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The Brentwood Press Ninth Annual

Reader’s Choice Awards

Your Community Salutes This Year’s Gold, Silver & Bronze Winners!

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Eskaton Lodge Brentwood offers independent living, assisted living and memory care. Voted “Best of Brentwood” every year since it opened in 2007, Eskaton Lodge Brentwood is managed by Northern California’s premier provider of services for older adults.

"We love it here at Eskaton. A wonderful caring staff, friendly neighbors, fine dining and great entertainment...what more can you ask for?" — Residents Gordon & Phyllis Cooper

Conveniently located, new construction, and a staff that is really more like family. Now featuring all-day dining — What are you waiting for?

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Thank You BrenTwood We are so honored once again! 55,000 SQUARE FEET GREAT FAMILY ATMOSPHERE NOT JUST A GYM, IT’S A CLUB! OPEN AT 4:30 AM! • 50 Group Exercise Classes Per Week • Private Pilates Studio • Spin Studio • Personal Training • Private Women’s Workout Studio • 2 Weight Rooms • Hammer Strength Equipment • Indoor Heated Pools • Water Aerobics • Swim Lessons-All Ages (member/non-member)

• Golf Simulator • Full Size Basketball Court • Racquet Ball Courts • Rock Climbing Wall • Club Leagues • Childcare & Youth Programs 18 months-12 years • Birthday Parties/Swim Parties (member/non-member)

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THE STREETS Best Shopping Center

THE STREETS Best New Building

THE STREETS Best Place for Live Music

THE STREETS Best Place to Show a Visitor

Grazie’s Grill Best Italian Restaurant

Red Robin Best Restaurant for Kids

Salad Makers Best Salad

Bangkok 101 Thai Best Thai Food

Mainland Skate & Surf Best Skate Shop

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GLAMOR’A by Sadia Best New Store

AT&T Best Cellular Store

Yogurt Pizzaz Best Yogurt

LensCrafters Best Eyewear

The Children’s Place Best Children’s Store

REI Best Bike Repair

DELiA’s Best Teen Closthes

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DSW Shoes Best Shoes

Tilly’s Best Teen Clothes

Hollister Gymboree Best Children’s Store Best Teen Clothes

Rave Brentwood 14 Movie Best New Building

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Best Desserts

Bangkok 101 Thai Best New Restaurant

Ann Taylor Best Women’s Fashion




The “Gold” Standard in Senior Living INDEPENDENT LIVING • PERSONALIZED ASSISTED LIVING

Thank you for voting Cortona Park as the Gold Medal recipient among Senior Living Communities in Brentwood Press’ 2010 Best of Brentwood competition. From our Signature Dining to on-site therapy from Innovative Senior Care

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service, hospitality and care enables residents to enjoy Exceptional Experiences Every Day SM. But above all else, Cortona Park is about people; people like Activities and Life Enrichment Director Cheryl Ortiz. Independent Living Personalized Assisted Living Exceptional Experiences Every DaySM 150 Cortona Way, Brentwood, CA 94513

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Whether it’s an exercise program, a talent show or happy hour, Cheryl always coordinates new and refreshing events that enrich and entertain our residents. We are proud to serve Brentwood and are humbled by this honor. Rest assured that we will continue to do everything we can to exceed your expectations.

To learn more call (925) 240-0733 to schedule your personal tour and luncheon. 

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he Brentwood Press is proud to present the 2010 Best of Brentwood as voted by our readers. Inside you’ll find nearly 200 categories describing the best places to get your car fixed, find a meal for under $10 or take a visitor to show off your home town. Who are the snappiest pizza delivery guys, who’s a reliable electrician, and where should you go to get those pearly whites polished? You’ll find them right here.

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As Brentwood’s population continues to grow, the options for where to get the things you need and want can get bewilderingly large, too. Take the advice of your friends and neighbors who cast thousands of votes for their favorite spots, and use this lineup to find the best goods and services Brentwood has to offer. If you were among our dedicated voters, compare your picks with those of your fellow balloteers – you might find some gems you didn’t know existed. Look for the distinctive Best of Brentwood 2010 star on the door of local establishments and know they’ve been painstakingly singled out as the stars of the community.

Contents Best Shops and Retail Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Best Professional Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Best Eats and Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Best of the Rest – Lifestyle Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

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Best Shops & Retail Services Apartment Community

Auto Dealer – New

GOLD – Arbor Ridge 2400 Shady Willow Lane, 240-8448 www.arborridge.info A true apartment community – not a condo complex – Arbor Ridge offers spacious living environments, including three- and four-bedroom units. Each unit comes with a garage, full-size washer and dryer, and paid water and garbage pickup. You’ll also appreciate the quick response to work orders Arbor Ridge provides.

GOLD – Bill Brandt Ford 8100 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3551 A hometown dealer with a huge selection of fine Ford automobiles and pickup trucks, Bill Brandt Ford offers the credibility, products and service that speak volumes about this dealership’s ability to please its vast customer base.

SILVER – Town Centre Commons Apartments 1275 Central Blvd., 513-1110 Town Centre Commons Apartments is a multi-family community that has been part of Brentwood since 1989. It offers one- to three-bedroom apartments featuring the amenities to suit a single resident or small family. Stop by and see why our readers voted Town Centre the very Best of Brentwood. BRONZE – Marsh Creek 7251 Brentwood Blvd., 516-9800

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GOLD – Vornhagen Body & Paint 600 Harvest Park Drive, 516-1969 Vornhagen’s top priority is customer satisfaction that exceeds its customers’ expectations. And Best of Brentwood voters obviously believe this shop lives up to those high standards. Whether you’ve got a fender-bender touchup or a total exterior makeover in mind, Vornhagen is the place to go.

Auto Dealer – Used GOLD – Bill Brandt Ford 8010 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3591 This dealership has been taking the Gold in this category for years. And why not? Brandt’s got the cars, deals and financing people want, service second to none, and outstanding staff. When you begin the search for a reliable used car at a good price, our readers urge you to check out Bill Brandt Ford.

SILVER – Kragen 6720 Lone Tree Way, 634-1899 8600 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6530

SILVER – Casey’s Auto Body 4515 O’Hara Ave., 634-2211 Uh, oh. You had an accident and now you need bodywork and paint to make your vehicle look brand new. The folks at Casey’s are there for you. They’re nice to work with, too.

BRONZE – SP Automotive 8130 Brentwood Blvd., 634-1121 SP Automotive stocks a complete line of automotive and heavy-duty truck parts, equipment and accessories. You’ll be impressed by SP’s inventory and expert staff.

BRONZE – Mike’s Auto Body 4535 O’Hara Ave., 634-6366

Auto Repair – Brakes

Auto Parts & Accessories

SILVER – Peña’s Motors 6571 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8570 www.penamotors.com Need a pre-owned vehicle? Peña’s Motors has the largest inventory in Brentwood.

family-owned retail business in Brentwood. The store’s inventory includes a wide variety of auto, truck, tractor, ATV, heavy duty and marine parts and accessories. Its friendly and knowledgeable ASE-certified staff boasts more than 160 years of combined automotive sales service. Customer service is this store’s number-one priority.

GOLD – Brentwood Auto Parts, Inc. NAPA 7881 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3952 Established in 1957, Brentwood Auto Parts Inc. (NAPA) is the oldest

GOLD – Kendall Automotive 205 Oak St., 516-0417 www.kendallautomotive brentwood.com An established family owned and operated business, Kendall automotive has been serving

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SILVER – Monkey Wrenches 8130 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4145 The technicians at Monkey Wrenches don’t take brake repairs lightly. Whether your brake work is simple or complicated, our readers urge you to let the staff of Monkey Wrenches get you back on the road fast. It’s why they’re among the Best of Brentwood.

GOLD – Brentwood Auto & Muffler Repair 8362 Brentwood Blvd., 634-2200 Whether you’re taking a long trip or just driving around town, the people at Brentwood Muffler and Auto Repair will get your noisy exhaust system whispering in no time. They’ll make sure all components of your car – from brakes, steering and running gear to tires, suspension and exhaust – are working efficiently. Brentwood Muffler and Auto Repair can check that for you and more.

BRONZE – Dallas Shanks & Sons Auto Repair 40 Sycamore Ave., 634-9213 www.dallasshanksautorepair.com Need to get rid of that squealing and grinding before something bad happens? Our readers recommend Dallas Shanks as one of the top places to get a brake job. Dallas Shanks can get you in and out with

SILVER – Oakley Muffler 8445 Brentwood Blvd., 634-5661 Got noise? Maybe that old muffler, tailpipe or even the catalytic converter is leaking. We know just who can make that irritating noise go away. Oakley Muffler has the knowledge, parts and training to make exhaust-system problems a thing of the past.

BRONZE – Dallas Shanks & Sons Auto Repair 40 Sycamore Ave., 634-9213 www.dallasshanksautorepair.com As residents of Brentwood and aware of the effects of our troubled economy on their customers’ ability to maintain their vehicles, the folks at Dallas Shanks are eager to extend their help and expertise to meet the community’s muffler needs.

Auto Repair – Oil Change GOLD – SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune Up 7377 Brentwood Blvd., 516-0623 SpeeDee Oil Change and Tune Up has been serving the community since 1992. Renown for its fast and expert oil change service, SpeeDee offers a variety of preventative maintenance services including transmission flushes, radiator flushes, air conditioning recharge and tune-ups, plus repair services such as radiator, alternator and water pump replacements. When you’re in need of an oil change at a value price, think SpeeDee.

SILVER – Kendall Automotive 205 Oak St., 516-0417 www.kendallautomotive brentwood.com Changing you vehicle’s oil is one of the best things you can do to keep it running and avoid expensive repairs. The experienced technicians at Kendall value the importance of this standard maintenance, and provide a vehicle inspection with each oil change. Kendall is family owned and operated and offers complete automotive service, maintenance and repairs. BRONZE – Monkey Wrenches 8130 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4145 Press readers know Monkey Wrenches does more than repairs – it does top-notch oil changes. The trained technicians on Monkey Wrench’s friendly, knowledgeable staff know that maintaining a full level of clean engine oil is vital to the longevity of your vehicle. They’ll get you back on the road fast and at a reasonable price.

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Best Shops & Retail Services Auto Repair – Smog Shop

GOLD – Brentwood Smog Express 8040 Brentwood Blvd., 516-6488 Mike and Korrin Lucca at Brentwood Smog Express are making winning this category an annual event. And well they should, because when it’s time for your smog check, they’ll provide the perfect solution by making the process quick and easy. You’ll like the friendly, efficient, costeffective way they get your vehicle legal again. And, as an added bonus, they now offer DMV registration services. Smog check + DMV registration = ONE 30-minute stop! SILVER – A-1 Stop Smog 8285 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4090 BRONZE – SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune Up 7377 Brentwood Blvd., 516-0623 SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune Up has been serving the community since 1992. In addition to oil changes, SpeeDee provides fast and professional smog inspections at a good price.

Auto Repair – Tune-up GOLD – Monkey Wrenches

8130 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4145 The technicians at Monkey Wrenches don’t take tune-ups lightly. Whether your tune-up is simple or complicated, our readers urge you to let the staff of Monkey Wrenches get you back on the road fast. SILVER – Dallas Shanks & Sons Auto Repair 40 Sycamore Ave., 634-9213 www.dallasshanksautorepair.com Dallas Shanks & Sons understand the importance of a well-tuned vehicle, and devote the time and expertise to get yours humming again – promptly and at a good price. BRONZE – Quick Lane 8085 Brentwood Blvd., 634-9900 www.quicklane.com The factory-trained technicians at Quick Lane will give you an in-depth check-up. No appointment is necessary, so come in anytime.

Auto Tires

GOLD – Les Schwab 6361 Lone Tree Way, 513-3432 Les Schwab has established a significant presence in the Brentwood

tire market, and his outstanding tire shop does business in a professional manner. This is a well-deserved firsttime Gold award bestowed by our enthusiastic readers on Les Schwab, Brentwood’s Best tire store. SILVER – Big O Tire 8040 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4344 Need tires for that vintage roadster, brand-new coupe or heavy-duty truck? Big O has them – and at competitive prices. To keep your tires from wearing out before their time, remember, alignment is another vital service at which Big O excels. BRONZE – America’s Tires 5551 Lone Tree Way, 516-1789

Bakery

GOLD – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St., 634-6780 For everything from specialty breads to custom birthday cakes, Safeway offers excellent selection, service and price. Its two Brentwood locations mean you’re never far from bakery bliss. SILVER – TLCakes 7710 Brentwood Blvd., 513-3688

Any occasion is extra special with custom cakes, hand-decorated cookies, special desserts and pastries from TL Cakes. Bring in a picture and they’ll make the cake you want. BRONZE – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400 www.raleys.com

Barber Shop

GOLD – Delta Barber 645 First St., 634-4006 Giving Brentwood snazzy snips for 27 years, the staff of Delta Barber provides guaranteed quality cuts and pleasant conversation in a congenial, family atmosphere. They’re experts at finding out what you want and then exceeding your expectations. Want old-fashioned barber shop service in the heart of downtown from folks who enjoy their customers’ business and appreciate their friendships? You’ll get it at this Brentwood institution. SILVER – Jose’s Barber Shop 637 First St., 513-7355 ruizobarbershop@hotmail.com Jose’s shop provides a 42-inch TV for

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“Once again we’d like to thank all our clients for voting us the Best Shop in Brentwood. This past year has come and gone so quickly and we at Monkey Wrenches Inc. strive to be there for our clients and all their car care needs especially in these tough times. We recognize the challenges and burdens our clients and their families have endured over the past year and we will always be there to share our expertise by providing the highest quality of service for our clients. We hope this year brings good fortune and better things for all and we thank you again for your support and acknowledgement by allowing us to be the #1 place in Brentwood for all your automotive service needs. Thank you again and God Bless.�

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Quality care is right around the corner. It’s easy for you to fit us in—choose a John Muir Health primary care doctor today. Your day is chock-full but you need to see a doctor in between the grocery shopping, the bank, picking up one kid and dropping off another. Make it easy on yourself and choose a John Muir Health primary care doctor. You and your family will experience high quality care where and when you need it. Just ask the 9 out of 10 people who would recommend their own John Muir Health doctor. Our many locations make it easy to fit us in. And our 4 Urgent Care Centers offer extended hours on weeknights plus weekend hours for anything unexpected. So choose a location near you — and cross “finding a doctor”

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BRONZE – Brentwood Barber Shop 640 Harvest Park Drive, 759-0302 Sheila and Lynda pool their 40-plus years of experience to give you a great cut with family-friendly service, providing a play area for your kids that features a life-size toy pony. Our readers recommend you stop by and see how good Brentwood Barber Shop can make you look.

Beauty Salon GOLD – Rubia Salon and Spa 2440 Sand Creek Road, 240-7777 www.rubiasalonandspa.com Upon entering Rubia Salon and Spa, you’re met with a welcoming smile and beautiful atmosphere; an invitation to relax and rejuvenate. Balancing knowledge, creativity, passion

and experience is the top priority for Rubia’s talented team. From the front desk to the hair stylists and spa team, Rubia helps keep Brentwood a new and happening city. SILVER – Tangles Salon 7730 Brentwood Blvd., 240-0333 Tangles strives to provide the highest-quality and most innovative hair, skin and nail care available. A full-service salon with decades of combined experience, Tangles provides the latest and greatest in beauty techniques. The staff of Tangles thanks its clientèle for voting it among Best of Brentwood, and invites readers to come by and discover just how pampered they can get. BRONZE – Posh Salon 8610 Brentwood Blvd., 516-9996 www.poshsalonca.com The people at Posh Salon believe that when you look good, they look good. Posh is a certified educational salon that hosts seasonal classes. And its stylists continue to enhance their knowledge and skills by participating in sessions at the Vidal

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Bike Repair GOLD – Brentwood Bike Co. 7750 Brentwood Blvd., 634-5000 www.brentwoodbikeco.com Brentwood Bike Co., a service-oriented, community-minded shop, is owned and operated by local residents and cycle enthusiasts Chris and Bobbi Michalski. They offer a large selection of affordable bicycles – including BMX bikes and parts – that cater to everyone from children to competitive athletes. Brentwood Bike Co. strives to make cycling a stronger presence in the community, promoting a healthier lifestyle. You’ll enjoy their welcoming, comfortable environment, free of sales pressure. Brentwood Bike Co. repairs all makes and models, and carries a variety of accessories, parts and apparel. A certified Fit Specialist is on staff to make sure your bike is comfortable. SILVER – REI 2475 Sand Creek Road, 516-3540

Butcher & Meats GOLD – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Ave., 513-0595 Come taste the difference quality

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BRONZE – The Wheel Peddler 783-4297, www.wheelpeddler.com The Wheel Peddler can handle all your repairs, upgrades, tune-ups and overhauls. They’re experts at bike builds, fittings and custom bikes, and provide mobile service throughout Contra Costa County.

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www.rei.com/brentwoodca Located in The Streets of Brentwood lifestyle center, REI is a haven for those whose lifestyle is geared to the outdoors. REI’s remarkable inventory includes bikes, skis and snowboards, watercraft, tent and camping gear, along with clothing and footwear to get you outside in comfort. REI’s full-service Bike & Snow Sport shop offers a full range of services and repairs, classes and clinics to keep your gear in great shape. REI is committed to its motto: “We Inspire, Educate and Outfit for a Lifetime of Adventure and Stewardship.”

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2010 When Luxury and Value Meet, it’s a Beautiful Thing. We don’t just make a better home. We make a better life. It’s not your imagination. When you come to The Vineyards in the beautiful East Bay foothills, the air feels a little fresher. Doors seem more inviting. Smiles open wider. Because better living is designed into every part of Trilogy. Become a Member. You’ll experience all of this superior living — the vineyard setting, spectacular resort club, full service day spa, special event center, indoor and outdoor pools and so much more — in your own personal paradise. It is the fabulous resort where you never have to leave.

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www.TrilogyLife.com 800-685-6494 Trilogy® is a registered trademark of Shea Homes, Inc., an independent member of the Shea family of companies. Trilogy at The Vineyards is a community by Trilogy Vineyards, LLC., sales by Shea Homes Marketing Company (DRE #01378646) and construction by Shea Homes, Inc., (CSLB #672285). Homes at The Vineyards are intended for occupancy by at least one person 55 years of age or older, with certain exceptions for younger persons as provided by law and the governing covenants, conditions and restrictions. This is not an offer of real estate for sale, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, to residents of any state or province in which registration and other legal requirements have not been fulfilled. Void where prohibited. Models are not an indication of racial preference. © 2010 Shea Homes, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Best Shops & Retail Services makes. The key to success of this Brentwood institution is its all-USDA meats from Nebraska. In addition to a filet, New York prime rib and ribeye, Brentwood Fine Meats’ selection includes hormone-free, free-range chicken, marinated meat packs and Neto’s. Feel free to ask for special cuts, marinades and Brentwood Fine Meats’ outstanding catering service. SILVER – Kinder’s Meats 5411 Lone Tree Way, 308-7997 A family-built business now into its third generation providing Brentwood with the finest, freshest meats available, Kinder’s has become synonymous with quality products and friendly customer service. You’ll love Kinder’s St. Louis pork ribs, ball-tip sandwiches and renowned sauces and marinades. Pick up something for your grill or take a table in Kinder’s dining area and order a tasty sandwich on the spot. BRONZE – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St., 634-6780

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GOLD – Brentwood Hand Car Wash 4950 Balfour Road, 513-4460 Brentwood Hand Car Wash was the first business in Brentwood to go green. A full detail department staffed with experienced detailers giving superior customer service makes a trip to Brentwood Hand Car Wash a satisfying experience. SILVER – Brentwood Auto Spa 6945 Lone Tree Way, 513-7610 ww.brentwoodautospa.com Brentwood Auto Spa is a full-service car wash and auto detail facility using state-of-the-art equipment and array of washes and detailing packages to fit everyone’s budget. Their environment-friendly soft-cloth wash system makes use of recycled water. BRONZE – Dallas Shanks Chevron 190 Griffith Lane, 513-2815 The Dallas Shanks Chevron car wash will get you through the gauntlet of its high-tech, no-touch cleaning apparatus and back on the road in no time.

