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H.O.P.E. Ministries, Inc. Receiving “Spirit of Community” Donation

The New Sizzler Manteca Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Manteca Chamber of Commerce

K9 Officer, Randy Chiek Receiving “Make-A-Difference” Pin

Kiwanis Club Receiving “Spirit of Community” Donation

City of Manteca Welcomes Sizzler Team

Rotary Club Receiving “Spirit of Community” Donation

OVER 150 OF YOU attended the SIZZLER GRAND OPENING EVENT where we presented Spirit of Community Award donations to 15 Manteca organizations. We want to express our heartfelt appreciation for the amazing, warm welcome to your hometown, and for voting your new Sizzler “BEST LUNCH & SALAD BAR”. Gary and Sally Myers ~ Manteca Sizzler Franchisee

Pastor Brian Hunt, Crossroads Grace Church

McFall-Grisham American Legion Post 249 Receiving “Spirit of Community” Donation

Cheer and ASB from MUSD High Schools Greeting Sizzler Grand Opening Guests

Second Harvest Food Bank Receiving “Spirit of Community” Donation

Gary and Sally Myers Manteca Sizzler Franchisee

Above: Manteca High School JROTC Below: Alyssa Patterson sings Ntl. Anthem

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Refreshing

Strawberry lemonade

Fresh New Summer Salads

unlimited craft salad bar

Certified Angus Beef® family ranchers: Mark & Abbie Nelson from Wilton, CA, and the David & Jeanene DalPorto family from Brentwood, CA. Tasting is believing, so drop by your Manteca

triple-licious combo

6oz Certified Angus Beef steak, 4 jumbo crispy shrimp and 2 riblets ®

WE SERVE THE

World’s Best ANGUS BEEF

MANTECA 1890 Daniels Street

Sizzler and bite into a juicy Certified Angus Beef® steak! And go ahead and dive into the BEST Unlimited Craft Salad Bar while you’re there!


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6 BETHANY HOME FEATURE 8 FARM & ANIMAL SERVICES 10 BEST AUTO SALES & SERVICE 13 FAVORITE FOR FUN WINNERS 14 COMMUNITY FAVORITES

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20 SHOPPING WINNERS 22 COMMUNITY HOSPICE FEATURE

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24 FOOD & BEVERAGE 30 BEST HOME WINNERS 37 JUST FOR YOU 40 VALLEY OAK DENTAL FEATURE 42 IN SHAPE HEALTH FEATURE

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45 RIVER ISLANDS FEATURE READERS’CHOICE

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2017 April 2017

PUBLISHER Hank Vander Veen

EDITOR Dennis Wyatt

REPORTERS Vince Rembulat Glenn Kahl Jason Campbell

ART DIREC TOR Kay Garcia

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Haine Tuitavuki

ADVERTISING DIREC TOR Chuck Higgs

SALES & MARKETING Doreen Wynn Chris Castro

DIGITAL Brandon Schwartz

Welcome to this year’s magazine highlighting the winners of the Bulletin Readers’ Choice awards for 2017. 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 Manteca/Ripon Bulletin, both in print and online. In this year’s voting we had higher participation with more votes cast than ever before — over 30,000 votes across many categories. 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.’ As the leading local media organization in Manteca/Ripon 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 leaders. As always we strive to provide content that enlightens, entertains and informs while providing a forum for local conversation about issues and ideas. We hope you enjoy the new format of this magazine and continue to engage with our newspaper and digital platforms.

Hank Vander Veen Publisher To advertise in Manteca/Ripon Bulletin, call Manteca • 209.249.3500 Readers’ Choice is published every year 531 E. Yosemite Ave. • Manteca, CA 95336 Comments: hvanderveen@Mantecabulletin.com www.Mantecabulletin.com ©Copyright 2017. Readers’ Choice All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photograph or illustration without written permission from the publisher of Readers’ Choice is strictly prohibited. The opinions expressed in Readers’ Choice are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of Readers’ Choice management or owner. Readers’ Choice assumes no responsibility and makes no recommendation for claims made by advertisers and shall not be liable for any damages incurred.


grown to become part of the community

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By VINCE REMBULAT

he focus for this year at Bethany Home is their revised mission statement. That’s according to Cindy Scheublein, who is the executive director of this non-profit, multi-level retirement community for older adults located in Ripon. The mission is: “To honor and enrich the aging experience in a secure, vibrant Christ-centered community.” The following core values go along with the mission statement – Honor individuals with respect; Enrich individuals by elevating their experience through care and activities; Recognize the aging experience is different for each person by offering individualized care by dedicated, compassionate staff; Respond by providing each service in a spirit of Christian love while seeking God’s guidance; Welcome and inspire individuals to live and act cooperatively and responsibly toward others, God and community. “The mission is our guide and the core values are who we are (as a senior-living facility),” Scheublein said. Bethany Home is the only multi-level retirement community from French Camp to Ceres. They offer: Independent Living, InHome Care, Adult Day Services, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation. Independent Living offers a variety of housing options – 209 apartments and cottages altogether – combined with a team of activity coordinators, exercise instructors, and chaplains to create a host of experiences for residents. In-Home Care brings Bethany Home directly to the home. Caregivers help with things like dressing, house cleaning, cooking, transportation, and companionship. The Adult Day Services program began serving the community 26 years ago. The program gives a respite for the caregivers of adults with physical or memory needs.

