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Readers’ Choice Winners 2013

The Best of the Mother Lode


ANIMAL AND PET CARE Best Boarding Twain Harte Veterinary Hospital Best Feed & Tack Store Hurst Ranch Feed & Fencing Best Grooming Corrine’s Pet Grooming Best Pet Supply PetSmart Best Veterinarian Twain Harte Veterinary Hospital AUTOMOTIVE

Best Auto Body Paint Buck’s Body Shop

Best Barber Shop The Family Barber Shop

Best Auto Dealer Sonora Subaru Best Auto Parts Napa Auto Parts Best Auto Repair /Service Affordable Auto Inc. Best Oil Change Sonora Express Lube (Indian Rock) Best Tire Service Wright’s Tire Service BEAUTY/BARBER

Best Hair Salon Studio 3 Salon Best Nail Salon Studio 3 Salon

Best Tanning Salon Tanning Dee-Light

Best Bakery Alicia’s Sugar Shack


Best Beer/Cocktail Europa Deli, Sports Bar & Grill Best Breakfast Woods Creek Cafe Best Buffet Black Oak Café Best Caterer Any Event, Inc. Best Chinese restaurant BeWok & Sushi Best Coffee Shop Caffé Blossom Best Cup of Coffee Day-O Espresso Best Dinner Resaurant Seven Sisters Best Fast Food Restaurant Taco Bell Best Restaurant

Diamondback Grill Best Hamburger Diamondback Grill Best Happy Hour Applebee’s Best Ice Cream Baskin Robbins Best Local Wine Gianelli Vineyards Best Mexican restaurant El Jardin Best Pizza Mike’s Pizza Best Salad Bar Round Table Best Sandwich Sonora Creamery Best Steak Gus’s GENERAL SHOPPING Best Antique Store Antiques Etcetera Best Appliance Store Sears Best Consignment Store Tradewinds Best Furniture Store Heuser’s Furniture Best Gift Shop Twain Harte Pharmacy Best Grocery Store Safeway Best Jewelry Store Sonora Jewelry Design Best Mattress Store Sonora Mattress Outlet Best Organic Foods Nature’s Whole Food Depot Best Shoe Store Downtown Shoes Best Thrift Store Good Stuff

Best Women’s Boutique /Clothing Joan’s Boutique

Best Alternative/Holistic Care Dr. Jakob Jaggy, M.D.

Best Carpet Cleaning Service ServiceMasters Sierra


Best Assisted Living Facility Skyline Place Best Chiropractor Discover Chiropractic Best Dentist Twain Harte Family Dental Care Best Eye Care Provider Donaldson Eye Care Best Hearing Care Provider Hillside Hearing Aid Center Best Massage Therapist Belinda Thurston Best Orthodontist James A. Grabow, DDS, MS Best Pharmacy Bob’s Greenley Pharmacy Best Physical Therapist Bones Physical Therapy Best Physician Dr. James D. Mosson Home improvement/maintenance


Best Carpet /Flooring Center McCurley’s National Flooring Best Nursery Columbia Nursery Best Hardware Store Orchard Supply Hardware Best Heating and A/C Service Foust Heat, Air & Refrigeration Best Home Decorating Store Highlander Paint & Decorating Center Best Home Repair Ray Hall Construction Best Landscape Company Stemler Yardscaping Best Painting Company Chris Simpson Painting Best Pest Control Clark Pest Control Best Plumbing Waters Plumbing Best Propane Campany JS West Propane Best Roofing Kerr Roofing Best Seal Coat/Paving Ken’s Asphalt & Paving Best Spa Dealer Foothill Fireplace, Pools & Spas Best Window Covering Pinnell’s Carpet One Best Wood Stove Dealer Hibernation Home Concepts

Best Computer Repair/Support Mother Lode Internet

Best Green Business Foothill Sierra Pest Control

Best Dry Cleaner Kathy’s Miracle Cleaners Best Financial Advisor Todd Simonson, EdwardJones Best Florist Mountain Laurel Best Hotel/Motel Best Western Sonora Oaks Hotel Best Insurance Agency Buzz Garvin, State Farm Best Internet Service Provider Mother Lode Internet Best Mortgage Broker Jim Schultz, Megastar Financial Best Photographer Rich Miller Best Real Estate Agent Laurel Sherburne Best Real Estate Company Prudential California Realty Best Tax Preparation Company H & R Block OTHER

Best New Business Europa Deli, Sports Bar & Grill Best Overall Customer Service Sonora Jewelry Design

SERVICES Best Alarm Company Mountain Alarm Best Attorney Gianelli & Polley Best Bank Wells Fargo Bank Best Bed and Breakfast Inn McCaffery House Bed & Breakfast Inn Best Certified Public Accountant Sam Wheeler, CPA


List of winners 2013