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Best Bank

Thank You Auburn Journal readers for voting Wells Fargo Best Bank*

Downtown Auburn 949 Lincoln Way Elm Avenue 338 Elm Avenue North Auburn 2995 Grass Valley Highway

* Readers poll, 2011 Auburn Journal 2011 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC. (129736)

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A Best of the Best crash course


Best of the Best is an annual readers choice awards contest run by the Auburn Journal. Winners are celebrated with this publication, a guide to the businesses, services, restaurants and activities that make the greater Auburn area a great place to live, work and play.

How are winners chosen?


You choose the winners by voting for your favorite businesses in 167 different categories. This year we had our highest turnout evermore than 1,700 votes! Readers filled out ballots printed in the Journal or voted online at Auburnjournal.com.

How accurate is it?


Only one online or paper entry is allowed per person, so ballot stuffing is curtailed.

Whats in this special section?


Youll find advertisements from many of the winning businesses you voted for. Youll also find photographs of and reaction from some of the winners. So, did your favorite business make the cut? If not, make sure to vote in next years Best of the Best. Is there a category youd like to see in Best of the Best? Contact Beth OBrien at betho@goldcountrymedia.com. Congratulations to all the winning businesses and thank you to all who participated by voting!

Best Sandwich Shop/Best Sign Dancer


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Best Independent Auto Repair Facility /Best Auto Technician

COMPLETE AUTO SERVICE & MAINTENANCE Since we opened the shops doors three years ago, our customers have amazed us with their support and encouragement. We are grateful to have you cheering us on.

FOR ALL OF YOUR AUTOMOTIVE NEEDS ~ YOU DESERVE THE

We love being a part of this community and look forward to many more years of providing you with the excellent quality of service you have come to expect from us. Thank you! We work on all Foreign/Domestic vehicles (oil changes to engine work) We specialize in Nissan, Infiniti, Honda, Acura, Toyota & Lexus. Factory Trained Technicians on duty ASE Certified Master Technician on duty We can perform your scheduled maintenance & still maintain your factory warranty!

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BEST RESTAURANT Monkey Cat
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
BEST AUBURN EVENT Auburn Home Shows
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BEST TANNING SALON California Tan


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BEST CRAFT/HOBBY Auburn Needleworks


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BEST SHOE STORE The Footpath


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BEST BUTCHER Longhorn Meats


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BEST YOGA STUDIO East Wind Yoga


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BEST STORAGE FACILITY Quartz Drive Self Storage


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BEST JEWELRY STORE Ropers Jewelers


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BEST UNUSUAL BUSINESS Balloon Mamas Wild & Wacky Gifts


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BEST PIZZA Old Town Pizza


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BEST PAINT STORE Warehouse Paint


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BEST ALTERATIONS Alterations by Melodey


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BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT Cafe Delicias


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BEST ART GALLERY Auburn Old Town Gallery


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BEST TATTOO SALON Syndicate Tattoo


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BEST BED & BREAKFAST Powers Mansion


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BEST LIQUOR STORE Liquor Outlet


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ON THE COVER

BEN FURTADO AUBURN JOURNAL

Kathleen Barr, of Old Town Pizza serves up the Mother Lode pizza.
BEST NEW CAR DEALER Magnussens Auburn Toyota
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BEST NURSERY/GARDEN SUPPLY Eisley Nursery


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BEST PRODUCE Auburn Farmers Market


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BEST FIREFIGHTER Mark DAmbrogi


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BEST CAR WASH Cruisers Car Wash


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BEST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL Valerie Harris


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BEST BICYCLE SHOP Victory Velo


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BEST LANDSCAPING DESIGN Yamasaki Nursery Inc.


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Best Paint Store


Thank You for Keeping Us

Best Insurance Agent


Im honored to be voted the Best. Thank you to the Best Customers in Auburn!
Laura Volz Insurance Agent Auto Home Life

#1 Year After Year!

AUBURN 200 Palm Ave. 530-885-7914

AAA Auburn 2495 Bell Road 530-886-2509 cell 530-305-7968 laura.volz@goaaa.com

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Best Beauty Salon / Day Spa

Receptionist

Emma

Receptionist/Stylist

Amanda

Receptionist

Julie

Receptionist

Lindsey

Manicurist

Anne

Manicurist

Helen

HAIR NAILS SKIN CARE MAKEUP MASSAGE THERAPY AIRBRUSH TANNING

Manicurist

Kristina

Manicurist

Marlene

A Full Service Salon

Aesthetician/Stylist

Cari

Aesthetician/Makeup

Rhaina

144 Reamer Street Auburn


visionssalon.net info@visionssalon.net

Accupuncturist

Zoe

Massage Therapist

Cindy

Alicia
Stylist

Ashley
Stylist

Owner/Stylist

Kindra

(530) 823-0455 A Heartfelt thank you for your wonderful support!

Owner

Carl

Bonnie
Stylist

Brooke
Stylist

Bunny
Stylist

Carrie
Stylist

Stylist/Makeup

Christie

Courtney
Stylist

Stylist/Makeup

Crystal

Debi
Stylist

Stylist/Makeup

Donovan

Julie
Stylist

Joyce
Stylist

Stylist/Makeup

Kathy

Stylist/Makeup

Nicole

Robin
Stylist

Stylist/Makeup

Tracey P.

Stylist/Makeup

Tracy H.

Stylist/Makeup

Tyffiny

Virginia
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Home-town favorite
BEST AUBURN EVENT: AUBURN HOME SHOWS
Im absolutely delighted considering the wonderful events that Auburn has, like Amgen. To be voted that, I think, is an honor. Its a credit to my exhibitors. I think I have wonderful exhibitors. We work all year to select the very best and many of the vendors are also Best of the Best in their categories.
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Lani Johnston Horan, Auburn Home Shows producer

Meadow Vista contractor Rick Therien of RT Solar discusses the benefits of sun-driven energy with Dale and Mary Kuehne at the Auburn Home Show at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.

Best Appliance Store

Come in and meet Our hometown staff.


Thank You for keeping us Best 14 Years in a row.

AUBURN 885-7531 415 Grass Valley Hwy.


(Next to Staples)
Mon.-Fri. 9-7, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 11-4
Ron Gaynor, Owner left, with Don Monahan, and Wade Field right.

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Best Tire Store


TIRES CUSTOM WHEELS BATTERIES BRAKES SHOCKS STRUTS ALIGNMENTS LIFT KITS LOWER KITS ATV TIRES

The Largest Retail Tire Inventory on the West Coast


We Guarantee The Best Value! on Every Tire! Every Size! Every Time! Best Price, Service & Warranty

of AUBURN
Largest Locally Owned & Operated Tire Center in Placer County Since 1979
Tom LoPiccolo, Owner/Manager

FARM TIRE SERVICE

COMMERCIAL TRUCK TIRES LOWEST PRICES ON ALL MAJOR BRAND TIRES

Without customers customer service means nothing.

Thank You

Thanks to our customers from the Management staff, Tom Couvrette, Tom LoPiccolo and Anthony LoPiccolo

the Les Schwab warranty


At Les schwab, were proud of our FREE Warranty. Its a tremendous value worth up to $250 of valuable services
We stand behind our warranty at over 425 stores throughout the West. Visit LesSchwab.com for the store nearest you!

