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Thank you for naming us

Best of 2021 Serving the Real Estate Community for Over 43 Years

“Your Anchor Through the Years.” Jennifer Sterud

Owner / Escrow Officer

(562) 434-4437 Stacey Baltes Public Relations

5602 E. 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803 www.anchorseaportescrow.com


THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

BEST CASINO!

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Welcome to the 2021 Press-Telegram and Grunion Gazette

READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS It’s been 12 years since the Press-Telegram proudly introduced the first edition of Readers’ Choice, and one year since the Grunion Gazette came on board. During that time, this popular contest has become an annual tradition as readers continue to enjoy voting for their favorite places to shop, dine, play and do business in Long Beach and surrounding areas. Today that tradition continues as we proudly present our Readers’ Choice winners and favorites for 2021. This year, we’d like to pay tribute to all of our honorees for having survived and overcome so many incredible challenges and doing it with such great resilience and creativity. And we’d like to thank our readers for supporting and voting for them. As in the past, votes were tallied from ballots which ran in both our newspaper and online during February and March and once again we received a great response. Why does this contest continue to be so well received? Without a doubt, it’s because of you, our loyal readers, and your enthusiastic support of our entire business community. Our winners are proud to be recognized and your votes help validate their hard work and dedication. To show their pride, they prominently display their Readers’ Choice certificates in their business locations and advertising. Through the years, it’s become a recognized symbol of quality and trust. So without further ado, let’s have a look at this year’s winners and favorites and see what they have to share. Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees and our special thanks to all who took part in this edition! Simon Grieve, Vice President Advertising

The publication is available year-round on our website at presstelegram.readerschoice.la

STAFF Simon Grieve - Vice President Advertising/GM Marilyn O. James - Advertising Manager Claudia Villar - Project Manager Bob Shea - Multimedia Advertising Consultant Nancy Lesney - Multimedia Advertising Consultant

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Brian Barry - Multimedia Advertising Consultant Merrilyn Herrera - Multimedia Advertising Consultant Beth Stine - Multimedia Advertising Consultant Deena Knight - Multimedia Advertising Consultant Margaret Skipps - Multimedia Advertising Consultant

Israel Rodriguez - Multimedia Advertising Consultant Adil Zaher - Multimedia Advertising Consultant Jane Rosenberg - Multimedia Advertising Consultant Marissa Chamberlain - Graphic Designer Amie Lam - Cover Design

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Where customers are treated like family

We Redefine Beautiful Flooring Solutions

Carpet • Hardwood • Laminate

familyfloors www.familyfloorslb.com

562-506-0505

Thank You for Voting us Best Flooring and Carpet Store 8 Years in a Row! 2 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU! 6447 E Spring St., Long Beach, CA 16917 Algonquin St. #F, Huntington Beach, CA

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2021 PRESS-TELEGRAM & GRUNION GAZETTE

READERS’ CHOICE

BEST WINNERS PEOPLE

Accountant’s Name ........................ Craig Kotani (Sawin & Kotani) Attorney’s Name: DUI ..................... 1-800-NO-CUFFS Attorney’s Name: Employment ...... Shannon Jenkins - TLD Law Attorney’s Name: Family Law (Tie) .... A. Stephanie Loftin Attorney’s Name: Family Law (Tie) .... Daniel Gold - TLD law Attorney’s Name: General .............. Jennifer Sawday - TLD Law Attorney’s Name: Living Trust ........ Jennifer N, Sawday & Monica Goel - TLD Law Caterer by Name ............................ George Marinos (TGIS Catering) Chef’s Name ................................... Louise Solzman Financial Advisor/Planner’s Name .... Michael Shafer (Edward Jones) Hair Stylist or Barber’s Name......... Natasha Jackson La De Da Salon Insurance Agent’s Name ................ Kelly Williams (Kelly Williams Insurance) Local Actor’s Name ........................ Nicole Tyo Mortgage Broker’s Name ............... Jack Skovgard (Long Beach Home Loan Corp.) Photographer’s Name .................... Caught in the Moment Plumber’s Name ............................. Diana Bloch (J&D Contractors) Real Estate Agent’s Name ............. Travis Jackson Tax Preparer’s Name ...................... Eric Bloomer (Sawin & Kotani) Travel Agent .................................... Pat Elington (Incredible Journey)

MY HOME GOODS & SERVICES

Air Conditioning / Heating Company ... Long Beach Heating & Air Air Conditioning / Heating Installation Company ..................... Long Beach Heating & Air Appliance Repair (Tie) .................... Don’s Appliances Appliance Repair (Tie) .................... Journey’s Appliances Appliance Store (Chain) ................. Howard’s Appliance Store (Local) .................. Friedman’s Bathroom Remodeling ................... Heaton & Sons Building Materials ........................... Home Depot Carpet/Flooring Store..................... Family Floors, Long Beach Contractor (Tie) ............................... Heaton & Sons Contractor (Tie) ............................... Stephen Maher Electrician (Tie) ............................... RJB Electrical Electrician (Tie) ............................... E.W. Electric, Ed Weaver Fences/Gates ................................. Lees Fence Co Inc Furniture Store Independent .......... Nader`s Furniture Store

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Furniture Store Chain ..................... Living Spaces Garage Door Company .................. Byers Butler Glass & Mirror Company ................ Paul’s Glass Handyman....................................... David Stewart Hardware Store ............................... Billings Hardware Home Improvement Store .............. Home Depot Home Remodeling .......................... Maher Construction Kitchen Remodeling ....................... Maher Construction Mattress Store ................................ Sit and Sleep Nursery / Garden Center ................ Armstrong Garden Center Outdoor Living ................................ California Home Spas & Patio Paint Store ...................................... Dunn Edwards Pest Control Company ................... Admiral Pest Plumbing Company ........................ Pete’s Plumbing Pool & Spa Builder ......................... Sunset Designers & Builders Inc Roofing............................................ Cover Me Green Roofing Rooter Company (Tie) .................... Pete’s Plumbing Rooter Company (Tie) .................... Mr Rooter Rooter Company (Tie) .................... Havarooter Solar Company ............................... Solar Source, Inc. Steam Cleaner (Tie) ........................ Aero Clean Landreth Steam Cleaner (Tie) ........................ ZeroRez Tree Service .................................... Walt’s Tree Service

HEALTH & WELLNESS GOODS & SERVICES

Acupuncture ................................... Dr. Brandon Bright Bloch Wellness Assisted Living ............................... Sunrise of Seal Beach Audiologist ...................................... Miracle Ear Barre Fitness Classes .................... The Bar Method Boot Camp...................................... Orangetheory Fitness Cancer Treatment Center ............... Todd Cancer Pavilion Long Beach Memorial Care Cannabis Store ............................... The Circle Chiropractor.................................... Dr. Sharon Bruce The LumbarYard Cosmetic Surgeon .......................... Dr. Josh Waltzman Cross Fit (Tie) .................................. Iconix Cross Fit (Tie) .................................. CrossFit 5150 Day Spa........................................... Mr & Mrs Day Spa Dentist ............................................. Dr. Stephen Coates Dermatologist ................................. Dr. Bryna Kane Laser Skin Care Center Eyewear Store ................................ Hertzog Eye Care Health/Fitness Club ........................ Iconix Fitness

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READERS’ CHOICE

BEST WINNERS HEALTH & WELLNESS GOODS & SERVICES

Hearing Aid Company .................... Costco Hospital ........................................... Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Knee Center .................................... Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group (Dr. William Warden) Lasik Center .................................... Hertzog Eye Care Massage ......................................... Dee Dee Thai Spa Medical Group ................................ Long Beach Memorial Medical Group Medical Spa .................................... Botox Sisters Medical Supply Store ..................... Mobul Mobility Supply Store (scooters, wheelchairs, etc) ........... Mobul Nutritionist ...................................... Eat Freely Nutrition Optometrist ..................................... Hertzog Eye Center Oral Surgeon ................................... Dr. Dustin Rowe Orthodontist.................................... Dr. Mark Garlington Pediatrician ..................................... Pediatric Medical Center Personal Trainer .............................. Robin Sandoval, Koa Luce-Yamamoto & Andrea Lowell- Iconix Fitness Pharmacy (Chain) ........................... CVS Pharmacy (Local) ............................ Wards Pharmacy Physical Therapy Center ................ Recharge Therapy Pilates Studio.................................. Club Pilates Plastic Surgeon .............................. Dr. Josh Waltzman Podiatrist......................................... Dr. Ornelas & Dr. Foley / Superior Foot & Ankle Care Center Primary Care Physician .................. Dr. Laurie Mortara Senior Assisted Living Center........ Sunrise of Seal Beach Senior In-Home Care ...................... Visiting Angels Skin Care......................................... Laser Skin Care Urgent Care Facility ........................ Long Beach Memorial Care Weight Loss Center ........................ Weight Watchers Yoga Studio .................................... Ja Yoga

Casino ............................................. San Manuel Casino Coffee Shop .................................... Star Bucks on Spring Street Comedy Club .................................. The Laugh Factory Country Club (Tie)........................... Lakewood, L.B. Country Club (Tie)........................... Virginia Country Club Craft/Microbrewery ........................ Beachwood BBQ and Brewing Farmers’ Market ............................. Marina Farmer’s Market Friendly City or Downtown............. Long Beach Golf Course ..................................... El Dorado Country Club Hotel (Tie) ........................................ Hotel Maya Hotel (Tie) ........................................ Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel ................................................ Long Beach Marriott Ice Rink ........................................... The Rinks - Lakewood Kids Camp ...................................... International City Theatre Summer Conservatory Kids Entertainment ......................... International City Theatre Free Saturday Family Theatre Live/Performing Arts Theatre ......... International Center Theater Movie Theater (Tie) ......................... AMC Marina Pacifica Movie Theater (Tie) ......................... Art Theater Museum .......................................... Long Beach Museum of Art Night Spot / Live Entertainment .... International City Theatre Outdoor Entertainment .................. Long Beach Municipal Band Concerts Paint Night ...................................... Brushstrokes and beverages Resort.............................................. Pechanga Resort Casino School District ................................ Los Alamitos Unified School District Sports Bar ....................................... Legends Sports Bar Weekend Getaway ......................... Catalina Island Wine Tasting ................................... District Wine Winery (Local) ................................. Waters Edge Winery Worship ........................................... Bethany Lutheran Church

