Bulletin Readers' Choice 2023

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A bulletin public A tion Winners of manteca, ripon, lathrop A nd surrounding A re A s
. New Charter Schools . Acres of Parks . 13 Lakes . Farmers Market . Boating . Lakeside Restaurant . Sports Fields . San Joaquin River Trail RIVER ISLANDS At River Islands, you can live your best life. Explore 12 new home neighborhoods and everything else life here has to offer. RiverIslands.com All neighborhood offerings, amenities and features are subject to change without notice. Map not to scale. Prices effective as of deadline of publication. 1-205 I-5 I-5 LATHROP N RIVER ISLANDS STEWARTRD MOSSDALERD MANTHEYRD SOMERSTON PRWY LAKESIDEDR Visit our Welcome Center Open daily 10 am –5 pm 1401 River Islands Parkway (at the corner of Somerston and River Islands Parkway) (209) 808-5168 Directions: Take Hwy 99 North and merge onto Hwy 120 West. Merge onto I-5 North, take the Louise Avenue exit left and follow River Islands Parkway to models. Where the Good Life is YOUR Life. FOLLOW US Text RIMOBILE to 30120 for direct links to download our free App with directions to the Welcome Center and all the model home neighborhoods!
MANTECA 1890 Daniels Street Sizzler.com At Participating Locations. Salad Bar and Beverages Sold Separately. ALL-TIME Triple-Licious Thank You for Voting Us Your favorite restaurant for dinner! Classic steak trio
4 readers’choice MAY2023 Contents farm & animal services favorite for fun winners Best a uto s ales & s ervice community favorites B ank of stockton feature favorite B usiness shopping winners food & B everage B est of home winners health & wellness favorites valley oak dental feature wesson hearing feature lux dermatology feature real estate winners 7 9 10 12 16 18 24 25 30 36 38 40 42 47 10 7 Table of 24 9 25 47

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Drew Savage editor

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Welcome to Readers’ choice.

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Jason Campbell

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Welcome to this year’s magazine highlighting the winners of the Bulletin Readers’ Choice awards for 2023. It is our annual contest with some of our winners dating back to 2011. Our contest is voted on and selected by you and all the other readers of the Bulletin, both in print and online. In this year’s voting we had higher participation with more votes cast than ever before — nearly 100,000 votes across many categories.

Sharon Hoffman

a dvertisin G d irector

Rich Matheson sales & marketin G

Taylor Phillips

Chris Castro

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Karen Olsen

Beth Flanagan

Evelyn Hernandez

Tara Levy

Every year it is important to us as your local community newspaper to recognize those people, businesses and organizations that our readers choose as the ‘best.’ 209 Multimedia Corporation is the leading local media organization in Manteca/Ripon/Lathrop and surrounding communities. Our audience is bigger than ever as we strive to produce content in many forms that is focused on the community that all of us live, work and play in. We live in a vibrant community with many successes all around us. It is important that all of us patronize local businesses and support our community.

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THANK YOU FOR MAKING US # 1 CVE is happy to welcome our newest associate Reza Alizadeh, M.D. Fellowship trained in Glaucoma We will continue to be here for all your eyecare needs
REZA ALIZADEH, M.D. VIKRAM GIRN, O.D. KELSEY PRICE, O.D. 200 Cottage Ave., Suite 102 Manteca, CA 95336 (209) 239-5303 WWW.CVEMG.COM Proudly serving the Manteca community for 26 years
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animal services Fruit/Vegetable Stand George Perry & Sons Groomer Debbie’s Pet Grooming Nut Services & Supplies George Perry & Sons Pet Sitting/ Daycare Bed and Biscuit Kennels * Watermelon * Berries * Corn * Fruits, Veg and more * Pies * Baked Goods * Dried Fruit * Nuts * Pumpkin Patch (Mid Sept-Oct) NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON 7 Days per week, 9am - 6pm. Thank you for your Votes! #1 FRUIT/VEGETABLE STAND, FARMERS MARKET AND NUT SERVICES AND SUPPLIES 13881 S. Highway 99, Manteca (Frontage Road) 1 Mile South of Delicato Winery Nona Vita Italian Food Trailer Every Thursday & Friday, 11 am - 4 pm Pop-Up Vendor Event every Friday 10 am - 3 pm
farm & animal services 8 readers’choice MAY2023 Pet Supplies Carters Pet Mart Tractor Sales & Service J.M. Equipment Co., Inc. Veterinarian Office Central Valley Vet Hospital (209) 239-2547 • Hours to Mon-Sat 8AM to 7PM • Sun. 9AM to 6PM Open 7 Days A Week For Your Convenience • Early Morning Pet Drop Off • Full Service Vet Hospital • Internal Medicine • Eye and Ear Problems • General and Specialized Surgery • Tail Docking • X Rays • Dermatology • Spay and Neuter • Complete Laboratory 2016 - 2023 Thank You For All Your Continued Recognition and Support! CENTRAL VALLEY VETERINARY HOSPITAL & CLINIC AFFORDABLE GENTLE CARING Raj Dhanota DVM • Aman Mangat DVM • Sourabh Dhawan DVM Rajinder Bajwa DVM
9 readers’choice MAY2023 favorite for fun Thank You For Voting Us #1 Hotel and #1 For Family Fun! Manteca’s Favorite Place to Meet! • Fundraisers • Meetings • Reunions • Holiday Parties • Weddings • All Occasions Contact Us: MantecaSales@GreatWolf.com • 209-707-2230