Our Job is Earning Your Trust

2547 Grass Valley Hwy - Auburn

530-823-7082
www.LesSchwab.com

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Best Gym/Customer Service

Thank You Auburn


for voting us the best Gym and Best Customer Service for the second year. We are truly honored by all of your support.

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Owner of Needle Works in Downtown Auburn, Lisa Whittet, shows off a knitted hat and a new style of scarf made from triana yarn.

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BEST CRAFT/HOBBY: AUBURN NEEDLEWORKS

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210 Palm Ave. Auburn

530-888-0835
M-Th 4am-9pm Fri 4am-8pm Sat 7am-7pm Sun 8am-5pm totalfitnessauburn.com

Im surprised and its nice to be known, that Im here. I appreciate my customers continued support, especially considering the current economic situation. I know I have people coming from all over to support me. Thats what makes my business happen. I like the hometown community feel The downtown area just seems to stay sweet. Its a fun store. I try to keep it fun. Usually I have something going on almost every day.
Lisa Whittet, owner, Auburn Needleworks

In stitches

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Best Lunch

Thank You, Auburn


for voting us The Best of the Best! We appreciate your patronage. Our customers are the BEST!
Locations to better serve you!
Breakfast Lunch Dinner Daily Specials Senior Menu To-Go Menu Available OPEN Sun-Thur7am-9pm Fri & Sat7am-11pm
13360 Lincoln Way, Auburn I-80 at Foresthill Rd. Exit Previously Lyons 530-745-0341

Breakfast Lunch Dinner Southern Style BBQ To Go Orders Daily Specials Pool Table Catering Available OPEN Sun-Thur7am-9pm Fri & Sat7am-10pm

H a p py2515 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn 530-823-7600 H o u r www.sierragrillsmokehouse.com Dai


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Come see what made us Best Lunch in Auburn!


Buy One Meal & Drink, Get 2nd MEAL

BREAKFAST SPECIAL * 1/2 lb. BURGER COMBO Steak & Eggs Chicken Fried Steak $ 99 $ 99 OR $ 99 BREAKFAST OR LUNCH

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Present coupon to server prior to ordering. One coupon per party per visit. Not valid with any other offer, discount or coupon. Excludes specials and holidays. No cash value. Expires 7/31/11. Lincoln Way location only.

Present coupon to server prior to ordering. One coupon per party per visit. Not valid with any other offer, discount or coupon. Excludes specials and holidays. No cash value. Expires 7/31/11. Lincoln Way location only.

10 OZ.

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Going with the flow


BEST YOGA STUDIO: EAST WIND YOGA
Its a blessing to be a part of such a great community. We have been welcomed since day 1. this is just another part of the continuing relationship with the relationship we have with this community. I feel eternally grateful and blessed.
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Scott Emerich, owner, East Wind Yoga

Yoga student, Vibeke Figueroa of Auburn, concentrates on staying balanced and keeping her core strong to achieve a pose at East Wind Yoga.

Best Plumber Thank You Auburn!


ABT Plumbing, Electric, Heat & Air
We are proud to be named Auburns Best Plumber! Our hope is to make solving most all of your household emergencies as easy as ABT.
Andrew Tidwell Owner

Best Auto Body Shop

1-Car Gold Class

Serving Auburn since 1984

530-272-9120
Call for free appointment

530-886-8700 Auburn 530-478-0600 Grass Valley 530-432-7737 Penn Valley

Thank you Auburn for your continued support.

530-885-3320 12405 Locksley Lane Auburn www.tjenterprisescars.com tjenterprises002@hotmail.com

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Best Storage Facility

Wanda and Dave Carter, Property Managers Our sincere thanks to the community of Auburn for all your support and for voting us The Best of The Best for the second year. We are truly honored. As Auburns only climate controlled storage facility, we will continue to provide a safe & secure environment for all of your belongings and meet all of your storage needs. We appreciate your business! Theres a reason why we were voted The Best of The Best for 2 years. Come in today and see! National Runner-Up Winner for Green Self Storage Facility of the Year.

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Mr. Pickle does the splits at Mr. Pickles Sandwich Shop.

Busting a move

BEST SIGN DANCER, BEST SANDWICH SHOP: MR. PICKLES SANDWICH SHOP
We work pretty hard at it and take care of the customers. If you work hard, talking to the customers and make them feel special it keeps them coming back.
Bob Cope, co-owner, Mr. Pickles Sandwich Shop

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Celebrating the silly


BEST UNUSUAL BUSINESS: BALLOON MAMAS WILD & WACKY GIFTS
I think its awesome that the communitys noticing, me, for sure. I think Auburn needs something like this thats a little different. Everything in here is different. I try not to buy anything thats at other places. I try to find things that will make people laugh. Affordable, different, wacky things. People often say its a blast from the past.
Chenanne Wilson, owner, Balloon Mamas Wild & Wacky Gifts

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Chenanne Wilson offers a variety of gifts and gags at her store, Balloon Mamas Wild & Wacky Gifts.

Best Makeup Artist

Best Title Company


Curt Christina Kim Debbie Michelle Kerri

Maria Diane Gay

We Know you Have a Choice.Thank you for Choosing Placer Title

193 Fulweiler Ave. Auburn 530.885.7722 www.PlacerTitle.com

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Best Utility Service

The men and women of PG&E are grateful to be a part of your community and are honored to serve our customers. Thank you for this award. We look forward to continuing to earn your business.

1-800-743-5000

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A perfect fit for Auburn


BEST TAILORING/ALTERATIONS: ALTERATIONS BY MELODEY
I absolutely love winning Best of the Best. It makes me happy because I know everybody cares about me. I know that my customers are my No. 1 priority. I like the small town atmosphere of Auburn and that everyones really friendly. I enjoy being up here because I like the people. Everybody cares about everybody. Its just a small-town community. People want you to make it in a small town. It makes me happy that theyre supporting a small town.
Melodey Milney, owner, Alterations by Melodey

AUBURN JOURNAL FILE PHOTO

Melodey Milney is the owner of Alterations by Melodey in Downtown Auburn.

Best Place to Picnic

Best Tailoring & Alterations

Thank You Auburn!


Our sincere thanks to everyone for voting us the BEST Tailoring & Alterations shop in Auburn for the last 14 years!

School Park Preserve


Chosen Best Place to Picnic 2011 Thanks to you Auburn! 1225 Lincoln Way Auburn 530-823-4211

Alterations by Melodey
Expert Alterations for Women & Men Tuxedo Rentals Specializing in weddings 609 High Street Corner of Elm & High Street

530-888-8935

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BEST TATTOO SALON: SYNDICATE TATTOO
We couldnt be happier. Its good to know that enough people are behind us to keep us on top. Were ecstatic. Its good to know that we keep our customers happy. Without them, were nothing.
Jesse Fuller, co-owner and artist, Syndicate Tattoo

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Jesse Fuller, right, is co-owner of and artist at Syndicate Tattoo.

Best Produce

Best Tattoo Salon

Thanks Auburn Readers for your Continuous Support!

