“The Local’s Choice Winners” 2013!

Thank you to everyone who voted! We offer hearty congratulations to all of the winners this year. To review last year’s winners check out our “2012 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



They are a full-service online marketing agency with more than 20 years of experience in Website design, development and marketing for businesses.…

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Edward Jones

Everyone needs a little advice from time to time and that is what Ken Casper and his Branch Office Administrator, Lisa Schelble specialize in. Since…

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Workforce Development Board

A 41-member board appointed by the board of Supervisors, they hope to guide and strengthen the workforce development efforts of the county. They are…

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Children’s Activity
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The Inventor’s Lab

The Lawrence Hall of Science, the University of California, Berkeley’s public science center and the leading provider of science education outreach…

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Hurricane Harbour opens "Tornado."


With 35 different water attractions, from slides, to wave pools to lazy rivers spread over 35 acres, they have everything to bring out the children…

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Yountville Parks and Recreation Department

The Town of Yountville Parks and Recreation Department is honored to receive the Best Children’s Activity/Event for Napa County for 2012. Our…

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Customer Service

Martinez Adult Education

Would you like to upgrade your career skills and increase your confidence and ability in the job market? The Business Training Center at Martinez…

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Bell Products

Bell Products

Chances are you’ve passed by their shop on Soscol Avenue many times and wondered, “Exactly what is the product that Bell Products produces?”…

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Gizzi & Reep

Gizzi and Reep, LLP

When Steve Gizzi & Scott Reep started their law firm, they wanted to make sure they took care of their clients by doing the little things—like…

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Lafayette Art and Wine festival

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival

Don’t plan anything for the third weekend in September, because that is when the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce throws Diablo Valley’s biggest end…

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A Taste of Yountville

Taste of Yountville

Now in their 20th year, this popular weekend features a Wine Country Block Party with Yountville’s celebrated restaurants and wineries, along…

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Lions Club

Vallejo’ Executive Lions Club Annual Crab Feed

Formed in 1974, and the members have tirelessly worked since then to make a difference in their community. Their Annual Crab Freed is a large part of…

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Golf Course

Hiddenbrooke Golf Club

A world-class championship golf course designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer. Golf Digest awarded Hiddenbrooke with the prestigious 4.5 out of…

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Moraga Country Club

A private club for the 521 residents around it and featuring challenging 18-hole golf course designed by the celebrated Robert Muir Graves that was…

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Vintner's Golf Club

Vintner’s Golf Club

The Napa Valley is well regarded worldwide for its golfing and this 9-hole gem is no exception. Originally designed by Casey O’Callaghan and opened…

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Health Care

Sutter Solano Medical Center

For more than 100 years, Sutter Solano Medical Center (SSMC) in Vallejo has been committed to the community by providing emergency care, delivering…

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John Muir Health

A nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care organization located east of San Francisco, serving patients in Contra Costa, eastern Alameda and…

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Yountville Dental

How often does one equate a relaxing atmosphere with a dental office? At Yountville Dental, their patients do. After all, they are located in the…

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Mission Solano

Since 1998, they have worked to help the homeless in Fairfield and the rest of Solano County by providing not only hot meals and warm beds but by…

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Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County

This organization has been working in the communities of Contra Costa and Solano County for over 35 years. They serve approximately 149,000 people…

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Pacific Blues

Jeff Steen, Pacific Blues Cafe

Most people like to help others, some people actively try to help others and a few special people just do it as part of their normal routine. Jeff…

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Personal Service

Chadbourne & Co

People around the world spend billions of dollars every year to make themselves look beautiful. Much of that money is spent on our hair and a variety…

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Somatic Therapy Associates

Somatic means “The Living Body in its wholeness.” Personal Service is what they are all about. Heather and her team of massage and wellness…

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SOLuna Boutique Salon

Whatever your beauty needs...SOLuna specializes in hair color, styling (for men and women), special occasion/wedding hair updo’s, glōmineral…

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Pet Activity
Featherer Pet

Featherer Pet, Inc.

Family owned and operated since it was founded in 1983 by Robert & Delores. They carry a full line of pet supplies and pet food for dogs, cats,…

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Camp Four Paws

“It’s everything I ever wanted for my dog,” say most customers after the first time they see the facility. You’ll get it as soon as you drive…

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Need to accessorize your favorite dog or cat? This is the place to go! From beds to treats to collars, their staff can help you find what you are…

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Sac’s Tasty Hot Dogs

Since 1976 this family run establishment has made a name for itself by serving some of the tastiest hot dogs around. Many would call this just a…

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Housed in a historic building designed and built by famed “storybook” architect Carr Jones, the food and ambiance whisk the guest away to an…

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Hurley’s Restaurant and Bar

Named after their chef and owner Bob Hurley, this warm and inviting restaurant focuses on season favorites with a Mediterranean flair, in order to…

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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…

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California and Vine

Need a pullover for your cousin in Poughkeepsie? How about a wine opener for your Aunt Washington? An oven mitt for your friend in Orland? Need them…

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Clocks, Etc.

Opened in May of 1976, Clocks, Etc. specializes in clocks for any lifestyle. They have the largest selection of clocks in the SF Bay Area. You will…

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