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The Brentwood Press Seventh Annual

Best of Brentwood Magazine

Reader’s Choice Awards

Your Community Salutes All This Year’s Gold, Silver & Bronze Winners! Brent woodpress.com


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very year, we at the Press wait on the receiving end of all those Best of Brentwood ballots like surfers paddling prostrate on their boards, bracing for the monster wave building up and bearing down on them. We know we’re about to take a wild ride – and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Thousands of votes were cast by you and meticulously counted by us. Thanks to everyone who took the time to fill out a ballot, four of whom were $50 winners of our random drawing. From left to right, they are: Carinna De La Cruz, John Parlog, Wes Sands and Valerie Yancey.

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he Brentwood Press is proud to present the 2008 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. As Brentwood’s population continues to grow, the options for where to get the things you need and



Founder & President Jimmy Chamoures

Publisher Greg Robinson

Managing Editor Rick Lemyre

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 2008 star on the door of local establishments and know they’ve been painstakingly singled out as the stars of the community.

Best of Brentwood Editor Ger Erickson

Production Manager Lonnie de Lambert

Art Director Teri Fitzhugh

Graphic Artists Jac Carter, Carol Laird, Anne Ray, Yvette Tipton

Contributing Writer Samie Hartley

Advertising Services Michele Aguilar, Sharon Finerty, Tamara LaValley, Amber Moss

Advertising Sales Representatives Brynn Althar, Sonia Beasley, Charlene Cameron, Brandi Dymond, Fred Ginsler, Vinca Niccum, Rebecca Porterfield

Best of Brentwood magazine is a publication of the Brentwood Press and Publishing Corporation Brentwood Office: 248 Oak St., Brentwood, CA 94513 Phone 925-634-1441 • Fax 925-634-1975

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Best Shops & Retail Services Antique Dealer

GOLD – The Vintage House 735 Second St., 634-1795 The Vintage House offers one-of-a-kind antique and vintage furniture, jewelry, linens, china, pottery, clothing, paintings, and just about anything for the home. The store also offers new collectible gift items, such as Cody Foster glittery houses and Nicole Sayre angels. The owners, longtime Brentwood residents, are constantly bringing in fresh merchandise they find in their many travels to flea markets, sales and sources all over the Bay Area and the state. SILVER – Antique Fair 6675 Brentwood Blvd., 516-1563 Who wouldn’t like a few really nice antiques in their home? We don’t know anyone who doesn’t have some meaningful relics lying around. This is the

place to find them, and the selection is outstanding. BRONZE – La Tea Da 219 Oak St., 634-8180 Here’s another great place to look for those special items that lend an antique air to your home. Check out its new location in downtown Brentwood.

Auto Dealer – New 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 speaks volumes about this dealership’s ability to please its vast customer base.

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 – Hurtado’s Auto Sales 6300 Brentwood Blvd., 240-1112 Hurtado’s is best known for its custom used vehicles. Its inventory features customized rims, grilles and much more. Whether you’re looking for a truck, SUV or quality used car, come see why Hurtado’s customers voted it Best of Brentwood. BRONZE – Pena Auto Sale 6571 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8570

Auto Painting 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. 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 – Mike’s Autobody 4535 O’Hara Ave., 634-6366

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Best Shops & Retail Services Auto Parts & Accessories GOLD – Brentwood Auto Parts Inc. 7881 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3952 Established in 1957, Brentwood Auto Parts Inc. (NAPA) is the oldest family-owned retail business in Brentwood. The store’s inventory includes a wide variety of auto, truck, tractor, heavy duty and marine parts. 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. SILVER – Kragen 6720 Lone Tree Way, 634-1899 8600 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6530 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.

Auto Repair – Brakes GOLD – Monkey Wrenches 8130 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4145 The family at Monkey Wrenches Inc. thanks its satisfied customers for voting it Number One for the third year in a row. As residents of Brentwood committed to the success of small businesses in town, and aware of the effects of our troubled economy on its customers’ ability to maintain their vehicles, the folks at Monkey Wrenches are eager to extend their help and expertise to meet the community’s carcare needs. SILVER – Kendall Automotive 205 Oak St., 516-0417

Committed to excellence, family owned and operated Kendall Automotive provides superior service for your vehicle, foreign or domestic. Kendall’s trained technicians are continuously updating their skills and certificates. They take pride in their work, and enjoy establishing long-term relationships with their customers. BRONZE – Brentwood Muffler and Auto Repair 8362 Brentwood Blvd., 634-2200 Get rid of that squealing and grinding before something bad happens. This is a fantastic place to get a brake job. Brentwood Muffler can get you in and out with expert, guaranteed work that will last a long time.

Auto Repair – Muffler GOLD – Brentwood Muffler and Auto 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. SILVER – Monkey Wrenches 8130 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4145 As residents of Brentwood committed to the success of small businesses in town, and aware of the effects of our troubled economy on its customers’ ability to maintain their vehicles, the folks at Monkey Wrenches are eager to extend their help and expertise to

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Gold Medal Awards

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Silver Medal Awards • Best Seafood • Best Italian Restaurant • Best Historic Building

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icole has done multiple projects for me and every time she did, it kept getting better and better. Tres Jolie exceeded my expectations beyond my wildest dreams. – Val J., Brentwood

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ne of the things I love about Tres Jolie Interior Design is the service. I have had the pleasure of hiring Nicole for several small to large projects and every time her service has been excellent. Nicole has a heart for this business and with each job, her heart and soul, along with her talent, is poured out into making each project a stress-free, fun and exciting experience; an experience you don’t want to forget. It is often sad when it’s completed and time for her to move on. – Patti M., Discovery Bay

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Best Shops & Retail Services meet the community’s muffler needs. BRONZE – 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 to go away. Oakley Muffler has the knowledge, parts and training to make exhaust system problems a thing of the past.

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 – Monkey Wrenches 8130 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4145 An oil change can be a simple thing, but the technicians at Monkey Wrenches don’t take it lightly. Whether it’s an oil change or an engine replacement, our readers recommend you let the staff of Monkey Wrenches get you back on the road fast. BRONZE – Kendall Automotive 205 Oak St., 516-0417 When you need that dirty oil changed, check out the snappy and expert service at family owned and operated Kendall

Automotive. Kendall’s trained technicians take pride in their work.

Auto Repair – Smog Shop GOLD – Brentwood Smog Express 8040 Brentwood Blvd., 516-6488 The folks at Brentwood Smog Express are making winning this category an annual event. And well they should, because smog inspection is one service that folks with automobiles can’t ignore. You’ll like the friendly, efficient way Brentwood Smog Express gets your vehicle legal again – and offers DMV registration services as well. SILVER – 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. BRONZE – Dallas Shanks & Sons 40 Sycamore Ave., 634-9213 If you’re having problems with your auto, just give Dallas Shanks & Sons a call. They’ll take care of all your automotive needs, including smog.

Auto Repair – Tune-up GOLD – Kendall Automotive 205 Oak St., 516-0417 Committed to excellence, family owned and operated Kendall Automotive provides superior service for your vehicle, foreign or domestic. Aware of the importance of keeping up with the everchanging technology of the automotive industry, Kendall’s

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Pictured: Pediatrician Richard Singer, M.D. with young patient.

Pediatric Care Close to Home

As a parent, you want high quality medical care for your child. Our pediatricians are here to provide that. Our board-certified pediatricians care for patients from birth to adolescence, with medical issues ranging from simple to complex. They take the time to listen to individual concerns and cover nearly every aspect of care and treatment for children—all in a child-friendly, family-centered atmosphere. If you’re looking for high quality care close to home, why not consider a doctor affiliated with Sutter? We provide care locally and we also have access to some of the best specialists practicing throughout Northern California.

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Best Shops & Retail Services trained technicians are continuously updating their skills and certificates to keep you car finely tuned. SILVER – Monkey Wrenches 8130 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4145 There’s nothing funny about your vehicle making funny sounds. Give the folks at Monkey Wrenches a call and their expert technicians will get your vehicle humming in no time. BRONZE – Dallas Shanks & Sons 40 Sycamore Ave., 634-9213 Dallas Shanks & Sons are ready to take care of all your automotive needs, including tune-ups.

Auto Tinting GOLD – Platinum Tint 9010 Brentwood Blvd., 513-7581 When you’re supremely good at

what you do, you wind up like Platinum Tint – in possession of this category all to yourself. This shop’s experienced tint techs use the best materials for a hands-down superb tinting job. When you want to go for the gold, think Platinum.

Auto Tires GOLD – 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 can repair them. And to keep your tires from wearing out before their time, remember, alignment is another vital service at which Big O excels. SILVER – Les Schwab 6361 Lone Tree Way, 513-3432 A fine tire shop. Les Schwab has established a significant presence in the Brentwood tire

market. It does business in a professional manner. BRONZE – American Tire 5551 Lone Tree Way, 516-1789

Bakery

GOLD – Safeway 1125 Second St., 634-6780 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 For everything from specialty breads to custom birthday cakes, Safeway offers the best selection, service and price. Its two Brentwood locations mean you’re never far from bakery bliss. SILVER – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400 Raley’s is another spot our readers highly recommend you visit to pick up that fresh, fragrant baguette, fruit tart or assortment of beautifully decorated cookies. BRONZE – TL Cakes 7710 Brentwood Blvd.,

628-5509 From birthday to wedding cakes, any occasion is extra special with a custom cake from TL Cakes. TL also offers hand-decorated cookies, special desserts and pastries.

Barber Shop for Men GOLD – Jose’s Barber 637 First St., 513-7355 What Jose’s shop provides to the Brentwood community is an old-fashioned theme with a new look. Jose’s performs oldschool wet shaves, traditional haircuts, tapers, razor fades, Afro cuts and designs. The staff invites any new residents of this growing city to come in and enjoy the experience. Jose’s thanks Press readers for their enthusiastic support. SILVER – The Barber Shop 150 Chestnut St., 513-6049 Owner Brandon Coburn has been cutting hair for 10 years,

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Best Shops & Retail Services and George Billingsley for over 60. Walk right in and get a quality haircut, beard trim, taper, fade or straight-razor shave at affordable prices. Brandon and George thank all their customers for voting them one of Brentwood’s Best. BRONZE – Delta Barber Shop 637 First St., 634-4006

Butcher & Meats GOLD – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Ave., 513-0595 Quality meats, a deli and catering services are just the beginning at this great shop. You’ve got to see Brentwood Fine Meats’ offerings to appreciate the outstanding quality and huge selection. Need wood chips for that special barbecue? No problem! Breakfast bacon to die for? You’ll find it right here. SILVER – Kinder’s Meats 5411 Lone Tree Way, 308-7997

Our readers are high on this shop and its service. Kinders carries a terrific selection of fine meats and all the deli trimmings. This place will make you drool.

The Dallas Shanks Chevron car wash will get you through the gauntlet of its high-tech, no-touch cleaning apparatus in no time.

BRONZE – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400

GOLD – AT&T 5601 Lone Tree Way, 513-0644 AT&T has been in the cellular business from the beginning – and it shows. When it comes to high-speed Internet and wireless communications, AT&T is on the cutting edge. Looking for home phone services or high-tech TV setup? You’ve come to the right place.

Car Wash

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 – Auto Spa 6945 Lone Tree Way, 513-7610 BRONZE – Dallas Shanks Chevron 190 Griffith Lane, 513-2815

Cellular Phones

SILVER – Parrot Cellular 4441 Balfour Road, 240-8255 Whether you’re a teenager looking for the newest texting device, a busy executive who needs the latest from BlackBerry – or you just need a highquality, inexpensive phone that simply makes calls, Parrot

has you covered. BRONZE – Sprint 3120 Balfour Road, 240-5575

Consignment Store GOLD – The Vintage House 735 Second St., 634-1795 The Vintage House offers one-of-a-kind antique and vintage furniture, jewelry, linens, china, pottery, clothing, paintings, and just about anything for the home. The store also offers new collectible gift items, such as Cody Foster glittery houses and Nicole Sayre angels. The owners, longtime Brentwood residents, are constantly bringing in fresh merchandise they find in their many travels to flea markets, sales and sources all over the Bay Area and the state.

Convenience Store GOLD – Quik Stop 3940 Walnut Blvd., 634-0369 Quik Stop is a full-service

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Best Shops & Retail Services convenience store offering gas, grocery items, lottery tickets, ready-to-eat products, money orders, faxing services and monthly promotions. You can exchange propane tanks and buy a wide variety of pre-paid phonecards and gift cards here, too. And 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.

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SILVER – Tower Mart 8750 Brentwood Blvd., 516-7528

SILVER – Fed Ex/Kinko’s 5601 Lone Tree Way, 240-1447

GOLD – Prestige Press & Signs 325 Town Centre Terrace, 634-0862 The people at Prestige thank their customers and friends for letting them be Brentwood’s number-one print shop and sign manufacturing company. Prestige recently moved to a larger location to continue to improve its production capabilities.

BRONZE – The UPS Store 2420 Sand Creek Road, 634-9405 1145 Second St., 516-8510 UPS is a place our readers go to not only for shipping and mailing supplies, but for all their copying and printing needs.

