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Best Antique Shop

Sonoma County

Whistle Stop Antiques
130 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/542-9474

Honorable Mention:
Antique Society
2661 Gravenstein Hwy., Sebastopol
707/829-1733

Napa County

Riverfront Antique Center
705 Soscol Ave., Suite F, Napa
707/253-1966

Best Art Supply Store

Sonoma County

Riley Street
103 Maxwell Court, Santa Rosa
707/526-2446

Honorable Mention:
Montmartre Artist's Supplies
7231 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol
707/824-4837

Napa County

Calistoga Bookstore
1343 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-4123

--Tie--

Redwood Art Supply
3383 Solano Ave., Napa
707/226-2466

Best Auto Body Shop

Sonoma County

G&C Auto Body
251 Bellevue Ave., Santa Rosa
707/525-3520

Honorable Mention:
Key Auto Body
250 Morris St., Sebastopol
707/823-7591

Napa County

B&B Foreign Car Service & Repair
1750 Tanen St., Napa
707/255-7588

Best Auto Dealer--New

Sonoma County

Freeman Toyota
2875 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa
707/542-1791

Honorable Mention:
Saturn Dealership
3001 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa
707/525-1800

Napa County

Napa Chrysler & Volvo
333 Soscol Ave., Napa
707/224-6684

Marin County

Sonnen Motorcars
740 W. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael
415/460-4100

Best Auto Dealer--Used

Sonoma County

Freeman Toyota
2875 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa
707/542-1791

Honorable Mention:
Angel Motors
283 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa
707/578-1592

Napa County

Napa Chrysler & Volvo
333 Soscol Ave., Napa
707/224-6684

Best Auto Detailing

Sonoma County

California Shine
2549 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
707/573-0601

Napa County

Joseph Newman Co.
1538 Third St., Napa
707/252-8366

--Tie--

Napa Valley 100 Percent Hand Car Wash & Detail
1745 Soscol Ave., Napa
707/224-9566

Best Auto Repair--Domestic

Sonoma County

Noonan's Garage
16312 Fifth St., Guerneville
707/869-2781

Honorable Mention:
McLea's Tire & Automotive Service
800 Piner Road, Santa Rosa
707/542-0363

Napa County

B&B Foreign Car Service & Repair
1750 Tanen St., Napa
707/255-7588

--Tie--

Chuck's Auto Repair
2053 Iroquois St., Napa
707/224-7462

Marin County

Northbay Motorsports
61 Belvedere St., San Rafael
415/457-2238

Best Auto Repair--Imported

Sonoma County

Tilman's German Car Specialists
2728 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa
707/546-3409

Honorable Mention:
Smother's European
2881 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa
707/542-4810

Napa County

B&B Foreign Car Service & Repair
1750 Tanen St., Napa
707/255-7588

--Tie--

Chuck's Auto Repair
2053 Iroquois St., Napa
707/224-7462

Marin County

Northbay Motorsports
61 Belvedere St., San Rafael
415/457-2238

Best Bank

Sonoma County

Exchange Bank
545 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/524-3106

Honorable Mention:
Redwood Credit Union
370 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa
707/545-4000;
250 Rohnert Park Expressway, Rohnert Park
707/545-4000;
301 N. McDowell Ave. Suite B, Petaluma
707/545-4000

Napa County

Vintage Bank
3271 Browns Valley Road, Napa
707/224-5417;
3626 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa
707/256-1966;
6498 Washington St., Yountville
707/258-3999

Marin County

Corporate:
Washington Mutual Financial Center
300 Las Gallinas Ave., San Rafael
415/479-5439

Best Bike Shop

Sonoma County

Dave's Bike Shop
353 College Ave., Santa Rosa
707/528-3283

--Tie--

Bike Peddler
605 College Ave., Santa Rosa
707/571-2428

Honorable Mention:
Analy Bike
961 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol
707/823-0425

Napa County

Palisades Mountain Sport
1330 Gerard St., Calistoga
707/942-9687

Best Body Art Place

Sonoma County

Monkey Wrench
1700 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
707/575-0610

