2012 Los Banos Reader's Choice Top 10 Nominees

October 9, 2012 

2012 Los Banos Enterprise/Los Banos Chamber of Commerce Reader’s Choice Awards.

Sponsored by: Memorial Hospital Los Banos, Century 21 M&M and Associates and España’s Southwest Bar and Grill.

Here are the Top 10 Nominees from each category. Awards will be hand-delivered to each winner by November 2.

Best Attorney

Ed Amaral

Phil McMurray

Gene Vierra

Don Germino

Andre Margain

Diane Rathman

William Vaughn

Alfred Whitehurst

Scott Jordan

Dominic Falasco


Best Bakery

Food4Less

Donut Nation

Nani’s

Iniguez Bakert

Save Mart Supermarkets

Julianna’s

Los Banos Donut Shop


Best Bank

WestAmerica

Wells Fargo

Chase

Bank of America

Rabobank

Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union


Best Bank Teller

Elsie at Bank of America

Barbara at Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union

Nicole Gaxiola at Wells Fargo

Wendy at Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union

Caitlin at Westamerica

Pam Olendick at Westamerica

Michelle at Chase

Lyn Barton at Rabobank

Sara at Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union

Patsy Marques at Rabobank


Best Bar

Shiners Bar and Grill

España’s Southwest Bar and Grill

Chili’s Grill and Bar

Club Azul

M&M Italian Restaurant

Lucky Strike

Woolgrowers

Tony’s

Jessie’s


Best Barbershop

Pete’s Barbershop

Supercuts

Glady’s Barbershop

Joe’s Barbershop

Jim’s His &Hers

Mary Jane’s Klassy Cuts

Morfin’s Barbershop

D&M Barbershop and Beauty Salon

Kreations

Trendy Salon


Best Beautician

Janelle Caropreso at Tangel’s

Crystal Martinez at Sheen Riah

Irene Greet at Trendy Salon

Grace Govea at Glady’s Barbershop

Norma Blackwood at Glady’s Barbershop

Oralia Sanchez at Trendy Salon

Sue Copp at Sue & Company

Sara Kirk at Impressions

Edith Salinas at Hot Spot

Olga Aguilar at Hot Spot


Best Boss

Steven Soares at Soares Dental Office

Bill Patel at Best Western

Joe McCullough at Westside Union Elementary School

David Parreira at R-Pac

Larry Lewis at Eddie’s Famous Café

Brenda Latham at Merced College Los Banos

Tom Kaljian at Coldwell Banker

Norma Blackwood at Glady’s Barbershop

Dr. K. Devireddy at APEX Medical Group

Michael Amabile at España’s Southwest Bar and Grill


Best Breakfast in Town

Los Banos Drugs

Sixth Street Diner

Eddie’s Famous Café

Ryan’s Place

Country Waffles

Denny’s

Cecelia’s

McDonald’s

Burger King

Jack in the Box


Best Burger

Burger King

Sixth Street Diner

Denny’s

Country Waffles

Carl’s Jr.

A&W

España’s Southwest Bar and Grill

Eddie’s Famous Café

Shiners

Chili’s Grill and Bar


Best Business with the Most Efficient Service

Merced College Los Banos

Target

España’s Southwest Bar and Grill

Country Waffles

A&A Metals

Steven Soares Dental Office

Los Banos Drugs

Glady’s Barbershop

Los Banos Property Management

Best Western Executive Inn


Best Business with Overall Friendliest Employees

Coldwell Banker Kaljian and Associates

Save Mart Supermarkets

APEX Medical Group

España’s Southwest Bar and Grill

Food4Less

Merced College Los Banos

Los Banos Drugs

Los Banos Property Management

A&S Metals

Steven Soares Dental Office


Best Cars Salesperson

Benny at Santos Ford

Tony Dutra at Santos Ford

Phil Coleman at Santos Ford

Gonzalo at Santos Ford


Best Cellular Phone Store

Verizon

AT&T

Radio Shack

Cricket

Weekos

Sprint

RP Communications

Metro


Best Chriopractor

Dr. Charles J. Calcagno

Dr. Gregory Smith

Dr. Anthony M. Parolise

Dr. Alejandro Magana


Best Club President

Dr. Brenda Latham with Los Banos Rotary Club

Erin with the Girls Scouts

Gary Roberts with the Los Banos Arts Council

John Spevak with Friends of the Library

Mike Medrano with Wildcats Football Team

Pauline Young with Los Banos Arts Council

Haley Simmons with FFA

David Santos with St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Ned Ryan with Habitat For Humanity

