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Readers Survey

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The people have spoken ... and here's what they said. About breakfast joints, jazz clubs, shoe stores, bike trails, the politicians they love and the politicans they'd like to see shipped out on a slow boat to China. Like all democratic processes, the Readers Survey revealed some things about the people who live here. They're loyal, even beyond the grave--one of our winners, to the dearly departed Hamburger Mary's--is awarded posthumously. They're divided--we had some ties, even after careful recounting. And a few of them are deluded--enough so to think they can stuff the ballot box without our noticing. We think not! Anyway, here they are, the results of our 1998 Readers Survey, as awarded by the people who know best.




Arts and Fun


Best Indoor Concert Venue

1. San Jose Arena
W. Santa Clara and Autumn streets, San Jose, 408/287-9200

2. Event Center
San Jose State University, S. Seventh and W. San Carlos streets, San Jose, 408/924-6333

3. The Edge
260 California Ave., Palo Alto, 650/324-EDGE


Best Outdoor Concert Venue

1. Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, 650/962-1000

2. Villa Montalvo
15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, 408/741-3428

3. Mountain Winery
14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga, 408/961-5858


Best Place to Disco

1. The Usual
400 S. First St., San Jose, 408/535-0330

2. The Edge
260 California Ave., Palo Alto, 650/324-EDGE

3. Backbeat
777 Lawrence Expwy., Santa Clara, 408/241-0777


Best Live Music Club

1. Agenda
399 S. First St., San Jose, 408/287-4087

2. The Edge
260 California Ave., Palo Alto, 650/324-EDGE

3. Cactus Club
417 S. First St., San Jose, 408/491-9300


Best Latin Music Club

1. Club Miami
177 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, 408/279-3670

2. Fuel
44 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose, 408/295-7374

3. Tropicana
47 Notre Dame Ave., San Jose, 408/279-2340


Best Jazz Club

1. Agenda
399 S. First St., San Jose, 408/287-4087

2. Garden City
360 S. Saratoga Ave., San Jose, 408/244-3333

3. Fuel
44 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose, 408/295-7374


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Best Country & Western Bar

1. Saddle Rack
1310 Auzerais Ave., San Jose, 408/286-3393

2. Cheers
685 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, 408/749-1288

3. Coyote Inn
102 Monterey Road, Coyote, 408/463-0970


Best R&B/Blues Club

1. JJ's Blues
3439 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose, 408/243-6441

2. Agenda
399 S. First St., San Jose, 408/287-4087

3. #1 Broadway
102 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408/354-4303


Best Bar to Meet Someone

1. Agenda
399 S. First St., San Jose, 408/287-4087

2. South First Billiards
420 S. First St., San Jose, 408/294-7800

3. Fuel
44 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose, 408/295-7374


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Best Bar to Take a Date

1. Agenda
399 S. First St., San Jose, 408/287-4087

2. Fuel
44 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose, 408/295-7374

3. Los Gatos Bar & Grill
15 1/2 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408/399-5424


Best Gay Bar

1. Mac's Club
349 S. First St., San Jose, 408/998-9535

2. Mary's
Closed--formerly at 170 W. St. John St., San Jose

3. Tinker's Damn
46 N. Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara, 408/243-4595


Best Lesbian Bar

1. Savoy
3546 Flora Vista Ave., Santa Clara, 408/247-7109

2. Mac's Club
349 S. First St., San Jose, 408/998-9535

3. Daybreak
1711 W. El Camino Real, MV, 650/940-9778


Best Karaoke Bar

1. Seven Bamboo
162 Jackson St., San Jose, 408/279-9937

2. Acapulco
1299 Lawrence Expwy., Santa Clara, 408/249-2001

3. Britannia Arms
1087 S. De Anza Blvd., San Jose, 408/252-7262 5027 Almaden Expwy., San Jose, 408/266-0550


Best Comedy Club

1. Rooster T. Feathers
157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, 408/736-0921

2. ComedySportz
3428 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, 408/985-5233


Best Local Band

1. Smash Mouth

2. IBOPA

3. Salmon


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Best Commercial Radio Station

