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The Oakley Press Fifth Annual

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very year, we wait on the receiving end of all those Best of Oakley ballots like surfers paddling prostrate on their boards, bracing for the monster wave building up and bearing down on them. We know we’re

about to take a wild ride – and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Thousands of votes were cast by you and meticulously counted by us. Thanks to everyone who took the time to fill out a ballot, three of whom were

plucked in a random drawing, earning the winners a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurants. A big “bon appetit” to Lynda Ortman, Matthew Laflamme and Julie Wayne. Congratulations, everyone!

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he Oakley Press is proud to present the 2012 Best of Oakley as voted by our readers. Inside you’ll find around 150 categories describing the best places to get your car fixed, find a meal for under $10 or take a visitor to show off your home town. Who are the snappiest pizza delivery guys, who’s a reliable electrician, and where should you go to get those pearly whites polished? You’ll find them right here. As Oakley’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 Oakley has to offer. If you were among our dedicated voters, compare your picks with those of your fellow balloteers – you might find some gems you didn’t know existed. Look for the distinctive Best of Oakley 2012 star on the door of local establishments and know they’ve been painstakingly singled out as the stars of the community.

Table of Contents Lifestyle Awards .............................. 10 Best Shops & Retail Services ........... 4 Best Professional Services ............. 18 Best Eats & Drinks .......................... 29 Index to Advertisers ...................... 35

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Apartment Community FIRST – The Oaks at Oak Grove Apartments 59 Carol Lane, 625-4161 Offering senior and family apartment homes at reasonable rates and with onsite management, The Oaks at Oak Grove Apartments’ warm and welcoming staff is happy to show you uncommonly inviting one-, two- and three-bedroom spaces featuring energy-efficient appliances and granite countertops. The gated complex’s business center offers Internet access, clubhouse with entertainment center and more. In the market for an apartment? Oakley Press readers insist you check out this attractive and conveniently located community. Auto Dealer – Used FIRST – Contra Costa Auto Sales 3021 Main St., 679-8880 www.contracostaautoinc.com Contra Costa Auto Sales gives you big-dealer quality without bigdealer pressure. The knowledgeable and polite staff offers a variety of financing plans to help you get behind the wheel of a quality used automobile. Contra Costa Auto Sales boasts low prices and a high rate of return customers. Closed on Sundays. HONOR – Gordon & Gordon Auto Sales 5290 Neroly Road, 642-5373 www.gordonandgordonautosales.com

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Gordon & Gordon’s reputation is built on honesty, pricing and integrity. You’ll get truthful answers to all your questions and never get pressured into purchasing anything. With Gordon & Gordon’s price guarantee, you can be sure you haven’t overpaid. Stop by and experience a new way to purchase a used vehicle. Auto Parts & Accessories FIRST – O’Reilly Auto Parts 100 East Cypress Road, 625-0822 www.oreillyauto.com O’Reilly’s friendly, bilingual associates provide the right product plus tips on performance, accessories and troubleshooting. Store Manager Dorothy Sanchez is celebrating 27 years with O’Reilly, and assures that her staff will give you a “110-percent effort” in your search for that perfect part or accessory. HONOR – Auto Zone 2595 Main St., 625-8643 www.autozone.com Serving Oakley at its Main Street location for 12 years, Auto Zone’s expert staff can help you with everything. “Guaranteed satisfaction is what we promise our customers,” says Juan. “If they’re not satisfied with something, they can return it – even if it’s used. Auto Repair – Brakes FIRST – Les Schwab 89 Carol Lane, 625-4532

www.lesschwab.com Customers trust Les Schwab’s expert technicians to do brakes right, make quality repairs and take the time to explain the work. Most importantly, this company backs up its work with the best warranty in the business. Customers consistently give Les Schwab the highest ratings for quality of service, safety and expertise on brakes, wheel alignment, shocks and tires. Les Schwab puts you first and makes sure you’re back on the road safely. HONOR – MJ Automotive 5780 Main St., 625-8303 When you want your brake repairs done right the first time, turn to MJ Automotive for quality aftermarket or dealer parts and expert work. MJ’s 19 years of professional, honest, efficient and dedicated service inspired Press readers to name it among Oakley’s Best. Auto Repair – Muffler FIRST – Oakley Muffler 150 E. Acme St., 625-9052 Serving the Oakley community for over 25 years, Oakley Muffler is your complete exhaust service and catalytic converter specialist, offering installation of catalytic converters, dual pipe and flowmasters. Our readers think you’ll find the best prices in the area at Oakley Muffler, where quality work and quality service are standard.

HONOR – Obsidian Motors 1241 Main St., 625-7700 www.obsidianmotors.com Obsidian Motors’ philosophy is “do the job right and do it at a fair price.” Obsidian does everything, from basic service work to advanced network computer diagnosis, including Mercedes-Benz and BMW repairs, with a staff constantly educating themselves about the latest techniques and advances in technology. Auto Repair – Oil Change FIRST – Oil Can Henry’s 2435 Main St., 625-1410 Time for an oil change? Tool on over to Oil Can Henry’s and get that sludge replaced before your car gets all choked up. This is the place that’ll keep your vehicle properly lubricated and keep you from suffering major repairs. HONOR – Ward’s Auto 3850 Main St., 625-7283 In business for 19 years, Ward’s Auto does expert oil changes on domestic and foreign vehicles – even RVs – with quality service you can trust. Ward’s prices are competitive and its work is thorough. Auto Repair – Smog Shop FIRST – Wayne’s Smog Inspection 3605 Main St., 625-1818 If you’re looking for experience, you’ll find it at Wayne’s Smog. Jeff’s been

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in business since 1985 and has relied on his excellent reputation for new business. It’s no wonder Press readers continue to name Wayne’s the Best Smog Shop in Oakley. HONOR – MJ Automotive 5780 Main St., 625-8303 When you want your smog inspection done right the first time, turn to MJ Automotive for quality after-market or dealer parts and expert work. MJ’s 19 years of professionalism, honesty, efficiency and dedication continue to impress Oakley motorists. Auto Repair – Tune-up FIRST – Obsidian Motors 1241 Main St., 625-7700 www.obsidianmotors.com Obsidian Motors’ philosophy is “do the job right and do it at a fair price.” Obsidian does everything, from basic service work to advanced network computer diagnosis, including Mercedes-Benz and BMW repairs. The staff is constantly educating themselves about the latest techniques and advances in technology. Their knowledge of your car – inside and out – saves you money. Obsidian technicians take pride in their work. HONOR – Ward’s Auto 3850 Main St., 625-7283 In business for 19 years, Ward’s Auto handles domestic and foreign vehicles – even RVs – with quality

service you can trust. Ward’s prices are competitive and its work is thorough. Auto Tires FIRST – Les Schwab Tire Center 89 Carol Lane, 625-4532 www.lesschwab.com Customers appreciate Les Schwab’s supermarket selection of tires plus fast, friendly service, convenient credit – and the best warranty in the business. Those customers consistently give Les Schwab high ratings for quality of service, safety and expertise on tires, brakes, wheel alignment and shocks that extend the use of tires – and ultimately the vehicles. Les Schwab also shares the Oakley community’s desire to protect the environment. It was one of the first companies to introduce tire disposal and tire recycle programs, and is a pioneer in steel wheel weights to replace lead weights. HONOR – Cutino’s Tire & Feed Supply 3770 Main St., 625-2765 In business for more than 50 years, Cutino’s is a mainstay of downtown Oakley. Come in and outfit your vehicle with tires from Cutino’s, where service excellence is standard. Bakery FIRST – Raley’s 2075 Main St., 625-0744 The Oakley Raley’s bakery is second to none. From freshly baked breads to custom-decorated cakes, this place

has it all. A proud member of the Oakley community since first opening its doors 22 years ago, Raley’s is known for high-quality products and a commitment to healthy lifestyles, making it repeatedly recognized among Press readers as the numberone choice for high-quality baked goods. HONOR – Giant Donuts & Ice Cream 2059 Main St., 625-2324 Barber Shop for Men FIRST – Great Clips 2589 Main St., 679-0279 Need a haircut? This is the place for you – and the whole family. Efficiency is Great Clips’ middle name, and its last name is Customer Service. Walk-ins are always welcome, so don’t worry about those last-minute occasions when you’ve got to look your best. Discover why our readers recommend Great Clips as a place that lives up to its name. HONOR – Center Barber 3100 Main St., 625-1241 Center Barber is a traditional shop where the atmosphere is still oldschool and the talk is sports and music. If you need a flattop or style cut, wear long or short hair, or even need family haircuts, come see the folks at Center Barber for quality work with outstanding service, Tuesdays through Saturdays, or by appointment on Wednesdays.

Beauty Salon FIRST – DK Salon 1625 Main St., 679-9089 www.dk-salon.com DK provides an upscale yet quaint and secluded atmosphere that’s perfect for unwinding and forgetting the day’s stress. Catering to all ages and equipped with an extensive product line, DK’s highly trained stylists specialize in contemporary cuts, professional coloring and exceptional customer service. Having a wedding? DK will gladly go on location or welcome your bridal party to the salon for all your bridal hair and makeup needs. Regardless, you’re sure to love your experience. HONOR – Oakley Super Beauty 2067 Main St., 679-0430 Serving Oakley for 15 years, Super Beauty’s stylists are highly trained in the latest colorizing and cutting techniques. The atmosphere is friendly, and clients are treated like family. Oakley Super Beauty features a full beauty-supply store plus nail spa, skin and waxing service. Walk-ins are always welcome. Boat Repair FIRST – Bill’s Auto-Truck-Boat & Jet Ski 100 Big Break Road, 679-8217 For years, customers have trusted Bill’s with their repair needs for autos, trucks, boats, RVs and jet skis. Why go anywhere else when Bill’s does it all? Bill’s is now located at the Big Break Marina facility.

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Obsidian Motors Service Department is staffed with factory-trained technicians in a state-of-the-art service center that provides high quality Mercedes-Benz and BMW repairs in Oakley. We understand how much you depend on your vehicle, so our service staff will work to get your Mercedes-Benz or BMW back on the road as soon as possible.

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HONOR – Radio Shack 2591 Main St., 625-1054

HONOR – Oakley Sterndrive & Engine Repair 6001 Bridgehead Road, 779-0707 For 23 years, Oakley Sterndrive & Engine Repair’s factory-trained mechanics have devoted their experience and knowledge to give Delta boat owners high-quality work – work this business stands fully behind.

Convenience Store FIRST – Arco AM/PM 4501 Main St., 5540 Bridgehead Road The Arco AM/PM’s many products and services are offered in a clean, fresh and friendly facility. The people at the Arco AM/PM value their customers, and you’ll value their competitive prices and outstanding customer service.

Butcher & Meats FIRST – Raley’s 2075 Main St., 625-0744 A prominent member of the Oakley community for 22 years, Raley’s takes pride in its butcher service and fine meat products. Need steaks, ribs, chicken or chops for a special barbecue? Get your grill items custom cut right here.

HONOR – Oakley Chevron 4500 Main St., 101 East Cypress Road, 625-1126 In business for 18 years, Oakley Chevron is owned by the same folks who served Oakley with S&S Gas, Liquor & Food, which was transformed to its current operation in 2008.