Tina Accardo with Native Daughters of the Golden West


Best Community Organization

Los Banos Chamber of Commerce

Los Banos Rotary Club

Police Activities League (PAL)

Young Ladies Institute (YLI)

Soroptimist Club

NAACP

Los Banos Arts Council

FFA

Los Banos Golden Agers

Habitat For Humanity


Best Computer Repair Business

Computer Doctor

Computer Geeks

Office Supply Express


Best Cup of Coffee in Town

España’s Southwest Bar and Grill

Starbucks

Los Banos Drugs

Eddie’s Famous Café

Sixth Street Diner

Country Waffles

Crave Time

Rooney’s Liquor

Ryan’s Place

Burger King


Best Dentist

Dr. Ronald A. Carter

Dr. Steven D. Soares

Dr. William K. Rapp

Dr. Carolyn Alyanakian Smith

Dr Andrew A. Smith

Dr. Benjamin J. Seaton

Dr. Edward Stoddard

Sierra Dental Group

Golden Valley Health Center


Best Doctor

Dr. Julian Y. Yip

Dr. Wan Chan

Dr. Michael B. Deldin

Dr. Liautaud M. Prophete

Dr. Jason R. Mevi

Dr. K. Devireddy

Dr. Daniel E. Hardy

Dr. Jeanette Paz

Dr. Pete Peraiah

Dr. Vemireddy


Best Firefighter

Eddie Vierra

Mark Simmons

Eric Gallichio

Josh Houtekamer

Robert Strauch

Zach Sawyer

Chet Guintini

Roger Hughes

Mason Hurley

Tim Marrison


Best Fitness/Health Club

Los Banos Fitness and Racquet Club

InShape

CrossFit Valley View

MMA Combat Fit

Positive Changes

Body Transformations


Best Florist

Simply Unique

Save Mart Supermarkets

Flowers For You

Los Banos Flower Shop and Gifts


Best Food Server

Violet at Ming’s Restaurant

Manuel Villanueva at España’s Southwest Bar and Grill

Shannon at M&M Italian Restaurant

Cheryl at Sixth Street Diner

Rosa at Sixth Street Diner

Roxie at Eddie’s Famous Café

Nicole at Woolgrowers

Nicki at España’s Southwest Bar and Grill

Charlotte Wilson

Javier at M&M Italian Restaurant


Best Furniture Store

The Farm House

V&S Furniture

Target

Aaron’s

LaBodega Bay Furniture

Rent-A-Center

Fantastic Furniture


Best Gift Shop

Trendy Salon

Target

WalMart

Los Banos Flower Shop

Country Duck

Peppermill

Fleur De Lis

Simply Unique

Save Mart Supermarkets

Los Banos Drugs


Best Grocery Store

Food4Less

Save Mart Supermarkets

Sante Fe Market

La Morenita Totillera


Best Hair Salon

Supercuts

Sue & Company

Impressions

Mary Jane’s Klassy Kuts

Jim’s His and Hers

Tangel’s

Una Bella Salon and Spa

Modern Cuts

Trendy Salon

Shen Riah


Best Hotel/Motel

Best Western Executive Inn

National Lodge

Motel 6

Vagabond Inn Executive

Sun Star Inn

Los Banos Motel


Best Insurance Agency

Fieta Auto Insurance

MVP Premier Insurance Agency

Farmers David Gould

Allstate

Geiko

AAA

Cost U Less

State Farm Joe Gutierrez

State Farm Andrea Brandt

Western Valley Insurance Associates Inc.


Best Laundromat

Prince of Tides

Downtown Laundrymat

Johnnie’s Cleaners


Best Law Enforcement Officer

Gary Brizzee

Noah Jones

Serina Gonzales

Gene Mena

Ray Reyna Jr.