Auto Body Brooks Body Shop

Auto Dealership (New/Domestic)

Phil Waterford’s Manteca Ford

Auto Dealership (New/Foreign)

Cabral Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat

Auto Dealership (Used)

Phil Waterford’s Manteca Ford

Auto Maintenance Precision Automotive Of Manteca

auto sales & services 10 readers’choice MAY2023 OF MANTECA Thank you for voting us #1 again! Favorite for Auto Maintenance 475 Moffat Blvd. • Manteca, CA 95336 CALL FOR APPOINTMENT (209) 239-8266 We have the best customers! Thank you so much for your support! Veterans and First Responders receive a 10% discount off labor as a thank you for their selfless service! We specialize in the complete maintenance and repair of all vehicles for your family or business. We are a full-service repair facility utilizing the latest diagnostic equipment and computerized repair manuals to ensure your specific vehicle is maintained and repaired to the latest factory specifications. For all of your auto or truck repair needs, depend on our crew at Precision Automotive Of Manteca to keep your vehicle driving like new longer. Quality work at a fair price Based on U.S. Department of Transportation Average Annual Miles per driver (13,500 miles) and DesRosiers Automotive Consultants estimate of annual average kilometers driven in Canada (23,000 km), and on a treadwear test using tires in size 225/65R17 on 2021 Toyota RAV4s where the MICHELIN Defender 2 tire showed an estimated life (based on calculating the most worn groove of a rotated set) of 94,400 miles versus the Bridgestone® Alenza® AS Ultra at 47,700 miles and the Continental® TrueContact Tour at 59,400 miles and the Goodyear® Assurance MaxLife at 51,900 miles. Actual on-road results may vary. Copyright © 2022 Michelin North America, Inc. All rights reserved. THE NEW MICHELIN ® DEFENDER ®2 TIRE The MICHELIN ® Defender ®2 tire outlasted three leading competitive tires by more than 25,000 miles on a treadwear test, delivering two extra years of treadlife. 1 TO OUTLAST DESIGNED HIGHEST QUALITY • LOWEST PRICE • BEST SERVICE 201 W. Edison, Manteca (behind Farmers & Merchant Bank on N. Main St.) 239-3558 Visit us @ WWW. MANTECATIRE.COM WE WILL MATCH ANY ADVERTISED PRICE ON COMPARABLE MERCHANDISE. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm • Closed Sat. & Sun.
11 readers’choice MAY2023 auto sales & services Car Wash/Detail Clear Drop Car Wash Oil Change Main Auto Repair Smog Freedom Smog Tow Service Aaron’s Towing Wheels/Tires Manteca Tire Window Tinting Extreme Car Audio Clear Drop Car Wash 1195 E. Yosemite Ave. Manteca, CA 95336 (209) 239-1477 Open 7 Days a Week! Features: • Lava Arch Conditioner • TR IP LE Foam • Ceramic Coating • Complete Surface Gloss • Add Tire Gloss for $1 more THANK YOU FO R YOUR VOTE S! Download today and receive $500 We couldn’t have done it without you!! Thank you for voting us your Favorite 12 Years in a Row! Foreign and Domestic Vehicles Including European Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm (Family Owned & Operated) (209) 239-8900 2325 W. Yosemite Ave. (Between Airport Way & Mckinley) 2021
WEEKEND SERVICES THANK YOU for voting us “Most Community Involved Business”! 1505 Moffat. Blvd. Manteca, CA 95336 THURSDAY at 7pm SUNDAY at 8:30am, 10am, & 11:30am Check out our summer events for all ages online at crossroadsgrace.org/summer. community favorites Business to Work For South San Joaquin Irrigation District Community Events/ Activities Second Harvest Chili Pot Cook-off Community Organization Give Every Child A Chance Community Role Model Trenton Bradshaw
13 readers’choice MAY2021 community favorites Farmer’s Market George Perry & Sons Hall Rental MRPS Social Hall Connect with us! ssjid.com · poweredbyssjid.com 133 N. Grant Ave., Manteca, CA 95336 209.471.6777 M.R.P.S Social Hall M.R.P.S Social Hall 2011-2023 WINNER Thank you for selecting the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society’s Social Hall as the premier venue for the last 13 years!
14 readers’choice MAY2023 MAKE A DIFFERENCE BECOME A RESOURCE PARENT*, VOLUNTEER OR DONOR There are over 53,000 kids in foster care in California alone. Your help will forever impact the lives of these kids. *Formerly known as Foster Parent (209) 824-5365 • AgapeVillages.org Voted #1 Non-Profit Manteca Readers’ Choice 2023 community favorites Local Politician Dave Breitenbucher Most Community Involved Business Crossroads Grace Community Church Non Profit Organizations Agape Villages Foster Family Agency Place of Worship/ Church St. Anthony’s Catholic Church

