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'Best of' local culture (Readers' Poll Results)

Best Art Gallery

SMOVA
LBC, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, 527-0297

Honorable Mention

Quicksilver Mine Co.
154 N. Main St., Sebastopol, 829-2416


Best Ballet Company

Ballet California
569 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, 537-0140

Honorable Mention

Santa Rosa Ballet
631 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa, 575-9444


Best Band

Kabala

Honorable Mention

Mom's a Hippie


Best Bookstore-New

First Place (tie)

Copperfield's
138 N. Main St., Sebastopol, 823-2618; 210 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa, 575-0550; 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma, 762-0563; 2316 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, 578-8938

Barnes & Noble (chain)
700 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 576-7042

Honorable Mention

North Light Books
550 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati, 792-4300


Best Bookstore-Used

Copperfield's
176 N. Main St., Sebastopol, 829-0429; 650 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 545-5326; 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma, 782-0228

Honorable Mention

Treehorn Books
625 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 525-1782


Best Bowling Alley

Double Decker Lanes
300 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park, 585-0226

Honorable Mention

Windsor Bowl
8801 Conde Lane, Windsor, 837-9889


Best Cafe Scene

A'Roma Roasters
95 Fifth St. (Railroad Square), Santa Rosa, 576-7765

Honorable Mention

Coffee Catz
6761 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol, 829-6600


Best Card Room

Winners Circle Card Room
3020 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 579-9424

Honorable Mention

Kodiac Jack's
256 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, 765-5760


Best Classical Music Series

Santa Rosa Symphony
LBC, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, 546-8742

Honorable Mention

Redwood Arts Council-Chamber Music in Occidental Series
P.O. Box 449, Occidental, 874-1124


Best Dance Company

Dance Center
56 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa, 575-8277

Honorable Mention

Santa Rosa High School Dance Company
1235 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 528-5291


Best Dive Bar

Red's Recovery Room
8175 Gravenstein Hwy., Cotati

Honorable Mention

Moonlight Restaurant & Bar
515 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 526-2662


Best Festival

Health & Harmony Festival
P.O. Box 7040, Santa Rosa, 575-9355

Honorable Mention

Apple Blossom
265 S. Main St., Sebastopol, 823-3032


Best Free Entertainment

Wednesday Night Market
637 First St., Santa Rosa, 524-2123

Honorable Mention

Downtown Summer Concerts
638 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 542-7827


Best Mindless Chatter

A'Roma Roasters

Honorable Mention (tie)

Coffee Catz
6761 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol, 829-6600

Squeezer's
419 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 573-8080


Best Movie Theater

Sebastopol Cinemas
6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol, 829-3456

Honorable Mention (tie)

Raven Theater
115 North St., Healdsburg, 431-1214

Airport Cinema 8 (Chain)
409 Aviation Way, Santa Rosa, 522-0330


Best Museum

SMOVA

Honorable Mention

Sonoma County Museum
425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa, 579-1500


Best Music Festival

Russian River Blues Festival
P.O. Box 21329, Oakland, 510/655-5200

Honorable Mention

Russian River Jazz Festival
P.O. Box 1913, Guerneville, 869-3940


Best Music Indoor Venue

Phoenix Theatre
201 Washington St., Petaluma, 762-3566

Honorable Mention (tie)

Inn of the Beginning
8201 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati, 664-2394

Mystic Theatre
21 Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma, 765-9211


Best Music Outdoor Venue

Health & Harmony Festival

Honorable Mention

Russian River Jazz Festival


Best Outdoor Art Event

ArtTrails
P.O. Box 7400, Santa Rosa, 579-ARTS

Honorable Mention

Health and Harmony Festival


Best Performing Arts Center

Luther Burbank Center
50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, 527-7006

Honorable Mention

Spreckels Performing Arts Center
5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, 588-3434


Best Place to Dance

First Place (tie)

Inn of the Beginning

Cantina (chain)
500 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 523-3663

Honorable Mention

Rumors
120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa, 545-5483


Best Radio Personality

Matthew in the Morning
101.7 The Fox, 1410 Neotomas Ave., Santa Rosa, 543-0100

Honorable Mention

Bill Bowker
KRSH, 3565 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa, 588-0707


Best Radio Station

First Place (tie)

101.7 The Fox
1410 Neotomas Ave. Box 2158, Santa Rosa, 543-0100

KRSH
3565 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa, 588-0707

Honorable Mention

KRCB
5850 LaBath Ave., Rohnert Park, 585-8522


Best Spot for Intelligent Conversation

A'Roma Roasters

Honorable Mention (tie)

Squeezer's
419 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 573-8080

Barnes & Noble (chain)
700 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 576-7042


Best Teen Haven

Phoenix Theatre
201 Washington St., Petaluma, 762-3566

Honorable Mention

Sebastopol Teen Center
425 Morris St., Sebastopol, 824-1503


Best Theater Troupe

Actors' Theatre
LBC, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, 523-4185

Honorable Mention

Santa Rosa Players
709 Davis St., Santa Rosa, 544-7827


Best Community Event

Wednesday Night Market

Honorable Mention

First Night
606 Wilson St., Santa Rosa, 527-6448


Best Gripe

Highway 101 Traffic

Honorable Mention

Growth and Development


Best Nonprofit

Face to Face
823 Second St., Santa Rosa, 539-6192, 544-1581

Honorable Mention

Home Hospice
1110 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, 542-5045


Best Official

Rep. Lynn Woolsey
1101 College Ave. Suite 200, Santa Rosa, 542-7182

Honorable Mention

Noreen Evans
1637 Manzanita Ave., Santa Rosa, 539-7224


Best Pastime

Winetasting

Honorable Mention

Hiking


Best Smartest Political Move

Urban Growth Boundaries


Best Stupidest Political Move

Not Widening Highway 101

Honorable Mention

Golf Course Nets on Highway 12


Best Unsung Hero

Tom Ribbit
1410 Neotomas Ave., Santa Rosa, 543-0100


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From the March 23-29, 2000 issue of the Sonoma County Independent.

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