Honorable Mention:
Good Time Tattoo
1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
707/528-0863

Napa County

Flying Colors Tattoo
579 Coombsville Road, Napa
707/226-8986

--Tie--

Pleasures Unlimited
1416 Second St., Napa
707/226-2666

Best Bookstore--New

Sonoma County

Copperfield's Books
138 North St., Sebastopol
707/823-8991;
140 Kentucky St., Petaluma
707/762-0563;
2316 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa
707/578-8938

Honorable Mention:
North Light Books & Cafe
550 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati
707/792-4300

Napa County

Calistoga Bookstore
1343 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-4123

Marin County

Corporate:
Border's Books, Music, and Cafe
588 W. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael
415/454-1400

Best Bookstore--Used

Sonoma County

Copperfield's Books
138 North St., Sebastopol
707/823-8991;
140 Kentucky St., Petaluma
707/762-0563;
2316 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa
707/578-8938

Honorable Mention:
Treehorn Books
625 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/525-1782

Napa County

Copperfield's Books
1303 First St., Napa
707/252-8002

Best CD Store--New

Sonoma County

Last Record Store
802 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/528-2350;
739 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/525-1963;

Honorable Mention:
Copperfield's Books
138 N. Main St. , Sebastopol
707/823-8991;
2316 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa
707/578-8938

Napa County

Free Time
1348 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-0210

Marin County

Maximum Music
1555 Fourth St., San Rafael
415/454-9262

Corporate:
Tower Records
2052 Redwood Hwy., Greenbrae
415/924-7447

Best CD Store--Used

Sonoma County

Last Record Store
802 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/528-2350;
739 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/525-1963

Honorable Mention:
Back Door Disc & Tape
7665 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati
707/795-9597

Marin County

Maximum Music
1555 Fourth St., San Rafael
415/454-9262

Best Cigar/Pipe Shop

Sonoma County

Mighty Quinn
3372 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
707/545-5081

Honorable Mention:
The Squire
1305-G Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa
707/573-8544

Napa County

Calistoga Smoke Shop
1430 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-3937

Best Clothing Store Men's

Sonoma County

Patrick James
2340 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa
707/523-2346

Corporate:
Macy's
800 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa
707/523-3333

Honorable Mention:
Outlander's
101 Plaza, Healdsburg
707/433-7800

--Tie--

Romero's Fine Men's Clothing
723 Village Court, Santa Rosa
707/527-5742

Napa County

D. Champaign Casual Menswear
1228 Main St., St. Helena
707/963-1782

Marin County

Bullerini Italian Clothing
919 Fourth St., San Rafael
415/257-2696

Best Clothing Store Women's

Sonoma County

Dressers
145 N. Main St., Sebastopol
707/829-8757

Corporate:
Macy's
800 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa
707/523-3333

Honorable Mention:
Mishi Apparel
201 Western Ave., Petaluma
707/778-1441

Napa County

Mountain Where
1333 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-0263

Best Computer Store

Sonoma County

Executron
1831 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa
707/525-3715

Corporate:
Best Buy
1950 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
707/545-1078

Honorable Mention:
Bits & PC's
3201 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa
707/571-0386

Marin County

Computer Ware
605 W. California Ave., San Rafael
415/457-1952;
1031 C St., San Rafael
415/457-1952

Best Computer Repair --Mac

Sonoma County

Executron
1831 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa
707/523-3715

Honorable Mention:
Mac Networks
456 10th St., Santa Rosa
707/522-1400

Best Computer Repair --PC

Sonoma County

Bits & PC's
3201 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa
707/571-0386

Honorable Mention:
Executron Computers
1831 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa
707/525-3715

Best Copy/Business Services

Sonoma County

Sprint Copy Center
175 N. Main St., Sebastopol
707/823-3900

Corporate:
Kinko's
700 Third St., Santa Rosa
707/523-0922;
901 E. Washington Ave., Petaluma
707/763-6553

