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DAILY NEWS READERS CHOICE AWARDS It’s time once again for our biggest special section of the year as the Daily News proudly presents our 22nd annual Readers Choice Awards. These are the Valley’s BEST places to shop, dine, play and do business as voted by our readers and our list for 2021 includes many previous winners, along with a variety of well-deserved newcomers. This year, we’d like to pay special tribute to all of our honorees for having survived and overcome so many incredible challenges during the pandemic, and doing it with such great resilience and creativity. And we’d like to thank our readers for supporting and voting for them. Since the program started in 1999, the familiar Daily News BEST Readers Choice emblem has become a symbol of quality and trust recognized throughout the entire region. And this year is no exception as we are honored to showcase your picks for the “BEST” and “FAVORITES” in over 100 categories. As in the past, votes were tallied from ballots which ran in our newspapers and online and once again we received a great response. From individuals and small neighborhood establishments to national corporate chains ... all are represented in this valuable community reference, giving participants a chance to not only display their advertising, but to tell you a little about their business in their own words. So let’s have a look at this year’s list of winners and see what they have to share. Please join us in congratulating all of our well-deserved honorees and our special thanks to all who participated!

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BEST WINNERS EDUCATION Career College/Trade School................ Los Angeles Valley College Career College: Nursing School............ Los Angeles Valley College Catholic School .................................... Our Lady of Lourdes School Charter School ..................................... High Tech Los Angeles College Extension Program .................. Pierce Extension Community College.............................. Los Angeles Pierce College Cosmetology School ............................ Paul Mitchell the School Sherman Oaks Dance Studio/School ........................... Dance Dimensions Performing Arts Center Four-Year College/University................. CSUN California State University, Northridge Graduate/MBA School ......................... UCLA University of California, Los Angeles Martial Arts ........................................... Dragons Den Martial Arts Music School ....................................... MozArt Music Academy Online School....................................... Compass Charter Schools Other Christian School (Non-Catholic) .. Village Christian School Preschool ............................................. Little Shepherd’s Learning Center Private Elementary School.................... Village Christian School Private High School.............................. Chaminade College Preparatory Public Elementary School..................... Welby Way Elementary School Public High School ............................... Birmingham Community High School (Tie) Public High School ............................... High Tech Los Angeles (Tie) Tutoring ................................................ Los Angeles Valley College

FOOD & DRINK American Cuisine ................................. Wood Ranch Argentinean Cuisine ............................. Mercado Buenos Aires Bagel Shop .......................................... Western Bagel Bakery.................................................. Porto’s Bakery & Cafe Barbecue ............................................. Wood Ranch Brazilian Cuisine ................................... Kravings Brazilian Fusion Steakhouse & Lounge Breakfast.............................................. Eggs N’ Things Brunch ................................................. Rock Chef Rolls Buffet ................................................... Rock Chef Rolls Burger (Chain) ...................................... In-N-Out Burger Burger (Local)....................................... The Habit Burger Grill Cajun/Creole ........................................ Les Sisters’ Southern Kitchen & BBQ Chicken................................................ Chick-fil-A Chinese Cuisine.................................... Panda Express Deli....................................................... Cavaretta’s Italian Deli Dessert................................................. The Cheesecake Factory Diner .................................................... Beep’s Donut Shop.......................................... Dunkin Donuts Family Restaurant................................. Presto Pasta Fast Food............................................. In-N-Out Burger

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Fine Dining ........................................... Larsen’s Steakhouse French Cuisine ..................................... Le Chene French Cuisine Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream...................... Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Gastro Pub........................................... The Local Peasant Greek Cuisine....................................... The Great Greek Restaurant Taverna Happy Hour.......................................... Wood Ranch Hawaiian Cuisine.................................. Ono Hawaiian BBQ Health Food Cuisine ............................. Follow Your Heart Hot Dog ............................................... Cupid’s Hot Dogs Indian Cuisine....................................... Anarbagh Indian Cuisine Italian Cuisine ....................................... Presto Pasta Japanese Cuisine ................................. Kabuki Japanese Restaurant Korean Cuisine ..................................... Top Chef Korean BBQ Margarita.............................................. Wood Ranch Martini .................................................. Salt Creek Grille Mediterranean Cuisine.......................... Tel Aviv Grill Mexican Restaurant (Chain).................. El Torito Mexican Restaurant Mexican Restaurant (Local) .................. Los Toros Mexican Restaurant & Cantina Middle Eastern Cuisine......................... Tel Aviv Grill New Restaurant ................................... Sweet Blessings by Cyler Ocean View Restaurant........................ Dukes, Malibu Pizza .................................................... Presto Pasta Poke Restaurant................................... Poke Poke the Sufer’s Sashimi Romantic Restaurant............................ Inn of the Seventh Ray Sandwich Shop.................................... Cavaretta’s Italian Deli Seafood Restaurant ............................. Lure Fish House Spanish Cuisine.................................... Rock Chef Rolls Steak House ........................................ Wood Ranch Sushi.................................................... Katsuya Thai Cuisine.......................................... Jasmine Thai Cuisine Vegetarian/Vegan ................................. Follow Your Heart Vietnamese Cuisine .............................. Pho So 1

HEALTH & WELLNESS GOODS & SERVICES Acupuncture......................................... Dr. Lee Assisted Living ..................................... Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center & Special Care Unit Audiologist ........................................... Amit Gosalia, AuD Barre Fitness Classes........................... Cardio Barre Boot Camp .......................................... Barrys Boot Camp Cancer Treatment Center ..................... City of Hope Cannabis Store..................................... The Plant CBD Retailer/Store............................... Your CBD Store - Northridge Chiropractor ......................................... David Dannon, D.C. Doctor of Chirpopractic Cosmetic Surgeon ............................... Andre Aboolian, MD

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BEST WINNERS Cross Fit............................................... Special Fit Day Spa ............................................... Burke Williams, Beyond The Spa Dentist.................................................. Dr. Guy Mangia, DDS Dermatologist....................................... Advanced Dermatology Center Eyewear Store...................................... Warby Parker Health/Fitness Club .............................. Equinox Hearing Aid Company .......................... West Valley Hearing Center Hospital................................................ Valley Presbyterian Hospital Hypnotherapist..................................... Paula Getty-Shearer, Hypnotherapist Knee Center ......................................... SCOI Lasik Center ......................................... UCLA Massage .............................................. Marlana Fonvergne Medical Group...................................... Facey Medical Group Medical Spa ......................................... Skin Code LA Medical Supply Store ........................... Western Drug Medical Supply Mobility Supply Store (scooters, wheelchairs, etc) .................. Valley Medical Supply Company Nutritionist ............................................ Dr. Colleen Phillips, Ph.D. Optometrist .......................................... Dr. Marshall Field, OD Oral Surgeon........................................ Robert G. Hale, DDS Orthodontist ......................................... TLC Dentistry Pediatrician........................................... Peter Koetters, M.D. Personal Trainer.................................... Victoria Genisce. Pharmacy............................................. CVS Pharmacy Physical Therapy Center....................... Valley Presbyterian Hospital Outpatient Clinic Pilates Studio ....................................... Movement of Pilates (Santa Clarita) Plastic Surgeon .................................... Andre Aboolian, MD Podiatrist.............................................. Dr. Justin Franson, DPM University Foot & Ankle Institute Primary Care Physician......................... Dr. Sridhar Ramachandran, MD Senior Assisted Living Center ............... Aegis Living of Granada Hills Senior In-Home Care............................ Assisted Home Heallth, Hospice and Palliative Care Skin Care ............................................. Skin Code LA Urgent Care Facility .............................. Exer Urgent Care Weight Loss Center.............................. Diet Doctors Medical Center, Canoga Park Yoga Studio.......................................... Rising Lotus Yoga - Sherman Oaks

MY HOME GOODS & SERVICES Air Conditioning/Heating Company ...... Thermal Comfort Systems Air Conditioning/Heating Installation Company ............................ Thermal Comfort systems Appliance Repair .................................. Best Buy Appliance Store (Chain) ........................ Best Buy Appliance Store (Local)......................... Waadt Appliance

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Bathroom Remodeling ......................... The Home Depot Building Materials ................................. The Home Depot Carpet Cleaning ................................... SPITz Carpet Cleaning Carpet/Flooring Store ........................... Flooring 101 Simi Valley Contractor............................................ Mike’s Building Corp. (Tie) Contractor............................................ Solar Optimum, Inc (Tie) Door Company..................................... Universal Doors Electrician............................................. Power Electic Fences/Gates....................................... Fence Factory Rentals Framing Store....................................... U-Frame-It Gallery Furniture Store Independent................. Beds Unlimited (Tie) Furniture Store Independent................. Douglas Furniture (Tie) Furniture Store Independent................. Reeds Furniture (Tie) Furniture Store Chain............................ IKEA Garage Door Company ........................ Aladdin Doors Glass & Mirror Company ...................... LC Glass & Mirrors Handyman............................................ Mike’s Roofing and Building Hardware Store .................................... The Home Depot Home Improvement Store .................... The Home Depot Home Inspection Company.................. West Coast Home Inspections Home Remodeling ............................... The Home depot Kitchen Remodeling ............................. Kitchen Remodel and Design Glendale Landscaping Service ............................ Armstrong Mattress Store...................................... Sit ‘n Sleep Nursery/Garden Center ........................ Armstrong Outdoor Living ..................................... System Pavers (Tie) Outdoor Living ..................................... The Home Depot (Tie) Paint Store ........................................... Sherwin-Williams Painting Contractor .............................. Ian Bridge Painting, Inc. - West Hills Pest Control Company ......................... Ecola Termite and Pest Control Services Plumbing Company.............................. Michelangelo’s Plumbing Pool & Spa Builder ............................... Mister Poolman Pool & Spa Services............................. Glenridge Pool Supplies Roofing................................................. Solar Optimum, Inc Rooter Company.................................. THE DRAIN CO Solar Company .................................... Solar Optimun, Inc Steam Cleaner ..................................... Truck Mount Cleaning Systems Tile & Stone.......................................... United Tile & Stone Tree Service.......................................... All About Trees Window Company................................ Intex Windows Window Covering Store........................ HD Blinds

NON-HOME GOODS & SERVICES Accounting Service .............................. Logix Federal Credit Union Automotive: Accessories & Parts.......... Autozone

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BEST WINNERS Automotive: Body Shop ....................... Canoga Auto Body Automotive: Motorcycle Repair & Service... Butches Custom Cycles (Tie) Automotive: Motorcycle Repair & Service... Ken & Joe’s Honda Kawasaki, KTM (Tie) Automotive: Repair & Service (Chain) ... Pep Boys Automotive: Repair & Service (Local) .... High Octane Automotive Automotive: Tires & Rims ..................... Hank’s Tire Automotive: Tow Company .................. AAA Beauty: Barber Shop............................ Supercuts Beauty: Hair Salon................................ Rande Lewis Hair Designs Beauty: Nail Salon ................................ Tulip Nail Salon Beauty: Threading/Eyebrows................ BrowZing LA Bicycle Shop ........................................ Serious Cycling Book Store........................................... Barnes & Noble Bridal Shop .......................................... Kay’s Bridal Camera Store....................................... Samy’s Camera Car Wash ............................................. Valencia Car Wash Cemetery ............................................. Forest Lawn Clothing: Children’s............................... Carter’s Clothing: Formal Wear.......................... Macy’s Clothing: Men’s .................................... Macy’s Clothing: Shoe Store ............................ DSW Clothing: Women’s ............................... Macy’s Computer Repair.................................. Best Buy Day Care Center................................... Devonshire Preschool & Infant Center Dealership: Motorcycle (Street Bikes) ... Honda of Glendale Dealership: Motorcycle Off-Road - ATV/UTV............................. Honda of Glendale Dealership: New Car ............................ Galpin Ford Dealership: New Truck.......................... Galpin Ford Dealership: RV’s (New or Used) ............ Simi Valley RV Dealership: Used Cars & Trucks ........... CarMax Dive Shop (Scuba, etc)......................... Aloha Dive Dry Cleaner .......................................... Steamer Cleaners Escrow Company................................. Premier America Credit Union Event Ticket Agency............................. Ticketmaster Financial Planning Company................. Premier America Credit Union Financial: Refinancing Company........... Logix Federal Credit Union Financial: Auto Loans ........................... Logix Federal Credit Union Financial: Chain Bank ........................... Chase Financial: Credit Union.......................... Logix Federal Credit Union Financial: Home Loans ......................... Logix Federal Credit Union Financial: Local Bank............................ Logix Federal Credit Union Floral Shop........................................... Blossoms By Cherry Grocery/Food: Health/Organic ............. Sprouts Farmers Market (Tie) Grocery/Food: Health/Organic ............. Whole Foods Market (Tie)

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Grocery/Food: Local or Chain .............. Trader Joe’s Grocery/Food: Specialty Store ............. Trader Joe’s Health/Nutrition Store........................... GNC Insurance Company ............................. Mercury Insurance Jewelry Store ....................................... The Jewelry Factory, North Hollywood Leather Repair/Upholstery.................... FIBRENEW-WeFixLeather Legal Services ...................................... Law Offices of Savin & Bursk Mailing & Packaging ............................. UPS Meal Delivery Service............................ Grubhub Mobile/Cell Phone Repair Shop............ uBreakiFix Mobile/Cell Phone Retail Store ............. Verizon Mortuary/Funeral Home........................ Forest Lawn Moving Company ................................. Inside Moves New Home Developer .......................... Toll Brothers (Tie) New Home Developer .......................... Williams Homes (Tie) Novelty Store: Antiques/Collectibles ..... Beaver’s Den Antiques, Inc Novelty Store: Coin Shop ..................... A Coin Exchange, Tarzana Novelty Store: Gift/Boutique Shop........ Hallmark Novelty Store: Gold Store..................... A Coin Exchange, Tarzana Novelty Store: Pawn Shop.................... Traders Loan and Jewelry Novelty Store: Thrift Store..................... Goodwill Industries Office Cleaning ..................................... Milan Cleaning Services Pet - Dog Walker.................................. Sharon Hice Pet Boarding ........................................ The Barkley Pet Hotel and Day Spa Pet Clinic/Veterinary.............................. VCA Chatoak Animal Hospital Pet Groomer ........................................ Doggroomers On the Go Pet Sitting............................................. Reliable House Sitting Pet Store .............................................. Petco Pet Trainer ............................................ J9’s K9s Dog Training Real Estate Company........................... Park Regency Realty Recycling Center .................................. Burbank Recycle Center Restoration Services (Water/Fire Damage)............................. Servpro Woodland Hills Retail Mall/Shopping Center ................. Westfield Topanga & The Village Retail Outlet Mall/Shopping Center....... Camarillo Preminum Outlets Ride-Share Service............................... Uber Security Company................................ Protection Alarms Sporting Goods Store .......................... Big 5 Sporting Goods Storage Facility..................................... Nova Storage Surf Shop............................................. Val Surf Tattoo Shop/Parlor ............................... Nathan’s Tattoos & Piercings Travel Agency....................................... AAA Vacuum & Sewing Machine Store......... Kingdom Sewing and Vacuum Center Videography/Videographer................... Video Services Unl-Limited Granada Hills Website Developer ............................... Nex Graphics Web Design

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BEST WINNERS Wig Store ............................................. Godiva’s Secret Wigs Wine Store ........................................... Total Wine & More

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Chamber of Commerce........................ West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce Morning Radio Show............................ KNX 1070 Morning TV News................................. KTLA Non-Profit Organization ........................ San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center One Man Show .................................... Jimmy Kimmel TV Comedy .......................................... Black-ish TV Drama Series .................................. Grey’s Anatomy Workplace............................................ San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center

Active Adult Living Community ............. The Village At Northridge & Sherman Oaks Airport .................................................. Hollywood Burbank Airport Amusement Park.................................. Disneyland Resort Apartment Community ......................... Horace Heidt Estates & Haleakala Apartments Art Gallery ............................................ LACMA Banquet Facility.................................... Horace Heidt Estates Bingo ................................................... St Peter Claver Catholic Church Simi Valley Boating Excursion ................................ Hornblower Cruises and Events Bowling Alley........................................ Corbin Bowl (Tie) Bowling Alley........................................ Pinz Bowling Center (Tie) Casino.................................................. Pechanga Resort Casino (Tie) Casino.................................................. San Manuel Casino (Tie) Coffee Shop ......................................... Starbucks Comedy Club ....................................... Flappers Comedy Club Country Club........................................ Woodland Hills Country Club Craft/Microbrewery............................... Frogtown Brewery Farmers’ Market................................... Studio City Farmers Market Friendly City or Downtown.................... Encino Golf Course.......................................... Knollwood Golf Course Hotel .................................................... Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills Ice Rink ................................................ Pickwick Ice Center Kids Camp ........................................... Monarch Camps Kids Entertainment ............................... Tag-Ops Indoor Nerf Arena Live/Performing Arts Theatre ................ Ahmanson Theatre Movie Theater ...................................... Arclight Cinemas - Sherman Oaks Museum............................................... Getty Center Night Spot/Live Entertainment.............. The Canyon - Agoura Hills (Tie) Night Spot/Live Entertainment.............. The Comedy Store (Tie) Outdoor Entertainment......................... Hollywood Bowl Paint Night ........................................... Painting with a twist Resort .................................................. Ojai Retirement Community......................... Fairwinds - West Hills School District ...................................... LAUSD Sports Bar............................................ Springbok Bar & Grill Weekend Getaway ............................... Santa Barbara Wine Tasting......................................... Napa Valley Winery (Local)....................................... San Antonio Winery Worship................................................ Shepherd Church

PEOPLE Accident Attorney................................ Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices Accountant........................................... Marvin Popiel, CPA Caterer ................................................. Pierre’s Catering and Rentals, Inc. DUI Attorney......................................... 1-800-NoCuffs Employment Attorney........................... Arnold Barba of Lim Nexus (Tie) Employment Attorney........................... Evan S. Kantz (Tie) Family Law Attorney ............................. Mark Levinson Financial Advisor/Planner...................... Dustin Baxleyof Edward Jones (Tie) Financial Advisor/Planner...................... Rick Winters (Tie) General Attorney .................................. 1-800-NoCuffs Hair Stylist or Barber ............................ Rande Lewis Hair Designs Immigration Attorney ............................ JQK Law Firm (Tie) Immigration Attorney ............................ Patricia Gittleson (Tie) Insurance Agent ................................... Paul Davis Insurance Services Living Trust Attorney............................. Doran Tesser, Encino Local Actor........................................... Patrick Warburton Mortgage Broker .................................. Ron Karp Personal Injury Attorney........................ Jacoby & Meyers Photographer ....................................... Zarek Dietz Plumber................................................ Star and Mark Tomlinson - The DrainCo Plumber................................................ Titan Brothers Plumbing and Rooter Services Real Estate Agent (SCV)....................... Mike Somers, Park Regency Realty Real Estate Agent (SFV)........................ Raquel Magro, Pinnacle Estate Real Estate Agent (Ventura) .................. Rosemary Allison, Coldwell Banker Realty Tax Preparer ......................................... Brian Martin, Valencia (Tie) Tax Preparer ......................................... DAVID POWELL (Tie)

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR ADVERTISERS.

