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SEPTEMBER 08, 2011– SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT

READERS CHOICE AWARDS

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Readers weigh in on Peninsula favorites If there is a masterful blueprint in San Diego for the business model that really works, you’ll find it on the Peninsula. Merchants here know their products and they really understand the needs and wants of their customers. Peninsula business owners also “get it” when it comes to quality customer service, and they strive hard to serve up the finest selections of retail products and to provide the most honest, cost-effective services your hard-earned money can buy. So when we asked readers to pick the “best of” in the retail and services industries around Point Loma and Ocean Beach, residents were more than a little eager to reward their favorite merchants with a big vote of confidence. And who would know better than the folks who stroll the streets of our sun-drenched business districts every day, or the neighbors who depend on essential or whimsical services just walking distance or a short bike ride away? For local business owners, it’s all about building customer loyalty. For customers, it’s all about trust and being treated right — and with respect. Here, in The Peninsula Beacon Readers Choice Awards 2011, you’ll find the results of paper and online balloting covering the gamut of

retail and service businesses in Point Loma and Ocean Beach. The ballot results paint a stellar canvas of services and a host of health and beauty options that contribute to well-being and a sense of selfbetterment. From the compassionate, caring dentist you entrust with that excruciating tooth pain to the outlet where you can scoop up the hottest, sexiest new skirt or high-heeled shoes — even the business that tends to your personal errands and annoying little details of everyday life you simply don’t have time to get to with your busy schedule — readers weighed in on the best of the best in our vibrant slice of America’s Finest City. The awards spilling over the following pages recognize the people and places that make our unique beach communities what they are. The nominees and winners were chosen by our loyal readership, which we value so highly. Take a look inside at this year’s Peninsula Beacon Readers Choice Awards — a true insider’s judgment of the merchants and service providers who are the backbone of the Peninsula’s exceptional business community. Kevin McKay, editor The Peninsula Beacon


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READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2011

RETAIL / SHOPPING Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Newport Ave. Antique Center / Newports Ave. Antiques . . .Karen's Consignment . . . . . . . . . . . .Southern Accents Apparel (Children’s) . . . . . . . . . . . .Target . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Point Loma Outfitting . . . . . . . . . . . .Only Kidding Apparel (Men’s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .South Coast Surf Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Point Loma Outfitting . . . . . . . . . . . .Sports Chalet Apparel (Women’s) . . . . . . . . . . . .Dreamgirls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Closet / Miss Match (tie) . . . . . .Lola Luna Auto Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Midway Auto Sales - CARZ . . . . . . . . . . . . .Time Auto Group Automotive Parts/Supplies . . . . . .Auto Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .O’Reilly’s Auto Parts Beads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Black Bead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mozana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gem & Bead Mall Best Place to Buy Jeans . . . . . . . . .Dreamgirls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Closet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alice Alfreda Resale Boutique Bicycle Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bernie's Bicycle Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OB Bike & Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Performance Bike Book Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Book Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2 Thrills Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Verizon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AT&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .T Mobile Convenience Store . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Village Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OB Quick Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stars & Stripes Discount Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Super Max . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2 Thrills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TJ Maxx Dive Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spear Shack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dive California Eyewear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Newport Avenue Optometry . . . . . . . . . . . .Designer Style Sunglasses . . . . . . . .Arena Eyeworks Fashion accessories . . . . . . . . . . . .The Closet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dream Girls/Ivy’s Boutique (tie) . . . .Noon Designs Floor Covering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cole's Carpeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bell Tile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alexanders Furniture Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Karen's Consignment Gallery . . . . . . . . . . .Belle Maison Seacoast Interiors . . . .Mallory’s Grocery Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OB Peoples Food Co-Op . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stump's Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Apple Tree Grocery Store (Chain) . . . . . . . . . . .Vons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fresh & Easy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trader Joe’s Grocery Store (Specialty) . . . . . . . .The Olive Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trader Joe’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barons Marketplace Hardware/Building Supplies . . . . .Ocean Beach Paint & Hardware . . . . . . . . . .ACE Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Home Depot Health Food/Nutritional . . . . . . . .OB Peoples Food Co-op . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Henry's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trader Joe's Hotel/Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OB Hotel / Inn at Sunset Cliffs (tie) . . . . . . .The Pearl Jewelry Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gary Gilmore Family Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . .Jacobs & Spadea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Noon Designs Nursery / Garden Shop . . . . . . . . .Walter Andersons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Coastal Sage Pet Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bone Appetite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pet Smart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pet Kingdom Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Point Loma-Shelter Island Drug . . . . . . . . .Rite Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Walgreens Resale Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Girls from the Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2 Thrills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Goodwill Scooter/Motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . .Point Loma Scooter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OB Auto Warehouse Shoe Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Famous Footwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lola Luna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Miss Match Smoke Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stuff 2 Puff Skate Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OB Surf & Skate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pride Surf & Skate Sporting Goods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sports Chalet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .South Coast Surf Shop . . . . . . . . . . .Second Chance Sports Surf Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .South Coast Surf Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OB Surf & Skate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Green Room Swimsuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Molly B. Bikinis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Raindrops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .South Coast Surf Shop Watch Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ipanema

SERVICES Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eric Blackhall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Always Accurate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bob Baker Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dover Heating & Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . .Central Plumbing, Heating & Aor . . .Casablanca Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alice’s Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tiffany’s Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . .Minh Alterations Architect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hanna Gabriel Wells Attorney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Virginia Weber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jerry Cluff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Paul Trusso Auto Body Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OB Auto Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hawley Auto Body Auto Detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Detail in Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OB Auto Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Genie Car Wash Auto Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ebers St. Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OB Tire / Sunset Garage (tie) . . . . . .Ozzies Auto Repair Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .San Diego Trust Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AmericanWest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Union Bank Car Wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Midway Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Genie Car Wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OB Suds Carpet Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fitzgerald Carpet Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ecoclean Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim Tucker Childcare/Daycare . . . . . . . . . . . . .Saint Charles Borromeo Academy . . . . . . . .Westminster Presbyterian Preschool Merry Go Round Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ecoclean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Merry Maids Computer Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Computer Guy Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Overboard Contractor/Construction . . . . . . . .Victor Lund Gen. Contractor . . . . . . . . . . . .Carrion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .James Lutz Dog Grooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Satin Scissors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hair of the Dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Preferred by Pets Dog Wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dog Beach Dog Wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hair of the Dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .World Famous Dog Wash Dry Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Embassy Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Las Brisas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stephans Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ZED Electric, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PL Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Correia Financial Planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ron Cota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Edward Jones - John J McKean - Kali Mistry - Brain V Schrock Florist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Flowers of Point Loma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Point Loma Village Florist . . . . . . . . .San Diego Bay Flower Company Framing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Baker, Picture Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cabrillo Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aaron Brothers Gardening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Occidental Landscape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Coastal Sage Handyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dennis Galt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ted Thurber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Colpo Insurance Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Matt Kalla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frank Perry Interior Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Suzi Gregg Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Belle Maison Seacoast Interiors Landscape / Gardening . . . . . . . . .Coastal Sage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Occidental Landscae . . . . . . . . . . . . .Point Loma Landscape Locksmith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PL Locksmith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Industrial Lock & Safe Mortgage Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark Chrisman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark Nokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Anthony Madruga Painter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brad Stoner Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Baylors Brush Personal Chef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Surfside Cuisine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Anne-Marie Coulon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Doyle Catering Pet Hospital/Vet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cabrillo Pet Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sunset Animal Hospital . . . . . . . . . .VCA Point Loma Pet Sitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wizard of Paws Photographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Doc White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shugrue Photography . . . . . . . . . . . .Old Town Photography Plumber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dover Heating & Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ski Plikaytis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Roland Harmon Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Poastal Annex Shelter Island . . . . . . . . . . . .James Gang Roofing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Smith Roofing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eberhart/Benton Roofing . . . . . . . . .AAA Roofing Shipping/Packaging . . . . . . . . . . .Ocean Beach Business Center . . . . . . . . . . .Shelter Island Postal Annex . . . . . . .Mail Boex Etc. (Rosecrans) Tree Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Occidental Landscape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlas Tree Service Upholstry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ocean Beach Boat & Auto Upholstry Web Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SwissIt Web Windows/Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Advance Mirrior & Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Doors Etc.