HONOR – Lucky Supermarket 2545 Main St., 625-7505 www.luckysstore.com The Oakley Lucky takes pride in its fine meat products and butcher service. Planning a barbecue or special occasion? Come down to the Oakley Lucky to get everything you need.

Copy & Print Shop FIRST – FedEx Kinko’s Office & Print Center 2170 Main St., 679-0615 www.fedex.com Copy and print services, signs and graphics, direct-mail services, personalized products, photo services, business documents, packing/ shipping service, notary services and Internet access – FedEx Kinko’s offers lots of products and services in one convenient location.

Car Wash FIRST – Oakley Chevron 4500 Main St., 101 East Cypress Road, 625-1126 In business for 18 years, Oakley Chevron is owned by the same folks who served Oakley with S&S Gas, Liquor & Food, which was transformed to its current operation in 2008. Oakley Press readers love the Chevron’s thorough and snappy car wash, and recommend you treat your vehicle to it soon. HONOR – Bridgehead Shell 5545 Bridgehead Road 778-1754

HONOR – The UPS Store 2063 Main St. 625-0221 www.theupsstore.com The staff of the UPS Store invites you to think of the UPS Store not just as your shipping store, but as your center for all office services. You might not be able to do it all at once, but you can do it all in one place.

Cellular Phones FIRST – Pro Wireless – Metro PCS 2055 Main St., 625-9600 www.shahtaymuree@yahoo.com Pro Wireless carries a full line of phones and accessories, from Samsung to Blackberry to L.G. and more. At Pro Wireless, it’s always unlimited talk, text and data nationwide with no annual contract. Owner and store manager Shah welcomes you to stop in and see why Press Readers voted Pro Wireless the Best.

Esthetician FIRST – Tami Raney, Skin Aesthetics 679-0883 Esthetician Tami Raney’s professionalism and outstanding customer service combine to create visible results – that beautiful skin you desire. She offers personalized, custom facials, microdermabrasion, skin peels and waxing, plus a non-surgical agemanagement program you’ll love. That’s because, as Tami puts it, “I love what I do.”

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HONOR – Allyson Santy at Oakley Super Beauty 2067 Main St., 679-0430 In the beauty industry for over 15 years, Allyson Santy strives to make her clients feel comfortable and provides them the highest-quality service. Specializing in skin care and waxing, Allyson brings out the best in her clients while making them feel their most beautiful.

party environment for your children and family to enjoy. Its friendly staff takes care of all your party needs so you can enjoy all aspects of your event. Pump It Up hosts many birthday parties, field trips, corporate events, tween jumps and open Pop In Playtimes. Check out the website for a calendar of special events, lastminute deals, and most of all, money saving coupons.

Family Recreation Center FIRST – Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa 1510 Neroly Road, 420-4575 www.diamondhillssc.com Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa is an extraordinary private club that includes 17 tennis courts, a beautiful three-pool, two-spa aquatics complex and large recreational/picnic area. The 57,000-square-foot club hosts a 17,000-square-foot fitness center, two group exercise rooms, group cycling studio, full-court gymnasium, Kids’ Club, Children’s Play Center and Youth Exercise Center. Enjoy the most comprehensive selection of sports and fitness programs for children and adults of all levels. Discover why our readers named Diamond Hills the Best in family recreation.

Florist FIRST – Good Scents Florist 3513 Main St., 625-5550 www.goodscentsflorist.com Good Scents is a full-service florist, graced by a creative staff. Good Scents’ customers can take advantage of the staff’s beautiful arrangements to best adorn your weddings, funerals or any event to send anywhere worldwide. A wide variety of affordable and unique gifts are also available. Our readers applaud Good Scents for its 21 years of outstanding service.

HONOR – Pump It Up of Oakley 5351 Neroly Road, 978-1420 www.pumpitupparty.com/oakley.html Pump It Up of Oakley specializes in a fun, private and safe inflatable

HONOR – Raley’s 2075 Main St., 625-0744 Raley’s hand-arranged bouquets, made with the finest and freshest flowers, are an elegant way to express any message to anyone throughout the year. Bring a little color, creativity and sunshine into someone’s life with one of Raley’s special bouquets.

Garage Door Company FIRST – Larry Jones Doors 625-6223 Larry Jones Doors has been providing its clients quality products and services for the past 20 years, plus flexible weekday and weekend hours. No wonder our readers named Larry Jones Doors as voted Oakley’s Best. HONOR – AAAA Garage Door Co. 625-2098 4aquality@att.net The experienced, well-trained technicians at AAAA Quality Garage Door Co. (aka For A Quality Garage Door Co.) have been offering competitive prices on AAAA topquality products for 14 years, and outstanding customer service. Gas Station FIRST – Arco AM/PM 4501 Main St., 5540 Bridgehead Road Arco AM/PM is proud to be honored again by Oakley Press readers and pledges to continue serving the community with outstanding prices and services. HONOR – Oakley Chevron 4500 Main St., 101 East Cypress Road 625-1126 In business for 18 years, Oakley Chevron’s service and high-quality, reasonably priced gasoline make it one of our readers’ favorites.

Golf Course FIRST – Bethel Island Golf Course 3303 Gateway Road, Bethel Island, 684-2654 If you love to play golf, Bethel Island Golf Course – now under new management – is the place for you. Bethel Island’s well-manicured course and challenging layout is fun for golfers of all ages and abilities. Professional instruction is available to help you be the best golfer you can be. After your exciting round, you can socialize and relax with friends or family at the full cocktail bar and lounge providing stunning views of the course. Golf Practice Range FIRST – Bethel Island Golf Course 3303 Gateway Road, Bethel Island, 684-2654 If you love to play golf, Bethel Island Golf Course – now under new management – is the place for you. Bethel Island’s well-manicured course and challenging layout is fun for golfers of all ages and abilities. Professional instruction is available to help you be the best golfer you can be. After your exciting round, you can socialize and relax with friends or family at the full cocktail bar and lounge providing stunning views of the course. HONOR – The Vineyard Practice Tee 2901 E. 18th St., Antioch 777-9900

There’s a bank ThaT sTill remembers who iT works for. Thank you for voting for Bank of the West as Best Bank in Oakley At Bank of the West we like to start banking relationships by listening to our customers. Taking the time to know you and your needs helps us recommend personal banking, business banking and wealth management services that may be right for you. Please visit us at a local branch or bankofthewest.com for more information. Member FDIC. ©2012 Bank of the West.

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ot all Best of Oakley stars can be slapped onto an office entrance or pinned onto a jacket lapel. Call them matters of lifestyle. They range from praiseworthy accomplishments to sublime scenes, from Best Government Spending to Best View in Town. And our readers were enthusiastic about their choices. The Best Government Spending award went to the city’s approximately 30 parks, which provide Oakleyites a welcome sanctuary and playground. To view the city’s impressive lineup of parks, visit www. thepress.net and check out the East County Guide 2012 under Special Editions, p. 57. Our readers named City Hall as Oakley’s Best-looking Building. Located at 3231 Main St. in Civic Center Plaza – the anchor for the revitalization and beautification of Oakley’s historic downtown – City Hall was completed between 2006 and 2007. It houses the Oakley Police Department, Council Chambers and administrative offices in a magnificent 25,000-square-foot space. If you haven’t checked out City Hall by now, drop by for a City Council meeting. You’ll exercise your civic prerogatives and enjoy good architectural scenery at the same time. Also winning recognition for Bestlooking Building was Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa at 1510 Neroly Road. Diamond Hills is a beautifully designed, well-appointed private club that includes 17 tennis courts, a three-pool, two-spa aquatics complex plus large recreation and picnic area. The 57,000-square-foot club houses a 17,000-square-foot fitness center, two group exercise rooms, group cycling studio, full-court gymnasium, Kids’ Club, Children’s Play Center, Youth Exercise Center and luxurious locker rooms complete with steam and sauna. The 3,500-squarefoot full-service European day spa is open to the public and features seven luxurious treatment rooms. The Best News in 2011-12 was the opening in August of 2011 of Fire Station 93, located on 530 O’Hara Ave. The 9,000-square-foot facility, which includes

an apparatus bay for three engines, living quarters and an emergency operations and training center, sits on land purchased from the Romiti family, whose patriarch, Albert Romiti, lived on the land all his life and served as a volunteer firefighter. A memorial plaque bearing Romiti’s name and the names of dozens of volunteer firefighters appears on the Station 93 Firefighter Memorial, which was transferred from the station’s former Second Street location. Most of the Lifestyle awards read like the itinerary of a proud resident showing off Oakley’s prime attractions. No self-respecting tour guide would dream of omitting from the agenda a walk in the Best Park, Best View in Town and Best Place To Show a Visitor – all of which our readers believe should lead straight to the Big Break Regional Shoreline, where Oakleyites – and folks from around the Bay Area – go fishing, birdwatching, picnicking or simply savoring the refreshing Delta breezes. Among Big Break’s many attractions are the Delta Science Center and Delta Discovery Experience – a large-scale interactive map of the Delta – plus programs conducted by the East Bay Regional Park District highlighting the Delta’s magnificent wildlife

and ecosystems. Big Break can also be used as a springboard to The Best Place To Walk a Dog, which our readers identified as the Marsh Creek Trail. The trail is fully paved – a helpful feature during our rainy season – and accessible not just at Big Break but at several points along the trail’s meander south into Brentwood, including neighborhoods along the shoreline and along Marsh Creek from Cypress Road down to Delta Road. In addition to dog walkers, you’ll cross paths on the Marsh Creek Trail with plenty of runners, skaters, cyclists – and folks out for a simple leisurely stroll. Our Most Community-minded Company? That would be Imaginations Preschool, the first-place winner of our Daycare category and a place where young minds are inspired to pursue a lifetime of learning. Also named as a stalwart of the community is Stonecrest Lending, winner

of our Best Loan Officer and Best Mortgage Office categories. Stonecrest’s Lynda Ortman, to name just one example, has served as a volunteer with Special Olympics and served our elderly community with Meals-On-Wheels.


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Grocery Store FIRST – Raley’s 2075 Main St., 625-0744 Raley’s has been a proud member of the Oakley community since first opening its doors 22 years ago. Known for high-quality products and a commitment to healthy lifestyles, Raley’s continues to serve customers and communities through its Food For Families program, which provides food assistance to hungry families in the area. The Oakley Raley’s bakery, deli, full-service meat and seafood departments, natural foods, produce and pharmacy are second to none. HONOR – Lucky Supermarket 2545 Main St., 625-7505 www.luckysupermarkets.com Lucky’s is a full-service grocery store complete with a bakery, deli and pharmacy, offering a tradition of quality, service and value including the finest master-cut beef and seafood. Lucky’s outstanding produce – purchased locally and regionally whenever possible – is delivered fresh six days a week, ensuring the freshest California produce. Hair Colorist FIRST – Brenae Milina, DK Salon 1625 Main St., 679-9089 www.dk-salon.com Brenae is always updating her knowledge of the industry through professional training with Tigi, Joico, Scruples and Grund. Although color is

her specialty, Brenae does all aspects of hair, including precision cuts and bridal up-dos. What’s more, she does it all in the salon and on location. Discover why Oakley Press readers who know hair color named Brenae as tops in town. HONOR – Nicole Vengely, Oakley Super Beauty 2067 Main St., 325-0796 Nicole Vengely of Oakley Super Beauty Store, Salon & Spa is trained in Scruples & Goldwell and specializes in color highlighting. “I listen to my clients and do my best to give them exactly what they’re looking for,” she says. “I’m as loyal to my clients as they are to me, and I want to thank all who voted for me.” Hardware Store FIRST – Oakley Ace Hardware 310 Fourth St., 625-2449 www.acehardwareoakley.com Ace is not only the world leader in customer service; its Oakley store is deeply involved in the community. Helping you is the most important thing Ace does every day. The staff is knowledgeable about all products, from eco-friendly and energy-saving materials in paint mix to matching, lawn and garden supplies, pet supplies, plumbing and electrical, barbecue and outdoor accessories, key cutting, lock re-keying and screen repair. “Get in. Get help. Get on with your life.”

