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Best of Ojai Valley results coming Oct. 14

The winners in this year's Best of the Ojai Valley Contest will be announced in our annual Best Of supplement in the Oct. 14 issue of the Ojai Valley News (we will have extras at our Ojai Day booth). Meanwhile, take this trip down memory lane to see who the 2015 winners were.

Which is your favorite "accounting/tax services" business?
1st - Jacobs & Jacobs
2nd - Marie Estes-Pratt
3rd - David Junod

Which is your favorite "acupuncture" business?
1st - Laurie Edgcomb
2nd - Alan Chang
3rd – Ojai Herbs & Acupuncture

Who is your favorite “local actor?”
1st - Jason Segal
2nd - Ted Danson
3rd - Bill Paxton

Which is your favorite "annual event?
1st - 4th of July parade & fireworks
2nd - Ojai Day
3rd - Ojai Music Festival

Which is your favorite "antique store?
1st - Treasures of Ojai Antiques
2nd - Lynn Harding Antique Instruments
3rd - Sherlock's Antiques

Which is your favorite "architect?
1st - Whitman Design
2nd - Cornerstone Architects
3rd - Mark Shellnut

Which is your favorite "arts & crafts" store?
1st - Ben Franklin
2nd - Ojai Creates!

Which is your favorite "art gallery?"
1st - Primavera
2nd - Front Porch Gallery
3rd - Human Arts Gallery

Who is your favorite Ojai-area "artist?
1st - Bert Collins
2nd - Colleen McDougal
3rd - Carmen Abelleira

Which is your favorite "Asian" restaurant?
1st - Sakura Ojai
2nd - Exotic Thai Restaurant
3rd - Hakane Japanese Cuisine

Which is your favorite "auto repair" business?
1st - Ojai Valley Imports
2nd - Adamson Automotive & Towing
3rd - Fred's Tire Man

Which is your favorite "auto body repair" shop?
1st - Brue's Auto Body
2nd - Two Twelve Body and Restoration

Which is your favorite "bakery?"
1st - Ojai Cafe Emporium
2nd - Knead Bakery
3rd - Farmer and the Cook

Which is your favorite "bank?
1st - Ojai Community Bank
2nd - Wells Fargo Bank
3rd - Chase

"Who is your favorite "barber?"
1st - Buddy Wilds
2nd - Duane Montgomery
3rd - Brenton Butler

Which is your favorite "beauty salon?"
1st - Contempo Hair Salon
2nd - A Secret Beauty
3rd - Busy Babes

"Which is your favorite "bicycle shop?"
1st - MOB Shop
2nd - Bicycles of Ojai

"Which is your favorite "bookstore?"
1st - Bart's Books
2nd - Bookends Bookstore & Other Curiosities
3rd - Twice Sold Tales Bookstore

Which restaurant serves your favorite "breakfast?"
1st - Ojai Cafe Emporium
2nd - Bonnie Lu's
3rd - Eggs N Potatoes

Which establishment serves your favorite "burger?"
1st - Jim and Rob's Fresh Grill
2nd - Westridge Market
3rd - Jolly Kone

Which restaurant serves your favorite "burrito?"
1st - Jim & Rob's
2nd - Casa De Lagos
3rd - Ojai Tortilla House

Which establishment is your favorite for "business services?
1st - Ojai Business Center
2nd - Attitude Adjustment
3rd - Matilija Mailcall

Which is your favorite cabinetmaker?
1st - Primarily Wood
2nd - Logan Gould's Cabinetry
3rd - Mahnken Cabinets

Which store is your favorite for "camping supplies?"
1st - Ojai Surplus
2nd - True Value
3rd - Corner Market

Which establishment offers your favorite "casual dining?"
1st - Papa Lennon's
2nd - Bocallis
3rd – Sea Fresh Seafood

Who is your favorite "chiropractor?
1st - Caitlin Matthews
2nd - Evergreen Wellness Center/Russell Kun
3rd - Boshoff Novak Chiropractic

Which is your favorite "clothing store?"
1st - Rains Department Store
2nd - Kindred Spirit
3rd - White Sparrow