GOLD – AT&T Authorized Retailer 4441 Balfour Road, 240-8255 www.gotoparrot.com Whether you’re a teenager looking for the newest texting device, a busy executive who needs the latest smartphone – or you just need a high-quality, inexpensive phone that simply makes calls, your Brentwood AT&T Authorized Retailer has you covered. When it comes to highspeed Internet, advanced TV and wireless communications, AT&T is on the cutting edge. Drop by AT&T Authorized Retailer today and they’ll find what fits you best. SILVER – Verizon 6471 Lone Tree Way, 626-3480 Standing behind the Brentwood Verizon’s outstanding customer service are the considerable resources of the Verizon network. Verizon will not only fit you with the perfect phone for your needs, but provide technical service that’s second to none. Verizon is bi-lingual, a small-business specialist, and offers five times more 3G coverage than

the leading competitor – all of which help explain why our readers gave it the Gold. BRONZE – Brentwood Wireless – Sprint 3120 Balfour Road, 240-5575 www.sprint.com

Children’s Store GOLD – The Children’s Place 2545 Sand Creek Road, 240-1468 SILVER – Gymboree 2505 Sand Creek Road, 516-9215 BRONZE – Little Miss Everything 220 Oak St., 513-4700 www.littlemisseverything.com Little Miss Everything is a children’s boutique featuring designer and customized clothing and accessories for babies, children and women. Girls can enjoy being a princess for a day at a fabulous Little Miss Everything birthday party. Let the staff create a customized party for your children and friends, including makeovers and designing their own clothes and accessories. This is a fun place to shop – and a great place to have fun.

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Pacific Funding Group is honored to be voted Best Mortgage Company in Brentwood. Dedicated and Consistent Service:

With our experienced staff of Loan Officers we ensure your expectations will be exceeded. With 24 hour around the clock service our goal is your satisfaction. No loan is an easy one so leave that to us. We strive to make the loan process simple and stress free. With consistent and timely communication we will keep you updated every step of the way.

In-house processing, underwriting and funding:

We truly do it all in-house. From start to finish your entire loan is processed and funded in our office. With quick turn times, fast approves and doc drawing in house we can assure a timely close with no delays.

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ot all Best of Brentwood stars can be pinned onto a jacket lapel or pressed onto the door of a store. Call them matters of lifestyle. They range from good deeds to sublime scenes, from Most Community-minded Company to Best View in Town. When asked to pinpoint the Best example of Government Spending, our readers chose something that helps us get around East County with speed and efficiency: hats off to the Highway 4 Bypass for garnering lots of votes in a category – the wisest use of our tax dollars – that many view with cynicism. Also making the grade were the city’s emerging Civic Center and our numerous and userfriendly municipal parks. Considering Brentwood residents’ reputation for taking care of their own, Most Community-minded Company is a category that understandably attracted a ton of competition. Taking the Gold was Willy’s Bagels & Blends on Balfour Road, a mainstay of the Brentwood fundraising community. Our readers also showed their appreciation for the good deeds of Harvest Park Bowl on Balfour Road, where Jim Wangeman and staff sponsor numerous fun events in support of local causes. And for years, Bill Brandt Ford has been giving generously to the community. Our readers want you – and the people at Bill Brandt Ford – to know that Bill Brandt’s

efforts have not been forgotten. Most of the Lifestyle awards read like the itinerary of a proud resident showing off Brentwood’s prime attractions. No self-respecting tour guide would dream of omitting from the agenda the Best Historical Building. For the umpteenth year in a row, that award goes to our Brentwood Press Building (and no, we’re not stuffing the ballot box), which went up in the dead center of downtown way back in 1913. Also of historical significance is another downtown edifice, Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill. And it’s clear our readers know their history, since they also cited the downtown Cinelux Delta Cinema on First Street. On the flip side of the Historical Building category is Best New Building, the winner of which is the spectacular Club Los Meganos at Trilogy at The Vineyards on Brentwood’s scenic southern border. The Streets of Brentwood lifestyle center on Sand Creek Road and the Highway 4 Bypass might not be brand new, but our readers wrote it into this category for its slew of stores that’s made The Streets a true East County destination. In fact, The Streets’ state-of-the-art Rave Motion Pictures Brentwood 14 was

also singled out as one of the city’s best edifices. The tour should also treat our visitors to a walk in the park. This year’s Best Park gold goes to a place that grows more multifaceted and attractive as the years go by: the sprawling Veterans Park on Balfour Road. Our readers also urge you to check out Blue Goose Park on Adams Lane (kids love its ingenious and colorful play structures) and Creekside Park, situated along the picturesque banks of Marsh Creek on Claremont Drive. After all that fresh air and exertion, our visitors are entitled to some nourishment – with a stylish twist. What do voters consider the Best Place for a Romantic Date? Three restaurants: Vic Stewart’s on Balfour Road, followed by two other temples of taste: Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill in the heart of downtown, and Scottie’s Shutters Brasserie on Elkins Way. Bon appetit and happy romancing! Of course, the Best Place To Show a Visitor sums it all up, and our readers insist you can’t go wrong showing off Brentwood’s historic downtown district, currently enjoying a major facelift. And don’t forget to take your visitor to the aforementioned Streets of Brentwood

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lifestyle center and the picturesque, palatepleasing Hannah Nicole Vineyards off Balfour Road on the city’s eastern border. If you can find a way to lure your visitor to town at a time of your choosing, here’s how our readers weighed in on the Favorite Event category: the CornFest, Brentwood’s monster bash held in early July; an event that entices the eye, tastebuds and ear, the city’s late-August Art, Wine & Jazz Festival; and a place where the community comes to shoot the breeze, enjoy live music and shop for the best produce in California – the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market, on display downtown from May through October. Considering the nation’s economic woes, you might have expected us to scuttle the Best News in 2010 category. But we forged ahead with it, and you gave the gold to … well, a kid. And a very special kid: 5-year-old Aaron Tanner, who underwent double organ transplant surgery at UCLA in the summer and by November was given the green light to return to his family in Brentwood. Other Best News winners were the opening of Trilogy’s Club Los Meganos and the defeat of the Measure F land-use initiative. And as long as we’re talking governance, who’s the Favorite Council Person in Brentwood? That would be Councilman Bob Brockman, joined by the man who gavels the council to order – Mayor Bob Taylor.

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Best Shops & Retail Consignment Store

GOLD – Tummies to Tots 3860 Balfour Road, 513-6556 www.tummiestotots ofbrentwood.com Offering high-quality, name-brand items at discount prices, Tummies to Tots can outfit a child’s room – from clothes to furniture – with style. This new store has definitely caught our readers’ attention. SILVER – Catwalk 306 Oak St., 240-9890 www.catwalkbrentwood.com This upscale women’s consignment boutique has apparel, gifts and accessories – all in nearly new condition. At Catwalk, you’re greeted with a smile and treated to a higher standard of service. BRONZE – Cowboys and Angels 240 Oak St., 626-3856 www.cowboysandangels boutique.com Cowboys and Angels offers lots of hand-made, custom items including toys, clothes and accessories at low prices. Don’t throw out your older clothes – go green and trade them out at Cowboys and Angels.

Convenience Store

GOLD – Quik Stop 3940 Walnut Blvd., 634-0369 Quik Stop is a full-service convenience store offering gas, grocery items, lottery tickets, money orders, faxing services, a variety of fresh fruit, healthy drinks, milkshakes and monthly promotions. Quik Stop carries a large array of Fresh & Local sandwiches and salads, plus The Real Time Café, featuring hot-and-ready breakfast and lunch sandwiches. You can exchange propane tanks and buy a wide variety of pre-paid phone cards and gift cards here, too. Quik Stop’s coffee is sure to start your day out right. This neighborhood store listens to its customers and chooses products and services with their needs in mind. SILVER – Brentwood Emporium 561 First St., 513-2300 BRONZE – Dallas Shanks Chevron 190 Griffith Lane, 513-2815 Keeping Brentwood on the road since 1972, Dallas Shanks Chevron thanks its loyal customers who take advantage of its 24/7 availability, home-cooked mini-mart food and excellent service.

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GOLD – FedEx Kinko’s 5601 Lone Tree Way, 240-1447 FedEx Kinko’s has built a reputation as the go-to place for copying and printing, and our readers say it’s well deserved. When you need copying and printing – from small to large jobs – done fast and professionally, you’ll find that FedEx Kinko’s can handle anything you can throw at ’em. SILVER – Prestige Press & Signs 325 Town Centre Terrace, 634-0862 In addition to copying services, Prestige makes banners, manufactures signs, and recently moved to a larger location to improve its production capabilities and offer expanded services. New services include WiFi, full design and bindery fulfillment. Prestige says thanks again for a wonderful year.

Day Spa

GOLD – The Oasis 640 Harvest Park Drive, 240-6274 The oasis, open seven days a week, is designed to nurture the body, mind and soul, offering an array of massage modalities, body and skin care all designed to put the “aah” in “spa” while relieving the stress of everyday life. Its amenities include shower/locker-room facilities, robes and slippers and tantalizing refreshments. The sauna/steam room and jetted river bath lounge are popular for small parties.

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SILVER – Cabanas in the Garden 6061 Lone Tree Way, 513-6070 www.cabanasinthegarden.com Relaxing massages, facials, body wraps, private napping and meditation cabanas in a tranquil environment – for women only – are a few of the features of this popular rejuvenation destination. Let Cabanas in the Garden order lunch for you. Plan a baby or wedding shower, birthday or office party, or church women’s get-together at Cabanas in the Garden. You’ll appreciate their friendly service.

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BRONZE – Sawã Spa 1700 Trilogy Parkway, 809-7171 www.sawaspa.com Sawã is Brentwood’s newest fullservice day spa, making use of three core therapeutic elements – heat, water and stones – to relieve pain and improve your quality of life. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, Sawã offers a variety of massages, body treatments, facials

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• Home Furnishings • Kelly Moore Paints • Mikado Bistro • North American Title Co.

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• Party City • Pets 4 All • Planet Tan • Prudential California Realty • Rubia Salon & Spa • Sand Creek Dental Care • Starbucks Coffee • Strings Italian Café • Supercuts • The UPS Store • Visions Home Consignments • Wells Fargo Bank ATM

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Best Shops & Retail Services and nail treatments, plus private men’s and ladies’ lounges, a steam shower and a Jacuzzi in the serenity garden retreat. An additional room is provided for manicures and pedicures.

Esthetician GOLD – Denise Kelly, Esthetics by Denise 3850 Balfour Road, 788-3040 www.lashesandmore.com For a customized facial that’s effective and relaxing, our readers recommend you give Denise Kelly a call. A licensed electrologist since 1996 and licensed esthetician since 2003, Denise stays sharp by attending industry conferences and seminars several times a year. She uses advanced ultrasonic, diamond microdermabrasion and LED light therapy technologies, and her products are sold in dermatology and cosmetic surgery offices. “I’m passionate about skin care,” says Denise. Call Denise for a free product consultation or skin evaluation today. She’s Brentwood’s Best.

SILVER – Dynese Mouzakis Hess, The Skin Liaison 729 First St., 516-9000 www.theskinliaison.com The Skin Liaison is a thriving acne clinic and skin care boutique, specializing in results-oriented cosmeceuticals, pharmaceuticals and corrective treatments. They offer the latest in healthy skin modalities such as microcurrent, LED, ultrasound and microdermabrasion. Trusting and working with a licensed skincare professional such as Dynese is key. Stop by and say hello, and read The Skin Liaison website’s testimonials. BRONZE – Jenifer Homa, Simple Beauty, Holy Hair Salon 729 First St., 634-8267 Jenifer Homa offers an impressive array of services, ranging from full body waxing to microdermabrasion. She stays up-to-date on the latest trends and technology by attending advanced classes and seminars. She also takes the time to understand and fulfill her clients’ needs, which helps explain why Press readers who

have sat in Jenifer’s chair at Holy Hair Salon voted her one of the Best estheticians in town.

Eyewear

GOLD – Eyecare Galleria 2300 Sand Creek Road, 240-8520 Many years of experience and continuing education help the staff of Eyecare Galleria improve your vision and quality of life. Its optical dispensary boasts more than 600 frame styles from a wide variety of frame designers. When you walk into Eyecare Galleria, you’re always greeted with a friendly smile and given top-notch service. SILVER – Brentwood Eye Care 350 John Muir Parkway, 634-6101 Families love Brentwood Eye Care’s fabulous selection of eyewear and fantastic service. Let Brentwood Eye Care share its vision of excellence with you and you’re sure to join our readers in their enthusiasm. BRONZE – LensCrafters 2565 Sand Creek Road, 240-8506 www.lenscrafters.com Lenscrafters offers impeccable

customer service, quality products and some of the biggest names in women’s, men’s and kid’s frames, plus an array of sunglasses and contact lenses.

Family Recreation Center GOLD – The Little Gym of Brentwood 3850 Balfour Road, 634-0034 jplark@thelittlegym.com Since opening its doors in May of 2008, The Little Gym of Brentwood had demonstrated its commitment to providing you with an exceptional experience, from the first “welcome!” to stamps for the kids after class. The Little Gym’s fun, confidence-building classes for children 6 months to 10 years are designed to improve physical, perceptual, social and listening skills through gymnastics, dance, sport skills and non-contact karate. The ultra-clean, bright and colorful facility offers convenient parking, awesome birthday parties, summer and holiday camps and parents’ nights out.

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A - Tummies to Tots – Consignment

N - Realty World

B - Gill’s Music – Lessons & Instruments

Q - Chapala Mexican Restaurant

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G-1 Kelly Gutierrez & Kim Hunt

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#202 Hair Designers Anne Bovo & Kelley Negrete #203 New Beginnings Med Spa – Rochelle Washington #204 Massage Therapy by Robin Heinrich #205 Inspirational Cuts & Designs – Wanda Graves & Cindy Gardner #206 Les Salon Des Amies - Brandy Ferreira, Karey Guerra & Cindy Pingle #207 Hair Do Diva - Diane Oertwig #208 Esthetics & Electrology by Denise Kelly #209 Divine B Hair Studio - Sheri Browne

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Best Shops & Retail Services SILVER – Harvest Park Bowl 5000 Balfour Road, 516-1221 www.harvestparkbowl.com No matter your age – from 2 to 92 – you’ll have a blast bowling at Harvest Park. It’s an inexpensive way for the entire family to spend fun time together. Since it opened in 1994, Harvest Park has become a mainstay of the Brentwood community, continually supporting local causes by hosting fundraising events. Let Harvest Park throw your birthday bash, karaoke night, cosmic bowl or company event. For the serious bowler, Harvest Park is an annual stop on the National Professional Bowlers Senior Tour.

of course, offer quality flooring products at the best prices, backed by exceptional customer service. The store offers a 12-month same-as-cash financing program. The staff at McCurley’s thanks all its loyal Press readers for voting it Best of Brentwood six years in a row. SILVER – National Flooring & Supply 8890 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4111 www.nfsbrentwood.com

BRONZE – Brentwood Aquatic Center 195 Griffith Lane, 516-5430

BRONZE – Integrity Flooring 200 Oak St., 634-0353 integrity65@live.com In the flooring business for 26 years and specialists in green products, Integrity Flooring is devoted to providing Brentwood residents and businesses with all their flooring needs – large or small.

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Florist

GOLD – Flowers By Gerry 4601 Orwood Road, 634-1593 www.flowersby gerry.com Serving Brentwood for 33 years, Flowers By Gerry offers a new and unique flair in floral design. They use

SILVER – Lane Home Furnishing 6061 Lone Tree Way, 516-7888

SILVER – Brentwood Florist 7973 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4313

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BRONZE – Ribbons N Roses 151 Chestnut St., 634-3832 This beautiful and inviting shop offers customized floral designs, themed gift baskets, plants and European dish gardens – something for every occasion – plus worldwide delivery. Ribbons N Roses is dedicated to exceeding your expectations.

Furniture

GOLD – Not Native 3901 Walnut Blvd., 240-0331 Not Native has been serving the Brentwood community since 2000 with low prices and fabulous sales. If you’re hunting for that special piece of furniture, lamp or accessory, don’t make a decision till you’ve checked out Not Native’s eyepopping inventory. Press readers consider this place pure Gold.

BRONZE – Home Goods 2460 Sand Creek Road, 516-0216 GOLD – Dallas Shanks Chevron 190 Griffith Lane, 513-2815 Keeping the Brentwood community on the road since 1972, Dallas Shanks Chevron thanks its loyal customers who pull into its pumps – and regularly vote it the station with high-quality gasoline, competitive prices and excellent service. Open 24/7, this Brentwood institution offers home-cooked food in its mini-mart plus a touchless car wash that’ll get you back on the road in no time. SILVER – Quik Stop 3940 Walnut Blvd., 634-0369 Quik Stop always has competitive, if not the lowest, gas prices in town. With the new Loyalty Rewards Program, you’re sure to save even more. And you’ll appreciate the free air and water pump, plus two windshield-washing stations.

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BRONZE – Arco AM/PM 2250 Balfour Road, 240-9073

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GOLD – The Golf Club at Brentwood 100 Summerset Drive, 516-3400 www.thegolfclubatbrentwood.com Brentwood’s first golf course, surrounded by Summerset communities, attracts a large and loyal legion of linksters who enjoy a pleasant round of golf on a nicely groomed track that isn’t too brutal. The Golf Club at Brentwood’s proximity to Nines Restaurant doesn’t hurt, either. SILVER – Deer Ridge Golf Club 801 Foothill Drive, 516-6600 www.deerridgecc.com Featuring a look straight out of golf’s golden age, Deer Ridge offers breathtaking views, a challenging test of golf and first-rate amenities. See why our readers believe Deer Ridge sets a high standard of classic Brentwood golf.

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BRONZE – Shadow Lakes Golf Club 401 West Country Club Lane, 516-2837 www.shadowlakesgolf.com Shadow Lakes showcases dramatic elevation change, native grasses outlining each hole, natural boulder outcroppings, sharply sculpted bunkers and an immaculately groomed course. No matter your level of skill, you’ll enjoy a memorable outing at Shadow Lakes.

Golf Practice Range GOLD – The Golf Club at Brentwood 100 Summerset Drive, 516-3400 www.thegolfclubatbrentwood.com The Golf Club at Brentwood’s quality practice balls help you refine your range, and its excellent practice green helps you find your putting groove. This is a great place to get in some licks that will make those clubs do what you want them to. SILVER – Shadow Lakes Golf Club 401 West Country Club Lane, 516-2837 www.shadowlakesgolf.com Shadow Lakes’ practice range

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Best Shops & Retail Services combines a panoramic view of Mt. Diablo and its foothills with an extensive array of targets and a superb short-game practice area. Take your driver, irons, wedges and putter for a spin on Shadow Lakes’ outstanding range. Your scorecard will thank you. BRONZE – Deer Ridge Golf Club 801 Foothill Drive, 516-6600 www.deerridgecc.com Featuring two putting greens and multiple chipping and bunker-shot targets, the practice facility at Deer Ridge can help you hone every delicate shot in your bag – and discover a few you never knew were there.

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GOLD – The Golf Club at Brentwood 100 Summerset Drive, 516-3400 www.thegolfclubatbrentwood.com Everything for the golfer is right here in this pro shop. Need a golf shirt in the latest style or a high-tech driver that’ll help you clear those distant hazards? Whatever your golfing needs, you’ll find them in

The Golf Club at Brentwood’s wellstocked shop.

