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As we drive through our Central Valley countryside, beautiful almond and cherry blossoms fill our senses. This can mean only one thing ... spring is in the air! Our orchards and fields were calling for the perfect backdrop on our March cover. Thank you Caffese Family for representing this important season in San Joaquin County by graciously allowing us into your cherry orchard to photograph your sweet grandchildren. We were pleased Grandpa Bob joined in! Caffese Farming, four generations strong, has been producing cherries, grapes, walnuts, tomatoes, beans and alfalfa for more than 100 years!







Yes, Spring is in the air ...


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CREATIVE DIRECTOR Layne Imada CREATIVE STAFF César Larios Steve Nosse CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Caitlin Hamer Molly Bolognini CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Elizabeth Esau Steffi R. Photography Red Carpet Studios Ulmer Photo Deadline to submit newsworthy information from non-profit and charitable organizations is the 5th of each month for the following month’s issue. Submitting information does not guarantee it will be featured in print. Submit information online at The Lincoln Center Chronicle is published monthly by Lincoln Properties, Ltd. and is distributed free of charge to more than 60,000 homes in Stockton, Linden, Lockeford, Lodi and Woodbridge. Lincoln Properties, Ltd. does not assume responsibility for the authenticity or accuracy of news materials furnished for publication. ©Lincoln Center Chronicle 2016

... and our Lincoln Center chefs are creatively using locally grown produce to prepare delicious daily specials such as asparagus soup, deep fried asparagus, cherry pies, and heirloom tomato salads galore! We are blessed to have all of these amazing products produced right here at home. The article on page 16 highlights the global benefits of agriculture in our region. We are thankful for our farmers! Yes, Spring is in the air ... ... which means it’s time to start shopping for your Spring wardrobe. From Easter dresses, to fashionable, colorful outfits for luncheons with the ladies, to traditional clothes to wear in the annual picture with the Easter Bunny, it can all be found right here at Lincoln Center! Sassy Pants Children’s Boutique for the kids, McCaulou’s Department Store and our many boutiques and jewelry stores will brighten your wardrobe. Yes, Spring is in the air ... ... and the Easter Bunny is preparing his happy little garden house to greet all the Lincoln Center kids. He will be here at Sassy Pants, on March 19, 20, 25 and 26 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. See page 10 for more information. Yes, Spring is in the air ... ... and a family favorite? At our home, we enjoy creatively planning the traditional Easter meal and family Easter egg hunt! The day certainly seems to revolve around food! Podesto’s Market has everything you need. Might we suggest a delicious spiral cut ham, savory deli-meats and cheeses, to name a few? Add a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers and I think it’s safe to say ... Yes, spring is in the air. And isn’t it wonderful? Phil Johnson, President L I N C O L N C E N T E R C H R O N I C L E | M A R C H /A P R I L 2 0 1 6


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A children’s boutique with a kick! by Caitlin Hamer


here’s more than meets the eye at Sassy Pants Children’s Boutique. A stylish boutique stocked with classic, trendy, and comfortable clothes for children, it also happens to be owned and run by a busy mother of two who is also a third degree black belt. This March marks the five year anniversary of Sassy Pants being in business, and throughout that time, owner Angela Karp has kept her store popular by carrying “a little of everything.” There is clothing for both boys and girls from newborn to teens. Girls up to 16 can find clothes at Sassy Pants, while boys clothing is carried up to age 10. Whether you’re shopping for casual wear that’s ready for school, or outfits that are perfect for special occasions, the employees at Sassy Pants are happy to help you find just what you’re looking for. There’s a wide variety of brands at Sassy Pants, including Hudson, Chaser, Joyfolie, and Persnickety. “I try to carry brands that aren’t as well known, brands you won’t find at a department store,” said Angela. One of their most sought after brands is Susiescustom, whose made to order ripped jeans are loved by many celebrity families, including the Kardashians. But what’s most special about Susiescustom is that it’s owned by a Stockton couple.

