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BEST WINNER PEOPLE Accountant .................................... Tax Prose, Inc. Attorney: DUI ................................. 1-800-No CUFFS Attorney: Employment .................. Shannon Jenkins - TLD Law Attorney: Family Law ..................... Daniel Gold - TLD La aw Attorney: General ........................... Jen Sawday Esq. Estate Planning Attorney: Living Trust ................... Williamson & Gentilini Caterer .......................................... Primal Alchemy Catering Offices Chef ............................................... Chef Shelbi Ulm Financial Advisor/Planner ............... Michael Shafer, Edward Jones Hair Stylist or Barber .................... Natasha Jackson Insurance Agent ........................... Susie Atwood Local Actor (Tie) ............................. Karole Foreman Local Actor (Tie) ........................... Snoop Dog Mortgage Broker .......................... Chris Fenoglio - Finance of America Mortgage Photographer ................................ Scott Knecht Plumber ......................................... Prodigy Plumbing Private Investigator ...................... Private Sneakers Long Beach Real Estate Agent ......................... Loree Scarborough, Long Beach Home Source Tailor .............................................. Umberto International Clothier Tax Preparer .................................. Sawin & Kotani, CPA’s

HVAC Contractor ........................... Prodigy Plumb ng g, e er Heating & Air Kitchen Remodeling ....................... Kitchen Remodeler S nal ll Mattress Store ............................... Mattress Firm Ce Cerritos Promenade Nursery / Garden Center ................ H & H Nursery Paint Store ..................................... Painting Services La Palma Painting Contractor ....................... Painting Services La Palma Pest Control Company .................. Terminix Termite & Pest Control Plumbing Company ....................... Prodigy Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Air Pool & Spa Builder ......................... Pool & Electrical Products Long Beach Pool & Spa Services ...................... Pool & Electrical Products Long Beach Pool & Spa Store ........................... Pool & Electrical Products Long Beach Roofing ........................................... US Roofing Supply Rooter Company .......................... Prodigy Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Air Steam Cleaner .............................. STEAM Academy at Burke Tile & Stone ................................... Tile & Stone Design Center Tree Service .................................. Walt’s Tree Service Window Company ........................ Window Restoration and Repair

MY HOME GOODS & SERVICES

HEALTH & WELLNESS GOODS & SERVICES

Air Conditioning / Heating Company .. Long Beach Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Appliance Repair ........................... Don’s Appliance Repair Appliance Store (Chain) ............... Lowe’s Home Improvement Appliance Store (Local) ................. Friedmans Home Experience Building Materials .......................... Ganahl Lumber Carpet Cleaning ............................. American Carpet Cleaning Carpet/Flooring Store .................... Family Floors Contractor ...................................... Zawalski Construction Electrician ....................................... Chesley Electric Company Fences/Gates ................................ Straight Gate Fence Co Framing Store ................................ Artistic Edge Art & Framing Furniture Store (Independent) ...... Chartreuse Home Furnishings LLC Furniture Store (Chain) .................. Ashley Garage Door Company ................. Byers & Butler, Inc. Glass & Mirror Company ................ Paul’s Glass Co Hardware Store............................... Ace Hardware Home Improvement Store.............. Lowe’s Home Improvement Home Inspection Company ........... Morrison Plus Property Inspections

Assisted Living ............................... Sunrise of Seal Beach Audiologist (Tie).............................. Dr. David J. DeKriek, Au.D. Audiologist (Tie).............................. Sonus Hearing Care Professionals Audiologist (Tie).............................. Miracle-Ear Hearing Aid Center Barre Fitness Classes ................... Barre Attitude Boot Camp...................................... Orangetheory Fitness Cancer Treatment Center............... Todd Cancer Pavilion/ MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Cannabis Store ............................... The Circle CBD Retailer/Store ......................... The Circle Chiropractor.................................... Life Choice Chiropractic Cosmetic Surgeon.......................... Laser Skin Care Center Cross Fit.......................................... Phitlossophy Gym Day Spa........................................... TIER Wellness Dentist............................................. Dr. Stephen Coates D.D.S., Inc. Dermatologist ................................. Laser Skin Care Center Eyewear Store ................................ Belmont Shore Optometric Health/Fitness Club........................ Belmont Athletic Club

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BEST WINNERS HEALTH & WELLNESS GOODS & SERVICES Hearing Aid Company .................... Miracle-Ear Hearing Aid Center Hospital........................................... MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center Hospital Group ............................... MemorialCare Medic cal Group Hypnotherapist ............................... Hypnotherapist Roy Abadi Hypnotherapy for Positive Life Knee Center.................................... Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group Lasik Center.................................... Eye Physicians of Long Beach Massage ......................................... Finely Kneaded Medical Group ................................ MemorialCare Medical Group Medical Spa (Tie)............................ Botox Sisters-Laura Hertzog, NP & Rebecca Ceverha, NP-C Medical Spa (Tie)............................ TIER Wellness Medical Supply Store ..................... Victory Home Medical Supplies Nutritionist ...................................... Eat Freely Nutrition Optometrist..................................... Dr. Lisa A Hopkins Oral Surgeon................................... Dr. Dustin L. Rowe, DDS Orthodontist.................................... Mark A. Garlington DDS Pediatrician .................................... Pediatric Medical Center Personal Trainer ............................. Phitlossophy Gym Pharmacy (Chain) .......................... CVS Pharmacy Pharmacy (Local) ........................... Douglas Park Pharmacy Physical Therapy Center ............... Center For Physical Therapy Pilates Studio ................................. Club Pilates Plastic Surgeon ............................. Dr. Marcel F. Daniels Podiatrist ........................................ Superior Foot & Ankle Care Center Primary Care Physician .................. Dr. Laurie A. Mortara, MD Senior Assisted Living Center........ Bixby Knolls Towers Senior In-Home Care...................... Visiting Angels Skin Care ........................................ Laser Skin Care Center Urgent Care Facility ....................... MemorialCare Medical Group Urgent Care Weight Loss Center ....................... WW (Weight Watchers) Yoga Studio .................................... Ja Yoga

Bowling Alley ................................ Cal Bowl Casino ........................................... Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel Cigar/Vapor Bar ............................ Taylor Cigar Lounge Coffee Shop (Tie) ........................... Sheldrake Coffee Roasting Coffee Shop (Tie) ........................... The Merchant Long Beach Coffee Shop (Tie) ........................... Starbucks Comedy Club ................................ Laugh Factory Country Club ................................. Virginia Country Club Craft/Microbrewery ...................... Ballast Point Brewing Long Beach Farmers’ Market ........................... Downtown Long Beach Farmer’s Market Friendly City or Downtown ........... Long Beach Golf Course ................................... El Dorado Park Golf Course Hotel .............................................. Hotel Maya - a DoubleTree by Hilton Ice Rink ......................................... The Rinks - Lakewood ICE Kids Camp .................................... International City Theatre Kids Entertainment ....................... International City Theatre Live/Performing Arts Theatre ....... Musical Theatre West Movie Theater ............................... Art Theatre of Long Beach Museum ........................................ Long Beach Museum of Art Night Spot / Live Entertainment .. Sevilla Nightclub of Long Beach Outdoor Entertainment ................ Aquarium of the Pacific Paint Night .................................... Painting with a Twist Poker ............................................. The Gardens Casino Hawaiian Gardens Resort ............................................ Terranea Resort Retirement Community ................ Leisure World Seal Beach School District .............................. Long Beach Unified School District Sports Bar ..................................... Legends Restaurant & Sports Bar Weekend Getaway ....................... Catalina Express Wine Tasting ................................. The Wine Country Winery (Local) ................................ Waters Edge Winery of Long Beach Worship ......................................... Bethany Lutheran Church

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Active Adult Living Community .... Leisure World Seal Beach Airport ........................................... LGB Amusement Park .......................... Disneyland Art Gallery ..................................... Long Beach Museum of Art Bingo ............................................. The Bingo Club Boating Excursion (Tie) ................. Anchors Away Boat Rentals Boating Excursion (Tie) ................. Gondola Getaway

American Cuisine ........................... The Ordinarie Argentinean Cuisine ....................... Gaucho Grill Bagel Shop ..................................... Einstein Bros. Bagels Bakery ............................................. Gusto Bread Barbecue ........................................ Naples Rib Company Brazilian Cuisine ............................. Green Field Churrascaria Breakfast......................................... Schooner Or Later