consisting of areas churches on March 6, 1958. The first building was the 74-bed convalescent hospital completed in the fall of 1963. John De Vries was the first administrator. He was involved in the construction and the opening of Bethany Home. Now it’s grown to become part of the community and is one of Ripon’s largest employers. “When we admit a resident, we also admit their family,” said Scheublein, who welcomes friends and family as regular visitors. She added: “We’re in the people business.” Included are the staff and volunteers who, according to Director of Development & Communications Rob Wagner, are “the backbone” of Bethany Home. His mother is a resident. Many staff and board members have family at Bethany Home. It says a lot when retired employees choose to live at Bethany Home. One thing is evident; all are welcomed at Bethany Home, which also offers support services to those making the transition from their longtime homes. Scheublein, who started in her formative years taking care of the elderly – in this case, her grandmother – is a believer in the power of fellowship and interaction with others. “Loneliness is the No. 1 disease among the elderly,” she said. Wagner agreed. “The TV shouldn’t be their only friend,” he added. Last year, Bethany Home enacted a vision statement: “Serving interactive generations by becoming the leading resource of aging.” “We want to be the go-to place for aging assistance,” said Scheublein, echoing the vision statement. It looks like they are well on their way!

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The group setting gives the opportunity for social involvement in a stimulating environment. Assisted Living and Memory Care offer an increased level of support. The complex, known as Beth Haven, has a licensed nurse onsite who works to develop a plan to meet the varied needs of residents. The staff provides help with the activities of daily living, including the supervision of all medications. Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, a 92-bed facility, offers the highest level of support for those requiring long-term care or short-term rehabilitation (physical, occupational and speech therapy). Bethany Home opened in September 1963, but its roots were seeded in 1957. Rev. John DeJong returned to Ripon with a dream of building a home for “The Aged and Infirm” similar to a facility in Lynden, WA. He had served as pastor of the First Christian Reformed Church in Ripon, from 1924 to 1939. DeJong’s inspiration was the Lynden Christian Rest Home, which his brother-inlaw, Herman Elenbaas, established. It was DeJong who presented his ideas on what would become Bethany Home to the diaconate at the First Christian Reformed Church, following that up with a meeting

We’re here when you need us.

ndependent Living • Assisted Living • Skilled Nursing Memory Care • In-Home Care • Adult Day Services

bethanyripon.org | 930 West Main Street, Ripon | 599-4221

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Thank you for voting Bethany Home Best Senior Living Facility. We’re here when you need us. Call for your tour. 599-4221

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930 West Main Street, Ripon | bethanyripon.org


farm & animal services

Fruit/Vegetable Stand BURGESS FRUIT STAND

Pet Sitting/Daycare THE DOGHOUSE - LATHROP

Groomer PUPPY LOVE

Pet Supplies CARTER’S PET MART

Large Animal Supplies OLD MCGOWAN’S FEED

Tractor Sales & Service JM EQUIPMENT

Nut Services & Supplies BLUE DIAMOND

Veterinarian Office CENTRAL VALLEY VET HOSPITAL

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Thank you for voting us # 1 Pet Supply Store!! TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS STOCKTON 909 W March Lane 209-957-6278

MANTECA 510 North Main Street 209-239-4071

Men-Fri. 8:30am to 9pm • Sat 8:30 to 8pm • Sun 9am to 7pm

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Thank You Manteca Pet Spa & Grooming

kind & gentle treatment only

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Hair coloring Fancy freestyle scissor cut Over 26 years experience Boarding and daycare No kennel option In and out services available Same-day appointment/walkins Pink up and delivery available

CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR PET’S PAMPERING

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Open Tuesday – Saturday 9am -5pm

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1515 W. Yosemite Ave., Manteca

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auto sales & services

Auto Body HALL’S CLASSIC AUTO BODY

Auto Parts NAPA

Smog TINNIN’S 1A QUICK SMOG

Auto Dealership (New/Domestic) CABRAL CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM

Car Rental ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL

Tow Service MANTECA TOW

Car Wash/Detail TONY & MRS. K’S CLEAR DROP

Wheels/Tires LES SCHWAB TIRE CENTER

Auto Dealership (New/Foreign) KIA Auto Dealership (Used) USA MOTORS Auto Maintenance MAIN AUTO

(Family Owned & Operated)

Thank you for Voting us # 1 in Auto Repair

The Ward Family

(209) 239-8900

2325 W. Yosemite Ave. (Between Airport Way & Mckinley)

Open-6 Days a Week! Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm Sat. 9am-1pm

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KIA COUNTRY OF MANTECA Thank You for Voting Us Best New Import Auto Dealer for the last 6 Years!

