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Best Pet Groomer: Bark Avenue

Getting your pooch’s hair down, whether it’s a dachshund or an old English sheepdog, is a breeze thanks to the caring groomers at Bark Avenue. These talented people have racked up the awards over the years, not to mention all the doggy kisses. “We take the time to listen to our customers and we provide […]

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Bets Assisted Living Facility: Eskaton Village

Everyone loves the food — No, we’re not talking about the latest restaurant. We’re talking about the food at Eskaton Village in Placerville. Residents Ruth Woodrell, Phyllis Gaske, Peggy Kuncel and Margery Robinson agreed that the facility’s food is top-notch. Enjoyable meals are just one of the may reasons Eskaton Village Placerville is a great […]

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Best Athletic Gear: Gold Country Run + Sport

You could say Leon Shahinian and Donn Cox’s business is off and running … and so are Gold Country Run + Sport’s customers thanks to the shop’s excellent selection and commitment to its customers. “We carry all the top lines in running footwear, apparel and accessories,” Shahinian said, “and we provide a very high level of […]

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Best neighborhood (pub): 36 Handles

“It’s not a bar; we’re a pub,” 36 Handles owner Richard Righton declared. What’s the difference? It’s all about comfort. 36 Handles is a place where people can come in for a pint or a family dinner and feel equally at ease, Righton explained. The comfortable atmosphere makes it an ideal stop for any occasion. […]

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Best Day Care: It’s Kids Time

Parents have no worries when they drop off their children at It’s Kids Time. For more than four years, owner Jonna Keledjian and her caring staff have looked after and taught children. At It’s Kids time no child gets bored. “We’re always doing new things (like) camps and workshops with the kids,” Keledjian said. “I like the […]

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Best barber shop: Barber Jon’s

Interesting conversations and great haircuts are never in short supply at Barber Jon’s World Famous Barber Shop. Owner Jon Rivera opened his doors 19 years ago with one chair. Today, he has nine barbers and more friends in the community than could fit in his barber shop, which is also home to the Museum of […]

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Best Insurance Agency: Loriaux Family Insurance Agency

When it comes to insurance, Maryeth Loriaux and her staff love to educate clients about what they need and don’t need. Together, they make informed decisions when setting up home, auto and life insurance policies. The owner of Loriaux Family Insurance Agency has been in the insurance business for more than 16 years. Finding an affordable plan with great […]

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