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Best Adult Hair Salon

Elle Lui Hair Salon
140 Stony Point Lake, Santa Rosa, 575-1474

Honorable mention
Troy Michael Salons
967 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol, 829-2100


Best Antiques

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

Honorable mention
Sebastopol Antique Mall
755 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol, 823-1936


Best Auto Body Shop

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

Honorable mention
Key Auto Body
250 Morris St., Sebastopol, 823-7591


Best Bank

Exchange Bank (main branch)
545 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 524-3060

Honorable mention
Redwood Credit Union
1701 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 545-4000


Best Bike Shop

Dave's Bike-Sport
353 College Ave., Santa Rosa, 528-3283

Honorable mention
Bike Peddler
605 College Ave., Santa Rosa, 571-2428


Best Body-Art Place

Monkey Wrench Tattoo
1066 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 578-3924

Honorable mention
Loop & Pierces
1066 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 546-6559


Best Car Dealer/New

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

Honorable mention
Manly Auto
2701 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa, 545-7212


Best Car Dealer/Used

Manly Auto
2701 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa, 545-7212

Honorable mention
Hansel Ford
3075 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa, 543-7460


Best Car Repair

Earth in Upheaval Auto Repair
198 High St., Sebastopol, 823-3777

Honorable mention
Empire Automotive
209 C St., Petaluma, 762-7577


Best Car Wash

Mission Hand Car Wash
59 Mission Circle, Santa Rosa, 537-2040

Honorable mention
Crystal Clear Car Wash
(now Royal Coach Car Wash)
257 College Ave., Santa Rosa, 579-9274


Best Clothing/Men's

Romero's Fine Men's Clothing
715 Hahman Drive, Santa Rosa, 527-5742

Honorable mention
Eraldi's Menswear & Shoes
475 First St. W., Sonoma, 996-2013


Best Clothing/Women's

Las Manos
125 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 578-1649;
718 Village Court (Montgomery Village), Santa Rosa, 528-3028;
330 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, 433-9328;
155 Kentucky St., Petaluma, 765-5780;
123 N. Main St., Sebastopol, 829-9245

Honorable mention
Chelsea: The Buy, Sell, Trade Store
720 Third St., Santa Rosa, 573-0327


Best Computer Repair

Bits & PC's
1784 Piner Road, Santa Rosa, 571-0386

Honorable mention
Executron Computers Inc.
1831 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, 525-3720


Best Computer Store

Bits & PC's
1784 Piner Road, Santa Rosa, 571-0386

Honorable mention
Executron Computers Inc.
1831 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, 525-3720


Best Cookware Store

Hardisty's Homewares
710 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa, 545-0534

Honorable mention
Chef's Corner
2401 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa, 569-7600


Best Excuses for Being Late to Work

Flood/Traffic/Sex


Best Garden Supplies

Harmony Farm Supply
3244 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol, 823-9125

Honorable mention
Garrett Ace Hardware
1340 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, 433-5593;
10540 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor, 433-6590


Best Hardware Store

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

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


Best Home Electronics

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

Honorable mention
Pennacchio Electronics
369 S. Main St., Sebastopol, 823-3481


Best Home Furnishings

R. S. Basso
115 Plaza, Healdsburg, 431-1925

Honorable mention
Pedersen's Furniture Co.
Fifth and D streets, Santa Rosa, 542-1855


Best Internet Provider

Sonic
300 B St. , Santa Rosa, 522-1000

Honorable mention
Metro Net
300 B St., Santa Rosa, 542-0288


Best Jewelry Store

Earthworks
350 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa, 528-7181

Honorable mention
Milk & Honey
137 N. Main St., Sebastopol, 824-1155


Best Natural Foods Store

Food for Thought
1181 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa, 575-7915;
6910 McKinley St., Sebastopol, 829-9801;
621 E. Washington St., Petaluma, 762-9352

Honorable mention
Community Market
1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 546-1806


Best Nursery

King's Nursery
1212 13th St., Santa Rosa, 542-4782

Honorable mention
Harmony Farm Supply
3244 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol, 823-9125


Best Oil Change

Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change
690 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 575-5823

Honorable mention
Oil Stop Drive Thru Oil Change
2190 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa, 579-4479;
6111 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park, 586-4150;
1375 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 528-1000;
601 E. Washington St., Petaluma, 765-6177


Best Shoe Repair

Tate's Shoe Service
402 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 545-3859

Honorable mention
Rino Shoe Renew
7112 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, 823-9641


Best Sporting Goods

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

Honorable mention
T. & B. Sports
1250 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 544-2433


Best Supermarket

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

Honorable mention
Oliver's Market
546 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati, 795-9501


Best Tanning Salon

Light Wavez
508 Seventh St., Santa Rosa, 568-2560

Honorable mention
Electric Beach
539 Broadway, Sonoma, 996-7866


Best Teen Haven

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

Honorable mention
Sonoma Coffee Co.
521 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 573-8022


Best Travel Agency

HMS Express Travel
707 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 526-2363

Honorable mention
Dirt Cheap Travel Inc.
307 S. Main St., Sebastopol, 824-2550


Best Vintage Clothing

Hot Couture
101 Third St., Santa Rosa, 528-7247

Honorable mention
Raspberry Beret
168 N. Main St., Sebastopol, 829-4788


Best Community Event

Thursday Night Market

Honorable mention
First Night


Best Local Official

Rep. Lynn Woolsey
6th Congressional District

Honorable mention
Supervisor Mike Reilly
5th District


Best Unsung Hero

Jeff Ott, Copwatch activist

Honorable mention
Charles Schulz, cartoonist

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From the March 26-April 1, 1998 issue of the Sonoma County Independent.

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