1. KSJO--92.3 FM
1420 Koll Circle, San Jose, 408/953-5400

2. KFOG--104.5 FM and 97.7 FM
50 Airport Pkwy., San Jose, 408/817-5364

3. Alice--97.3 FM
1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 415/765-4097


Best College Radio Station

1. KSCU--103.3 FM
Santa Clara University, 408/248-5728

2. KFJC--89.7 FM
Foothill College, 650/941-2500

3. KSJS--90.5 FM
San Jose State University, 408/924-5757


Best Art Gallery

1. San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. Market St., San Jose, 408/294-2787

2. Cafe Babylon
434 S. First St., San Jose, 408/297-0695

3. Works San Jose Gallery
30 N. Third St., San Jose, 408/295-8378


Best Place to Take Kids for Free

1. Vasona Lake County Park
Blossom Hill Road off Hwy. 17, 408/356-2729

2. Plaza de Cesar Chavez fountain
Market Street and Park Avenue, San Jose

3. The park


Best Place to Take Adults for Free

1. Music in the Park

2. Great outdoors

3. The park


Best Music Festival

1. San Jose Jazz Festival

2. SoFA Street Fair

3. Music in the Park


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Best Small Movie Theater

1. Camera One
366 S. First St., San Jose, 408/998-3005

2. Camera 3
288 S. Second St., San Jose, 408/998-3300

3. Towne Theatre
1433 The Alameda, San Jose, 408/287-1433



Goods and Services


Best Independent Men's Clothing Shop

1. Eli Thomas
Town & Country Village, San Jose, 408/247-1024

2. Barcelino
Valley Fair Mall, Santa Clara, 408/246-7991

3. L'Uomo International
Valley Fair Mall, Santa Clara, 408/247-6100


Best Independent Women's Clothing Shop

1. Alta
1342 Lincoln Ave., Willow Glen, 408/288-5940

2. Adrienne's
130 N. Santa Cruz Ave., San Jose, 408/354-0069

3. Smack!
325 S. First St., San Jose, 408/287-6225


Best Vintage/Consignment Store

1. Underground
515 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, 408/280-5548

2. Moon Zooom
1630 W. San Carlos, San Jose, 408/287-5876

3. Crossroads Trading
1959 W. San Carlos, San Jose, 408/292-6100


Best National Shoe Store

1. Footlocker
Multiple locations

2. Payless Shoe Store
Multiple locations

3. 9 West
Valley Fair mall, Santa Clara, 408/247-9607


Best Local Shoe Store

1. Soles of Los Gatos
130 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408/399-5162

2. Go Skate Surf & Sport
2436 Almaden Road, San Jose, 408/978-6479
1554 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, 408/378-1958

3. Sessions
123 E. Fremont, Sunnyvale, 408/735-1137


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Best Store for Browsing

1. Barnes & Noble
Locations in San Jose, Campbell and Palo Alto

2. Streetlight Records
980 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, 408/292-1404

3. The Sharper Image
572 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas, 408/956-8373
2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose, 408/241-9290


Best Specialty Store

1. Two Virgins Gourmet Foods
37 S. First St., San Jose, 408/280-1955

2. Nature Gallery
87 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, 650/327-8700

3. Body Exotic
466 Meridian Ave., San Jose, 408/993-9684


Best Grocery Store

1. Safeway
Multiple locations

2. Zanotto's Family Markets
1970 Naglee Ave., San Jose, 408/294-9151
40 S. Second St., San Jose, 408/977-1333

3. Whole Foods
20830 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, 408/257-7000
1690 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, 408/371-5000
774 Emerson St., Palo Alto, 650/326-8676


Best Bookstore--New

1. Barnes & Noble
Locations in San Jose, Campbell and Palo Alto

2. Borders
15 Ranch Drive, Milpitas, 408/934-1180

3. Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, 650/324-4321


Best Bookstore--Used

1. Recycle Books
Formerly at 138 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose. Now moved to 1066 The Alameda, San Jose.

