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The Best of Mountain View 2011
A new category this year, California Acupuncture wins the nod for the best acupuncture treatment. It offers all acupuncture-related services including Chinese and Japanese-style acupuncture and acupuncture facial rejuvenation. Intensive slimming and detoxifying programs are also available, which include ear acupressure, basic detox diet and Chinese herbal tea.
375 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041; 968-6288
AUTO BODY REPAIR
Can't drive 55? C&C Body Shop's experienced professionals, reasonable price estimates and quick service often faster than estimated have earned it a repeat spot on the "Best of Mountain View." It offers services like 24-hour emergency help, paint repair and even the latest computerized repair services to get your automobile back on the road looking "like it never happened."
243 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View; 964-3119
Mike and the Mechanics have nothing on these guys. Since 1963, Dean's Automotive has provided quality care backed up be state-of-the-art automotive service and repair facilities. Dean's educates its customers not only on what the problem is, but why it happened. They back up their car care with a 24-month/24,000 mile-guarantee on parts and labor.
2037 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View; 961-0302
Feeling like a beast of burden? Locals suffering from arthritis, sports injuries and back and neck pain head to Lisa Devlin's offices. Devlin says she uses a technique that's very safe and comfortable "no twisting, cracking or popping." She's the only chiropractor in the area to use K-laser therapy for arthritis, knee pain, muscle spasms and many other conditions, she says.
1265 Montecito Ave., Mountain View; 428-0950
With near-perfect scores on Yelp!, Smiles Dental is once again a favorite of Mountain View residents. Business manager Dena Ramirez attributes the business' success to its top dentists as well as the customer service staff's attention to detail. In addition to using digital x-ray technology, the office also provides televisions and snacks for customers.
100 El Camino Real, Suite 63A, Mountain View; 964-2626
Formerly known as One Hour Cleaners, Green & Fresh Cleaners is the first environmentally friendly, green dry-cleaners in Mountain View. In January last year, the same owners changed the name of the business that has been in Mountain View for over 40 years to reflect their new 100 percent PERC free dry-cleaning process.
580 North Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View; 967-8899
After coming in a close second last year, FullForce Fitness is now the winner for the best fitness classes in Mountain View. Along with 25 classes a week such as boxing and martial arts, the studio provides a community for passionate individuals to build friendships and support one another. It also specializes in personal training and provides child care while parents work out.
1954 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View; 963-9853
REI is dedicated to the environment. From recycling to replacing high-energy spotlights, store manager Robert Stepro says "REI is leading the way environmentally." The co-op supports products that reduce its environmental impact for a new jacket you can feel good about.
2450 Charleston Road, Mountain View; 969-1938
The El Camino YMCA is a family-friendly gym in addition to offering aerobic machines, free weights and exercise classes, the YMCA takes care of the kids while the parents work out. This YMCA, part of the world's largest non-profit, also has a swimming pool with aquatic classes, and offers financial assistance for kids who want to attend its summer programs.
2400 Grant Road, Mountain View; 969-9622
A four-time past winner for the best salon in Mountain View, Allure aims to make clients feel as if they've walked out of a Rolling Stone photo shoot. Owner Alisa Barnhart says, “What makes us unique is we have extreme passion for what we do.” The salon offers a variety of hair treatments, including perms and coloring, as well as facials, nail treatments and spray tanning.
888 Villa Street, Suite 100, Mountain View; 938-8777
The people have spoken and Hilton Garden Inn has won the award for best hotel. Winning the prize many times over the years, the Hilton Garden Inn offers rates starting at $99 for weekends. With a restaurant, outdoor pool and spa, fitness center, meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi, the Garden Inn is a great place for leisure or business.
840 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View; 964-1700
Residents who frequent La Monique appreciate its hot stone massages, pedicures with paraffin wax and high-quality care; the venue uses only sterilized tools from a pouch. With La Monique's reasonable rates and good ventilation, customers walk out feeling relaxed and refreshed.
650 Castro St., Ste. 175, Mountain View; 968-9901
Message Envy doesn't sacrifice high quality message therapy for its unbeatable prices. Treatments range from trigger point therapy to deep tissue to sports massages. The clinic’s professional massage therapists will happily help you decide which massage fits your needs. With affordable rates and flexible scheduling, Massage Envy is "making wellness a part of everyday life."
1040 Grant Road, Mountain View; 961-3689
Doctor! Doctor! With 39 years of experience in the business, the Car Doctor knows how to diagnose an automotive bug. This year's winner in the oil change category, the Car Doctor offers speedy, quality service and seeks to build long-term relationships with customers.
2239 Old Middlefield Way, Suite D, Mountain View; 988-8600
Having won two years in a row for best fitness classes, Overtime Fitness won first in a new category, personal trainer. Overtime Fitness combines the personal feel of a small gym with the high-tech equipment of a larger facility. It offers a multitude of classes such as spinning, yoga, the popular Latin dance Zumba, and even a new boot camp training program.
1625 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View; 265-2040
These boots were made for walking. With cowboy boots lining its walls, A Minute Man appears to be an old-fashioned shop. It is known for quick often same-day service at reasonable prices. Boots and shoes are their specialty, and customers can get their boogie shoes back in action.
738 Villa St., Mountain View; 968-0358
Yoga is Youthfulness offers classes in a several disciplines, including ashtanga and ayengar yoga, among others. The schedule also features prenatal yoga and classes for kids, and the studio opens at 6 a.m. on most days for early birds, with all levels welcome to practice in an encouraging environment.
590 Castro St., Mountain View; 964-5277
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