1-800-NoCuffs ..................................... 43 Advanced Dermatology........................ 12 Aegis Living of Granada Hills ................ 49 Agoura Sash & Door............................. 75 All About Trees ..................................... 41 American Career College...................... 77 Autry Museum of the American West........................ 73 Birmingham Community Charter High School.......................... 29 Camacho Auto Sales............................ 75 Camacho Mitsubishi............................. 83 CATS USA Pest Control ....................... 83 Cavaretta’s Italian Deli........................... 57 Chaminade Prep School....................... 28 Chime Charter School .......................... 84 Chip Stevens, CTC/DeJa Vu Travel....... 17 City of Hope ......................................... 88 Compass Charter School ..................... 21 Connect Hearing .................................. 79 Devonshire Preschool........................... 53 Dr. Amit Gosalia, West Valley Hearing... 30 Dr. Colleen Phillips, Ph.D. ..................... 23 Dr. Guy Mangia, DDS ........................... 41 Duffy Hudson ....................................... 53

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ECOLA................................................. 25 El Camino Real Charter HS .................. 85 Esperanza Butler .................................. 82 Facey Medical Group ........................... 46 Fairwinds West Hills.............................. 16 Flooring 101 ......................................... 13 Follow Your Heart ................................. 22 Green Thumb ....................................... 81 Healing Hands by Marlana Fonvergne .. 20 High Tech Los Angeles Charter ............ 33 Hollywood Burbank Airport................... 27 Honda of Glendale ............................... 13 Horace Heidt Estates and Haleakala Apartments ................ 24 Inside Moves ........................................ 50 Italia Panetteria & Deli ........................... 74 Ivy Academia........................................ 73 Jasmine Thai ........................................ 28 Jim’s Fallbrook Market.......................... 10 Ken & Joe’s Honda, Kawasaki KTM ..... 65 LA Valley College.................................. 67 Little Shepherd’s Learning Ctr .............. 63 Logix Federal Credit Union ................... 45 Marc Kerner M.D.................................. 85 Mark Levinson...................................... 17

Meet Each Need with Dignity................ 80 Mike Somers ........................................ 32 Mike’s Building and Roofing ................. 17 Norm’s Restaurant ............................... 81 Notre Dame High School...................... 71 Nova Storage ....................................... 39 Our Lady of Lourdes............................. 54 Park Regency Realty ............................ 31 Paul Davis Insurance ............................ 15 Pickwick Ice ......................................... 34 Pierce College ...................................... 57 Pierce College Extension ...................... 17 Premier America Credit Union .............. 19 Presto Pasta......................................... 20 Protection Alarms................................. 25 Raquel Magro....................................... 51 Rande Lewis Hair Design ..................... 17 Richard Ross Associates...................... 44 Rosemary Allison.................................. 87 San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center......................... 52 San Manuel Casino .............................. 11 Santa Clarita School of Dental Assisting.. 71 Savin & Bursk Law ............................... 18 Serious Cycling .................................... 17

Solar Optimum ..................................... 35 Sweet Blessings by Cyler ..................... 50 System Pavers ..................................... 42 The Boulevard School .......................... 71 The Drain Co ........................................ 10 The Variel.............................................. 76 The Village at Northridge/ Sherman Oaks .................................. 14 Todd Trites............................................ 74 U Frame It ............................................ 22 Valencia Car Wash ............................... 26 Valley Optometry Eyecare Center ......... 58 Valley Presbyterian Hospital.................... 9 Villa Scalabrini ...................................... 39 Village Christian School ........................ 61 Vista Paint ............................................ 70 Waadt Appliance .................................. 64 West Coast Home Inspection............... 17 West Coast University .......................... 78 West Valley Hearing Center .................. 30 Western Bagel...................................... 10 Westfield Topanga & The Village........... 59 Williams Homes...................................... 2 Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill.................. 37 Woodland Hills Country Club................ 21

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Some call our work heroic. We call it an honor. With a focus on respect and understanding of our community, we’ve earned “Best Hospital” for 16 years in a row. Thank you for recognizing us as a vital asset of the San Fernando Valley.

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Jim’s Fallbrook Market Gourmet Meats • Seafood • Beer • Wine • Produce • Groceries

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Thank you for voting us your FAVORITE Grocery Store! 5947 Fallbrook Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367 www.jimsfallbrookmarket.com

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2021 READERS CHOICE STAFF Leslie Lindemann................................................................................................................. VP Advertising Claudia Villar..................................................................................................................... Project Manager Amie Lam ............................................................................................................. Cover Graphic Designer Jane Rosenberg ..............................................................................Multimedia Advertising Representative Sandy Hofacker...............................................................................Multimedia Advertising Representative Adil Zaher ........................................................................................Multimedia Advertising Representative Deena Knight...................................................................................Multimedia Advertising Representative Jeanette Lutton ...............................................................................Multimedia Advertising Representative Jennifer Davis ..................................................................................Multimedia Advertising Representative John Thompson ..............................................................................Multimedia Advertising Representative Ralph Ringgold................................................................................Multimedia Advertising Representative The Daily News Readers Choice award winners have been selected by readers’ votes and are not an endorsement by the Daily News

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BEST CASINO!

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BEST DAY CARE CENTER FAVORITE PRESCHOOL

BEST PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL

CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREPARATORY

DEVONSHIRE PRESCHOOL AND INFANT CENTER

7500 Chaminade Avenue West Hills, CA 91340 818-347-8300 chaminade.org

21203 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311 (818) 700-2821 I www.devonshirepreschool.com Email: devonshirepreschool@ymail.com Hours: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

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IVE REASONS TO CHECK OUT DEVONSHIRE PRESCHOOL AND INFANT CENTER: 1) Devonshire Preschool and Infant Center has won the Daily News Readers’ Choice Award for the BEST Daycare ELEVEN years in a row. 2) Teaching happens in every class- even the infant rooms sometimes through play, sometimes through songs and games, but always in a loving, playful and safe manner from teachers who embrace the idea of education at every age. 3) Teaching is individualized. The classes are separated by age and size for safety, but accelerated students are consistently challenged. 4) Results. Results. Results. In June, seven four-year-olds demonstrated a first grade reading level (and all the rest were reading at a kindergarten level), fifteen pre-kindergarteners were doing math at a first-grade level (the rest were doing kindergarten mathematics.) All wrote the alphabet from memory, could pen their name, say the Pledge of Allegiance (in English and sign language), knew the seven continents (and much more.) Many were accepted into the better private schools or magnet programs. Alumni can be found in gifted programs. 5) Only a few spaces are left for fall enrollment. Book your appointment today. Call (818) 700-2821.

haminade is a values-based, academically excellent high school that offers strong academic preparation along with a broad array of extracurricular opportunities in a faith-based community. We prepare students for their college future through outstanding academic offerings, intentional and focused enrichment opportunities, a physically safe campus, and a committed, caring staff. At Chaminade, students can personalize their pathway, choosing from athletics, clubs, academic electives, advanced placement classes, fine arts, and community service opportunities. Our team of faculty, counselors, and administrators work to provide our students the right balance between academic rigor and fun and between opportunity and support. Chaminade provides opportunities that help prepare them for that next big transition – to find the best fit for college and life after high school. A Chaminade education is an excellent investment in your student’s future.

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BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT

RAQUEL MAGRO 18569 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA 91324 (818) 968-4585 I www.RaquelMagro.com

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n her 20 plus years as a realtor, Raquel Magro’s goal is, and has always been, to provide the very best service to all her clients throughout every transaction. She strives not only to satisfy her client’s needs, but to make them feel delighted to have worked with her. She appreciates the seriousness of selling someone’s home and values their decision to work with her. She shows her appreciation by delivering excellent service due to her many years of experience, understanding, knowledge and honesty. She strives for excellence. She is committed to always seeking out new and creative ways to sell properties for her clients. She attributes her success to the way she advertises and keeps in touch with sellers and buyers. Communication and experience in keeping a transaction together are two bonuses that people are looking for in a realtor. Focused, cheerful, people-oriented and extremely competitive, Magro has been the top agent at Pinnacle Estate Properties numerous times. With a degree in marketing, she enjoys challenges and learning new markets. Working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, her clients find her extremely accessible. “Work is only work if you would rather be doing something else,” Magro says. She attributes her success to hard work, attention to detail, and making her client’s sales or purchases as successful and troublefree as possible. Anyone who loves her job as much as she does, must be good at it. She certainly is and her clients appreciate it.

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BEST PRESCHOOL

LITTLE SHEPHERD’S LEARNING CENTER 19700 Rinaldi Street, Porter Ranch, CA 91326 (818) 831-3971 www.LSLC.com Email: info@lslc.com Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. We are following all Covid-19 Protocols. The Brightwheel App is used for daily communication with parents.

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ittle Shepherd’s Learning Center opened in 1993 as a service to the families and children in the community. People of every race, color, national origin and religion are welcome! Parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged. We equip parents to become involved in every aspect of their child’s development by providing developmental assessments once a year, monthly newsletters, parent resources, and open parent/ teacher communication. We provide opportunities for family fellowship throughout the year.

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We provide a loving, nurturing, well-trained staff with very low teacher to child ratios to shepherd young hearts and minds. The teachers facilitate an excellent developmentally appropriate curriculum in a clean and safe environment. We develop the student’s cognitive abilities through learning centers, hands on experiences, and a unique music and movement program. The children’s fine and gross motor skills are developed through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. We develop the children’s social and emotional abilities by offering them choices within structured daily routines in small group settings. We teach our children that God loves them through daily prayer, bible stories and chapel.

TOGETHER WE THRIVE. Connection is key to a

Our Infant/Toddler curriculum meets the needs of the individual child with “on demand” schedules and primary care giving. The playground is newly renovated.

longer and more vibrant life, and powers everything WE do at SRG senior living communities. It’s like being part of a super supportive family of waiters, chefs, housekeepers, ZEST® activity coaches, care & wellness teams, and even a bunch of really friendly and fun neighbors, all helping you thrive. Experience the Power of WE at our communities.

Please call to schedule your personalized tour! INDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES

The Village at NorthRidge 9222 Corbin Avenue, Northridge TheVillageatNorthRidge.com • 818.850.7666 IN DEPEN DENT & ASSISTED LIVING AN D M EMORY CARE RESIDENCES

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BEST STORAGE FACILITY

Suddenly, it dawned on Mary that retirement was totally awesome.

NOVA STORAGE MISSION HILLS AND SYLMAR 13043 Foothill Blvd. 14800 Rinaldi St. Mission Hills Sylmar 818-322-4163 818-322-4165 NovaStorage.com

N Yep, Mary just moved into Fairwinds – West Hills. Here’s a short reenactment of Mary: “No fixing the house? No doing the dishes? No vacuuming? No cooking? No cleaning? And I can just have fun doing my hobbies and being with friends? Woahhhhh! That is awwwwesome!” Come see what we mean at your personalized

ova Storage offers Affordable, Safe, Clean, Well-lit and Secure Self-Storage. We are proud to provide quality storage services at great rates to our communities. Nova has 9 locations throughout South LA County, Ventura County, the San Fernando Valley, and the high desert. We strive to provide great customer service with skilled and compassionate staff. Each storage unit is individually alarmed for added security. We also enjoy serving the community by sponsoring local sports teams, non-profit groups and being a member of local chambers of commerce. Serving our communities since 1982.

virtual tour. Call (747) 444-0741 now to schedule.

BEST MOVING COMPANY

INSIDE MOVES (818) 515-0158 www.insidemoves123.com email: tmcotter@earthlink.net

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8138 Woodlake Ave • West Hills (747) 444-0741 • FairwindsWestHills.com

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nside Moves would like to thank everyone for their support in the Daily News Readers’ Choice Poll. The company has been voted FAVORITE mover since 2009. This year we were voted the BEST. Our customers are the best! Performing over 400 moves a year in the North Los Angeles area, we enjoy helping people under all conditions. Moving is not easy, but we like leaving customers satisfied that they received a great job and value for their dollar. Ted Cotter started working at Bekins Moving and Storage in the summer while going to Pierce College in 1975. Learning the trade, he started as a helper, then packer, then driver, then foreman, and the last 5 years as a shop steward. Ted worked 7 years learning the right way of selling moving and storage for several major companies. In 2000 Ted opened Inside Moves Relocation Service Inc., a full service moving company. All our moves are performed by seasoned professional movers, all hand trained by Ted. Our crews will greet you at the door, survey the job, start pad wrapping all the furniture, load and take it to your new home, placing it where you want it and putting it all back together. We can pack and unpack you too, if needed. • FREE ESTIMATES: Your moves are professionally estimated by Ted and his crew, paying special attention to every detail. • 60% of our business is SENIOR MOVES. Our crews treat your parents like our own. • We offer full pack and unpacking as well as moving, crating, hoisting, piano moving, storage, POD loading, we do it all. • Free use of wardrobes on local moves. • Large residential and Commercial moving- we do it all. ‘’WE CARE MORE ABOUT YOUR STUFF THEN YOU DO!” Give TED THE MOVER A CALL: We’re here to help at (818) 515-0158. Check our video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwHST8_5e_c “Thanks again for your support.” -INSIDE MOVES

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West Coast Home Inspections Shawn Blaney 19360 Rinaldi St. Porter Ranch Ca. 91326 818-266-2267 SBLANEY@MINDSPRING.COM WESTCOAST-INSPECTIONS.COM

Déjà Vu Travel Since 1980, Déjà Vu Travel has been the full service travel agency of choice. See us for all your business and leisure travel needs. Specializing in luxury, exotic, customized group travel, and river cruises. We take you where you want to go!

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BEST COMMUNITY COLLEGE

LOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE 6201 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91371 818-710-4100 www.piercecollege.edu www.facebook.com/PierceCollege www.twitter.com/PierceCollegeCA www.instagram.com/pierce_college

os Angeles Pierce College is the number one transfer school to Cal State Northridge and now ranks as the number one in transfer acceptance rate at UCLA out of all 116 community colleges in California.

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Our flexible classes are taught by dedicated professors in small class sizes that afford individual attention. Pierce students earn degrees, transfer to universities, and find careers they love in our active Career Education programs, without taking on debt, right here in our community. Our beautiful 426 campus has been renovated to modern standards. We are honored to be your choice for BEST Community College 2021.

BEST ASSISTED LIVING

VILLA SCALABRINI 10631 Vinedal Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352 (818) 768-6500 I www.villascalabrini.com Email: Laura@villascalabrini.com Hours of Operation: 24 hours Visiting Hours: 8 a.m - 8 p.m. (Tours by appointment)

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illa Scalabrini Retirement Center is located in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains in the San Fernando Valley. Opened in Sun Valley since 1979, the 103 room community is capable of accommodating up to 111 ambulatory residents in single and some double occupancy rooms. Among the special features of Villa Scalabrini are a beautiful chapel for daily Mass, an elegant dining room, library, arts and crafts room, exercise room, physician’s room, beauty parlor, a large outdoors area and a newly completed meditation garden. Villa Scalabrini also houses a skilled nursing unit, equipped with 58 beds for short and long term nursing care. The newest addition to Villa Scalabrini is La Piazza, 20 beautiful residences for active seniors age 55+.

