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As Brentwood’s population continues to grow, the options for where to get the things you need and want can get bewilderingly large, too. Take the advice of your friends and neighbors who cast thousands of votes for their favorite spots, and use this lineup to find the best goods and services Brentwood has to offer. If you were among our dedicated voters, compare your picks with those of your fellow balloteers – you might find some gems you didn’t know existed.

Contents Best Shops and Retail Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Best of the Balloteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Best Professional Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

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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. Owner Roxanne Casey is constantly in search for the most fabulous treasures in the vintage world for your enjoyment. Stop in, say hello and have a look around. SILVER – Sunflower Collectables and Antiques 240 Oak St., 516-5828 www.wearesunflowerantiques. blogspot.com Sunflower Collectables and Antiques offers beautiful antiques; handmade, handpainted furniture; and collectables. Sunflower’s merchandise continually changes, so every

visit is a new experience. Discover why Press readers consider Sunflower in a league with the very Best of Brentwood.

single resident or small family. Stop by and see why our readers voted Town Centre the Best apartment community in Brentwood.

BRONZE – Antique Co-Op 6675 Brentwood Blvd., 516-1563 Antique Co-Op carries antiques, vintage merchandise, sports memorabilia, books, records and much more. Boasting 5,000 square feet and 20 vendors, the Co-Op offers something for everyone. Stop by and shop in Antique Co-Op’s newly renovated, airconditioned facility.

SILVER – Arbor Ridge 2400 Shady Willow Lane, 240-8448 www.livearborridge.com A true apartment community – not a condo complex – Arbor Ridge offers spacious living environments, including threeand four-bedroom units. Each comes with a garage, full-size washer and dryer, and paid water and garbage pickup.

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GOLD – Town Centre Commons Apartments 1275 Central Blvd., 513-1110 A part of Brentwood since 1989, Town Centre Commons Apartments’ multi-family community offers one- to threebedroom apartments featuring the amenities to suit a

BRONZE – Marsh Creek Apartments 7251 Brentwood Blvd., 516-9800

Auto Dealer – New GOLD – Bill Brandt Ford 8100 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3551 www.billbrandtford.com

A hometown dealer offering a huge selection of fine Ford automobiles and pickup trucks, Bill Brandt Ford provides the credibility, products and service that continues to please its vast customer base. When it’s time to get a new vehicle, our readers suggest you give Bill Brandt Ford a call.

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GOLD – Bill Brandt Ford 8010 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3591 www.billbrandtford.com This outstanding dealership has been taking the Gold in this category for years. And why not? Bill Brandt’s got the cars, deals and financing people want, service second to none, and expert 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.

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Best Shops & Retail Services 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 more. Whether you’re looking for a truck, SUV or quality used car, come see why Hurtado’s customers voted it one of Brentwood’s Best. BRONZE – Brentwood Motorsports 8111 Brentwood Blvd., 418-4227 www.brentwoodmotorsports. com

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GOLD – Brentwood Auto Parts Inc. NAPA 7881 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3952 Established in 1957, Brentwood Auto Parts Inc. (NAPA) is the oldest familyowned retail business in Brentwood. The store’s inventory includes a wide

variety of auto, truck, tractor, ATV, heavy-duty and marine parts and accessories. Its friendly and knowledgeable ASE-certified staff boasts more than 160 years of combined automotive sales service. Customer service is this store’s number-one priority.

the community for more than 40 years. This familyrun company is a full-service auto body repair and paint facility. Whether you need to repair damage from a major collision or want to clean up some major scratches, Casey’s No. 1 concern is quality work and your complete satisfaction.

SILVER – O’Reilly Auto Parts 6420 Lone Tree Way, 634-1899 8600 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6530

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

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

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

Auto Repair – Body / Paint GOLD – Casey’s Auto Body 4515 O’Hara Ave., 634-2211 www.caseysautobody.net Casey’s Auto Body has served

Auto Repair – Brakes

GOLD – Kendall Automotive 9010 Brentwood Blvd., 516-0417 www.kendallautomotivebrentwood.com An established family owned and operated business, Kendall Automotive has been serving Brentwood since 1996. The experienced technicians at Kendall will give your vehicle a thorough brake inspection and expert recommendations for repairs, if needed. They take pride in their work and enjoy establishing longterm relationships with their customers. Kendall was also proud to be named the 2010 Business of the Year. SILVER – Monkey Wrenches 8130 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4145 www.monkeyauto.com The technicians at Monkey Wrenches don’t take brake repairs lightly. Whether your brake work is simple or

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Best Shops & Retail Services complicated, let the staff of Monkey Wrenches get you back on the road fast. It’s why they’re among the Best of Brentwood. BRONZE – Brake Stop 8111 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3001 www.brakestopautoservices. com

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

SILVER – Kendall Automotive 9010 Brentwood Blvd., 516-0417 www. kendallautomotivebrentwood. com An established family owned and operated business, Kendall automotive has been serving Brentwood since 1996. The experienced technicians at Kendall will give your vehicle a thorough inspection and expert recommendations for repairs, if needed. They take pride in their work and enjoy establishing longterm relationships with their customers. BRONZE – Micon Automotive 305-B Central Terrace, 516-9801 Best of Brentwood voters agreed: Micon Automotive is one of the best places for automotive tune-ups in town. If you hear any unusual pings, don’t hesitate to give Micon’s Automotive a ring.

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GOLD – SpeeDee-Midas Oil Change and Tune Up 7377 Brentwood Blvd., 516-0623 SpeeDee-Midas Oil Change and Tune Up has been serving the community since 1992. Renowned for its fast and expert oil change service, SpeeDeeMidas also offers a variety of preventative maintenance services, including transmission and 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-Midas. Our readers do. SILVER – Kendall Automotive 9010 Brentwood Blvd., 516-0417 www.kendallautomotive brentwood.com An established family owned

and operated business, Kendall Automotive has been serving Brentwood since 1996. The experienced technicians at Kendall will give your vehicle a thorough brake inspection and expert recommendations for repairs, if needed. They take pride in their work and enjoy establishing longterm relationships with their customers. Kendall is proud to have been named the 2010 Business of the Year. BRONZE – Monkey Wrenches 8130 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4145 www.monkeyauto.com Monkey Wrenches is a fullservice auto repair facility that’s been serving the Brentwood neighborhood and surrounding areas since 2005. Monkey Wrenches’ factorytrained ASE-certified technicians are able to service a wide variety of makes and models of foreign and domestic vehicles.

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Best Shops & Retail Services Auto Repair – Paintless Dent Repair GOLD – Dent King 323-1045 www.paintlessdentking.com More than 30 years of experience in the auto body repair business gives Dent King the knowledge and expertise to perform the extraordinary process of paintless dent repair. Dent King is referred by and works hand-in-hand with the most reputable body shops in the area as the best paintless repair available. If your paint isn’t damaged and the metal isn’t stretched, Dent King can repair your damage for usually about a fourth of the price of a conventional shop – and do most repairs at your home or office in an hour or less. SILVER – Mike’s Auto Body 4535 O’Hara Ave., 634-6366

BRONZE – Casey’s Auto Body 4515 O’Hara Ave., 634-2211 www.caseysautobody.net Whether it’s a small dent or major collision damage, Casey’s Auto Body devotes its 40-plus years of experience to making your car look new again. Stop by Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get a free estimate.

they get your vehicle legal again. As an added bonus, they now offer DMV registration services. Smog check + DMV registration = one 30minute stop. SILVER – A-1 Stop Smog 8285 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4090

Auto Repair – Smog Shop GOLD – Brentwood Smog Express 8040 Brentwood Blvd., 516-6488 Mike and Korrin Lucca at Brentwood Smog Express are making winning this category an annual event. And they should because when it’s time for your smog check, they’ll provide the perfect solution by making the process quick and easy. You’ll like the friendly, efficient, cost-effective way

BRONZE – Micon Automotive 305-B Central Terrace, 516-9801 Brentwood voters agreed: Micon automotive is one of the best places for automotive tune-ups. When it comes time for your next smog inspection, remember Micon was voted one of the Best in Brentwood.

Auto Repair – Tune-Up GOLD – Kendall Automotive 9010 Brentwood Blvd., 5160417 www.kendallautomotive brentwood.com An established family owned and operated business,

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Best Shops & Retail Services are at the core of every service rendered in Monkey Wrenches’ community. BRONZE – Micon Automotive 305-B Central Terrace, 516-9801 Best of Brentwood voters agreed: Micon Automotive is one of the best places for automotive tune-ups in town. If you hear any unusual pings, don’t hesitate to give Micon’s Automotive a ring.

Auto Tires GOLD – Big O Tires 8040 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4344 Need tires for that vintage roadster, brand-new coupe or heavy-duty truck? Big O has them – and at competitive prices. To keep your tires from wearing out before their time, remember: alignment is another vital service at which Big O excels. SILVER – Les Schwab Tires

6361 Lone Tree Way, 513-3432 Les Schwab has established a significant presence in the Brentwood tire market, and this outstanding tire shop does business in a professional manner. This is a well-deserved award bestowed by our enthusiastic readers on Les Schwab. BRONZE – America’s Tires 5551 Lone Tree Way, 516-1789

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GOLD – TLCakes 647 First St., 513-3688 www.TLCakes.com Looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth? Brentwood Press readers urge you to visit TLCakes. This bakery is renowned for spectacular wedding cakes, delectable desserts and scrumptious pastries and gourmet cupcakes. TLCakes’ custom cakes, hand-decorated cookies, specialty desserts and

stop in to enjoy MJ’s hospitality, its great food and that wonderful fresh-baked aroma.

SILVER – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road 626-6020 1125 Second St. 634-6780 www.safeway.com For everything from specialty breads to custom birthday cakes, Safeway offers excellent selection and service at an affordable price. With two Brentwood locations, residents are never far from bakery bliss.

GOLD – Delta Barber 645 First St., 634-4006 Providing Brentwood residents with the best haircuts for 30 years, Delta Barber provides guaranteed quality cuts and pleasant conversation in a congenial, family atmosphere. They’re experts at discovering what you want and exceeding your expectations. Want oldfashioned barbershop service in the heart of downtown from folks who enjoy their customers’ business and appreciate their friendships? You’ll get it at this Brentwood institution.

BRONZE – MJ’s Downtown Café & Bakery 655 First St., 684-7242 www.mjsdowntowncafe.com MJ’s Downtown Café & Bakery recently expanded its bakery counter to display freshlybaked cinnamon rolls, scones, muffins and other delicacies for dine-in or take-out. Special varieties are offered daily, so

SILVER – The Barber Shop 150 Chestnut St., 513-6049 The Barber Shop takes you back to when caring for the way you look was part of

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Thank you for voting Cortona Park as the Gold Medal recipient among Senior Living Communities in Brentwood Press’ 2013 Best of Brentwood competition. Here are just some of the things that set us apart from the competition:

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Best Shops & Retail Services being a man. Backed by more than 70 years of experience, every cut includes a warmlather straight razor shave, splash of aftershave and massage. The professionals at The Barber Shop thank all who voted them to their fifth straight Best of Brentwood award. BRONZE – Jose’s Barber Shop 637 First St., 513-7355 ruizobarbershop@hotmail.com Jose’s shop provides a 42inch TV for sports buffs, plus good music, a complimentary drink and good conversation. Get a wet shave, an oldfashioned haircut, a taper, razor fade or Afro – a cut for every ethnicity. Newcomers to Brentwood are invited to come and enjoy the Barber Shop experience. Jose thanks Press readers for their support.

Beauty Salon

GOLD – SaLon Vitor 6560 Lone Tree Way, 240-0161 SaLon Vitor owners Kim Johnson and Trina Angeles supervise a staff of 30 stylists, a manicurist and a make-up artist. SaLon Vitor can create a new look for anyone in your family. They offer a huge selection of hair products and accessories. SaLon Vitor thanks Brentwood for voting them Gold for the past two years. SILVER – Posh Salon 8610 Brentwood Blvd., Suite C 516-9996 www.poshsalonhair.com Whether you’re in need of a new look or need to freshen your signature hairstyle, Posh Salon is the place to go. Posh stylists are impeccably trained, universally talented and have an unyielding passion for hair. They take careful consideration of your needs and desire

to create the look that is perfect for your lifestyle. BRONZE – Carol Carey Couture Salon 3181 Balfour Road, 513-1950 www.carolcareysalon.com Carol Carey Couture Salon’s staff believes in treating each person with the utmost care and respect. They believe their clients deserve the highest level of service they can provide and that they have a tremendous level of responsibility for the proper servicing and satisfaction of each client.

Bike Repair

GOLD – Brentwood Bike Co. 7740 Brentwood Blvd., 634-5000 www.brentwoodbikeco.com Brentwood Bike Co., a serviceoriented, community-minded shop, is owned and operated by local residents and cycle enthusiasts Chris and Bobbi Michalski. Brentwood Bike Co. makes cycling a stronger

presence in the community, promoting a healthier lifestyle. You’ll enjoy their welcoming, comfortable environment. Brentwood Bike Co. repairs all makes and models and carries a variety of accessories, parts and apparel. A certified Fit Specialist is on staff to make sure your bike is comfortable. SILVER – REI 2475 Sand Creek Road, 516-3540 www.rei.com/brentwoodca Located at The Streets of Brentwood, REI is a haven for those whose lifestyle is geared to the outdoors. REI’s remarkable inventory includes bikes, skis and snowboards, watercraft, tent and camping gear, along with clothing and footwear to get you outside in comfort. REI’s full-service Bike & Snow Sport Shop offers a full range of services and repairs, classes and clinics to

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Best Shops & Retail Services keep your gear in top shape. REI is committed to its motto: “We inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of adventure and stewardship.” BRONZE – Wheel Peddler 783-4297 www.wheelpeddler.com Wheel Peddler is Contra Costa County’s answer to fast, convenient bicycle service. Since 2006, the “bike shop that comes to you” offers repairs, upgrades, tune-ups, overhauls and more at fair and reasonable prices. Owner Jim McFarland is a USAC-trained and licensed bicycle mechanic who will get you, and keep you, peddling in no time.

Butcher & Meats

GOLD – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Ave., 513-0595 Come try Brentwood Fine Meats’ famous Vineyard tritip plus other tasty marinades. From fresh turkey at

Thanksgiving, prime rib at Christmas or ham at Easter, Brentwood Fine Meats has all your holiday meats. BFM also cuts any USDA Choice (or better) steak to order. Just tell the staff what you want. Old-time service and toprate quality is what makes Brentwood Fine Meats stand above the rest. SILVER – Kinder’s Meats 5411 Lone Tree Way, 308-7997 www.kindersbbq.com A family-built business now in its third generation of providing Brentwood with the finest, freshest meats available, Kinder’s has become synonymous with quality products and friendly customer service. You’ll love Kinder’s St. Louis pork ribs, ball-tip steak sandwiches and its famous sauces and marinades. Pick up something for your grill or take a table

in Kinder’s dining area and order a tasty sandwich on the spot. BRONZE – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St. 634-6780 www.safeway.com Brentwood’s two Safeway locations provide a full spectrum of meat products ranging from fresh cuts to packaged selections designed to meet your meat needs.

Car Wash GOLD – Brentwood Auto Spa 6945 Lone Tree Way, 513-7610 www.brentwoodautospa.com This full-service car wash and auto detail facility uses stateof-the-art equipment and an array of washes and detailing packages to fit everyone’s budget. Their environmentfriendly soft-cloth wash system makes use of recycled water.

SILVER – 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 who give superior service makes a trip to Brentwood Hand Car Wash a satisfying experience. BRONZE – Dallas Shanks Chevron 190 Griffith Lane, 513-2815 The Dallas Shanks Chevron car wash will get you through the gauntlet of its high-tech, no-touch cleaning apparatus and back on the road in no time.

Cellular Store GOLD – Verizon Wireless 6471 Lone Tree Way, 626-3480 verizonwireless.com See our ad on Page 5.

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Best Shops & Retail Services SILVER – AT&T Authorized Retailer 4441 Balfour Road, 240-8255 2465 Sand Creek Road, 634-2711 www.att.com Whether you’re looking for the newest smartphone or tablet, your Brentwood AT&T authorized retailer has you covered. AT&T has the fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network, so you’ll stay connected to everyone in your contact list. Drop by your AT&T retailer today, and they’ll find the product to best fit your needs. BRONZE – Sprint 3120 Balfour Road, 240-5575 www.archtelecom.net Sprint Balfour carries Sprint and Nextel phones and plans at remarkable values, including unlimited data. This store offers iPhones and Androids, home phone service and accessories. They even handle phone repairs.

Children’s Store

GOLD – Children’s Place 2545 Sand Creek Road 240-1468 SILVER – Justice 2505 Sand Creek Road 516-9367 BRONZE – Little Miss Everything 220 Oak St., 513-4700 www.littlemisseverything.com Little Miss Everything does a bit of everything: holds parties and events for princesses and rock stars, carries children’s clothing for newborns up to size 8, custom clothing, accessories, gifts and, of course, special-order items. Little Miss is also the proud organizer of PeaceLove-Swap, a quarterly event that collects clothing and items for women and children in need.

Consignment Store

GOLD – Tummies to Tots to Tweens 3860 Balfour Road, 513-6556 Tummies to Tots to Tweens has all you need for expectant

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mothers, newborns, toddlers and kids through middle school. At Tummies to Tots you’ll find outstanding deals every day on everything from strollers and high chairs to skateboards and backpacks. Now open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. SILVER – Traveling Pants 3860 Balfour Road, Suite F, 240-9890 www.shoptravelingpants.com Need to replenish your wardrobe? Visit Traveling Pants for its extensive selection of new and used brand name and designer clothes and accessories for women of all shapes and sizes. Find jeans, dresses, formal wear, shoes, jackets, scrubs, sportswear, jewelry and handbags at up to 75 percent off their retail prices. BRONZE – Man Cave Consignment 3850 Balfour Road, 420-5614 www.mancaveconsignment. net Man Cave Consignment focuses on all things cool for guys, specializing in fishing, golf, motorcycle gear and “mantiques” such as tools and beer signs. Stop by and check out Brentwood’s only store that’s custom-made for guys.