RETAIL / SHOPPING ANTIQUES

Newport Avenue Antiques Center One local bought her dad a carshaped bottle of cologne here — and that was the end of it. She was forever in love with the store and its outré selection of whimsical items, like switchblade combs and prints of old pinup girls. If you’re looking for that next family heirloom, the store has its serious side, too. And with over 1,800 square feet of quality antiques and collectibles, you’re sure to find that special treasure — big or small. Newport Avenue Antiques Center 4864 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 222-8686

Newport Avenue Antiques You’ll find a range of items you may never have considered in the antique family before, like signage and lighting fixtures. The stained-glass lights are interesting without exception, and the light bar in the shape of a set of antlers will probably get your attention first. If you’re just in the market for furniture, no question is out of bounds. You, and your prospective purchase, are in the best of hands. Newport Avenue Antiques 4836 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 224-1994

APPAREL (childrens)

Target You already know Target for its cool bargains on electronics, home items and school supplies. But especially if you have a family, some of the store’s best values might well be passing you by. We’re talking kid apparel here — the trendy essentials you need to keep your child in tiptop sartorial shape. Outerwear, shoes, accessories: they’re all here,

usually smack in the middle of the big people’s stuff. Target 3245 Sports Arena Blvd., Point Loma (619) 223-2491 www.target.com

APPAREL (Men’s)

South Coast Surf Shop Do you know what a quad surfboard fin is? Neither do we. We also don’t know the difference between a tailpad and a knee leash. That’s all surfer talk, and we’re just lowly newspeople kind of along for the ride. The peeps at South Coast can answer your questions better than we can, and they’d be happy to sell you those items too, presuming their answers are satisfactory, which they are. South Coast Surf Shop 5023 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 223-7017

APPAREL (women’s)

Dream Girls Nestled in the heart of Ocean Beach at the west end of Newport Ave., Dreamgirls is a quaint and attractive woman's clothing store and boutique. The owner, Bridget McGirr, is passionate about what she does. She has a hands-on staff that reflects her enthusiasm. Bridget and her team are excited to serve whoever walks through the door whether they are a frequent customer or just passing through. They take pride in helping unravel the personality of each customer in order to find what suits the individual best. Dream Girls Clothing 5054 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 223-4836

AUTO SALES

Midway Auto Sales/CARZ You may remember them as the former owner of Ocean Beach Cars from 1993-1999 and Beach Auto Sales 1999-2004. Relaxed environment to shop for a car with no pres-

HEALTH, BEAUTY & FITNESS Acupuncture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Acu Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Remember to Breathe . . . . . . . . . . .OB Acupuncture Alternative/Holistic Health . . . . . .Helen Hong Hu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Integrative Health Aromatherapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Haute Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hidden Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sanctuary Chiropractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Elevated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Wong (Greater Life Chiropractic) . . . . .Hummel Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Belleza Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hidden Spa / Details Salon (tie) . . . . .Mint Spa Dentist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Michele Yamada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. De Rosier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McMahon Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Ned Chambers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Cava Esthetician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Grace Souza (Belleza Salon & Spa) . . . . . . . . . . .Sharon McEfee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tiffany (Hidden Spa) Hair Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bellezza Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Details/ The Electric Chair (tie) . . . . .Notorious for Hair Herb Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Happy Healthy High Horny Herbs . . . . . . . .Mozana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .In Harmony Health Club/Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Peninsula YMCA / F-Max Fitness (tie) . . . . .Progressive Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bar Method Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .US Karate Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .USA Freestyle Karate . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stronghold Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pam Ray Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trendsetters (Jodette Virissimo) . . . .The Hidden Spa Nails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OB Nails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nails by Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Belleza Salon Optometrist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Eli-Ben Moshe (Newport Optometry) . . . .Dr. Goldsmid (Arena Eye works) Personal Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nicole Grevelis (F-Max Fitness) . . . . . . . . . . . .Marcos De Marco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brad Gamson (Progressive Fitness) Piercing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Apogee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OB Tattoo & Body Piercing Pilates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chakra Pilates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Progressive Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fuerza Stylist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Anna Bier-Camacho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jennifer Congernaum (Notorious Salon) . .Mai Blossom / Yvette (Chameleon) (tie) Tanning Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hollywood Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tan 4 Less Tattoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ace Tatoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Seth’s Chop Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Propaganda Weight Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Progressive Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Curves Point Loma Yoga Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OB Namaste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chakra Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Core Yoga

Newport Avenue runs through the heart of Ocean Beach’s shopping district. You’ll find one-of-a-kind shops, services and restaurants all with a flair that is unique to Ocean Beach.


READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2011 sure. Buy, sell and trade used cars, trucks and vans. 25+ cars under $4,990. Midway Auto Sales/CARZ 3196 Midway Dr, San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 225-0807 · SanDiegoCarz.com

AUTOMOTIVE PARTS & SUPPLIES

Auto Zone This tiny little franchise is one of two businesses in a Cable Street strip mall, but it packs a wallop in terms of price, selection and convenience to the Ocean Beach community. Everything from aftermarket parts to decorative accessories is here, and there’s even a friendly face behind the counter to give you change for the laundromat next door. Just ask. But be nice, ’k? Auto Zone 1950 Cable St., Ocean Beach (619) 223-2397 www.autozone.com

BEST PLACE TO BUY JEANS

Dream Girls (see listing under Apparel (woman’s) BIKE SHOP

Bernie’s Bicycle Shop The shop is still named after Bernie, but owners Roger and Yasuko Lovett and their staff know everything from installing forks on your mountain bike to respoking a wheel. The locals say the prices are far and away the best, too, with ironclad guarantees on service. One guy says you’re a traitor if you don’t come to Bernie’s for your biking needs. That’s enough right there. Bernie’s Bicycle Shop 1911 Cable St., Ocean Beach (619) 224-7084

SEPTEMBER 08, 2011 THE PENINSULA BEACON

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BOOKSTORE

Bookstar The building that houses this Point Loma business is no stranger to visual media like books. It used to be a theater — which also means it’s huge inside. That translates into lots and lots and lots of product, the kind of volume and prices you’d find at the chains. It’s also just as accessible as the bigger stores, on Rosecrans Place just shy of Lytton Avenue near the I-5. Bookstar probably has what you’re looking for, and it’s only a hop and a skip away to boot. Bookstar 3150 Rosecrans Place, Point Loma (619) 225-0465

CELLULAR PHONE

Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G network. Verizon is also the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. with 85,000 employees and 89 million customers. But you don’t care about any of that stuff. In today’s interconnected world, you want a free phone at the very least. Verizon has just the plan for you, and probably the free phone to go with it. Verizon Wireless 3505 Sports Arena Blvd., Suite A, Point Loma (619) 523-4500 www.verizonwireless.com

DIVE SHOP

The Spear Shack Since opening in 2007 The Spear Shack is the first free diving retail shop in Ocean Beach providing tons of gear for free diving and spearfishing as well as kite boarding. Close to the water, customers can test and

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Owner Lynn Muhlenkord sparkles along with the plethora of beads in her shop.

Beads The Black Bead When you first enter this thriving little shop, you’ll probably get dizzy from the whirlwind of colors, shapes and strings. The shelves are overflowing; the walls are alive with patterns; trinkets hang above your head. Millions of beads surround you! Beaders and crafters come from literally all over the world to visit this well-known shop. From one-of-a-kind rare beads to handblown glass to Bali silver and Swarovski crystals, the Black Bead has somethig for everyone. 5003 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 222-2115 www.theblackbead.com

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Hardware Supplies 4 YEARS IN A ROW!

Your Local Independent Hardware Store for 90 Years!

