Categories We Didn’t Think Of: People and Places

Biggest Hearts
Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children Macnuggits
While I would never advocate for them to win “best band” or anything, but I really do have to say… some recognition from “their home town paper” would do those boys good. They went at it harder than most any band I can think of this last year… and they are like a comedy act! ok, getting off of the soapbox. — Conan Neutron

Best BART Station Busker
Jason Adajian (accordion player)
— Melanie Langlois

Place to Code
Tech Liminal
— Katherine Thomas

Best organization creating a more sustainable future
Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives
where the jobs can’t be outsourced and the culture is democracy and transparency. — Kasper Kozcab

Best nonprofit for cats
Cat Town Oakland
They do soooo much for homeless cats. They’ve saved so many lives and have raised a lot of awareness. — Stephee

Best neighborhood to gentrify
— chloebe

best doorman/bouncer
sam banker the night light
— Sam Banker

Best Yet To Be Launched Business
Pedicabs around Lake Merritt/Uptown/Downtown/Jack London
— J Worchel

Best Pet Mayor Candidate
Ballari the Siberian Husky — HarmySue

Best place to live in the whole wide world
the East Bay
— mako kujira

Best Local Villain
Lew Wolff
No one has shown more disrespect to Oakland and the East Bay than Oakland A’s owner Lew Wolff, who continues to attempt to move the team out of Oakland. Just give up already! Keep the A’s in Oakland! — jzh

Best Fictional Character come to life
Wonder Dave as Cupid at Tourettes Without Regrets
Clearly I deserve this. Did you see me in those Neon pink hot pants? I also am a pretty great elf. — Wonder Dave

Best East Bay Resident
HAHA just kidding! — Graham Church

Best Bart stop
19th street bart
— Jamie Aaronson

Best Commute Route
Frontage Road, Emeryville to Berkeley
— Ayurveda Marisol

Best Collective
Trill Team 6
— tonia

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