Providing Locally Grown Produce to Local Communities for 23 Years


Check our website for updated locations, dates, times and new Farmers Markets at www.foothillfarmersmarket.com

Thank you Auburn so much for voting us Best of the Best! We here at Syndicate Tattoo & Piercing Co. are proud to provide the excellent quality and service that you expect for your hard earned money. We work hard to make your tattoo and piercing experience the best it can be. Thanks - (left to right) Rene the Piercer, Co-Owner/Artist Brady, Flanders the Apprentice, Co-Owner/Artist Johnny, Artist Jason & Co-Owner/Artist Jesse.

12007 Dry Creek Rd


Northwest corner Dry Creek & 49

& Clothing Co. Custom Tattoos and Piercings

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Best Winery
Thank you Auburn for voting us Best!
Mt Vernon Winery is the top award winning winery in Placer County. The Taylor family wishes to thank our friends, customers, and readers of the Auburn Journal for making us number one 8 years in a row. Its been a great year and we are now serving 18 fine wines in our tasting room, please visit us soon.

Best Transmission Repair

Thanks for voting us 8 years in a row!

Tasting Room Open Thurs - Sun 11-5

Thank you for voting us number one in Auburn!

Mt. Vernon Winery


10850 Mt. Vernon Rd. Auburn 530.823.1111

AAMCO Transmissions
357 Nevada St., Suite A 823-7746

Best Tack & Feed Store

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Best Fast Food


Thank You For Voting Us Best 14 Years In A Row!

Best Plumbing Supply


ANDERSONS SIERRA PIPE COMPANY

Serving the community since 1958

Thank you for voting us #1 15 years in a row.


Sierra Pipe Service Department, from L to R: Kenny Lewis, Mike Poulos and Charlie Lloyd

4029 Grass Valley Hwy 889-8206

A Full Service Supply Company with a little bit of everything!


825 NEVADA ST., SUBURN 885-8475
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Best Auto Detailer Thank you for voting us Best of the Best
Auburn Auto Detail has been in business since 1990 and is the oldest, continuous operating detail shop in Northern California. Over the past 21 years Auburn Auto Detail has detailed everything from motorcycles to horse trailers and specializes in cars, trucks, RVs, SUVs, and boats. A variety of different packages are offered to meet every need; complete detail packages include interior, exterior, engine, with several other options available. Custom spray-on truck bedliners in a wide variety of colors is also a service provided. Auburn Auto Detail also offers window tinting with an experienced tinter who brings 30 years of experience.

180 Oakwood Dr. 823-0969

We Appreciate Our Taco Tree Employees, They Are The Best!

Taco Tree

355 Nevada St. Suite 7 Auburn, CA

889-0825

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Best Gift Store

Best Medical Office

L. to R.: Mary, Kris, Adele, Terry, Not pictured: Jane-computer guru, Catherine- on vacation, Mikki- broken leg

Thanks so much for your continued support. We appreciate you!

LETS CELEBRATE
Join us for a 20% OFF SALE July 21, 22, & 23

938 Lincoln Way, Auburn 530-823-8220 M.-F. 10-6 Sat. 10-5 Sun. 10-4

Best Breakfast

We appreciate all our loyal customers keeping us

In business since 1979

KATRINAS CAFE
456 Grass Valley Hwy. 888-1166
Mon.-Tue. closed Wed.-Sat. 7-2:30 Sun. 7-1:30

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Best Pet Grooming


Our Customers are the Best!

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PATIO DINING Downtown Auburn Folsom Location


799 Lincoln Way 530-823-6422 M-F 10:30-7 Sat 11-4 1870 Prairie City Rd. 916-985-6422 M-F 10:30-4:30 Sat 11-4

Thanks for Voting us #1 again in 2011!


The

Grooming Room

Personalized Styling For Your Pets


823-0163 Open Mon. - Sat. 457 Grass Valley Hwy., Ste.#6, Auburn

Best Elected Official Male


Thank you for your continued trust and support. Thanks also to all of our elected leaders for the work you do throughout our communities.

Best Craft & Hobby


Thank you to all my craft and needle art customers for supporting me and voting Auburn Needleworks the Best of the Best!
NEEDLEPOINT Canvases, Fibers and Supplies KNITTING Synthetic and Natural Yarns, Domestic and Imported

Lisa Whittet, Owner

JIM HOLMES
Placer County Supervisor District 3
1039 High Street, Ste. 15, Gold Country Mall - Auburn

530-888-0202

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Best Liquor Store

Best Bartender

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How does your business grow?


BEST NURSERY/GARDEN SUPPLY: EISLEY NURSERY
Without our customers we wouldnt be here, bottom line, so our community keeps us going by shopping local. It means our customers are happy with what we provide them. Theyre here shopping, so I guess its really attributing to the fact that we have loyal customers who like what we do. And the free popcorn never hurts. Its really just an honor to be in business in Auburn, and were really making a go of it.
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Eisley Nurserys Denise Furgeson is pictured among some of the nurserys seasonal poinsettias.

Earlene Freeman, retail manager, Eisley Nursery

Best Computer & Software Store

Best Senior Care


Thank you for voting us Best of the Best. Our Faculty and staff are honored and delighted.

Senior Independent Living at its BEST!


Thank you for your continued support for the past 18 years and once again voting us the Best of the Best. We look forward to serving our community for many years to come.

Auburn Ravine Terrace


750 Auburn Ravine Rd.

530-823-6131
1020 Grass Valley Hwy Auburn 530-889-1325
corner of Hwy 49 and Edgewood Rd. www.compaddict.com

www.auburnravineterrace.org

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Supreme and squeaky clean


BEST CAR WASH: CRUISERS CAR WASH
We in Auburn can truly boast about having the most awesome car wash in the entire Sacramento Valley, winning Best of the Best four years running! Why? Because Cruisers has the longest tunnel, best state-of-the-art equipment, protects our environment by being committed to using eco-friendly products and preserving our water resources.
Jeanne Schmidt Herron, co-owner, Cruisers Car Wash

COURTESY

Cruisers Car Wash is located off of Highway 49 in Auburn.

Best Car Wash


Thank You Auburn for voting Cruisers Car Wash The Best of The Best again!

85% Recycled Water

Environment Friendly

Now Were More Than a Great Carwash! Come Try . . .

Cruisers Detail Shop

Be the 1st Detail Client Any Morning And Get Any Detail Service - For Example Save $110 On a Bumper-to-Bumper / Including Interior Call Now! We Book Up To 2 Weeks In Advance! The 2nd Detail Client Gets 25% Off!
FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED THE ONE & ONLY since 2007

Call Our Appointment Hotline


530-887-8522

50% OFF!

2435 Drive In Way on Highway 49, 2 Blocks South of Bell Road Hours: Daily 8-7 Sun 9-6 530-887-8522 cruiserscarwash.com

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BEST RESTAURANT: MONKEY CAT

Delicious dishes

Ive found that Ive got a very local, repeat customer base. I do know most of my customers by name, and all of my servers have been with me, most of the seven years Ive owned the place. We have that real local, mom-and-pop business type feel. Its great, it shows that people do take the time to respond. It is an honor. Im happy to win it, its another accolade that goes into the archive.
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Trish Bril, right, owner of the Monkey Cat, enjoys the restaurants outdoor patio with friends and customers Shawna Czerwinsky and Bruce Smith.