Which is your favorite "coffee shop?
1st - Coffee Connection
2nd - Ojai Coffee Roasting Company
3rd - Ojai Cafe Emporium

Which is your favorite "computer repair store?
1st - Bit Vision
2nd - Ojai PC Pros
3rd - Right-Click Computer Services

Which is your favorite "convenience store?
1st - Joe's Quick Stop
2nd - Attitude Adjustment
3rd - Ojai Chevron

Which business is your favorite for "customer service?
1st - Ace Hardware
2nd - Rains Department Store
3rd - Bonnie Lu's

Which business is your favorite for "daycare?”
1st - Noah's Ark
2nd - Montessori School of Ojai
3rd - Holy Cross Preschool

Which is your favorite "day spa?
1st - The Day Spa of Ojai
2nd - Body Essentials Skin & Body Care
3rd - Enhanced (formerly Summer's Dawn Massage)

Which is your favorite "deli?
1st - Westridge Market
2nd - Rainbow Bridge
3rd - Marche Gourmet Delicatessen

Who is your favorite "dentist?"
1st - Jan Komura
2nd - Wyatt Harris
3rd - David A. Watson

Which is your favorite "dessert/sweet shop?"
1st - Bliss Frozen Yogurt
2nd - Ojai Ice Cream
3rd - Knead Bakery

Who is your favorite "designer/draftsman?"
1st - Carlos T. Carrillo
2nd - Kerry Miller Designer/Builder, Inc.
3rd - Pat Nolan Professional Drafting

Which is your favorite "dog groomer?"
1st - Ultimutt Pet Spa in Ojai
2nd - Four Paws Pet Grooming
3rd - Yuppie Puppie Pet Spaw

Which business makes your favorite "donuts?
1st - Donut Hole
tie 2nd - Oak View Donut Shop & Ojai Donut Shoppe

Which is your favorite place to have a "drink?”
1st - Ojai Beverage Company
2nd - Agave Maria's
3rd - Jimmy's Pub at the Ojai Valley Inn

Who is your favorite "local elected official?”
1st - Steve Bennett
2nd - Severo Lara
3rd - Paul Blatz

Which is your favorite "electrical contractor?”
1st - Ojai Electric
2nd - John Hartman
3rd - Max Reed Electrical

Who is your favorite "esthetician?
1st - Summer McComas
2nd - Mary Nelson
3rd - Kelli Loughman

Which is your favorite place to go for a "facial?"
1st - Body Essentials
2nd - Enhanced (formerly Summer's Dawn)
3rd - Mary Nelson Skin Care / Lavender Inn

Who is your favorite "family practitioner?
1st - James Halverson
tie 2nd - Mary Evans & Maria Halvorson

Which is your favorite "Ojai Certified Farmers' Market vendor?”
1st - Friend's Ranch
2nd - B.D Dautch - Earthtrine Farm
3rd - Farmer and the Cook

Which is your favorite "fence installer?
1st - Bob's Fence
2nd - Watkins Fence Co.
3rd - Ron Larimore Fence Co.

Who is your favorite "financial adviser?"
1st - Victoria Breen/Derby & Derby
2nd - Olga Jones/Ameriprise Financial
3rd - Jeff McComas/Edward Jones

Which restaurant offers your favorite "fine dining" experience?”
1st - Suzanne's Cuisine
2nd - Osteria Monte Grappa
3rd - Azu

Which is your favorite "fitness facility?"
1st - Ojai Valley Athletic Club
2nd - Bryant Street Health & Fitness Center
3rd - Vitality Fitness

Which is your favorite "florist?”
1st - Angela's Flowers
2nd - Digs
3rd - Curly Willow

Which is your favorite "furniture store?
1st - Down Home Furnishings
2nd - Human Arts Gallery
3rd - Kava Home

Which is your favorite "garden center?”
1st - Flora Gardens
2nd - Ortiz Nursery
3rd - Australian Native Plants Nursery

Which is your favorite "gas station?”
1st - Valero
2nd - Ojai Chevron
3rd - Circle K

Who is your favorite "general contractor?"
1st - Kerry Miller
2nd - Chad Carper
3rd - Tenpenny Construction