Convenience Store

GOLD – Quik Stop 3940 Walnut Blvd., 634-0369 Voted Best of Brentwood 11 years in a row, Quik Stop is a full-service convenience store offering gas, grocery items, lottery tickets, money orders, faxing services, a variety of fresh fruit, healthy drinks, milkshakes and monthly promotions. Quik Stop carries a large array of Fresh & Local sandwiches and salads, plus The Real Time Café, featuring hot-and-ready breakfast and lunch sandwiches. You can exchange propane tanks and buy a wide variety of pre-paid phonecards and gift cards here, too.

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BRONZE – The UPS Store 4291 2420 Sand Creek Road, C-1 634-9405 Store4291@theupsstore.com The UPS Store is your destination for color and black and white printing, binding, laminating, collating and scanning services. While you’re there, check out the selection of business cards and self-inking stamps.

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BRONZE – 7-Eleven 6700 Brentwood Blvd. 516-7827 www.7-Eleven.com

SILVER – FedEx Office Ship & Print 5601 Lone Tree Way, 240-1447 FedEx Office has built a reputation as the go-to place for copying and printing, and our readers say it’s well deserved. When you need copying and printing – from small to large jobs – done fast and professionally, you’ll find that FedEx Office can handle anything you can throw at ’em.

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GOLD – Sawã Spa 1700 Trilogy Parkway, 809-7171 www.sawaspa.com Brentwood’s newest full-service day spa makes use of three core therapeutic elements – heat, water and stones – to relieve pain and improve your quality of life. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, Sawã offers a variety of massages, body treatments, facials and nail treatments, plus private men’s and ladies’ lounges, a steam shower and Jacuzzi in the serenity garden retreat, plus a room for manicures and pedicures. SILVER – The Oasis Ultimate Spa & Salon 640 Harvest Park Drive, 240-6274 www.theoasisdayspa.com The Oasis Ultimate Spa & Salon nurtures the body, mind and soul through an array of massage modalities and body and skin care that are all

designed to put the “aah” in “spa” while relieving everyday stress. The Oasis’ amenities include shower and locker room facilities, robes and slippers and tantalizing refreshments. The sauna and steam room and jetted river bath lounge are popular for small parties. BRONZE – Carol Carey Couture Salon 3181 Balfour Road, 513-1950 www.carolcareysalon.com Carol Carey Couture Salon’s staff believes in treating each person with the utmost care and respect. They believe their clients deserve the highest level of service they can provide and that they have a tremendous level of responsibility for the proper servicing and satisfaction of each client.

Ethnic Market

GOLD – Jalisco’s Market 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6105 www.jaliscos-mexicanrestaurant.com

Located next door to Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant, Jalisco’s Market offers a full range of fresh, frozen and canned Hispanic foods for your dining pleasure at home. The store welcomes customers with an aisle full of salsa, drinks and cheese from Central American nations such as El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. Stop by Jalisco’s when planning your next fiesta. SILVER – MJ Mabuhay Pacific Oriental Store 50 Sand Creek Road, 684-7538 MJ Mabuhay is a neighborhood grocery store and restaurant that features Filipino and other Asian foods. Stop by to enjoy a meal, and while you’re there, pick up some ingredients to make your own Asian-inspired dishes at home. BRONZE – Los Mexicanos Market 7030 Brentwood Blvd., 634-6412 Los Mexicanos Market is a

favorite for specialty Mexican foods. You’ll find a full range of meats and other groceries to help you prepare your favorite Mexican dishes.

Eyewear

GOLD – Eyecare Galleria 2300 Sand Creek Road 240-8520 www.eyecaregalleria.com Many years of experience and continuing education help the staff of Eyecare Galleria improve your vision and quality of life. Its optical dispensary boasts more than 600 frame styles from a wide variety of frame designers. When you walk into Eyecare Galleria, you’re always greeted with a friendly smile and given topnotch service. SILVER – Eye-Deal Optical 6560 Lone Tree Way, 420-5095 For the last four years, EyeDeal Optical has served the Brentwood community and

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BRONZE – Balfour Vision Optix 4550 Balfour Road, Suite A, 513-0323 www.visionoptix.com

SILVER – Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex 195 Griffith Lane, 516-5430 www.brentwoodca.gov Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex is the city’s go-to spot for a splash of cool recreation. The park’s seven acres feature two wild water slides, swimming instruction and serves as the venue for a host of seasonal celebrations. When it’s time to beat the summer heat, our readers head to the corner of Balfour Road and Griffith Lane.

Family Recreation Center

GOLD – Harvest Park Bowl 5000 Balfour Road, 516-1221 www.harvestparkbowl.com No matter your age – from 2 to 92 – you’ll have a blast bowling at Harvest Park. It’s an inexpensive way for the entire family to spend fun time together. Since it opened in 1994, Harvest Park has become a mainstay of the Brentwood community, continually supporting local causes by hosting

BRONZE – Delta Valley Athletic Club 120 Guthrie Lane, 240-2990 www.deltavac.com Delta Valley Athletic Club

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Best Shops & Retail Services offers award-winning fitness and fun for the entire family in a magnificent 55,000-square-foot facility. At Delta Valley’s sports building, you can climb to new heights on the indoor rock wall or participate in some healthy competition with new friends on the court, then relax with a quick round of golf using the golf simulator. Delta Valley offers year-round swim lessons – for members and nonmembers alike – in its heated, indoor pools.

Flooring Store

Crème dela Gem, owned by Donna Ross, has once again been voted as the Best Jewelry Store in Brentwood.

GOLD – National Flooring & Supply 8890 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4111 www.nfsbrentwood.com National Flooring & Supply is a locally-owned and family-operated business. Owner Leonard McCurley has 40 years experience (27 in Brentwood) and offers

competitive prices and a large selection of carpet, tile, stone, vinyl, hardwood and laminate flooring. National carries everything you need from start to finish – friendly, knowledgeable staff, free estimates, and financing on approved credit. National Flooring & Supply recently doubled its staff to serve Brentwood’s growing community with the highest quality service around. SILVER – McCurley’s Abbey Carpet and Floor 3850 Balfour Road, 634-0888 BRONZE – Nor Cal Flooring 998-1044 www.nor-calflooring.com

Florist GOLD – Flowers by Gerry 4601 Orwood Road, 634-1593 www.flowersbygerry.com Flowers by Gerry has a large inventory of fresh flowers,

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SILVER – Not Native 3901 Walnut Blvd., Suite C 240-0331 Not Native has served the Brentwood community since 2000, delivering low prices and fabulous sales that you won’t want to miss. 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.

SILVER – Ribbons and Roses 151 Chestnut St., 634-3832

GOLD – Dallas Shanks Chevron 190 Griffith Lane, 513-2815 Keeping the Brentwood community on the road since 1972, Dallas Shanks Chevron thanks its loyal customers who pull into its pumps – and regularly vote it the station with high-quality gasoline,

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

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

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Best Shops & Retail Services competitive prices and excellent service. Open 24/7, this Brentwood institution offers home-cooked food in its minimart plus a touchless car wash that’ll get you back on the road in no time. SILVER – Quik Stop 3940 Walnut Blvd., 634-0369 Quik Stop offers competitive – if not the lowest – gas prices in town. With the Loyalty Rewards Program, you’re sure to save even more. And you’ll appreciate the free air and water pump, plus two windshield-washing stations. Quik Stop’s staff strives to create a neighborhood-market environment where every customer feels welcomed and valued. BRONZE – Arco AM/PM 2250 Balfour Road, 240-9073 6481 Lone Tree Way, 240-8280

Golf Course

GOLD – Shadow Lakes Golf Club 401 West Country Club Drive, 516-2837 www.golfinbrentwood.com/ sl_home Shadow Lakes Golf Club showcases dramatic elevation change, native grasses outlining each hole, natural boulder outcroppings, sharply sculpted bunkers and an immaculately groomed course. No matter your level of skill, you’ll enjoy a memorable outing. Our golfing readers urge you to tee it up at Shadow Lakes. SILVER – The Golf Club at Brentwood 100 Summerset Drive, 516-3400 www.thegolfclubat brentwood.com Brentwood’s first golf course, surrounded by the Summerset communities, attracts a large and loyal legion of linksters

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

Golf Practice Range

GOLD – Shadow Lakes Golf Club 401 West Country Club Drive 516-2837 www.golfinbrentwood.com/ sl_home Shadow Lakes’ practice range combines a panoramic view of

Mt. Diablo and its foothills, an extensive array of targets and a superb short-game practice area. Take your driver, irons, wedges and putter for a swing on Shadow Lakes’ outstanding range. Your scorecard will thank you. SILVER – The Golf Club at Brentwood 100 Summerset Drive, 516-3400 www.thegolfclubat brentwood.com The Golf Club at Brentwood’s quality practice balls help you refine your range, and its excellent practice green helps you find your putting groove. This is a great place to get in some licks that will make those clubs do what you want them to. BRONZE – Deer Ridge Golf Club 801 Foothill Drive, 516-6600 www.deerridgecc.com Featuring two putting greens

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SILVER – The Golf Club at Brentwood 100 Summerset Drive, 516-3400

Grocery Store

GOLD – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St. 634-6780 www.safeway.com Safeway’s Second Street store has been a grocery mainstay in Brentwood for more than 20 years, and the newer and larger Balfour Road location upholds Safeway’s reputation

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SILVER – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400 www.raleys.com Raley’s is a full service grocery with a tradition of excellence. Raley’s goal is to provide busy, health conscious families with delicious, easy meal ideas at an everyday value. Raley’s individual departments combine to provide a full panorama of products for Brentwood residents. TIE FOR BRONZE – Food Maxx and Fresh & Easy Food Maxx 4461 Balfour Road, 240-7166 www.foodmaxx.com

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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. SILVER – Home Depot 5631 Lone Tree Way, 513-6060 BRONZE – Big B Lumber 6600 Brentwood Blvd. 634-2442

Health & Fitness Club GOLD – Delta Valley Athletic Club 120 Guthrie Lane, 240-2990 www.deltavac.com Delta Valley Athletic Club offers award-winning fitness and fun for the entire

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BRONZE – CrossFit Brentwood 580 Valdry Court, Suite D10 240-6100 www.crossfitbrentwood.com CrossFit Brentwood offers a family-friendly atmosphere that welcomes all fitness levels to experience their strength and conditioning facility. Find guidance, support and forge long lasting relationships with other local members as you get your sweat on with short, intense daily workouts that incorporate elements from track and field, gymnastics and weightlifting as well as functional movement patterns, including squatting, jumping and sprinting.

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SILVER – In Shape 180 Griffith Lane, 513-8700 In-Shape’s 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art amenities include a cardio theater, power-cycling classes, an indoor pool and more. Its professionally trained staff is ready to get your fitness experience off to a fast start. Providing a wide assortment of cardio equipment, a full array of resistance training, indoor pool and Kids Club,

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family in a magnificent 55,000-square-foot facility. At Delta Valley’s sports building, you can climb to new heights on the indoor rock wall or participate in some healthy competition with new friends on the court, then relax with a quick round of golf. Delta Valley offers year-round swim lessons – for members and non-members alike – in its heated, indoor pools.

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Best Shops & Retail Services SILVER – Health Hut 161 Chestnut St., 634-5361 The first health food store in Brentwood and in business for more than 30 years, Health Hut goes the extra mile to help you enjoy a long and healthy lifestyle. In addition to a wide variety of products, Health Hut carries local honey and pollen year ’round. BRONZE – Fresh & Easy 3141 Balfour Road, 516-4591 www.freshandeasy.com

Home Builder

GOLD – Shea Homes – Trilogy at The Vineyards 1988 Sacred Mountain Lane 800-685-6494 www.sheaactivehomes.com The leader in luxury resort communities, Trilogy is designed for active baby boomers desiring a close-knit community in a spectacular setting. Residents love Trilogy’s award-winning service

and thoughtfully designed homes with energy-efficient, money-saving features. Homes in Trilogy at the Vineyards start in the mid-$400s. The new Club Los Meganos provides members 34,000 square feet of social, culinary and resort activity. Highlighted by an indoor fitness and outdoor resort pool, day spa and gorgeous event center with a spectacular view of Mt. Diablo, Trilogy at The Vineyards offers the very best in senior living. SILVER – Meritage Homes 800-ASK-MERITAGE www.meritagehomes.com BRONZE – Pulte Homes 877-750-1848 www.pulte.com

Hotel/Motel GOLD – Holiday Inn Express 8820 Brentwood Blvd., 634-6400 www.hiexpress.com/ brentwoodca

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SILVER – Hampton Inn 7605 Brentwood Blvd., 513-1299 http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com The Hampton Inn offers the amenities you look for in a hotel. Whether it’s settling in to Hampton’s large, comfortable rooms, enjoying

a deluxe hot breakfast or working out in Hampton’s Fitness Room, you’ll feel right at home. Need special service? The people at Hampton Inn love satisfying personal requests.

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GOLD – Cre’me dela Gem Jewelry 626 First St., 516-6200 www.cremedelagem.com Our readers are glad to see a superb, custom jewelry store right downtown – and have awarded it the Gold seven years in a row. At Cre’me dela Gem, you can find nice watches, diamonds, items with precious or semiprecious stones, birthstone, engagement and wedding rings, and a great deal more. Visit their new award-winning shop today. SILVER – Simon the Jeweler 2430 Sand Creek Road, 516-8388

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

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GOLD – Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Muay Thai Academy 3291 Walnut Blvd., 634-6958 www.crosleygracie.com Since early 2005, Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu continues to offer the Brentwood community the premiere martial arts and fitness experience available. Crosley Gracie’s staff’s experience, knowledge, dedication and passion for what they do make them confident you’ll benefit more from their programs than you ever imagined. Crosley Gracie JiuJitsu thanks Brentwood for allowing it to serve you and for voting it the Best once again. SILVER – Ricardo Barros Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 6730 Lone Tree Way, 240-7091 www.rbbjj.com Providing a family-friendly environment since 2007,

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where everyone can learn Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, Ricardo brings more than 20 years of martial arts experience to his students. He offers classes for all ages that instill confidence and discipline, plus Muay Thai for kids only. The studio also offers women’s self defense classes. BRONZE – Twin Tigers Academy of Self-Defense 700 Harvest Park Drive 513-7591 Twin Tigers Academy of Self-Defense offers a proprietary blend of traditional martial arts and innovative teaching methods to enable their students to develop the character and skills of a true martial artist. Twin Tigers focuses on providing students with a strong foundation of self-defense, confidence and discipline.

Men’s Fashions GOLD – Jos. A Bank The Streets of Brentwood 2455 Sand Creek Road 513-3943 www.josbank.com Jos. A. Bank is not just another menswear retailer. What makes them unique is also what has attracted customers to their stores for 108 years: a heritage of quality and workmanship, an extensive selection of beautifully made, classically styled tailored and casual clothing and prices typically 20 to 30 percent below

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SILVER – Express The Streets of Brentwood 2545 Sand Creek Road 513-7946 www.express.com Express is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer of women’s and men’s merchandise. It’s the must-have sexy, sophisticated fashion brand for work, the weekend or going out. Express offers what’s new and what’s now for the young and fashionforward. The company currently operates more than 600 retail stores and has more than 30 years of experience offering a distinct combination of fashion and quality for multiple lifestyle occasions at an attractive value.

BRONZE – Kohl’s 5511 Lone Tree Way, 513-3370 www.kohls.com Kohl’s department store in Brentwood is stocked with everything you need for yourself and your home, including apparel; shoes and accessories for women, children and men; and home products such as small electrics, bedding and luggage. At Kohl’s department stores, they not only offer the best merchandise at the best prices, but they are always working to make your shopping experience enjoyable.

New Store GOLD – Moxy Boutique 312 Oak St., 234-4655 Moxy Boutique, open since December of 2012, is all about helping women feel fantastic. For Moxy staff, it’s not about a size or an age or a fake stereotype; it’s about helping

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BRONZE – Traveling Pants 3860 Balfour Road, Suite F 240-9890 www.shoptravelingpants.com Need to replenish your wardrobe? Visit Traveling Pants to check out their extensive selection of new and used brand name and designer ware and accessories for women of all shapes and sizes. Find jeans, dresses, formal wear, shoes, jackets, scrubs, sportswear, jewelry and handbags at up to 75 percent off their retail prices. You can also get cash or store credit by selling your gently used clothing. Run by four fashionable females, Traveling Pants aims to foster friendships and keep you looking your best year-round.

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SILVER – Charming Charlie The Streets of Brentwood 2545 Sand Creek Road, 240-0712 Whether you are looking for earrings, shoes, handbags, necklaces, rings, bracelets, or all of the above, you are sure to find fabulous accessories that will help make your outfit spectacular at Charming Charlie. Stocked full of all the latest trends, Charming Charlie at The Streets of Brentwood is spreading fashion accessory style in Brentwood with fabulous, affordable fashions and insider style advice that has women coming back

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Party Rentals

GOLD – Got A Party 3981 Walnut Blvd., 516-7664 www.gotapartyinc.com Got A Party is fully insured and has the largest party rental selection in East County. Do you want a chocolate fountain?

A bounce house? Twelve-foot hamster balls? Got A Party has got them – along with tables and chairs, linens, chafing dishes, tents, heaters and margarita machines. Got A Party even provides paintball equipment. SILVER – Brentwood Party Rentals 2610 Empire Ave., 240-1275 www.brentwoodpartyrentals. com Brentwood Party Rentals has served East County residents since 2004. Quality, clean and professionally delivered party equipment makes your event a most memorable occasion. If you need canopies, tents, flatware, stemware, umbrellas, tables or chairs, Brentwood Party Rentals has everything to make your event a hit. BRONZE – Party City Sand Creek Crossings 2470 Sand Creek Road, 240-7669

Whether you’re hosting a kid’s birthday party, a baby shower or a holiday event, Party City offers party supplies for every season, occasion and theme at a price you can afford. With more than 800 stores nationwide, Party City has the biggest selection of boys and girls birthday party supplies, holiday party supplies, theme party supplies and costumes. “Nobody has more party for less!”

