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FOOD, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT Wine Bar; Italian Restaurant; Liquor/Wine Shop

Prima Beautiful ambience, Italian taste, hospitality and one of the most extensive and distinguished wine collections create the best wine bar and Italian restaurant, Prima Vini, in the East Bay. Wine director John Rittmaster takes charge of the full service wine business that features wines from all over the world including top California wines and selections from Italy, France, Spain, Germany, and Australia. The wine list represents 1,300 selections from an inventory of more than 15,000 bottles. Paired with delectable menu selections prepared by executive chef and owner Peter Chastain, the wines compliment the seasonal northern Italian cuisine or stand well on their own. From 30 to 50 by-the-glass selections are available for individual tasting, by flight. Special events at Prima including on Wednesday, June 25, “The Regional Italian Table: Italy’s Sunny South” where Chastain and Rittmaster will share their knowledge about Italian food and wine pairings from Italy’s Southern grape growing regions.

On Thursday, July 10 Argentine vintner, physician and author Laura Catena will guide you through an Argentine food and wine experience. Call for menu and price of special events.

Prima 1522 N. Main St., Walnut Creek 925-935-7780 www.primawine.com The Bar - Open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. and Sunday from 5 p.m. The Wine Shop - Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Sunday. The Restaurant - Open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner Monday through Thursday and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Local Winery for Tasting

Bent Creek Winery The rolling hills of southeast Livermore is the picturesque site for the Bent Creek Winery, creating award-winning wines since 2002. “The goal when people come to our tasting room is to make it their best tasting room experience that day, that month or that year,” says Pat Heineman who owns the winery with her husband Tom and friends Carol and Rich Howell. Add a beautiful setting, fantastic staff that is knowledgeable about wines, a personal greeting by one of them, and the warm and friendly atmosphere, and you have the best in this category all at the end of a ¼-mile driveway.

Pat and Tom purchased the 12-acre property adjacent to some of Wente’s vineyards and took grape growing classes through UC Davis extension before planting their first Syrah grapes in 1997. They sold their grapes to Concannon Winery for the first five years before the Howells joined them and they all decided to embark on their second careers, winemaking , which sent them back to UC Davis for winemaking classes. Bent Creek Winery has about 6,000 vines of Petit Syrah, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Franc grapes on eight acres and annually produces about 3,000 cases of award-winning wines. Pat calls Rich “the brains” behind the science of the winemaking, but all four of them take an active role in the blending of the wines before they are bottled. Come for a taste and leave with a bottle of your own.

Bent Creek Winery 5455 Greenville Rd., Livermore 925-455-6320 www.bentcreekwinery.com Tasting room is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. and by appointment. Dive Bar

V&E Club It’s the place filled with regulars who probably know your name and new customers looking for a place to hang out with friends and enjoy good drinks. V & E Club serves beer, wine and cocktails and is enjoying their 76th year in business since 1938.

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Located between K and L Streets in downtown Livermore, the V & E Club doesn’t accept credit cards, so don’t forget your cash. Come for a drink and play a little pool, shuffleboard or listen to the jukebox. There’s always a game on the flatscreen, too.

V & E Club 2071 First St., Livermore 925-447-3293 Open daily from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sports Bar

First Street Alehouse Family owned and operated since 2000 when brothers Ron and Mike Witherspoon returned to their hometown to open First Street Alehouse. A collection of more than 6,000 cans of beer decorates the alehouse which features about 24 beers on tap each day with an additional 11 rotating beers on tap. Come for the sports and stay for the beer and delicious pub fare from signature garlic steak fries, beer battered onion rings, bbq wings, salads, half-pound burgers with a cilantro jalapeno kick, blue cheese or brie pesto. Your favorite game is sure to be on any of the number of flatscreens throughout the bar for easy viewing. Morning game? No problem. They now serve an All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet Saturdays and Sundays until noon. First Street Alehouse is so popular the customers spill out into the patio seating along First Street.

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Tap 25 It’s all about the American craft beer and the right ambience in the historic Blacksmith Square that make Tap 25 the best brew pub in the East Bay featuring 25 rotating taps and live music under a canopy of shade trees in the brick courtyard. In the heart of the Livermore wine country, owners and husband and wife Tim Bryant and Carrie Brunell opened Tap 25 in 2011 and have attracted a steady flow of beer lovers through their doors ever since. The small pub features 25 rotating taps, hosts local brewmasters for Meet the Brewer nights, and features live, local musicians from 7 to 10 p.m. in the courtyard.

French Restaurant

La Note Restaurant Provencal Dorothee Mitrani-Bell opened this authentic Provencal restaurant in a charming 1875 building in the heart of Berkeley. A graduate of UC Berkeley’s environment design program, MitraniBell also won an award in excellence in 1998 for “outstanding storefront improvements” and the charming rehabilitation of the classic building. Known for its traditional breakfast and lunch bistro fare, La Note also serves rustic Provencal dinners inside or on the patio. The menus are extensive and in French with English translation. The countrysideinspired breakfast include a delicious assortment of eggs (les oeufs) or omelets with many special additions like Ementhal and goat cheese, spicy lamb sausage, or ratatouille. The challenge will be deciding among the les pancakes or le pain perdu (French toast). Do we add crème fraiche, lemon and gingerbread, homemade raspberry and blueberry compote or indulge on cinnamon brioche instead of semolina French bread. Dinner selections are equally enticing with a selection of open-faced Provencal sandwiches on warm rustic French rolls, pastas (lemon ricotta ravioli), fish (bouillabaisse) and chicken and meat. Vins of Provence also fill the extensive wine list to accompany your meal.

La Note Restaurant Provencal 2377 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 510-843-1535 www.lanoterestaurant.com Open for Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch from 8 a.m. to 2:30 pm.; Saturday and Sunday for brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch from 11 a.m.); and Thursday through Saturday for dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. Pizza

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza Zachary’s Chicago Pizza has been synonomous with the best pizza since

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Tap 25 25 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore 925-294-8970 www.taptwentyfive.com Open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. KERRY HIROSHI PAUL

Zach Zachowski and Barbara Gabel opened their first pizza parlor on College Avenue in Oakland in 1983. They retired in 2003, and sold the business to their dedicated crew. The San Ramon location was opened with their help in 2006 and Zachary’s became 100 percent employeeowned in 2010 followed by the opening of the Pleasant Hill location in 2013. The recipient of more than 150 “best pizza” awards, Zachary’s stuffed Chicago style piazza or thin style pizza is a tradition that, once you’ve tasted, will have you returning for one more slice.

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza Oakland at 5801 College Ave. 510-655-6385 Berkeley at 1853 Solano Ave. 510-525-5950 Pleasant Hill at 140 Crescent Dr. 925-602-7000 San Ramon at 3110 Crow Canyon Place 925-244-1222 www.zacharys.com Seafood

Chianti’s Ristorante Voted best in this category for the second year in a row, Chianti’s Ristorante brings a little bit of Italy to downtown Pleasanton. The selection of “Tutto Di Mare” is mouthwatering from the grilled fresh salmon filet, baby manila clams, and pan seared halibut to the specialities like Gamberoni with sautéed prawns and scallops, or Grancchio, sautéed prawns and fresh crab meat.

Seafood brunch menu items include prawns and smoke salmon omelet, crab cakes, and poached salmon topped with Hollandaise sauce. The outdoor seating, full bar and peaceful ambience create an ideal brunch, lunch or dining experience.

Chianti’s Ristorante 436 Main St., Pleasanton 925-484-3877 www.chiantisristorante.com Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., with lunch specials Monday through Friday between 11:30 and 2:30 p.m. and Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. American Food

Eddie Pappa’s American Hangout The name says it all. Hang out at Eddie Pappa’s for great American food. It all started with love for food, family and friends when Pleasanton resident Edward Westmoreland created the American style bar and grill with signature regional dishes and artisan beverages. A long resume of experience in the food industry via Hyatt Resorts, Palomino, Gordon Biersch and P.F. Changs has led him to owning his own restaurant. Take a road trip on the menu that reads like a culinary map of specialties from Philly Cheese steaks, New Orleans Jambalaya, Kansas City Barbecue and Southern Fried chicken, New England clam chowder, Memphis pulled pork,

the Hollywood Cobb salad, Hawaiian fish tacos and more. And like the weather, it changes with the seasons. The old fashioned soda fountain features Fresca, Cheerwine, Frostie Blue Cream, Sioux City Sarsaparilla, and Dr. Brown’s cream soda. Eating at Eddie Pappa’s is like taking a trip without having to pack a suitcase.

Eddie Pappa’s American Hangout 4889, Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton 925-469-6266 www.eddiepappas.com Open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Serving brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Indian Food

Saroor Indian Cuisine The all-you-can-eat lunch buffet draws a devoted crowd to Saroor’s to feast on more than 80 items of traditional Indian cuisine. From Samosa appetizers, chicken Pakoras, Dal and Sambar lentil soups, freshly baked Indian nan with savory fillings, curries and tandoori dishes, Saroor’s prides itself on serving healthy and low-carb dishes. They also serve a wide selection of vegetarian and seafood specialties and a delicious Chai tea.


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Saroor Indian Cuisine 2580 N. Main St., Walnut Creek 925-937-2031 Open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Thai Food

Lemongrass Bistro Voted the best in this category for the second straight year, Lemongrass Bistro continues to satisfy their customers’ craving for the delicious Thai cuisine. Sisters Becky and Linda Pheng opened Lemongrass Bistro in August 2009 hired their Loatian mom as executive chef and started creating a menu filled with Thai, Vietnamese, Laotian and Indian flavors. Dad pitched in to help as well as design students from the Academy of Art in San Francisco for a makeover. Chicken, beef, pork or tofu and vegetables are prepared for lunch with an assortment of flavors including sweet basil and chili peppers, red curry paste sautéed with coconut milk, or sautéed with sliced mango, bell papers and yellow curry powder. Leave a little more time to savor dinner with Vietnamese crepes or grilled chicken skewers for starters, delectable salads and soups like salmon coconut soup and grilled meats, seafood, noodles, stir-fry and curry selections. Plan on making

several return trips to try something new from the extensive menu.

Lemongrass Bistro 501 Main St., Martinez 925-387-0388 www.lemongrass-bistro.com Open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m. Open for dinner Monday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.

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Vietnamese Food

Le Cheval Maintaining the harmony between mind and body through healthy eating is the tradition at Le Cheval where new Asian flavors are blended into American and Vietnamese cuisines. Lunch specials are enticing from lemon grass beef, and kababs, to the popular Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwiches filled with garlic flavored mayonnaise, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro and carrot and a choice of grilled pork or roasted chicken.