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BEST CATHOLIC SCHOOL

OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL 18437 Superior Street., Northridge, CA 91325 (818) 349-0245 school.ollnr.org

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ur Lady of Lourdes Parish School is a Catholic learning community where students are prepared, formed, and empowered. We believe that a Catholic education should be an option for all children and we continually work to ensure access, inclusion, and diversity. We know that not all children find success and develop a love of

learning in a traditional classroom setting and curriculum. That is why we balance academic rigor and high expectations with a student’s need for personal time, space, and alternative activities. We emphasize student independence - developing students that are confident, independent, and advocate for themselves.

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BEST SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING CENTER FAVORITE ASSISTED LIVING

AEGIS LIVING GRANADA HILLS 10801 Lindley Ave, Granada Hills, CA 91344 (818) 275-4700 www.aegisliving.com Instagram: @aegislivingseniors Facebook: @AegisLiving Hours of operation: 8 AM to 8 PM

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n a peaceful residential neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, Aegis Living Granada Hills is a warm and welcoming community where our residents and team members feel like family. We are located in Los Angeles County with easy access to an abundance of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. With 25 years of experience, Aegis Living is known for our approach for supporting residents along the continuum of care, from light assistance to advanced dementia, innovative programming and a focus on upscale, purpose-built design, and an employee-centric company culture. We aim to create an environment where residents can feel at home and inspired to live life to the fullest. Our unique Life Enrichment programming offers diverse daily activities, scheduled outings, art classes, brain fitness, exercise classes, and social events to encourage new friendships in this tight-knit community. Our memory care program called, Life’s Neighborhood®, is designed to help ease the symptoms of dementia and serve the needs of the individual. We provide personalized care to meet the resident wherever they are in the progression of their memory loss. Our secured memory care wing is modified to keep our residents safe, healthy, active, and comfortable to give our families peace of mind. And our incredible on-site medical programs ensure the safety of our residents and the peace of mind of their families. Aegis Living is a family-owned and operated business where trust and loving relationships mean everything to us. Since our beginning in 1997, we have grown to 34 communities across California, Washington State, and Nevada, with the grand intention of redefining the senior living industry. Our determined approach has won the hearts of our residents, their families, and our dedicated team members.

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BEST NON-PROFIT

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, INC. 16360 Roscoe Blvd., 2nd Floor Van Nuys 818-901-4830 https://www.movinglivesforward.org/

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an Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is dedicated to improving the mental health of individuals and families by providing effective, culturally-sensitive, therapeutic services based on each consumer’s individual needs, strengths and choices. Achieving this mission results in our vision of Moving Lives Forward. Throughout the Center’s 51-year presence, our commitment to mental health has kept families together, protected individuals from abuse, placed the homeless in safe housing, and has given hope to thousands of individuals that a better life is possible. When vulnerable and marginalized individuals and families are empowered to move their lives forward, self-sufficiency, opportunity, and well-being become realistic goals. For more information on our 50 programs serving people of all ages, please visit our website at www.movinglivesforward.org.

San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. MOVING LIVES FORWARD

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CUSTOM FRAMING FOR HOME, OFFICE OR THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

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BEST VEGETARIAN/VEGAN BEST HEALTH FOOD CUISINE

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North Hollywood 6203 Lankershim Blvd.

(818) 781-4500 Fax (818) 781-7479

Tarzana

18954 Ventura Blvd.

(818) 344-4033 Fax (818) 344-4816

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Follow Your Heart Market & Restaurant 21825 Sherman Way, Canoga Park

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BEST SANDWICH SHOP & BEST DELI FAVORITE ITALIAN CUISINE FAVORITE DESSERT

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

SWEET BLESSINGS BY CYLER 14126 Sherman Way #1 Van Nuys, Ca 91405 (818) 285-8437 www.sweetblessingsla.com

CAVARETTA'S ITALIAN DELI 22045 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91304 (1/2 Block West of Topanga) (818) 340-6626 | Parking in the Rear Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am to 6pm & Sunday 10am to 5pm Facebook: facebook.com/cavarettas.italiandeli/ Instagram: instagram.com/cavarettasitaliandeli/

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e want to thank everyone for this fantastic opportunity. At Sweet Blessings, we are not your everyday “soul food.” We are Eclectic Soul Food, Soul Food that Comes from the HEART.” I grew up in a family that taught me that food is an expression of LOVE, so like I would do for my husband and family, our menu changes daily according to my heart. My husband and I want people to feel at home, especially after the way things have been over the last yea year.

e can’t thank you enough for all your support during this past Covid year.

As we move forward through 2021, our dedication to providing a high standard of customer service will continue. Our menu still consists of many homemade authentic customer favorites including our Famous Hand Rolled Meatballs, Sicilian-Style Ricotta Filled Cannoli, and an array of East Coast influenced Submarine Sandwiches and Salads. Our Italian grocery aisles are always stocked with hard-to-find items, such as Pizza Dough, Burratta Chesse, and Prosciutto-Stuffed Cherry Peppers. We also boast a unique selection of vintage soda pops, locally brewed beers and Italian Wines. Ask for Paul or Dave for all your catering needs.

Horace Heidt Estates

Haleakala Luxury Apartments

Horace Heidt Estates located in Sherman Oaks California offers golf course community living with fabulous amenities while living in one of the most opportunity rich environments in Los Angeles.

Haleakala Luxury Apartments located in Sherman Oaks California offers luxurious community living with fabulous amenities such as central air and gourmet kitchens.

You can return to an apartment or come home to your own private sanctuary.

You can return to an apartment or come home to your own private sanctuary.

818-784-8211 • horaceheidtestates.com

Magnolia Banquet Hall

818-784-8212 • haleakalaapartments.com

Magnolia Banquet Hall is a Full Service Banquet Hall Hawaiian Resort Ambiance. Easily plan and book your next event, small or large. Event Space for Your Special Occasion. Call our event manager to book your event. 818-784-8211

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BEST MOTORCYCLE REPAIR & SERVICE FAVORITE MOTORCYCLE DEALERSHIP OFF ROAD & STREET BIKE

KEN & JOE’S HONDA, KAWASAKI KTM 21618 Golden Triangle Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350 Phone: 661-254-2929 Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, Sun-Mon Closed

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t Ken & Joe’s, we carry a full line of Motorcycles, Dirt Bikes and All-terrain vehicles. (ATVs) New & Used. Family owned & operated over 42 years! Get your Honda, Kawasaki or KTM Brand today! Our Mission: To provide every customer, every day, with a guaranteed satisfaction above and beyond their expectations and to create an environment of fun, friendliness and personal attention. To consistently offer superior quality products for the maximum enjoyment of the powersports lifestyle of our customers thru our employees, our products and our services. We also have an ample Gear/Clothing Store for all your accessories, helmets, apparel, riding gear, parts and much more..... from all of the hottest names in the industry. Competitively priced! Our Showroom is designed to be user-friendly, our Ride Team invites you to sit, straddle, move, touch, try-on, kick tires and carefully inspect all of our motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and UTVs in a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere.

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BEST TREE SERVICE

BEST DENTIST

(818) 340-1820 www.allabouttree.com

4910 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 300, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818) 785-0750 www.guymangiadds.com email: smile@guymangiadds.com

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e strive to make it an enjoyable experience going to the dentist; that is why it is important to all of us to be kind and compassionate. We believe in building your trust. New technologies allow us to make dental procedures more comfortable, effective, and affordable. It is not just important to master the science of dentistry but to have the artistic ability to restore a patient’s teeth. Dentistry is mainly about maintaining proper oral health. Our knowledgeable staff will help you with your insurance and financial questions and figure out the best way to afford the type of dentistry you want or need.

QUALITY TREE SERVICE AT A GREAT PRICE!

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e understand how important value is to our customers. On the day of service our staff of tree care specialists arrives promptly and efficiently completes your work, leaving your yard more beautiful and safer than before. You also have the peace of mind knowing that along with our professional service comes protection. We are licensed and carry full and complete workers compensation and general liability insurance. All About Trees is quality at a great price.

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BEST CAR WASH GROUP!

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4625 Woodman Avenue, Sherman Oaks (101 Fwy., Woodman off ramp 3 blocks North of Ventura Blvd.) (818) 981-2333 www.fashioncarwash.com

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BEST CAREER/TRADE SCHOOL BEST NURSING SCHOOL

LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE 5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, CA 91401 (818) 938-8418 www.lavc.edu LAVCStudentSupport@laccd.edu facebook.com/lavalleycollege Instagram.com/lavalleycollege twitter.com/lavalleycollege Monday -Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

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os Angeles Valley College is the San Fernando Valley’s leading provider of affordable, high-quality transfer, degree, career-technical, foundational and continuing education programs. Recently named a Top 5 Community College in California in Forbes, we’re known for our exceptional educational programs, outstanding supportive services, and caring faculty that are here to help you reach your academic and personal goals. With seven Career and Academic Pathways, you can get on a path towards a rewarding career. Receive hands-on career training in today’s in-demand fields such as Business, Real Estate, Accounting, Broadcasting, Cinema Arts, Journalism, Media Arts, Photography, Fire Technology, Administration of Justice, Engineering, Numerical Controls, Tool and Manufacturing, Electronics, Nursing and Respiratory Therapy. Plus, first time college students are eligible for free tuition for 2 years and more with the LA College Promise. Get started today at www.lavc.edu.

“What I enjoy most about Valley College is how engaged the faculty are with us, the students. There is a collaborative atmosphere where everyone pushes each other to do their best.” - Marcus Rodriguez, student

Discover why families choose Chaminade College Preparatory » Outstanding academic and arts opportunities » Unparalleled athletics and extracurricular programs » A strong faith life and family spirit

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CHAMINADE.ORG | A WCEA/WASC accredited school

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Now Three Locations To Serve You WINNETKA 20156 Roscoe Blvd., Winnetka, CA 91306 (818) 718-7000

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PORTER RANCH 19707 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch, CA 91326 (818) 831-2100

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BIRMINGHAM Community CHARTER High School

Birmingham Community Charter High School, set on our safe, clean, beautiful 76-acre campus is the top choice for secondary education in the San Fernando Valley for those interested in a comprehensive, high school with a multitude of programs, clubs and top athletic and academic programs. As an independent charter, we have far greater flexibility and smaller class sizes than district schools. Our BCCHS community collaborates to create an academically challenging, personalized, supportive environment that prepares each student to pursue his or her post-secondary academic and career goals. We are also the proud winner of a Daily News Reader’s Choice Charter School Award for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020! We have been awarded Best Public High School for 2021!! Why Birmingham? Tools and Support: We provide the tools and support necessary to excel and bridge the achievement gap. • Birmingham is committed to delivering a high quality learning experience for all students. We have adapted our learning environment and made the necessary resources available to our students as they return to in person learning. o All students are provided with a one-to-one Chromebook to access online platforms. o Students without internet connection are provided with a hot spot. o Our relationship with students comes first and we ensure that disadvantages do not hinder the success of students. o Each grade level is managed by a team of professionals including a Grade Level Lead Teacher, 2-3 Academic Counselors, a Dean, and an Administrator. o We foster ongoing, two-way home-to-school communication and provide consistent, numerous and varied avenues of communication with our students and families. o Social and emotional learning is used to help our students build and maintain trust and supportive relationships. Why Birmingham? Academics: • Our School for Advanced Studies (SAS), in partnership with local community colleges, provides dual-credit college courses for students seeking rigorous academic challenges, starting in 9th grade! Each year, more than 450 students participate in the program. •

We offer 21 Advanced Placement courses including the AP Capstone Program and administered over 1200 AP exams in 2021.

Eleven Career Technical Education programs, including Culinary Arts, Medical/Sports Medicine, and Computer Training.

Our excellent Counseling Department has 2-3 Academic Counselors per grade level as well as two College Counselors, a Career Counselor, and College Persistence Counselor to support our recent graduates in their effort to attend and persist at the college level.

• Birmingham’s Summer at College Program awards scholarships to selected rising seniors to attend summer college programs at various private and public colleges. •

Our Upward Bound (TRIO) Program, now in its fourteenth year, serves selected 9 – 12 students through mentoring, advising and tutoring.

Why Birmingham? Extra-Curriculars: • We offer more than 40 clubs and National Honor Society and Academic Decathlon for students. •

We have the largest sports program in the city of Los Angeles with more than 25 Sports Teams, some of which have been City-Wide and Regional Champions in the past several years, including Baseball, Football, Basketball, Cheer, Soccer, Water Polo, Swimming & Diving, Lacrosse and Wrestling.

Our Sports Facilities are among the best on the West Coast, and include a pool, a lighted baseball field, 3 soccer fields and a recently renovated state of-the-art artificial turf football field and a tartan track (used as a training site in the 1984 Olympics)!

Our award-winning Theatre, Choir, and Music Departments perform regularly and compete locally, state-wide and nation-wide.

Our energetic, creative ASB Program sponsors provide frequent spirit and character building activities reflecting the values of inclusion, academic and personal integrity, and community involvement.

For more information about BCCHS, please visit www.birminghamcharter.com or call (818) 758-5216. dailynews.readerschoice.la

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BEST APPLIANCE STORE

WAADT APPLIANCE 16919 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818) 987-2560 Email: sales@waadtappliance.com Facebook: @waadtappliance Twitter: @waadt_appliance Yelp: www.yelp.com/biz/waadt-appliance-co-van-nuys

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he Waadt Family has been recommending, servicing, and selling home appliances in the Los Angeles area for over 90 years. Established in 1930 by John Waadt SR., the Waadt Electric Company was located on Vermont avenue and introduced thousands of families to modern home appliances. In the 1950s John Waadt Jr. brought the family business to the San Fernando Valley as the Waadt Appliance company. Today his daughter Debbie is at the helm keeping the same focus on high quality customer service. Our Motto of “VALUES GALORE AS NEVER BEFORE” is as true as ever!

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SteveNeuman 818-430-0096

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ArtO’Hare/GiulianaO’Hare 818-642-1593

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BillRose 818-723-8347

JuanSantana 818-314-1102

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Mike Somers Named Best Real Estate Agent For 2021!

BEST OPTOMETRIST

VALLEY OPTOMETRY EYECARE CENTER 19636 Sherman Way, Reseda 818-774-2020 Email: staff@valleyoptometryeyecare.com Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm, Friday 9am - 5pm Facebook: facebbook.com/ValleyOptometryEyecareCenter Yelp: yelp.com/biz/valley-optometry-eyecare-center-los-angeles www.valleyoptometryeyecare.com

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Mike Somers, a San Fernando Valley real estate agent with Park Regency Realty for nearly 30 years, was recently selected as the area’s Best Realtor, in a Daily News Readers Choice Awards poll. His approach is to involve himself with every facet of the home transaction, from beginning to end. Representing home sellers and buyers throughout the Valley, Mike knows the area not only as a real estate professional, but also as a homeowner there. In addition to his vast knowledge of the neighborhoods there, he also credits the “family” culture at Park Regency Realty for his continued success as a top real estate agent. He is dedicated to providing clients with unapparelled hands-on customer service and deeply cares about the individual needs of each home buyer and seller he represents. Winning Formula For 2021: Best Agent (Mike Somers) With Best Company (Park Regency)

alley Optometry Eyecare Center’s mission is to provide the highest standard in quality eye care with the most professional and friendliest service. The facility is equipped with the latest advancements in technology and instrumentation to provide advanced eye care services to preserve your vision. Their state of the art Digital Refracting Eye Exam ensures that you will received the most clear and comfortable vision through your eyeglasses and contact lenses. They also offer Optomap and Digital Retinal Imaging for early detection of glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, macular degeneration, and other eye diseases. Most insurance is accepted. Call today to schedule an appointment!

BEST ONE MAN SHOW

DUFFY HUDSON

www.Duffy@duffyhudson.com 818-726-2738

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“ forgot I was watching a show and thought Edgar Allan Poe was in the room.” Imagine Edgar Allan Poe, Albert Einstein or Audie Murphy visiting your classroom? Or hosting a Murder Mystery for your company’s team building or Dinner theater event? Or maybe George Burns or Houdini to entertain at your Fundraiser. Duffy Hudson has a repertoire of one man shows and can fill whatever entertainment or educational need you might have. Shows include: Edgar Allan Poe Harry Houdini George Burns The Black Dahlia Audie Murphy A Christmas Carol

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Murder Mystery 911 Flight 93 Magic for Kids and Adults

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BEST AUDIOLOGIST

DR. AMIT GOSALIA

BEST HEARING AID COMPANY

WEST VALLEY HEARING CENTER

21731 Ventura Blvd., Ste 165, Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 222-9451 www.westvalleyhearingcenter.com Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, Friday 9:00am-Noon

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est Valley Hearing Center is proud and humbled to announce these nominations and wins!

Both Dr. Amit Gosalia and Dr. Jane Rosner have spent a combined 65+ years taking care of patients with hearing issues, hearing aids, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and balance disorders. Dr. Amit Gosalia teaches doctoral students, and has been elected, served and volunteered countless hours on national and state boards ensuring the most optimal patient care for our patients. We now know that hearing loss is the number one most modifiable risk factor for dementia, so taking care of our hearing has never been more important. Additionally, West Valley Hearing Center has boasted patient satisfaction ratings in the top of the profession/industry, ensuring that every patient is seen with empathy by using only best practices! If you need help with your hearing, look no further than West Valley Hearing Center!