2. Curious Book Shoppe
23 E. Main St., Los Gatos, 408/354-5560

3. Know Knew Books
415 California Ave., Palo Alto, 650/326-9355


Best Chain CD Store

1. Tower Records
Multiple locations

2. Wherehouse
Multiple locations

3. Blockbuster
Multiple locations


Best Independent CD Store

1. Streetlight Records
980 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, 408/292-1404

2. Rasputin Music
1820 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, 408/371-8008

3. Radio Free Records
2626 Union Ave., San Jose, 408/559-7481


Best VideoTape Rental--Chain

1. Blockbuster
Multiple locations

2. Hollywood
Multiple locations

3. Wherehouse
Multiple locations


Best Video Tape Rental--Independent

1. Video Era
218 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408/395-1533

2. Bradley Video
501 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, 408/379-4999

3. American Video
5041 Almaden Expwy., San Jose, 408/267-5300


Best Health Club

1. 24 Hour Fitness
Locations in San Jose, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and Mountain View.

2. Gold's Gym
Locations in Campbell, Mountain View, San Jose and Santa Clara

3. Ronnie Lott's Club Fitness
5434 Thornwood Drive, San Jose, 408/226-5688


Best Toy Store

1. Toys R Us
One location in Sunnyvale; three in San Jose

2. Time Tunnel Vintage Toys & Collectibles
532 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, 408/298-1709

3. Kay-Bee Toys
Locations in Cupertino, Milpitas and San Jose


Best Trendy Hair Salon

1. Nirvana
224-B N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408/354-7979

2. Faux Salon
378 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, 408/378-3289

3. Donovans
380 S. First St., San Jose, 408/294-3080


Best Classic Hair Salon

1. Supercuts
Multiple locations

2. Nirvana
224-B N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408/354-7979

3. Rapunzel
14510 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, 408/741-1330


Best Garden Store

1. Woolworth Nursery
Multiple locations

2. Orchard Supply
Multiple locations

3. Yamagami's
1361 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, 408/252-3347


Best Pet Store

1. Andy's Pet Shop
1280 The Alameda, San Jose, 408/297-0840

2. PetsMart
850 W. Hamilton Ave., Campbell, 408/374-9321175 Ranch Drive, Milpitas, 408/956-1044

3. Petco
Multiple locations


Best Comics Store

1. Lee's Comics
3783 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 650/493-3957

2. Heroes
24 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, 408/378-3667

3. R&K Comics
568-A E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, 408/732-8775
1195 Branham Lane, San Jose, 408/265-3233



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Sports and Rec


Best Scenic Hike

1. Lexington Reservoir
Off Highway 17, Los Gatos, 408/353-6291

2. Castle Rock State Park
South of Highway 9, Los Gatos, 408/867-2952

3. Rancho San Antonio
Cristo Rey Drive off Foothill Expressway, Cupertino, 408/356-2729


Best Bike Trail

1. Lexington Reservoir County Park
Off Highway 17, Los Gatos, 408/353-6291

2. Los Gatos Creek Trail
Various regional parks, 408/356-2729

3. Vasona Lake County Park
Blossom Hill Road off Highway 17, Los Gatos, 408/356-2729


Best Bowling Alley

1. Saratoga Lanes
1585 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, 408/252-2212

2. Moonlite Lanes
2780 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, 408/296-7200

3. Alma Bowl
355 W. Alma Ave., San Jose, 408/294-8825


Best Park for Dogs

1. Vasona Lake County Park
Blossom Hill Road off Highway 17, Los Gatos, 408/356-2729

2. Sunnyvale Dog Park
Las Palmas Park, 850 Russet Drive, Sunnyvale

3. Los Gatos Creek Trail
Various regional parks, 408/356-2729


Best Park for Kids

1. Vasona Lake County Park
Blossom Hill Road off Highway 17, Los Gatos, 408/356-2729

2. Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
Kelley Park, 1300 Senter Road, San Jose, 408/277-3000