Honorable Mention:
CopyWorks
640 Third St., Santa Rosa
707/525-0345

Napa County

Corporate:
Kinko's Copies
702 Lincoln Ave., Napa
707/226-7722

Marin County

Corporate:
Kinko's Copies
234 Northgate One, San Rafael
415/491-0343;
777 Grand Ave., San Rafael
415/453-5494

Best Costume Shop

Sonoma County

Disguise the Limit
100 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/575-1477

Honorable Mention:
House of Humor
318 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
707/544-7600

Best Culinary Store

Sonoma County

Hardisty's Homewares
710 Montgomery Lane, Santa Rosa
707/545-0534

Honorable Mention:
Pots & Pans
107 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/566-7155

Corporate:
Whole Foods
6910 McKinley St., Sebastopol
707/829-9801

Napa County

Culinary Institute at Greystone
2555 Main St., St. Helena
707/967-1010

--Tie--

Shackford's
1350 Main St., Napa
707/226-2132

Best Day Spa

Sonoma County

Osmosis Enzyme Bath and Massage
209 Bohemian Hwy., Freestone
707/823-8231

Honorable Mention:
Alles European Day Spa
432 Orchard St., Santa Rosa
707/573-3068

Napa County

Lavender Hill Spa
1015 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga
707/942-4495

Best Electronics Store

Sonoma County

Corporate:
Radio Shack
621 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/527-1547

--Tie--

HSC Electronic Supply of Santa Rosa
5681 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park
707/585-7344

Honorable Mention:
Dada Hardware
15600 River Road, Guerneville
707/869-2832

--Tie--

California Audio & Video
9550 Main St., Penngrove
707/795-9065

Napa County

Corporate:
Radio Shack
3016 Jefferson St., Napa
707/255-5000

Best Gift Shop

Sonoma County

Milk & Honey
137 N. Main St., Sebastopol
707/824-1155

Honorable Mention:
Classic Duck
532 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa
707/575-0755

Napa County

Free Time
1348 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-0210

--Tie--

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Bob
1248 First St., Napa
707/265-8989

Best Grocery Store

Sonoma County

Fiesta Market
550 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol
707/823-9735

--Tie--

Pacific Market
1465 Town & Country Drive, Santa Rosa
707/546-3663

Honorable Mention:
Oliver's Market
546 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati
707/ 795-9501;
560 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa
707/537-7123

Napa County

Cal Mart
1491 Lincoln Ave.,Calistoga
707/942-6271

Marin County

Mollie Stone's Market
270 Bon Air Shopping Center, Greenbrae
415/461-1164

Best Hair Salon

Sonoma County

California Cuts
216 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa
707/579-4339

Honorable Mention:
Supercuts
367 S. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma
707/765-1055;
707 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/575-1268;
2060 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
707/541-7013

Napa County

The Arrangement
821 Coombs St., Napa
707/253-2811

Marin County

Le Cut of Marin
1009 Reichert Ave., Novato
415/892-4758

Best Hardware Store

Sonoma County

Sebastopol Hardware Center
660 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol
707/823-7688

Corporate:
Yardbirds Home Center
100 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa
707/546-5662

Honorable Mention:
Friedman Bros. Home Improvement Center
4055 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
707/584-7811;
1360 Broadway, Sonoma
707/939-8811

Corporate:
Ace Hardware & Mission Lumber
4310 Sonoma Hwy., Santa Rosa
707/539-7070

Napa County

Corporate:
Ace Hardware
325 Lincoln Ave., Napa
707/255-4272;
819 Randolph St., Napa
707/224-0204

Marin County

Jim Corbet's Ace Hardware Store
1155 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur
415/461-5330

Best Herbal Apothecary

Sonoma County

Rosemary's Garden
132 N. Main St., Sebastopol
707/829-2539

Honorable Mention:
Farmacopia
95 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa
707/528-4372

Napa County

Calistoga Natural
1426 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-5822

