Readers’ Poll Winners: People & Places

How you voted in 2010.

Best Charity
Alameda County Community Food Bank

Best College Professor
Anyana Roy, UC Berkeley

Best Community Garden
Spiral Garden

Best Community Organizer
Van Jones

Best Company to Work for
Pixar

Best Grassroots Political Movement
MoveOn.org

Best Homegrown Internet Phenomenon
Pandora

Best Hometown Hero
Diana Stork

Best K-12 Teacher
Russell Wright, Walden School

Best Local Activist
Van Jones

Best Local Idea
Green Jobs

Best Local Innovator
Evarize

Best Local Religious Movement
Regeneration

Best Neighborhood
Temescal

Best New Cause
Tax Cannabis 2010

Best Pick-Up Spot
Lake Merritt

Best Place to Get Lost
Tilden Park

Best Place to Hang Out
Lake Merritt

Best Place to Take the Kids
Tilden Park

Best Protest
Oscar Grant

Best Rising Political Figure
Rebecca Kaplan

Best Spokesman for a Home-Grown Movement
Van Jones

Best Under-21 Hangout
924 Gilman

Most Accomplished Nobel Prize Winner
Steven Chu

Most Influential Person
Michael Pollan

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