Readers Choice Special Edition
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SAN R A MO N JULY 2010
Thank you to our loyal customers for voting for us for the Best Flooring Company. We appreciate it! We are the Tri-Valley’s oldest and most trusted ﬂoor covering store since 1971. We are a LOCALLY OWNED, INDEPENDENT and a FAMILY RUN Business. We operate as a true “Co-Operative” NOT a Franchise and as such we are able to BUY BETTER than the corporate “BIG BOX” stores. CarpetOne Floor & Home stores represent the largest retailer of ﬂoor covering products in the U.S. and Canada! We offer un-paralleled service with NON-COMMISSIONED sales professional.
Come see why we’ve been voted BEST FLOORING for 4 years in a row by the Danville Express Readers!
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IF YOU DON’T ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE WAY YOUR NEW FLOOR LOOKS, WE’LL REPLACE IT FREE! THAT’S THE BEAUTIFUL GUARANTEE.
$150 OFF your purchase of $1599 or more.
Must present coupon at time of purchase. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or on “Sale” items. Expires 7/31/10
Includes materials and labor. Applies to most products. See store for qualiﬁed products.
(925) 837-3716 | 1985 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583
DANVILLE 25 SAN R AMON 14
These are a few of your favorite things
32 Up, up and away Photo essay: Glorious weather makes for a perfect 2010 San Ramon Art & Wind Festival 34 First grads for Dougherty Valley High Members of the ﬁrst graduating class talk about starting new traditions 44 Farmer’s market Small businesses hope to make it big at San Ramon Farmers Market 47 Fire Wildﬁre season is upon us, says ﬁre chief
8 Publisher’s Note 10 Our Views It’s time for everyone to discover the ‘hidden treasure’ of the Tao House 37 Quick hit Danville, Alamo survey will help shape the future of Hap Magee Ranch Park 38 Neighborhood news Bollinger Canyon Road expanding to three lanes 42 Kids update Classroom book raises money for new rescue dog 48 Goings on 50 Streetwise Stan asks graduating high school seniors: What will you miss most?
COVER PHOTO: CHRIS SCOTT/WWW.CALSPORTSPHOTO.COM
“Wine & Spirits Retailer of the Year”
Summer Wine Sale!
ALL* DOMESTIC WINES! July 7-20 ALL* IMPORTED WINES! August 4-17 *Save Up to 20% when you purchase 12 or more bottles of wine, All Domestic July 7-20, All imported August 4-17. Sale applies to 750ml bottles only. Some already reduced or net - priced wines are not included. We stock over 3,000 of the world’s finest wines, hand selected. Supplies are limited to stock on hand and all wines are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Sorry, we cannot hold wine for future purchase and delivery is extra during the sale. Wine Stewards on duty 10-7 every day.
Draeger’s Markets, 4 Locations: 4100 Blackhawk Pl. Cr. Danville 925-648-5845
1010 University Dr. Menlo Park 650-324-7739
342 First St Los Altos 650-948-4425
222 E. Fourth Ave. San Mateo 650-685-3725
Shop All Stores, They Carry Different Wines! Open Every Day 7a.m.–10p.m. Go to www.Draegers.com for more information
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