FOOD & DRINK PLACES

Active Adult Living Community...... Bixby Knolls Towers Airport ............................................. Long Beach Airport Amusement Park ............................ Knott’s Berry Farm Art Gallery ....................................... Long Beach Museum of Art Banquet Facility .............................. The Grand Boating Excursion .......................... Spirit Cruises Bowling Alley .................................. Cal Bowl

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American Cuisine (Tie) ................... Nick’s on 2nd American Cuisine (Tie) ................... Plunge Argentinean Cuisine (Tie) ............... Continental Gourmet Argentinean Cuisine (Tie) ............... Gaucho Grill Bagel Shop ..................................... Cassidy’s Corner Bakery ............................................. The Village Cookie Shoppe Barbecue ........................................ Naples Rib Company Brazilian Cuisine ............................. Green Field Churrascaria

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READERS’ CHOICE

BEST WINNERS FOOD & DRINK

Breakfast ......................................... Schooner or Later Brunch............................................. Ubuntu Cafe Buffet............................................... El Torrito Burger (Chain) ................................. In-N-Out Burger Burger (Local) ................................. John’s Hamburgers Cajun/Creole (Tie) ........................... Louisiana Charlie’s Cajun/Creole (Tie) ........................... The Attic Chinese Cuisine .............................. Nomad Asian Bistro Deli .................................................. Angelo’s Italian Deli Dessert ............................................ The Village Cookie Shoppe Diner ................................................ Dale’s Diner Donut Shop (Tie) ............................. Knead Donuts & Tea Donut Shop (Tie) ............................. Simone’s Donuts Family Restaurant .......................... Hof’s Hut Fast Food ........................................ In-N-Out Burgers Fine Dining ...................................... Michael’s on Naples Ristorante French Cuisine ................................ La Creperie Café Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream ............... Long Beach Creamery Gastro Pub ...................................... The Ordinarie Greek Cuisine ................................. George’s Greek Café Happy Hour..................................... Legend’s Sports Bar Hawaiian Cuisine ............................ L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Health Food Cuisine ....................... Plunge Hot Dog ........................................... Dog Haus Biergarten Indian Cuisine ................................. Kamal Palace Italian Cuisine ................................. Michael’s on Naples Japanese Cuisine ........................... Kihon Korean Cuisine ............................... Sura Korean BBQ & Tofu House Restaurant Margarita......................................... Lola’s Mexican Cuisine Martini ............................................. 555 East Steakhouse Mediterranean Cuisine ................... Open Seasame Mexican Restaurant (Chain) ........... Super Mex Mexican Restaurant (Local) (Tie) ... Enrique’s Mexican Restaurant Mexican Restaurant (Local) (Tie) ... Lola’s Mexican Cuisine Middle Eastern Cuisine .................. Open Sesame New Restaurant .............................. Ubuntu Café Ocean View Restaurant .................. Boathouse on the Bay Pizza ................................................ Buono’s Pizzeria Poke Restaurant ............................. Poke Pola Romantic Restaurant ..................... Michael’s on Naples Sandwich Shop .............................. Jersey Mike’s Seafood Restaurant ....................... Roe Seafood Spanish Cuisine .............................. Café Sevilla Steak House ................................... 555 East American Steakhouse Sushi ............................................... Kihon

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Thai Cuisine .................................... Panvimarn Thai Cuisine Vegetarian Vegan ............................ Seabirds Kitchen Vietnamese Cuisine ........................ New Pho

ORGANIZATIONS & SHOWS

Chamber of Commerce .................. Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Morning Radio Show ...................... KFI Bill Handel Morning TV News ........................... KTLA 5 Non-Profit Organization ................. Assistance. League of Long Beach One Man Show ............................... Mike Birbiglia (The New One) TV Comedy ..................................... Schitt’s Creek TV Drama Series ............................. This is Us Workplace ....................................... Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus

EDUCATION

Career College / Trade School ....... Long Beach City College Career College: Nursing School .... Trident School of Nursing Catholic School .............................. Saint Anthony High School Charter School................................ Intellectual Virtues Academy College Extension Program ........... California State University Long Beach Community College ........................ Long Beach City College Cosmetology School ...................... Bellflower Beauty College of Lakewood 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 ..................................... The Power of One Music School .................................. Long Beach City College Online School ................................. Long Beach City College Other Christian School (Non-Catholic)... Bethany Lutheran School Preschool ........................................ Bethany Lutheran Preschool Private Elementary School ............. Bethany Lutheran School Private High School ........................ Saint Anthony High School Public Elementary School .............. Patrick Henry Elementary School Public High School ......................... Long Beach Polytechnic High School Tutoring ........................................... Long Beach City College (Multidisciplinary Success Center)

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READERS’ CHOICE

BEST WINNERS NON-HOME GOODS & SERVICES

Accounting Service ........................ Windes Dive Shop (Scuba, etc) ................... Deep Blue Scuba Financial: Home Loans ................... LBS Federal Credit Union Long Beach Automotive: Body Shop ................. 3J’s Auto Body Automotive: Repair & Service (Local) ... ACA Automotive Automotive: Repair & Service (Chain) (Tie) ........ Cabe Toyota Automotive: Repair & Service (Chain) (Tie) ........ Pep Boys Automotive: Accessories & Parts .. ACA Automotive Automotive: Tires & Rims ............... Performance Plus Automotive: Tow Company ............ AAA Financial: Credit Union ................... LBS Financial Credit Union Financial: Auto Loans ..................... LBS Financial Credit Union Financial: Chain Bank..................... Chase Bank Financial: Local Bank ..................... Farmers & Merchants Financial: Refinancing Company ... LBS FInancial Credit Union Beauty: Barber Shop ...................... The Night Owl Barber Shop Beauty: Hair Salon .......................... Underground Salon Beauty: Nail Salon .......................... Long Beach Market Nails & Spa Beauty: Threading / Eyebrows....... Golden Eyebrow Threading Bicycle Shop ................................... Jax Bicycle Center Book Store ...................................... Barnes & Noble Bridal Shop ..................................... David’s Bridal Camera Store .................................. Tuttle Camera Car Wash ........................................ Circle Marina Speedwash Cemetery ........................................ All Souls Mortuary Charter Boat Rentals ...................... London Boat Rentals Clothing: Men’s .............................. Umberto International Clothier Clothing: Shoe Store ...................... Tenni-Moc’s Shoe Store Clothing: Women’s ......................... Macy’s, Lakewood Clothing: Formal Wear ................... Friar Tux Shop Computer Repair ............................ Quick Fix Day Care Center ............................. Arc en Ciel French Daycare Dealership: New Car....................... Cabe Toyota Dealership: New Truck ................... Cabe Toyota Dealership: Used Cars & Trucks .... Cabe Toyota Dry Cleaner ..................................... Happy Hangar Cleaners Escrow Company ........................... Anchor Seaport Escrow Financial Planning Company (Tie) . Halbert Hargrove Financial Planning Company (Tie) . LBS Financial Credit Union Long Beach Floral Shop...................................... Melinda McCoy’s Flowers Grocery/Food: Health/Organic (Tie) ... Stater Bros. Markets Grocery/Food: Health/Organic (Tie) ... Ralph’s

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Grocery/Food: Local or Chain ....... Trader Joe’s Grocery/Food: Specialty Store ...... Lazy Acres Insurance Company ....................... State Farm Jewelry Store .................................. J & L Fine Jewelry Legal Services ................................ TLD Law Limousine Service .......................... Xtra Mile Limousine Mailing & Packaging ....................... US Postal Service Meal Delivery Service ..................... Alley Cat Deliveries Mobile/Cell Phone Repair Shop .... iRepair (Josh Taneja) Mortuary/Funeral Home ................. Mckenzie Mortuary Moving Company ........................... U-Haul Novelty Store: Antiques/Collectibles ... Assistance League of Long Beach Thrift & Vintage Shop Novelty Store: Gift/Boutique Shop.... Assistance League of Long Beach Thrift & Vintage Shop Novelty Store: Thrift Store.............. Assistance League of Long Beach Thrift & Vintage Shop Pet - Dog Walker ............................ Pet Waggin’ Pet Care Pet Boarding ................................... Joyful Paws Pet Hotel & Daycare Pet Clinic/Veterinary ....................... Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital Pet Groomer ................................... Joyful Paws Pet Hotel & Daycare Pet Sitting ....................................... Joyful Paws Pet Hotel & Daycare Pet Store ......................................... PetSmart Pet Trainer ....................................... Kristi Mallet- The Pet Set Real Estate Company..................... Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance Recycling Center ............................ EDCO Recycling & Transfer Retail Mall/Shopping Center .............. Lakewood Center Retail Outlet Mall/Shopping Center ... The Pike Ride-Share Service......................... Uber Security Company .......................... ADT Sporting Goods Store .................... Big 5 Sporting Goods Storage Facility ............................... Public Storage on Cherry Surf Shop ........................................ Jack’s, Huntington Beach Tattoo Shop/Parlor ......................... Outer Limits Tattoo Vacuum & Sewing Machine Store ... Sew Vac Ltd Website Developer ......................... Springwave Studios (Kenny Allen) Wig Store ........................................ Anthony’s Wigs Wine Store ...................................... The Wine Country