BRONZE – Food Maxx 4461 Balfour Road, 240-7166

SILVER – Shadow Lakes Golf Club 401 W. Country Club Lane, 516-2837 www.shadowlakesgolf.com Shadow Lakes’ golf shop offers the finest golf equipment and apparel plus an attentive staff. Come shop in comfort at Shadow Lakes’ inviting clubhouse, where you’ll find apparel lines by Greg Norman, Cutter & Buck, Adidas, Izod G and Oakley.

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BRONZE – Sports Authority 5641 Lone Tree Way, 513-6648 www.sportsauthority.com

Grocery Store

GOLD – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St., 634-6780 Safeway’s Second Street store has been a grocery mainstay in Brentwood for a long time. The newer and larger Balfour Road store upholds Safeway’s reputation as a big-time operation with small-town charm. SILVER – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400 www.raleys.com

GOLD – Heather Paulson, Tangles 7730 Brentwood Blvd., 240-0333 www.tanglesbrentwood.com Heather Paulson has worked diligently over the last 10 years to build a loyal clientele. And her Gold award makes it easy to see why. She uses Framesi, an Italian color line that provides excellent gray coverage, shine, and keeps hair healthy. Heather’s specialty is hair color and cutting, and can set you up with anything from blond to brown to rich red. She has trained with many of the top hair color companies – and continues to do so – so she’s always on top of the newest trends. Heather’s passion is “to help people feel beautiful from the inside out.” SILVER – Jeff Pavon, Vibe Salon 390 West Country Club Drive, 240-9900 www.vibe-salon.com A second-generation hair colorist, Jeff has done hair for 28 years.

Education has been a priority for Jeff and the entire Vibe Salon staff, whose young and eager hairdressers set the bar high for Jeff – a challenge he enjoys. “This award is truly an honor,” says Jeff, “and I thank my clients and the city of Brentwood for it.” BRONZE – Teresa Ramirez, Art of Hair by Teresa 3860 Balfour Road, 783-7550 tgailram@yahoo.com The Art of Hair is about color, cut and design. To be on the cutting edge of design, education is a must – and Teresa has studied under the Paul Mitchell artistic team, the Schwarzkopf Color System, many other prominent stylists, and is a certified educator with Redkin. She looks forward to bringing fresh, current hair designs to all her clients.

Hardware Store GOLD – Ace Hardware 8900 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3201 Our readers agree: this is the best place in town to get all those

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SILVER – The Home Depot 5631 Lone Tree Way, 513-6060

Health & Fitness Club GOLD – Delta Valley Athletic Club 120 Guthrie Lane, 240-2990 www.deltavac.com Delta Valley Athletic Club offers award-winning fitness and fun for the entire family in a magnificent 55,000-square-foot facility. At Delta Valley’s new sports building, you can climb to new heights on the indoor rock wall or participate in some healthy competition with new friends on the court, then relax with a quick round of golf. Delta Valley offers year-round swim lessons – for members and non-members alike – in its heated, indoor pools. In the

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end, it’s all about living the best we can, and that’s Delta Valley Athletic Club’s focus for you. SILVER – In-Shape 180 Griffith Lane, 513-8700 In-Shape’s 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art amenities include cardio theater, power-cycling classes, an indoor pool and much more. Its professionally trained staff is ready to get your fitness experience off to a fast start. With a wide assortment of cardio equipment, a full array of resistance training, indoor pool and Kids Club, this is truly the place to get In-Shape. Our readers have gotten results at In-Shape and named it among the Best of Brentwood. BRONZE – Anytime Fitness 7750 Brentwood Blvd., 513-7001

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GOLD – Trader Joe’s 5451 Lone Tree Way, 516-3044 A welcome addition to Brentwood’s shopping options, Trader Joe’s is the prime place our readers recommend you go to for the best in cuttingedge and delicious health food,

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SILVER – Health Hut 161 Chestnut St., 634-5361 The first and only health food store in Brentwood for 30 years, Health Hut goes the extra mile to help you enjoy a long and healthy lifestyle. In addition to a wide variety of products, Health Hut carries local honey and pollen year-round.

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SILVER – Hampton Inn 7605 Brentwood Blvd., 513-1299 The Hampton has the amenities you look for in a hotel – among them, a gymnasium, meeting rooms and sweet shop. Whether it’s Hampton’s large, comfortable rooms or deluxe breakfast, you’ll feel right at home. Need some special service? The people at Hampton Inn love satisfying personal requests.

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SILVER – Simon The Jeweler 2430 Sand Creek Road, 516-8388

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GOLD – Brentwood Feed & Pet Supply 2500 Walnut Blvd., 634-0404 Brentwood Feed & Pet Supply has specialized in providing animal feed to the community since the 1990s. Its mission is to provide excellent customer service and solid, namebrand products in an environment that captures the warmth and spirit of the classic mom-and-pop country store of the past. The folks at Brentwood Feed & Pet Supply believe a business should be based on good old-fashioned values: honesty, understanding and customer service – and they’ve made good on those beliefs.

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BRONZE – Broder Jewelry Design 640 Harvest Park Drive, 634-6398 www.broderjewelry.com Broder Jewelry Design can custom design and handcraft a beautiful piece of platinum or gold jewelry that fits your taste, lifestyle and budget, from an ornate, hand-engraved piece to something with the clean, sleek lines of a modern piece.

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Best Shops & Retail Services New Store GOLD – Art Inspired Studios 3860 Balfour Road, 684-7056 Since opening its doors last June, Art Inspired Studios has impressed on our readers that it’s not a typical scrapbooking store. Art Inspired offers weekly scrapbooking classes, from beginner to advanced. It features a demo bar – you can walk in anytime and receive a product demonstration, regardless of where you bought you product. And on Fun Fridays, the store shares tips and techniques on using a specific product or manufacturer. Art Inspired also provides a studio room for your private scrapbooking parties. SILVER – Visions Staging and Consignment 2430 Sand Creek Road, 513-1194 BRONZE – Glamora by Sadia 2475 Sand Creek Road, 516-4760 Glamora by Sadia is a high-end fashion boutique featuring authentic designer purses and handbags, wallets and other leather goods, fashion accessories,

jewelry, shoes, men and women’s apparel and exclusive couture created and designed with the Sadia Barrameda label using the designer name Sadia Ross.

Nursery GOLD – Eden Plains Nursery 1555 Eden Plains Road, 240-6311 edenplains@yahoo.com Bringing more than 35 years of experience to provide complete landscaping and designs, Eden Plains Nursery offers a vast selection of fruit and shade trees, citrus and roses at low prices – including a 40-percent discount on all fountains, statuary and Mexican pottery. You’ll love Eden Plains’ emphasis on customer service, from expert advice on what to plant all the way to loading your cart and loading your vehicle. Open seven days a week all year, check out Eden Plains’ unbeatable prices on sod for pickup or delivery. SILVER – Valley Oak Nursery 7021 Lone Tree Way, 516-7868

BRONZE – Perez Nursery 2601 Walnut Blvd., 516-1052

Organic Fruits & Vegetables GOLD – Trader Joe’s 5451 Lone Tree Way, 516-3044 A welcome addition to Brentwood’s shopping options, Trader Joe’s is the prime place our readers recommend you go to for the best in fresh and delicious organic fruits, vegetables and many other good things to eat. Compare Trader Joe’s organic selection and prices with conventional grocery stores’ and you’ll be hooked. SILVER – Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Assoc. First Street in downtown Brentwood 800-949-FARM, www.pcfma.com Here’s a convenient and congenial place to shop for your organic fruits and vegetables – where the major growers set up shop and invite you to sample the area’s finest organic fruits and vegetables.

BRONZE – Smith Family Farms 4430 Sellers Ave., 625-5966 Beginning the fourth generation of farming in the Knightsen/Brentwood area, the Smith family carries into the future an important part of Brentwood’s past. Quality and freshness are important to the Smiths, who pick fresh daily. If something isn’t up to their standards, they don’t put it out.

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GOLD – Dent King 323-1045 www.paintlessdentking.com With more than 30 years of experience in the auto body repair business, Dent King has the knowledge and expertise to perform the extraordinary process of paintless dent repair. Dent King is referred by and works hand-in-hand with the most reputable body shops in the area as the best paintless repair available. If your paint isn’t damaged and the metal not stretched, Dent King can repair your damage for usually about a fourth of the price of a conventional shop – and

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Party Rentals GOLD – Brentwood Party Rentals 2610 Empire Ave., 240-1275 www.brentwoodpartyrentals.com SILVER – Got A Party 3981 Walnut Blvd., 516-7664 BRONZE – Party City 2470 Sand Creek Road, 240-7669 Breeze into Party City with a shopping list and you’ll be delightfully surprised by how many partyrelated decorations, gizmos and services you didn’t know existed. When you want your party to be unforgettable, Party City is the place to visit.

Party Supply Store GOLD – Party City 2470 Sand Creek Road, 240-7669 Breeze into Party City with a shopping list and you’ll be delightfully surprised by how many partyrelated decorations, gizmos and

SILVER – Party’s 4 You 3901 Walnut Blvd., 516-8102 www.partys4you.org Partys 4 You offers custom-built, unique and creative balloon art, plus paper and plastic party products in more than 20 colors. Partys 4 You is always willing and able to help you with party ideas, and even makes deliveries. BRONZE – Got a Party 3981 Walnut Blvd., 516-7664 GOLD – Brentwood Pet Resort 600 Concord Ave., 634-7378 www.brentwoodpetresort.com There’s a reason why our readers have named Brentwood Pet Resort the Best for nine straight years. The Resort’s hands-on staff makes sure your pet enjoys a great vacation in a clean, safe facility that’s a true home away from home. Among the many highlights of this

SILVER – Alert K-9 901 Bonnie Lane, 240-8292 BRONZE – Kutchera Ranch 4501 Briones Valley Road, 757-6372 www.kutcheraranch.com GOLD – Grooming Lounge and More 7720 Brentwood Blvd., 240-0676 At Grooming Lounge and More, it’s all about personal attention to your dog, cat – and you, the owner. Grooming Lounge and More caters to dogs and cats of all sizes and needs, and offers specialty shampoos and brushing to a spectacular full groom. The Lounge also provides anesthesia-free teeth cleaning for dogs and cats, plus

premium foods and self wash. SILVER – Doggie Depot 1300 Central Blvd., 516-7224 Doggie Depot offers full-service and express grooming, massage therapy, nail care, pet bed laundry and special spa packages. Their friendly and talented staff is constantly upgrading its education through classes and seminars in order to help you with all your pets’ styling and hygiene needs. Does your pet need a makeover? Call Doggie Depot’s makeover specialists today. BRONZE – Petco 5481 Lone Tree Way, 308-7307

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GOLD – Petco 5481 Lone Tree Way, 308-7307 Your pet deserves the best. And when it comes to food, shelter and fun things to play with, Petco is the place to go. Don’t be overwhelmed by the huge selection – Petco’s friendly, knowledgeable staff will hook you up with exactly what you need.

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SILVER – Pets 4 All 2440 Sand Creek Road, 516-6911 www.brentwoodpets4all.com Locally owned and operated Pets 4 All offers a full line of pets and supplies. The store is always clean, and fully stocked with with products and pets the big-box companies don’t carry. And Pets 4 All cares about all the animals it sells.

Pharmacy GOLD – CVS 1175 Second St., 634-7778 3171 Balfour Road, 626-3963 2400 Balfour Road, 240-2003 Our readers have awarded CVS top honors again – and again. This store has the inventory and personnel you can trust to deliver the finest-quality pharmaceuticals with expertise and a friendly smile. With three Brentwood locations, CVS is never far from home. SILVER – Walgreens 2271 Balfour Road, 626-3491 4520 Balfour Road, 516-8614 6570 Lone Tree Way, 240-6043

BRONZE – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 634-7387 www.raleys.com

Print Shop

GOLD – Prestige Press & Signs 325 Town Centre Terrace, 634-0862 The people at Prestige thank their customers and friends for voting them Brentwood’s top copy and print shop. Prestige also makes banners, manufactures signs, and recently moved to a larger location to improve its production capabilities and offer expanded services. New services included WiFi, full design and bindery fulfillment. Prestige says thanks again for a wonderful year. SILVER – FedEx Kinko’s 5601 Lone Tree Way, 240-1447 BRONZE – Minuteman Press 200 Sand Creek Road, 513-4900 www.brentwood.minuteman press.com Minuteman Press is your one-stop printing and graphics center, providing you with first-class service every day. They believe your

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Produce

GOLD – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400 www.raleys.com SILVER – Smith Family Farm 4430 Sellers Ave., 625-5966 Beginning the fourth generation of farming in the Knightsen/Brentwood area, the Smith family carries into the future an important part of Brentwood’s past. Quality and freshness are important to the Smiths, who pick fresh daily. BRONZE – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St., 634-6780 Safeway’s Second Street store has been a produce mainstay in Brentwood for a long time. The newer and larger Balfour Road store upholds Safeway’s reputation as a

big-time produce merchant with small-town charm.

Scrapbooking Store

GOLD ­– Scrap Diva 1185 Second St., 516-6910 Scrapbooking has become a competitive sport, with various clubs and organizations vying to produce winning scrapbooks. Then there’s that desire to create a scrapbook masterpiece that documents family and friends. You’ll find everything you need to produce that masterpiece at Scrap Diva. SILVER – Art Inspired Studios 3860 Balfour Road, 684-7056 Not your typical scrapbooking store, Art Inspired offers weekly classes; a demo bar – you can walk in anytime and receive a product demonstration; tips and techniques on using a specific product or manufacturer on Fun Fridays; and a studio room for you private scrapbooking parties. BRONZE – Michaels 5501 Lone Tree Way, 308-7335

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GOLD – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St., 634-6780 Safeway’s Second Street store has been a seafood lover’s mainstay in Brentwood for a long time. The newer and larger Balfour Road store upholds Safeway’s reputation as a big-time seafood merchant with small-town charm. SILVER – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400 www.raleys.com

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can handle all your boxing, packing and shipping demands – without the long waiting lines. Need copies or office supplies? You’ll find lots of choices here and you won’t need to go looking elsewhere. SILVER – Brentwood U.S. Post Office 18 Oak St., 275-8777 BRONZE – FedEx Kinko’s 5601 Lone Tree Way, 240-1447

Shoes

GOLD – DSW 2555 Sand Creek Road, 513-8752 DSW is the shoe-shopping destination for style-conscious women and men who appreciate value. With thousands of shoes, great prices and an ever-changing inventory, DSW sees passionate shoppers return time and again to its addictively treasure-filled environment. And don’t miss out on DSW’s Rewards program, which makes DSW shoes an even greater value. SILVER – Tilly’s 2505 Sand Creek Road, 240-1421 www.tillys.com

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BRONZE – Famous Footwear 5471 Lone Tree Way, 634-7634 Whatever your footwear needs, you’ll find what you want at this store – our readers are sure about that. From work shoes for men to something with high heels that sparkle for women preparing for that special date, Famous Footwear offers lots of choices at famously low prices.

Shopping Center GOLD – The Streets of Brentwood 2565 Sand Creek Road and Highway 4 Bypass, 516-8500 Brentwood’s best shopping center features Coldwater Creek, REI, Hollister and Ann Taylor Loft, Jos. A. Bank, Mel’s Diner, Rubio’s Fresh

Mexican Grill, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Bangkok 101 plus a host of other quality stores, restaurants and lots of entertainment throughout the year. The Streets has become an East County destination for more than shopping. Its summer concert series and festivals have made it a great place to take the family and just hang out. Feel like taking in a good flick? Check out the state-of-the-art Rave Motion Pictures Brentwood 14. The Streets of Brentwood –the place to be and be seen. SILVER – Sand Creek Crossing Sand Creek Road, 227-6249 Raleys, T.J. Maxx, Home Goods, Ross Dress for Less, Claire’s Boutiques, See’s Candies, Starbucks and many more of your favorite stores, restaurants and services make Sand Creek Crossing the place to find whatever you’re looking for. Sand Creek Crossing shops are owned and/or managed by your neighbors, who are dedicated to providing you good values and

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the accessories you need and want for your sport. This is a store where shopping for stuff is a lot of fun.

BRONZE – City Block Retail 3850 and 3860 Balfour Road, 634-8576 City Block Retail, a unique shopping center that prides itself on maintaining a clean environment, is excited to be part of Brentwood. Proud of all its tenants, City Block invites you to get on its waiting list for Salon Suites by e-mailing salonsuitescb@gmail.com. City Block Retail is “elated to receive this award. Thank you for voting us one of the top shopping centers in Brentwood.”

SILVER – Mainland Skate & Surf 2535 Sand Creek Road, 516-4621 www.mainlandskateandsurf.com Mainland is equipped with long and short surfboards, paddleboards, skimboards, boogieboards and skateboards, including the latest Sector 9 and Arbor longboards and accessories. Stop by the shop to say hi and chop it up with Mainland’s friendly staff. They’ll help you pick out your Friday night outfit.

Skate Shop GOLD – Boards N More 1145 Second St., 240-5653 OK, skateboard addicts, snowboard junkies and inline skate dudes/dudesses, here’s your special place in the Best of Brentwood. This store can keep you skating along in great shape. You’ll look cool and feel protected with all of

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Tanning Salon GOLD – Planet Tan 2430 Sand Creek Road, 634-9000 When fog and drizzle are at their peak and you wish your skin had that rich, healthy-looking tan, you won’t go wrong looking for tanning services at Planet Tan. The friendly staff at Planet knows how to get you tanned in the most healthful way possible. Our readers give Planet Tan a golden award again – nine years in a row – for giving

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2010 SILVER – Planet Beach Contempo Spa 4530 Balfour Road, 634-9826 BRONZE – Tanners Paradise 5887 Lone Tree Way, 755-8554 www.tannersparadise.com

Teen Clothes

GOLD – Tilly’s 2505 Sand Creek Road, 240-1421 www.tillys.com Tilly’s offers the most sought-after West Coast lifestyle clothing, shoes and accessories available for teens. Looking for active-lifestyle apparel? Tilly’s keeps an impressive array in stock, from snow to surf, skate to motocross. And Tilly’s customer service is famously awesome. Need to shop online? No problem. Just log on to www. tillys.com and check out this store’s treasures in the comfort of your home. SILVER – Hollister 2505 Sand Creek Road, 240-7938 www.hollisterco.com

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U-Pick Farm GOLD – Smith Family Farms 4430 Sellers Ave., 625-5966 Beginning the fourth generation of farming in the Knightsen/Brentwood area, the Smith family carries into the future an important part of Brentwood’s past. Quality and freshness are important to the Smiths, who pick fresh daily. If something isn’t up to their standards, they don’t put it out. Come on out during U-Pick season and see what Press readers are so enthusiastic about.

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GOLD – Delta Pure Water 41 Sand Creek Road, 634-6658 On the Better Business Bureau’s honor roll for the last 13 years (not one complaint), Delta Pure Water is all about customer service. Its staff can solve any residential or commercial water problem. Delta Pure Water carries a full line of water equipment, including water softeners, reverse osmosis systems, all kinds of filters and filter housings. The store sells purified water and ice, bottles, coolers, point-of-use coolers, crocks and stands – and now offers plumbing services. SILVER – EcoWater Systems 380 Caroll Court, 800-287-8798

GOLD – Weathervane 225 Oak St., 634-5229 Listen up, pardner, this familyowned store has been selling the best in Western wear since 1981. The Weathervane carries the big brands like Tony Lama, Resistol, Wrangler and Cruel Girl. Whether you’re a man or woman, boy or girl, if it’s Western, it’ll be here and priced right. SILVER – Horse Town 6675 Brentwood Blvd., 625-9900 Horse Town has a little bit of everything, from horse supplies and equipment to hats, clothing gifts, toys and books. The family has owned a stable and been showing horses since 1974, and is committed to educating folks new to the world of horses. Stop on by!