Sassy Pants Children’s Boutique owner Angela Karp

When Angela isn’t busy keeping her store stocked with fashionable clothes and cute accessories, she makes sure to carve out time in her hectic schedule for karate. She first started karate when she was thirteen, and now it’s a vital part of her life. “I love the physical work out, as well as the mental challenge.” The Stockton native practices at Moore’s Karate and Yoga Dojo, which teaches Shòu Shù karate. Shòu Shù is, as Angela explained, Chinese animal based fighting. Each degree teaches you how to fight like a specific animal- bear, tiger, and mongoose, to name the first few levels. “You’re constantly learning,” she said. “Everything changes at each level.” While she is currently training at the white crane level, she does hope to reach higher black belt levels, although she’s

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FeaturedMERCHANT not putting pressure on herself. And though she admits it’s difficult, she advises that anyone who wants to learn karate should stick with it, and not give up on it. And she does recommend karate. “It’s incredible for kids and women to learn karate. It’s self defense. It’s good for confidence,” she said. “And there’s something to be said for being able to hit and kick things when you’re having a stressful day,” she joked. It’s no surprise that Angela is just taking things one day at a time. “I’m just enjoying doing what I do and trying to balance family and work and working out.” But with spring and summer on the way, things won’t be slowing down at Sassy Pants. First Communions, Easter, and the wedding season are all ahead, and you’ll want to buy suits and dresses here. And don’t forget to stop by the store on March 19, 20, 25, and 26 when the Easter bunny will be visiting from 12:00 – 4:00 pm! Bring a camera, as it’ll make a memory you won’t want to forget. n

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STARKEY HEARING FOUNDATION The Starkey Hearing Foundation is known for bringing the gift of hearing to those in need who live in a silent world. With the generous help of Lincoln Center’s own Debbie Bond of American Hearing Aids and the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s Hear Now program, the lives of Manuel Ledesma and Lottie Washington have been changed indefinitely.

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bright side Both Manuel and Lottie received their life changing hearing aids recently from this wonderful program. Manuel’s daughter Paty explains, “It’s great because now he can enjoy his grandchildren more and play with them so it’s made a tremendous difference in our lives. We are so lucky.” When asked how she felt before she got her hearing aids Lottie said, “I felt like I was losing out. It was frustrating. It’s made a big difference.” To learn more about the Starkey Hearing Foundation and how you can change a loved one’s life go to Debbie Bond with Lottie Washington

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SAVE THESE DATES! Calling all 1 to 3-person musicians/bands! We’re looking to add to our amazing musical talent here at Lincoln Center for special events, holidays and more. Twelve, 15 minute spots are available for reservation to show off your musical skills. First come first serve, reserve by emailing

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Pet Adoption Event Saturday, May 21 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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his family friendly Japanese restaurant is sure to please your taste buds. Specializing in more than just sushi, Sho Mi offers all of your beloved classic Japanese dishes including multiple variations of everyone’s new favorite, ramen. They have four ramen dishes on the menu year round, with seasonal ramen creations popping up sporadically. Sho Mi owner, John, likes to introduce Japanese dishes that aren’t as familiar outside of Japan. John says, “We try to offer a few dishes that people here may not have ever had a chance to try before, for example our Cold Noodle Salad and Hiyashi Tofu, in addition to the all the familiar favorites of Japanese cuisine.” Stop by today to try their new spring menu.

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ack Ju, owner of New Yen Ching, has been around the restaurant business his entire life. After owning a restaurant in Korea, Jack’s parents moved to America and opened New Yen Ching. Since its opening, New Yen Ching has been a beloved fixture in the community of Stockton and a treasured part of Lincoln Center. New Yen Ching features authentic Northern Chinese cuisine specializing in the finest Szechuan, Peking & Hunan style cuisine. In addition, New Yen Ching has been famous for their hand-pulled noodles. While they only do these for special occasions now, they continue to be widely known for this fascinating art. If you’re in the mood for a quiet place to enjoy authentic Chinese food make sure you try New Yen Ching.

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ith hibachi grills, a sushi and liquor bar, and TVs to watch any sporting event — what’s not to love about DOMO? Featuring a fulfilling menu of satisfying selections, from Teppanyaki chicken, beef or lobster to special sushi rolls and sake at the bar, you may have a difficult time choosing from the variety of delicious items on the menu. One of their specialties comes from locally grown vegetables, including asparagus, which they incorporate into as many dishes as possible. Local favorite include the Spicy Crunchy Scallop roll with Asparagus and Asparagus Beef Wraps. A truly unique fine dining experience that’ll keep you coming back — stop by for happy hour Sunday to Thursday 4:30 - 6:00 pm and taste for yourself why DOMO has been awarded one of the best Japanese restaurants in town!


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ynasty Seafood has been in business for 24 years, all of which in the same location and under the same ownership! With an incredible amount of dim sum and seafood options you are sure to find something you like. Experience traditional cuisine in this quiet Asian oasis. Seasonally, Dynasty offers the best asparagus dishes including the favorites, Salt and Pepper Prawns with Asparagus and the traditional Deep Fried Asparagus. Stop in 7 days a week to try any of their delicious dishes.

