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33 Lodi Beautiful The Lodi Arts Commission and the City of Lodi are beautifying Lodi’s public spaces with this summer’s Project Lodi Art. by Jamie Menaker

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Community 33 Lodi Beautiful Project Lodi Art is bringing public art to Lodi in the form of sidewalk mosaics designed and created by the community.

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Summer Lovin’ So far, this summer has been one of the best yet. I’ve been taking as much time as possible to spend with my family, taking as many “staycations” as we can think up, and generally enjoying the summer. The weather has been beautiful, the kids have been happy, and this summer I even made the time to take a vacation with my wonderful wife to celebrate our 11-year wedding anniversary. All in all, it’s been a summer for the ages.

Now here comes August—always bittersweet—filled with promises of end-of-summer bashes, yet still leading to the return to the school year and the end of the season. Luckily, in this issue of San Joaquin magazine, we’ve given you some reasons to get excited for the school year. Our very first “High School Matchup” (page 37) spotlights some of the brightest high schools that San Joaquin has to offer, with a side of friendly rivalry. We compare and contrast academics, sports “Summer days driftin’ away, to uh-oh achievements, after-school programs, student populations, and the those summer nights.” —Grease (1978) ever-present uber-fans seen in the high school sports bleachers. Really, what would high school be without the group of guys in the front row painted head-to-toe in the school’s colors? We also offer up fall’s standout backpacks for back to school, so your kids can head back to the classroom in style (page 30). Speaking of style, this issue gave us the opportunity to try on something new for size. Check out our first-ever fashion spread, “Summer Solstice” (page 50), spotlighting the fashions of San Joaquin, set to the backdrop of Lodi wine country. Please let us know if this is something that you’d like to see more of, or any comments or feedback you have about this story. You can reach me at tony@sanjoaquinmagazine.com.

Smile for the Camera - Coming up in October. Don’t miss our tribute to San Joaquin pets. We will have a host of information about San Joaquin’s pet resources and local pets, and we would like to see some of our own local paws and pooches as well. If you have a dog or cat at home that you think is the cutest on the block, please send over a digital photo of your beloved Fido or Trixie to jamie@sanjoaquinmagazine.com. Your pet could be featured in the pages of San Joaquin magazine or even on the cover! Be sure to enjoy these last days of summer—it’s worth it.

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In making a run to remember at the 2009 U.S. Open this past June, Ricky Barnes stood toeto-toe with Phil Mickelson, bested Tiger Woods, and etched his name in the record book with the lowest 36-hole score in U.S. Open history, firmly announcing himself in the biggest way since his 2002 U.S. Amateur victory. Âť

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SJM: Speaking of the conditions, how much did it factor in to your preparation, having to stop and start and then playing almost two rounds a day? RB: It was almost good and bad. I knew physically that my body could take it—USGA (United States Golf Association) events are really a mental grind. But where it helped was that you weren’t able to sit back and think about what was going on, because once I finished one round I felt like I only had about two and a half hours to tee it up for the next round. SJM: You mentioned that your brother, Andy, caddied for you. Does he get in the mix a little more as an older brother than a normal caddy? RB: Yeah, he knows when to step in more. I’ve probably played more golf with him than anyone else, and I think there’s something to be said that long-term caddies know their players so well and what they can do in certain situations. That’s always been our situation, and that’s probably why I’ve had a lot of success with him on the bag, at [the US Amateur], the Masters, and this Open. SJM: So what’s the biggest thing you’ll take from the U.S. Open? RB: Just learn from the experience. Enjoy that I was able to compete in a major, and I was that close to winning. I’m going to take it, learn from it, and walk down the fairways a little slower in the heat of the battle, and know that I can compete with these guys week in and week out. It just makes my hunger that much more. SJM: You graduated from Lincoln High School, a Stockton native. How often do you get back to San Joaquin? RB: Not as much as I’d like. My mom and dad are still there and a whole bunch of friends and family. I’d say about twice a year.

San Joaquin Magazine: You step on to the first tee of the U.S. Open, with a one-shot lead, in the final round. What’s on your mind? RB: Pretty much just ‘Let’s hit a good tee shot here’. Not many tee shots are easy ones, let alone on the first hole of the U.S. Open with the lead and huge rough left and huge rough right. I worried about the task at hand. My brother [Andy] and I were trying to pick out specific targets, and I remember there was a garbage can in the distance.

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SJM: Favorite golf course? RB: Probably Swenson Park [in Stockton]. (laughs) I’ve played Augusta in the Masters, so… Augusta, Spyglass, and the Australian. I love that course. SJM: You step on Brookside golf course right now. What score do you shoot? RB: (laughs) Depends on who I’m playing with and against. I expect every time I go out anywhere to be in the 60s. The last time I was in town, I played [Brookside] with a buddy and he threw five birdies and an eagle in there. We cleaned house on a few boys. For more information: Visit www.usopen.com

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After finishing runner-up at the U.S. Open, the question is not if he will ever get back there again, just how soon it will be. Always an enigmatic personality, the flashy, young star is now back, with goals for the upcoming year squarely in his sights. Talking with Ricky, it quickly becomes apparent that whether it’s Bethpage Black’s daunting U.S. Open course or just a game at Brookside Country Club, the same competitive streak fuels him.

SJM: So who does your dream foursome include? RB: Definitely my three family members. But if I have to go outside the box, I’ve always been a big Larry Bird fan. Would love to play a round with Larry Legend.


 

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Sister Cities Foshan, China

In October of 1989, more than forty Stocktonians took a trip to Foshan, a large city in southeastern China. They noticed quite a few similarities between the two cities and proposed a partnership. That relationship came to fruition in 1993 with the addition of Foshan as Stockton’s fourth sister city.    Foshan is a city of several million people in China’s Guangdong Province, in an area known as the Pearl River Region, which is also home to the even-larger city of Guangzhou. It is, in many ways, one of the economic hubs of China. Over a third of the country’s exports come

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from Foshan and other cities in the region, earning it the nickname “The World’s Workshop.”    But Foshan, like Stockton, utilizes its strategic location to develop a thriving agricultural industry. It grows a variety of crops all year long, and as a result, Foshan has become the largest producer of food in the whole region.    Since 1995, Stockton has regularly sent delegations to Foshan, and in return, Foshan sends many English teachers to Stockton to study at San Joaquin Delta College in order to improve their written and verbal English skills. —Matthew Andrews AUGUST 2009


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On The Up and Up Downtown Stockton in recent years has undergone a steady wave of change, getting rid of the old and ushering in a string of new improvements and structures that cater to the play (movie theater, baseball stadium, and arena) and the stay (Waterfront Hotel).    The workforce gets a facelift as well, as the county puts the finishing touches on the new San Joaquin County Administration Building on the southeast corner of Weber and San Joaquin Streets. At a cost of $109 million and 250,000 square-feet, the dynamic, sixstory structure, both functional and aesthetically pleasing, is the new home to many of the previously spread-out offices for the county.    Visitors to the building are greeted by an extensive water sculpture in the main lobby, symbolizing the county’s agricultural achievements, landscape, and famous Delta system. A grand staircase makes for easy access to the first two floors, the highest traffic

areas for county residents. Above and beyond are various county offices including human resources, capitol projects, and county administration. Imagine the possibilities—with all the county’s offices in one place, you can apply for a marriage certificate, get married, find a job, and then pay taxes on that job as a married couple, all without ever walking out the door.    “Our main purpose is to consolidate most administrator governments,” says Gabriel Karam, Director of Capital Projects for San Joaquin. “We want the building to be accessible and efficient for residents, but also the departments themselves.”    Also included is more than 23,000 square-feet of space to currently remain unused, so that the new building will be able to withstand and accommodate the expansion of the county for the next 50 to 100 years. —Jeremy Fletcher

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Laddie Flock, Jeff Gamboni, and Scott Runion created the outdoor water feature in the main plaza. The steel and water sculpture mirrors the shape and reflective nature of the building in the background. The graceful seven-foot tall steel body suggests a ship’s bow rising from the water. Viewed from the lobby, the steel sculpture evokes a farmer’s plow moving through the soil. The waterfall conveys a calm, low tone of flowing water.

Frank Cameron, whose studio is in Tracy, specializes in metal art. Focusing on the natural colors of the metal, he uses a variety of techniques—etching, staining, acid washing, application of heat—to bring light and color to his work. His commissioned work is on display in other local public buildings, including Sutter Tracy Hospital and Tracy City Hall. His metal sculpture will be displayed in the sixth floor lobby. It represents the Central Valley’s natural beauty.