3. Central Park
Kiely Boulevard near Homestead Road, Santa Clara, 408/984-3257


Best Skateboarding Spot

1. Downtown San Jose

2. Greer Park
Amarillo Avenue and W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto

3. San Tomas Park
Fenian Drive and Lemoyne Way, Saratoga


Best Adrenaline Rush

1. Great America
1 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, 408/988-1776

2. Skydiving

3. Extreme Sky Flier
Ride at Great America, 1 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, 408/988-1776


Best Place to Jog

1. Los Gatos Creek Trail
Various regional parks, 408/356-2729

2. Vasona Lake County Park
Blossom Hill Road off Highway 17, Los Gatos, 408/356-2729

3. Rancho San Antonio
Cristo Rey Drive off Foothill Expressway, Cupertino, 408/356-2729


Best Golf Course

1. Golfland
Locations in Milpitas, San Jose and Sunnyvale

2. Santa Teresa Golf Club
260 Bernal Road, San Jose, 408/225-2650

3. Pruneridge Golf Club
400 N. Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara, 408/248-4424


Best Professional Local Sports Team

1. Sharks

2. San Jose Giants

3. Clash


Best Professional Local Sports Star

1. Eric Wynalda
San Jose Clash

2. Owen Nolan
San Jose Sharks

3. Jeff Friesen
San Jose Sharks


Best Sports Bar

1. Double D's
354 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408/395-6882

2. Palermo Pizza
915 S. San Tomas Aquino Rd., Campbell, 408/374-1800

3. Henry's World Famous Hi-Life
301 W. Saint John St., San Jose, 408/295-5414


Best Bar for Billiards

1. South First Billiards
420 S. First St., San Jose, 408/294-7800

2. The Glen
1180 Lincoln Ave., Willow Glen, 408/288-9422 (formerly Willow Glen Billiards & Brew)

3. Campbell Billiards
1777 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, 408/377-9886


Best Bar for Darts

1. Britannia Arms
1087 S. De Anza Blvd., San Jose, 408/252-7262 5027 Almaden Expwy., San Jose, 408/266-0550

2. Black Watch
141-1/2 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408/354-2200

3. Duke of Edinburgh
10801 N. Wolfe Road, Cupertino, 408/446-3853


Best Bike Shop

1. Wheel Away
402 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell, 408/378-4636

2. The Off Ramp
2369 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, 408/249-2848

3. Performance Bicycle Shop
1646 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, 408/559-0495



Food and Drink


Best Restaurant--Peninsula

1. Nola's
535 Ramona St., Palo Alto, 650/328-2722

2. Spago Palo Alto
265 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, 650/833-1000

3. Late For The Train
150 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, 650/321-6124


Best South County Restaurant

1. La Forêt
21747 Bertram Road, San Jose, 408/997-3458

2. Station 55
55 Fifth St., Gilroy, 408/847-5555

3. Cafe Marcella
368 Village Lane, Los Gatos, 408/354-8006


Best Restaurant--West Valley

1. Santa Barbara Grill
10745 N. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, 408/253-2233

2. La Fondue
14510 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, 408/867-3332

3. Plumed Horse
14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, 408/867-4711


Best Restaurant Downtown

1. Original Joe's
301 S. First St., San Jose, 408/292-7030

2. Bella Mia
58 S. First St., San Jose, 408/280-1993

3. Eulipia
374 S. First St., San Jose, 408/280-6161


Best Suburban Restaurant

1. Outback Steakhouse
1887 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, 408/371-5384
20630 Valley Green Drive, Cupertino, 408/255-4400