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Most menu items are written in Vietnamese as well as English with a healthy selection of appetizers, salads, soups like Hot and Sour Saigon Style, noodle soups, and stirred fried noodles.

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Happy Hour; Mexican Restaurant

La Tapatia Voted best happy hour and best Mexican restaurant for the second year in a row, La Tapatia continues to serve its authentic Jalisco cuisine to its devoted customers while being serenaded by Mariachi musicians every Friday and Sunday nights. Served indoors or on the patio, lunch and dinner features their famous sizzling fajitas, enchiladas verde and a wide selection of seafood. Banquet rooms can seat up to 200, and take out and catering is available. Maybe it’s the 32-ounce monster margarita made with 100 percent agave that makes the happy hour so popular. Or it could be that they offer 100 different tequilas. Either way come and indulge during the “happy hour” from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. La Tapatia 1802 Willow Pass Rd., Concord 925-685-1985 536 Main St., Martinez 925-229-3866 www.latapatia.net Open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Barrel Aged Restaurant and Cocktail Bar No pre-made juices or cocktail mixes here, just an extensive menu of hand-crafted classic cocktails Owner Ashley Afferino opened Barrel Aged in July 2012 and serves fresh California cuisine for lunch, dinner and brunch using locally sourced ingredients. But the list of cocktails is just as long as the food menu. There is even a “Brunch Cocktail” menu featuring “bubbly” mimosas; “bloody” marias; “egg-based” ramos gin fizzes; or “fresh squeezed juice” treats like a pomegranate daiquiri. So how do you choose from a modern classic like Remember the Maine (rye whiskey, cherry heering and orange bitters) or a Mint Smash (bourbon, mint and lemon bitters)? Does an “older fashioned” cocktail sound enticing like a Blood and Sand (scotch, fresh orange, cherry heering and vermouth) or a Rob Roy (scotch, vermouth, maraschino and bitters)? Maybe a farm fresh cocktail is more your style like a ginger margarita (blanco tequila, lime, fresh ginger and agave) or a One-Eyed Horseman (spiced run, mint, lemon and cardamom). Decisions, decisions. Barrel Aged Restaurant and Cocktail Bar 823 Main St., Martinez 925-228-7795 www.barrelagedbar.com.


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Tahoe Joe’s Located near the Sunvalley Mall in Pleasant Hill, Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse open in 2001 and is the only Bay Area location for this chain of nine restaurants. The steakhouse is known for its Tahoeinspired mountain lodge with exposed pine log beams, hand painted teepee lamps, stone pillars and outdoor patios. Inside is an open fireplace, full bar, five flat screen televisions and lots of room for large parties. Don’t forget the great food. Steaks are king at Tahoe Joe’s. They are USDA, Midwest corn fed beef, cut thick and charbroiled over a hard wood fire. Favorites include the slow roasted Joe’s Steak, the Railroad Camp Shrimp and homemade Nevada Cheesecake. The Steakhouse was designed around the noted chef Tahoe Joe, known in the lake Tahoe region during the mining days of the 1870s. They use old-fashioned cooking techniques such as wood fire grilling and slow roasting. Its first location was in West Fresno in 1996 and grew throughout the Central Valley where they continue the tradition of Tahoe Joe’s way: Serve “quality food” with “enlightened hospitality” and be “a place where people want to be.”

Le Cheval 1375 North Broadway, Walnut Creek 925-938-2288 www.lecheval.com Open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday from noon to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8:30 p.m. Closed Monday. Japanese Food

Kawa Sushi Since 1998, Kawa Sushi has been serving the Tri Valley with its Teppan room, and Sushi bar. The preparation of hibachi grilled chicken, shrimp, steak, vegetables, lobster tails and scallops are as fun to watch as they are delicious to eat. Diners sit around the grill and watch their selections grilled to perfection. It’s dinner and a show watching the chefs’ hands move quickly over the grill.

Tahoe Joe’s 999 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill 925-687-8096 Take-out orders 925-687-8078 www.tahoejoes.com Open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Delicate sushi is handmade at the sushi bar and has colorful names like the Tom and Jerry Roll, the Geisha Roll or the Bruce Lee Roll.

Kawa Sushi 2180 3rd St., Livermore 925-606-7222 www.kawasushi.net Open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m.

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925-372-0842 www.sunflowergardenrestaurant.com Open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Closed Sunday

Chinese Food

Sunflower Garden Restaurant and Bar Sunflower Garden, owned by Sandy Young, is a comfortable family-run and family-friendly restaurant at the corner of Ferry Street and Marina Vista in Martinez. Sandy and her brother, David, started the restaurant in 1990 in Indiana before moving back to California and downtown Martinez 20 years ago. Her husband, Mike, is head chef. The lengthy menu is filled with Chinese delights and tons of variety. Special Family Dinners with select entrees are prepared as well as vegetarian dishes and lunch specials. There is also a full bar with counter seating.

Sunflower Garden Restaurant and Bar 436 Ferry St., Martinez

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Genova Delicatessen From the small port city of Genoa in northern Italy, Genova Delicatessen has been an icon in the East Bay since 1926 serving traditional, homemade Italian food. Generations of fans have been flocking to the deli counters at Genova for its friendly service and incredible variety of cheeses, meats, hot and cold sandwiches, and salads that you can enjoy there at the deli or have packed to take home. The choices are many and the aromas are enticing from the ravioli, Italian meat loaf, veal scalapini and homemade soups including minestrone, and chicken tortellini. Don’t forget to indulge a little in a Italian pastry, cannoli, torte dolci or biscotti with

a cup of fresh coffee or peruse the selection of authentic Italian wines.

Genova Delicatessen Two locations in Walnut Creek 1105 S. California Blvd., 925-939-3838 2064 Treat Blvd., 925-938-2888 www.genovadeli.net Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bakery

Noland’s Cake Shop It’s a given that the cake you choose from Noland’s Cake Shop is going to be delicious, but it’s also going to a beautiful piece of art custom designed for your occasion and needs. Noland’s has been a part of special occasions in the East Bay for about 40 years since Hope Noland opened the shop. Don and Aldean Laudenbach took over the reins for about 27 years until current owners Tim and Donna Yadron bought the business about 10 years ago continuing

the tradition of producing high quality custom cakes. Have your cake, but eat your cookies, brownies and cupcakes too! Nolands bakes up these treats, custom designed sugar cookies, pumpkin rolls, Yule logs and pies as well. Noland’s is famous for its banana nut cake with fresh sliced banana filling or the white champagne cake with fresh strawberries or strawberry mousse, but it has many flavors to choose from.

Noland’s Cake Shop 205-B Main St., Pleasanton 925-462-3333 www.nolandscakes.com Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 p.m. during summer). Closed Sunday except for deliveries Frozen Yogurt

1st Treat Yogurt Voted best in this category for the second year in a row, 1st Treat Yogurt is a favorite place to create a custom dessert


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just the way you like it. Family owned and operated by Ken and Tanya Olsen since 2009, 1st Treat Yogurt is located in downtown Livermore. Their children Kaley and Hayden and even 10-year-old Chandler helps out in the store. 1St Treat features eight revolving flavors of Dannon Yocream like salted caramel corn and sweet coconut to pomegranate raspberry and, of course, chocolate and vanilla. Tanya says they always carry a “no sugar added” and “a non dairy” option for those customers with dietary restrictions. She adds, there are “way over” 40 toppings to choose from and you can add a little or add a lot. There is also hot fudge, waffle bowls and fresh fruit in addition to healthy options such as fruit, nuts, granola and coconut. “We believe in the yogurt we sell,” says Tanya. “We have a perfect location and an amazing staff. “We appreciate our customers very much and do our best to implement the suggestions and requests we have received over the years,” and she adds, “We love Livermore and the people who make it such a great community.”

1st Treat Yogurt 2127 First St., Livermore 925-292-4244 www.1sttreatyogurt.com Open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Vegetarian Food

Sansar Indian Cuisine Vegetarians will delight in the selections from the lunch and dinner menus at Sansar Indian Cuisine whether you dine-in, or take out, or choose Sansar to cater your next party or event.

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209-835-1100 www.sansarindiancuisine.com Open daily for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Breakfast

Country Waffles Country Waffles has been serving up a hearty breakfast since 1991 and has locations all over Northern and Central California.

H.T. Brooks franchises the restaurants now, but has owned and operated Country Waffles and “Jeb’s” restaurants for more than 40 years. You can still find “Jeb’s Cure Bone-in Slab Ham” and “Jeb’s Good Mornin’ breakfasts on the menu in addition to big three-egg omelets, and hot-offthe-grill specials like caramel pecan and banana waffles, French toast and Jeb’s blueberry pancakes. The comfortable atmosphere is decorated just like someone’s grandma lived there. You’re invited to pull up a chair and enjoy breakfast without all the fuss and just down home delicious food.

About 18 different selections are available from Aloo Gobhi, seasoned potatoes and cauliflower and Bhindi Masala, fresh okra seasoned with spices to home made cottage cheese stir fired in kadai with roasted spices. There is quite a variety of vegetables to choose from. Additionally they serve an assortment of Indian breads with savory fillings.