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THANK YOU

A SPECIAL TO ALL OF OUR ADVERTISERS 800-no-cuffs....................................................... 39 All Souls Cemetery & Mortuary ........................... 15 American Career College .................................... 49 Anchor Seaport Escrow ........................................ 2 Anchors Away .................................................... 53 Bartlett’s Roofing ................................................ 47 Beach Cities Medical Weight Control .................. 48 Bethany Lutheran Schools .................................. 47 Botox Sisters-Laura Hertzog, NP, Rebecca Ceverha, NP-C .................................... 12 Buono’s Pizzeria .................................................30 California State University Dominguez Hills .........46 Cambrian Home Care ......................................... 58 Catalyst Cannabis .............................................. 47 Chef Louise Catering .......................................... 29 Circle Marina Carwash ........................................64 Cover Me Green ................................................. 42 Craig Kotani (Sawin & Kotani) .............................19 Cypress College ................................................. 56 Dale’s Dinner ...................................................... 12 Eye Physicians of Long Beach ............................ 59 Derrick’s On Atlantic ........................................... 62 Sparks Orthodontics........................................... 55 Dr. Mark Garlington............................................. 27 El Camino College .............................................. 63 Enrique’s Mexican Restaurant .............................22 Family Floors ........................................................ 5 H&H Nursery ...................................................... 61 Harbor Breeze .................................................... 57 Heaton & Son ..................................................... 43 Hof’s Hut ............................................................ 24 Home Instead Senior Care.................................. 52 Iconix Fitness...................................................... 35 In-N-Out Burgers ................................................ 16 Intellectual Virtues Academy ............................... 30 International City Bank ........................................ 50 International City Theatre .................................... 12 J & L Fine Jewelry............................................... 39 J.W. Goodson’s Salon ........................................ 47 Joe Josts............................................................ 49 John’s Hamburger .............................................. 32 Kihon .................................................................. 23

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Lakewood Christian Schools ..............................57 Laser Skin Care Center Dermatology Associates..... 42 Lauren Friedman ................................................ 47 Lazy Acres Hermosa .......................................... 14 LBS Financial Credit Union ................................. 26 Lees Fencing ...................................................... 39 Legends ............................................................. 18 Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce .......... 36 Long Beach City College .................................... 11 Long Beach Heating & Air, Inc. ........................... 12 Long Beach Law ................................................33 Long Beach Memorial Hospital ........................... 21 Long Beach Museum of Art ................................ 41 Marcel Daniels .................................................... 54 McKenzie Mortuary Services ...............................17 Michael Shafer (Edward Jones Investments) ............ 31 Michael’s on Naples Ristorante ........................... 40 Mr. Rooter .......................................................... 40 Nader`s Furniture Store .......................................20 Naples Ribs ........................................................19 Pete’s Plumbing.................................................. 18 Pike Outlet ..........................................................28 Plunge ................................................................31 Prodigy Plumbing ...............................................62 San Manuel .......................................................... 3 Schooner or Later............................................... 24 Songbird Boutique.............................................. 61 Southland Credit Union .......................................51 St Joseph High School .......................................58 The Circle ........................................................... 13 The Ordinaire ...................................................... 29 The Wine Country ...............................................25 Tours X ...............................................................60 TLD Law .............................................................44 Village Cookie .....................................................23 Visiting Angels ....................................................37 Ward Pharmacy ..................................................17

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Best

COMMUNITY COLLEGE Best Online School

Best Career College/ Trade School

Best Music School

Best Work Place

Favorite Nursing School

Best Martial Arts School

Favorite Preschool

LBCC Child Development Center

Best Dance School

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BEST FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

LONG BEACH LAW A. STEPHANIE LOFTIN

FAVORITE LIVING TRUST ATTORNEY

REBA BIRMINGHAM

782 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813 (562) 621-6300 www.longbeachlaw.com

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udrey Stephanie Loftin hung out her law shingle in Long Beach in 1990, and over the last 30 years has represented thousands of clients in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area. Her primary areas of practice are family law and criminal defense, and she shines at navigating complex legal issues while keeping good humor. Along the way she founded Long Beach Law, Inc., APLC, repurposed an old Texaco station into a law office, started the legal clinic at Rainbow Services, and has been recognized by everyone from Soroptimist International as a Woman Who Makes a Difference, to the City of Long Beach who inducted her onto the Harvey Milk Honor Wall for her work with the LGBT Community. She has served as Alcohol Commissioner and on many boards, currently serving as a Vice President for International City Theater. The Press-Telegram Reader’s Favorites recognition is humbly and gratefully received.

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BEST 2021

Thank you voters and our arts-loving community for your support!

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Thank You for Voting Us BEST Med Spa

Favorite Skin Care

Botox Sisters

Laura Hertzog, NP Rebecca Ceverha, NP-C Botox • Fillers • Medical Skin Care 5094 E Los Coyotes Diagonal Long Beach, CA 90815

(562) 357-2500 botoxsisters.com

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THANK YOU LONG BEACH FOR VOTING US

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? Our free online cooking and wellness classes?

ALL OF THE ABOVE! But most importantly, it’s our AMAZING TEAM! “One of my favorite aspects of my store is We asked Interim the sense of community. Store Director Mark Many times I will walk Wackerman - What’s around during lunch your favorite thing about serving the Long Beach and have a quick chat Community? 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.” 2080 N. BELLFLOWER BLVD LONG BEACH, CA 90815 (562) 430.4134

LAZYACRES.COM

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BEST WINE STORE

THE WINE COUNTRY

2301 Redondo Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755 (562) 597-8303 www.thewinecountry.com Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10-7 p.m.; Sun. 10-6 p.m.

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he Wine Country Is Closer Than You Think! The Wine Country is the Long Beach area’s number one destination for wines of the world, craft beer, specialty spirits and gourmet foods. The award winning, locally owned store is a 7,000 square foot wonderland with a staff dedicated to making each guest’s visit a special event. For over a quarter century, the store’s talented buyers have specialized in various regions of the world, offering the kinds of special bottles one just can’t find in chain stores. The Wine Country also builds custom gift baskets on the premises. Today, The Wine Country is more exciting than ever, as a new

generation of enthusiastic customers flock to the store’s thrilling craft beer and Natural Wine departments.

BEST MUSEUM, BEST ART GALLERY

LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART

2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 439-2119 www.lbma.org/claires Hours: Thur. – Fri. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sat. – Sun. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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runch with a view. “Outdoor seating. Impeccable service. Excellent food. Top shelf cocktails. And that view!” We didn’t say it, you did. Thank you Mary Ellen for the 5-star review. The yellow umbrellas are up, the sun is warm overhead, and our new menu courtesy of Chef Michael Ryan presents the best of fresh, seasonal produce with a twist on our well-loved brunch classics. We can’t wait to share it with you. Claire’s at the Museum is open for outdoor dining Th-Fr, 11am-3pm and Sa-Su, 9am3pm. Reservations are required and limited to parties up to six guests. Make your reservation lbma.org/ claires.

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BEST GASTRO PUB

THE ORDINARIE

210 The Promenade N., Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 676-4261 theordinarie.com

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hank you for voting for us and for helping us get through this past year. We are excited to see you all back for our famous food and cocktails Contact us at the Ordinarie at (562) 676-4261 or info@TheOrdinarie.com. We are open for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch with happy hour and live music. Visit www.TheOrdinarie.com for hours and updates.

BEST ESCROW COMPANY

ANCHOR SEAPORT ESCROW 5602 E. 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 434-4437

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Since 1948, we’ve been committed to serving the freshest, highest quality burgers and shakes around. While our standards are high, it’s what you think that makes all the difference. Thank you!

For location information, visit In-N-Out.com

In-N-Out.com

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©2021 In-N-Out Burgers

uying or selling your home may be the biggest monetary transaction in your lifetime. There may be many months of planning and contemplating who you will use as your agent, checking his or her track record or taking a referral from someone you trust before you signing the listing agreement. We want to draw your attention to the next most important discussion in the process of selling or buying a home, “Who will be your escrow company?” The escrow company will be the entity that handles the documents and funds necessary in facilitating the transfer of title. The definition of escrow is “a neutral fiduciary third party”. However, all escrow companies are not the same nor do they have the same requirements, as some are licensed through different regulatory bodies. Anchor Seaport Escrow is proud to say we are an “Independent” escrow company licensed by the Department of Business Oversight (a very strict agency). We are not affiliated with any real estate broker, which truly keeps us a “neutral” third party in the transaction. We meet all the requirements of the Department of Business Oversight, which includes fidelity bond coverage, background checks, finger printing of all employees and $5,000,000.00 bond coverage per transaction to name a few. We have taken additional steps to protect the consumer, by submitting to an annual audit process. We carry $2,000,000.00 in Errors and Omissions Insurance and $1,000,000.00 in Cyber Fraud Insurance coverage. Anchor Seaport Escrow has exceeded all regulatory standards set by California and Federal governing bodies. We have been serving the Long Beach and surrounding areas for 43 years with excellent service and invite you to call us and or come by to discuss the escrow procedure with one of our many experienced and friendly employees.

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BEST PIZZA

BUONO’S PIZZA

250 Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 432-2211 401 W. Willow, Long Beach, CA 90806 (562) 595-6138 www.buonospizza.com Open at 11 a.m. daily

BEST BREAKFAST, FAVORITE BRUNCH

SCHOONER OR LATER

241 N Marina Dr., Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 430-3495 ext. 2 www.schoonerorlater.com Open 7 days a week Hours: Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sat. – Sun. 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Turning this pandemic into a new found Shangri-La

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chooner or Later has utilized the unused courtyard to provide proper distancing while maintaining the ambiance, service and quality food you have always expected at Schooner. Their patio is open 7 days a week and inside is open for partial business. They now serve breakfast and lunch!

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uono’s has been serving up classic Southern Italian comfort food to the Long Beach and San Pedro communities for over 50 years. We’re known for our warm friendly dining experience – and our famous award-winning pizzas which are fashioned from hand-kneeded dough, homemade sauces, sausages and more, baked to perfection in our gas fired brick ovens. Our menu also boasts Italian dishes prepared from recipes that have been in our families for generations. Buon appetite!

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M E MOR I A M Thanks you for voting us Readers’ Choice Best

LocaLLy oWNed. LocaLLy L ved. Good Neighbor Pharmacy is a family of locally owned, locally loved independent pharmacies united by their commitment to providing personalized care to their patients far beyond simply filling prescriptions.

WE THANK THE CIT Y OF LONG BE ACH F O R T H I N K I N G S O H I G H LY O F MCKENZIE MOR TUARY. LET US PAUSE A MOMENT AND REFLEC T ON THE THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES THAT HAVE HAD SUCH DE VA S TATING LOSSES THIS PA S T YE AR.

