From the Editor's Desk | The Best of the Pajaro Valley, as determined by you


You shop here, you dine here and you work here. Now, we want to know what you think is the best of the best in the Pajaro Valley.

Nominations for the 11th annual Best of the Pajaro Valley went live last week, and we want to hear from you.

This year’s theme is “Superheroes of the Pajaro Valley.” Just like Captain America, Iron Man and the rest of their crew’s battle with Thanos on the big screen to save the universe later this year in “Avengers: Endgame,” our local superheroes’ services to the community on a daily basis are nothing short of spectacular.

Now through Jan. 29, readers can decide the best in 50 categories, from bakeries, florists, landscapers, car repair shops, barbershops and more.

This year, in addition to the traditional print ballot, readers can now submit their nominations online. You can find the form by visiting our website at

At least 50 percent of the ballot must be completed to count.

Duplicate ballots by the same person, or those that don’t meet the minimum required responses, will be disqualified. We know you are excited about your favorite restaurant, or want to see your family-owned business be recognized, but please, let’s be fair to all Pajaro Valley establishments.

The nominations have already started pouring in, and we will announce the winners in late February.

Make sure your voice is heard.


Erik Chalhoub can be reached at 761-7353 or [email protected]


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