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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 – Spa Prima 8650 Brentwood Blvd., 516-3600 Spa Prima is a Napa-Style day spa located in the heart of Brentwood, offering facials, massage, body wraps, manicures, pedicures and hair services. From the moment you enter Spa Prima, you leave the world behind and are

immersed in the warmth of Tuscany. Spa Prima says, “How may we pamper you?” BRONZE – Rubia Salon & Spa 2440 Sand Creek Road, 240-7777 The staff of Rubia Salon and Spa provides an inviting atmosphere with an artistic focus, continually participating in advanced education to stay technically excellent in skincare and bodywork treatments to help you look and feel fantastic.

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

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frame designers. When you walk into Eyecare Galleria, you’re always greeted with a friendly smile and given top-notch customer service. SILVER – Balfour Vision Optix Optometry 4550 Balfour Road, 513-0323 BRONZE – Brentwood Eye Care 350 John Muir Parkway, 634-6101 Families love Brentwood Eye Care’s fabulous selection of eyewear and fantastic service. You will, too.

Flooring Store

GOLD – McCurley’s Flooring 8890 Brentwood Blvd., 634-0888 The home improvement business has been hit hard by the current economy, but McCurley’s continues to provide many local jobs and, of course, offer quality flooring products at the best prices, backed by exceptional customer service. The store is now offering a new 15-month same-as-cash financing program. The staff at McCurley’s thanks all its loyal Press readers for voting it Best of Brentwood five years in a row. SILVER – Delta Floor Covering 629 First St., 516-0090 Delta Floor Covering offers an impressive selection of tile, carpet, laminate and hardwood at great prices. And its dependable, licensed installers are a pleasure to work with. Press readers urge you to check out this place. BRONZE – Mulligan’s Floor Coverings 741 Second St., 516-0600

Florist

GOLD – Delta Sands Florist 7740 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4180 The freshest flowers, best designs, great values and 20 years of design experience make Delta Sands the best. A family-owned business in Brentwood since 1969, this shop’s staff are true artists who will create floral arrangements that will please your 2008

eye – and your wallet. Make that next occasion special by visiting Delta Sands Florist. SILVER – Flowers By Gerry 4601 Orwood Road, 634-1593 Serving Brentwood for 32 years, Flowers By Gerry offers a new and unique flair in floral design. They use the best choices of colorful, special varieties of flowers to create one-of-a kind designs of floral art, personally chosen by Gerry each week. BRONZE – Ribbons & Roses 151 Chestnut St., 634-3832 Ribbons & Roses, a family-owned and operated florist located in historic downtown Brentwood, promises to deliver the best product and service available.

Freshest Seafood

GOLD – Safeway 1125 Second St., 634-6780 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 A stroll past Safeway’s seafood section can take a while. This store offers an impressive selection of the freshest filets this side of the San Francisco docks. Need mussels, clams and oysters? Safeway’s friendly staff will set you up with the freshest. SILVER – Raley’s Supermarket 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400 Raley’s seafood specialists buy only the freshest, highest-quality fish and shellfish for your table. Have a hankering for halibut, a craving for crab? Our readers suggest you get over to Raley’s.

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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 eye-popping inventory. Press readers consider this place pure Gold. SILVER – Home Goods 2460 Sand Creek Road, 516-0216

Claire’s Boutiques Ross Dress for Less Raley’s • See’s Candies Starbucks Coffee T.J. Maxx • Home Goods and more…

Planet Tan Prudential California Realty Quiznos Subs Round Table Pizza Rubia Salon & Spa Sand Creek Dental Care Simon the Jeweler Strings Italian Café Styles for Less Supercuts Taqueria Cha-Cha-Cha The UPS Store Wells Fargo Bank ATM

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BRONZE – Lane Home Furnishings 6061 Lone Tree Way, 516-7888

Gas Station 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 highquality gasoline, competitive prices and second-to-none service. SILVER – Quik Stop 3940 Walnut Blvd., 634-0369 Quik Stop’s staff strives to create a neighborhood-market

environment, where every customer feels welcomed and valued. Judging from the ton of votes it received, Quik Stop is achieving that goal. BRONZE – Tower Mart 8750 Brentwood Blvd., 516-7528

Gift Shop GOLD – A Fine Time For Tea 655 First St., 634-4500 This gift shop offers unique gifts such as candle lamps, tea-related items, special events and the exclusive Thill’s Dills – the best bread-and-butter pickle you’ve ever tasted. Located in the heart of downtown Brentwood, the friendly and knowledgeable staff of A Fine Time For Tea invites you to drop by Thursday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. SILVER – Home Goods 2460 Sand Creek Road, 516-0216

BRONZE – Dollar Tree 51 Sand Creek Road, 516-5629

Golf Course

GOLD – Brentwood Golf Club 100 Summerset Drive, 516-3400 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. Brentwood Golf Club’s proximity to Nines Restaurant doesn’t hurt, either. SILVER – Shadow Lakes Golf Club 401 W. Country Club Lane, 516-2837 BRONZE – Deer Ridge Golf Club 801 Foothill Drive, 516-6600

Golf Practice Range

GOLD – Brentwood Golf Club 100 Summerset Drive,

516-3400 Brentwood Golf Club’s quality practice balls help you refine your range, and a good 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 W. Country Club Lane, 516-2837 BRONZE – Deer Ridge Golf Club 801 Foothill Drive, 516-6600

Golf Store GOLD – Brentwood Golf Club 100 Summerset Drive, 516-3400 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

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your golfing needs, you’ll find them in Brentwood Golf Club’s well-stocked shop. SILVER – Golf, Etc. 2440 Sand Creek Road, 240-9701 BRONZE – Shadow Lakes Golf Club 401 W. Country Club Lane, 516-2837

Grocery Store GOLD – Safeway 1125 Second St., 634-6780 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 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 – Food Maxx 4461 Balfour Road, 240-7166

Hair Colorist GOLD – Lacy Williams, Hair by Lacy at Posh Salon 550-5859 Lacy Williams loves to bring out the beauty in all her clients and make them look and feel great about themselves. Her passion for doing color and cuts goes beyond the technical work itself and extends to creating longterm relationships with those she serves. “I can’t begin to thank all I’ve had contact with in Brentwood and surrounding communities for their loyalty,” says Lacy. “I’ve been truly blessed with a great clientele!” SILVER – Heather Callan, Tangles Salon 7730 Brentwood Blvd., 240-0333 BRONZE – Kim Summer, Posh Salon 8610 Brentwood Blvd., 516-9996

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Best Shops & Retail Services Kimberly Summers attributes her success in the industry to an unyielding passion for hair and extensive training in Redken and Loreal Color. Her success as a colorist comes from her ability to listen to her clients by taking careful consideration of their hair needs while merging them with her artistic skill.

Hair Salon

GOLD – 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, it’s able to offer the latest and greatest in beauty techniques. The staff of Tangles thanks its clientèle for voting it Best of Brentwood, and invites readers to come by and discover just how pam-

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SILVER – Posh Salon 8610 Brentwood Blvd., 516-9996 Posh Salon’s philosophy is simple: it’s all about You. Posh Salon’s 14 stylists’ goal is to provide services that encourage and nurture the new look that suits you best, while providing a warm, relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy. They combine creativity with top-of-the-line products to unleash your hair’s true beauty.

GOLD – Ace Hardware 8900 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3201 Our readers agree: this is the best place in town to get all those hardware needs satisfied and rent all kinds of tools to boot. Ace offers a wide selection of seasonal items and holiday décor along with a remarkable array of paint and hardware options. Its expert staff is always ready to listen to your home-improvement needs and come up with the perfect solution.

BRONZE – Rubia Salon & Spa 2440 Sand Creek Road, 240-7777 The staff of Rubia Salon and Spa creates an inviting atmosphere with an artistic focus, continually participating in advanced education to stay technically excellent and artistically driven to help you look and feel fantastic.

SILVER – The Home Depot 5631 LoneTree Way, 513-6060 BRONZE – Big B Lumber 6600 Brentwood Blvd., 634-2442 Since Big B Lumber opened its doors in August of 1991, it has continually expanded its vast inventory and its ability

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Health & Fitness Club GOLD – Club One at Brentwood 120 Guthrie Lane, 755-9111 Club One at Brentwood offers award-winning health and fitness solutions for the entire family. While the kids are at play in the Kid’s Club, you can take advantage of the latest in group-fitness and personaltraining technology. At Club One’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 courts – then relax with a quick round of golf. In the end, it’s all about living the best we can, and that’s Club One’s focus for you.

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SILVER – In-Shape 180 Griffith Lane, 513-8700 In-Shape City’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. BRONZE – Anytime Fitness 7750 Brentwood Blvd., 513-7001

Health Food Store GOLD – Trader Joe’s 5451 Lone Tree Way, 516-3044 A welcome addition to Brentwood’s shopping options, Trader Joe’s is the place to go for the best in cuttingedge and delicious health

Hotel/Motel GOLD – Holiday Inn Express 8820 Brentwood Blvd., 634-6400 In the words of R.H., a Holiday Inn Express Priority Club member, “Your staff of highly trained and courteous employees never failed at making sure everything was in place and waiting for our arrival. Superb service should not go unmentioned.” And according to P.B. of Leisure Traveler, “I was treated like family from the moment I arrived until the moment I departed.” Our readers would agree: that says it all.

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Best Shops & Retail Services Jewelry Store GOLD – Crème dela Gem Jewelry 613 First St., 516-6200 Our readers are glad to see a superb jewelry store right downtown and have awarded this store the Gold. At Crème dela Gem, you can find nice watches, diamonds, items with precious or semi-precious stones, birthstone, engagement and wedding rings – and a great deal more. SILVER – Simon The Jeweler 2430 Sand Creek Road, 516-8388 BRONZE – Broder Jewelry Design 181 Sand Creek Road, 634-6398 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.

Kids Clothes GOLD – Justice For Girls 5471 Lone Tree Way, 513-4407 Sure, girls are picky about their clothes, but don’t worry. Justice sells clothing and accessories that girls want – at competitive prices. Our readers think girls should check out the racks at Justice before breezing through any other store.

SILVER – Little Miss Everything 312 Oak St., 513-4700 Located in historic downtown Brentwood, Little Miss Everything is the place to find one-of-a-kind, high-quality boutique clothing and gifts. The store’s party packages feature invitations, a Hollywood makeover and karaoke stage time. BRONZE – Ross 2520 Sand Creek Road, 513-3893

Livestock Feed & Supply

GOLD – Brentwood Feed & Pet Supply 300 Balfour Road, 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, name-brand products in an environment that captures the warmth and spirit of the classic mom-andpop 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. SILVER – This N That 1850 Arabian Lane, 513-1337 In business since 1996, This N That carries a wide range of horse products such as feed, grooming supplies, supplements and vitamins, leather goods, safety equipment and

gift items – and lots of horse treats. The store also provides blanket repair and laundry service, video rental and sales, and Dansko shoes. Stop by. If they don’t have it in stock, they can order it. BRONZE – Bloomfield Alfalfa 783-0050

Medical Equipment & Supplies GOLD – MedSolutions 8157 Brentwood Blvd., 634-7791 MedSolutions is a full-service medical equipment and supply company whose philosophy is simple: they never promise more than they can deliver, and always give customers more than they expect. MedSolutions’ beautiful retail facility, mail order catalog, insurance billing department and in-home setup help it perfect ways to exceed expectations. Their business is your good health. MedSolutions lives up to its motto: Making Life Easier. SILVER – Walgreen’s 2271 Balfour Road, 626-3491 4520 Balfour Road, 516-8614 6570 Lone Tree Way, 240-6043

Men’s Wear GOLD – Kohl’s 5511 Lone Tree Way, 513-3370 No surprise here. Kohl’s stocks the largest inventory of quality men’s clothing in town. Whether it’s a suit you need or just a pair of socks, Kohl’s has

it – and a lot of it. Check out Kohl’s selection of outerwear for those chilly winter months, and the store’s fantastic selection of work clothes. SILVER – Ross 2520 Sand Creek Road, 513-3893 BRONZE – Weathervane 225 Oak St., 634-5229 Merle Haggard or Willie Nelson would love this place. It’s got Western boots, hats, shirts, jeans – even string ties and big ol’ belt buckles.

New Store

GOLD – Loard’s Ice Cream 7760 Brentwood Blvd., 634-0055 Loard’s awesome ice cream, malts, old-fashioned sodas and excellent service in a relaxing plaza will take you back to the way it used to be. It’s impossible to leave Loard’s Ice Cream parlor without a smile on your face … and maybe a smudge of ice cream, too. SILVER – Tuesday Morning 5521 Lone Tree Way, 240-2820 BRONZE – Brentwood Bike Company 7750 Brentwood Blvd., 634-5000 Here’s a true service-oriented and community-minded bicycle shop that offers a large selection of affordable bicycles that cater to children as well as competitive athletes – all in a welcoming environment without sales pressure.