Ocean Beach Paint & Hardware Problem Solvers Since 1919 4871 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach (619) 223-3083

Newport Avenue Optometry, Readers Choice gold medal winner for Optometrist & Eyewear, conveniently located on Newport Avenue. Dr. Ben-Moshe and staff provide full service eyecare with a large selection of designer frames to choose from to fit your budget.

demo equipment easily and Point Loma is one of the best places in San Diego for spearfishing. Owner, Mark, takes his customers and regulars out on his 18-footer to try new products and purchases. He also offers a retail line of kite boards. If you are interested in trying out kite boarding before committing to buying the equipment, Mark offers a 3hour intro lesson for only $100.00 including all of the equipment down at Dog Beach. The Spear Shack 1956 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Ocean Beach (619) 226-2406

DISCOUNT STORE

Super Max If 50-cent necklaces with cool little flowers aren’t your thing, you might like a self-tanning solution for less than a dollar. And we realize it might be a wee bit early, but you can find a fake Christmas tree here for about $3. You get the idea — and to boot, one local says the package comes with a hot stockboy who walks around with a lock of hair over one eye. That’s reason enough for the gals. Super Max 4991 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 221-2941

EYEWEAR

Newport Avenue Optometry No wonder one local thinks this is the best place in town for all things ocular. Not long ago, he’d had a metal fragment removed from his

eye here. Everything’s fine now, and the guy’s probably a customer for life. That means he gets to choose from scores of lenses and frames, furnished by a courteous and friendly staff — as nice as they come, emergency or not. Newport Avenue Optometry 4822 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 222-0559 www.newportavenueoptometry.com

FASHION ACCESSORIES

The Closet This boutique offers a variety of affordable women’s clothing and accessories. From purses to earrings, ladies can gatehr up hot fashio items without spending much money. The Ckoset carriet the latest tops, dresses and jackets. Typically known for its trendier items, it has wardrobe basics as well. Tanks, yoga pants and jeans are among its collection. Look for the latest jewelry and fall apparel inside the store. The Closet 4878 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 222-2999

FLOOR COVERING

Coles Carpet Coles Fine Flooring has been family owed and operated since 1947, and is currently headed by founder Hubert Coles´ sons George and Steve Coles. With a million square feet of products in stock, and an array of so many flooring options, Coles has some of the most complete and impressive showrooms in San Diego. The friendly staff at Coles are

with you every step of the way, acting as supportive advisors from the moment you contact them until long after your installation is done. Coles Fine Flooring 1170 W Morena Blvd., Linda Vista (619) 276-5140

FURNITURE STORE

Karen’s Consignment Gallery Karen’s Consignment Gallery can be described as “adictive”. With inventory arriving daily from homes throughout San Diego County it’s like a treasure hunt! Not only is Karen's Consignment Gallery known for offering name brand merchandise, but she also attracts many unusual estate items. You will find styles from quality antiques to high tech modern, from contemporary to traditional. Karen’s ConsignmentGallery 4051 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach (619) 225-8585 karensconsignmentgallery.com

GROCERY STORE (Chain)

Von’s Vons Stores' mission statement declares "We are determined to be your one-stop shopping experience for food and wine.” A primary focus is for Vons to be competitive with large discount wine retailers such as Trader Joe's, Price-Costco, while at the same time offering the convenience of shopping for companion foodstuffs. These days, you might also find a full-service pharmacy and


READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2011 adjacent to numerous restaurants, surf shops, the Pier and other commercial establishments. Ocean Beach Hotel 5080 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 223-7191 www.obhotel.com

NURSERY

Walter Andersen Nursery This Point Loma store is full of history. It was built in 1942 as the cafeteria for the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Plant (Convair), which was

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located across the street. For the last 30 years, the building has seen Walter Andersen Nursery grow and hold to the high standards of customer service, quality and selection that Walter Andersen Sr. started with in 1928. As back then, Andersen has the greatest selection of plant material in San Diego. Walter Andersen Nursery 3642 Enterprise St., Point Loma (619) 224-8271 www.walterandersen.com

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PET STORE

Bone Appetit Follow your dog’s nose to Bone Appetit Ocean Beach Pet Supply, where they carry a great selection of high-quality pet foods and supplies. Your pet will have a great time spending their allowance on any number of toys, treats, leashes, flea control or even ice cream made especially for pets. Can’t make it to the store? They will deliver locally to the Ocean Beach and Point Loma

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This is what you would expect a family owned neighborhood store to be like – and more. Locals love the friendly staff and appreciate the amazing selection of beer, wine and the well stocked shelves– everything you might need in a pinch. Really! Stop by and be amazed at the variety and selection. It’s clean and we love the old west facade complete with wooden sidewalks and balcony. The Village Store 1145 Rosecrans St, Point Loma 619-223-3181

bank inside these mega stores. Von’s 2495 Truxtun Rd., Liberty Station (619) 758-1725 3645 Midway Dr., Sports Arena (619) 222-6462

GROCERY (specialty)

Olive Tree Marketplace The Olive Tree award winning deli is open until 6 p.m., and that means you can get a fresh OB Special sandwich with everything on it all day! But there’s plenty else to catch the eye and palate — like one of the most extensive cheese collections in the city and the freshest produce in the history of the universe. Also, check out The Olive Tree’s new tasting room offering sample vintage wines and craft beers from around the world in a cozy, European-style environment with local artwork displayed around the room. And as you’re checking out, pick up a pie from Julian’s apple country. Heaven. Olive Tree Marketplace 4805 Narragansett Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 224-0443 www.olivetreemarket.com

HARDWARE/ BUILDING SUPPLIES

Ocean Beach Paint & Hardware Seems like these guys know more about paint and hardware than the people who invented them. They specialize in helping the local community. One cashier even had an answer for the best type of lighting against a certain obscure grain of tile; that alone almost qualifies her as an interior decorator. The answers to these and other pressing questions await within, not to mention an incredible range of supplies

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In appreciation for you do-it-yourselfers. Yep. This place knows what it’s doing. After all, they’ve specialized in helping locals with their hardware needs for over 90 years! Ocean Beach Paint & Hardware 4851 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 223-3083

HEALTH FOOD/NUTRITIONAL

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HOTEL/LODGING

Inn at Sunset Cliffs Wake up to ocean sounds and spectacular views at the remodeled Inn at Sunset Cliffs, You’ll enjoy the heated pool, ocean terrace views, Sunset Cliffs walks or nearby attractions such as SeaWorld and Cabrillo Point attractions. Only minutes from the airport and downtown plus the quaint setting and variety of amenities have made Inn at Sunset Cliffs a favorite one-of-a-kind hotel on the Pacific. Inn at Sunset Cliffs 1370 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, Ocean Beach (619) 222-7901 www.Innatsunsetcliffs.com

Ocean Beach Hotel While on vacation or traveling for business in San Diego, you will find Ocean Beach and the Ocean Beach Hotel the perfect place to stay on your visit. Located on the beach and close to all major attractions in San Diego our location makes it easy to enjoy everything our wonderful city has to offer and eliminates the need to plan for a trip to the beach. Snuggled between residential neighborhoods, the Ocean Beach Hotel is near the south end of the beach,

Inn at Sunset Cliffs 619.222.7901 • Toll free 866.786.2543 1370 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard• San Diego, CA 92107 www.innatsunsetcliffs.com


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Ocean Beach is one of the go-to places for antique shopping in San Diego. Newport Avenue Antique Center was a Reachers Choice for best antique center in Ocean Beach.

areas. Bone Appetit prides itself on outstanding customer service and supports the community by offering locally-made products. Come down to Bone Appetit for a free treat, where pets are always welcome. (Children must be on leashes.) Bone Appetit O.B. Pet Supply 4845 Newport Ave. (619) 226-6250 www.boneappetit-ob.com

PHARMACY

Point Loma Shelter Island Drug

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This drug store is a great neighborhood pharmacy and not at all a chain store. Whether you are on your way to the harbor or on your way home from work, this drug store stocks many helpful items for which the need may arise. The pharmacy has caring staffers, who are willing to assist you and offer their expertise. The storefront fits right into the unique and quiet ambiance of the La Playa neighborhood. Point Loma Shelter Island Drug 1105 Rosecrans St. (619) 223-8181

