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Re: “Best Sports Astrologer

Andrea is a great Astrologer. She uses intuition, insight and skill to help shed light on what is really going on beyond what we may see. She has helped me with some major decisions in my life. Her compassion and wisdom combined with her sharp astrology tools have been extremely beneficial to me. I recommend her to anyone striving for right action in their life. She knows her sports, too. It's all about cause and effect, is it not?

Posted by Moon Man on 07/24/2010 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Best Middle Eastern Restaurant/Store

Indeed a great location to eat delicious Middle Eastern food and sweets. I have been going to the store since it opened. Their falafel is fried when you order it and they told me most of the things they sell (dolmas, humus, baba ganouge, tabouleh and all the dessert) is made fresh from scratch. Oasis is definetly the place to check out if you are a meat lover too. They have tastey meat wraps of shawarma or kabob and plates. I found everything reasonablly priced. You can do your grocery shopping on the other side of the store while waiting for your food.

Posted by Amilah on 07/22/2010 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Best Men's Group

These men shine the light of powerful, protective and non-violent masculinity that can change the world. Their integrity and commitment to community service and personal growth inspires my optimism for the future.
Carole

Posted by carolepert on 07/22/2010 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Best Wedding Photographer

My (new) husband and I got to see our wedding photos by Jerry and Ingrid just a few days ago. It's unbelievable how they can capture the emotions of a single day so well. Each photo was taken with such a unique perspective and eye for composition and color. Amazing. They even flew out to the east coast to do our engagement photos, which came out beautifully. Not only are they incredibly talented at what they do, they're such fun-loving, easy going people as well. I'll echo the person above, they are certainly deserving of this award. If you haven't booked a photographer yet, I can't recommend Jerry's team enough.

Posted by sarah on 07/20/2010 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Best Wedding Photographer

Jerry, Ingrid, Aubrey and Blake are amazing! Check out their work and all of the great reviews out on the net and I'm sure you'll be convinced that they are certainly deserving of this award. My fiancée and I are having our engagement shots done with Jerry in August and we couldn't be more excited. We really feel like we are buy our own personalized creative works of art.

Posted by JKross on 07/20/2010 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Best New Coffee Shop

It's a lovely space, with awesome people, but, yes, it's the coffee we come here for! Absolutely amazing!

Posted by Budress on 07/20/2010 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Best Men's Group

Bravo~ These guys are so great - a rare breed - and Heroes in our Midst - the Bay Area is a much better place as a result of the amazing altruism and enthusiasm and gusto these men demonstrate. I'm a fan. Page Larkin SF Examiner

Posted by pagelarkin on 07/20/2010 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Best Stylist to Pimp Your Dreads

Wendy is the best!
She took care of my dreads for many many years, and when I was ready to cut them off she helped me transition into straight hair with grace and ease. I am extremely lucky to have found her!

Posted by kristineadams on 07/19/2010 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Best Sports Astrologer

Andrea is amazing -- an not just for baseball. I strongly recommend you get a reading yourself and check out her skills in helping you make your way through the twists & turns of your life!

Posted by Albany Al on 07/17/2010 at 11:52 PM

Re: “Best Toy Store

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Posted by Sweet Dreams on 07/17/2010 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Best Cloud Music

MOG rocks!

Posted by peacerocker on 07/17/2010 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Best Bay Area Slang Nominated as Math Nomenclature

"Yo" is not in popular usage in Northern California. A more likely sentence would be: "That concert was hella tight, bruh" (bruh being short for brother or bro). The PG-13 form, hecka, was not created by suburban teens, but by Bay Area native inner city kids whose parents won't let them say hell.

Posted by richdoggydogg on 07/17/2010 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Best Amateur Athlete, College

Go Bears!

Posted by Fyght4Cal on 07/16/2010 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Best East Bay Winery Without East Bay Vineyards

And their Isabel’s Cuvèe Grenache Rosé is wicked good!

Posted by mrzitro on 07/16/2010 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Best Brazilian Dance Teacher

Ase -0. May the Ancestors and Orisa continue to bless you as you walk/dance your path.
Your gift for dance and choreography has delighted and endeared each student to your vision of life's steps.
I am so grateful to know you and enjoy your talents. May you continue to show us the way of movement and inner beauty.
Ohen

Posted by Ohen Imene on 07/15/2010 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Best Martial Arts Studio

Yay! I've been training at this dojo for almost 10 years, and can attest to what a great place it is. I don't think I would have lasted this long anywhere else!

Posted by dluce on 07/15/2010 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Best Brazilian Dance Teacher

Oakland is so lucky to have the wise and talented Isaura. She is a truly gifted dancer, teacher and mentor. She is one of a kind. AXE!

Michelle

Posted by Michelle Hernandez on 07/15/2010 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Best Alternative Religious Event

correction correction; no one "started" ecstatic dance. I've been doing it in one form or another, in groups, for all my life (I'm in my 40's) and it had been going on long before me. Your big island friends may have done much to popularize it in it's current form (and that's great!), but they certainly did not start it. Ecstatic dance is alive and well where I am in Portland OR, and I meet people from all over the country who do it where they are, too!

Posted by doog on 07/15/2010 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Best Alternative Religious Event

This authorless article did not check the facts. Mathew Fox has nothing to do with Ecstatic Dance. Also, it is not Christian (which is implied by calling it non-denominational) or religious in any way. Spiritual, physical, musical, social, not religious.

Posted by Jacqueline on 07/15/2010 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Best Bookstore Events

We are thrilled and honored to be recognized as the bookstore with the best events... Our customers come first, and our bookstore is that other place they have adopted as their second home. We feel proud and thank you for this great gift. - Jerry Thompson/ Events Manager/ Alameda

Posted by booksinceventmgr on 07/15/2010 at 3:25 PM

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