COME SEE THE NEW 2017 KIA HYBRID NIRO

IT'S THE GAME CHANGER WITH STYLE!

The Niro is the no-compromise vehicle. Thoughtfully designed to combined the benefits of the crossover and the hybrid worlds. Like the forward-looking engineering and optimized fuel economy of a hybrid. And the versatile design and practically of crossover. It’s the high-style, high-MPG adventure vehicle made for the no-compromise driver. Unlike hybrids with continuous variable transmissions (CVT), the Niro comes with a highly responsive, smooth-shifting dual-clutch transmission (DCT) that gives the Niro a fun-to-drive feel missing from the competition. Plus, it offers ample interior space you wouldn’t expect from hybrid. The 2017 Niro FE has EPA-est. 52 mpg in the city, 49 mpg on the highway, and 50 mpg combined.

KIACOUNTRY.COM

1515 N. Main Street • Manteca

209-239-6203

Celebrating 60 Years 1957-2017

VOTED BEST NEW AUTO DEALERSHIP

Thank You Manteca for making us your #1 Dealer! READERS’CHOICE

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Thank You for Voting Us

1A Quick Smog

2017

1 Auto Body Shop

#

“Giving You Great Customer Service Is Our Priority!”

Hall’s Classic Auto Body LLC

Casey & Dayna Tinnin - Family Owned And Operated For 13 Years

“One Stop” Auto Repair

Shop Hours: 1A Quick Smog

Mon-Fri Casey & Dayna Tinnin - Family Owned8:30am-5pm

“Giving 2017 You Great Customer Service Is Our Priority!”

All Makes and Models

And Operated For 13 Years

SMOG CHECK

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Cars-Trucks-Motorcycles-Boats-Motorhomes

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✔ Free Estimates

Thank You for Voting Us SMOG CHECK #1

✔ Collision Repair

413 N. Walnut Ave., Manteca, CA

Shop Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm

Smog Shop

(209) 824-4552 209-824-4552 209-824-4552

145B N. Main St., 145BManteca N. Main St.,

(209) 824-0239 www.hallsclassicautobody.com

Manteca

Thank You for your votes and support, Manteca!

WITH EVERY PASSENGER & LIGHT TRUCK TIRE PURCHASE

Whatever the road throws at you – from potholes to nails – any road hazard, our FREE GUARANTEE protects you

Peace of Mind Tire Protection

MANTECA

Lifetime Tire & Mileage Care

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favorite for fun

Dance Studio RELEVE’ - RIPON

Kids Fun GO BANANAS

Family Fun AMC MOVIE THEATER

Martial Arts Instruction TABERNA’S TAE KWON DO ACADEMY

Golf Course SPRING CREEK COUNTRY CLUB

Place to People Watch SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY BREWFEST Teen Fun MANTECA BOWL & FAMILY FUN CENTER

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community favorites

Community Events/Activities SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY BREWFEST Community Organization BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB Community Role Model JEFF LEATARD

Hall Rental MRPS HALL Local Politician STEVE DE BRUM Most Community Involved Business TUFF BOY TRAILERS

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Non Profit Organizations GIVE EVERY CHILD A CHANCE Place of Worship/Church ST. ANTHONY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH


M.R.P.S Social Hall

TUFF BOY LEASING & EQUIPMENT SALES

  

Thanks to the Community for the Tribute! - Lucille Harris

c re at i v e , f l e x i b l e , e x pe ri e n c e d s o lu t i o n s

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TUFF BOY, long recognized as an innovative leader in manufacturing for the transportation industry, now adds a new generation of products and services to existing capabilities. Find out today how Tuff Boy can help your business. • RENT, SELL OR LEASE • Ag Flatbeds & Haulers • Produce Trailers & Field Dollies • Hay & Freight Trailers • Prem. & Convertible Hoppers

Thank you for selecting the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society’s Social Hall as the premier venue for the last 7 years!

133 N. Grant Ave., Manteca, CA 95336

209.471.6777 M.R.P.S Social Hall

TUFF BOY LEASING & EQUIPMENT SALES • Manteca • Lathrop, California • (209) 858-4134

I would like to personally THANK everyone who VOTED Me Favorite Local Politician and to let you know how much I appreciate your support.

Thank You for Supporting Us. We are Grateful to Our Community.