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GOLD – Hannah Nicole Vineyards 6700 Balfour Road, 240-9463 www.hnvwines.com Hannah Nicole’s beautiful 80-acre setting is home to a prime selection of wines to experience at the vineyard’s tasting rooms Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event venue is now open, so call Hannah Nicole to reserve your wedding or other special event. SILVER – Bloomfield Vineyards 2030 Newton Drive, 783-0050

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GOLD – Ross 2520 Sand Creek Road, 513-3893 Fashions change, and Ross changes right along with them. Looking for the latest in a party dress, accessories or workout wear? What’s the latest in casual shoes; what colors are all the rage for the upcoming season? You’ll find the answers at Ross. SILVER – T.J. Maxx 2450 Sand Creek Road, 240-6581 BRONZE – LOFT 2545 Sand Creek Road, 634-4639 www.anntaylorloft.com LOFT specializes in gorgeous, upscale clothing and accessories from the Ann Taylor stores. Come in and check out LOFT’s fun, feminine and versatile collections designed for the value-conscious woman with a more relaxed lifestyle at work and at home.

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Best Professional Services GOLD – Contra Costa Appliance Service 634-0179 Contra Costa Appliance Service can fix it if it’s broken and install it if it’s new. This family owned and operated company repairs all brands of appliances. Its well-stocked trucks allow its repairmen to complete most repairs on the first visit. With more than 32 years of experience, it’s a company you can trust. Call Contra Costa first. SILVER – American Appliance 516-8466 www.hometownservices.biz American Appliance is a factory-authorized servicer for most major appliance brands. American’s 26 years of experience and honest, accommodating service will show you why our readers voted it one of Brentwood’s Best.

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Attorney GOLD –Chris Becnel 1120 Second St., 634-0811 Whether you have a business law, taxation, estate planning or bankruptcy issue, this firm can help. Trusted by individuals, corporations, partnerships and trusts, Chris Becnel is a high-profile CPA attorney actively engaged in Brentwood’s community. He can handle virtually any legal or tax problem and do it with professionalism, knowledge and a helpful attitude. SILVER – Ruth Buzzard 729 First St., 516-7459 Ruth N. Buzzard and her staff are firmly committed to assist people going through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Ruth handles each case with the sensitivity and dignity litigants deserve. She attributes her success to God and family, the driving forces in her life.

BRONZE – Alvis Frantz and Associates 181 Sand Creek Road, 516-1617 www.alvisfrantzlaw.com Amy’s approach to estate and trust planning focuses on each client’s unique needs and objectives for a customized and comprehensive plan. She’s deeply committed to her clients, and provides estate planning, trusts, probate, and business formation and succession planning.

Bank GOLD – Wells Fargo 1115 Second St., 513-6000 www.wellsfargo.com SILVER – Bank of the West 4540 Balfour Road, 634-2161 Bank of the West believes in relationship banking and strives every day to provide extraordinary customer service, constantly monitoring customer satisfaction and internally sharing feedback from customers. Bank of the West rewards team members who provide extraordinary service and inspire everyone to keep the customer first.

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Banker GOLD – Lori Avon, Bank of the West 4540 Balfour Road, 634-2161 Bank of the West’s Lori Avon has worked in the Brentwood branch for 22 years, a level of stability that helps customers feel comfortable when they talk about their business and personal banking needs with Lori and her experienced team. She credits the bank’s success to her customers, who appreciate a true relationship bank. “I don’t necessarily think we do anything extra special,� says Lori. “We just make people feel like we care, and we do.� SILVER – Mimi Kremesec 2400 Sand Creek Road, 634-5500 www.tricountiesbank.com

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Bookkeeping GOLD – Book Busters Bookkeeping Service 857 Second St., 634-8682 Book Busters is a full-charge bookkeeping service owned by Sue Kitching. With 32 years of experience, Sue provides services tailored to clients’ business requirements, including QuickBooks training and setup, full bookkeeping services, plus full payroll services and reports. Sue is a member of several professional bookkeepers associations and a member of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce. “We’re on guard for every penny” is her motto. SILVER – Business Books 759-1058 This remarkable home-based business performs a multitude of services. If you have an office with a problem or two you can’t seem to solve, Business Books will soon become your best friend.

BRONZE – Computerized Bookkeeping Services 634-0549, cpubk@sbcglobal.net Computerized Bookkeeping Services’ 40 years of experience in accounting and software, including QuickBooks and Peachtree, have earned Kathy Vigil the title of “Cleanup Queen.”

Carpet Cleaner GOLD – Dependable Carpet Cleaning 516-0911 Dependable Carpet Cleaning always lives up to its name by going above and beyond to give your carpet a thorough and meticulous cleaning. Friendly, honest and trustworthy service – and affordable pricing – is why Dependable has been voted the Best Carpet Cleaner in Brentwood. SILVER – Pristine Fine Carpet Cleaners & Upholstery 240-8860 www.pristinefinecarpets.com Pristine’s staff treats your carpet, upholstery and house cleaning with the same respect and attention to detail they give to their own homes. Their professionalism, state-of-the-

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8385 Brentwood Blvd., 516-8211 www.essentialfamilychiro.com Dr. Lowe provides gentle and effective chiropractic care for the whole family. She’s especially passionate about chiropractic care for women and children, including issues surrounding pregnancy, newborns and special-needs children. Dr. Lowe offers care for overall health and well being, auto accidents and personal injury cases as well as lifestyle and stress-management assistance.

BRONZE – Castaway Carpet Cleaning 634-3212 You won’t want to cast your stained carpet away once Castaway gets through with it. That’s because Castaway is committed to transforming you carpet into a thing of beauty while maintaining safe cleaning procedures with highquality standards.

Chiropractor

BRONZE – Dr. Dale Giessman, Delta Spine & Sportcare 350 John Muir Parkway, 513-8883 www.deltaspinecare.com Dr. Dale Giessman, with extensive training in chiropractic sports medicine, has lived and worked in Brentwood for more than 15 years. The fact that he’s the only chiropractor in the John Muir physician network speaks volumes. His team treats chiropractic problems – from strains and sprains to chronic neck pain – in kids all the way through seniors. His office accepts most insurance.

GOLD – Iannaccone Chiropractic 8385 Brentwood Blvd., 516-9970 Dr. Alan Iannaccone has worked in Brentwood for more than 15 years “and have loved every minute,” he says. “ I firmly believe that treating people honestly and communicating with each individual has set my clinic apart from the others. I believe that my patients return and refer because I take pride in providing treatment of the utmost quality.” SILVER – Dr. Suzanne Lowe, Essential Care Chiropractic

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Best Professional Services Computer Repair

GOLD – FastTeks On-site Service 634-7569 SILVER – Geek Squad (located in Best Buy) 6600 Lone Tree Way, 513-4995 BRONZE – ComputersUSA 7730 Brentwood Blvd., 516-9985 ComputersUSA is a locally owned and operated business that performs PC repair service, designs and maintains networks, helps customers connect or reconnect to the Internet, engineers its own brand of desktop computers under the brand of BTO Diablo Computers, engineers its own brand of Microsoft servers under the brand AngelFire Servers, and provides consulting and management services. High-quality products and knowledge of a wide variety of software create a powerful combination that keeps customers coming back and referring their friends and associates.

Contractor

GOLD – Bowman & Son Builders 2420 Sand Creek Road C1, 766-8224 www.bowmanandsonbuilders.com

Experienced in both residential and commercial work, Bowman & Son can tackle large jobs and give special attention to small jobs – and do it on the weekends. They’ve been working for many years with real estate agents, brokers and property managers. Check out Bowman’s references. You’ll see why all those satisfied Bowman customers gave it the Gold. SILVER – LEBEC, Inc. 2013 Elkins Way, 634-4177 www.lebecinc.com A family owned and operated business, LEBEC is a licensed contractor specializing in general engineering and building services, including the repair of foundations and retaining walls – even landscape design, installation and drainage. LEBEC draws on the combined experience of more than 50 years to build strong relationships with its clients. Our readers encourage you to let LEBEC handle all your needs. BRONZE – MD Construction 550-6901 www.mdconstructionbayarea.com Helping homeowners transform

their remodeling into reality, MD Construction provides reliable, prompt work with honest pricing. MD has built a reputation for going above and beyond to make sure you’re completely satisfied.

Cosmetic Dentistry GOLD – Dr. Jamil Alkoury, Brentwood Family Dental 4411 Balfour Road, 240-1380 Dr. Jamil Alkoury’s excellence as a cosmetic dentist has earned him accolades as one of Brentwood’s Best for the past six years. He’s a perfectionist and an artist, displaying his love and passion for his work in a painless and caring environment. Give his office a call and experience it for yourself. SILVER – Dr. Thomas Greene and Dr. Paul R. Krey, Liberty Dental 6440 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3501 Drs. Greene and Krey, members of ADA and CDA, provide general dentistry for all ages, including outstanding cosmetic dentistry. They’ll marshal their expertise in orthodontics, implants and tooth whitening to make your teeth look great. Nitrous

oxide is available, and seniors get a discount. BRONZE – Parkway Dental 2221 Balfour Road, 240-7071 www.parkwayfamilydentistry.com The team at Parkway Dental provides all phases of dental treatment under one roof, including cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, dental implants, dentures and pediatric dentistry.

CPA/Accountant

GOLD – Chris Becnel 1120 Second St., 634-0811 Whether you have a business law, taxation, estate planning or bankruptcy issue, this firm can help. Trusted by individuals, corporations, partnerships and trusts, Chris Becnel is a high-profile CPA attorney actively engaged in Brentwood’s community. He can handle virtually any legal or tax problem and do it with professionalism, knowledge and a helpful attitude. SILVER – Reagan Management Services 60 Eagle Road Way, 240-1242 www.reaganms.com

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Best Professional Services Reagan Management Services has been serving small business and individuals since 1979, offering a wide range of services and providing personalized, quality service in tax planning and preparation for individuals and small businesses, bookkeeping and financial statements, business entity selection, sales tax services and IRS representation. Reagan believes in the value of relationships. BRONZE – Diablo Tax Professionals, Inc. 8425 Brentwood Blvd., 634-5549 Diablo Tax Professionals owners Stan Douglas and Dale Hornberger devote their 30-plus years of experience to offer you a full range of accounting, payroll, tax and smallbusiness consulting services. Diablo Tax Professionals’ highly qualified accountants focus on your unique situation and provide services that meet or exceed your expectations.

Credit Union GOLD – Patelco Credit Union 5601 Lone Tree Way, 800-358-8228 www.patelco.org

Our readers want you to know that Patelco strives to be the Best by offering you the best in low-rate home loans – including 50 percent off closing costs – plus auto loans with the same low rate for new and used vehicles. Looking for free checking with access to more than 28,000 free ATMs? Patelco’s got it. Serving the Bay Area since 1936, this outstanding credit union’s 285,000 members and 40 local branches make it one of the largest and most trusted credit unions around. SILVER – Travis Credit Union 3111 Balfour Road, 634-9145 www.traviscu.org Travis Credit Union’s philosophy of “people helping people” is summed up in its mission statement: “We are dedicated to building lifelong relationships with our members to help them achieve their financial goals.” Here’s an example of feedback from a recent survey: “We have never had a problem Travis couldn’t help us with. It’s nice to speak to a person on the phone who takes the time to answer our concerns about our accounts.” – Vickie M.

BRONZE – California Pacific FCU 121 Sand Creek Road, 240-2148

Dance Studio

GOLD – Expressions 640 Harvest Park Drive, 634-3339 At Expressions, students don’t just learn to dance – they make new friends, develop physically, build social skills and create memories that last a lifetime. This outstanding dance studio offers a full range of dance classes to students 11 months and older. If your dancer wants to take it to the next level, Expressions’ award-winning competition team is the one for you. Expressions Dance Academy thanks Press readers for voting it Best five years in a row. SILVER – East County Performing Arts Center 700 Harvest Park Drive, 240-5556 BRONZE – Red Door Dance Studio 817 First St., 516-3667 www.reddoordance.com Here’s a beautiful boutique studio that provides a nurturing and joyful atmosphere. Red Door welcomes multicultural dances from around

the world, from belly dance, hip hop and swing to ballroom, flamenco and Latin. Interested in yoga or Zumba fitness? You’ll find it here. And soon: African dance. The instructors at Red Door Dance Studio are in the business of “transforming lives one step at a time.” Come on over; the red doors are open.

Daycare GOLD – Dainty Center 1265 Dainty Ave., 634-4539 Dainty Center enrolls infants and preschool children, while Willow Wood School, the elementary section, enrolls students through the seventh grade. The school is widely known for its petting zoo and reptile/amphibian exhibits; large play areas; cooperative, hands-on learning groups; cutting-edge Technology Center, fun, educational field trips; and informative parent workshops. Dainty embraces an integrated, holistic model of development that enables children to unfold as lifelong, independent learners.

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Best Professional Services SILVER – Wee Care Center 1275 Fairview Ave., 634-5180 The rigorously trained staff of Wee Care is dedicated to providing personalized care and interaction with their children in a safe and loving atmosphere. Wee Care offers extended daycare for infants and toddlers, plus before-andafter-school programs. Located in Resurrection Ministries church and featuring a large indoor gymnasium for sports recess during inclement weather, Wee Care provides a Christian-based, multi-cultural environment in which children can have fun while learning.

exciting gymnastics and movement sessions, and are provided nutritious meals and snacks.

BRONZE – Itsy Bitsy Preschool 516-7445 www.itsybitsypreschool.com Serving the Brentwood community for seven years, Itsy Bitsy’s fully qualified staff offers a highly academic and structured program for children 2½ through 5 years of age. This preschool’s curriculum and phonics program is exceptional, and its monthly themes make learning fun. At Itsy Bitsy, kids get to participate in

SILVER – Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry 1140 Second St., 634-9449 As this office has been serving Brentwood for 30 years, it’s easy to understand how many of its first patients now bring their children here for what our readers consider excellent dental care. You’ll often find Drs. Peng and Tanimura singing, telling jokes and showing movies during treatment.

Dentist’s Office GOLD – Drs. Doug and Wendy Herman 1140 Second St., 634-3503 Drs. Doug and Wendy Herman are UCSF-trained dentists and have been in practice more than 26 years. They treat their patients like family, focusing on prevention and beautiful smiles to last a lifetime. Their friendly staff will assist you with insurance billing. Drs. Doug and Wendy Herman welcome new patients.

BRONZE – Liberty Dental, Dr. Thomas Greene and Dr. Paul R. Krey 6440 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3501 Drs. Greene and Krey, members of ADA and CDA, provide general dentistry for all ages, including outstanding cosmetic dentistry. They’ll marshal their expertise in orthodontics, implants and tooth whitening to make your teeth look great. Nitrous oxide is available, and seniors get a discount.

Dermatologist

GOLD – Dr. Beer, Balfour Dermatology 2221 Balfour Road, 240-9116 The staff of Balfour Dermatology has been trained in all the latest lasers for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes, and strives to offer natural and topical alternatives to oral medications. This place has been recognized as a regional center for detection and treatment of skin cancers. Dr. Beer is a board-certified dermatologist who performs Mohs micrographic surgery and re-constructive procedures – all under one roof in a modern, state-ofthe-art facility.

Doctor’s Office GOLD – John Muir Outpatient Center 2400 Balfour Road, 308-8112 John Muir Medical Group’s physicians are dedicated to improving the health of the Brentwood community with quality and compassion, and are honored to receive recognition from the Best of Brentwood for the quality of service they provide. SILVER – Drs. Yogesh Trehan and Allan Frank 100 Cortona Way, 516-4488 www.mdbrentwood.com Board certified in internal medicine, Drs. Trehan and Frank are leaders in providing the latest advances in medical care combined with stateof-the-art electronic medical-record keeping and online communication with their patients. BRONZE – Dr. Jaime Garcia, Brentwood Pediatrics 1191 Central Blvd., 240-7337 The staff of Brentwood Pediatrics maintains an environment that’s compassionate and helpful in these

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Dry Cleaner & Laundry

GOLD – IRS Cleaners 41 Sand Creek Road, 634-2811 Where can you go to get one-day cleaning and laundry service? If you said IRS Cleaners, step to the head of the class. This facility has the latest in green cleaning process equipment, the friendliest counter people in town, and with weekday pickup and delivery, fast and convenient service. IRS also offers emergency one-hour (till noon) service.

it on the weekends. They’ve been working for many years with real estate agents, brokers and property managers. Check out Bowman’s references. You’ll see why all those satisfied Bowman customers gave it the Gold. SILVER – Zapp Inc. Electric 2013 Elkins Way, 240-9277

BRONZE – Viz Cleaners 6935 Lone Tree Way, 513-3277

BRONZE – CJ Bradley’s Electric 679-2828 From new circuits and ceiling fans to hot tubs and service calls, CJ Bradley’s Electric meets the high standards of workmanship and service you’re looking for. As Ross puts it, “Your reputation is only as good as the work you do.” And that’s why referrals account for a huge part of CJ Bradley’s business.

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GOLD – Bowman & Son Builders 2420 Sand Creek Road C1, 766-8224 www.bowmanandsonbuilders.com Experienced in both residential and commercial work, Bowman & Son can tackle large jobs and give special attention to small jobs – and do

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GOLD – The Oasis 640 Harvest Park Drive, 240-6274 Putting your face in the hands of these experienced and highly trained estheticians is sheer joy. Whether you’re treating acne, aging, or correcting a skin condition such

as sun damage, Oasis’ specialized treatment always includes a cleanse, exfoliation, hydrating masque and massage. All treatments help renew and revitalize your skin. Advanced techniques such as peels and microdermabrasion are also in the Oasis repertoire. Face it: Oasis is the Best. SILVER – Sawã Spa 1700 Trilogy Parkway, 809-7171 www.sawaspa.com Sawã offers a variety of facials, plus massages, body and nail treatments. Sawã is also Brentwood’s newest fullservice day spa, making use of three core therapeutic elements – heat, water and stones – to relieve pain and improve your quality of life. You’ll appreciate Sawã’s private men’s and ladies’ lounges, steam shower and Jacuzzi in the serenity garden retreat. An additional room is provided for manicures and pedicures. BRONZE – Denise Kelly, Esthetics by Denise 3850 Balfour Road, 788-3040 www.lashesandmore.com A licensed electrologist since 1996

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Financial Advisor

GOLD – Apex Securities & Asset Management 8660 Brentwood Blvd., 516-2739 For the past 22 years, financial advisors Treva Black and David Roche have been helping their clients work to achieve their financial dreams. Presently managing more than $90 million for their clients, they provide a wide range of investment services specializing in IRA and 401k rollovers, retirement planning and tax-efficient income strategies. The Apex team believes that success can be achieved only when the needs of

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Handyman

GOLD – Bowman & Son Builders 2420 Sand Creek Road C1, 766-8224 www.bowmanandsonbuilders.com Experienced in both residential and commercial work, Bowman & Son can tackle large jobs and give special attention to small jobs – and do it on the weekends. They’ve been working for many years with real estate agents, brokers and property managers. Check out Bowman’s references. You’ll see why our readers are such satisfied Bowman customers. SILVER – Steve Brown’s Home Repair 634-1282 BRONZE – Husbands 2 Go 240-7022

Heat/Air Company

GOLD – Johnson Heating & Air Conditioning 4501 O’Hara Ave., 516-7120 Customer service beyond your expect- ations is what you get at this outfit. Johnson Heating & Air Conditioning goes the extra mile to give your home or business the comfort it needs. A family owned and oper-

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SILVER – Pristine Fine Carpet Cleaners & Upholstery 240-8860 www.pristinefinecarpets.com Pristine’s staff treats your house cleaning with the same respect and attention to detail they give to their own homes. Their professionalism, state-of-the-art technology and pride in their work are why Press readers voted them the Best of Brentwood.