Jim Bril, owner, Monkey Cat Restaurant and Bar

Best Asian Restaurant


Thank you for making us # for the past 13 years

2010 Winner Top 100 Chinese Restaurant

520 Auburn Ravine Rd

Twin

Dragon

530-888-6190

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Best Wedding Spot and Best Bed & Breakfast

Built in 1884

In 1884, the Honorable Harold T. Power built a beautiful Victorian Mansion for his family. The Mansion was built from a gold mining fortune that came from the Power familys Hidden Treasure mine. The Mansion, with its ornate architecture came to be known as the Powers Mansion. It once occupied an entire city block in Historic Downtown Auburn.

195 Harrison Ave Auburn, CA 530-305-5052

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Fancy footwork
BEST SHOE STORE: THE FOOTPATH
Its an honor to win the Best of the Best for so many years. We couldnt have done it without our best-of-the-best customers.
Mike Lawton, The Footpath

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Karen Essig of Auburn asks Footpath sales associate June Harkins for a shoe in her size.

Best Sign Shop

Best Attorney

We would like
to thank all our wonderful customers who have been faithful through the years. We hope to continue serving you in the future. Thank you for voting us Best of the Best!
Richard Hall & Dee Paull The BottomLine Lawyers team thanks you for voting us Best of the Best and for trusting us to serve your legal needs.
- Richard, Dee, David, Anna, Kristina, Mercedita, Nancy & Lexie

BRUCE, JERRY, AARON, RANDI

Serving The Community Since 1989


888-9220 1031 High St. Auburn www.uptownsigns.com
CALL TODAY: (530) 888-7100 www.BottomLineLawyers.com 985 Lincoln Way #206, Auburn, CA 95603

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Best Carpet & Flooring


Thank You Auburn For Voting Us

Best Property Management


SINCE 1 974

Rob Griffiths, (Owner) and family

Supporting Our Community for Over 37 Years. Thank You for Your Confidence
HUBER PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC. 1222 High Street, Auburn, CA 95603 530-885-RENT (7368) 916-645-RENT (7368) www.hpmrentals.com

290 Palm Ave. Auburn 530-888-8889 Auburn.AbbeyCarpet.com

Best Bar & Best Night Spot

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Plenty in store
BEST STORAGE FACILITY: QUARTZ DRIVE SELF STORAGE
Im ecstatic. It makes us feel good. Weve worked hard. Were the new kids on the block. We try to do everything we can to promote it and get the word out. Its another feather in my cap.
David Carter, manager, Quartz Drive Self Storage

KELSEY THOMAS AUBURN JOURNAL

David and Wanda Carter manage Quartz Drive Self Storage.

Best Florist

Best Silk Screen/T-shirt Shop

Celebrating 26 years.
Thank You For Your Support & Patronage
Bonnie, Lana/Owner, Cauleen

Thank You Auburn for voting us Best of the Best for the 11th time. Its because of great customers like you that we can continue to give you the best! 1296 Lincoln Way Downtown Auburn, Ca www.bryansshop.com

Idgy (the dog), Lora LaPorte, & Alan Campbell, James Bond (the cat)

DANCING DOG PRODUCTIONS


1101 High St., Downtown Auburn Tues.-Fri. 10-5 Sat. 12-3

885-3692

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Best Childrens Consignment Store

Best Cellular Store

We would like to thank you for your vote and especially for your continued support. Were truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful community.

Mon-Fri 10am-5:30pm Sat 10am-5pm Closed Sun

4076 Grass Valley Hwy, Suite L

(North of Dry Creek Rd, across from TacoTree)

887-KIDS (5437) www.lovedagain.net

Best Catering Thank you, Auburn, for voting us the Best of the Best.
Our professional, friendly staff can help you plan and prepare all the details for a large group or a small sit down dinner. Our goal is simple: We want you to feel like a guest at your own event.

530-888-7417
Fax 530-823-5258
www.penguinscatering.com Penguinscatering@yahoo.com

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Prize-winning pie
BEST PIZZA: OLD TOWN PIZZA
I think we never get tired of getting that honor. It really makes us feel good to know that a lot of people out there choose us. Were very happy every year, it never gets old.
Tammy Browning, co-owner, Old Town Pizza

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Tammy and Reese Browning are co-owners of Old Town Pizza with Brownings parents, Pat and Ed Browning.

Best Investment Company

WE LOVE our CLIENTS!

Thank you for your vote of trust and confidence!

Brian Mishler

Bill Kenney

Sue Anderson

Mark N. Mishler

Todd DeKellis

www.edwardjones.com
Member SIPC

11 TIME WINNERS

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Best Pizza

Best Funeral Home

Thank You Auburn


We are proud to have served you for the last 110 years. Hopefully in the future we can help you in your time of need.
Cindy, Alicia, Kathleen, Laurie, Brian

Chapel of The Hills


A family you can trust.

1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn

(530) 885-3773

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South-of-theborder favorites
BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT: CAF DELICIAS
I feel pretty comfortable that were doing the right things. I feel great. Weve had repeat customers for many, many years and when they come in they feel comfortable being here. Its like old friends, but always making new friends with the different generations, their kids.
Ruben Ramirez, Caf Delicias

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Ruben Ramirez cooks up some deliciousness in the kitchen of Caf Delicias in Old Town Auburn.

Best Massage Therapist & Day Spa


A Healing Touch

Best Drug Store/Pharmacy


Thank you to all of our wonderful customers. It is our pleasure serving you.
Andrea Packheiser, Charley Fink, Liz Briggs

Barbara Voges
Best of the Best

with

Massage Therapist
at

Divine Wellness
also voted

Best of the Best Day Spa


With my 14 years experience as a Massage Therapist and Body Treatment specialist, every massage and treatment is tailored to your individual specific needs to achieve the overall best therapeutic effects. Thank you for your votes. You are the Best!

Downtown Since 1896

Auburn Drug Co.

TAKE $10 OFF Massage or Treatment

Divine Wellness Skin & Body 251 Auburn Ravine Road, Suite 207, Auburn 530.823.WELL 530.320.2277

TRULY A STEP BACK IN TIME . . .


M-F 9-6 Sat 9-5 Closed Sun 815 Lincoln Way Auburn 885-6524

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Best Mattress/Furniture Store


Our Store Can Truly Help You Sleep Better Tonight!

Best Nursery & Garden Supply

PRESSURE RELIEVING SWEDISH MATTRESSES AND PILLOWS

Adam, Coy & Seth Miller

Our loyal customers make us #1. Thank you for shopping locally!

Eisleys Nursery
Family owned and operated since 1994
495 Hwy 49 Auburn
(Corner of Hwy 49 & Palm Ave.)