Award-Winning Care

We put you first in everything we do, which is why we’ve won the “Best in Manteca for Senior Living” award for the sixth time running. The Commons at Union Ranch is a well-appointed senior living community of lush grounds, spacious apartments, a continuum of exceptional care, and friendly, attentive staff. Residents enjoy an active lifestyle with our fitness program, MBK Cuisine’s all-day dining, and a robust calendar of activities for an engaging life full of possibilities.

2241 N. Union Rd., Manteca, CA 95336 (209) 463-9100 • CommonsatUnionRanch@mbk.com ASSISTED LIVING • MEMORY CARE License #392700366


156 Years of Strength, Stability and Service to our Communities

The Bank of Stockton has been serving the Central Valley and surrounding communities since August 12, 1867. Its footprint spans over nine contiguous counties and is comprised of twenty branches with locations in Stockton, Lodi, Tracy, Manteca, Ripon, Modesto, Oakdale, Rio Vista, Turlock, Elk Grove, Angels Camp, Sonora, Pine Grove, Napa, Brentwood and Fairfield. All Bank of Stockton branches adhere to the founding principles of strength, safety and service with an emphasis on technological innovations to make banking easier. With a suite of cash management products for business clients to the best in online and mobile banking, Bank of Stockton is a modern bank that also provides good old fashioned personal service, making it truly unique. In addition, the Bank of Stockton is known for giving back to the communities it serves. “A good community bank is there for its customers and reinvests back into the communities it serves in the form of loans,” said Doug Eberhardt II, President and CEO. As such, the Bank is recognized for being a local lender with local decision-making and is actively involved in the communities where their branches operate.

Bank of Stockton’s history dates back to the end of the Civil War and its growth and prosperity far surpasses the vision of its founders. Its success can be attributed to a history of sound management principles, loyal clientele, a dedicated staff and strong Board of Directors. At every Bank of Stockton branch you will find great people, the best products, a wonderful banking experience, and an organization committed to your community. “It’s not every day that you get to claim the distinction of serving customers for over a century and a half. Our history tells a story of generations of satisfied customers that have allowed us to grow and prosper to meet the banking needs in our markets. Whether you are a business in need of a large commercial loan or a millennial looking for mobile banking with remote deposit, our wide range of products and services are here for you. The best part about it is that we get to know you. We care about our customers and you can put a face to the name here, which is still very important to a lot of customers,” said bank President and CEO, Douglass M. Eberhardt II. At $4.6 billion in assets strong, Bank of Stockton continues to “Withstand the Test of Time” with its unique blend of technology and the best in personalized service.

For More Information,

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Thank you to our loyal customers and friends for your continued trust and patronage. When we opened our doors in 1867, our goal was to provide the highest level of service and innovation for our customers. at commitment remains today.

We are grateful for the relationships we’ve built and are committed to providing you with the tools, convenience and service to help families and businesses grow, succeed and ourish throughout the many communities we have the pleasure of serving.

From the entire Bank of Stockton family, here’s to you!