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GOLD – Perez Nursery 2601 Walnut Blvd., 516-1052 Perez’s family-owned, 10acre operation has been a Brentwood institution for 18 years. It’s a one-stop-shop nursery offering a tremendous selection of plants, soils, landscape materials and full landscaping services at affordable prices. The staff gives every customer one-on-one attention. The result: high customer satisfaction and a Gold award as Best of Brentwood. SILVER – Eden Plains Nursery 1555 Eden Plains Road, 240-6311 BRONZE – Valley Oak Nursery 7021 Lone Tree Way, 516-7868

Organic Fruits & Vegetables

GOLD Trader Joe’s 5451 Lone Tree Way, 516-3044 When it comes to organic produce – plus prices that whip the competition – you owe it to yourself and your family to wander into Trader Joe’s produce section. From broccoli to bell peppers, peaches to potatoes, the quality of T Joe’s organic fruits and vegetables has cemented its reputation as the ultimate organic organization. SILVER – 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. BRONZE – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400

Party Supply Store

GOLD – Party City 2470 Sand Creek Road, 240-7669 Breeze into Party City with a shopping list and you’ll be 2008

delightfully surprised by how many party-related decorations, gizmos and services you didn’t know existed. When you want your party to be unforgettable, Party City is the place to visit.

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SILVER – Party’s 4 You 3901 Walnut Blvd., 516-8102 BRONZE – Dollar Tree 51 Sand Creek Road, 516-5629

Patio Furniture

GOLD – Sun N Stuff 320 Oak St., 634-8393 Right in downtown Brentwood, Sun N Stuff has been providing the community with patio furniture for 20 years, and it stays on top of our readers’ list year after year. If you’re in the market for quality items to barbecue with or keep you shaded from the sun, this is the place to go. SILVER – Home Goods 2460 Sand Creek Road, 516-0216 Patio furniture can take a beating from the elements. If yours is showing signs of wear, check out Home Goods’ wide selection of stylish and durable tables, chairs, umbrellas – everything you’ll need for the patio or deck. BRONZE – Ace Hardware 8900 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3201

Pet Boarding

GOLD – Brentwood Pet Resort 600 Concord Ave., 634-7378 Fido and Fluffy will love this place. After all, what’s not to love? A nice clean resort atmosphere, some treats, exercise, petting and pampering – what else could a pet ask for? When you’re away, your pet should get a royal treatment, and at Brentwood Pet Resort, it will. SILVER – Pampered Pets 2405 Sunset Road, 240-7505 Our readers like the idea of their pets being pampered when they’re not able to do it themselves, and Pampered Pets’ facility is ideally equipped

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BRONZE – Fiona’s Farm 280 Balfour Road, 757-7237

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GOLD – Doggie Depot 1300 Central Blvd., 516-7224 Doggie Depot has been serving East County pets and owners for 25 years. The salon offers full-service and express grooming, massage therapy, nail care, pet bed laundry and special spa packages. Doggie Depot’s 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. SILVER – Whole Dog Barkery & Paw Spa 7720 Brentwood Blvd., 240-0676

You and your pooch will be welcomed with open arms at this stylish and fun pet boutique. You can shop for premium kibbles, treats, dog gear and gifts while your furry friend snacks on sample treats and laps up refreshing filtered water at the dog bar. The full service grooming salon is open seven days a week and delivers services in a cozy and clean spa environment. BRONZE – Petco 5481 Lone Tree Way, 308-7307

Pet Store 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, 634-7387

BRONZE – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400

BRONZE – Whole Dog Barkery & Paw Spa 7720 Brentwood Blvd., 240-0676

Picture Frames

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

GOLD – Michaels 5501 Lone Tree Way, 308-7335 Michaels is well known for offering the best framing in town. Whether you need a special-cut mat, a shadowbox or custom-framed sports apparel, you’ll find it here. Michaels expert framing technicians can provide feedback as they’re working on your art, transforming an ordinary picture into a masterpiece. This store’s customer service is second to none. SILVER – Aaron Brothers 5561 Lone Tree Way, 308-7934 BRONZE – Frames-N-Things 1145 Second St., 634-7837

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Best Shops & Retail Services 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. From fresh fruits and vegetables – including the best tomatoes you’ve ever tasted – to pumpkins or Christmas trees, the Smith family always strives for quality. SILVER – Raley’s Supermarket 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400 BRONZE – Safeway 1125 Second St., 634-6780 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020

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 is that desire to create a scrapbook masterpiece that documents a person’s family or one of its members. You’ll find everything you need to produce that masterpiece at Scrap Diva. SILVER – Scrap Brats www.scrapbrats.com BRONZE – Scrap It www.scrapit.com

Shipping & Mailing Service

GOLD – The UPS Store 1145 Second St., 516-8510 2420 Sand Creek Road, 634-9405 Here’s where our readers go for shipping and mailing supplies. UPS 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 – Postal Annex 3130 Balfour Road, 513-9100 28

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BRONZE – U.S. Post Office 18 Oak St., 275-8777

Shoes

GOLD – 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. SILVER – Ross 2520 Sand Creek Road, 513-3893 BRONZE – Kohl’s 5511 Lone Tree Way, 513-3370

Shopping Center

GOLD – 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 service. They thank Press readers for voting them the best. Sand Creek Crossing is located at Sand Creek Road and the Highway 4 Bypass. SILVER – Sunset Plaza Sunset Plaza & Brentwood Boulevard, 634-2900 Sunset Plaza is a neighborhood courtyard shopping plaza situated on the north corridor of Brentwood Boulevard, one block South of Sand Creek Road, offering a variety of merchants that serve the community for its day-to-day shopping needs. Sunset Plaza gets our readers’ votes for all that – and for maintaining that small-town charm they prize. BRONZE – Brentwood Town Centre Plaza Brentwood Boulevard at 2008


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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 the accessories you need and want for your sport. This is a store where shopping for stuff is a lot of fun. SILVER – Moto SK8 Plus 6560 Lone Tree Way, 240-2893 BRONZE – The Vault 5401 Lone Tree Way, 513-8077

Supermarket

GOLD – Safeway 1125 Second St., 634-6780 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 Safeway’s Second Street store has been a supermarket

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. You’ll find a lot more than food at Safeway. SILVER – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400 BRONZE – Food Maxx 4461 Balfour Road, 240-7166

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, healthylooking tan, you won’t go wrong looking for tanning services at Planet Tan. The Planet knows how to get you tanned in the most healthful way possible. Our readers give Planet Tan a golden award for giving

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SILVER – TJ Maxx 2450 Sand Creek Road, 240-6581

BRONZE – Spa Prima 411 N. Buchanan Circle, 516-3600

BRONZE – Kohl’s 5511 Lone Tree Way, 513-3370

Teen Clothes

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 UPick season and see what Press readers are so enthusiastic about. SILVER – Tachella Family Farms 2017 Walnut Blvd., 513-8495 In addition to its U-Pick operation, the Tachella family

osmosis systems, all kinds of filters and filter housings. The store sells purified water and ice, bottles, coolers, point-ofuse coolers, crocks and stands.

BRONZE – Farmer’s Daughter Walnut Boulevard and Marsh Creek Road, 634-4827

Western Wear

Water Filtration 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

SILVER – TechniPure Water Treatment 516-7000 BRONZE – EcoWater Systems 380 Caroll Court, 800-287-8798 GOLD – Weathervane 225 Oak Street, 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.

Wine Selection

GOLD – Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Co.

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GOLD – Styles For Less 2440 Sand Creek Road, 516-8043 Trendsetters looking for a great selection at a low price know that Styles For Less will set them up with a wardrobe that’s second to none. The store carries the latest fashions for young girls and ladies of all ages. At Styles For Less, you can find great clothes for school, sports, career and all those casual moments. Choose from an amazing selection of apparel and accessories from denim to dresses, sweaters to handbags, shoes to jewelry.

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operates a fully enclosed fruit stand where you can find outstanding fruits and vegetables, herb plants, frozen fruit pies, dried fruit, nuts and honey. Look for the Tachella booth when the Brentwood and Antioch farmers’ markets get up and running again in the spring.

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SILVER – Safeway 1125 Second St., 634-6780 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 BRONZE – Hannah Nicole Vineyards 6700 Balfour Road, 513-0769 Hannah Nicole’s beautiful 80acre setting will soon be home to Brentwood’s first winery in over five decades, featuring a tasting room and event center. Stop by and visit Hannah Nicole for weekend tastings in the vineyards.

Women’s Fashion 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.

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SILVER – Kohl’s 5511 Lone Tree Way, 513-3370 When it comes to clothes, women are tough customers. And Kohl’s wide selection, bigname brands and outstanding service are what keep them coming back. Women will like what they find at Kohl’s – it’s a sure bet.

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Best Professional Services Appliance Repair 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 Contra Costa Appliance Service repairmen to complete most repairs on the first visit. With over 30 years experience, it’s a company you can trust. Call Contra Costa first. SILVER – American Appliance Service 516-8466

Attorney GOLD – Jim Price 6569 Brentwood Blvd., 516-4686 When it comes to providing legal services, this law office provides gold medal service.

Jim Price has been practicing in Contra Costa County for over 20 years. He specializes in real estate law and estate planning, so if you need a will or trust, are involved in an eviction or foreclosure, or are a victim of predatory lending or elder abuse, this office can help you. Jim Price and his assistant, Michelle Berlin, are dedicated to serving your needs. SILVER – Ruth Buzzard 729 First St., 516-7459 With more than 20 years of experience in family law and estate planning, 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 – Scott Zimmerman 613 First St., 634-3571 Scott Zimmerman has more than 30 years experience in DUIs and serious criminal law, construction defect litigation, commercial transactions, real estate sale and financing transactions, and all related civil litigation, as well as family law, will, trusts and probate.

Bank GOLD – Bank Of America 241 Oak St., 634-9433 In times of economic uncertainty, stability has never been more important. And the stability of Bank of America Brentwood, the “Bank of Opportunity,” has been proven by the support of its customers and a committed staff with a vision of a better, stable and prosperous

Brentwood. The staff of Bank of America Brentwood thanks Press readers for their support and the shared idea of our community. 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. BRONZE – Wells Fargo Bank 1115 Second St., 513-6000

Banker GOLD – Lori Avon, Bank of the West 4540 Balfour Road, 634-2161 Bank of the West’s Lori Avon

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SILVER – Gloria Davis, Wells Fargo 1115 Second St., 513-6000 BRONZE – Vicki Sexton, First Bank 6590 Lone Tree Way, 240-0144 Vicki and her colleagues combine 95 years of banking and customer-service experience. Let them be the First Bank you choose and the last bank you’ll ever need.

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GOLD – Book Busters Bookkeeping Service 857 Second St., 634-5404 Book Busters is a full-charge bookkeeping service owned by Sue Kitching. With 30 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 – Reagan Management Services 64 Eagle Road Way, 240-1242 Reagan Management Services has been serving small business and individuals since 1979, offering a wide range of services and providing

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Best Professional Services 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 – 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.

Carpet Cleaner GOLD – 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

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is committed to transforming you carpet into a thing of beauty while maintaining safe cleaning procedures with highquality standards. SILVER – Pristine Fine Carpet Cleaning 240-8860 Press readers voted this outfit Best in Brentwood two years in a row. Using state-of-the art technology, Pristine’s cleaners treat your home with the same respect and attention to detail they give their own. BRONZE – Presto Carpet Cleaning 212 Lawrence Lane, 513-8008 Better quality at a lower price results in customer satisfaction – Presto’s number-one goal. Call Presto today for a free estimate.

Chiropractor GOLD – Champion Chiropractic 8157 Brentwood Blvd.,

516-1395 Dr. Nancy Belliveau and her staff know how to care for your all-important spine. They give you a massage with every visit, provide a special adjustment table that stretches you and helps to decompress your spine, and suggest exercises to help you feel better sooner. Dr. Nancy has been a chiropractor for 20 years. She specializes in sport injuries and treatments, spinal rehabilitation, and stress relief for the neck and back. Walk-ins are always welcome. SILVER – Iannaccone Chiropractic 8385 Brentwood Blvd., 516-9970 Dr. Alan Iannaccone has worked in Brentwood for nearly 15 years “and have loved every minute,” he says. “I firmly believe that treating people honestly and commu-

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nicating 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 my patients with the utmost quality.” BRONZE – Delta Spine & Sportcare 350 John Muir Parkway, 513-8883 Dr. Dale Giessman has enjoyed serving the Brentwood community for 15 years, providing chiropractic treatment to thousands of satisfied people for all types of aches and pains. He stays up to date on spinal decompression, therapeutic laser and good ol’ hands-on treatment.

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Contractor GOLD – T.D. Construction 516-6240 Hiring the right contractor is one of the most important decisions you can make. Don’t make your decision a hit-andmiss affair. Take our readers’ word for it: T.D. Construction offers reliability, high-quality workmanship and fair prices. SILVER – Vallee Builders 634-3057 BRONZE – Larry Jackson Construction Co. 634-2900 GOLD – Dr. Jamil Alkhoury, Brentwood Family Dental 4411 Balfour Road, 240-1380 Dr. Alkhoury’s excellence as a cosmetic dentist has earned him the Best of Brentwood vote for the past four years. Dr. Alkhoury is a perfectionist and an artist, providing the

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customers: thank you! First Bank guarantees a refreshing difference. Locally-owned and familyoperated for nearly 100 years, First Bank is committed to living up to its name by being first in customer service, first in serving the community, and first in delivering innovative banking products. At First Bank, customers can count on receiving the tough-to-find combination of personalized, friendly service as well as comprehensive array of personal and business banking products. First Bank is community oriented, a place where the professional staff take the time to get to know you and care about your banking needs.

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careful attention to each of his patients that he does to each of his paintings by creating a thoughtful plan of action while setting realistic expectations. He displays his love and passion for his work in a painless and caring environment. Give his office a call and experience it for yourself.