Which is your favorite "gift shop?"
1st - Human Arts
tie 2nd - Fig Living & Serendipity Toys

Who is your favorite "graphic designer?"
1st - Colleen McDougal
2nd - Evan Austin
3rd - Amy Schneider

Which is your favorite "grocery store?"
1st - Westridge Market Midtown
2nd - Vons
3rd - Westridge Market

Who is your favorite "hair stylist?"
1st - Jen Keeler
2nd - Buddy Wilds
3rd - Cheryl Simms

Who is your favorite "handyman?"
1st - Max Reed
tie 2nd - Affordable Property Repairs & Gene Beery

Which restaurant has your favorite "happy hour drink menu?"
1st - Ojai Beverage Company
2nd - Sea Fresh Seafood
3rd - Azu

Which restaurant has your favorite "happy hour food menu?"
1st - Ojai Beverage Company
2nd – Sea Fresh Seafood
3rd - Jimmy's Pub

Which is your favorite "hardware store?
1st - Meiners Oaks Ace Hardware
2nd - True Value Hardware
3rd - Ojai Lumber Co

Which is your favorite "health food store?"
1st - Rainbow Bridge
2nd - Farmer & the Cook
3rd - Westridge Market

Which is your favorite "heating, ventilation & air conditioning company?"
1st - Quick Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning
2nd - Ojai Mountain Aire
tie 3rd - Fairweather Heating & Air Conditioning & Pacific Aire & Reliable Heating and Air

Which is your favorite "campground?"
1st - Lake Casitas
2nd - Wheeler Gorge
3rd - Camp Comfort

Which is your favorite "hiking trail?"
1st - Shelf Road
2nd - Ventura River Preserve
3rd - Matilija Canyon

Who is your favorite "holistic practitioner?"
1st - Julie Tumamait-Stenslie
2nd - Nathan Kaehler
tie 3rd - Laurie Edgcomb & Sanctuary

Which is your favorite "home decor store?"
1st – Kava Home
2nd - Down Home Furnishings
3rd - Human Arts

Which business offers your favorite "horseback riding" experience?
1st - Ojai Valley Trail Riding Company
2nd – Bodee’s Rancho Grande
3rd - Ojai on Horseback

Which is your favorite "hotel?"
1st – Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
2nd - Blue Iguana
3rd - Emerald Iguana

Which is your favorite "insurance agency?"
1st - Farmer's Insurance (Tami Bright)
2nd - State Farm (Bob Daddi)
3rd - Doug Crawford Insurance

Which is your favorite "Italian restaurant?"
1st - Osteria Monte Grappa
2nd - Papa Lennon's Pizzeria
3rd - Boccali's (Ojai)

Which is your favorite "jewelry store/maker?"
1st - David Whipple Goldsmith
2nd - Love Heals Jewelry
3rd - Jes Maharry

Which is your favorite "kid-friendly restaurant?"
1st - Papa Lennon's
2nd - Ojai Pizza
3rd - Boccali's (Ojai)

Which is your favorite "landscape company?"
1st - Daley Landscape Inc.
2nd - Lisa Phelps Irrigation & Landscaping
3rd - Green Goddess Gardens

Which is your favorite local "law firm?"
1st - Waite, Jacobs & Atkinson
2nd - Blatz Law Firm (Paul)
3rd - Dave Neville Law

Which is your favorite "laundromat?"
1st - Royal Cleaners
2nd - Mira Monte Quick Clean Laundromat
3rd - Coin House Laundry

Which is your favorite "liquor store?"
1st - Ojai Beverage Company
2nd - Attitude Adjustment Shoppe
3rd - Pat's Liquor

What is your favorite "live entertainment venue?"
1st - Libbey Bowl
2nd - Deer Lodge
3rd - Ojai Art Center Theater

Which is your favorite "local vineyard"
1st - The Ojai Vineyard
2nd - Casa Barranca Vineyard
3rd - Old Creek Ranch Winery

Who is your favorite "locksmith?"
1st - Martin's Ojai Locksmith
2nd - Norm's Locksmith

Which is your favorite place for "lunch?"
1st - Ojai Cafe Emporium
2nd - Papa Lennon's
3rd - Jim and Robs Fresh Grill

