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Our 12th Annual Goldies Awards bring you the best of Santa Cruz


Goldies 2006
Critics' Picks
Readers' Choice


First of all, we'd like to thank the Academy ...

Oh wait, there is no Academy. No producers. No publicists. No little people. No God (Well, there may be, but there's too much warring going on over that sort of thing to weigh in here).

No, just Goldies, and lots of 'em.

Enough Goldies to make prospectors drool and pirates go "Har." Enough categories to reflect the natural eclecticism of the most special (and we mean that in a good way) town in the world.

And, this year, enough electronic votes arriving via "the internets" to make the chairman of Diebold pay a visit. (When a test run mysteriously delivered the majority of Goldies votes to businesses headquartered in San Jose, Texas and the Cayman Islands, we decide to stick with our own I.T. folks.)

While the Readers' Choice Goldies remain the truly democratic measure of what's best in town, we've also included a heaping helping of Critics' Picks so as not to leave out some of the more eccentric pleasures of life in paradise. Plus, we figured we'd hedge our bets just in case this whole democracy thing starts, you know, falling out of fashion.

So sit back and take a long sweet breath of ocean air, because it's time to go for the Goldies.

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From the March 29-April 5, 2006 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

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