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Best of Palo Alto 2012

THANK YOU PALO ALTO! We’re Honored To Be Your Preferred Dry Cleaner

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Home and Commercial Services Pick-Up and Delivery

Palo Alto Hardware nailed the Best Hardware Store category and is in the Hall of Fame for Green Business.

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AJ’s Quick Clean Center Main Location 3175 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto 650-494-1550

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AJ’s Green Cleaners 395 S. California Ave. Palo Alto 650-323-9068

Retail Shopping

www.ajscleaners.com Beauty Supply

Thank you Palo Alto for voting us BEST BAKERY/DESSERTS once again! fresh cakes, pastries, desserts and cookies all made from scratch, with no added preservatives, artificial flavors or artificial colors

10% OFF your entire purchase at our Palo Alto store* *with this ad, expires 09/30/12, certain restrictions may apply

Hair, nail, face and skin products abound at Peninsula Beauty Supply. Whether you’re planning an all-out makeover or just getting ready for a girls’ night out, you’ll find all the right tools here. Offering body scrubs, nail polish, hair mousses, sprays and serums, and other products, Peninsula Beauty Supply stocks both professional salon products and cheaper, more standard items. Not only will you find all you need to keep perfectly primped, but a portion of the proceeds from Peninsula Beauty Supply goes to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Breast Cancer Connections. 250 University Ave., Palo Alto, 650-327-1454; peninsulabeauty.com

— and winning another Best Of Palo Alto award. Peace activist Roy Kepler opened Kepler’s in 1955, and it earned a reputation in the 1960s as a place where countercultural minds could gather to share ideas. His son Clark took over in 1980, managing the store through times good, bad

and ugly, with the launch of online juggernaut Amazon.com. The new transition team is working hard to keep the community feel of Kepler’s alive while updating the store with e-technology and a broader range of events and inventory. The next six months will give the store’s supporters

Bike Shop Don’t let a flat tire or busted chain slow you down. Mike’s Bikes has what you need to get you back on the road in no time. With new and used bikes and repair service, Mike’s has everything the rapidly growing bicyclist population could want. Whether it’s a recommendation or a repair, Mike’s has the friendly service and expertise that will get you back on two wheels with a smile on your face. 3001 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 650-858-7700; mikesbikes.com

Bookstore 550 Waverley St in Palo Alto 650-326-8485 | www.prolificoven.com also in Saratoga, Santa Clara and Fremont Page 62ÊUÊÕ}ÕÃÌÊ£Ç]ÊÓä£ÓÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“

As Kepler’s, one of Menlo Park’s longtime bookstores, enters a new phase of life under the leadership of entrepreneurs Praveen Madan and wife Christin Evans, it retains a hold on the community’s hearts, raising more than $750,000 in three months

The arrow is pointing up for Shady Lane, as the downtown shop earned awards for Best Boutique, Best Gift/Novelty Shop and Best Jewelry Store (pictured: David Cantwell of Shady Lane).

Palo Alto Weekly 08.17.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the August 17, 2012 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto Weekly 08.17.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the August 17, 2012 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly