The Best of Sacramento crew

Editor: Chrisanne Beckner

Copy Editor: Sarah Sol

Assistant Copy Editors: Nicholas Miller, Angela Hansen

Contributing writers: Veronica Bartell, Chrisanne Beckner, Matthew Craggs, Becca Costello, Edward Dunn, Joey Garcia, Jeff Hudson, Stephen James, Jonathan Kiefer, Donna Lee, Nicholas Miller, Kel Munger, Alexis Raymond, Patti Roberts, R.V. Scheide, Erin Sierchio, Sarah Sol, Nancy Brands Ward, Kate Washington, Melinda Welsh, Amy Yannello

Managing Art Director: Don Button

Art Director: David Jayne

Photographer: Larry Dalton

Design Manager: Anne Lesemann

Designers: Ted Angel, Michele Brown, Ginger Fierstein, Anne De Govia, Marianne Mancina, Dante Mutti, Erin Sierchio, Tim Towles, Sharon Wisecarver

Ad Services Specialists: Jessica LaScola, Amy Nathman

Sales Operations/Marketing Manager: Veronica Bartell

Special thanks to: Sarah Billingsley, Jinx Liberato and the sales department; Michael Billingsley and the distribution department; Ric Marques, Kelsey Falle and the operations department; Scott Hassenflu and the administration staff; and Veronica Bartell and the promotions staff. Thanks also to Jessica Dunn and David Riedel for assisting with readers’ ballots, and Sandra Hernandez and Althea Bauer for helping with winners’ plaques.

Cover Design: Don Button