Best Internet Provider

Sonoma County

Sonic Net
300 B St., Santa Rosa
707/522-1000

Corporate:
America On Line
AOL.com

Honorable Mention:
AccessPort Internet
1030 Second St., Santa Rosa
707/522-5100

Napa County

Napa Net
1142 First St., Napa
707/257-2826

--Tie--

T3West.com
1505 Fourth St., Napa
707/255-9330

Best Framing Shop

Sonoma County

My Daughter the Framer
1617 Terrace Way, Santa Rosa
707/542-3599

Honorable Mention:
MeSh Gallery
6984 McKinley St., Sebastopol
707/823-1971

Napa County

Fast Frame
1346 Trancas St., Napa
707/226-3422

Best Furniture Store

Sonoma County

R.S. Basso Home Furnishings
186 N. Main St., Sebastopol
707/829-1426

Honorable Mention:
Scandinavian Designs
3480 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa
707/528-6640

Napa County

R.S. Basso Home Furnishings
1219 Main St., St. Helena
707/963-0391

Marin County

Scandinavian Designs
1212 Fourth St., San Rafael
415/457-5500

Best Place to Buy Futons

Sonoma County

The Futon Shop
3499 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa
707/578-4242

Napa County

Futons & Furniture
1138 Main St., Napa
707/252-3626

Marin County

Mary's Futons
4212 Redwood Hwy., San Rafael
415/472-2919

Best Outdoor Gear Shop

Sonoma County

Sonoma Outfitters
145 Third St., Santa Rosa
707/528-1920

Honorable Mention:
Marin Outdoors
2770 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
707/544-4400

Napa County

Sportago
1224 Adams St., St. Helena
707/963-9042

Marin County

Marin Outdoors
935 Anderson Drive, San Rafael
415/453-3400

Best Head Shop

Sonoma County

Mighty Quinn
3372 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
707/545-5081

Honorable Mention:
Gravenstones
8246 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati
707/795-8498

Best Home Furnishings

Sonoma County

R.S. Basso Home Furnishings
186 N. Main St., Sebastopol
707/829-1426

Corporate:
Sears Roebuck & Co.
100 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa
707/571-5600

Honorable Mention:
Pedersen's Furniture Co.
Fifth & D St., Santa Rosa
707/542-1855

Napa County

Hacienda Hardware
1989 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford
707/963-8877

Best Jewelry Store

Sonoma County

Earthworks
350 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa
707/528-7181

Honorable Mention:
Rose's River Jewelery
16248 Main St., Guerneville
707/869-3420

Napa County

Artful Eye
1333 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-4743

Marin County

Solarium
815-A Grant Ave., Novato
415/897-7556

Best Musical Instruments Store

Sonoma County

People's Music
122 N. Main St., Sebastopol
707/823-7664

Honorable Mention:
Zone Music
7884 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati
707/664-1213

Napa County

All Star Guitars
2522 Jefferson St., Napa
707/224-6577

Marin County

Bananas at Large
1504 Fourth St., San Rafael
415/457-7600

Best Motorcycle Shop

Sonoma County

Michael's Harley Davidson
7601 Redwood Drive, Cotati
707/793-9180

Honorable Mention:
Jim & Jim's Yamaha
910 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
707/545-1672

Napa County

Harley Davidson of Vallejo
1600 Sonoma Blvd., Vallejo
707/643-1413

Best Natural Foods Store

Sonoma County

Community Market
1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
707/546-1806

Corporate:
Whole Foods Market
6910 McKinley St., Sebastopol
707/829-9801

Honorable Mention:
Oliver's Market
546 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati
707/795-9501;
560 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa
707/537-7123

Napa County

Calistoga Natural
1426 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-5822

Marin County

Good Earth Natural Foods
123 Bolinas Road, Fairfax
415/454-0123

Best Nursery

Sonoma County

Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery
3244 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol
707/823-9125

Honorable Mention:
Empire Nursery
3747 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa
707/546-1113

Best Optical Store

Sonoma County

Sonoma Eyeworks
534 Larkfield Shopping Center, Santa Rosa
707/578-2020

Honorable Mention:
Optical World
1054 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa
707/544-3000