1027 Sutton Way Grass Valley


(NEW LOCATION! Next to CVS)

380 Nevada St. Auburn

530-888-0899

530-271-7099

(530) 885-5163

Best Mexican Restaurant


Thanks to the Auburn Community for supporting us over all these years & keeping us #1.
Thanks, Ruben & Employees

Best Hardware Store

Thanks Auburn Readers for Voting Us #1


Auburn
1591 Lincoln Way 885-2050 3031 Grass Valley Hwy. 887-0732

355 Nevada St. Auburn

530-889-8258

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Best Mortgage Company

530.888.6000 1.888.888.4834
Thank you for voting us the Best Mortgage Company in Auburn!
All Real Estate Loans Available FHA, VA, 100% Purchase
Mike & Josh Borba

REVERSE
MORTGAGES
Powers Mansion received two 2011 Best of the Best awards.
COURTESY

Best Photographer

Making memories at the Mansion


BEST BED & BREAKFAST, BEST WEDDING LOCATION: POWERS MANSION
We are so thankful for the wonderful support of this wonderful community. Without their constant support we wouldnt have made it as far as we have at this point. Weve continued to re-invest in this community and this town because we believe in it. And winning these awards fills us with hope.
Alfred Lee, owner, Powers Mansion Wedding and Events Center/Powers Mansion Inn

Thank you to all my GREAT clients for their continued support and for voting for me the Best of the Best for the Ninth time. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT! I would also like to thank my assistant Lynn Lemons for her loyalty and dedication for the past 15 years. She is truly the Best! And a special thanks to Peggy, Kendra, Hannah & Kelsey. I could not have done this without all of you!!! Good job Team!!!

Fiddler Green Plaza


1213 Grass Valley Hwy. Auburn (530) 823-FOTO (3686) borbaimages.com
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Best Car Stereo Stove

Best Pharmacist
Chuck has been your local pharmacist for over 25 years. He prides himself on providing personalized pharmacy service and considers himself an active partner in your health care needs

Auburn Car Tunes.com

Thank You Auburn! Best of the Best 11 Years in a Row!


Family Owned and Operated Since 1976!

Your Affordable Marine and Car Audio Video Store


3910 Grass Valley Hwy., Auburn @ Dry Creek Rd. & Hwy. 49

Chuck Rydell

530-885-5132

Best Credit Union

Best Doctor

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Best Female Elected Official


Thank you for re-electing me to serve our community for another 4 years and selecting me as the Best of the Best 2011! Thank You

Bridget Powers

Best Nail Salon


Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom Marcel Proust Thank you to all of our charming gardeners !!!! Cinn & Cheri

COURTESY

Matt Mlynarczyk sells Natural Trading Company produce at the Auburn Farmers Market.

Homegrown goodness

Polished...exclusively nails
905 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA

BEST PRODUCE: AUBURN FARMERS MARKET


This vote is a vote to support local farms, sustainability, and shows our locals really value fresh picked, locally grown produce. We invite you to visit the Auburn Old Town Certified Farmers Market and see why your local farmers produce was voted the Best of the Best.
Carol Arnold, general manager, Foothill Farmers Market Association

530-887-1697

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Best Real Estate Agent


People Id like to thank for your business in 2010-11, support and referrals:
Michelle & Wes Burris for being such an awesome couple to work with Joan Beattie Lynn Seaburg Lori Pullin Mike Reese Joe & Joni Leone Nina Ashford Dan Burgess Mo & Bryan Hacker Alan Young Stacy Pedersen Jimmy & Roni Mullenix Bud & Linda Hausman Jaye Howard Bill & Michelle Marengo Charlotte Kyle Janet Ferro Tim Powers Laurie & Russell Cross Rob & Heather Atkinson Ginger McCrea Tyler McCrea Jimmy & Janelle Martinez Heath & Melissa Bauer Brian Coykendall Ross & Debbie Anderson Joe & Jennifer Fortin Paula Baloun Victoire Felix Debbie Stephens of P&D Mechanical Jamie & Stacey DeNardi of DeNardi Plumbing Marian & Rudy Pretti

Best Interior Design


Thank you voters for choosing Amanda McReynolds of Mac Design, Auburns Best Interior Designer 4 years in a row!
Full Service Interior Design New Construction & Remodel Specification Window Treatments Color Consultation Floral & Event Design Accessories & Art Staging

(916) 257-1732
www.macdesigninteriors.com

Best Jewelers

Come in and discover for yourself how weve been serving the Auburn area for 55 years.

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Top brass
BEST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL: VALERIE HARRIS
I feel privileged to have won the award, absolutely. (I enjoy) providing service to a community that cares so much about our quality of living. I just cant find a better community than Auburn. My career has been challenging and exciting, and to this day I have enjoyed every aspect of law enforcement, I just really have. (Im) still having fun.
Valerie Harris, retired Auburn police chief

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Auburn Police Chief Valerie Harris recently retired after a 30-year career in law enforcement.

Best Janitorial Service

Emerald Green Janitorial Service, Inc.


High Quality, Dependable Cleaning & Maintenance
Thank You Auburn Readers and Our Clients for this Honor of being the Best of Best Janitorial Service in the Area for the past two years.. CORPORATE OFFICE: 11768 Atwood Rd., Suite 14 Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 885-0271 Office (530) 885-9046 FAX emeraldgreen@foothill.net

BACK ROW: Manny A. Maestas Operations , Michael J. Fritz Owner/CEO FRONT ROW: Leah BoormanMaestas Admin/ Janitorial , Pamela E. Fritz Admin/Staff , Rodney E. Spangler Marketing

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Best Accounting/Payroll Services


Thank you to our clients and the Auburn Business Community for voting us the Best of the Best for the past six years! We appreciate the continued support as we couldnt do this without you!

Best Beauty Supply

PERSONAL RELIABLE AFFORDABLE

530-823-7000
3257 Professional Drive #F, Auburn

Supply & Salon & Boutique Open to Public

www.calpay.biz

Best Vet Clinic / Veterinarian


Thank you to all of our wonderful clients for your support and confidence in us over the past 27 years. Our doctors and staff are dedicated to providing kind and compassionate care for your pets. Along with our top quality fullservice veterinary medicine and surgical services, we now offer grooming and boarding.
Self service dog bathing Full service professional grooming Indoor air-conditioned dog runs with multiple daily walks Cat condos with large playground area.
Thanks for voting us Best Veterinary Clinic and Best Veterinarian in Auburn!

NORTH FORK VETERINARY CLINIC


Thomas E. Sheriff D.V.M. QUALITY SMALL ANIMAL CARE
Grooming Boarding Self Service Dog Wash

12080 Locksley Ln. (by Hwy. 49) Auburn, CA 95602 530-888-8788 northforkvetclinic.com

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Gold medal for bronzing


BEST TANNING SALON: CALIFORNIA TAN
It makes us feel great. We are a local family, we have been in business since 1988 and we like to keep the local hometown family feel in our business, and were glad our customers notice and appreciate that. Anything to let us know were doing a good job.
Tiffany Yeo-Meeker, assistant manager, California Tan
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Hayli Hawkins gets a head start on her summer color by laying in a Sun Breeze tanning bed at California Tan in Auburn.

Best Heating & Air Conditioning

Best Insurance Company

Being there is why were here.


