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Best Lube & Oil Change

Monday-Saturday
7:30AM-6:00PM
Sundays
9:00AM-4:00PM
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2009 Best of the Best Winners – Placer Herald
ALTERATIONS Doug’s Cut Christmas FOREIGN FOOD RANT ORTHODONTIST TEACHER
Park Drive Cleaners Trees Thai Chili Rubino’s Ristorante Cater Galante Ortho- Heidi Little, Rocklin
dontic Specialist Academy
AUTO DEALER COACH FRUIT SMOOTHIE JEWELRY
Mercedes Benz Coach Steve Taylor, Jamba Juice Carte Jewelers PAINT STORE SPECIALTY STORE
RHS Basketball Kelly-Moore SteinMart
AUTO REPAIR FURNITURE LAW ENFORCEMENT
Five Star Auto Care COFFEE SHOP RC Willey Mike Nottoli, Crime PAINTER SPORTS TEAM
Starbucks Prevention McClaine Painting Whitney High School
BANK GOLF COURSE Football
Wells Fargo Bank CONSIGNMENT Whitney Oaks Golf Club LOCAL WEBSITE PEST CONTROL
STORE City of Rocklin Rocklin Pest Control STORAGE FACILITY
BBQ RESTAURANT Bon Bon Boutique GROCERY STORE Placer Self Storage
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bel Air LODGING PET GROOMING
BBQ CUSTOMER SERVICE Staybridge Suites Wags to Riches SUSHI RESTAURANT
Bel Air GYM Izumi Japanese Restau-
BOWLING California Family Fit- LUBE/OIL PET STORE rant
Strikes Family Enter- DAY CARE ness Jiffy Lube Petco
tainment KinderCare TACK & FEED
HAIR SALON MAIL/PACKAGE PIZZA RESTAURANT Foothill Feed & Gift
BREAKFAST RESTAU- DAY SPA Brockway Hair Design CENTER Pizza Place
RANT Selah Salon & Day Spa UPS TANNING SALON
Venita Rhea’s HAIR STYLIST/ PLACE TO TAKE A California Sun Centers
DELI BARBER MARTIAL ARTS DATE
BURRITO Beach Hut Deli Michelle – Barber Bill’s Owings Martial Arts Rubino’s TAX SERVICES
RESTAURANT H & R Block
Rudy’s Gourmet Mexi- DENTAL OFFICE HAMBURGER PLACE MASSAGE PLUMBING SUPPLY
can Cuisine Dr. Elizabeth Roullier- Wood’ys Grill & Bar Sunset Wellness Ace Hardware TIRE STORE
Bunz Les Schwab Tires
CAR WASH HEALTH FOOD MEXICAN RESTAU- POOL & SPA
Five Star Car Wash DENTIST Elliott’s Natural Foods RANT Spa/Pool Emporium TRAVEL AGENCY
Dr. Elizabeth Roullier- Rudy’s Gourmet Mexi- AAA Travel
CATERER Bunz HEATING & AIR can Cuisine PRINCIPAL
Randy Peters Brower Mechanical Jim Trimble, Rocklin VETERINARY HOSPI-
DESSERT RESTAU- MINISTER Elementary TAL
CELLULAR SERVICE RANT HOME ACCESSORIES Father Dillon, St. Peter Willow Rock Pet Hospi-
Verizon Wireless Icing on the Cupcake RC Willey & Paul R.V. REPAIR tal
Camping World
CHINESE DOCTOR HOME MUSIC STORE VETERINARIAN
RESTAURANT Dr. Tuan Doan, M.D. IMPROVEMENT The Music Store RECREATION Dr. Bruce Carstens
Chang Brothers Ace Hardware FACILITY
DRY CLEANER NAIL SALON Epic Skatepark VOLUNTEER
CHIROPRACTIC Park Drive Cleaners ICE CREAM/YOGURT Tresor Rocklin Chamber
OFFICE Tops Yogurt RESTAURANT Ambassadors
Better Health Chiro- FAST FOOD NON-PROFIT Thai Chili Restaurant
practic McDonald’s INSURANCE AGENT AGENCY WAITER/WAITRESS
Jerry Dizon - State Farm Rocklin History Muse- SALAD RESTAURANT Michelle, Venita Rhea’s
CHIROPRACTOR FIREFIGHTER um Lucille’s Smokehouse
Dr. Gary Gade Jim Summers INTERNET PROVIDER BBQ WINDOW/GLASS
Wave Broadband OPTOMETRIST Rocklin Glass & Mirror
CHRISTMAS TREE FLORIST Eye Center Optometric SCHOOL
LOT Rocklin Florist ITALIAN RESTAU- Rocklin Academy
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8 • August 6, 2009 BEST OF THE BEST Supplement to the Placer Herald and Loomis News

What is Best
of the Best?
Best of the Best is an annual readers’
choice awards contest run by The
Placer Herald of Rocklin and the
Loomis News newspapers.
Winners are celebrated with this
publication, a guide to the busi-
nesses, services, restaurants and
activities that make the Rocklin
and Loomis area awesome places to
live, work and play.
COURTESY

