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Re: “Readers Say the Darndest Things: Arts & Culture

Geez, you mean someone actually reads those submissions?
I imagined that my "best of" would get shunted into the ether, given the unpopularity of most of what I liked.

Juanita C Y

Posted by Juanita on 07/30/2008 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Best New Player

kurt suzuki is an american catcher, he's not from japan.

Posted by bob bobon on 07/26/2008 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Best Geek Hangout

There's a great board game night that happens at Eudemonia each Thursday night from 7-12. If you like good board games like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Power Grid, Puerto Rico etc., then check it out!

Posted by G A on 07/25/2008 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Best Hometown Parade

You know the Parade is at its end when you see Abasolo Tows Tow Truck
its allway the last Parade Vehicle and Tiny the Doig riding shotgun barking
at everyone thats her way of saying happy fourth of july!

Posted by Randy on 07/07/2008 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Best (Retired) High School Teacher

Like the late Michael Rossman, Rick is an inspiration to his students and their parents. Thanks, Rick, for all you have done and continue to do to create a better world, one student at a time.

Posted by Tom Miller, General Counsel, Global Exchange on 06/27/2008 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Best Golf Course

Yay Tilden Park Golf Course! This course is fantastic, definitely the best in the East Bay. It is challenging, absolutely beautiful, the staff is great and there are some really awesome deals! I highly recommend their membership, it's good at Franklin Canyon and Monarch Bay (my second favorite in the East Bay) and some others in the Bay Area -- big perks include a range card and early access to twilight and super twilight rates.

The range is spacious, you can get discounts there too. Food is good, try out the wraps. And if you have kids, this place is super kid friendly -- they have a big junior program and camps are popular and during the week it's only 7 bucks for juniors! This course has it all!

The review is right, the course is walkable, but it is hilly! You'll get good at your side-hill lie shots!

Posted by Madison Lou on 06/26/2008 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Best Library

The Orinda Library is definitely a treat, the other libraries nearby all have their own charm, but the Orinda library
with it's open air feel and great light it is definitely an artistic architectural delight.

Posted by Robbin Milne on 06/26/2008 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Best Library

I second the motion! The Orinda Library is a gem. It is so peaceful and the architecture is very warm and inviting inside. Definitely worth a visit, or two or three.... also the Friends of the Orinda Library have a great little bookshop just outside the library door. Open 1-4 pm Mon-Sat, except until 6 pm on Thursday. Those expensive $15 paperbacks are $3 here, and the money goes to buy more library books. Worth checking out.

Posted by Linda Landau on 06/25/2008 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Best Urban Wildlife Display

Nice of you to credit this animal wonderland! But your article doesn't mention Worth A Dam (the nonprofit dedicated to keeping the beavers) or its website www.martinezbeavers.org where one can find out all about our happy colony. The city subcommittee report, in which 6/7 members concluded that any city smarter than a beaver could cope with a beaver, is posted there as well. Flooding has not been a concern since the dam was lowered and the leveler installed. It has been safely lower than three feet since January.

Posted by Heidi on 06/25/2008 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Geezerest Softball League

Fairfield Inn & Suites by: Marriott

4342 Salida Boulevard,
Salida Ca, 95368 PH# 209-543-7800

Group Rate 84.00 Plus Tax
Mention: Tournaments

My name is Jay Mckaughan, and I am the District Sales Coordinator for the Fairfield Inn & Suites by: Marriott in Salida Ca. We have partnered up with Rainbow fields, Mistlin Fields, Ripon Fields and others as one of there main sponsors. We here at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by: Marriott in Salida Ca, are committed to providing a clean, comfortable and friendly atmosphere for all our guests. I just wanted to be one of the first to contact you for the new year events and let you know about some of the new and existing amenities here at Fairfield Inn & Suites.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by: Marriott in Salida/Modesto Ca, is the ideal location with a superb value for both business and leisure travelers. You can count on a friendly welcome, a clean and fresh room or suite, with great features and amenities. All rooms have, free wired and wireless internet access, microwave & mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, full-size iron & ironing board, 25” TV, hair dryer. Facilities & Services, with interior corridors, elevator, outdoor pool, whirlpool, meeting room, business center, fitness room with sauna, same-day dry-cleaning and guest laundry facilities, 24-hour fax and copy service, 24-hour coffee and tea.