Sansar Indian Cuisine 2220 First St., Livermore 925-606-6191 430 W. Grant Line Rd., Tracy

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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit It’s Texas barbecue right here in the East Bay. Dickey’s has 73 years of experience doing barbecue since Travis Dickey opened his first barbecue pit in Dallas, Texas. His sons Roland and T.D. Dickey Jr. took over the business in 1967 and began franchising the business in 1994 and expanding from coast to coast. Every location smokes all of their meats on-site at the restaurant the same way it was done in 1941. They serve beef brisket, pulled pork, ham, polish sausage, turkey breast and children with tons of tasty sides from jalapeno beans to mac ‘n cheese. Order online, pick up and start enjoying. Don’t forget the napkins. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 6654 Koll Center Pkwy, Pleasanton 925-426-6800 www.dickeys.com Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Loard’s An icon of the Bay Area since 1950, Loard’s Ice Cream is still a favorite for ice cream lovers with more than 14 locations. Their recipe for rich and creamy ice cream hasn’t changed since Russ Salyards left his job at UC Berkeley shortly after World War II and embarked on his quest to make the best ice cream in the San Francisco Bay Area. He opened his first Loard’s at 2825 MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland and two years later his ice cream won Gold at the California State Fair. Today all the locations are serving the same ice cream from the same production plant in San Leandro and the tradition lives on. They produce 38 flavors of ice cream in additional to eight seasonal flavors, five sherbet and two sorbet flavors. Did you know Loard’s caters parties and events with their Portable Parlor and Sundae Bar complete with servers. Loard’s Ice Cream Two locations in Livermore 1875 2nd St., 925-447-2708 1312 N. Vasco Rd., 925-449-2046 www.loards.com


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SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 Live Music

Bankhead Theater, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center The 500-seat performing arts theater opened in September 2007 with a two-day Gala featuring Bernadette Peters in concert. Since then numerous performers have graced the stage making it a popular venue for year-round performances by the Livermore Valley Opera, Livermore-Amador Symphony, Cantabella Children’s Chorus, Valley Concert Chorale, Pacific Chamber Symphony and special musical guests. The Bankhead Theater was named after a third-generation Livermore family who owned several ranches. The family matriarch, Evelyn, taught at the 5th Street School and was an officer of the Livermore Valley Concert Society and founder of the Livermore Cultural Arts Council in 1966. She died in 2008. Daughter Nancy Bankhead serves as vice president of the Arts Council. Bankhead Theater Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center 2400 First St., Livermore 925-373-6800 www.livermoreperformingarts.org

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Rusty Porthole Karaoke is alive and popular at the Rusty Porthole along the Delta marina at Bethal Island. Karaoke is every Thursday through Sunday night. Come out and enjoy some tasty food and drink and grab a mic because everyone’s a singer when there’s karaoke in the house.

is served with proceeds benefitting various community non-profit organizations.

High Street Station Café 1303 High St., Alameda 510-995-8049 www.1303highstreet.com Open Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (2nd Wed of month open until 10 p.m.), Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Outdoor Event

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High Street Station Café Come for the food and stay for the music from jazz to bluegrass including an open mic on Thursdays from 7 to 10, Dixieland on the 4th Thursday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. and a variety of local talent and bands on tour every weekend. See the calendar online for a complete schedule. The relaxed atmosphere of High Street Station Café makes it the ideal venue to sit back enjoy a dinner show with a prix fixe dinner, or a tasty selection from the AM and PM Café menus and weekend brunch specials served Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday nights are “Charity Night Dinners” from 5:30 to 7 pm. A special dinner

Oakland Running Festival The Oakland Running Festival held annually in March attracts more than 10,000 runners from about 30 states and three foreign countries to its event that includes a marathon, half-marathon, four-person team relay, 5K and Kids Fun Run. All the races start and finish at Snow Park/Lake Merritt near the intersection of 19th and Harrison streets with the help of more than 300 volunteers and entertainment by 10 bands, 11 DJs, a half-dozen cheer stations and lots of fun along the route. “A celebration of all things good about Oakland,” the Running Festival was founded by Lee Corrigan, president of Corrigan Sports Enterprises. The festival brings together the Oakland community, city agencies, corporate partners, residents and guests for a fun event that also generates millions of dollars of economic impact and hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities each year. See the website for the

entire list of charity partners that include Running for a Better Oakland and the Alameda County Food Bank.

Oakland Running Festival Office at 1001 Broadway, Oakland 510-371-5273 oaklandmarathon@gmail.com www.oaklandmarathon.com Next festival, sixth annual: March 22, 2015

Body therapies at the spa include a walnut honey moisture mask, exfoliating massage and more. Plan a spa party for special birthday, bachelorette party, bridal and baby showers or corporate event. Book a spa party by calling 925-947-1814, ext. 236. Changes Center for Well Being is an affiliate of The Chopra Center for Well Being, an organization created by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

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Since 1984, Changes Salon and Day Spa has been offering relaxation and rejuvenation in a beautiful and tranquil setting in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek. They say you can feel the tension melt away just by entering the spa, but you will want to take full advantage of the luxurious and indulgent therapies, feel pampered and leave all the stress and anxiety behind you. Changes offers a full day of pampering from full body massage, aromatherapy massage, deep tissue and sports massage, Fusion Stone massage, pregnancy massage and several more specially designed for your personal needs.

Acrylic Nails offers a full range of nail care services including pedicures, manicures, acrylics, silks, gels and airbrush. So many colors, so many choices when it comes to selecting a polish from their collection.

Acrylic Nails 53 Wright Brothers Ave., Livermore 925-606-1918 Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday Massage

Sawa Spa The signature massage treatment at Sawa Spa combines the three core therapeutic elements of heat, water and stones


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Fusion 3 Salon The stylists at Fusion 3 Salon promise to provide their clients the best salon service ever. They will talk about the health of your hair, answer your questions and exceed your expectations at every visit. Katie Corbett, manager of Livermore location, says Fusion 3 Salon is a teambased salon where talented hair stylists work together to satisfy customers and keep them coming back. An extensive in-house training program is another way that Fusion 3 sets itself apart from other salons. Trainees are also mentored by more experienced stylists to ensure the high level of guest service and standards customers come to expect at Fusion 3. The benefits to the clients are numerous, says Corbett. The salon has a “family, friendly vibe,” she says and adds, the “team” can accommodate clients’ schedules, clients can trust all the stylists to do a good job. “We want you (the client) to be able to see any of our highly trained stylists,” she says. The Livermore location opened in 2008 and features about six stylists. It’s a busy location getting involved in the community as well and making donations to local schools, mother’s groups and other non-profit organizations in the Tri-Valley. Fusion 3 features eco-conscious Aveda and Davines products and offers an extensive list of salon services including hair cuts, styling and conditioning, color, straightening or curling, and also welcomes men and children to its salons. Fusion 3 Salon 1776 First St., Livermore, 925-447-1776 722 Main St., Pleasanton, 925-600-0080 2455 Sand Creek Rd., Brentwood, 925-634-9600 www.fusion3salon.com KERRY HIROSHI PAUL

to create an indulgent experience of relaxation and calm. Sawa is the Miwok work for “stone” and the integral inspiration for the treatments that combine herbs and spices with heat, water and stones to relieve pain and improve the quality of life. The entire spa is designed with tranquility in mind from its soothing palette to its decorative finishes and soothing water features. There are private men’s and women’s lounges with a steam shower, and outdoor private spa and garden retreat. Several massages are available including one customized to one’s individual needs. A relaxation, deep tissue, sports, hot stone and couples massage are available in the private treatment room.

Sawa Spa 1700 Trilogy Pkway, Brentwood 925-809-7171 www.sawaspa.com Open Sunday through Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Facial

Mio Spa and Salon Come in to Mio Spa and Salon and be pampered. Among the many services it provides is skin care and is a favorite among its East Bay clients for its signature facials.

Mio Spa and Salon opened in 2011 and employs a staff of qualified stylists, nail techs, massage therapists and estheticians. The exclusively use Glo-Therapeutics and Pevonia Bontanica lines for all skin care treatments. They currently offer about 13 different facials in addition to microdermabrasion treatments, chemical peels and Glo Enzyme. Facials are designed to provide total skin health and rejuvenation and can use aromatherapy, vitamin C. There are specially designed facials for Rosacea, acne-prone skin, to brighten dull complexions, deep pore cleansing and even a “gentlemen’s facial.”

Mio Spa and Salon 387 Grand Ave., Oakland 510-452-4569 www.miosalonoakland.com Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Botox Treatment

Advanced Laser Skin Care Center Patients of Dr. Michael Tomcik at Advanced Laser Skin Care Center, call it the best in this category. Board certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology used Botox injections to treat wrinkles and excessive sweating and draws patients from all over the Bay Area.

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Furlong Vision Voted the best place to get Lasik Surgery for the past seven years, Furlong Vision and its staff specialize in bladeless Lasik, laser vision correction procedures to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. The personalized attention and customized care ensure their patients know and understand the procedure of the corrective treatment. Michael Furlong is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He received his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his MD at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu. Since 1998 he has been at Furlong Vision Correction specializing in refractive surgery and laser vision correction and has performed more than 35,000 vision correction procedures. He founded the Gift of Sight Program in 2002, an annual drive to give back to local community by providing no-cost refractive surgery to deserving patients nominated by local charities. Noted patients who have benefitted from his corrective eye surgery include NFL 49er Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, Jon Busch of the San Jose Earthquakes and Sierra Partridge, professional surfer. Furlong Vision 2107 N. 1st St., #101, San Jose 408-453-5600, 1-800-573-1010 www.furlongvision.com


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SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 Tomcik uses a “virtually painless” method of injecting Botox by using cold compresses, the smallest diameter needle, acupressure and his expert technique to minimize discomfort and bruising. He has been treating patients since 1992 and has been a clinical associate professor of dermatology at UCSF since 1977.

Advanced Laser Skin Care Center 101 Park Place, San Ramon 925-743-1488 www.sanramonderm.com Chiropractor

Haque Chiropractic Inc The goal at Haque Chiropratic is to “heal you as holistically as possible”. Full body health means individualized care designed to address your body. Exercises, in-house massage by certified massage therapists and personal training are featured as are weight loss program and skin care. Anita Haque says they treat key areas without drugs or surgery by “finding the area where the joint’s not working properly, we make sure the alignment is correct… and then mobilize those joints effectively and safely so they (her patients) can have more quality of life.” She adds that her approach is an emphasis on correction versus just pain relief.

Haque Chiropractic Inc. 1855 1st St., Livermore 925-960-1960 www.haquechiropractic.com Open Monday and Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday by appointment, Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., and Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. only. Hearing Aid

Hearing Services Serving the Tri-Valley since 1986, Hearing Services in Pleasanton and Livermore offers consultations with hearing instrument specialists, hearing aid cleaning and repair and friendly service. They have an on site repair lab for most makes and models of hearing instruments and conduct hearing evaluations with state-of-the-art equipment or see a demonstration of assistive listening devices like TV Ears and Loop Systems. Audiologist and hearing instrument specialist Kenneth Billheimer has been in practice since 1976 and has a wealth of experience from his work as an audiologist in the U.S. Army to teaching otolaryngology or ENT (the study of ear, nose and throat conditions) in a teaching hospital

and serving on the board of the California Academy of Audiology for two years. Hearing Aid Specialist Jacque Pedraza has been Hearing Services since 2000 keeps up to date on the latest advances in hearing aid technology. Sierra Parini, audiologist and hearing instrument specialist focusing on the rehabilitation side of hearing loss and earned her Doctor of Audiology degree in 2009. She is a member of the California Academy of Audiology and fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

Hearing Services 1613 Second St., Livermore 925-960-0391 Open Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and 4460 Black Ave., Suite F, Pleasanton, 925-484-3507. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.pleasantonhearingservices.com Dentist

Valley Dental & Orthodontics He provides his patients with healthy, beautiful smiles and has been for more than 20 years. Douglas Wong, D.D.S., voted the best in this category, provides a full array of dental services including dental implants, orthodontics, dentures and more. His passion, however, is aesthetic dentistry where he combines the art and science of cosmetic dentistry to create the best smiles around. He provides the latest in dental technology, the treatment options and the best patient comfort. Check out Dr. Wong’s blog at valleydentalorthoblog.com for the latest news in dental health and to schedule an appointment.