How are winners chosen? What’s in this special Night owls can enjoy glow bowling Friday and Saturday nights at Strikes.

section?
Ready to roll in Rocklin
You chose the winners by voting for
your favorite businesses in dozens of You’ll find advertisements from
categories. This year we had our high- many of the winning businesses you
est voter turnout yet. voted for. You’ll also find feature stories
Readers filled out ballots printed in and photographs of some of the win- Anyone who has visited BEST BOWLING get tired from playing a
The Placer Herald and Loomis News or ners from Placer Herald and Loomis Strikes Entertainment What: Strikes Bowling real bowling game,
voted online at placerherald.com or News reporters and photographers. Center knows it is so Where: 5681 Lonetree Strikes offers online
theloomisnews.com. much more than a bowl- Blvd., Rocklin games as well.
ing alley. Info: 632-8200 If the mood to reach
So, did you favorite business The 65,000 square foot higher heights strikes you,
How accurate is it? make the cut? facility boosts dozens of will appreciate Strikes’ try the Strikes rock wall. It
Only one online or paper entry is If not, make sure to vote in next lanes for all levels of bowl- Family Night Special features 1,200 square feet
allowed per person, so “ballot stuffing” year’s Best of the Best. ing . Depending on what where six people can par- of climbing, all the latest
is curtailed. time the mood for throw- ticipate in 1 ½ hours of safety equipment, and
ing strikes, spares or even bowling, get shoe rental, multiple stations on a 28-
Is there a category you’d like a gutter ball hits you, while munching on a piz- foot tower.
to see in the Best of the Strikes offers a variety of za, drinking soda and get But that’s not all. Lazer
leagues and bowling in a few arcade games and tag, a fast-paced game of
Best? activities throughout the laser tag, all for $39.99. strategy is sure to get your
Contact Suzanne Stevenson at week. Bowlers can get in a Strikes is also home to blood pumping. You can
suzannes@goldcountrymedia.com. game beginning at 9 a.m. Coach’s Classic Bar & Grill maneuver your way
For the night owls, Strikes where guests can get a through the futuristic are-
Congratulations to all the winning features glow bowling Fri- meal, watch their favorite na filled with glow-in-the-
businesses and thank you to all those day and Saturday nights sporting event, listen to dark pillars, arches, pas-
who participated by voting! from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. live music or celebrate a sageways and swirling
Bowling leagues birthday or special occa- fog.
involve teams of four or sion. There’s even a hap- According to Strikes co-
five bowlers who get py hour from 4-7 p.m. owner Jim Falls, Strikes is
ON THE COVER together at the same time Monday through Friday a full service facility.
High-Hand Conservatory, Nursery and Art each week while compet- where drinks and food are “We have corporate
Gallery in Loomis features a plethora of every- ing for cash prizes. What offered at special prices. meeting rooms, with a full
thing for the outdoors as well as distinctive art a great way to get out with The Strikes arcade pro- service restaurant,” Falls
work and specialty rugs for home interiors. friends or to meet some vides more than 50 of the said. “We can provide our
COVER PHOTO BY KARINA WILLIAMS • GOLD COUNTRY NEWS SERVICE new people as well. latest video, virtual, inter- customers everything a
Families on a budget active games. If your legs hotel can’t do.”
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Best Pizza Restaurant Best Breakfast/Rocklin

A Great Place for Great Food

BREAKFAST & LUNCH

Thank you to our
customers for voting us
Thank You to the Rocklin Community for all your support! Best Breakfast!
We look forward to serving you for many years to come!
Come see our NEW Larger Location in the same shopping center! CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SPECIAL

$5 Any order of $20 or more
Thank You - The Pizza Place Family

Excludes holidays and alcohol. With this

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offers. Expires 9-30-09.

(916) 435-3663
www.thepizzaplacerocklin.com 4415 Granite Dr., Rocklin • 916-624-2697

Best Orthodontists
Thank You to all who voted us Best
Orthodontists in Rocklin!

Creating Smiles that last a lifetime!
Now offering Invisalign for teens & adults!

6526 Lone Tree Blvd. #100 • Rocklin, CA
916.435.8000
www.cgbraces.com
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Keeping it fresh, fragrant Season to remember
BY LAUREN WEBER
THE PLACER HERALD BEST FLORIST BEST COACH
Winner: Rocklin Florist Winner: Steve Taylor
For more than 30 years, Rocklin Location: Rocklin High
Location: 5885 Pacific St.
Florist has been providing locals Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday School
with fresh-cut flowers, floral through Friday
arrangements and all-occasion gifts
in the form of sweet-smelling BY AUTUMN MATZ
plants. THE PLACER HERALD
Wooden said she thinks it’s
“We do a little bit of everything,” stemmed from a number of things. Whether it is during a
said co-owner Mona Wooden, who “We’re still here. Longevity, name practice or a champi-
owns the shop with her husband, recognition and customer service” onship game, there is
Paul. are what sets Rocklin Florist apart something that stands
With two on-site designers, from others, Wooden said. out about coach Steve
Wooden said they’re able to work One of their popular summer Taylor.
with customers to custom design bouquets includes an arrangement Taylor, head coach of
arrangements for any occasion. called Watercolor Beauty, which the boy’s basketball team
Their centerpieces, gift arrange- include green orchids and purple LAUREN WEBER • THE PLACER HERALD at Rocklin High School
ments and poinsettias draw in the dahlias, lavender flowers and Rocklin Florist has a selection of has been voted best
crowd during their busiest season – hydrangeas that translate into the gifts including teddy bears, cards coach in Rocklin and GARY JONES •

