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Issue Archive for the Week of Jun 25-Jul 1, 2008

Best of the East Bay

  • Best Summer Camp

    Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp
  • Best Politician

    Berkeley Councilwoman Betty Olds
  • Best Golf Course

    Tilden Park Golf Course
  • Best Retro Hot Dog

    The Pampered Pup
  • Best Pool Hall

  • Best Budget Sushi

    GetA Japanese Restaurant
  • Best Hippie

    Novella Carpenter
  • Best Escalator

    Target's Cart Escalator
  • Best Smoothies

    The Sweet Booth
  • Best Sports Bar

    Ricky's Sports Theatre and Grill
  • Best Hometown Parade

    Alameda Fourth of July Parade
  • Best Fishing Hole

    Antioch Regional Shoreline Pier
  • Best Bartender

    Thomas Vida
  • Dive Bars

    Drink in the Cheap Buzz and Tacky Decor
  • Best Man in Blue

    Officer James Saleda
  • Best Octopus' Garden

    Marcia Donahue's Garden
  • Best Stable

    Anthony Chabot Equestrian Center
  • Best Instant Vacation

    Robert Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda
  • Best Slide

    Codornices Park
  • Best Neon Sign

    Baggy's By the Lake
  • Best Old West Parade

    The Black Cowboy Parade and Festival
  • Best Health Club/Gym

    Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek
  • Best New Player

    Kurt Suzuki
  • Best Labyrinth

    Mazzariello Labyrinth
  • Best Retro Sports League

    B.A.D. Girls (aka Bay Area Derby Girls)

Special Sections

  • Best Local-Topic Blogger

    Fashion Forward — East Bay
  • Best Painter

    William Harsh
  • Best Antique Bike Maker

    Rideable Bicycle Replicas
  • Best Theatrical Production

    Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage
  • Best String Band

    The Stairwell Sisters
  • Best Turf Dance Crew

    Turf Feinz
  • Best Women's Clothing

  • Best Funk Guitarist

    B'nai Rebelfront
  • Best Blues Band

    Craig Horton Band
  • Best Drag Show

    East Bay Kings
  • Best Financial Planner

    Cathy Mu
  • Best Jazz Saxophonist

    Howard Wiley
  • Best General Practitioner

    Dr. Kenneth Gjeltema
  • Best Jazz Combo

    Rova Saxophone Quartet
  • Best Place for Retirees

    Mount Diablo Adult Education
  • Best Pop Band

    The Lovemakers
  • Best Assisted-Living Facility

    Golden Age Bayside Assisted Living, Inc.
  • Best R&B or Soul Singer

    Donnie Williams
  • Best Local Book

    The False Prophet, by Claire Booth
  • Best Acupuncturist

    Dennis W. von Elgg
  • Best Ska Band

    The Uptones
  • Best Feed Store

    Alamo Hay & Grain Co.
  • Best Director

    Les Waters
  • Best B-Boy-Inspired MC

    Raashan Ahmad
  • Best Local Author

    Michael Chabon
  • Best Tailor

    Arachne's Thimble
  • Best Newsstand

  • Best Pharmacy

    Elephant Pharmacy
  • Best Yard Art

    Ceramic Sculptures on Spruce Street
  • Best Lingerie

    Porcelynne Lingerie
  • Best Piano Player

    David K. Mathews
  • Best Poet

    Chinaka Hodge
  • Most Attentive Healer

    Matt Green
  • Best Arts Presenter

    Robert Cole and Cal Performances
  • Best Old-School Jackets

    Platinum Dirt VIN Jackets
  • Best Singer or MC

    Faye Carol
  • Best Local Album

    Alopecia by WHY?
  • Best Country Band

    Red Meat
  • Best Burlesque Show

    Hubba Hubba Revue
  • Best Corner Grocer

    Yasai Market
  • Best Latin Artist

    John Santos
  • Best Set Designer

    Melpomene Katakalos
  • Best Actor

    Stacy Ross
  • Best Produce Stand

    Dan's Fresh Produce
  • Best Tribute Festival

    The Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival
  • Best Shoe Repair

    Model Shoe Renew
  • Best Metal Band

    High on Fire
  • Best Assemblagist

    Susan Danis
  • Best Producer/Director

    Elizabeth Farnsworth
  • Best Pickup Italian Food

    Molino's Raviolis
  • Best Reggae Toaster

  • Best Art Nonprofit

    Pro Arts
  • Best Veterinarian

    Montclair Veterinary Hospital
  • Best String Quartet

    Quartet San Francisco
  • Best East Bay Product

    Antimatter Flip-Flaps
  • Best Musician

    Linda Tillery
  • Best Early Music Ensemble

    Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

News & Opinion

Arts & Culture

  • The Carbon-Free Home

    By Stephen and Rebekah Hren
  • The Sick Baby

    Darin Strauss examines Munchausen by Proxy in his latest novel.
  • Souvenirs

    Ce Ce Iandoli and Jill McLennan keep reality scrapbooks.
  • Aquarium Age

    For the week of June 25-July 1, 2008.
  • Shouldn't Sperm Donors First Get Permission?

    When my boyfriend said he was donating to a lesbian couple, it challenged my conviction that gay marriage can't affect straight people.


  • One-Night Stands

    Repertory film listings for June 26 through July 2, 2008.

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