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Best People of the East Bay: Readers' Poll Winners!



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Best Warrior

Steph Curry

Runner Up
Draymond Green

Best Athletic

Stephen Vogt

Runner Up
Sonny Gray

Best Chef

Preeti Mistry
Juhu Beach Club,

Runner Up
Tanya Holland
Brown Sugar Kitchen,

Best Public Servant

Rep. Barbara Lee

Runner Up
Mayor Libby Schaaf
Pam the Funkstress: Readers' Poll Winner, Best Deejay - PORTRAIT BY SAM ZIDE
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  • Pam the Funkstress: Readers' Poll Winner, Best Deejay

Best Deejay

Pam the Funkstress

Runner Up
DJ Lady Ryan

Best Musician

Fantastic Negrito

Runner Up
Shannon and the Clams

Best Rapper


Runner Up

Best Author

Mary Roach

Runner Up
Nayomi Munaweera

Best Barber

Charles Blades at Charles Blades Barber Spa

Runner Up
Nicholas Vlahos at Temescal Alley Barbershop

Best Hairstylist

Delia Huie at Bangs & Locks Salon

Runner Up
K.C. Lutes at Manifesta

Best Tattoo Artist

Karen Roze of Sacred Rose Tattoo

Runner Up
Philip Milic of Old Crow Tattoo

Best Activist

Alicia Garza

Runner Up
Cat Brooks

Best Comedian

W. Kamau Bell

Runner Up
Ash Fisher