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Thanks for voting us 1st Place for Accounting Eric J. Blackhall, CPA/PFS Tax Prep. and Planning Accounting Services Financial Planning QuickBooks ProAdvisor Eric J. Blackhall, CPA/PFS 1050 Rosecrans Street, Ste 8 San Diego, CA 92106 Tel: 619-224-1711 www.ericblackhall.com

Girls from the Park Girls from the Park resale shop is back! The eclectic little shop recently reopened in Point Loma. The shop still only buys and sells quality name-brand clothing and accessories for women, girls and baby girls (True Religion, anything from Anthropologie, COACH and the like) Girls from the Park also has a

great selection of vintage clothing and purses. The Girls from the Park and OB HAVEN logo clothing line is also available. Girls from the Park thanks the wonderful community of OB/Point Loma for all of their support. We are so happy to be back. We missed you! Girls from the Park 3034 Canon St., Point Loma (619) 226-0043 www.girlsfromthepark.com

SCOOTER/MOTORCYLE SHOP

Point Loma Scooter A European-style boutique, this scooter shop creates a loyal customer base while maintaining a high level of service across the board. It’s difficult not to want a shiny, gasfriendly, wallet-friendlier scooter once you enter the showroom. They sell parts and accessories, in addition to a wide range of scooters for the well-seasoned riders or those newer to the sporty transportation. Full service and maintenance is also available. The business, though only open since 2008, works with several local nonprofits and hosts a firstSaturday-of-the-month ride. The owner, Eric Dutra, has been actively involved with all things scooter since 1985. Point Loma Scooter 3017 Cañon St. (619) 223-7246 www.plscooters.com

SHOE STORE

Famous Footwear Famous Footwear offers a great

selection of brand name shoes for the entire family. Watch for their great BOGO sales events. There is usually one for back-to-school. Famous Footwear knows shoes are more than just something you put on your feet. Wearing the right shoe helps you make the most of every day. Find brand name shoes at great values for women, men and kids. Great shoes at warehouse prices. Famous Footwear 3651 Midway Dr, Sports Arena (619) 223-2153 famousfootwear.com

SMOKE SHOP

The Black Ask anyone in Ocean Beach and they’ll know The Black. It’s a tradition. This store has been in the same location for more than 40 years! You may recognize their slogan, “out of the blue and into the black”. You’ll find everything you could possibly desire for smoking needs. They have a fun variety of unusual gift ideas. The Black 5017 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 222-5498

Ocean Beach Surf & Skate Shop And here you thought OB Surf and Skate only sold surfboards and skateboards. The fact of the matter is they do; but there’s so much more inside the package. Surf camps and clinics, adventure tours and kayaking lessons are also at your fingertips. Tell the peeps your passion, and they’ll orchestrate something for you accordingly. Ocean Beach Surf & Skate 4976 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 225-0674

SPORTING GOODS

Sport Chalet These outlets are huge, with lots and lots of stuff for all kinds of sports — some of which haven’t even been invented yet. What’s unique about the Point Loma shop is its accommodations for scuba-crazy San Diegans. It’s got a training facility that includes a big, fat pool. But you’ll find everything else here too, including gear for that cute little variation of ice hockey they play on Mars. Sport Chalet 3695 Midway Dr., Point Loma (619) 224-6777

SURF SHOP

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READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2011 SWIMWEAR

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Molly B. Bikinis

Eric J. Blackhall CPA 1110 Rosecrans St., Point Loma (619) 224-1711

Swimwear designed and made locally in Sunny San Diego.Each piece is inspired by the nostalgic beach lifestyle of classic California. Molly grew up on the beaches of Southern California. She had a passion from the start for the feel of dried saltwater in her messy ponytail and sand in her bikini. Molly is a surfer. Her dream of developing a bikini line that epitomized her true loves; the ocean, waves, surf culture and style of southern California became a reality with Molly B’s first bikini, and she hasn’t looked back since. Each suit handcrafted from this California Surfer Girl exemplifies a lifestyle. Fast realizing that she would never have to wear a wet suit as long as she had a bikini that held up against the tides fueled the fire to design the cutest suits with the best durability while integrating her ocean faith. Molly B. Bikinis 4966 Santa Monica Ave.,Ocean Beach (619) 301.2221 mollybbikinis.com

SERVICES

ACCOUNTING

Eric J Blackhall CPA For twenty years Eric has provided accounting and tax services to individuals and business in a variety of industries and backgrounds. His emphasis is on planning and guiding throughout the year rather than trying to plan retroactively just before tax day. This way strategies are tactically applied rather than dwelling on the ‘what ifs’ of missed oportunities. What makes him different is the deep personal relationships he establishes with both businesses and individual clients who can call any time without the fear that the meter

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AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING

Dover Plumbing & Heating Plumbing and heating stuff is a chore at least and, at best, an annoyance. After all, you bought your house — the largest investment you’ll ever make — so you could enjoy it, right? Let the peeps at Dover help. There’s lots to this labor-intensive kind of work, after all, and Dover is your best choice to take it on. Dover Plumbing & Heating 4007 W. Point Loma Blvd., Point Loma (619) 223-8832

ALTERATIONS

Alice’s Alterations Alice is known around the neighborhood for her talent as a tailor. Gain too much weight over the holidays? Lost weight this summer? No problem! Just take it to Alice! All her work is perfect and will fit like a dream. She works with her family and runs her little shop with professionalism. She takes cash or check only and you can pay when you drop-off or pick-up. Alice’s Alterations 1339 Rosecrans St., Point Loma (619) 224-1774

ARCHITECT

Hanna Gabriel Wells From civic to business to residential, this architectural firm will be able to assist you with any design need. In its new location on Bacon Street, the diverse team is still committed to a collaborative approach to your project. This firm believes in creating strong spatial relationships between

PLUMBING

Gary Gilmore Goldsmith Jewelers Trends in jewelry may come and go, but the one lasting belief that has guided this business since its opening in 1978 is its focus on quality of workmanship and materials. Gary Gilmore takes pride in designing custom jewelry, whether making a new piece of jewelry destined to become an heirloom or repairing an important piece already in your collection. Stop in and see their jewelry gallery and wonderful assortment of gift ideas, including hand-blown glass pieces by Correia. You’ll like what you see. Gary Gilmore Goldsmith 4857 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 225-1137 www.gggoldsmith@cox.net

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After tallying the votes & crunching all the numbers, ITS OFFICIAL! Thanks for voting us a Reader’s Choice for Accounting

• Year-round Tax Service • Notary Public • Bookkeeping & Payroll Stacey Thayer (619) 225-9571 4869 SANTA MONICA AVENUE, SUITE C SAN DIEGO, CA 92107

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TWO YEARS IN A ROW! We are proud to have been serving San Diego for 30 years!

Virginia L. Weber, Inc. “An Attorney Your Grandpa & Grandma Would Love!”

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DETAIL IN PROGRESS 619-701-1100

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3549 Carleton St., Point Loma (619) 701-1100

Hanna Gabriel Wells 1955 Bacon St. (619) 523-8485 www.architects-hgw.com/

AUTO BODY REPAIR

Ocean Beach Auto Body Got in a wreck or just sick of looking at all those door dings? Trustworthy and dependable, the guys here will get your vehicle looking back to itself in a short amount of time. From a smashed window to a crunched bumper, it’s nice to know there’s a shop in O.B. that gets the job done for less than the other guys. They keep car owners informed and aim for happy customers.

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Virginia boasts an AV peer review rating for her legal services — the highest peer review available from Martindale-Hubbel. With a professional legal resume dating back nearly 30 years, Weber has reached the height of professional excellence and is recognized for having the highest level of legal abilities. She specializes in probate, estate planning, living wills, power of attorney, business law, contracts, leases, adoptions, trust management and much more.