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Salon owners, Lorie and Wes Williams have formed a partnership not only with each other, but in the beauty industry. At age fifteen, Lorie found her niche for hair styling and started managing her first salon by age nineteen. Beauty Salons for Wes have always been apart of his life — his mother, Cha, has owned salons throughout California for 30+ years. In 2004, Wes and Lorie met when Cha purchased the salon Lorie was managing. Together, they began running VIP Salon in 2005. Wes branched out on his own, opening Homer’s Barber Shop in Lodi in 2013—a successful feat that embraces classic barbering with a modern twist. Knowing that they wanted to eventually bring their two worlds together, Wes and Lorie decided to move the barbershop into their already flourishing VIP Salon here in Lincoln Center. To welcome Homer’s Barber Shop in full force, VIP Salon has remodeled their existing space that now features four new barber stations, along with flooring updates in Lorie’s thirteen station salon and beauty supply retail area. It is with great excitement on March 19 that Wes and Lorie will showcase their remodel and makeover to the community. Join them from 11am – 3pm to n celebrate this exciting new endeavor.



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eatured on the cover of this month’s Chronicle is Bob Caffese and his adorable grandchildren, David and Mia Haggerty and Angelo Caffese. Bob Caffese, owner of Caffese Farming Company of Lodi, is a fourth generation local farmer, specializing in cherries, walnuts and wine grapes. David, 7, currently a first grader at Annunciation School and his little sister Mia, 4, who will be starting kindergarten in the fall, are the children of Ryan and Andrea Haggerty. Ryan and Andrea have two other children Sieanna, 14, and Sean, 15. Angelo Caffese, 3, is the first child of Angelo and Rosie Caffese. The two also have a daughter Gianna, 1.5, and are expecting their 3rd child at the end of July. David, Mia and Angelo are all wearing clothes from Sassy Pants Children’s Boutique and Bob’s clothes n are from McCaulou’s Department Store.

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Agriculture in

San Joaquin County

by Molly Bolognini

hat a privilege it is to live in San Joaquin County! With its temperate climate and rich peat soil, our county has continued to be one of the largest and richest agricultural and dairy regions in California. Dating back to Stockton’s inception, agriculture has been the mainstay of our local economy. Captain Charles M. Weber, founder of the City of Stockton in 1850, is the first noted farmer in the County and a proponent of developing modern agriculture. According to the 2014 Agricultural Report, California exported commodities to 93 different countries. Throughout our history, almost every fruit, nut, and field crop has been grown here. We are all aware (or should be) of the significance the wine grape industry has had throughout our region. Of course, asparagus is an important product for us, as San Joaquin County is one of the largest asparagus growers in the nation.


Agriculture production in 2014 was at an all time high of $3,234,705,000. This represents an 8.66% increase over the 2013 value of $2,976.997,000. The County’s largest producing categories were, in order, almonds, milk, walnuts, grapes and tomatoes, to name a few. A benefit of living in our region is having fresh fruits and vegetables all year long. We can shop at local farmers markets, find local produce at grocery stores and eat at restaurants that purchase from local farms. There are ten certified farmers markets in the area that house 56 certified producers. It is not surprising that Farm to Fork has become a popular trend. Most Lincoln Center restaurants, as well as Podesto’s Market & Deli purchase local produce and meats. Market Tavern’s owner and head chef, Nicholas Diarenzo touts that both the restaurant menu and market contain fresh produce from farms such as Bozzanno Olive Ranch, Zuckerman Farms, Golden Bear Ranch, and Lucero Organic Farms. Diarenzo, who was a chef in the Bay Area has been using commodities from San Joaquin County for years. Moving to Stockton has allowed him to finally put a face to the name of these local farmers. Diarenzo states, “Whenever a farmer shows up at the back door of the restaurant with a crate of freshly cut asparagus, stone fruits, or a box of beautiful heirloom tomatoes, I’m inspired to see what new dish I can create!” Lodi is home to John Gibson, a local farmer and owner of Golden Bear Ranches, who specializes in heirloom tomatoes. He grows five types of sweet cherries and nearly fifty different varieties of heirloom tomatoes. He uses direct marketing - which means he personally meets with restaurants, grocery stores, chefs and wineries - to “sell” his locally grown produce. Golden Bear Ranches also grows cherries, stone fruits, and other vegetable crops. In just seven years, Gibson has grown his business immensely,

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FeaturedMERC HANT providing fruits and vegetables to Lincoln Center restaurants, as well as more than 40 of Napa Valley’s finest restaurants. Agriculture is so important in our county that numerous festivals have sprouted up over the years to honor our local bounty: Asparagus Festival, Almond Blossom Festival, Tracy Bean Festival, Pumpkin Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Wine & Chocolate Festival, Grape Festival and Zin Fest Wine Festival, to name just a few. Food always seems to create a reason to celebrate!