Patio/BBQ Store GOLD – Wholesale Patio 234 Oak St., 516-1601 With its abundance of shining barbecues, smokers and pizza ovens, Wholesale Patio Store might just be what a man’s version of heaven looks like. But don’t be fooled: there are plenty of items to attract the ladies, too. Wholesale Patio Store sells grills, side burners, faucets, cutting

boards, outdoor ice makers, barbecue vent hoods, fire pits, 75 different types of fire glass, whole assembled outdoor kitchens, food warming prep centers, cast iron cookware, freestanding heaters, fireplaces, outdoor ceiling fans, outdoor sinks, patio seating, charcoal – and the list goes on. SILVER – Sun N Stuff 320 Oak St., 634-8393 BRONZE – 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.

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Pet Boarding GOLD – Brentwood Pet Resort 600 Concord Ave., 634-7378 www.brentwoodpetresort. com There’s a reason why our readers have named Brentwood Pet Resort the Best for 12 straight years. The resort’s hands-on staff makes sure your pet enjoys a wonderful vacation in a clean, safe facility that’s a true home away from home. Among the many highlights of this remarkable place are the penthouse suites that feature themed décor rooms and flat-screen TVs. Once you step through the doors of Brentwood Pet Resort, your experience will begin with a smile and a friendly face. And when you leave, you’ll know your pet was in loving and caring hands.

SILVER – Stone’s K9 “The Doggie Place” 1275 Delta Road, 679-1081 www.stonesk9.com Stone’s K9 “The Doggie Place,” open since 2005 as a family-owned business, treats your dog as part of the family. As pet owners, trainers, breeders and show people, the folks at Stone’s K9 understand how much trust you place in them with your family member while you’re gone. Stone’s main concern is creating a stress-free, vacationlike environment. Consider getting your dog groomed by Stone’s prior to going home. BRONZE – Pets Frolic Inn 4071 Orwood Road, 634-4431 www.petsfrolicinn.com The Inn’s 3,000-square-foot, artificial-grass dog park – featuring an agility course, wading pools, a small-dog park and indoor heated and

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GOLD – Doggie Depot 1300 Central Blvd., 516-7224 Doggie Depot offers fullservice and express grooming, massage therapy, nail care, pet bed laundry and special spa packages. The 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.

BRONZE – 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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In addition to filling prescriptions and selling health related products, Safeway’s pharmacy department offers services designed to help their customers understand and manage their personal health.

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.

Print Shop GOLD – Minuteman Press 200 Sand Creek Road, 513-4900 www.brentwood. minutemanpress.com Minuteman Press thanks Press readers for naming them the best printer in Brentwood. Minuteman Press provides a full spectrum of print and media services as well as any company signage needs. They work side by side with their customers to develop strategic marketing plans to enhance their position in the marketplace. Whether the need is promotional pens, direct mail programs or employee gifts, Minuteman Press will provide

Pharmacy GOLD – Walgreens 2271 Balfour Road, 626-3491 4520 Balfour Road, 516-8614 6570 Lone Tree Way, 240-6043 www.walgreens.com SILVER – CVS Pharmacy 1175 Second St., 634-8045 3171 Balfour Road, 626-3963 www.cvs.com BRONZE – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St. 634-6780 www.safeway.com

the expertise needed to compete. “If you can think it, we can ink it!” SILVER – Brentwood Reprographics 3361 Walnut Blvd., 516-3344 www.brentwoodrepro.com BRONZE – FedEx Office Print & Ship Center 5601 Lone Tree Way, 240-1447

Produce Department GOLD – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400 www.raleys.com Raley’s takes pride in offering Brentwood customers an outstanding selection of fruits, vegetables and related products in its award-winning produce department. Known for a commitment to healthy lifestyles, Raley’s features many produce items from local farms and orchards. Produce doesn’t get any fresher than at Raley’s.

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SILVER – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St. 634-6780 www.safeway.com Safeway takes pride in providing a wide range of colorful fruits and vegetables year-round to residents from their two Brentwood locations. Also look for organic selections and a wide selection of fruit- and vegetable-based prepared products such as ready-to-eat salads. Safeway also takes pride in featuring locally grown produce whenever possible.

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GOLD – Road Runner RV 415 Beatrice Court 800-644-7908 www.roadrunnerrv.net Road Runner RV specializes in RV repair and maintenance services. They have been proudly serving Brentwood and surrounding areas since 1998. With more than 25 years of knowledge and experience in the RV repair industry, Road Runner RV is confident they will meet and exceed all of your expectations. It doesn’t matter if you have a small or large RV, they

SILVER – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400 www.raleys.com Raley’s seafood department is celebrated for providing a full range of fresh and frozen seafood options at affordable prices. Stop by and check out the selections as well as Raley’s daily price specials.

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BRONZE – Winco 6700 Lone Tree Way, 513-0475

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community, the U.S. Postal Service delivers more than just mail. Their various communityminded programs help foster community spirit, while educating and supporting worthwhile causes.

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GOLD – Maselli Bros. 7911 Brentwood Blvd. 516-0272 SILVER – Aldo’s Shoe Repair 5421 Lone Tree Way, 240-9189

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GOLD – The Streets of Brentwood 2455 Sand Creek Road, 516-8500 www.shopstreetsof brentwood.com Brentwood’s Best Shopping Center features more than 50 stores and restaurants, including BJ’s Brewhouse and Restaurant, Starbucks, DSW Shoes, Coldwater Creek, REI, Hollister, Loft, Jos. A. Bank, Mel’s Diner, Rubio’s, Ulta

a lot of fun. Boards N More will 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. Boards N More also offers a full range of clothing and accessories for men and women.

Beauty, Red Robin and AMC Movie Theater plus IMAX. Some of the new stores and restaurants recently moved in and coming soon to the center include Johnny Garlic’s, Black Angus, Sleep Number, Pinky’s Nails, and Maurices. The Streets of Brentwood is your choice for shopping, dining and entertainment.

SILVER – Mainland Skate and Surf 2535 Sand Creek Road, 516-4621 Mainland Skate and Surf is the retail leader in providing the latest trends and exclusive brands in fashion today. Mainland strives to bring you the hottest trends in clothing, footwear, accessories and hard goods for action sports. Beside their wide selection of lifestyle and street wear brands that make them unique, they take pride in their customer service and the presentation of their stores.

SILVER – Sand Creek Crossing Sand Creek Road and CA-4 Bypass www.sandcreekcrossing.com BRONZE – Brentwood Junction 6560 Lone Tree Way, 650-348-2400

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GOLD – Boards N More 1145 Second St., 240-5653 OK skateboard addicts, snowboard junkies and inline skate dudes and dudesses, here’s your special place in the Best of Brentwood. This is a store where shopping for stuff is

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SILVER – Planet Beach Contempo Spa 4530 Balfour Road, 634-9826 www.planetbeach.com At Planet Beach Contempo Spa, you pay a low monthly membership fee for unlimited, fully-automated, push-button spa and UV services in a private room – no need for an attendant. Planet Beach Contempo Spa augments its rejuvenating wellness services with a wide range of skincare and nutrition products. Planet Beach provides all you need to achieve your skincare, wellness and stress-relief goals.

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GOLD – Smith Family Farm 4430 Sellers Ave., 625-5966 www.smithfamilyfarm.com 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. Smith Family Farm holds many seasonal activities, so check out the website and mark your calendars. Or simply come out during U-Pick season and see what Press readers are so enthusiastic about.

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

Western Wear GOLD – Weathervane 225 Oak St., 634-5229

Listen up, pardner! This family-owned store has been selling the best in Western wear since 1981. The Weathervane carries the big brands like Tony Lama, Resistol, Wrangler and Cruel Girl. Whether you’re a man or woman, boy or girl, if it’s Western, it’ll be here and priced right. SILVER – Horsetown Tack 6675 Brentwood Blvd. 625-9900

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GOLD – Platinum Tint & Car Audio 9010 Brentwood Blvd., 513-7581 www.platinumtint.net Platinum Tint & Car Audio invites you to choose from an array of optically clear and tinted films and several levels of protection to get just the look and sun protection you desire. From basic and high-performance dyed films

to metal combinations and top-performing all-metal films, LLumar will fit your style just right and dramatically enhance the appearance of your vehicle.

Wine (Local Vintner) GOLD – Hannah Nicole Vineyards & Winery 6700 Balfour Road, 240-9463 www.hnvwines.com Hannah Nicole Vineyards has been offering estate grown and produced wine for 12 years. Set amid beautiful vineyards, Hannah Nicole is a beautiful location to bring guests and good friends to enjoy locally grown and bottled wines. You’re invited to Hannah Nicole’s tasting room to find out why this local winery was voted Brentwood’s best.

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SILVER – Bloomfield Vineyards 633 First St., 783-0050 www.bloomfieldvineyards. com The Bloomfield family has been farming in Contra Costa County since the 1940s and is entering their fourth generation of family farming. Their first vineyard of Chardonnay and Merlot was planted in 1996 and eventually two other vineyards, consisting of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier, followed. Bloomfield Vineyards has been producing award-winning wines since 2004 and is now embarking on its 10th vintage.

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ot all Best of Brentwood stars historical significance to our readers is another can be pinned onto a jacket lapel or downtown edifice, Cinelux Delta Cinema pressed onto the door of a store. Call them Saver, the community movie theater that conmatters of lifestyle. They range from good tinues to delight audiences with blockbusters deeds to sublime scenes, from Most Com- and family films. On the flip side of the Historical Building munity-minded Company to Best Place To category is Best New Building, the winner of Show a Visitor. When asked to pinpoint the Best ex- which is the Community Center on Second ample of Government Spending, our readers Street. While you’re at the Community Center, chose to acknowledge Brentwood’s effort to stop by City Hall located next door to check in with Councilman collaborate with Erick Stonestate officials barger, who to improve the readers chose as Sand Creek Road their favorite city Best of Brentwood voters picked City Park as their interchange on representative. favorite park in town. It’s the perfect place to beat Highway 4. Now the heat in the summer. The Streets of motorists can Brentwood re- go wrong showing off Brentwood’s historic bypass the red mains a popular downtown district. And don’t forget to take light at Sand new spot in your visitor to The Streets of Brentwood espeCreek Road and town, but cially when it’s serving as the venue for one of continue on their readers also the city’s many community events such as the way with little wanted to Art, Wine & Jazz Festival or Heritage Homedisruption. Crème coming. If you want to get dressed up, our Best of If you’re giving a tour of Brentwood, Best of Brentwood voters honor recommend you bring out-of-towners to the historic downtown dela Gem’s new readers encourage you to pay a visit to Hannah B r e n t w o o d district. digs on First Nicole Vineyards to enjoy delicious homevoters also gave a tip of the hat to the city for its financial con- Street. Its new storefront adds some extra grown and homemade wines and Hannah Nitributions to maintain the Community Center sparkle to downtown’s charmingly enchanting cole’s annual summer concert series. If you can find a way to lure your visitor atmosphere. and bolster police and fire services. The tour should also treat our visitors to to town at a time of your choosing, here’s Considering Brentwood residents’ reputation for taking care of their own, Most Com- a walk in the park. This year’s Best Park goes how our readers weighed in on the Favorite munity-minded Company is a category that to City Park in downtown Brentwood, which Event category: the CornFest, Brentwood’s understandably attracted a lot of competition. is host to the Starry Nights concert series and monster bash held in early July; the city’s lateTaking the Gold for the second consecutive new event Bark in the Park. Voters praised the August Art, Wine & Jazz Festival, an event that year is Willy’s Bagels & Blends (operating stores new all-abilities playground at Veterans Park, entices the eye, taste buds and ear; and the on Second Street and Balfour Road), recog- which opened earlier this year, and families Starry Nights concert series held at City Park nized as a mainstay of the Brentwood fund- continue to flock to Blue Goose Park for fun on Fridays throughout the summer. Upgrades to infrastructure and services raising community. Harvest Park Bowl was also in the sun. After all that fresh air and exertion, our were the common thread running through honored for its community efforts, and our the results of the Best readers gave us here at the Brentwood Press visitors are entitled to News in 2013 category. a mention for our own community-minded ef- some nourishment – Readers gave the Gold with a stylish twist. forts to sponsor events such as Relay For Life. to the Highway 4 exMost of the Lifestyle awards read like the What do voters conpansion at Sand Creek itinerary of a proud resident showing off Brent- sider the Best Place for Road and gave kudos wood’s prime attractions. No self-respecting a Romantic Date? to the PG&E gas line They named tour guide would dream of omitting from replacements. The rethe agenda the Best Historical Building. And three of Brentwood’s bound of the economy of taste: for the umpteenth year in a row, that award temples goes to our Brentwood Press Building (and Cap’s Oak Street Bar The Streets of Brentwood remains a top attraction and the resurgence no, we’re not stuffing the ballot box), which & Grill in the heart of in town, and people from across the Bay Area visit in new businesses every year for the annual Art, Wine & Jazz Festival. coming to Brentwood celebrated its 100th birthday this summer. downtown, Vic StewIt’s clear our readers know their history since art’s on Balfour Road, and Scottie’s Shutters earned the Silver from our readers, and voters they also named the famed John Marsh Stone Brasserie on Elkins Way. Bon Appétit and were also delighted that Brentwood Union School District’s 11th school, Mary Casey Black House, located on the city’s southern border, happy romancing! Of course, the Best Place To Show a Visitor Elementary, finally opened. as a building of historical importance. It’s hard Congratulations to all the winners! to argue with 160 years of longevity. Also of sums it all up, and our readers insist you can’t 2013

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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 wellstocked trucks allow its repairmen to complete most repairs on the first visit. With more than 33 years of experience, Contra Costa Appliance Service is a company you can trust. Call Contra Costa first.

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GOLD – H.F. Layton 191 Sand Creek Road, Suite 220 240-1040 www.laytonlawoffice.com Serving Contra Costa since 1991, H.F. Layton provides aggressive and ethical representation at competitive prices and the highest standard of professionalism. He and his staff are honest and sincere about a client’s legal position, whether representing individuals or corporations on a local, national or international level. When you need an attorney, take our readers’ advice and seek the experts at H.F. Layton.

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SILVER – Alvis, Quashnock and Associates 613 First St., Suite 202, 516-1617 www.aqalegal.com At Brentwood’s largest law firm Alvis, Quashnock and Associates, your legal challenges just got easier. Attorneys Amy Alvis, Marie Quashnock, Barbara Frantz and Ed Younger deliver quality legal services in a wide range of areas, including estate planning, probate, business and corporate law, family law, family law mediation, landlord/tenant, real estate, litigation, trademark and intellectual property. You can trust Alvis, Quashnock and Associates to provide your business and family with services in a personal way without large-firm distractions.

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Bank GOLD – Chase 3100 Balfour Road, 240-8426 www.chase.com Chase is delighted to be voted Best Bank in Brentwood. Visit Chase for a comprehensive conversation about your financial goals, whether that’s financing your first home or preparing for retirement. At Chase, the mission is about putting their resources to work to help the community thrive. SILVER – Wells Fargo Bank 1115 Second St., 513-6000 www.wellsfargo.com

BRONZE – 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. You’ll find Bank of the West a place that rewards team members who provide extraordinary service and inspire everyone to keep the customer first.

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GOLD – Samantha Saunders, Tri Counties Bank 2400 Sand Creek Road, 634-5500 Samantha Saunders has been with Tri Counties Bank for nine years and oversees operations and service at the Brentwood branch, located inside Raley’s on Sand Creek Road. Over the years she has gained and maintained a loyal customer base who look forward to coming in to see her.

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2013 Samantha works closely with the Tri Counties service team to provide all customers with the one-of-a-kind service that the Brentwood branch is known for. A big thank you to the community for recognizing Samantha’s dedication to her customers’ financial success and well being. SILVER – Rita Murdock, ECC Bank 740 First St., 634-2111 2251 Balfour Road, 308-7011 A banker since 1972, Rita Murdock has been working for ECC Bank for 21 years as operations manager in the Discovery Bay office, office manager of the Brentwood office and as branch manager of the Brentwood and Discovery Bay offices. “I’m fortunate to have had the opportunity to work for East Contra Costa County’s oldest community bank where we strive to meet the needs of our customers and support our communities,” she said.

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BRONZE – Lori Avon, Bank of the West 4540 Balfour Road, 634-2161 Our readers highly recommend Bank of the West’s Lori Avon, who has worked in the Brentwood branch for 26 years. Her vast experience helps customers feel comfortable when they talk about their business and personal banking needs. She credits the bank’s success to her customers who appreciate a true relationship bank.

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GOLD – Book Busters Bookkeeping Service 2145 Elkins Way, Suite F, 634-8682 Book Busters is a full-charge bookkeeping and payroll service. Their knowledge and expertise enables them to provide services tailored to your business requirements. Some of their services include QuickBooks consulting and training, payroll processing and report-

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SILVER – Reagan Management Services 60 Eagle Rock Way, 240-1242 Family operated and serving the community since 1979, Reagan Management Services owners Ron, Pat and David offer 35 years of experience and a full range of services to individuals and business clients: tax preparations and planning for individual and businesses, bookkeeping and financial statements, plus IRS representation. Since the firm is family operated, you benefit from personalized quality services, and the professional results you need, year after year.

BRONZE – Computerized Bookkeeping Services 634-0549 cpubk@sbcglobal.net Computerized Bookkeeping Services has been in the accounting and bookkeeping field for more than 31 years; 21 in the Brentwood area. Among the services Kathy Vigil offers are full-charge bookkeeper including setup and cleanup of company books, IRS auditing and support. Kathy’s experience in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and payroll tax reporting for both the state and IRS, sales tax and general ledger, including QuickBooks, Peachtree and DacEasy, have earned Kathy the title of Cleanup Queen.