1915 For voting for us as BEST BANK! bankofstockton.com IN MANTECA, 660 N. Main Street IN RIPON, 234 W. Main Street
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18 readers’choice MAY2023 readers’choice IS WHY WE DO IT ALL. Family 2020 We all feel the same commitment to care for our families. Helping you meet your insurance needs is part of my commitment to you. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.® CALL ME TODAY. Thank you for your Votes! Family is why we do it all. 0907504.1 State Farm, Jacob Naven, Agent Insurance Lic#: 0E36405 1509 W Yosemite Avenue Manteca, CA 95337 Bus: 209-823-7880 201 THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES! JACOB NAVEN, AGENT Insurance Lic#: 0E36405 1509 W Yosemite Avenue • Manteca, CA 95337 Bus: 209-823-7880 We all feel the same commitment to care for our families. Helping you meet your insurance needs is part of my commitment to you. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.® CALL ME TODAY. favorite business Attorney Eddie C. Torres Attorney At Law Bank Bank of Stockton, Manteca Barber The Vintage Barber Co. Bookkeeping & Tax Service Tim Wheeler, CPA Certified Public Accountant Tim Wheeler, CPA Computer Service & Repair Heida Computers
favorite business 19 readers’choice MAY2023 P.O. Box 4473 Manteca • CA 95337 Phone: (209) 239-6150 Scrtyfrc1@yahoo.com SECURITY FORCE ONE Anthony Logan 2019 - 2023 Private Security Company For Five Consecutive Years! Thanks For Voting Us Best SECOND HARVEST OF THE GREATER VALLEY P.O. Box 4039, Manteca, CA 95337 • www.localfoodbank.org FOR YOUR VOTES Your Favorite for Community Events/ActivitiesChili Pot Cook-Off! Thank You OUR COMPANY MISSION Feeding our community through our partnerships. OUR PURPOSE Ending hunger in our communities. Second Harvest of the Greater Valley is committed to shortening the distance between hunger and hope in our community. By partnering with organizations and through our programs, we distribute shelf-stable and fresh food daily to our neighbors in need. We strive to serve our community with dignity and respect. We want to thank our supporters for continuing to believe in the critical work we do. P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home “Our Staff Is The Difference” Thank You! We are honored to Serve this community since 1932 COMPLETE FUNERAL SERVICE Traditional Burial Services, Cremation Services, Advanced Planning & Bereavement Classes Available. Se Habla Español 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca (209) 239-1242 | www.plfryandson.com | License # FD637 #FD637
Convenience Store/Gas Station Miner Mart Credit Union Golden Valley Federal Credit Union Dry Cleaning Parklane Cleaners Florist Manteca Floral Company Funeral Home/Mortuary P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home Glass Service/Repair Don’s Mobile Glass Grocery Store Grocery Outlet
Summers Cathy Sanders Ramon Gonzales Pastor Bill Barnett
Erlandson Norma Orozco
Murillo Gregory Clowes Matthew J. Garcia Vera-Cruz (Advanced Planning) Summers (Managing Partner) Sandra Fry Gilbeau Charla Ortiz Alma Ochoa Tiffany Perez
20 readers’choice MAY2021 Thank you Manteca and Ripon for Voting us #1 Proudly Serving The City of Manteca & Surrounding Areas Since 1978 339 S. Main St. • 209-823-6213 2020 2021 favorite business 209-618-2708 316 E. Lathrop Rd Manteca, CA Thank you for voting us #1 Storage Facility 12 years in a row! • Access 7 DAYS 6AM - 10PM • State-of-the-art security • Honest pricing — no hidden fees • ALL GROUND-LEVEL DRIVE-UP UNITS www.securitypublicstorage.com Thank you for your continued support! Sharon T Amick CRPC™ Financial Advisor 1144 South Main Street Manteca, CA 95337 209-824-1000 www.edwardjones.com 2021 Hair Salon Collective Hair Salon Hair Stylist Michelle Autler @ Collective Hair Salon Hispanic Market Carniceria Rosita Hotel Great Wolf Lodge Insurance Agent Jacob Naven Insurance Company State Farm Jacob Naven

Investment Firm

Edward Jones, Manteca


Spin Cycle Laundry

Nail Salon

L’Amour Nails & Spa

Photo Booth

J and J Photo Booth

Private Security Company

Security Force One

Shipping & Mailing

The UPS Store #1659


21 readers’choice MAY2023 favorite business
2019 - 2023
favorite business (209) 957-3888 | www.hospicesj.org 176 W North St., Manteca FOR FAMILIES, NOT PROFIT Best Hospice & Palliative Care Best Grief Support Thank You For Your Votes! Call For Estimates 209-923-7698 No job too big or small Receive $15.00 off first cleaning when you mention this ad. English and Spanish spoken RISE & SHINE Cleaning Service Inc. LICENSED/INSURED/BONDED Residential and Commercial Cleaning Michelle Weems • Owner Storage Facility Security Public Storage Tanning Salon Fauxglow209 Tattoo Parlor HenNAVation Travel Agency AAA Tutoring Give Every Child A Chance
MEGAWASH LAUNDRY PICKUP AND DELIVERY SERVICE Operating at the Spin Cycle Laundry Lounge in Manteca Covering Manteca and Lathrop Megawash.org Thank You for Voting Us #1 LAUNDROMAT! Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. SAVE 25% ON YOUR FIRST ORDER NEW CUSTOMERS SAVE AUTOMATICALLY! NO, COUPON TO USE, DISCOUNT AUTOMATIC! DO YOU PROVIDE LAUNDRY BAGS? YES WE DO, FOR FREE. LAUNDRY DELIVERED AS FAST AS 24-HOURS FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY LAUNDRY DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR SMELLING FRESH AND NEATLY PACKAGED! New customer only. Expires 6/15/23 15 LBS. ORDER MINIMUM FREE LAUNDRY BAG ON 1ST ORDER AND 25% OFF FIRST ORDER BULLETIN 23 Call 209-200-8333 for Pick-Up and Delivery Service SPINCYCLE LAUNDRY LOUNGE Open 7am • Last Wash 8:30pm Open 7 Days a Week 161 E. Yosemite, Manteca, CA • 209.283.1850 SpinCycleLaundryLounge@gmail.com 2021
favorite shopping BRING IN THIS AD AND RECEIVE YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE Valid at the Manteca location only. 208 South Main Street, Manteca. Expires May 31, 2023. for Voting Us Your 2023 Favorite for Women’s Accessories! Proceeds benefit the patients, families and programs of Community Hospice. 209.575.HOPE • hopechestthrift.org 20% OFF Accessories/Women Hope Chest Apparel, Children’s Target Apparel, Men’s Bass Pro Shops Apparel, Women’s Maurice’s Bargain/Discount Store Nearly New Thrift Consignment Store The Nested Owl Gift Store The Shoppe Home Decor Golf Apparel/Equipment Bass Pro Shops Golf Apparel/ Equipment Manteca Park Golf Course Guns & Ammo Barnwood Arms Hardware Store Strand Ace Hardware (Manteca/Ripon) Jewelry Store Ripon Jewelers Party Accessories Fiesta Place Photographer Leonard Photography Pool/Spa Dealer Leslie’s Pool Supplies Print/Copy Shop J & J Printing Sporting Goods Anderson’s Mower & Bike Thrift Store Twice is Nice Unique Local Shop German Glas Werks 24 readers’choice MAY2023