Dr. Siao, Dr. Rayani and their team know that your smile is the first thing people see. It instantly portrays your personality, self-confidence, joy and vitality. And they’re committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health and beautiful results.

SILVER – Dr. Dianne Hornberger, Brentwood Progressive Dental 1140 Second St., 240-7024 Dr. Hornberger and her staff offer you the individual attention, communication and a relationship based on trust that you’re looking for. Her office is pleased to announce the introduction of more procedures, plus evening and weekend hours. If you’ve been searching for a dentist like this, give Dr. Hornberger a call today.

GOLD – Reagan Management Services 64 Eagle Road Way, 240-1242 Serving small business and individuals since 1979, Reagan offers tax planning and preparation for individuals and small businesses, bookkeeping and financial statements, business entity selection, sales tax services and IRS representation. In addition to its overall commitment to excellence, Reagan believes in the value of relationships. Every client relationship is like a partnership; Reagan’s success is a result

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of your success. SILVER – Christopher 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, corporation, partnerships and trusts, Christopher Becnel is a high-profile CPA attorney who serves on Brentwood’s City Council. He can handle virtually any legal or tax problem and do it with professionalism, knowledge and a helpful attitude. BRONZE – Diablo Bookkeeping 1700 Roxbury Way, 516-7574

Dance Studio GOLD – Expressions Dance Academy 640 Harvest Park Drive, 634-3339 At Expressions, students don’t just learn to dance – they make new friends, develop

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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’ awardwinning competition team is the one for you. Expressions Dance Academy thanks Press readers for voting it Best three years in a row. SILVER – East County Performing Arts Center 700 Harvest Park Drive, 240-5556 It’s not only our readers’ opinion: East County Performing Arts Center was voted Best Dance Studio in Contra Costa County by Bay Area Parents Magazine for 2005 and 2007, and voted Best Place To Learn Dance from Black Diamond Living Magazine. BRONZE – Cozett Hileman

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Daycare

GOLD – P3 Party Place 4530 Balfour Road, 516-3898 Our readers feel that once your kids get a taste of P3 Party Place, they’ll look forward to their daycare experience, not dread it. The people on P3’s experienced and dedicated staff provide a structure to your children’s day and week perfectly geared to their individual level, and clearly, openly communicate with you regarding your children’s status and progress. Come join the Party. SILVER – Dainty Center/Willow Wood School 1265 Dainty Ave., 634-4539 Dainty Center provides kids a petting zoo and reptile/ amphibian exhibits; large play areas; cooperative, hands-on learning groups; cutting-edge Technology Center, fun, educa-

tional field trips; and informative parent workshops. Dainty embraces an integrated, holistic model of development that enables children to unfold as lifelong, independent learners. BRONZE – Wee Care Preschool 1275 Fairview Ave., 634-5180 Wee Care’s family environment allows children to develop socially, emotionally, academically and physically to their greatest potential. The school’s Christian values are reflected in the way students, teachers, and parents interact with one another.

Dentist

GOLD – Drs. Doug and Wendy Herman 1140 Second St., 634-3503 These dentists treat their patients the way they’d like to be treated themselves, focusing on preventing dental problems before they arise. Drs. Doug and Wendy Herman

are very conservative in their treatment plans. They help you work with your insurance for billing, and attempt to stay on time. SILVER – Brentwood Dentistry Dental Group 1181 Central Blvd., 634-6105 Brentwood Dentistry is an organization of four doctors and highly-trained staff dedicated to providing excellent dental and orthodontic care to the Brentwood community. They treat the person; not just the tooth. BRONZE – Dr. Yuen Wilson 1155 Second St., 516-8793

Dermatologist GOLD – Dr. Beer, Balfour Dermatology & Day Spa 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 micro graphic surgery and re-constructive procedures – all under one roof in a modern, state-ofthe-art facility.

Doctor’s Office GOLD – Dr. Yogesh Trehan 100 Cortona Way, 516-4488 After starting his practice in Brentwood in 1999, Dr. Trehan moved to a new, state-of-the art office in 2007. His office is a leader in the latest medical knowledge and technology, unique in the use of electronic medical records, and a Web portal for patient use. Dr. Trehan is proud to welcome Dr. Allen Frank into the practice. Both doctors are board certi-

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fied in internal medicine. SILVER – John Muir Medical Group 2400 Balfour Road, 308-8112 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. BRONZE – Dr. Jamie Garcia, Brentwood Pediatrics 1191 Central Blvd., 757-3550 The staff of Brentwood Pediatrics maintains an environment that’s compassionate and helpful in these stressful times, whether your child is ill or just getting those dreaded immunizations.

Dry Cleaner & Laundry GOLD – IRS Cleaners 41 Sand Creek Road, 634-2811

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Electrician GOLD – Beasley Electric 44 Sycamore Ave., 634-4671 Beasley Electric shows up on the Best of Brentwood every year and is consistently valued

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Best by our readers. Beasley does electrical work of the highest caliber. SILVER – DEK Electric Co. 6199 Sellers Ave., 679-1649 DEK is a leader in the community, providing quality electrical services to its customers with professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness.

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BRONZE – Miller Electric and Technology Inc. 9010 Brentwood Blvd., 516-5922

Facials

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 – Spa Prima 8650 Brentwood Blvd., 516-3600 Spa Prima is a Napa-style day spa located in the heart of Brentwood, offering facials, massage, body wraps, manicures, pedicures and hair

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services. From the moment you enter Spa Prima, you leave the world behind and are immersed in the warmth of Tuscany. Relax in the tea room or unwind in a candle-lit hydrotherapy retreat. All Spa Prima want to know is “How may we pamper you?” BRONZE – Katherine’s Skin Care 161 Chestnut St., 634-3223 What makes Katherine’s service unique is an unequaled degree of knowledge acquired over 23 years of experience and education. As director of esthetics for the California Cosmetology Association for 15 years, she has worked with the elite in the esthetic world.

Financial Planner

GOLD – Susanna Wahl, Edward Jones 613 First St., 240-9985 In these days of stock market gyrations and housing credit crunches, a good financial advisor is a must. You’ll find Susanna Wahl experienced, easy to work with and knowledgeable. Most of all, you’ll find she can help you navigate the investment scene to arrive at the place you personally need to be. SILVER – Rich Inglis 64 Eagle Rock Way, 525-8891 Inglis, Reagan & Associates is a fee-only, independent registered investment advisor not affiliated with a broker-dealer.

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This gives them the flexibility to provide the absolute best advice to their clients with no conflict of interest. Their commitment is to provide first-class service their clients deserve.

Gardener

GOLD – Hillside Landscaping 634-2985 No matter how challenging your gardening requirements, the experts at Hillside Landscaping are equal to the task. They’re not just technicians – when you hire Hillside, you’re getting professionals with aesthetic talents second to none. They’ll get you newly beautiful garden growing and flourishing in no time. Our readers think Hillside is pure Gold. SILVER – 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. BRONZE – Ortiz Yard & Landscaping 797 Valley Green Drive, 634-9249

Graphic Designer

GOLD – Black Sheep Design 8440 Brentwood Blvd., 516-1938 Black Sheep Design is a marketing and creative agency that loves working closely with customers to create custom Web designs, effective print ads, professional brochures, tradeshow graphics and other marketing materials to help them boost their business. Owners Richard and Clarissa PerezPacheco have over 35 years of experience in marketing and

design. They work with a team of professionals, including photographers and printers, to create unique products.

Handyman GOLD – Mr. Handyman 420-5545 Get that to-do list under control by calling this company. Mr. Handyman will get the job done on time and done right the first time. SILVER – Husbands To Go 240-7022

est in daily living and personal care, enabling them to enjoy the highest quality of life in elegant yet homelike surroundings. The folks at A Place for Seniors welcome you to visit their facility and see all that they have to offer. SILVER – Seniors at Home Service 50 Sand Creek Road, 634-0566 BRONZE – A Senior Connection 2582 Sterling Court, 325-7349

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BRONZE – Steve Brown’s Home Repair 634-1282

Home Assisted Care GOLD – A Place for Seniors 2664 Torrey Pines Drive, 513-3831 A Place for Seniors is a six-bed residential care facility located in the Deer Ridge Golf Course community, established to provide residents with the fin-

GOLD – Tres Jolie 236 Oak St., 513-0121 Interior decorating at its finest. Tres Jolie takes a customized approach to every aspect of your project. “I love to create something from scratch that no one else has,” says Nicole Conde, creative decorator and owner. “Design has such a deep way of showing who you are on the inside.” With

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Home Theater/Security

GOLD – The Wire Guys 2160 Elkins Way, 240-9977 At the Wire Guys, you’ll find products from Denon, Marantz, Pioneer, Polk Audio, Boston Acoustics and Infinity – or whatever brand you need. If you have the product or need the product, The Wire Guys’ experienced technicians can get you set up fast and flawlessly. Installation is guaranteed 90 days for free. If you need a TV mounted or a full system installed, this is your one-stop shop.

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GOLD – Absolute Housekeeping Services 1360 Crescent, 234-0526 Adriana Beddingfield moved to Brentwood in 2002 and pursued her American dream of opening a small business. Starting with one customer, Absolute Housekeeping grew by word of mouth and the

detailed work of Adriana. Continued attention to detail 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. SILVER – Key’s Quality Janitorial 565-0037 This is a mission-driven organization, and its mission is to listen and truly care about your needs. The staff works efficiently to provide your place of business or residence with the professionalism and janitorial needs you require. Key’s Quality Janitorial uses environmentfriendly products only because it cares about the quality of its work and values its customers. BRONZE – Elizabeth’s Cleaning Service 516-7165

Heat/Air Company

GOLD – Johnson Heating & Air Conditioning 4501 O’Hara Ave., 516-7120 Customer service beyond your expectations 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 operated business comprised of Brentwood residents, it specializes in service, repair and installation

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SILVER – Brisk Air 640 Harvest Park Drive, 513-3809 Brisk Air brings more than 18 years of experience to the heating and air conditioning business. It’s a company dedicated to serving the Brentwood community with integrity, respect and excellent service. If Brisk Air can repair your equipment, it will, with no overselling or overcharging. If it’s a rainy night or a Sunday afternoon, when a customer calls, Brisk is there to serve.

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Insurance Agent

GOLD – Mark Violich, Liberty Mutual Insurance 201 Sand Creek Road, 308-7978 Everybody needs insurance, but you needn’t pay full price for it. That’s why your concerns are Liberty Mutual’s concerns. Let Mark Violich prepare a personalized evaluation to make sure that you and your family are properly covered – you’ll find out why he was voted the Best of Brentwood. Liberty Mutual offers auto, home, life insurance and more. SILVER – Tim Biglow, Allstate Insurance 1191 Central Blvd., 634-1234 Press readers know that providing excellent insurance service and not lip service is the key to a quality insurance agency. Allstate agents Tim, Rosemary and Amanda thank them

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agents with many years of experience.

BRONZE – Jose Martinez, State Farm Insurance 2200 Sand Creek Road, 634-2333 This agency is proud to be one of the largest in East County, offering insurance and financial services. Jose Martinez staffs seven bilingual licensed

Landscaper

GOLD – Hillside Landscaping 634-2985 No matter how challenging your gardening requirements, the experts at Hillside Landscaping are equal to the task. They’re not just technicians – when you hire Hillside, you’re

getting professionals with aesthetic talents second to none. They’ll get you newly beautiful garden growing and flourishing in no time. Our readers think Hillside is pure Gold. SILVER – 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. BRONZE – Hortiscope Landscaping 1243 Woodside Drive, 634-6574 Hortiscope has been providing comprehensive landscape design and installation services to Brentwood since 1986. Its staff brings a passion for horticulture, a philosophy of creative cooperation with the homeowner, and a commitment to providing the best materials and service available. Call Hortiscope today for your free consultation.

Loan Officer GOLD – Gary Isaacson, Brentwood Lending Group 201 Sand Creek Road, 240-9995 Gary Isaacson brings a world of experience and a passion for real estate to his office at

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Brentwood Lending Group. His clients benefit from his year of financial experience as a controller from a homebuilder and later as CFO of a large mutual fund. With a plethora of knowledge under his belt, and his diverse financial experience, Gary focuses on structuring a loan that fits his client’s overall financial plan, including present and future goals. See what Gary’s clients are saying about him at www.brentwoodlending.com. SILVER – Paul Kelly, Home One Mortgage 8440 Brentwood Blvd., 516-5791 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 once again. BRONZE – Joe Khan, Paragon Mortgage 141 Sand Creek, 516-3321 Hundreds of families have trusted Joe Khan to advise and serve them. One of his recent clients was forgiven for nearly $300,000 of debt. “There is hope now for every circumstance,” says Joe.

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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 trend setter 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 – La Nina Nails 640 Harvest Park Drive, 634-4424 BRONZE – Tulip Nail and Spa Salon 7710 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6974

Martial Arts

GOLD – Delta Taekwondo 8650 Brentwood Blvd., 308-7393 Delta Taekwondo offers a family-friendly program for all ages that increases physical fitness and confidence, and heightens mental alertness. Head instructor David Stickney is recognized around the world as an Expert Instructor, and has been teaching students in Brentwood since 1993. SILVER – Verette’s Karate

Kempo 3877 Walnut Blvd., 516-1339 Eastern martial arts not only teaches students how to defend themselves, but increases self confidence, poise, balance and strength. What could possibly be a better training regimen for anyone who needs improvement in those areas of life? Verettes can and does provide the best possible training for its students and has been doing this for many years.