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IT HAS LONG BEEN the mission of the Lodi Arts Commission to bring art in all its forms into Lodi, from open studio tours to downtown art walks to arts education. Now the city itself is getting into the mix as well, with the commencement of this summer’s Project Lodi Art. Sponsored in part by the City of Lodi’s Art in Public Places funds, Lodi residents of all ages were invited to submit artwork to be considered for the city’s parks, streets, and public spaces. The only requirement for entrants, either individuals or groups, was that the design must “celebrate Lodi’s diverse cultural heritage.” »

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The resulting artworks included designs ranging from wine bottles, to sunshinebathed Lodi landscapes, to multicultural art. After the submissions were publicly displayed during Lodi’s First Friday Art Hop, and twentyfour winners were chosen, the project is now going forward, turning each design into a tiled mosaic that will eventually be laid down on the sidewalks of Lodi. The first place entry, “Born of Earth and Clay” created by Colleen Scott, has now also become the official logo of Project Lodi Art. This design will be featured on all fundraising materials, like shirts and coffee mugs, and for all all future Project Lodi Art events. The actual assembly of the mosaics “we hope to start installing the has become a neighborhood affair as well. Through public workshops, mosaics as soon as early fall. the community has been instructed everyone is having such a good how to create mosaics—in essence, work parties to get the mosaics done. time with this project from start “We are so lucky to have one of our to finish.” —Diane Amaral commissioners, J. Mark Hamilton, who is a mosaic artist, leading all these workshops,” says Diane Amaral of the Division of Arts and Culture. “Everyone is learning a lot, and we’ve found such a great way to give back to the community and get the community together all at the same time.” Free mosaic classes have been held throughout the summer, and will continue until the mosaics have all been finished. Materials have been provided by local businesses such as Lodi Tile Works, Waste Management, the Lodi Board of Realtors, and Lowe’s. The artists behind each winning design are encouraged to participate in the creation of their final sidewalk mosaic, and a plaque will be installed next to each mosaic listing the artist or group that submitted the winning design, and any community sponsorship that made the mosaic possible. All mosaics will be laid along East Lodi Avenue. “We hope to start installing the mosaics as soon as early fall. Everyone is having such a good time with this project from start to finish,” says Amaral. “Everything has been by the community, for the community, and that’s a good feeling.”


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The grounds: 3 South pacific avenue, lodi Founded: 1896 The mascot: The Flames The Colors: red & white our Territory: north and west lodi, Clements, lockeford The league: San joaquin athletic association The enrollment: 2,200 The academics: Top level science department, agricultural specialization The media: The Flame

LODI HIGH

AS THE “ORIGINAL” HIGH SCHOOL OF LODI, the Flames have as much stake in the city as the numerous wineries. Founded in 1896, the 2,200-strong student body is one that prides itself on the circle of giving back, as many alumni have come back to teach, coach, and donate both time and money towards the progression of Lodi High. Covering North and West Lodi as well as Clements and Lockeford areas, the Flames are noted for a strong science and agricultural department. When the two schools split in 1972, Lodi High continued its tradition of both academic and athletic excellence, highlighted on the playing field with 35 Sectional Championships in the school’s more than one hundred year existence. The Flames have been a force in the country club sports, dominating in the pool, and on the golf course and tennis courts. Alongside their top-level science programs, Lodi High took home a San Joaquin Award this year by placing first in the Academic Decathlon, a competition of ten subject areas that test the students academically. Support for Lodi High has reached lofty levels, as notable alumni span many different disciplines, including winemaker Robert Mondavi, professional football player Greg Bishop, and co-star of The Girls Next Door and Playboy Playmate Bridget Marquardt.

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on The web: lodihigh.lodiusd.net Student / Teacher ratio: 25:1 average SaT Score: 1,566 Claim to Fame: alumni and graduate support School Spirit: 6th man group The athletics: (35) CiF San joaquin Sectional Championships, twenty in the pool alone, with at least six in golf and tennis each notable alumni: bridget marquardt, greg bishop, robert mondavi The Tradition: athletes dress-up on game days The Faithful: meehlis Family, alumni

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The grounds: 1111 w. Century boulevard, lodi Founded: 1972 The mascot: The Tigers The Colors: purple & gold our Territory: 8 mile to Tokay Street, east and west The league: Tri-City athletic league The enrollment: 1,900 The academics: academic Club (Science olympiad, academic decathlon, Science bowl) The media: The press on The web: tokay.lodiusd.net Student / Teacher ratio: 22:1 average SaT Score: 1,496 Claim to Fame: rich in diversity School Spirit: body painting The athletics: (7) CiF San joaquin Sectional Championships in softball, water polo, and most recently basketball notable alumni: nick and nate diaz, Stephanie heminger, david Cooper The Tradition: diversity days The Faithful: parents

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TOKAY HIGH

THE TIGERS OF LODI, known to most as Tokay High, is a school that has not only developed its own identity since the split from Lodi High in 1972, but has thrived in the various areas of student involvement. With a diverse mixture of students covering the purple and gold campus, Tokay has done much for the city of Lodi while graduating its students on to bigger and better things. A strong presence in clubs at Tokay has given the almost 2,000-student population a way to find each student’s niche during their four years as a Tiger. Clubs such as Future Farmers of America, Academic Club, Friday Night Live, and Choir Club all give identity to the school, while organizations like the widely popular Spirit Leaders provide a face for the high school. UFC fighters Nick and Nate Diaz attended Tokay, as did former Miss San Joaquin Stephanie Heminger, and professional baseball player David Cooper. Academically, Tokay strongly represents in the Academic Club, taking home first place this year in the Science Olympiad. On the athletic end, the Tigers have been a force for seven CIF Sectional Championships in softball, water polo, and most recently boys basketball. Football and basketball games are hugely attended, as the support of choice has been body painting.

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The grounds: 8844 alexandria pl., Stockton Founded: 1954 The mascot: The Trojans The Colors: red & black our Territory: hammer lane to march lane, east to west Stockton The league: San joaquin athletic association The enrollment: 2,500 The academics: more than 35 after-school programs, honors and ap courses

LINCOLN HIGH

SIMPLY A POWERHOUSE in Stockton for more than 50 years, Lincoln is a high school steep in accomplishments, both through academics and athletics. The more than 2,500-student campus is situated in the center of Stockton, and draws students from the heart of San Joaquin’s biggest city. Student leadership programs, strong fine arts, and after-school programs, paired with strong community involvement make Lincoln one of the most popular public schools in the city. Last year the fashion program was featured on PBS, and the school is currently building an Engineering Construction Academy that has already drawn 400 enrollments for the 2009-10 school year. The Trojans boast a strong drama program, and athletically have been a force as well. Lincoln has 29 CIF Sectional Championships in their history, including six in softball from 1983 to 1993. Alumni include brothers Ricky and Andy Barnes of professional golf fame, and professional baseball player Mike McFarlane. Lincoln High School is a way of life for four years, as students participate in theme weeks such as Spirit Week, Multicultural Week, and St. Baldrick’s Day, where students raise money for cancer research and then have their heads shaved during lunchtime.

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The media: The lincolnian on The web: www.lusd.net/lhs Student / Teacher ratio: 25:1 average SaT Score: 1,524 Claim to Fame: Strong diversity of athletics, the arts, and academics School Spirit: lincoln lunatics, St. baldrick’s day The athletics: (29) CiF San joaquin Sectional Championships, boys golf and track, six in softball from ‘83 to ‘93 notable alumni: ricky barnes, mike mcFarland The Tradition: ring victory bell on gamedays The Faithful: Spanos family, alumni

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Saint Mary’s High The grounds: 5648 n. el Dorado St. Stockton Founded: 1876 The mascot: The Rams The Colors: green & White Our Territory: entire county and beyond The League: Tri-City athletic League The enrollment: 1,150 The academics: extremely high college acceptance rate, specialized classes The media: The Kettle On The Web: www.saintmaryshighschool.org Student / Teacher Ratio: 22:1 average SaT Score: n/a Claim to Fame: Private Catholic High School, top academics and athletics School Spirit: morelli maniacs The athletics: (43) CiF San Joaquin Sectional Championships, more than ten each for girls volleyball and basketball notable alumni: ed Chavez, Pete morelli, Willie Tuitama, ed Sprague The Tradition: morning Prayer The Faithful: god

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ST. MARY’S HIGH

FOUNDED IN 1876, St. Mary’s has long since established itself as the premier private school in the city of Stockton. The catholic high school, known as much for the towering statue of the Virgin Mary in the front of campus as their athletic dominance, offers over 130 courses, gearing students for some of the nation’s top colleges and universities. With more than 25 extracurricular activities and 14 varsity sports, the Rams provide freedom to grow in all areas. They have totaled more than 40 CIF Sectional Championships, including almost a dozen for girls volleyball. The girls basketball team is not only a force throughout Northern California, but is routinely ranked as one of the top basketball programs in the nation. With a large religious element, the school has been the choice for not only area students but for those throughout the county. Current University of the Pacific baseball coach and the only man to ever win a World Series ring, Olympic gold medal, and college world series title, Ed Sprague is a product of Saint Mary’s High, as is current NFL referee Pete Morelli, and former Stockton mayor Ed Chavez. Almost 99 percent of the Class of 2008 were accepted at colleges and universities, and earned awards and scholarships totaling over $8,250,000. san joaquin magazine

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CREATED IN 1993 due to the expansion of Bay Area residents in the area, Merrill F. West High School is the youngest of the schools mentioned. The 3,200-student population is spread throughout a sprawling campus in West Tracy. The navy blue and gold Wolf Pack have done much to claim their rightful place in academics in Tracy. Named for Merrill F. West, an Iowa resident who relocated to Tracy to serve on the Unified School District Board for 11 years, the school boasts both top academics and athletics. Numerous school activities make West High enjoyable, like the yearly Slam Jam, a combination of dressup and spirit days throughout an entire week in January. A plethora of AP courses and a Space and Engineering Academy accommodate a majority of the Wolf Pack, while many of the remaining faithful participate in the school’s up-andcoming athletic programs. Brittany Daniels, a USC Track and Field athlete, once named as the Gatorade High School Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year, attended West High, where she led the Wolf Pack to three straight CIF Championships from 2003-2005. san joaquin magazine

The League: Tri-City athletic League The enrollment: 3,200 The academics: Tons of aP Courses, Space and engineering academy The media: Wolf Prints On The Web: www.tracy.k12.ca.us/whs Student / Teacher Ratio: 25:1 average SaT Score: 1,449 Claim to Fame: Huge population, great athletic programs School Spirit: Blue Crew The athletics: (4) CiF San Joaquin Sectional Championships, three straight in girls track and field from 2003 - 2005 notable alumni: Brittany Daniels The Tradition: Packing the stands for football The Faithful: Fans, booster club