Ocean Beach Auto Body 4856 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach (619) 223-1232

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AUTO BODY DETAIL

Detail In Progress Prentice St. Clair has turned auto detailing into an art. For 15 years, he has perfected the practice of rejuvenating neglected vehicles and maintaining the value of new ones. With all of that experience, why would he name his business Detail In Progress? Well, Prentice is committed to finding new methods and better products to improve his detail service. Always on the cutting edge, he understands how hard it is in today’s world to part with your vehicle. For this reason, Prentice has a mobile service, where he can come to you at your home or office, make overnight appointments, or even have your car delivered back to you before you even notice its gone. Detail in Progress, Inc.

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Fitzgerald Carpet Cleaning Locally owned and operated, Steve Fitzgerald’s carpet cleaning company has been servicing client needs with fast, careful and considerate services throughout San Diego. Steve and family are deeply rooted to their community and enjoy giving back through volunteer work when they can. Fitzgerald Carpet Cleaning (619) 692-8000 (619) 518-1550 3812 Cannon St., Point Loma

CAR WASH

Midway Express This facility uses brand new automated state-of-the-art equipment packed with a hand cleaning crew that delivers a clean car quickly! Check out their wash and detailing packages. Fast, friendly and courteous staff, quality cleaning, fair prices. Midway Express 460 Midway Dr., Sports Arena (619) 223-1691 midwayexpresscarwash.com

CHILD CARE

Saint Charles Borromeo Academy Children are sure to succeed when they attend a preschool like Saint Charles Borromeo that is committed to the spiritual, intellectual, social and physical development of each child. Children are encouraged in a warm and positive manner. They learn important social and language skills that are essential to a lifetime of learning. Sensory, motor and perception skills and activities are taught by knowledgeable educators and caregivers. Saint Charles Borromeo Academy 2808 Cadiz St. (619) 758-0903

CLEANING

Ecoclean Services Too often, cleaning products contain ingredients that release poisons into the environment, spawning allergic reactions, breathing problems and many other effects that can be potentially harmful to humans and animals. The folks at Ecoclean use no such products, and they have vacuum filters that eliminate virtually all release of dust into the air. Ecoclean not only just cleaned your carpet; it made your whole house safer.

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Ebers Street Garage 2220 Ebers St., Ocean Beach (619) 222-4448 www.ebersstreetgarage.com

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Ebers Street Garage is a family owned business that has been providing quality car care in the Ocean Beach/ San Diego area since 1995. The quality ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians at Ebers Street Garage employ today's latest automotive technology and are euipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic cars. Situated on the corner of Ebers Street and Voltaire Street, it is easily accessed from Interstates 5 and 8.

adapt to ever-changing market conditions have enabled the organization to continue to generate strong results despite the many economic headwinds still plaguing local and state economies. They seem to be off to a very strong start in 2011.

619.224.2748 WWW.ZEDELECTRIC.COM

Computer Guy Services is a full-service computer repair shop and Internet cafe offering hardware and software repair, printing, virus/spyware removal, data recovery, networking and on-site services. You’re in luck! They service Windows PC's and Apple Macs and specialize in both laptop computer repair and desktop computer repair and service HP, Dell, Toshiba, Sony Vaio, Gateway, Compaq, Fujitsu, Acer, Lenovo, Apple and more. Their experts will let you know if it's worth it to repair your computer. In most cases, we


READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2011 will get your computer running as fast or even faster than it was when it was brand new. Skilled technicians and fast service guaranteed. Computer Guy Services 4870 Santa Monica Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 222-8324 compguyservices.com

CONTRACTOR

Victor Lund General Contactor Lund specializes in coastal renovations locally and throughout San Diego. However, he and his team of highly-skilled workers will take on any size task from small rooms to gentrification projects. Lund uses inhouse carpentry crews, which gives the company greater control over quality of work and scheduling. A member of the Point Loma community, Lund has 32 years of experience in the construction industry. Victor Lund General Contactor P.O. Box 7050, San Diego, CA, 92167 (619)224.1498

DOG GROOMING

Satin Scissors Locals love, love, love, the service Satin Scissors. The place is clean and super cute and the staff is very personable. Clients rave about the quality of service and how their pets enjoy the visit to the groomer! Satin Scissors 4314 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach (619) 224-2223 ·

DRY CLEANER

Embassy Dry Cleaners Clean, pressed clothing is the name of the game at this neighborhood dry cleaners. Each customer receives personal service from the family-owned and family-operated facility. You can even be lazy because it has a drive-up window. Fresh, clean clothes will keep you coming back every time. Embassy Dry Cleaners 4320 Voltaire St. (619) 223-6621

HANDYMAN

Dennis Gault D&T Household Services D & T Household Services began in 2008 when Dennis began working with a few local real estate management companies. His reputation grew as did his rapport between the real estate companies and their customers. His services range from overall housing repairs to an assortment of plumbing, detailed painting and light electrical work. D&T Household Services (619) 222-4086

ELECTRICIAN

ZED Electric Zed Electric has been serving the area continuously since 1995. They specialize in residential and commercial service work – repairs, modifications and maintenance for electrical systems of existing structures. Not only are they experts in caring for older homes but they can also work on newer homes and businesses too! With a fleet of fully stocked service trucks and a staff of experienced, state certified technicians, you can be confident Zed Electric will perform to your satisfaction. Zed Electric 2158 Catalina Blvd., Ocean Beach (619) 224-2748 www.zedelectric.com

FINANCIAL PLANNER

Ron Cota Reliance Financial Services

Ron Cota of Reliance Financial Services can help you align your financial choices with your values. Ron and staff will help you decide what is important to you and your family, and put your financial investments in congruence with those ideals. This office teaches as it helps you plan for the future. Retirement planning and trust services are all part of the this company’s repertoire. Reliance Financial Services 1350 Rosecrans #200, Point Loma (619) 223-1098 lpl.com

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FRAMING

John Baker Picture Frames Art frames and more art frames are the name of the game at this shop. While amazing ocean views aren’t far from the front door of John Baker, the best views will be when the custom framing of your artwork or photography is complete. On that day, you’ll take home your own masterpiece and not think twice about it. John Baker Picture Frames 4735 Point Loma Ave. (619) 223-5313

Flowers of Point Loma

GARDENING

Flowers of Point Loma has been proudly serving San Diego since 1985. A family owned and operated with one location serving the San Diego area. They are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Their customers are important, and their professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one.

Over 22 years of experience serving San Diego residents and businesses. Occidental creates outdoor living spaces that will compliment your family’s lifestyle. Their services include irrigation , lighting, drainage issues, ornamental pruning , water features, masonry work, arbors and so much more! If you can dream it up, they can make those dreams a reality.

Flowers of Point Loma 2170 Chatsworth Blvd., Point Loma (619) 223-5475 3161 www.flowersofpointloma.com

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Occidental Landscape Inc

Occidental Landscape Inc. 2775 Kurtz St., (619) 298-4450

Thanks for choosing us as the #1 Preschool on the Peninsula!

Come Celebrate Our 30th Anniversary! Sunday, Sept. 26 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. In Westminster Park

• Cake and Punch • Fun Arts and Crafts • Sports Jumper Exciting hands on learning program features: Creative dramatics, cooking, science, language arts and much more! (Licensed for 18 months through 6 years of age)

www.sdpreschool.com 3598 Talbot Street San Diego, CA 92106 619.224.7403 “Where learning is an adventure!”


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READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2011 INSURANCE AGENT

MORTGAGE BROKER

Matt Kalla Insurance Agency

Mark Chrisman West Coast Mortgage

State Farm started selling insurance about 87 years ago. Matt Kalla hasn’t been with the company quite that long, but he’s old enough to know how to help protect your family in the matter to which it’s accustomed. In recessionary times like these, Matt can be your best friend.

Mark has been a loan officer and real estate broker for nine years and joined West Coast Mortgage because they share the common mission of providing "Service With Integrity". He believes honesty and communication are the keys to finding the best product and the best deal for each customer. The business model at West Coast Mortgage allows loan officers to provide their clients with the best rates and pricing in the market without sacrificing customer service. A SDSU graduate and active member of the Ocean Beach Main Street Association as well as the Point Loma Breakfast Club.