Whether you need a question answered, a problem solved or a claim reported, our job is to make it happen. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL AN AGENT WHOLL BE THERE FOR YOU.

Thank You...
...for voting us the Best of the Best again! We are the best because we have The Best customers and employees!
Bernie Fox, Agent Ben Harwell, Agent Frank R Lewis ChFC, Agent Ralph Smith ChFC CLU, Agent

Insurance Lic. #0609857 185 Linden Avenue Downtown Auburn, CA 95603 Bus: 530-823-1678

Insurance Lic. #0470446 11965 Heritage Oak Place Auburn, CA 95603 Bus: 530-885-5104

Insurance Lic. #0626934 185 Linden Avenue Downtown Auburn, CA 95603 Bus: 530-885-8652

Insurance Lic. #0698094 430 Grass Valley Highway Auburn, CA 95603 Bus: 530-885-8652

916-782-9242 530-885-3449
CL#631612

Thank you Auburn for voting us Best of the Best


State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL

statefarm.com

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Best Church
Thank You Auburn!!
We feel so honored to have received this

Best Hearth & Stove Store


We would like to say Thank you Auburn for keeping us the Best for 7 years.
1163 Grass Valley Hwy Auburn, Ca.
In Victorian Village off Hwy 49

BEST of the BEST Award!


...A great location, coffee and tea provided, a nice selection of live music, and a meaningful, thought provoking message that will challenge you to grow. Join us Sunday mornings at 9:15 & 11:00am

Bayside Auburn Church


450 Nevada St. Auburn - 530.885.9400 www.baysideauburn.org

(530) 823-3396
Professional Sales Service Installation Since 1979

Best Dentist
Dr. Mark E. Abel, DDS
Thank you Auburn
for voting us Best of the Best. We have enjoyed over 30 years of serving you and look forward to many more years of
Mark Abel, DDS Brook Udall, DDS Nora Kodet, RDH Sandy Foles, RDH Corrie Attenberry, RDH Pete Korn, RDH Emily Hutchings, RDH Patrice Taylor, RDH Dina Gillette, RDH Jackie Tullis, RDA Nina Palomino, RDA Erin Jones, RDA Jonelle Smith, RDA Cindi Godwin
13620 Lincoln Way #190 Auburn 530-823-1284

Keeping You Smiling.


Thanks for your support.

Member of American & California Dental Associations

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BEST BUTCHER: LONGHORN MEATS


It makes me feel like all the work we do here to do the best job we can is showing its rewards. To be able to have the community back us so much is a good feeling and it makes us feel like the work we do here is worth doing. It makes us feel good that what we do is definitely noticed. Thats our goal, to provide the best product we can, the quality, the expertise. Were thankful for all of our customers.
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Grade-A establishment

Phil Kattenhorn, co-owner, Longhorn Meat Co.

Best butcher in Auburn, Longhorn Meat Co., pictured left to right are owner Phil Kattenhorn, Ashley Countryman, Cole Richie and Chris Swanson.

Sparkling accolades
BEST JEWELRY STORE: ROPERS JEWELERS
Were thrilled, were absolutely thrilled to be named Best of the Best for this year. If you attribute it to anything, its honesty and integrity and dedication to the community. Well be here for years.
Harvey Roper, Ropers Jewelers
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Harvey Roper of Ropers Jewelers appreciates being named Best Jewelry Store in the 2011 Best of the Best contest.

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Best in Alternative Medicine


Thank you to all my clients and Auburn Journal readers for voting me Best of the Best!
Family Practice Programs to Improve Your Health Spider Vein Treatment Weight Loss Programs Male & Female Hormone Evaluations Annual Exams for Men & Women

Best Towing Company

COMING SOON!
Botox Tuesdays

Thank You, Auburn Journal Readers for voting us Best of the Best!
From Left: Jason Gruhlke (Fleet Manager), Theanne Gruhlke (Dispatch Manager) Jerry & Debbie Millsaps (Owners) , Troy Addington (Battery Service Manager & Driver), Chris Murtey (Wrecker) Dispatchers: Sue Cole, Hinano Freeland Not pictured: J. P. Deshon (Flat Bed), Larry Kloth (Flat Bed), Randy Brisco (Night Driver),
Jeremy Julienne (Flat Bed), Sean Eylar (Flat Bed), Mike Kirk (Battery Service Driver), Chuck Morelock (Flat Bed), Chris Schrader (Foresthill Driver), Roy West (Foresthill Driver)

BARBARA COONEY, FNP


1182 Enterprise Auburn 530-305-4011 barbcooney@sbcglobal.net

FORESTHILL TOWING
14300 Musso Rd. Auburn 1-866-557-4997 Toll Free

Best Butcher
We offer a wide variety of retail meats and custom meat processing

The Longhorn Meat Company crew would like to thank the community for all of your support. We will continue to process meat the old fashioned way. Voted Best Butcher 11 years in a row!

530-823-0275
L to R: Phil Kattenhorn, Ashley Countryman, Cole Richie and Chris Swanson.

13131 Lincoln Way, Auburn Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6 EBT

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Spectrum of service
BEST PAINT STORE: WAREHOUSE PAINT
It always is gratifying that we provide the best customer service we can possibly provide, and that the customers appreciate it and vote for us. Auburn has a nice hometown feel. Its more intimate than the Sacramento stores. The customer base is friendlier.
Mark Jansen, owner, Warehouse Paint
KIM PALAFERRI AUBURN JOURNAL

Mark Jansen, owner of Warehouse Paint in Auburn, has been in the industry for 30 years. With the help of his 15 employees his successful paint store has been in Auburn for the past 15 years.

Wall-worthy wonders
BEST ART GALLERY: AUBURN OLD TOWN GALLERY
We are all just thrilled that the community liked us and our art enough to vote for us. We are very excited about it. We have a (best of the best) plaque in the gallery and well definitely put up the new one too.
Nancy E. Foster, longtime Auburn Old Town Gallery artist

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Dorene Kidd works on her bead embroidery at the Auburn Old Town Gallery.

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Best Italian Restaurant

Best Window/Glass Store

Christina

Taryn

Ocel

Monica

We would like to THANK YOU for your continued patronage and truly appreciate your business. Wednesday-All You Can Eat Spaghetti Monday-Kids Eat Free* Catering Specialty Wine Dinners New Wine List 2501 Bell Road, Auburn Best Buy Center

Thank You! We owe it all to our customers for the Best of the Best award for the 6th year in a row! Thanks to our patrons for giving Moules the opportunity to provide exceptional service for the last 34 years in business. We look forward to the next 34 years!

Moules
FOOTHILL GLASS

34 years in business

530-886-8703
Open daily: 11-9/Sat til 10

530-885-4180
1029 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn Open Monday - Friday 8-5

Best Deli
Thank you Auburn for naming

Best Hair Stylist

The Beach Hut Deli as the Best Deli!


Please come and continue to experience the beach while having a Surfin Bird and Alohawk MICRO BREW! Tuesday is $5 Surfin Birds, Wednesday is $7.50 Meal Deals, and Happy Hour is Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm. Matt, Katie and Ramsey Kreeger

Thank You to all of my incredible clients!


Because of you I look forward to each day in the salon, You are the canvas to my art.