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Health & Fitness Club FIRST – Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa 1510 Neroly Road, 420-4575 www.diamondhillssc.com Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa is an extraordinary private club that includes 17 tennis courts, a beautiful three-pool, two-spa aquatics complex and large recreational/picnic area. The 57,000-square-foot club hosts a 17,000-square-foot fitness center, two group exercise rooms, group cycling studio, full-court gymnasium, Kids’ Club, Children’s Play Center, Youth Exercise Center and luxurious locker rooms complete with steam and sauna. Come and enjoy impeccable personalized service, exciting social activities, results-oriented fitness programs and friendly, professional employees.

health-food products. Whether you’re looking for healthy supplements, snacks or beverages, you’ll find the finest at Raley’s.

HONOR – California Fitness 24/7 2515 Main St., 679-2348 www.californiafitness247.com California Fitness offers a beautiful health club featuring the best in equipment to give you great results. The club’s owners and staff guide you through your workouts, and personal trainers, boot camps and small-group training keep you motivated. Owners Ken and Jen Challberg send out a big thank-you to all their loyal customers, and look forward to seeing them and new faces at the gym. Also visit www. calfit.bodybyvi.com.

Home Builder FIRST – Shea Homes 2777 Manresa Shore Lane 866-696-7432 www.sheahomes.com Family owned since 1881, Shea Homes is one of America’s largest privately owned homebuilders. For the second consecutive year, Shea has been rated No. 1 in customer satisfaction by J.D. Power, America’s most prestigious global marketing information service, and consistently achieves a 96% customer approval rating. This honor, among others, validates over a century of commitment to craftsmanship and customer service. Summer Lake in Oakley, centered on a private 25-acre lake, provides an outstanding recreational environment that gives you and your family immediate access to the things you like to do, be it canoeing, paddle boating, soccer or baseball, tennis, bicycling and more.

Health Food Store FIRST – GNC 2581 Main St., 625-6149 www.gnc.com The people at GNC are dedicated to providing the best selection of nutritional products at exceptional values to help the Oakley community lead longer, happier and healthier lives. GNC offers vitamins, herbs and mineral supplements, sports nutrition supplements, diet and energy products, natural beauty and personal care products, home gym products and other wellness accessories, plus a wealth of information relating to sports nutrition, fitness and health.

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HONOR – Raley’s 2075 Main St., 625-0744 A prominent member of the Oakley community for 22 years, Raley’s takes pride in its wide selection of quality

Home Alarm Company FIRST – Scheer Home Systems 3460 Main St., 625-7580 www.scheerhomesystems.com Scheer Home Systems is a locally owned company that offers highly competitive rates and 24/7 on-call service. Scheer can take over other companies’ installed systems and in most cases, save you money on the monthly cost of monitoring. Scheer’s installation of burglar alarms starts at $99, and its video surveillance systems can be viewed remotely from work and/or cell phone. Estimates are free. Scheer Home Systems is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HONOR – Meritage Homes 1033 Clear Lake Drive, 877-275-6374 www.meritagehomes.com Meritage Homes believes in building homes the way they can – and should – be built. From helping renters become homeowners to finding people their second or third homes, Meritage crafts stunning, 100% Energy Star certified homes that can save as much as 80% on utility costs. Meritage’s new homes are quieter, cleaner, healthier, smarter and safer.

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Meritage builds the homes people want. Hotel Motel FIRST – Oakley Comfort Suites 5549 Bridgehead Road, 755-1222 www.bmshotels.com The friendly and personable staff at Comfort Suites goes out of its way for local and out-of-town guests. Members can answer questions regarding any of your needs: meeting space, guest rooms, group rooms with group rates, specialty suites with fireplaces or hot tubs, romance packages or holiday rates. The guests at Comfort Suites consider this their home away from home. In-Home Assisted Care FIRST – Visiting Angels 240-1100 kbeck@visitingangels.com For seven years now, Visiting Angels have assisted seniors in maintaining their lifestyles at home by offering meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, hygiene assistance and bathing as well as shopping and transportation to appointments. A staff that loves helping clients maintain a fun and active lifestyle makes Visiting Angels our readers’ No. 1 choice. HONOR – HomeLife Senior Care 240-5770 www.homelifeseniorcare.com HomeLife Senior Care’s personal and

companion care services help seniors stay in their homes as long as possible. Their caregivers are certified, bonded and insured companion aides trained to uphold the highest standards, providing families peace of mind by helping seniors maintain the dignity they deserve. Livestock Feed & Supply FIRST – Cutino’s Tire & Feed Supply 3770 Main St., 625-2765 In business for more than 50 years, Cutino’s is a mainstay of downtown Oakley. Come in and pick up your livestock feed and supplies at Cutino’s, where service excellence is standard. Marina FIRST – Big Break Marina 100 Big Break Road, 679-0900 www.big-break-marina.com Located on Big Break Road off Main Street, Big Break Marina hosts many world-class fishing tournaments and provides the most convenient location on the Delta, the best customer service and the lowest prices and rates available. Big Break Marina offers covered and open slips, a large concrete launch ramp, secure dry storage, large event areas featuring courtesy docks, and a yacht clubhouse. This marina is run by true boating people with more than 40 years of sail and power-yacht experience in ocean and Delta cruising. If that isn’t enough, Big Break’s special music events and spectacular scenery will

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seal the deal for any water enthusiast. HONOR – Lauritzen Yacht Harbor 115 Lauritzen Lane, 757-1916 www.lauritzens.com The Lauritzen family has been on the Delta for more than 100 years and in the marina business for 51. Located at the foot of the Antioch Bridge, Lauritzen Yacht Harbor offers open and covered berths, trailerable boat dry storage and 24-hour security. Take advantage of Lauritzen’s two-lane, 100-foot concrete launch ramp plus gas dock, pump-out and ice. Lauritzen is the home of the Canvas Factory, Performance Marine Specialties boat repair service, Fisher Enterprises washing and detail specialists, and Maguire & Jones quality yacht sales. New Store FIRST – Adventure Sports – Kayak City 100 Big Break Road, 625-5601 www.kayakcity.com Opening this year to the delight of water recreation enthusiasts, Adventure Sports – Kayak City has come out of the gate as the go-to store for kayaks and paddleboards. Kayak City offers thousands of excellent products at low prices in the perfect location. Breeze through Kayak City’s doors and you’ll know why Oakley Press readers named it the Best New Store in town. HONOR – Oakley Spice House 3513 Main St., 513-5041

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Nursery FIRST – Pompei Nursery 4701 Main St., 625-7330 www.pompeinursery.com Family owned and operated Pompei Nursery is a complete garden center providing consultation, installation and a vast variety of ornamental fruit, nut and citrus trees, shrubs, vines, annuals and perennials. Pompei’s membership in the Masters National Co-op enables it to offer the excellent line of Masters soils, amendments and plant foods, plus a complete line of Fox Farm products, hydroponic systems and growing lights. Pompei Nursery is a perfect venue for a garden wedding or outdoor special event, able to accommodate up to 70 guests comfortably. And the nursery staff conducts tours and classes for school kids and Scout troops.

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main concern is creating a stress-free, vacation-like environment. Consider getting your dog groomed by Stone’s prior to going home.

Since 2006, Brentwood Party Rentals has helped make parties in East Contra Costa County memorable affairs. Specializing in high-grade equipment – from tents to tables, chairs to China – Brentwood Party Rentals focuses on service and quality to bring elegance to each event.

HONOR – Stone’s K9 Grooming Salon 1275 Delta Road, 625-5680 www.stonesk9.com Owner Gretchen Schultz has been in the sport of pure-bred dogs since 1963. Her knowledge, experience and professionalism make Stone’s K9 the optimal choice for a dog in need of a new ’do or touchup. Your dog can even be groomed prior to going home when vacationing at Stone’s K9’s boarding facility.

HONOR – 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

Pet Store FIRST – Cutino’s 3770 Main St., 625-2200 In business for more than 50 years, Cutino’s is a mainstay of downtown Oakley. Come in and pick up your pet supplies at Cutino’s, where service excellence is standard.

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Pet Grooming FIRST – Hairy Hounds 3807 Main St., 679-0308 Hairy Hounds is a family-owned business that treats clients like family. Offering the full-service grooming salon for 11 years, the staff always strives to provide the best services and the best products available. Call now for an appointment with one of Hairy Hounds’ experienced groomers. Our readers know you’ll be glad you did.

Pet Boarding FIRST – Delta Dog Camp 1315 Main St., 625-4600 www.deltadogcamp.com Whether your dog is staying the day or a week, everyone becomes part of the pack at Delta Dog Camp. The camp prides itself on one-on-one attention, helping your dog become confident with other dogs (big and small) and humans. Daytime activities – swimming, ball launchers, Frisbee, games of chaseand-catch-me, you name it – keep the dogs playing indoors and outdoors. The facility is kept impeccably clean. View pictures and videos at www. deltadogcamp.com.

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Pharmacy FIRST – Rite Aid Pharmacy 2555 Main St., 625-7440 www.riteaid.com Fast, efficient and personal, Rite Aid is your friendly neighborhood drugstore. Its knowledgeable, caring associates work together to provide a superior pharmacy experience, and offer everyday products and services that help its valued customers lead healthier, happier lives. HONOR – Lucky Supermarket 2545 Main St., 625-7505 www.luckysstore.com Lucky’s pharmacy is staffed by professionals who will fill your prescription with efficiency and expertise. Your wellness is their first concern. From cutting-edge drugs to generic equivalents, Lucky’s pharmacy has it all. Produce Stand FIRST – Dwelley Farms 725 Delta Road 634-6508 Throughout the growing season, Dwelley Farms offers a progression of the bounty of East County. Our readers say the Dwelley family provides the freshest, tastiest produce in the area. Stop by and sample some to-die-for East County sweet corn. You’ll come away with a bagful.

Produce Store FIRST – Raley’s 2075 Main St., 625-0744 Raley’s has been a produce mainstay in Oakley for 22 years, and shows no sign of slowing down. Known for a commitment to healthy lifestyles, Raley’s also features a section stocked with produce from local farms and orchards. Produce doesn’t get fresher than at Raley’s. HONOR – Lucky Supermarket 2545 Main St., 625-7505 www.luckysupermarkets.com Lucky’s high-quality produce – purchased locally and regionally whenever possible – is delivered fresh six days a week, ensuring the freshest California produce.