And we will help get your day started off right with a Complimentary Hot Breakfast that includes: Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich, make your own waffle, variety of hot cereals, fresh coffee; Juices; fresh fruit; yogurts and deluxe continental breakfast. For group reservations please call Sales at 209-543-7800 or e-mail Jay.Mckaughan@Marriott.com or Jmckaughan@hotmail.com

Posted by Jay Mckaughan on 06/12/2008 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Most Charitable Person, Place, or Thing: An emergency room doctor devoted to his community

Being a direct witness of Dr. Carson's true love for neighbor, I would like to add that he also
is a wonderful person to work with. Keeping the crew in the ED alive and those of us that left
after the unfortunate TENET fiasco still keep fond memories of him. KUDOS to you Dr.
Carson.
P.S: I still remember the great ribs you cooked that memorable day in the ED.

Posted by ed on 03/20/2008 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Avarice

MR GEKKO I AM A 43 YEAR OLD DJ BY THE NAME OF PIZO "BEAT FIXER" JAMES I WATCH WALL STREET AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK AND WHEN IM ON THE TOUR BUS I WATCH IT BACK TO BACK EVERY TIME I WATCH IT I LEARN SOMETHING NEW I USE ALOT OF QUOTES FOR THE BUSINESS IM IN AND OH BY THE WAY I AM E-40's DJ THE YOU LIVE DOWN THE STREET FROM
ALL I WANT TO DO IS GET A CHANCE TO SHAKE YOUR HAND I LOVE YOUR BUSINESS SAVVY YOU ARE A TAKE NO SHIT KIND OF GUY AND I GOT IN ON THIS BUSINESS EVERY GROUP THAT CAME OUT THE BAY AREA I HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH I KNOW YOUR BUSY BUT IF YOU CAN HIT ME AT djpizo@yahoo.com
OR 510 415 3625

Posted by pierre on 03/17/2008 at 5:37 AM

Re: “Best Rock House: Rockiest hard place

My mom lived in this house from 1977-2003. As a newcomer to the Bay area, she was apprehensive about earth quakes, so she bought at house that was literally anchored to rock. During the 1989 Loma Prieta quake, the house stood so still that she didn't know there had been an earth quake until she turned on the news!

When we were restless 20 somethings, we used to climb its rock face to enter the house rather than use the stairs carved into the rock.

Thanks for picking her house!

Dan W

Posted by Danw on 12/04/2007 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Best Motorcycle Club: Most wrathful things on two wheels

hey i like the songs than you play in servin´ it up videos i want were i can find cd´s of your´s that´s all thank´s a lot

Posted by Anonymous on 10/05/2007 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Best Sports Club: A place where you feel like a kid again

I love City Beach, the Bocchi Ball is Awesome and I like watching someone Rock climbing. I am five years old.

Posted by Anonymous on 09/18/2007 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Best Wifi Hangout: Generous with bandwidth and coffee

Wow Dan, Nice little advertising for your boyfriends cafe. I heard you have a crush on the owner of Rooz and you're mad 'cause he doesn't play on your team. Move on pal..... Be gone Dan, Be gone......

Posted by Anonymous on 08/13/2007 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Best Barbecue: Friendly folks and smoky perfection

Uncle Willie's BBQ was the worst food I ever had. Went there because of your Best Of The Bay article and I love good BBQ. Got a 4 way combo - nothing was editable, not even the sides - big waste of time and money!!!

Posted by Anonymous on 07/31/2007 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Most Gluttonous Person, Place, or Thing: An East Bay outpost of our national lust for maize

What is the record At the corn eating contest??Also how do I sighn up?/Thanks Eric

Posted by Anonymous on 07/11/2007 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Best Hairdo on a TV anchor

Hi Doug- A few years ago Bay Area Backroads did a special on the Historical Sonora Pass Wagon Train. We are getting all the details ready for the 10th Anniversary Sonora Pass Wagon Train ride and wanted to invite the show to come on board again! Willy Evans has again spearheaded this year's event- and I might add we are a 501-3c non-profit group now. We just finished a fund raiser dinner in Twain Harte tonight to help raise mony to cover expenses for 20 children to ride the wageon train for 3 days. August 11 we are having another wagon train fund raiser in Twain Harte. We would love to have your crew ride with us again; Rosie was one of the producers that came on board in 2001. Our web site is http://www.hspwt.com/. I can be reached at (209) 532-3200 x 106 M-F 7a-4p or give Willy a call, her contact information is on the web site. Wagons HO! Jeannie Tucker- HSPWT Outrider

Posted by Anonymous on 07/01/2007 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Geezerest Softball League

The Geezerest Softball League sounds wonderful to me! I am a pitcher and very much out of shape as i have not been able to find a women's team to play on in the East Bay. Since there does not seem to be a women's team here, I would like to consider a co-ed team. Could you let me know if there is an opening to join (or at least try out for) the team? Best, Val

Posted by Anonymous on 06/18/2007 at 5:35 PM

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