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BEST WINNER FOOD & DRINK Brunch............................................. Michael’s on Naples Ristorante Buffet............................................... Hokkaido Seafood Buffet Burger (Chain)................................. In-N-Out Burger Burger (Local) ................................. John’s Hamburgers Cajun/Creole................................... Shenandoah At the Arbor Chicken ........................................... Noble Bird Rotisserie Chinese Cuisine.............................. L V Seafood Restaurant Deli .................................................. Angelo’s Italian Deli Dessert............................................ Jongewaard’s Bake n Broil Diner................................................ Dale’s Diner Donut Shop..................................... Simone’s Donuts Family Restaurant .......................... Hof’s Hut Restaurant & Bakery Fast Food........................................ In-N-Out Burger Fine Dining...................................... Michael’s on Naples Ristorante French Cuisine................................ La Creperie Cafe Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream ............... Long Beach Creamery Gastro Pub...................................... The Ordinarie Greek Cuisine ................................. George’s Greek Cafe Happy Hour..................................... The Crab Pot Restaurant and Bar Hawaiian Cuisine ............................ The Bamboo Club Health Food Cuisine....................... Appu’s Cafe Hot Dog........................................... Dog Haus Indian Cuisine ................................. Kamal Palace Italian Cuisine ................................. Michael’s on Naples Ristorante Japanese Cuisine ........................... Kihon Korean Cuisine ............................... Sura Korean BBQ & Tofu House Restaurant Margarita......................................... Los Compadres Martini ............................................. The Ordinarie Mediterranean Cuisine ................... Open Sesame Mexican Restaurant (Chain)........... Super Mex Restaurant Mexican Restaurant (Local) ........... Enrique’s Mexican Restaurant Middle Eastern Cuisine .................. Open Sesame New Restaurant (opened appx. 2 years or less)....... The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina Ocean View Restaurant (Tie).......... Parkers’ Lighthouse Ocean View Restaurant (Tie).......... Boathouse on the Bay Outdoor Dining ............................... Boathouse on the Bay Pizza................................................ Buono’s Pizzeria Poke Restaurant............................. Poke Pola Romantic Restaurant ..................... Tantalum Restaurant Sandwich Shop .............................. Jersey Mike’s Subs Seafood Restaurant ....................... Original Fish Co. Spanish Cuisine.............................. Cafe Sevilla of Long Beach Steak House ................................... 555 East American Steakhouse

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ORGANIZATIONS & SHOWS Chamber of Commerce ................. Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Morning Radio Show ..................... KFI 640AM Morning TV News .......................... KTLA 5 Non-Profit Organization ................. Assistance League of Long Beach TV Comedy .................................... Ghosts TV Drama Series............................. This is us Workplace (Tie)............................... American Career College Workplace (Tie)............................... LBS Financial Credit Union

EDUCATION Career College / Trade School....... Long Beach City College Career College: Nursing School ... Long Beach City College Catholic School .............................. St. Anthony High School Charter School................................ Intellectual Virtues Academy of Long Beach College Extension Program ........... California State University Long Beach Community College........................ Long Beach City College Cosmetology School ...................... International Academy of Cosmetology Dance Studio / School ................... Los Altos Dance Center Four-Year College/University ......... California State University Long Beach Graduate/MBA School ................... California State University Long Beach Martial Arts ..................................... Power of One Martial Arts Music School .................................. Jammin’ Music Online School ................................. Calvary Chapel Downey Other Christian School (Non-Catholic)... Lakewood Christian Schools Preschool........................................ Bethany Lutheran Pre-School Private Elementary School............. Bethany Lutheran School Private High School........................ St. Anthony High School Public Elementary School .............. Patrick Henry Elementary School Public High School ......................... Woodrow Wilson High School Tutoring (Tie) ................................... Kumon Math and Reading Center of DOWNEY - CENTRAL Tutoring (Tie) ................................... Sylvan Learning of Long Beach

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BEST WINNERS NON-HOME GOODS & SERVICES Accounting Service ...................... Sawin & Kotani, CPA A’s Automotive: Accessories & Parts .. Performance Plus Tirre and Automotive Supersto ore Automotive: Body Shop ............... Long Beach Collision n Center Automotive: Repair & Service (Local) .. ACA Automotive Automotive: Tires & Rims ............. Performance Plus Tire and Automotive Superstore Automotive: Tow Company .......... AAA Beauty: Barber Shop .................... JW Goodson’s Salon and Tanning Beauty: Hair Salon ........................ JW Goodson’s Salon and Tanning Beauty: Nail Salon ........................ Images Luxury Nail Lounge Beauty: Threading / Eyebrows ..... Rita Threading Bicycle Shop ................................. Jax Bicycle Center Book Store .................................... Barnes & Noble Bridal Shop ................................... Strut Bridal Salon Camera Store ................................ Tuttle Cameras Car Wash ...................................... Circle Marina Speedwash Cemetery ...................................... All Souls Cemetery Charter Boat Rentals .................... Anchors Away Boat Rentals Clothing: Children’s ...................... Assistance League Thrift & Vintage Clothing: Formal Wear ................. Friar Tux Clothing: Men’s ............................. Umberto International Clothier Clothing: Shoe Store .................... Tenni-Moc’s Shoe Store Clothing: Women’s ....................... Kohl’s Computer Repair .......................... Quick Fix Computer Services Day Care Center ........................... Bethany Lutheran Pre-School Dealership: Motorcycle (Street Bikes) .. Long Beach BMW Motorcycles Dealership: Motorcycle Off-Road - ATV/UTV ... Del Amo Motorsports of Long Beach Dealership: New Car ..................... Timmons Subaru Dealership: New Truck ................. Worthington Ford Dealership: Used Cars & Trucks .. Enterprise Car Sales Dive Shop (Scuba) ........................ Deep Blue Scuba & Swim Center Dry Cleaner ................................... Betty Brite Cleaners Escrow Company ......................... Anchor Seaport Escrow Financial Planning Company ....... LBS Financial Credit Union Financial: Auto Loans ................... LBS Financial Credit Union Financial: Bank ............................. Farmers & Merchants Bank Financial: Credit Union (Chain) .... Wescom Credit Union Financial: Credit Union (Local) ..... LBS Financial Credit Union Financial: Home Loans ................. Southern Cal Funding Mike Krantz, Long Beach Financial: Refinancing Company ... Premier Lending - Rick Loveall Floral Shop .................................... Devynn’s Garden Grocery/Food: Health/Organic .... Lazy Acres Long Beach Grocery/Food: Local or Chain (Tie) ... Lazy Acres Long Beach Grocery/Food: Local or Chain (Tie) ... Trader Joe’s

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Grocery/Food: Specialty Store .... The Wine Country Health/Nutrition Store .................. Vitamin City Insurance Company ..................... State Farm Jewelry Store ................................ J&L Jewelry Leather Repair / Upholstery .......... Erwin’s Custom Interiors Legal Services ............................... 1800 no cuffs Mailing & Packaging....................... Shore Business Center Meal Delivery Service .................... Meals On Wheels of Long Beach Mortuary/Funeral Home ................. All Souls Cemetery & Mortuary Novelty Store: Antiques/Collectibles .. Clark & Atherton Mercantile Novelty Store: Coin Shop............... Liberty Coin Novelty Store: Gift/Boutique Shop .. Songbird Boutique Novelty Store: Gold Store ............. J&L Jewelry Novelty Store: Thrift Store.............. Assistance League Thrift & Vintage Office Cleaning ............................. Cleantime Building Maintenance Company Pet - Dog Walker .......................... Pet Waggin Pet Boarding (Tie) .......................... Mar Mel Inn ~ Bed & Breakfast for Dogs and Cats Pet Boarding (Tie) .......................... Gofetch Pet Clinic/Veterinary ..................... Bixby Animal Clinic Pet Groomer ................................. Pet Partners Pet Sitting ..................................... Pet Waggin Pet Store ....................................... Pet Partners Pet Trainer ..................................... Joyful Paws Pet Hotel & Daycare Real Estate Company ................... Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance - Phil Jones Broker Recycling Center .......................... EDCO Recycling & Transfer Restoration Services (Water/Fire Damage) .................... Save The Day Restoration Retail Mall/Shopping Center (Tie) ... 2ND & PCH Retail Mall/Shopping Center (Tie) ... Lakewood Center Retail Outlet Mall/Shopping Center .. The Pike Outlets Ride-Share Service ....................... Lyft Security Company ........................ Platt Security Sporting Goods Store .................. DICK’S Sporting Goods Storage Facility ............................. Don Temple Storage Surf Shop ...................................... Harbour Surfboards Tattoo Shop/Parlor ....................... Outer Limits Tattoo & Museum Travel Agency ............................... AAA Vacuum & Sewing Machine Store ... Sew Vac Ltd Videography/Videographer .......... The 7th Key Website Developer ....................... Gath Design Wig Store ...................................... Anthony’s Wigs Wine Store ..................................... The Wine Country

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BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANT FAVORITE SUSHI RESTAURANT

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e serve a large variety of nigiri sushi and sashimi and small plates prepared using basic Japanese methods. We also offer a good selection of craft sakes and beer. From specialty rolls to ramen to traditional sushi and sashimi, there is something for everyone to enjoy in our relaxed dining space. We thank you all, our staff, loved ones, friends old and new, and our amazing community for your continued support. You’ve kept us going since 2014 and we are striving to be better year after year. Thank you!

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BEST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FAVORITE ONLINE SCHOOL, FAVORITE PRESCHOOL, FAVORITE PRIVATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & FAVORITE KIDS CAMP

LAKEWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

5336 Arbor Road, Long Beach, CA, 90808 (562) 425-3358 www.lakewoodchristianschools.org www.instagram.com/lakewoodchristianschools/

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akewood Christian Schools is a Christ-centered academic and creative community developing leaders of character from preschool – 8th grade. Our loving and safe small class environment nurtures academic, social, and spiritual growth while providing academic excellence and outstanding programs including award-winning fine arts, competitive athletics, and fun extended day care. We are dually accredited by WASC and ACSI and our state credentialed teachers are also certified by ACSI. Join us this summer for Day Camp!

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Thanks for Voting Us the Best in Long Beach! Thank you Press-Telegram/Grunion Gazette readers for voting MemorialCare as the Best Hospital, Best Cancer Treatment Center, Best Medical Group and Best Urgent Care in Long Beach! MemorialCare has been a vital healthcare provider for Long Beach and communities throughout LA County for more than 111 years. We offer multiple MemorialCare Medical Group primary care locations, along with urgent care services. Our adult hospital, MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, is the city’s top provider of adult specialty care, including cancer, with services comparable to most academic institutions. On the same campus is our full-service children’s hospital, MemorialCare Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, the second largest medical campus in the western United States. Being connected with the MemorialCare family means your family gets the best care – no matter the need.