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The grounds: 315 e. 11th Street, Tracy Founded: 1917 The mascot: The Bulldogs The Colors: Kelly green & gold Our Territory: east Tracy The League: San Joaquin athletic association The enrollment: 2,900 The academics: College Prep, top mock Trial team The media: n/a On The Web: www.tracyhigh.com Student / Teacher Ratio: 22:1 average SaT Score: 1,449 Claim to Fame: City icon, tons of tradition School Spirit: Dog Pound The athletics: (8) CiF San Joaquin Sectional Championships, Football, Track and Field, Wrestling, and golf notable alumni: nick eddy, Rob Swenson, Christine maddox The Tradition: Traditional homecoming parade The Faithful: alumni

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TRACY HIGH

STANDING STRONG in Tracy has been the job of Tracy High since they opened their doors in 1917, and the expansion of West High in 1993 and another school to come next year has done little to deter a high school steeped in tradition and competition. The green and gold Bulldogs have used this tradition to maintain a great relationship with their almost 3,000-student body and the community. A downtown homecoming parade, floats, and festivities throughout the week are just one of the ways that Tracy High has maintained their long-standing culture. In fact, a scene from The Candidate (1972) with Robert Redford was shot in Tracy, focusing on the school's homecoming parade as the fictional senatorial candidate parade. Academically, the Bulldogs have a highly ranked Mock Trial team that received awards in 2007, and the school continually keeps a high graduation rate and collegiate placement due to strong AP courses. Athletically, the Bulldogs have been strong in football, track and field, wrestling, and most recently golf, on their way to winning eight CIF Championships in the school's history. A city icon for nearly a century, support has been huge from alumni. Notable alumni include professional athletes Nick Eddy and Rob Swenson, and former Playmate of the Year Christine Maddox. SJm san joaquin magazine

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Obtaining a college degree has proven to open doors to many promising career paths for most individuals. Whether you choose to pursue your degree at eighteen or you decide to re-enroll in school after being in the workforce, there is an educational path that can work for you. At University of Phoenix, we serve a diverse student population, from single working parents to recent high school graduates, to individuals being the first in their family to attend and graduate college. Additionally, we provide our students with flexible schedules, challenging courses, and interactive learning—all tools that allow students to maintain their personal and career aspirations while obtaining their degree.   It is critical to the economic health of San Joaquin County to enhance job growth by fostering an educated workforce. An educated populace results in higher employment rates, better levels of health, and more civic engagement. These factors are all key to the University’s mission.   Recent market demands and changing demographics, as well as increases in the need for college-educated workers, have led the University to develop new academic offerings in fields with great demand. The University has become a comprehensive learning institution responding to today’s workplace needs in every sense.

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Kumon Math and Reading Program Gives Students a Boost. Kumon of Stockton, Manteca, and Tracy are helping local children excel in both school and life by mastering the fundamentals of math and reading.   “Helping students achieve their full potential is extremely rewarding as an educator,” says local educator Rachel Levine of Kumon. “Along with an academic advantage, Kumon gives students life skills such as confidence, perseverance, and motivation.” Founded in Japan in 1958, the Kumon learning method uses a systematic approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Students begin the program at a comfortable starting point and work independently on daily worksheets to build confidence and self-learning skills. For more information about the program, call the Kumon Math and Reading Center closest to your home.

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education profiles Delta Charter School

31400 South Koster Rd, Tracy (209) 830-6363 www.deltahigh.com

Delta Charter School has earned an exceptional reputation as a school where students can experience success. The academically challenged and the disadvantaged have joined with the gifted and talented to form a learning community which finds an identity in a personalized approach to education. Our motto is “Success is the only Option!” Delta Charter School offers three unique programs; K-8 Home Study, 6-12 Blended, and 6-12 Online. Our K-8 Home Study program empowers parent-educators the opportunity to work with a credentialed teacher to educate their children at home. On-site classes offer further learning in the areas of Art, Science, Language Arts, Music, and Physical Education. Our 6-12 Blended program is the “best of both worlds”, offering online learning coupled with on-site instruction in all core academic areas as well as many elective and sports opportunities. Delta Pacific Online is our 100% online program which is new to our offerings this year.

St. Luke Catholic Elementary School

4005 N. Sutter Street, Stockton (209) 464-0801 www.stlukestockton.com

Founded in 1961 and rich in both academic and Catholic traditions, St. Luke School offers a welcoming place for students from Transitional Kindergarten through eighth grade to learn and grow. Standardized test scores are above the average in the Diocese, and 95 percent of students advance on to St. Mary’s High School, also in Stockton. St. Luke School students attend religion class daily, as well as weekly mass and a monthly, school-wide mass that encourages the children to participate. Numerous after-school activities are also available to enrich students in all areas, including programs like Choir, Explorer Programs, Young Rembrandts Art Program, Italian School, and Running Club, to name a few. St. Luke School also prides itself on being the most culturally diverse Catholic school in the Diocese of Stockton. St. Luke School, preparing children with a strong education in academics, physical activity, and faith values in a safe environment and community setting.

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St. Mary’s High School

5648 N. El Dorado Street, Stockton (209) 957-3340 • www.saintmaryshighschool.org St. Mary’s High School is a Roman Catholic, four year, coeducational, comprehensive school that has been educating students of this community since 1876. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and by the Western Catholic Education Association. Since 1985, St. Mary’s has exceeded overall state and national averages on AP examinations. Seventy-six percent of our juniors and seniors take upper division mathematics; sixty-eight percent of our juniors and seniors are enrolled in upper division science, and sixty-four percent are enrolled in French, Italian, or Spanish. St. Mary’s has one of the most reasonable state tuition costs for Catholic high schools. With 1,100 students and a sixteen-to-one student-to-teacher ratio, each student is challenged on a daily basis and is prepared for higher education after graduation.

Cal State Stanislaus

612 E. Magnolia Street, Stockton (209) 467-5300 • www.stockton.csustan.edu

Physically, it’s right in the heart of Stockton’s iconic Magnolia District. Of equal importance, for more than three decades, the California State University, Stanislaus-Stockton Center has made a home at the intersection of affordability and quality. Offering flexible classes at nights, on weekends, and online, the Stockton Center continues to attract college students of all ages and goals with its passionate faculty, knowledgeable staff, and convenient locale. The 102-acre facility features multiple computer labs, a cozy library, a free-of-charge exercise center, and a large selection of quality academic programs. The Stockton Center remains the perfect location for San Joaquin County’s only four-year public higher education institution. For more information, stop by the Stockton Center, located at 612 E. Magnolia Street, or call (209) 467-5300.

University of the Pacific

Center for Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) University of the Pacific 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton (209) 946-2424 www.pacific.edu/cpce I can take classes at University of the Pacific? Yes, you can! The Center for Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) has a full-range of online and onsite classes and programs to help your career grow and prosper. Pacific’s CPCE classes are open to all and are flexible and affordable. Classes range from those that will help sharpen your critical thinking and communication skills to an evening degree completion program for working adults. Registration is easy. For additional information, please call CPCE at (209) 946-2424 or visit CPCE on the web at www. pacific.edu/cpce. Are you a business in search of high quality training to help your business remain competitive? Let CPCE design a customized training solution for you. For additional information, contact Bob Bechill at (209) 946-2424.

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From the moment you pull into the driveway of this Lodi home, you can tell that the house is a labor of love. From the rainbow of colorful, perfectly manicured flowers to the individually-selected rock slabs dotting the home’s goldenrod exterior and framing the entryway and garage doors, this home embraces attention to detail.    In fact, the over-5,000 square-foot home, with a full outdoor cooking and entertaining area, swimming pool, game room, open kitchen, two living rooms, and additional in-law quarters was built from the ground up, exactly to the husband-and-wife-team’s specifications. Disappointed to leave their previous home in Morada but in need of a bigger living space, the couple decided to use the same floor plan and scale it up to the size they needed. Home, sweet, home—but new and improved. »

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Inside, the décor choices are where you can really see the love poured into this home. Working closely with interior designer Carmen Wenborn (both her and the homeowner have said they find inspiration in each other’s ideas; Wenborn also helped to furnish and decorate the Morada home), the women have created a style they like to call old-world cathedral meets Mexican hacienda, with a modern flair. Each room is defined by the details, the likes of custom-made window coverings from specially chosen fabrics, gold Lusterstone detail on the master bathroom ceiling (done just days before we arrive), and custom-made furniture pieces like a wood-carved tree stump turned into the base for the guest bathroom’s vanity sink. “I am constantly looking for new things to add and change,” says the homeowner. “You have to work at it and trust yourself, and find people who share in your dream.” For the couple, everything is a family affair. Grandson Christopher Hinkle and his girlfriend, Allison Dorsey, drew up the architectural plans for the rescale of the floor plan as their

final graduate school project. Son Phillip Hinkle of Paragon Pools installed the shimmering backyard pool, with its spray fountains lining the pool edges. The man of the house and his nephew built the entire outdoor kitchen from the floor up. Where family members didn’t contribute to the home, the homeowners chose to keep it local, tapping into San Joaquin businesses C.R. Porter, Haven Home Décor, and D.G. Interiors (when it was still open) in Stockton for décor; House of Iron in Lodi for wrought-iron lighting fixtures and accessories; Lomeli Gardens in Lodi for outdoor fountains; and Yard and Garden Landscaping and Maintenance for all the home’s beautiful outdoor spaces. Most everything both in and outside the home is luxe and grand. The open floor plan of the living room/kitchen area has exposed wood beams running the length of the lofted ceilings. The living area is all wrought-iron crosses and leather furniture. In the kitchen, the dining table is dark wood and square, with room for eight, since the homeowners entertain in their home quite often. Appliances are

Opening page: Kitchen with travertine subway tiles and exposed wood beams Left: Groomed gardens and handpicked rock slabs at the home’s frontfacing exterior Above Right: Copper sinks in the master bathroom Above Right: View out to the backyard through custom wrought-iron and glass doors

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Above: Full outdoor kitchen, with dining area and fireplace Right (top): Copper soaking tub in the master bathroom Right (bottom): Master bedroom’s luxurious floor to ceiling drapes

stainless steel, and cabinets are the same dark wood as the table, while the kitchen walls are entirely covered in travertine stone subway tiles, and plans are in the works to do faux-aging on the ceiling. The master bedroom and bathroom have Mexican hacienda in every corner. The room’s bed linens, upholstered leather lounge chairs, and floor to ceiling drapes hanging behind the wroughtiron headboard are all rich, plush, shades of cranberry and gold. In the bathroom, a copper soaking tub, immense stone-tiled shower, and copper sinks dropped into a custom-made vanity make anyone feel like royalty. Bringing back the modern, speakers are installed

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Taste of the Season: Almonds courtesy Almond board of CA

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As proud as this state is of its wine, fruit and cheese, California has cornered one part of the orchard above and beyond anything else— almonds. By producing more than 80 percent of the world’s almonds in the lush climate of the Central Valley, California has proudly staked claim to this popular snack food. »

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tarragon Directions Preheat oven to 375° F. Remove skin and rib bones from chicken. Cut breast into four equal pieces. Beat egg in a shallow bowl. Place almonds in another shallow bowl. Roll each piece of chicken first in egg, then in almonds. Place in a baking dish and bake 20 min. Sprinkle breasts with Parmesan and bake an additional 20-30 min., until almonds are golden brown and chicken is cooked throughout. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium saucepan. Add onion and garlic, and cook on medium heat until onion is caramelizing, about 5 min. Stir in wine, teriyaki sauce, and minced tarragon. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook until mixture is reduced by half, about 10 min. Sauce will be thin. Strain. Divide sauce among four plates. Place piece of chicken on each and accompany with steamed snap peas. Serves 4.

Roasted Almonds with Coriander, Chili, and Olive Oil 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 1/2 cups blanched almonds 1 tsp. coriander seeds, crushed 1 to 3 small dried red chili peppers 2 generous pinches of sea salt Directions Add the olive oil and almonds to a hot sauté pan. Sauté and toast the almonds until golden brown, shaking the pan regularly to color them evenly and accentuate their nutty flavor. Crumble in the coriander and chili to taste, and add the sea salt. Toss over, and serve hot on a large plate. Serves 8.

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Almond board of california

» Long celebrated for its nutritional value, tastiness, and diversity in cooking, the almond has become a staple for most meal, snack, and dietary plans. An excellent source of protein and potassium that bears no cholesterol, the almond has proven to be an effective way to battle heart disease and maintain a healthy diet—and it doesn’t hurt that it’s pretty tasty, also.    San Joaquin County as part of the Central Valley ships as much as 70 percent of their yearly crop to more than 80 countries worldwide, produced by more than 6,000 almond growers and 115 processors in California alone. The number one agricultural export for this state, valued at more than $1 billion dollars in 2003, the almond has only grown in popularity, thanks in large part to our local Blue Diamond Almonds. One of the largest almond manufacturers in the world, Blue Diamond headquarters out of Sacramento, and has roots from Chico down to their plant in Stockton. The Blue Diamond almond plants in our ideal Mediterranean climate of Central California have the ability to produce, roast, slice, dice, sliver, grind, and mill almonds all season long.    Mostly enjoyed as a stand-alone snack, either roasted, baked, salted, glazed, or dipped, this nut has diversified itself as anything from a garnish to a main dish, as well as a chip and butter. The California almond is one of four main varieties including Carmel, Mission, and Nonpareil.

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with summer upon us and the growing season in full swing, Lodi wineries are beginning to think about the upcoming harvest. Since tank and barrel space at most wineries is limited, wineries will try to bottle as much as possible at this time to free up tanks and barrels for the new vintage. As a result, we tend to see a bevy of new wine releases for our summertime enjoyment. Here are a few of Lodi’s newest releases.

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uvaggio 2008 moscato

This is a brand-new wine from Uvaggio winemaker Jim Moore. The Moscato is a light gold color with brilliant clarity, and offers up heavenly aromas of pear, melon, and citrus with a slight floral note. This dry Moscato’s flavors echo its aromas, and its rich mouth feel offers just the right amount of acidity. A long clean finish invites you to have more. Try this wine with delicate fish dishes involving citrus accents. ($14)

Grady Family Vineyards Petite syrah The Grady Petite Syrah is a first for this very small winery. The wine is deep purple with red accents. This Petite Syrah has earthy aromas with dark berry fruit and oak. Soft tannins and moderate acidity balance nicely with the dark berry flavors. This wine is approachable now, but will age well for several years. A nice compliment to all grilled or barbequed dishes. ($16) www.gradywine.com

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The first-ever release from one of Lodi’s newest wineries, Panthos is a Rhone blend of 55 percent Syrah, 35 percent Petite Sirah, and 10 percent Mourvedre. The deep purple color of the wine is almost opaque. This complex wine features aromas and flavors of both red and black berries with toasted oak, spice, and earth. The wine is fullbodied with mature tannins, and is a perfect balance of all components. A long finish completes this elegant new wine. Only 99 cases were produced. Try with a grilled rib eye steak or braised short ribs. ($45)

langetwins 2007 Zinfandel

A light ruby-red with nice clarity, LangeTwins Zinfandel has aromas of raspberries and boysenberries with black pepper and oak nuances. This medium-bodied Zinfandel’s flavors are of dark berries, and the tannins are smooth and easy on the palate. A finish of berries and spice invites you to enjoy another glass. Try this wine with a crisp salad and your favorite pasta. ($15) www.langetwins.com

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Magellan’s Restaurant

American Continental Cuisine

magellan’s restaurant, named after owner and executive chef Tomas magellan, is much like the small but intimate restaurants found in San francisco. featuring traditional american cuisine, the menu choices range from duck salad to the ever popular, mouth-watering filet mignon. if you are looking for a good traditional meal with peaceful ambiance, seafood specials, and a martini bar to put others to shame, then magellan’s is the place for you. 15 e. 6th St. Tracy, (209) 839-2333

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Tracy Thai Tracy Thai successfully captures the unique and complex flavors Thai food is known for. Using only fresh, quality ingredients, their food has exceptional presentation, from mouth-watering appetizers like their heavenly angel Wings (boneless chicken wings stuffed with silver noodles), to their soups served in a flaming tureen that keeps it warm throughout the meal. Tracy Thai prepares imaginative creations for those with more adventurous tastes, or delicious familiar dishes that are great choices for those who have never experienced Thai food before. 1035 central ave. Tracy, (209) 833-9703

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Sitting around the immense copper beer vats in the middle of the dining room floor, beer connoisseurs with a taste for fine dining can enjoy the best of both worlds at lodi beer co. restaurant and brewery, newly opened and located in downtown lodi. With such house specialties as the deep-fried mac and cheese nuggets for starters, to the melt-in-your-mouth prime rib entrée cooked to perfection, this casual fine dining restaurant is the ideal choice for both lunch and dinner. 105 S. School St. lodi, (209) 368-9931

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Two of Tracy’s favorite establishments are blending into one exciting destination. bartoni’s long list of fans will be excited by his return to downtown Tracy. come and enjoy the best of both worlds! all the great Plate favorites along with bartoni’s sensations are available in a relaxed dining atmosphere. choose a selection from the extensive wine list to compliment any item. lunch, dinner, and appetizers are available 7 days a week, along with a full bar and 16 beers on tap. fresh pastas, certified angus steaks, gourmet pizzas, famous hot wings, excellent burgers, and so much more! catering is also available. 714 central ave. Tracy, (209) 833-0862 www.thegreatplate.com

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a favorite among guests that enjoy fine dining, rosewood bar and grill offers an upbeat and sophisticated setting with its rich wood and black and white tile floor, while still remaining family friendly. With an exceptional menu, rosewood offers monday night prix fixe (french for “fixed price”) dining specials, letting diners order a complete meal for about half the price of doing so a la carte. rosewood bar and grill also boasts a wine list that is out of this world.

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bringing a new look and feel to Stockton, centrale Kitchen and bar will give you the feeling of an upscale bistro in any big city around the world, with its authentic brick walls and dark, walnut wood floors. The menu features traditional american comfort food with a strong focus on fresh and unique ingredients. as with the dinner menu, the wine selection will change by season, and you will find many extraordinary bottles that you won’t find anywhere else in the region. With a full bar, centrale is also bringing back the quality cocktail by using all fresh juices and house-made mixes. centrale Kitchen and bar is located on the south end of the “miracle mile” and is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. 1825 Pacific ave., Ste. 2 Stockton, (209) 939-1825

Papapavlo’s bistro and bar is considered by many to be one of northern california’s most unique fine dining establishments, located in Stockton’s lincoln center. They offer the finest and freshest in gourmet cuisine, and their fabulous menu includes a large variety of continental dishes. Three outdoor dining patios make for a perfect place to relax during lunch or dinner. Papapavlo’s offers four private banquet rooms accommodating groups as intimate as 12, to as large as 100 guests. Papapavlo’s is open Sun.Thur., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 501 n. lincoln center, Stockton (209) 477-6133, www.papapavlos.com

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515 n. main St. manteca, (209) 823-0947 2819 W. march lane, Ste. a1 Stockton, (209) 957-3839

Since 1990, ernie’s has provided the Stockton area with fresh local goods, prepared by well-trained chefs. featuring fresh salads, made-to-order manila clam chowder, steaks and fish selections from the grill, pasta and sautés, plus daily specials, the menu has something for everyone. a full bar, including a wine list of 200 california Wines, will add to your dining choices. find out why ernie’s was voted #1 for fine dining in the area.