BRONZE – Absolute Housekeeping Services 1360 Crescent, 234-0573 Adriana Beddingfield’s attention to detail has led to Absolute Housekeeping’s Best of Brentwood status for three years running. Adriana and her staff are proud to be a big part of the Brentwood community, and thank everyone for their continued support.

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GOLD – A Senior Connection 325-7349 www.aseniorconnection.com A Senior Connection helps Brentwood seniors maintain a good lifestyle routine while also getting out and having fun. Its staff isn’t merely competent and reliable, but compassionate. They communicate diligently with seniors’ family members, even far from California. And they’re available any time – day or night. SILVER – HomeLife Senior Care 240-5770 www.homelifeseniorcare.com HomeLife Senior Care’s personal and companion care services help seniors stay in their homes as long as possible. Their caregivers are certified, bonded and insured companion aides trained to uphold the highest standards, providing families peace of mind by helping seniors maintain the dignity they deserve. BRONZE – Spyglass Senior Villa 2436 Spyglass Drive, 209-6541 www.spyglassseniorvilla.com Spyglass Senior Villas will let your loved ones live out their golden years in the peace and tranquility of a home environment while receiving 24/7 care – including home-cooked meals and personal attention – from a staff of professional caregivers.

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GOLD – Dirk Zeigler 1300 Central Blvd., 634-1240, 866-975-8640 www.zeiglerinsurance.com In an age where everything is automated, Dirk Zeigler still offers excellent personal customer service to complement his great insurance and financial products. Whatever your insurance needs might be, from personal to commercial, he’s sure to find the right solution for you. As a former Navy man who served on a nuclear submarine, Dirk knows how to get things done – and under pressure. Let him go to work for you. SILVER – Tim Biglow Tim Biglow, Allstate Insurance 1191 Central Blvd., 634-1234 After experiencing 26 years of Tim Biglow’s outstanding work, Press readers know that providing excellent insurance service and not lip service is the key to this quality insurance agency. Allstate agents Tim, Rosemary and Amy thank them for their continued loyalty. “It’s always a pleasure to serve you and

your family’s insurance needs.” BRONZE – Jose Martinez, State Farm Insurance 2200 Sand Creek Road, 634-2333 www.josemartinez.us Jose Martinez’s friendly, bilingual licensed team members make his agency the largest in East County. Offering more than 100 products, from auto, home, life, health and business insurance, plus an array of financial services, their goal is to help you uncover your needs through periodic reviews and excellent customer service.

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GOLD – LEBEC, Inc. 2013 Elkins Way, 634-4177 www.lebecinc.com A family owned and operated business, LEBEC is a licensed contractor specializing in general engineering and building services, including landscape design, installation and drainage. LEBEC draws on the combined experience of more than 50 years to build strong relationships with its clients. Our readers encourage you to let LEBEC handle all your landscaping needs.

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SILVER – Creative Curbs 628-3181, www.carlscurbs.com Owner operated since 2003 and in the landscaping business for more than 20 years, Creative Curbs is equal to your most challenging landscaping requirements. In addition to creating beautiful yards, Creative Curbs offers full-service irrigation, installation and repair, including drip systems. They’ll get your garden growing and flourishing in no time. BRONZE – Creative Yards 513-1012 You don’t need to be a Raiders fan to cheer for this business, operated by Silver and Black maven Mark Acasio (aka Gorilla Rilla); you just need to be a fan of great landscaping. And you will, when you get acquainted with what Creative Yards can do for your yard or garden – affordably, professionally and meticulously.

Loan Officer GOLD – Trevor Frey, Pacific Funding Group 1210 Central Blvd., 726-1444 tfreymortgages@yahoo.com

In the mortgage industry for eight years, Trevor Frey is honored to be recognized as the best at what he does by the community he now serves. Truly happy to be local and with Pacific Funding Group, Trevor credits his honesty, availability, pride in service, and product knowledge to his longevity as a loan officer. He treats each client as if they were his only client, because for that client, the home Trevor helps them buy will be their only home. SILVER – Paul Kelly, Home One Mortgage 8440 Brentwood Blvd., 516-5791 www.yourloanguy.com Paul Kelly, “The Loan Guy” at Home One Mortgage, provides buyers and borrowers with home loan solutions that fit their needs, and thanks Press readers for their vote. Call Paul and let him show you why he’s been named one of Brentwood’s Best once again. BRONZE – Rob O’Malley, Premier Capital Mortgage 613 First St., 634-6600

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Best Professional Services www.pcmhomeloan.com In the mortgage lending industry for nine years, Rob O’Malley is a sympathetic educator, trusted guide and confidant, and effective financial servant. Our readers are impressed by Rob’s honesty, integrity and willingness to do his very best for every client.

Manicure GOLD – Lucy’s Nail Salon 4530 Balfour Road, 240-0026 Lucy’s Nail Salon offers everything from classic looks to cutting edge for all your nail-care needs. A trendsetter in the industry, Lucy’s gives aromatherapy spa manicures including Rosemary and Mint, Pomegranate and Fig, and Wild Vanilla Plum. Nail services include pink and white, silk/ linens, gels, as well as beautiful artistic designs. Full waxing services and lash/brow tinting are also available. Special discounts are offered for children, students and the bride to be, and walk-ins are always welcome. SILVER – Luxury Nails & Spa 2261 Balfour Road, 634-8826 Luxury Nails & Spa liberates you from

the world of stress with a friendly, professional atmosphere that brings beauty and relaxation. Luxury Nails & Spa offers a full-service Nails and Waxing Care Salon dedicated to excellent service and quality products, while maintaining high standards of hygiene and safety. Let Luxury Nails & Spa be “The perfect place for your Beauty.” BRONZE – La Nina Nails 640 Harvest Park Drive, 634-4424 Nothing says more about a person’s self-image than beautifully manicured nails. Whether it’s the latest nail style or a bit of artistic enhancement, La Nina is the place to get it done right.

Martial Arts Academy GOLD – Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 3291 Walnut Blvd., 634-6958 www.crosleygracie.com The Gracie family – third-generation martial arts gym owners and fighters – have created and developed a system of teaching unparalleled in the martial arts world, enabling

them to incorporate innovative techniques and fighting strategies into the curriculum to help students learn faster and smarter, regardless of their athleticism. Crosley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy preaches discipline and respect, and treats every Academy member as one of its extended family. Attention to individual instruction and detail ensures that each student leaves the Academy with more knowledge, and is more relaxed and stress free. SILVER – Verrett’s Karate Kenpo 4530 Balfour Road, 516-1339 BRONZE – Twin Tigers 700 Harvest Park Drive, 513-7591 Twin Tigers is a proprietary blend of traditional martial arts and innovative teaching methods aimed at creating the highest-quality training experience – unlike any other. Enabling students to achieve their goals through the martial arts is Twin Tigers’ highest priority. Whether you’re interested in physical fitness, stress reduction or self-defense for yourself or hoping to equip your

child with a strong foundation of confidence, discipline and focus for success at school and home, Twin Tigers’ staff of professional instructors is dedicated to serving you.

Massage GOLD – The Oasis 640 Harvest Park Drive, 240-6274 The oasis, open seven days a week, is designed to nurture the body, mind and soul, offering an array of massage modalities, body and skin care all designed to put the “aah” in “spa” while relieving the stress of everyday life. Its amenities include shower/locker-room facilities, robes and slippers and tantalizing refreshments. The sauna/steam room and jetted river bath lounge are popular for small parties. SILVER – Brentwood Massage 180 Griffith Lane, 848-5166 melissa@brentwoodmassage.com Melissa Kirk will give you a relaxing, deep-tissue massage that’s tailored to your needs. She’s an expert at treating injuries. The massage will reduce your stress, relieve your

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Mortgage Office GOLD – Pacific Funding Group 1210 Central Blvd., 634-6700 www.pfgbayarea.com Pacific Funding Group’s experienced staff of loan officers, providing 24-hour service, ensures that your expectations will be exceeded. Pacific Funding strives to make the loan process simple and stress-free. Their consistent and timely communication keeps you updated every step of the

way. And it’s done all in-house. From start to finish, your entire loan is processed and funded in Pacific Funding Group’s office. Quick turn time plus fast approval and document drawing assures a timely close with no delays. SILVER – Home One Mortgage 8440 Brentwood Blvd., 516-5791 www.yourloanguy.com Since 1993, Home One Mortgage has been a solid part of the Brentwood community, providing buyers and borrowers with home loan solutions. Paul Kelly, “The Loan Guy,” and Holly Ciaramitaro, your mortgage loan coordinator, thank Press readers for their vote. Visit them at www. yourloanguy.com and let them show you why they’ve been named the Best. BRONZE – Sunset Mortgage 8338 Brentwood Blvd., 513-9293

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GOLD – Gill’s Music 3860 Balfour Road, 516-2330 Gill’s is one of the top family music stores in the Bay Area, offering a wide variety of musical services,

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including private music lessons, school band instrument rentals, repair services and sales of musical instruments and accessories. The folks at Gill’s welcome the opportunity to help you with your musical needs – as they’ve done for your friends and neighbors since 1979.

qualified teachers all hold degrees in music and are actively involved as teachers, accompanists and clinicians for local school music programs. They specialize in helping you achieve your musical goals in a fun, friendly and professional atmosphere.

SILVER – Geddes Music 359 Oak St., 634-6684 www.geddesmusicstore.com As the people at Geddes Music put it, “It is you – the teachers, students and parents – that deserve the reward and recognition for the joy given through music. It is you, with the commitment and opportunity you provide, that encourage the growth of an individual through music. Thanks to the numerous individuals that encourage, influence and enjoy music throughout our communities.”

GOLD – Brentwood Press 248 Oak St., 634-1141 www.thepress.net Modesty prevents us from elaborating, but we thank our readers for giving their hometown weekly newspaper a big thumbs-up, and pledge to continue providing news that’s relevant to the life of the Brentwood community.

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Optometrist GOLD – Dr. Ingrid Farinas, Eyecare Galleria Optometry 2300 Sand Creek Road, 240-8520 www.eyecaregalleria@sbcglobal.net Many years of experience and continuing education help Dr. Ingrid Farinas at Eyecare Galleria improve your vision and quality of life. Her caring and professionalism prompted our readers to name her the Best.

BRONZE – Big Hit Studios 325-4854, www.bighitstudios.com Big Hit Studios offers top-quality music lessons for voice, guitar, bass, piano and drums to students of all ages and abilities. Big Hit’s highly

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Edward Jones received the highest numerical score among full service brokerage firms in the proprietary J. D. Power and Associates 2009-2010 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Studies SM 2010 study based on responses from 4,460 investors measuring 12 investment firms and measures opinions of investors who used full-service investment institutions. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in May 2010. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

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Best Professional Services A mother of three, she’s great with kids and sees to it that Eyecare Galleria Optometry provides a warm, family-oriented atmosphere. Eyecare Galleria was chosen by Allergan – a global leader in eye care – to diagnose and treat dry eye, and Eyecare Galleria’s optical dispensary boasts more than 600 frame styles from a wide variety of frame designers. SILVER – Dr. Winson Ong, Balfour Vision Optix Optometry 4550 Balfour Road, 513-0323 Dr. Ong and Vision Optix do just about everything optometric, including laser surgery co-management, cataract evaluation, contact lenses and sunglasses. They treat all ages, and carry an extensive line of designer and affordable eyewear. BRONZE – Dr. Casey Wegenke 350 John Muir Parkway, 634-6101

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GOLD – Dr. Robert Sheffield 1140 Second St., 634-4446 Combining innovative orthodontic technology and a passion for excellence, Dr. Sheffield and Team

aim to exceed the standard in child and adult orthodontics. Dr. Sheffield believes a fabulous smile can make a difference in everyone’s life because orthodontics is about more that just straight teeth. He considers the entire face when planning a patient’s treatment and was one of the first to offer advanced self-ligating braces, which reduce discomfort and treatment time. SILVER – Dr. John Esterkyn 1145 Second St., 513-9320 A board-certified orthodontist who completes twice as many classes as required to stay current on all the new technology, Dr. Esterkyn has been practicing orthodontics for more than 20 years and has created more than 6,000 smiles. He uses wires developed by NASA that shorten treatment and increase patient comfort. His communityoriented office sponsors schools and sport teams, plus organizations such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society and the Contra Costa Food Bank.

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Painter GOLD – Diablo Delta Painting Co. 513-3244 www.diablodeltapainting.com There are lots of painters in the Brentwood area, but our readers urge you to look into Diablo Delta. Your local neighborhood painting company since 1992, Diablo Delta does a professional job every time with extraordinary service – on budget and on time – offering full-service solutions for exterior and interior painting of residential and commercial properties. You’ll appreciate Diablo Delta’s attention to detail in preparation and highquality materials. With more than 3,000 completed jobs in the area, Diablo Delta has lots of satisfied customers. SILVER – Rob Broocker Painting, Inc. 634-8317, www.robbpainting.com Rob Broocker Painting, Inc. has been serving the Bay Area for 27 years and based in East Contra Costa County for 11 years. Rob thanks all his clients for a busy 2010. He appreciates the work and always tries to surpass his clients’ expectations. Give him a call for all your residential and commercial painting needs.

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BRONZE – Dr. William S. Paden 1181 Central Blvd., 634-6105 Dr. Paden and his staff strive to continue their commitment to orthodontic excellence while providing personal doctor-patient care at reasonable fees. Paden Orthodontics has provided three generations of care to California and more than 25 years to the Brentwood area, and thanks Press readers for naming it one of Brentwood’s Best.

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BRONZE – Aiello Painting 864-9284

Patio Covers

GOLD – Sunbusters Patio Cover Company, Inc. 700 Harvest Park Drive, 625-0120 www.sunbustersinc.com Sunbusters is a full-line patio cover dealer, featuring Amerimax’s maintenance-free Alumawood (with a lifetime warranty) and Equinox. Sunbusters believes in quality craftsmanship and products – rain or shine – which is why they can give you a five-year installation warranty on all patio covers. Sunbusters can design a patio cover to fit any budget. From your first contact to after your installation is complete, you’ll get outstanding service. Give Sunbusters a call now and start enjoying your outdoor living space. SILVER – Bright Idea Design Center 5085 Lone Tree Way, 978-1800 BRONZE – Vallee Builders 634-3057

Pediatrician

GOLD – Dr. Richard Singer 1120 Second St., 513-2483 “We all have room for improvement,” says Dr. Singer. “At this office, we genuinely try to treat people the way we would like to be treated. My hope is, even on busy days, that our families know that we’re doing our best to care for their children.” SILVER – Dr. Jamie Garcia, Brentwood Pediatrics 1191 Central Blvd., 240-7337 Brentwood Pediatrics is dedicated to providing superior care to Brentwood’s youngest residents. Dr. Garcia takes a personal interest in each child and prides himself in excellent communication with patients and parents alike. BRONZE – Dr. Eugene Lipson, Diablo Valley Pediatric Medial Group 1200 Central Blvd., 516-6888

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GOLD – Lucy’s Nail Salon 4530 Balfour Road, 240-0026 Come enjoy one of Lucy’s many luxurious aromatherapy spa pedicures, such as Rosemary and Mint, Pomegranate and Fig, and Tuscan Citrus. Lucy’s provides the highest quality, safest, most hygienic experience, featuring the Clean Jet No Pipe pedicure chairs and bowls, which reduce the risk of infections and disease caused by contaminated pipe foot spas. A new file and buffer is used for every customer. Relax and enjoy the sea salt scrub and massage that accompany your pedicure. SILVER – HiTech Nails and Spa 3130 Balfour Road, 513-3255 6730 Lone Tree Way, 513-0544 HiTech Nails is a full-service nail and skin care salon that tailors each client’s

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GOLD – LA Boxing Brentwood 8650 Brentwood Blvd., 634-2691 www.laboxing.com/brentwood As many of our readers will tell you, an LA Boxing workout is a complete, ultra-calorie-burning experience that’s fun and engaging – a genuine cross-training regimen with real, expert fighters who focus on your physical, mental and emotional health. LA Boxing offers group boxing, kickboxing, MMA and jiu-jitsu with personal attention from professional fighters – for kids and adults. Schedule a free appointment today.

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SILVER – Santi Lopez Padilla, Body by Santi 2545 O’Hara Ave., 325-2632 www.bodybysanti.com Here’s a PT who’s passionate about his work, as our readers well know. Santi works closely with you to create a unique workout regimen that’s fun, effective and meaningful. “I love how I can watch my clients transform, improve and really turn around their lives,” he says. Santi’s commitment to helping you get the results you’re looking for is what makes him the Best of Brentwood. BRONZE – Body Works Massage Therapy & Personal Training 864-9205 Need a full-scale personal trainer who comes to you? Body Works offers one-on-one training with attention to detail and a dedication to helping you reach your personal goals. At Body Works, you’ll find not only a personal trainer or massage therapist, but a friend who’s been where you are and really understands.

Pest Control Company GOLD – Discovery Pest Control 275 Central Terrace, 634-2221 Tired of being bugged by pests? Our readers suggest a solution that’ll rid your house or business of those unwanted guests once and for all. Discovery Pest is a division of B.E.E. Pest Services, experts in termite riddance and disposal of fleas, ants, roaches and other unwelcome critters. SILVER – McCauley Brothers Termite & Pest Services 2695 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg, 634-1255

Photographer

GOLD – Bridget Homer, Kisses of Sunshine 216-4084, www.kissesofsunshine photography.com Bridget shines at on-location, natural photography with a photojournalistic style. She can transform any space into a work of art, and has a knack for helping people feel comfortable so that she can record those real emotions in the moment. Her love for life, “love for God,” family and friends shows in all her work. “I’m very passionate about what I do,” says Bridget. “As a mother of three small children, I know how important it is to capture and preserve these memories.” SILVER – Rhonda Nelson, Golden Photography 634-0123 www.goldenphotography.info Recording those magical moments since 2000, Rhonda handles everything from weddings and other special events to family portraits, destination locations and commercial projects. She’s intrigued by any unique opportunity, including black-and-white photography. BRONZE – Katie Niemann Photography 209-1958, www.katieniemann.com Katie Niemann’s an expert at portraying people’s emotions and personalities. She’ll take photos of your newborn in the comfort of your home. Being a mom, Katie understands the importance of those special moments.

Plastic Surgeon

GOLD – Dr. K. Cary Canoun 2400 Balfour Road, 324-7404 www.drcanoun.com Located in Brentwood’s John Muir Outpatient Center, Dr. Canoun’s

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SILVER – Dr. Kevin Degnan 2221 Balfour Road, 516-2602 BRONZE – Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett 1280 Central Blvd., 240-8775 www.moulton-barrett.com Dr. Moulton-Barrett and the team at Brentwood Laser and Aesthetics provide a full-service medical spa facility staffed by experienced doctors and nurses. They offer aesthetic services such as laser skinand-hair services, vessel reduction, resurfacing, skin tightening, massage – and the most effective line of skin-care products. Their theme:

safe, caring, detail-oriented and cost-efficient.

Plumber

GOLD – Henson Plumbing 420 Beatrice Court, 634-0272 In business since 1986, Henson Plumbing stands behind its work. Henson provides same-day service whenever possible, with competitive pricing. Its knowledgeable plumbers can tackle most any job. They do service work, remodeling, commercial work, and install septic systems, always looking forward to meeting new customers – who tend to become their loyal customers.