Dr. Amit Gosalia

HTLA is a public, tuition-FREE independent charter school

Project Based Learning

Dr. Jane Rosner

College Prep

ALL students welcome! Foundation in STEAM.

Rigorous college-prep curriculum. Project based learning

818.609.2686

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BEST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BEST PRIVATE: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

VILLAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 8930 Village Ave., Sun Valley, CA 91352 Ph: 818.767.8382 Hrs: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Website: www.villagechristian.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/VillageChristianSchool Twitter: www.twitter.com/VCSCrusaders Instagram: www.instagram.com/vcscrusaders

• Entrepreneurialism and Global Leadership • Health and Environment • Ministry and Social Justice • Performing Fine Arts, Media, and Entertainment • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math • Visual Fine Arts, Media, and Entertainment They benefited from our research-based 1:5® Circles of CARE program, which unlocks valuable new avenues for mentorship. And they received unprecedented investment and expert instruction from our passionate and driven teachers, all of whom remained committed to student success through ever-changing protocols and regulations.

Best Christian School | Years Won: 2019, 2018 (Best) Best Private School | Years Won: 2020, 2017, 2016, 2015 (Best), 2014 (Favorite)

For some students, their journey began in Elementary, which features an exciting STEAM (science, technology, exercise, art, and math) initiative and cutting-edge Makerspace. These opportunities continue into Middle School, where students enjoy a new “adventure,” character-building programs, athletics, fine arts, and student-centric learning environments.

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Discover the Village difference. Contact admissions@villagechristian.org to learn how your student will thrive at VCS.

illage Christian is a Christ-centered K-12 National Blue Ribbon School that is preparing students for life beyond the classroom through unique and innovative programs, immersive learning opportunities, and dedicated faculty and staff. We are thrilled to congratulate the Class of 2021. These amazing seniors were resilient and thrived through unprecedent challenges. In the toughest year on record to get accepted to selective colleges, they received 408 offers of admission to 165 schools across 33 states and Washington, D.C. Additionally, six student-athletes signed to compete at the next level. These students diligently took advantage of Concentrations®, our signature high school program based on the Harvard College system, which provides students with career exploration in one of six core areas:

Have you seen our website? Thank you Daily News Readers for Voting us your BEST ICE RINK 3 Years In a Row!!

LA Kings Ice at Pickwick Gardens 1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506

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VOTED BEST SOLAR COMPANY 9 YEARS IN A ROW!

ENPHASE BATTERY IN STOCK NOW!

BEST SOLAR COMPANY FOR 9 YEARS IN A ROW! 2013 TO 2021 BEST ROOFING COMPANY IN LOS ANGELES 2021 Solar Optimum | 818.804.3122 | www.SolarOptimum.com dailynews.readerschoice.la

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BEST CANCER TREATMENT CENTER

CITY OF HOPE 1500 E. Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010 626-256-4673 CityofHope.org

The City of Hope Difference: Extraordinary Cancer Care Close to Home leader in cancer research, treatment and prevention, U.S. News & World Aworld Report has ranked City of Hope among the country’s elite cancer hospitals for more than a decade. At City of Hope, physicians, nurses and support staff are all committed to caring for the whole person, so that life during treatment and after cancer can be rich and rewarding. Patients and their families are supported at each step of the journey through interdisciplinary supportive services, including psychology, patient education, support groups, social work, physical and occupational therapy, and nutritional and financial counseling. Innovations and Breakthroughs Numerous breakthrough cancer drugs, including Herceptin, Erbitux, Rituxan and Avastin, are based on technology pioneered by City of Hope and are saving lives worldwide.

City of Hope Helford Research Hospital is located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley. City of Hope offers world-class cancer expertise and compassionate care close to home. And as a worldwide leaders in administering clinical trials, City of Hope’s patients have access to hundreds of clinical trials investigating potentially groundbreaking treatments. In Your Community With locations throughout the Southland, City of Hope’s unique approach to care is available at a state-of-the-art facility in your area.

Bone marrow transplants offer a second chance for people with life-threatening blood cancers, and City of Hope has one of the largest, most successful transplant programs in the U.S. City of Hope’s surgeons have performed more than 13,000 robotic procedures for prostate, kidney, colon, liver, bladder, gynecologic, oral and other cancers.

For more information, visit CityofHope.org, or call 626-256-HOPE (4673).

BEST NEW HOME DEVELOPER

WILLIAMS HOMES

24911 Avenue Stanford, Santa Clarita, CA 91355 (661) 222-9207 I www.williamshomes.com Email: sales@williamshomes.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117369098190674411720/posts

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our Brand New Home Awaits at Williams Ranch in the Santa Clarita Valley

Ditch the resale market and buy new at master planned Williams Ranch – the next great community coming soon to the Santa Clarita Valley from Williams Homes. Bringing back big ranch-style homes, Williams Ranch presents an impressive selection of mostly single-story homes – many behind a gated entry – extraordinary community amenities to come, and beautiful views. Truly, there’s a lot to love about living here. Home shoppers will find 15 floor plan designs to fit just about any lifestyle and budget. Every home is situated on a spacious, pool sized lot with some allowing for RV access. Within the community’s 430 acres, residents will enjoy a life oriented around an exceptional recreation center that will feature a clubhouse, junior Olympic swimming pool, and outdoor kitchen. Surrounded by abundant open space and linked by an intricate trail system, Williams Ranch boasts a warm and welcoming, family-centric lifestyle with 11 private parks, entertainment amphitheater, large citrus orchards, working vineyards, and a wine pavilion. Williams Ranch is located directly adjacent to the Valencia Commerce Center, is accessible to employment centers in the Santa Clarita Valley and nearby San Fernando Valley and is within easy proximity to several major freeways. A small town all its own, Williams Ranch is designed to bring people closer to the things that matter, and the result is a new choice of where and how to live. Learn more at www.williamsranch.com.

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BEST FINANCIAL PLANNING COMPANY BEST ESCROW COMPANY FAVORITE CREDIT UNION FAVORITE HOME LOANS FAVORITE AUTO LOANS, LOCAL BANK, WORKPLACE PREMIER AMERICA FOUNDATION FAVORITE NON-PROFIT

PREMIER AMERICA CREDIT UNION 19867 Prairie Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311 818-772-4000 | PremierAmerica.com PremierAmerica.com Social Media: @PremierAmerica

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t Premier America Credit Union, we believe in the potential of every dream dream. For over 60 years, we’ve been helping our members meet today’s needs and reach tomorrow’s dreams. First savings accounts. First cars. First homes. Starting a business. Planning for college. Planning for retirement. Our focus has always been on helping members and being there every step of the way. Premier America is proud to be voted “BEST Financial Planning Company and “FAVORITE Credit Union, Home Loans, Auto Loans, Local Bank, and Workplace” by the Los Angeles Daily News readers. At Premier America, we are committed to providing exceptional value, serving our members, and strengthening local communities. By offering personal service, great savings rates, and low loan rates, we make it easy for members to secure their financial future. As a dedicated community partner, through our Premier America Foundation, we’re committed to supporting the financial well-being of community residents, as well as fighting hunger and increasing financial education opportunities. We invite you to learn more about Premier America at PremierAmerica.com.

BEST OUTDOOR LIVING

SYSTEM PAVERS 1570 Brookhollow Dr. Santa Ana, CA 92705 (949) 263-8300 www.SystemPavers.com

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hank YOU for voting us as your favorite outdoor living specialists – for the last six years in a row! With nearly 30 years of experience building beautifully functional outdoor spaces that add lasting value, we love creating makeovers that bring people together. From adding curb appeal with a gorgeous paving stone driveway or walkway to enhancing your yard with a patio, kitchen, artificial turf, outdoor lighting and so much more, our design and installation experts are always ready to deliver top-quality work personalized to fit your unique needs. At System Pavers, we’re dedicated to exceeding expectations and are proud to have helped more than 70,000 happy homeowners transform the way they enjoy their outdoors. Enjoy peace of mind from start to finish as every one of our projects comes complete with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and the industry’s leading workmanship warranties. It’s no wonder our customer satisfaction rate is over 95%! If you’ve been considering an outdoor makeover and want to learn more about our wide range of premium outdoor products and services, schedule your complimentary online or in-person consultation today. Get started by calling 844-204-7347 or visiting us at SystemPavers. com right now.

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BEST CHARTER SCHOOL

HIGH TECH LOS ANGELES 17111 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818) 609-2640 • www.ht-la.org https://www.facebook.com/HighTechLA https://www.instagram.com/hightechlahs/

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IGH TECH LOS ANGELES - A TUITION FREE PUBLIC SCHOOL High Tech Los Angeles (HTLA), a California Distinguished School, is a college prep school with a focus on project based learning. A small diverse community of 400 learners from grades 9-12, engage in rigorous 21st century skills and thrive to be motivated, critical thinkers, and articulate leaders. HTLA provides individualized college guidance along with all the necessary coursework to allow students to experience a successful post-secondary education. HTLA’s strong community focus and data driven curriculum allows staff to highlight students’ strengths while promoting a growth mindset and providing individualized paths to expand on their skillset. Have a child in middle school? HTLA Middle School is NOW OPEN! www.htla-ms.org

Aging in Place VILLA SCALABRINI

San Fernando Valley for Voting Us Best Storage Facility for 2021!

A non-profit home owned and operated by the Scalabrini Fathers and staffed by specialized Sisters pr & trained professionals

Safe, Clean and Affordable Storage NovaStorage.com • Friendly Staff • Electronic Gate Access • Individual Door Alarms

• Well-Lit Facility • Free Move in Truck* • Move-In Discounts* Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing

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10631 Vinedale Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352 Retirement Center Lic. #191201168 - S.C.U. Lic. #920000120 Phone: (818) 768-6500 | Fax: (818) 768-0684 Email: laura@villascalabrini.com | Web: www.villascalabrini.com

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BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT

MIKE SOMERS (818) 723-6349 mnsomers@hotmail.com Park Regency Realty 10146 Balboa Blvd. Granada Hills, CA 91344

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ike Somers (DRE# 01130608), a San Fernando Valley real estate agent with Park Regency Realty for nearly 30 years, was recently selected as the area’s Best Realtor, in a Daily News Readers Choice Awards poll. Somers credits his “old-fashioned, hands-on service” for the recognition he received for his work. His approach is to involve himself with every facet of the home transaction, from beginning to end. Rather than handing off certain aspects of the work to assistants, he does it all himself, for better quality control. Representing home sellers and buyers throughout the Valley, Mike knows the area not only as a real estate professional, but also as a homeowner there. In addition to his vast knowledge of the neighborhoods there, he also credits the “family” culture at Park Regency for his ability to work well with people, earn their confidence and provide them with peace of mind. He can be reached at (818) 723-6349, or at mnsomers@hotmail.com.

BEST SHOPPING CENTER

WESTFIELD TOPANGA AND THE VILLAGE

6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard Canoga Park, CA 91303 (818) 594-8732 Email: topanga@urw.com Mall Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am – 8pm, Friday/Saturday 10am – 9pm, Sunday 11am – 7pm The Village Hours: Monday - Thursday 11am – 8pm, Friday/Saturday 10am – 9m, Sunday 11am – 7pm

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he team at Westfield Topanga & The Village would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for being named the Los Angeles Daily News’ 2021 Readers’ Choice for BEST Shopping Center—for the fourth year in a row!

Being the best for four consecutive years means prioritizing, above everything else, the well-being of our guests, retail partners, employees, and the entire community. In 2021, being the best also means reinventing the way we bring together the community and innovating the way we shop, dine and play by delivering world-class global brands and unique experiences to our guests. In the past year, we have opened new shops like Artizia, Golden Goose, Honey Birdette, Madison Reed, One Medical, Scotch & Soda, Sugarfina, and Versace, with many more newness to come. Pickles and Swiss, a Santa Barbara foodie favorite, has recently joined our culinary line up at The Village, with Dan Modern—known for their innovative take on traditional Chinese cuisine and fresh dumpling and noodle dishes—opening later this fall. In partnership with local LA artist Ruben Rojas, Westfield Topanga is proud to present the ‘Summer of Love’ art installation series for the Valley community. His unique 3D masterpiece – Ruben’s largest yet – that caps off the exhibit is a double-sided heart, with a hundred multi-colored facets and the artist’s signature black rainbow motif. An inspiring piece that evokes hope, optimism, and love to all our visitors. A new dining and entertainment district at Westfield Topanga is slated to be unveiled in 2022, transforming a long-vacated 180,000 square-foot former Sears department store into a must-visit destination. Global luxury retailer, Hermès and Chicago-based dining and entertainment complex, Pinstripes will anchor the expansion. These enhancements will further establish Westfield Topanga as the perfect place for locals and visitors alike to shop, eat and play, as well as position the center at the vanguard of experience-driven retail destinations nationally.

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BEST CREDIT UNION BEST AUTO LOANS BEST HOME LOANS BEST REFINANCING COMPANY BEST ACCOUNTING SERVICE BEST LOCAL BANK

Logix operates 18 branches in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including locations in Burbank, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Porter Ranch, Chatsworth, and Calabasas. “It’s a privilege to have so many branches serving the San Fernando Valley,” said Woodland Hills Branch Manager Tamara Scott. “With six locations, we’re a quick drive from just about every neighborhood. We’re fortunate to have our members’ continued support.” The credit union is rated “superior” for financial strength, currently has more than $8 billion in assets and offers preferred rates on savings/loan accounts, mobile and online banking, surcharge-free access to 30,000 ATMs and a nationwide network of branches. For more information, visit www.lfcu.com or call (800) 328-5328.

LOGIX FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 2340 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 (800) 328-5328 | www.lfcu.com/ facebook.com/logixSmarterBanking twitter.com/logixfcu | yelp.com/biz/logix-burbank

Federally insured by NCUA. Logix is an Equal Housing Lender. NMLS ID 503781.

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ogix Federal Credit Union is known for its dedication to serving its members. Now, it’s official.

Daily News readers cast their votes, and Logix has been voted best credit union in the San Fernando Valley, not to mention best for home and auto loans, refinancing and best for local banking needs. “It is our pleasure to be selected as best,” Tarzana Branch Manager Nancy Nuno said. “We enjoy being able to provide our members the best possible financial products and services, such as low rates on auto loans, mortgages and personal loans.” Providing superior service comes naturally to Burbank Branch Manager Liliana Palma, so being voted best was icing on the cake. “We were honored to receive this recognition and will continue to be our members’ financial partner as we have for 84 years.”

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ALL ABOUT TREES Quality Work at a Great Price!

Nancy Nuno, Tarzana

Liliana Palma, Burbank

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Expert Tree Services Pruning • Shaping • Reducing Removal • Stump Grinding Hedge Trimming Tree Planting • Emergency Services

Celebrating 39 Years!

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Daily News Readers for Voting us BEST DENTIST 7 Years in a Row!!

Satisfaction Guaranteed We are proud of our reputation. Please visit us at www.allabouttree.com and see what our customers have to say.

Guy Mangia, DDS

Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry

Other Services All aspects of yard cleanup and beautification including brush cleanup and planting.

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Dr. Guy A. Mangia, D.D.S. is a highly respected dentist with more than 30 years of experience in providing state-of-the-art, high-quality dental care to clients in the San Fernando Valley. He specializes in restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry and takes great pride in ensuring his patient’s comfort and satisfaction with every procedure, no matter how big or small.

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SYSTEM PAVERS

Thanks You for voting us

BEST OUTDOOR LIVING

SIX YEARS IN A ROW

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT - VENTURA COUNTY

ROSEMARY ALLISON

Rosemary Allison, Coldwell Banker Realty 883 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village, CA 91361 Telephone/Text: (805) 479-7653 www.CallRosemary.com

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nnately understanding the finer points of caring for clients with high net worth, and even higher expectations, Rosemary masterfully unites sellers of the finest homes in Ventura County with quality buyers from across the globe. Rosemary brings each of her exclusive listings to a global audience with discretion, taste and visionary marketing. Rosemary, whose solid track record of success is a clear indicator of her market savvy, using her wealth of experience to ensure the financial success of her clients. This focus and expertise led Rosemary’s determination to get her clients the highest possible return on their greatest investment. The centralized focus has made her second to none. Rosemary’s clients enjoy her direct style of communication and appreciate her multi media marketing savvy as well as her contractual knowledge and expert negotiating skills. Rosemary’s residential real estate expertise, integrity and passion for personal service has set the standard for excellence throughout her career and she is truly a legend. Rosemary, recognized by Real Trends as one of the top 250 agents in the USA by sales volume out of over 1,250,000 agents. She has been named 2020 Woman of the Year by Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, Thousand Oaks for her many efforts to help the community, both through volunteering and raising funds.

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CALL TODAY FOR YOUR COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

(844) 728-3887 *Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. See SystemPavers.com for details. **All orders must be placed by September 30, 2021 and must commence within 60 days of purchase. Offer cannot be combined with other product promotions. †Terms and conditions vary by product, see SystemPavers.com for complete terms of coverage. CA Lic. # 661575

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US YOU FOR VOTING BESTTHANK DUI ATTORNEY 5 YEARS INUS A ROW, BEST DUI ATTORNEY 4 YEARS IN A ROW! AND BEST GENERAL ATTORNEY FOR 2021!