Valley Dental & Orthodontics Douglas Wong 7033 Village Pkwy, #202, Dublin 925-427-6453 Open Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

South Shore Beauty Center 2302 S. Shore Ctr., Alameda, CA 510-522-6802 Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weight Loss; Medical and Wellness Retail

Synergy Laser Weight Loss and Pain Relief Center Weight loss without drugs or surgery. That’s what Synergy Laser Weight Loss offers its clients with lasting results. Since 2008, Synergy has used a combination of brain based hypnosis techniques, high tech hypnosis and meditation to slim, shape and tone and effectively lose weight. The staff combines these techniques with light therapy (lipo-light) and non-invasive lipo sculpting, nutrition and lymphatic therapy to achieve the desired results. Lipo-Light triggers a breakdown of fatty acids and triglycerides in the body with no known side effects or discomfort. Synergy Laser Center also uses laser therapy, non-surgical techniques for neuropathy, disc injuries, pain relief, tissue healing and joint injuries and one of the few California clinics to use a non-surgical spinal decompression therapy for disc healing.

Synergy Laser Weight Loss and Pain Relief Center 375 Diablo Rd., Danville, CA 925-820-2190 www.synergylasercenter.com Open Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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South Shore Beauty Center Alameda Beauty Center in the beautiful South Shore shopping center is locally owned and operated. For about 28 years it has featured popular beauty products and services including a full service salon in addition to an esthetician specializing in brow shaping and waxing, makeup artistry and facials.

Cal Summer Youth Camps Cal Adventures’ Summer Camps are at the UC Aquatic Center in the Berkeley Marina, 124 University Ave., Berkeley. Campers learn to sail, windsurf, paddleboard and sea kayak. This location also serves as the drop off point for other summer camps including Adventure Paddling, Afternoon Adventures, Discovery Camp,

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Rock Climbing, Sailing, Sea Kayaking and Windsurfing. Visit the website for a complete list of camps offered for all age groups from five and six year olds to 17 year olds. Camps for the youngest campers include gymnastics, martial arts, explorer multi-sorts and academia talent development. Camps for children aged 11 and 12 include archery, multi sports, martial arts, rock climbing, sailing and skateboarding to name a few.

Cal Summer Youth Camps Enrollment Center 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA www.camps.berkeley.edu 510-643-2267 Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Daycare Provider

YMCA of the Central Bay Area Nineteen childcare sites are part of the YMCA of the Central Bay Area, a non-profit organization founded in 1903 and one of the most established human services organizations in the East Bay. Before and after school child care is provided to about 1,000 children and provides physical activity, creative learning, and age-appropriate activities that focus on character development. The programs are adapted to meet the needs of the children in that community.

YMCA of the Central Bay Area 2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 510-549-4515 www.ymca-cba.org Preschool

Kinderkirk Nursery School The Kinderkirk Nursery School, serving families from the Livermore community for more than 30 years. Kinderkirk is a partner project with CAPE Head Start and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. An outreach ministry of the First Presbyterian Church in Livermore, the half-day program for children from two years and nine months old to five years old is a non-religious program in a Christian atmosphere. The preschool operates from September to June and closes for the summer months with its calendar

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You can’t get much closer to wildlife that at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, a favorite destination year after year for children and their families. The kids don’t even realize how much they are learning about the animals because they are having too much fun viewing non-releasable California wild animals such as hawks, owls, eagles, and bird of prey perched overhead. Don’t forget the fox, opossum and native mammals, or the snakes, toads, turtles, reptiles and amphibians. The 28,000 square-foot museum in Larkey Park opened in 1993, but the concept of a wildlife museum to teach children about nature began back in the early 1950s by Alexander Lindsay. The museum became the first wildlife rehabilitation program in the United States in 1970 as people brought injured or orphaned wild animals to the museum. Today about 600 volunteers work at the museum in education, wildlife care, museum operations and fundraising and outreach. More than 100,000 visitors visit annually including 40,000 school children. Interactive exhibits include a behind-the-scene look at the hospital as the staff performs medical exams and treats injured or sick animals. Kids can play with the true-to-life animal models, wildlife puppets and in The Burrow, get close to a working honeybee hive and learn about honeybees’ life cycle. Special classes and camps are also held. See website for a complete schedule. Lindsay Wildlife Museum 1931 1st Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 925-935-1978 www.wildlife-museum.org Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Labor Day. From Sept. 21 to June 15 open Wednesday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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closely following the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District’s calendar of holidays and days off. Preschool program times include: Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m.; a Tuesday/Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m.; Monday through Thursday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and a toddler program from 9 to 10:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Call to schedule a school visit and register for Fall 2014 programs.

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Rockin’ Jump Exercise and fun are the key ingredients to the success and popularity of Rockin’ Jump with four Bay Area locations, and two additional ones opening soon. Jump to your heart’s content on the largest indoor trampolines at the Rockin’ Arena, dive into pools of soft foam cubes at Rockin’ Splash, play trampoline dodge ball at the Rockin’ Dodge, or play basketball at the dedicated trampoline basketball zone, Rockin’ Dunk. A favorite party destination, Rockin’ Jump offers a great venue for birthdays, team celebrations, or group event that’s all about fun without the fuss. Book a party that includes private party rooms, two hours of jump time, all the plates, cups, utensils and napkins,


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Rockin’ Jump 5875 Arnold Rd., #100, Dublin, CA 925-828-7676 www.rockinjump.com Open Monday through Friday for open jump from 2 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Special hours for Rockin’ Tots is Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday; and for ages 11-17 from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. Pet Store

Murphy’s Paw When Murphy and his owners Mike and Melanie Sadek opened Murphy’s Paw in 2007, it very quickly became a popular Downtown Pleasanton destination for dog owner, dog lovers and, well, dogs. Dean and Annamarie Mancini took over the “leash” in 2011 with just a little persuasion from their four-legged Amadeus and has continued a tradition of creating a pet-friendly store and environment that is part of the thriving downtown community. What can you say? It’s a dog’ life! From

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stocking locally made pet products and accessories for dogs (and cats), natural food with organic ingredients and American made, handcrafted products to giving generously back to the community with the monthly Bark and Brew events (refreshments for your pooch and you) with donations benefitting the Valley Humane Society and Tri-Valley Animal Rescue. “Who let the dogs in?” True to his promise Dean compiled a list of “dog friendly downtown Pleasanton restaurants and retail shops to visit when strolling down the main. Venturing out of town? He included a handy list of Napa Valley and Sonoma County Wineries who will welcome you and Fido or Fluffy.

Murphy’s Paw 410 Main St., Pleasanton, CA 925-600-8925 Open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.murphyspaw.com Pet Park

Point Isabel A place where a dog can be a dog, Point Isabel continues to be voted best in this category year after year. It could be the

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23 acres of beautiful shoreline property with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County. It could be the wide open spaces to run and sniff. It may be that it is the largest off-leash dog parks in the nation and so popular among dogs and their people that more than a half million visit it each year. After a run through the park, dogs and their owners will enjoy to sit and stay at the Sit and Stay Café or take time to visit the Mudpuppy’s Tub & Scrub, the dog washing shop.

Point Isabel 2701 Isabel St., Richmond, CA 888-EBPARKS

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Walnut Creek Broadway Plaza A shopper’s paradise awaits in downtown Broadway Plaza featuring boutiques and retail stores along the tree-lined streets and sprawling plaza. Come and shop and stroll among flowerpots overflowing with colorful blooms,

listen to the babbling water fountains, walk along the red brick walkways and take a rest at a comfortable bench and people watch. About 90 shops, services and restaurants are conveniently clustered and include Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Nordstrom and dozens of mid-to-high end boutiques as well as a variety of restaurants for a quick bite to eat or dining. Park in the multi-story parking structure, use the convenient valet parking, or better yet, take BART to the Walnut Creek station where you can catch a free trolley to whisk you up to the plaza. Free summer concert series runs Thursday evenings in August from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Stanford’s parking lot. Plaza shops are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Discover Livermore Downtown

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Discover Livermore Downtown Live, Shop, Play, Dine & Stay

Outdoor Adventures

Live, Shop, Play, Dine & Stay

Dining

Livermore’s Downtown Restaurants offer an eclectic culinary experience that is globally inspired and locally enhanced offering a foodie knowledge that is usually associated with stuffiness and formality. Not in Livermore! We have casual comfort and diverse menus that make Downtown accessible to all, anytime.

Shopping

Livermore Downtown’s specialty boutique shopping provides a uniqueness both in product and experience. It is a treasure hunt of items, handpicked by shop owners that want to bring you on of a kind offerings. Our shops have a collection of local art, culinary products, wines, clothing and jewelry all waiting to be discovered as you stroll.

Live Entertainment

Within a six block area of Livermore’s Downtown there are over 20 locations offering live entertainment… the options are endless. You can sit a spell and enjoy and then move onto the next! If you’re in the mood for an intimate lounge, performing arts center or a rocking patio…. we have it all. And if you would rather take in a film, Downtown Livermore has the state of the art, Livermore Cinema 13 screen movie theater with all of the latest releases on one end of the Downtown and the two screen Vine Cinema and Alehouse on the other.

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Livermore Valley Wines, Beer and Cocktails

Livermore’s Downtown is in Livermore Valley Wine Country, which boasts over 50 awardwinning wineries. The best of the Valley is showcased throughout our restaurants. There is great pride in the history of our wineries themselves dating back to the 1840’s and it is not unusual to see the current generation of these wine making families hanging out in Downtown sipping one of their creations.

Livermore is Beer Country too. Tap Rooms and Alehouses offer great selections of craft brews from the San Francisco Bay Area and our own Livermore Valley local breweries, all providing premium beer quality that stands up tall next to the premium wines of the Valley. Sometimes the evening calls for a cocktail. Our Livermore bartenders are true mixology masters. Each restaurant and bar has their specialty cocktail list and just when you think you have seen it all, a new creation arrives that has you finding a new favorite!