“Throughout our history, almost every fruit, nut, and field crop has been grown here.”

And as we honor our local farmers and the importance of agriculture in our region, we are reminded of Paul Harvey’s Speech, which begins: And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer.


In other ag news:

Innovators In Agriculture The new “Innovators in Agriculture” exhibition, located in The San Joaquin County Historical Museum, features historic agriculture equipment, historic photos, murals, and interactive touch-screen displays. The exhibit tells the stories of families that have deep farming roots and highlights the innovations that developed the six major crops that essentially put San Joaquin County farming on the map. Many of these crops are still amongst the highest producing in our county. The building and exhibition were both funded by the Cortopassi Family Foundation. Exhibit planning and design were guided by a committee comprised of: Raymond Avansino, Sr., Jerry Barton, Jeff Colombini, Alvin Cortopassi, Del Gotelli, Rudy Mussi, and commitee administrator Julia DiCarlo. For more information, visit

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For the many people that love the delicious green spear that makes it’s annual debut every spring, check out the Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out. As of March 1st, participating Lincoln Center eateries include: Bud’s Seafood Grille, David’s Pizza of Lincoln Center, DOMO, Lincoln Cellar, Market Tavern, Midgley’s Public House, Papapavlo’s Bistro & Bar and Squeeze Burger. For a complete list of participating restaurants and their menus visit



Red Carpet Rose Premiere • January 28, 2016 Andy Prokop, Sandy Huber, Carol Prokop


he Red Carpet Rose Premiere introduced the University Park World Peace Rose Garden to the community with guest speakers and rose paintings by local artist Erin Elizabeth. The garden will be the newest in a series of International World Peace Rose Gardens and will join other honored gardens around the world that have been planted on cultural, historic or sacred ground. Images courtesy of Steffi R. Photography and Ulmer Photo. Sandy Huber


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Draper’s and Damon’s will host the following in-store events: March 14-20: Spring Wardrobe Event Build your new wardrobe with savings of $25 when you spend $80 or more

New at Zuesters is Otis Eyewear. Otis Eyewear makes premium eyewear from natural sources, distortion-free, scratch resistant mineral glass lenses. Stop in today to check out their extensive collection.

March 21-26: Spring Sale Take an extra 30% off all sale items March 28 – April 3 Enjoy 50% off your highest price item when you spend $100 or more April 4-10 Enjoy $15 off all pants & capris April 18-24 Storewide savings plus enter to win a $1,000 shopping spree

SQUEEZE BURGER SQUEEZE OUT HUNGER Join Squeeze Burger on April 2 as they help “Squeeze Out Hunger” and support the Emergency Food Bank of San Joaquin. A portion of the entire days proceeds will be donated to the Emergency Food Bank.

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CHOWDA’ / FISH ‘N CHIPS RUN Join Fleet Feet Sports for their Chowda’ / Fish ‘n Chips Run April 26 from 5:00 – 8:30 pm on the Brickwalk in Lincoln Center. Similar to their Brews & Shoes Showdown last year, you’re invited to a fun evening of running, walking, eating and drinking with friends for only $10. Know that 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Emergency Food Bank of San Joaquin County. Enjoy Clam Chowder and Fish ‘n Chips bites from Midgley’s Public House and beer tasting from High Water Brewing. Then fill your custom Superfeet beer pint with your choice of beer – and keep the pint to boot! There will be even more giveaways and specials all night. For more information and to register visit

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MerchantNEWS SASSY PANTS EASTER EGG HUNT AND STORYTIME The Easter Bunny is back at Sassy Pants Children’s Boutique again this year. Before visiting the Easter Bunny on March 19, hop on over to Sassy Pants for story telling and an Easter egg hunt. Special eggs include offers and discounts. You won’t want to miss out on this fun event. 260 Lincoln Center | Stockton, CA 95207 | (209) 955-0715

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“Not One More,” an art exhibit against violence, shows for the month of March at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Admission is free and the show features original art by local artists. Visit clevelandschoolremembers. org/drawitout for exhibit hours or to schedule a group tour.