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HONOR – Bill’s Auto-Truck-Boat & Jet Ski 100 Big Break Road, 679-8217 For years, customers have trusted Bill’s with their repair needs for autos, trucks, boats, RVs and jet skis. Why go anywhere else when Bill’s does it all? Bill’s is now located at the Big Break Marina facility. RV Storage FIRST – Hardcastle’s RV Center 1189 Main St., 754-4005 www.hardcastlesrv.com Open since 1972 and No. 1 in customer service and repairs, Hardcastle’s RV Center is the ideal spot for your RV storage in Oakley. The 5+ acre facility features a gravel lot for drainage, convenient extra-wide parking slips plus onsite security for your peace of mind. Hardcastle’s also offers propane, parts, accessories, camper shells, tonneau covers and more, and its knowledgeable, attentive staff awaits your call. Visit Hardcastle’s and you’ll see right away why Oakley Press readers voted it the Best RV Storage spot in town. HONOR – Big Break Marina 100 Big Break Road, 679-0900 www.big-break-marina.com Located on Big Break Road off Main Street, Big Break Marina hosts many world-class fishing tournaments and provides the most convenient location on the Delta, the best customer service and the lowest prices and rates available. This place offers covered and open slips, a large concrete launch ramp, secure dry storage, large event areas featuring courtesy docks, and a yacht clubhouse. This marina is run by true boating people with more than 40 years of sail and poweryacht experience in ocean and Delta cruising.

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RV Repair FIRST – Hardcastle’s RV Center 1189 Main St., 754-4005 www.hardcastlesrv.com Since opening in 1972, Hardcastle’s RV Center has built a reputation as No. 1 in customer service and repairs – and that isn’t the only feather in Hardcastle’s cap. In addition to knowledgeable staff and quality repairs, Hardcastle’s offers more than 5 acres of storage facilities, propane, parts, accessories, camper shells, tonneau covers and much more.

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Seafood Department FIRST – Lucky Supermarket 2545 Main St., 625-7505 www.luckysstore.com From salmon to scallops, tuna to trout, you’ll find it at Lucky’s, a locally owned, family-owned company built on valued relationships and more than 55 years of experience. Lucky’s staff provides the highestquality freshwater and deep-sea fish plus shellfish, all with friendly and engaging service. HONOR – Raley’s 2075 Main St., 625-0744 Ever since opening its doors in Oakley 22 years ago, Raley’s has been known for high-quality seafood, part of the store’s commitment to healthy lifestyles. Drop by the seafood department and you’ll see why. Shipping and Mailing FIRST – The UPS Store 2063 Main St., 625-0221 www.theupsstore.com For almost 16 years, The UPS Store has gained many loyal customers. It offers a wide range of products, from shipping and mailing to packaging and faxing, from copying and printing to mailbox rental and notary service, from fingerprinting and passport photos to office supplies and greeting cards – all in one convenient place. The staff invites you to think of the UPS Store not just as your shipping store; but as your center for all office

services. You might not be able to do it all at once, but you can do it all in one place. HONOR – FedEx Kinko’s Office & Print Center 2170 Main St., 679-0615 www.fedex.com Packing/shipping and directmail services, signs and graphics, personalized products, photo services, business documents, notary services and Internet access – FedEx Kinko’s offers lots of products and services in one convenient location. Shopping Center FIRST – Cypress Square/Sierra Pacific Properties, Inc. 2077 Main St., 625-0744 Anchored by Raley’s supermarket, known for its fine meats and fresh produce, Cypress Square offers much of what makes Oakley great. The businesses of Cypress Square are some of the finest in their industries and fields, and welcome all to come experience what makes Cypress Square so special. HONOR – Oakley Town Center 2581 Main St. Oakley Town Center offers a wide variety of great spots for eating and shopping. Drop off your dry cleaning, visit the dentist, see your doctor, buy a cell phone, pick up car parts, enjoy breakfast, lunch or take dinner home. Oakley Town Center has it all.

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Sporting Goods Store FIRST – Hook, Line & Sinker 3100 Main St., 625-2441 www.hookproshop.com Hook, Line & Sinker’s 5,500-squarefoot flagship store in Oakley has become the leading supplier of fishing, firearms and hunting equipment on the Delta. The store boasts a full line of the latest tackle, rods and reels to outfit the pro or help with your child’s first rod, as well as hosts local and national bass tournaments from Bethel Island. The store offers sales, service and installation of state-ofthe-art boating equipment, including MotorGuide, MinnKota, Lowrance and Hummin’bird, plus a broad selection of firearms, ammo, camo, supplies and consignment services. Come see why the “Hook” is truly the “Sportsman’s Paradise on the California Delta.” HONOR – Adventure Sports – Kayak City 100 Big Break Road, 625-5601 www.kayakcity.com Opening this year to the delight of water recreation enthusiasts, Adventure Sports – Kayak City has come out of the gate as the go-to store for kayaks and paddleboards. Kayak City offers thousands of excellent products at low prices in the perfect location. Western Wear FIRST – Two Amigos 3853 Main St., 679-3849 Two Amigos’ genuine and expertly crafted ropes, belt buckles, hats and

boots of every style, plus its large selection – from child to adult items – will make you understand why Press readers voted it the Best. Two Amigos’ pricing is highly competitive and its customer service is second to none. When you need Western and work wear, this is the place to go.

Owner operated for 27 years, Cypress Cleaners offers excellent alterations, dry-cleaning and laundry services. And our readers are impressed that Cypress uses environmentally friendly organic dry-cleaning products. Drop off by 10 a.m. and pick up by 4 p.m. – at no extra charge.

Wine Selection FIRST – Raley’s 2075 Main St., 625-0744 Raley’s knows that Californians are sticklers for good wine, so the store offers an impressive selection of bottles in a wide range of prices. Raley’s runs specials on select wines every day. Whether you need an elegant champagne or a casual cabernet, you’ll find it on Raley’s shelves.

HONOR – By Yvonne 625-2879 byyvonne@sbcglobal.net By Yvonne has been doing sewing, mending and alterations in Oakley since 1984. Specialties include custom garters, prom alterations and graduation candy leis. By Yvonne is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 to 5. Drop-ins are welcome.

HONOR – Wine Shop at Home 679-3238 www.wineshopathome.com/ cindythomas Wine Shop at Home brings the wine country to you, offering an incredible variety of white and red wine and services. Cindy can set you up with wine clubs, custom wine labels and wine gifts. Call her to host your next wine tasting event.

Best Professional Services Alterations FIRST – Cypress Cleaners 2027 Main St. and 4520 Main St. 625-0250

Appliance Repair FIRST – Mr. Appliance 625-9959, www.mrappliance.com Looking for the best of both worlds? This nationwide, Diamond Certified franchise combined with a familyowned business brings you quality customer service with timely response and quick turnaround for any major household appliance repair – no matter what the appliance. The expert technicians at Mr. Appliance value your home and treat you and it with utmost respect. HONOR – All Bay Service Inc. 2624 Verne Roberts Circle, 888-4ALLBAY info@allbayservice.com All Bay Service has been family owned

and operated since 1998. Its highly qualified technicians serve and repair the entire Bay Area’s commercial and residential refrigeration and food service equipment. All Bay Service is always eager to fulfill all of your refrigeration necessities by providing quality service, workmanship and outstanding customer service. Attorney FIRST – Law Office of Thomas R. Woelfel 4664 Sandmound Blvd., 977-9600 Thomas Woelfel, with more than 26 years of litigation experience, provides legal services in personal injury and hands-on client representation. He can schedule visits with you at hospitals or your home, and provides prompt service and returns phone calls. These qualities and more are what keeps Thomas Woelfel’s clients satisfied and why they voted him Best Attorney. HONOR – Susan Morgan, Katovich & Kassan Law Group 510-834-4530 Susan Morgan specializes in business start-ups, private company governance, financing, securities regulation and business agreements. She left “largefirm” life so she could provide more personal and reasonable, cost-effective service to her clients. Susan is currently an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University School of Law. It’s no surprise Susan was voted one of Oakley’s Best.

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CPA/Accountant FIRST – David Louie Accountancy Corporation 625-1150 HONOR – JLD Accounting 550-0414 jldaccounting@comcast.net JLD Accounting has been helping businesses with all their accounting and bookkeeping needs since 2005, offering a variety of services tailored to match your financial and tax needs. Dance Studio FIRST – Step 2 This Dance & Performing Arts 2101 Main St., 625-4699 step2thisarts@aol.com Step 2 This Dance takes pride in its Quality Customer Care and strives to build self-esteem and integrate respect and life skills into classes in a warm, welcoming environment. This studio offers a low child-to-teacher ratio, ensuring your children receive the attention and structure that prepares them for the next level. All instructors at Step 2 This truly care about your dancers and look forward to seeing them in class. Daycare FIRST – Imaginations Preschool 679-0566 Imaginations Preschool is designed to inspire young minds. It provides a positive, structured, safe and secure learning environment and promotes self-expression with an emphasis on socialization plus letter and number recognition. Imaginations makes flexibility, year-round classes and wellbalanced meals a priority. Offering an accredited program (member of NAEYC, ECRG and NAFCC) and experienced, credentialed teachers, Imaginations Preschool is dedicated to preparing children for a lifetime of learning. HONOR – Little Wonders Preschool 614 Gingham Way, 625-5134 www.littlewonderspreshool.net Little Wonders Preschool integrates children’s natural curiosity and excitement to learn with a program developmentally appropriate for them. A warm home atmosphere, self-esteem and respect-building activities, plus a low child-to-teacher ratio enable children to receive the attention and structure needed to prepare

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them for their next educational milestone. Director Nanette Sposito, a credentialed preschool teacher, has more than 19 years of experience in early childhood development. Day Spa FIRST – Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa 1510 Neroly Road, 420-4575 www.diamondhillssc.com Diamond Hills Spa is a magnificent 3,500-square-foot full-service European day spa open to the public. Featuring seven luxurious treatment rooms and a wide variety of spa services, the Spa provides you with an incomparable experience that leaves you with a rejuvenated look and feel. Services include massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, chemical peel treatments, microdermabrasion, spray tans, mud wraps, plus medical enhancements and more. Diamond Hills Spa offers affordable home care products, and club members receive preferred pricing. Babysitting is available to spa guests. Dentist’s Office FIRST – Oakley Dental, Dr. Richard Dare 2571 Main St., 625-8050 As Oakley has grown, Dr. Dare and his friendly and caring staff have maintained a small-town outlook on the patient-doctor relationship, always focusing on the patient’s interests first. Dr. Dare is honored by Press readers’ vote of confidence. “I will strive to meet those expectations,” he says, “and provide the best possible care for years to come.” HONOR – Diablo Vista Dental Care 3631 Main St., 679-9999 www.dvdental.com This is Diablo Vista Dental Care’s fifth consecutive year of recognition in the Best of Oakley. If you want a caring team you can trust plus stateof-the art dentistry, including dental implants and braces, call today for an appointment. Mention the Best of Oakley and your introductory appointment comes with free X-rays and an exam. Dry Cleaner & Laundry FIRST – Cypress Cleaners 2027 Main St. and 4520 Main St. 625-0250 Owner operated for 27 years,

Cypress Cleaners offers excellent dry cleaning and laundry services and uses environmentally friendly organic dry-cleaning products. Drop off by 10 a.m. and pick up by 4 p.m. – at no extra charge. HONOR – Custom Cleaners 2575 Main St., 625-4084 Custom Cleaners’ belief in honesty and integrity inspires them to give outstanding service. Come in for sameday service; all dry cleaning, laundering and alterations are done on the premises. Electrician FIRST – CJ Bradley’s Electric 679-2828 From new circuits and ceiling fans to hot tubs and service calls, CJ Bradley’s Electric meets the high standards of workmanship and service you’re looking for. As Ross puts it, “Your reputation is only as good as the work you do.” And that’s why referrals – including those of Oakley Press readers – account for a huge part of CJ Bradley’s business. HONOR – Dillon Electric Inc. 679-3932 dillonelectric@comcast.net A full-service electrical contractor for commercial and residential applications for 14 years, Dillon Electric considers no job too small. Toting a hefty arsenal including bucket trucks, crane service and well-equipped service trucks, Dillon Electric has you covered for all your electrical needs. When you call Dillon Electric, you can expect a rapid response, reasonable rates and guaranteed satisfaction. Facials FIRST – Tami Raney, Skin Aesthetics 679-0883 Esthetician Tami Raney’s professionalism and outstanding customer service combine to create visible results – that beautiful skin you desire. She offers personalized, custom facials, microdermabrasion, skin peels and waxing, plus a nonsurgical age-management program you’ll love. That’s because, as Tami puts it, “I love what I do.” And our Oakley Press readers can feel that love, which is why they voted Tami the Best in town.