800-MEMORIAL (636-6742) memorialcare.org

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BEST OPTOMETRIST BEST EYEWEAR STORE

BELMONT SHORE OPTOMETRIC 5219 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 438-1211 www.belmontshoreoptometric.com

BEST DERMATOLOGIST, BEST SKIN CARE BEST COSMETIC SURGEON, FAVORITE WORKPLACE FAVORITE MEDICAL SPA

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elmont Shore Optometric was established in 1985 and our mission from the very beginning is to provide a personalized eye care experience that focuses on the specific needs and challenges of your eyes. Our dedication to honest and ethical services and embracing technological advancements is why so many Long Beach residents continue to entrust their eye care to us for over 30 years.

LASER SKIN CARE CENTER 3828 Schaufele Ave., Suite 300, Long Beach, CA 90808 (562) 997-1144 LaserCareSpecialists.com

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ocated in a beautiful, state-of-the-art, 13,000 square-foot facility, Laser Skin Care Center offers comprehensive skin care to patients of all ages. Their offerings include medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology care. Laser Skin Care Center is committed to your skin health and offers a variety of medical services including annual skin cancer exams, mole and wart removal, and treatment of eczema and psoriasis to name a few. Their board-certified, Mohs College, fellowship-trained dermatologists also offer Mohs Micrographic Surgery onsite. Additionally, they are available to care for your cosmetic concerns with services to treat wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, sun damage, scars, loose skin, volume loss, broken vessels, and more! The Laser Skin Care Center team puts patient care and clinical excellence above all else.

Bethany Lutheran Church, School and Preschool • • • •

Best Private School Best PrivateElementary Elementary School Best Preschool Best Preschool Best House of Worship Best House ofCenter Worship Best Day Care

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Bethany Lutheran School ~ Kindergarten - 8th grade Bethany Lutheran Preschool ~ Age 2 - Pre-K/TK 5100 E. Arbor Rd., Long Beach, CA 90808

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BEST CHICKEN

NOBLE BIRD ROTISSERIE

2nd and PCH 6460 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 125 Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 431-0445 www.noblebirdrotisserie.com

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ow, thank you LONG BEACH for naming us the city’s BEST CHICKEN! We were founded with the mission to be a neighborhood go-to for a chef-driven take on an all-American comfort meal: rotisserie chicken, cooked to bronzed perfection in our custom French ovens. But not just any chicken. We source our pasture-raised chickens from a SoCal family-run farm where the chickens graze outdoors in mobile coops 24/7 and where no antibiotics, hormones or additives of any kind are ever used. Because we wanted to serve better-for-you chicken, chicken that we would and do proudly serve to our own family. A little over two years later, we’re thrilled to see so many familiar faces, whether it’s a quick lunch, a grab & go meal, date night or dinner with the fam -- it’s an honor and privilege to serve you. We never thought we would open a restaurant in our beloved hometown but here we are and we couldn’t be more grateful. From our loyal regulars to all the families who come from near and far – truly, we are so thankful to this incredible community that we are so lucky to call home for our family and business. Thank you each and every one of you for your support the last 2+ years! We love you Long Beach!

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BEST WEBSITE DEVELOPER

GATH DESIGN 1777 Bellflower Blvd., Studio 200A Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 883-3283 www.GathDesign.com

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hank you for voting Gath Design the best website developer in the greater Long Beach area. Gath Design specializes in a strategic approach to create a unique graphic voice that makes your brand heard, remembered, and preferred. We provide branding consultation and graphic design across all mediums for large and small companies alike. With experience in projects ranging from logo design and branding, to website design and development, to print design, to packaging design, Gath Design can shape any brand from start to finish. Dave Gath, the Creative Director, has over 25 years of experience designing for companies like Oakley, Sony Pictures, Honda, and Exploding Kittens. That experience is now relied on by locals like Spaghettini, Long Beach Rescue Mission, and Musical Theatre West. Visit us on the web and social media to view our portfolio of work. @gathdesign

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BEST FINANCIAL PLANNING BEST FINANCIAL: AUTO LOANS BEST LOCAL CREDIT UNION FAVORITE HOME LOANS FAVORITE REFINANCING COMPANY

LBS FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION

P.O. Box 4860, Long Beach, CA, 90804 (562) 598-9007 lbsfcu.org

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BS Financial Credit Union opened its doors in 1935 to provide affordable banking services to Long Beach school employees. Over the last 86 years, the Credit Union has grown to not only include local school and college employees, but also employees of local businesses, and anyone who lives or works in the surrounding area. Today, LBS Financial serves more than 140,000 Members living throughout Southern California.

Voted as Best Credit Union by Press-Telegram readers for the past 12 years, LBS Financial continues to focus on connecting families, neighbors, and the community with paths to success. Members enjoy competitive loan and deposit rates, low fees, and convenient account access through 30,000 fee-free ATMs nationwide, 8 local branches, mobile, and online banking. Anyone who lives or works in the greater Long Beach area can open an account at the Credit Union.

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BEST AUTOMOTIVE: TIRES & RIMS BEST AUTOMOTIVE: ACCESSORIES & PART

PERFORMANCE PLUS TIRES & AUTOMOTIVE SUPERSTORE 3910 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807 562-988-0211 www.performanceplustire.com

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hank you so much for choosing us as the best automotive tire, rim and accessory store! Our family-owned, “locally world famous” superstore emphasizes customer service and we see you agree! This year PERFORMANCE PLUS celebrates our 50th Anniversary! We offer a variety of products and services to enhance your vehicle’s appearance, performance and longevity! Our experienced staff works hard to help you find the best prices on tires, rims and service. We stand behind our amazing customer service. We do more than just sell tires; our ASE certified technicians will take care of all your automotive needs from oil changes, to brakes, to alignments, to lift kits and more. Stop by and see all that we have to offer. If you need to purchase online: feel confident that we will work with you to select the correct fitment for your vehicle!

BEST ORTHODONTIST

DR. MARK A. GARLINGTON 5479 E Abbeyfield St. #1, Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 439-4553 Appointments: drg4smiles.com

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hank you to all of our patients for voting us “Best Orthodontist” in the greater Long Beach area! We are so proud of all the smiles we helped create and the lives we have enriched. We continue to strive for excellence in what we do and we will continue to help our city and community prosper. Make an appointment with our office today and see how we are using the most advanced technology to create a truly digital experience from start to finish. We treat both children and adults and we are one of the leading experts in the country in using Invisalign to treat growing children. We strive to provide the highest quality care, using the most advanced techniques available, in a warm and friendly environment. We want your orthodontic experience to exceed your expectations!

Thank You Long Beach

2301 Redondo Ave. Signal Hill, CA 90755 www.TheWineCountry.com (562) 597-8303 (800) 505-5564

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BEST HOTEL

HOTEL MAYA FAVORITE BRUNCH FAVORITE OCEAN VIEW RESTAURANT

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700 Queensway Drive Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 435-7676 www.hotelmayalongbeach.com

210 The Promenade North Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 676-4261 www.theordinarie.com

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otel Maya and Fuego... a Winning Combination. Located across Queensway Bay in Downtown Long Beach, the award-winning Hotel Maya – a Doubletree by Hilton is a full-scale resort featuring a Latin American-inspired 199 room property offering well-appointed guest rooms that provides the perfect retreat that feels a thousand miles away from it all. Guests enjoy Fuego the modern Latin infused indoor-outdoor restaurant and lounge with weekend brunches offering live Latin Jazz with stunning views of the city skyline, Pacific Ocean and Queen Mary.

hank you Long Beach for voting in the Press-Telegram & Grunion Gazette Reader’s Choice poll! The Ordinarie was voted Best American Cuisine, Best Gastro Pub, and Best Cocktails in Long Beach! Located in the heart of Downtown, The Ordinarie is an American Tavern that specializes in chef inspired food, classic & contemporary cocktails, hospitality and live entertainment. The Ordinarie offers lunch, dinner, happy hour, late night food & weekend brunch.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT, BEST BRUNCH BEST FINE DINING, FAVORITE CHEF FAVORITE ROMANTIC RESTAURANT FAVORITE MARTINI

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MICHAELSONNAPLES.COM 562.439.7080

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Eye Physicians of Long Beach

YOUR LEADER IN ALL THINGS EYE CARE. When you need expert eye care in the greater Los Angeles area, the boardcertified ophthalmologists and optometrists at Eye Physicians of Long Beach are standing by ready to provide everything you need for optimal eye health Carlos E. Martinez, M.D.

Ajay Manchandia, M.D.

Lars H. Hertzog, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Maryam Mirzaei, O.D.

Roya H. Ghafouri, M.D., M.S.

Lindsey Van, O.D.

all under one roof. Our doctors are dedicated to providing unmatched quality care for every patient. A few things we specialize in are: •

State-of-the-art diagnosis, management, and treatment of age-related and other eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal diseases, corneal diseases, dry eye, and much more.

The latest in high-quality vision correction, including glasses, contacts, and LASIK®.

Innovative technology for cataract surgery patients, including the revolutionary Light Adjustable Lens (LAL).

See for yourself why Eye Physicians of Long Beach proves to be a leader in all things eye care time and time again. Visit our website at www.EPLB.com or call us at (562) 799-2020 to schedule your appointment today.