Standing Up to Coronavirus. Supporting Your Local Community.

What’s NeW this MoNth?

Good Neighbor Pharmacy is proud to offer timely tips and inspiration for living well on a monthly basis. 653 Long Beach Boulevard Long Beach, California 90802

(562) 437-0678

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562.961.9301

3843 E. Anaheim Street • Long Beach, CA 90804 www.McKenzieMortuaryServices.com

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Thank you for voting us Best Plumber!

PRO 1100XL Ultimate Performing Food Waste Disposer

Witness The Evolution! Evolution™ Introducing the world’s most advanced food waste disposers. • More power than comparable disposers • Longer full warranties - up to 10 years covering parts, labor & in-home service • Exclusive Quiet SystemTM

PETE’S PLUMBING

Water Heaters • Disposals • Repiping

562.425.2373 • 562.599.0106

3099 East Pacific Coast Hwy • Family Owned - 48 42 Years Experience Experience Licensed • Fully Insured • Lic.# 277178

NO NO TRAVEL TRAVEL CHARGES CHARGES FREE FREE ESTIMATES ESTIMATES

BEST CASINO (LOCAL)

SAN MANUEL CASINO

777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland, CA 92346 (909) 864-5050 www.sanmanuel.com Open 24 hours

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hank you for once again choosing San Manuel Casino as “Best Casino.” 2020 was an unprecedented year for all of us, but we could not have done it without you. As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we are determined to continue creating the best All Thrill experience for all who visit by offering best-in-class safety measures, more gaming opportunities and a great mix of in-house dining. But that’s not all.

THANK YOU LONG BEACH FOR VOTING LEGENDS AS YOUR

FAVORITE HAPPY HOUR! COME SEE WHAT THE FUSS IS ALL ABOUT MON-FRIDAY 3-6PM

Even more thrills are on the way with our Casino Resort Expansion Project, which will house additional slots and table games and best-in-class dining. Guests will be able to complete their stay at the Casino by booking a room at our brand-new hotel, complete with large suites, a massive pool and additional restaurants, including an all-new 24/7 café. Plus, we’re adding in a new entertainment venue that’ll put you up close and personal with your favorite acts at this 2,800 seat venue that comes complete with state-of-the-art equipment, plush seats, luxury VIP boxes and more surprises. Come see why we are continuously known as Southern California’s Number 1 Casino by planning your visit today! Visit sanmanuel.com to learn more. Must be 21 to enter the casino. Visit www.sanmanuel.com to learn more. Please gamble responsibly. 1-800-GAMBLER.

DONT MISS “FROZEN FRIDAYS”! 3-6PM ON FRIDAYS ALL FROZEN DRINKS GO ON SPECIAL. TRY OUR FAMOUS FROZEN MARGS OR SIGNATURE “LEGENDS TAJIN COOLER”!

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BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT

HOF’S HUT RESTAURANT & BAKERY 2147 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 597-5811 www.hofshut.com www.facebook.com/hofshut www.instagram.com/hofs_hut/ twitter.com/hofs_hut Sun. - Thu. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fri. - Sat. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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t all started on the sands of Long Beach in the 1940’s where a beach stand served up Hofburgers to locals. 70 years later, Hof’s Hut Restaurant & Bakery is still a local favorite. Hof’s is a family-owned restaurant with three locations in Long Beach, Seal Beach and Torrance. The menu consists of classic home-cooking using only the finest, freshest ingredients. From breakfast served all day to the famous Hofburger to the delectable desserts, you won’t leave hungry. The time-tested recipes served with old-fashioned welcoming service are a winning combination for remarkable success.

BEST ROOTER 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!

SAWIN & KOTANI Accountancy Corporation Certified Public Accountants

Thank you for Voting me The Best Accountant. 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.

4401 Atlantic Ave, #103, Long Beach, CA 90807 Craig Kotani Advertising Supplement of the Long Beach Press - Telegram and Grunion Gazette

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BEST BURGER (LOCAL)

BEST FINANCIAL ADVISER / PLANNER

JOHN’S HAMBURGERS  

EDWARD JONES MICHAEL A SHAFER

(562) 421-3663 johnshamburgerslongbeach.com Open Daily 6 a.m.

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ohn’s Hamburgers is in its 20th year of serving great burgers, breakfasts and more at the Lakewoood Plaza Shopping Center in Long Beach. More than just burgers, John’s is a great destination for homestyle meals such as Salisbury Steak ($12.50 - Tuesdays), Homemade Meatloaf($12.50 - Thursdays), and Homestyle Pot Roast($17.50- Sundays). Come in for a large bowl of hearty Homemade Beef Stew on Saturdays($11.95) We take pride in taking food prep beyond the ordinary “fast food”, such as in sourcing quality ingredients for our fresh made to order salads, served daily:  Certified Angus Beef for our ample BBQ Tri Tip Salad($11.95), or fresh roasted turkey breast and imported Danish bleu cheese for our ever popular Cobb Salad($11.95).   Our famous Chicken Tortilla soup is made from scratch daily, and don’t ever leave without one of our homemade desserts, like creme brulee and bread pudding! Thank you for voting to made John’s #1 (burgers, local) in our community!!

5150 East Pacific Coast Hwy,. Suite 330 Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 961-3434 www.edwardjones.com Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:30-4:30 p.m.; Closed Sat. – Sun.

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s an Edward Jones financial advisor for eight years, I’ve made it my mission to simplify the process for my clients. I was a teacher before joining Edward Jones and believe those skills still come into play every day. I’ll educate you on what you own so we can partner together to craft a strategy that makes sense for you. Together with my branch office administrator, Kim, we will plan with you to help ensure you reach your financial goals.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST FURNITURE STORE

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

GARDENA 2201 Marine Ave., 310-327-8585

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BEST OF SENIOR IN-HOME CARE

VISITING ANGELS

(562) 225-8106 www.visitingangels.com/longbeach

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isiting Angels is a name families across the country trust to provide the best senior home care for their loved ones. We are proud to be a leading provider of elder care since 1998. Our compassionate caregivers help older adults live independently and comfortably in their own homes. The comprehensive services we offer are customized and tailored for each senior to ensure in-home care is the most enjoyable experience possible. Visiting Angels is grateful for the opportunity to help seniors of all ages in the greater Long Beach and Seal Beach area with a variety of daily living activities such as meal prep, medication reminders, light housekeeping, hygiene, bathing, transfers, transportation and safety. We also have extensive expertise in dementia care and other specialty services. Our exceptional team of caregivers and care managers love what we do and who we serve! Thank you for choosing Visiting Angels as your 2021 “Best of Senior In- Home Care” award winner!

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Voted #1 Our Family and Staff thank all of our loyal customer’s for voting enrique’s the #1 Local mexican restaurant in Long beach in the 2021 readers Choice Awards, for the 6th year in a row. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving the Long beach community for years to come.

6210 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach

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BEST AMERICAN RESTAURANT, BEST HEALTH FOOD CUISINE, FAVORITE BREAKFAST, FAVORITE BRUNCH, FAVORITE BURGER (LOCAL), FAVORITE OCEAN VIEW RESTAURANT, FAVORITE POKE RESTAURANT, FAMILY RESTAURANT

PLUNGE BEST DUI ATTORNEY

1-800-NO-CUFFS

16255 Ventura Blvd., Suite 200 Encino, CA 91436 1-800-No-Cuffs | 1-800-662-8337 www.NoCuffs.com

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e’re committed to finding the best possible resolution to your legal problem, whether you’re charged with DUI or any other offense. Be it a misdemeanor or a felony, our team of former prosecutors, former state and federal law enforcement agents, investigators, and forensic experts have the experience to help you successfully navigate the criminal justice system.

1900 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802 Please use call box at building entrance (562) 373-7164 www.plungelbc.com/ Hours: Mon. - Tues.: Closed Wed. - Fri.: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat. & Sun.: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Brunch Served: Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m 

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lunge is vegan friendly seaside beach club located on the second floor inside the 1900 Ocean Building.  It is open to the public as well as its residents for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and it is dog friendly

BEST OF L NG BEACH

Thank You

for Voting Kihon #1 Japanese and Sushi Restaurant Temporary Hours Tues, Wed and Thur 5-9 pm Fri and Sat 5-9:30 pm Sun and Mon Closed

@ kihonsushi

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BEST RETAIL OUTLET MALL/SHOPPING CENTER

THE PIKE OUTLETS

95 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 432-8325 www.thepikeoutlets.com Facebook: @ThePikeOutlets Instagram: @ThePikeOutletsLB Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. -9 p.m.*, Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.* *retailers, restaurants, theater hours may vary

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BEST CHEF CATEGORY

CHEF LOUISE’S CATERING

Kitchen Address – 15123 Colorado Ave., Paramount, CA 90723 Business Address – 3370 Lewis Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755 (562) 505-5079 or (562) 505-7370 www.cheflouise.catering Find us on Facebook and Instagram Available for catering any day with signed contract

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hef Louise’s upbringing in England gives her quite an international perspective when it comes to food and hospitality. She has been catering in the greater Long Beach area for over 20 years and has developed a large and loyal following. The catering company specializes in smaller, personalized jobs and we consider ourselves to be a boutique caterer with the Chef being involved in every step of your event, making each job completely customized and unique.

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hop, eat and play at The Pike Outlets. Enjoy breathtaking harbor views, more than 30 retailers and restaurants, a movie theater, hotel, and our iconic carousel and Ferris wheel. Located in Downtown Long Beach, The Pike Outlets features retailers like Nike Factory Store, H & M, Converse and Columbia Factory Store, to name a few. Plus, with dining options including, but certainly not limited to, The Auld Dubliner, Q Smokehouse, P.F. Chang’s and Starbucks you’re sure to find everything you need for fabulous shopping, dining and entertainment all year long. Visit our website at www.thepikeoutlets. com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram to learn more and check out upcoming events and happenings at The Pike Outlets. See you soon!