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practice has become well known for providing outstanding surgical products such as mini-facelifts and gel breast augmentation. A certified, Harvard-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Canoun is a good listener who gives personal, attentive service and devotes meticulous attention to detail in his work. From the initial consultation through the operation and post-operative care, Dr. Canoun will provide you with the most natural-appearing results.

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SILVER – Akerson Plumbing 325-3235 BRONZE – Brentwood Plumbing 516-2772

Podiatrist

GOLD – Dr. James Greer, Brentwood Podiatry 350 John Muir Parkway, 516-1551 Brentwood Podiatry offers preventive podiatric care, sports medicine expertise and surgical treatment services. Genuinely concerned with

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GOLD – Logan Pools 615 Indiana Ave., 513-9272 After 32 years of designing and building custom swimming pools, the experts at Logan Pools still get excited when they see the transformation of a boring backyard into a vision of style. It’s their passion for the profession that sets them apart from the competition. Logan doesn’t build pools for everyone – only projects that challenge the imagination and skill, and promise the potential of being works of art. SILVER – Unique Pools 382-6872 BRONZE – Sandcreek Pools 634-6681

PoolCleaning/Maintenance GOLD – The Pool Guy 321-0866 Pool Guy Rick Varin constantly strives for your complete satisfaction. When you call him, you’re sure to get a timely response. His sign-in sheet assures you of the integrity of his service. The Pool Guy offers a range of service options including full service, chemical only, one-time cleanup, green-pool recovery, and startups.

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GOLD – Celebration Christian Preschool 624 Anderson Ave., 240-5437 Celebration Christian Preschool is committed to excellence in character development, academic achieve-

ment and quality instruction. The school embraces an experiential developmental approach that includes a motor program. Each child is encouraged to grow in all areas of development through play and interaction with the people and objects in the environment. The facility offers bright, cheerful classrooms, an extended playground, a lending library for children and parents and fresh coffee each morning for moms and dads. SILVER – Dainty Center 1265 Dainty Ave., 634-4539 Dainty Center enrolls infants and preschool children, while Willow Wood School, the elementary section, enrolls students through the seventh grade. The school is widely known for its petting zoo and reptile/amphibian exhibits; large play areas; cooperative, hands-on learning groups; cutting-edge Technology Center; fun, educational field trips; and informative parent workshops. Dainty embraces an integrated, holistic model of development that enables children to unfold as lifelong, independent learners. BRONZE – Apple Tree Christian Preschool 634-0915, www.appletree christianpreschool.com Apple Tree Christian Preschool curriculum provides children an opportunity to learn and develop an active curiosity about the world they live in. Apple Tree’s low studentteacher ratio provides the most individualized attention to each child and encourage an enthusiasm for learning. Apple Tree is nondenominational and founded on the basis of Christian beliefs and values to allow each child to grow secure in the love of God.

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GOLD – Dainty Center 1265 Dainty Ave., 634-4539 Dainty Center enrolls infants and preschool children, while Willow Wood School, the elementary section, enrolls students through the seventh grade. The school is widely known for its petting zoo and reptile/amphibian exhibits; large play areas; cooperative, hands-on learning groups; cutting-edge Technology Center; fun, educational field trips; and informative parent workshops. Dainty embraces an integrated, holistic model of development that enables children to unfold as lifelong, independent learners. SILVER – Golden Hills Christian School 2401 Shady Willow Lane, 634-0493 www.ghcschool.org Golden Hills Christian School, a ministry of Golden Hills Community Church, provides Christian families a quality, Christ-centered education from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Your

children will obtain an excellent academic foundation that will serve them well and prepare them for their future goals. Golden Hills looks forward to partnering with you in the spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual development of your children. BRONZE – Itsy Bitsy Preschool 516-7445 www.itsybitsypreschool.com Serving the Brentwood community for seven years, Itsy Bitsy’s fully qualified staff offers a highly academic and structured program for children 2½ through 5 years of age. This private school’s curriculum and phonics program is exceptional, and its monthly themes make learning fun. At Itsy Bitsy, kids get to participate in exciting gymnastics and movement sessions, and are provided nutritious meals and snacks.

Real Estate Agent GOLD – Brian Sharp, Sharp Realty 320 Fairview Ave., 240-6683 brian@sharphomesonline.com

“We do live by our slogan of ‘Putting your needs first,’” says Brian. “Every member of our team, whether administration, staff or agent, is 100 percent committed to helping our clients with their real estate needs. We look at ourselves as real estate counselors, not salespeople. I’ve tried to be a resource to local homeowners struggling with some difficult decisions. I spend a great deal of my time counseling people who are trying to work through a loan modification, short sale or the foreclosure process. Most of the time it doesn’t result in a closed transaction for me, but I’m happy to do my part to help in this time of financial distress.” SILVER – John Fink, Delta Ranches 1300 Central Blvd., 516-3240 Specializing in ranch properties throughout East County, John Fink is dedicated to supporting the community that supports him. He’s an active member of the Brentwood Rotary and a volunteer with the Brentwood Police

Department. And he’s proud of his clients’ loyalty, which “has allowed me to continue growing my business and doing what I love most: helping people make their dreams of home ownership possible.” John can handle all aspects of real estate in traditional sales, REO/ foreclosed properties, investment and property management. Our readers know he’s one of the Best. BRONZE – Bryce Ellsworth, Windemere Ellsworth & Associates 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 642-7653 bryce@topproducer.com Bryce is grateful to have the opportunity to provide the people of Brentwood with their real estate needs. Since starting his business 10 years ago, his goal has never changed: to give you the best real estate representation possible. Real estate transactions demand expert handling, and Bryce makes sure you understand all the ins and outs of the process. That’s his commitment to you: looking out for your needs first and foremost.

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GOLD – Prudential California Realty 2510 Sand Creek Road, 634-3200 www.prucahomes.com A perennial Best of Brentwood favorite, Prudential California Realty is ranked No. 1 by JD Power & Associates in nationwide seller satisfaction over the last two years, and has been named the top office in the nation for referrals. After serving the Brentwood area for 22 straight years, Prudential California Realty is still going strong. SILVER – Delta Ranches 1300 Central Blvd., 516-3240 Specializing in ranch properties throughout East County, Delta Ranches & Homes can handle all aspects of real estate in traditional sales, REO/foreclosed properties, investment and property management. They’re dedicated to making your dream of home ownership come true.

SILVER – Windemere Ellsworth & Associates 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 642-7653 bryce@topproducer.com Real estate transactions demand

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GOLD – Sharp Realty 320 Fairview Ave., 240-6683 brian@sharphomesonline.com “We do live by our slogan of ‘Putting your needs first,’” says Brian. “Every member of our team, whether administration, staff or agent, is 100 percent committed to helping our clients with their real estate needs. We look at ourselves as real estate counselors, not salespeople. I’ve tried to be a resource to local homeowners struggling with some difficult decisions. I spend a great deal of my time counseling people who are trying to work through a loan modification, short sale or the foreclosure process. Most of the time it doesn’t result in a closed transaction for me, but I’m happy to do my part to help in this time of financial distress.”

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BRONZE – Krista Mashore & Team 6670 Lone Tree Way, 325-4663 A knowledgeable and enthusiastic force in Brentwood’s real estate scene for nine years, Krista Mashore’s dedication to her clients and her industry has earned her a reputation as one of Brentwood’s most successful and sought-after agents.

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GOLD – Town & Country 2155 Elkins Way, 634-7663 SILVER – Delta Roofing 513-8759 deltaroofinginc@yahoo.com A family owned and operated business, Delta Roofing specializes

in the installation of composition shingles, tile and cedar shakes. Whether they’re re-roofing your entire house or installing a roof on your new house, you’ll benefit from their more than 30 years of experience. Delta also repairs leaky roofs and performs roofing inspections plus routine maintenance to keep your roof in top condition. Owners Eric and Nancy Lefebvre believe the job isn’t finished until you’re completely satisfied. BRONZE – E G Roofing 628-2749

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Self Storage GOLD – Acorn Self Storage 6900 Lone Tree Way, 240-5000 Sooner or later, everyone needs some temporary storage. Acorn offers units from 5x5 to 30x30, and the whole place is constantly under surveillance by electronic security. Every unit is single story, and RV storage is also available. Acorn has a truck available for rent, and storage prices are reasonable.

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SILVER – TownCentre Self Storage 345 TownCentre Terrace, 634-7779 TownCentre has been a part of Brentwood for more than 15 years. Its top-rated customer service, large range of storage sizes and competitive rates inspired our readers to name it one of Brentwood’s Best self-storage companies.

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GOLD – Cortona Park Senior Living at Brentwood 150 Cortona Way, 240-0733 www.cortonapark.com Anyone who believes younger generations have all the fun has yet to visit Cortona Park. This 60-and-better community is the kind of place that makes crow’s feet and silver hair worthwhile. Cortona’s assisted-living community offers a lifestyle full of support, and activities to make every day better than the one before. SILVER – Eskaton Lodge Brentwood

450 John Muir Parkway, 516-8006 www.eskaton.org A premier Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community, Eskaton Lodge Brentwood offers the independence seniors desire while providing all the support needed for a high quality of life. Clean, secure and staffed by caring professionals, Eskaton truly enhances quality of life.

Shoe Repair GOLD – Maselli Bros. 7911 Brentwood Blvd., 516-0272 A Bay Area shoe repair service since 1936 and Bay Area repairer for Nordstroms and Bloomingdales for 20 years, Maselli Bros. offers luggage and purses, and repairs all leather goods and tack. Let Maselli Bros. heel you, save your soles and even dye for you. SILVER – Aldo’s Shoe Repair Store 6271 Lone Tree Way, 240-9189 Family-owned Aldo’s provides professional service at reasonable prices, carrying brand-name prod-

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SILVER – Delta Valley Athletic Club 120 Guthrie Lane, 240-2990 www.deltavac.com Delta Valley Athletic Club provides year-round swim lessons to all in its indoor swimming pool. Its experienced instructors offer students an experience in which learning is combined with fun. Let Delta Valley give the gift of water safety

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SILVER – Reagan Management Services 60 Eagle Road Way, 240-1242 www.reaganms.com Reagan Management Services offers a wide range of services providing personalized, quality service in tax planning and preparation for individuals and small businesses, sales tax services and IRS

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GOLD – Diablo Tax Professionals, Inc. 8425 Brentwood Blvd., 634-5549 Diablo Tax Professionals owners Stan Douglas and Dale Hornberger devote their 30-plus years of experience to offer you a full range of accounting, payroll, tax and smallbusiness consulting services. Diablo Tax Professionals’ highly qualified accountants focus on your unique situation and provide services that meet or exceed your expectations.

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GOLD – Carson Swim School 2601 Anderson Lane, 634-7946 Celebrating its 26th year in business, Carson Swim School has taught over 20,000 children and adults to swim. Its goal is to make swimming a positive experience for everyone. Carson employs specialized and unique teaching strategies for both individual and small-group instruction, customizing students’ schedules with classes either two or four days per week. Swimmers 6 months to adult are welcome.

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Best Professional Services representation, bookkeeping and financial statements, and business entity selection. Reagan believes in the value of relationships. BRONZE – H&R Block 4431 Balfour Road, 240-9319 www.hrblock.com

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GOLD – Sylvan Learning Center 2200 Sand Creek Road, 679-8667 Dedicated to helping all students achieve academic success while bolstering self-confidence, Sylvan Learning Center shines as a one-stop shop for educational growth. With individualized programs in reading, math, writing, study skills and college prep, its tutors work hard to support local students by addressing their needs both now and in the future. SILVER – Kumon Math & Reading Center of Brentwood 4550 Balfour Road, 240-7397 BRONZE – FUNdamental Tutoring 759-2652 Offering one-to-one student-teacher ratios, FUNdamental Tutoring serves special-needs as well as mainstream

students. According to owner and former Bristow Middle School teacher Greg Hayes, “Our mission is to reinforce and enrich the fundamental academic tools students will need to become and continue to remain successful in school as well as life.”

Upholsterer GOLD – Got U Covered Upholstery 4525 O’Hara Ave., 513-3535 gotucoverednow@att.net Got U Covered is committed to doing the finest quality upholstery work with superior customer service. Come in to their O’Hara Avenue shop or let them come out to you. Either way, you’ll get that special one-on-one attention you deserve. Whether your idea is to restore back to original, to fully customize – or anywhere between – your automobile, boat, RV, motorcycle or furniture, they’ve Got U Covered. SILVER – Dan’s Upholstery 980 Fairview Ave., 513-8849 dansreupholstery@aol.com In addition to his custom reupholster-

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GOLD – Dependable Carpet Cleaning 516-0911 Dependable always lives up to its name by going above and beyond to give your upholstery a thorough and meticulous cleaning. Friendly, honest and trustworthy service – and affordable pricing – is why Dependable has been voted the Best Upholstery Cleaner in Brentwood. SILVER – R.P. Maintenance Company 634-3639 www.rpmaintenanceco.com R.P. Maintenance does it all: commercial janitorial work, window cleaning, pressure washing, handcleaning upholstery, caring for all floors, cabinet restoring and carpet

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GOLD – Dr. Lichlyter, Brentwood Family Pet Care 4421 Balfour Road, 240-7387 www.brentwoodfamily petcare.com Brentwood Family Pet Care has offered full-service veterinary care to Brentwood families and their pets for 10 years. They are here because the health and wellness of your furry friends means as much to Dr. Lichlyter and staff as it does to you. You can count on them for everything from pet food, flea and tick prevention, routine care, vaccines and nail trims to dental care, X-rays, ultrasound, spays/ neuters and other surgeries. The staff of Brentwood Family Pet Care thanks its great clients for their votes and looks forward to many more years of “Loving Your Pets Like You Do.” SILVER – Brentwood Veterinary Hospital

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Thank you Brentwood for your support in voting us one of the best once again.

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SILVER – thepress.net We’re delighted that our online presence picked up a Silver Award for Web Design. Our goal is to provide news and information in a format readers want, from Page 1 news to slide shows to a user-friendly Business Directory aimed at connecting you to all the local goods and services you need.

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GOLD – Rico Visuals Design Studios 516-7610, www.ricovisuals.com Rico Visuals distinguishes itself by providing original, refreshing, contemporary designs that generate excitement and attention. Owner Alfredo Rico combines his creative vision, passion for excellence and marketing knowledge to create unique and memorable marketing materials. Rico services include logo, design, marketing materials, Web design and photography.

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Website GOLD – thepress.net, Brentwood Press 634-1141 We thank our loyal Web readers for giving their hometown weekly newspaper’s website a big thumbsup. We pledge to contisnue providing online news stories, videos and photo galleries, classifieds, blog and Twitter sites – you name it – that are relevant to the life of the Brentwood community.

Window Cleaning GOLD – HomeTown Window Cleaning 516-1020 Hometown Window Cleaning was created 10 years ago by 15-year

Brentwood residents Bill and Noreen Timmons to provide professional window cleaning, power washing, painting and related services to homeowners, small-business owners and real estate companies, and has relied mostly on wordof-mouth advertising. Hometown Window Cleaning uses only the best equipment and cleaning products available and can provide most services, even in emergency situations, with its employees or through its affiliation with HomeTown Services Network. Hometown Window Cleaning is here year-round – not just seasonally – providing one-stop shopping on small jobs or large projects. Count on Hometown Window Cleaning for timely and affordable work. Its motto is and always will be “The Best Quality at a Fair Price.” SILVER – Brentwood Window Cleaning 240-0888 Brentwood Window Cleaning distinguishes itself by providing high-quality window cleaning and exceptional customer satisfaction.

In business for 11 years, owners Larry and Janet Kean work together to ensure your experience is only the best. Their desire to keep their standards high shows in all facets of their work, and they thank all their loyal customers for voting them among the Best of Brentwood. BRONZE – R.P. Maintenance Company 1145 Second St., 634-3639 www.rpmaintenanceco.com R.P. Maintenance does it all: window and carpet cleaning, pressure washing, hand-cleaning upholstery, floor care, cabinet restoration and commercial janitorial work. And R.P. Maintenance uses only Green Certified products.

Window Covering GOLD – Accent Shutters & Blinds 513-7130 In the window covering business for more than 16 years and serving Brentwood since 1996, Accent is a family owned and operated business offering an extensive product line of blinds, shades, shutters and

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SILVER – Budget Blinds of the Delta 513-1374 A regular winner in this category, our readers are positive this is one of the best places to visit for quality blinds and expert installation at – what else? – a budget price. Congratulations to Budget Blinds of the Delta for taking the Silver in the Best of Brentwood Window Covering category. BRONZE – World Class Window Coverings 626-7333, www.worldclassco.com An active member of the Brentwood community, World Class provides superior customer service from the beginning to the end of the process, drawing on its expertise to educate its customers and help them choose a window covering they’ll love for years to come – warrantied and at an affordable price.

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Best Eats & Drinks Appetizer GOLD – Vic Stewart’s 2270 Balfour Road, 240-2828 www.vicstewarts.com Ever since Vic Stewart’s brought its award-winning cuisine to Brentwood in December of 2008, diners with a taste for excellence have given rave reviews to the unmatched quality of its appetizers prepared by master chefs. And Vic Stewart’s creates the perfect environment in which to enjoy your appetizer, whether in its elegant dining room or the indoor and outdoor patios. SILVER – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Whether you’re enjoying the Seafood Stuffed Mushroom, Fresh Steamed Clams, Blue Point Oysters Rockefeller, Prawns ala Vasili or the crispy Fried Calamari, Cap’s appetizers are just the alluring gateway to a dining experience sure to be great. BRONZE – Prevot’s Oyster Bar & Grill 613 First St., 626-7461 Prevot’s offers tempting appetizers ranging from crab cakes to potato

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skins to its popular Oysters Rockefeller. Do you prefer to start your dining experience with a salad? Prevot’s lets you choose from a lineup of 12 spectacular salads.

Authentic Mexican Food GOLD – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6105 Our readers know authentic Mexican food when they taste it. Jalisco’s is the ideal place to bring the whole family and satisfy your craving for Mexican cuisine. Come early and enjoy huevos rancheros, a variety of American omelets, breakfast burritos and more. For lunch or dinner, try some of Jalisco’s popular salads, super wet burritos, chile rellenos, or choose one of six home-style soups made fresh daily from family recipes. For eight years in a row, Press readers have voted Jalisco’s one the town’s best Mexican restaurants. SILVER – La Costa 335 Oak St., 240-5299 Our Mexican-cuisine aficionados agree: if you’re looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant, look

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Best Eats & Drinks

BRONZE – La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St., 516-2233 La Fuente prides itself on the authenticity and consistent flavor of its Mexican recipes passed down from family and prepared by native Mexican cooks. A legion of loyal customers – including lots of Press readers – suggest you take your ultimate Mexican food search to La Fuente.