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1823 Ximeno Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90815 562-986-4380 • www.jnljewelry.com Tuesday thru Saturday 11-55 PM | Closed Sunday and Monday

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BEST FA MI LY RESTA URA N T in Long Beach three years in a row!

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562.926.6066 • www.fidelityhearingcenter.com

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BEST COFFEE SHOP

SHELDRAKE COFFEE ROASTING 4606 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 433-2996 www.sheldrakecoffeeroasting.com

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f you’re a Long Beach local, then you’ve probably heard of Mike Sheldrake and his iconic coffeehouse in Belmont Shore. It’s likely you’ve tasted this fine coffee at various local restaurants, event spaces, and the Long Beach airport! Sheldrake Coffee Roasting has been serving the community since 1976, roasting on-site daily in their 1920’s vintage Probat coffee roaster by Mike and his son Michael. This shop holds 46 years of stories, traditions, and deliciously crafted goods – not to mention the sweetest aroma of fresh coffee permeating the cozy environment. Previously called Polly’s Gourmet Coffee and rebranded in October 2020, Sheldrake’s has been a model for how a long standing business can evolve. They took the pandemic in stride, adapting to safely stay open and provide a morsel of normality to their customers. This change also brought focus onto their website, fulfilling more online sales than ever before for folks to still enjoy freshly roasted coffee at home anywhere in the nation. There’s no comfort quite like a great cup of your favorite coffee. Mike’s passion for his work has always driven this business to offer something a little different than other coffee shops, shortening the time from bean to cup by roasting and packing in the same place. His attention to detail and traditional roasting process sets these coffees apart, you can really taste the difference. See for yourself! Come by the shop or order online to sample this fine coffee, and tell them what you think on Instagram @sheldrakecoffee

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BEST DENTIST

DR. STEPHEN COATES 3303 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803 http://www.stephencoatesdds.com/ (562) 434-6414 stephencoatesdds@aol.com Coates Dr.andStephen his talented team are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, comfortable, and high quality dental care you deserve - and at your convenience. We accept appointments before and after school and work. Dr. Coates knows how important this flexibility can be and mean to family time. Dr. Coates has been serving the Long Beach area for the past 35 years, and specializes in general dentistry such as exams, cleanings, teeth whitening, as well as cosmetic procedures such as veneers and implants to help you achieve that picture perfect smile! We have several financial solutions for those who need it. We are happy to call Long Beach our home, and look forward to assisting you and your family with your dental needs. Thank you for voting us Long Beach’s Best!

BEST GROCERY STORE: HEALTH/ORGANIC BEST GROCERY STORE: (LOCAL OR CHAIN)

LAZY ACRES NATURAL MARKET 2080 N. Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach 562-430-4134 www.lazyacres.com

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azy Acres Natural Markets is your go-to source for all of the best natural and organic foods and products. With the highest quality local produce, grass-fed meats and wild-caught seafoods, as well as a wide selection of vegan, keto and gluten free favorites, Lazy Acres has been Long Beach’s go-to grocery since 2012. The Natural Living Department features a huge selection of vitamins and supplements as well as the latest clean beauty products. Lazy Acres Long Beach is committed to the community, and is now part of the 1% For The Planet network, giving 1% of Private Label item sales to non-profits who share the mission of making the earth a healthier, greener place. Find out more at www.lazyacres.com!

Thank you for voting us Best Contractor and Bathroom Remodeler

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new construction | remodeling kitchens | baths | indoor / outdoor living Certified TrexPro and Noritz Gold Installer

BATHROOMS

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BEST PLUMBING CO. BEST HVAC CO. BEST ROOTER CO. FAVORITE A/C & HEAT CO. FAVORITE WORKPLACE

PRODIGY PLUMBING 3090 E. 29th Street Long Beach, CA 90806 (562) 213-9824 www.prodigyplumbers.com

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rodigy Plumbing Inc has proudly served Long Beach and the surrounding communities for more than 11 years. Founder and CEO Mark Ellefson comes from a humble beginning. With a genuine work ethic, intentional drive, and compassionate vision only few have, Mark built Prodigy around the core values of honesty, integrity, and gratitude. This devotion to a “people before profit” mindset has grown Prodigy’s team from a oneman-one-van plumbing operation to now employing more than 30 field and office professionals. Every member of the Prodigy work family is dedicated to revolutionizing the standard of the home services industry and providing a positive everlasting customer experience every step of the way.

Prodigy’s offerings have also expanded: we now provide plumbing, sewer, heating, and air services for residential and commercial properties. We are deeply grateful for the opportunities we have been afforded, and we stay humble and eager to continue proving ourselves. It’s always touching to hear that we helped someone solve a plumbing or heating issue, and also put their minds at ease by making their home system safe for them and their family. It’s an honor to have you trust Prodigy to take care of your homes and businesses, and we take that responsibility seriously. There is no job too big or too small to call us for! We have worked on everything from minor plumbing repairs to mainline sewer emergencies. We have tuned up many homes’ air conditioners and furnaces to maintain comfortable temperatures and safe air quality for everyone involved. We have renovated the air and heating systems for large commercial properties, too, ensuring the health and comfort of the employees and clients. Buying or selling a house? Prodigy is well-versed in a comprehensive whole-home plumbing inspection, including a sewer scope, that can help both buyers and sellers get clear information on the condition of the home and potential short and long-term repairs. Thank you, Long Beach, for your support through these 11 years. Every kind word, every recommendation and review, every smile and thanks from each of our clients has gotten Prodigy to where we are. We look forward to serving you for many, many more years to come.

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Thank you, LONG BEACH, for choosing American Career College-OC as the

2022 Favorite Career College/Nursing School Favorite Career College/Trade School Favorite Online School Best Workplace* For more than 40 years, American Career College has committed to providing quality training for the next generration of healthcare workers. ACC offers hands-on training in 12 healthcare programs: • • • •

Dental Assisting Medical Assistant Medical Billing and Coding Pharmacy Technician

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Respiratory Therapy Vocationaal Nursing Surgical Technology And moree

As an ACC student, our Career Services Dep parttment is dedicated to your success and will assist you in a broad range of career planning services to get you ACC-Ready for career opportunities.

ACC has campuses in Anaheim, Los Angeles and Ontario To learn more, go to americancareercollege.edu or call 877-880-7014 *As voted by the readers of the 2022 Press-Telegram & Grunion GazetteReaders’ Choice Awards. ACC provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

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BEST ATTORNEY: GENERAL; BEST ATTORNEY: LIVING TRUST, BEST EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY; BEST FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY FAVORITE LIVING TRUST; FAVORITE LEGAL SERVICES

TLD LAW 3900 Kilroy Airport Way, Ste. 240 Long Beach (562) 923-0971 tldlaw.com

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t TLD Law we provide trusted legal counsel across many industries and areas of expertise to Southern California individuals and businesses – and we’re there for you from the beginning. From estate/tax planning to employment matters and from business transactions to family law, our team of dedicated legal specialists has you covered. At TLD Law, we can incorporate your business or provide a trust for your children. We guide you through claims, whether by employees or business partners. We advise you during changes such as divorce or the sale of your business/real estate. We protect your legacy through succession planning, including probate, trust administration and tax planning. Our firm works collaboratively, whether from our offices in Long Beach, Downey, Irvine Beverly Hills, or at your office, sharing resources and blending capabilities with our core philosophy: the success of our valued clients – for life. To better serve our clients, we have attorneys and staff that are fluent in English and Spanish. We thank our community for voting TLD Law in the Top 5 Legal Services, Managing Shareholder Shannon Jenkins the Best Employment Attorney, Partner Daniel Gold the Best Family Law Attorney, Partner Jennifer Sawday the Best Estate Planning Attorney, and Partners Monica Goel and Jennifer Sawday in the Top 5 Living Trust Attorneys. For over 60 years, we have consistently delivered exceptional results for our clients, and we look forward to serving you, your family, and your businesses in your most important matters.

Voted Best: FAVORITE CHIROPRACTOR Dr. Adam Sandahl, DC, CCEP BEST MEDICAL SPA BEST DAY SPA FAVORITE HEALTH/FITNESS CLUB

562-430-8501 • www.TIERwellness.com • 6695 E. PCH, #250 Long Beach, CA 90803

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A COMPREHENSIVE MEDI SPA, HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER

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BEST AUTOMOTIVE: BODY SHOP

LONG BEACH COLLISION CENTER Long Beach Collision Center 1460 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach 562-591-6600 longbeachcollision.com

BEST NURSERY/GARDEN SHOP

H & H NURSERY 6220 Lakewood Blvd., Lakewood, CA 90712

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stablished in 2004 Long Beach Collision Center, is family owned and operated, we offer Auto Body Repair and Paint Services, you will find the best quality repairs for your vehicle, from minor bumper and fender repairs to collision auto body and paint. We work on all vehicle makes and models. Customer satisfaction and repairs are guaranteed. We accept all insurance company claims for your convenience. We look forward to seeing you.

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& H Nursery was established in 1976 to indulge our family’s passion for plants and gardening. Our nursery and garden

center is located on five and a half acres of land located in the heart of sunny Lakewood, California, and we strive to satisfy every gardener’s needs. Our family-run business is proud to carry a large variety of everything you are likely to want and need to satisfy your green thumb. We have a large selection and a large selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs, shrubs, trees, and cacti and succulents We also have a complete line of organic fertilizers and soils and pottery in different sizes, styles and designs.