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HONOR – Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa 1510 Neroly Road, 420-4575 www.diamondhillssc.com Diamond Hills Spa’s services include customized facials – one of the Spa’s most popular specialties – plus expert care for all facial needs: anti-aging, acne, sun damage and rosacea. Diamond Hills Spa’s licensed staff helps you achieve your skin care goals. The Spa also offers affordable home care products, and club members receive preferred pricing. Babysitting is available to spa guests. Financial Planner FIRST – Jeff MacDonald, Allstate Insurance 2103 Main St., 628-3820 jeffmacdonald@allstate.com Assisting Oakley residents for over five years, Jeff and his staff (Tammy Shatting, Anne Whitehead and Susan Allen) constantly strive to provide service that’s second to none. For firstclass service and newly reduced rates, give Jeff MacDonald a call today. Fitness Instructor FIRST – Ken Challberg, California Fitness 24/7 2515 Main St., 679-2348 www.californiafitness247.com Ken Challberg has garnered many testimonials over 13 years from clients who’ve lost weight, healed injuries, built muscle and been motivated beyond their expectations. Ken’s top priority is getting you the results you’re looking to achieve, through his personal training, small group training and boot camps. Visit Ken and discover the benefits of working with a superb trainer. And be sure to visit calfit.bodybyvi.com.

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570 Valdry Court, Brentwood 513-1899, info@ablandscapeinc.com For A&B Landscape, no job is too big or too small. A&B offers complete landscape services, including irrigation, lighting, concrete and paving, plus repair and maintenance. General Contractor FIRST – Dillon Electric Inc. 679-3932 dillonelectric@comcast.net Dillon Electric has been a full-service electrical contractor for commercial and residential applications for 14 years. No job is too small. Toting a hefty arsenal including bucket trucks, crane service and well-equipped service trucks, Dillon Electric has you covered for all your electrical needs. When you call Dillon Electric, you can expect a rapid response, reasonable rates and guaranteed satisfaction. Handyman FIRST – Can Do Crew Handyman Service 679-0765 www.candocrew.net Can Do Crew provides quality work and honest prices. The people of Can Do Crew have been in the industry for 20 years and worked all trades, from electrical to carpentry. Your home is in expert hands when it’s in Can Do Crew’s. Discover why Oakley Press readers named this crew the Best in town. HONOR – Salter’s Handyman Service 813-8425 handiemanbruce@yahoo.com Bruce of Salter’s Handyman Service appreciates Oakley residents taking the time to honor him as one of the Best handymen in the city. He really enjoys “helping people get those things done around their house, no matter how small the job,” and says “thank you for trusting me in your homes.” Heat/Air Company FIRST – Fairview Heating & Air Conditioning 625-4963, www.fairviewair.com Oakley Press readers know that when you need experts to keep you cool or toasty, 625-4963 is the number to call. HONOR – Tyndall Heating and Air 2825 Mayflower Drive, 998-9909

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HONOR – B&B Quarter Horses 4512 Sellers Ave. 625-6266 www.bandbquarterhorses.com Offering excellent board care and the best in feed for 27 years, B&B provides free turnout every other day, half-acre pens, indoor and outdoor arenas, covered wash racks and trail arena obstacles, safe and secure fencing, hauling, trail lessons, senior and layup care. B&B has over 50 years of experience and two world-class horse people to run their friendly barn.

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Insurance Agent FIRST – Mark Murray, State Farm Insurance 2051 Main St. 679-1500 www.markmurray.org Your good neighbor Mark Murray treats everyone as family, providing a top-rated insurance product at a competitive price. The bilingual Mark Murray team’s mission is to build lifelong relationships – one policyholder at a time. The office is open 24/7. If the doors are closed, Mark provides a live person to give an auto quote or take a claim. HONOR – Jeff MacDonald, Allstate Insurance 2103 Main St. 628-3820 jeffmacdonald@allstate.com Assisting Oakley residents for over five years, Jeff and his staff (Tammy Shatting, Anne Whitehead and Susan Allen) constantly strive to provide service that’s second to none. For firstclass service and newly reduced rates, give Jeff MacDonald a call today. Landscape Contractor FIRST – Terry Gwin, Landscape Artist and Advisor 625-5506 Why do you vacation? For relaxation? Rejuvenation? Terry can help make vacationing take place in your backyard, transforming your home into your favorite destination.

Loan Officer FIRST – Laura Cunha at Stonecrest Lending 2005 Main St., 625-1471 www.stonecrestlending.net Laura has been in the residential lending industry for more than 28 years. Her belief in honesty and integrity plus her dedication to small details give her clients confidence and inspire them to come back with their family and friends. Manicure FIRST – Vicky’s Nails 2583 Main St. 625-4860 Serving Oakley for more than 14 years, Vicky’s Nails offers full nail services including acrylic, gel, silk, pink and whites in addition to new Shellac Gel Color. Enjoy a luxurious spa pedicure, soothing facial and full waxing services. Vicky’s accomplished staff is proud to provide a familylike atmosphere that keeps clients coming back and referring friends and family. Stop in to see for yourself, and don’t forget to ask about free Energy Healing. HONOR – City Nails & Spa 2039 Main St., 625-7439 City Nails & Spa offers full nail services, including air brush, pink and white, nail art, tipoverlay, acrylic, silk wrap, gel nail, curve nail, and spa pedicures. Waxing, both facial and body, is also available.

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Martial Arts Academy FIRST – Oakley American Karate Academy 1625 Main St., 679-3368 www.oakleyamericankarate.com The people at Oakley American Karate Academy know that martial arts is more than just a method of self-defense. Its core is selfdiscipline, mental focus and personal improvement. Many academy students are surprised by the rapid improvement they feel and see after just a few months of training. And many parents remark that their son or daughter’s attitude has improved, or that they’re getting better grades, as a result of their time at Oakley American Karate Academy. See why it’s never too late to start training in the martial arts. HONOR – Lagangs Martial Arts 753-7533 www.lagangsmartialarts.com Lagangs Martial Arts’ 6,800-squarefoot facility offers quality instruction in karate, Muay Thai and CrossFit. Lagangs’ professional trainers are ready to help you achieve your goals in self-defense, fitness or competition. Come down and see why Lagangs’ gym is different than all the rest. Massage Studio FIRST – Oakley Chiropractic, Dr. Michael Painter, Dr. Kristin Mattingly 3478 Main St., 625-1881 www.oakleychiropractic.com

Oakley Chiropractic massage is available to the entire community, not just patients. Ted Wallace and Vivi Grandov, the two massage therapists on staff, treat all types of injuries including auto- and sports-related, everyday aches and pains, as well as relaxation massage. Ted and Vivi utilize a variety of techniques and offer both 30-minute and hourly sessions. The Oakley Chiropractic massage studio is open Monday through Friday by appointment. HONOR – Body Works Massage Therapy 864-9205 Offering Swedish, deep-tissue, sports and pre-natal massage, plus injury rehab and facilitative stretching, Body Works gives you outstanding treatment at low prices in a relaxing and homey atmosphere. Christine Kriston offers in-home care (when prescribed by a physician) and takes calls for next-day appointments until 10 p.m. You’ll appreciate how she can measurably improve your quality of life. Mortgage Office FIRST – Stonecrest Lending 2005 Main St., 625-1471 www.stonecrestlending.net Stonecrest specializes in first-time buyers, FHA, VA and conventional home mortgages. Visit www. mortgageeducationsta tion.net to see how Stonecrest Lending is educating

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HONOR – Bright Idea Design Center 5085 Lone Tree Way 978-1800 Pedicure FIRST – City Nails & Spa 2039 Main St., 625-7439 In addition to top-notch spa pedicures, City Nails & Spa offers full nail services, including air brush, pink and white, nail art, tipoverlay, acrylic, silk wrap, gel and curve nail. Waxing, both facial and body, is also available. Visit City Nails & Spa soon and see why Oakley Press readers love what this business does to make them look and feel fabulous.

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HONOR – Vicky’s Nails 2583 Main St., 625-4860 Serving Oakley for more than 14 years, Vicky’s Nails offers full nail services including acrylic, gel, silk, pink and whites in addition to new Shellac Gel Color. Enjoy a luxurious spa pedicure, soothing facial and full waxing services. Vicky’s accomplished staff is proud to provide a family-like atmosphere that keeps clients coming back and referring friends and family. Personal Trainer FIRST – Christine Kriston, Body Works Massage Therapy 864-9205 Offering Swedish, deep-tissue, sports and pre-natal massage, plus injury rehab and facilitative stretching, Body Works gives you outstanding

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treatment at low prices in a relaxing and homey atmosphere. Providing nearly 24-hour service, Christine Kriston offers in-home care (when prescribed by a physician), takes calls for next-day appointments until 10 p.m. and responds to emergencies in 30 minutes. You’ll appreciate how she can measurably improve your quality of life. Give Christine a call and discover why Oakley Press readers named her the Best Personal Trainer in town. HONOR – Leti Arroyo, Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa 1510 Neroly Road, 420-4575 www.diamondhillssc.com A trainer at Diamond Hills since it opened in 2008 and for six years prior to that, Leti Arroyo designs unique and creative programs customized to each individual. As a distance runner herself, her ability to inspire her clients is what makes her one of Oakley’s Best. The club itself includes a 17,000-square-foot fitness center, two group exercise rooms conducting over 60 classes weekly, plus a group cycling studio, full-court gymnasium, Kids’ Club, Children’s Play Center, Youth Exercise Center and more.