2. Aqui
1145 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, 408/995-0381

Tie for 3rd

3. Chez Sovan
2425 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, 408/371-7711

3. Mio Vicino
1290 Benton St., Santa Clara, 408/241-9414
384 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, 408/378-0335
1140 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, 408/286-6027


Best Seafood

1. Fish Market
Locations in Palo Alto, San Jose and Santa Clara

2. Scott's Seafood
185 Park Ave., San Jose, 408/971-17002300 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, 650/856-1046

3. Lou's Village
1465 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, 408/293-4570


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Best Barbecue

1. Armadillo Willy's
Locations in Cupertino, Los Altos, San Jose, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale

2. Andy's Oakwood Bar-B-Que
700 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, 408/378-2838

3. Sam's Bar-B-Que
1110 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, 408/297-9151
1461 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell, 408/374-9676


Best Sushi

1. Miyake
10650 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, 408/253-2668140 University Ave., Palo Alto, 650/323-9449

2. Kazoo
250 Jackson St., San Jose, 408/288-961110 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell, 408/871-1250

Tie for 3rd

3. Fuki Sushi
4119 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 650/494-9383

3. Sushi Lovers
599 E. Calaveras, Milpitas, 408/945-99993147 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, 408/567-9899


Best Diner

1. Johnny Rockets
Locations in Campbell, Milpitas and San Jose

2. The Diner of Los Gatos
235 Los Gatos-Saratoga Road, Los Gatos, 408/354-4886

3. Mini Gourmet
599 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, 408/275-8973


Best Daring Menu

1. Aqui
1145 Lincoln Ave., Willow Glen, 408/995-0381

2. White Dove Cafe
1167 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, 408/280-5297

3. Mango Cafe
435 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, 650/325-3229


Best Vegetarian Restaurant

1. White Lotus
80 N. Market St., San Jose, 408/977-0540

2. Good Earth
Locations in Cupertino, Los Gatos, Palo Alto and Santa Clara

3. Vegetarian House
520 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, 408/292-3798


Best New Restaurant

1. A.P. Stump's
163 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, 408/292-9928

2. Elephant Bar
499 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell, 408/871-8401

3. Mongo's
83 S. Second St., San Jose, 408/280-1738


Best Brunch

1. 94th Aero-Squadron
1160 Coleman Ave., San Jose, 408/287-6150

2. Double Tree Hotel
2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, 408/453-4000

3. Southern Kitchen
27 E. Main St., Los Gatos, 408/354-7515


Best Breakfast

1. Hobee's
Locations in Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose and Sunnyvale

2. Mary's Patio Cafe
337 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408/395-0711

3. Denny's
Multiple locations


Best Traditional Pizza

1. Palermo
915 S. San Tomas Aquino Road, Campbell, 408/374-1800

2. Tony & Alba's
619 Escuela Ave., MV, 650/968-5089
3137 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose, 408/246-4605plus other locations

3. Pizz'a Chicago
1576 Halford Ave., Santa Clara, 408/244-2246
155 W. San Fernando St., San Jose, 408/283-9400
4115 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 650/424-9400


Best California-Style Pizza

1. Willow Street Wood-Fired Pizza
1072 Willow St., San Jose, 408/971-7080
20 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408/354-5566
1554 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, 408/871-0400

2. Pizza a Go-Go
117 E. San Carlos St., San Jose, 408/280-0707335 University Ave., Palo Alto, 650/322-8100

3. 2wenty-9ine East Main Cafe
29 E. Main St., Los Gatos, 408/395-4889


Best Microbrewery

1. Gordon Biersch
33 E. San Fernando St., San Jose, 408/294-6785640 Emerson St., Palo Alto, 650/323-7723

2. Los Gatos Brewing Co.
130-G N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408/395-9929

3. Tied-House
65 N. San Pedro, San Jose, 408/295-2739954 Villa St., MV, 650/965-2739


Best Beer Selection in a Bar

1. Mission Ale House
97 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, 408/292-4058

2. Rock Bottom Brewery
1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, 408/377-0707

3. Britannia Arms
1087 S. De Anza Blvd., San Jose, 408/252-7262
5027 Almaden Expwy., San Jose, 408/266-0550


Best Wines By the Glass

1. Stratta Grill Cafe
71 E. San Fernando St., San Jose, 408/293-1121

2. Santa Barbara Grill
10745 N. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, 408/253-2233

3. Scott's Seafood Bar & Grill
185 Park Ave., San Jose, 408/971-1700
2300 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, 650/856-1046