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BEST ACCOUNTANT

TAX PROSE, INC. 235 E Broadway Ste. 1060 Long Beach, CA (562) 436-0829 www.taxprose.com

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BEST SPANISH CUISINE BEST NIGHT SPOT/LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

CAFE SEVILLA 140 Pine Ave, Long Beach (562) 495-1111 CafeSevilla.com

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afe Sevilla has been dedicated to providing the true essence of Spanish culture, music & cuisine since 1987. Located in the heart of downtown Long Beach on Pine Avenue, Cafe Sevilla is proud to offer the most authentic Spanish ambiance in their tapas bar, restaurant & nightclub. Cafe Sevilla specializes in Spanish tapas, which are great for a fun, interactive & sharable dining experience. Menu offerings include a variety of over 30 award-winning tapas as well as traditional paellas, fresh seafood and savory meat dishes.

tephanie Anderson EA, CTP, founded Tax Prose Inc. in early 2014. She has built her firm by utilizing decades of experience managing accounting teams and reviewing the full financial cycle for small businesses. Stephanie is dedicated to being a taxpayer advocate offering tax resolution services and advanced tax planning. Stephanie holds an Enrolled Agent license and was recently awarded the highly prestigious, Tax Planner of the Year 2021 through the American Institute of Certified Tax Planners. She continues to work toward excellence in her field by going above and beyond the annual continuing education requirements. She is currently working toward her Masters in Taxation, all while maintaining a hands on approach with every client.

Voted Best Local Credit Union in Long Beach 12 years in a row Also Best Financial Planning Company, Best Auto Loans, Favorite Home Loans, and Favorite Refinancing Company!

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WOW, thank you LONG BEACH,

for voting us the city’s

BEST CHICKEN!

FREE SIDE! Limit one per check. No cash value. Valid with $20 or greater purchase. May not be combined with any other offer or promotion.

2nd and PCH 6660 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 125 Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 431-0445 • www.noblebirdrotisserie.com

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BEST WORKPLACE FAVORITE CAREER COLLEGE/NURSING SCHOOL FAVORITE CAREER COLLEGE/TRADE SCHOOL FAVORITE ONLINE SCHOOL

AMERICAN CAREER COLLEGE ORANGE COUNTY CAMPUS 1200 North Magnolia Ave. Anaheim, CA 92801 www.americancareercollege.edu

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merican Career College-Orange County is proud to accept the distinction of 2022 “Best Workplace”, “Favorite Career College/Trade School”, “Favorite Career College/Nursing School”, and “Favorite Online School” from voters of the Long Beach Community!* For over 40 years, American Career College has committed to providing quality training to over 50,000 graduates and current students for careers in healthcare. Offering 12 programs, including Dental Assisting, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Vocational Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Radiography, and more, ACC students can choose from a wide range of diploma and degree options to meet their educational goals. At ACC, we are dedicated to helping our students every step of the way, even after graduation. Our Career Services Department offers the coaching and training needed to

Thank You Long Beach for the

stand out and be ACC-Ready for opportunities in healthcare. Financial Aid and scholarships are also available for those who qualify! To learn more, check out our website at americancareercollege.edu. *As voted by the readers of the 2022 Press-Telegram & Grunion Readers’ Choice Awards. Programs vary by length and campus. ACC cannot guarantee employment. Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the College has moved some of the on-ground courses into a distance education modality. However, as soon as the COVID-19 circumstances change, students will be expected to return on campus to complete their program onsite in the regular learning modality as approved by ABHES and outlined in the college catalog.

Thank You Long Beach!

Stephanie Anderson

EA, CTP

Reader’s Choice Award 2022

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BEST LASIK CENTER

EYE PHYSICIANS OF LONG BEACH 2925 Palo Verde Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 799-2020 www.eplb.com

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ye Physicians of Long Beach offers truly innovative technology for our cataract patients. One of the latest advancements is the revolutionary Light Adjustable Lens (LAL). Cataract surgery is among the most common of all surgeries with more than two million procedures being performed each year in the U.S. Until now, there were very few options for adjustments once the replacement lenses were in place. Recent lens technology of the LAL changed all that. It’s the only lens on the market that makes it possible for the doctor to customize the prescription of the lens after cataract surgery. And Eye Physicians of Long Beach Ophthalmologists are the first in the area to offer this revolutionary cataract solution.

The LAL is made of a special photo-sensitive material that can change the power of your implanted lens in response to a special post-surgical UV Light Delivery Device. These changes mean that your desired vision can be fine-tuned following surgery. So, cataract patients have a chance to eliminate the need for glasses or contacts following surgery. In fact, an FDA study of 600 cataract surgery patients showed recipients of the LAL were twice as likely to achieve 20/20 vision without glasses when compared to those who received a standard lens implant. Experience for yourself the amazing recent advancements in cataract surgery. Visit our website today at www.EPLB.com.

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SAWIN & KOTANI Accountancy Corporation Certified Public Accountants

BEST ACCOUNTING SERVICE TAX PREPARER’S FAVORITE ACCOUNTANT

SAWIN & KOTANI, CPA’S 4401 Atlantic Ave #103 Long Beach, CA 562-422-8600 longbeachcpas.com

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ur priority at Sawin & Kotani Accountancy Corporation is to provide personalized service to all of our clients. Every business and every individual is unique, so we begin a relationship by developing a comprehensive understanding of a given client’s financial standing. This allows us to delve into specific areas where we can help a client utilize a specific tax credit or take advantage of a particular accounting technique that may not be available to most.

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BEST BBQ

NAPLES RIB COMPANY 5800 East 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 439-RIBS www.ribcompany.com

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aples Rib Company is family owned and operated since 1992. We specialize in Baby Back Ribs, Slow Roasted Tri-Tip, Prime Rib, Beef Brisket, Sandwiches, Gourmet Salads, and our ever-popular Onion Brick. Available for Takeout, our Party Packs include the perfect mix of our Meats, Sides, and Cornbread. Our Signature BBQ Sauce is Sweet & Tangy, and available in bottles for purchase. The restaurant has large comfortable booths and a separate bar area where many choose to dine. For large parties, our banquet room can seat up to 50 guests. We cater hundreds of events yearly from delivery to full-service with staff, and even a mobile BBQ on-site when requested. Whether planning a corporate meeting, team banquet, or wedding, we serve groups of 25-5,000. Please visit ribcompany.com for more information on everything we offer.

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Thank you for awarding us

Best Coffee Shop!

sheldrakecoffeeroasting.com

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BEST RETAIL OUTLET MALL/SHOPPING CENTER

THE PIKE OUTLETS

95 South Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 432-8325 www.ThePikeOutlets.com

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isit the Pike Outlets today! Shop, dine and explore more than 30 retailers and restaurants, a movie theater and hotel. Take in beautiful harbor views and enjoy a spin on our iconic carousel and Ferris wheel. The Pike Outlets is located in Downtown Long Beach and features retailers like Nike Factory Store, Columbia Factory Store, H & M, and Converse. Grab a bite to eat at one of our many restaurants including The Auld Dubliner, PF Chang’s, Outback Steakhouse, and Island’s Fine Burgers and Drinks, to name a few. Plus, you won’t want to miss an evening of comedy and fun at The Laugh Factory. The Pike Outlets is your one stop for fabulous shopping, dining, and entertainment year-round. Visit our website at www.ThePikeOutlets.com for a complete list of retailers, restaurants and events, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to catch all the action all the time.

BEST BURGER (CHAIN) BEST FAST FOOD

IN-N-OUT BURGER 4600 Los Coyotes Diagonal, Long Beach, CA 90815 6391 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90803 7691 Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808 4041 Lakewood Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90712 (800) 786-1000 www.in-n-out.com

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t In-N-Out®, every burger made is cooked fresh to order. With 100% beef, real American cheese, and hand-leafed lettuce, vine-ripe plump tomatoes stacked high on a freshly baked bun. And your burger doesn’t hit the grill until you ask for it. We even use fresh cut potatoes for our french fries, and make our shakes from real ice cream. After all, we’re cooking for someone special, we are cooking for you.

to all of our patients for f voting us “Best Orthodontist” h in the greater Long Beach area! Using the latest advancements in digital orthodontics to create the beautiful smile you deserve!

5479 E. Abbeyfield Street, Suite 1 Long Beach

(562) 439-4553 drg4smiles.com

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BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT, BEST BRUNCH BEST FINE DINING, FAVORITE CHEF FAVORITE ROMANTIC RESTAURANT FAVORITE MARTINI

MICHAEL’S ON NAPLES RISTORANTE 5620 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 439-7080 www.michaelsonnaples.com/

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ichael’s on Naples, a long-time favorite since 2007, quickly became a beloved destination amongst locals and travelers alike. A pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, Michael’s has served to elevate Long Beach’s food culture by using only the freshest ingredients each season has to offer. Executive Chef Eric Samaniego’s integrity and love of authentic regional Italian cuisine shines through his execution of house-made pastas and use of locally sourced produce. The staff, led by GM and Sommelier Massimo Arrone, pride themselves on providing a personal and unforgettable dining experience, while Massimo effortlessly pairs dishes with the perfect bottle of wine from their award winning list. With a trendy retractable rooftop dining area upstairs and a formal dining room below, guests feel right at home in upscale casual attire or dressed for an evening dining amongst the stars. So grab an Aperol Spritz at the bar and get ready to mangia!