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church 525 E. North St., Manteca, CA 95336 (209) 823-7197 MASS SCHEDULE Saturday Sunday

I am incredibly grateful and honored to serve the people of Manteca.

7am, 8:45am, 10:45am, 12:30pm (Spanish), 6pm (Teen Mass)

Steve DeBrum Mayor sdebrum@ci.manteca.ca.us

5pm & 7pm (Spanish)

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favorite business Attorney DON LUPAL

Dry Cleaning PARKLANE CLEANERS

Hispanic Market LA ALTENA MARKET

Bank BANK OF STOCKTON MANTECA

Florist MAIN STREET FLORAL RIPON

Hotel HAMPTON INN & SUITES

Bookkeeping & Tax Service GOULD TAX SERVICE

Glass Service/Repair ROAD RUNNER GLASS

Insurance Agent DARYL CARPENTER

Cellular Phone VERIZON

Golf Carts VALLEY CUSTOM CARTS

Insurance Company MANTECA INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES

Credit Union GOLDEN VALLEY CREDIT UNION

Grocery Store RALEYS

Investment Firm EDWARD JONES-MANTECA

(209)239-1234 Thank you for Voting us BEST

Bookkeeping & Tax Service!

Donald K. Lupul

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Attorney at Law McFall, Burnett & Brinton 165 St. Dominic Dr., Ste. 202 • Manteca, California 95337-7801 Bus: (209) 823-1112 • Fax: (209) 823-7651 E-Mail: lupul@mantecalaw.com

www.mantecalaw.com

309 Cherry Lane, Manteca CA 95337 | gouldtax.com READERS’CHOICE

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or nearly a Century and a half, Bank of Stockton has been providing the best in banking services to generations of families and businesses. Although the way we bank has changed over the years, our principles of great service, safety and reinvesting back into the community remains a constant. Today, we offer the most innovative ways to bank, from our mobile app with mobile deposit, to a suite of cash management products second to none, and always with the friendship our customers deserve. Choose Bank of Stockton. We’ll make a World of Difference in your banking experience!

Thank you for voting us “Favorite Bank”! READERS’CHOICE

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Member FDIC


DARYL CARPENTER INSURANCE AGENCY Auto • Home • Life Workers Comp

Photo Developing COSTCO

Daryl Carpenter Agent #0101860

Shipping & Mailing THE UPS STORE #3508

“Thank You For Your Vote”

Storage Facility SECURITY PUBLIC STORAGE

Cell: (209) 629-7397 Fax: (209) 836-4693

Tutoring GIVE EVERY CHILD A CHANCE

955 W. Center St. #4 Manteca, CA 95337 Email: dcarpenter@siainc.net

Thank You

for Voting Us #1 Hotel OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

5a y 5 W e On $

From Manteca to San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 9:30 a.m. - Hampton Inn (Manteca) 3:30 p.m. - Hampton Inn (Manteca) From San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Manteca: 2:15 p.m. - Hampton Inn (Manteca) 8:15 p.m. - Hampton Inn (Manteca)

1461 Bass Pro Drive l Manteca, CA 95336

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Thank You for Voting Us

We Appreciate Our Loyal Customers and Thank You for Making Us #1!!!

as the Community’s #1 Financial Institution!

Out of Options? Maybe Not. Golden Valley FCU would like to help provide many ways to meet your financial needs through the years. We would like to be the institution you can trust. We’ve been providing reliable, personal financial service for 60 years.

No build too small, No cart too big

Checking

Many Golf Cart Styles and Accessories Free Pick-up/Delivery in Manteca

ATM, Billpay, Overdraft Protection 2016

333 South Main St., MANTECA, CA 95337 PHONE: 209.665.6258 • FAX: 209.823.0800 HOURS: MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 9 AM TO 5 PM valleycustomcarts.com

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Loans

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Savings

Shares, Certificates

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409 W. Center St., Manteca, CA 95336

(209) 825-5878 www.goldenvalleyfcu.org

Thank you for your continued support! Sharon T Amick Financial Advisor

1144 South Main Street Manteca, CA 95337 209-824-1000

www.edwardjones.com

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Join me for a Dinner Event Retirement: Making your Money Last Thursday, June 1 at 6pm - or - Wednesday, September 13 at 6pm

We’ll discuss ways to help you work towards fulfilling your retirement dreams. Reserve your spot today at (209) 824-1000.

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shopping

Accessories/Women BARBARA’S CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES Apparel Childrens SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE BABY BOUTIQUE Apparel Mens JC PENNEY

Apparel / Womens BOUTIQUE COUTURE - RIPON

Golf Apparel/Equipment MANTECA PARK GOLF COURSE

Bargain/Discount Store HOPE CHEST

Gun’s & Ammo ELITE ARMS & SUPPLY

Camera Store/Dept COSTCO

Jewelry Store NEW YORK DIAMONDS

Consignment Store MANTECA SPORTS & CONSIGNMENT

Music Store JANIS MUSIC COMPANY

Gift Store GERMAN GLAS WERKS

Hardware Store SCHEMPER’S ACE HARDWARE - RIPON

Thank you for voting us your favorite!