Alicia Sheeders
4035 Grass Valley Highway Auburn, CA 95602 Call ahead for faster service (530) 889-8486

Redken Artist Redken certified colorist

530 320-9581 Cell 530 823-0455 Salon 144 Reamer Street Auburn

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Toast of the town


BEST LIQUOR STORE/BEST BARTENDER: LIQUOR OUTLET/PETE AROZ, JR.
I think its really special. Were proud. Were always here to be of service. Weve been in business for a long time. My son running Pistol Petes, its nice for him to have the recognition. Auburns a terrific place to do business and to live, and we have a great customer base.
Pete Aroz, Liquor Outlet and Pistol Petes

BEN FURTADO AUBURN JOURNAL

Troy Aroz, manager of Liquor Outlet in Auburn, rents party and event supplies and has a wide variety of beer and liquor for any gathering.

DAmbrogi is top of the ladder


BEST FIREFIGHTER: MARK DAMBROGI
Im honored obviously. I really enjoy the community. Where I came from I had seven, eight different communities, and it was really hard to be attached to a community, or all of them, but this is very enjoyable to work, live and interact with the citizens of the community. (The award) means more than anything else, because thats kind of like your report card because those are the folks Im working for. So, that kind of feedback is good, both positive and negative. Thats how we change our operation and do a better job.
Mark DAmbrogi, Auburn Fire Chief
COURTESY

Auburn Fire Chief Mark DAmbrogi.

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Best Band

Best Hearing Service


Thank you Auburn for voting us

Best of the Best!


We appreciate the trust you and your physicians have placed in us over the past 26 years and we look forward to many more years of Helping You Hear.

FOXTROT MARY is a wicked blend of rock,


blues, funk, soul, jazz and gospel.

Its nothin but a party when Marys in the house . . .

Check us out at
www.foxtrotmary.com

530-400-1570

PLACER SPEECH & HEARING SERVICES 530-823-7532


11775 Education St., Suite 102 Auburn

Best Restaurant

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Best of the bicycles


BEST BICYCLE SHOP: VICTORY VELO
Its special. It definitely means a lot to us to win. We have a great customer base and if it werent for our customers I dont think we would have won.
Dan Tebbs, co-owner, Victory Velo

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Dan Tebbs is co-owner of Victory Velo in Downtown Auburn.

Best Dessert

Best Propane Supplier Go West with Confidence...


Thank you Auburn for voting us #1!

Left: Chef Antonio, Dessert Person, Kristina. Right: Don Zoccoli, GM and Joe the Bartender

Thank you for voting us Best of the Best.

From left: Shane Looney, Marcey Amin, Sheila Scott, Anna Hobbs, Robert Delgadillo In truck: Tanya Cleland

110 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn 888-6100

(530) 346-6608

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Best Roofing Company


Proudly serving our community Thank you for voting us Best of the Best 2011!
530-887-3300
130 Borland Ave Auburn, CA
www.anchorroofing.com
Lic#795047

Best Whitewater Rafting Service


Thank You for Voting us Best of the Best!

FROM MILD TO WILD ADD A SPLASH OF FUN TO YOUR LIFE!


South Fork Special $ 69 Weekdays $ 79 Weekends Mention this ad. Book trip for 6 with Lunch and get $ 50 Off!

530-368-9027 or 916-952-7816

www.sierrawhitewater.com

Best Bike Shop


A big thanks to all our customers who voted us Best of the Best for the last three years. We could not be the best without you. To show our appreciation, please mention this ad for a 20% off discount on your next accessory purchase.
Bicycles for kids & adults

Thanks! The Victory Velo Crew


WN NTO DOW ATION C LO

CELEBRATING 5 YEARS!

VICTORY VELO
BIKE SHOP AUBURN, CA
835 Lincoln Way Auburn www.victoryvelo.com

530-885-3986

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Chris Bradford tunes a Toyota Prius hybrid inverter at Magnussens Auburn Toyota.

Magnussens kicks it into high gear

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Keri Roeder of Yamasaki Nursery Inc. works with some bamboo.

Green thumb
BEST LANDSCAPING DESIGN: YAMASAKI NURSERY INC.
Its such an honor that the local community finds such a value in our service and what we do that they took the time to go out of their way to vote for us. Its humbling to win year after year.
Keri Roeder, Yamasaki Nursery Inc.

BEST AUTO REPAIR (DEALERSHIP) AND NEW CAR DEALER: MAGNUSSENS AUBURN TOYOTA
Its nice to be recognized. You try to do things right the first time it doesnt always happen, but thats what we strive for. We definitely appreciate the support from our customers. We hope that, in the way we conduct ourselves, we show it.
Tony Toohey, vice president and general manager of Magnussens Auburn Toyota

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Best of Best Winners 2011


Accounting/Payroll Services........................California Payroll Concepts Alternative Medicine.............................................. Barbara Cooney, FNP Antique Store.....................................................................The Whistle Stop Appliance Store..........................................................................Sears Local Art Gallery......................................................Old Town Gallery of Fine Art Asian Restaurant.......................................................................Twin Dragon Attorney.............................................Richard Hall of BottomLine Lawyers Auburn Event..............................................................Auburn Home Shows Auto Body Shop.....................................................................TJ Enterprises Auto Detailing.................................................................Auburn Auto Detail Auto Parts Store.............................................................Reibes Auto Parts Auto Repair - Dealership..............................Magnussens Auburn Toyota Auto Repair - Independent.......................................................Autovantage Auto Technician.......................................Bryan McGinnis of Autovantage Band............................................................................................Foxtrot Mary Bank...................................................................................Wells Fargo Bank Bar.............................................................The Club Car Bar & Restaurant Barber Shop...............................................................Ricos Barber Styling Bartender............................................................Pete Aroz of Pistol Petes Beauty Salon................................................................Visions Salon & Spa Beauty Supply..............................................Belle Beauty Supply & Salon Bed and Breakfast.....................................................Powers Mansion Inn Bicycle Shop...........................................................Victory Velo Bike Shop Book Store ................................................................Winston Smith Books Breakfast..................................................................................Katrinas Cafe Building Contractor...................................................................Lyle Fortado Building Supplies..............................................................The Home Depot Butcher................................................................Longhorn Meat Company Car Stereo Store.............................................................Auburn Car Tunes Car Wash.........................................................Cruisers Classic Car Wash Carpet & Flooring......................................................Abbey Floors & More Carpet Cleaning .........................................................Clarks Carpet Care Catering...........................................................................Penguins Catering Cellular Store...........................................................................Parrots AT&T Childrens Consignment......................Loved Again Childrens Boutique Chiropractor..................................................................Glenn Barney, D.C. Church...............................................................Bayside Church of Auburn Clothing Store.....................................................................Ross Company to work for............................................Remax Gold Computer & Software.............................Computer Addiction Consignment Store............................................Chic Boutique Craft/Hobby............................................Auburn Needleworks Credit Union........................................Golden 1 Credit Union Cup of Coffee.................................................................................Starbucks Customer Service.....................................................................Total Fitness Day Care...............................................................................The Kids Place Day Spa...............................................................................A Healing Touch Deli..........................................................................................Beach Hut Deli Dentist...............................................................................Mark Abel, D.D.S. Dermatologist......................................................Allison McCormick, M.D. Dessert.................................................................................Maxs of Auburn Doctor.............................................................................Russell Tweet, M.D. Drug Store.........................................................................Auburn Drug Co. Dry Cleaner......................................................................Elm Dry Cleaners Elected Official - female...............Bridget Powers, Auburn City Council Elected Official - male...............Jim Holmes, Placer County Supervisor Electrician.......................................................................................Daryl King Electronics .......................................................................................Best Buy Engineer......................................................................Andregg Engineering Esthetician..............................................................Rhaina Butler of Visions Fast Food.........................................................................................Taco Tree Firefighter...........................................................................Mark DAmbrogli Fireplace & Stove Store.............................................Icon Hearth & Home Florist.........................................................................Bryans Auburn Florist Funeral Home.................................................................Chapel of the Hills Furniture/Mattress Store....................................................The Sleep Shop Gas Station............................................................................................Flyers Gift Store........................................................................................Wildflower Golf Couse..............................................................The Ridge Golf Course Grocery Store......................................................................................Bel Air Gutter/Leaf Protection...................................................Byers Leaf Guard Gym.............................................................................................Total Fitness Hair Stylist...........................................................Alicia Sheeders of Visions Hamburger Place................................................................In & Out Burger Handyman................................................................................Matt Carducci Hardware Store...............................................................Auburn True Value Health Office................................................................Sutter Medical Care Hearing Service.................................Placer Speech & Hearing Services Heating & Air...................................Maki Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. House Cleaning Service..........................................................Merry Maids Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt..........................................Tango Frozen Yogurt Insurance Agent..............................................................Laura Volz of AAA Insurance Co..............................................................State Farm Insurance Investment Co..................................................Edward Jones Investments Italian Restaurant.................................................................................Strings Janitorial Service................................Emerald Green Janitorial Services Jewelry Store.....................................................................Ropers Jewelers

