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Readers' Choice Awards

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Best Example of Government Waste

Gold
Police

Silver
Soquel Avenue Relaning

Bronze
Fluoride Vote


Best Free Entertainment

Gold
Pacific Garden Mall

Silver
Boardwalk Summer Concert Series

Bronze
Beach


Best Irritating Local Personality

Gold
Bruce Bratton

Silver
Mr. Twister

Bronze
Lee Quarnstrom


Best Local Politician

Gold
Fred Keeley

Silver
Mike Rotkin

Bronze
Celia Scott


Best Local Scandal

Gold
Fluoride Vote

Silver
Borders Coming to Capitola

Bronze
Costco Robbers/DA Election/Sleeping Ban (three-way tie)


Best Local Website

Gold
www.cruzio.com

Silver
www.cruzio.com/~nadpete/scbrewco/scbrewco.htm

Bronze
www.kittycam.com


Best Place for an Illicit Rendezvous

Gold
Beach

Silver
Barson and Clay

Bronze
Well Within


Best Place to Go on a First Date

Gold
Shadowbrook

Silver
West Cliff Drive

Bronze
Crow's Nest


Best Place to Impress a Visitor

Gold
West Cliff Drive

Silver
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Bronze
Natural Bridges State Park


Best Place to Play With Your Dog

Gold
Lighthouse Field

Silver
Its Beach

Bronze
Beach


Best Place to Take Kids

Gold
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Silver
Frederick Street Park

Bronze
Mystery Spot


Best Politician to Throw Out of Office

Gold
Tom Campbell

Silver
Bill Clinton

Bronze
Katherine Beiers


Best Silly Local Ordinance

Gold
Sleeping Ban

Silver
No Smoking in Lines

Bronze
No Feeding Parking Meters


Best Surf Spot

Gold
Steamer Lane

Silver
Cowell Beach

Bronze
The Hook


Best Teacher

Gold
Dana Brown of Brook Knoll Elementary

Silver
Bob Gallagher

Bronze
Doug Morris of San Lorenzo Valley High School


Best Use of Local Tax Dollars

Gold
Road Repairs

Silver
Open Space Purchase

Bronze
Education


GOODS & SERVICES


Best Acupuncturist

Gold
Wendy Beallor 3010 Santa Fe Court, SC 477.1505

Silver
Cally Haber 709 Frederick, SC 458.0809

Bronze
Carolyn Atkinson 740 Front St., SC 423.3818


Best Antiques

Gold
Mr. Goodie's 1541 Pacific Ave., SC 427.9997

Silver
Wisteria Antiques & Design 5870 Soquel Dr., Soquel 462.2900

Bronze
Lacey Days Antiques 9280 Hwy. 9 336.2686


Best Audio Equipment Store

Gold
Lott's Auto Stereo 600 Pacific Ave., SC 423.1100

Silver
Water Street Stereo 1602 Ocean St., SC 427.1604

Bronze
Circuit City 1664 Commercial Way, SC 464.0119


Best Auto Mechanic

Gold
DMV Clinic 2335 Soquel Dr., SC 462.4436

Silver
Rusty's Honda & Mazda Repair 318 River St., SC 458.9445

Bronze
Jim Ludy's Automotive Maintenance 501 Soquel Ave., SC 426.5839


Best Bike Shop

Gold
Bicycle Trip 1127 Soquel Ave., SC 427.2850

Silver
Spokesman 231 Cathcart St., SC 429.6062

Bronze
Family Cycling Center 950 41st Ave., Capitola 475.3883


Best Bookstore

Gold
Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Ave., SC 423.0900

Silver
Capitola Book Cafe 1475 41st Ave., Capitola 462.4415

Bronze
Logo's Books & Records 1117 Pacific Ave., SC 427.5100


Best Camera Store

Gold
Camera Club 1325 Mission St., SC 426.8718

Silver
Bay Photo Lab 2853 Park Ave., Soquel 475.6686 1950 Main St., Watsonville 722.9072 235 Mt. Hermon Rd., SV 438.3989 119 Walnut Ave., SC 425.1844 1601 41st Ave., Capitola 462.5464

Bronze
Wolf Camera Inc. 810 Bay Ave., Capitola 476.3333


Best Chiropractor

Gold
James Cartwright 618 Frederick, SC 460.9200

Silver
Karen Roitz 618 Frederick, SC 460.9200

Bronze
Kebby Margaretich 1510 Seabright Ave., SC 459.9990


Best Clothing Store-Children

Gold
Cotton Tales 1201 Pacific Ave., SC 429.1956

Silver
Mervyn's Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave., Capitola 476.8801

Bronze
Gymboree Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave., Capitola 464.6850


Best Clothing Store-Men

Gold
The Gap 1213 Pacific Ave., SC 425.3721 Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave., Capitola 462.3916

Silver
Mervyn's 1855 41st Ave., Capitola 476.8801

Bronze
Structure Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave., Capitola 464.1802


Best Clothing Store- Vintage

Gold
Rage 1349 Pacific Ave., SC 457.1031

Silver
Goodwill Various locations

Bronze
Cognito Clothing 821 Pacific Ave., SC 426.5414


Best Clothing Store- Women

Gold
Pacific Trading Company 1338 Pacific Ave., SC 423.3349 504 Bay Ave., Capitola 476.6109

Silver
Ross 1955 41st Ave., Capitola 479.4224 650 River St., SC 423.0551

Bronze
The Gap 1213 Pacific Ave., SC 425.3721 Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave., Capitola 462.3916