1-800-NOCUFFS 1-800-662-8337 || www.NoCuffs.com WWW.NOCUFFS.COM 1-800-NoCuffs| | 1-800-662-8337 16255 Ventura Suite200, 200, Encino 16255 VenturaBlvd., Blvd., Suite Encino CA CA

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Family law with a heart. Richard Ross is a Certified Family Law Specialist handling all aspects of divorce, custody, visitation, and support matters in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

DON’T MAKE A MOVE WITHOUT US.

Thank You For Voting For Us Seven Years In A Row

Richard Ross Associates 2801 Townsgate Road, Suite 210 Westlake Village, CA 91361 Richard Ross Associates

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(805) 777-1011 rrafamilylaw.com

(805) 777 1011

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New Auto Loan Rates as low as

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Call, click or fly over ▪ lfcu.com/auto ▪ (855) 564-4999 As low as 1.24% APR (Annual Percentage Rate) is our best auto loan rate on approved credit and up to 125% financing on new vehicle purchases and no cash-out loan refinancing from another institution, for a maximum 36-month term, and includes a 1% discount for Automatic Payment (AutoPay). Rate subject to increase if AutoPay is discontinued. Advertised rate and financing is based on creditworthiness and may not be available to all recipients; other conditions may apply. Refinance of existing Logix loans excluded from this offer unless you take a $5,000 cash out (must meet our loan-to-value requirements) or pay a $249 fee. Actual interest rate offered may be higher and a down payment may be required depending on applicant’s credit rating and other underwriting factors. In some instances Logix may require borrowers to purchase Guaranteed Auto Protection on new and used auto loans; maximum 17.99% APR. Monthly payments at 1.24% APR for a 36-month term are estimated at $28.31 per $1,000 borrowed. Borrowers may elect to defer the first payment due date for up to 90 days from loan funding date, subject to credit approval; interest will accrue during deferral period. “New Vehicle” means the current and prior model year with less than 10,000 miles. Logix finances vehicles purchased through franchised dealerships only (those affiliated with a major brand such as Ford, Chevy or Toyota). Auto loans are available only in AZ, CA, DC, MA, MD, ME, NH, NV and VA. Rate is accurate as of 8/6/21 and is subject to change. Logix membership required. Logix Smarter Banking is a registered trademark of Logix Federal Credit Union.

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We know you have your favorite things. We’re honored to be among them.

Choose the medical group voted best by Daily News readers for 13 years in a row. What makes a medical group the best? It’s not just online scheduling and bill payments (though we do offer that). It’s not being able to reach someone in the middle of the night (we have you covered there, too). You want a doctor who knows that there’s no such thing as a “routine procedure.” You want a doctor who listens. You want a doctor you can trust. We’re proud to be those doctors, caring for you since 1923. And thanks to our affiliation with Providence, chosing a Facey doctor means a seamless experience at our clinics and the area’s top-rated hospitals. If you haven’t already, choose a Facey doctor today and see for yourself why Daily News readers have voted us the best medical group since 2009. For a list of the health plans we currently accept, give us a call or visit our website at: facey.com/insurance

Burbank 191 S. Buena Vista St. 818-869-7600 Canyon Country 14550 Soledad Canyon Rd. 661-250-5200 Mission Hills 11133 Sepulveda Blvd. 818-365-9531 Northridge 9111 Corbin Ave. 818-743-5700 Porter Ranch 19950 Rinaldi St. 818-403-2400 Saugus 27924 Seco Canyon Rd. 661-513-2100 Simi Valley 2655 First St. 805-206-2000 Tarzana 18133 Ventura Blvd. 818-466-7700 Valencia 26357 McBean Pkwy. 661-222-2600 23803 McBean Pkwy. 661-481-2400

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1-844-MY-FACEY

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Facey Medical Group doesn’t sell health insurance but choosing a Facey doctorforyourcare is easy. We accept most HMO, PPO, Medicare and Medicare Advantage health plans. Ask yourinsurance company how you can switch today. For a list of the health plans we currently contract with,visit ourwebsite at facey.com/insurance orcall 1-855-359-6323. 46 Reader’s Choice Sunday, August 22, 2021

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BEST INSURANCE AGENT

PAUL DAVIS INSURANCE SERVICES 20 TIME READERS’ CHOICE AWARD WINNER!

Have you seen our website?

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BEST AMERICAN CUISINE AND BBQ WOOD RANCH ® 110 N. 1st Street Burbank 747-200-2460 WoodRanch.com

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he Story of Wood Ranch ®

A little more than 35 years ago, Eric Anders and Ofer Shemtov became friends while working 75 hours a week at a Los Angeles area restaurant. After closing, they would relax by going to a movie and falling asleep right after the opening credits. As tired as they were and as hard as they worked, they often discussed opening their own restaurant company and make it the best in town. “We’re both fanatical about our guests’ dining experience,” says Anders. “We obsess over every detail of the business from our food and service to the most minor details.” “Ofer found our original Wood Ranch location in Moorpark in 1991,” recalls Anders. “I’d just graduated from UCLA’s Anderson School. He called me and said, ‘I think this is it! Are you in?’ I said ‘of course.’” The two signed the lease for the previously failed barbecue restaurant and began the remodel. “We didn’t know why the other place before us failed,” says Shemtov. “And we didn’t care. We just had such a strong belief in ourselves.” That wasn’t the only challenge. “A few weeks before we opened, we stood at the edge of the parking lot,” Anders remembers. “We counted the number of cars driving by between 6pm and 7pm. A total of six cars. Six!” In 1992, New Los Angeles Avenue wasn’t connected to the 23 Freeway yet. So, there wasn’t much traffic. Still, with a remodeling/design budget of $5,000, the two opened the first Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill restaurant in Moorpark. “The community came out to try us,” Shemtov says. “They seem to love us.” The partners worked 100-hour weeks and sometimes slept at the restaurant.

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“We were just so focused,” Anders says. By 1994, the two founders felt confident they could open a second Wood Ranch location. They found a similar situation in Agoura Hills—another failed barbecue restaurant—and opened Wood Ranch Agoura Hills in 1995. In 1997, Anders and Shemtov opened Wood Ranch Camarillo, again, in a failed restaurant location. Today, as Wood Ranch approaches its 30-year anniversary, there are 17 Wood Ranch restaurants serving Southern California, from Ventura down to San Diego. In addition to their busy dine-in business, Wood Ranch offers convenient curbside take-out. Wood Ranch Catering & Events is one of the most successful barbecue catering companies in Southern California serving both private and corporate events from 30 to 10,000 guests. Interestingly, Wood Ranch caters over 200 weddings each year. Wood Ranch has won numerous awards and accolades over the years from The Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Ventura County Star, Restaurant Hospitality Magazine, Wall Street Journal, San Diego Tribune, and Consumer Reports. Today, Wood Ranch remains family-owned and employs over 1700 team members. Many of these team members have been with Wood Ranch for nearly the entire 30 years! Anders and Shemtov remain best friends and business partners and live only minutes apart with their families.

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BEST THAI CUISINE

BEST ICE RINK

PORTER RANCH 19707 Rinaldi Street Porter Ranch, CA 91326 (818) 831-2100

1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506 (818) 333-8000 www.lakingsicepickwick.com/ facebook: www.facebook.com/pickwickice/ lnstagram: instagram.com/lakingsice_pickwickgardens/

JASMINE THAI CUISINE

WINNETKA 20156 Roscoe Blvd. Winnetka, CA 91306 (818) 718-7000 WOODLAND HILLS 20022 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 888-8815

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t Jasmine Thai our goal is always to make sure the customer is happy — the service, the food, the whole experience... Come taste some of the specialties the restaurant is celebrated for, such as the exquisitely delicate and delicious Golden Cups appetizer, Chicken Yellow Curry, Fillet Mignon with Garlic sauce, and Chilean Sea Bass with Tamarind sauce or several impressive seafood entrees of a style rarely seen at other Thai restaurants. With Thai cooking everything has to be balanced; Spiciness, creaminess, sourness, sweetness, saltiness — it all has to have balance. We achieve that especially well with the yellow curry. Dishes are offered on a sliding scale of spiciness ranging from one (mildest) to five (hottest). But if someone requests it even spicier, the kitchen will oblige. The lunch specials are called “The Best in Town.” Wine and beer are available, including the popular Thai beers Singha and Chang. First-time customers at Jasmine Thai Cuisine usually do a double take at its fabulously elegant interiors. Everything in Jasmine Thai Cuisine’s decor, from the chairs and artwork to the flatware and plates, was handpicked in Thailand and imported to create a setting that makes the restaurant a “destination” treat for guests. Come see for yourself why Jasmine Thai was voted BEST Thai Cuisine by our loyal guests.

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ur NHL size state of the art arena is the place for you and your family to enjoy hours on the ice. Ice Skate to music; relax in our lounge equipped with wireless internet access, LED TV’s and a Snack Bar with an Arcade. Visit our fully stocked Sport Shop — with enough equipment and apparel to satisfy even the most discriminating buyer. Ask us about Birthday Parties, Skating Lessons, Hockey Programs, or how we can help with your Fundraising efforts for non-profits. Put together a small group and try Broomball on ice! LA Kings Ice at Pickwick Gardens has been refreshed and revitalized and we look forward to welcoming you back home! The iconic grounds of LA Kings Ice at Pickwick Gardens has been modernized for an amazing experience from the moment you enter the facility!

BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY FAVORITE SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

FAIRWINDS - WEST HILLS 8138 Woodlake Ave, West Hills, CA 91304 (818) 713-0900 www.fairwindswesthills.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/LeisureCare Twitter: twitter.com/leisurecare WE ARE “NOW ACCEPTING NEW RESIDENTS”

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ocated in the San Fernando Valley, Fairwinds-West Hills offers luxurious apartment homes to seniors 60 and over in a fun and active retirement community. Live at Fairwinds-West and enjoy your own private apartment. All meals are served restaurant style, prepared for you by our very own chef. Sign up for an art class or start a new fitness program. You will be amazed by how many fun social and recreational activities there are just waiting for you. If you need some assistance, our Assisted Living services are available and can be started at any time, and without having to change apartments. Quite simply, at Fairwinds-West Hills, it’s your life, on your terms. We help make it all possible.

COME JOIN US FOR FIVE-STAR FUN.

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We’re proud to be recognized as Reader’s Favorite and Reader’s Best Choice Assisted Living Facility! Thank you for the sweetest compliment we could receive! We love what we do and are proud to serve the families of Granada Hills and in the Los Angeles area.

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BEST FRAMING STORE

U-FRAME-IT GALLERY

6203 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91606 (818) 781-4500 fax (818) 781-7479 18954 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356 (818) 344-4033 fax (818) 344-4816 www.uframeitgallery.com email: support@uframeitgallery.com Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Closed Sunday facebook: facebook.com/UFramelt

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or more than 40 years, families, professionals, and the film and television industry have used U-Frame-It Galleries for their artwork, photographs, memorabilia, wall decor and mirrors. We offer thousands of frames and all work is done on the premises. Pickup and delivery, installation and design consultation is available. U-Frame-It is proud to be named the BEST FRAMING / SPECIALTY STORE in the L.A. Daily News Readers’ Choice Awards for the twelfth year in a row. We have two stores: one in Tarzana and one in North Hollywood.

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BEST HEALTH FOOD CUISINE BEST VEGETARIAN VEGAN

FOLLOW YOU HEART MARKET AND CAFE

21825 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303 (818) 348-3240 | Open Daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

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ocated in Canoga Park since 1970, Follow Your Heart is one-of-a-kind vegan and vegetarian Market and Cafe that is both comfortable and casual. Some describe it as a trip back to the 70’s but we prefer to think of “The Heart” as a place where people can be themselves. Using seasonal, Non-GMO and organic ingredients, we serve classic dishes like our world-famous Vegan Reuben, new favorites like our “Chicken” Pot Pie, and a delicious section of daily homemade soups. We also offer special dietary menus that include gluten-free, soy-free, and a salt/oil/sugar free menu.

Best New Restaurant

INSIDE MOVES

As Your BEST Moving Company

By Cyler • Family Owned – Owner Operator with over 46 Years of Experience • Professionally Trained Crews • Fully Licensed & Insured • Free Use of Wardrobes for Local Moves • Senior Move Specialists • Storage Solutions, PODS and Mini storage PROS • Residential, Office and Apartment Moves • Professional Packing • Safe COVID Protacall in place

We Care More About Your Stuff than You Do! FREE ESTIMATES (818) 515-0158

PUC # 190098

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Soul Food that Starts From the Heart. Menu changes daily.

14126 Sherman Way #1 Van Nuys, CA 91405

818-285-8437

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St # Street 5414 Newcastle St # Street 14052 Fenton 5414 Newcastle 7346 Ostrom 14052Noble Fenton 9420 7346 Ostrom 14000 Carol 9420 Noble 10201 Hayvenhurst 14000 Carey Carol Ranch 15221 10201Omelveny Hayvenhurst 8523 15221Lennox Carey Ranch 6642 8523 Haddon Omelveny 9116 6642 Lennox 17522 Willard 9116 Haddon 13791 Paddock 17522 Willard 246 Elmwood 13791 Gresham Paddock 17331 246 Elmwood 8937 Oak Park 17331 Gresham 8900 Enfield 8937 Oak Park 8900 Enfield

City Encino City Sylmar Encino Lake Balboa Sylmar North Hills Lake Balboa Sylmer North Hills Hills North Sylmer Sylmer North Hills Sun Valley Sylmer Van Nuys Sun Valley Sun Valley Van Nuys Northridge Sun Valley Sylmar Northridge Burbank Sylmar Forest Shewood Burbank Forest Shewood Shewood Forest Forest Shewood Shewood Forest Shewood Forest

Price $298,900 Price $484,900 $298,900 $545,000 $484,900 $549,000 $545,000 $625,000 $549,000 $729,000 $625,000 $749,950 $729,000 $779,900 $749,950 $799,900 $779,900 $729,900 $799,900 $799,900 $729,900 $849,000 $799,900 $959,950 $849,000 $999,500 $959,950 $1,274,500 $999,500 $1,134,900 $1,274,500 $1,134,900

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VOTED BEST REALTOR FOR 2021

RAQUEL MAGRO DRE Lic #00920540 dailynews.readerschoice.la

(818) 361-7027 • (818) 968-4585 cell/text www.raquelmagro.com • raquel@raquelmagro.com 18569 Devonshire St., Northridge, CA 91324

DRE Lic #00905345

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BEST EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY - EVAN S. KANTZ FAVORITE LIVING TRUST ATTORNEY - BONNIE MARIE BURSK FAVORITE PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY - ADAM J. SAVIN BEST LEGAL SERVICE

LAW OFFICES OF SAVIN & BURSK

10663 Yarmouth Avenue, Granada Hills, CA 91344 I (818) 368-8646 15915 Ventura Blvd., Suite 201, Encino, CA 91436 I (818) 960-0011 SavinBursklaw.com I email: connect@savinbursklaw.com I Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30p.m. facebook: www.facebook.com/savinbursklaw/ lnstagram: savinbursklaw Yelp: www.yelp.com/biz/law-offices-of-savin-and-bursk-granada-hills (Granada Hills location) Yelp: www.yelp.com/biz/law-offices-of-savin-and-bursk-encino (Encino location)

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he multi-generational Law Offices of Savin & Bursk, established in 1983, offers a wide variety of exceptional legal services. This is a family operated law firm, with a deeply held understanding of how a professional yet friendly environment can help make clients feel relaxed, reassured, and communicative. At Savin & Bursk, the current attorneys include founders, George J. Savin Jr., Bonnie Marie Bursk, and the following very experienced next generation attorneys, Adam J. Savin, Lindsay Lupe Savin, Evan S. Kantz, Edward M. Morgan, Brian Kim, Shireen Ghobadi, Lonnie Mira Savin, and Maureen Hennessey. Each attorney practices in his/her own areas of emphasis or specialization, which includes the Granada Hills services in Workers’ Compensation, Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Law and the Encino office services in Personal Injury. The family is much involved in the community, from civic groups to local nonprofit organizations.

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Daily News Readers for voting us Best Workplace and Best Nonprofit

Moving Lives Forward it’s our mission and life’s work Since 1970, the San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center has been helping individuals and families move their lives forward. Every day we move lives forward. We keep families together, place the homeless in housing and give hope to more than 15,000 individuals and their families each year that a better life is possible.

re‧cov‧er‧y rɪ’ kʌv ə ri an act of recovering; the regaining of or possibility of regaining something lost or taken away; restoration or return to health from sickness; restoration or return to any former and better state or condition; time required for recovering; something that is gained in recovering

Thank you to the Daily News Readers for selecting our Center as both the Best Nonprofit and Best Workplace in the San Fernando Valley! For more information on our services, volunteering or career opportunities, please visit www.movinglivesforward.org. 52 Reader’s Choice Sunday, August 22, 2021

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BEST MEDICAL GROUP

FACEY MEDICAL GROUP Business Address: Multiple locations (see website) (844) 693-2239 I www.facey.com Email: marketing@facey.com Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Facebook: facebook.com/faceymedical Twitter: twitter.com/faceymedical

work to improve the Facey experience online. Our affiliation with Providence has given us the ability to expand, adopt a more advanced medical record system, give patients online scheduling options, plus many new ways to coordinate our patients’ care with other health systems. We can prescribe educational and support tools in the exam room that patients can access in the comfort of their home.” It’s easy to see why Daily News readers have voted Facey Best Medical Group 13 years in a row. Whether it’s modern offices or convenient services, there’s plenty to love about being a Facey patient. To learn more about all the services Facey offers, visit www.facey.com.