Bagel GOLD – Willy’s Bagels & Blends 1155 Second St., 634-2245 390 West Country Club Drive 634-2245 Willy’s Bagels and Blends has been a staple in the Brentwood community for many years. If you sit in Willy’s long enough, you’re bound to meet most of the city stopping

in for a delicious bagel sandwich or that much-needed cup of coffee. Willy’s business has persevered and flourished because of the support of the community – and because it supports the community back. Brentwood readers know Willy’s as a place where they get quality service, exceptional bagels and, most importantly, a friendly smile. SILVER – Bagel Street Café 3181 Balfour Road, 513-1972 The baking tradition at Bagel Street Café has been passed on for three generations. Bagel Street doesn’t believe in “standard.” It goes above and beyond to give you homemade, fresh, healthy bagels – no oil or preservatives are added – with lots of choices, and customer service the old-fashioned way. Its dough is made fresh in its Pleasanton production site. Bagel Street Café is the place for breakfast, lunch and catering for all events. BRONZE – Jazzed Espresso Café 2013 Elkins Way, 516-7600 www.jazzedespressocafe.com

Barbecue Ribs GOLD – Sticky Chicken & Ribs 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-2153 Sticky Chicken & Ribs serves up baby back ribs so tender you don’t need teeth – the meat falls right off the bone. Let these barbecue ribs specialists at Sticky Chicken & Ribs cater your next event for a mouth-watering meal your guests will love. And don’t forget to team up those ribs with Sticky Chicken & Ribs’ homemade potato salad and cole slaw. SILVER – Kinder’s Meats 5411 Lone Tree Way, 308-7997 A family-built business now into its third generation providing Brentwood with spectacular barbecue ribs, Kinder’s has become synonymous with quality. Pick up a couple slabs of St. Louis pork ribs for your grill or take a table in Kinder’s dining area and enjoy barbecue ribs on the spot. And don’t forget to take home a couple bottles of Kinder’s world-class barbecue sauce and marinades. BRONZE – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Ave., 513-0595

Barrel-cooked to perfection, Brentwood Fine Meats’ barbecue ribs become more popular every day. Come on in and see why.

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GOLD – Nikki, Tailgater’s 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 At a place where partying is always in order, a great bartender is a must, and our readers agree that Nikki is a perfect fit at Tailgaters. Grab a seat in Nikki’s corner of the world and you’ll enjoy top-notch attention. SILVER – Kishla, Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company 633 First St., 634-9463 You know you’re in for a good time when Kishla is behind the bar. Her extensive knowledge of wine and her warm personality will make your time at the Wine Company a memorable experience. BRONZE – Sylvia, Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Visit Cap’s and ask Sylvia to serve up your favorite drink while you drink in the ambience of Cap’s warm and

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friendly. Come on in! BRONZE – Perko’s Café & Grill 1135 Second St., 516-2671

GOLD – Digger’s Diner 2261 Balfour Road, 240-8958 The folks at Digger’s work hard to serve you a high-quality breakfast at a low, low price. Digger’s motto – “our goal is perfection” – is reflected in the enthusiasm and care its staff shows cooking and serving your breakfast. Stop by this friendly and community-minded restaurant soon and find out why our readers recommend it.

Burrito

SILVER – Brentwood Café 8500 Brentwood Blvd., 634-6503 www.diggersdiners.com Our readers know how important it is to get fueled up for a morning of hard work or play. And they highly recommend Brentwood Café as the fueling station. The kitchen cranks out the best breakfast fare in town – pancakes and waffles, bacon and sausage, and eggs – in a mind-boggling variety of preparations. The service is snappy and the atmosphere

SILVER – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6105 Our readers know a great burrito when they taste it. Jalisco’s is the ideal place to bring the whole family and satisfy your craving for an authentic, super wet burrito. For eight years in a row, Press readers have voted Jalisco’s one the town’s best Mexican restaurants.

GOLD – La Costa 335 Oak St., 240-5299 Looking for an authentic and generously portioned burrito? Look no further than La Costa. Not many folks can finish La Costa’s super burrito, which is a meal in itself. Dine in or take out at the lowest prices around. If you’re on a budget but want a great burrito, come dine at La Costa.

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SILVER – Ralph’s Catering 71 Sand Creek Road, 625-2307

Cheese Steak Sandwich GOLD – Charley’s Grilled Subs 6660 Lone Tree Way, 240-1552 www.charleys.com Take a bite of Charley’s sensational cheese steak sandwich, made to order in a clean, friendly environment and featuring only 95-percentlean sirloin plus real dairy cheese and fresh sliced vegetables, and you’ll understand why our readers voted this place the Best of Brentwood. Charley’s mission is to “encourage and strengthen our neighbors and

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GOLD – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Ave., 513-0595

Brentwood Fine Meats provides catering for special events, weddings, private parties, graduations and just about any occasion. They offer a variety of quality and delicious foods that help make your event a hit. Brentwood Fine Meats’ packages feature tri-tip, chicken and ribs chosen for flavor and value and barrel-cooked to perfection. And don’t forget to ask about their famous beans and cheesy bread.

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honor God,” and does so through a variety of fundraising support that includes the Golden Hills Youth Mission trip, Pioneer Elementary and Freedom High activities, and the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. SILVER – Digger’s Diner 2261 Balfour Road, 240-8958 www.diggersdiners.com The folks at Digger’s work hard to serve you a high-quality Cheese Steak Sandwich at a low price. Digger’s motto – “our goal is perfection” – is reflected in the enthusiasm and care its staff shows cooking and serving your sandwich. Stop by this friendly and community-minded restaurant soon and find out why our readers recommend it.

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BRONZE – Sticky Chicken & Ribs 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-2153 Sticky Chicken & Ribs serves up delicious chicken wings that’ll make your tastebuds take flight. Let the chicken-wing specialists at Sticky Chicken & Ribs cater your next event for a mouth-watering meal your guests will love. And don’t forget to team up those chicken wings with Sticky Chicken & Ribs’ homemade potato salad and cole slaw.

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row. And no wonder: Wingstop has taken chicken wings to a whole new level by saucing and tossing them in a choice of nine flavors. Wingstop isn’t “fast food” – its wings are made with care and served piping hot. Every order is made fresh when you order it; nothing sits under a heat lamp. And Wingstop’s sides are homemade. Its seasoned fries, made from Idaho potatoes, are cut fresh daily. SILVER – Tailgater’s 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281

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GOLD – HiBar 2300 Sand Creek Road, 513-6096 Hibar might be a sit-down establishment, but it gets your food out to you fast, and with friendly, familyrestaurant service. You can decide which dishes to enjoy by checking out samples of Hibar’s menu at the counter, take a taste before you order – even special-order items. By the way, Hibar doesn’t serve only Chinese fare, but Hawaiian, Japanese and Filipino. And if you’re looking for a top-notch Asian cuisine caterer, give Hibar a call.

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SILVER – Dragon City 71 Sand Creek Road, 513-2722 In the restaurant business for more than 21 years, Andy Feng knows how to provide superb Chinese cuisine – plus sushi, other Japanese dishes, even Thai cuisine – in a friendly atmosphere. Dragon City uses only the freshest meats, seafood and produce, and it chops its vegetables daily. Visit Dragon City and you’ll see why it builds lasting relationships with its customers. BRONZE – Chef Chen 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 634-8062 In its 19th year serving Brentwood scrumptious Chinese fare, Chef Chen draws from his vast experience and Hong Kong training to cook up fresh, imaginative dishes. Dine in or take out, and take advantage of Chef Chen’s top-notch catering.

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Deli

GOLD – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Ave., 513-0595 Brentwood Fine Meats’ delicious meats are now available ready to eat cold or from the grill. Stop by and sit down to taste why everyone raves about their tri-tip sandwiches, chicken breast sandwiches, steak sandwiches, hamburgers and cold meat sandwiches. Brentwood Fine Meats’ deli features fresh deli meats and cheese from Boarshead and Saag’s. SILVER – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St., 634-6780 Safeway’s Second Street store has been a delicatessen mainstay in Brentwood for a long time, and the newer and larger Balfour Road store upholds Safeway’s reputation as a big-time deli with small-town charm. Drop by and see why our readers voted it one of Brentwood’s Best. BRONZE – Kinder’s Meats 5411 Lone Tree Way, 308-7997 A family-built business now into its third generation providing Brentwood with spectacular deli featuring a wide variety of meats, Kinder’s has become synonymous with quality. Order for the holidays and your special events. And keep in mind: Kinder’s offers expert catering.

Desserts

GOLD – Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 2485 Sand Creek Road, 513-3384 www.brentwoodchocolates.com Since opening its doors in The Streets of Brentwood in 2008, this gourmet chocolatier specializes in caramel apples, freshly made fudge, truffles, plus gift boxes and baskets. They even make dog treats. Got a craving for frozen, chocolate-dipped cheesecake or bananas? No problem. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will also handle desserts for wedding events, corporate events and parties. No wonder our readers awarded it the Best of Brentwood Gold. SILVER – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 You haven’t had a dessert until you’ve tried Bananas Foster, prepared tableside by your friendly host at Cap’s. Cherries Jubilee and Crepe Suzette are also musts at this outstanding restaurant. Take our readers’ advice and save some room for these tantalizing treats.

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BRONZE – TLCakes 7710 Brentwood Blvd., 513-3688 In addition to its custom birthday and wedding cakes, TLCakes offers creative and innovative hand-decorated cookies, special desserts and pastries, and is happy to customize your order.

Donuts

GOLD – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St., 634-6780 From beignets to Bismarcks, churros to cinnamon twists, Safeway offers the best selection, service and price in the world of donuts. Its two Brentwood locations mean you’re never far from a delightful donut fix. SILVER – Quik Stop 3940 Walnut Blvd., 634-0369 Quik Stop is one of Brentwood’s favorite places to grab a delicious donut in the morning. The store also carries a nice variety of other pastries guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. BRONZE – Willy’s Bagels & Blends 1155 Second St., 634-2245 390 West Country Club Drive, 634-2245

Fine Dining

GOLD – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 As one of Brentwood’s main fine-dining attractions, Cap’s is in the business of living up to high expectations. And it meets those expectations with an experienced staff, the highest-quality ingredients, and dishes not usually found in your own kitchen or other restaurants. It’s extremely important to all the people at Cap’s, from management and cooks to bartenders, servers and busboys, that you enjoy your finedining experience.

SILVER – Vic Stewart’s 2270 Balfour Road, 240-2828 www.vicstewarts.com Ever since Vic Stewart’s brought its award-winning cuisine to Brentwood in December of 2008, diners with a taste for excellence have given rave reviews to the unmatched quality of its steak and seafood dishes prepared by master chefs. Vic Stewart’s creates an intimate and romantic dining environment, whether in its elegant dining room or the indoor and outdoor patios. Add to these Vic Stewart’s outstanding service and affordable prices and you’ll understand why Brentwood diners voted it among the Finest of the Fine. BRONZE – Prevot’s Oyster Bar & Grill 613 First St., 626-7461 Walk through Prevot’s doors and you’ll be enchanted not only by the aromas of superb cuisine; you’ll feel immediately welcome. Chef and proprietor Daniel Prevot is a master of a wide range of cuisines. For a broad sampling of Prevot’s outstanding fare, order the four-course PrixFixe dinner. You’ll love the flavors, textures, eye-appeal – and prices – of this culinary haven in downtown Brentwood.

French Fries

GOLD – McDonald’s 7455 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4414 2351 Balfour Road, 516-6790 SILVER – Digger’s Diner 2261 Balfour Road, 240-8958 www.diggersdiners.com The folks at Digger’s know the importance of hot, crisp fries as a complement to your meal, and they work hard to serve you the best fries with the best service at the best price in town. Stop by this friendly and community-minded restaurant soon and find out why “our goal is perfec-

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GOLD – Digger’s Diner 2261 Balfour Road, 240-8958 www.diggersdiners.com The folks at Digger’s work hard to serve you the best burger with the best service at the best price in town. They use only the freshest ground beef – never frozen ­– and the freshest produce when they build your dream burger. Stop by this friendly and community-minded restaurant soon and find out why “our goal is perfection” is Digger’s motto. Our readers think it’s burgerrific. SILVER – In-N-Out Burger 5581 Lone Tree Way, 800-786-1000 www.in-n-out.com Since 1948, In-N-Out has been committed to making great-tasting, made-to-order burgers, fries and shakes. It’s all part of their dedication to quality, freshness, friendliness and cleanliness. Try In-N-Out’s hamburgers or cheeseburgers wrapped in

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Happy Hour GOLD – Vic Stewart’s 2270 Balfour Road, 240-2828 www.vicstewarts.com Vic Stewart’s boisterous Happy Hour, featuring its famous $5 martini and Western-style bar, is a must-do for anyone looking to unwind in Brentwood after a long day. You’ll get generous pours at a good price – and service that’ll make you forget your worries. When it’s time to rendezvous with friends for good conversation and a throat-cooling drink, think Happy Hour at Vic Stewart’s.

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BRONZE – Red Robin 2385 Sand Creek Road, 516-9020 www.redrobin.com Since Red Robin opened its doors in 2009, it has been wowing throngs of customers. And you’ll be impressed by the staff’s dedication to efficiency and personal service. At Red Robin, burgers are the specialty of the house. Check it out.

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BRONZE – Harvest Park Bowl 5000 Balfour Road, 516-1221 www.harvestparkbowl.com Our readers are obviously happy that Harvest Park Bowl’s famous Happy Hour, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m., is a Brentwood institution they can count on. Come on over and join them at the party!

Hot Dogs

GOLD – Digger’s Diner 2261 Balfour Road, 240-8958 www.diggersdiners.com The folks at Digger’s work hard to serve you the best hot dog with the best service at the best price

in town. They use only the freshest meat – never frozen ­– and the freshest produce when they build your dream dog. Stop by this friendly and community-minded restaurant soon and find out why “our goal is perfection” is Digger’s motto. Our readers think it’s the hottest hot dog spot around. SILVER – Quik Stop 3940 Walnut Blvd., 634-0369 Quik Stop features 100-percent beef hot dogs, world-famous Bahama Mama Smoked Sausages and other wonderfully delicious roller grill items. Make sure to stop in for a quick and easy breakfast, lunch or dinner. BRONZE – Armand’s Dogs 216-2308, aalfredjr3@aol.com He’s the hot dog man on the go who “aims to please and not to tease.” Look for Armand cruising the highways and byways of Brentwood serving up all-beef hot dogs and hot links with that perfect snap and crunch when you bite into them. Armand is from New Orleans, and brings Louisiana Delta charm and R MEDA VE AWARD

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SILVER – Tailgater’s 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 Want to get happy? Get your tail over to Tailgater’s between 4 and 7 p.m. Its Happy Hour is a hoppin’ happenin’, and its karaoke, live music, flat-screen and big-screen TVs, pool tables and covered outdoor dining/ social area make it one of the most popular spots in Brentwood. See why Press readers know Tailgater’s delivers the biggest bang for your Happy Hour buck.

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southern hospitality to his service. Since he’s mobile, he can cater events at your home or office. You’ll walk up with a smile and leave with an even bigger smile.

Ice Cream

GOLD – Baskin Robbins 31 1145 Second St., 516-0230 There are 31-derful reasons Baskin Robbins has been named one of Brentwood’s Best by Press readers eight years in a row. So many choices make for so much enjoyment. Baskin Robbins has been making superb ice cream for decades – and it shows. It’s not just the variety; it’s the quality and flavor. And for your next bash, serve your ice cream in cake form. Baskin Robbins makes dazzlingly delicious and beautiful ice cream cakes. SILVER – Loard’s Ice Cream 7760 Brentwood Blvd., 634-0055 A Bay Area tradition is here to stay in Brentwood and give this city a taste of the good stuff. Loard’s uses the highest-grade dairy creams with premium ingredients and minimal whipped air. Diet fads come and go, but you can count on Loard’s to serve a classic premium ice cream. Take a seat and enjoy a sundae or shake that’ll take you back to the happy days. BRONZE – Cold Stone Creamery 3140 Balfour Road, 240-8879

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Italian Restaurant

GOLD – Grazie! Grille 2505 Sand Creek Road, 634-9223 www.grazieusa.com Our readers can’t separate the name Grazie from the imagery and aromas of great Italian cuisine, from classic pasta dishes to cutting-edge creations echoing sunny Tuscany. You’ll love Grazie’s Mediterranean ambience, varied and moderately

priced wine offerings, and gracious service. Buon appetito! SILVER – Prevot’s Oyster Bar & Grill 613 First St., 626-7461 Prevot serves spectacular Italian regional cuisine at an affordable price. Chef and proprietor Daniel Prevot uses only the freshest and highest-quality product and ingredients in his authentic Italian dishes. You’ll love the flavors, textures, eyeappeal – and prices – of this culinary haven in downtown Brentwood. BRONZE – Strings Italian Café 2500 Sand Creek Road, 513-6513 www.stringscafe.com Strings Italian Café offers delicious, quality Italian food at a price anyone can afford. From tasty seafood, veal and poultry dishes to traditional Italian favorites, Strings has something for everyone.

Japanese Restaurant

GOLD – Mikado Bistro 2500 Sand Creek Road, 308-7108 Since Mikado Bistro opened its doors in March of this year, it has continued to perfect its outstanding menu – and our readers have responded by voting it the Best. Mikado’s sushi chef’s 10 years of experience and Chinese chef’s 35 years are devoted to preparing the freshest and highest-quality seafood, including monthly sushi specials. You’ll find an impressive array of beer, wine and saki to complement your meal. And despite its Japanese name, Mikado’s menu offers an extensive selection of authentic Chinese dishes. Care to dine at home? Mikado provides free delivery in Brentwood. SILVER – Shirasoni Japanese Steakhouse 6367 Lone Tree Way, 240-7808 Serving the freshest, finest Japa-

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BRONZE – Mangetsu 50 Sand Creek Road, 513-2268 www.mangetsuus.com Mangetsu delivers sensational Japanese cuisine, from traditional Japanese fare to innovative fusion dishes, in a family-friendly environment. “Mangetsu” literally means “full Moon”; spiritually, it means to relax and enjoy your life with the ones you love. Visit Mangetsu’s saki and vodka bar before retiring to the dining room, and enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Live Music

SILVER – The Streets of Brentwood 2565 Sand Creek Road and Highway 4 Bypass, 516-8500 The Streets of Brentwood has become an East County destination

BRONZE – La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St., 516-2233 Lovers of live music enjoy Brentwood’s beautiful summer nights on La Fuente’s spacious patio Fridays and Saturdays. When the cold and rain set in, La Fuente brings the tunes inside courtesy of a DJ, karaoke and dancing.

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GOLD – La Costa 335 Oak St., 240-5299 If you’re looking for an authentic Mexican meal for under 10 bucks, look no further. La Costa’s super burrito, a meal in itself, will fill you up without emptying your wallet. Dine in or take out at the lowest prices around. If you’re on a budget but want great food, come dine at La Costa. SILVER – In N Out Burger 5581 Lone Tree Way, 800-786-1000 www.in-n-out.com Since 1948, In-N-Out has been committed to making great-tasting, made-to-order burgers, fries and shakes at a reasonable price. It’s all part of their dedication to quality, freshness, friendliness and cleanliness.

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New Restaurant

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for more than shopping. The live music of its summer concert series and festivals makes it a great place to take the family and just hang out. The Streets of Brentwood – the place to be and be seen.

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Best Eats & Drinks full salad bar, sandwiches, appetizers, wine and 14 beers, and gives sports fans a choice of 13 plasma TVs to watch. The Game’s kitchen takes the time to cook pizzas to order (in a deck oven) and top them with high-quality ingredients, especially the meats and vegetables – which is why they taste so good. The Game’s private room can be reserved for any event. SILVER – Bankok 101 2505 Sand Creek Road, 513-1065 Bankok 101 opened its doors last June to the delight of diners with a passion for unique and sensationally seasoned cuisine. A full-service restaurant filled with the exotic aromas of Thai cooking, Bankok 101’s lunch dishes start at $7.95; dinner at $9.95 – and according to our readers, are worth every penny.

Outdoor Dining Outdoor Dining GOLD – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Dine on the patio of Cap’s and you’ll experience a touch of Europe. While enjoying an exquisite meal and fine wine in an outdoor setting second to none, you can watch the action of downtown Brentwood and view the new Civic Center. SILVER – La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St., 516-2233 Outdoor dining is available all day during good weather on La Fuente’s spacious patio. Enjoy dancing and music in the evening under lighted trees. A legion of loyal customers suggests you take your ultimate out-

door-dining search to La Fuente. BRONZE – Nines American Cooking 100 Summerset Drive, 516-3400 Located at the venerable The Golf Club at Brentwood, Nines provides a beautiful setting for the city’s al fresco diners. And Nines menu goes way beyond the typical golf course restaurant fare. You don’t need to be a golfer to enjoy Nines outstanding cuisine.