Custom Orders Available For any Occasion! • Birthdays • Holidays • Favorite Character acter

STORE HOURS : MON.-THUR. 10-6 • FRIDAY RIDAY AY 10110-8. 10 -8. 8. SATURDAY 10-6 • SUNDAY CLOSED NURSING AREA AND CHANGING STATION PROVIDED IN STORE

297 COMMERCE AVENUE • MANTECA, CA 95336 • (209) 239-0979

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Thank Thank You You

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ForFor Your Your Vote! Vote!

Voted Voted BestBest Hardware Hardware Store! Store! Locally Locally owned,owned, servingserving the Ripon thearea Riponforarea overfor over 60 years 60with years great withproduct great product selection selection and exceptional and exceptional customer customer service,service, ACE theACE helpful the helpful place. place.

Office Supplies TIPTONS STATIONARY & GIFTS Party Accessories/Supplies EVENTS 22 - RIPON Pool/Spa Dealer VINTAGE POOL & SPA SUPPLY Sporting Goods ELITE ARMS & SUPPLY

150 North 150 Wilma North Wilma AvenueAvenue Ripon, Ripon, CA 95366 CA 95366

Schemper’s Schemper’s

209-599-2141 209-599-2141

www.schempersace.com www.schempersace.com Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 7am - 8pm 7am - 8pm Hardware Hardware Sat 7:30am Sat 7:30am - 6pm • -Sun 6pm9am • Sun - 5pm 9am - 5pm

“Thank You For Voting Us!” ~Favorite Jewelry Store~

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1167 S. Main St., Manteca Open Monday thru Saturday 10am-6pm

209.824.2300


COMMUNITY HOSPICE

HOPE CHEST THRIFT STORES Supporting Our Friends and Neighbors

By Kristin Mostowski, Community Hospice Director of Public Relations or nearly 25 years the Community Hospice Hope Chests Thrift Stores have supported Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider in the Central Valley, and their mission to provide compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of the ability to pay. In 1993, Community Hospice opened the doors of the first Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Store on North McHenry Avenue in Modesto. Today, there are seven Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Stores, a Logistics Center as well as an Automotive Division in locations across the region. “The Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Stores play a critical role in covering the costs of hospice services, crisis response, grief support services, community education and Camp Erin® of the Central Valley,” said John Renner, Director of Community Hospice Retail Operations. “Our services and programs most likely would not be available and offered at no cost to the entire community without the support of our Hope Chest Thrift Stores. We are extremely grateful to our community residents that support our stores.” The Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Stores receive donations of all kinds from the generosity of the community and local retailers. All items are examined carefully and if able to be used, they are cleaned and placed on the sales floor to be resold. As we insist on being environmentally friendly, the Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Stores recycle most items that cannot be resold. In 2011 Community Hospice opened a 20,000-square-foot Logistics Center in the River Bluff Business Park in Modesto. The Logistics Division building houses the Community Hospice Durable Medical Equipment Division as well as the processing center for Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Stores. The processing center’s efficiency has allowed the Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Stores to achieve the City of Modesto Business Recycling Award for outstanding waste reduction from 20122016. With seven locations in the Central Valley, the Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Stores offer gently used clothing, housewares, books, furniture and more. All merchandise sold in the stores is donated by generous community members and local retailers. Proceeds generated from the Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Stores help offset the cost of Community Hospice’s programs and services and all proceeds support the patients and families in our communities. Community Hospice is a nonprofit, community based hospice agency that has been serving the Central Valley since 1979. “The opportunity to help our community has been and

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will continue to be a privilege and an honor,” said C. DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice President/CEO. “As a nonprofit hospice agency we vow to help patients and families regardless of ability to pay. Hospice services can be quite costly, but that does not sway Community Hospice from assisting uninsured and those who are unable to afford the daily costs.” Whether assisting patients and families in their personal residence, nursing home, residential care facility, or at the only inpatient hospice facility serving Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties, our 16 bed inpatient Alexander Cohen Hospice House, Community Hospice is determined to provide compassionate and quality care for our friends and neighbors in our communities. For additional information about Community Hospice services and programs or the Hope Chest Thrift Stores, visit www.hospiceheart.org or call 209.578.6300.

We are extremely grateful to our community residents that support our stores. ­— John Renner


2017

THANK YOU

#1 Thrift Store

for choosing the Manteca Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Store as your 2017 Readers’ Choice

WINNER!

Bring in this ad for

25% OFF your entire purchase.

