping experience, Footwear etc. hasstood out in our local community as your go-to destination for a diverse selection of top-notch footwear for 38 years!

Whether you’re a fashion-forward shopper in search of the latest trends or looking for comfortable and supportive options, their extensive range of shoes has got you covered. Catering to a wide array of tastes and preferences, they sell athletic shoes, casual footwear, stylish orthopedic options,supportive insoles and arch supports, and high-quality accessories on-trend One thing is for sure, though, they only sell shoes that have some sort of comfort feature that will benefitthe foundationof your body, your feet! They have taken the guesswork out of finding the highest quality comfort shoes.

Footwear etc. has garnered a reputation for not only offering a diverse and high-quality selection of shoes but also for its exceptional customer-centric approach With a commitment to providing a seamless and enjoyable shopping experience, Footwear etc. stands out in the competitive world of footwear retail.

What sets Footwear etc. apart isits unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction Customer service at Footwear etc. is not

merely a transactional aspect but a cornerstone of the brand’s identity The company understands the importance of well-informed and helpful staff in creating a positive shopping environment. Footwear etc. offers monthly training sessions for their employees to make sure they have the most up-to-date product knowledge. Customers are welcomed by these knowledgeable associates who guide them through the vast product offerings, providing insights into features, fits, and styles This personalized assistance ensures that customers make informed decisions ensuring the perfect fit for your foot shape.

Your journey to fabulous footwear starts here! Visit Footwear etc.’s convenientlylocated in Walnut Creek, San Mateo, San Carlos, Los Altos, Cupertino, San Jose, Los Gatos, and San Diego locations, or shoponline (at www.footwearetc.com) for a shoe-shopping experience like no other. New styles from renowned brands like Hoka, Brooks, New Balance, Birkenstock, Dansko, Taos, Aetrex, Clarks, Merrell, Ecco, Naot, Teva, Olukai, Pikolinos are waiting for you.

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Best Nursery(Gardening) Yamagami GardenCenter

Is it time to refreshyourgardens andyou hope theprocess will bringyou joy? People whonever thoughttheyhad agreen thumb have discovered joyinall stages of gardeningprojectsbystartingat Yamagami’s Nurseryand Garden Center in Cupertino.

From professional landscapedesigners to DIYers wantingtocreate theirown beautifuloutdoor spaces filledwiththrivingplant life, Yamagami’s is whereSilicon Valleygoesfor thebestselection, helpfulservice andsurprisinglygood prices.

Here,the wide arrayofgardenproductsisonlythe beginning.The owners andstaff want everyone whovisitstofeel welcomeand relaxedinthe Japanese garden setting andtolearn howtohelp theirown gardensbloom forgenerations.

With arichhistory anddeepsense of community dating back to theoriginalowner,TaroYamagami, thegardencenterhas been family-owned andoperatednursery since1948. Taro Yamagami himselfiscreditedwithdesigning many belovedlandscapesinSilicon Valley;hewas the firstlicensedlandscape architectinCaliforniabut startedhis nurseryasa modest fruitstand in SanJose.

By the1950s,Yamagamihad hireda member of theOka family to help at thenursery,startinga traditionthatled to theOka family’s ownershipsince 1963.

Customersappreciate theattentive professionalsonstaff whoare eagertoexplain anddemonstrate themethods of planting and caring allkinds of gardens. Yamagami’s Garden Guides –onlineand in-store –provideddetails on best practicesfor everykindofplant life,including indoor plants.

Yamagami’s even hasa workbencharea, wherecustomers canuse thegarden center’s materialstoplant theirown purchasesand make them look just like theonesondisplay.

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