Readers Poll

Best Of People Winners

PHOTO COURTESY OF W. KAMAU BELL
  • Photo courtesy of W. Kamau Bell



Best Activist
Alicia Garza
Runner Up
Cat Brooks

Best Athlete
Steph Curry

Best Author
Michael Pollan

Best Barber
Dre Owens
Runner Up
Dan Diemidio

Best Bartender
Alex Maynard (Starline Social Club)
Runner Up
John Flores (Nido)

Best Chef
Alice Waters (Chez Panisse)
Runner Up
Edward Wooley (Chef Smelly)

Best Comedian
W. Kamau Bell


Best Cooperative
Arizmendi
Runner Up
Cheese Board Collective

Best Deejay
Squaropolis Ouma

Best Doctor
Dr. Vera Singleton

Best Hairstylist
Chase Michna
Runner Up
Diana Gordon

Best Local Fashion Designer
Hellacrafty
Runner Up
Taylor Jay

Taylor Jay. - PHOTO BY LANCE YAMAMOTO
  • Photo by Lance Yamamoto
  • Taylor Jay.

Best Local Podcaster
W. Kamau Bell

Runner Up
Roman Mars

Best Local Twitter Account
@Berkeleyside

Best Massage Therapist
Florann Vazquez
Runner Up
Fernando Moratinos

Best Musician
Fantastic Negrito

Best Photographer
Kevin Allen
Runner Up
Brandon Ruffin

Best Psychotherapist
Dr. Sheila Addison

Fantastic Negrito. - PHOTO BY RICHARD LOMIBAO
  • Photo by Richard Lomibao
  • Fantastic Negrito.

Best Public Servant
Barbara Lee

Best Rapper
E-40
Runner Up
Kamaiyah

Best Street Artist
GATS
Runner Up
Best One Productions

Best Tattoo Artist
Miguel Bounce Perez
Runner Up
Natasha Hanna-Scott

Best Visual Artist
Yetunde Olagbaju

Category We Didn't Think Of
Best Mah Jongg Instructor
Toby Salk

Editor's Note: A previously published version listed the incorrect website for Best Photographer. The online version has the correct link.
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