food & beverage


Bean & Leaf Café

Asian Restaurant

Kitty’s Kitchen

Bakery Bean & Leaf Café


Pete’s Restaurant & Brewhouse


Fagundes Meats & Catering Inc

Beer Tap Room

Brethren Brewing Company



Klean Eatz Market & Bakery

Burger Brothers Caterer

Fagundes Meats & Catering Inc


Chef Kat @ On the Scene Cuisine

Coffee Shop

Bean & Leaf Café


Deli Delicious, Manteca

25 readers’choice MAY2023
voting us
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best pizza in town
26 readers’choice MAY2023 Thank you for voting us Best Ice Cream in town The look of the Victorian era and the feel of an old school-type ice cream parlor from the 1920s and ‘30s. We offer a fun family friendly environment. Come join us for our gourmet ice cream with over 42 flavors to choose from with six vegan options & soy milk for shakes or malts! We have a large variety of delicious sundaes to choose from. Hours of Operation Tuesday – Sunday 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm 120 West Main St Suite A, Ripon, CA 95366 Tel 209.599.1818 Like us on Facebook food & beverage Desserts Dairy Queen Dinner Sizzler Donuts Daily Fresh Donuts Fast Food In-N-Out Burger Fries Brothers Healthy Eating Bean & Leaf Café Hot Dog Hob Nob Hot Dogs Hot Wings Chuck’s Place Hot Wings Shooter’s Wings & Things Hot Wings Wing Stop Ice Cream Ice Cream Emporium, Ripon Indian Restaurant Tandoori Grill Italian Restaurant Strings Bar & Grill
27 readers’choice MAY2023 Salads Hot, Cold, and Specialty Sandwiches (including Vegetarian Options) Bagels and Other Breakfast Items Hours: Mon. - Sat. 6 to 3:30 Sundays 7 to 1 1254 W. Lathrop Rd.,Manteca (209) 239-2326 mantecacafe@gmail.com Serving Manteca and Lathrop with the area’s best coffee, since 1996! We love serving you! Thanks so much for your support! Serving Breakfast and lunch everyday Thank You for Voting us your Favorite for Dessert!! We Love you too! Bring home an instant party 1138 S. Main Street, Manteca • 209-823-3108 Manteca food & beverage Late-Nite Bite Applebee’s Grill + Bar Lunch MasaLatina Margarita El Jardín Mexican Restaurant El Jardín Omelet Mangy Moose Café Outdoor Dining The Boathouse at River Islands Pizza Gold Dust Pizza
28 readers’choice MAY2023 Mikasa Japanese Bistro Delicato Family Wines Tasting Room Pupusas Arepas Empanadas Puffy Tacos Open 6 days a week at 11 am including Weekends! Conference and Party Rooms are available! We Do Events Up to 150 People Tuesday - Thursday 11 am - 8 pm Friday and Saturday 11 am - 9 pm Sunday 11 am - 7 pm • Closed Monday 1800 W. Yosemite Avenue • Manteca (209) 647-4928 Thank You for Your Votes! Your Favorite for Lunch! food & beverage
Authentic Indian Cuisine In City Of Manteca 515 Main St. Manteca, CA 95336 BUSINESS HOURS: Open 6 Days a Week 11am to 9:30pm. Closed Wednesdays Dine In | Take Out | Party Trays Serving Domestic, Imported Beer & Wine 209-239-5011 Thank you for voting us #1 five years in a row! 2019 - 2023