The Salvation Army will be hosting a 5k and 10k run at Lodi Lake on March 26, as well as a Kids Fun Run. Runners will receive a tee shirt, pancake breakfast and a raffle entry. For more information visit


The 35th Annual Stockton Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be held at Stockton Golf & Country Club on April 4. Reservation is required. For more information visit their website at or contact Timm Quinn at or (209) 292-8423.

The Stockton Chorale’s 4th Annual Masquerade Ball, An Evening in Paris, will be held March 19 at Stockton Golf and Country Club. The event features a gourmet dinner, live music provided by Midtown Heat Wave and a silent auction and raffle. For more information or tickets visit or call (209) 951-6494.

85TH ANNUAL ROBERT T. MCKEE STUDENT ART CONTEST & EXHIBITION Celebrate the arts in education and see the longest running student art exhibition in the country! The Haggin Museum is proud to feature the work of local student artists from March 17 – May 8. Join them for a free opening reception sponsored by the Junior Women’s Group March 19 at 1:30 pm. For more information call (209) 940-6315 or visit

PHILOMATHEAN SPRING CARD PARTY Attendees will dine and play cards, including bridge and other games like Bunco and Scrabble, with “The Wind in the Willows” characters at the Philomathean Club Spring Card Party hosted March 18, at 1:00 pm at the historic clubhouse, 1000 North Hunter St., Stockton. For reservations call (209) 329-3453.

CAJUN LOBSTER & SHRIMP FEED Enjoy an unforgettable, gourmet, all-you-can-eat Cajun Lobster & Shrimp Feed March 19, to help support the Stockton Delta Sculling Center. Social hour begins at 5:00 pm and dinner is at 6:00 pm. For tickets call (209) 608-2301 or (916) 869-4510.

15TH ANNUAL CHAMPAGNE AND ENGLISH TEA On April 2 Hospice of San Joaquin Stockton Butterfly Auxiliary proudly presents the 15th Annual Champagne and English Tea, 1:30 – 4:00 pm at the Church of Presentation. Enjoy beautifully set tables, delicious food, champagne and English Tea. Tickets are $45 each. Fore more information email Pam Van Wagoner at



SPRING CARD PARTY AT THE HAGGIN The Ladies Auxiliary to California Pioneers will hold its 88th Annual Card Party, themed “Welcome Spring” on April 6, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Haggin Museum. Play the card game of your choice and enjoy delicious dessert, coffee and tea. For reservations and more information call Lynne at (209) 887-3933.

GOSPEL CENTER RESCUE MISSION GALA The Gospel Center Rescue Mission is holding it’s 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration April 8 at Stockton Golf and Country Club. The keynote speaker is former San Diego Charger, Terrell Fletcher. For more information contact Benjamin Saffold at (209) 466-2138 or bsaffold@ or Bill Brown at

AN EVENING FOR EDUCATION Aspire Vincent Shalvey Academy will be hosting their 5th annual An Evening for Education, a tasting event featuring local wineries, breweries, olive oil companies, restaurants, caterers, bakeries and much more, on April 15 at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi. For more information visit or call (209) 298-3165.

TAX DAY CABARET The Stockton Opera Guild is hosting Life is a Cabaret, complete with reception, dinner, a professional floor show and music to beat the income tax man blues, on April 15 at 6:00 pm at Stockton Golf & Country Club. Festivities mark the Guild’s 40th spring fundraising effort, with proceeds benefitting the Stockton Opera Association. For more information or tickets call (209) 329-3453.

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The American Cancer Society is currently accepting donations of furniture, home décor, garden equipment and fixtures, patio furniture, kitchen items, and finer cookbooks for their Home and Garden Event hosted Saturday and Sunday April 16 and 17. For more information call (209) 941-2737.

The San Joaquin Historical Society & Museum is celebrating 50 years of preserving San Joaquin History. Their 12th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament honoring Andy Focaccia will take place on May 6 at Micke Grove Golf Links. Call (209) 957-7277 for more info.


Join the Butterfly Auxiliary of Lodi as they present Kentucky Derby West at Sargent Equestrian Center in Lodi on May 7. Gates open at 1:00 pm. Watch the race on a massive screen while participating in an exciting live and silent auction, and join in the spirit of the Kentucky Derby. Proceeds benefit Hospice of San Joaquin. For more information, visit or call (209) 922-0380.