Eduardo Soliz

Chet Styger

Steve Schnucle

Craig Wilson

Mark Pazin


Best Lawn & Yard Service

Santiago’s

Sierra Landscape

Martinez

Joe Ventura

Joe Avila

Longino Sanchez

Arias

Ronny’s Landscape

Brazil’s

Soares


Best Meal for Seniors

Country Waffles

Denny’s

Los Banos Drugs

McDonald’s

Ryan’s Place

Sixth Street Diner

España’s Southwest Bar and Grill

Eddie’s Famous Café

Woolgrowers


Best Mechanic/Auto Shop

Rick’s Auto Body

A&A All Pro Auto Repair

Young’s Automotive

Sams Tune-Up Center

Tee-Dee-Us

Figueroa Auto Service Repair

Tire World

Clyde’s Auto Repair Service

R&J Auto Repair

Fabian’s Auto Body


Best Mexican Restaurant

El Rodeo

Cecilia’s Mexican Deli

España’s Southwest Bar and Grill

Junior’s Taco Truck

El Cutija

El Grullense

Jesus Mexican Restaurant


Best Nail Salon

Nail Now

Una Bella Salon and Spa

Impression Beauty Salon

KK Nails

Sue & Company

Tip and Clip

Hot Spot Salon

Tangel’s

Elegant Nails

Kreations


Best New/Used Car Dealership

Express Motors

Santos Ford


Best Nurse

Teresa Henson at Memorial Hospital Los Banos.

Debbie at Dr. Devireddy

Julie Carreira at Memorial Hospital Los Banos

Terri Rharbi at Memorial Hospital Los Banos

Samari Rivera at Los Banos Elementary School

Elizabeth Hart at Memorial Hospital Los Banos

Christina Jelen at Memorial Hospital Los Banos

Sally at Dr. Deldin

Yolanda at Dr. Mevi

Marlene Corbin-Hollyfield at Memorial Hospital Los Banos


Best Optometrist/Eye Care

Dr. Scott Emerson

Dr. Trajan J. Soares


Best Pizza

Mountain Mike’s Pizza

Papa Murphy’s Pizza

Me-N-Ed’s Pizzeria

Little Caesar’s Pizza

Pizza Hut


Best Place of Worship

United Methodist Church

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Salvation Army

Oasis

St. Alban’s Anglican Church of Los Banos

Evangelical Free Church

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Mercy Springs Church of the Nazarene

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

New Canaan Baptist Church


Best Property Management Company

Los Banos Property Management Services

Blossom Valley Realty

PMZ Real Estate

Prudential California Realty

Ranchwood Homes

Home Sweet Home

Century 21 M&M and Associates


Best Real Estate Agent

Shayna Orr

Robert Ramirez

Nancy Soares

Don Guerra

Jarret Sagouspe

Toni Marques

Maria Pina

Christine Kinsley

Cathy Powers

Caryn Cox


Best Real Estate Company

Coldwell Banker Kaljian and Associates

Blossom Valley Realty

Prudential California Realty

Candlelight Realty

Century 21 M&M and Associates

PMZ Real Estate

Aldina Real Estate

Ranchwood Homes

Westhill Real Estate

DLP


Best Restaurant

M&M Italian Restaurant

España’s Southwest Bar and Grill

Sixth Street Diner

Woolgrowers

Eddie’s Famous Café

Chili’s Grill and Bar

China Garden

Ming’s Restaurant

China’s #1 Buffet

Ryan’s Place


Best School

Los Banos High School

Westside Union Elementary School

Miano Elementary School

Los Banos Elementary

Our Lady of Fatima

Falasco Elementary School

Pacheco High School

Charleston Elementary School

Merced College Los Banos

Volta Elementary School


Best Teacher

Tisha Blackwood Freitas

Beverly Garst

Mrs. Valadeo

Kathy Nerell at Our Lady of Fatima School

Terry Amabile

Tom Faria

Reagan Sagouspe

Taylor Roloffs

Elsa Fernandez

Mr. Duffy


Best Tire/Auto Accessory Store

O’Reilly Auto Parts

WalMart

A&A All Pro Auto Repair

Figueroa Tire

Carlo’s Tire

Bruce’s Tire

Tire World

Big O Tire


Best Veterinary Hospital/Clinic

Pacheco Veterinary Hospital

Los Banos Veterinary Clinic

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