Christmas, Wooden said. looks of a watercolor painting. One and plants. Loomis for 2009. THEWINNING SHOT.COM

But year-round, Rocklin Florist of the store’s best sellers is small red Taylor has been a Coach Steve Taylor, the
offers centerpieces, plants and bou- wagon filled with red, white and written in white on the wagon. coach at Rocklin High head coach of the
quets. yellow flowers, welcoming a baby Whether it’s for an anniversary, to School for 13 years and boy’s basketball team
For the 2009 Best of the Best, into the world. The arrangement, give thanks or to celebrate a holi- has been able to achieve at Rocklin High School,
Placer Herald readers voted Rocklin called Teleflora’s Baby’s First Wagon day, Rocklin Florist has a bunch many things during his was recently voted
Florist best florist in the area, and has either “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!” from which to choose. time there. best coach in Rocklin.
In the 2007-08 season

Boutique’s prices make shopping fun Taylor coached his team
to a Division II title. This
year, he was able to lead
receive are a direct
reflection of the hard
BY AUTUMN MATZ BEST CONSIGNMENT SHOP his team to a win in the work our entire coaching
THE PLACER HERALD
Winner: Bon Bon Boutique NorCal Division II staff and players put in to
With a wide range of quality Where: 6848 Five Star Blvd. No. 3 Championship. With make our season a
clothing as well as a fun and relax- Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday these recent accom- memorable one.”
ing atmosphere, Bon Bon Boutique through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. plishments, Taylor has Taylor has one theory
offers a great shopping experience Sunday been able to lead the about why he was cho-
Info: 784-1697, bonbonboutique.net
to its customers. Rocklin High School bas- sen out of all the coaches
Bon Bon Boutique has been vot- ketball program the far- to be voted the best of
ed the Best of the Best consignment Also, we offer a fun shopping expe- thest it has ever gone. the best.
store in Rocklin and Loomis for the rience.” Even though he won “I think I received this
third year in a row. Bon Bon Boutique accepts cloth- the award, Taylor points award because our team
“It feels great. It’s awesome to ing for consignment every day of out that it is a reflection generated a lot of excite-
know we have loyal customers and the week. of the entire Rocklin ment and enthusiasm as
consigners who think we are the Consigners receive 40 percent of High School coaching we made our run toward
best out of our competition,” said the selling price, while the store staff. the State Championship
Bon Bon Boutique owner Jamie keeps 60 percent. Consigners have “I appreciate the com- game,” Taylor said.
Weatherfield. the option to request their 40 per- munity members of Among his other
The boutique was established in cent in the form of check, or they Rocklin recognizing our accomplishments, dur-
July 2006 and has since gained a have option to receive store credit. team’s accomplishments ing the past school year
reputation as an affordable way to The boutique does not accept this past season by vot- Taylor was voted best Tri
AUTUMN MATZ • THE PLACER HERALD buy high-end merchandise. clothing items that are sold at Tar- ing me the best coach for Counties Bank Coach of
Bon Bon Boutique offers a wide “What sets us apart are mostly get, Wal-Mart or Kmart, including 2009,” said Taylor. “Any the Week.
selection of gently used mer- our prices, Weatherfield said. “They brands like Simply Basics, Kathy personal accolades I
chandise at great prices. are fair and reasonable all the time. Ireland and Route 66.
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Best Hair Salon
Thank You Rocklin for voting us
Best of the Best!
We want to give a special thanks
to all of our loyal clients -
You are an inspiration.
We are proud to represent such a
wonderful community.

2351 Sunset Blvd. (Stanford Ranch) • Rocklin • 624-7675
4787 Granite Drive • Rocklin • 624-0697
Book an appointment today and find out what makes us Best!
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Best Restaurant/Best Foreign Food
We are so grateful to those who voted us
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Best Massage
Thank You for voting Sunset Wellness Spa Best Massage!
50 Minute Massage $49
or
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Offer ends 8/31/09. Bring in ad.

Sunset Wellness Spa
2600 Sunset Blvd., Suite #105 • Rocklin
916-630-7596 • www.sunsetwellness.com

Best Insurance Agency
Thank you for
voting for us! We
enjoy serving our
community!
And joining
Hebard Ins. is
Sabrina Higby,
voted
Best Accounting
& Tax Service.
higbytax.com
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Best Storage Facility
PLACER
SELF STORAGE
Celebrating 26 years
of business since 1983
“Thank You to all our customers.
We appreciate your business and
look forward to serving you in
the future. You are the
“Best of the Best”.