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BEST HEALTH / FITNESS CLUB FAVORITE PERSONAL TRAINER

ICONIX FITNESS

4100 E. Olympic Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 366-4600 www.iconixfit.com • www.instagram.com/iconixfitness Hours: Mon. – Fri. 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sat.- Sun. 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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!

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e are beyond grateful and honored to be voted best fitness club in Long Beach. This gym was built around community and what truly makes Iconix a special place is our incredible members and team. This community is the reason we love what we get to do every day - bring happiness to Long Beach through fitness. With a pristine environment, tons of space (indoors and outdoors), top-of-the-line equipment, over 110 classes per week, expert trainers, amazing events, and THE BEST supportive community, we make hitting your health goals safe, effective and fun. There’s a saying in fitness that getting to the gym is half the battle - whoever said that doesn’t go to Iconix.  xperience us for yourself. Scan the QR code E to activate your free 1-day pass.

Thank You for Selecting Us “Best Wine Store”

The Wine Country 2301 Redondo Ave. Signal Hill, CA 90755 (562) 597-8303 www.thewinecountry.com Craft Beer, Specialty Spirits, Gourmet Foods, Gift Baskets & Imported and Domestic Wines Open 7 Days Monday through Saturday 10-7 Sundays and Monday Holidays 10-6

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BEST CHARTER SCHOOL

INTELLECTUAL VIRTUES ACADEMY 1637 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90807 (562) 912-7017 www.ivalongbeach.org @ivalongbeach

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ntellectual Virtues Academy high school reimagines education to empower students to think creatively, critically, and with a capacity for self growth through an engagement-driven learning community. By taking research-backed practices from project-based and learner-centered education, we create a bridge from classroom to community, college, career, and beyond. Our welcoming environment helps support students to become the best versions of themselves. We offer an honors pathway (AP, Honors, and college courses), and over 25 clubs/sports.

BEST BBQ

NAPLES RIB COMPANY 5800 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 439-7427 ribcompany.com Open Daily 11 am

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aples Rib Company prides itself on not only being a premier spot for great BBQ, but a place where locals meet to share stories of the neighborhood. Whether dining in one of our comfortable booths or watching the game in our bar with a cocktail, you’ll enjoy our generous portions and friendly staff. We offer inside and outside dining, takeout and delivery. We also Cater off-site for groups of 25-4000. See all of our catering menus at ribcompany.com

Voted Best Credit Union in Long Beach 11 years in a row

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BEST CEMETERY, FAVORITE MORTUARY OR 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.

Thank you

to all of our patients for voting us “Best Orthodontist” 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

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BEST ITALIAN , BEST FINE DINING BEST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FAVORITE CHEF - ERIC SAMANIEGO THE LONG BEACH AREA FAVORITE BANQUET, FAVORITE HAPPY HOUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

MICHAEL’S ON NAPLES

1 World Trade Center, Suite 1650, Long Beach, CA 90831 (562) 436-1251 www.lbchamber.com Follow us on FB @lbchamber, Twitter @thelbchamber and on Instagram @longbeachchamber

5620 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 439-7080 www.michaelsonnaples.com www.instagram.com/michaelsonnaples Hours: Wed. - Sun. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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ichael’s On Naples highest priority is providing their guests with an unforgettable dining experience. Partnering with local farms and suppliers to source fresh, seasonal produce. They know where everything on your plate came from, and believe it’s your right to know as well. They are a complete scratch based kitchen. Hand making all of their pastas, and sauces. Many of which you can now take and prepare at home. Their approach is uncompromising with a relentless focus on quality and has gained them a devoted following, not to mention a handful of top Zagat ratings and other accolades. We invite you to dine with them so you can see—and taste—for yourself.

hank you, Long Beach, for TChamber voting The Long Beach Area of Commerce the Best

Chamber! We are honored to be a part of the Long Beach community and serve as the catalyst for business growth, a convener of leaders and influencers, and a champion for a stronger Photo courtesy of Destinations Magazine community. The Chamber is the platform for businesses to provide leadership, education, and advocacy so that the Long Beach area thrives in the 21st century. As the state, regional, and local communities turn the corner in the pandemic, The Chamber looks forward to our continued role as the voice of business in Long Beach. We are eager to support the City’s economic recovery and resiliency, and we will work collaboratively to promote a thriving regional economy. The Chamber is confident that with all the new businesses opening monthly in Long Beach, there are brighter days ahead! To learn more about The Chamber or join us in our efforts, contact Natalie Leighton at nleighton@lbchamber.com or (562) 590-9234.

shop, eat, play

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BEST 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.

BEST BURGER (CHAIN), BEST FAST FOOD

IN-N-OUT BURGERS 4600 Los Coyotes Diagonal, Long Beach, CA 90815 6391 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90803 7691 Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808 (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% pure beef, real American cheese, leafed lettuce and vineripe 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.

Thank you to all of our loyal customers for voting Chef Louise Solzman #1 in the Chef category.

The right caterer makes all the difference. We are a boutique catering service, and we specialize in smaller, more personal events. Whether you want a quiet dinner for 2 or a party for 150, we are the right choice. Meal prep deliveries. Tuesdays between 2pm and 6pm Plan your event directly with the Chef! Cooking Classes, online and in person, public or private Wine Dinners Baked-goods pop-up sales Chef Louise 562-505-5079 louise@cheflouisecatering.com http://www.cheflouise.catering

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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.

We would like to thank everyone who voted for us in the 2021 Readers Choice Awards. We appreciate all of your support in these challenging times.

Intellectual Virtues Academy High School thanks the Long Beach community for voting our school as Long Beach’s Best Charter High School in the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. We welcome all 9th -12th grade students to join our supportive and engaging learning community.

1637 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach www.academylongbeach.org | 562-283-4456 IG: @academyLBHS FB: /academyLBHS

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Open Daily at 11 am Outdoor and Indoor Dining • Delivery and Takeout 250 W. Ocean Blvd. 562.432.2211

order online BuonosPizza.com

401 W. Willow St. 562.595.6138

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BEST BAKERY, BEST DESSERT

VILLAGE COOKIE SHOPPE 456 Elm St., Long Beach CA 90802 888-490-6688 www.villagecookieshoppe.com Hours: Open Mon - Fri 9 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

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hank you for voting for the most delicious cookies in Long Beach! The Village Cookie Shoppe, this year’s winner of the Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Dessert and Best Bakery, is part of Mental Health America of Los Angeles. Proceeds from The Village Cookie Shoppe and its catering services benefit MHALA, which works to ensure that individuals with mental health needs achieve healthy, meaningful lives in their communities. To order cookies, visit www.villagecookieshoppe.com.

BEST HAPPY HOUR

LEGENDS

5236 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 433-5743 www.legendssportsbar.com Hours: Open Mon -Fri 11 a.m.; Sat. – Sun. 9 a.m.

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hank you Long Beach, for voting us #1! To celebrate join us for TGFF – Frozen Fridays. Ring in the weekend with tropical frozen delights luau party! Friday 3-6 while supplies last.

We Understand Commitment You can rely on Edward Jones for one-on-one attention, our quality- focused investment philosophy and straight talk about your financial needs. To learn more, call today Michael A Shafer, AAMS® Financial Advisor 5150 East Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 330 Long Beach, CA 90804 562-961-3434

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BEST ACCOUNTANT

BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANT CRAIG KOTANI (SAWIN & KOTANI) BEST SUSHI 4401 Atlantic Ave, #103, Long Beach, CA 90807 (562) 422-8600 longbeachcpas.com/ Hours: Mon. – Sun. 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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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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KIHON

5662 E. 2nd St., Long Beach CA 90803 (562) 433-3800 www.kihonsushi.com Facebook @kihonsushi Instagram @kihonsushi Twitter @kihonsushi Hours: Tue. – Sat.: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. – Mon.: CLOSED

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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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Thank you For Voting us BEST Family Law Attorney A. Stephanie Loftin Favorite Living Trust Attorney Reba Birmingham

Civil Law

Criminal Law

Estate Planning Family Law

Audrey “Stephanie” Loftin

Reba Birmingham

We provide solutions to your life’s more complex problems. Long Beach Law Inc. - A.P.L.C. 782 Pacific Avenue Long Beach, Ca 90813 Phone (562) 621- 6300 www.LongBeachLaw.com Advertising Supplement of the Long Beach Press - Telegram and Grunion Gazette

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BEST CONTRACTOR, BEST BATHROOM REMODELING, FAVORITE PLUMBER

BEST LEGAL SERVICES TLD LAW BEST ATTORNEYS NAME: FAMILY LAW DANIEL GOLD GENERAL JENNIFER SAWDAY LIVING TRUST JENNIFER N, SAWDAY & MONICA GOEL EMPLOYMENT SHANNON JENKINS FAVORITE ATTORNEYS NAME: LIVING TRUST MEGAN A. MOGHTADERI

HEATON & SON

1139 W. Struck Ave., Orange, CA 92867 (714) 639-3003 (562) 425-2998 www.HeatonSons.com License #519206

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here’s a great local law firm in your backyard. Long Beach is the home for one of the flagship offices at Tredway, Lumsdaine and Doyle, LLP, also known as TLD Law. We are celebrating 60 years this year and offer a variety of legal services to our clients in many varied practice areas. At TLD Law, we provide trusted legal counsel across many industries and areas of expertise to Southern California individuals and businesses. From estate/tax planning to employment matters and from business transactions to family law, our team of dedicated attorneys have you covered. At TLD Law, we can incorporate your business or provide a trust for your family. We also handle civil matters such as partnership disputes, real estate disputes and other matters needing counsel. We protect your legacy through succession planning, including probate, trust administration and tax planning.

hank you, Lakewood and Long Beach! Hello, I’m Ken Heaton, Owner & Operator of Heaton & Son. My father was a Union plumber for 25 years and then started his own business in 1976 with my brothers and me. I am proud to say that the Heaton legacy will continue, as my son, Daniel, has now joined the company after receiving a bachelor’s degree from California State University of Channel Islands. Since getting my license in 1987, I’ve built this business with my customers in mind. I wanted to treat people like I would want to be treated. When we do service or remodeling work, we make sure you know ALL of your options and strive to make it an enjoyable experience. We pride ourselves on doing top-quality, clean, and expeditious work. I learned early on that if you do a little more for your customers, they will spread the word.” Thank you, Ken Heaton

BEST CAR WASH

CIRCLE MARINA SPEEDWASH

4800 CA-1 Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 494-4698 Hours: Sun. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Fri. - Sat. 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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ome experience our all new state-of-the-art express wash facility! We have the fastest clean in Long Beach and can get your car sparkling in 5 minutes or less with our express technology.  From our patented Ceramic Shield® infusion to our spacious self-service vacuum area, you won’t find a better car washing experience. Here at Circle Marina Speedwash, we pride ourselves in understanding how demanding our daily schedule can be. While a clean car is nice, if it isn’t fast and affordable it is a luxury most won’t afford.