State Farm Insurance 4148 Voltaire Ave. (619) 223-1629 www.mattkalla.com

LANDSCAPE/GARDENING

Coastal Sage Gardening

Dog Wash Dog Beach Dog Wash Just 2 blocks from Dog Beach, Dog Beach Dog Wash has been open since 1993 and is numero uno in the eye’s of local pet owners. This premier self-serve dog wash has lots of service and accessories and is open 7 days a week, 7 am - 9 pm. Not sure about bathing your own pet? They’ll be happy to do it for you. There are several tubs available, so you don’t need to wait often. Shampoo and towels are included in the fee. When the bath is done, you dry off, give the dog a treat and you're good to go. This is a must stop after a long day at the beach. Dog Beach Dog Wash 4933 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach (619) 523-1700 www.dogwash.com

Coastal Sage is more than a gardening center. It’s a highly responsible steward of our global village. It specializes in drought-tolerant and native landscapes and is experienced in the creation of all garden environments. Custom design, installation, maintenance, irrigation, repair, labor, consultation, the works — It’s all here. They even offer language instruction and a botany class for kids. Cool, huh? Coastal Sage Gardening 3685 Voltaire St., Point Loma (619) 223-5229 www.coastalsage.s5.com

LOCKSMITH

Point Loma Locksmith When you need fast and reliable service, call the pros at Point Loma Locksmith. They can help with lock replacement, lock installation, lock repair, change or upgrade, mailbox re-key, master rekey, transponder or ignition key replacement, emergency, house or car lockout. Point Loma Locksmith 2805 Emerson St., Point Loma (619) 202-4816

West Coast Mortgage 858-693-8980 mark@westcoastmortgage.biz

PAINTER

Brad Stoner Painting Committed to getting the job done right, Brad Stoner Painting is dependable, on time and the quality of the work will make you glad you chose this team. Pride in your home is the No. 1 reason to call the top guy for job. The 20-year-old company will leave you amazed with the results. Commercial and residential painitng estimates can be obtained by contacting them directly. Brad Stoner Painting (619) 262-9222 www.bradstonerpainting

PET HOSPITAL/VET

Cabrillo Pet Hospital You will feel confident taking Fido to this well-trained staff. Ocean Beach and Point Loma are pet-friendly all around and this veterinarian is no exception. Caring and compassion-

ate, the doctors here will be sure to take good care of your pooch, cat, bird or any other animal you have. They do everything from diagnostic exams to dentistry to emergency care. They all also offer boarding, a pharmacy and dietary counseling for your pet. Cabrillo Pet Hospital 4138 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach (619) 225-968 www.cabrillopethospital.com

PET SITTING

Wizard of Paws Wizard of Paws offers central San Diego reliable, quality pet sitting services. They’re here for all situations and all of your pets' needs, including those times when you're not home for mid-day walks, traveling, on vacations or businesse trips or just working late. Serving San Diego since 2004, Wizard of Paws provides award-winning professional inhome pet sitting, along with many other services at reasonable rates. They provide free in-home consultation and quote and available nights, weekends, and holidays for all of your pets' needs. Wizard of Paws 619) 212-3705 www.wizardofpawspets.com

PHOTOGRAPHER

Doc White Ocean Magic Photography Ocean Magic Photography began with Doc’s life-long passion of scuba diving and photography. Working with his wife Ceci, they specialize in photography of marine mammals, including whales, pinnipeds and polar bears. He has provided support and expertise for many television shows and documentaries including NBC’s “Ocean Quet’, “Wild

To all of my clients and friends in Ocean Beach & Point Loma,

 THANK YOU 

For voting me your #1 Mortgage Agent on the Peninsula

We appreciate your trust and support. Mark, Alex, Duke and Baby Chrisman (I know it’s hard to tell, but Alex is the pregnant one, not me!)

Mark Chrisman

Direct: 619-795-6517 mark@markchrisman.com www.markchrisman.com


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JAMESGANGPRINTING.COM Serving the Peninsula Since 1976 THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

We’re proud to be a Reader’s Choice for Printer!

25% OFF ANY 1 ITEM OR

FREE SET-UP

on 1 color screen print order (min. 12 shirts) Coupon offer expires 10-31-11

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Upholstery Ocean Beach Boat & Auto Upholstery Ocean Beach Upholstery has a long history in Ocean Beach. Established in 1947 on Newport Avenue and eventually relocated to their current location on Voltaire. Ocean Beach Boat and Auto Upholstery continued in it's growth, expanding it's clientele and number of employees to handle the workload. Like most successful businesses OB Upholstery has always been as committed to the growth of it's employees as it has been to it's customer base. By providing a team environment and the support to meet the challenges OB has developed a crew of top notch craftsmen that is second to none. Dave Skoglund bought the business in 2003 and continues to provide the customers with the outstanding level of quality and service they have come to know and expect over the years from OB Upholstery.

Do-It-Yourself Service and Accessories

Thank You For Voting Us Your #1 DOG WASH

Ocean Beach Boat & Auto Upholstery 4838 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach (619) 223-9797

Kingdom”, “Sea Trek”, “National Geographic” just to mention a few. His blue whate inmage has been judged on of the best 25 underwater images ever taken. Doc donates his time and images in support of envi-

Dog Beach Dog Wash

ronmental groups and causes that protect the world’s oceans.

PLUMBER

Dover Plumbing & Heating

4933 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107

Ocean Magic Photography (619) 225-0858 www.oceanmagicphotography.com

(see listing under Air Conditioning & Heating)

619-523-1700 www.dogwash.com Open 7am to 9pm, 7 days a week

EMBASSY DRY CLEANERS

Quality & Convenience for Over 60 Years!

Thanks for choosing us your #1 Dry Cleaners 2 Years in a Row! We’re proud to be voted a Reader’s Choice for Tree Service

DRIVE THRU SERVICE

THANK YOU!

for helping our business Grow… Our Roots are still in the Peninsula Steve & Shan Jacobs

(619) 223-6621

It’s been our pleasure!

4320 Voltaire Street - San Diego, CA 92107

(619) 463-1707 • Fax (619) 463-1961 • 9032 Olive Dr. • Spring Valley, CA 91977 • Lic # 593660


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READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2011 about how you can benefit from acupuncture therapy. Acu Sport Health Center 1804 Cable St., Ocean Beach (619) 243.5109 www.acusporthealth.com

ALTERNATIVE HOLISTIC HEALTH

Helen Hong Hu

Piercing

Apogee Body Piercing With the growth of the body-modification industry, it seems everybody offers body piercing. Well, Apogee is purely a piercing studio that views its profession as an art form. As piercing specialists, the staff is focused on providing patrons with the experience and information to make an educated decision on how to change their bodies. Apogee Body Piercing 4944-B Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 223-1771 www.apogeepiercing.com

PRINTER

Postal Annex Shelter Island Your neighborhood business service center, Postal Annex offers many needed services under one roof. Services include shipping with your choice of carriers, private mailbox rental for keeping your home private and secure, copy services, notary public services, office supplies and much more. In addition, they offer packaging supplies to carefully pack items as if they were our very own, fax service, postage stamps, greeting cards, gift items and more. It’s like having your own personal assistant! Postal Annex 2907 Shelter Island Dr., Point Loma (619) 222-1664

ROOFING

Smith Roofing

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Quality and integrity has made Smith Roofing number one in roofing! They’ve been providing outstanding workmanship and upgraded materials to clients for more than 14 years. Best roofs, best price honesty and integrity has earned them a reputation they can be proud of. They will always exceede your expectations. Smith Roofing 4211 Whittier St., Point Loma (619) 224-7663