(916) 624-8292 Brian & Valerie
2340 Sierra Meadows Dr. • Rocklin

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Lucille’s the place for BBQ Family
BY AUTUMN MATZ
THE PLACER HERALD

With its apple butter
Fitness
and biscuits, tender baby
back ribs and juicy barbe-
cue chicken, it’s no won-
has it all
der people come back to BY SUSAN BELKNAP
eat at Lucille’s Smoke- THE PLACER HERALD

house Bar-B-Que. Anyone who thinks
Lucille’s Smokehouse working out is boring
Bar-B-Que won the title of hasn’t been to Rocklin’s
Best of the Best for bar- California Family Fitness.
beque and salad restau- Encompassing 50,000
rant in this year’s Rocklin square feet, the facility
competition. features a fitness center,
The restaurant was pools, basketball facili-
started in Long Beach by ties, climbing wall, dry
Lucille Buchanan and has sauna, group exercise,
since grown to include 13 racquetball steam room, COURTESY • THE PLACER HERALD

locations in California, and a plethora of activi- The California Family Fitness in Rocklin offers
Arizona and Nevada. The ties for the kids as well. multitude of activities, including the climbing
Rocklin smokehouse is “There’s definitely wall.
located in the Blue Oaks something for everyone,”
Town Center. said Heidi Cser, director always feel comfortable,”
Lucille’s offers a menu of communications. “We BEST GYM Cser said. “Our trainers
filled with barbecue items AUTUMN MATZ • THE PLACER HERALD pride ourselves on pro- Winner: California are enthusiastic and offer
such as baby back ribs, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que employee Zack viding our clients with a Family Fitness specialized training. We
Where: 2165 Sunset,
smoked barbecue chick- Shiner said the success of the eatery is the barbecue family atmosphere.” Blvd., Rocklin even have a boot camp
en and barbecue tri tip. variety and customer service. The restaurant In order to maintain a Contact: 435-2141 training that people love.”
On top of the barbecue earned best restaurant for salads and barbecue for high quality of care for Randy Karr, president
items, diners can also Rocklin’s Best of the Best. the children of their KIDZ KLUB HOURS of California Family Fit-
enjoy sandwiches, soups, clients, Cser said the • Monday-Friday 8 ness said all the focus is
salads and specialty items. topped with sweet corn, Rocklin Family Fitness a.m. to 9 p.m. on the members and
The restaurant serves BEST RESTAURANT cucumbers, cherry toma- Center offers three sepa-
• Saturday and Sunday
treating each one like
Winner: Lucille’s 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
up a wide variety of bar- toes, avocado and shred- rate children’s areas: ele- family.
Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
becue items that are all Where: 6628 Lonetree ded jack and cheddar mentary, toddler and CLUB HOURS “We take pride in our
initially slow-smoked Blvd. cheese. infant. An interactive • Monday-Thursday — level of service and pro-
with hickory wood. The Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 What separates Lucille’s three-story playscape, 4:30 a.m. to midnight gram offerings so every
St. Louis spare ribs, which p.m. Sunday through from its competition is homework areas, arts Friday 4:30 a.m. to member of the family
are juicy pork ribs sea- Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 the variety of food it offers and crafts, storytelling, 10 p.m. remains active and enter-
p.m. Friday and • Saturday and Sunday
soned with a special rub Saturday and its approach to cus- pool tables and air hock- 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. tained. We offer more
only offered at Lucille’s, tomer service, said ey are just a few of the than just a membership.
while the barbecue tri-tip Lucille’s employee Zack amenities available for We provide a path to a
is smoked all day and including ranch dressing, Shiner. children at the center. For those members healthy lifestyle,” Karr
served with a savory fresh greens, diced toma- “We offer a lot of food During the summer who prefer to work out said. “We are very proud
sauce. toes and cheddar cheese. that other barbecue months, a variety of on a more individualized to be voted Best Gym by
Lucille’s has managed Another salad that is places can’t compete camps and swim lessons level, Cser said Family the readers of the Placer
to incorporate barbecue offered at Lucille’s is the with. Outside of the qual- are available. Fitness personal trainers Herald and look forward
into its salads as well. The blackened shrimp salad, ity food we offer, we prac- For the adults more take pride in their work to many more years of
barbecue chicken salad which includes blackened tice team service so it than 100 group fitness and pay individual atten- providing exceptional
includes a grilled chicken shrimp on mixed green helps add to the whole classes are offered each tion to each client, no service and unique pro-
breast tossed with a vari- lettuce tossed with barbe- Lucille’s experience,” week including yoga, matter what their needs. grams for the Rocklin
ety of other ingredients cue ranch dressing and Shiner said. kickboxing and spinning. “We want our clients to community to enjoy.”
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Best Veterinary Clinic Best Florist
Dr. Rick Frey & THANK Y OU FOR
Dr. Marcia Smith & VOTING US T HE BEST!
Associates would like to
Thank You for voting us Same location for over 30 years.
Best Veterinary Hospital
& We deliver to:
LOOMIS BASIN Best Veterinarian Rocklin, Roseville, Lincoln,
VETERINARY Dr. Corey Cherrstrom Granite Bay, Penryn, Loomis and
CLINIC
Small Animals & Exotics most of So. Placer County.
“Caring for your family pets has been our
concern for over 30 years.”
Full Service Veterinary Hospital and
24 Hour Emergency Care Rocklin Florist
916-652-5816 5885 Pacific St., 624-1651 Open Mon. - Fri.
3901 Sierra College Blvd. • Loomis, CA 95650 Rocklin w w w. r o c k l i n f l o r i s t . c o m 9a.m. - 6p.m.
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Best Nail Salon Best Winery
Lo
NAIL omis Thank You for Voting us
SAL the Best Winery!
ON
Fine Wines from locally grown grapes
OPEN Sat. & Sun. • Noon to 4pm
4390 Gold Trail Way • Loomis, CA
(916) 652-6015 • secretravine.com