We love our beautiful weather and outdoor adventures in the Livermore Valley. Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) offers hiking trails, BMX, skateboard, bicycle, and dog parks. Del Valle Regional Park offers beautiful scenery with a lake where you can visit for a couple hours being close to town, plan a day trip or even camp. The options at Del Valle are endless. You can swim, windsurf, boat, fish, hike, horseback ride or picnic… just to name a few! All within minutes of each other and perfect for the nature enthusiast!

Looking for something a bit more adventurous, or not? Try our indoor kart racing track, new ice skating rink, or join us for the world’s fastest rodeo. Or not?... Relax by the pool with a spa day and a breathtaking view. Who is your Lizzie –

We are so proud and honored that our Downtown’s Lizzie Fountain won for Best Landmark in the East Bay. This fun and beautiful, spray ground fountain, is definitely a popular spot on our hot summer days and summer nights! But… there is a bit of a local historian debate around who Lizzie was.

1. Was she our City’s founder, William Mendenhall’s daughter, Elizabeth Mendenhall ?

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2. Was she Lizzie Oliver, Downtown eccentric, porch preaching resident that terrorized anyone who came to her front porch on their way into town?

You decide! Who is your Lizzie? Follow us on Facebook, Livermore Downtown. We will be launching our “Choose your Lizzie” contest of fun in July! Lots of fun… lots of prizes!

To Plan your trip to Downtown Livermore, go to livermoredowntown.com. Day trip or weekend, you’ll leave planning your next trip back!

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Livermore Downtown Businesses & Livermore Partners!

The City of Livermore took 20% of the Best in East Bay 2014, more than any other city!

Livermore Downtown took 77% of that.

*Livermore Downtown Inc. is proud to have been chosen with the Best Tweets in the East Bay. That credit all goes to our amazing Marketing, Graphics and Social Media Coordinator, Kara Johnsen. She is our own amazing, Social Media Butterfly! We are also thrilled to win in the Best Farmers Market category. With 100s of Markets across the East Bay, we are truly thrilled that you love ours as much as we do! Thank you all for your continued support of Livermore’s Amazing Downtown!!

Bent Creek Tap 25 V&E Bar First Street Ale House Kawa Sushi Loard’s Ice Cream 1st Treat Yogurt Sansar Indian Cuisine Bankhead Theater Fusion 3 Haque Chiropractic Kinderkirk Preschool *Livermore Farmers’ Market Cooleykatz Toys Autopia *Livermore Downtown Inc. Lizzie Fountain Heritage Estates

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Best Local Winery for Tasting Best Brew Pub Best Dive Bar Best Sports Bar Best Japanese Best Ice Cream Best Yogurt Best Vegetarian Best Live Music Best Hair Salon Best Chiropractor Best Preschool Best Farmers’ Market Best Toy Store Best Car Wash Best Tweets Best Landmark Best Senior Living Facility

Come check out Livermore Downtown and all it has to offer! Shopping, dining, live entertainment, or even one of our events, Downtown truly has something for everyone! Livermore Valley Wine Country Wedding Soirée September 4th, 2014 • Wente Vineyards 5:30pm - 8pm

Year-Round Farmers’ Market Railroad Ave. and L Street • 10am - 2pm Year-Round shoppers can look forward to fresh, seasonal produce, fruits and more!

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Summer Farmers’ Market Thursdays May 15th through October 16th, 2014 Carnegie Park • 4pm - 8pm

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Thirsty Thursday at the Farmers’ Market May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, Aug. 21st, Sept. 18th & Oct. 16th, 2014 Carnegie Park • 5pm - 8pm and Arts & Crafts.

Fun and games for the entire family!

Taste of Downtown August 2nd & 3rd, 2014 • Downtown Livermore Noon - 5pm

LOCAL WINE, FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT DOWNTOWN LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA

Your official wine glass and tasting pass allows you to enjoy wine tasting in the downtown stores and food sampling at participating restaurants.

Shopping spe specials and Martini tasting at participating Downtown M Merchants.

Costume con contest, games and entertainment for children 5th grade and under.

Family First Night at the Farmers’ Market June 5th, July 3rd & Aug. 7th, 2014 Carnegie Park • 5pm - 8pm

Join thousands of fans rooting international and regional teams from the US, ages 11-13 years old for a week of Baseball fun and the 75th Anniversary of Little League®

Witches Night Out 1st, 2014 • Downtown Livermore October 1st 6pm - 9pm

Downtown Halloween Carnival October 25t 25th, 2014 • Downtown Livermore 1pm - 5pm

A Selling wine & beer featuring live entertainment

Little League World Series Intermediate Division (50/70) Welcome Parade July 28th, 2014 • 6pm Downtown Livermore Games July 29th - August 4th, 2014 Max Baer Park

Plan your big day at one location. The best of Livermore Valley properties and industry leaders will help you plan the wedding of your dreams!

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Earlier Than the Bird November 22nd, 2014 • Downtown Livermore 7am - 12noon Wear your PJ’s and receive a free gift. Get a jump on your Holiday Shopping with great deals & giveaways! Coffee, Mimosas and breakfast treats provided!

Home for the Holidays December 6th, 2014 • Downtown Livermore 12noon - 4pm

Lizzie fountain will be transformed into a snow playground for children 5th grade and under. Stage performances at the Flag Pole Plaza, Merchant Open House and Carriage Rides.

Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade December 6th, 2014 • Downtown Livermore 6pm

Join us to celebrate the Holiday Sights Sounds of the Season. Santa will make his grand appearance ending with the Tree Lighting!

Visit livermoredowntown.com for full business listing and more information!

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Consignment Store

Savvy Seconds It’s like going into the closets of 3,000 of your closest friends to browse for new and used designer clothing for 50 to 60 percent off original retail prices. Debbie Lopes, owner of Savvy Seconds, opened the upscale consignment boutique and features big name items like Channel and Gucci shoes, Michael Kor handbags, and shirts from INC, Banana or Bebe. She also showcases specially designed items from East Bay moms including unique and precious metal necklaces, bracelets and earring by Jewelry by Paula, and tees and sweatshirt by Kellie Moroney. New items arrive daily so come by often to shop and discover the perfect piece to compliment your wardrobe. Savvy Seconds 560 Main St., Pleasanton, CA 925-846-6600 www.savvysecondsshop.com Open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. JIM CHAPMAN

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Neighborhood Market

New Leaf Community Market The New Leaf Community Market just celebrated its first anniversary last month in Pleasanton, and continues to wow the community with its wide selection of seasonal and local organic fruits and vegetables and meats, gluten free foods and even organic and fair trade certified coffee from Kicking Horse Coffee. The store features fresh deli meats, sustainable seafood, fresh juice and smoothies from the juice bar, bakery and catering. Store Manager Steven Connelly and his crew make it a point to be part of the neighborhood and the store has donated more $16,000 to local groups since opening last year in the Vintage Hills Shopping Center. Owned by Scott Roseman, New Leaf Community Market began as a Neighborhood Food Co-op in Santa Cruz in 1985 and opened his first New Leaf in 1990 which soon grew to a half dozen stores. His focus was simple: Offer great organic produce and support the community which he does by contributing more than 10 percent of profits annually to local nonprofit groups. Six days a year, a local non-profit organization receives five percent of the days’ total sales from New Leaf. Local non-profit environmental organization receive a donation each time customers reuses or bring in their own bags, and during the holiday season, New Leaf donates one pound of chicken to the local food banks for every 10 pounds purchased by their customers. New Leaf Community Market 3550 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 925-621-7660 www.newleaf.com Open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Florist don’t think you do. Flowers speak a universal language of emotions from love, friendship, and concern, to thank you, congratulations and “I’m sorry” so when you want to make a statement with your flowers, rely on the staff of 12 professionals at Countrywood to help you

nationwide delivery through their reliable and personal network of florists they have worked with throughout the years. From gorgeous anniversary and get- well arrangements to wedding bouquets and funeral sprays, they have bright, fresh flowers for all occasions.

Family owned for more than 34 years, Countrywood Florist has been serving the Walnut Creek, Clayton, Concord and Pleasant Hill and surrounding areas from the same location on Treat Boulevard. They deliver locally, but also offer

For your convenience, they can take orders over the phone or through the website and can personalize any floral arrangement, gift or plant.

Countrywood also delivers to numerous facilities in the area including nursing homes, chapels, hospitals and more.

Countrywood Florist 2054 Treat Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 925-932-6110, 800-932-6110 www.countrywoodflorist.com Open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Place to Buy a Wedding Dress; Place to Rent a Tux

Blossom’s, Bridal and Formal Blossoms started out as a prom dress store at the Valley Fair Mall in 2003 and has since “blossomed” into the best place to buy a wedding dress and rent a tux and a one-stop formal shop. Owner Katie Park says their 6,500 square foot store conveniently located where Highway 580 and 680 cross features thousands of


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SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 wedding and special occasion gowns in addition to all the accessories like shoes, veils and jewelry. Park says she shops internationally to look for leading designer dresses that are the real thing. No copies hang in her shop, but only authentic designer gowns. Her staff of a dozen employees includes two tailors always available to make the fit just right. Even if you don’t have too much time before the big day, you can choose a dress from Blossoms’ expansive collection of “off the rack” designer dresses. Blossoms is a branch of the Jim’s Formal Wear and provides top designer tuxedos for your special occasion at affordable prices. Measurements are taken in the store and tuxedos are ordered.

Blossom’s, Bridal and Formal 6700 Amador Plaza Rd., Dublin, CA 925-560-0402 www.blossomsdress.com Open Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Boutique

Clover Creek Gifts Clover Creek Gifts has been a part of Pleasanton’s historic downtown for more

than 29 years. Owned by Alexis Gass, Clover Creek moved down the street to this location at the foot of Hopyard Road in 2001, and remains the “go to” store for the ideal hostess, birthday or “just because” gift. Gass, who runs the store with a lot of help from her husband, Virgil, says the store specializes is stocking home décor and personal gifts, garden and home accents, Brighton purses and jewelry, greeting cards and special gifts for newborns plus a few more goodies here and there. The gift items are current, and trendy (but still traditional), are well priced for quality and are in wide range of prices, says Gass and this sets Clover Creek Gifts apart from other boutiques. Gass is also very involved in the community and is on the Chamber of Commerce board of directors, a member of the convention and visitors bureau and has served as president of the downtown association. Additionally, she says she helps the local schools a lot and participates in local fundraisers including the annual Christmas Tree Lane at the Palm Center and benefit for the Valley Medical Center. Adds Gass, “we do have very nice customers, too, and a good staff that is very pleasant.”