Dr. Alex Tsai; Dr. Dana Currier; Melissa Hayano; Ericka Morin; David Calcote; Dr. Katie O’Neill; Dr. Julia Drury; Cristal Ortiz; Yesenia Mendoza; Wendy Gomez; Camille Fraser RVT; Cody Hamilton RVT, Practice Manager.

BEST PET CLINIC/VETERINARY

BIXBY ANIMAL CLINIC 3938 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach 562-426-4066 bixbyanimal.com

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ixby Animal Clinic is pleased to serve Long Beach and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide you and your pets with the best veterinary experience possible. We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. Every day it’s our friendly team’s responsibility to help make your veterinary experience a positive one, and to ensure that both you and your pet are at ease. In addition to mandatory veterinary knowledge and training, our team is selected for kindness, compassion, patience, professionalism, and integrity. We’re open 7 days a week to care for your pets needs, offering everything from routine wellness to urgent care and walk-ins. We are here for you, we are here for your pet, and we are your neighborhood’s favorite vet. Call us today at 562-426-4066 to make an appointment.

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BEST CARPET/FLOORING STORE

FAMILY FLOORS 6447 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90808 (562) 506-0505 www.familyfloorslb.com

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amily Floors is honored to be the recipient of the Press-Telegram

Readers’ Choice Award for the Best Flooring Store for the 8th year

in a row. Our mission is to always help our customers find the right products for their needs and provide unmatched customer service and installations. We work very hard for our customers and It’s clear that the Press-Telegram readers overwhelmingly agree by nominating us each year. We know you have several choices when it comes to where you should purchase your flooring, including those big box stores, and we’re so happy that people have decided that our small family business is the place to go for their flooring needs. Contact us for any of your flooring needs at (562) 506-0505 or (714) 230-0100.

Paella. Tapas. LIVE LATIN Music.

THaNK YOU FOR VOTING!

Cafe Sevilla Voted Best Spanish Cuisine Sevilla Nightclub Voted Best Night Spot Sevilla Nightclub Voted Best Live Entertainment

Long Beach | (562) 495-1111 | 140 Pine Ave | CafeSevilla.com

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BEST SPORTS BAR

LEGENDS RESTAURANT & SPORTS BAR 5236 E. 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 433-5743 www.legendssportsbar.com

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amily Owned And Operated In The Heart Of The Shore; We Have Served The Community Since 1979. Locals Know When You Can Hear The Roar Of A Legends Crowd From The Beach, There’s Only One Thing To Do, “Grab Your Gear And Sprint To Legends!” With Our 240” Big Screen And Over 30 Flat Screens, Private Venue Space, Legends Is Much More Than Just The Best In Sports. Proudly Serving The Original Wing Recipe From 1979, Along With A Host Of Other Hits. There’s Only One ‘Legends’.

BEST CASINO

YAAMAVA’ RESORT & CASINO AT SAN MANUEL 777 San Manuel Blvd, Highland, CA 92346 Open 24 hours (909) 864-5050

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hank you for naming Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel as Best Casino! We are excited that Long Beach Press Telegram

readers continue to choose Yaamava’ as their destination for world-class gaming. With more than 6,500 slots, 120 table games and five high limit rooms on two expanded floors, Yaamava’ is now even bigger and

Thank you for naming us

better. Complete your visit with a stay at our brand new Yaamava’

BEST NURSERY

Serrano Spa. Within the 17-floor luxury hotel are over 400 luxury

Large selections of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, trees, cacti and succulents

Hotel. Unwind at Inland Empire’s newest destination for relaxation, rooms and suites, a decadent pool deck and private cabanas, plus new retail spaces and dining venues, including an all-new 24/7 café. The new Yaamava’ Resort & Casino is the perfect place to refresh and recharge. Newly opened in April 2022, a 2,800-seat Yaamava’ Theater will put guests up close and personal with iconic and classic acts. This venue—with state-of-the-art equipment, plush seats, luxury VIP boxes and more—is designed to provide an elevated entertainment experience. Plus, there’s more! From casual fare and Asian fusion to premium steak and high-quality seafood, the best-in-class dining venues at Yaamava’ has flavors to suit every palate. Awaken your sense of discovery and experience luxury like

“Exceptional Quality & Service since 1976” “Exceptional Quality & Service since 1976”

let us help you create the garden of your dreams!

never before. See why Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel is continuously known as Southern California’s premier gaming and

6220 Lakewood Blvd Lakewood, CA 90712

entertainment destination. Plan a day-visit or book an overnight hotel

(562) 804-2513

Visit yaamava.com to learn more.

stay and experience the number 1 casino in Southern California!

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BEST CANNABIS STORE BEST CBD RETAILER/STORE

THE CIRCLE

1755 Ximeno Ave Long Beach (562) 498-0993 thecirclelbc.com

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he Circle is Long Beach’s largest cannabis superstore, serving Long Beach and its surrounding communities. The Circle provides the highest quality recreational cannabis, cannabis extracts, and cannabis-infused products available at competitive prices. Holding it down with knowledge and compassion that can only come from those who are experts in the field. We are driven by our knowledgeable team and relationships built with our community and customers. The Circle offers the largest selection of cannabis goods available in LA County. Anyone 21+ may browse our selection on our website, in-store, weedmaps, and many more. take advantage of our Express Order and skip the lines or try our free delivery.

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Laser Skin Care Center has been providing expert medical and cosmetic dermatology services and treatments since 1997.

Best Skin Care Favorite Medical Spa Best Dermatologists Best Cosmetic Surgeon Favorite Workplace

Veronica Chang, PA-C, Dr. Benjamin Farahnik, Dr. Karen Kagha, Dr. Sandy Kuo, Dr. Hong Nguyen, and Dr. Hadas Skupsky 3828 Schaufele Ave, Suite 300, Long Beach, CA 90808 (562) 997-1144 | LaserCareSpecialists.com Dr. Bryna Kane & Dr. Edward Glassberg

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BEST CEMETERY BEST MORTUARY/FUNERAL HOME

ALL SOULS CEMETERY AND ALL SOULS MORTUARY FD1691 4400 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807 (562) 424-8601 catholiccm.org/all-souls-cemetery-mortuary facebook.com/AllSoulsCCM email: allsouls@catholiccm.org Gates will be open for visitation Hours: Mon. – Sun. from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. during the Spring & Summer months; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. during Fall & Winter Office hours: Mon. – Fri. from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat. from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The office is closed on Sunday.

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stablished in 1950, All Souls Cemetery provides sacred burial ground for Catholics and members of their families. All Souls Cemetery offers a wide selection of burial options that fulfill the long-standing traditions of the Catholic faithful and cater to an extensive variety of family and cultural customs. The 78 well-manicured acres provide ground burial options including lawn crypts, family estates, and cremation gardens. Above-ground offerings include crypts, and niches – both columbarium niches and niches in the

outdoor mausoleums. Joined by All Souls Mortuary in 2000, families now have the opportunity to make both burial and funeral arrangements in its spacious and accommodating facilities. All Souls Mortuary provides an on-site chapel with seating for 160. Its reception area seats 70 and includes an equipped kitchen. A ministry of the Church, All Souls Cemetery & All Souls Mortuary, are operated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries.

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BEST WINE STORE BEST WINE TASTING

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT

LOREE SCARBOROUGH

THE WINE COUNTRY

Compass Realty 562-225-0511 loree.scarborough@compass.com

2301 Redondo Avenue Signal Hill, CA 90755 (562) 597-8303 | (800) 505-5564 www.TheWineCountry.com

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MEET LOREE have called Long Beach home for most of my life. Living and working in our city has given me the opportunity to explore, participate in and enhance my knowledge of all of our exciting neighborhoods. As a graduate of Cal State Long Beach I have parlayed my business degree into a rewarding real estate career. For over 24 years, I have achieved yearly prestigious top producer awards and am a member of the top 4% of Realtors worldwide in sales production. Thanks to countless clients and friends who have entrusted me with their real estate needs. Specializing in residential sales and investment properties, I pride myself in my commitment to my clients through my heartfelt, superior service. I am very thankful each day to have the opportunity to help my wonderful clients achieve their goals.

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n Extraordinary Beverage and Gourmet Store in Signal Hill.

The Wine Country is the award-winning store built by founder Randy Kemner, a Long Beach native who first fell in love with wine while playing piano five decades ago at a local fine dining lounge. After a 12-year career in music, Randy joined the staff of a local wine store, then co-created a boutique wine distributorship for a decade before opening the area’s premier wine store in 1995. Now in its 27th year, The Wine Country has wine, spirits and beer experts, offering help and advice with the store’s impressive selection of wines, expertly curated craft beer, dazzling array of artisan spirits, gorgeous custom-made gift baskets, and its selection of delectable gourmet foods sure to please everyone at your next gathering. The Wine Country is open 7 days a week, and soon will be re-opening its tasting area.

SAWIN & KOTANI

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Best Body Shop

Accountancy Corporation Certified Public Accountants

Long Beach Collision Center

Accountant Craig Kotani

• Quality Service • Lifetime Warranty • Rental Car assistance

• I-CAR Certified • Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

Tax Preparer’s Sawin & Kotani, CPA’s

We are Certified Public Accountants, experts in accounting theory and practice, tax laws and retirement and estate planning. We understand financial management and planning on a fundamental level and strive to remain current in the constantly evolving landscape. Please contact us to setup an appointment to review your taxes.