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Best of Best Winners 2011


Landscaping Design..................Yamasaki Nursery & Landscape Design Law Enforcement Official................Valerie Harris, Auburn Police Chief Lawn & Garden Service...............................................................Clean Cut Lighting Store....................................................................The Home Depot Liquor Store..............................................................................Liquor Outlet Local Web-site............................................................www.BringOffer.com Lunch..............................................................................................Sierra Grill Makeup Artist.........................Nichole Bertucci of Vibrance Medical Spa Martial Arts.......................................................Auburn Martial Arts Center Massage Therapist................Barbara Voges of Divine Wellness Center Mexican Restaurant.................................................................Cafe Delicias Mortgage Company.............................................................MLS Mortgage Motel/Inn.......................................................................................Holiday Inn Nail Salon .........................................................................................Polished New Car Dealer.............................................Magnussens Auburn Toyota Night Spot.................................................The Club Car Bar & Restaurant Nursery/Garden Supply........................................................Eisely Nursery Office Supplies....................................................................................Staples Oil & Lube.....................................................................................Quick Lube Optometrist....................................................................David Norcott, O.D. Paint Store..........................................................................Warehouse Paint Painting Contractor............................................Chris Whitehead Painting Personal Trainer...................................................................Nicole Marshall Pest Control....................................................................Clark Pest Control Pet Grooming.............................................................The Grooming Room Pharmacist.............................................Chuck Rydell of CVS/Pharmacy Pharmacy..............................................................................CVS/Pharmacy Photographer.......................................................Images by Shirley Borba Pizza.......................................................................................Old Town Pizza Place to picnic..........................................................School Park Preserve Plumber .................................................................................ABT Plumbing Plumbing Supply.................................Andersons Sierra Pipe Company Pool & Spa Builder...............................................................Dal Pino Pools Print Shop...................................Auburn Printers & Integrated Marketing Produce...........................................Foothills Farmers Market Propane Supplier........................................JS West Propane Property Management.......Huber Property Management, Inc. Real Estate Agent........Joanne Barragan of Sierra Brokers Real Estate Company..................................Lyon Real Estate Restaurant ..................................................Monkey Cat Restaurant & Bar Roofing Company................................................................Anchor Roofing Salad..............................................................................The Big Salad Shop Sandwich Shop............................................................................Mr. Pickles School Teacher ...................................................Steve Howe at E.V. Cain Senior Care.............................................................Auburn Ravine Terrace Shoe Store................................................................................The Footpath Shopping Center....................................................................Auburn Village Sign Dancer.................................................................................Mr. Pickles Sign Shop...................................................Uptown Signs & Graphics, Inc. Silk Screen/T-Shirt Shop.................................Dancing Dog Productions Skate/Snowboard Shop...................................................Boards In Motion Smog....................................................................................California Smog Solar Co............................................................................................RT Solar Storage Facility.................................................Quartz Drive Self Storage Sushi.................................................................................Hapa Sushi & Grill Tack & Feed..............................................................Echo Valley Ranch, Inc Tailoring/Alterations................................................Alterations by Melodey Tanning Salon..........................................................................California Tan Tattoo Salon.........................................................................Syndicate Tattoo Tax Service.................................................................................H & R Block Television Store................................................................................Best Buy Thrift Store......................................................................The Goodwill Store Tire Store...........................................................................Les Schwab Tires Title Company...........................................................Placer Title Company Towing Service..........................................................AAA Foresthill Towing Transmission Repair..............................................AAMCO Transmissions Unusual Business..........................................................Wild & Wacky Gifts Used Car Dealer................................................................Pace Auto Sales Utility Service.............................................................Pacific Gas & Electric Veterinarian ........................................................Thomas E. Sheriff, D.V.M. Veterinary Hospital........................................North Fork Veterinary Clinic Vision Center.....................................................................Auburn Eye Care Wedding Location......................................................Powers Mansion Inn Welding............................................................................Bast Bros Welding White Water Rafting........................................................Sierra Whitewater Window/Glass Store................................................Moules Foothill Glass Winery..............................................................................Mt. Vernon Winery Yoga Studio...........................................................................East Wind Yoga

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Best Shoe Store

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thru July 24th!
Womens Womens Freesia Womens

Hipthong

Reg. $75
Mary June, Kass &

Reg. $80
90

Sale 64
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Hurry In!

Sale $6990

Managers Mike & Carolyn

Thank you for voting us best shoe store every year!


530.885.2091
825 Lincoln Way Downtown Auburn

Womens - Black, Navy & Sap Green

Newport H2
Mens/Womens

Womens - Feather Blue, Feather Green, Red Floral

TerraFi 3
Mens/Womens

Mens Black, Navy (shown) or Brown

Reg. $95

Mens Coffee, Midnight (shown) or Stone Reg. $80

Sale $8490

Sale Ends July 24th

Sale $6990

Mens/Womens

Mens/Womens

Ohana
Mens - Brown Womens Black or Brown

Yucatan

Reg. $65

Sale $5490

Reg. $130

Sale $11490

ALL SPORT SANDALS

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M-F 9-5:30 Sat 9-5 Sun 11-4 www.footpathshoes.com

ON SALE
THRU JULY 24 TH

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