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2019 Lifestyle & LeisureReaders' Choice

Best Charitable Event

After the Ball — Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter

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Best Crafting Classes

Alameda Art Lab

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Best Beauty Supply Spot

Alameda Beauty Center

Entering its 34th year, this family-owned business is still the go-to glam destination for Alamedans. Alameda Beauty Center houses a salon offering hair and skin services. In an increasingly overwhelming beauty product market, the shop has an impressive array of quality hair products for every budget as well as curated makeup lines. It is head and shoulders above the competition when it comes to service: The personable and well-informed staff members are always available to tackle your beauty questions, great and small.

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Best Bike Shop

Alameda Bicycle

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Best Family Bike Ride

Alameda Bicycle

A fun weekend excursion for the whole family that ends with ice cream? Sounds like a plan. The first Sunday of every month, Alameda Bicycle hosts a family ride for folks of all ages from 10 a.m. to noon. The rides vary, exploring destinations like the former naval base, Bay Farm, and a neighborhood cruise through the Gold Coast. All rides terminate at Tucker'€™s Super Creamed Ice Cream for a social. Serving the Island since 1969, Alameda Bicycle does a great job of offering group rides and repair clinics to riders of all levels. Connect with the website for details on upcoming events.

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Best Auto Body Shop

Alameda Collision Repair

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Best Acupuncture Practice

Alameda Community Acupuncture

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Best Alternative Medicine Practice

Alameda Community Acupuncture

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Best Eyeglass Store

Alameda Eyes Optometry

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Best Notary Public

Alameda Mail Boxes Plus

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Best Optometry Practice

Alameda Optometric Group

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Best Treasure Hunt

Alameda Point Antiques Faire

Whether you're looking for vintage threads, period furniture, collectible toys, or pretty much anything you can imagine, Alameda Point Antiques Faire is your best bet. Hailed as the largest antiques fair in Northern California with over 800 vendors, this treasure hunt takes place on the first Sunday of every month. You might find anything from fur coats to Hawaiian shirts, a selection of drinkware from the Victorian era, a box full of vintage doorknobs, or a collection of wooden tennis rackets. In between digging for buried treasure, enjoy views of the bay or purchase refreshments from local food vendors.

2019 Food & DrinkEditors' Choice

Best Local Beverage Company

Alameda Point Craft Soda Co.

Found in Alameda'€™s favorite eateries and waterholes like Scolari'€™s, Lucky 13, Island Taqueria, The Star on Park, and The Hunter, the refreshing and tasty array of quality soft drinks from Alameda Point Craft Soda Co. makes you feel good about drinking soda again. Alameda Point calls its small-batch creations '€œmicro-sodas'€ made with pure cane sugar, real botanicals, and spices. It pays homage to its Bay Area home with names like '€œHangar 25 Cola,'€ '€œOaktown Root Beer,'€ '€œPark Street Bridge Ginger Ale,'€ and '€œGolden Gate Orange.'€ While there is no open tasting room, Alameda Point beverages are served at locations throughout Alameda, the Bay Area, and beyond. Look for bottled drinks soon, expected to hit local shelves in the coming year.

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Best Camp

Alameda Recreation and Parks Department - Summer Day Camp

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Best Pet Store

Alameda See Spot Run