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GOLD – Dr. Dale Giessman, Delta Spine & Sportcare 350 John Muir Parkway, 513-8883 www.deltaspinecare.com Dr. Dale Giessman is honored to have been named Best of Brentwood for the past 10 years. Delta Spine & Sportcare was opened 20 years ago as Dr. Giessman’s satellite office and has become his full-time clinic for the last 11 years. He recently brought on an acupuncturist and three other chiropractors to offer more flexible appointment times. If you’re suffering from back or neck pain, headaches or other joint problems, call Dr. Dale as Press

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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-or-miss affair. Take our readers’ word for it: this outfit offers reliability and high-quality workmanship at fair prices. It’s why so many home and business owners named T.D. Construction the Best of Brentwood. SILVER – Elite Comfort Systems 580-8875 www.elitecomfortsystems.com Elite provides quality work,

excellent customer service and devotes 100-percent integrity to every repair and gives you options for whatever works best for you and your budget. When Elite performs the repair, the service call is free. BRONZE – Jim Clark Company 1515 Buena Vista St., 525-1092 www.jimclarkcompany.com Established in 1992, the Jim Clark Company excels in high-quality craftsmanship at a superb price for all your residential and commercial design and construction needs. Whether it’s kitchen and bath, roofing, additions, landscaping, electrical or exterior enhancements, you can expect prompt, courteous and honest service performed in a timely manner.

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Best Professional Services Balfour Dental’s family practice treats patients from age 3 to older than 100 and is currently welcoming new patients. Their services include cleanings, fillings, crowns, implants, dentures, treatment of TMJ, Invisalign and orthodontics. Their amenities include warm aromatherapy neck wraps, blankets and TV, which allow the staff to perform all aspects of dentistry in the most comfortable patient setting. Discover why Press readers named Balfour Dental Brentwood’s Best. SILVER – Brentwood Family Dental 4411 Balfour Road, 240-1380 Dr. Jamil Alkoury’s excellence as a cosmetic dentist has earned him accolades as one of Brentwood’s Best for the past eight years. He’s a perfectionist and an artist, displaying his love and passion for his work in a painless and caring environment. Give his

office a call and experience it for yourself. BRONZE – Brentwood Dentistry 1181 Central Blvd., Suite E 634-6105 www.brentwooddentistry.com In the past decade there has been a dramatic interest in cosmetic dentistry. The team at Brentwood Dentistry realizes that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances your appearance and allows you to smile with confidence. Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, Brentwood Dentistry is able to improve your teeth and smile with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments.

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GOLD – Chris Becnel 1120 Second St., 634-0811 Whether you have a business law, taxation, estate planning or bankruptcy issue, this firm can help. Trusted by individuals,

corporations, partnerships and trusts, Chris Becnel is a highprofile CPA attorney actively engaged in Brentwood’s community. He can handle virtually any legal or tax problem and do it with professionalism, knowledge and a helpful attitude. SILVER – Rich Inglis, Paradigm Tax Services 1120 Second St., 240-2886 www.paradigmtaxservices.com Rich Inglis founded Paradigm Tax Services in 2008 to meet a need for comprehensive tax and investment advice. As an enrolled agent and registered investment advisor, Rich has the knowledge and skills to suggest and implement strategies that can save you thousands of dollars on your tax bill and help you with all your financial needs. BRONZE – Diablo Tax Professionals 8425 Brentwood Blvd., 634-5549 Diablo Tax Professionals owners

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GOLD – Liberty Dental Group 6440 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3501 www.visitlibertydental.com SILVER – Brentcourt Dental Group 1140 Second St., Suite A 634-3503 brentcourtdentalgroup.com A general and family practice, Brentcourt Dental Group provides a variety of cuttingedge treatments, including Invisalign, one-appointment crowns, in-office bleaching and other restorative options to help you improve your oral health and achieve a beautiful smile. Whether it’s your first or 100th visit, the caring doctors and experienced staff look forward to nothing more than treating

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SILVER – Aim High School Age Care, Inc. 237 Washington Drive, 516-3945 www.aimhighcare.com Located on seven local elementary school campuses, Aim High School Age Care, Inc. employs only the most qualified teachers to work with children ages 5 to 12 both before and after school. Aim High School Age Care, Inc. provides a warm and nurturing environment where children can be safe while away from home and their lives will be enriched through creative and stimulating activities.

BRONZE – Celebration Christian School 624 Anderson Ave., 240-KIDS (5437) www.celebrationschools.com

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SILVER – Expressions Dance Academy 640 Harvest Park Drive, 634-3339 www.expressionsdanceacademy. com At Expressions, students don’t just learn to dance – they make new friends, develop physically, build social skills and create memories that last a lifetime. This outstanding dance studio offers a full range of dance classes to students 2 and older. If your dancer wants to take it to the next level, Expressions’ award-winning competition team is the one for you. Expressions Dance Academy thanks Press readers for voting it Best eight years in a row.

BRONZE – Black Diamond Kids Center 2015 Elkins Way, 516-6619 www.blackdiamondkidscenter. com Black Diamond Kids Center’s goal is to provide your child with a positive and fun learning experience. Black Diamond’s childcentered approach to teaching allows it to create learning experiences in which students are more engaged, feel safe about trying new things and increase their confidence about their abilities. Black Diamond is committed to providing programs to develop a child’s mental, emotional, social and cognitive well being.

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Best Professional Services you like family. New patients welcome and most insurance accepted. BRONZE – Brentwood Dentistry 1181 Central Blvd., 634-6105 www.brentwooddentistry.com Brentwood Dentistry Dental Group is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles. As a practice, Brentwood Dentistry Dental Group is a true believer that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. They provide a full range of treatments for all ages from fillings to cosmetic dentistry as well as root canals and oral surgery. A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables them to provide the quality dental services their patients deserve.

Dermatologist GOLD – Dr. Robert Beer, Balfour Dermatology 2221 Balfour Road, 240-9116 www.skinquestion.com The staff of Balfour Dermatology is trained in all the latest lasers for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes and offers natural and topical alternatives to oral medications. Balfour Dermatology has been recognized as a regional center for detection and treatment of skin cancers. Dr. Beer is a boardcertified dermatologist who performs Mohs micrographic surgery and laser treatments – all under one roof in a modern, state-of-the-art facility.

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BRONZE – Dr. Derek Johnson, Sutter Health 513-2483 Dr. Johnson prides himself on listening to his patients and creating a treatment strategy that makes sense for them. He especially enjoys seeing several generations within a family and understanding why his patients have a symptom, as this often lets him treat the root cause of the problem.

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SILVER – Dr. Yogesh Trehan 100 Cortona Way, 516-4488 www.mdbrentwood.com Dr. Trehan has been in practice in Brentwood since 1999 and is committed to your health and well being. His office is a leader in providing the latest advances in medical care combined with easy access in office, over the phone and through the convenient online web portal. In 2014, he will participate in all private insurances offered through the Affordable Care Act health exchange website as well as continuing to participate in Medicare, PPO and HMO plans.

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GOLD – IRS Cleaners 41 Sand Creek Road, 634-2811 Where can you go to get one-day cleaning and laundry service? If you said IRS Cleaners, you are right! This family-owned business has the friendliest staff in town, home weekly pickup and delivery for frequent users. For fast and convenient service, IRS also offers same-day services until noon and emergency services until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Featuring the latest in environmentally-friendly cleaning processes, IRS Cleaners meets your needs. SILVER – Brentwood Cleaners 601 First St., 634-3018

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at the forefront. They’ve found success in scrapping the idea of the traditional, quota-based salesmen and allow you to work directly with a no-pressure, haggle-free estimator to design your project and deliver low purchase and loan costs directly to you. Having installed solar systems at Liberty, Heritage and Freedom high schools, and marshaling a workforce of more than 116 electricians, it’s no surprise our readers named Rodda the Best of Brentwood three years in a row. SILVER – DEK Electric Company 679-1649 www.DEKelectric.com DEK Electric Company provides high quality professional electrical services and a high level of service to its commercial, residential and small industrial customers. From design build to installation, service to maintenance by state certified technicians, DEK creates a partnership with their clients to ensure everyone’s goals are achieved throughout the construction process. BRONZE – Prime Electric 240-9233 www.primeelectric.us

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GOLD – Dynese Mouzakis Hess, The Skin Liaison 729 First St. Suite B, 516-9000 www.theskinliaison.com The award-winning The Skin Liaison is a successful acne clinic and skin health center located in the heart of Brentwood. Their dedicated team of acne treatment specialists and licensed skin therapists are experts in successfully clearing acne, reducing skin pigmentation and customizing anti-aging treatments to create beautiful, healthy skin. Specially chosen retail includes resultsfocused cosmeceutical-grade, professional strength skin products. Owner and licensed esthetician Dynese Mouzakis Hess and her team pride themselves on their participation in advanced education, expertise and credibility. Call today for corrective treatments and paramedical skin care. You’ll be happy you did.

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Best Professional Services SILVER – Jenifer Homa, Simple Beauty 8375 Brentwood Blvd., Suite D 303-0026 Simple Beauty offers an impressive array of services from acne treatment and anti-aging facials to full-body waxing and sugaring. Jenifer stays up-to-date on the latest trends and technology by attending advanced classes and seminars, and she uses only high-end cosmeceutical products that give your skin that perfect result. Jenifer takes the time to understand and fulfill her clients’ needs, which explains why Press readers who have sat in Jenifer’s chair at Simple Beauty voted her one of the Best estheticians in town. BRONZE – Denise Kelly, Esthetics by Denise 3850 Balfour Road, Suite 203, 788-3040 www.denisekellyskincare.com Denise is a licensed electrologist and esthetician, certified in oncology esthetics and permanent makeup. From acne to anti-aging, Denise incorporates a combination of technologies in her treatments that get real results. Additional services include SAFE waxing for men and women and airbrush tanning. Denise also provides cosmetic tattooing for eyebrows, eyeliner and lips. A dedicated professional who enjoys educating clients, Denise is a volunteer with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program and has been voted

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Facials GOLD – Angie’s Esthetics 8368 Brentwood Blvd. 209-981-0840 Passionate about meeting her client’s skincare needs, Angie Ho started Angie’s Esthetics in 2009. Her services include facials, chemical peels, waxing, lash extensions, permanent makeup, and wedding and competition makeup. Angie Ho cares about her clients’ appearance and strives to make sure they leave feeling better and more beautiful than when they arrived. SILVER – Trish Sbarro, Carol Carey 3181 Balfour Road, 513-1950 www.carolcareysalon.com For 19 years, Trish has devoted her time and attention to restorative and anti-aging treatments. She is a respected expert in facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, light therapy and waxing. Trish is continuing to further her education with the latest advances in skincare. When Trish is not creating beauty in the lives of others, she is creating a colorful and loving life with her husband John and son Enzo. BRONZE – Allison Boen, True Beauty Brows & Skin Care 3850 Balfour Road, Suite 208 216-3961 www.truebeautyskincare.net Allison Boen founded True Beauty Brows & Skin Care in 2012, but she’s been honing her skincare skills more than 10

years. She specializes in advanced anti-aging skin care treatments, including LED photo rejuvenation, microdermabrasion, and enzyme and chemical peels, and a variety of facial options that’ll make you glow. True Beauty Brows & Skin Care utilizes the latest skincare technology and can create a custom package for your skincare needs.

Financial Advisor

GOLD – Apex Securities & Asset Management, LLC 8660 Brentwood Blvd. 516-APEX (2739) For the past 25 years, financial advisors Treva Black and David Roche have been helping clients achieve their financial dreams. Presently managing more than $129 million, they provide a wide range of investment services, specializing in IRA and 401(k) rollovers, retirement planning and tax-efficient income strategies. The Apex team believes that success can be achieved only when your needs come first. Call Treva and David and see why their financial-savvy readers named them the Best. SILVER – Reagan Management Services 60 Eagle Rock Way, 240-1242 Serving the community since 1979, Reagan Management Services owners Ron, Pat and David offer a full range of services to individuals and businesses: tax preparations and planning, bookkeeping and financial statements, plus IRS representation. Since the firm is family operated,

you benefit from these professionals’ personalized attention. BRONZE – Rich Inglis, Paradigm Tax Services 1120 Second St., 240-2886 www.paradigmtaxservices.com Rich Inglis founded Paradigm Tax Services in 2008 to meet a need for comprehensive tax and investment advice. As an enrolled agent and registered investment advisor, Rich has the knowledge and skills to suggest and implement strategies that can save you thousands of dollars on your tax bill and help you with all your financial needs.

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GOLD – Nor-Cal Overhead 2145 Elkins Way, 240-5141 www.norcaloverhead.com Nor-Cal Overhead is a family owned business with experienced and knowledgeable technicians ready to provide you with exceptional service, operating 24/7 throughout the Bay Area and Central Valley. Nor-Cal Overhead offers door sales, installation and repair for all residential and commercial applications. Discover why Nor-Cal was voted the Best of Brentwood. SILVER – Anthony’s Garage Door Service 418-5906 www.anthonysgaragedoorsvc. com BRONZE – R&P Garage Doors 516-4235 R&P Garage Doors thanks the community for naming it one of Brentwood’s Best. R&P installs

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SILVER – The Little Gym of Brentwood 3850 Balfour Road, 634-0034 www.thelittlegym.com The Little Gym of Brentwood has consistently demonstrated a commitment to providing an exceptional experience, from the first “welcome!” to stamps for the kids after class. The Little Gym’s fun, confidence-building classes for children 6 months to 10 years are designed to improve physical, perceptual, social and listening skills through gymnastics, dance, sport skills and noncontact karate.

GOLD – Trina Angeles, SaLon Vitor 6560 Lone Tree Way, 525-4003 Trina’s passion is hair. She started her training in Walnut Creek under some of the best and most innovated stylists and colorists. She relocated to Antioch in 1999 and opened her own salon a few years later. SaLon Vitor has been in Brentwood for almost five years. Trina specializes in color and extensions, and her clients trust her ability to help and achieve their best look. She enjoys continuing her education not only locally but internationally. Because of her dedication to bringing only the best to her clients, Trina Angeles has been continually voted Brentwood’s Best Hair Colorist.

BRONZE – Legends All Stars 580 Valdry Court www.legendsallstars.com

SILVER – Stacy Hunt, SaLon Vitor 6560 Lone Tree Way, 240-0161 Stacy Hunt has met her clients’

GOLD – Black Diamond Kids Center 2015 Elkins Way, 516-6619 www.blackdiamondkidscenter. com Black Diamond Kids Center’s goal is to provide your child with a positive and fun learning experience. Black Diamond’s child-centered approach to teaching allows it to create learning experiences in which students are more engaged, feel safe about trying new things and increase their confidence about their abilities. Black Diamond is committed to providing programs to develop a child’s mental, emotional, social and cognitive well-being.

individual needs and exceeded their expectations for 10 years and stays current on new trends and technologies by continually updating her education. Stacy continues to grow her business and improve her skills by fairly pricing all her services and takes great pride in making her clients look and feel beautiful. Stacy is honored to be a medal winner three years in a row. BRONZE – Carol Carey, Carol Carey Couture 3181 Balfour Road, 473-4885 www.carolcareysalon.com Carol Carey is a hip, sophisticated stylist who has more than 20 years in the salon industry as both a stylist and as a salon business owner of one of the East Bay’s most successful salons. Carol has received advanced education in color and hair cutting by attending classes in Las Vegas and New York.

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SILVER – Sexton Heating and Air 783-0987 www.sextonheatingandair.com Locally owned and family-operated Sexton Heating and Air has served the community for more than 17 years, and Patrick Sexton has more than 26 years of experience in the HVAC field. Sexton Heating and Air is available for

BRONZE – Elite Comfort Systems 580-8875 www.elitecomfortsystems.com Elite provides quality work, excellent customer service and devotes 100-percent integrity to every repair – and gives you options for whatever works best for you and your budget. When Elite performs the repair, the service call is free.

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BRONZE – Kristle Jones, Carol Carey Couture 3181 Balfour Road, 513-1950 www.carolcareysalon.com Kristle Jones has more than 10 years of experience as a hairstylist. She worked in top salons in Orange County before working at Carol Carey Couture Salon. Kristle specializes in cuts, color, keratin smoothing treatments and extensions. She’s also trained with industry leaders such as TIGI and Redken.

SILVER – Steve Brown’s Home Repair & Maintenance 634-1282 Steve Brown’s Home Repair provides quality work at competitive prices to meet all your repair and remodeling needs. Steve Brown has been a Brentwood resident for 63 years and has been helping local residents with their home repairs for more than 12 years. Steve is licensed, bonded and insured.

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GOLD – Justin Jones Handyman Service 510-825-8082 Specializing in bathroom and kitchen upgrades and general home repair, Justin Jones Handyman Service takes pride in serving the residents of Brentwood. Honest, hardworking and committed to his customers, Justin Jones offers reasonable hourly rates and guaranteed service. Justin Jones Handyman Service is here to not only accommodate his clients’ needs but also to make the community a more beautiful place in which to live. Call today for a free estimate.

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GOLD – Carol Carey, Carol Carey Couture 3181 Balfour Road, 473-4885 www.carolcareysalon.com Carol Carey is a hip, sophisticated stylist who has more than 20 years in the salon industry as both a stylist and as a salon business owner of one of the East Bay’s most successful salons. Carol has received advanced education in color and hair cutting by attending classes in Las Vegas and New York.

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Best Professional Services the Best of Brentwood for seven years running. Adriana and her staff are proud to be a part of the Brentwood community and thank everyone for their continued support. SILVER – Elizabeth’s Cleaning Service 516-7165 www.elizabethscleaning.net Meeting the cleaning needs of East County customers since 1989, Elizabeth’s Cleaning Service specializes in commercial, office and residential service. Whether it’s a one-time cleaning or ongoing housekeeping schedule you’re looking for, the honest, reliable, professional and thorough staff at Elizabeth’s Cleaning can accommodate anyone’s schedule, needs and budget.