1460 Long Beach Blvd. LB. 90813

562-591-6600

Accounting Service Sawin & Kotani, CPA’s

4401 Atlantic Ave, #103, Long Beach, CA 90807 Craig Kotani

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BEST CONTRACTOR FAVORITE BATHROOM REMODELING

BEST MEDICAL SPA/BEST DAY SPA FAVORITE HEALTHY/FITNESS CLUB FAVORITE YOGA STUDIO FAVORITE CHIROPRACTOR

ZAWALSKI CONSTRUCTION 375 Redondo Ave., #410 Long Beach, CA 90814 (562) 552-5666 www.zawalskiconstruction.com

TIER WELLNESS 6695 Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 250 Long Beach 562-430-8501 tierwellness.com

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hank you for voting us Best Contractor and Bathroom Remodeler. Zawalski Construction doesn’t believe in building spaces, we believe in building experiences. Whether it’s a room or a house, anyone can create a space. But with careful planning, vision and the right resources we create an experience that is smooth in the building process which will leave you with a positive attitude toward the finished product. We only employ highly skilled tradesmen who are not only knowledgeable, but also professional and courteous. If we are working on an addition while you’re living in your home, we will enter with respect and leave it without mess. We are dedicated to creating a pleasurable experience that lasts after we’ve left. Chris Zawalski has been building in Long Beach for more than 30 years. From project planning to completion, his passion for and knowledge of the construction process makes for a smooth experience.

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reated by a husband and wife doctor team, both elite endurance athletes, Dr. Lori Mann & Dr Adam Sandahl have created the formula for manifesting change in one’s health, increasing wellness one TIER at a time. They do so by encouraging a new take on wellness through unlimited monthly memberships to the facility 7 days a week. TIER Wellness is considered Long Beach’s only “country club for heath.” Dr. Adam Sandahl, DC, CCEP has been practicing chiropractic for 30 years and is a heralded Certified Extremity Specialist. He works with acute injuries and pro athletes. TIER Wellness combines wellness amenities with a medical spa. It offers oxygen bar, cryotherapy, infrared saunas, hydrotherapy, IV vitamins, red light, vibration plate, compression boots, massage, chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, aesthetics & psychotherapy with the only “fireside therapy” in Long Beach. What’s your next TIER?

THE ORDINARIE

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BEST CAREER COLLEGE/TRADE SCHOOL BEST COMMUNITY COLLEGE BEST NURSING SCHOOL FAVORITE FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY FAVORITE COLLEGE EXTENSION PROGRAM

LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE 4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806 (562) 938-4111 www.LBCC.edu

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hy is Long Beach City College the College of Choice? Long Beach City College has been at the heart of our community since 1927. Providing educational programs, with a commitment to excellence in student learning, in a culturally diverse and vibrant environment. LBCC is a community college with two campuses, encompassing state-of-the-art, technology-rich teaching and learning environments, a broad range of academic and career technical programs, strong community partnerships, and workforce development initiatives that prepare students to be successful and meet the demands of the 21st Century workplace. Whether it’s an Associate Degree or certificate program, LBCC prepares students of nearly all ages for transfer to four-year institutions, career advancement and/or personal development. LBCC has been awarded with the Seal of Excelencia for 2020, which is an independent national certification for institutions intentionally serving Latino students. LBCC was also awarded for the third time in four years the 2020 Champion of Higher Education. Our diversity is our strength and we continue to work to become a more inclusive college community. The College’s reputation is further enhanced by key partnerships and economic development initiatives, particularly with The Long Beach College Promise. Through The College Promise, Long Beach Unified School District students receive two tuition-free years at LBCC. LBCC is looking forward to its 100th Anniversary in 2027, and to serving our communities of Avalon, Lakewood, Long Beach and Signal Hill for generations to come.

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BEST GROCERY FOOD SPECIALTY STORE FAVORITE GROCERY FOOD - ORGANIC FAVORITE GROCERY FOOD - LOCAL OR CHAIN

WHAT MAKES US THE BEST? Our fresh, organic produce, wild-caught seafood and grass-fed meats? Our keto, vegan and gluten-free selections?

ALL OF THE ABOVE! But most importantly, it’s our AMAZING TEAM! “One of my favorite aspects of my store is the sense of community. Many times I will walk around during lunch and have a quick chat with the friendly people in the neighborhood. When you enter Lazy Acres Long Beach, our Team Members are just as happy to see our customers as the customers are to see them.” - Mark Wackerman, Store Director 2080 N. BELLFLOWER BLVD LONG BEACH, CA 90815 (562) 430.4134

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VOTED D BEST PET CLINIC CLI IN LONG BEACH BEST HOSPITAL

LONG BEACH MEDICAL CENTER BEST CANCER TREATMENT CENTER

MEMORIALCARE TODD CANCER INSTITUTE

URGENT CARE AND WALK-INS

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MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806 memorialcare.org/LongBeach I BOO-MEMORIAL (636-6742)

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emorialCare Long Beach Medical Center has been providing the community with compassionate, quality health care for more than 100 years. A leader in specialized care, research and education, Long Beach Medical Center uses the most advanced health care technologies. In fact, it is the only hospital in Los Angeles County with the innovative ExactechGPS® and ExcelsiusGPS® surgical systems. MemoriaiCare Long Beach Medical Center is ranked among the top hospitals in Los Angeles County, Top 15 in California, highest ranking in Greater Long Beach, and nationally ranked in Gynecology by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Long Beach Medical Center was among the top 10 percent in the nation for joint replacement and a recipient of an Excellence Award and also was recognized with 5-star awards for total knee replacement, total hip replacement, back surgery, pacemaker procedures, and treatment of sepsis and pancreatitis. In addition, MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center has been recognized as part of Newsweek’s annual list of World’s Best Hospitals for four years in a row. At its MemoriaiCare Todd Cancer Institute, patients receive targeted, customized treatment plans that include the latest cancer therapies and surgical techniques resulting in better outcomes. The MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute specializes in the divisions of gynecology, breast, thoracic, gastrointestinal and urinary cancers. With other leading centers for cardiovascular care, rehabilitation, neurology and trauma, physicians and surrounding hospitals continually refer to its accredited programs. For more information, visit memorlalcare.org/LongBeach.

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All Souls Cemetery & Mortuary are humbled to be voted Best Cemetery and Best Mortuary. We have had the opportunity of serving the local and extended community for over 70 years and wish to thank you for entrusting us with the care of your treasured loved ones. This honor is especially meaningful to us, considering all our community has faced and continues to endure. Your continued confidence empowers us to be more committed to assist you in your greatest time of need. We offer prayers for the community and the many families that we have the privilege of serving as a ministry of the Catholic Church. Please know that we are here for you. For assistance, call 562-424.8601.

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FAVORITE CANCER TREATMENT CENTER

CITY OF HOPE

Long Beach Elm 1043 Elm Ave., Suite 104 | 562-590-0345 CityofHope.org/Long-Beach-Elm Long Beach Worsham 3747 Worsham Ave., Suite 101 | 562-430-5900 CityofHope.org/Long-Beach-Worsham

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ward-Winning Cancer Care, Right in Our Community City of Hope named one of Long Beach’s favorite cancer treatment centers Readers of the Press-Telegram and the Grunion Gazette have weighed in, and the message for local patients and families is clear: Combining the best of biomedical innovation and compassionate care, City of Hope ranks among their favorite cancer treatment centers. City of Hope is a comprehensive cancer center, the National Cancer Institute’s highest designation. That distinction is backed by 15 consecutive years rated as one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” for cancer and numerous patient satisfaction awards. Statistics show that City of Hope offers superior outcomes for patients with breast, lung, prostate and colorectal cancers, as well as those receiving blood stem cell transplants. And each year, more than 100 million people benefit from discoveries made at City of Hope. In addition to the organization’s main campus in Duarte, there are three dozen clinical network locations throughout Southern California, including City of Hope | Long Beach Elm — blocks from the 710 and the Queen Mary — and City of Hope | Long Beach Worsham — near the airport. With these community practice sites, patients in our community have access to vital services: • Consultations for all cancers • Medical oncology, including the latest in targeted therapies and immunotherapy • Specialists in leukemia, lymphoma and other blood diseases • Advanced imaging for diagnosis and monitoring treatment City of Hope | Long Beach Elm and City of Hope | Long Beach Worsham mean that people facing the fight of their lives can find state-of-the-art treatment with heart, closer to home. For more information, visit CityofHope.org.

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FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP

HOT JAVA

2101 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 433-0688

FAVORITE PHARMACY

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he Community Coffeehouse is the place to get your coffee, pick up breakfast or lunch, refresh with a cold drink, and always receive a smile with every drink. Best avocado toast and special breakfast menu on weekends 8 to 12. Come say hello and support our fabulous staff as we provide you with awesome coffee, pastries and paninis. New hours: 6am to 6pm everyday.

WARD’S PHARMACY 653 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 437-0678 wardspharmacy.com Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; Closed Sun

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your family members on a first-name basis? A healthcare destination where you can get personalized care from people who go the extra mile for you? Good Neighbor Pharmacy® is a family of locally owned, locally loved, independent pharmacies who provide exactly that every day.