Tell your friends about me! Rick Varin 925.321.0866 the.pool.guy@hotmail.com

Massage GOLD – The Oasis 640 Harvest Park Drive, 240-6274 Press readers urge you to experience a massage from the talented, certified muscular therapists at Oasis. The individually designed massage service starts with a consultation prior to your treatment. Whether you choose a Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, triggerpoint or acupressure modality, your tired, achy muscles will feel great. And there’s no extra charge for aromatherapy or moist/dry heat. Rooms for two and hydrotherapy offer the ultimate treatment. For a hands-down sensational massage, visit Oasis.

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SILVER – Palms of Heaven 180 Griffith Lane, 207-8014 According to the staff at Palms of Heaven, “The satisfaction of being able to help people with

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relaxation, chronic, or acute pain is beyond measure.” The staff of Palms of Heaven, located inside In-Shape Health & Fitness Center, is passionate about its work and compassionate with its clients, listening to them and focusing on their needs. BRONZE – Iannaccone Chiropractic 8385 Brentwood Blvd., 516-9970 Certified Massage Therapist Rebecca Luthi gives wonderful and affordable massages in a comfortable setting. Her flexible hours allow her to cater to your schedule. Give her a call – you won’t be disappointed.

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GOLD – Joe Khan 141 Sand Creek Road, 516-3321 “I am honored to thank God and the hundreds of families who have trusted me to advise and serve them,” says Joe. “Being voted the best loan officer in town is a very high honor. If I can be of any help in advice or service, I am available by cell phone at 925-759-5184.” Joe adds that Paragon Mortgage is broadcasting advice on Saturdays at 8 a.m. on 1020KNTS. Replays are free on the Web at www.pgmca.com or www.helpyoubuyinc.com. SILVER – Paul Kelly, Home One Mortgage 8440 Brentwood Blvd., 516-5791

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 to the Best once again. BRONZE – Kathy Mertens, Platinum Mortgage 516-8571 With over 20 years experience in this field, Kathy has experienced the ups and downs of the real estate market several times. She strives to keep her customers happy and stress free in all her transactions. She believes in family and treats all her customers like they are part of hers.

Mortgage Office GOLD – Brentwood Lending Group 201 Sand Creek Road, 240-9995 Brentwood Lending Group’s mission is to enhance the quality of its clients’ lives by helping them with appropriate financing for their peace of mind, whether it’s firsttime homebuying, moving up, luxury and second homes, apartments, office buildings or commercial properties. Clients are informed and educated about their loan choices, and

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SILVER – Home One Mortgage 8440 Brentwood Blvd., 516-5791 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 to the Best once again. BRONZE – Platinum Mortgage Brokers 516-8571 Striving to make every transaction as smooth as possible, Platinum Mortgage Brokers’ main concern is customer service – their clients come first. With over 20 years experience and 200 lenders to choose from, Platinum knows how to get the job done and make its clients dreams of home ownership come true.

Music Lessons

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, 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. SILVER – Geddes Music 359 Oak St., 634-6684 The world of music is full of satisfaction and fun. Learning how to play an instrument and how to read music are talents that will stick with you for life. If your desire is to learn an instrument, Geddes can be you music Mecca. BRONZE – Barbara Schnieder Music 516-7119 Piano teacher Barbara Schnieder offers individual lessons plus six group lessons each year, providing students the opportunity to socialize and perform solos or ensemble music in an informal setting.

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are always part of the decision-making process. Brentwood Lending Group’s loan officers are provided continuous training, mentoring, stateof-the art technology and office facilities.

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GOLD – Eyecare Galleria 2300 Sand Creek Road, 240-8520 Many years of experience and continuing education help the optometrists at Eyecare Galleria improve your vision and quality of life. Their optical dispensary boasts more than

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nity-oriented office sponsors schools and sport teams, plus organizations such as MakeA-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society and the Contra Costa Food Bank.

SILVER – Matt Bronge, Brentwood Eye Care 350 John Muir Parkway, 634-6101 For 18 years, Dr. Bronge has grown Brentwood Eye Care into the largest optometry office in our area. Drs. Bronge, Roberts, Atkinson and Casey would love to be your eye doctors, too. Can you envision it?

SILVER – Dr. Robert Sheffield 1140 Second St., 634-4446 Combining innovative orthodontic technology and a passion for excellence, Dr. Sheffield and his team aim to exceed the standard in child and adult orthodontics. Dr. Sheffield is a dual-trained specialist in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics and believes that a fabulous smile can make a difference in anyone’s life. Orthodontics is about more than straight teeth. Dr. Sheffield considers the entire face when planning treatment for his patients.

BRONZE – Vision Optix 4550 Balfour Road, 513-0323 Dr. Ong and Vision Optix do just about everything optometric, including laser surgery comanagement, cataract evaluation, contact lenses, sunglasses and, of course, provide a full range of affordable eyewear.

Orthodontist

GOLD – Dr. John Esterkyn 1145 Second St., 513-9320 Dr. Esterkyn is a board-certified orthodontist who completes twice as many classes as required to stay current on all the new technology. He’s been practicing orthodontics for 20 years and has created more than 6,000 smiles. He looks forward to creating even more! Dr. Esterkyn uses wires developed by NASA that shorten treatment and increase patient comfort. His commu-

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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 customer service.

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 doctorpatient care at reasonable fees. Paden Orthodontics has provided three generations of care to California and 25 years to the Brentwood area, and thank Press readers for naming it one of Brentwood’s Best.

Painter

GOLD – Diablo Delta Painting 513-3244 There are lots of painters in the Brentwood area, but none is

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SILVER – Sierra West Painting 388 Torrington Drive, 634-3402 Sierra West brings guaranteed professionals to its interior, exterior, commercial and residential work. Its can handle special finishes such as faux, glazing, marbleizing, murals, epoxys and lacquers. No job is too big or small. Call Sierra West for a color consultation and free estimate.

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GOLD – T.D. Construction 516-6240 Hiring the right contractor is one of the most important decisions you can make. Don’t

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been completely addressed. As Dr. Slinger puts it, “We try to connect, so that our families feel comfortable with their health care.”

SILVER – Classic Awnings & Canvas 6303 Brentwood Blvd., 634-2144 Ed and Lynette Stack’s international-award winning company provides customized shade for residential and commercial projects. They invite you to visit their friendly showroom and impressive 3,000-square-foot production facility.

SILVER – Dr. Garcia, Brentwood Pediatrics 1191 Central Blvd., 757-3550 Brentwood Pediatrics is dedicated to providing superior care to Brentwood’s youngest residents. Drs. Garcia and Darmawan take a personal interest in each child and pride themselves in excellent communication with patients and parents alike.

Pediatrician

BRONZE – John Muir Medical Group 2400 Balfour Road, 308-8113 The board-certified pediatricians at Brentwood’s John Muir Medical Group stay up to date with new developments in pediatrics and create a warm and welcoming environment for you and your children.

GOLD – Dr. Richard Slinger 1120 Second St., 513-2483 Dr. Slinger treats his patients and their families as he’d want to be treated. He makes families feel they’ve been cared for and not processed, and encourages them to call if their concerns and questions haven’t

Thanks for your vote of confidence. Liberty Mutual salutes Brentwood for naming Mark Violich a Best of Brentwood Insurance Agent.

SILVER – La Nina Nails 640 Harvest Park Drive, 634-4424 BRONZE – Tulip Nails & Spa 7710 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6974

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Call Mark Violich today to find out why he was voted Best Insurance Agent at (800) 399-3636 x 58220 for a free, no obligation Auto, Home, or Life insurance quote.

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.

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more highly regarded than Diablo Delta. This contractor does a professional job every time – interior or exterior, commercial or residential – and makes it look easy. Diablo Delta’s service is extraordinary. You won’t have a mess to clean up afterward.

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GOLD – Kristen Deas, In-Shape City 180 Griffith Lane, 513-8700 San Francisco native and mother of two, Kristen Deas is always active and loves helping people get fit. She specializes in weight loss, weight training, core and balance stabilization, pilates, and low-impact

water resistance training. A nationally certified nutritional counselor, Kristen will create a great program, for group or individual sessions, that will guide you down a healthy and exciting road and make your fitness goals a reality. SILVER – Clint Smith, Club One 120 Guthrie Lane, 240-2990

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Clint Smith has a knack of connecting with people and keeping them physically and emotionally supported. His clients enjoy his boot camp and kickboxing workouts because he challenges them to learn new techniques and pushes them harder than they would themselves. Clint’s philosophy is simple: “I want them to have fun and leave feeling better than when they came in.” BRONZE – Albert Gonzalez, In-Shape 180 Griffith Lane, 513-8700 A strong presence – in more ways than one – at In-Shape for many years, Albert was voted among Brentwood’s Best by leading by example, motivating and encouraging all his trainees to sincerely pursue their goals. Want to get in shape? Give Albert a call.

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GOLD – Discovery Pest 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 – Delta Pest Control 300 Balfour Road, 634-1255 BRONZE – Bust A Bug 4725 Christenson St., 382-4369

Photographer

GOLD – Shifflet Photgraphy 700 Harvest Park Drive, 513-1851 Recognizing that your family is your most precious gift, Shifflett Photography is devoted to capturing images that reflect just that. Whether it’s a portrait of your child experiencing a milestone moment, or of your family expressing its special bond, Shifflett will provide you with a beautiful portrait that you’ll proudly display for years to come. Shifflett offers private and comfortable rooms, appointments that are never rushed, and an extensive product line designed to meet your individual needs. SILVER – Generations Photography 516-3840 BRONZE – Dana Smith Photography 513-1316 Dana Smith, a certified professional photographer, has been studying photography for more than 20 years. She specializes in portraits of babies, children and families. And as a mother of four daughters, she understands what it’s like to want a beautiful portrait of your family.

Plumber

GOLD – Henson Plumbing, Inc. 395 Carrol Court, 634-0272 In business since 1986, Henson Plumbing stands behind its work. Henson provides same-

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Best Professional Services 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. SILVER – Akerson Plumbing 325-3235 BRONZE – Munoz Plumbing 634-1607

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 the health of his patients, Dr. James Greer is committed to providing

uncompromising excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of the foot. SILVER – Nathan Randall, Brentwood Foot & Ankle Clinic 71 Sand Creek Road, 634-1009

Pool Builder GOLD – Logan Pools 615 Indiana Ave., 513-9272 After 30 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 – West Coast Pools Inc. 1040 Pacific Grove Court, 634-1614

A member of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, this business is recommended by our readers, who say West Coast can fulfill your dreams of a beautiful backyard pool and patio your neighbors will envy. Overhangs, landscaping, backyard barbecues and fire pits, spas of various sizes and even bathroom construction are routine projects for this firm. BRONZE – Absolute Pool Builders 1705 Mediteraneo Way, 513-8725 Here’s another fine pool-building service that can create a pool or spa area you’ll be proud of and enjoy to the fullest. Remember, pool weather is right around the corner.

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Preschool 624 Anderson Ave., 240-5437 Celebration Christian Preschool is committed to excellence in character development, academic achievement and quality instruction. The school embraces an experiential developmental approach that includes a motor program and monthly science labs. 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 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 – Sunshine House 3700 Walnut Blvd., 516-9100 401 Chestnut St., 634-5678 2110 San Jose Ave., 513-1113 Throughout its 24 years of

service, Sunshine House has treated children not as computers to be programmed but developing beings whose mental and social capacities expand year after year through loving care from home and school. Sunshine House kids become the happy, excited learners they were born to be.

Private School GOLD – Willow Wood School 1265 Dainty Ave., 634-4539 Dainty Center enrolls infants and preschool children, while Willow Wood School, the elementary section, enrolls students through the sixth 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 – Gateway Christian School 2401 Shady Willow Lane, 634-0493 Gateway Christian School, a ministry of Golden Hills Community Church, brings 18 years of experience to serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. It’s a member of the Association of Christian

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with their best interests at heart – even if that means telling them not to sell or not to buy.”

BRONZE – Celebration Christian Preschool 624 Anderson Ave., 240-5437

GOLD – Prudential Real Estate 2510 Sand Creek Road, 315-788-2463 The current real estate market can be a long and winding road, but the shortest distance between you and the ideal neighborhood and the home of your dreams is Prudential. Combining extensive training and years of experience with local knowledge, the Prudential team makes the home buying or selling adventure a pleasure. Our readers named Prudential number one for a good reason: results.