In-Home Assisted Care GOLD – Visiting Angels 240-1100 kbeck@visitingangels.com For more than eight years,

Visiting Angels has proven to be the very best in home care for seniors. Specializing in helping those who wish to maintain their lifestyle at home or who need additional assistance in a senior care facility, Visiting Angels provides superior service in meal preparation and planning, light housekeeping, hygiene and bathing assistance, transportation and shopping. These services coupled with compassionate and friendly caregivers make Visiting Angels Press readers’ top pick. SILVER – HomeLife Senior Care 240-5770 info@homelifeseniorcare.com www.homelifeseniorcare.com After caring for their father, Angela and Vinny saw a need to allow seniors the choice of being able to remain home and keep their independence with some assistance, so they started HomeLife Senior Care. HomeLife Senior Care is an award winning,

non-medical agency serving the East County providing a wide range of services. Their motto, “Our family helping your family,” is consistent with how they operate. Special services include Alzheimer and hospice care. BRONZE – Synergy HomeCare 160-B Guthrie Lane, 240-5501 www.synergyhomecare.com Synergy HomeCare is fully prepared to work with clients with Alzheimer’s disease or any other disability. Their in-home caregivers are trained to work with memory function and can provide relief care, respite care or anything else from their full list of services. They will help improve the quality of life for your family member.

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GOLD – Dirk Zeigler, Zeigler Insurance Group 1300 Central Blvd., 634-1240 This is Zeigler Insurance Group’s fifth year being voted Best of

Brentwood. Zeigler Insurance Group is a Championship Agency which means their agency is in the top percent of all Farmers Insurance agencies nationwide based on performance. “At Zeigler Insurance, we take pride in what we do. Real people answer the phone at Zeigler Insurance, so you can ask your questions without being required to answer questions first. Our goal is to provide you with the total insurance solution for all your needs while providing you with excellent customer service.” SILVER – Tim Biglow, Biglow Insurance Agency 1191 Central Blvd., 634-1234 timbiglow@allstate.com In addition to being named the Best of Brentwood, Biglow Insurance was named the number-one agency in California by Allstate’s Customer Satisfaction division. Tim Biglow’s formula is clear: “We treat you like we are fam-

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GOLD – LEBEC 634-4177, www.lebecinc.com Family owned and operated, LEBEC, Inc. is a licensed general engineering, building and landscaping contractor. LEBEC is a design-build contractor completing remodels of buildings, kitchens and baths, and rehabilitation and installation of foundations and retaining walls. Landscap-

ing design-build services include permits, HOA application, nursery visits, lighting, drainage, hardscapes, gazebos, bocce ball courts, golf putting greens, outdoor fire pits and barbecues and whatever you can imagine. Let LEBEC’s more than 50 years of experience work for you. SILVER – Mt. Diablo Gardening 240-9498

Manicure GOLD – Lucy’s Nail Salon 4530 Balfour Road, 240-0026 Lucy and her staff would like to thank their clients for their continued support the past 10 years. Lucy’s offers all nail and waxing services. As a trend-setter, this salon uses the latest technology of LED lights for gel manicures, which sets in 30 seconds instead of two minutes. The LED light will help set gel colors faster and shinier, and the gel manicure last longer on your nails.

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GOLD – The Oasis Ultimate Spa & Salon 640 Harvest Park Drive, 240-6274 www.theoasisdayspa.com The Oasis nurtures the body, mind and soul through an array of massage modalities, body and skin care that put the “aah” in “spa” while relieving everyday stress. Oasis 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.

BRONZE – Christine’s Nails 759-8550 www.christinesnails.net If you are looking for rockstar toes, a shellac manicure or a relaxing pedicure, look no more. With more than 100 gel polishes, countless polish colors and too many glitter choices to name, Christine’s Nails is not your ordinary nails. Christine loves what she does and it shows in her work. Christine is also known as the “queen of clean.” Appointments are needed, so call in advance.

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SILVER – Em’s Nail Salon 2200-H Sand Creek Road 240-1195 Em’s Nails & Spa offers full nail services – manicures, pedicures, shellac gel nails, massage and spa. Em’s is open seven days a week for your convenience, and walkins are always welcome. Experience the manicure our readers named one of Brentwood’s Best.

SILVER – Sawã Spa 1700 Trilogy Parkway, 809-7171 www.sawaspa.com Sawã Spa’s innovative massage and skin care techniques incorporate naturally occurring healing agents. This world-class spa offers six types of massages, in 60- or 90-minute versions: signature, relaxation, deep tissue, sports, hot stone and

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Mortgage Loan Officer GOLD – Erin Summit, Pacific Funding Group 70 Eagle Rock Way, 634-6700 esummitt@pfgbayarea.com

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is constantly evolving, so Jennifer works hard to keep up with changes and provide her clients and business partners with honest answers to their questions. Throughout the process, Jennifer makes sure to communicate clearly and inform her clients every step of the way, making her a Press reader favorite once again. BRONZE – Trevor Frey, Pacific Funding Group 70 Eagle Rock Way, 726-1444 tfreymortgages@yahoo.com In the mortgage industry for eight years, Trevor Frey is honored to be recognized as one of the best at what he does by the community he now serves. Truly happy to be local and with Pacific Funding Group, Trevor credits his honesty, availability, pride in service and product knowledge to his longevity as a loan officer. He treats each client as if they were his only client, because for

that client, the home Trevor helps them buy will be their only home.

Mortgage Office GOLD – Pacific Funding Group 70 Eagle Rock Way, 634-6700 www.pfgbayarea.com Pacific Funding Group’s experienced staff of loan officers, providing 24-hour service, ensures that your expectations will be exceeded. Pacific Funding strives to make the loan process simple and stress-free. Their consistent and timely communication keeps you updated every step of the way. From start to finish, the entire loan is processed and funded in Pacific Funding Group’s office. Quick turn times, fast approvals and in-house document drawing assures a timely closing with no delays. SILVER – Brentwood Lending Group 181 Sand Creek Road, Suite J-1 301-8007 Brentwood Lending Group is and has always been committed to providing ideal financing solutions for its wide array of clients. Their loan officers are all very experienced and well-versed in available loan programs in this ever-changing environment. Brentwood Lending Group clients include first-time homebuyers, move-up buyers and senior Bay Area executives. If you are in the market to purchase a new home or refinance your current mortgage feel free to give Brentwood Lending Group a call – they’d love to help you out.

BRONZE – Prospect Mortgage 2200 Sand Creek Road, Suite I, 888-660-1417

Optometrist GOLD – Balfour Vision Optix Optometry 4550 Balfour Road, 513-0323 Dr. Ong and Vision Optix do just about everything optometric, including laser surgery co-management, cataract evaluation, contact lenses and sunglasses. They treat all ages and carry an extensive line of designer and affordable eyewear. Make an appointment with this outstanding optometrist and you’ll see clearly why he was voted Brentwood’s Best. SILVER – Brentwood Eye Care 350 John Muir Parkway, 634-6101 www.brentwoodeyecare.com In Brentwood for 23 years, Dr. Matthew Bronge – with his associates Drs. Joyce Roberts, Christina Atkinson and Casey Wegenke – practices total family eye care and Lasik co-management. Brentwood’s largest eye care office has what you need in glasses, contacts and eye health services. We offer the VisiOffice measuring system to provide the most accurate, sharpest vision possible in eye wear today. Come by for a demonstration. BRONZE – Eyecare Galleria Optometry 2300 Sand Creek Road, 240-8520 www.eyecaregalleria.com Many years of experience and continuing education help Dr. Ingrid Farinas at Eyecare Galleria improve your vision and quality

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SILVER – Dr. John Esterkyn 1145 Second St., 513-9329 www.eastcountybraces.com Dr. Esterkyn and his friendly staff enjoy creating beautiful smiles for children and adults, and love the improved self esteem and confidence a great smile brings. Dr. Esterkyn has been practicing in East County for 25 years and continues to provide the highest quality of orthodontic care in a family-oriented, friendly and high-tech environment. His comprehensive orthodontic treatments include early interceptive treatment, traditional braces,

BRONZE – Brentwood Dentistry 1181 Central Blvd., 634-6105 bddg@cwo.com Dr. Paden understands orthodontic treatment is a big decision. There is no charge for the initial digital consultation or second opinion consultation. Dr. Paden always tries to work with the natural space his patients have for treatment, avoiding unnecessary extractions, believing a full smile is a beautiful smile. The Paden family has been providing orthodontic care and innovation for more than 100 years.

Painter

GOLD – Diablo Delta Painting Co. 513-3244 www.diablodeltapainting.com There are lots of painters in the Brentwood area, but our readers urge you to look into Diablo Delta. Your local neighborhood painting company since 1992, Diablo Delta does a professional job and gives extraordinary service every time – on budget and on time. You’ll appreciate Diablo Delta’s full-service solutions for exterior and interior painting of residential and commercial properties, and its attention to detail in preparation and high-quality materials. Having completed more than 3,000 jobs in the area, Diablo Delta has lots of satisfied customers.

BRONZE – Roland & Son Painting 451 Payne Ave., 382-4118

Patio Covers

GOLD – Sunbusters Patio Cover Company, Inc. 700 Harvest Park Drive, 625-0120 www.sunbustersinc.com and www.sunbustersinc.net

Sunbusters is a full-line patio cover dealer featuring Amerimax’s maintenance-free Alumawood and Equinox. Sunbusters believes in quality craftsmanship and products – rain or shine – which is why they can give you a five-year installation warranty on all patio covers. Sunbusters can design a patio cover to fit any budget. From your first contact to after your installation is complete, you’ll get outstanding service. Give Sunbusters a call now and start enjoying your outdoor living space. SILVER – Classic Awning, Ed Stack 6303 Brentwood Blvd., 634-2144 www.classicawningandcanvas.com BRONZE – 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-or-miss affair. Take our readers’ word for it: this outfit offers reliability and high-qual-

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GOLD – Dr. Robert Sheffield 1140 Second St., Suite C, 634-4446 www.sheffieldortho.com Dr. Sheffield and his team exceed the standard in orthodontics for children and adults. Sheffield Orthodontics offers a wide variety of treatment options, including Damon System braces, the esthetic Damon clear braces, Insignia custom braces and Invisalign. The staff is committed to serving the community by providing orthodontic treatment for underserved individuals through the East Contra Costa County Chapter of Smile for a Lifetime and hosts a yearly toy drive. Sheffield Orthodontics would love the opportunity to meet you and help you begin the journey to a beautiful smile.

SILVER – Rob Broocker Painting 634-8317 www.robbpainting.com Rob Broocker brings 33 years of experience in providing quality paint services and genuine customer care to each of his clients. Rob and his staff of highly skilled painters specialize in residential, commercial and multi-unit projects and take pride in performing professional work at a competitive price. Every job – no matter how small – is handled with the highest standard of quality and service. Whether you need one wall, your entire home or a multi-unit complex painted, Rob Broocker Painting has got you covered.

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Best Professional Services Lucy and her staff would like to thank their clients for their continued support the past 10 years. As a trendsetter, Lucy’s offers eight different kinds of aromatherapy spa pedicures. They also use the latest technology of LED lights for gel nails that set in 30 seconds rather than three minutes.

240-1195 Em’s Nails & Spa offers full nail services – manicures, pedicures, shellac gel nails, massage and spa. Em’s is open seven days a week for your convenience, and walkins are always welcome. Experience the pedicure our readers named one of Brentwood’s Best.

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Silver – The Classy Cottage 818 First St., 513-3211 The Classy Cottage has been glamming fingertips and toes since 2006. This women-run business specializes in shellac manicures, deluxe pedicures, nail enhancements, natural nails and rock star toes, and they are certified in O.P.I and creative nail design. One-of-a-kind boutique gifts are also available. Want to feel like you’ve just spent time with your best girlfriends? Have fun and get pampered with the ladies of The Classy Cottage.

GOLD – Lucy’s Nail Salon 4530 Balfour Road, 240-0026

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ity workmanship at fair prices. It’s why so many home and business owners named T.D. Construction the Best of Brentwood.

Pediatrician GOLD – Dr. Jaime Garcia, Brentwood Pediatrics 1191 Central Blvd., Suite D 240-7337 Dr. Garcia and his staff are dedicated to providing superior care to Brentwood’s youngest residents. Dr. Garcia takes a personal interest in the treatment and preventive care of patients and parents alike. It’s why he was voted the Best Pediatrician in Brentwood. SILVER – Dr. Richard Singer, Sutter Health 1120 Second St., 513-2483 BRONZE – Dr. Tracy Goldman, Brentwood Pediatrics 2400 Balfour Road, 308-8113

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BRONZE – Allison Harris, Delta Valley Athletic Club 120 Guthrie Lane, 240-2990 www.deltavac.com Allison Harris has 15 years experience in the fitness industy. The Delta Valley Athletic Club trainer is certified in AFAA Group Exercise, Coach Pilates Reformer, Mat Pilates SCW, Heart Zones Green Jersey Spin, Core Stability Level 2 and Zumba.

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BRONZE – Clark Pest Control 800-936-3339 www.clarkpest.com Clark Pest Control offers a full range of residential and commercial services for pest control, termite inspection and control, bedbug control, weed control and lawn fertilization. Clark’s technicians, the best trained in the industry, have access to the newest technologies and most

Pet Sitting

GOLD – Paws-itively Pets Pet Sitting Service 516-9399 www.pawsitivelypetsit.com Locally owned and operated, owner Shelley Mueller is passionate about pets. Established 13 years ago, Paws-itively Pets provides pet sitting in your own home, so your furry friends are kept in the safety and comfort of familiar surroundings. Playtime, walks, meal times and special needs are attended to. Additional perks include mail/newspaper pick-up, plant watering, garbage set out and security checks. Pawsitively Pets is licensed, bonded and insured. Expect nothing but superior service and genuine care

SILVER – Pets Frolic Inn 4071 Orwood Road, 634-4431 www.petsfrolicinn.com The Inn’s 3,000-square-foot, artificial-grass dog park – featuring an agility course, wading pools, a small-dog park and indoor heated and air-conditioned area – allows dogs to spend the majority of their time where they love to be – outdoors. Pets Frolic Inn offers doggie daycare, a perfect way for your dog to socialize and exercise. And you won’t pay more for extended care due to early drop-off or late pick-ups. BRONZE – All 4 Paws 516-2923

Photographer GOLD – Alicia Holder Photography 550-0660 www.aliciaholder.com Even as a young girl, Alicia Holder wanted to be a photographer. As a consequence, she’s passionate

about her work. Since 2008, Alicia Holder Photography has been specializing in families and weddings and will gladly shoot on location or bring a portable studio for newborns and kids. Give Alicia a call and discover why Press readers consider her the Best. SILVER – Jennifer Fink, Generations Photography 1025 Pacific Grove Court 516-3840 www.generationsbyjennifer.com Jennifer Fink captures all styles of portraits, including studio, onlocation, lifestyle and whimsical, through her full-service photography business She can also combine images with artwork to customize invitations or other printed works. She proudly works with her clients to fit any budget. You name it – Jennifer can do it. BRONZE – Dana Moran Photography 759-8652 www.danamoranphotography.net

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Plastic Surgeon

GOLD – Dr. Kevin Degnan 2221 Balfour Road, 516-2602 SILVER – Dr. K. Cary Canoun 2400 Balfour Road, 324-7404 www.drcanoun.com Located in Brentwood’s John Muir Outpatient Center, Dr. Canoun’s practice has become well known for providing outstanding surgical products such as mini-facelifts and gel breast augmentation. Dr. Canoun is a good listener who gives personal, attentive service and devotes meticulous attention to detail to his work. From the initial consultation through the operation and post-operative care, he’ll provide you with the most natural-appearing results.

Plumber

GOLD – Henson Plumbing 9020 Brentwood Blvd., 634-0272 In business since 1986, Henson Plumbing stands behind its work, providing same-day service whenever possible, plus competitive pricing. Henson’s knowledgeable plumbers can tackle all of your plumbing needs. They do service work, remodeling, commercial work and install septic systems, and they’re always looking forward to meeting new people who tend to become loyal customers.

SILVER – Brentwood Plumbing 3859 Walnut Blvd., 516-2772 BRONZE – Akeson Plumbing 325-3235 Dave Akeson has been doing plumbing for more than 20 years. He enjoys working with his customers on a one-to-one basis and does both commercial and residential projects. Next time you need a plumber, call Dave and see why our readers voted him one of Brentwood’s Best.

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. Greer is committed to providing uncompromising excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of the foot, including diabetic foot care and wound care. He is also now offering one of the most exciting new technologies for the treatment of cellulite, heel pain and tendonitis, the EPAT. This non invasive office procedure uses acoustic pressure waves to treat cellulite and musculoskeletal pain. SILVER – Dr. Wen-Yin Choi 350 John Muir Parkway, 776-7725

Pool Builder

GOLD – Logan Pools 1388 Sunflower Lane, 513-9272 www.loganpools.com Logan Pools is a family business that was established in

1996. Owner Mike Logan along with his wife, Andrea and sons Adam, Josh and Sam make up the award-winning design/build team. Their success over the years is a direct result of following a marketing plan that Mike developed years ago called Million Dollar Plan for Success. Simply stated it says, “Do what you do so well that your customers will feel compelled to tell their friends, family and co-workers about you.” That was their marketing plan at the beginning and it is still their plan today. SILVER – Sand Creek Pools, Inc. 634-6681 www.sandcreekpools.com A family owned and operated business in Brentwood since 1981, Sand Creek builds custom Gunite pools and installs Viking pools. Press readers love the attention to detail and outstanding service they get from Sand Creek Pools. BRONZE – Diablo Oasis 513-8755 www.diablooasispools.com

Pool Cleaning/ Maintenance

GOLD – The Pool Guy 321-0866 the.pool.guy@hotmail.com For the sixth year running, The Pool Guy is honored to be voted the Best of Brentwood. Rick Varin, The Pool Guy, believes in providing exceptional service to all his clients. In addition to offering monthly pool maintenance services – including full

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service or chemical only – The Pool Guy offers unique solutions for both residential and real estate professionals. His specialties include repairs, green-pool recoveries, startups, and onetime clean ups. For free estimates and quick response, call The Pool Guy today. SILVER – Sparkling Pools John Huber, Owner, 698-0414 www.sparklingpoolsonline.com Owning a pool should be fun and relaxing. However, for some people, swimming pool maintenance can be stressful and confusing. That’s where Sparkling Pools owner John Huber can make a difference in your life. Let him worry about your pool so you can stop waiting in line at the pool store and storing chemicals at your home. He’ll use the best quality chemicals, testing equipment and cleaning tools to maintain your pool properly. BRONZE – Your Family Pool Service 240-8954 Let Your Family Pool Service worry about your pool. This outstanding pool service offers expert repairs and service that’s among the very Best of Brentwood.