Napa County

Calistoga Family Eye Care Center
1220 Washington St., Calistoga
707/942-4674

Best Ski/Skate/Board Shop

Sonoma County

Brotherhood
1215 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
707/546-0660

Napa County

Board Garden
2740 Jefferson St., Napa
707/253-7949

--Tie--

Snowdrift Ski/Tennis Shop
3090 Jefferson St., Napa
707/255-3509

Best Ski/Board Shop

Sonoma County

Santa Rosa Ski & Sport
1125 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa
707/578-4754

Best Shoe Store
Sole Desire
441 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa
707/571-8643
2411 Village Court, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa
707/542-1690

Honorable Mention:
Santa Rosa Shoes Inc.
2555 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa
707/546-1083

Corporate:
Payless Shoe Source
381 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa
707/575-3092;
1031 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa
707/526-4772

Napa County

Bella Tootsie
1373 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-8821

Best Shoe Repair

Sonoma County

Coddingtown Shoe Repair
555 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa
707/544-7463

Honorable Mention:
Tate's Shoe Repair
404 1/2 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
707/545-3859

Napa County

Tony's Shoe Repair
3022 Jefferson St., Napa
707/257-7512

Best Sporting Goods Store

Sonoma County

Marin Outdoors
2770 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
707/544-4400

Corporate:
Big 5
360 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa
707/575-8475

Honorable Mention:
T&B Sports
1250 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
707/544-2433

Napa County

Mountain Where
1333 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
707/942-0263

Marin County

T&B Sports
1345 Fourth St., San Rafael
415/453-2433

Best Surf Shop

Sonoma County

Northern Lights
17190 Bodega Hwy., Bodega
707/876-3032

Honorable Mention:
High Tide Surf Shop
9 Fourth St., Petaluma
707/763-3860

Best Tanning Salon

Sonoma County

Great Sunsations
508 Seventh St., Santa Rosa
707/546-6786

Honorable Mention:
Tan Time
6 Fifth St., Petaluma
707/769-5234

Napa County

Calistoga Tan
2450-C Foothill Blvd., Calistoga
707/942-4060

Best Secondhand

Sonoma County

Corporate:
Goodwill Industries
3535 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa
707/545-2492;
651 Yolanda Ave., Santa Rosa
707/545-2720

--Tie--

Sack's on the Square
116 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/541-7227

Honorable Mention:
Pinegrove General Store
149 N. Main St., Sebastopol
707/829-1138

Napa County

Lolo's
1424 Main St., St. Helena
707/963-7972

Marin County

Corporate:
Goodwill Industries
809 Lincoln Ave., San Rafael
415/456-5273

Best Video Rental

Sonoma County

Box Office Video Stores
2700 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa
707/575-8383;
6960 McKinley St., Sebastopol
707/823-9798

Honorable Mention:
Video Droid
1240 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
707/526-3313

Napa County

Peters Video
1509 W. Imola Ave., Napa
707/224-7842

Marin County

Video Droid
898 Lincoln Ave., San Rafael
415/456-3146;
215 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley
415/381-9315;
570 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur
415/924-2679

Best Clothing Store--Vintage

Sonoma County

Haute Couture
101 Wilson St., Santa Rosa
707/528-7247

Honorable Mention:
Shards & Remnants
130 S. Main St., Sebastopol
707/823-1366

Napa County

Wildcat
1210 First St., Napa
707/257-8702

Best Vinyl Record Store

Sonoma County

Last Record Store
802 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/528-2350;
739 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
707/525-1963

Honorable Mention:
Incredible Records & CDs
112 N. Main St., Sebastopol
707/824-8099

Marin County

Bedrock Records
2226 Fourth St., San Rafael
415/258-9748

Best Juicy Excuse for Being Late to Work

Sonoma County

Heavy traffic

Napa County

Rolling blackouts

Marin County

Sunrise in the arms of a lover

Best Way to Beat High Cost of Living

Sonoma County

Move out of state

Napa County

Build a teepee in vineyard

Marin County

Have someone else pay, remember fun is free

--Tie--

Move to Oregon

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