Real Estate Agent GOLD – Brian Sharp, Sharp Realty 3130 Balfour Road, 240-6683 In Brian Sharp’s words, “I’m hoping that people voted for me because they felt I was giving them honest, compassionate advice during difficult real estate times. This has been a trying few years, and I’ve tried to treat people with the respect they deserve, even when they are about to lose or have just lost their home.” SILVER – Shawn Beddingfield 8290 Brentwood Blvd., 634-0600 “I make it my job to absorb the stress of the transaction,” says Shawn Beddingfield. “I try to make each transaction as smooth as possible for my clients. Making my clients’ goals my goal has led to success in the industry.” BRONZE – Bryce Ellsworth, Windermere Ellsworth & Associates 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 513-2605 As Bryce Ellsworth puts it, “We consistently counsel clients

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SILVER – Coldwell BankerAmaral & Associates 8290 Brentwood Blvd., 634-0600 From its beginnings in San Francisco in 1906, Coldwell Banker has grown to become one of the nation’s premier real estate organizations. Coldwell Banker Amaral & Associates Realtors was the first recognized brand in far East County offering all aspects of real estate, commercial, residential, property management and raw land sales. BRONZE – Sharp Realty 3130 Balfour Road, 240-6683 Every one of Sharp Realty’s staff and agents knows how

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Real Estate Team GOLD – Tippery Team, Coldwell Banker 8290 Brentwood Blvd., 640-6698 The mission of the Tippery Team is to be the best in East County. Whether they’re working with abandoned animals or delivering flyers, they want their work to exemplify professionalism and highest standards in the real estate industry, always staying ahead of the curve with pricing, customer service and effective marketing. It all translates to the client as knowledge in the marketplace and ultimate satisfaction. SILVER – Century 21, East County Realty

3150 Balfour Road, 516-3505 The team of Mike and Marcy Johnson are here to help you with all your real estate needs. As third-generation realtors and lifelong residents of East County, they’re passionate about real estate. With over 9,000 offices in 60 countries, Century 21 has the versatility to bring buyers and sellers together. BRONZE – Sharp Realty 3130 Balfour Road, 240-6683 The Sharp Realty team believes that keeping the client’s interests at heart isn’t just a slogan: “We know the area and we give honest, relevant advice to our clients – even if it costs us a sale.”

Roofer GOLD – Town & Country Roofing, Inc. 2155 Elkins Way, 634-7663 Founded in 1981 and now one

of the largest residential roofing contractors in Northern California, Town & Country is a family-oriented business that guarantees high-quality service backed by superior craftsmanship. Its goal is to always provide quality and value for the customer. Town & Country specializes in residential re-roofs, repairs and maintenance, new commercial construction and repairs, as well as custom homes. SILVER – Bell Roofing 634-5536 BRONZE – Corum Roofing 516-7889

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 sur-

veillance 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. SILVER – TownCentre Self Storage 345 TownCentre Terrace, 634-7779 BRONZE – Brentwood Self Storage 240-7353

Senior Housing GOLD – Cortona Park 150 Cortona Way, 240-0733 Cortona Park, an independent and assisted senior living community, offers all the luxuries of a resort atmosphere and more. Residents don’t need to worry about yard work, home repairs, isolation or boredom. With beautiful surroundings, daily activities, transportation, weekly housekeeping, hair

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salon, a movie theater and an attentive and caring staff, Cortona Park feels like home but without all the hassle. SILVER – Eskaton Lodge 450 John Muir Parkway, 516-8006 A premier assisted-living and memory-care organization, Eskaton Lodge offers the independence seniors desire while providing all the support needed for a high quality of life. Separate memory-care facilities on site assure that patients are cared for with the utmost safety. Clean, secure, with a great professional staff, Eskaton is a truly fine lifestyle alternative. BRONZE – Sycamore Place 1100 Sycamore Court, 634-6200

Shoe Repair GOLD – Aldo’s Shoe Repair Store 6271 Lone Tree Way, 240-9189

Family-owned Aldo’s provides professional service at reasonable prices, carrying brandname products in shoes, purses and shoe-core products. They repair shoes, luggage, purses, jackets and leather items – and do the very best job. SILVER – Galletti Brothers 3877 Walnut Blvd., 240-0063/ 415-424-6654 “I’m happy to be here in Brentwood and I’m enjoying meeting everyone,� says Galletti Brothers owner Felix Santos. “My father was a shoemaker and he taught me well. I give customers their shoes back in better condition than I got them.� BRONZE – Maselli Bros 7911 Brentwood Blvd., 516-0272 A Bay Area shoe repair service since 1936 and Bay Area repairer for Nordstroms and Bloomingdales, Maselli Bros will heel you, save your soles

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Staffing Agency GOLD – Gemini Staffing 8440 Brentwood Blvd., 513-7069 Gemini staffs for administrative, accounting, sales, engineering, IT, medical and dental positions, and offers a full menu of criminal and civilbackground checks in addition to a full panel of drug-screening tests so employers can have peace of mind and reduce the threat of negligent-hiring lawsuits. Whether you need someone for a single day or are building your staff for the long haul, Gemini Staffing can prescreen and select the very best people for your business. SILVER – Office Tech Staffing Services 1210 Central Blvd., 240-2200

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GOLD – Carson Swim School 2601 Anderson Lane, 634-7946 Celebrating its 25th 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 smallgroup instruction, customizing students’ schedules with classes

either two or four days per week. Swimmers 6 months and older are welcome. SILVER – Club One 120 Guthrie Lane, 755-9111 Club One provides year-round swim lessons to all in its indoor swimming pool. Its experienced instructors provide students an experience in which learning is combined with fun. Let Club One give the gift of water safety to your loved ones. Come enjoy its year-end Swim Olympics, where students get the chance to show off their newfound skills. BRONZE – Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex 195 Griffith Lane, 516-5430

Travel Agency GOLD – Casey’s Travel 737 Second St., 634-2425 Casey’s Travel goes the extra mile for its clients, making planning and booking the

vacation pleasurable and very easy. Casey’s clients enjoy coming into the office. They know Casey’s courteous and knowledgeable staff will do the best job for them. At Casey’s, trust is earned every day. SILVER – CruiseOne 240-0932 CruiseOne combines all the latest technology with a personal touch to give clients the best prices and best value for their vacation dollar. Alexandra and Kristina provide fast, accurate and knowledgeable service and guarantee the lowest prices.

Tutoring Facility GOLD – Tutoring Club 1135 Second St., 240-8734 Tutoring Club has been helping Brentwood, Oakley and Discovery Bay families for the last five years. Its tutors, equipped with the best reading, math and writing program avail-

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Businesses and job seekers alike agree: the EastBay Works’ one-stop career center in Brentwood is one of the best places for local businesses and residents to match up their employment needs. Whether you have a job to fill or are looking to find one of your own, EastBay Works’ professional and friendly staff is always ready to assist you with finding the right fit.

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GOLD – Brentwood Family Pet Care 4421 Balfour Road, 240-7387 Brentwood Family Pet Care has served Brentwood families’ pets for eight years. The health and wellness of your furry friends means as much to them as it does to you, so count on them for everything from pet food, flea and tick prevention, routine care, vaccines and nail trims to dental care, X-rays, spay/neuters and other surger-

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SILVER – Sylvan Learning Center 2200 Sand Creek Road, 679-8667 Dedicated to helping all students achieve academic success while bolstering selfconfidence, 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.

BRONZE – A Place of Learning 315 Orchard Drive, 240-5146 Providing students with free one-on-one tutoring year round, A Place of Learning’s 45 volunteers donate their time to help the aspiring learners of our community. Director Laura Guzman works effectively with parents and students and is skilled in pairing off students and tutors.

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able, are dedicated to each child’s success. Tutoring Club’s program gets your child up to grade level faster than any of its competitors – guaranteed. The Club thanks Press readers for their votes, and pledges to continue the great work for our community.

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Best Professional Services ies. The staff of Brentwood Family Pet Care looks forward to many more years of “Loving Your Pets Like You Do.” SILVER – Brentwood Veterinary Hospital 4519 O’Hara Ave., 634-1177 For over 30 years, Brentwood Veterinary Hospital has worked hard to become an exceptional pet care facility and an integral part of the families it serves. The staff provides small-town caring in a cutting-edge medical environment. Constantly looking to improve its diagnostic abilities, the Hospital has recently installed a digital radiography system to improve the quality of its X-rays.

Waxing GOLD – The Oasis 640 Harvest Park Drive, 240-6274 A two-time Gold award win-

ner for waxing, The Oasis knows that hair removal is popular among women and men alike. Its trained estheticians are professional, caring and highly competent in the field of waxing. Two types of wax are used to personalize your service while minimizing discomfort, leaving you with smooth, silky skin. The Oasis staff appreciates Press readers’ votes, business and continued support.

BRONZE – Christina Morain Aesthetics & Permanent Makeup 130 Walnut Blvd., 833-3744 Christina is an expert consultant and practitioner in many areas of self beautification, including Brazilian waxing. She uses only the highest quality products in her treatments and prides herself on delivering exceptional and satisfying results daily.

SILVER – Lucy’s Nails 4530 Balfour Road, 240-0026 Lucy’s provides the latest in full waxing technology, plus nail services that include pink and white, silk/linens, gels, as well as beautiful artistic designs. Lash/brow tinting are also available. Special discounts are offered for children, students and the bride to be, and walkins are always welcome. At Lucy’s, you’re truly pampered.

GOLD – Black Sheep Design 8440 Brentwood Blvd., 516-1938 Black Sheep Design is a marketing and creative agency that loves working closely with customers to create custom Web designs, effective print ads, professional brochures, tradeshow graphics and other marketing materials to help them boost their business. Owners Richard and Clarissa Perez-

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Pacheco have over 35 years of experience in marketing and design. They work with a team of professionals, including photographers and printers, to create unique products. SILVER – Rico Visuals Design Studios 516-7610 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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GOLD – Accent Shutters & Blinds 2874 Falcon Court, 513-7130 Since 1996, Accent Shutters & Blinds has been family owned and operated by Blake and Joyce Boatright. Together they offer a shop-at-home

SILVER – Budget Blinds 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 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. BRONZE – Décor Window Fashions 866-313-8313

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service that allows customers to view samples and colors in the convenience of their own home. Offering competitively priced window treatments backed by highly trained certified installers, Accent has maintained a perfect record with the Better Business Bureau and is proud to accept the Gold award for the Best of Brentwood for the second year in a row.

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With more than 10 years of experience, this outfit promises a lot and delivers something extra. Brentwood Window Cleaning stands proudly behind every job, from high dusting, brushing and vacuuming tracks, removing most water stains, washing screens – and using a lot of good old-fashioned elbow grease. Its cleaners always work to keep you happy and their standards high. Brentwood Window Cleaning thanks its loyal customers who consistently call it back into their homes.

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Best Eats & Drinks Appetizer

GOLD – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 As one of Brentwood’s main downtown 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 – especially its popular appetizers – 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 dining experience. At Cap’s, you’re treated like a friend. SILVER – Tailgater’s Sports Bar & Grill 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 Located on Brentwood’s main

drag, Tailgater’s is a familyowned business that treats customers like family. In addition to its live entertainment, daily specials, happy hour, and sensational burgers, ribs and steaks, Tailgater’s cooks up some of tastiest appetizers in town. You’ll get a lot of bang for your appetizer buck at Tailgater’s.

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.

BRONZE – Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5192

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 fresh, homemade and healthy bagels, and customer service the old-fashioned way. Bagel Street Café is the place for breakfast, lunch and specialoccasion catering.

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GOLD – Willy’s Bagels & Blends 1155 Second St., 634-2245 390 W. 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-

BRONZE – Safeway 1125 Second St., 634-6780

3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020

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 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 BRONZE – Brentwood Hickory Pit 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 516-5960 Slow cooking and an assortment of special sauces make these ribs tender and delicious.

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Don’t wait for summer picnic season. Stop by for Hickory Pit’s incomparable ribs today.

BRONZE – Tommy, Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5192

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SILVER – Steve, Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Steve’s a good listener, a good talker and a super bartender. He loves what he does and a lot of our readers gravitate to him when they breeze into Cap’s welcoming environment.

GOLD – Brentwood CafÊ 8500 Brentwood Blvd., 634-6503 Our readers know how important it is to get fueled up for a morning of hard work or play. And they highly recommend Brentwood CafÊ 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 friendly. Come on in! SILVER – Perko’s CafÊ & Grill 1135 Second St., 516-2671 The staff at Perko’s is dedicated to customizing and going the extra mile for every breakfast order, personalizing service for every customer.

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GOLD – Jimmy, Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Looking for a comfortable, relaxing place to hang out and unwind? Visit Cap’s and ask Jimmy to serve up your favorite drink while you drink in the ambience of Cap’s warm and comfortable bar. It’s no surprise that Jimmy has attracted a large clientele. Drop by and see why.

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Best Eats & Drinks Perko’s Café & Grill offers excellent quality and value at breakfast. On your next visit, check out Perko’s banquet room for those special get-togethers and business meetings.

Serving Brentwood for the past 46 years, El Gallito makes burritos with the freshest ingredients – and lots of them. Press readers urge you to try an El Gallito burrito. You’re sure to come back for more.

BRONZE – Silver Skillet 8300 Brentwood Blvd., 516-1358

BRONZE – 360 Degree Gourmet Burrito 8610 Brentwood Blvd., 513-7997 360 Degree Gourmet Burrito specializes in truly cosmopolitan creations: from Cajun and Thai to teriyaki and curry, including low-calorie versions.

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 their 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. SILVER – El Gallito Drive Inn 8540 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4992

Caterer GOLD – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Ave., 513-0595 Catering has become a specialty in this shop. Choose one of Brentwood Fine Meats’ delicious packages, featuring barrel-cooked tri-tip, chicken or ribs, and a variety of salads and breads.