Best Cleaners & Alterations
Thank You To Our Customers
Thank you for voting Loomis Nails For Voting Us The Best!
as Best Nail Salon in Loomis! John & Mira Kim
Nails & Waxing
Mon.-Fri. 9:30 - 7
Sat. 9:30 - 6
Park Drive Cleaners
Sun. 10 - 5 2221 Sunset Blvd. #107 M - F 7am - 6:30pm
6100 Horseshoe Bar Rd., Ste. 2, Loomis 916-652-0906 Rocklin 435-4818 Sat. 9am - 3pm

Best Chinese Restaurant Best Heating & Air Contractor
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Best Stove/Fireplace Store Best Mexican Food/Loomis
Thanks for voting us the Thank you for voting us
Best Stove/Fireplace Store!
Best Mexican Food!
The Stove Connection
3719 Taylor Rd., Loomis Proudly Serving our Customers
652-4560 for over 30 years!
VISIT US
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1/2
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Best Antique Store Thank You
Loomis!
Vintage Charm Antiques

Lorenzo’s
Original
& Collectibles
Buy • Sell • Estates • Piece • Lot
Diane Felion & Ann Fleming, owners
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Best Dessert Best Website
Thank You, Rocklin!

Rhona Dayna
Wu Amboy
Admin. Website
Assistant Admin.

For Voting City Of Rocklin The “Best Website”
Visit us at www.rocklin.ca.us
Recreation Guide & Registration Online
www.rocklin.ca.us/RecDirect
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Best Painter Always a matter of principal
BY SUSAN BELKNAP
PLACER HERALD EDITOR BEST PRINCIPAL
It takes a lot of hard Winner: Jim Trimble
work and dedication to be Location: Rocklin Elemen-
tary
a good school principal.
For Rocklin Elementary
School Principal Jim students tick.
Trimble, his high level of “Anything we can do to
enthusiasm and energy help, we’ll try it,” he said.
has earned him the “best” Even with the school
school principal by Placer budget cutbacks, Trimble
Herald readers. said he is looking forward
Entering his ninth year PLACER HERALD FILE PHOTO to the beginning of a new
at the helm of Rocklin Rocklin Elementary school year on Aug. 17.
Elementary, after 25 years School Principal Jim There are more than 35
in the Sacramento City Trimble. after-school clubs he
School District, Trimble hopes will be able to con-
said his goal as principal myself visible,” Trimble tinue, and some new field
each school year is to said. “I also like to make trips planned for the
“make every student suc- home visits to many of kindergarten through
Many thanks to our valued cessful” and to spend as my kids.” sixth-grade student body.
customers for voting us much time as he can with By taking the extra “We’re going to work
all the students. effort to call upon a fami- with whatever the budget
Best of the Best 2009! “I get out into the class- ly at home, Trimble said throws our way and make
rooms and I’m on the he can better understand it better,” Trimble said of
school yard. I make what makes individual the upcoming year.

Best Italian Restaurant/Best Place to Take a Date
Thank You to our customers for voting us Best in Rocklin

AND RECEIVE A FREE FRIED RISOTTO APPETIZER

(916) 624-3401
5015 Pacific Street • Rocklin
www.rubinosrestaurant.com
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Best Teacher