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Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-7 • Sat. 9-6 • Sun. 10-4

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food & beverage

Asian Restaurant MIKASA JAPANESE BISTRO

Fast Food IN N OUT BURGER

Bakery BURGESS BAKING COMPANY & BISTRO

Fries SHOOTER’S Hot Dog HOB NOB HOT DOGS

Bar/Pub PETE’S RESTAURANT & BREWHOUSE

Hot Wings WING STOP

BBQ FAGUNDES MEATS & CATERING

Ice Cream LA MANGONADA ICE CREAM & YOGURT

Beer Tap Room PETE’S RESTAURANT & BREWHOUSE Breakfast TONY & MRS. K

Manteca & Ripon, We

You, Too!!

Burger IN N OUT BURGER Caterer FAGUNDES MEATS & CATERING Chef CHEF JOHN @ ERNIE’S FOOD & SPIRITS

Thank you for

choosing us as your

Coffee Shop BEAN AND LEAF CAFE

1 Italian Restaurant #

Desserts BURGESS BAKING COMPANY & BISTRO

5 Years in a Row!

Dinner ERNIE’S FOOD & SPIRITS Donuts MAIN STREET DONUTS

1020 N Main St., Manteca • 209-823-6666 Monday-Friday 11-9pm • Saturday 4-9pm

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Clear Drop Car Wash

#1 Breakfast #1 Sandwiches

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Italian Restaurant ANGELANO’S Late-Nite Bite CABANA DEL SOL Lunch SIZZLER Margarita LAS CASUELAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT MANTECA

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Bakery OLDE TYME PASTRIES Bar/Pub Sandwiches TONY & MRS. K’S Seafood Restaurant ERNIE’S FOOD & SPIRITS Steak House CANAL STREET GRILLE - RIPON

We’re honored.

Sushi MIKASA JAPANESE BISTRO Taco TAQUERIA LA ESTRELLA Take-Out-Food NEW CHINA

Since 1948, we’ve been committed to making great-tasting, made-to-order burgers, fries, and shakes for our guests. It’s all part of our

Thai MOM’S THAI HOUSE

dedication to quality, freshness, and service. Thanks for thinking so highly of us. We look forward to serving you again.

Wine & Spirits DELICATO WINERY

1490 E. Yosemite Ave., Manteca at the 120 split and Hwy. 99

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Voted Best Bakery In The 209!

FAGUNDES MEAT AND CATERING 2011-2017

7 YEARS In A ROW!

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR VOTERS FOR CHOOSING US BEST BBQ AND CATERING. WE COULD HAVE NOT DONE IT WITH OUT YOU!

Specializing in Cakes, Pies, Desserts, Cookies and More! Open for Lunch and Dinner! Now Serving Beer & Wine 120 W. Main St., Ste. A, Ripon

(209) 599-9359

Open Tues. and Wed. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thurs. thru Sat. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

142 JASON ST., MANTECA •

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home Antique Store MAGPIE ANTIQUES & ALL THINGS INSPIRED Appliances CENTER APPLIANCE Architect SUE STEVENSON Carpet Cleaning HARO’S CARPET CLEANING Carpet/Floor Store ACCENT CARPET ONE FLOOR & HOME

Providing the Finest Furniture to Manteca and Serving the Valley for Over 60 Years!

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

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Celebrating 68 Years

Heating/Air Conditioning WARREN’S HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING

of Serving Manteca

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Thank you for the many years of support!

Landscaping SILVERADO BUILDING MATERIALS RIPON

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Mattress Store

Dependable, Friendly Service Since 1985

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921 E. Yosemite Ave. Manteca CA 95336 Mon. - Fri. 9-5:30pm • Sat. 10-4pm • Closed Sunday

115 West Yosemite • Downtown Manteca,

(209) 823-1999

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Locally Owned & Operated Since 1974

Carpet / Hardwood /Laminate / Vinyl / Ceramic Tile /Area Rugs & Window Coverings 136 N. Main St., Manteca • 209.239.1303 • 141 W. 11th St., Tracy • 209.835.9763 431 S. Cherokee Ln., Lodi • 209.334.5667 The ONE store for your perfect floor.™

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home Mattress Store MANTECA BEDQUARTERS

Pool Service/Repair VINTAGE POOL & SPA SUPPLY

Nursery/Gardening SILVERADO BUILDING SUPPLY - RIPON

Roofing NUSHAKE

Painting Service PRO PAINTING

Solar KURIOS ENERGY

Pest Control BJ’S PEST CONTROL

Window Coverings MLI SHUTTERS AND BLINDS

Plumbing CENTER PLUMBING

Thank You for Voting us your Favourite Antique Store!