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Cheese Steak Sandwich GOLD – Cheese Steak Shop 8610 Brentwood Blvd., 513-7540 Specializing in authentic Philadelphia-style cheese steak sandwiches, plus chicken cheese steak sandwiches and Italian hoagies, nobody tops Cheese Steak Shop in this culinary category. The shop’s Amaroso rolls are shipped in fresh from Philly daily. Mondays are double stamp days – fill out a card for a free 10-inch sandwich. And $2.99 Tuesdays get you a 7-inch chicken or steak sandwich. Don’t forget to ask for the shop’s mascot George the Gorilla, for your little ones’ dining companion. SILVER – Charley’s Grilled Subs 6660 Lone Tree Way, 240-1552

BRONZE – Tailgater’s Sports Bar & Grill 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 In addition to its outstanding burgers, ribs, steaks, wings and salads, Tailgater’s cheese steak sandwich will give you a powerful bang for your dining buck. Taste why Press readers voted Tailgater’s one of Brentwood’s Best.

Chinese Restaurant GOLD – Lucy’s Asian Bistro 2500 Sand Creek Road, 516-1100 Open up Lucy’s menu and you’ll immediately realize you’ve come to an extraordinary place. From dazzling appetizer combos to authentic Mandarin and Sechuan main creations, whatever your orientation toward the Oriental, Lucy’s has got you covered. Take a seat in Lucy’s spacious and classy dining

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SILVER – Canton Garden 7840 Brentwood Blvd., 634-5400 This restaurant’s been serving Brentwood’s Chinese food lovers for a long time, and it’s easy to explain its popularity. Canton Garden brings in fresh ingredients daily to create its superb Chinese dishes. From a full bar, banquet and catering service to take-home and delivery, Canton Garden has it all. BRONZE – Hi-Bar Hawaiian BBQ 2300 Sand Creek Road, 513-6096

Deli GOLD – Safeway 1125 Second St., 634-6780 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 Safeway’s Second Street store

has been a deli mainstay in Brentwood for a long time. The newer and larger Balfour Road deli operation upholds Safeway’s reputation as a big-time deli with small-town charm.

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Desserts GOLD – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 As one of Brentwood’s main downtown 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 – especially its popular desserts – not usually found in your own kitchen or other

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Best Eats & Drinks 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 dining experience. At Cap’s, you’re treated like a friend. SILVER – Loard’s Ice Cream 7760 Brentwood Blvd., 634-00055 Ever treated your palate to a Loard’s Fudge-Ana? No wonder this shop made the Best of Brentwood dessert list. Come try any one of Loard’s signature sundaes, shakes or incomparable ice cream cakes. They’ll make your visit to Loard’s – or your special occasion – a sweet memory.

BRONZE – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400

Doughnuts

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 fine-dining experience.

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

Fine Dining

SILVER – Shutters Brasserie 2013 Elkins Way, 516-4131 Located in Brentwood’s Sunset Road industrial park, this fine dining establishment is making

friends all over town. Shutters’ cuisine – with a French influence – is superb, and its elegant ambience is enhanced by a weekend piano bar. Press readers are enthusiastic about Shutters, and want you to experience it for yourself. BRONZE – Nines American Cooking 100 Summerset Drive, 516-3400

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GOLD – In-N-Out Burger 5581 Lone Tree Way, 800-786-1000 This burger shop has a wellfocused menu that allows it to serve its Gold Award French fries fast, hot and crisp. Try In-N-Out’s hamburgers or cheeseburgers wrapped in lettuce without a bun, or the increasingly popular proteinstyle burgers. In-N-Out also whips up outstanding French fries and shakes.

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BRONZE – Baskin Robbins 31 1145 Second St., 516-0231 There are 31-derful reasons Baskin Robbins has been named one of Brentwood’s

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Best Eats & Drinks SILVER – McDonalds 7455 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4414 2351 Balfour Road, 516-6790

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SILVER – Designer Dogs 6630 Brentwood Blvd., 516-9906

BRONZE – Burger King 1105 Second St., 634-5739

BRONZE – Cheese Steak Shop 8610 Brentwood Blvd., 513-7540

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GOLD – In-N-Out Burger 5581 Lone Tree Way, 800-786-1000 This burger shop has a wellfocused menu that allows it to whip its world-class burgers fast and hot off of the grill. Try In-N-Out’s hamburgers or cheeseburgers wrapped in lettuce without a bun, or the increasingly popular proteinstyle burgers. In-N-Out also whips up outstanding French fries and shakes. SILVER – McDonalds 7455 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4414 2351 Balfour Road, 516-6790 BRONZE – Burger King 1105 Second St., 634-5739

Hot Dogs GOLD – Dexters Hot Dogs 6670 Lone Tree Way, 240-1353 Get your dog customized in Dexters’ ’50s-style ambience and enjoy its sports-venue food without paying ballpark prices. Dexters serves classic hot dogs, Polish dogs, hot links – even nachos, plus soft drinks, energy drinks and a variety of other beverages. Press readers voted Dexters No. 1 once more, and so will you.

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 six years in a row. So many choices make for so much enjoyment. Baskin Robbins has been in the ice cream and yogurt biz 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 finally made it to Brentwood. Now Brentwood can get 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

GOLD – Grazie! Italian Cuisine & Martini Bar 642 First St., 634-9223 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 – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 As one of Brentwood’s main downtown 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 that capture the essence of Italian cuisine. BRONZE – Strings Restaurant 2500 Sand Creek Road, 513-6513

Japanese Restaurant GOLD – Mangetsu 50 Sand Creek Road, 513-2268 Mangetsu delivers sensational Japanese cuisine in a familyfriendly environment. Owner and chef Jack Jiang creates works of art that dazzle the eye as well as the palate, from traditional Japanese fare to innovative fusion dishes. Stop by and enjoy Mangetsu’s saki

SILVER – Bluefin 5401 Lone Tree Way, 513-8808 BRONZE – Lucy’s Asian Bistro 2500 Sand Creek Road, 516-1100

Live Music GOLD – Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5192 Located in one of downtown Brentwood’s most historic buildings, Sweeney’s is the place to hang for live music. Our readers agree: you’ll hear the best of the area’s live vocal and instrumental soloists and bands in a great environment at Sweeney’s. SILVER – Tailgater’s Sports Bar & Grill 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 Tailgater’s is more than a place for good food. Its live music, karaoke, flat-screen and bigscreen TVs, pool tables and covered outdoor dining/social area make it one of the most hoppin’ spots in Brentwood. BRONZE – City Park

Meal Under $10 GOLD – La Costa 335 Oak St., 240-5299

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and vodka bar before retiring to the dining room, and enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The word’s getting out: Mangetsu isn’t just the best Japanese restaurant in Brentwood; it’s one of the best Japanese restaurants in the East Bay.

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Best Eats & Drinks If you’re looking for an authentic Mexican meal for under ten 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.

prepares its classic Mexican dishes, including outstanding seafood, fresh daily. La Fuente is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers full catering, party trays and delivery of large orders. Its full bar can make the margaritas of your dreams, with your choice of tequilas.

SILVER – Taco Bell 7814 Brentwood Blvd., 634-9102

BRONZE – La Costa 335 Oak St., 240-5299 If you’re looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant, look no further. Not many people 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 good meal, come dine at La Costa.

BRONZE – McDonalds 7455 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4414 2351 Balfour Road, 516-6790

Mexican Restaurant GOLD – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6105 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 eight savory soups. For seven years in a row, Press readers have voted Jalisco’s the town’s Best Mexican Restaurant. SILVER – La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St., 516-2233 La Fuente uses the highest-quality ingredients and

Most Authentic Mexican Food

GOLD – La Costa 335 Oak St., 240-5299 Our Mexican-cuisine aficionados agree: if you’re looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant, look no further. Not many people 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 an authentic Mexican meal, come dine at La Costa. SILVER – El Gallito Drive Inn 8540 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4992 Serving Brentwood for the past 46 years, El Gallito makes

authentic Mexican dishes with the freshest ingredients. Its customer base includes city employees, farmers and laborers – all walks of life. The common denominator: they all appreciate genuine Mexican food. BRONZE – El Camino 6611 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4011 Come try one of El Camino’s authentic Mexican platters. Enjoy breakfast? It’s served all day here. Big groups are always welcome, no reservations are required, and takeout is no problemo.

Most Raging Happy Hour GOLD – Tailgater’s Sports Bar & Grill 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 As the name suggest, Tailgater’s is a place where partying is always in order. Its happy hour is second to none, and its live music, karaoke, flat-screen and big-screen TVs, pool tables and covered outdoor dining/ social area make it one of the most hoppin’ spots in Brentwood. See why Press readers know Tailgater’s delivers the biggest bang for your happyhour buck. SILVER – Red Rhino Restaurant and Bar 6670 Lone Tree Way, 240-6322 BRONZE – Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5192

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SILVER – Melo’s Pizza & Pasta 6580 Lone Tree Way, 626-3773 Melo’s has been serving Contra Costa County food lovers for over 35 years. Its new Brentwood location brings the same tradition of spectacular New York Style pizza and the best in authentic Italian regional pasta. Melo’s is an exciting addition to the Brentwood restaurant scene. BRONZE – A Fine Time For Tea 655 First St., 634-4500 Need a respite from the hustle and bustle of your busy life? This shop treats you to soothing music, fresh-baked scones and desserts, delicious salads and sandwiches, baked omelettes and homemade roasted potatoes. Press readers think now is a fine time for this new restaurant.

Outdoor Dining GOLD – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025

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GOLD – Shutters Brasserie 2013 Elkins Way, 516-4131 Located in Brentwood’s Sunset Road industrial park, this restaurant is making friends all over town. Shutters’ cuisine – with a French influence – is superb, and its elegant ambience is enhanced by a weekend piano bar. Press readers are enthusiastic about this new place in town, and want you to experience Shutters’ Gold-level dining for yourself.

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Brentwood Press Building, which went up in the dead center of downtown way back in 1913. Finishing second and third in this race were Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill, just down the block, and Sweeney’s Grill and Bar, kitty-corner from our place of work. Our Press edifice was also voted Best Looking Building (and no, we’re not stuffing the ballot box), followed by Sunset Plaza on Brentwood Boulevard and Valverde Plaza on First Street. The tour should also treat our visitors to a walk in the park, such as Veterans Park on Balfour Road, Creekside Park on Claremont Drive and downtown’s own City Park. Let’s say our guests want to breathe some fresh Brentwood air away from downtown and in the company of their favorite hound.

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The Best Place To Walk a Dog, in the voting public’s opinion, is the 9-mile paved pooch paradise known as Marsh Creek Trail. And if you’re looking for an exclusive doggie destination, take a bead on King Park on Bauer Way (off Sand Creek Road) for the ultimate canine confab. Speaking of parks, those twin peaks looming 10 miles west of Brentwood mark the heart of Mt. Diablo State Park, voted Best View in Town hands-down. (The view from Diablo’s 3,849-foot summit isn’t too bad itself.) And for Best Family Recreation Center, our readers recommend making a splash at the Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex on Griffith Lane, rolling over to Harvest Park Bowl on Balfour Road, and letting the kids bounce around The Little

Gym, also on Balfour. After all that exertion, our visitors are entitled to some nourishment – with a stylish twist. What do voters consider the Best Place for a Romantic Date? Three downtown restaurants: Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill, followed by Grazie! Italian Cuisine & Martini Bar, and Sweeney’s Bar & Grill. Care to take a cruise through the Best Home Development in Brentwood? Start with Rose Garden off Lone Tree Way, hop down to Trilogy at the Vineyards on the city’s southern border, and finish with Garin Ranch out east. Of course, the Best Place To Show a Visitor sums it all up, and features two locales you should be – or get – familiar with: downtown Brentwood’s outstanding shops, restaurants, movie theater, park; and the lovely 80-acre spread known as Hannah Nicole Vineyards, where you can sip wine in the company of the bottom-line Best of Brentwood: the people of this exceptional community.

        



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Not all Best of Brentwood stars can be slapped onto an office entrance or pinned onto a jacket lapel. Call them matters of lifestyle. They range from good deeds to sublime scenes, from Most Community-minded Company to Best View in Town. Best Government Spending went to EastBay Works One Stop Career Center. Way to be the exception to the governmental rule, EastBay! Our readers also singled out the Highway 4 Bypass and new Senior Center as the wisest use of our tax dollars. And our Most Community-minded Company? That would be Med Solutions – which makes a point of supporting a slew of worthy causes – in good company with Loard’s Ice Cream and Jazzed Espresso CafÊ. 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 Best Historic Building, won by our own

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Best Eats & Drinks As one of Brentwood’s main downtown 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, dishes not usually found in your own kitchen or other restaurants, and outdoor dining second to none. It’s extremely important to all the people at Cap’s, from management and cooks to bartenders, servers and busboys, that you enjoy your dining experience. SILVER – Grazie! Italian Cuisine & Martini Bar 642 First St., 634-9223 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. Grazie’s provides some of the

most spacious and beautiful al fresco dining in town. What could be better than the mingling of fresh air and the aromas of superb cuisine? Buon appetito! BRONZE – Nines American Cooking 100 Summerset Drive, 516-3400

Pizza 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

Thank You Brentwood for all your votes and for selecting us as one of the Best Chinese Restaurants

BRONZE – Tavo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant 5411 Lone Tree Way, 516-6696

Pizza Delivery

GOLD – Pizza Guys 8610 Brentwood Blvd., 634-1414 When you need that pizza fix fast, the go-to Guys are a phone call away. Our readers put the stopwatch on them and concluded that for snappy and reliable delivery, the Pizza Guys are the Best of Brentwood. SILVER – Aladino’s Pizza 4411 Balfour Road, 240-6363 BRONZE – Round Table Pizza 2540 Sand Creek Road, 240-8778

Pizza Variety

GOLD – Aladino’s Pizza 4411 Balfour Road, 240-6363 Our readers know the equation: when you offer a dazzling variety of toppings,

you’re able to offer a dazzling variety of pizzas. Check out Aladino’s impressive lineup – or create a brand-new combination of your own. You won’t run out of ideas at Aladino’s. SILVER – Round Table Pizza 2540 Sand Creek Road, 240-8778 BRONZE – Tavo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant 5411 Lone Tree Way, 516-6696

Quiet Drink GOLD – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 As one of Brentwood’s main downtown 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 an environment ideal for enjoying a quiet drink after a long

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Best Eats & Drinks day. It’s extremely important to all the people at Cap’s, from management and cooks to bartenders, servers and busboys, that you enjoy your dining experience. At Cap’s, you’re treated like a friend.

serve the best of Contra Costa and California wines in a tasting room and wine bar tailored to provide a palate pleasing experience and hospitality second to none.