Best Chiropractic Office

Safe, effective care for the entire family

4700 Rocklin Road, Rocklin
916-632-2676 www.bhchiro.com
Consultation, chiropractic, orthopedic and neurological examination, x-rays
(if needed) and a report of findings for only
$$
Dr. Marianne Abate
Dr. Scott Beavers 4 9 00
(a value of $29500) Offer expires 8-14-09.
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Valerie’s Gallery has the right creative touch
JOYIA EMARD BEST GIFT STORE include new paint, uphol-
GOLD COUNTRY NES MEDIA
Winner: Valerie’s Gallery stery and hardware.
Valerie Shields uses her Location: 5913 Horseshoe Shields also said there
creative eye to fill Valerie’s Bar Road, Loomis seems to be a “new move-
Gallery with unique gifts Phone: (916) 652-8257 ment” of clients wanting
and her talents haven’t to “redo” home décor
gone unnoticed. She was items to work them into
voted Best Gift Store by from a single room to an what they have.
our readers in the 2009 entire villa. That includes She said she’s doing
Best of the Best contest. choosing new furniture, more consultations on
Shields’ small store is flooring and window cov- regrouping or rearranging
packed with an eclectic erings, as well as picking a customer’s furnishings,
mix of items for the colors, crown molding and advising clients on
home, including furni- and other design ele- work they can do them-
ture and gifts. ments, and even repaint- selves.
She recently added ing. “People are looking for
special order flesh flower Shields is also experi- things they can do them-
arrangements to her list enced at reworking a cus- selves without spending a
of services. Now, with tomer’s favorite pieces lot of money,” she said.
advance orders, she fash- and using them in the Shields’ shop is jam-
ions bouquets and new décor. Art pieces can packed with ideas for
arrangements for wed- be enhanced to make those seeking to freshen
dings, anniversaries and them work. up their home décor.
birthdays. “Customers bring in Many items such as
She also offers interior something they love that vases, candles, rugs,
KARINA WILLIAMS • LOOMIS NEWS design consulting servic- we refashion to their new ceramics, hand-blown
Valerie Shields, interior designer and owner of Valerie’s Gallery, puts the fin- es and can add her deco- style,” Shields said. glass and wrought iron
ishing touches on a silk flower arrangement in her Loomis gift shop. rating touch to anything The refashioning can also make great gifts.

Driven to succeed
BY JOYIA EMARD business is up 12 percent
GOLD COUNTRY NEWS SERVICE
over last year. BEST AUTO REPAIR
Readers voted Loomis “We’ve had some quiet Winner: Loomis Automo-
Automotive Services as times, but people aren’t tive Services
Location: 3220 Swetzer
the Best of the Best Auto buying new cars, they’re Road #B-1, Loomis
Repair. sticking with what they Phone: (916) 660-1693
While many businesses have,” Slivyak said.
are experiencing a slump The Swetzer Road busi-
during the recession, ness owner said he offers
Loomis Automotive has competitive prices and ty, freezing his labor
actually seen an increase gets lots of referrals. He is charges and prioritizing
in business. also getting customers repairs for people who
Dan Slivyak, owner of who’ve switched from the are on a budget.
Loomis Automotive Ser- higher-priced dealer serv- “We give people value KARINA WILLIAMS • LOOMIS NEWS

vices, said he has ice centers. Slivyak attrib- for what they spend and From left, Neal Lewis, service advisor for Loomis Automotive Services, helps
increased his marketing utes his success to being try to offer old-fashioned company owners Susan and Dan Slivyak provide the kind of service that
and advertising and his involved in the communi- service,” Slivyak said. earned the Loomis shop the most Best Auto Repair votes.
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Best Burrito Restaurant/Best Mexican Restaurant/Rocklin

Family
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6011 Stanford Ranch Road
Ste. 107, Rocklin
(Corner of Stanford Ranch and Sunset Bld.)
(916) 435-4050
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High-Hand is a favorite spot in the community
JOYIA EMARD BEST ART GALLERY, Chuck Pittman added.
GOLD COUHTRY NEWS SERVICE
The restaurant was the
High-Hand in Loomis
COMPANY TO vision of High-Hand own-
is a local favorite and was WORK FOR, er, Scott Paris, of Loomis.
voted Best of the Best LANDSCAPING, According to Michele Par-
2009 in eight different NURSERY, PLACE ry, company spokesper-
categories. TO ENJOY LUNCH, son, Paris designed the
They rated the best for RESTAURANT, WAIT 2,500-square-foot conser-
art gallery, best company vatory so nursery visitors
to work for, landscaping,
PERSON, WEDDING could dine while enjoying
nursery/garden supply, LOCATION the garden. Parry said
place to enjoy lunch, Winner: High-Hand Paris is very committed to
Conservatory, Nursery and
restaurant, salad restau- Art Gallery
preserving the historic
rant and wedding loca- Location: 3790 Taylor fruit shed that High-Hand
tion. Jan at High-Hand Road, Loomis calls home.
was also named the best Phone: (916) 652-2065 The lunch menu fea-
wait person. tures handcrafted sand-
When you ask people wiches, salads and soups,
what they like best about view. while dinner offers a selec-
the restaurant at High- “It’s like eating out in tion of items such as tri-
KARINA WILLIAMS • LOOMIS NEWS Hand Nursery they all the garden,” said Kathy tip, pork loin, salmon, crab
Scott Paris, High-Hand owner, holds flowers from the nursery. The High-Hand agree it is the setting, Pittman, who recently and scallops. The weekend
restaurant, nursery and art gallery received top votes in a number of cate- along with the food. enjoyed lunch at the brunch also includes deli-
gories in the Best of the Best contest. High-Hand Conserva- eatery with her husband, cious selections.
tory serves lunch, dinner Chuck. The restaurant, nursery
and weekend brunch in a “It’s delightful, the open- and gallery are located on
greenhouse setting with ness. Everyone is friendly the grounds of the origi-
the nursery’s gardens in and the food is excellent,” nal fruit packing shed.