SHIPPING/PACKING

Ocean Beach Business Center (formerly Saffran Packaging and Shipping) The staff at OB Business Center will take great care of your priceless finds; fragile antiques, delicate artwork or bulky collectibles... it’s all good! This laid-back family business features a built-in printe center, complete with wi-fi, copy and fax services – even a Notary Public. If you need to take care of business while away from your home or office, don’t stress, you can get it done there. Ocean Beach Business Center 4876 Santa Monica Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 222-4876 www.saffranpackaging.com

PET HOSPITAL

PET CARE CENTER

Surgery • Medicine • Dentistry Radiology • Oncology • Dermatology Ophthamology

Luxury Boarding Day Care Play Center Pet Food & Supplies

TREE SERVICE

Occidental Landscape Inc (see listing under Gardening)

Proudly Endorsed by the American Animal Hospital Association 4138 Voltaire St., San Diego, CA 92107 TEL: 619.225.9684 FAX: 619.225.0132 www.CabrilloPetHospital.com

WATCH REPAIR

Ipanema Watch & Jewelry Time after time customers comment

Dr. Helen Hu originally from Beijing China, has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since the age of 12. A Cardiologist and practitioner of integrated Medicine for nine years before immigrating to the United States. Dr. Hu currently directs and manages a successful TCM practice in San Diego. She lectures locally on Acupuncture and the benefits of combining Eastern and Western styles of Medicine Dr. Hu has been practicing Tai Ji and Qi Gong over 25 years. Dr. Hu teaches these ancient Chinese arts Saturday mornings on Shelter Island in San Diego as a gift to the community and to help promote well being and longevity. All are welcome! Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic 1267 Rosecrans Street, Suite C (619) 226-6506 www.wellness.com

on how informative and professional the owner of Ipanema, Mr. Volpato, is. He will take the time to explain your options and do the small repair right on the spot! No waiting two weeks. The prices are also very reasonable. From a simple fix to complex repairs you know what is going to be done along with the cost which prevents any surprises when he's finished. His prices are very fair too. You will definitly be in good hands ! Ipanema Watch & Jewelry 1168 Rosecrans St., Point Loma (619) 226-1615

WEB DESIGN

SwissITweb.com Born and educated in Switzerland, SwissITweb was established to allow Claudia Bertelli to pursue her interests in graphics, systems administration and web development. Claudia enjoys the freedom to work directly with clients to better express their business ideas and services. SwissITweb.com 4836 Orchard Ave., Ocean Beach (858) 201-9440 www.SwissITweb.com

WINDOWS & DOORS

Advanced Mirror & Glass Same day estimates, fast friendly service, quality workmanship. They will repair or replace windows and mirrors. This family-owned business does the work themselves so you know the prices are reasonable and competitive. Isn’t it refreshing to do business with good, decent, hardworking people. Advanced Mirro & Glass 2183 Bacon St., Ocean Beach (619) 222-4499

HEALTH, FITNESS & BEAUTY SERVICES ACUPUNCTURE

Acu Sport Health Center Acupuncture offers more than just stress relief as the name suggests. The traditional Chinese health solution provides an alternative to drugs or surgery to treat and prevent a variety of physical, emotional, and neurological ailments. Nicole Stone, the health center’s licensed acupuncturist, helps patients with issues ranging from irregular menstrual cycles to allergies to infertility. Call for a free 40-minute initial consultation with Stone and find out more

AROMATHERAPY

Haute Spa & Salon Nestled in the quaint, intimate area at Shelter Island with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean is where you will find Haute Spa and Salon. Providing an upscale atmosphere for the ultimate spa experience, Haute Spa and Salon is ready to sweep you away into deep relaxation and rejuvenation. Relax, their outstanding team of professionals will provide excellent services and a personal experience that is second to none. Haute Spa & Salon 2907 Shelter Island Dr., Point Loma (619) 223-4247

CHIROPRACTOR

Elevated Chiropractic Elevated Chiropractic provides chiropractic treatments, sports medicine care, exercise rehabilitation and health information for those ranging from elite athletes to weekend warriors to couch potatoes. Dysfunctions of the spine can cause pain, lack of mobility and decreased function which can negatively affect your day-to-day life. Alicia Oswald, DC, CCSP, CSCS can expertly diagnose and provide safe, effective treatments for any type of injuries such as low back and neck pain, herniated discs, sciatica, knee and hip discomfort, headaches, plantar fasciitis and much more. Elevated Chiropractic 3156 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway (858) 888-5775 www.elevatedchiropractic.com

DAY SPA

Belleza Salon & Spa Your appearance is Bellezza’s highest priority. The Ocean Beach hair salon offers a full menu of services, including coloring, cuts,and styles for any type of hair. The hair-care professionals treat each client as an individual with his or her own unique set of needs and desires. Appointments are scheduled according to each professional’s area of expertise, so you are sure to have a hair-care specialist that fits your specific needs. A professional stylists will also help you select the best hair care products for your lifestyle, assuring that you are satisfied with your look long after you walk out of their door. Belleza Salon & Spa 4318 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach (619) 990-2078


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READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2011 DENTIST

Michele Yamada, DDS Dr. Yamada and the team at Ocean Dental Care provide the most up-todate dental techniques while using a caring, understanding approach in a peaceful environment. Imparting the ideals of fun, friendship and teamwork to patients is also of the utmost importance. New patients are always invited to discover the wonderful treatment options offered. Michele Yamada, DDS 1802 Cable St., Ocean Beach (619) 223-3423 www.oceanbeachdental.com

attested to the many continuing education classes that she attends. Grace uses only the highest quality products from well-known Dermalogica for her facial services. Grace has hours 6 days a week and is located in two Salons to better serve her clientele. So if you have been wanting to repair some of the damage done by the summer sun or just be pampered Grace will be able to guide you in all your skincare needs. 619-549-4222. Belleza Salon & Spa 4318 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach (619) 990-2078

HAIR SALON

DOCTOR

Dr. Ned Chambers

Bellezza Spa

No more waiting for hours in the waiting room to see a doctor! Dr. Chambers, a Point Loma native, makes sure that patients are treated promptly and professionally at Shelter Island Medical Group. Dr. Chambers and his highly-trained staff at the general and family practice in Point Loma make going in for an annual checkup a breeze. The office staff is friendly as soon as you walk in the door, and Dr. Chambers really listens to his patients’ concerns. Make Dr. Chambers your primary care physician, and you will be in and out in no time!

(see listing under Day Spa)

Shelter Island Medical Group 1370 Rosecrans St., #B, Point Loma (619) 223-2668

ESTHETICIAN

Grace Sonya Bellezza Salon & Spa Touched by Grace owner, Grace Sousa has been providing the Point Loma/Ocean Beach community with her unique talents for over a decade. Grace has extensive knowledge of the skincare needs of her clients, as

HEALTH CLUB/GYM

Peninsula Family YMCA YMCAs throughout the county are committed to improving the quality of people’s lives and helping them realize their true potential in spirit, mind, and body, and Peninsula Family Y is no exception. The neighborhood venue offers aquatics, fitness and youth programs and is committed to strengthening relationships between children and parents through its upcoming Y Adventure Guides program. The Peninsula Family YMCA recognizes the beauty, diversity and interdependence of all forms of life and helps the human family develop to its full potential in the process. Peninsula Family YMCA 4390 Valeta St., Point Loma (619) 226-8888 www.peninsula.ymca.org

F-Max Fitness A personal training and fitness studio specializing in muscle building

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and weight loss. Enjoy a fully equipped gym with gravity training systems, ride and glide classes group or individual programs plus a certified nutritional specialist on-site. And if that isn’t enough there is a full Schedule of yoga classes and workshops. Plus did we mention free use of cardio equipment for all you dedicated clients. F-Max Fitnes 1065 Rosecrans St., Point Loma (619) 223-3100 www.f-maxfitness.com

MARTIAL ARTS

US Karate Academy On 18 June 2007, the United States Karate Academy San Diego opened its doors to the community of Point Loma. Word spread and the school began to grow rapidly, topping out at approximately 170 students at the two-year anniversary mark in June 2009. This outstanding growth was due to the right blend of quality instruction, business prowess and community leadership.Throughout its time in business, USKA has undeniably left its mark in the San Diego community. Owner, Sal Convento, is a third degree black belt and the chief instructor of the United States Karate Academy. He has over twenty-four years of martial arts experience and is a highlyrespected World Champion. United States Karate Academy 2590 Truxtun Rd., Ste 200 Point Loma, Liberty Station (619) 342-5548 www.uskasandiego.com

MASSAGE

Pam Ray Massage Pam Ray Massage 4174 Voltaire, Ocean Beach (619) 221-0021

Thank You for voting us a Readers Choice for Florist.