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With its seasonally-based menu and gourmet preparation, the Wine and roses restaurant boasts a charming venue with exceptional service. guests are spoiled with beautiful views of the garden, or can enjoy a romantic evening sitting by the large fireplace. Sit alongside the piano while enjoying an after dinner cocktail. as an added bonus, stay overnight at the charming and beautiful Wine and roses inn and make a weekend out of it.

de Vega brothers restaurant offers the romance and warmth of a picnic on a Tuscan hillside, any night of the week. Specializing in a cuisine that celebrates life and culture through flavor, they are a local favorite in manteca and now in Stockton. Their menu offers mostly delectable italian staples—caesar salad, veal saltimbocca, tiramisu, cappuccino—but adds lunch menu options like the teriyaki chicken sandwich and the de Vega burger to ensure that all their guests are satisfied.

296 lincoln center Stockton, (209) 951-3311

comida refinada – giving mexican food the elegance it deserves. With a menu that ranges from central mexico to the yucatan coastal region, we’ve added a modern day touch to recipes from the kitchens of historic mexico. We eliminated all common dishes created in typical U.S. mexican restaurants and held to the mexico tradition of baking our food instead of frying it. our food is plated for sharing with family or you can make friends at our always lively communal table. We have revolutionized margaritas by using only the three most natural ingredients: agave nectar, limes, and 100% agave tequila. looking for something fun to do? Join us for one of our upcoming events. 307 S. lower Sacramento road, lodi (209) 334-1519 www.rev1910.com

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Angelina’s Spaghetti House

1563 E. Fremont St., Stockton, (209) 948-6609, www.angelinas.com. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

Angelina’s is a true family restaurant: owned by four family members, named after another, and welcoming to all of yours. For thirty-one years, their hearty homemade pastas, raviolis, and traditional sauces have been bringing families together just like a meal at Grandma’s house. Consider inviting all your relatives to dine together in Angelina’s comfortable and cozy banquet room the next time you are hosting a family get-together. Angelina’s isn’t fussy—just simple, classic, and great tasting.

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Habañero Hots

18938 E. Hwy. 88, (209) 759-3100. Full bar. Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. $$-$$$$

1024 Victor Rd., (209) 369-3791, www.habanerohots.com. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Located in a building that dates back to the 1890s, and decorated to preserve its Victorian-era charm, Clements Feed and Fuel is an excellent choice for families and large groups (the large banquet room seats one hundred fifty). Turn of the century decorations may often call to mind faded roses and dainty tea houses, but not here. Instead, think antique railroads and hearty prime rib and steaks served seven days a week—perfect for hungry railroad workers and modern diners alike.

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Not only does this Mexican restaurant offer steaming fajitas and cheesy nachos, but they serve up hot peppers, too. Those willing to eat a habañero chili pepper can win their way into the Habañero Hots “Hall of Flame.” This is no bell pepper, either; the habañero is rated between 100,000 and 350,000 on the Scoville scale, developed to rank spiciness, compared to a mere 5,000 for a basic jalapeño. If you’re successful in the “Eat the Heat” contest, you are rewarded with a complimentary T-shirt and your photo on the wall. Hey, you can always wash it down with one of their one hundred seventy-five selections of tequila.

Mikasa Japanese Bistro

Lodi Beer Company

15138 Harlan Rd. (209) 858-1818. Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $$$

105 S. School St., (209) 368-9931, www.lodibeercompany.com. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Serving authentic and modern Japanese cuisine, come enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this casual dining room, or grab a seat at the sushi bar and have some fun with their professional and creative sushi chef. To enhance your experience, you’re invited to explore their list of premium sakes. Mikasa offers outstanding sushi, sashimi, tempura, noodles, and teriyaki, as well as traditional Japanese sukiyaki and yosenabe. The most popular dishes are the Hawaiian tuna poki, tako kimchee, hamachi jalapeno, tuna ceviche, Mikasa steam sole, ginger beef tenderloin, Golden Gate roll, and Mikasa roll. Kampei!

27 W. Elm St., (209) 365-1043. Full bar. Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. $$-$$$$

Lockeford Inn Restaurant and George’s Lounge

Come dressed up or down; Lodi Feed and Fuel welcomes all for a fun, fine dining experience. With classic and contemporary movie memorabilia adorning the restaurant’s walls (think John Wayne juxtaposed with Jack Sparrow), and its prime location across the street from the movie theater, this is a perfect choice for a dinner-and-a-movie date. Thursdays are great days to try out the bar—from 4 to 7 p.m. enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers and a live comedy show every other week. If you are in the mood for an adventurous drink, be sure to try the Grapefruit Cosmopolitan made from freshly squeezed grapefruit juice or the Wasabi Bloody Mary.

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George’s Lounge at the Lockeford Inn and Restaurant may be known for its banquet rooms that can accommodate up to three hundred people for dancing and drinks, but the lounge also offers a wide variety of food for every meal of the day. Looking for some homemade cooking? You’ve come to the right place. The meatloaf is guaranteed to make you feel like you’re sitting at your childhood kitchen table in your flannel pajamas. Not in the mood for traditional American fare? George’s also offers a wide selection of Mediterranean cuisine—enjoy a falafel or gyro and wash it down with something off the wine list.

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LOCKEFORD 18700 N. Hwy. 88, (209) 727-5028. Full bar. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $$

These listings are provided as a free service by San Joaquin magazine for its readers. As such, inclusion is based on editorial consideration and is not guaranteed. If you would like your dining establishment to be considered for this listing, send information to jamie@ insidemagazines.com, including your name, the name of the establishment, address, and contact information.

Whether you’re looking for a place to meet for your next business lunch, to grab a bite with friends or your kids after work, or to dine with a party of one hundred, the Lodi Beer Company welcomes you. The beautiful slate floors, iron work, and copper accents create an inviting atmosphere, and with up to fourteen beers on tap and menu items ranging from deep fried macaroni and cheese to a twentytwo ounce rib eye steak to grilled mahi-mahi, everyone is sure to leave happy and full.


Moo Moo’s Burger Barn 113 N. School St., (209) 369-9450, www.moo-moos.com. No alcohol served. Open for lunch and dinner. $

Playing off the name of the restaurant, Moo Moo’s is decorated with hand-painted murals of a large barn and open pastures, but the atmosphere is more reminiscent of a ‘50s diner than a drive through the countryside. Authentic burgers, shakes, onion rings, and fries are served in addition to less greasy sandwiches, salads, veggie burgers, and sweet potato fries. This is a great place to come with small children for a fun, tasty, and affordable meal. Moo Moo’s ensures that, like happy cows, happy diners come from California. Rosewood Bar and Grill 28 S. School St., (209) 369-0470, www.rosewoodbarandgrill.com. Full bar. Open for dinner. $$-$$$

A favorite among guests that enjoy fine dining, Rosewood Bar and Grill is an upbeat and sophisticated setting with its rich wood and black and white tile floor, yet it remains family friendly. With an exceptional menu, Rosewood offers Monday night prix fixe—French for “fixed price”—dining specials, letting patrons order a complete meal for about half the price of a la carte. Rosewood Bar and Grill also boasts a wine list that is out of this world. School Street Bistro 116 N. School St., (209) 333-3950, www.schoolstbistro.com. Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

At this quaint European-style bistro, everything is made from scratch daily, as well as all of the sauces and salad dressings accompanying their regional American cuisine. Specialties include upscale comfort foods like bacon wrapped meatloaf and smoked gouda macaroni and cheese, in addition to delicious steaks and fresh seafood. The bistro features domestic and imported beers and an extensive wine list of over one hundred local and imported wines. This is a popular destination for both casual dining and the occasional wine tasting events hosted by the restaurant, so reservations are highly recommended.

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Finley’s Bar and Grill

2314 W. Kettleman Ln., (209) 369-6400, www.stringscafe.com. Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

10477 S. Airport Way, (209) 983-9493. Full bar. Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch during the winter season. $$-$$$$

First impressions can be deceiving, as is the case with Strings Café. The modest location (nestled in the Wal-Mart shopping center) doesn’t do its flawless reputation justice. You have to stop in, if only to taste the soft Parmesan bread and the salad, which is really quite memorable—crisp lettuce sprinkled with savory croutons, sunflower seeds, raisins, and a dressing that pulls the whole dish together. Thinking about stopping after the salad? Not a chance. Try the lasagna, which is superb, or any of the seafood dishes, all of which are surprisingly fresh and flavorful. Wine and Roses

Finley’s is full of pleasant surprises, the first being the truly romantic restaurant that lies within this nondescript building. While soft candlelight flickers at the center of your elegantly set table, you can relax and share a bottle of locally-made wine and, if you’re brave enough, kick off your dinner by sharing an appetizer of sautéed or deep-fried frog legs. This succulent dish is sweeter tasting than chicken, and quite appetizing. After indulging your adventurous side, spring into dinner with the savory house specialty, smoked prime rib. Feeling romantic enough to propose? Finley’s also caters small, intimate weddings in their spacious garden.