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Clover Creek Gifts 670 Main St., Pleasanton, CA 925-462-0814 Open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Latino Grocery

Mi Pueblo Foods Family owned since 1991, Mi Pueblo started as a small store in East San Jose and has grown to 15 store locations through the Bay Area, with additional locations in the Central Coast and Central Valley. Founder Juvenal Chavez is known for his smile and grew his business by meeting his customers’ needs and providing great service. Today he employs more than 3,000 employees and is considered the fastest growing independent supermarket in Northern California. In 2013, Mi Pueblo set a new record in donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital raising $188,480.40 in just one week at its stores from customers and community friends. In addition to groceries, produce and fresh meats, fish and seafood, Mi Pueblo also features the Tortillaria in each store where

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you can pick freshly made corn tortillas and chips as well as handmade chicken, pork, or sweet corn tamales or a variety of masa flavors to make your own at home.

Mi Pueblo Foods East Bay locations including: 187 Harder Rd., Hayward, CA 510-888-9124 20812 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 510-300-0160 2100 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg, CA 925-427-1697 1630 High St., Oakland, CA 510-532-2654 www.mipueblofoods.com Most stores open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Asian Grocery

99 Ranch Market Since 99 Ranch Market was first opened in 1984 in Westminster (Little Saigon), California, they have grown to be the largest Asian supermarket chain in the United States with more than 35 locations in California, Nevada, Texas and Washington state including 15 right here in the Bay Area. Founded by Roger Chem, 99 Ranch Market is known for its customer service and for being the one-stop shopping venue

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for quality products at competitive prices. The market features many specialty items not found in your typical grocery store in addition to fresh bakery items, hot deli, and dim sum hot and ready to eat, there is produce, meat and poultry and fresh seafood and live fish including barramundi, lobster, and crabs. Check out delicious recipes on their website and always check out the weekly and weekend specials.

99 Ranch Market Seven East Bay locations See website at www.99ranch.com for locations Most stores open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Farmers Market

Livermore Farmers Market The Livermore Farmers’ Markets are part of the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association (PCFMA) of markets all over the Bay Area including 14 in Alameda County, and 12 in Contra Costa County.

ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PCFMA is a not-for-profit organization that promotes farmers’ markets through the Bay Area with the purpose of helping California’s small farmers bring fresh seasonal produce and products directly to the consumer. More than 55 farmers and other vendors come to the Livermore Farmers’ Market bringing with them the freshest produce, eggs, and baked goods and meat and seafood. Pick up dinner at the wide selection of hot food, ready to eat, available at the Thursday night market and enjoy some live music, cooking demonstrations using fresh, locally grown ingredients and some good times with family and friends.

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Green Business

Sola-Brite Let the sun shine in with tubular skylights from Sola-Brite. The design of Sola-Brite’s solatube captures sunlight on the rooftop, redirects it down a highly reflective tube, and diffused the light throughout the room. Homes and offices are transformed into clear and bright spaces using natural sunlight. What could be greener? Sola-Brite has been in business since 2003 and offers free consultations, professional installation with a five-year

guarantee or do-it-yourself installation kits for homeowners and contractors. They also install Solar Star attic fans and attic fan conversion kits, traditional skylights and Indow windows which can upgrade standard windows to function like double pane windows. The Pleasanton showroom is the largest daylight showroom in the San Francisco and East Bay and serves customers throughout Alameda, Contra Costa and San Joaquin counties in addition to San Francisco.

Livermore Farmers Market Carnegie Park at 3rd and J Street in downtown Livermore www.pcfma.com Open Thursdays from May 15 to October 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. and open Sundays at Railroad Avenue and L Street at the Historic Train Depot, year round from 10a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Bike Shop

Mikes Bikes Mike’s Bikes rolled into the Bay Area in 1964 and wants to get as many people on bikes as possible. He operates 11 stores throughout the Bay Area and employs a staff of more than 250 cycling enthusiasts. You won’t find anything but bikes at a Mike’s Bike shop and that’s because they know bikes and have shared their life-long passion with so many customers, they are now the largest independent bike dealer in America and put more than 20,000 new bikes on the roads and trails of California every year. From his first job working in a bike shop to owning several shops, Ken Martin and partners Mike Gabrys and Matt Adams run the business that rolls across the world with the Mike’s Bike Foundation and Sister Shop projects in Africa which work to put as many people as possible in the developing world on bikes. Their story is inspiring and their selection of road, mountain and town bikes and parts and accessories is incredible. Mike’s Bikes Three East Bay locations including: 6754 Bernal Ave., #710, Pleasanton, CA 925-223-8267 1615 N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 925-954-1490 2161 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 510-845-2453 www.mikesbikes.com See website for store hours.

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Toy Store

Cooleykatz Toys Pat and Nita Cooley just wished for a local toy store with something a little different with a dash of educational value. They couldn’t find one so they opened their own toy store the summer of 2006. Residents of Livermore for more than 30 years, the Cooley’s raised their own children here. The store features the “Birthday Bucket Brigade” which invites the birthday boy or girl to choose items they would like to receive for their birthday. They put them in a bucket and family and friends can purchase the “wish for” gifts at a 10 percent discount. So how about that name? Cooleykatz was their bright orange cat with white stripes. It was just his name and now the cool name of their toy store.

Cooleykatz Toys 1959 2nd St., Livermore, CA 94550 925-245-1035 www.cooleykatztoys.com Open Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.


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SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 Sola-Brite 5729 Sonoma Dr., Pleasanton, CA East Bay sales office and showroom 925-600-1400 www.solabrite.com Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

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Orchard Nursery So many homes in the Lamorinda area owe their beautiful landscapes and gardens to Orchard Nursery and Florist. A Lafayette landmark, the store, florist and gift shop have been a part of the community since 1946 on what use to be a pear orchard and fruit stand. Current owner Tom Courtright open the Lazy K gift house which features exceptional giftware and home décor. Plants are the passion of Orchard Nursery and it shows in its wide selection of trees, shrubs, vines, California natives, water plants and vegetables and herbs. The nursery also supplies rare, unusual and collectible plants from around the world. The staff is knowledgeable and can help selecting new plants or maintaining what you have already growing in your garden. Don’t forget to check out the selection of outdoor pottery, fountains, statuary, arbors and trellises and birdbath. Orchard Nursery also carries natural and organic garden products.

Headsup Sports

Opened in September 1997, Headsup Sports stocks sports apparel from T-shirts, jerseys, jackets, hats and more for all the major Bay Area pro and college teams in addition to a little bit of everything for teams out of the area.

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Sporting Goods Store The 1,400 square foot store at the corner of Treat Boulevard and Oak Grove Road packs a lot of punch in its compact space. Customers’ first reaction is “Oh my gosh. This is unbelievable,” says owner Dennis Danziger, who adds they are astonished at “the variety (of items) I offer at less expensive prices than they are used to seeing.”

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on my seeing hundreds of thousands of fans a year.”

Headsup Sports 785 Oak Grove Plaza Dr., Concord, CA 925-682-2277 Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Hardware Store

Richert Lumber Richert Lumber has been serving the Tri Valley for more than 38 years and is the go-to store for all home improvement products. The hardware store is located on the more than five acres and features plumbing, electrical, lawn and garden, cleaning housewares, and automotive supplies and tools.

They also carry a full line of interior and exterior doors customized with handles and hardware in a variety of finishes. The special architectural hardware department carries so many designer brands of knobs and pulls for every look from classic and traditional to modern and fun. They carry Alno, Norton, Emtek, MacMuray Pacific and Rocky Mountain to name a few. Whether a contractor or do-it-yourself homeowner, Richert Lumber has what you

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need for the next project. While there, stop by the lumberyard, landscape and garden center or the paint department. In one stop, you can get it all.

Car Wash

Autopia Car Wash More than two million cars have been washed at Autopia Car Wash since it first opened in Fremont in 1994. Keeping cars spotless and customers happy is what Autopia is all about. They save their customers time by offering regular washings and routine waxing to protect the car’s finish. You can be a VIP at Autopia with unlimited full services washes for one monthly fee. A wide range of washes includes the basic exterior advantage to the Ultimate Wash with interior and exterior cleaning, three coats of wax and underbody wash and a paint protectant. They also offer a detailing service from hand waxing to carpet cleaning. Should it rain the same day you have a carwash, return to Autopia within 72 hours for a rewash.

Richert Lumber 5505 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton, CA 925-846-5040 www.richertlumber.com Open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jewelry Store

Baron’s Jewelers Baron’s Jewelers opened the doors to its brand new Legacy Showroom at Hacienda Crossings in Dublin just a year ago but has been a leader in bridal jewelry since 1967.

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The Legacy of Elegance began at the Bayfair Mall when Bart Heller opened his first store. His store was filled with elegant and dazzling pieces of jewelry then and now as his son, Ronnie Heller, takes the reins as president of the company offering exceptional customer service along with the beautiful jewelry at good prices.

Harry’s Auto Repair A family-owned company for more than 35 years, Harry’s Auto Repair provides quality auto repair and maintenance for all makes and models. Formerly known as Combs and Dodson Auto Repair, Harry and Beverley Napier took over the business and are continuing the tradition of providing excellent customer service. Technicians at Harry’s are all ASE certified and experienced mechanics. Harry’s is a state licensed smog check inspection and repair station and a certified Smog Gold Shield Station. Take advantage of their free shuttle service to workplace or home or make yourself comfortable while you wait with free WiFi. They offer AAA discounts and warranties on all their work.

Baron’s also offers their customer the opportunity to custom design a piece of jewelry selecting from an collection of diamonds and precious and semiprecious stones, offers appraisals, has an on-site goldsmith for restoration and repair, and on-site watch maker for watch repairs.

Harry’s Auto Repair 183 Wyoming St., Pleasanton, CA 925-462-3237 www.harrysautorepair.com Open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit the Baron’s website for store events and special sales.

WHEELS Car Detailer

MDS — Mobile Detail Specialist Your car is more than just a vehicle to get you from one place to the next and when you want to take extra special of it, count on MDS, Mobile Detail Specialist, to give it the attention it deserves. MDS offers convenience and flexibility and most importantly great service and

Autopia Car Wash Five East Bay locations including: 4524 Clayton Rd., Concord, CA 925-687-1155 2172 North Main St., Walnut Creek, CA 925-934-1175 220 North L. St., Livermore, CA 925-455-6644 37505 Dusterberry Way, Fremont, CA 510-713-2877 3950 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA 925-228-7145 www.autopiacarwash.com Open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April through October; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. October through April.