Antique Store

Magpie Antiques & All Things Inspired


Center Appliance

Carpet Cleaning

Haro’s Carpet Cleaning

Carpet/Floor Store

Accent Carpet One Floor & Home Construction Business Raymus Homes

Custom Home Builder Atherton Homes

Electrical Service/ Repair

Warren’s Heating and Air Conditioning

Fencing Richter Fence


Hafers Home Furnishings

Hauling & Clean-Up

Manteca Property Services

Heating/ Air Conditioning

Warren’s Heating and Air Conditioning

Whether you want a complete NEW LOOK or REFRESH your current STYLE, there’s never been a better time to visit and shop Hafers. Many EXCITING new arrivals of FINE QUALITY and HUGE SAVINGS across all departments throughout the store. Come into our showroom and enjoy an INCREDIBLE shopping EXPERIENCE along with EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. Hafers prides themselves in MEETING and SERVING your interior needs along with GREAT VALUES.


HOME 30 readers’choice MAY2023
Providing the Finest Furniture to Manteca
www.hafershome.com 1030 W. Yosemite Ave., Manteca CA 95337 209-823-2122 65 Mon-Sat. 10am-6pm • Sun. 11am-5pm Serving The Valley for Over 66 Years!
Honesty, Integrity, Quality, and Value Locally owned and operated Free Consultations Your Local Hunter Douglas Dealer Custom Blinds, Shades, Shutters, and Drapery 2343 W. Yosemite Ave. Manteca (209) 825-1400 • eliteshadings.com Current rebates available on select Hunter Douglas window coverings Thank you for your recognition and support! Your source for Polar Exterior Patio Shades
32 readers’choice MAY2023 Landscaping California Landscape Services, Inc. HOME NO.1 GLASS AND MIRROR COMPANY Since 1960, If it’s Glass... We can help you with that! donsmobileglass.com Thank you! THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

Mattress Store

Manteca Bedquarters

Nursery/ Gardening

Poots Cactus Nursery, Ripon

Painting Service

D. E. Russell Painting

Pest Control

Next Generation Pest Control


Warren’s Heating and Air Conditioning

Pool Service/ Repair

Sunshine Pools, Ripon


33 readers’choice MAY2023 HOME 8
LIC# 691278
(209) 825-0682
Proud To Be Voted Best Painting Service! Thank You! Serving the San Joaquin Valley Since 1983 Licensed, Bonded, Insured Dale E Russell Manteca, CA 95337 derussellpaint@gmail.com 209-239-4757 office • 209-610-7369 cell D. E. Russell Contractor License 672213 Painting HOME Roofing NuShake, Inc. Solar NC Solar Swimming Pool Contractor Aquos Pools Termite Inspection Next Generation Pest Control Tile Cleaning Grasso Carpet Cleaning Window Coverings Elite Shutters & Shadings, Inc. Window Washing Manteca Property Services
35 readers’choice MAY2023 Thank You for Voting Us Best Mattress Store Manteca Bedquarters 115 West Yosemite • Downtown Manteca, Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 9pm • Sat - Sun 9am - 6pm www.mantecabedquarters.com 209.823.3463 2005 - 2023 HOME PROFESSIONAL. FAST. AFFORDABLE. LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED. Honest, reliable service Specializing in complete Fence Installation and Repair Residential / Commercial Wrought Iron • Wood • Chain Link Pool Fencing • 5 Strand Barbed Wire • Vinyl Serving you is our desire, pleasing you is our commitment! Thanks for voting us #1 Fence Contractor 209-986-1781 Mon. - Fri. 7am-5pm Richterfence.com 2020-2023 For Residential or Commercial Service Call: Jose (209) 986-8566 or Larry (209) 986-1781

Children’s Dentist

Bethel Kids Dentist


health & wellness FOR YOUR VOTE! Best Chiropractor in Manteca Year after Year! Dr. Bruce Watson 297 Spreckels Ave., Manteca • 209-275-1123 www.watsonchiropracticcare.com Thank You 2018 2021 Audiologist/Hearing
Hearing Aid Center
Bootcamp RIDE209 Child Care Center
Lions N’ Lambs Preschool & Kindergarten
Dr. Bruce Watson Day Spa Natural Path Wellness Center Dentist
Valley Oak Dental Group


Christian Jones, M.D.Golden State Dermatology


Lux Dermatology


The Spa on Yosemite

Fitness Centers

Spreckels Park BMX Track Bike Racing

Grief Support Hospice of San Joaquin


Funtastic Gymnastics

Annual Well-Woman Exam, A yearly exam for on-going good health and to discuss any gynecologic problems. You should have a clinical breast and pelvic exam yearly even if you do not require a PAP smear.

Prenatal Care, As soon as you suspect you are pregnant schedule an appointment to ensure the health of you and your baby. It is important to take a prenatal vitamin with folic acid daily while you are able to conceive to prevent birth defects regardless of your birth control method.