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Our car wash is different. We provide state of the art facilities and technology that fit into your day and budget without hassle. We invite you to come in for our 5 minute express ride-through experience with free self-service vacuums. Whatever your schedule and budget we have a wash package that will exceed your expectations. We look forward to seeing you at our starting line and allowing us to provide the most quality and convenient car wash you can find anywhere.

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BEST HOSPITAL

LONG BEACH MEDICAL CENTER BEST CANCER TREATMENT CENTER

MEMORIALCARE TODD CANCER INSTITUTE MEMORIALCARE LONG BEACH MEDICAL CENTER 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806 (562) 933-2000 memorialcare.org/LongBeach

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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. MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center is ranked among the Top 5 Hospitals in Los Angeles County, Top 14 in California, highest ranking in Greater Long Beach, and nationally ranked in Urology by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Long Beach Medical Center has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for spine and prostate surgeries by Healthgrades, and for three years in a row have been recognized as part of Newsweek’s annual list of World’s Best Hospitals.

At its MemorialCare 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 memorialcare.org/LongBeach.

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BEST WINE TASTING, FAVORITE HAPPY HOUR, FAVORITE WINE STORE

DISTRICT WINE

144 Linden Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 612-0411 www.districtwine.com facebook.com/districtwine/ Instagram.com/districtwine.com Hours: Mon. – Thurs.4 -10 p.m.; Fri. 4-11 p.m.; Sat. 2 -11 p .m.; Sun. 2 -9 p.m.

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MCKENZIE MORTUARY 3843 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 961-9301 www.funeralhomelongbeach.com

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e know that you’ll have many things on your mind when you suddenly need our services. That’s why our staff is so thoroughly trained in being able to understand the issues that accompany grief. We are currently offering a no-office-visit cremation option as a more convenient service for our families. We will continue to offer respectful, caring, compassionate and completely private cremation services. Everything that once required you to come into our office is now being made available to you in the comfort of your own home.

s your neighborhood Wine Bar, District Wine strives to create an inviting, unique, and memorable wine experience for all our guests. We are a full service wine bar and tapas lounge featuring daily wine tasting and a diverse selection of boutique wines, craft beers, and curated tapas. Located in the heart of the historic East Village, you can enjoy a glass on our expansive outdoor dining parklets or unwind in one of our unique lounge areas inside. Come find your new favorite glass!

Proudly serving Long Beach Area Community since 1891 and Proud to be voted the Best!

We are the recognized resource and partner for the business community. 1 World Trade Center Suite 1650 Long Beach, CA 90831

(562) 436-1251

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BEST CREDIT UNION, BEST HOME LOANS BEST AUTO LOANS, BEST HOME REFI

LBS FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION BEST PLUMBING SERVICE

PETE’S PLUMBING

3099 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Signal Hill, CA 90755 (562) 599-0106 or (562) 425-2373 www.petes-plumbing.com

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ounded in 1972 by Pete Hillis Sr, the company started as oneman operation based out of his home in Lakewood. With quality service as his foundation, Pete grew the business and established a strong reputation in the community and a loyal customer base. Pete knew that building long-term relationships was key, and thus the concept of a “Re-Pete” customer was born. Call today to join our ever-growing list of satisfied customers. We are ready to put our commitment and skills to work for you.

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

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n 1935, LBS Financial Credit Union opened its doors to provide affordable banking services to Long Beach school employees. Over the 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 130,000 Members living throughout Southern California. Voted as Best Credit Union for 11 straight 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.

Experienced local senior care for total peace of mind. PROVIDING: Bathing Assistance • Dressing Assistance • Grooming • Assistance with Walking • Medication Reminders • Errands • Shopping • Light Housekeeping • Meal Preparation • Friendly Companionship • Flexible Hourly Care • Respite Care for Families

562.225.8106 VisitingAngels.com/Longbeach

Each Visiting Angels agency is independently owned and operated. License #194700234 ®2021 Visiting Angels is a registered trademark of Living Assistance Services, Inc.

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SCNG VIRTUAL EVENTS ARE HERE! With a variety of topics - there is something for all. Check out upcoming and past events at SCNG.com/VirtualEvents Featuring conversations with authors, thinkers and performers, hosted by writer, performer and NPR radio commentator, Sandra Tsing Loh.

Informational and entertaining sessions with topics including Medicare and medical updates, tips for healthy living, exercise and fitness demonstrations, and performances.

Tips, tricks and insights into getting the most joy and productivity out of the gardening experience.

Get Frumpy Happy Hour, featuring Marla Jo Fisher — author, columnist and all around funny person.

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Join SCNG journalists in conversation with prominent newsmakers across southern California.

Questions or comments — we would like to hear from you: events@scng.com Los Angeles Daily News n The Orange County Register n The Press-Enterprise n Press-Telegram (Long Beach) n Daily Breeze (Torrance) n Pasadena Star-News San Gabriel Valley Tribune n Whittier Daily News n Inland Valley Daily Bulletin n The Sun (San Bernardino) n The Facts (Redlands)

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BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT (LOCAL)

ENRIQUE’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

6210 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 498-3622 www.enriqueslongbeach.com

Thank you for Voting Us Best Fence & Gate Company 1024 Nevada St. Signal Hill, CA 90755

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t Enrique’s Mexican Restaurant all of their recipes are made on location and hand crafted. Visit them to experience the mouth watering Enrique’s difference for yourself!

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BEST CANNABIS STORE

THE CIRCLE LBC

1755 Ximeno Ave. Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 498-0993 www.thecirclelbc.com Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @thecirclelbc

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he Circle Long Beach personifies the phrase “quality over everything”. From the wide and extensive selection of their highly curated cannabis products to the hand-crafted cannabis grown on-site. The Circle aims to serve Long Beach and the surrounding communities with a safe and easy shopping experience. While offering the highest quality cannabis products in California. Unique to most dispensaries you may have visited. The Circle Long Beach was thoughtfully designed to be an interactive attraction. Large windows in the massive showroom allow their customers to get a firsthand look at how quality cannabis is grown. The open floor plan extends a welcoming atmosphere for customers to browse the largest offering of cannabis products found in Long Beach. With a knowledgeable and friendly staff, The Circle certainly meets the demand for a new take on cannabis retail. With a deep commitment to developing the local business community, the Circle has prioritized support for local cannabis brands such as Fresh Baked, Clone guy, Genuine No. 9’s, and Hey Bud. Promoting growth and awareness for the best Long Beach has to offer.

While times have changed, The Circle continues to provide its customers with a variety of ways to shop.

With their popular and convenient express ordering, home delivery, and recently introduced curbside pickup. It’s never been easier to grab your order and go. We invite you to visit The Circle Long Beach and experience firsthand why their service and selection surpass the competition.

Thank You LONG BEACH

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for your continued support. VOTED

BEST ITALIAN BEST FINE DINING BEST ROMANTIC DINING

Thank You For Voting Us The Best Rooter 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.

JOIN US FOR DINNER OR SUNDAY BRUNCH ON THE ROOFTOP. MichaelsOnNaples.com | 562.439.7080

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BEST COMMUNITY COLLEGE BEST CAREER COLLEGE/TRADE SCHOOL

LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE 4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808 (562) 938-4111 www.lbcc.edu

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ong 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 in the world of today, and tomorrow. 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 provides program offerings in Business, Fashion, Computer Sciences such as Cloud Computing and Cyber Security, Social Science, Performing Arts, Health, Science, Math, Language Arts, Kinesiology, Trades and more. There is literally something for everyone. Both campuses boast new facilities to provide modern learning environments and to support new programs, allowing Long Beach City College to prepare its students to meet the demands of the 21st Century workplace. Our diversity is our strength and we continue 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 to its 100th Anniversary in 2027, and to serving our communities of Avalon, Lakewood, Long Beach and Signal Hill for generations to come. Advertising Supplement of the Long Beach Press - Telegram and Grunion Gazette

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BEST GROCERY SPECIALTY STORE

Thank You for voting us BEST Roofing Company!

LAZY ACRES NATURAL MARKET 2080 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90815 (563) 430-4134 www.lazyacres.com Hours: Mon. –Sun. 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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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 wildcaught 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!

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Long Beach for voting us Best Wine Bar. We appreciate you and your support all these years and look forward to many more to come.

BEST PHARMACY

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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re you looking for a pharmacy that does more than just hand you a prescription in a paper bag? A pharmacist who knows you and 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.

Happy hour 4-6 and wine tasting all day 144 Linden Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802 562.612.0411

Thank you Long Beach for voting us BEST Contractor & Bathroom Remodeling Favorite Plumber Family Owned & Operated for Three Generations! “No job too big or small, One call does it all.”

Scan this QR code to visit our website

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BEST SKIN CARE

LASER SKIN CARE CENTER BEST DERMATOLOGIST

DR. BRYNA KANE

FAVORITE DERMATOLOGIST

DR. EDWARD GLASSBERG, DR. HADAS SKUPSKY, DR. HONG NGUYEN, DR. SANDY KUO, DR. YOUNG KWAK, DR. SARA HOGAN AND VERONICA CHANG, PA FAVORITE COSMETIC

DR. EDWARD GLASSBERG FAVORITE MEDICAL SPA 3828 Schaufele Ave., Suite 300, Long Beach, CA 90808 (562) 997-5144 lasercarespecialists.com

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ocated in a beautiful state-of-the-art 13,000-square-foot dermatology facility, Laser Skin Care Center offers complete medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology for all of your skin concerns. Dermatology services include comprehensive skin screening, routine medical, surgical examinations, mole and wart removal, skin cancer surgeries including Mohs Micrographic Surgery by our certified Mohs College fellowship-trained surgeons. Cosmetic dermatology services are available to treat wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, sun damage, scars, loose skin, volume loss, broken vessels, and much more.