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• Year Round Whale and Dolphin watching Tours • Naturalists from Aquarium aboard • Daily trips

Reservations (562) 983-6880

Women of Heart. Women of Faith. Women of Courage.

to inquire or schedule a tour, please visit:

www.sj-jester.org

100 Aquarium Way, Dock # 2 | Long Beach, CA 90802

www.2SeeWhales.com Also available for private events

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FAVORITE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

EL CAMINO COLLEGE 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard Torrance 310-660-3593 www.elcamino.edu

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hank you for voting El Camino College the Reader’s Choice “Favorite Community College”! The community college of the South Bay since 1947, El Camino College has nurtured the dreams of thousands of students. Today is no different despite the challenges students face. El Camino College offers hundreds of diverse courses taught by caring faculty who are dedicated to helping students reach their goals. Whether you’re looking to transfer to a four-year university, complete a certificate or learn new skills for career advancement, El Camino College is positioned to meet your needs with the right path for you. Programs such as the South Bay Promise offer free college to first-time, full-time students, regardless of age, who attend El Camino College. In addition to free enrollment, the South Bay Promise guarantees you’ll get personalized services and counseling to make sure you graduate in two years with the degree you need. Visit www.elcamino.edu for more information about the in-person, online, and hybrid courses available this summer and fall and learn about how El Camino College is the right choice for you.

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FAVORITE FURNITURE STORE INDEPENDENT

NADER’S SIGNAL HILL 3301 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Signal Hill, CA (562) 961-1000 www.Naders.com

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ader’s La Popular furniture stores is proud to be one of the longest running family businesses in the Southern California. The first furniture store was opened by Charles A. Nader, in Gardena, California in 1956. Charles Sr. was a great believer in family values, a tradition he passed on to his eight children and 28 grandchildren, many of whom continue to work in our family furniture business to this day. Nader’s now has three furniture stores in Gardena, Carson, and Long Beach/ Signal Hill, as well as our online furniture outlet and our warehouse/ clearance center location. We carry a full inventory of bedroom, living room, dining room and office furniture, as well as entertainment centers, mattresses, fireplaces, and accessories including lamps, rugs, screens, mirrors, bed linens, vanity sets, furniture care products and more. At Nader´s La Popular we are proud to continue Charles Sr.’s tradition of treating our customers with honesty and respect.

CBD Skincare to create Calm, Clarity, and Harmony in the Skin

FAVORITE PLACE TO WORSHIP

ST. BARTHOLOMEW CATHOLIC CHURCH 5100 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 438-3826 www.stbartholomewcclb.org.

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of more than 1,300 families. The parish offers a continuum of in-person faith formation and sacramental preparation opportunities for elementary,

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youth, teens and adults. Adult parishioners are invited to engage in parish life through liturgical, catechetical, or pastoral ministry. St. Bartholomew is located

Code of Harmony Skin Lab 2001 East 4th St. Long Beach

Long Beach. The Parish Office is located at 252 Granada Ave.

Call us to book a facial 562-349-0775

Long Beach. For more information, call (562) 438-3826 or

codeofharmony.com

at 5100 E. Broadway,

visit www.stbartholomewcclb.org.

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FAVORITE BOATING EXCURSION FAVORITE CHARTER BOAT RENTALS

FAVORITE PRIVATE SCHOOL

SAINT JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL

HARBOR BREEZE CRUISES

5825 N. Woodruff Ave., Lakewood, CA 90713 (562) 925-5073 www.sj-jester.org

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aint Joseph High School is a Catholic four-year college preparatory for young women, a ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and rooted in their rich history and charism, we empower each student to develop her intellect, abilities, and gifts through challenging classes and diverse co-curricular opportunities. Saint Joseph High School is committed to enabling each student to become “all of which woman is capable” by developing her talents and gifts to become a positive force that contributes to the global community in “a spirit of excellence tempered by gentleness, peace and joy.”

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100 Aquarium Way, Dock # 7, Long Beach, CA 90802 www.2SeeWhales.com www.LongBeachCruises.com (562) 983-6880

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arbor Breeze Cruises has been providing daily 45 minute Long Beach Harbor Tours and the BEST Whale Watching experience in Southern California for over 20 years. Sightings include gray whales, blue whales, minke whales, fin whales and dolphins. Their custom built catamarans will take you on these family friendly tours. Conveniently located at Dock #2, next to the Aquarium of the Pacific. Offering daily trips and a variety of departure times. Fun for all ages!

St.Bartholomew A ROMAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY Our Faith Community Welcomes You

Liturgy Schedule Saturday Sunday

Monday-Friday

Thank you for voting for us! Phone: 562.421.0124 | 4501 E Carson St. (on Norse Way), Long Beach CA, 90808 50 | Readers’ Choice | Sunday, May 22, 2022

*In-home Livestream on Parish Website and on Facebook (@StBartholomewLB).

5100 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 438-3826 • www.stbartholomewcclb.org

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FAVORITE HEARING AID COMPANY

CONNECT HEARING 1807 Ximeno Ave., Long Beach 281.671.9626 connecthearing.com

FAVORITE SKIN CARE

CODE OF HARMONY 2001 E 4th St Long Beach 562-349-0775 https://codeofharmony.com/

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he new, hi-tech Phonak Audéo™ Paradise have proved incredible for both new hearing aid wearers and experienced users, such as musician Donn Adelman. Donn’s playing in a band is likely to have contributed to his hearing loss. He explains: “I’m a musician and I had a set of drums on my left side for many years.” But his wife was the first to address her hearing difficulties, taking that step 6 years before Donn got around to it. His new Paradise hearing aids are his second set, and he has noticed a huge difference. According to Donn: “The sound is much clearer… and I love that they are rechargeable!” He is also extremely grateful for the service he receives: “I always enjoy the service at Connect Hearing… the people are always very nice and remember us when we walk in!”

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hank you Long Beach for voting us Best Skincare! We are proud to be a part of the 4th Street collection of unique and exciting businesses. At Code of Harmony, we believe that your skincare should be plant-based, good for you, and in harmony with you and the planet. We make our botanical CBD skincare to address all of your complicated skin needs such as calming redness, dryness, ageing concerns, soothing acne-prone skin, brightening, and providing stress-relieving self-care. We offer CBD skincare and holistic facials with our expert Estheticians, and we also have an entire self-care boutique filled with everything from candles to clothing, gifts, and wellness products.

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Rooter Company

Plumbing Company

At Mr. Rooter, we love what we do, and we believe in it. It’s not just plumbing to us, but a philosophy applied to every area of our lives. It’s just the plumbing that’s made us famous. Open 24 Hours • 562-427-7752 2650 70th St. Long Beach Advertising Supplement of the Long Beach Press - Telegram and Grunion Gazette

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FAVORITE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FAVORITE COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL

COMPTON COLLEGE 1111 E. Artesia Blvd. Compton 310-900-1600 www.compton.edu

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ompton College has a 95-year history of offering an outstanding and accessible college education to our community. Part of providing a comprehensive academic program is ensuring students have the tools they need to be successful. We’re here to help! Students learn, study, and earn their degrees and certificates with help from professors, counselors, and staff members who are dedicated to making sure their goals are met. Free tutoring, Wi-Fi hotspots, and parking, access to no-cost food options and housing resources, laptop loans, discounted bus passes, and other student support programs are in place to make sure every student is a success story. Come see how affordable a Compton College education can be. Fees are only $46 per unit, and with financial aid, scholarships, and fee waivers for recent high school graduates, there are many ways to find cash for college. Choose from online, hybrid, and in-person classes that fit into your busy schedule, so you can achieve your personal and professional goals. Compton College is giving $350 to fully vaccinated students. Students may submit proof of full vaccination status to receive a one-time vaccine incentive. Six- and eight-week summer sessions begin June 21, and a second eight-week summer session begins July 5. The fall 2022 semester begins August 20. Students may apply and register online, 24 hours per day via the Compton College website www.compton.edu.

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Find world-class cancer care right here in Long Beach. We know that personalized care can make a huge difference in patient outcomes. That’s why at City of Hope, we focus on providing leading-edge cancer treatments through all stages. Because no matter who you are or where you’re from, we believe everyone deserves world-class cancer care. Find Hope closer to home. Long Beach Worsham

1043 Elm Ave., Suite 104 | 562-590-0345

3747 Worsham Avenue, Suite 101 | 562-430-5900

CityofHope.org/Long-Beach-Elm

CityofHope.org/Long-Beach-Worsham

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FAVORITE ITALIAN RESTAURANT

VINO E CUCINA 4501 E Carson St. (on Norse Way) Long Beach, 90808 https://www.vinoecucinalb.com Hours: Tuesday - Sunday (5 pm - 9 pm); Monday (closed) Make a Reservation

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hank you for voting Vino e Cucina a Favorite. Vino e Cucina is an authentic Trattoria Italiana where you can find yourself at home, enjoying fresh, daily prepared and traditional dishes. Join our warm atmosphere with your friends and family and drink a glass of wine from our outstanding List!! We’re also mindful of environmental impact so we are working with local food partners that share our commitment to quality. Vino e Cucina is thrilled to welcome you and offer your best Italian experience!

FAVORITE ROOTER COMPANY FAVORITE PLUMBING COMPANY

MR. ROOTER

2650 E. 70th St., Long Beach, CA 90805 (562) 427-7752 MrRooterLB.com Open 24 Hours

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r. Rooter Plumbing is family owned and operated and has been serving the local Long Beach community for over 30 years. Thank you to all our loyal customers for their continued trust and support. We are honored to be the Best Long Beach Plumbing & Rooter Company!

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST FURNITURE STORE

SIGNAL HILL/LONG BEACH 3301 E. Pacif c Coast Hwy 562-961-1000

GARDENA 2201 Marine Ave., 310-327-8585

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Thank you for voting El Camino College a Reader’s Choice Favorite in community colleges!

Celebrating Excellence

At El Camino, you can explore and find the path that’s right for you. Learn more at www.elcamino.edu.