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Proprietor

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professional services

Certified Public Accountant VERMEULEN & COMPANY

Funeral Home/ Mortuary PL FRY & SONS FUNERAL HOME

Computer Service & Repair URGENT REPAIR CENTER

Travel Agency CRUISE PLANNERS

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just for you Children’s Dentist VALLEY OAK DENTAL Chiropractor DR. GARY LOWE/LOWE CHIROPRACTIC

Audiologist/Hearing WESSON HEARING AID CENTER

Day Spa DIVINE SALON & SPA

Barber TROY LOCKWOOD

Dentist VALLEY OAK DENTAL

Bootcamp DIRTY FITNESS

Facials DIVINE SALON & SPA

Child Care Center YVETTE’S DAY CARE

Fitness Centers IN-SHAPE HEALTH CLUB

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Ripon and Manteca for Choosing us as your

#1 Dance Studio, Health & Fitness and Yoga Studio! 2 Years in a Row!

Voted BEST Day Spa

RELEVE

113 W. Main Street, Ripon • 209-599-6116

114 W. Main Street • Ripon

Hair • Nails • Waxing • Massage • Skin Care • Extensions

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Gymnastics FUNTASTIC GYMNASTICS

Hospital KAISER PERMANENTE MANTECA MEDICAL CENTER

Hair Salon SADIE’S SALON

Health & Fitness RELEVE’ - RIPON

Pediatrics BETALINA BUMATAY, MD

Laser & Cosmetic TAMMIE ABREW

Hair Stylist MICHELLE AUTLER @ SADIE’S SALON

Optometrist MANTECA OPTOMETRY

Pharmacy BOB’S PHARMACY

Massage Therapy MIND, BODY & SPIRIT

SADIE’S

Physical Therapy GOLDEN BEAR PHYSICAL THERAPY

OB/GYN GEORGE C. SCOTT, MD

Pilates STUDIO JOY - RIPON

SALON Nail Salon

Health Food NATURE’S CORNER

Since 1936

Our 80th Year SALON

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Since 1936

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Manteca for Voting us #1

Best Salon

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Best Nail Salon

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508 E. Yosemite • Manteca Michelle Autler 508 E. Yosemite • Manteca

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Primary Care MARIA BECAY, MD Senior Living Facility BETHANY HOME - RIPON Tanning Salon STUDIO150 SALON & SPA Weight Loss/Diet Center WEIGHT WATCHERS Weight Loss/Surgery Center KAISER MEDICAL CENTER

629 East Yosemite, Manteca

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

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nd 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 Photo contributed diagnose the dental health issue and The Valley Oak Dental Group recently had an information booth on what’s available at the provide understanding along with multi-specialty practice in Manteca. 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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Serving the community since 1979 General Dentistry Dr. Bonnie Morehead Dr. Ron Joseph Dr. Rudy Ciccareli Dr. Daman Saini Dr. Harneet (Neeti) Saini Dr. Elizabeth Grecco

Pediatric Dentistry

Oral & Dr. Mohammad El Farra Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Mark Grecco 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-the-art dental suite. Our Oral Surgery Department provides general anethesia and I.V. sedation in a safe, professional environment.

Thank You

for Choosing Us Readers Choice 2017! 2017 2016

Members of California Dental Association • American Dental Association • San Joaquin P.P.A.

1507 W. Yosemite, Manteca • Between Airport and Union


In-Shape Health Club

$3M Remodel

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hen you see people’s lives improve because of exercise, it’s the most rewarding feeling,” says Brian Doyle, General Manager at In-Shape Manteca on Yosemite Avenue. Now imagine how happy the members will be when the $3+ million-dollar remodel is complete. The new In-Shape Club will be brighter and more open with a brand-new entrance, new Group Fitness and Cycle studios, 360FIT Functional Training Zone, 29-Minute Circuit®, new locker rooms, and a brand new outdoor pool. “I can’t tell you how many people tell us that their time at the club is the most important part of their day. That’s why this remodel is so special.” says Brian. In-Shape members love the club for the range of fitness choices. You can get in a great work out, relax with friends, or refresh with a dip in the pool. Plus, the Kid Zone offers a great place for kids to hang out and have fun too. “We are a big club with a community atmosphere. Our members have been working out here for years, as have our employees. We always have things happening to keep them motivated, like our work out and win program, where members can win prizes just for working out.” says Brian. The new areas of the club will blend in perfectly with all the favorite member spots like the cardio theater, free weights, Kid Zone, extensive group fitness classes including Zumba® and LesMills BODYPUMP®, and an indoor pool.

visit inshape.com to see what’s going on in your club

“In-Shape has proudly served the Manteca community for over 20 years, and we are focused on delivering the best experience possible for our members,” said Francesca Schuler, Chief Marketing Officer for In-Shape. “Our members have been great about the remodel. Every inch has been touched. They’ve all been really supportive.” In-Shape Health Clubs were founded in 1981 by Mort Rothbard, a Stockton surgeon. He opened the first club with a specific vision of how to help people get and stay healthy and fit, and enjoy it. While In-Shape’s Manteca clubs are part of 70+ fitness clubs across California, they still have a very local and personal feel. In-Shape’s Manteca locations are located 1805 E Yosemite Ave and 1305 W Yosemite Ave. You can check out the club for free just download a free 7-Day guest pass on the InShape website at www.inshape.com.

