Well the votes are in and they have all been tabulated and the winners of the Local’s Choice Awards for 2015 are… a drum roll please… well, you will just have to read it for yourself. We would also like to thank everyone who voted and helped us to decide this and that so many people voted. If your favorite business, event or person did not win, we hope you will nominate them when the voting opens up for our 2016 winners on September 1st. Please offer hearty congratulations to all of the winners this year. To review last year’s winners check out our “2014 Local’s Choice Winners” page.

If the businesses, events and people that you are about to read about on this web site are new to you, please let them know you discovered them in Local Happenings Magazine… cheers!!
Business Services

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Shred Defense

Concerned about someone discovering all your corporate secrets, your newest invention or that 100-year-old recipe? Maybe you just don’t want your…

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Hal and Debbie Bray

H. Bray Construction

Harold Bray Jr. has been a General & Concrete Contractor in Benicia since 1978 serving Solano and Napa counties, as well as the surrounding San…

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Global Wine Partners

Global Wine Partners

Global Wine Partners (GWP) is the leading provider of financial advisory services to the wine industry and the only dedicated wine investment…

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Children’s Activity
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Jungle James Animal Adventure

Did you ever want to touch a turtle, interact with an iguana or bond with a boa? Well, Jungle James and his merry band of reptile (and other animal…

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Benicia Parks & Community Services

Benicia Parks & Community Services offer a wide variety of fun, active & educational activities for children.  There are so many options for…

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Playground Fantastico

Playground Fantastico Park

Located off of Old Sonoma Rd. between Highway 29 and Harvest Middle School, one can find a hidden gem of a park to help spur the imagination and burn…

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Customer Service
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Benicia Parks & Community Services

The Benicia Parks & Community Services team is honored to receive this Customer Service Award. The Benicia residents and visitors see our staff…

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Danville Chamber of Commerce

2014 Local’s Choice of the Year Award for Customer Service in Contra Costa goes to one of Local Happenings favorite places, the Danville Chamber of…

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V Marketplace

V Marketplace is Napa Valley’s most beautiful and inviting specialty retail complex, located in the world-renowned epicurean hamlet of Yountville,…

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Event
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Bastille Day in Yountville…

... (put on by Bouchon Yountville) Classic French dishes such as Tarte Flambé and Fruits de Mer will appear on the menu at all three Bouchon…

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Summer Fest in Downtown…

... Danville (put on by the Danville Chamber) Stroll Danville’s tree-lined Hartz & Prospect Avenues and enjoy artist booths filled with…

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Benicia Tree Lighting

City of Benicia Tree Lighting…

... Ceremony (sponsored by the City of Benicia in partnership with Benicia Main Street Merchant Open House) The annual tree lighting ceremony…

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Golf Course
Shadow Lakes

Shadow Lakes Golf Club

Nestled near the base Mt. Diablo and featuring stunning views and vistas of the East Bay hills, Shadow Lakes Golf Club is a great escape from the…

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Hiddenbrooke

Hiddenbrooke Golf Club

This year’s Local’s Choice Winner for Solano County golf is Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, which is a world-class championship golf course designed by…

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Chardonnay Golf Club

Chardonnay Golf Club

Chardonnay Golf Club is an 18-hole, semi-private golf facility located southeast of the city of Napa in Jameson Canyon at the gateway to the…

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Health Care
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Persons Plastic Surgery

Dr. Barbara Persons and her highly skilled team pride themselves on serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area through superior cosmetic and…

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Napa Valley Plastic Surgery

Napa Valley Plastic Surgery

Dr. William J. McClure and Dr. Rebecca L. Jackson of Napa Valley Plastic Surgeryhave provided plastic and reconstructive surgery care to Northern…

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Natural Health and Wellness Center, Inc.

Valerie Ozsu MSN CNM NP, ProEFT Practitioner Maintaining health is challenging in today's world with the chemicals, metals and radiation that…

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Jay Lifson, ED of Lafayette Chamber of Commerce

Jay has been the Executive Director of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce for nine years. During this span there has been a lot of change in…

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Buck Kamphausen

Buck Kamphausen might have been born in Littleton, Colorado, but his heart is definitely in Vallejo, California with all that he has contributed to…

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Pathway Home

Since September 11, 2001 America has been involved in a war on terror. Thousands of our countrymen and women have served around the world in an…

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Personal Service
First Impressions Salon & Spa

First Impressions Salon & Spa

After 17 years (three and a half in their new location), Kathy Stevens and the rest of the team at First Impressions Salon and Spa know a thing or…

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Jolie Salon and Spa

Jolie Salon and Spa is like no other spa around! With four rooms, including a couples room, they have created a peaceful, tranquil environment to…

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Spa Villagio at Villagio Inn & Spa

Located in the AAA Four Diamond Villagio Inn, which is nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley. One generally comes to the Napa Valley to relax and…

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Pet Activity
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Canine Corral at Hap Magee Ranch Park

The 1.5-acre Canine Corral provides hours of leash-free fun for Danville dogs. The Corral is non-monitored and relies on its users to maintain…

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Animal Clinic of Benicia

Animal Clinic of Benicia

Dr. Laurie Aliexo took over the Animal Clinic of Benicia in April of 2002. Over the last 13 years, she has worked hard to build a practice that…

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Canine Commons at Alston Park

This 157-acre open space park in Napa features over 3 miles of trails and its very popular Canine Commons. Canine Commons is an off-leash area and…

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Restaurant
Bull Valley Roadhouse

Bull Valley Roadhouse

Tucked at the end of a canyon road in the ramshackle dock town of Port Costa, CA, the Bull Valley Roadhouse serves up traditional American fare with…

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Bottom of the Fifth Bar & Grill

Celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2015, the Bottom of the Fifth is Benicia’s oldest bar. Owned and operated by Bruce and Sam Adams, it is a…

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Pacific Blues Café

The Napa Valley offers some of the best cuisine in the country. No matter what your taste, budget or service expectation you can always find a great…

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Retailer
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A Dress Change

Now in their 6th year of business, A Dress Change continues to be excited about their growth, endless new merchandise, fabulous new and loyal…

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Blue Goose Antiques

The shop inside the charming old 1891 house represents the lifelong passion of collecting and selling antiques for owner Marge Delmas. People come to…

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Napa General Store

The Napa General Store in downtown Napa is truly a unique find. They are open every day and offer a great breakfast or lunch inside or outside on…

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Realtor
Juan Gomez

Juan Gomez

Buying or Selling a home is one of the largest financial transactions that most of us will ever engage in at any one time, and while we have become a…

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Tomaj Trenda

Tomaj Trenda is a real estate broker and owner of the Better Homes Realty office in Lafayette, the top-producing office in California. His passion is…

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Cyndi Gates

Located in Yountville, the heart of the Napa Valley, Gates Estates was established in 2009 by Broker and Owner Cyndi Gates. Gates Estates strives to…

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