Preschool

GOLD – Dainty Center 1265 Dainty Ave., 634-4539 Dainty Center enrolls infants and preschool children, while Willow Wood School, the elementary section, enrolls students through

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SILVER – Celebration Christian School 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. Each child is encouraged to grow in all areas of development through play and interaction with the people and objects in the environment. BRONZE – Sunshine House Preschool 3700 Walnut Blvd., 401 Chestnut St.

705-1924 Sunshine House Preschool’s success is due to its awesome, passionate teachers, combining 108 years of teaching experience. Press readers highly recommend you check out Sunshine’s outstanding daycare facilities and staff and discover why it was voted one of the Best of Brentwood.

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 seventh grade. The school is widely known for its petting zoo and reptile/amphibian exhibits; large play areas; cooperative, hands-on learning groups; cutting-edge Technology Center; fun, educational field trips; and informative parent workshops. Press readers are confident you’ll

find the Dainty Center’s facilities and staff the Best. SILVER – Discovery Christian School 605 Harvest Park Drive, Suite A 634-2002 www.discoverychristianschool. net BRONZE – Golden Hills Christian School 2401 Shady Willow Lane 634-0493 www.ghcschool.org Golden Hills Christian School, a ministry of Golden Hills Community Church, provides Christian families a quality, Christ-centered education from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Your children will obtain an excellent academic foundation that will serve them well and prepare them for their future goals. Golden Hills looks forward to partnering with you in the spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual development of your children.

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GOLD – Brian Sharp, Sharp Realty 320 Fairview Ave., 240-6683 www.sharphomesonline.com What sets Brian Sharp apart from the crowd is his genuine desire to always keep his clients’ interests in mind. This often means Brian’s recommendation to a client will be to not buy or sell. While this may cost him a commission, it’s just how he does business: the right way. SILVER – Jamie Connors, JDK & Associates 50 Eagle Rock Way, 956-9654 www.connorsrealestate.com Whether you are purchasing, selling or investing in real estate, you need an experienced realtor you can trust. Jamie builds relationships by listening to the needs of those she meets and going the extra mile to meet those needs. This is why so many of her clients continue to refer

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Gold – JDK & Associates Realty 50 Eagle Rock Ave., 759-4246 www.johnkenneyhomes.com JDK & Associates Realty offers clients the luxury of a full-service, fast-growing office staffed with professional agents who are dedicated to handling all your real estate needs, including listings, residential, commercial and

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SILVER – Sharp Realty 320 Fairview Ave., 240-6683 www.sharphomesonline.com Sharp Realty runs its business with the core values of integrity (always doing the right thing), excellence (providing best practices and then improving them), service (meeting, exceeding and then anticipating the clients’ needs), caring (treating everyone with respect and honor) and being a trusted advisor. Sharp Realty is honored to have

been named among the Best of Brentwood and looks forward to many more years of serving the community. BRONZE – Delta Ranches 761 Second St., 516-3240 www.deltaranches.com In today’s real estate world, experience is everything. Delta Ranches and Homes offers certified short sale and foreclosure representation, and provides preferred lender agents for bank-owned listings and short sales. They’ll be with you every step of the way. Whether you’re interested in residential, commercial or agriculture real estate, find out why Delta Ranches’ agents are the ones you should be talking to.

Real Estate Team

GOLD – The Marples Team, Marples & Associates Realtors 8340 Brentwood Blvd., 634-8040 The Marples Team holds every local sales record for the past

10 years and has closed more than $1.4 billion in real estate transactions. It’s the only real estate team with five full-time employees who oversee and address every aspect of your real estate transaction, and the only real estate team in Brentwood to offer evening hours of operation. The Marples Team’s marketing program reaches more than 650,000 prospective buyers every week. SILVER – Christi and Steve Durflinger, Realty World – Pigati & Russell Realtors 100 Cortona Way, Suite 150 708-0006 www.teamdurf.com Christi and Steve Durflinger have been proud members of East County’s local real estate community for more than 13 years. Their work experience gained during the fluctuating markets has strengthened their knowledge and passion for

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Best Professional Services real estate. Why have only one realtor when you can have two? Christi and Steve care deeply about the outcome of their clients’ experience, so think Team Durf for all your real estate needs. BRONZE – Brian Sharp, Sharp Realty 320 Fairview Ave., 240-6683 Brian and his team always put their client’s needs first. They are always ready to provide service and guidance, even if there’s no commission to be made. It is their mission to be the resource for Brentwood.

Roofer

GOLD – Town & Country Roofing 2155 Elkins Way, 634-7663 Town & Country Roofing thanks our readers for voting it the Best of Brentwood again this year. For more than 30 years, Town & Country Roofing has operated with the belief that happy clients bring success in business.

Whether it’s an emergency repair or a new roof on your home, Town & Country Roofing knows they can add you to their long list of satisfied customers. Our readers know it, too – which is why they named Town & Country the Best roofer in Brentwood. SILVER – Delta Roofing 513-8759 www.deltaroofinginc.com A family owned and operated business, Delta Roofing specializes in the installation of composition shingles, tile and cedar shakes. Whether Delta is re-roofing your entire house or installing a roof on your new house, you’ll benefit from its more than 30 years of experience. Delta also repairs leaky roofs and performs roofing inspections plus routine maintenance to keep your roof in top condition. Owners Eric and Nancy Lefebvre believe the job isn’t finished until you’re completely satisfied.

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Self Storage

BRONZE – Diamond Mine Mini Storage 175 Guthrie Lane, 516-2700 www.diamondmine.com Brentwood Diamond Mine Storage is the right place to store your precious possessions. These professionals are experts in the storage business, offering 16 unit sizes – all on the ground floor.

GOLD – Acorn Self Storage 6900 Lone Tree Way, 240-5000 Sooner or later, everyone needs some temporary storage. Acorn offers clean and secure units from 5x5 to 12x30. Their facility has electronic surveillance and every unit is alarmed. Every unit is single story, and RV storage is also available. Acorn also has a truck available for rent to assist you during a move. Acorn also offers a $1 move-in special on selected sizes. SILVER – TownCentre Self Storage 345 TownCentre Terrace 634-7779 TownCentre has been a part of Brentwood for more than 20 years. Its top-rated customer service, large range of storage sizes and competitive rates inspired

Senior Housing

GOLD – Cortona Park Senior Living at Brentwood 150 Cortona Way, 240-0733 www.brookdale.com Is that someone special in your family looking for assistance to make life full and purposeful? Cortona Park Assisted Living offers rich activities, gourmet meals in restaurant-style dining and luxurious amenities. Come visit Cortona’s theater, swimming pool and view one of 11 floor

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Best Professional Services plans. All include washers and dryers, full kitchens and patios or balconies. Cortona’s friendly staff is there to enrich the lives of those they serve. At Cortona, you have fun and celebrate life every day. Call today for your complimentary lunch. SILVER – Westmont of Brentwood 450 John Muir Parkway, 516-8006 www.seniorlivingbrentwood.com Westmont of Brentwood is a fully licensed Senior Living community specializing in assistedliving services, including memory care. Westmont is right in the heart of Brentwood, but away from the noise and traffic. As one of a small family of communities, Westmont’s focus is on you and your family. Problem solving is Westmont’s specialty.

Solar Company GOLD – West Coast Solar 2145 Elkins Way, 516-3900 www.westcoastsolar.com West Coast Solar knows that your satisfaction leads to success in business. That’s why West Coast strives to provide the highest quality products, excellent service and the most competitive pricing. West Coast offers you a wide range of financing options, including a zero-down lease. The people at West Coast Solar thank Brentwood for voting their company Gold. SILVER – Rodda Electric & Solar 380 Carrol Court, 240-6024 www.roddaelectric.com The solar industry is booming

and Rodda Electric & Solar is still at the forefront. They’ve found success in scrapping the idea of the traditional, quota-based salesman and allow you to work directly with a no-pressure, haggle-free estimator to design your project and deliver low purchase and loan costs directly to you. Having installed solar systems at Liberty, Heritage and Freedom high schools, and marshaling a workforce of more than 116 electricians, it’s no surprise our readers named Rodda among the Best of Brentwood three years in a row. BRONZE – Element Power Systems 9010 Brentwood Blvd. Suite F 513-1772 Although they specialize in solar photovoltaic systems, wind turbines, electric vehicle charge stations and off-grid lighting solutions, Element Power Systems is more than just a solar company. Element’s low-pressure sales approach and high commitment to education, quality and customer satisfaction makes them the go-to choice for your alternative energy needs.

Swim Lessons

GOLD – Carson Swim School 2601 Anderson Lane, 634-7946 www.carsonswimschool.com After nearly 30 years, Carson Swim School has taught more than 35,000 children and adults to swim. Their goal is to make swimming a positive experience for everyone. Teachers are trained using unique teaching

strategies that make learning how to swim fun while the 90-degree water keeps everyone comfortable. Classes are offered one, two or four days per week depending on your schedule. Classes are offered seasonally April through September. SILVER – Delta Valley Athletic Club 120 Guthrie Lane, 240-2990 www.deltavac.com Delta Valley Athletic Club provides year-round swim lessons to all in its indoor swimming pool. Its experienced instructors combine learning with fun. Let Delta Valley 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 – Laurel Jones Swim School 240-7935

Tax Preparation GOLD – Reagan Management Services 60 Eagle Rock Way, 240-1242 Reagan Management Services owners Ron, Pat and David offer 32 years of experience and a full range of services to individual and business clients: tax preparation and planning for individuals and small businesses, bookkeeping and financial statements, plus IRS representation. Since the firm is family operated, you benefit from personalized, quality services, and the professional results you need, year after year.

SILVER – Paradigm Tax Services 1120 Second St., 240-2886 www.paradigmtaxservices.com Rich Inglis founded Paradigm Tax Services in 2008 to meet a need for comprehensive tax and investment advice. As an enrolled agent and registered investment advisor, Rich has the knowledge and skills to suggest and implement strategies that can save you thousands of dollars on your tax bill and help you with all your financial needs. BRONZE – Diablo Tax Professionals 8425 Brentwood Blvd., 634-5549 Diablo Tax Professionals owners Stan Douglas and Dale Hornberger devote their 30-plus years of experience to offering you a full range of accounting, payroll, tax and small-business consulting services. Give Diablo Tax Professionals a call and you’ll understand why our readers named them one of the Best of Brentwood.

Travel Agent

GOLD – Casey’s Travel 634-2425 www.caseystravel.com SILVER – Travel Partners 634-7988 BRONZE – CruiseOne Alexandra Ghiozzi and Kristina Henke-Hawkins www.cruiseone.com/aghiozzi 240-0932, 303-5872 CruiseOne, which has served the Brentwood community for eight year, offers personal, friendly and knowledgeable service, the

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Best Professional Services best prices and a gift with every booking. Alexandra Ghiozzi and Kristina Henke-Hawkins handle all aspects of vacation planning. More than cruises, CruiseOne can also help you plan trips to allinclusive resorts and Hawaiian, Disney and European vacations. Let them help you plan your dream vacation.

Tutoring Facility

GOLD – Sylvan Learning Center 2200 Sand Creek Road, 679-8667 www.sylvanlearning.com/ brentwood Dedicated to helping all students achieve academic success while bolstering self-confidence, Sylvan Learning Center shines as a one-stop shop for educational growth. Offering individualized programs in reading, math, writing, study skills and college prep, Sylvan’s tutors work hard to support local students by addressing their needs now and in the future. Discover why our

readers named Sylvan Learning Center the Best tutoring facility in Brentwood. SILVER – Kumon Math and Reading Center 4530 Balfour Road, Suite B 240-7397 www.kumonbrentwood.com With the goal of identifying and meeting the math and reading needs of their students, Kumon Math and Reading Center of Brentwood offers an afterschool program that empowers children to become self-learners. Students at Kumon achieve not only academic success, but also the personal self-confidence to pursue their goals. Located in 47 countries, Kumon is helping millions of children around the globe. BRONZE – A Place of Learning 315 Orchard Drive, 240-5146 A Place of Learning is an allvolunteer after-school tutoring and mentoring program that

provides educational reinforcement for children coming from financially-limited families, for those with learning disabilities, for children struggling to master English and for children in need of academic assistance.

Upholstery Cleaner

GOLD – Dependable Carpet Cleaning 516-0911 www.dependablecarpetcleaning. net Dependable Carpet Cleaning always lives up to its name by going above and beyond to give your carpet a thorough and meticulous cleaning. Friendly, honest and trustworthy service at an affordable price is why Dependable has been voted the Best Carpet Cleaner in Brentwood and Oakley. “Thank you to all my amazing friends and customers,” said owner Vince Costanza. “You are the best!”

SILVER – Dan’s Upholstery 980 Fairview Ave., 513-8849 dansreupholstery@aol.com In addition to his custom reupholstering of indoor and outdoor furniture, Dan builds custom cornice boards, head boards and custom furniture. And he enjoys working on antiques. Give Dan a call and find out why our readers think so highly of him. BRONZE – The Upholstery Cleaner 516-1644

Veterinarian

GOLD – Brentwood Veterinary Hospital 4505 O’Hara Ave., 634-1177 www.brentwoodvet.net In business since 1979, Brentwood Veterinary Hospital offers residents and their beloved animal companions general medicine, wellness surgery, dentistry, orthopedic surgery, laser therapy, boarding and grooming services. Certified

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SILVER – Brentwood Family Pet Care 4421 Balfour Road, 240-7387 www.brentwoodfamilypetcare. com Brentwood Family Pet Care offers full-service veterinary care to your beloved pets. They’re here because the health and wellness of your furry friends means as much to Dr. Lichlyter and staff as they do to you. Brentwood Family Pet Care looks forward to many more years of “Loving Your Pets Like You Do.”

Window Cleaning

GOLD – Brentwood Window Cleaning 240-0888 brentwoodwindowcleaning@ yahoo.com

Brentwood Window Cleaning distinguishes itself by providing high-quality window cleaning and exceptional customer satisfaction. In business for 16 years, owners Janet and Larry Kean and their staff work together to ensure your experience is only the best. In addition to window cleaning, they also offer unparalleled housekeeping services, solar panel cleaning and pressure washing. Their desire to keep their standards high shows in all facets of their work, and they thank all their loyal customers for voting them Best of Brentwood. SILVER – HomeTown Window Cleaning 516-1020 HomeTown Window Cleaning owners Bill and Noreen Timmons provide professional window cleaning, power washing, painting and related services to homeowners, small-business owners and real estate compa-

BRONZE – Squeegee Dream 420-5921 www.squeegeedream.com

Window Covering

GOLD – Accent Shutters and Blinds 513-7130 Accent Shutters and Blinds is a family owned and operated business offering an extensive product line of blinds, shades, shutters and draperies. Its convenient shop-at-home service and sparkling record of customer satisfaction has inspired our readers to name it Brentwood’s Best.

SILVER – Budget Blinds of the Delta 513-1374 A regular winner in this category, our readers are positive this is one of the city’s prime places to visit for quality blinds and expert installation at – what else? – a budget price. Congratulations to Budget Blinds of the Delta for being named one of Brentwood’s Best. BRONZE - World Class Window Coverings, Co. 626-7333 www.worldclassco.com World Class Window Coverings has been family owned and operated since 2002. Their high quality products and old-fashioned customer service have earned them Diamond Certification for the fifth consecutive year. If you want the best experience when you are in need of window treatments, look no further than World Class Window Coverings.

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BRONZE – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 114 Oak St., 634-1025 Before you settle into your meal at Cap’s, consider beginning your experience with an appetizer such as bruschetta, crab cakes, escargot or blue point oysters.

Authentic Mexican Food GOLD – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6105 www.jaliscos-mexicanrestaurant.com Our readers know authentic Mexican food when they taste it, and they urge you to satisfy your craving at Jalisco’s. For 10 years in a row, Press readers have voted Jalisco’s one the city’s best Mexican restaurants. SILVER – La Costa Taqueria 335 Oak St. 240-5299 La Costa Taqueria has many delicious options on its menu. Be sure to try their tacos, quesadillas or tostados for a special treat. And don’t forget the nachos, taco salads and tasty vegetarian selections.

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GOLD – Willy’s Bagels & Blends 1155 Second St., 634-2245 390 West Country Club Drive 634-2245 www.willysbagels.com Willy’s Bagels and Blends has been a staple of 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

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BRONZE – La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St., 516-2233 www.lafuentebrentwood.com La Fuente offers sensational Mexican food that features rich flavors that have taken years to perfect. The restaurant’s ambiance makes you feel like you’re in Mexico, enjoying a meal with family and friends. Plus, the friendly staff will make you feel at home, so remember La Fuente is the place to be.

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SILVER – Vic Stewart’s 2270 Balfour Road, 240-2828 www.vicstewarts.com Where else can you find crab gratin, crispy calamari, coconut prawns, crab cakes and fresh scallops on the appetizer menu? Vic Stewart’s has some of the best starters in town, so come on in on an empty stomach. We recommend the signature onion rings – a true favorite of the many regulars.

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cup of coffee. Brentwood readers know Willy’s as a place where they get quality service, exceptional bagels and, most importantly, a friendly smile. SILVER – Bagel Street Café 3181 Balfour Road, 513-1972 www.bagelstreetcafe.net The baking tradition at Bagel Street Café has been passed on for three generations. Bagel Street doesn’t believe in “standard.” It goes above and beyond to give you homemade, fresh bagels – with lots of choices plus customer service the oldfashioned way. Bagel Street’s dough is made fresh every day in Fremont. BRONZE – What A Grind 761 Second St., 634-1453 A great cup of coffee, latte or cappuccino with a New Yorkstyle bagel is a great way to start your day. The next time you are downtown, consider stopping by What A Grind. Then you’ll realize

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GOLD – Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 2500 Sand Creek Road, 240-8600 www.dickeys.com Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers Texas-style barbecue in a cozy, casual country atmosphere for dine-in and take-out. Menu options include sandwich plates, meat plates and kids’ meals. As an added bonus, ice cream is free all day, every day. Stop by Dickey’s to enjoy their pit-smoked barbecued ribs and those special pulled pork sandwiches that make them so famous. SILVER – Sticky Chicken & Ribs 6670 Lone Tree Way, 240-2153 www.stickychickenandribs.com Sticky Chicken & Ribs serves up baby back ribs so tender the meat falls right off the bone. Let the barbecue ribs specialists at Sticky Chicken & Ribs cater your next event for a mouth-watering

BRONZE – Kinder’s Meats 5411 Lone Tree Way, 308-7997 www.kindersbbq.com A family-built business now in its third generation of serving spectacular barbecue ribs, Kinder’s is synonymous with quality. Pick up a couple slabs of St. Louis pork ribs for your grill or take a table in Kinder’s dining area and enjoy barbecue ribs on the spot.