Experienced in flooring
MARTHA GARCIA the Best Carpet/Flooring BEST CARPET/
GOLD COUNTRY NEWS SERVICE
Store in the 2009 Best of
Tony Bosserman has the Best contest.
FLOORING
Winner: Flooring America
operated his Flooring Flooring America offers Address: 5825 Horseshoe
America store for more carpet, tile, wood, lami- Bar Road, Loomis
than 10 nate and vinyl/linoleum. Phone: (916) 652-1003
Best Outdoor Sporting Goods Store years. In The family-run store can
all that also install everything
Thank you for all your votes, time he they sell and turn any size simulates real wood very
has carpet in the store into a realistically. He’s also
from our family to yours. worked throw rug by binding the knowledgeable about
with edges. Carpet cleaning is hardwoods that are hand-
We look forward to many also available. scraped to give new wood
seeing you soon! Tony Bosserman loyal Bosserman keeps up an antique look.
cus- with the latest trends in Flooring America offers
3587 Taylor Rd. Loomis tomers flooring, including third- old-fashioned service to
(across from the Blue Goose) 916-652-2327 who have now voted him generation laminate that Loomis Basin customers.
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Thank You for voting us Best Christmas Tree Lot
Best of the Best in 2009! DOUG’S CUT
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Next to Kelly Moore Paints

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Best Fast Food

Thank You Rocklin!
For voting us
Best of the
Best!
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Black Bear Outdoors finds success in Loomis
BY JOYIA EMARD The family patriarch
GOLD COUNTRY NEWS SERVICE BEST OUTDOOR said the business fills a
Dreams are coming SHOP niche that no other out-
true for a former Alaskan Winner: Black Bear Out- door store occupies
doors
bush pilot and survival because their products
Location: 2587 Taylor
skills trainer. Road, Loomis are so diversified. That
Not only did he open Phone: (916) 652-2327 diversity includes sports
his own business with his gear for all seasons and
two sons, but his outdoor equipment sales and
shop was also selected as love of the outdoors that, rentals. They also offer
the Best Outdoor Shop in between them, encom- bike servicing and tune-
Loomis. passes those activities ups, dry suit and raft
Dan Abdon, of Penryn, along with fishing, hunt- repair and special train-
and sons Tate and Blair, ing, disk golf, mountain ing classes.
banded together and climbing and rock climb- Rentals are available for
opened Black Bear Out- ing. They carry products inflatable rafts, kayaks
doors this past spring. for all of those sports. and canoes along with
Abdon said he’s always “My sons are quintes- camping, cycling and
dreamed of having his sential outdoorsmen, tal- KARINA WILLIAMS • LOOMIS NEWS backpacking gear.
own business that he ented and skillful. They Blair Abdon, left, and his brother, Tate Abdon, help run the family-owned “We hope to be the out-
could run with his sons. just eat it up,” Dan Abdon Black Bear Outdoors sports store in Loomis. door store everyone
“To be able to work said. comes to ... The staff are
with your sons – it’s a Abdon is a former pilots. He also was in the vival skills. Now, he is an Administration and experts and helpful, and
dream,” he said. Alaskan bush pilot who Air Force, where he taught aviation safety inspector spends his evenings and you can really get service,”
The three men share a taught survival skills to pilots cold weather sur- with the Federal Aviation Saturday at the business. Dan said.

Stove Connection heats up votes
BY JOYIA EMARD else do the actual work. inserts. BEST FIREPLACE/
GOLD COUNTRY NEWS SERVICE
“Having a professional Kendrick said newer
The Stove Connection chimney sweep do the EPA certified stoves burn
STOVE BUSINESS
Winner: Stove Connection
has been named the Best cleaning is the only way to 100 times cleaner than Location: 3719Taylor Road,
Fireplace/Stove business remove the creosote. old ones. Some have cat- Loomis
by our readers. There are safety issues alytic combusters or non- Phone: (916) 652-4560
Bob Kendrick, owner, with the creosote,” catalytic options and can
and his sister, Jeannie, Kendrick said. His store include blowers to move
both of Loomis, run the charges $139 for the serv- the heat. Newer fireplace a consumer tax credit of
business, which sells ice. inserts produce less emis- 30 percent, or up to
wood, pellet and gas According to Bob sions and more heat with $1,500. The tax credit is
stoves, fireplaces and Kendrick gas is the most less wood. He said they good for the purchase of
inserts plus accessories. popular fireplace option are more attractive, and 75 percent efficient bio-
Kendrick began as a for home use, and cleanly an air wash system keeps mass-burning (either pel-
KARINA WILLIAMS • LOOMIS NEWS chimney sweep and then creates heat. From 60 to the glass doors cleaner. let or wood) freestanding
Stove Connection owner Bob Kendrick checks out 15 years ago opened his 70 percent of the stoves The Stove Connection stoves, fireplaces and fire-
one of the wood-burning stoves in his Loomis shop. own store. He still pro- and fireplaces he sells are carries a number of prod- place inserts that are EPA
Jeannie Kendrick, left, manages the store for her vides chimney sweeping, either propane or natural ucts that meet the federal certified by their manu-
brother. but now he has someone gas. He also sells fireplace government standards for facturer.
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Best Drug Store & Ice Cream Shop Best Appliance Store
Thank you for voting us Best Drug Store and Best
Ice Cream Shop! And thank you for voting our
pharmacist, Gordon Takemoto, Best of the Best.
Thank You, Loomis Community!
Main Drug Store
3685 Taylor Rd., Loomis 652-7265