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he “traditional” health care experience has been turned on its head thanks to COVID-19 but that hasn’t kept Facey Medical Group from finding ways to continue providing excellent care to patients. From video-based visits and online education programs to enhanced safety and security measures, the group has adapted nearly every aspect of its services to ensure patients aren’t left behind. Even in the wake of the coronavirus, Facey’s Immediate Care clinics in Valencia and Mission Hills have continued to serve patients 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All clinics now offer both virtual and in-person appointments. Most education programs and support groups are now available online and some classes are also available for on-demand viewing. Facey Medical Group’s affiliation with Providence has grown stronger as a result of everyone working together to keep patients healthy under new and unusual circumstances. Scheduling appointments, paying bills and checking in for your visit has never been easier thanks to Facey and Providence’s patient portal, MyChart. Patients have noticed, too. For the second year in a row, Facey was among the state’s top-rated physician groups in California’s annual patient survey conducted by the Integrated Healthcare Association. “Online bill payment is a convenience that our patients have requested for many years,” says the group’s president, Roscoe Marter, M.D. “And it’s part of our continued

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2021 BEST CATHOLIC SCHOOL

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BEST CAR WASH

VALENCIA CAR WASH FASHION SQUARE CAR WASH CANYON CAR WASH VALENCIA CAR WASH 24233 Creekside Road, Valencia www.valenciacarwash.com FASHION SQUARE CAR WASH 4625 Woodman Avenue, Sherman Oaks www.fashioncarwash.com CANYON CAR WASH 18727 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country www.canyon-car-wash.com Hours: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Winter Hours: Everyday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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e are honored to be the Car Wash Group the Daily News families voted as the BEST CAR WASH 10 YEARS in a Row!! Our goal this year is to continue to offer the best services in car washes, auto detailing and oil changes. In large part, what separates our Group of Car Washes from the competition is our effort and dedication to environmental conservation and philanthropy. In drought-ridden California, we believe it’s vital to understand the importance of water conservation and we do our part by using 80% reclaimed water in our washes. Each time you get your car washed, a part of the proceeds go to a local charity, such as the American Cancer Society or City of Hope. Drive on over to any of the locations above and discover why readers have recognized us as the BEST!

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BEST NUTRITIONIST

COLLEEN PHILLIPS, PH.D. 21103 Vanowen Street, Canoga Park, CA 91303 (818) 346-9600 I www.dietdoctors.com Instagram: instagram.com/dietdoctors Yelp: yelp.com/biz/diet-doctors-medical-canoga-park DIET DOCTORS CELEBRATES 37 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS CARE

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iet Doctors Medical Weight Loss Center is excited to be celebrating 37 years at their same location!

Colleen Phillips, Ph.D., Diet Nutritionist, offers specialized diet plans, along with one-on-one nutritional consultations. Diet Doctors is a physician owned Medical Weight Loss Center with Board Certified physicians who, after medical clearance and approval, offer safe, FDA approved diet pills. Clients can expect to lose between 8-12 lbs. during the first month (results may vary). Patients are seen regularly by a nutritionist and/or nurse for behavioral modification and nutritional counseling. Physicians are on site every day and always available. Let Colleen Phillips and her staff help you look the way you want to look and feel the way you want to feel! Low-cholesterol, low-carb, diabetic, keto and personally tailored diets are all available. Diet Doctors also offers FREE Vitamin B-12 injections/supplements (to existing patients and after physician medical clearance and approval), and a special “Energize Tab” that meet vitamin and mineral needs. Diet Doctors is committed to working in the best interest of their patients, their physicians, and their staff. The COVID-19 pandemic affects all of us and therefore Diet Doctors has an excellent safety protocol in place, and in addition, offers Virtual Consultations and Virtual Physician Visits upon request. Visit or contact Diet Doctors for a Free Consultation. Walk-ins are welcome. Se habla español. They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (also open during lunch hours) with late hours on Monday until 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

BEST MASSAGE

MARLANA FONVERGNE 818-912-2530 Mfonvergne@gmail.com

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ealing Hands! Soothing muscle therapy, balancing body, mind and spirit. Marlana is a California State Certified Massage Therapist and member of the California Massage Therapy Council and Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Marlana’s Mission: To help regenerate and improve the body from within by focusing on releasing muscle tension, increasing circulation, relaxing and renewing the body! To heal the world one massage at a time! Marlana is dedicated to serving the San Fernando Valley community, where she has lived her life and raised her own family. In home and office appointments available.

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BEST ITALIAN CUISINE BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT BEST PIZZA

PRESTO PASTA

17923 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344 (818) 360-7737 www.prestopasta.com facebook.com/prestopasta | Instagram @prestopastaofficial

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hank You Daily News Readers for Voting Presto Pasta Best Italian Cuisine for the Eighth Consecutive Year! Presto Pasta is also honored to have been voted Best Family Restaurant and Best Pizza. Since 1992, Presto Pasta has proudly served delicious and wholesome family recipes in a family-style atmosphere. Over two decades later, we’ve expanded across Ventura County and into the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. In our scratch kitchen, we use the highest quality ingredients with locally sourced freshness. Presto Pasta “Real Italian…Presto!” cuisine with more and more satisfied guests along the way. facebook.com/prestopasta | Instagram @prestopastaofficial

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BEST HOSPITAL

VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL 15107 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA 91405 www.valleypres.org facebook: facebook.com/valleypres Twitter: twitter.com/vphcares Yelp: yelp.com/biz/valley-presbyterian-hospital-van-nuys

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alley Presbyterian Hospital is a full service, community hospital focused on the needs of the San Fernando Valley. Each year we serve over 100,000 members of our community, treat 68,000 emergency department patients and deliver over 2,000 beautiful babies. As we adapt to the changing healthcare environment, we continue to invest in our people, their processes and the necessary medical equipment to remain a vital community asset. We help our patients manage and improve their health by providing access to a wide array of healthcare services. And we encourage a culture that listens intently so we can care more effectively. Because for us, the Valley is not just our address, it’s our home. And its people are not just patients, they’re our friends, our partners and our community. At Valley Presbyterian Hospital we are proud to be... VITAL FOR ACCESS, VITAL FOR GROWTH, VITAL FOR LIFE.

BEST DERMATOLOGIST

ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY & COSMETIC CARE VALENCIA: 28212 Kelly Johnson Parkway #245, Santa Clarita, CA 91355 PORTER RANCH: 19950 Rinaldi Street #101, Porter Ranch, CA, 91326 (661) 254-3686 I www.creatingbeauty.com facebook: www.facebook.com/AdvancedDermatologyCosmeticCare/ lnstagram: www.instagram.com/advanceddermcoscare/

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t Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care, we pride ourselves in offering our patients the best in medical and cosmetic treatments, utilizing state-of-the-art surgery center, updated technology and clinically tested cosmeceutical products in our skin care store. Our medical providers diagnose and treat more than 3,000 diseases which include skin cancers, eczema, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, alopecia, and much more. One in five people will develop skin cancer in their life time. Therefore, regular visits to your dermatologist are recommended. With over 35 years of experience Dr. Raskin and his staff have been helping patients with cosmetic treatments that will leave you looking younger, while maintaining your natural appearance. Our wide variety of treatments include lasers, injectables, micro needling, radio frequency, peels, facials and more. If your concerned with fat reduction, redness, brown spots, lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, large pores, acne scars or unwanted hair growth, we have the treatment for you!

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BEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2021

BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 17000 Haynes Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818) 758-5200 | www.birminghamcharter.com

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PACES ARE LIMITED! APPLY NOW! Birmingham Community Charter High School (BCCHS) is an outstanding choice in secondary education. As a charter school, we have far greater flexibility than traditional LAUSD schools. We can offer your child many benefits such as the following: • Our relationships with students come first and we ensure that disadvantages do not hinder their success. • Social and emotional learning is used to help our students build and maintain trust and supportive relationships. • Consistent graduation rate of 92% or higher! • Elite SAS program that allows freshmen to begin taking college classes on our campus at no cost in the 9th grade. SAS students can graduate from BCCHS with over 30 completed college units. • $1,000,000 investment in technology for the classroom including one-to-one Chrome Books for all students. • Decisions concerning your child’s education are made locally by the Birmingham Community Charter Board of Directors. • Significantly smaller class size and counselor-to-student ratio than comparable LAUSD schools. • Greater insulation from budget cuts due to decreased bureaucracy and local decision-making. • Safer and cleaner campus as we have our own full-time security and custodial staff. • Beautiful and large 76 acre campus boasting state-of-the-art facilities including the largest (10,000 seat) stadium in the valley, 2 Olympic-size soccer fields, an Olympic tartan track and a pool. • The largest sports program in the city of Los Angeles. For more information about enrollment, go to www.birminghamcharter.com or call (818) 758-5216.

CAVARETTA'S ITALIAN DELI OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 22045 SHERMAN WAY CANOGA PARK CA, 91304 SANDWICHES SALADS PASTRIES FRESH BREAD N.Y. DELI MEATS ITALIAN GROCERIES NEW HOURS: MON - SAT 10 AM - 6PM SUN 10 AM - 5 PM

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BEST CARPET/FLOORING STORE

FLOORING 101

Simi Valley, Ventura, Oxnard, Goleta, Thousand Oaks, Santa Maria, Bakersfield flooring101.com facebook.com/Flooring101 Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm (866) 944-3566

BEST MOTORCYCLE DEALERSHIP STREET BIKES & OFF ROAD

HONDA OF GLENDALE 1331 E Colorado Glendale, CA 91205 818-246-2461 www.hondaofglendale.com

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amily Owned Flooring 101, since 1971, Celebrates their 50th Anniversary!

“There was a Greek statesman named Demosthenes who once said, ‘Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.’ When I look back at these 50 years of Flooring 101, that couldn’t be more true. I never could have imagined that one small store in Ventura would grow into a chain of seven stores and become one of the 50 largest flooring retailers in the U.S.” — Dimitrios “Jimmy” Poulos, Flooring 101 Founder Serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Kern Counties.

stablished as one of the first Honda® dealerships in the United States in 1959, we are proud to be the oldest Honda motorcycle dealership in the valley. Our family obtained the dealership from the original owner in 1969 and we have kept it under the Strong family leadership ever since! We pride ourselves on our long-time reputation of being fair, having a quality service department staffed with factory-trained technicians, and providing reasonable prices on powersport vehicles and generators to all of our customers. If you have an itch to take to the open road or dirt trails, visit Honda of Glendale and find out how you can take home a new or pre-owned vehicle with all the right gear. Our Finance Department offers low APR’s, low monthly payments, bonus bucks and discounted parts and labor with your purchase. Honda of Glendale’s main goal is not just to sell you any bike, but to find the perfect motorcycle for your riding level and needs! At Honda of Glendale we value your feedback! It would be greatly appreciated if you would take a moment to review our business on Google, Yelp, etc. Thank you, Darleen Strong

Happy Eyes for Happy Lives

VALLEY OPTOMETRY EYECARE CENTER •19636 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335

(818) 774-2020 58 Reader’s Choice Sunday, August 22, 2021

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE

Winner of the 2021 Los Angeles Daily News Readers Choice Best Shopping Center

Check out our recent openings ARITZIA | MADISON REED | ONE MEDICAL

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BEST ACTIVE ADULT LIVING

THE VILLAGE AT NORTHRIDGE 9222 Corbin Avenue Northridge, CA 91324 (818) 850-7666 www.TheVillageatNorthRidge.com

A TEAM. A FAMILY. AN ASSIST WITH EVERYTHING THAT MATTERS. hat’s the Power of We. Imagine life with a complete support system. It’s like an extended family working together and making things easier. Meals, presciptions, appointments, personalized care, even a hobby or two, all taken care of with smiles at every turn. Having it all and an extra hand when you need it. That’s retirement living at The Village at NorthRidge. You’ll find exceptional service, supportive independent and assisted living options, health and well-being programs and spacious residences all designed to help you thrive. Come experience the Power of We. Call (818) 850-7666 to schedule your personal tour today.

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BEST WEIGHT LOSS CENTER

DIET DOCTORS MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS CENTER BEST ACTIVE ADULT LIVING

THE VILLAGE AT SHERMAN OAKS 5450 Vesper Avenue Sherman Oaks, CA 91411 (818) 646-6012 www.ShermanOaksSeniorLiving.com

DIET DOCTORS CELEBRATES 37 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS CARE

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OFFERING PEACE OF MIND, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE iscover a spectacular retirement living right in your own backyard. Set in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, at The Village at Sherman Oaks you’ll enjoy Independent and Assisted living as it should be: A beautiful setting with all of the features and amenities you could hope for including 12 hour restaurant dining with an extensive, ever evolving menu, a full calendar of social, recreational and cultural activities and more as well as a professional staff dedicated to making you the center of their attention. And should the need arise for more specialized support, memory care services can be personalized to just the right amount. Call (818) 646-6012 today to learn more about the lifestyle opportunities awaiting you at The Village at Sherman Oaks.

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INDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES

INDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE RESIDENCES

9222 Corbin Avenue Northridge, CA

5450 Vesper Avenue Sherman Oaks, CA

TheVillageatNorthRidge.com

ShermanOaksSeniorLiving.com

818.850.7666

21103 Vanowen Street, Canoga Park, CA 91303 (818) 346-9600 I www.dietdoctors.com Instagram: instagram.com/dietdoctors Yelp: yelp.com/biz/diet-doctors-medical-canoga-park

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iet Doctors Medical Weight Loss Center is excited to be celebrating 37 years at their same location! Colleen Phillips, Ph.D., Diet Nutritionist, offers specialized diet plans, along with one-on-one nutritional consultations. Diet Doctors is a physician owned Medical Weight Loss Center with Board Certified physicians who,after medical clearance and approval, offer safe, FDA approved diet pills. Clients can expect to lose between 8-12 lbs. during the first month (results may vary). Patients are seen regularly by a nutritionist and/or nurse for behavioral modification and nutritional counseling. Physicians are on site everyday and always available. Let Colleen Phillips and her staff help you look the way you want to look and feel the way you want to feel! Low-cholesterol, low-carb, diabetic, keto and personally tailored diets are all available. Diet Doctors also offers FREE Vitamin B-12 injections/supplements (to existing patients and after physician medical clearance and approval), and a special “Energize Tab” that meets vitamin and mineral needs. Diet Doctors is committed to working in the best interest of their patients, their physicians, and their staff. The COVID-19 pandemic affects all of us and therefore Diet Doctors has an excellent safety protocol in place, and in addition, offers Virtual Consultations and Physician Visits upon request. Visit or contact Diet Doctors for a Free Consultation. Walk-ins are welcome. Se habla espanol. They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (also open during lunch hours) with late hours on Monday until 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

818.646.6012

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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. 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.

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

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

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BEST APARTMENT COMMUNITY

HORACE HEIDT ESTATES / HALEAKALA LUXURY APARTMENTS BEST BANQUET FACILITY

MAGNOLIA BANQUET HALL HORACE HEIDT ESTATES 14155 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks (818) 784-8211 www.horaceheidtestates.com HALEAKALA LUXURY APARTMENTS 14227 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks (818) 784-8212 www.haleakalaapartments.com MAGNOLIA BANQUET HALL 14155 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks (818) 784-8211 HAWAIIAN RESORT AMBIENCE AND FABULOUS AMENITIES

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ORACE HEIDT ESTATES offers resort-style living in Sherman Oaks. Hidden in plain sight on Magnolia Blvd. is one of the most extraordinary best-kept secret apartment communities in the Valley. Here you not only walk in the footsteps of dozens of famous residents ranging from June Squibb and Dick Van Patten to Ed Begley Jr. and Hank Garrett, but you can live there, too! Residents at Horace Heidt Estates are used to seeing film crews there- it’s been a favorite shooting location for countless movies and hundreds of TV shows for more than 50 years. This ahead-of-its-time resort-style community was built by big band legend Horace Heidt in the 1950s. Its residents, from retirees to working industry professionals, enjoy great amenities including health clubs, swimming pools, golf, a big band museum, and fabulous social and musical events.

At first glance, HALEAKALA LUXURY APARTMENTS simply looks like a very nice modern housing complex for busy working professionals and active retirees smack dab in the heart of one of the most exciting and vibrant places in the world. Its Sherman Oaks address puts it mere minutes away from Studio City, Universal City, Burbank Hollywood and the 101 Freeway. But Haleakala, built in 2006, is directly linked to 50-plus years of Hollywood mystique via the adjacent Horace Heidt Estates resort-style community. Haleakala residents get to live in sleek modern apartments, yet have access to all of the amenities at Horace Heidt Estates, from pools and clubhouses to industry-rich musical and social events. MAGNOLIA BANQUET HALL Full Service Banquet Hall Hawaiian Resort Ambiance. Located in Horace Heidt Estate, in the heart of Sherman Oaks, California, provides a perfect place for an intimate space for weddings, birthdays. small gatherings & special occassion. Easily plan and book your next event, small or large. Call our event manager at 818-784-8211.