Breakfast

GOLD – MJ’s Downtown Café & Bakery 655 First St., 684-7242 www.mjsdowntowncafe.com MJ’s offers an abundance of hearty home-style breakfast items – all made fresh daily from scratch. Opening at 6 a.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends, MJ’s is ready to serve you omelets, waffles, French toast,

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BRONZE – Digger’s Diner 2261 Balfour Road, 240-8958 www.diggersdiners.com At Digger’s, breakfast is served all day. The menu includes omelets,

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GOLD – La Costa Taqueria 335 Oak St. 240-5299 La Costa has years of experience in making the best burritos in Brentwood. Not many folks can finish La Costa’s super burrito, which is a meal in itself. Dine in or take out at the lowest prices around. If you’re on a budget but want a great burrito, come dine at La Costa.

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SILVER – Brentwood Café 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 Café as the fueling station. The kitchen cranks out the best breakfast fare in town – pancakes and waffles, bacon and sausage, and eggs in a mindboggling variety of preparations. The service is snappy and the atmosphere friendly. Our readers urge you to come on in.

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GOLD – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Ave., 513-0595 www.brentwoodfinemeats.com Next time you’re planning an event, consider serving barrel-

roasted Tri-tip and baby back ribs slathered in Calique barbecue sauce courtesy of Brentwood Fine Meats. Reliable service and an array of superb meats and sides are what make Brentwood Fine Meats one of city’s Best caterers. SILVER – Cuisine On Location 71 Sand Creek Road, 580-6977 www.cuisineonlocation.com Cuisine On Location provides catering services at homes and special events. Their services include everything from appetizers and salads to side dishes and main courses, and don’t forget the delicious desserts. Call Cuisine On Location today to explore ideas and options for your next gathering. BRONZE – Bagel Street Cafe 3181 Balfour Road, 513-1972 www.bagelstreetcafe.net Bagel Street is ready to provide catering services for a range of occasions. Call now to book your

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BRONZE – Sticky Chicken & Ribs 6670 Lone Tree Way, 240-2153 www.stickychickenandribs.com Deep-fried chicken wings from Sticky Chicken & Ribs are available for dine in and take-out, but be sure to consider salads, sides, and possibly desserts to round out your meal. And don’t forget – Sticky Chicken & Ribs caters.

GOLD – Buffalo Wild Wings 6051 Lone Tree Way, 240-7481 www.buffalowildwings.com New to Brentwood, Buffalo Wild Wings offers traditional and boneless wings tossed in your choice of 20 sauces and dry seasonings, including Chipotle BBQ, Parmesan garlic, Caribbean jerk and desert heat. Combine your wings with an assortment of beverages, salads and snacks, and you have yourself a real meal. SILVER – Tailgater’s Sports Bar and Grill 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 www.brentwoodtailgaters.com Tailgater’s Sports Bar & Grill’s impressive variety of flavors, homemade sauces and $2 food and drink Happy Hour makes Tailgater’s a must for chicken wing lovers. To-go party bags are

Chinese Restaurant GOLD – Mikado Bistro 2500 Sand Creek Road, 308-7108 www.mikadobistro.com Mikado Bistro offers a multitude of Chinese cuisine choices at reasonable prices. Try the mixed vegetables, crispy sesame chicken or the spicy garlic shrimp. No matter what you choose, you’ll always be treated like family when you stop by Mikado’s. Take-out and catering services are also available.

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Best Eats and Drinks SILVER – Dragon City 71 Sand Creek Road, 513-2722 www.dragoncitybrentwood.com If you’re looking for the freshest sushi, the finest Cantonese and Mandarin creations and the friendliest staff around, look no further than Dragon City. Offering a full line of delicious, exquisite dishes, including specials of the day and abundant lunch menus, the staff at Dragon City believes in great service and great food at great prices. BRONZE – Panda Express 3140 Balfour Road, 513-6922 www.pandaexpress.com

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GOLD – Dino’s Sandwich Shop 729 First St., 684-7248 Dino’s offers quality cold cuts and cheeses assembled in old San Francisco-style baked rolls. For an extra kick, ask for the homemade garlic or pepper sauce. Dino’s also serves macaroni and potato salads, and in

the colder months, homemade soups to complement your sandwich. In a hurry? Phone in your order and skip the line. SILVER – Beach Hut Deli 2540 Sand Creek Road, 634-5600 www.beachhutdeli.com Beach Hut Deli doesn’t just make good sandwiches, they build them. Using only the highest quality in everything it offers, all prepared fresh daily, Beach Hut will gladly customize any order. Beach Hut also offers party trays, lunch boxes and catering. BRONZE – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St. 634-6780 Safeway’s deli department specializes in providing sliced meats, fresh salads, customized sandwiches and ready-to-eat meal selections. This is the perfect place to select a convenient meal solution after a hard day of activity.

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GOLD – TLCakes 647 First St., 513-3688 www.TLCakes.com In addition to its custom birthday and wedding cakes, TLCakes offers creative and innovative hand-decorated cookies, desserts and pastries. Got something special in mind? The staff at TLCakes is happy to customize your order. It’s one of the many reasons TLCakes earned the Gold. SILVER – Heavenly Cheesecakes & More 3101 Balfour Road, 684-4107 www.theheavenlycheese cakeshop.com Heavenly offers up to eight types of cheesecakes – which rotate daily – plus cakes, cupcakes, cookies, cake pops, muffins, éclairs and whoopee pies. Custom flavors are available if you call ahead. And don’t forget to try their catering services, too, for your next special event.

BRONZE – BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse 2535 Sand Creek Road, 809-1950 www.bjsrestaurants.com

Doughnuts GOLD – Sunshine Donuts 6730 Lone Tree Way, 418-4054 8300 Brentwood Blvd., 420-6559 Featuring an array of doughnuts, pastries and coffee that will get your day off to a perfect start, Sunshine also offers discounts for large orders. Stop by and experience the doughnut delight our readers are talking about. SILVER – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St. 634-6780 www.safeway.com Fresh baked doughnuts are a daily mainstay in Safeway’s bakery department. Enjoy the wide assortment of these bakery delicacies for a breakfast treat or special occasion.

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Best Eats and Drinks BRONZE – Quik Stop 3940 Walnut Blvd., 634-0369 Voted Best of Brentwood 11 years in a row, Quik Stop is a full-service convenience store offering gas, grocery items, lottery tickets, money orders, faxing services, a variety of fresh fruit, healthy drinks, milkshakes, monthly promotions and dough-

nuts. Quik Stop’s coffee and doughnuts are sure to start your day out right.

Fine Dining GOLD – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 As one of Brentwood’s main fine-dining attractions, Cap’s is

in the business of living up to high expectations. 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. Best of Brentwood voters agree: When it’s time to go out for a classy meal, Cap’s is the place to be.

SILVER – Vic Stewart’s 2270 Balfour Road, 240-2828 www.vicstewarts.com Diners with a taste for excellence give rave reviews to the unmatched quality of Vic Stewart’s intimate and romantic environment in which to dine, whether in its elegant dining room or the indoor and outdoor

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BRONZE – Scottie’s Shutters Brassiere 2013 Elkins Way, 516-4131 www.shuttersbrasserie.com Scottie’s Shutters Brasserie is a French-American pub and bistro that boasts a big city feel with white linens and lit candles for a special fine dining experience to suit any occasion. The menu is seasonal and comprises meals composed with fresh, locally grown ingredients. Visit Scottie’s for a contemporary California dining experience.

SILVER – Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 2365 Sand Creek Road, 516-9020 www.redrobin.com

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GOLD – Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5195 www.sweeneysgrill.com Sweeney’s fresh cod Fish & Chips are available daily – handbreaded and served with hot,

BRONZE – BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse 2535 Sand Creek Road, 809-1950 www.bjsrestaurants.com

French Fries GOLD – Five Guys Burgers & Fries 6660 Lone Tree Way, 240-6030 www.fiveguys.com SILVER – McDonald’s 7455 Brentwood Blvd. 634-4414 2351 Balfour Road, 516-6790 www.mcdonalds.com BRONZE – Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 2365 Sand Creek Road, 516-9020 www.redrobin.com

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GOLD – In-N-Out Burger 5581 Lone Tree Way 800-786-1000 www.in-n-out.com SILVER – Lumpy’s Diner Express 7760 Brentwood Blvd., 420-5373 www.gotlumpys.com Lumpy’s eight styles of burgers are all made from one-third pound of top-notch beef – always fresh, never frozen. Our readers insist you stop by and try Lumpy’s sensational Buffalo Blue Cheeseburger. BRONZE – Five Guys Burgers & Fries 6660 Lone Tree Way, 240-6030 www.fiveguys.com

Happy Hour GOLD – Vic Stewart’s 2270 Balfour Road, 240-2828 www.vicstewarts.com Vic Stewart’s hosts happy hour every night in the famous Roddy Room, featuring saddles owned

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BRONZE – Designer Dogs Shoppe 6630 Brentwood Blvd. 888-531-9935 Designer Dogs Shoppe serves all-beef, all-American hot dogs with an assortment of toppings. In business for 18 years, Designer Dogs serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering meals that your family will love. Drop by and taste their delicious dogs, hot links, burgers and sandwiches or their special designer meals.

SILVER – Baskin Robbins 31 1145 Second St., 516-0231 There are 31-derful reasons why Press readers have named Baskin Robbins one of Brentwood’s Best nine years in a row: so many choices make for so much enjoyment. Baskin Robbins has been making superb ice cream for decades – and it shows. It’s not just the variety; it’s the quality and flavor.

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BRONZE – Cold Stone Creamery 3140 Balfour Road, 240-8879 www.coldstonecreamery.com Cold Stone hand-makes all its ice cream daily, alternating through its 10 million-plus flavor arsenal to satisfy any sweet tooth. They also offer ice cream cakes, shakes and smoothies to round out their tasty selections.

dining, no one does it like Cap’s. Its specialties include seafood alfredo, eggplant parmegiana and chicken saltimbocca. And don’t miss out on classics such as spaghetti marinara with meatballs and ravioli mozzarella. BRONZE – Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5195 www.sweeneysgrill.com Newly remodeled both inside and out, Sweeney’s is a perfect location for a traditional Italian meal. Sweeney’s menu includes picatta, scallopine and spaghettini pomodoro.

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GOLD – Melo’s Pizza & Pasta 6580 Lone Tree Way, 626-3773 www.melospizzapasta.com Melo’s Pizza & Pasta imports its products, including olive oils and pastas, straight from Italy and makes everything from scratch daily. Whether it’s appetizers, pasta, pizza, entrees, salads, soups or sandwiches, Melo’s menu is backed by true Italian flavors and culinary genius.

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GOLD – Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant 6367 Lone Tree Way, 240-7808 www.shirasoni.com Serving the freshest, finest Japanese food at an affordable price, including sushi and Teppanyakistyle dishes, Shirasoni provides an atmosphere that’s friendly and entertaining. You can watch

SILVER – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 624-1025 When it comes to Italian fine

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www.bluefin-sushi.com While sushi is featured prominently, Bluefin offers a vast array of Japanese specialties including tempura, sashimi and teriyaki. You will also find a wide assortment of lunch boxes for dine-in or take-out.

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GOLD – La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St., 516-2233 www.lafuentebrentwood.com Lovers of live music enjoy Brentwood’s beautiful summer nights at La Fuente’s spacious Blue Iguana Lounge. When the cold and rain set in, La Fuente brings the tunes inside with some karaoke and dancing, so the fun keeps going all year long. Our readers got it right: La Fuente and the Blue Iguana Lounge sets the Gold standard for live music. SILVER – Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company 633 First St., 634-9463

www.cocowineco.com You know you’re in for a good time when you walk in to downtown Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company. You’ll find the best local talent every Friday and Saturday night. The Co.Co. crew’s extensive knowledge of wine, especially the local Bloomfield wine, and friendly personalities have created a loyal following.

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GOLD – La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St., 516-2233 www.lafuentebrentwood.com Using a special mix passed down for generations, La Fuente makes margaritas in multiple flavors and a variety of sizes – all at an affordable price. Grab a drink for yourself or a pitcher to share with friends. Come in today and try the Margarita Grande along with La Fuente’s award-winning meals and homemade salsa.

SILVER – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6105 www.jaliscos-mexican-restaurant. com Jalisco’s serves margaritas using an eclectic array of tequilas. If you love margaritas and you love great Mexican food, take the cue from Press readers and head over to Jalisco’s. GOLD – La Costa Taqueria 335 Oak St. 240-5299 La Costa’s menu contains many affordable options to keep the cost of your meal in single digits while delivering time-tested flavors for your dining pleasure. 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.

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SILVER – Brentwood Emporium 561 First St., 513-2300 Buying a big sandwich and chips for less than $5 is a rarity these days, but that’s the norm at Brentwood Emporium. Recognizing a good deal when they see one, many of Brentwood’s costconscious residents patronize the Emporium not only for the value but for the taste as well.

www.chamankabob.com Chaman Kabob offers Afghan cuisine that will please everyone at your table. Using traditional family recipes, Chaman Kabob uses only the freshest ingredients to serve delicious entrees such as chicken caple and shami kabob. Make sure to start your meal with homemade hummus and flatbread and save room for dessert.

BRONZE - Bagel Street Café 3181 Balfour Road, 513-1972 www.bagelstreetcafe.net Bagels provide the base for an economical and enjoyable breakfast or lunch at the Bagel Street Café. Check out the daily lunch specials that include half sandwiches combined with a small soup or salad and a drink for way less than $10.

SILVER – Bombay Clay Pit 3130 Balfour Road, 240-1466 www.bombayclaypit.com New to Brentwood this year, Bombay Clay Pit serves up the authentic flavors of Indian home cooking. The menu features traditional and regionally inspired cuisine using proprietary cooking methods combined with the freshest of ingredients for a true culinary tour of India.

Middle Eastern/Southern Asia Restaurant GOLD – Chaman Kabob Restaurant 5611 Lone Tree Way, 634-1454

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SILVER - La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St., 516-2233 www.lafuentebrentwood.com La Fuente’s downtown location has plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy Brentwood’s gorgeous weather. What a better way to enjoy their famous Mexican cui-

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BRONZE – Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 2500 Sand Creek Road, 240-8600 www.dickeys.com Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opened to real fanfare this year. At its grand opening, Dickey’s offered pulled pork barbecue sandwiches for only $1, and many Brentwood residents took the opportunity to experience real

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GOLD – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Dine on Cap’s patio and you’ll experience a touch of Europe. While enjoying an exquisite meal and fine wine in an outdoor setting second to none, you can watch the action of downtown Brentwood and view the new Civic Center.

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Orleans specializes in authentic New Orleans cuisine, including gumbo and jambalaya as well as catfish and po’ boy sandwiches. If you are looking for a taste of Louisiana, Orleans is the place to go. They also offer an extensive drink menu, featuring signature Louisiana-style cocktails. Cozy outdoor seating and special evening entertainment has made Orleans the best new place in town.

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GOLD – Mountain Mike’s 1185 Second St., 308-4544 www.mountainmikes.com Mountain Mike’s is perfect for any event from birthdays to postgame celebrations. Mountain Mike’s is the place to bring the whole family for reasonablypriced pizza creations. Sit inside or go outside and enjoy Mountain Mike’s new patio. Speedy delivery service to Brentwood, Knightsen and Discovery Bay is also available.

BRONZE – Extreme Pizza 3120 Balfour Road, 513-3001 http://brentwood.extremepizza. com Extreme Pizza makes more than 20 specialty pizzas, including gluten-free creations. You can order everything from an individual-size to a huge 18-inch pie. Extreme Pizza offers on site dining, online ordering and local delivery.

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GOLD – Harvest Park Bowl 5000 Balfour Road, 516-1221 www.harvestparkbowl.com No matter your age – from 2 to 92 – you’ll have a blast bowling at Harvest Park. It’s an inexpensive way for the entire family to spend fun time together. Since it opened in 1994, Harvest Park has become a mainstay of the Brentwood community, continually supporting local causes by hosting fundraising events. Let Harvest Park throw your birthday

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BRONZE – Melo’s Pizza & Pasta 6580 Lone Tree Way, 626-3773 www.melospizzapasta.com Melo’s Pizza & Pasta lets you select from traditional pizzas, gluten free orders as well as special flatbread pizzettas. Melo’s also offers a variety of meat and vegetarian toppings to customize your dream deep dish.

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BRONZE – Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5195 www.sweeneysgrill.com What could be better than dining outside at First and Oak in Downtown Brentwood? Enjoy the best Italian cuisine or a flavorful steak on Sweeney’s new outdoor dining patio.

SILVER – Melo’s Pizza & Pasta 6580 Lone Tree Way, 626-3773 www.melospizzapasta.com Create your own pizza combination from an extensive range of meat and veggie toppings, including roasted chicken, baked eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes and applewood bacon. There is no limit to your imagination when creating the perfect pizza at Melo’s.

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BRONZE – MJ’s Downtown Café & Bakery 655 First St., 684-7242 www.mjsdowntowncafe.com MJ’s delicious food, especially its hearty home-style breakfasts, make it a popular destination for seniors. MJ’s can split your order to share and customize your order according to preference and dietary requirements.