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In addition to bridal jewelry from all the leading designers like Tacori, Coast Diamond and Henri Daussi, Baron’s showcases fashion jewelry including the popular Pandora charms, Belle Etoile and Rembrandt charms. They also have a fine collection of watches by designers Carl F. Bucherer and Raymond Weil.

Baron’s Jewelers 4870 Dublin Blvd., Dublin CA 925-452-1700 www.baronsjewelers.com Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday.

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products to detail and wash cars, boats, trucks and RVs. MDS comes to your home or office and will wash, wax, vacuum, shampoo floor mats, condition seats and upholstery, repairs scratches, clean engine bays and more.

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Crown of Concord Serving Concord and the entire Bay Area, this Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealership has a wide selection of

vehicles to satisfy anyone’s taste and budget. They have an extensive inventory of new cars, but also has a large collection of pre-owned vehicles. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on the website inventory, contact their vehicle locator service by filling out the online “Car Finder”. They do the looking and will contact you when your car is located. In addition to vehicles to purchase, they provide a full line of services including car repairs and maintenance service on all makes and models performed by expert mechanics and including oil change specials.

The Parts and Service Department open early at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Customized car loans are also available at Crown.

Crown of Concord 4901 Marsh Dr., Concord, CA, 925-798-4000 Sales 866-944-2534 Service 877-375-3327 Parts 866-529-1956 www.concordchryslerdodgejeepram.com Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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events including the Wine Country Festival, rodeo, farmer’s market, and holiday parade.

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Livermore Downtown Association 22 S. L St., Livermore, CA 925-373-1795 www.livermoredowntown.com

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As the “Livermore Downtown Association’s Marketing Coordinator, Social Media and Graphic Designer”, she daily Tweets and re-Tweets about events, sales, and news about the downtown business community. “The goal with the Tweets,” says this Livermore native, “is to keep everybody informed and to make sure the downtown businesses are getting their information out.” People tend to go to the LDA’s website for more general information, but rely on Tweets for the latest, and greatest and upto-date news, he adds. The LDA is dedicated to preserving Livermore’s historic downtown district and destination for residents to come and eat, drink, shop or stroll and enjoy cultural activities year round. The downtown reflects the cattle and wine industries that created the community and is the location for many annual

Harvest House Natural Foods Harvest House is a natural food store with a large selection of healthy food choices, vitamins, and skin care, in store and available online, but Harvest House also provides a wealth of education and news about getting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle from recipes, and a reference library of current features to special store events. With almost 750 likes, the Harvest House facebook page is the place to browse for delicious and healthy meals and snack recipes, and tips for a healthy lifestyle while viewing beautiful photography and reading inspirational quotes. You can’t help but take your time reading the colorful posts, sharing recipes and making a list of what to try next time you’re in the store. Print store coupons from the Facebook site too.

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California Grand Casino For the second year, California Grand Casino has been named best in this category. The oldest continuously operating gambling house west of the Mississippi River, the Casino has a colorful history since it opened in 1854 as the Woodford Hotel and Saloon offering its customers alcohol and gambling. A stagecoach and Wells Fargo Pony Express Stop, the hotel was renamed the Pacheco Inn until Lamar Wilkinson bought the property in

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1979 and created the California Grand Casino. The new casino opened in 2009 and features some of the best poker action in the state. Twenty-four-hour-a-day Texas Hold’em games are played. More than $15 million in jackpots and prizes have been won from poker, blackjack, three card poker, Pai Gow and EZ Baccarat. The casino also hosts tournaments. The gaming area includes 19 tables, full bar and The Grand Café.

California Grand Casino 5988 Pacheco Blvd., Highway 680 at Highway 4, CA 925-685-8397 www.californiagrandcasino.com Open 24 hours a day every day. Ski Resort

Northstar at Tahoe Hit the slopes at Northstar and experience the best in skiing, snowboarding, and cross country just about 200 miles from the Bay Area. Winter sports date back to the 1890s in Truckee where Northstar now offers some of the top ski terrain parks in the nation with the summit at an elevation of 8,610 feet. There are 3,170 skiable acres at Northstar, 97 trails for beginning, intermediate

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and advanced skiers and 20 lifts including two gondolas and seven quad express chairs. All the lifts combined can apparently transport around 34,700 skiers per hour up the mountain. The longest run, Logger’s Loop, is 1.4 miles long. Even when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, Northstar’s snowmaking coverage is the largest system in North Lake Tahoe to ensure skiers can take to the slopes. Northstar has been named the 2014 Editor’s Choice for the Best Ski Mountain for Families by Outside Magazine and named the ninth best resort park in 2014 by Freeskier Magazine. 2014-15 season passes are now on sale including the Tahoe Value with restricted access to Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood resorts. See the website for complete details.

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ClubSport of Pleasanton It’s no wonder ClubSport of Pleasanton was named best in this category because when it comes to a fitness club, ClubSport has something for everyone and every body. If you want to get fit, try the group fitness classes at all levels offered every day of the week, work out at pilates, join a team sport or get some inspiration from a personal trainer. ClubSport has wellness programs including stress management programs, nutrition counseling and spa services. Meeting new people and getting social is another way to live a healthy life and ClubSport has social events for singles, couples and families and childcare facilities and tons of kids activities. ClubSports is owned by Leisure Sports, Inc., also located in Pleasanton which started the fitness resort club more than 30 years ago. Today it has more than 60,000 members in its clubs in California, Nevada and Oregon.

ClubSport of Pleasanton 7090 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton, CA 925-463-2822 www.clubsports.com/pleasanton Open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Yoga Studio

The Studio It is a serene and spa-like environment that really doesn’t feel like a fitness studio, but The Studio takes fitness seriously by

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Sunol Valley Golf Course The verdant rolling fairways at the Sunol Valley Golf Course and its two championship courses is not only the best place to take in a round of golf, but a favorite venue for that idyllic wedding and reception. Built and established by Frank O. Ivaldi in 1968, the Sunol Valley Golf Course is known as one of the most affordable golf courses in the Bay Area. Thirty-six holes of golf are available on the Cypress and Palm courses where you can reserve a tee time up to 28 days in advance. Discounted prices, weekly specials and a rewards program are available for members of The Players Club. Lessons are also available in addition to a junior golf program and summer camps June 23 to Aug. 4, and July 14 to Aug. 11. With the picturesque background and elegant setting, Sunol Valley Golf Course can accommodate an intimate group of 80 guests in its Mission Room to about 450 guests in the Coronado Room and Pavilion. Indoor and outdoor ceremony venues are available many options are available to customize your special day from full service plated entrees, buffet dinners and/or carving stations to all the details in between. Visit the website and register for more information and to schedule an event with wedding coordinator. Sunol Valley Golf Course 6900 Mission Rd., Sunol, CA 925-862-2404 www.sunolvalley.com

offering a wide range of classes, personal trainers and workout rooms in a smaller, more intimate setting.

ance, daily craft and snack. Week-long camps begin July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug 4 and 11.

The Studio is the newest addition to the Leisure Sports, Inc.’s group of fitness resorts which includes ClubSport.

There are a variety of summer intensive camps. See the website for a full schedule of camps and classes and registration information.

More than 120 classes are scheduled each week including yoga and pilates, in addition to personal training, spa treatments including facials, peels and massages, and nutrition products.

The Studio 730 Camino Ramon, #200, Danville, CA 925-838-9200 www.thestudiolife.com Open Monday through Thursday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Xtreme Force Dance Since 2000, instructors at Xtreme Force Dance have been teaching tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, pointe, lyrical and contemporary dance and sharing a passion for dance with children of all ages and adults. Dance Company members perform in community events throughout the year and a competitive dance team competes at regional and national competitions. Several summer dance camps are being held and include an end-of-camp perform-

Lizzie Fountain, Livermore A well-known landmark in the heart of the Livermore downtown constructed in 1976 and restored in 2010 is Lizzie Fountain, the center of a small corner park and popular spot to play among the vertical streams of water gushing from the shallow pool. But just who “Lizzie” was, and why a landmark was named after her has incited debate and many a discussion in town, according to Rachael Snedecor,

the director of the Livermore Downtown Association. Depending on whom you talk to, the Lizzie Fountain could have been named after Elizabeth Mendenhall, the daughter of William Mendenhall, the founder of the City of Livermore. In 1869 he established a 100-acre town site on his property, according to Livermore history, and named the town site “Livermore” after his best friend, Robert Livermore. It is believed that “Lizzie Street” which is now Livermore Avenue was also named after the founder’s daughter. But the fountain could have been named after the “other Lizzie” in town. Lizzie Oliver lived in the first house built on then Lizzie Street and where the Pacific telephone building was. Known for wearing fancy hats, Lizzie had a reputation for being a little eccentric and a very colorful character in town, according to Livermore history. The debate continues, but the fountain also keeps flowing providing a delightful respite from the Livermore summer heat and ideal gathering place before or after a stroll through the downtown.

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Ambrose Financial and Insurance Services, LLC Brian Ambrose, CPA and certified financial planner has more than 25 years of experience in financial planning and money management. A Five-Star Wealth Manager in the San Francisco East Bay for the past three years, Ambrose is in a select group of less than three percent of all licensed wealth managers in the area. He and his staff work to secure your financial future with fee-based investment management helping their clients prepare for retirement with asset protection, income, tax and estate planning, trust, life insurance, probate, IRAs and 401(K) rollovers, charitable giving, long term care protection and more. Each investor is unique and no single investment strategy is right for everyone. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to your own financial plan. Ambrose Financial and Insurance Services, LLC 500 Ygnacio Valley Rd., #150, Walnut Creek, CA 925-906-4607 www.bambrose.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 Rittinger has been photographing weddings for 23 years.

Lori Rittinger Photography 3195 Danville Blvd., #7, Alamo, CA 925-934-2103 www.rittingerphotography.com Wedding Planner

Touch of Grace/ Melissa Eddy Leave the details of your special day to the experienced wedding coordinators at A Touch of Grace. Since 2004, they have been making brides’ and grooms’ dreams come true all over the Bay Area. The staff of wedding coordinators and numerous assistants provide full service planning from “Yes, I will marry you” to the honeymoon and assist with vendors, venue, design, logistics, budget setting, timeline, photo lists and more. They are also available with a wrap-up service, getting involved two months before the big day, destination weddings, double weddings and more. Additionally, they can provide design and décor consultations, hourly service, or customize a package just for you and your budget. Most of all they work hard and devote their talents, creativity, time and energy to the wedding, so that the happy couple can enjoy the engagement process with family and friends and leave behind the stress of planning all the details.