Best Law Enforcement
I would like to thank the Rocklin community Placer Herald readers for
selecting me as the Best of the Best in the Law Enforcement category.
I am honored to be the recipient of this award. I am also very grateful
Nelthorpe & Son wants to thank the
that the Placer Herald has provided me with an opportunity to write a community for voting for us. We appreciate
monthly crime prevention and safety column for the past seven years. your continued support!
It is important to keep community members informed about current
crime trends and ways to reduce their vulnerability to such activity.
The Placer Herald has always been willing to help me and the Rocklin
Police Department disseminate timely information.
Michael Nottoli I again thank the Placer Herald and its readers for their support. 3650 TAYLOR ROAD, LOOMIS • 916-652-4560

Best Yogurt Shop
Thank You to the Rocklin Community for voting us
“Best Yogurt Shop”
• 14 Flavors Every Day
• Fresh Fruit
• 100 Toppings
• Indoor & Outdoor
Seating
• Real, gourmet
whipped cream

3291 Stanford Ranch Road
Rocklin, CA • 916.625.1003
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2009 Best of the Best Winners – Loomis News
ACCOUNTING/PAYROLL CARPET/FLOORING GAS STATION MASSAGE THERAPIST RESTAURANT
SERVICE Flooring America USA Gas Cynthia Watkins, Cynthia’s High-Hand
Sabrina Higby Massage & Bodyworks
CARPET CLEANING GIFT STORE
ANTIQUE STORE The Cleaning People Valerie’s Gallery MEXICAN RESTAURANT SALAD RESTAURANT
Vintage Charm Lorenzo’s High-Hand
CHIROPRACTOR GOLF COURSE
APPLIANCE STORE Loomis Basin Chiropractic Indian Creek MOST COLORFUL SANDWICH
Nelthorpe’s CHARACTER
CLOTHING STORE GROCERY STORE Joseph Hancock, Teacher at Mr. Pickles
ART GALLERY Christensen’s Raley’s Del Oro High
High-Hand SCHOOL TEACHER
COFFEE SHOP GYM NAIL SALON
Wild Chicken Joseph Hancock,
ASIAN RESTAURANT Curves Loomis Nails
Loomis Chinese Del Oro High
COMPANY TO WORK FOR HAIR STYLIST NIGHT SPOT
AUTO BODY SHOP High-Hand Sherri Donnallan, Horseshoe Bar Grill SIGN DANCER
Sierra Auto Care Hair Apparent
CREDIT UNION NURSERY/GARDEN Mr. Pickles
AUTO MECHANIC America’s Christian C.U. HAMBURGER PLACE SUPPLY
Jack Kreiss, Taylor’s High-Hand SPORTING GOODS
DAY SPA
Fox Auto Care Rejuvenate! Black Bear Outdoors
HEATING & AIR PEST CONTROL
AUTO REPAIR Family Comfort Heating & Pest Detective
DELI SUSHI
Loomis Automotive Cooling
Mr. Pickles
PET GROOMING Raley’s
BANK ICE CREAM SHOP Top Notch
DENTIST
Wells Fargo Main Drug TACK & FEED STORE
Dr. Barry Mercer
PHARMACIST
BARBER SHOP INSURANCE AGENT Gordon Takemoto, Foothill Feed & Gift
DESSERT
Loomis Family Barber Divine Desserts Hebard Insurance Main Drug
TOWING
BARTENDER DOCTOR INTERIOR DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHER Sierra Auto
Charlotte, Wild Chicken Dr. Graham Valerie’s Gallery Simply Portraits

BEAUTY SALON INVESTMENT COMPANY PIZZA VET HOSPITAL
DRUG STORE
Hair Apparent Main Drug Store Edward Jones Pizza Factory Loomis Basin Vet Hospital

BEAUTY SUPPLY DRY CLEANER ITALIAN RESTAURANT PLACE TO ENJOY LUNCH
VETERINARIAN
Loomis Beauty Supply Loomis Park Zorro’s High-Hand
Corey Cherrstrom, LBVH
BED & BREAKFAST ELECTED OFFICIAL JEWELRY STORE PLACE TO PICNIC
Flower Farm Inn Ed Bonner, Sheriff Kokopelli Rocks Loomis Park WAIT PERSON
Jan, High-Hand
BREAKFAST RESTAURANT FAST FOOD LANDSCAPING PRODUCE
Ugly Mug Taco Bell High-Hand Nursery Blue Goose Produce
WEDDING LOCATION
BUILDING SUPPLIES FIREFIGHTER LAW ENFORCEMENT PROPANE SUPPLIER High-Hand
Homewood Lumber Capt. Darrell Jones Bob Brodovsky Loomis RV Park

CAR WASH FIREPLACE/STOVE LIQUOR REAL ESTATE AGENT WINERY
Unocal – Penryn Stove Connection Stonetree Market Leslie Griffith Secret Ravine
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Best School