Thank you for the Honors! Legal Services - TLD Law Family Law - Daniel Gold General Law - Jennifer Sawday Living Trust - Jennifer Sawday & Monica Goel Employment Law - Shannon Jenkins

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Living Trust - Megan A. Moghtaderi

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2021 PRESS-TELEGRAM & GRUNION GAZETTE

THE FAVORITES Thank you to our Advertisers who were voted Favorite. See complete Favorite Listing online at presstelegram.readerschoice.la

Beauty: Hair Salon .....................................J.W. Goodson’s Salon Boating Excursion .....................................Harbor Breeze Cannabis Store ..........................................Catalyst Cannabis Career College/Trade School ....................... American Career College Charter Boat Rentals .................................Anchors Away Christian School (Non-Catholic)......................Lakewood Christian Schools Community College ...................................Cypress College Community College ...................................El Camino College Cosmetic Surgeon .....................................Dr. Marcel Daniels Eyewear Store ...........................................Eye Physicians of Long Beach Financial: Credit Union ..............................Southland Credit Union Financial: Local Bank ................................International City Bank Four-Year College/University....................... California State University Dominguez Hills Graduate/MBA School .............................. California State University Dominguez Hills Novelty Store: Gift/Boutique Shop ...........Songbird Boutique Nursery / Garden Center ...........................H&H Nursery Online School ............................................Bethany Lutheran Schools Orthodontist...............................................Sparks Orthodontics Private Elementary School ........................Lakewood Christian Schools Private High School ...................................St Joseph High School Private High School ...................................Bethany Lutheran Schools Real Estate Agent ......................................Lauren Friedman Roofing.......................................................Bartlett’s Roofing Senior In-Home Care .................................Home Instead Senior Care Senior In-Home Care .................................Cambrian Home Care Sports Bar ..................................................Joe Josts Weight Loss Center ................................... Beach Cities Medical Weight Control

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FAVORITE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

EL CAMINO COLLEGE

16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506 www.elcamino.edu 1-866-ELCAMINO

Thank you for voting El Camino College the Readers’ Choice Best Community College.

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he community college of the South Bay since 1947, El Camino College has nurtured the dreams of thousands of students. Today, despite the challenges students face, is no different. El Camino College continues to provide hundreds of diverse courses taught by dedicated, caring faculty helping students reach the next level in their educational journey. Positioned to meet the needs of our students, whether that be transfer to a four-year university, certificate completion, or upskilling for career advancement, El Camino College has the right path for you. Individual educational paths designed by skilled counselors in collaboration with students has helped to continue our students’ successful trajectories. Programs such as the South Bay Promise, offer free college to first-time, full-time high school graduates, who attend El Camino College after their senior year. The South Bay Promise’s comprehensive design ensures students successfully transfer to a four-year university in a timely manner. In addition to free enrollment, the South Bay Promise guarantees placement in required English and math courses, access to support and success programs, and custom academic plans. El Camino College’s South Bay Promise program is just one of the college’s many ways to educational and career success. Visit www. elcamino.edu for more information about the hundreds of online courses available this summer and fall and to learn more about how El Camino College is the right choice for you.

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j.w. Goodson’s Salon FAVORITE SENIOR IN HOME CARE We know that you have many choices, that is why we do our very best to give you excellent service. We are friendly, caring and appreciate your business.

2205 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 433-6731

Bartlett roofing Founded 1990

Bonded Insured 110 W San Antonio Dr. Long Beach, CA 90807

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CAMBRIAN HOMECARE 5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. 100 Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 498-1800 www.cambrianhomecare.com

When the Best Place is Still At Home

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hen most people hear the words “Home Care,” a vision of seniors aging in place is often what comes to mind. Cambrian Homecare is that and so much more! This team of caring and capable individuals serves people of all ages, providing respite care for families who deal with developmental or physical disabilities, childcare in the home and educational support for online learning, care for those recovering from surgery or recuperating from COVID-19 and a van service for safe and reliable transportation to healthcare appointments. All this in addition to supporting healthy and independent lifestyles for the elderly in our communities. Cambrian is proud to have been serving the community for 25 years. Our experience is your solution. For more information, please call us. We are here to help.

Bethany Lutheran Church, School and Preschool

Thanks to all the readers who voted for us as Favorite Dispensary!

Best Private Elementary School Best Preschool Best House of Worship

Thank You for your support!

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

Thank you Long Beach for voting me 2021 favorite realtor!

Catalyst Bellflower 9032 Artesia Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706 562-804-0629 C10-0000376-LIC

Catalyst Eastside 2115 E 10th ST, Long Beach, CA 90804 562-343-7082 C10-0000364-LIC

Catalyst Belmont Shore 5227 E 2nd ST, Long Beach, CA 90803 562-248-2474 C10-0000227-LIC

Catalyst Santa Ana 2400 Pullman St, Santa Ana, CA 92705 657-229-4464 C10-0000230-LIC

Catalyst Cherry 3170 Cherry AVE, Long Beach, CA 90807 562-426-2420 C10-0000525-LIC

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Lauren FRIEDMAN 562.506.3352

DRE#01898581

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FAVORITE OPTOMETRIST FAVORITE LASIK CENTER FAVORITE EYEWEAR STORE

EYE PHYSICIANS OF LONG BEACH

2925 Palo Verde Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 799-2020 www.eplb.com

Eye Physicians of Long Beach Named Readers’ Choice For Eye Care In Los Angeles!

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ye Physicians of Long Beach is dedicated to providing our patients with compassionate care by utilizing the best technology available along with a team of highly trained eye care professionals. Besides general ophthalmology and optometry, we have specialists in cataracts, glaucoma, retina, and oculoplastics.  We are excited to announce we will be adding Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Dr. Ajay Manchandia, to our practice beginning June 1st!   Dr Manchandia practiced in Long Beach from 2013-2019 and was elected Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center from 2017-2019.  He then pursued one year of academic medicine at Children’s Hospital Orange County. His patients describe him as thorough, personable, and compassionate and he is excited to return to the Long Beach area

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FAVORITE PRIVATE SCHOOL

SAINT JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL 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.”

Long Beach for voting and always thinking of us, even through these most difficult times. We look forward to watching sports together again at Joe Jost’s. 2803 E Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA Tel 562-439-5446

VOTED FAVORITE CAREER COLLEGE

Thank you, Long Beach, for choosing American Career College as the

“2021 Favorite Career College!”*

For more than 40 years, American Career College has committed to providing quality training for the next generation of healthcare workers. ACC offers hands-on training in 12 health care programs: · Dental Assisting · Pharmacy Technician · Medical Assistant · Respiratory Therapy · Optical Technician · Vocational Nursing · Medical Billing and Coding · Surgical Technology, and more.** Our alumni network of over 50,000 graduates now work at hospitals or healthcare organizations like the VA Hospital, American Red Cross, Cedar Sinai, CVS, and St. Joseph Hospital. ACC helps our students every step along the way to becoming graduates. Our Career Services Department offers the coaching and training needed to stand out and be “ACC Ready” for career opportunities. Financial Aid and scholarships are also available to those who qualify! americancareercollege.edu | (877) 880-7014 *Voted Favorite Career College in the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards in the Long Beach Press-Telegram. **Programs vary by length and campus. ACC cannot guarantee employment.

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FAVORITE FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY FAVORITE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS

CYPRESS COLLEGE

9200 Valley View St., Cypress, CA 90630 (714) 484-7000 www.Cypresscollege.edu

1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747 (310) 243-3696 www.csudh.edu Twitter: @DominguezHills Instagram: @CSUDominguezHIlls Facebook: @CSUDH

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or over five decades, California State University, Dominguez Hills has served the students and families of south LA County’s many communities. CSUDH provides education, scholarship, and service that are accessible and transformative by design. We are proud to be both an educational and economic resource, helping our diverse student body attain academic achievement and personal fulfillment. CSUDH offers a wide range of degrees in in-demand fields, from health care and education to media arts and information technology. Many of our programs have been developed in partnership with leading industry professionals, so students graduate with the skills they need to step right into their chosen professions. Under the leadership of President Thomas A. Parham, CSUDH is creating the model urban university, and the campus continues to grow and build in that direction. We are proud of the ways we continue to transform and uplift the community, one student at a time.

ur promise: We take this journey together. Ranked as California’s #1 Community College in 2020 and 2018 and #3 in the United States, Cypress College exists to serve all students who can benefit from instruction. We strive to offer all students a pathway to their future. We are a community — one connected by the possibility of a brighter future for all. Our faculty teach because their purpose is to inspire. Our staff and administrators serve because they’re passionate about helping students succeed. Cypress College is a place where people say hello and the smiles are genuine. We are stewards of the collaborative environment created by our founding faculty. We acknowledge the honor to carry that tradition forward with the greeting “Buen Cypress! We Take This Journey Together” — a recognition that our paths are intertwined and interdependent. Cypress College offers 56 university-transfer majors, 174 careercertificate programs, and degrees in 98 areas of study.

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Earn a $200 bonus when you join Southland at our Long Beach Branch and open a Long Beach Checking Account*

Proud to be your favorite Credit Union! Visit us: 2250 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach * Membership is subject to eligibility. All new accounts will be verified through ChexSystems and are subject to credit approval. A primary share savings account is required for each new Membership with a minimum deposit of $25. Existing Southland Credit Union primary account holders do not qualify for the promotional offer. The promotional offer is available to anyone who establishes membership and opens the Long Beach Checking account at the Southland Credit Union Long Beach branch. Accounts cannot be opened online. $200 reward will be deposited to the Long Beach Checking account on the next available business day upon receipt of first direct deposit or first bill payment made. Qualifications must be met within the first 90 days of account opening to qualify for rewards. Qualifications include direct deposit of at least $200 or recurring use of ePay/ Bill Pay, and the Long Beach Checking Account must maintain a positive balance. If these qualifications are not met within the first 90 days of account opening, rewards will not be paid. Long Beach Checking promotional accounts must be closed in the Southland Credit Union Long Beach branch. Accounts closed within six months of account opening will forfeit the $200 reward. The account can be converted to a different checking account after six months. Limit one rewards promotion per account. There is no minimum balance requirement to earn rewards. Offer is subject to change at any time, other terms and conditions may apply. Rewards earned are considered interest and will be reported on a 1099 to the IRS.

