People & Places

Best Place to Spot a Real Mullet

The mullet is a haircut we wish time had forgotten. Indeed, you might think...

Best Cause, Political or Otherwise

During the dot-com heyday, as a real estate frenzy drove prices up and people...

Best Hairdo on a TV Anchor

Doug McConnell, Bay Area Backroads

Best Volunteer Organization

If you've been dreaming of changing the world, here's your chance: Help a child...

Best New Bezerkeley Story

This is a tough category. After all, Berkeley politicos did vote for the harebrained...

Best Hero

Even if a vote against the war on terrorism reflected the views of many...

Best Place to Donate Your Hard-Earned Cash

Founded in 1998 by UC Berkeley grads Amy Lemley and Deanne Pearn, Oakland's First...

Best Place to View the Future

For a peek into the East Bay of the future, log on to the...

Best Community Initiative

"The mermaid is finished!" exclaimed mosaic-tile contractor Monica Zinda. "Hallelujah!" said playground coordinator Eileen...

Best Home Office Not at Home

What makes for a great cafe isn't necessarily what makes for a great work/study...

Best Neighborhood Saint

If Joseph Charles could have attended his own funeral, he'd have put on his...

Best Place to Lose Track of Time

Even if you have no idea what an HO scale line is, you'll still...

Best Rising Political Figure

Danny Wan is hardly a political vet, but he's headed that way, having risen...

Best Place to Park Your Kids

Tucked away in the residential hills of Oakland's Dimond district, just off Highway 13's...
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