You'll find all kinds of healthy foods at OB Peoples Co-op,winner of the gold medal for Health Food/Nutritional. For a healthier You!

GROCERY STORE (local) Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market

OB’s resident food co-op is a member-owned vegetarian market that’s been around since 1971. It offers an extensive selection of organic produce, grocery, dairy and bulk foods and herbs, as well as vitamins and homeopathics, cruelty-free bodycare items and aromatherapy products. There’s a full-service sit-down deli featuring a delicious selection of home-style vegetarian and vegan entrees, salads, sandwiches, freshly prepared baked goods, desserts and more (like live music). Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market 4765 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach (oddly enough) (619) 224-1387 www.obpeoplesfood.coop

ROBIN MCKINNEY 4783 NARRAGANSETT AVE. SAN DIEGO, CA 92107

619-223-3080 THANK YOU Loyal Friends for Trusting Me to Care for Your Furry Family Members Since 1992

YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! We Specialize in Weddings from intimate gathering to the extraordinary and everything in between

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224-ROOF 272-ROOF

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We’re proud to be on top! Thank for voting us the Best. Scott Smith, has been proudly serving the beach communities since 1979.

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Flowers of Point Loma Specializing in Flower Leis & Tropicals

Weddings & Special Events

Thanks For Voting For Us The #1 Readers Choice For Florist stop in and “smell the roses & orchids” (& all the other flowers)

Bring in this ad for

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2170 Chatsworth Blvd. 619-223-3161 • 800-989-3161 Serving San Diego Since 1997

Happy Herb co-owners Duane and Amanda Costea with son Dylan cut the ribbon for their new location on Newport Ave. in Ocean Beach.

Herb Shop Happy Healthy High Horny Herbs This unique business idea started in Australia 10 years ago. The founder, Ray Thorpe, who now has a successful franchise business with 25 shops in Australia and a growing number in the US, was inspired to educate the public about the wonderful benefits of herbs for health, well being and recreation. Their shop provide a variety of interesting products such as herbal teas for well being, energy herbs, natural libido-enhancers. They are dedicated to servinbg the local community.

Thanks OB & P oint Loma!

We’re Happy to be voted the BEST Herb Shop! Herbs for health, happiness, horniness, energy and wellbeing

READERS CHOICE AWARDS

Happy Healthy High Horny Herbs 4958 Newport Av., Ocean Beach (619) 223-6050 www.happyhighherbs.com

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OB Nails Friendly service and great prices has earned OB Nails a name for itself. Manicures, pedicures – youll find the latest trends. OB Nails 4796 Niagara Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 224-7047

OPTOMETRIST

Eli Ben-Moshe, OD Dr. Ben Moshe works out of New-

port Avenue Optometry, which has been serving Ocean Beach for 50 years. The office’s remodel showcases more than 1,000 frames and sunglasses from a wide variety of designers and welcomes outside prescriptions. It carries a complete line of specialty contact lenses. You can even make online appointments. Eli Ben-Moshe, OD 4822 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 222-0559 www.newportavenueoptometry.com

THANK YOU FOR VOTING Peninsula Family YMCA as the #1 Family Healthy Lifestyle Center 2009,2010,2011

NEW fully equipped health & fitness center and group exercise classes for everyone.

Peninsula Family YMCA Thank you for voting us the #1 Tattoo Shop! Gary Hoag (Corio) Steve Smith

619-226-8888 peninsula.ymca.org

PERSONAL TRAINER

Nicole Grevelis/ F-Max Fitness (see listing under Health Club)

PILATES

Chakra Pilates Chakra Pilates is a full service yoga and pilates studio and teacher training center listed by the Pilates Method Alliance. They provide the true and classical Pilates Method developed by Joseph Pilates. They also offer maximum-impact pilates programs catered to clients who wish to further their training. Chakra Pilates 1310 Rosecrans St Suite C, Pt. Loma (619) 270-1271 www.chakrapilates.com

SENIOR-LIVING FACILITY

Point Loma Convalescent Point Loma Convalescent Hospital is the only senior-living facility in the Point Loma area offering both shortterm and long-term care. The rehabilitation center offers private and semi-private rooms with garden views, and is located within walking distance to numerous restaurants and shops. Highly-trained professionals at Point Loma Convalescent include occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, wound care nurses, IV nurses and dieticians to help restore day-today physical and neurological function. Call Point Loma Convalescent and ask for Matt Rodriguez for a tour of the facility. Point Loma Convalescent 3202 Duke St., Point Loma (619) 224-4141

STYLISTS

Anna Camacho Bier Belleza Salon & Spa (see listing under Day Spa) TANNING SALON

Special THANK YOU Offer!

Joining Fee Waived Up to $99 Savings!! 5058 1 /2 Newport Ave. Ocean Beach • 619.222.50097 • www.acetattoo.com

Excludes Membership Plus Expires 10/15/11 Bring this coupon with you!

Hollywood Tan Nobody knows more about getting and staying tan than Hollywood Tans San Diego. Their booths let you receive a 360 tan with no pressure points or white lines in a cleaner and more sanitary experience then laying down in a bed. With the vertical tanning system, you have the most comfortable and hygienic way to achieve your perfect shade. Great thing is you never need an appoint-


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Yoga Facility Namaste Yoga Center “Namaste” is taken from the ancient Sanskrit, meaning “I bow to you.” A gesture of deep respect accompanies it. And if you want to learn more about that, the Namaste Yoga Center will be happy to accommodate you. The ancient art of yoga is based on mutual regard for teacher and student, and this merchant works to keep that regard intact. Namaste Yoga Center 4893 Voltaire St., #B, Ocean Beach (619) 523-1203 www.theblackbead.com

ment — with an average of 15 booths at each location, you can be in and out on your schedule. Hollywood Tan 3589 Midway Dr., Sports Arena (619) 222-2200 hollywoodtanssd.com

TATTOO

Ace Tatoo Ace Tatoo, originally called Painless Neil’s, has been around San Diego since 1947! They have tatooed people from all branches of the military from as early as WWII. Many well known artists such as Zeke Owens, Ed hardy, Mikee “Rollo” Malone and other important artists Ron Howell and many others got their start at Ace. Gary Hoag-Corio, Dominick and Lynsey Hoag currently own and operate the shop. Cover-ups, freehanding, fine-line, traditionals style and new school are all available in a clean, relaxed atmosphere. They love what they do, and treat you like family. Ace Tattoo 5058 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA (619) 222-5097 acetattoo.com

WEIGHT LOSS

Progressive Fitness Get a great jumpstart on that New Year’s resolution and start losing those unwanted pounds now! Let the trainers at Progressive Fitness help you lengthen and strengthen your muscles in specialized one-onone sessions that will kick your butt. Work out muscles that you’ve ignored for too long or plan an overall toning regimen with your trainer. In addition to concentrated workouts, you will also receive a nutritional cleansing program designed to keep you on your goals for healthy weight loss or maintenance. Progressive Fitness 4966 Santa Monica Ave., Ocean Beach (619) 224-7348 www.sdprogressivefitness.com

Thanks for your participation!

MIKE MARTIN (619) 298-4450 Students at Namaste Yoga Center, gold medal winner for Yoga Facility, practice yoga positions at the Ocean Beach center. Namaste offers a variety of classes for all levels.

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*Audit performed by CVC (2005) shows over 90% of the residents read the Peninsula Beacon on a regular basis.


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