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Pest Control Company FIRST – 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 effective pest-fighting tactics and integrated pest-management strategies. For green-minded customers, Clark’s sustainable-methods and responsibletreatments model takes a softer approach to pest management. Above all, Clark guarantees its work. HONOR – Discovery Pest Control 634-2221 www.discoverypest.com From insects to rodents, Discovery Pest Control provides the most complete pest control for your home, including bees (exterior treatment), wasps, mice and rats at no extra charge. Ask about Discovery’s pigeon control, weed abatement and termite services. Their work is guaranteed. See their website for details. Photographer FIRST – Photography by Bekah 519-8487 www.facebook.com/pages/BekahPhotography/144734832237739 Photography by Bekah specializes in families, kids, couples and maternity, and does work on location. Bekah looks for the natural element and personality of the person she’s photographing, creating a treasured keepsake for years to come. Plumber FIRST – Oakley Plumbing 625-0529, www.oakley-plumbing.com Family-owned and operated Oakley

Plumbing has been serving the Contra Costa area since 1985, providing professional and fast service. Its experienced staff does the job right, whether it’s cleaning a sewer or drain line, or installing and repairing water heaters and kitchen and bath fixtures. HONOR – Akeson’s Plumbing 325-3235 Dave Akeson has been performing expert plumbing for more than 20 years. He enjoys working with his customers on a one-to-one basis for both commercial and residential projects. Next time you need a plumber, call Dave. Pool Cleaning/Maintenance FIRST – Bulldog’s Pool & Spa Service 679-8299 Bulldog’s Pool & Spa Service provides monthly pool service, minor repairs and spa service with outstanding, dependable service and good attitude. It’s a friendly and personal company locally owned and operated, with 18 years of experience. HONOR – Delta Pool and Spa Service 625-4555 deltapoolandspa@gmail.com For 24 years, Delta has provided Oakley and surrounding communities with excellent and reasonably priced pool service and repairs. Call this outstanding company for all your pool service and repair needs. Preschool FIRST – Little Wonders Preschool 614 Gingham Way, 625-5134 www.littlewonderspreshool.net Little Wonders Preschool integrates children’s natural curiosity and excitement to learn with a program promoting what is developmentally appropriate for them. A warm home atmosphere, daily self-esteem and respect-building activities plus a low child-to-teacher ratio enable children to receive the attention and structure needed to prepare them for their next milestone – kindergarten. License # 073403405. HONOR – Imaginations Preschool 679-0566 Imaginations Preschool provides a positive, structured, safe and secure learning environment and promotes self-expression with an emphasis on socialization plus letter and number recognition. Imaginations makes flexibility, year-round classes and wellbalanced meals a priority. Offering an accredited program and experienced, credentialed teachers, Imaginations Preschool is dedicated to preparing children for a lifetime of learning. Private School FIRST – Imaginations Preschool 679-0566 Imaginations Preschool is designed to inspire young minds. It provides a positive, structured, safe and secure learning environment and promotes self-expression with an emphasis on socialization plus letter and number recognition. Imaginations makes flexibility, year-round classes and wellbalanced meals a priority. Offering an


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accredited program (member of NAEYC, ECRG and NAFCC) and experienced, credentialed teachers, Imaginations Preschool is dedicated to preparing children for a lifetime of learning. HONOR – Little Wonders Preschool 614 Gingham Way, 625-5134 www.littlewonderspreshool.net Little Wonders integrates children’s natural curiosity and excitement to learn with a program developmentally appropriate for them. A warm home atmosphere, daily self-esteem and respect-building activities, plus a low child-to-teacher ratio enable children to receive the attention and structure needed to prepare them for their next educational milestone. Director Nanette Sposito, a credentialed preschool teacher, has more than 19 years of experience in early childhood development. Real Estate Agent FIRST – Cheri Milina, Signature Collection Real Estate 584-1340 Cheri has been a native Oakleyite for over 26 years and loves to work in her local community. After raising three children here, she set her sights on real estate. She believes the reason she was voted the Best was because she knows who’s the boss – her clients. Cheri looks for what they really want, and is available 24/7 for them. Cheri wants “to be more than just a realtor; I want to be their neighbor.” HONOR – Wendy Shearer, Rick Fuller Inc. Realtors 303-2665 Real Estate Office FIRST – Morning Star Properties, Inc. 3373 Main St., 679-2100 Serving the community since 1995, Morning Star Properties is Oakley’s most successful Real Estate company. The people at Morning Star believe strongly that each client is their most important priority, which keeps those clients – and their referrals – coming back over and over again. Morning Star Properties’ experienced agents are specialists in today’s market of short sales and foreclosures, and believe everyone can and should experience the American Dream of home ownership.

Real Estate Team FIRST – Dan and Meghan Diehl, Keller Williams Realty 191 Sand Creek Road, 698-6695 www.heartofthedelta.com The Diehl team helps you achieve your home ownership goals. Whether you’re buying or selling your first home or buying investment property, Dan and Meghan will assist you through every step of the process. They believe in putting your needs first in every situation and are committed to upholding the highest standards of ethics in the profession. Their high level of personal service and energy, combined with their firsthand knowledge of Oakley, are what make them unique. As Oakley residents, Dan and Meghan feel a connection and responsibility to their community. HONOR – Marples & Associates Realtors 3663 Main St. 634-8040 Roofer FIRST – 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 you need to re-roof your entire house or install a roof on your new house, you’ll benefit from Delta Roofing’s 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. HONOR – Bell Roofing 634-5536 bbellathome@gmail.com

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www.diamondhillssc.com Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa offers an impressive aquatics complex in a resort-like atmosphere, including a 25-yard/eight-lane lap pool, exclusive covered 25-yard/fourlane lap pool, and a family recreation pool with an expansive teaching enclave for younger swimmers. Heated and kept crystal-clear yearround, the pools host a complete array of aquatics programs – swim lessons, Aqua Knights youth swim team, adult Masters, exercise classes and more. A balanced pool schedule accommodates lap and recreational swimmers plus those participating in structured programs.

includes the features most important to you: 24-hour video surveillance, electronic security gate, climatecontrol units, competitive rates and a variety of boxes, locks and moving supplies. Premier Self Storage is onestop shop for moving and storing your goods, making it our readers’ choice for Best in Oakley the fifth year in a row. HONOR – Public Storage 1625 Main St. 625-6938 Swim Lessons FIRST – Carson Swim School 2601 Anderson Lane, 634-7946 Celebrating its 28th year in business, Carson Swim School has taught over 20,000 children and adults to swim. Its goal is to make swimming a positive experience for everyone. Carson employs specialized and unique teaching strategies for both individual and small-group instruction, customizing students’ schedules with classes either two or four days per week. Swimmers 6 months to adult are welcome. Want to dive into the deep end with confidence? Oakley Press readers urge you to take advantage of the expert instructors at Carson Swim School.

Tennis Instructor FIRST – Antwan Graves, Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa 1510 Neroly Road, 420-4575 www.diamondhillssc.com Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa staffs a talented and knowledgeable team of nationally certified tennis professionals, including Antwan Graves. Marshaling over 25 years as an instructor, Antwan is the Junior Tennis director at Diamond Hills, loves working with the younger generation and is considered one of the best 10-and-under instructors in the sport. The club includes 17 outdoor tennis courts – 12 lighted for night play – and two indoor courts (October through April). Choose from a variety

HONOR – Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa 1510 Neroly Road, 420-4575

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of programs including private and group lessons, drop-in drills, USTA leagues, tennis socials and more. HONOR – Darrin Cohen, Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa 1510 Neroly Road, 420-4575 www.diamondhillssc.com An instructor for 12 years, Darrin enjoys working with all ages and abilities. He’s available all day Mondays through Saturdays to accommodate busy schedules. Diamond Hills Sports Club includes 17 outdoor tennis courts – 12 lighted for night play – and two indoor courts (October through April). Choose from a variety of programs including private and group lessons, drop-in drills, USTA leagues, tennis socials and more. Veterinarian FIRST – Oakley Veterinary Medical Center 4526 Main St., 625-3722 www.oakleyveterinary.com Specializing in quality veterinary care in a comfortable and enjoyable environment for pets, Dr. Sandra Lafferty offers routine physical exams and vaccinations based on the latest AVMA recommendations for complex surgical procedures, including orthopedic and digital dental radiology. You’re invited to visit the staff of Oakley Veterinarian Medical Center so they can earn your

HONOR – Cypress Veterinary Hospital 2037 Main St., 625-5330 www.cypressvethospital.net Cypress Veterinary Hospital provides a safe, clean and friendly environment for every person and animal passing through its doors. The highly trained and professional staff members at Cypress treat your pet as if it were their own, and state-of-the-art digital radiology, ultrasound, laser surgery, laser therapy and in-house laboratory equipment ensure your pet gets cutting-edge care. Waxing FIRST – Allyson Santy at Oakley Super Beauty 2067 Main St., 679-0430 Allyson Santy of Oakley Super Beauty has been in the beauty industry for over 15 years, striving to make her clients feel comfortable and providing them the highest-quality service. Waxing is a specialty at Oakley Super Beauty, and Allyson is highly skilled in arching and shaping the eyebrows as well as giving full body waxing. Oakley Super Beauty also features a full beauty-supply store, nail spa and skin services. HONOR – Tami Raney, Skin Aesthetics 679-0883 Esthetician Tami Raney’s

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professionalism and outstanding customer service combine to create visible results – that beautiful skin you desire. She offers personalized, custom facials, microdermabrasion, skin peels and waxing, plus a non-surgical agemanagement program you’ll love. That’s because, as Tami puts it, “I love what I do.” Window Cleaning FIRST – Absolute Housekeeping Services 234-0573 Adriana Beddingfield’s attention to detail has led to Absolute Housekeeping’s Best of Oakley status this year. Adriana and her staff are proud to be a big part of the Oakley and Brentwood community, and thank everyone for their continued support. HONOR – Word of Mouth Window Cleaning 439-3969

Best Eats and Drinks Appetizer FIRST – Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew 2085 Main St., 625-0292 It’s no wonder our readers voted Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew’s appetizers the Best in Oakley. Mike’s awesome sampler plate features buffalo wings, barbecue wings, cheese sticks, beerbatter mushrooms and zucchini, quesadillas and loaded potato skins. Need we say more? HONOR – Deals Restaurant & Bar 6277 Bethel Island Road, 684-3000 Bagel FIRST – Giant Donuts & Ice Cream 2059 Main St. 625-2324 HONOR – Raley’s 2075 Main St., 625-0744 Serving up a vast array of highquality bagels daily, Raley’s bakery has been a proud member of the Oakley community since the store first opened its doors in 1989. Known for bountiful bagels and a commitment to healthy lifestyles, Raley’s continues to be recognized by our readers as Oakley’s best. Barbecue Ribs FIRST – Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew 2085 Main St., 625-0292 Mike’s always starts with fresh-cut – never frozen – ribs. You’ll love the tender texture and savory sauce slathered generously on these “bad boys.” Oakley rib lovers think they’re the best in town, and you’ll agree: Mike’s ribs are good right down to the bone. HONOR – Natalie’s Bar & Grill 3899 Main St. 625-0234 www.buzzinnoakley.com Natalie’s delicious oven-baked pork ribs – finished with homemade barbecue sauce – speak for themselves. Stop in today and find out for yourself why Natalie’s ribs were voted one of Oakley’s best.