Best Wine List

1. Santa Barbara Grill
10745 N. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, 408/253-2233

2. A.P. Stump's
163 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, 408/292-9928

3. Station 55
55 Fifth St., Gilroy, 408/847-5555


Best Winery

1. J. Lohr Winery
1000 Lenzen Ave., San Jose, 408/288-5057

2. David Bruce Winery
21439 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos, 408/354-4214

3. Mirassou Winery
3000 Aborn Road, San Jose, 408/274-4000


Best Happy Hour

1. Camera Cafe
288 S. Second St., San Jose, 408/998-0932

2. Rock Bottom Brewery
1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, 408/377-0707

3. Waves Smokehouse & Saloon
65 Post St., San Jose, 408/885-9283


Best Coffeehouse--Chain

1. Starbucks
Multiple locations

2. Peets
Multiple locations

3. Caffino
Multiple locations


Best Coffeehouse--Independent

1. Vigal
1 N. First St., San Jose, 408/288-6744

2. Great Bear
19 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408/395-8607

3. Cafe Leviticus
1445 The Alameda, San Jose, 408/279-8877


Best Desserts

1. Fountain Restaurant
Fairmont, 170 S. Market St., San Jose, 408/998-1900

2. Max's
1620 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, 408/379-8886
711 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, 650/323-6297

Tie for 3rd

3. Dolce Spazio
221 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408/395-1335
1213 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, 408/297-4244

3. Just Desserts
535 Bryant St., Palo Alto, 650/326-9992



People, Places and Ideas


Best Radio Personality

Tie for 1st

1. Lamont & Tonelli

1. Greg Kihn

3. Howard Stern


Best TV News Anchor

1. Dennis Richmond
KTVU--Channel 2 co-anchor

2. Maggi Scura
KNTV--Channel 11 co-anchor

3. Leslie Griffith
KTVU--Channel 2 co-anchor


Best Local Politician to Keep

1. Susan Hammer

2. David Pandori

3. Pat Dando


Best Local Politician to Can

1. Susan Hammer

2. Blanca Alvarado

Tie for 3rd

3. Pat Dando

3. Ron Gonzales


Best Place to Get Hitched

1. Municipal Rose Garden
Naglee and Dana avenues, San Jose, 408/277-2757

2. Hakone Gardens
21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, 408/741-4994

3. Villa Montalvo
15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, 408/741-3421


Best Freeway for Reading the Paper

1. Highway 101

2. Highway 880

3. Highway 17


Best Up-and-Coming Neighborhood

1. Campbell

2. Willow Glen

3. Downtown San Jose


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Best Architectural Monstrosity

1. San Jose Repertory Theatre
Between Second and Third streets and San Carlos and San Fernando streets, 408/291-2255

2. Quetzalcoatl
Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Market and San Carlos streets, San Jose

3. Tech Museum Of Innovation
Park Avenue & Market Street, San Jose, 408/279-7150


Best Architectural Beauty

1. St. Joseph Cathedral
80 S. Market St., San Jose, 408/283-8100

2. Winchester Mystery House
525 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose, 408/247-2101

3. Stanford University


Best Place to Impress a Visitor

1. Los Gatos

2. San Francisco

3. Stanford University


Best Public Works Project

1. Guadalupe River Park
San Carlos Street and Almaden Boulevard, San Jose

2. San Jose Arena
525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, 408/287-9200

3. Tech Museum Of Innovation
Park Avenue & Market Street, San Jose, 408/279-7150

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