Shane Goldmacher is a former reporter for Capitol Weekly. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where he served as editor of the Berkeley Political Review.

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  • 1A: 76.9-23.1
    1B: 61.3-38.7
    1C: 57.4-42.6
    1D: 56.6-43.4
    1E: 64-36
    83: 70.6-29.4
    84: 53.7-46.3
    85: 45.9-54.1
    86: 48-52
    87: 45.2-54.8
    88: 23-77
    89: 25.5-74.5
    90: 47.6-52.4

    U.S. Sen.
    Feinstein 59.7
    Mountjoy 34.9
    Gov.
    Schwarzenegger 55.8
    Angelides 39.2
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 49.5
    McClintock 44.9
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 56.7
    Poochigian 37.9
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 48.5
    McPherson 44.7
    Treasurer
    Lockyer 54.8
    Parrish 37
    Controller
    Chiang 50.9
    Strickland 40.1
    Insur. Comm.
    Poizner 50.7
    Bustamante 38.9

    For complete election results click here.


    Gov.
    Angelides 48.2
    Westly 43.1
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 42.9
    Speier 39.3
    Figueroa 17.8
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 63.2
    Delgadillo 36.8
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 61.1
    Ortiz 38.9
    Treasurer
    Parrish 56.4
    Richman 43.6
    Controller
    Democratic primary
    Chiang 53.4
    Dunn 46.6
    Republican primary
    Strickland 40.9
    Maldonado 36.9
    Insur. Comm.
    Bustamante 70.5
    Kraft 29.5
    Supt. of Schools
    O'Connell 52.5, avoids run-off

    For complete election results click here.


    73: 47.4-52.6
    74: 45-55
    75: 46.6-53.4
    76: 38-62
    77: 40.5-59.5
    78: 41.5-58.5
    79: 38.9-61.1
    80: 34.3-65.7

    For complete election results click here.


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    Thursday, October 26, 2006

    They pick 'em, you eat 'em

    Since most readers of this blog are from the Sacramento area, I thought I would include the results of the California Restaurant Association's recent awards dinner. And the envelope please:


    Restaurateur of the Year
    Mark Bruemmer of Outback Steakhouse
    Best New Restaurant
    Taro's by Mikuni
    Best Bakery
    Freeport Bakery
    Best Bar/Brewery
    Brew It Up
    Best Barbecue
    JR's Texas Bar-B-Que
    Best Café/Coffeehouse
    Peet's Coffee & Tea
    Best Casino Dining
    Austin's Steakhouse at Thunder Valley
    Best Catering
    JR's Texas Bar-B-Que
    Best Chinese
    Frank Fat's
    Best Delicatessen
    David Berkley
    Best Family/Casual Restaurant
    Brookfields Restaurant
    Best Fast Food
    In-N-Out Burger
    Best Fine Dining
    Biba
    Best French
    La Provence
    Best Hotel Restaurant
    Dawson's - The Hyatt
    Best Ice Cream or Yogurt
    Cold Stone Creamery
    Best Italian
    Biba
    Best Japanese/Sushi
    Mikuni
    Best Mediterranean
    The Greek Village Inn
    Best Mexican/Southwestern
    Centro Cocina Mexicana
    Best Middle-Eastern
    The Kabob House
    Best Pacific Rim
    Lemon Grass Restaurant
    Best Pizza
    Chicago Fire
    Best Seafood
    Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar
    Best Sports Restaurant
    Mandango's Sports Bar & Grill
    Best Steakhouse
    Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

    Comments on "They pick 'em, you eat 'em"

     

    Anonymous -p² said ... (1:19 PM) : 

    Mikuni's?!

    C'mon... Lou at (now) Zen Sushi is the one to sit in front of!

     

    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:33 PM) : 

    I think this list confuses "best" with "most expensive." Some of the best food I've had is served at many fine hole-in-the wall eateries that abound in Sacramento.

     

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