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Breakfast FIRST – Black Bear Diner 3201 Main St., 625-3555 In the finest tradition of American diners, Black Bear provides a comfortable place for families and friends to meet up and enjoy classic breakfasts with large servings for a good value. The Black Bear staff goes out of the way to make you feel like family, and so does the kitchen – cooking up the best omelets, pancakes and hash browns you’ve ever tasted. Stop by Black Bear Diner today and enjoy a spectacular breakfast, including homemade bear claws and other new tantalizing items, served with hometown hospitality. HONOR – Island Joe’s Café & Bakery 6210 Bethel Island Road 626-7237 www.islandjoescafe.com Breakfast wouldn’t be complete without Island Joe’s freshly baked bread. It’s no surprise that specialties such as eggs Benedict, French toast, and the German favorite – Jagerschnitzel eggs – made the reader’s choice for best breakfast. Island Joe’s offers several breakfasts to choose from, including a Mexican breakfast. Be sure to make reservations on the weekends. Burrito FIRST – Los Charros Mexican Restaurant 2579 Main St., 679-8400 After 13 years of serving outstanding Mexican food at low prices, Los Charros has earned its status as creator of one of the best burritos in the city. Oakley Press readers recommend you check out Los Charros and see what everyone’s talking about. HONOR – La Costa 3100 Main St., 625-1515 Do you crave an authentic Mexican burrito? Come join the crew at La Costa for dine-in or take-out. La Costa offers catering, outdoor dining and quality food. Squelch your hunger with a meaty burrito – the La Costa way. Caterer FIRST – Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant 200 West Cypress Road 679-3795 www.rositasmexgrill.com Rosita’s provides the most flexible catering service in town – for any type of event. Prices range from $50 to $300. Party trays are available for small or large gatherings. Rosita’s offers delivery, setup and a full-service staff ready to stay and serve. Rosita’s is our readers’ No. 1 choice for catering. HONOR – Los Charros Mexican Restaurant 2579 Main St. 679-8400 Whether for pickup or delivery, Los Charros extends to its catering services a tradition of fast, friendly service and freshly prepared, authentic Mexican food at affordable prices. Los Charros provides party trays for any occasion, and a staff always ready to stay and serve for those large events.

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Chinese Restaurant FIRST – Uncle Wong’s 2005 Main St., 625-0607 www.myspace.com/unclewongs Serving Oakley the finest Chinese cuisine for nine years, this family owned and operated establishment boasts a large menu featuring such favorites as salt and pepper prawns, spare ribs and wor wonton soup, made fresh daily. Uncle Wong’s also offers catering and delivery services. Take a table and taste why Oakley Press readers voted Uncle Wong’s the Best. HONOR – Renee’s Asian Island 2525 Main St., 679-1888 Renee’s Asian Island welcomes Chinese-food lovers ashore with superb cuisine, courtesy of Renee’s new chef from China, who will delight you with his expert knowledge and treatment of traditional Chinese dishes. Dine in and enjoy free Wi-Fi; pick up your order and take it home; or take advantage of Renee’s free delivery within Oakley. Deli FIRST – Raley’s 2075 Main St., 625-0744 Known for high-quality products, Raley’s deli, bakery and full-service meat departments are second to none. Get your favorite sandwich built at the deli to help you make it through your day. It’s the best in town. HONOR – Lucky Supermarket 2545 Main St., 625-7505 www.luckysstore.com Whether it’s sandwiches, party trays or salads, Lucky’s deli is the place to go for variety, last-minute goodies – and overall deliciousness. Desserts FIRST – Raley’s 2075 Main St., 625-0744 Our readers named Raley’s as Oakley’s Best spot to find that special dessert to delight your family or guests. Raley’s pastry specialists do it with expertise and a friendly smile. They’ll set you up with a delectable dessert that’ll send your sweet tooth to heaven. HONOR – Island Joe’s Café & Bakery 6210 Bethel Island Road, 626-7237 www.islandjoescafe.com Master Pastry Chef Martha oversees all of Island Joe’s favorite desserts.

Her creations include everything from cakes, cookies and truffles to mousse and dessert breads. Have a custom dessert request? Island Joe’s is ready to make you a masterpiece. Donuts FIRST – Giant Donuts & Ice Cream 2059 Main St., 625-2324 Giant Donuts offers an array of delectables sure to please your palette: donuts, cakes, croissants, muffins, coffees, espresso, ice cream and smoothies. When asked why he feels his shop was voted Best Place for Donuts, Ming Chen emphasized the shop’s longevity and quality: “We’ve been here a long time (20 years), and everything is baked fresh daily.” Giant Donuts is open seven days a week from 3:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. HONOR – Lucky Supermarket 2545 Main St., 625-7505 www.luckysstore.com Lucky’s bakery makes some of the tastiest donuts in town. Lucky has it all when it comes to donut demands – sugared, sprinkled or glazed. Next time you visit the store, why not pick up a bite? French Fries FIRST – McDonald’s 914 Main St., 754-6114 www.mcdonalds.com Oakley Press readers agree: You’ll find the most flavorful and crisp French fries over at McDonald’s these days. Order them with a burger or all by themselves; either way, you’ll get the Best in town. HONOR – Black Bear Diner 3201 Main St., 625-3555 The kitchen at Black Bear strives to keep every order of fries as fresh and delicious as possible. Pair Black Bear’s fries with any lunch or dinner, and you’ll be guaranteed a mouthwatering meal. Hamburgers FIRST – Black Bear Diner 3201 Main St., 625-3555 The Black Bear Diner menu boasts more than 10 burgers to choose from. Go ahead and try Bob’s Bacon Burger Deluxe, or a Turkey Burger, served with fries or potato salad, cole slaw, soup or a fresh green salad. It’s sure to satisfy.

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HONOR – Carl’s Jr. 915 Main St., 778-5472 www.carlsjr.com Carl’s Jr. looks forward to serving you one of its many spectacular hamburgers. Look for all the valuable coupons to save money on Carl’s Jr.’s famous burgers – so you’ll have cash for another helping. Ice Cream and Yogurt FIRST – Yogurt Island 3100 Main St., 625-1610 Under new ownership and proud to be treating Oakleyites to a variety of fantastic flavors of frozen yogurt for the 23rd year, Yogurt Island loves serving up this refreshing and wholesome delight. Offering shaved ice, iced coffees and mochas, this is one exotic Island you’ll definitely want to put on your itinerary. HONOR – Giant Donuts & Ice Cream 2059 Main St., 625-2324 Giant Donuts offers an array of items sure to please your palette: ice cream and smoothies, plus donuts, cakes, croissants, muffins, coffees and espresso. Everything is baked fresh daily. Live Music FIRST – Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew 2085 Main St., 625-0292 Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew is more than just a place for good food. Mike’s wide variety of hot bands, featuring the area’s top live vocalists and

instrumentalists, will start your Saturday night off right. Breeze through Mike’s doors and you’ll know why Oakley Press readers named this spot the Best in Live Music. And check out Mike’s calendar on Facebook to find out when your favorite band is playing. HONOR – Big Break Marina 100 Big Break Road, 679-0900 www.big-break-marina.com Big Break’s special music events and spectacular scenery will seal the deal for any music lover and water enthusiast. Located on Big Break Road off Main Street, Big Break Marina also hosts many world-class fishing tournaments and provides the most convenient location on the Delta, the best customer service and the lowest prices and rates available. Meal Under $10 FIRST – La Costa 3100 Main St., 625-1515 At La Costa, all menu items cost under $10 – you can feed a family of four for about $20. La Costa’s super burrito will fill you up without emptying your wallet. Along with the lowest prices around, you can choose to dine in or take out. If you’re on a budget but want superb food, dine at La Costa. HONOR – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 6256 Bethel Island Road, 684-9634

service that’ll make you forget your worries. When it’s time to rendezvous with friends for good conversation and a throat-cooling drink, think happy hour at Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew.

Mexican Restaurant FIRST – Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant 200 West Cypress Road, 679-3795 www.rositasmexgrill.com For a traditional Mexican menu augmented by family specialties – in generous portions – Rosita’s is a must. The most popular enchiladas are served with green sauce, cheese, olives, cilantro and onions. Try the Monster Burrito with shrimp and all the fixings. Rosita’s family atmosphere and reasonable prices will leave you more than satisfied and ready for more.

HONOR – Rusty Porthole 3893 Willow Road, 684-3607 www.rustyportholebethelisland.com Thursday nights mean a good time at the Rusty Porthole. Get your $2 tacos, $2 draft beer and well drinks after 5 p.m. Be sure to catch the live music on the weekends.

HONOR – La Costa 3100 Main St., 625-1515 Want an authentic Mexican meal? Join the crew at La Costa for dine-in, take-out or catering with outdoor dining and quality. Squelch you hunger with delicious burritos, enchiladas, tacos and quesadillas – the La Costa way.

New Restaurant FIRST – Taquiza Limon 2170 Main St., 684-4102 www.taquizalimon.com The husband-and-wife owners of Taquiza Limon first opened their doors in the Brentwood restaurant called “Cha Cha Cha.” The married duo, along with their three sons, worked hard to establish a reputation for the past 20 years, and after a brief move to Durango, Mexico, have returned to the restaurant world, sharing their new spin on Mexican cuisine. Stop by for Taco Tuesday’s $1 tacos.

Most Raging Happy Hour FIRST – Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew 2085 Main St., 625-0292 Mike’s boisterous happy hour is a must-do for any Oakleyite looking to unwind after a long day. You’ll get generous pours at a good price – and

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steaks, seafood, burgers and sandwiches and more, and offers daily specials, catering, and banquet facilities for up to 60. Deals Restaurant & Bar is a place “where every hour is Happy Hour.” Outdoor Dining FIRST – La Costa 3100 Main St., 625-1515 Do you crave an authentic Mexican meal in a comfortable outdoor setting? Visit La Costa and enjoy quality food and a refreshing dose of fresh air. Satisfy your hunger with tacos, burritos or enchiladas. These people love serving their you and strive to please daily. HONOR – Island Joe’s Café & Bakery 6210 Bethel Island Road, 626-7237 www.islandjoescafe.com The garden patio at Island Joe’s, lined with radiant lighting, has the look and feel of your friends’ cozy backyard. If you’re planning an event, the garden patio is available free of charge with Island Joe’s catering services. Pizza FIRST – Round Table Pizza 2190 Main St., 625-1700 www.RoundTablePizza.com Round Table has been in business for over 20 years, including four in its new location. Round Table’s impressive array of crusts and toppings allow you to custom order the pizza of your dreams. The Lunch Buffet is open

from 11:30-1:30 seven days a week, and Family Night Buffet on Tuesdays from 5-8. Round Table delivers, caters and hosts meetings and parties in its banquet room. It’s no surprise our readers chose Round Table as the top pizza maker in town. HONOR – Mountain Mike’s Pizza 2091 Main St., 625-0770 www.mountainmikespizza.com Mountain Mike’s uses high-quality ingredients for all its outstanding pizzas. All vegetables are cut daily and combined with choice meat to make one of the most delicious pizzas in town. Pizza Delivery FIRST – Mountain Mike’s Pizza 2091 Main St., 625-0770 www.mountainmikespizza.com Prompt delivery of quality pizza generously topped with the freshest ingredients makes Mountain Mike’s a logical choice for our Oakley Press readers. Mountain Mike’s says, “Thanks for all your votes and support over the years!” HONOR – Round Table Pizza 2190 Main St., 625-1700 www.RoundTablePizza.com Round Table has been a favorite in Oakley for more than 20 years. If it’s freshness, flavor and variety you crave – and punctuality you demand – Round Table delivers the goods to your home or office.