Restaurant for Kids

GOLD – Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 2365 Sand Creek Road, 516-9020 www.redrobin.com SILVER – The Game Sports Pub ‘N Pizza 235 Oak St., 634-4263 www.thegamesportspubnpizza. com Kids love pizza, cold drinks, sports and video games, and The Game Sports Pub ‘N Pizza has them all. That’s why parents like to bring their kids here. For local sports leagues, The Game is the perfect place to celebrate a win,

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GOLD – Salad Makers 2565 Sand Creek Road, 240-2835 Freshness is the key to any great salad, and the folks at Salad Makers are fanatical about putting together a salad master-

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SILVER – Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5195 www.sweeneysgrill.com Sweeny’s offers an early-bird menu and specials from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. Seniors looking for good food, a warm atmosphere and great value highly recommend this Brentwood institution.

BRONZE – Orleans 613 First St., 308-7088 www.orleansbrentwood.com Orleans features karaoke on select evenings, so enjoy those special Louisiana flavors and drinks that sing on your palate while sharing your own voice with the crowd.

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GOLD – Brentwood Café 8500 Brentwood Blvd., 634-6503 Our senior readers know how important it is to be treated to great food, snappy service and a senior-friendly atmosphere, so they voted Brentwood Café as the prime spot to get just that. They urge you to come on in.

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BRONZE – Chuck E Cheese 6061 Lone Tree Way, 240-8405 www.chuckecheese.com

SILVER – Tailgater’s Sports Bar and Grill 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 www.brentwoodtailgaters.com Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill’s $2 food and drink happy hour specials combined with Thursday night karaoke makes for an evening out that you’ll never forget. So grab a friend and hit the stage and sing like no one is listening.

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Best Eats and Drinks piece that tastes garden-fresh. Their produce – 15 to 20 percent of which is organic – is the best in town, and the portions are large. And don’t miss out on Salad Makers’ excellent soups – a perfect complement to your salad. A family-owned business, Salad Makers not only serves healthy products, they partner with organizations dedicated to healthy lifestyles. SILVER – BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse 2535 Sand Creek Road, 809-1950 www.bjsrestaurants.com BRONZE – Brentwood Café 8500 Brentwood Blvd., 634-6503 While the Brentwood Café is renowned for hearty breakfasts and lunches, there are other lighter options for those who want a refreshing bite. Plan to add a luscious side salad to your meal or be bold and order the entrée salad.

Salsa GOLD – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6105 www.jaliscos-mexican-restaurant. com Jalisco’s is the ideal place to experience the Best homemade salsa in Brentwood. We know it’s true because our readers said so! Jalisco’s salsa explodes with flavor, but don’t take our word for it; come and experience it for yourself. SILVER – La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St., 516-2233 www.lafuentebrentwood.com A great Mexican restaurant is nothing without an appetizing salsa to accompany a meal and bowl of chips. La Fuente’s special salsa is derived from an old family recipe to fill the bill. Try it! You will not be disappointed.

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BRONZE – La Costa Taqueria 335 Oak St. 240-5299 Savory salsa adds to the enjoyment of any Mexican dining experience. La Costa’s recipe delivers that special taste to make your meal memorable.

Sandwich

GOLD – Dino’s Sandwich Shop 729 First St., 684-7248 Dino’s Sandwich Shop gives Brentwood great San Francisco deli-style sandwiches without the commute. In addition to quality Italian cold cuts and cheeses, Dino’s carries potato and macaroni salads to complement your meal. Dino’s also offers coffee, protein shakes, breakfast bagels, paninis, quesadillas and freshbaked cookies. Need to eat on the go? Phone in your order and skip the line. Also check out Dino’s catering services for your next event. SILVER - Beach Hut Deli 2540 Sand Creek Road, 634-5600 www.beachhutdeli.com Beach Hut Deli offers more than 20 specialty sandwiches made of only the highest quality ingredients. If a Shark Bite or Surfin’ Bird sandwich doesn’t whet your appetite, the staff at Beach Hut Deli will customize any order to tame your taste buds. All sandwiches are prepared fresh daily. BRONZE – Togo’s 1155 Second St., 513-1400 www.togos.com

Seafood

GOLD – The Wishing Crab 2505 Sand Creek Road, 634-3888

SILVER – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Cap’s seafood is delivered daily to guarantee freshness. Their creative chefs are always serving you exquisite seafood recipes to satisfy every palate. The Crab/ Seafood Cioppino and Lobster Tail are dishes you must experience. BRONZE – Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5195 www.sweeneysgrill.com Sweeney’s Italian-inspired menu lists many seafood options, including fresh salmon, grilled prawns and linguini with clam sauce. There are also plenty of tasty seafood appetizer choices, including Sweeney’s famous crab cakes, calamari and their famous prawn bruschetta.

Soup

GOLD – Bagel Street Café 3181 Balfour Road, 513-1972 www.bagelstreetcafe.net If you want a delicious bowl of soup, our readers recommend you sink your spoon into a helping from Bagel Street Café. The restaurant’s soup of the day is the perfect companion to a freshly-baked bagel or a deli sandwich.

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www.thewishingcrab.com The Wishing Crab is famous for its steam pots, which include tasty treats such as Dungeness crab, shrimp, crawfish, king crab legs, lobster, mussels and clams in a variety of combinations. All the Wishing Crab’s seafood is fresh and cooked on the spot.

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enjoy that perfect rib eye, sirloin, or mixed grill knowing that it’s some of the best in town.

Sushi

GOLD – Mikado Bistro 2500 Sand Creek Road, 308-7108 www.mikadobistro.com Mikado Bistro orders fresh seafood several times a week to create more than 100 sushi combinations, including the signature Mikado Special Roll that is made of shrimp tempura, avocado and yellow tail served with mango miso dressing. Still don’t see what you want? Mikado can customize your order. This, plus weekly sushi specials and online ordering, makes Mikado one of Brentwood’s Best sushi spots.

Steak

GOLD – Vic Stewart’s 2270 Balfour Road, 240-2828 www.vicstewarts.com Ever since Vic Stewart’s brought its award-winning cuisine to Brentwood in December of 2008, diners with a taste for excellence have given rave reviews to the unmatched quality of its steaks prepared by master chefs. Vic Stewart’s creates a perfect environment in which to enjoy your steak, whether in its elegant dining room or the indoor and outdoor patios. Add to these Vic Stewart’s outstanding service and affordable prices and you’ll understand why Brentwood diners voted its steak experience the Best.

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SILVER – Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant 6367 Lone Tree Way, 240-7808 www.shirasoni.com Shirasoni’s impressive selection of sushi rolls made from

SILVER – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Cap’s is in the business of living up to high expectations. You’ll find only the best Prime Choice beef here. Whether it be a New York Steak, Filet Mignon or Prime Rib, you can be certain to get the highest quality and flavor.

BRONZE – Buffalo Wild Wings 6051 Lone Tree Way, 240-7481 www.buffalowildwings.com Football. Baseball. Basketball. Hockey. MMA. Rhythmic jujitsu. If there’s a competition, you

GOLD – Tamale Lovers 8610 Brentwood Blvd., 240-7100 www.tamalelovers.com Tamale Lovers offers several varieties of tamales, including the popular pork and chicken (mild and spicy), plus molé

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GOLD – Tailgater’s Sports Bar & Grill 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 www.brentwoodtailgaters.com Grab a front row seat for your favorite sporting events at Tailgater’s. Flat screens galore assure you that your favorite sports will be featured all day-every day from 11 a.m. until closing. While you’re cheering on your favorite team, make sure to take advantage of specials such as allyou-can-eat wings and beverage deals you won’t be able to turn down.

BRONZE – Bluefin Japanese Cuisine 5401 Lone Tree Way, 513-8808 www.bluefin-sushi.com Bluefin has an extensive menu of fresh sushi to meet your every need. The foundation of the Bluefin philosophy includes offering high quality food, friendly service, and an informal yet elegant atmosphere.

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BRONZE – Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5195 www.sweeneysgrill.com When you think of soup, think fresh clam chowder at Sweeney’s. What a great way to begin your dining experience.

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SILVER – Pho Vietnam 622 First St., 516-5654 Pho Vietnam offers 12 spectacular and affordable soups, including the popular beef noodle and rare steak noodle combinations. Press readers also highly recommend the Tom Yum. Curry Chicken Noodle is also delicious.

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Thai Food

www.lonetreethai.com Lone Tree’s Thai menu provides a wide spectrum of food choices to suit every taste. You will find tasty appetizers, special salads and a nearly limitless array of main dishes that include chicken, beef, pork, tofu, vegetables and seafood combined with special flavored sauces, noodles and rice.

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GOLD – Bangkok 101 Thai Cuisine 2505 Sand Creek Road, 513-1065 Bangkok 101 prepares its sensational Thai cuisine with the freshest ingredients and an array of spices your taste buds will find pleasantly surprising. If you’re looking to try something unique, come to Bangkok 101 and order the Pad Thai, the Tom Kha or one of the chef’s popular yellow curry dishes.

GOLD – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Ave., 513-0595 www.brentwoodfinemeats.com Come try Brentwood Fine Meats’ famous Vineyard Tri-tip, featuring meat marinated in a blend of burgundy wine, pepper and assorted spices, or the Mt. Diablo with meat flavored in a blend of garlic, soy sauce, bell peppers and brown sugar. Old-time service and top-rate quality is what makes Brentwood Fine Meats stand above the rest.

SILVER – Lone Tree Thai Cuisine 5401 Lone Tree Way 516-3343

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

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Vietnamese Restaurant GOLD – Pho Vietnam 622 First St., 516-5654

Pho Vietnam serves noodle bowls, soups, appetizers, salads and rice plates with pork, chicken, beef or shrimp. Press readers recommend you try Pho Vietnam’s spectacular spring rolls. Pho also whips up terrific smoothies, including fruit, green tea, coffee and avocado. Beer and wine are also available. Give your taste buds a special treat with a visit to Pho Vietnam today.

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SILVER – El Gallito Drive In 8540 Brentwood Blvd 634-4992 www.elgallitobrentwood.com El Gallito just celebrated its 50th year in Brentwood, all under the same ownership. El Gallito has built a loyal following in Brentwood by serving authentic Mexican food, including homemade tamales. Be sure to try some of their time-tested recipes the next time you are in the downtown Brentwood area.

BRONZE – Chapala Mexican Restaurant 3850 Balfour Road, 513-3620 www.chapalamexicanrestaurant. net In addition to traditional Mexican dishes, Chapala’s specialty is chicken and beef tamales. Try a delicious tamale combined with other classic Mexican dishes such as enchiladas or chili relleno.

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SILVER – CreAsian 5611 Lone Tree Way, 516-8880 www.creasian.us Open since 2012, CreAsian has already created a demand for favorites such as Vietnamese crepes, salt-and-pepper shrimp, calamari and chicken wings. They make outstanding Pho soups, caramelized catfish and vermicelli bowls as well.

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

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BRONZE – Pho Le 41 Sand Creek Road, 392-8963 www.phole.weebly.com Pho Le is a family-run noodle restaurant that serves classic Vietnamese specialties. Signature dishes include noodle soups, rice plates and vermicelli bowls. Each is served with a range of protein sources, including beef, chicken and pork. Many Brentwood diners appreciate the no MSG focus as well as other healthy options available including brown rice.

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Index to Advertisers

National Flooring & Supply................................. 31

Absolute Housekeeping Services........................ 69

Deer Ridge/Shadow Lakes Golf Club.................. 12

Accent Shutters & Blinds..................................... 70

Delta Barber Shop............................................... 34

Noelle’s Body Shoppe.......................................... 47

Ace Hardware...................................................... 39

Delta CrossFit....................................................... 30

Nor-Cal Overhead...............................................IBC

Acorn Self Storage............................................... 31

Delta Pure Water, Etc.......................................... 52

Not Native Furniture & Accessories.................... 41

Aim High School Age Care.................................. 50

Delta Spine & Sportcare...................................... 27

Oasis Ultimate Spa and Salon............................. 62

Alvis, Quashnock and Associates........................ 57

Esthetics by Denise.............................................. 65

Orleans................................................................. 79

Angie Ho, Angie’s Esthetics................................ 65

Dent King Paintless Dent Removal..................... 23

Pacific Funding Group......................................... 13

Anthony’s Garage Door Service.......................... 58

Dependable Carpet & Upholstery........................ 7

Paradigm Tax Services......................................... 53

Apex Securities..................................................... 56

Diablo Delta Painting/ Exterior Pro Painting..... 69

Paws-itively Pets................................................... 50

Bagel Street Café................................................. 75

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit........................................... 76

Pho Le Vietnamese Restaurant........................... 82

Balfour Dermatology........................................... 59

Dino’s Sandwich Shop......................................... 77

Platinum Tint & Car Audio.................................. 53

Balfour Vision Optix Optometry.....................OBC

Discovery Pest Control......................................... 22

Posh Salon............................................................ 37

Bangkok 101 Thai Cuisine................................... 83

Doggie Depot...................................................... 48

Pristine Fine Carpet & Upholstery........................ 9

Bank of the West................................................. 56

Dr. Derek Johnson – Sutter East Bay.................. 19

Big O’ Tires........................................................... 38

Dr. John Esterkyn, DDS........................................ 65

Reagan Management Services........................... 57

Bill Brandt Ford...................................................... 2

Dr. Richard Singer – Sutter East Bay................... 19

Black Diamond Kids Center................................ 26

Dr. Robert Sheffield, DDS.................................... 64

Boards ‘N More.................................................... 40

Dr. Yogesh Trehan................................................ 67

Book Busters Bookkeeping Service.................... 60

Dragon City.......................................................... 86

Bombay Clay Pit................................................... 86

East County Performing Arts Center.................. 33

Brentcourt Dental Group.................................... 58

ECC Bank................................................................ 6

Brentwood Auto Parts – NAPA........................... 24

Element Power Systems, Inc. .............................. 52

Rob Broocker Painting........................................ 70 Rodda Electric & Solar......................................... 11 Safeway.................................................................. 8 Salad Makers........................................................ 82 SaLon Vitor............................................................. 3 Sexton Heating & Air........................................... 42 Sharp Realty......................................................... 59 Sawã Spa............................................................. IFC

Brentwood Auto Spa........................................... 18

Em’s Nails & Spa................................................... 46

Brentwood Dentistry Dental Group................... 21

Expressions Dance Academy............................... 46

Brentwood Dog House........................................ 84

Extreme Pizza....................................................... 79

Brentwood Eye Care............................................ 63

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

Brentwood Family Dental................................... 67

Fairview Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. ........ 27

Brentwood Fine Meats........................................ 79

Farmer’s Daughter Produce................................ 81

Brentwood Hand Car Wash & Detail Center..... 38

Flowers By Gerry.................................................. 32

Brentwood Lending Group................................. 55

Got-A-Party.......................................................... 40

Brentwood Muffler & Auto Repair.................... 30

H.F. Layton Law Office......................................... 53

Brentwood Pediatrics – Dr. Jaime Garcia........... 66

Harvest Park Bowl................................................ 16

Brentwood Pet Resort......................................... 14

Health Hut............................................................ 82

Brentwood Podiatry............................................ 66

Henson Plumbing, Inc. ........................................ 58

Brentwood Veterinary Hospital.......................... 74

HomeLife Senior Care.......................................... 72

Brentwood Window Cleaning............................ 72

IRS Cleaners.......................................................... 47

Budget Blinds of the Delta................................. 48

Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant & Market.............. 78

Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill................................ 76

JDK & Associates Realty....................................... 32

Carol Carey Couture Salon.................................. 25

Jim Clark Company.............................................. 71

Carson Swim School............................................. 68

Hannah Nicole Vineyards & Winery................... 81

The UPS Store – Sand Creek................................ 51

Casey’s Auto Body................................................ 25

John Fink – Delta Ranches & Homes.................. 49

The Vintage House.............................................. 34

Cathie Marples & Associates............................... 15

John’s Ice Cream.................................................. 87

The Wishing Crab................................................ 76

Chaman Kabob Restaurant................................. 77

Jose Martinez – State Farm Insurance................ 73

TLCakes................................................................. 87

Chase Bank........................................................... 49

Kendall Automotive............................................ 10

Traveling Pants..................................................... 41

Christine’s Nails.................................................... 51

La Costa Taqueria................................................. 81

True Beauty Brows & Skin Care.......................... 63

Computerized Bookkeeping Services................ 71

La Fuente Mexican Restaurant........................... 81

Tummies to Tots to Tweens................................. 50

Contra Costa Appliance Service.......................... 23

LEBEC, Inc............................................................. 28

Verizon Wireless.................................................... 5

Cortona Park Senior Living................................. 17

Les Schwab Tire Center....................................... 36

Vic Stewart’s......................................................... 80

Cre’me dela Gem Jewelry................................... 33

Logan Pools.......................................................... 71

Visiting Angels..................................................... 60

Crosley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu & Muay Thai Academy.36

Lucy’s Nail Salon..................................................... 4

Weathervane Western Wear.............................. 41

CrossFit Brentwood............................................. 34

Mikado Bistro....................................................... 85

Wee Care Center.................................................. 29

Cruise One............................................................ 69

Minuteman Press................................................. 34

Willy’s Bagels & Blends........................................ 83

Dainty Center/Willow Wood School.................. 43

Monkey Wrenches Inc......................................... 35

Yogurt Pizazz....................................................... 86

Dallas Shanks Chevron........................................ 37

Moxy Boutique.................................................... 41

Zeigler Insurance................................................. 61

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Shea Homes – Trilogy at The Vineyard................ 1 Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant........................... 80 Simple Beauty...................................................... 61 Steve and Christi Durflinger – Realty World...... 54 Steve Brown’s Home Repair................................ 70 Sunbusters Patio Covers...................................... 29 Sunshine House Preschool.................................. 74 Sweeney’s Grill..................................................... 78 T.D. Construction................................................. 43 Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill................................ 83 Tamale Lover’s...................................................... 84 The Barber Shop.................................................. 40 The Game Sports Pub ‘N Pizza............................ 85 The Golf Club at Brentwood............................... 39 The Pool Guy........................................................ 59 The Skin Liaison................................................... 62

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