Best Dentist

Gold
Guy Peabody 620 Frederick, SC 457.0343

Silver
Bruce Donald Santa Cruz Dental Group, Mission and Rigg streets, SC 426.3581

Bronze
Martin Shively 245 SeaBridge Rd., Aptos 662.2777


Best Family Doctor

Gold
Stephen J. Halpern 550 Water St., SC 425.0420

Silver
Darlene Zanker Cedar Medical Clinic, 540 Soquel Ave., SC 425.1279

Bronze
Tam Holbert Santa Cruz Medical Clinic, 2025 Soquel Ave., SC 458.5526


Best Furniture Store

Gold
Modern Life 925 41st Ave., SC 475.6802

Silver
Furniture Warehouse 2701 41st Ave., Capitola 475.3200

Bronze
Hannah's Home Furnishings 1149 41st Ave., Capitola 462.3270


Best Hair Salon

Gold
Kepare Salon 2001 40th Ave., Capitola 464.0262

Silver
Lather 1616 Seabright Ave., SC 466.3040

Bronze
Hair Hut 9550 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond 336.9209


Best Health Club

Gold
Spa Fitness Center 1100 41st Ave., Capitola 476.7373 816 Bay Ave., Capitola 475.6316 1200 41st Ave., Capitola 462.2004 25 Penny Lane, Watsonville 722.3895

Silver
Pleasure Point Athletic and Wellness Center 747 41st Ave., Capitola 477.1167

Bronze
24 Hour Fitness 1261 Soquel Ave., SC 454.0333


Best Internet Service Provider

Gold
Cruzio 903 Pacific Ave., SC 423.1162

Silver
AOL

Bronze
got.net 303 Potrero, SC 460.2000


Best Jewelry Store

Gold
The Vault 1339 Pacific Ave., SC 426.3349

Silver
Del Williams 1320 Pacific Ave., SC 423.4100

Bronze
Stephan's Fine Jewelry 102 Walnut Ave., SC 458.9950


Best Kitchen Supplies

Gold
Chefworks 1527 Pacific Ave., SC 426.1351

Silver
ID 1515 Pacific Ave., SC 426.4717

Bronze
Lechter's, Inc. Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave., Capitola 475.2724


Best Massage

Gold
Dawn Burke

Silver
Pleasure Point Athletic and Wellness Center 747 41st Ave., Capitola 477.1167

Bronze
Jane Driscoll 457.8041


Best Nursery/ Garden Store

Gold
San Lorenzo Garden Center 235 River St., SC 426.1020

Silver
Orchard Supply Hardware 1601 41st Ave., Capitola 475.7701

Bronze
The Pergola 2590 Main St., Soquel 464.2590


Best Plumber

Gold
Jimmie Smith Plumbing 3098 Winkle Ave., SC 475.5700

Silver
Jim Gullo 338.6774

Bronze
Cimarelli's Laurel Plumbing Co. 209 Laurel St., SC 426.1811


Best Real Estate Agent

Gold
Frank McClure of American Dream 41st Ave. and Capitola Rd., Capitola 429.5700

Silver
Janice Boardman of Coldwell Banker 7979 Soquel Dr., Aptos 688.6461

Bronze
Leila Minugh of Coldwell Banker 7979 Soquel Dr., Aptos 688.6461


Best Record/ CD Store

Gold
Streetlight Records 941 Pacific Ave., SC 421.9200

Silver
Logo's Books & Records 1117 Pacific Ave., SC 427.5100

Bronze
21st Century Compact Disc 924 Soquel Ave., SC 426.5480


Best Sporting Goods Store

Gold
Outdoor World 1440 41st Ave., Capitola 479.1501 136 River St., SC 423.9555

Silver
Jerry's Sports 1126 Soquel Ave., SC 425.7445

Bronze
Johnny's Sport Shop 1017 Pacific Ave., SC 423.5443


Best Surf Shop

Gold
O'Neill 1115 41st Ave., SC 475.4151

Silver
Paradise Surf Shop 3961 Portola Dr., SC 462.3880

Bronze
Santa Cruz Surf Shop 753 41st Ave., SC 464.3233 811 Pacific Ave., SC 469.7277


Best Travel Agent

Gold
Pacific Harbor 519 Seabright Ave., SC 427.5000

Silver
Susie Lard at All Seasons 5400 Scotts Valley Dr., SV 438.6000

Bronze
Travel Spot 1551-A Pacific Ave., SC 425.7822

Travel Tyme (tie) 831 Bay Ave., Capitola 479.0777


Best Tattoo Parlor

Gold
Papa Joe's Tattoo 9335 Mill St., Ben Lomond 336.9601

Silver
Lovedog Tattoo 1117 Soquel Ave., SC 469.3642

Bronze
Staircase Tattoo & Body Piercing 628 Ocean St., SC 425.7644


Best Veterinarian

Gold
Adobe Animal Hospital 1600 Soquel Dr., SC 475.6365

Silver
Mt. Madonna Veterinary Clinic Mobile service 722.6800

Bronze
John Clay at Chanticleer Veterinary Hospital 2701 Chanticleer Ave., SC 475.1479


Best Videotape Rental (Chain)

Gold
Blockbuster Video Various locations

Silver
Hollywood Video Various locations

Bronze
Longs Drugs Various locations


Best Videotape Rental (Neighborhood)

Gold
Westside Video 1226 Mission St., SC 458.0134

Silver
East Cliff Video 1701 Portola Dr., SC 462.0707

Bronze
Ben Lomond Video 9490 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond 336.3166

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