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FAVORITE LOCAL BANK

INTERNATIONAL CITY BANK 249 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802 (562)436-9800 www.icb.biz/

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nternational City Bank is proud to be recognized in the Press Telegram/Grunion Gazette 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. As a community bank, our priority is serving the local small businesses and non-profits that make up Long Beach’s culture. Every client we work with gets VIP treatment, customized financial plans, and a personal relationship with their banker. As part of ICB’s service to the community, we’ve recently put out a free e-book that covers Everything You Need to Know About SBA Loans. In the guide, we introduce SBA Loans and why they’re crucial for small businesses, lay out documentation/task checklists that make the application process smooth, and provide contact info for SBA experts to talk to free of charge. Download the free e-book by going to info.icb.biz. We thank Long Beach for recognizing us as your Favorite Local Bank.

DERRICK’S ON ATLANTIC

3502 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA, 90807 (562) 337-8131 derricksonatlantic.com Hours: Tue. – Sun. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Closed Mon.

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everyone, for allowing our amazing team to provide orthodontic treatment to a wonderful community for the past 20 years! It is our practice to treat everyone as though they are family. It has truly been our pleasure to be a part of your lives. FAVORITE CREDIT UNION

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outhland Credit Union is proud to be voted your favorite credit union. Located at 2250 N. Bellflower Blvd., the credit union opened its Long Beach doors on December 31, 2018. The Long Beach branch is the seventh location Southland has opened since it was founded in 1936. After opening the Long Beach location, Southland made a commitment to find ways to give back to the city. Southland is the Official Credit Union of Long Beach State Athletics, providing sponsorship funds to the university and its programs. The credit union also recently completed a donation of computer equipment valued at over $100,000 to the City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine department to support after school, teen and senior programs. Southland Credit Union is a Member-owned not-for-profit serving anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in Orange County and Los Angeles County. Members of the credit union benefit from a full spectrum of financial services, including checking and savings accounts, credit cards with rewards, home loans, auto loans, student loans, investment services and more. New Southland Members who join the credit union at the Long Beach branch location can open a limited time Long Beach Checking account featuring a $200 cash bonus. Visit SouthlandCU. org/LongBeachChecking for details.

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FAVORITE NOVELTY STORE: GIFT/BOUTIQUE SHOP

FAVORITE CAREER COLLEGE

AMERICAN CAREER COLLEGE

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(877) 880-7014 www.americancareercollege.edu Thank you, Long Beach, for choosing American Career College as the “2021 Favorite Career College!”*

2240 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90814 (562) 439-4444 Hours: Tues.-Wed., 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thur.-Fri., 11 a.m..- 7 p.m. Sat., 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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or more than 40 years, American Career College has committed to providing quality training for the next generation of healthcare workers. With 12 programs, including Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Vocational Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Radiography and more, ACC offers a variety of diploma and degree options for people looking to enter the healthcare field.** Our alumni network of over 50,000 graduates now work at hospitals or healthcare organizations like the VA Hospital, American Red Cross, Cedar Sinai, CVS, and St. Joseph Hospital. ACC helps our students every step along the way of becoming graduates. Our Career Services Department offers the coaching and training needed to stand out and be ACC Ready for career opportunities. Financial Aid and scholarships are also available to those who qualify! To learn more, check out our website at americancareercollege.edu. *Voted Favorite Career College in the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards in the Long Beach Press-Telegram. **Programs vary by campus. ACC cannot guarantee employment.

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LONG BEACH GLASS BOTTOM BOAT ECO-TOURS 401 Shoreline Village Dr., Dock 7, Long Beach, CA 90802 www.TheSeaviewCruises.com (562) 235-5403

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FAVORITE WEIGHT LOSS CENTER

BEACH CITIES MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS 6420 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 375-6574 www.myweightlossplace.com Hours: Mon. – Sun. 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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ur highly trained staff members at Beach Cities Medical Weight Loss are ready to help get your life back on track with a common sense approach to shedding away those extra pounds*. After years of trial and research, we have established the fact that no two bodies are exactly alike, meaning that the one-size-fits-all weight-loss plan is now a thing of the past. Looking and feeling great does not always happen overnight, yet you will be able to feel and see the difference in relatively short periods of time by using one of our medical weight-controlled diets. Our primary goal here is to produce positive results, and we’ll match your individual needs to a plan that will include some subtle and gradual lifestyle changes, which will help you feel confident, look great and have more energy.

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FAVORITE CANNABIS STORE

FAVORITE NURSERY/GARDEN SHOP

5227 E 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 248-2474 catalyst-cannabis.com/ C10-0000227-LIC

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atalyst Cannabis Co. is proud to be part of the Long Beach community. We serve the surrounding areas of Belmont Shore and beyond. We are located on 2nd and Corona in the heart of Belmont Shore. We specialize in carrying the best cannabis products the industry has to offer with the best prices in town. Catalyst’s mission is to be the source of #WeedForThePeople in Long Beach and beyond! Visit us today!

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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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FAVORITE SENIOR IN-HOME CARE

HOME INSTEAD LONG BEACH 5500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 553-5346 HomeInstead.com/275 

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taying home isn’t just staying in a place they love. It’s staying safe. Whether you are looking for help a few hours per week, or more comprehensive assistance, Home Instead Senior Care can help. At Home Instead, the health and safety of our clients, CAREGivers and our community is our top priority. As your neighbor, we are here to provide the same high-quality care we’ve always provided. We’re dedicated to our mission to enhance the lives of aging adults and their families, while taking all the necessary precautions to keep seniors safe and healthy at home. If your loved one needs assistance or you have questions about our care and protocols, please call us today at (562) 553-5346.

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JOE JOST’S

2803 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 439-5446 www.joejosts.com

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hen you’ve been a revered Long Beach institution for more than 80 years, you’re bound to collect a few newspaper stories, some mementos and other oddities along the way. Joe Jost’s has been the talk of town since the end of the old Prohibition days. Join us for a trip back in time by searching our huge archive of old articles, photos and all kinds of stuff that is part of the history of Joe’s.

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FAVORITE CHARTER BOAT RENTAL

FAVORITE PRIVATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ANCHORS AWAY

LAKEWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

6274 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Dock, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 387-1776 www.anchorsawayboatrental.com

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e are a local Long Beach family owned Duffy boat rental business here in the Belmont Shore / Naples area of Long Beach. We love being on the water and helping others enjoy this beautiful part of our city. We started with our kids and just a few boats lending them out to friends and family, that quickly grew into a few more boats and a fully operational Duffy boat rental company. Our goal is that when you come and rent a boat from us that you would feel like you’re the captain of your own private boat. Our Duffy boats are brand new and beautiful. We offer everyone’s favorite Duffy Sun Cruisers that have an open air patio on the back. This year we have also added Stand Up Paddle Boards to our rentals. We love seeing friends and families coming to celebrate life and friendship on the water. Open 365 days of the year. Located behind Nordstrom Rack in the lower level parking at the Marina Pacifica Shopping Center. Booking is easy on our website www.anchorsawayboatrental. com or call us at 562-387-1776.

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5336 Arbor Road, Long Beach, CA, 90808 (562) 425-3358 www.lakewoodchristianschools.org www.facebook.com/LCSbears www.instagram.com/lakewoodchristianschools/ Days & hours of operation: Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. + day care

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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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FAVORITE PLASTIC SURGEON FAVORITE COSMETIC SURGEON

FAVORITE BOATING EXCURSION

HARBOR BREEZE CRUISES

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. Long Beach is a yearround destination for whale sightings, gray whales, blue whales, minke whales, fin whales, dolphins, etc. Their experienced crew, state of the art equipment, knowledgeable guides, will take you on these great family friendly tours. They are conveniently located at Dock # 2, next to the Aquarium of The Pacific, in Long Beach; offering daily trips and a variety of departure times to accommodate all schedules. Fun for all ages.

MARCEL F. DANIELS, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON Image Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1760 Termino Ave., Suite 207, Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 597-4575 ImageMD.com Hours by appointment

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r. Daniels created Image Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery believing that providing quality surgical care is only one aspect of a successful practice. He recognized every patient has unique goals, desires, and concerns when considering elective surgery. His commitment and focus on education provides everyone the ability to make an informed decision to meet their expectations. Dr. Daniels and his staff are committed to creating an enjoyable and rewarding experience for his patients. Image Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery specializes in Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, as well as many nonsurgical procedures, including injectables, dermal fillers and laser treatments. Visit ImageMD.com or call 562-597-4575 to schedule a consultation.

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FAVORITE ORTHODONTIST

DAVID SPARKS

5175 E. PCH Ste. 301, Long Beach 13326 South St., Cerritos (562) 985-0473 (562) 924-5551 www.sparksorthodontics.com

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rthodontics is a unique profession that combines science, art, and customer service in a very special way. After more than 25 years in practice, I truly appreciate the trust my patients put in me and I take that responsibility incredibly seriously. Orthodontia can be a life changing experience for many and we consider it a privilege to help our patients navigate from the first appointment to caring for their appliances and healthy teeth, so their beautiful smiles last forever! As a team, our passion is perfection. To provide our patients with the most current, proven methods in orthodontics. I am proud to say that my father was a Dentist and I am proud to follow in his footsteps. I was born and raised in Long Beach and there is no other place my wife and I would raise our family. It is our pleasure to serve this community.

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Join Us For Some of the Best BBQ in Long Beach • Dine-In and Outside Dining • Order Pick-Up thru Our Website • Delivery Options Include • GrubHub and UberEats

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