2505 W. Turner Rd., (209) 334-6988, www.winerose.com. Full bar. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. $$$-$$$$

Isadore’s Restaurant

With its seasonally-based menu and gourmet preparation, the Wine and Roses restaurant boasts a charming venue with exceptional service. The kitchen uses fresh, local ingredients to create tantalizing examples of California cuisine. Guests are spoiled with beautiful views of the garden, or a romantic evening dining by the large fireplace. Sit alongside the piano while enjoying an after dinner cocktail and, as an additional bonus, stay overnight at the charming and beautiful Wine and Roses Inn and make a weekend out of it.

Isadore’s is anything but humble: the kitchen is out-of-this-world, and they know it. In fact, if you happen to inquire, they’ll gladly tell you which items on the menu you’re sure to fall in love with. Locals swear by the quality of the seafood and made-to-order pasta selections. Though there’s no official children’s menu, the kitchen will gladly whip up a pint-sized meal for your munchkins, as well as accommodate any other special requests. Finally, don’t be shy—order the Sex in a Pan for dessert. Sweet, ripe banana slices and rich chocolate pudding on a crumbly cookie crust topped with real whipped cream and chocolate sauce make for a climactic end to any meal.

manteca De Vega Brothers 515 N. Main St., (209) 823-0947, www.devegabrothers.com. Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$$$

De Vega Brothers has risen from its humble beginnings in a converted A&W stand in Manteca to one of the Valley’s premier Italian restaurants, with expanded locations in both Manteca and Stockton. The Manteca site boasts hand-painted murals of Roman ruins and rustic Italian vistas, while Stockton prides itself on creating an atmosphere of urban elegance with patio dining and live piano music. Both restaurants are known for their generous portions and delicious lamb chops, cioppino, chicken and veal scaloppini, steak, and seafood, as well as their gourmet pastas and sauces.

680 N. Main St., (209) 825-4300, www.isadores.com. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$$-$$$$

Kelley Brothers Brewing Company 112 E. Yosemite Ave., (209) 825-1727. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

This Manteca hot spot rose up out of the ashes of the El Rey Theatre, which ironically burned down after its final showing of The Towering Inferno. Big, bulky sandwiches, like the Southwest-style BBQ Pork Masterpiece make this a great lunch destination, but live music Friday and Saturday nights and the largest bar in the Valley (complete with twelve house-made beers on tap) draw crowds at dinnertime and in the later hours, too. The whole family will enjoy the food as much as the fun murals and collections of local antiques on display.

stockton 856 Restaurant & Lounge 856 Benjamin Holt Dr., (209) 957-7856, www.856856.com. Full bar. Open for dinner. $$-$$$

Boasting one of the prettiest bars around, 856 is as comfortable as it is trendy. With over sixteen different martinis on the menu, all served to perfection, 856 hosts a “Martini Mood Hour” Monday through Friday, and prepares after-hours appetizers for those stopping by after a late night on the town. The menu is built upon lots of local produce, and their fish is trucked in each morning fresh from the docks of San Francisco. Enjoy delicious food, friendly service, and a beautiful full-service lounge. There’s always something happening at this unique place to dine. Check out their calendar of events for the live music schedule, early Supper Club hours, and more. Angelina’s Spaghetti House 1563 E. Fremont St., (209) 948-6609, www.angelinas.com. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

Angelina’s is a true family restaurant: owned by four family members, named after another, and welcoming to all of yours. For thirty-one years, their hearty homemade pastas, raviolis, and traditional sauces have been bringing families together just like a meal at Grandma’s house. Consider inviting all your relatives to dine together in Angelina’s comfortable and cozy banquet room the next time you are hosting a family get-together. Angelina’s isn’t fussy—just simple, classic, and great tasting. Arroyo’s Café 2381 W. March Ln., (209) 472-1661, www.arroyoscafe.com. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $

When Guadalupe and Jesus Arroyo moved here in the early 1940s, they immediately began sharing their passion for food with friends and family by opening their first restaurant. Sixty years later, their son Mario continues the tradition and commitment to excellence at Arroyo’s Café. Located on the water, one can enjoy fresh, homemade tortillas, enchiladas, carne asada, and other Mexican favorites. Friday and Saturday nights the restaurant hosts live Mariachi music, and the bar hosts Happy Hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Back Bay Restaurant

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Learn Some, Eat and Drink Some Wine and food pairing classes at the Lodi Wine and Visitor Center Food and wine have always come as a pair, and now the Lodi Wine and Visitor Center has found a way to keep it all local. Every other month, hosted by Visitor Center manager Michael Perry, you are invited to join a local chef and a local winemaker to taste unique dishes and wines. The idea is to give wine lovers a one-on-one experience with the chef and the winemaker, where questions are more than welcome, they are encouraged, and the objective is to go beyond the simple red-winepairs-with-meat, and white-wine-pairs-with-fish ideology. Each “class” starts with a wine social, followed by four courses of tasting plates and matching wines.       “The neatest thing is to talk to the winemakers and chefs one-on-one,” says Anna Goehring, in charge of marketing for the Wine and Visitor Center. “These are really creative dishes, and the winemakers get creative about paring unique wines with foods. It’s a really fun and light event.”    Past chefs have included Buddy O’Dell of Paragary’s and Richard Hyman of Le Bistro, and winemakers have included Rodney Schatz of Peltier Station Winery and Mike Matson of Vino Con Brio. —Jamie Menaker The next class is Tuesday, August 11, 6-8 p.m. $50, $35 for wine club members. www.lodiwine.com

2301 Pacific Avenue, (209) 941-0094. Full bar. Open for dinner. $$-$$$

In business for twenty-four years, the Back Bay is the place for couples and friends to go for casual yet intimate dining in Stockton. The white tablecloth draped tables, nauticalthemed watercolors and oil paintings, create a sophisticated atmosphere and provide an elegant backdrop for the restaurant’s signature prime rib, seafood, lamb, and veal dishes. Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy live piano music from the bar. Breadfruit Tree Restaurant 8095 Rio Blanco Rd., (209) 952-7361, www.breadfruittree.com. Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

In the mood for something different? Relax on the Delta and enjoy the flavors and rhythms of the Caribbean Islands at the Breadfruit Tree. The restaurant serves food from many of the tropical islands, and prides itself on its Peleau—a rice stir-fry with fresh veggies and seafood, seasoned with a myriad of delightful spices. Complete your meal with a Jamaican beer or house-made, Caribbeanstyle drink. While eating, admire the handpainted murals depicting waterfalls and island life. The owners proudly claim, “As they say in the Caribbean, ‘we cook food with love.’” The Breadfruit Tree is open for catering yearround and restaurant dining from February to November. Bud’s Seafood Grille 314 Lincoln Center, (209) 956-0270, www.budsseafood.com. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

CEntrale Kitchen and bar 1825 Pacific Ave., Ste. 2 (209) 939-1825. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Bringing a new look and feel to Stockton, Centrale Kitchen and Bar will give you the feeling of an upscale bistro in any big city around the world, with its authentic brick walls and dark, walnut wood floors. The menu features

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Chitiva’s Salsa and Sports Bar and Grill 445 W. Weber Ave., (209) 941-8605, www.chitiva.net. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

Chitiva’s serves up authentic Mexican food, tasty tropical drinks, and a giant side of fun six nights a week. Saturday nights after 9 p.m., the fajitas and enchiladas play second fiddle to the DJs and live bands on center stage—the Salsa is still hot, but now it’s a dance, not a culinary dip. If all this has you craving a cool Delta breeze, look no further than the restaurant’s outdoor dining overlooking the water or one of their popular Salsa cruises (summer months through October). So go find your dancing shoes, sip a cool mojito, and have some fun. Cocoro Japanese Bistro 2105 Pacific Ave., (209) 941-6053. Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

Cocoro is the “it” place to go for sushi in Stockton. Its streamlined, contemporary Japanese décor and intimate seating arrangements give it a sophisticated atmosphere, and its artful sushi creations made with fish delivered fresh daily from the Bay Area keep patrons coming back for more. At the sushi counter, you can watch talented chefs roll and wrap beautiful bites right before your eyes. The restaurant’s signature sushi—the Coco Roll— consists of a tempura prawn wrapped up with avocado and topped with eel, spicy tuna, teriyaki sauce, and special house dressing, all garnished with a walnut. For the less adventurous eater, Cocoro offers the traditional range of tempura, teriyaki, and noodle dishes. The Creamery 5756 Pacific Ave., Robinhood Plaza (209) 925-1111. No alcohol served. Open for breakfast (on weekends), lunch, and dinner. $-$$

The Creamery Restaurant is a classic American grill that has been a Stockton landmark since 1985. Great for large parties or a family meal, it is also the perfect spot for hungry shoppers. Enjoy gourmet sandwiches, huge hamburgers, garden fresh salads, pasta dishes, homestyle dinners, and an amazing dessert selection seven

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Everyone is welcome at Bud’s Seafood Grille. Friendly service, hearty portions, and a range of fish, seafood, pasta, steak, and poultry entrees make Bud’s a great choice for a business lunch, family dinner, or night out for two. Every meal begins with a bottomless basket of fresh sourdough bread, so be careful not to fill up before the rest arrives. The new leafy outdoor patio seats thirty, and is the perfect spot to take a break from shopping in Lincoln Center and enjoy a leisurely lunch or even just a drink with a friend.

traditional American comfort food with a strong focus on fresh and unique ingredients. As with the dinner menu, the wine selection will change by season, and you will find many extraordinary bottles that you won’t find anywhere else in the region. With a full bar, Centrale is also bringing back the quality cocktail by using all fresh juices and house-made mixes. Centrale Kitchen and Bar is located on the south end of the Miracle Mile.