SILVER – Jazzed Espresso Café 2013 Elkins Way, 516-7600 Jazzed Espresso Café has created an upstairs mezzanine with an atmosphere that invites friends to get together for a quiet drink and meaningful conversation. The area is also available for small groups and meetings, and free wireless Internet is provided. Press readers encourage you to check it out. You’re sure to get jazzed.

GOLD – Tailgater’s Sports Bar & Grill 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 As the name suggest, Tailgater’s is a place where partying is always in order. Its happy hour is second to none, 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 hoppin’ spots in Brentwood. See why Press readers know Tailgater’s delivers the biggest bang for your karaoke buck. SILVER – Harvest Park Bowl 5000 Balfour Road, 516-1221

Restaurant for Kids GOLD – 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. Our readers’ kids have taken this place for a test drive and found it a great ride. SILVER – La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St., 516-2233 La Fuente prides itself on its kid-friendly environment. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this place treats its young diners with the attention and respect they deserve. Kids love La Fuente’s classic GO

BRONZE – Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Co. 633 First St., 634-9463 Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company is proud to

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BRONZE – Red Rhino Restaurant and Bar 6670 Lone Tree Way, 240-6322

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Mexican dishes. Every day’s a party at La Fuente. BRONZE – McDonalds 7455 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4414 2351 Balfour Road, 516-6790

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 personalized service. Perko’s Café & Grill offers excellent quality and value for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our senior readers recommend Perko’s as the top spot in town. SILVER – Brentwood Café 8500 Brentwood Blvd., 634-6503 BRONZE – Nines American Cooking 100 Summerset Drive, 516-3400

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Best Eats & Drinks tangy salsa and you’ll want it to accent everything on your plate. Just ask our readers.

Sandwich

GOLD – Quizno’s 8610 Brentwood Blvd., 308-7103 Looking for Brentwood’s Gold Award sandwich? Take a trip to Quizno’s. You’ll find lots of mouth-watering combinations to choose from. Quizno’s uses the finest ingredients, freshly sliced meats, cheese and veggies. Its goal is to be the leader in quick-serving restaurants by serving the best sandwiches. Hey, Quizno’s – consider your goal achieved.

Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant.

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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 – including Best Mexican Restaurant seven years in a row.

SILVER – Nines American Cooking 100 Summerset Drive, 516-3400 BRONZE – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025

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GOLD – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6105

Seafood

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 – including lots of Press readers – suggest you take your ultimate salsa search to La Fuente.

GOLD – Sweeney’s Grill & 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.

BRONZE – El Gallito Drive Inn 8540 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4992 Get a taste of El Gallito’s

SILVER – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 As one of Brentwood’s main

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Spot for Coffee/Tea

GOLD – Starbuck’s 3150 Balfour Road, 513-2281 8610 Brentwood Blvd., 516-4581 2540 Sand Creek Road, 634-2319 With all the Starbucks locations in town, you’re never far from your favorite java fix. And if you need something solid to complement your liquid treat, Starbucks offers an impressive variety of coffee companions. Starbuck’s might be a mega-corporation, but here in Brentwood you’ll find the warm and personal smalltown service you crave – and something sensational in your cup. SILVER – Peet’s Coffee 5411 Lone Tree Way, 513-4102 Peet’s employees are passionate about coffee and tea and would enjoy sharing their knowledge with you. You’ll appreciate their enthusiasm, coupled with Peet’s warm atmosphere and attentive service. The company’s 42-year history is built on sourcing

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BRONZE – Subway 4431 Balfour Road, 634-0207

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GOLD – Gabby’s Grind 729 First St., 634-3277 This place offers a lot more than coffee. The highest-quality ingredients and imaginative presentations go into the world-class salads at Gabby’s Grind. Stop by some time for a light and flavorful treat.

SILVER – Togo’s 1155 Second St., 513-1400

downtown 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 creative fresh seafood offerings.

Best Restaurant For Seniors Breakfast

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Best Eats & Drinks the highest quality beans, hand-roasting them to bring out their unique flavors, and delivering them fresh. BRONZE – Willy’s Bagels & Blends 1155 Second St., 634-2245 390 W. 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 or tea.

Steak GOLD – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 As one of Brentwood’s main downtown 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 – especially its popular steaks – 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 dining experience. At Cap’s, you’re treated like a friend. SILVER – Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5192

BRONZE – Kinder’s Meats 5411 Lone Tree Way, 308-7997

Sushi

GOLD – Mangetsu 50 Sand Creek Road, 513-2268 Mangetsu delivers sensational Japanese cuisine in a family-friendly environment. Owner and chef Jack Jiang’s sushi creations dazzle the eye as well as the palate, from traditional Japanese fare to innovative fusion dishes. 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 – Lucy’s Asian Bistro 2500 Sand Creek Road, 516-1100 BRONZE – Bluefin 5401 Lone Tree Way, 513-8808

Thai Food

GOLD – 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. SILVER – Lucy’s Asian Bistro 2500 Sand Creek Road, 516-1100

Tri-tip Sandwich

GOLD – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Ave., 513-0595 Quality meats, including a deli

featuring the Brentwood’s best tri-tip sandwich, and catering services are just the beginning at this great shop. You’ve got to see their offerings to appreciate the fine quality and huge selection. Need wood chips for that special barbecue? No problem! Breakfast bacon to die for? You’ll find it right here.

it meets those expectations with an experienced staff that knows wine and can help you navigate Cap’s impressive wine list. It’s extremely important to all the people at Cap’s, from management and cooks to bartenders, servers and busboys, that you enjoy your dining experience. At Cap’s, you’re treated like a friend.

SILVER – Kinder’s Meats 5411 Lone Tree Way, 308-7997

SILVER – Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Co. 633 First St., 634-9463 Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company is proud to serve the best of Contra Costa and California wines. Come visit Co. Co.’s tasting room and wine bar for a palate-pleasing experience and hospitality second to none. And enjoy live music every third Saturday.

BRONZE – Sticky Chicken & Ribs 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-2153

Wine List GOLD – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 As one of Brentwood’s main downtown attractions, Cap’s is in the business of living up to high expectations. And

BRONZE – Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5192

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Index of Advertisers A Place of Learning.................................. 24

Delta Pure Water, Etc............................... 21

Monkey Wrenches, Inc............................. 17

Absolute Housekeeping Services............. 49

Delta Sands Florist.................................... 43

Mr. Handyman.......................................... 33

Accent Shutters & Blinds.......................... 23

Delta Spine & Sport Care.......................... 38

Nines Restaurant......................................... 8

Ace Hardware........................................... 55

Delta Taekwon-Do.................................... 46

Not Native................................................. 62

Acorn Self Storage.................................... 35

Diablo Delta Painting............................... 28

Oasis Day Spa.............................................. 9

Bagel Street Café...................................... ���� 68

Discovery Pest Control.............................. 29

Palms of Heaven....................................... 63

Bank of the West - Brentwood ............... 61

Doggie Depot........................................... 29

Pampered Pets.......................................... 57

Big O Tires................................................. 27

Doug S. Herman, D.D.S............................. 48

Bill Brandt Ford........................................... 3

Dr. Iannaccone.......................................... 55

Book Busters Bookkeeping Service.......... 61

Dr. John Esterkyn........................................ 4

Brentwood Auto Parts - Napa.................. 47

Dr. Mankad and Tiburico, DMP................ 31

Brentwood Family Dental.......................... 7

Dr. Yogesh Trehan, MD............................. 57

Brentwood Family Pet Care...................... 47

Eskaton Lodge, Brentwood ....................... 1

Brentwood Fine Meats............................. 69

Expressions Dance Academy.................... 42

Brentwood Golf Club.................................. 8

Eyecare Galleria Optometry..................... 20

Brentwood Hand Car Wash...................... 26

First Bank.................................................. 36

Brentwood Lending Group...................... 52

Flowers by Gerry....................................... 59

Brentwood Muffler & Brakes................... 35

Gemini Staffing......................................... 44

Sand Creek Crossing................................. 19

Brentwood Pediatrics............................... 41

Gill’s Music Studio..................................... 56

Scott Zimmerman, Attorney..................... 40

Brentwood Pet Resort.............................. 46

Lacy Williams, Posh Salon......................... 57

Sexton Heating & Air................................ 44

Brentwood Podiatry................................. 63

Hannah Nicole Vineyards......................... 54

Shadow Lakes Golf Club........................... 22

Brentwood Smog Express......................... 42

Harvest Park Bowl..................................... 34

Shawn Beddingfield, Coldwell Banker.... 50

Brentwood Veterinary Hospital............... 59

Holiday Inn Express................................... 45

Shifflet Photography................................ 48

Brentwood Window Cleaning.................. 57

Home One Mortgage............................... 28

Spa Prima.................................................. 25

Brisk Air..................................................... 59

Hurtados Auto Sales................................. 58

Sticky Chicken & Ribs................................ 67

Budget Blinds of the Delta....................... 40

In-N-Out Burger........................................ 67

Styles 4 Less............................................... 53

Business Books & Office Service............... 59

Inglis, Reagan & Associates...................... 58

Sunset Plaza.............................................. 15

Canton Garden......................................... 68

IRS Cleaners............................................... 63

Susanna Wahl, Edward Jones Investments... 54

Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill...................... 10

Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant.................... 64

Sutter Regional Medical Group................ 13

Carson Swim School.................................. 26

Jim Price, Attorney at Law....................... 23

Sweeney’s Grill & Bar................................ 71

Casey’s Auto Body..................................... 39

Joe Khan – Paragon Mortgage................ 60

Cecily Tippery – Coldwell Banker............. 21

John Muir Medical Group........................ 63

T.D. Construction............ Inside Front Cover

Celebration Christian Preschool............... 53

Johnson Heating & Air Conditioning......... 6

Century 21, East County Realty................ 27

Jose Martinez – State Farm Insurance..... 53

Champion Chiropractic............................. 42

Kendall Automotive................................. 12

Cheese Steak Shop.................................... 64

Keys Quality Janitorial Service................. 52

Christopher A. Becnel, CPA...................... 37

La Costa Mexican Restaurant................... 69

Club One..................................................... 2

La Fuente������������������� ������������������������� Mexican Restaurant................. 68

Coldwell Banker, Amaral & Associates.........

Les Schwab Tire Center............................. 47

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Loard’s Ice Cream of Brentwood . ........... 66

Computers USA......................................... 16

Logan Pools, Inc........................................ 51

Contra Costa Appliance Service............... 56

Lucy’s Nail Salon....................................... 32

Tuesday Morning...................................... 14

Crème dela������������ Gem Jewelry.......................... 55

Mangetsu.................................................. 33

Vision Optix Optometry........................... 39

Creative Yards of Brentwood .................. 48

Mark Violich – Liberty Mutual................. 49

Wendy S. Herman, DDS............................ 48

Dainty Center............................................ 30

McCurley’s Flooring.................................. 62

Wee Care Center....................................... 45

Dallas Shanks Services.............................. 43

McDonald’s............................................... 71

Wells Fargo Bank...................................... 60

Dana Smith Photography......................... 51

MedSolutions............................................ 31

Willow Wood School................................ 30

Deer Ridge Golf Course............................ 22

Melo’s Pizza & Pasta................................. 37

Willy’s Bagels & Blends............................. 65

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Best of Brentwood

Perko’s Café & Grill................................... 70 Planet Tan................................................. 46 Pristine Fine Carpet & Upholstery................ ...................................... Outside Back Cover Prudential California Realty..................... 18 Quick Stop Market...................................... 5 Quizno’s Subs............................................ 70 Reagan Management............................... 52 Robert Sheffield, DDS............................... 61

Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill..................... 49 Tangles Salon............................................ 50 TechniPure Water..................................... 36 The Little Gym.......................................... 40 The Pool Guy............................................. 45 The Vintage House................................... 59 The Wire Guys........................................... 61 TLCakes..................................................... 54 Tres Jolie��������������������� Salon – Nicole Conde................ 11

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