Which salon provides your favorite "manicure/pedicure?"
1st - Kristy's Nails
2nd - A Secret Beauty
3rd - Contempo

Which establishment serves your favorite "margarita?"
1st - Agave Maria
2nd - Los Caporales
3rd - Casa De Lagos

Which is your favorite "martial arts studio?"
1st - Ojai Valley Taekwondo Academy
2nd - Living Aikido
3rd - Ojai Kenpo Karate / Mr. G's

Which establishment serves your favorite "martini?"
1st - Azu
2nd - Jimmy's Pub
3rd - Suzanne's

Which establishment provides your favorite "massage?"
1st - AA Relaxing Station
2nd - Enhanced (formerly Summer Dawn's Massage)
tie 3rd - Bamboo Creek Spa & Day Spa of Ojai & Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

Which is your favorite "Mexican restaurant?"
1st - Agave Maria's
2nd - Casa De Lago Ojai
tie 3rd - Jim & Rob's Fresh Grill & Los Caporales

Which is your favorite home "mortgage" provider
1st - Heritage Financial
2nd - Ojai Community Bank
3rd - Wells Fargo

Which is your favorite "motel/bed & breakfast?
1st - Lavender Inn
2nd - Ojai Rancho Inn
3rd - Blue Iguana

Who is your favorite local "musician?"
1st - Alan Thornhill
2nd - Jimmy Calire
3rd - Lissie

Which is your favorite local "musical group?"
1st - Nordhoff Band and choir
2nd - Household Gods
3rd - Smitty West and Julija Zonic

Which is your favorite "nonprofit/citizens' organization"
1st - HELP of Ojai
2nd - Humane Society of Ventura County
3rd - Ojai Valley Land Conservancy

Who is your favorite "nurse?"
1st - Mary Nelson
2nd - Mary Evans
3rd - Gail Gesselman

Which is your favorite "olive oil tasting room?"
1st - Ojai Olive Oil
2nd - Regalo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3rd - Ojai Tasting Room

Which is your favorite "one-of-a-kind business?"
1st - Cardinelli Bros Music
2nd - Nan Tolbert Birthing Center
3rd - Move N Lube mobile oil change

Who is your favorite "optometrist?"
1st - Bruce Brockman
2nd - Robert J. Graham
3rd - Roger H, Phelps / Ojai Eyes Optometry

Which restaurant has your favorite "outdoor dining?
1st - Papa Lennon's
2nd - Bocalli's Ojai
3rd – Sea Fresh Seafood

Which is your favorite "park?"
1st - Libbey Park
2nd - Soule Park
3rd - Sarzotti Park

Which is your favorite "painting company?"
1st - Ojai Custom Paint (DBA Titus Painting)
2nd - DeMoor's Painting Inc.
3rd - Billy Teegarden Painting

Which is your favorite "pet food/supply" store?
1st - Wachters
2nd - Rainbow Bridge Warehouse
3rd - Ventura Hay Company

Which is your favorite "pharmacy?"
1st - Ojai Rexall Drug
2nd - Medical Arts Pharmacy
3rd - The Medicine Shoppe

Who is your favorite local commercial "photographer?"
1st - Logan Hall Photography
2nd - Ruth Miller
3rd - Whitney Hartmann

Who is your favorite "physical therapist?"
1st - Swanner Physical Therapy
2nd - Pacific Therapy Services
3rd - Anna Kotula

Which restaurant makes your favorite "pizza?"
1st - Ojai Pizza
2nd - Papa Lennon's
3rd - Boccali's Pizza and Pasta

Which is your favorite "place of worship?"
1st - Nature
2nd - Ojai Presbyterian Church
3rd - Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints

Which is your favorite "plumbing/rooter company?"
1st - Frank's Rooter & Plumbing Service Inc.
2nd - Quick Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning
3rd - Silver Sewer & Drain Service

Which is your favorite "pool service?"
1st - Ojai Pool Store
2nd - Flying Carp Pool Service
3rd - Clear Blue Pool & Spa

Which is your favorite "private school?"
1st - The Thacher School
2nd - Oak Grove School
3rd - Monica Ros School