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DANTEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CAlIFOrNIA-STylE pIzzA 9305 Thornton rd., (209) 474-0221. beer and wine. open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

Nestled in the Thornton Plaza shopping center, Danteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s puts a sunny California spin on the standard pepperoni and cheese creation. In fact, most of their pizzas donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even come with pepperoni or mozzarella. The name of the restaurant says it allâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;this is not your authentic Italian pizzeria, so be prepared for specialty pizzas with experimental combinations of unique and exotic toppings. Danteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers fourteen different pizzas made with fresh meats and produce, gourmet cheeses, and colorful sauces (the pesto is fantastic). Like pizza joint worth their sauce, take-out and delivery options are also available.

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DAVE WONGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ChINESE CuISINE 2828 W. march ln., (209) 951-4152. full bar. open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

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De Vega Brothers

De Vinci’s

2819 W. March Lane, Ste. A1, (209) 957-3839, www.devegabrothers. com. Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$$$

4555 N. Pershing Ave., (209) 957-2750. No alcohol served. Open for lunch and dinner. $

De Vega Brothers has risen from its humble beginnings in a converted A&W stand in Manteca to one of the Valley’s premier Italian restaurants, with expanded locations in both Manteca and Stockton. The Manteca site boasts hand-painted murals of Roman ruins and rustic Italian vistas, while Stockton prides itself on creating an atmosphere of urban elegance with patio dining and live piano music. Both restaurants are known for their generous portions and delicious lamb chops, cioppino, chicken and veal scaloppini, steak, and seafood, as well as their gourmet pastas and sauces.

Old-world Italian eats rule here, where the foccacia and ravioli are homemade. Red and white checkered tablecloths and an Italianinspired mural lend distinct charm to this half deli, half restaurant which serves up spectacular sandwiches, rice torta, and pesto. The food may be delicious, but don’t bring a hungry crowd and expect to find a table big enough—this place is best for take-out and catering. Instead, grab a bag of goodies to go and head over to nearby Victoria Park for a picnic with panache. A downtown Tracy location was recently opened.

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Garlic Brothers 6629 Embarcadero Dr., (209) 474-6585, www.garlic-brothers.com. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Delights Waterfront Coffee Bar and Deli is appropriately named, serving up some of the best casual favorites this side of the Delta. With its premium coffee bar, morning starters, salads made to order with the freshest local produce, and the popular tri-tip sandwich that’s grilled daily on the patio, you can’t escape the quiet, peaceful nostalgia that Delights has to offer. Located right on the water in the historic Waterfront Warehouse building, Delights is a visual treat. While they don’t accept reservations, you’ll soon find that it’s not necessary. This restaurant is a relaxed hangout for anybody, from businessmen to students from local colleges and schools.

Ironically, Garlic Brothers is a spectacular spot for a date, even though the kitchen is known to go heavy on the—you guessed it—garlic. Fun and lively, this restaurant sits right on the water’s edge and boasts delicious garlicky pizzas, pastas, and seafood. Contrary to popular belief, however, anything on the menu can be whipped up without the brothers’ favorite ingredient. Before you leave, roll up your sleeves and dig into a serving of Justy’s Cake—vanilla ice cream on a cookie crust topped with toffee and glazed with caramel and chocolate.

El Rancho Inn Steak and Lobster House

3121 W. Benjamin Holt Dr., (209) 951-0885, www.lebistrostockton.com. Full bar. Open for dinner. $$$$

Celebrating seventy years in business, El Rancho Inn has been charming customers with its superior service and delectable dishes. Although most drive by without giving this establishment a second glance, it’s well worth your time to stop in for a meal. The steak, lobster, and homemade soups are excellent, but be sure to look up from your plate and take in the surroundings. From the cattle brands on the walls to the regulars relaxing at their favorite tables, this country inn is sure to bring a smile to your face as well as warmth to your belly. Ernie’s on the Brick Walk 296 Lincoln Center, (209) 951-3311. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

Ernie’s has been incorporating classic French technique with abundant Central Valley produce since its doors opened in 1990. Chef and owner Warren Ito was trained at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and loves to use his skills to prepare fresh takes on “old classics” for his loyal patrons. The menu ranges from rib eye steak to Australian lamb chops to seasonal fish and pasta dishes to house specialties like the nutty grilled tahini prawns and madeto-order fresh Manila clam chowder. Take your time while perusing the extensive wine list—it’s over one hundred fifty wines long.

Le Bistro

This award-winning restaurant is Stockton’s only four-star dining experience. Whether eating lunch or dinner, Le Bistro offers a menu of French Continental cuisine beautifully presented in a stylish and sophisticated setting. This is a luxurious affair, where servers wear tuxedos and the ever-evolving wine list is like no other. The quiet elegance extends to the outdoor patio as well as four banquet rooms that can accommodate up to two hundred guests. If you are in the mood for an upscale treat, this is the place to go. Check the website for current information about live bands playing in the restaurant’s show room this fall. Papapavlo’s Bistro and Bar 501 N. Lincoln Center, (209) 477-6133, www.papapavlos.com. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

Papapavlo’s Bistro and Bar is considered by many to be one of Northern California’s most unique fine dining establishments located in Stockton’s Lincoln Center. They offer you the finest and freshest in gourmet cuisine and their fabulous menu includes a large variety of continental dishes. The main dining room has a unique design with a showcase kitchen and bar in warm, classy decor. You’ll find the three outdoor dining patios a perfect place to relax during lunch or dinner. Papapavlo’s offers four private banquet rooms accommodating groups as intimate as August 2009

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12 to as large as 100 guests. Papapavlo’s also specializes in off-premises dining with their outstanding catering services. Papapavlo’s is open Sunday-Thursday 11am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm.

happy hour specials in addition to their lunch, dinner, and dessert offerings. The Stockton location is part of the Sacramento-based Paragary Restaurant Group, but with tasty offerings like these, we don’t mind sharing.

Paragary’s Bar and Grill

The Shadow Oaks Steakhouse

110 El Dorado St., (209) 943-1110 www.paragarys.com Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

7555 Pacific Ave. (209) 477-5547. Full bar. Open for dinner. $$-$$$$

Located at the downtown Stockton Waterfront area, Paragary’s Bar and Grill is a destination in itself. The menu is full of simple American fare with all the right ingredients taken straight from our own Central Valley. The contemporary eatery also features a classic kids menu and surprisingly inexpensive

If you’re looking for a place that knows it’s steak, Shadow Oaks is the spot. Known for its Kobe beef and Porter House steaks, the Prime Rib, lamb, and veal aren’t the only thing made to perfection at this local restaurant. With pasta, seafood, and salads on the menu as well you’re bound to find

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Stockton Joe’s 236 Lincoln Center, (209) 951-2980, www.stocktonjoes.com. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

Featuring San Franciscan, Italian, and American continental cuisine, this is the place to go for a delicious meal in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Entrees include charbroiled steaks, fresh seafood, and veal, chicken, and pasta dishes, and have recently extended to offer several heart-healthy options. Stockton Joe’s frequently plays host to a variety of musicians and local artists who entertain diners relaxing in the restaurant’s comfy, padded booths and chairs. Each month, the kitchen selects a featured wine from a local winery, and wine tasting events and wine dinners are held throughout the month. With exhibition cooking, a banquet hall that can seat up to sixty people, and catering for all occasions, Stockton Joe’s is a local feature not to be missed. Taste of Brittany 2041 Pacific Ave. (209) 946-9494 www.tasteofbrittany.com Full bar. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $-$$

Owner Daniel Peron and Executive Chef Christopher Freeman create the most authentic classic French cuisine in the Valley. Dishes range from savory crepes made out of buckwheat flour and filled with beef bourguignon, chicken Chardonnay, or smoked salmon, to a variety of omelets made on the griddle, pancakes, and, of course, sweet dessert crepes. Sunday Champagne Brunch is also a winner, and at nighttime, try dishes like Oysters Rockefeller, grilled rack of lamb, filet mignon with wild mushrooms and cherry demi-glaze sauce, and crispy skin seabass with sunchoke puree. Taste of Brittany also has banquet facilities and provides full catering services for any event—“Beyond the Bayou” catering serves French and southern-influenced food from New Orleans’ French Quarter.

Valley Brewing Company 157 W. Adams St. (209) 464-2739, www.valleybrew.com. Full bar. Open for lunch, dinner, and weekend breakfast. $-$$

The Valley Brewing Company is a fun place to bring the whole family for dinner: homemade beers, classic pub fare, live bands during the summer, and unique sports memorabilia keep everybody happy. The Brewing Company keeps fourteen beers on tap at all times, from a pale wheat, to an IPA, to the house favorite Black Cat Stout, and apricot and berry fruit beers. Friday is fish night, and Saturday is all about Prime Rib. Beer and scotch tasting events are held throughout the month; check the website for up to the minute information about when the fun’s happening. Waterloo 10447 E. Waterloo Rd., (209) 931-4019 www.thewaterloo.com. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

At this fun aussie-inspired restaurant, they really know how to mix it up on the barbee. One of their signature dishes is the savory barbecued ribs, served as an appetizer or an entrée. The ribs, which are best paired with Bette’s world-famous pesto, are tender to the point of melting away in your mouth. It is likely visitors will find this restaurant bustling when they visit, so during peak hours, be prepared for a lengthy wait. If that doesn’t suit you, they also offer their entire menu for take-out orders, and they even offer catering. Yasoo Yani 326 E. Main St., (209) 464-3108. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

This downtown restaurant, open since 1975, is a classic eatery where the food is as eclectic as the diners. Mothers with their toddlers settle in next to prominent businessmen in ties for everything from a sturdy American burger to Greek souvlaki. Don’t be intimidated by the Greek side of the menu or the local luminaries—souvlaki is simply the Grecian version of shish kebab, served on pita bread, and at Yasoo Yani, everyone gets the same fine family service. Don’t even get us started on the honeydrenched baklava for dessert.