visit inshape.com to see what’s going on in your club

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Dear Members,

thanks so much for voting us Manteca’s Best health club, Again! (Okay, we’re blushing now.)

visit inshape.com to see what’s going on in your club


real estate

Condo/ Apartments PASEO VILLAS APARTMENTS

Favorite Real Estate Broker MANZANITA VENTURES

Favorite Realtor FRANK ORR

Loan/ Mortgage ABILITY MORTGAGE RIPON

New Home Development RIVER ISLANDS

Property Management MANZANITA VENTURES

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River Islands Bring Homes, Schools and a Water-Oriented Lifestyle to Lathrop

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n the less than three years since its first model home Grand Opening in 2014, River Islands has grown and succeeded in ways that not even Project Director Susan Dell’Osso could have anticipated. River Islands is a master planned community in Lathrop of approximately 5,000 acres, whose plan envisions 11,000 homes, nine schools, neighborhood parks, playing fields, lakes for boating, trails along the San Joaquin River, a business park and downtown retail. Having spent years bringing the vision into reality, Ms. Dell’Osso is now enjoying the next chapter of the community’s development: watching residents making the community their own. “This has been the most fulfilling experience that anyone could imagine,” said Dell’Osso. “Consider, for example, planning a park and everything that goes along with it. Then, suddenly, after months or even years of work, the park is built, dedicated and children and their families are enjoying it.” Walking by and seeing the park through the eyes of the residents—including her own grandchildren—is one of the joys of such a long-term commitment to bringing a dream to life. This year alone, River Islands will be the home of seven new neighborhoods, representing some of California’s best home builders, architects and design teams. With more than with 550 homes sold, the community is recognized as one of the best-selling projects in all of Northern California. The homes at River Islands are designed in keeping with strict architectural guidelines, to support the ambiance of a riverside community built along the shores of the San Joaquin River. Each of the neighborhoods has a distinct look and feel. Some of the neighborhoods are built adjacent to lakes; others proximate to a school campus. The home builders offer a range of designs, in both single story and two story configurations. Three to six bedroom homes are currently available. Homes are priced from the $400,000s and the $500,000s. Among the most popular features of the community is The River Islands Technology Academy, a charter school established by the master developer in 2013 to bring a high tech, high touch learning environment to its K-8 student body. More than 600 students attend the Technology Academy, drawn in part by the school’s “college bound” culture, its after school offerings and its 1:1 device program that provides an iPad, Chromebook or similar device to every student. The curriculum at the Technology Academy is focused on science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts. Student test scores—and retention— are among the highest in the state. Residents enjoy the grassy playing field, picnic areas and play equipment at Michael Vega Jr. Park, and the bocce courts, sand volleyball and horse shoe pits at Sunset Point Park, adjacent to the Boathouse Restaurant. More parks are slated for opening this year. The River Islands master plan in its entirety is on display at the Welcome Center, open daily from 10 – 6. Visit www. riverislands.com for more information. READERS’CHOICE

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LAKES, PARKS, TRAILS

Quality education is vital to quality of life—and River Islands delivers. Our charter K-8 has received kudos for its programs, its activities—and for far exceeding state standards.

Serving casual fare for lunch and dinner, the Boathouse is a great place to enjoy time with family and friends. Enjoy boating on the lake or bocce at Sunset Point Park, then come on over!

Healthy living is right at home at River Islands. Walkable neighborhoods, sports fields, lakes and parks make active recreation easy and convenient.

FIVE NEIGHBORHOODS OF GREAT HOMES

We’ve attracted the best builders from around the state to River Islands—so you’ll find great architecture and an array of customizing features!

MODELS OPEN 360 LAKESIDE AT RIVER ISLANDS By Kiper Homes 3-5 Bedrooms 2,016 to 2,566 square feet Priced from the low $400,000s

MODELS OPEN CRYSTAL COVE AT RIVER ISLANDS By Tim Lewis Communities 3-5 Bedrooms 2,129 - 2,806 square feet Priced from the mid $400,000s

PREVIEW SHOWING SANDPOINTE AT RIVER ISLANDS By Richmond American Homes 3-6 Bedrooms 2,320 - 3,560 square feet Priced from the mid $400,000s

MODELS OPEN SUMMER HOUSE AT RIVER ISLANDS By Van Daele Homes 4-6 Bedrooms 2,939 – 3,812 square feet Priced from the low $500,000s

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