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Magnolia Banquet Hall

LITTLE SHEPHERD’S Learning Center Shepherding Young Hearts and Minds

Thank You For Voting Us Best Children’s Learning Center We Are Adhering to All Health & Safety Protocols Implemented For Covid-19

✞ Ages 3 Months - Pre-K and T-K ✞ 7:00am - 6:00pm Full Day Program ✞ 8:15am - 3:15pm Partial Day Program ✞ 8:15am - 12:15pm Half Day Program ✞ Hot Lunch Program/Snack Provided ✞ Chapel and Music Curriculum ✞ Classroom STEM Curriculum ✞ Easy Access Off the 118 Freeway ✞ ACSI Member School

19700 Rinaldi Street, Porter Ranch, CA 91326

Fax (818) 832-6673 • (818) 831-3971 www.LSLC.com Sunday, August 22, 2021 Reader’s Choice 63


BEST AIRPORT

HOLLYWOOD BURBANK AIRPORT 2627 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank 818-840-8840 www.hollywoodburbankairport.com

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assengers tell us all the time Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) is the friendliest, most convenient airport for flying to or from Los Angeles, Hollywood, and the San Fernando Valley. The airport has been serving the L.A. area since 1930. Commercial airlines, cargo planes, general aviation, and military aircraft all operate out of BUR, and it’s the closest L.A.-area airport to many of the region’s most popular tourist destinations. Travelers can fly all over the west coast via Hollywood Burbank Airport, and non-stop to and from dozens of cities, including: New York; Chicago; Austin; Dallas; Denver; Nashville; Las Vegas; and Phoenix. Alaska, American, Avelo, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, and United are among our partner airlines. Parking at BUR is quick, convenient, and value priced. For long-term stays, there are a few onsite and offsite lots. Or enjoy the advantages of valet parking, located in front of the terminals. Pre-book your parking reservations online for savings in valet and Lot G. If you’re flying into Burbank, rent a car onsite. Or avoid L.A. traffic by using one of the airport’s many public transportation options: buses and trains that will take you throughout Los Angeles; taxis and rideshare services; and complimentary shuttles that will take you directly to your local hotel. Come fly with us and see why readers of the L.A. Daily News call Hollywood Burbank Airport the “Best Airport” in all of Los Angeles and the SFV region!

Thank You

Daily News Readers For Voting Us BEST APPLIANCE STORE! 16919 Sherman Way, Lake Balboa, CA 91406 818-987-2560 | Sales & Service | Waadtappliance.com 64 Reader’s Choice Sunday, August 22, 2021

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BEST SECURITY COMPANY

BEST TERMITE COMPANY

PROTECTION ALARMS

ECOLA TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

2170 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311 (866) 359-6555 www.ProtectionAlarms.com State License Number ACO-6360

800-332-2847 EcoLATermite.com TermiteLady.com

rotection Alarms is a fullservice security company founded in 1981 by Paul Eisenstadt, specializing in stateof-the-art Burglar Alarm Systems, High-Definition IP Video Surveillance Systems, Access Control and Personal Emergency Response (PERS) Medical Alert Service. The focus of Protection Alarms is consulting with residents and business owners, identifying their needs for safety, security and comfort, customer service and quality installations.

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hank You, Los Angeles Daily News Readers! Ecola Termite and Pest Control awarded Readers’ Choice distinction for 8th year in a row

Our hearts are full. Thank you, Daily News readers, for choosing Ecola Termite and Pest Control as your first choice in pest control. This marks the eighth year that readers like you have placed their vote in Ecola for the Readers’ Choice Award. A family-owned company with seven offices across Southern California, we’re proud of our reputation for “Mother Approved” customer care and inventive use of eco-friendly methods that are fatal for pests yet gentle on families, pets, and the environment. It’s been a joy to serve our community for nearly 40 years. Here’s to many more.

BEST MOTORCYCLE REPAIR & SERVICE FAVORITE MOTORCYCLE DEALERSHIP OFF ROAD & STREET BIKE OUR MISSION To provide every customer, every day, with a guaranteed satisfaction above and beyond their expectations and to create an environment of fun, friendliness and personal attention. To consistently offer superior quality products for the maximum enjoyment of the powersports lifestyle of our customers thru our employees, our products and our services. And at Ken & Joe’s, “We are always dealin’!” so when it comes to powersports accessories, apparel and riding gear, our large, name-brand selections are always priced at or below manufacturer’s suggested retail. It’s one more reason why Ken & Joe’s is the new #1 in customer loyalty in Santa Clarita and surrounding areas.

STORE HOURS YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE!

Monday ........................... Closed Tuesday ........ 9:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday ... 9:00am - 6:00pm Thursday ...... 9:00am - 6:00pm

Friday ........... 9:00am - 6:00pm Saturday ....... 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday ............................ Closed

21618 Golden Triangle Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350 Phone: (661) 254-2929

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BEST DUI ATTORNEY BEST GENERAL ATTORNEY

1-800-NoCuffs

16255 Ventura Blvd., Suite 200, Encino, CA 91436 1-800-NoCuffs | 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.

FAVORITE FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

RICHARD ROSS ASSOCIATES 2801 Townsgate Road, Suite 210, Westlake Village, CA 91361 (805) 777-1011 www. richardrossassociates.com Email: info@richardrossassociates.com Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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ichard Ross Associates is a family law firm located at 2801 Townsgate Road, Suite 210 in Westlake Village. At Richard Ross Associates, we are proud to say that it is our mission to provide compassionate and experienced legal counsel for each and every client we represent. Richard Ross Associates is more than qualified to handle any family law issue, such as divorce, child custody or support matters. Richard Ross has practiced law for more than 30 years and is a Certified Family Law Specialist with the California Board of Legal Specialization, a title that requires extensive experience, testing, peer review, and recertification every five years. Along with Richard Ross, we currently have three associate attorneys, Melanie J. Carter, Esq., Yolanda Holland, Esq., and Rose Barsamyan who are also very experienced in family law matters. Remember, when you need a fresh start, we’re Family Law with a Heart!

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BEST COUNTRY CLUB

WOODLAND HILLS COUNTRY CLUB 21150 Dumetz Road Woodland Hills, CA 818-928-9984 www.woodlandhillscc.org

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oodland Hills Country Club is a private club that is a sanctuary for our members to golf, foster camaraderie and make long lasting relationships. Our Club accessibility and pace of play are unrivaled. The Club’s dedicated staff ensures that your total experience from golf course to dining while enjoying beautiful views and sunsets is one that will leave you wanting more.

Los Angeles Valley College

YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR FOCUS Check our 7 Career & Academic Pathways to help you: Earn a degree |Train for a job | Prepare to transfer

Woodland Hills Country Club is thankful to all of the voters who casted their ballots for our club. We invite you to preview our club. Schedule your complimentary preview round by emailing membership@woodlandhillscc.org.

BEST ONLINE SCHOOL

COMPASS CHARTER SCHOOLS 850 Hampshire Rd, Suite P Thousand Oaks, CA 91361 (818) 824-6233 www.compasscharters.org

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ompass Charter Schools is one of California’s leading TK—12 grade WASC-accredited virtual public charter schools. Compass was designed for families seeking a safe, virtual environment with a solid academic foundation. Scholars have access to a robust personalized learning program, which is supported by an amazing counseling team, and enhanced by a terrific engagement team. Compass’ online program offers engaging curriculum, online learning labs, and Q and A sessions. Compass’ options program offers numerous curricular options, virtual workshops. Both programs offer peer mentoring, tutoring, an active AVID program, and more! Learn more today at compasscharters.org.

Best Career College/Trade School Best Nursing School Proudly serving the San Fernando Valley since 1949.

APPLY TODAY! www.lavc.edu 5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, CA 91401 | (818) 938-8418

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BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY

PARK REGENCY REALTY

PARK REGENCY REALTY DRE# 01231306 10146 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills I (818) 363-6116 I www.ParkRegency.com I Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. I Facebook: Facebook.com/ParkRegency

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efore you choose a real estate company, you owe it yourself to experience the Park Regency Difference. A big part of that difference is Park Regency’s proven marketing capabilities, the cornerstone for the company’s success through various economic times. Park Regency doesn’t just talk the talk; the company implements a complete marketing strategy. They have two Canon high-speed printers for their state-of-the-art marketing department, which has churned out more than 12 million pieces of quality marketing materials for their agents and home sellers. Park Regency’s nearly 200 agents and brokers request these professional quality materials and the marketing department produces them within hours each time, providing impactful sales support. Park Regency Realty is one of Los Angeles’ oldest and most successful full-service real estate companies. Many of the agents have been with the company for 15, 25 and even upwards of 40 years. You are invited to come by Park Regency, tour the office,

meet the team, and experience the proven Park Regency Difference. They are located at 10146 Balboa Boulevard, just south of Devonshire, in Granada Hills. To learn more

about why so many home sellers are choosing Park Regency Realty, call Joe Alexander at (818) 363-6116 or email him at Joe@ParkRegency.com

BEST SOLAR COMPANY BEST ROOFING

SOLAR OPTIMUM 614 West Colorado Street, Glendale, CA 91204 (800) 552-9970 I www.SolarOptimum.com Email: info@solaroptimum.com

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olar Optimum named Best Solar Company in Los Angeles for the 9th Consecutive Year.

The L.A. favorite also won the title of Best Roofing Company, placing them at the top for solar, battery storage, and roofing services. For well over a decade, Solar Optimum has helped homeowners and businesses across California become energy independent by providing them with premiere solar and battery storage solutions. This year, they have not only been named Best Solar Company, but Best Roofing Company as well. The dedication to quality has earned Solar Optimum numerous awards and accolades, as well as elite certifications from leading industry brands for both solar and roofing, including Panasonic, Enphase, Unirac, Tesla Energy, and GAF. “From the beginning, we have shown a true passion for renewable energy. We offer the best solutions available and best price while never compromising on quality,” said Arno Aghamalian, CEO and President of Solar Optimum. Solar Optimum also offers the best warranty in the industry, leading with 25-year warranties on solar panels, inverter, roofing, workmanship, and performance guarantee. Aghamalian continues, “We handle all aspects from A to Z, unlike other solar companies. That allows our customers to sit back and relax, knowing we have every aspect of their project under control – whether it comes to a new roof, a solar system, battery storage, or anything in between.” For more information, visit www.SolarOptimum.com Solar Optimum recently added the Enphase Encharge battery to their ever-growing portfolio. Contact them for more information.

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

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FAVORITE SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING, FAVORITE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY & FAVORITE ACTIVE ADULT LIVING COMMUNITY

THE VARIEL OF WOODLAND HILLS Discovery Center - 6160 Variel Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367 (818) 651-7223 TheVariel.com Facebook.com/TheVariel Linkedin.com/company/the-variel/ Hours of operation: Monday through Sunday, 9 AM – 6 PM

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e’re rethinking the very idea of senior living at The Variel. This next-generation senior living community is now under construction in the vibrant location of Warner Center in Woodland Hills, California. The upscale contemporary design reflects the Southern California lifestyle you love. It’s the perfect place to live independently while enjoying a full range of services and incredible amenities, with assisted living and memory care services available if and when they are needed. Choose a beautiful new residence—from a spacious studio to a spectacular penthouse—and relish the benefits of an ideal location. Now is the time to join our VIP Program that offers priority residence selection, special introductory pricing, members-only events and more for depositors. We invite you to see how life at The Variel is almost unimaginably marvelous. Call our Discovery Center today at (818) 651-7223 to learn more about our VIP Program and next-generation senior living.

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FAVORITE CAREER COLLEGE 1st Grade

SANTA CLARITA SCHOOL OF DENTAL ASSISTING

27450 Tourney Road, Suite 250, Valencia, CA 91355 (661) 799-9562 I www.startyourcareertoday.com Email: info@startyourcareertoday.com Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Instagram: instagram.com/santa.clarita.dental.assisting

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oted Reader’s FAVORITE for the seventh year in a row, the Santa Clarita School of Dental Assisting (SCSDA) is the only school of its kind to offer a hands-on, fast track course in an award-winning dental office. This state-of-the-art office provides the backdrop for a 12 week accelerated course, that is guaranteed to give you dental experience and expertise. “In order to love what you’re learning, instructors need to create an environment in which a passion can grow, and our instructors did JUST THAT. I love them!” - Eliza Past Graduate of SCSDA

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Earned a 5 Star Rating from over 300 Online Reviews Approved by The Dental Board of California and The Bureau of Private Post-secondary Education in California.

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FAVORITE NURSERY / GARDEN CENTER

GREEN THUMB 21812 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303 (818) 340-6440 I www.supergarden.com Open daily at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Facebook: facebook.com/greenthumb.canogapark Yelp: yelp.com/biz/green-thumb-nursery-and-hardwarepatio-shop-canoga-park

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hanks to all our loyal customers for the many years of support. Green Thumb Nursery was established in 1946 by Dale Bergquist. His family carries on the proud tradition of excellent customer service and selection of plants, fruit and shade trees, garden giftware, patio furniture, fountains, statuary, and everything you will need to make your garden beautiful. Don’t forget to visit our friendly Hardware Department!

Our News Isn’t Just Local.

It’s Personal.

Green Thumb runs frequent specials- through monthly mailers, ads in local papers, and specials that appear on the pages of the Daily News. Green Thumb has 5 locations: Canoga Park, Santa Clarita, Ventura, El Toro and San Marcos.

Top: February 12, 2020, The Orange County Register. Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG.

Center: November 11, 2020, The Orange County Register. Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG.

Bottom: January 28, 2020, The Los Angeles Daily News. Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG.

From natural disasters to sports triumphs, birth announcements to obituaries, local news has always been a matter of life and death, joy and tragedy. We’ll keep reporting the news that affects you in a personal way — accurately and objectively. Because if it’s happening in your backyard, it’s a big story to us.

Los Angeles Daily News n The Orange County Register n The Press-Enterprise n Press-Telegram (Long Beach) Daily Breeze (Torrance) n Pasadena Star-News n San Gabriel Valley Tribune n Whittier Daily News Inland Valley Daily Bulletin n The Sun (San Bernardino) n The Facts (Redlands)

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FAVORITE PLASTIC SURGEON FAVORITE COSMETIC SURGEON

MARC KERNER MD, FACS CALWEST HEAD AND NECK SURGICAL INSTITUTE

FAVORITE BREAKFAST, COFFEE SHOP, AMERICAN CUISINE, BURGERS, DINER & FAMILY RESTAURANT

NORMS RESTAURANTS

18350 Roscoe Blvd Suite 318 Northridge, Ca 818-349-0600 www.calwestent.com Instagram @marckerner_md Facebook @marckernermd TikToc @drmarckerner Hours m-f 9am-5pm

13636 Sherman Way Van Nuys, CA 91405 818-780-5060 20 Southern California Locations…plus new Encino & Rialto locations OPENING SOON! www.NORMS.com Facebook.com/normsrestaurants/ Instagram.com/norms/

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ur physicians and surgeons specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of head and neck disorders. They are board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

ORMS Restaurants opened its doors in 1949 and we are still serving up great food, friendly service, and excellent value. One thing that has remained constant is our commitment to caring for the community that has supported us for the past seven decades. Fan favorites like NORMS’ original buttermilk hotcakes, Bigger Better Breakfast® and T-Bone steaks are all still here for you and for convenient takeout and delivery. For more than 72 years, NORMS has been the place Where Life Happens®. With several new locations on the way, our beloved restaurant continues to welcome guests looking for comforting classics and smiling faces. To find a location nearest you, visit www.norms.com

Ivy Academia TK-12

Entrepreneurial Charter School Create and innovate with Ivy Academia! Our tuition-free public charter school provides a world class standards-based education, preparing students for success in college, career, and beyond.

Classes are filling fast — enroll today! WILLIAM ROBINSON LEIGH, LEADER OF THE BADLANDS BUNCH, OIL ON CANVAS, 1913, DONATED BY GEORGE MONTGOMERY, AUTRY MUSEUM, 90.141.1

Thank you for selecting the Autry as your Favorite L.A. Museum every year since 2014. This year, we are also proud to be your Favorite L.A. Art Gallery! For more info, visit TheAutry.org. AUTRY MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST 4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027

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FAVORITE NON-PROFIT

MEND - MEET EACH NEED WITH DIGNITY 10641 San Fernando Road Pacoima, CA 91331 (818) 686-7320 www.MendPoverty.Org

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or 50 years, MEND has served the crisis needs of hundreds of thousands of our most vulnerable neighbors and families in Los Angeles. With a humble start in a San Fernando Valley garage in the early 1970s, MEND has grown to become a trusted community partner operating the largest food bank/pantry in the Valley, homeless and family services, one-on-one case managed services, and COVID/wellness outreach programs. MEND offers a “no wrong door” approach to anyone who is struggling, and directly benefits over 220,000 people a year. Our work depends on the financial support of kind people like you to stock the food bank with nutritious food, help the homeless, send out frontline staff to meet people where they are, and to equip those who work with families side-by-side as they uncover their way out of crisis. Visit us at, www.MendPoverty.org/Donate to learn more.