A Touch of Grace 8895 Bellina Commons, Dublin, CA 415-717-8667 www.atouchofgrace.biz

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Event Transportation Neighborhood Bookstore

Towne Center Books A locally owned bookstore on Main Street, founded by Kevin and Yvonne Greenlee is 1993 and now owned by Judy Wheeler, is located in an historic building near the arch in the center of the downtown. What was once a French laundry in the 1920s and American laundry in the 1940s is now a gathering place for book lovers and browsers alike. They welcome people to stop by and chat about the latest book they read, or join one or more of the active book clubs that meet each month. Check the stores website and events calendar for schedule. The store also features the Read it and Eat luncheon series featuring guest authors. A Pleasanton resident since 1980, Judy Wheeler is active in the Pleasanton Downtown Marketing and Downtown Vitality Committees as well as a member of the

Civic Arts Commission and local and national bookseller trade organizations. She works hard to make Towne Center Books part of your community. Upcoming event at Towne Center Books include a local author ice cream social, Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m. featuring Lani Longshore, Jordan Bernal, Marlene Dotterer and Ed Miracle. Coffee and Conversation with June Cotner, author of Garden Blessings, is Tuesday, July 8 at 11 a.m. Mystery writers Penny Warner, Juliet Blackwell and Carol Price share their stories at the Pleasanton Library, Saturday, July 12 at 2 p.m. Come in and select a good book for the Pleasanton Wine Stroll, Saturday, July 12 at 5 p.m.

Towne Center Books 555 Main St., Pleasanton, CA 925-846-8826 www.townecenterbooks.com

Open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wedding Photographer

Lori Rittinger Photography Voted best in this category for the second year in a row, Lori Rittinger continues to artfully capture the beauty and emotions of a bride and her wedding day. Having photographed more than 700 weddings to date, she specializes in the portraiture, a timeless, artistic and fashion inspired photo. She always adds a collection of candid photos of the day that seem to capture the fun, unexpected moments like the flower girl taking a sniff of her bouquet or wedding guest poised with their own cameras.

Black Tie Transportation With more than 20 years of experience, Black Tie Transportation gets you and your guests to your special event in style. A large and diverse fleet of vehicles includes a 26-passenger limousine bus or 40-passenger motor coach for large events or the three-passenger Lincoln Town Car or eight-passenger stretch limo for more intimate gatherings. See the complete list of luxury cars available in their fleet. Regardless of the size, Black Tie Transportation can provide wedding guests or bridal party shuttle services, rides for bachelor/bachelorette and engagement parties, wine country tours, birthday party groups or prom night transportation.

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Sunil Sethi Real Estate, Sunil Sethi Sunil Sethi Real Estate takes you forward to help their clients buy the best real estate in their chosen areas at the best price and help their clients negotiate the maximum price on the sale of their current home. From preparing a home for sale with home improvements and staging to creating a demand to negotiating a smooth closing, his real estate team is there to serve. A native of Fremont, Sethi is a member of the East Bay, California and National Associations of Realtors. He and his team of fellow agents Austin Oney, and Steven Fong, are knowledgeable about the Fremont, Union City, Newark, Pleasanton and Dublin areas with available statistics on the school districts’ API scores, neighborhood details and community profiles. Active in his community, Sunil Sethi Real Estate donated dictionaries and thesauruses to third graders in the Union City School District.

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Interior Designer

Coles’ Interiors Family owned and operated since 1969, Cole’s Interiors has three generations of their family to bring in-home design service, discount pricing and more than 100 of the best brand names to your family. Featured in the East Bay Good Service Guide and on the Better Business Bureau honor roll, it’s not wonder Cole’s Interiors was voted best in this category. The 14,000 square foot showroom is brimming with ideas and inspiration for every room in your house. Cole’s Interiors is a one-stop shop and in addition to furniture features a Hunter Douglas gallery, custom drapery and roman shades, carpeting and area rugs, hardwood flooring, mattresses, original artwork from Bay Area artists, custom framing, home accessories and upholstery. Call for an in-home appointment or stop by the showroom for personal service from a member of their design team. Cole’s Interiors has created beautiful interiors for residences from apartment to suburban homes throughout the Bay Area.

Builder

Lennar Homes The Lennar Corporation has been building homes since 1954 and specializes in affordable, move-up and retirement homes in 18 states. Lennar Homes has three East Bay home communities coming soon including: Bella Case, a multi-family duplex at Washing Boulevard and Olive Avenue in Fremont; Marina Shores, single family homes at 1551 Buena Vista Ave. in Alameda; and Pinnacle, single-family homes with solar, on Castillejo Way in Fremont, (877-275-8341) The sold-out single-family home community of Siena in Brentwood is sold out. They name it TLC, but at Lennar they mean “Total Lennar Care” when it comes to customer service and walking homebuyers through the process of selecting and buying their new home. Always striving to give back to the communities where they do business, Lennar’s community programs focus on helping people learn better life skills. They established the Lennar Founda-

Coles’ Interiors 2260 Commerce Ave., Concord, CA 925-680-5325 www.colesinteriors.com Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

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tion in 1989 to address the ongoing needs of the communities. They annually donate one percent of net profits to the Foundation which then donates at least 50 percent of the funds it

receives back to the communities and organizations that assist people who are less fortunate. In lieu of corporate holiday parties, each Lennar division selects and adopts a charity

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be an extension of one’s home that compliments his/her lifestyle. He designs decks, patios, shade structures, arbors, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, state-of-the-art lighting systems, water features, planting designs and offers his extensive horticultural expertise to every project. Visit his website for articles he has authored for horticulture/landscaping publications. Named best in this category for the second year, GardenCrafters is based in Pleasanton and serves clients all over the Bay Area.

from a staff with more than 71 combined years of construction experience. The Window Works professionals and owners Jim and Darlene Bennett offer free in-home planning and consultation by noncommissioned estimators. They featured top energy star rated Simonton windows, vinyl frames and dual paned glass. The Window Works proudly supports local organizations including The Respite Inn, Camp Concord, HomesForOurTroops.org, Concord Historical Society and Police Association, the Assistance League of Diablo Valley and the Diablo Valley Lions Club.

GardenCrafters Landscape and Design Pleasanton 925-998-8870 www.gardencrafters.com

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Happy 36th Anniversary to The Window Works that celebrates curing the “window panes” of more than 5,000 satisfied Contra Costa County clients. The oldest window installation company in the area, The Window Works has a 90 percent referral rate and offers a wide selection of samples, styles and options for your home and professionally trained installation

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ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT entry, patio and accessory doors and interior doors for bedrooms, bathrooms, closets, pantry and water heaters. A variety of woods are also available from fir, mahogany, alder, oak, poplar or cherry or fiberglass and either solid core or hollow core. Free in-home estimates are available through Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. They are Diamond Certified with a 98 percent customer loyalty rating. Their extensive product knowledge, factory-trained installers and customer service has earned them an exceptional reputation in the business.

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Solar Company

PetersenDean Roofing and Solar Jim Petersen and Joe Dean founded PetersenDean in 1984 in their San Jose garage and they have since built thousands of solar energy systems across the country. General Electric invited PetersenDean to be the builder of choice for its new BIPV solar tile in 1999 when they designed, constructed and deployed 500 solar-powered homes. That was the beginning of what would be a successful business integrating roofing and solar power solutions for homes and businesses throughout the state. PetersenDean is partnered with SolarWorld, the largest solar manufacturer in the nation. SolarWorld used American-made solar systems installed by U.S. workers and will supply its solar panels that are manufactured at its Hillsboro, Oregon headquarters for PetersenDean residential installations. Solar4America is PetersenDean’s initiative to support American jobs, manufacturing and energy independence by sourcing solar panels and system components from domestic producers. They employ more than 2,500 workers in eight regional offices throughout the state and operate 15 regional offices in five states. PetersenDean Roofing and Solar Corporate headquarters 39300 Civic Center Dr., Suite 300, Fremont, CA 1-800-564-0362 Bay Area office 7980 Enterprise Dr., Newark, CA 1-800-564-0362 to schedule an appointment www.petersendean.com

Quality Windows and Doors 3732 Stanley Blvd., Pleasanton, CA 925-484-1747 www.qwdwindowsanddoors.com Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kitchen and Bath Remodeler

Re-Bath by Schicker Re-Bath by Schicker offers one-stop shopping for bathroom remodels. From design, selection of materials and professional installation to managing the entire project, Re-Bath professionals are here to serve you. Call for a free in-home consultation or visit their design center and get inspired by ideas and products in the 15 bathroom vignettes. A new bathroom can be yours in two weeks or less because they wait for all the products to be on hand before starting the job. Re-Bath features a complete line of bathroom products from lighting, flooring and vanities to sinks, shower doors, and more. Choose from natural stone, tile and propri-

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 etary products, they also carry fixtures from Toto, Hansgrohe, and Moen. Look to Re-Bath by Schicker to help you re-imagine your bathroom – on time, on budget, and done right the first time.

Re-Bath by Schicker showroom at 1059 Detroit Ave., Concord, CA 925-246-5223 www.rebathbyschicker.com Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Heating and Air

Rivers Plumbing, Heating and Air Rivers Plumbing Heating and Air has more than 34 years of experience to tackle all residential heating and air problems. Their punctual staff, available technicians, and flexible hours make them the “go-to” business for heating and air conditioning maintenance and repair. They inspect the equipment and report any problems or potential problems before the systems break down. They feature Trane air conditioners and furnaces, Bradford White Water Heaters, and A.O. Smith Water Heaters.

Rivers Plumbing, Heating and Air 3958 Valley Ave., Pleasanton, CA 925-308-6637 www.pleasantonplumbingservice.com Open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends by appointment.

Cabinet Company

Elegant Stone and Cabinet Since 2006, Elegant Stone and Cabinet professionals has been designing and constructing beautiful and customized cabinetry. A family-owned business that is locally owned, they provide high quality products professional installation service, and offer fast turnaround time at competitive prices. A large inventory of products means their customers get what they want in just a few days. They also provide inhouse fabricators and installers who tailor the cabinets to each client’s needs. They are also a preferred vendor and service provider for many contractors, designers and property managers and feature wholesale kitchen cabinets, wood cabinets and custom cabinets for home offices, and other rooms of the house. Visit their showroom for a free estimate. Small kitchen packages and pre-manufactured cabinets packages are available.

JIM CHAPMAN

Elegant Stone and Cabinet 2235 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, CA 925-308-6474 www.walnutcreekcustomkitchencabinet.com Open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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