The Library and Literacy Foundation of San Joaquin County’s 25th Annual Trivia Bee will be held April 22 at the Stockton Arena. This years’ theme is “Heroes and Villains – Who Will You BEE?” A cherished Stockton tradition, The Trivia Bee is a fun and eventful evening filled with active participation from both teams and audience members. To become a sponsor, sign up a team, or purchase individual tickets, call (209) 957-7277 or

3RD ANNUAL FRUIT OF THE VINE: FOOD, BEER & WINE STROLL St. Luke Catholic Elementary School is hosting its 3rd Annual Fruit of the Vine: Food, Beer & Wine Stroll on April 23 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm on the St. Luke Campus. The event features live music, an array of restaurant and food vendors, and offerings from local wineries and craft breweries. This is a 21 and over event. For more information call (209) 464-0801.

28TH ANNUAL STOCKTON EARTH DAY FESTIVAL Stockton’s Earth Day Festival has a long history of helping people recognize the importance of caring for our earth and natural resources. This year’s event will be held on April 24 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at Victory Park. For more information visit or call (209) 483-5199.


NEW EXHIBIT AT SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM The San Joaquin County Historical Society has unveiled a state-of-theart new exhibition on agricultural innovations, portraying an era that revolutionized agriculture and designed to provide visitors with a new understanding and appreciation of the County’s agricultural history. For more information call (209) 331-2055.

LEADERSHIP STOCKTON ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2016-2017 CLASS Leadership Stockton is California’s oldest adult community leadership program, and prepares the next generation of men and women who will assume leadership roles in the greater Stockton community. For more information visit or call (209) 292-8423


The YMCA of San Joaquin County will be hosting their annual golf classic at Brookside Golf & Country Club on April 25. The YMCA has helped many youth and families in our community and is committed to making sure that no child is turned away. For more information call (209) 292-8471.

People to People International will have several Italian teenagers visiting the Stockton region during the month of July. Students from Milan and Rome are eager to experience the American lifestyle for three weeks, to practice their English and to share their own culture with an interested family with teens. Interested families should call (209) 470-1982 or email for information.




On April 30, A Champagne State of Mind is hosting the first annual Spring Gala and Silent Auction benefiting the Child Abuse Prevention Council’s CASA program. The night will include a silent auction, raffle, dinner catered from local restaurants and live music. For more information visit or call (209) 210-7417.

St. Mary’s High School Baseball Program is teaming up with the Sacramento River Cats for a fundraiser. Purchase River Cat ticket vouchers for home games in the St. Mary’s Athletic Office for $20 (cash only). For more information call the Athletic Department at (209) 957-3340.

Today a Reader Tomorrow a Leader In honor of Read Across America, Sylvan is offering a One Time Only Reading Assessment for Just One time only. Other terms and conditions may apply. Applicable only in Modesto and Stockton locations. Expires April 30, 2015.


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Raychel Givens and Laura Carlson

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Trust Your Eye Care To a Professional With 30 Years Experience Dedicated To Quality Care Glasses & Contact Lens Laser Vision Management of Diseases

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Is it Time for a Colonoscopy? By Gurtej Malhi, MD, Gastroenterology

Spring Family Fun!

Of all of the things on your spring to-do list, getting a colonoscopy is likely not on your agenda. The truth is that no one looks forward to getting a colonoscopy. However, this simple test could save your life. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the US. It is also one of the most preventable and, when detected early, most treatable forms of cancer. That’s why it is important that everyone have a colonoscopy at the age of 50, or sooner if you have a history of colon polyps or colon cancer in your immediate family. Getting a colonoscopy not only helps to detect colon cancer, but it also can prevent it by identifying colon polyps before they become cancer. This spring, in honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, make time to talk to your doctor about getting screened for colon cancer.

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Dr. Gurtej Malhi is a gastoenterologist with Dignity Health Medical Group Stockton, a network of health professionals providing high quality and compassionate care. To make an appointment with Dr. Malhi or one of our other specialists, call 209.946.6800 or visit

28th Annual EARTH DAY FESTIVAL Sunday, April 24th • 11:00am to 4:00pm Victory Park, Stockton 3rd Annual Child Abuse Prevention Council PUBLIC SAFETY DAY AND DUCKY DERBY Saturday, May 7th • 10:00am to 4:00pm Weber Point, McLeod Lake, Stockton Kids (both big and little) will enjoy a trip to THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Where everything is a “Know, Know!”

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Lincoln Center Chronicle March 2016  
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