Where do you buy your favorite "produce?"
1st - The Farmers Market
2nd - Westridge Market Midtown
3rd - Baldwin Road produce stand

Which is your favorite "public school?"
1st - Nordhoff High School
2nd - San Antonio Elementary School
3rd - Topa Topa Elementary School

Who is your favorite "real estate agent?"
1st - Donna Sallen
2nd - Tonya Peralta
3rd - Char Michaels

Which is your favorite "real estate office?"
1st - Coldwell Banker Property Shoppe
2nd - Keller Williams
3rd - ReMax

Which is your favorite "resort spa?"
1st - Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
2nd - The Oaks at Ojai Spa
3rd - Lavender Inn

Which is your favorite "restaurant overall?"
1st - Suzanne's Cuisine
2nd - Papa Lennon's Pizzeria
3rd - Osteria Monte Grappa

Which is your favorite "retirement community?"
1st - The Gables of Ojai
2nd - At Home in Ojai
3rd - The Manor of Ojai

Who is your favorite "roofer?"
1st - Ventura Roofing
2nd - Aztec Roofing
3rd - Awning Pro

Which establishment makes your favorite "sandwich?"
1st - Jersey Mike's Subs
2nd - Ojai Cafe Emporium
3rd - Papa Lennon's Pizzeria

Which is your favorite place for "seafood?"
1st – Sea Fresh Seafood
2nd - Sakura Ojai
3rd - Hakane Sushi

Which is your favorite "septic pumping service?"
1st - Franks Rooter and Pumping
2nd - Layne's Sanitation
3rd - Roto-Rooter Plumbing Drain Sewer & Septic Tank

Which is your favorite "service organization?"
1st - Rotary Club of Ojai
2nd - Ojai Lion's Club
3rd - Rotary Club of Ojai West

Which is your favorite "sports bar?"
1st - JJ's Sports Zone
2nd - Jimmy's Pub
3rd - Ojai Pizza

Who is your favorite local "sports coach?"
1st - Rick Goeden
2nd - Justin Morris
3rd - Lance Wiggins

Which is your favorite "storage facility?"
tie 1st - Condor Self Storage of Ojai & Bryant Circle Mini Storage
2nd - Oak View Self Storage

Which is your favorite place for "sushi?"
1st - Sakura Ojai
2nd - Hakane Sushi
3rd – Sea Fresh Seafood

Which is your favorite "transportation service?"
1st - Dutch's Downtown Shuttle/Kool Buzz
2nd - Ojai Trolley
3rd - Topa Topa Taxi

Which is your favorite "travel agency?"
1st - Topa Topa Travel
2nd - Santa Barbara Travel's Ojai Branch

Who is your favorite "teacher?"
1st - Jim Bailey
2nd - Greg Lepine & Aimee Mendoza

Which is your favorite "thrift/consignment " store?
1st - Treasures of Ojai
2nd - The Lennon Closet
tie 3rd - New to You & St. Thomas Thrift Store

Which is your favorite "tree service?"
1st - Call Oscar Tree Service
2nd - Sky High Tree Service
3rd - Mark Crane's Tree and Arborist Services

Which is your favorite "upholsterer?"
1st - Plush Surroundings
2nd - Ray's Upholstery
3rd - Topa's Custom Upholstery

Which is your favorite "veterinarian?"
1st - Matilija Veterinary Hospital
2nd - Ojai Village Veterinary
3rd - Animal Clinic of Oak View

Who is your favorite "volunteer?"
1st - David Mason
2nd - Nancy Hill
3rd - Dale Hanson

Which restaurant has your favorite "vegetarian menu?
1st - Hip Vegan
2nd - The Farmer & the Cook
3rd - Rainbow Bridge

Which establishment has your favorite "wine list?"
1st - Ojai Beverage Company
2nd - Azu
3rd - Suzanne's Cuisine

Which is your favorite "wine tasting room?"
1st - The Ojai Vineyard
2nd - Old Creek Ranch/Vino V
3rd - Casa Barranca

Which is your favorite "yoga studio/instructor?"
1st - Lulu Bandha
2nd - Robert Evans
3rd - Suza Francina

 

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