Health & Fitness RIDE209

Health Food

Klean Eatz Market & Bakery

Hospice & Palliative Care

Hospice of San Joaquin


Doctors Hospital of Manteca

Massage Therapy

The Spa on Yosemite

Memory Care Facility

Cogir of Manteca Senior Living

Mohs Surgery

Golden State Dermatology

Annual Teen Exam, It is recommended that adolescent girls have their first visit with an OB/GYN between the ages of 13 and 15 to meet and build trust with the doctor before a physical exam is required.

Genetic Testing, Fill out our family history form to discuss with the doctor and determine your genetic risk for certain cancers or conditions.

health & wellness 37 readers’choice MAY2023 WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY OBSTETRIC AND GYNECOLOGIC CARE IN THE COMMUNITY THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMUNITY SUPPORT George C. Scott MD, 210 N Fremont St. Manteca, CA 95336 GEORGE C. SCOTT MD Obstetrics & Gynecology BOARD CERTIFIED American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Valley Oak Dental Group is again No. 1 in the Readers’ Choice poll.

Thank you from all of us at Valley Oak Dental Group For Voting for Us!

And for good reason.

This is where patients are treated with the utmost respect, according to the policy. Since 1979, the Manteca practice located at 1507 W. Yosemite Ave. has been a multi-specialty practice committed to providing the highest quality dental care in a comfortable and caring environment.

The folks at Valley Oak Dental Group specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry, children’s dentistry and oral surgery, servicing patients from throughout San Joaquin County – Manteca, Lathrop, Ripon, Stockton, Modesto and Tracy.

They offer a wide variety of services, from cosmetic dental restorations and dental implants to root canals and periodontal root planning, and can provide oral conscious sedation and same day crowns.

The Valley Oak Dental Group will diagnose the dental health issue and provide understanding along with treatment options.

Not only that, but they’ll encourage patients to be involved in every aspect of their treatment and to not be afraid to ask questions.

For those who have neglected their dental health for some time – or perhaps were left with a negative past experience – fear not: The Valley Oak Dental Group can bring comfort during your stay. There’s no need for anxiety especially when facing modern dental procedure.

The Valley Oak Dental Group has a team with a combined 150 years of dental experience. With it, they offer a variety of specialties and unique interests, and are confident of offering patients with every necessary dental procedure.

The staff at the office is friendly, caring and professional.

In addition to being skilled, experienced and highly-trained clinicians, they also keep on top of the latest developments in the field of dental care by attending educational seminars, lectures, and conventions. For more information or questions, call 209.823.9341.


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39 readers’choice MAY2023 VALLEY OAK DENTAL GROUP Serving the community since 1979 Valley Oak Dental Group is a multi-specialty group practice committed to excellence. Our Pediatric Department provides a comfortable, caring atmosphere for your children. We provide the latest General Dentistry procedures in a state-of-theart dental suite. Our Oral Surgery Department provides general anesthesia and I.V. sedation in a safe, professional environment. (209) 823-9341 www.valleyoakdentalgroup.com Members of • California Dental Association • American Dental Association • San Joaquin P.P.A. General Dentistry Dr. Bonnie Morehead Dr. Ron Joseph Dr. Rudy Ciccarelli Dr. Elizabeth Grecco Dr. Shereef Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Mark Grecco Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Mohammad El Farra Dr. Mathews Thank You for Choosing Us Reader’s Choice 2023! 2020 2016 2016 201 2020 2021 1507 W. Yosemite, Manteca • Between Airport and Union
1079 Eucalyptus Street Suite B Manteca CA 95337 1444 W Main Street Suite A Ripon CA 95366 4101 Tully Rd Suite 102 Modesto CA 95356 Call today to schedule your hearing evaluation and be on your way to exceptional hearing! 5 convenient locations, same great service. 530 W Eaton Ave Suite A Tracy CA 95376 880 West Benjamin Holt Drive Lincoln Center South Stockton CA 95207 Phone: 209-456-5889 Website: www.wessonhearing.com Wesson Hearing Aid Center has been a staple in the community for over 40 years. We believe in helping the individual, that’s why we work with every patient on achieving exceptional hearing care!
Thank you READER for awarding Wesson Hearing the GOLD! Wesson Hearing staff is committed to providing patients the best hearing care possible to improve their quality of life. If you or a loved one are experiencing difficulty hearing, call Wesson Hearing today and find out why we have been voted best hearing aid providers by the readers of 209 Magazine. Christina Garcia California Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser Quality Products Personalized Service Insurance Plans Accepted Finance Options Available 1079 Eucalyptus Street, Suite B | Manteca CA 95337 1444 W Main Street, Suite A | Ripon CA 95366 4101 Tully Rd, Suite 102 | Modesto CA 95356 1486 West 11th Street, Suite 116 | Tracy CA 95376 880 West Benjamin Holt Drive | Lincoln Center South | Stockton, CA 95207 209-456-5889 | www.wessonhearing.com Thank you for your TRUST. Thank you for your CONFIDENCE. Thank you for VOTING. Julia Tyner Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist California Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser Tyler Ackman California Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser