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Alan Macisaac, Lodi wine cellars

When the Cellar Door wine tasting room opened on School Street, we were happy. When Dancing Fox Winery opened just up the street, we were even happier. Now, with the opening of Lodi Wine Cellars on Pine Street, downtown Lodi has become the newest urban wine destination. Opened by Benson Ferry Vineyards this past May, in the space that used to house the old Hotel Lodi, the tasting bar is a welcome vestige of mahogany and earth tones, with plenty of windows for downtown Lodi people-watching and a diverse selection of Benson Ferry wines (they eventually hope to bring in other wineries’ selections as well). “No matter what, we want this to be a nice, balanced tasting experience—whites, reds, Ports, not all Zins,” says Alan MacIsaac, Distribution Manager for Benson Ferry. Sounds good to us, and we also love the offthe-beaten-path back patio, with brick walls, a bubbling fountain, and a host of live music. —Jamie Menaker

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August 21, Stockton Live! At Lincoln Center presents a classic car show event not to be missed. Vehicle owners from around the Central Valley will have their cars on display for all to enjoy. Live entertainment by the McDowell Band and the Partime Band will accompany the evening, and Lincoln Center’s restaurants will have a variety of delectable treats for sale. 6-9 p.m. Free. Lincoln Center, Benjamin Holt and Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 477-4868, www. lincolncentershops.com

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Willie Nelson, and John Mellencamp will perform at

Lodi’s World of Wonders Museum will host an

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Stockton’s ballpark for their twenty-second and final

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Michael-David Winery’s Bare Ranch property. The

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concert, and he is bringing some

Fusion Friday August 7, Lodi Borra Vineyards will feature Greek food, wine pairings, and live entertainment at their Friday evening soiree. Included are appetizers compliments of Stockton’s Yasoo Yani restaurant, music by Stefanie D. Trio, wine tasting, and a souvenir wine glass. 5-7:30 p.m. $10. Borra Vineyards Winery, 1301 E. Armstrong Rd., Lodi, (209) 368-2446, www.borrawinery.com

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Car Show at Lincoln Center


It’s time to feel

Diana Krall with Dave Koz and Brian Culbertson

Taste of Art and Wine Fundraiser

August 16, Murphys

The Tidewater Gallery will

Come and enjoy one of the most

host its summer fundraiser in

esteemed Jazz vocalists, Diana

the beautiful Brookside home

Krall, on her Quiet Nights world

community. The fundraiser

tour, when she makes a stop at the

will feature wine tasting, hors

Ironstone Vineyards Amphitheater.

d’oeuvres, and a selection

Krall’s twelfth album, Quiet Nights

of exquisite raffle items. This

(2009), is described as a sensual

year’s event will feature a new

record with a Brazilian, bossa nova

centerpiece raffle item titled “Art

style. Krall received a Grammy for

by the Yard,” where attendees

her album When I Look into Your

will have the opportunity to bid

Eyes (1999), and she is sure to give

on sections of this 6 by 40-foot

a knockout performance. 7 p.m.

piece of artwork. The Tidewater

$45-$225. Ironstone Vineyards

and various local artists have

Amphitheater, 18946 Mile Rd.,

all contributed, so that each

Murphys, (209) 728-1251,

individual buyer can cherish a

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component of this larger work.

Heirloom Tomato and Wine event August 22-23, Lockeford

better

August 29, Stockton

Fleet Feet Stockton is voted one of the nation's Top 50 Running Stores by The Running Network and Footwear Intelligence Magazine

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6541 Pacific Ave. Stockton 95207

5-7 p.m. $35. For tickets, (209) 463-4033, www.tidewaterartgallery.com

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Boitano Family Wines will host an heirloom tomato lunch paired with an impeccable selection of gold medal wines. The lunch will feature

Ultimate Chef Challenge September 2, Stockton

a selection of various heirloom

Chef Michael Post of

tomato dishes spotlighting locally-

Papapavlo’s, Chef Richard

grown tomatoes. Enjoy the

Hyman of Le Bistro, and Chef

afternoon while also spending

Julio Camberos of Black Tie

time with wine and food lovers

Gourmet will battle for the title

from around the Valley. 12-5 p.m.

of Ultimate Chef 2009 in this

$10. Boitano Family Wines (at

third annual event. The chefs

Vino Piazza), 12470 Locke Rd.,

will be asked to compose a dish

Lockeford, (209) 286-1595,

using the “secret ingredient”

www.boitanofamilywines.com

which will be announced at the

Raider Nation Pirate Night with the Ports August 22, Stockton Raider Nation will take over Banner Island Ballpark for Pirate Night with a special appearance by the Raiderettes. Attendees are encouraged to come to the game in their pirate attire, for piratethemed games, film clips, food, and post-game fireworks. 7 p.m. $5-$10. Banner Island Ballpark, 404 W. Fremont St., Stockton, (209) 644-1900, www.stocktonports.com

beginning of the challenge. Chef Julio is defending last year’s title. Also included is an hors d’oeuvres competition between selected local restaurants, wine tasting with several local wineries, auctions, and a chance to win a seat at the exclusive chef’s table. Proceeds benefit Charterhouse Center for Families. 6-9 p.m. $50-$500. Stockton Civic Auditorium, 525 N. Center St., Stockton, (209) 464-8707, www. charterhousecenter.org SJM

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ARTS AND CULTURE

In the Spotlight: LH Horton Jr Gallery

Head to the Delta Center for the Arts at San

Art s & Cult ure

Joaquin Delta College, and check out August’s LH Horton Jr Art Gallery exhibition, “Eileen Doktorski: Edge of Uncertainty,” August 20 through September 17. Eileen Doktorski’s sculptures are inspired by the observation of events, objects, and the environment around her. Much of her time is spent looking and responding to situations—often challenging or traumatic—in an effort to increase social awareness and stir compassion in those who view her work. Her work is generally focused around the theme of human struggle, in particular emotional conflict, physical violence, isolation, consumerism, and alienation from the natural environment. For the past 18 years, Doktorski has been creating sculptures and large-scale installations using combined processes of assemblage and casting. She juxtaposes cast objects and life-casts of the human figure with found objects such as tree roots, furniture, and household articles. In placing these elements together, in an atmosphere of threatening circumstance, she aims to create environments evoking the psychological and surreal. Be sure to stop by the gallery for the Artist Reception, September 3, 5-7 p.m.

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For more information: LH Horton Jr Gallery, Delta Center for the Arts, San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 954-5507, www.deltacollege.edu/div/finearts/dept/dca/gallery

Knowlton Gallery

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Opening August 7: Large Paintings by returning guest artist Marilyn Pellouchoud At 4 to 6 feet in height and length, most of this Brentwood artist’s works are large. Beginning with a drawing of a specific object, she then layers the work with gold leaf or other mixed media creating a visual experience that transcends more than just a single dimension. Artist Reception, August 10, 5 p.m. Tidewater Gallery, Stockton, (209) 463-4033

Through August 22: Rough Sawn: Historic Barns of San Joaquin The Knowlton Gallery teamed with the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum to scout and record barns of the Central California region, in paint and through oral interviews. The paintings will be primarily plein air works. Artists include Carolyn Lord, Kim Lordier, Kathleen Dunphy, Gil Dellinger, Chella, Janette Jones, Ann McMillan, Clark Mitchell, Marilyn Eger, Lucinda Kasser, and many others, working in pastel, oil, acrylic and watercolor. Gallery Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., or by appointment. Knowlton Gallery, Lodi, (209) 368-5123, www.knowltongallery.com

August 20-September 17: Edge of Uncertainty: Eileen Doktorski For the past 18 years, Doktorski has been creating sculptures and large-scale installations using combined processes of assemblage and casting. She juxtaposes cast objects and life-casts of the human figure with found objects such as tree roots, furniture, and household articles. In placing these elements together, in an atmosphere of threatening circumstance, she aims to create environments evoking the psychological and surreal. Gallery Hours: Tues. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wed.Thurs. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. LH Horton Jr Gallery, Delta College, Stockton, (209) 954-5507

August 29: A Taste of Art & Wine The Tidewater Gallery’s summer fundraiser includes tastings of premium wines accompanied by hearty hors d’oevres, and an “Art by the Yard” auction of sections of a 6 by 40-foot canvas created by Tidewater and other local artists. 5-7 p.m. Call to reserve your spot. Tidewater Gallery, Stockton, (209) 463-4033 September 18-20: Painting in the Vineyards: Painting Workshop Two full days of painting on location in the vineyards with artist Kathleen Dunphy. For intermediate to advanced artists. Call to reserve your spot. Knowlton Gallery, Lodi, (209) 368-5123, www.knowltongallery.com

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Wine Tasting at Micke Grove Park The Stockton Sunrise Rotary Club held their twenty-fourth annual wine tasting event June 5 at Micke Grove, where guests enjoyed samplings from the area’s finest wineries and restaurants, including Macchia, Lucas Winery, Angelina’s, and Trinitas. 1. Steve and Farah Felten 2. Steve and Tara Copello 3. Josh and Jennifer Houston, Jennifer and Mason Schiaffino 4. Mike and LaVerne Self, Tony and Julie Arceo

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