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ital aValenc a.com 27674 NEWHALL RANCH ROAD, VALENCIA (661) 294-9069 • MON-SAT: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, CLOSED SUNDAY authentic Italian deli - fresh baked bread daily, lasagna, sausage, salads - imported groceries sandwiches up to 6 ft - all occasion catering, frozen specialty foods, specialty desserts, and italian novelties

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FAVORITE CHARTER SCHOOL FAVORITE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL

EL CAMINO REAL CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 5440 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367 (818) 595-7500 I www.ecrchs.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecrchs/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ECRCHS lnstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ECRCHS/

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I Camino Real Charter High School (ECR) is a charter high school located in Woodland Hills, California. ECR prepares its diverse student body for the next phase of their educational, professional, and personal journey through a rigorous, customized academic program that inspires the development of students’ unique talents and skills, builds character, and provides opportunities for civic engagement and real-world experiences. ECR develops students who are critical thinkers, effective communicators, hard-working graduates and socially responsible citizens. Recognized as a California Distinguished School, ECR is a proud champion of the U.S. Academic Decathlon. It prides itself on providing academic, athletic and artistic excellence through its traditional, alternative education and independent study high school programs.

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FAVORITE NEW CAR DEALERSHIP

FAVORITE PEST CONTROL

CAMACHO MITSUBISHI

CATS USA PEST CONTROL

401 Auto Vista Drive Palmdale, CA 93551 (661) 467-0042 www.camachomitsubishi.com facebook.com/camachomitsubishi/

5683 Whitnall Highway, North Hollywood, CA 91601 (800) 924-3626 I www.catspestcontrol.com Email: info-nh@catspestcontrol.com

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e at Camachos Mitsubishi want to thank the readers of the Daily News for voting Camachos Mitsubishi as one of their FAVORITE New Car Dealerships. At Camacho Mitsubishi we take pride in providing quality automobiles at prices our customers can afford. Our amazing, knowledgeable staff is here to answer your questions and help you find the right new or used car. We also have a great financing team that is ready to help you get pre-approved today.

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ince 1972, Cats USA Pest Control has been serving residential and commercial customers throughout Southern California. We have a comprehensive line of termite and pest control services to promptly, safely and efficiently solve any pest problem or threat. Cats USA is headquartered in North Hollywood and presently has branch offices in the City of San Dimas. In addition, Cats USA has partnered with like-minded quality oriented pest control companies throughout both California and the continental United States to address the pest control needs of any commercial customer. By focusing on inspection and introducing the least amount of pest control materials into the environment, our goal is to create a safer, cleaner and greener environment for our clients and their families, pets, employees, and customers.

Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Pre-set weekend service and inspection appointments are available. Plus, service is available 24-hours/7days a week for food-related commercial clients. LOS ANGELES - ORANGE - SAN BERNARDINO - RIVERSIDE - VENTURA

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Visit our Discovery Center. Now’s the time to discover Inspired Senior Living! Schedule your personal or virtual visit by calling (818) 651-7223 today. Discovery Center | 6160 Variel Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367 | (818) 651-7223 | TheVariel.com COVID-19 protocols: Due to capacity restrictions, please call ahead to schedule an appointment. For a walk-in visit, call from the parking lot to ensure that space is available for safe entry. Face masks required.

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2021 FAVORITE Career College

American Career College would like to thank the Los Angeles community for selecting ACC-Los Angeles as the “2021 Favorite Career College and Favorite Nursing School!”* 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 Career Services Department is dedicated to student success and assists students in a broad range of career planning services to get them ACC Ready for job opportunities.

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Los Angeles Campus 4021 Rosewood Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004 877-880-7014 *Voted 2021 Favorite Career College and Favorite Nursing School in the La Daily News. ACC provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

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FAVORITE PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL

NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL OF LOS ANGELES 13645 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 818-933-3600 www.ndhs.org www.facebook.com/NotreDameHighSchool www.instagram.com/NotreDameHighSchool www.twitter.com/NotreDame_HS

Days & hours of operation: Monday through Friday, School Hours 8:20 am to 3:00 pm, Office Hours 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

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s the preeminent Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school in the City of Angels, Notre Dame is a highly acclaimed school of excellence. Recently named in the top ten most influential high schools in the United States, Notre Dame offers an engaging, rigorous curriculum that includes more than 50 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, extensive programs in visual/performing arts, and athletics for young men and women. Centrally located in Sherman Oaks, the school serves students of greater Los Angeles from a range of socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Notre Dame was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1947. The school’s mission focuses on developing students as ethical people of service. Notre Dame lives the words of Holy Cross founder Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., who said, “We shall always place education side by side with instruction; the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart.”

Thank you LA and OC readers for choosing West Coast University as the “2021 Favorite Nursing School.” Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare industry, and for more than 100 years, West Coast University has been focused on creating a positive, hands-on learning experience for students in our on-campus and online healthcare degree programs.

VOTED 2021 Favorite Nursing School

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WCU Distance education programs are delivered out of the Orange County and Dallas campuses and may not be available to residents in all states. Practice Experience is required in order to graduate from the RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN and DNP degree programs. Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the University has moved most of the on-ground courses into a distance education modality. However, as soon as the COVID-19 circumstances change, students will be expected to return on campus to complete their program onsite in the regular learning modality as approved by WSCUC and outlined in the university catalog. WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

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FAVORITE CHARTER SCHOOL

CHIME INSTITUTE’S K-8 COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL 19722 Collier Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 346-5100 I www.chimeinstitute.org Email: erin.studer@chimeinstitute.org I Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Facebook: facebook.com/chime.charter Twitter: twitter.com/chimecharter

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• K-8 tuition FREE public school on a 6.5 acre beautiful campus in Woodland Hills. • Rigorous educational program for all learners. • Full after school athletic program including soccer, flag football, basketball, and volleyball. • Technology enriched curriculum, fully wifi connected campus utilizing SmartBoards, laptops, and Google Classroom • An engaging innovative curriculum including drama, art, outdoor classroom, and music offerings. • CSUN Professional Development School in Best Practices and Teacher Training. • Family participation is encouraged and welcomed! • 27,000 square foot new campus opened in 2015 including new science labs, classrooms, and library. • Winner of Daily News Readers’ Choice Award NINE Years in A Row. The school is overseen by the CHIME Institute, an educational nonprofit organization founded at California State University, Northridge dedicated to high quality education.

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FAVORITE BAKERY, FAVORITE DELI, FAVORITE FAMILY RESTAURANT, FAVORITE SANDWICH SHOP and FAVORITE ITALIAN CUISINE

ITALIA PANETTERIA & DELI 27674 Newhall Ranch Rd., Valencia, CA 661-294-9069 ItaliaValencia.com OPEN MONDAY – SATURDAY 10 - 5

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talia Panetteria & Deli is a family owned and operated full service Italian Deli and Bakery established in 2008. They bake their own fresh bread daily on the premises from a family recipe that goes back more than 50 years. Everything is homemade with love from family recipes – A variety of Sauces, Lasagna, Meatballs, Sausage, Eggplant Parmigiana, Chicken Marsala, and much more. They enjoy cratering any size event to fit your needs and budgets. Italia has an extensive selection of imported & domestic grocery items and a freezer full of homemade frozen meals and pizzas and lots of delicious gelato to choose from.

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FAVORITE DOOR COMPANY

AGOURA SASH AND DOOR 2301 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361 (between Westlake Blvd. and Hampshire Road) (805) 449-2840 I www.agourasash.com

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pdating your home can be overwhelming. Agoura Sash & Door, Inc. (ASD) in Westlake Village can help take the mystery out of shopping for Doors, Windows, Hardware and Trim. With an over 10,000 square foot showroom, the largest in the Conejo Valley, they are able to offer homeowners, builders, and contractors a full selection of the top manufacturers in the industry. Serving customers since 1984, they have a reputation of offering the best with high quality and integrity. Agoura Sash & Door, Inc. offers great pricing due to the volume of business they serve. ASD offers the best from Milgard, Marvin, Andersen, Koble, Fleetwood, Jeld-Wen, Baldwin, Emtek, Top Knobs, Ashley Norton and many more manufacturers. Their experienced sales consultants can guide you through various options for doors and windows available today in vinyl, fiberglass, wood, and metal. In addition, ASD can offer you a full solution with installation, hardware selections, and much more. Come see for yourself at Agoura Sash & Door’s showroom, conveniently located in Westlake Village. Their showroom is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.agourasash.com or call (805) 449-2840

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FAVORITE CHARTER SCHOOL

IVY ACADEMIA

5975 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367 (818) 716-0771 www.iatk12.org Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

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FAVORITE REAL ESTATE AGENT

TODD TRITES KW VIP Properties 25124 Springfield Ct #100 Santa Clarita, CA 91355 DRE: 01847614 818-239-2644 drtrites@gmail.com

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y name is Todd Trites, I am a Real Estate Professional and I will help sell, buy or rent a house! I started in 2010, fixing & refinancing mortgages for people who were caught up in the 2008 mortgage crisis. I found myself doing this because I could. I was between careers and it seemed like the right thing to do. My Corporate/Financial/Management background gave me the know-how and my Healthcare/Patient/Management allowed me to apply my ethics and professionalism to fix the mortgages for my clients. I have literally serviced every type of transaction related to residential real estate, probate, trusts, short sales, REO, auctions, standard, luxury, land, lot splits, new construction, investors, rehab, fix and flip. From mobile homes to multi-million dollar estates, commercial, industrial, multi-unit properties, farms, and businesses. I can transact any transaction with the confidence and competency that every client would expect a professional to do. Honesty, ethics, and professionalism are what I bring to the table when dealing with sellers and buyers!

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FAVORITE NURSING SCHOOL

WEST COAST UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES CAMPUS 12215 Victory Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91606 818-299-5500 www.westcoastuniversity.edu www.facebook.com/WestCoastUniversity www.instagram.com/westcoastuniversity www.youtube.com/user/WestCoastUniversity twitter.com/westcoastu

eaders of the Los Angeles Daily News named West Coast University as the 2021 “Favorite Nursing School” in their annual Readers’ Choice Awards. We wanted to say congratulations to faculty and staff of West Coast University and thank you for all the hard work you do. Since its founding in 1909, West Coast University has grown and evolved into a leading healthcare education institution. We have consistently aimed to push ourselves to do better, to offer more, and to produce the best healthcare professionals in their respective fields. Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program opens the door to a career with many possibilities. The program combines active learning, direct care opportunities, simulation-based learning, and interprofessional education to help prepare our students for the highest professional and ethical standards. WCU’s student-centric programs are committed to student success, offering ongoing assistance with professional and career development even after program completion. To learn more, visit our website at westcoastuniversity.edu

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FAVORITE PAINT STORE

VISTA PAINT

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bout us from our humble beginnings in Stanton, California in 1956 to our current 50 store-wide chain, Vista Paint has been serving the consumer and professional paint industry with quality products for over 60 years. Still independently owned and operated by our original founder, the Vista Paint associates work diligently to provide the same level of service originated out of Stanton so many years ago. Our employees take great pride in the Vista legacy and look forward to serving you. Whether you are a Contractor, Property Manager or Homeowner, Architect or Designer you’ll love our Colors! Check out our Kaleidoscope Palette online today.

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PROMOTION 2 10% Discount on Any new TERMITE SERVICES!! FREE INSPECTION! (*Multi-dwellings and escrows will incur a slight fee) No-Tent Method/Wood Repairs/Fumigation/Fungus/Attic Clean-Out & Insulation

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FAVORITE AUDIOLOGIST FAVORITE HEARING AID COMPANY

CONNECT HEARING Check website for location near you 1-888-694-0655 www.connecthearing.com Facebook: @connecthearingUS Hours: check website.

Schwarzenegger Community School CCSA Charter School of the Year K-8 Tuition Free Public School • Small Classes • Rigorous Academics • Individualized Instruction by Highly Qualified Teachers • Engaging Innovative Curriculum including Art, Drama • Outdoor Classroom, Music & Integrated Technology • CSUN Partner School in Recommended Practices

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our Hearing Care Professionals Connect Hearing is committed to providing industry-leading hearing health care in our nationwide network of hearing centers. Our top-rated hearing care professionals provide expert advice on diagnosing hearing loss and consulting on the latest technology in hearing aids. About Connect Hearing To our patients, Connect Hearing is more than a community hearing aid provider, we are dedicated to knowing our patients in order to better serve them. To our employees, we are a diverse team of like-minded individuals with the common aim of helping people hear better. Connect Hearing provides a strong network of convenient neighborhood hearing care centers across the country that continually strive to find innovative ways to serve you better. Our Hearing Care Professionals are passionate about helping people to hear better, applying a consistent process to determine the best recommendations for your hearing health. We provide free hearing evaluations and a consultation with a professional with recommendations based upon your individual hearing needs and lifestyle. Patients can qualify for a 2-week FREE trial with hearing aids and every assurance that Connect Hearing will be there every step of the way.

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Homework Help Help&&Tutoring Tutoring •• Homework • Enrichment Activities • Enrichment Activities including including • Chess, Drama, Glee • Chess, Drama • Intramural Sports, • Intramural Sports, Science Explosion Program • STEM Odyssey of the Mind •• Band Band Music MusicFestival Festival

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FAVORITE MUSEUM AND FAVORITE ART GALLERY

AUTRY MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 667-2000 TheAutry.org Facebook: facebook.com/AutryMuseum Twitter: Twitter.com/TheAutry Instagram: Instagram.com/TheAutry Yelp: yelp.com/biz/autry-museum-of-the-american-west-los-angeles

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he art, history, and cultures of the American West come to life at the Autry in Griffith Park. Galleries spanning two floors (and an outdoor garden) feature Native American cultural materials, Western film memorabilia, firearms, and more. Now open to visitors! Thank you for your continued support, Los Angeles! Don’t miss: When I Remember, I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California, an exhibition featuring Native California artists who have used their work as a means of cultural resistance and renewal. Whether in person or online, remember to visit our award-winning store. Preview your next purchase at Shop.TheAutry.org.

Frank Day (Konkow Maidu, 1902-1976), Wah-Hoom, 1967, oil on canvas. Gift of the Aeschliman McGreal Collection, Crocker Art Museum, 2017.62.1

When I Remember, I See Red at the Autry Museum

Dermatique Medical Center for Advanced Skincare, Inc and Calwest Head and Neck Surgical Institute Congratulates our Medical Director.

Marc Kerner MD, FACS

is Double Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

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FAVORITE NURSING SCHOOL & FAVORITE CAREER COLLEGE

AMERICAN CAREER COLLEGE – LOS ANGELES CAMPUS 4021 Rosewood Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004 (323) 668-7555 www.americancareercollege.edu www.facebook.com/AmericanCareerCollege www.instagram.com/americancareercollege www.youtube.com/user/AmericanCareerInfo

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merican Career College would like to thank the LA community for selecting ACC-Los Angeles as the “2021 Favorite Nursing School and Favorite Career College!”* For 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 Assistant, 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 American Red Cross, Cedar Sinai, CVS, and St. Joseph Hospital. And 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 for those who qualify! To learn more, check out our website at americancareercollege.edu. *Voted Favorite Nursing School and Favorite Career College in the 2021 Los Angeles Daily News Readers’ Choice Awards. **Programs vary by length and campus. ACC provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

FAVORITE USED CAR DEALER FAVORITE AUTO LOANS FAVORITE WORKPLACE

CAMACHO AUTO SALES “For 16 years I’ve seen our graduates use the training learned in our course as a stepping stone to becoming a hygienist or even a dentist. They truly are trained to become leaders in the dental field.”

Dr Kelly Smudde, Founder of the SCSDA

412 Auto Vista Drive Palmdale, CA 93551 (661) 940-3088 www.camachoauto.com email: sales@camachoauto.com Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. facebook: facebook.com/CamachoAuto

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amacho Auto Sales thanks the Readers of the Daily News for voting us one of your Favorite Used Car Dealers for the 8th Year in a Row! In 1980, Gus Camacho turned his dream into a reality by becoming the First Hispanic Car Dealership in Antelope Valley. His sons, Gus, Cesar and Joe, also caught the dream and followed in their father’s footsteps. With four locations in the Antelope Valley, Camacho Auto Sales looks to its past with pride and visualizes the future with passion. Involved in the communities we serve, with great pride in the cars we buy and sell. Visit www.camachoauto.com

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Are you thinking about selling your home? Rosemary can give you advice on improvements that will highlight your home’s strengths, downplay its weaknesses and appeal to the greatest possible pool of prospective buyers. Although the structure itself is often the deciding factor, many steps must be taken to enhance your home’s features and increase the likelihood of it selling faster. Innately understanding the finer points of caring for clients with high net worth, and even higher expectations, Rosemary utilizes multimedia print and digital internet advertising to masterfully unite sellers of the finest homes in Ventura County with quality buyers from across the globe.

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Affiliated real estate agents are independent contractor sales associates, not employees. ©2021 Coldwell Banker. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker logos are trademarks of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. The Coldwell Banker® System is comprised of company owned offices which are owned by a subsidiary of Realogy Brokerage Group LLC and franchised offices which are independently owned and operated. The Coldwell Banker System fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act.

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