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GOLD – Aladino’s Pizza 4411 Balfour Road, 240-6363 Brentwood gives you a bewildering variety of pizza places to choose from, but Press voters aren’t dazed and confused: Aladinos is the pizzeria you should put at the top of your list. Aladino’s superb crusts, wide range of fresh toppings and outstanding service make it Brentwood’s Best. SILVER – Round Table Pizza 2540 Sand Creek Road, 240-8778 BRONZE – Mountain Mike’s 1185 Second St., 308-4544 New owner Luis Seita has renovated

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also healthy for you. It differs from other Mongolian BBQs by offering brown rice, zero-calorie noodles and no frozen meats. Oodles is all about choice. You choose your carbohydrate, your veggies and meats. Customer satisfaction is Oodles’ No. 1 goal.

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GOLD – Round Table Pizza 2540 Sand Creek Road, 240-8778 When you need that pizza fix fast, the go-to guys at Round Table are just a phone call away. Brentwood Press readers put the stopwatch on Round Table and concluded that for timely and reliable delivery, it’s the Best in town. SILVER – Aladino’s Pizza 4411 Balfour Road, 240-6363 Brentwood gives you a bewildering variety of pizza delivery places to choose from, but Press voters aren’t dazed and confused: Aladinos is one of the pizzerias you should put at the top of your list. BRONZE – Mountain Mike’s 1185 Second St., 308-4544 Mountain Mike’s has earned a reputation as a snappy deliverer

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SILVER – Aladino’s Pizza 4411 Balfour Road, Suite A, 240-6363 Brentwood gives you a bewildering variety of pizza places to choose from, but Press voters aren’t dazed and confused. Aladino’s superb crusts, wide range of fresh toppings and outstanding service make it one of Brentwood’s Best. BRONZE – Mountain Mike’s 1185 Second St., 308-4544 Mountain Mike’s array of 11 specialty pizzas plus an assortment of spectacular toppings give you a pizza lover’s favorite dilemma – variety, variety, variety.

Place for Karaoke

GOLD – Harvest Park Bowl 5000 Balfour Road, 516-1221 www.harvestparkbowl.com Come sing karaoke and entertain everyone at Open Mic Nights in the Spare Timers Lounge Wednesday through Saturday nights. See why so many Press readers agree that Harvest Park Bowl delivers the biggest bang for your karaoke buck. SILVER – Code Brew Coffee and More 2485 Sand Creek Road, 513-3500

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BRONZE – Tailgaters 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 Tailgater’s is a place where partying is always in order. Its Thursday night karaoke, happy hour, live music, flat-screen and big-screen TVs, pool tables and covered outdoor dining/ social area make it one of the most hoppin’ spots in Brentwood.

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GOLD – Vic Stewart’s 2270 Balfour Road, 240-2828 www.vicstewarts.com Vic Stewart’s elegant and intimate setting, featuring its famous $5 martini and augmented by its Westernstyle bar, is an ideal destination for anyone looking to unwind in Brentwood for a quiet drink after a long day. You’ll get generous pours at a good price – and service that’ll make you forget your worries. When it’s time to rendezvous with friends for quiet conversation over your favorite beverage, think Vic Stewart’s.

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SILVER – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Cap’s has the friendliest bartenders in town, always ready to serve you creative cocktails from their special drink menu. Cap’s upscale ambience makes it a great place to meet with new and old friends over some cheer.

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BRONZE – Nines American Cooking 100 Summerset Drive, 516-3400 Located at the venerable Brentwood Golf Club, Nines provides a perfect environment for enjoying a

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Restaurant for Kids

GOLD – Red Robin 2385 Sand Creek Road, 516-9020 www.redrobin.com When your kids are ready for a tasty excursion, Red Robin is ready for them. Red Robin provides a separate kids’ menu that’s sure to please to most discriminating palate, and serves your kids with patience and a big smile. SILVER – Chuck E. Cheese 6061 Lone Tree Way, 240-5136 Chuck E. Cheese doesn’t merely know the drill – it practically invented the drill. For an environment tailored to kids’ tastes in food and fun, you won’t find a more finely tuned operation than Chuck E. Cheese. BRONZE – McDonald’s 7455 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4414 2351 Balfour Road, 516-6790 McDonald’s has got its kid-friendly environment down to a science. Kids don’t just get great kid food at McDonald’s; they romp in a total kid world. Load ’em up and bring ’em on over. They’ll love it.

Restaurant for Seniors

GOLD – Perko’s Café & Grill 1135 Second St., 516-2671 The staff at Perko’s is dedicated to going the extra mile, providing its senior customers with warm, personalized service. Perko’s Café & Grill offers excellent quality and value for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stop by and see why our senior readers recommend Perko’s as the top spot in town. SILVER – Brentwood Café 8500 Brentwood Blvd., 634-6503

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GOLD – Kevin, Red Robin 2385 Sand Creek Road, 516-9020 www.redrobin.com Congratulations to Kevin for nabbing the top spot in a category that restaurant goers scrutinize closely. A member of the Red Robin team since it opened in Brentwood, Kevin’s a great server with a great personality. His communication skills and punctuality at your table make him the complete package. SILVER – Nikki, Tailgater’s 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 At a restaurant staffed with excellent servers, Nikki stands out in our readers’ minds as one server whose station you should request. Let Nikki guide you through Tailgater’s menu. Sit back, relax and enjoy. BRONZE – Miguel “Mike,” Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6105 Jalisco’s diners know they’re in good hands with Miguel. His knowledgeable, friendly and efficient service earned him our readers’ vote as one of Brentwood’s Best.

Salad

GOLD – Salad Makers 2565 Sand Creek Road, 240-2835 Freshness is the key to any great salad, and the folks at Salad Makers are fanatical about putting together a salad masterpiece that tastes garden-fresh. Their produce – 15 to 20 percent of which is organic – is the best in town and their portions

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2010 are large. Don’t miss out on Salad Makers’ excellent soup, too – a perfect complement to your salad. A family-owned business, Salad Makers not only serves healthy products; they partner with organizations dedicated to healthy lifestyles.

Jalisco’s is an ideal place to bring the whole family and satisfy your craving for spectacular Mexican food, accompanied by a homemade salsa that Press readers voted the Best. Jalisco’s salsa explodes with flavor – stop by and experience it for yourself.

SILVER – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Cap’s has got its salad act down cold – and crisp. Cap’s salads are fresh and generously portioned. The Mediterranean Salad is an exotic blend of flavors for a light meal. And the traditional Caesar Salad can be topped with shrimp, chicken or smoked salmon.

SILVER – La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St., 516-2233 La Fuente prides itself on a homemade salsa known for its perfect flavor balance and intensity. A legion of loyal customers suggests you take your salsa search to La Fuente.

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GOLD – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Ave., 513-0595 Brentwood Fine Meats’ sandwiches continue to be voted the best in town. Stop by, sit down and taste why everyone raves about Brentwood Fine Meats’ tri-tip, chicken breast, steak and cold meat sandwiches – and hamburgers. Its deli features fresh meats and cheese from Boarshead and Saag’s. Brentwood Fine Meats has the variety and

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GOLD – Sweeney’s Grille & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5192 A glance at Sweeney’s seafood offerings suggests you’re in for a treat. But when that dish comes to your table, you’ll know why Press readers voted Sweeney’s the Best seafood spot in town. Whether it’s a fresh fish filet grilled to perfection or your favorite sautéed shrimp preparation, Sweeney’s will take you to the seafood stratosphere.

Soup GOLD – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Cap’s is known for the best clam chowder in East County, featured every Friday. The chef prepares a different Soup of the Day every day, and home-style minestrone is avail-

SILVER – Prevot’s Oyster Bar & Grill 613 First St., 626-7461

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BRONZE – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Cap’s seafood is delivered daily to guarantee freshness. Their creative chefs are always serving you exquisite seafood recipes to satisfy every palate. The Crab/Seafood Cioppino and Lobster Tail are things you must experience.

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Best Eats & Drinks able all the time. Nothing is better than fresh, crispy French bread and a hot bowl of soup at Cap’s. SILVER – Pho Vietnam 622 First St., 516-5654 Pho Vietnam serves generous portions of outstanding soup at low prices. Stop by and taste why Pho Vietnam’s Tom Yum and Pho soups are so popular. BRONZE – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6105 Our readers know great soup when they taste it, and Jalisco’s six homestyle soups made fresh daily from family recipes have earned Jalisco’s a reputation as one the town’s best.

Steak

GOLD – Vic Stewart’s 2270 Balfour Road, 240-2828 www.vicstewarts.com Ever since Vic Stewart’s brought its award-winning cuisine to Brentwood in December of 2008, diners with a taste for excellence have given rave reviews to the unmatched quality of its steaks prepared by master chefs.

And Vic Stewart’s creates a perfect environment in which to enjoy your steak, whether in its elegant dining room or the indoor and outdoor patios. Add to these Vic Stewart’s outstanding service and affordable prices and you’ll understand why Brentwood diners voted its steak experience the Best. SILVER – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Cap’s is in the business of living up to high expectations. You’ll find only the best Prime Choice beef here. Whether it be a New York Steak, Filet Mignon Steak or Prime Rib, you can be certain to get the highest quality and flavor. Try the Sunday Special, “Two Prime Rib Dinners and a Bottle of Wine.” BRONZE – Sweeney’s Grille & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5192 A glance at Sweeney’s steak offerings suggests you’re in for a treat. But when that perfectly grilled steak arrives at your table, you’ll know why Press readers voted Sweeney’s one of the Best steak spots in town.

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Sushi

GOLD – Mangetsu 50 Sand Creek Road, 513-2268 Brentwood’s sushi-loving community knows that Mangetsu delivers sensational Japanese cuisine, from traditional Japanese fare to innovative fusion dishes, in a family-friendly environment. Its sushi and sashimi – fresh, flavorful and beautifully presented – is the best in town. Stop by and enjoy Mangetsu’s saki and vodka bar before retiring to the dining room, and enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday nights. SILVER – Bluefin 5401 Lone Tree Way, 513-8808 BRONZE – Happy Sushi 3101 Balfour Road, 513-1188 Happy Sushi prepares wonderful Japanese food, including more than a hundred sushi rolls to choose from, for sushi lovers, beginners and non-raw fish eaters alike. Experience this restaurant’s fresh and artistically presented sushi creations, its

sushi bar with HD TV and its friendly atmosphere, and you’ll understand why its first name is “Happy.”

Thai Food

GOLD – Bangkok 101 Thai Cuisine 2505 Sand Creek Road, 513-1065 Bangkok 101 prepares its sensational Thai cuisine with the freshest ingredients and an array of spices your tastebuds will find pleasantly surprising. If you’re looking to try something unique, come to Bangkok 101 and order the Pad Thai, the Tom Kha, or one of the chef’s popular yellow curry dishes. SILVER – Lone Tree Thai Cuisine 5401 Lone Tree Way, 516-3343 The marvelous flavors, aromas and ingredients of Thai food are unique in Asian cuisine. One primary difference is the spices, and Lone Tree Thai’s kitchen delivers dishes seasoned with unforgettable skill. Lone Tree Thai has this category sewn up.

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Wine List (Restaurant) GOLD – Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company 633 First St., 634-9463 www.cocowineco.com Wine is what this store is all about. Step inside and be treated to a wide and intriguing selection of bottles to taste and take home. Co. Co. County Wine Company’s fun and informative staff, who can introduce you to superb local winemaking treasures, makes you feel part of the family. In vino veritas! SILVER – Vic Stewart’s 2270 Balfour Road, 240-2828 www.vicstewarts.com Ever since Vic Stewart’s brought its fabulous wine list to Brentwood in December of 2008, wine lovers with a taste for a broad selection of quality bottles at affordable prices

have given this place rave reviews. And Vic Stewart’s creates an elegant environment in which to enjoy your elegant wine. BRONZE – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 The wine list at Cap’s is updated quarterly by the restaurant’s wine specialist. You’ll find top-quality wines here as well as some of the trendy new blends – all at a moderate price. And Cap’s popular house wine is always in demand.

Yogurt GOLD – Yogurt Pizzazz 3860 Balfour Road, 626-7840 2455 Sand Creek Road, 418-4473 At Yogurt Pizazz, you can build your yogurt masterpiece “your way,” taking advantage of an array of toppings including fresh fruit cut daily. You’ll love the flavors – and the health benefits of those active cultures such as acidophilus, which help fight digestive disorders. Yogurt Pizzazz welcomes private parties at its Balfour Road location, and invites

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Index to Advertisers A Senior Connection ............................................. 56

Deer Ridge/Shadow Lakes Golf ........................... 45

McDonald’s ............................................................ 75

Absolute Housekeeping Services ........................ 68

Delta Barber Shop . ............................................... 48

MD Construction ................................................... 32

Accent Shutters & Blinds ...................................... 24

Delta Pure Water Inc ............................................ 29

Mikado Bistro ........................................................ 72

Ace Hardware . ...................................................... 63

Delta Ranches, Lori Abreu and John Fink ......... 31

Monkey Wrenches ................................................ 12

Acorn Self Storage ................................................ 41

Delta Roofing ........................................................ 68

Mortgage Matters, Trevor Frey ........................... 67

Aladino’s Pizza . ..................................................... 72

Delta Spine & Sportcare ....................................... 64

Not Native . ............................................................ 54

Allstate Insurance, Tim Biglow ............................ 40

Delta Valley Athletic Club ...................................... 2

Oodles of Noodles ................................................ 69

Alvis Frantz and Associates .................................. 76

Dent King . ............................................................. 26

Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market ............................. 73

Apex Securities ...................................................... 28

Dependable Carpet Cleaning .............................. 20

Pacific Funding Group .......................................... 17

Apple Tree Christian Preschool ............................ 43

Diablo Delta Painting ........................................... 41

Parkway Dental Care ............................................ 65

Armand’s Dogs ...................................................... 75

Diablo Tax Professionals, Inc. ............................... 30

Peña’s Motors ........................................................ 38

Art Inspired Studios .............................................. 44

Digger’s Diner ........................................................ 69

Planet Tan .............................................................. 53

AT&T Authorized Retailer .................................... 31

Discovery Pest Control .......................................... 35

Bagel Street Café .................................................. 71

Doggie Depot ........................................................ 62

Platinum Tint & Car Audio ................................... 66

Bangkok 101 Thai Cuisine .................................... 71

Drs. Doug & Wendy Herman ............................... 39

Bank of the West .................................................. 66

Dr. John Esterkyn . ................................................. 62

Big Hit Studios ....................................................... 76

Drs. Yogesh Trehan and Allan Frank ................... 63

Big O Tires .............................................................. 34

Eden Plains Nursery .............................................. 38

Body by Santi ......................................................... 40

Eskaton Lodge ......................................................... 1

Body Works Massage Therapy . ........................... 77

Expressions Dance Academy ................................ 67

Book Busters Bookkeeping Service ..................... 52

Extreme Pizza ........................................................ 75

Bowman & Son Builders ....................................... 36

Eyecare Galleria Optometry . ............................... 40

Brentwood Auto Parts NAPA .............................. 16

Flowers By Gerry ................................................... 46

Brentwood Auto Spa ............................................ 49

Golden Hills Christian School ............................... 63

Brentwood Bike Company ................................... 55

Golden Photography ............................................ 61

Brentwood Café .................................................... 70

Got U Covered Upholstery ................................... 54

Brentwood Dentistry Dental Group ................... 56

Grooming Lounge & More .................................. 61

Brentwood Family Dental ...................................... 5

Heather Paulson, Tangles Salon .......................... 56

Brentwood Fine Meats ......................................... 28

Henson Plumbing . ................................................ 54

Brentwood Massage ............................................. 60

HiTech Nails & Spa . ............................................... 55

Brentwood Muffler & Auto Repair ..................... 33

Holiday Inn Express ............................................... 50

Brentwood Pediatrics, Dr. Jaime Garcia . ............ 53

HomeLife Senior Care . ......................................... 65

Brentwood Pet Resort .......................................... 48

HomeTown Window Cleaning ............................ 53

Brentwood Podiatry ............................................. 56

IRS Cleaners ........................................................... 36

Brentwood Press ................................................... 43

Iannaccone Chiropractic ....................................... 59

Brentwood Smog Express .................................... 44

Itsy Bitsy Preschool ................................................ 68

Budget Blinds of the Delta . ................................. 59

Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant ................................ 74

Business Books . ..................................................... 76

John Muir Health .................................................. 13

Cabanas in the Garden ......................................... 27

Johnson Heating & Air Conditioning ................ IFC

Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill ................................. 77

Jose Martinez, State Farm Insurance .................. 64

Carson Swim School .............................................. 52

Kendall Automotive ............................................... 8

Celebration Christian Schools .............................. 22

Kisses of Sunshine ................................................. 42

The Streets of Brentwood . ..................................3

Christopher A. Becnel, Attorney at Law ............. 51

Kumon Math & Reading Center . ........................ 46

Travis Credit Union ...............................................6

City Block ............................................................... 23

LA Boxing . ............................................................. 35

Trilogy at The Vineyards ................................... 15

CJ Bradley’s Electric ............................................... 60

La Costa Taqueria .................................................. 70

Vibe Salon .......................................................... 61

Code Brew Coffee and More ............................... 78

La Fuente Mexican Restaurant ............................ 75

Vic Stewart’s ....................................................... 79

Contra Costa Appliance Service . ......................... 10

LEBEC, Inc. .............................................................. 42

Vision Optix Optometry ...........Inside Back Cover

Cortona Park Senior Living at Brentwood ........... 4

Les Schwab Tire Center . ....................................... 32

Vornhagen Body and Paint .............................. 18

Cowboys & Angels ................................................ 68

Lisa Ferrante, Edward Jones ................................ 51

Willy’s Bagels and Blends .................................. 70

Creative Curbs ....................................................... 58

Logan Pools ........................................................... 61

World Class Window Coverings . ...................... 65

Cre’me dela Gem Jewelry .................................... 20

Lucy’s Nail Salon .................................................... 29

Yogurt Jungle .................................................... 73

Crosley Gracie Academy ....................................... 30

Luxury Nails & Spa . ............................................... 60

Yogurt Pizazz ..................................................... 77

Dainty Center/Willow Wood School ................... 39

Maselli Bros . .......................................................... 44

Zapp Inc. Electric ................................................ 57

Dallas Shanks Services . ......................................... 14

McCurley’s Flooring .............................................. 37

Zeigler Insurance ............................................... 33

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Premier Capital Mortgage ................................... 25 Prestige Press & Signs ........................................... 37 Prevot’s Oyster Bar & Grill .................................... 74 Pristine Fine Carpet & Upholstery ....................OBC Prudential California Realty ................................. 34 Purple Cow Websites ............................................ 76 QuikStop .................................................................. 7 Raley’s ..................................................................... 19 Reagan Management Services ............................ 63 Resurrection Ministries’ Wee Care Center . ........ 58 Robert Sheffield, DDS ........................................... 50 R.P. Maintenance Company ................................. 60 Salad Makers ......................................................... 71 Sand Creek Crossing ............................................. 21 Sawã Spa ................................................................ 65 Sexton Heating & Air ........................................ 54 Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant ......................... 73 Stevens Mechanical ........................................... 58 Sticky Chicken & Ribs . ....................................... 79 Sunbusters Patio Covers .................................... 47 Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation . .................9 Tangles Salon ..................................................... 58 The Art of Hair, Teresa Ramirez ....................... 76 The Game Sports Pub ’N Pizza ......................... 78 The Golf Club at Brentwood ............................ 26 The Little Gym . .................................................. 11 The Pool Guy ...................................................... 42

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