Unlike Diablo Magazine, the East Bay Express is based this side of the hills, so their best of list is chock full of Oakland and Berkeley stuff. So I won't try to list all the Oakland winners here, just call out a few.
First, V Smoothe over at A Better Oakland won 'best blogger' for the second year in a row, and it's well deserved. She does an amazing job of covering what's going on in Oakland and getting information out to people. Her blogging has made Oakland a better place, and so lived up to the blog name and then some.
I'd also like to call out Bakesale Betty. Bakesale Betty won both 'best desserts' and 'best sandwiches'. It's clear she has a loyal following based on the line of people down the sidewalk every day at lunchtime. But I'm calling her out also for her support of Oakland Firefighters Random Acts. A couple years ago she donated money to buy balls for Franklin Middle School as part of OFRA's "books and balls" program.