Robert Leposavic, MD

Robert Leposavic, MD, is a board certified dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon. He currently sees surgical patients at LUX Dermatology locations across California and Nevada. In addition to practicing surgical dermatology, Dr. Leposavic has given presentations and multiple lectures on a variety of topics, such as mast cells and Basophil, the molecular mechanisms of cell signaling and dermatology. He was also a Principal Investigator for the Enbrel EASE Study from 2004 to 2005.

Dr. Leposavic is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society, and Santa Barbara Medical Society.

Stephen Doggett, MD

Stephen Doggett, M.D. completed his Medical Degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine (1980) and completed an internal medicine internship at Richland Memorial Hospital at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Doggett’s interest in Radiation Oncology led him to complete the residency program at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco (1986) and to complete a Fellowship in Brachytherapy and Hyperthermic Oncology at the City of Hope National Medical Center (1987). Dr. Doggett has since focused his Private Practice in the area of Radiation Oncology and Brachytherapy. Dr. Doggett continues to publish and teach physicians.

What Being Number One Means To Us

At LUX Dermatology, our physicians have made it their mission to provide our community with exceptional medical, surgical and cosmetic care. Our team is comprised of several board-certified dermatologists and certified physicians assistants. With decades of combined experience, we understand each patients need for indivualized treatment plans. The staff at LUX Dermatology is dedicated to your needs and works hard to reassure and explain any diagnosis or procedure in a manner that is easily understood.

We pride ourselves on offering cutting edge, high quality treatments for our community; the most advanced skin cancer removal surgeries in our state-of-the art facility. Additionally, we offer Electronic Brachytherapy, an alternative non-invasive treatment for certain types of skin cancers.

Joselyn received her degree from San Jose State University in 2007. She is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner and has worked in Clinical Dermatology for over eight years all in the Manteca area. She is experienced in the latest cosmetic procedures and offers both these services in Manteca and Stockton



Ronald graduated from Florida International University with a Masters degree in Nursing. He received his board-certification in 2011. He provides general and cosmetic dermatology services to his patients. Over the years Ron has developed and implemented patient and physician education programs. Ron is the newest member of the Lux Dermatology team. He sees patients in both Manteca and Stockton.

If you desire a brighter, fresher appearance, the providers at LUX Dermatology are ready to help. We have several lines of skin treatments and products. Botox® and Juvéderm® help mitigate the appearance of facial lines. We also carry a wide array of Skinceuticals® and Elta MD® products to enhance and recondition your skin.

From the moment the patient enters our office, they feel welcomed and heard. The friendly staff will greet them and lead them from check-in to check-out. The team can also assist when it comes to any insurance questions and concerns that they may have. Call today and schedule your appointment.

296 Cottage Ave. Manteca 209-624-7006

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Healthy, beautiful skin is possible Call Either Location To Learn More. 296 Cottage Ave. Manteca 209-624-7006 5757 Pacific Ave. Ste. 228 Stockton 209-490-5050 luxdermatologists.com Medical Services Include: Acne, Rashes, Scar Revision, Skin Cysts, Dandruff, Eczema, Fungal Nail And Toenail Infections, and Psoriasis to Name a Few. Skin Cancer: Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Brachytherapy and Surgical Excisions. Cosmetic: Botox, Dermal Fillers, Skin Rejuvenation and Laser Hair Removal. Let Our Experience Work For You Lux Dermatology Thanks for voting us #1 three years running! 2021 to 2023! Robert Leposavic, MD Dermatologist Mohs Surgery Stephen Doggett, MD Radiation Oncologist Brachytherapy Joselyn Johnson MSN FNP Ron Bedford MSN, NP-C, DCNP Meet Our Team 2021-2023


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At Prestige Assisted Living at Manteca, we believe it is not enough to simply care for those we serve, but to also provide residents ways to stay active and engaged by nurturing body, mind and spirit.

As a way to help our residents celebrate life at every age, we proudly offer Celebrations, a wellness-focused lifestyle program that embraces a philosophy of healthy and fulfilled living.

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A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY FOR VOTING US THE FAVORITE ASSISTED LIVING! SCHEDULE A TOUR TO MEET OUR TEAM! Contact us at (209) 239-4531 or visit us online at prestigecare.com/manteca.
PLEASE ENJOY 15% OFF ANY Massage, Facial or Full Lash Set! (bring this in for your appointment) We look forward to continuing to Pamper You THANK YOU for your continued support over the last 6 ½ years. We are so grateful to be a part of such a loyal and welcoming Community!
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