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Pizza Variety FIRST – Round Table Pizza 2190 Main St. 625-1700 www.RoundTablePizza.com Round Table makes its dough and sauce fresh daily and offers a wide selection of delicious specialty pizzas – or build your own masterpiece by selecting from three unique crusts, four flavorful sauces and more than 25 fresh toppings. HONOR – Mountain Mike’s Pizza 2091 Main St. 625-0770 www.mountainmikespizza.com Mountain Mike’s is famous for making a pizza to suit you personal taste. Whether you’re a meat lover or vegetarian, prefer tomato or white sauce, Mountain Mike’s offers 14 spectacular pizzas to choose from. Place for a Romantic Date FIRST – Deals Restaurant & Bar 6277 Bethel Island Road, 684-3000 Bring your sweetheart to Deals Restaurant & Bar for a romantic dinner for two and nestle in to Deals’ cozy booths accented by fresh flowers and candles. HONOR – Renee’s Asian Island 2525 Main St., 679-1888 Place for a Quiet Drink FIRST – Renee’s Asian Island 2525 Main St., 679-1888

HONOR – Deals Restaurant & Bar 6277 Bethel Island Road, 684-3000 If you’re looking for a place to unwind after a long day, our readers recommend Deals Restaurant & Bar. Deals serves outstanding food and wines, and offers a full bar – all at an equally outstanding value. Restaurant for Karaoke FIRST – Mike’s Beef ‘N’ Brew 2085 Main St., 625-0292 Grab that microphone and let ’er rip! Mike’s provides Oakley entertainers a gathering place that promises uninhibited fun. Want to simply sit back, watch and listen? You’ll see some of East County’s best karaoke practitioners take the stage. Restaurant for Kids FIRST – Black Bear Diner 3201 Main St., 625-3555 www.blackbeardiner.com Black Bear Diner takes its kid-friendly status seriously. Kids get special attention – including their own Cubs’ menu – and lots of smiles. The staff doesn’t just tolerate kids; they love ’em. HONOR – McDonald’s 914 Main St., 754-6114 www.mcdonalds.com McDonald’s has got its kid-friendly environment down to a science. At McDonald’s, kids romp in a total kid world. Load ’em up, bring ’em over and have some fun.

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Restaurant for Seniors FIRST – Black Bear Diner 3201 Main St., 625-3555 www.blackbeardiner.com In the finest tradition of American diners, Black Bear provides a relaxed place for seniors to meet up while enjoying generous servings of classic comfort food for a good value. The Black Bear staff strives to make everyone feel like family, and enjoys making friends – in addition to oldfashioned milkshakes and sundaes – especially at the restaurant’s summer outdoor barbecues and winter fish fries. Stop by Black Bear today and enjoy classic and new menu items, hometown hospitality and the “beary” best pies in town.

town’s Best Restaurant Server. Crystal is just one of many reasons Black Bear Diner is considered Oakley’s Best. HONOR – Patty Ambriz, Black Bear Diner 3201 Main St., 625-3555 www.blackbeardiner.com Congratulations to Patty Ambriz, one more of Black Bear Diner’s fabulous servers. You can’t miss Patty’s big smile and enthusiastic personality, all bundled up in a petite package. Trust our readers – Patty’s the definition of Black Bear’s famous hometown hospitality. Salad FIRST – Mountain Mike’s Pizza 2091 Main St., 625-0770 www.mountainmikespizza.com Mountain Mike’s offers only fresh vegetables and quality meat on its full salad buffet. For the ultimate all-youcan-eat experience, our readers urge you to check out Mountain Mike’s for the best salad.

HONOR – Natalie’s Bar & Grill 3899 Main St., 625-0234 www.buzzinnoakley.com Natalie’s offers a 10-percent discount to all seniors. A special senior menu is just a part of the satisfying experience you’ll get at Natalie’s. Restaurant Server FIRST – Crystal Huffman, Black Bear Diner 3201 Main St., 625-3555 www.blackbeardiner.com More like family, the servers at Black Bear Diner go the extra mile to put the customer first. Congratulations to Crystal Huffman, whose friendly smile and genuine service raise her a notch above the rest and make her the

HONOR – Round Table Pizza 2190 Main St., 625-1700 www.RoundTablePizza.com If it’s freshness and flavor you crave in a salad – and value you demand – Round Table Pizza delivers the goods. Salsa FIRST – Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant 200 West Cypress Road, 679-3795 www.rositasmexgrill.com

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Rosita’s says, “Thank you, Oakley!” for voting Rosita’s salsa the town favorite. The salsa is made daily with only fresh produce. Don’t be shy – request a togo container so you can enjoy Rosita’s Best of Oakley salsa at home. HONOR – Los Charros Mexican Restaurant 2579 Main St. 679-8400 Whether your taste in salsa is mild or hot, you’ll find Los Charros’ salsa exploding with flavor. It’s made fresh daily from scratch – you can taste the difference. Our readers urge all salsa lovers to experience Los Charros. Sandwich FIRST – Subway 2005 Main St. 625-5767 www.subway.com Subway’s friendly staff puts it all together. Sandwiches are Subway’s specialty, and the store’s prices are as good as its product, built with fresh-baked bread and fresh veggies cut every two hours. Start with a cup of soup and finish with a cookie. Discover why Oakley Press readers named Subway the Best sandwich spot in town. Photo by Amy Claire

Yolanda Diaz and grandson Vicente invite Oakleyites to visit Taquiza Limon – voted the Best New Restaurant in town by Oakley Press readers – and enjoy Taquiza’s spectacular Mucho Grande Burrito.

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HONOR – Raley’s 2075 Main St. 625-0744 Raley’s builds far more than a sandwich. When Head Chef Evelyn Miliate sat down with the team, they decided to create sandwiches that were unique and flavorful. Sandwiches and hot grilled panini capture the best of California, from hearty breads to fresh local ingredients. Choose from any sandwich on Raley’s menu for one great price. Seafood FIRST – Deals Restaurant & Bar 6277 Bethel Island Road 684-3000 HONOR – La Costa 3100 Main St., 625-1515 Looking for fresh seafood around town? Try La Costa’s famous ceviche. You’ll love the way La Costa prepares its shrimp tacos and original ceviche tostada. Come join the crew for delicious Mexican food – the La Costa way. Soup FIRST – Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew 2085 Main St., 625-0292 At Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew, all soups are homemade. Whether you order the creamy artichoke and mushroom, the hearty vegetable or the best clam chowder in town, our readers know your taste buds will thank you. HONOR – Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant 200 West Cypress Road, 679-3795 www.rositasmexgrill.com Stop by Rosita’s any day of the week for hearty chicken and pork soups served with tortillas and all the fixings. Spot for Coffee FIRST – Starbucks 2190 Main St., 679-3247

When you walk into a Starbucks, you get more than a cup of coffee – you get an experience with outstanding people and first-rate music in a comfortable setting. Starbucks employees are committed to providing consistent, legendary service to all their customers all the time. HONOR – Caffino 1092 Main St., 363-3208 www.caffino.com Caffino offers much more than your average “cuppa joe.” Without leaving the comfort of your car, you can enjoy hand-crafted beverages and pastries in 60 seconds or less. Make Caffino – and its guarantee of fast and consistent service – your next-stop coffee shop. Steak FIRST – Black Bear Diner 3201 Main St. 625-3555 www.blackbeardiner.com It’s not just the variety of classic American comfort foods that our readers love about Black Bear Diner; it’s the most sumptuous grilled steaks in town. Your degree of doneness is executed to perfection by the kitchen while the service staff makes you feel like part of the family. Stop by today and enjoy a steak plus Black Bear’s famous hometown hospitality at the Diner, its summer outdoor barbecues and winter fish fries. HONOR – Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew 2085 Main St., 625-0292 Mike’s uses only choice beef when cooking up one of the town’s top steaks, including quality rib-eye and New York cuts. Don’t forget to try the steak and lobster, now served daily. Tri-tip Sandwich FIRST – Black Bear Diner 3201 Main St., 625-3555 www.blackbeardiner.com Our readers agree: Black Bear Diner is Oakley’s ultimate destination for that classic American comfort food, the tritip sandwich. Made from the choice tri-tip cuts and cooked to perfection, this is one sandwich you’ll go back to time and again, at the Diner or outside at one of Black Bear’s summer barbecues. HONOR – Rusty Porthole 3893 Willow Road, 684-3607 www.rustyportholebethelisland.com Try Rusty Porthole’s delicious tri-trip sandwich on Saturdays during the weekly outdoor barbecues. It’s made with choice tri-tip and five signature sauces, from hot-sweet to super-hot. Don’t miss out on this phenomenal sandwich. Wine List FIRST – Deals Restaurant & Bar 6277 Bethel Island Road, 684-3000 HONOR – Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew 2085 Main St., 625-0292 Wine lovers with a taste for quality will find Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew’s selections attractive – by the glass or bottle. Our readers encourage you to let Mike’s pop a cork for you and let the enjoyment flow.


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DK Salon......................................................... 18 ECC Bank........................................................ 15 Fairview Heating & Air.................................. 11 Good Scents Florists...................................... 16 Gordon & Gordon Auto Sales....................... 28 Hairy Hounds................................................. 28 Hardcastle’s RV Center.................................. 23 Hook Line & Sinker........................................ 23 Imaginations Preschool................................. 20 Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant........................ 34 Jeff MacDonald – Allstate............................. 12 La Costa.......................................................... 31 Les Schwab Tire Center................................... 3 Little Wonders Preschool.............................. 19 Los Charros Mexican Restaurant.................. 33 Lucky Supermarket.......................................... 7 MacSveen Technical Services........................ 27 Mark Murray – State Farm............................ 20 McDonald’s..................................................... 34 Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew..................................... 31 Molly Maid..................................................... 25 Morning Star Properties............................... 19 Mountain Mike’s Pizza.................................. 33 Mr. Appliance................................................. 26 Oakley American Karate............................... 25 Oakley Chiropractic....................................... 22 Oakley Comfort Suites.................................. 14 Oakley Dental................................................ 22

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Oakley Spice House....................................... 29 Oakley Veterinary Medical Center............... 20 Obsidian Motors.............................................. 6 Premier Self Storage....................................... 4 Raley’s............................................................... 5 Rosita’s Mexican Grill.................................... 32 Round Table Pizza.......................................... 30 Rusty Porthole............................................... 32 Scheer Home Systems................................... 25 Shea Homes Corporate................................... 2 Skin Aesthetics............................................... 21 Step 2 This Dance.......................................... 17 Stone’s K-9..................................................... 24 Stonecrest Lending........................................ 12 Subway........................................................... 33 Sunbusters Patio Covers............................... 14 Susan Morgan Legal Services....................... 29 Terry Gwin, Landscape Artist....................... 27 The Oaks at Oak Grove Apartments............ 21 The UPS Store................................................ 16 Thomas R. Woelfel Law Office..................... 23 Uncle Wong’s Restaurant.............................. 30 Vicky’s Nails.................................................... 25 Visiting Angels................................................. 8 Wayne’s Smog Inspection Station................. 4 Yogurt Island.................................................. 33

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