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Today, our local police reach into their own pockets to reintroduce an essential crime-fighting element: One with a heightened sense of smell, a high drive, and a startling bark. In the following pages local K-9 handlers talk police work and the fourlegged partners who protect them. By Lindsey Rodrian

70 50 WAYS TO WOMEN’S WELLNESS

Wellness is an ongoing journey, and sometimes we may feel like we’ve gone off course. It can be intimidating to try and get back on the right path, but all it really takes is just a few steps in the right direction! Since wellness encompasses everything from emotional well being to physical health, there’s a lot to cover. But we’ve compiled a handy list of tips—some big, some small—that can lead to significant changes! By Caitlin Hamer

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K-9 CONNECTION

“Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.” – Elizabeth Taylor

I call my son by my dog’s name a few times a week. Does that make me a bad father? No. Does that make me an excellent pet owner? Yes. Though I’m guilty of more than just feeding my dogs table scraps… to me, being a great pet owner means: Adding a twin bed to my king mattress so that my great danes can fit, hair absolutely everywhere, and statues that resemble my dogs guarding the front of my house. Zeus travels with us almost everywhere, and I can’t get enough of the “can I pet your horse” bit. I feel so connected to my dogs, just coexisting. I couldn’t image the bond if they saved my rear end on the daily, helping me search buildings and find hiding aggressors. That’s a real bond. And it’s sweet to hear that our local police officers feel the same. In a cold world, k-9s are seen as tools used to spare the lives of officers. But, here in our county, these dogs are held in high regard. So much so that our officers personally pay for the purchase and care of each k-9 in the department, while fundraisers and contributions support local k-9 organizations and department upkeep, training, and function. The primary goal of these k9s and their handlers is to keep officers and the community safe. And that they do. Many dogs with years on the force have yet to apprehend a suspect with a bite and instead opt for a startling bark that almost always sends a resisting suspect directly to their knees, with no harm done. And that’s really what their aim. But make no mistake, the dog lunging toward a bite suit is anything but angry, get a look at his tail when you visit a local demonstration held by county police— the dog’s tail will be wagging. They’re living out their mission and doing what they’re happily trained to do. Also, dogs on the force often serve as emotional support animals for children caught in domestic dispute issues or other calls assigned through dispatch. An added perk? Officers report that their dogs make them more approachable—something local police really want. Officers feel the public is more likely to come to say hello when patrolling with their four-legged partner. So, next time you see them out and about, don’t hesitate to say hello! I know I will!

LAST THOUGHTS FEMALE-FOCUSED

Women are really powerful, and each month we dedicate our October Edition to the support of their wellness. Peruse through 50 ways to put a little pep in your step with some (likely much-needed) self-care. Get local expert advice on a breast self-examinations, and read through our Women’s-Focused How-To section to learn a thing or two about health, beauty, and tools tailored to you.

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Can you believe the craziness is about to start? It’s nuts to think that we run basically non-stop from October to January. If you’re gearing up for some serious hosting, our 10 ways article is here to help you make the most out of your experience, in-laws, itchy Halloween costumes, and all.

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her own employees to send the right people her way. “Whenever we hire people to work in our office, I have my staff kind of vet the person so to speak—they talk to the person, take them out to lunch, and get to know them. If, after all that, my employees approve of them, then I see them for an interview.” It’s a healthy work environment, one that all managers should strive to cultivate in their offices. So, what’s Jennifer's

method? No micromanaging. “If you surround yourself with smart, qualified people, then you won’t have to micromanage,” says Jennifer. “If they need you, you’re there for them, but they can run their own ship.” When she first began her job at Premier Staffing, Jennifer was an entry-level staffer with no interest in sales. “I was scared to get into sales, but people had always told me I should,” she says. Six weeks in, her boss called her into his office. Jennifer thought she was going to get in trouble for talking too much, but instead, was promoted to Sales Manager. He recognized immediately that Jennifer was good with people, a trait that carries over to her company’s success today. “There are pages and pages of businesses just like us,” explains Jennifer. “Our clients could go anywhere, but they choose us because we work to cultivate very close relationships with our clients. That’s the key to our success.” And Jennifer will be the first to tell you that, while her company’s success is well deserved, it does come with its downsides—particularly for working mothers. “People say, ‘Oh you can have it all,’ but there’s always going to be something that suffers,” she states. “My oldest is 30, and my youngest is 13. When I had my oldest, I had no money, but all the time in the world to spend with her. For my youngest, I now have more money and resources, but less time. I know she feels the effects of that.” Yes, it is true that, as the owner of the largest woman-owned business in San Joaquin, Jennifer is often asked to stand up as a Woman. And, in the end, it’s the standing up part that matters most. “I used to only do things that I was the best at,” says Jennifer. “Then I thought, ‘No, get over yourself,’”—advice which she extends to up-and-comers, both female and not—“do what you’re good at, surround yourself with smart people, and be willing to learn. You’ll be successful.”

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Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and certainly one of the most important, but knowing how to properly care for your skin isn’t an exact science. We walk past shelves of products everyday, see commercials and advertisements with freshfaced models everywhere, and likely pass a few day spas on our way to work. Simply pulling random products from the shelves likely isn’t going to transform your skin—and these claims to looking 10 years younger practically overnight feel false. Investing in a good moisturizer and face wash is paramount, but honestly, it isn’t enough. Read on to learn more about the skin care routines you should be practicing, and why DIY scrubs and products aren’t all Pinterest makes them up to be.

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DIGNITY HEALTH ST. JOSEPH’S MEDICAL CENTER'S CLINICAL DIETITIAN DEIRDRE CARLSON, RDN, SHARES TIPS AND TRICKS decide to supplement, make sure to look for a trusted brand with a third-party label, like NSF or USP.

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Kombucha tea is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria, and yeast. Kombucha is rich in probiotics (good bacteria) which can help maintain a healthy gut balance. According to Square, kombucha sales are up by more than 12 times from three years ago, and another research firm says the beverage is already worth an annual $600 million (and counting). Whether people choose the fermented, fizzy drink for the taste or for gut health, this beverage is more desirable now than ever.

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average-size avocado is made up of monounsaturated fats. According to the American Heart Association, monounsaturated fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and lower the risk of heart disease. Due to their mild flavor, avocado is easy to incorporate into a variety of meals—in fact, avocado toast is also one of the most popular menu items from casual to fine dining restaurants with over 500,000 Instagram posts. Although they are nutrient dense, pay attention to portions: The current recommended serving size is 1/3 of an average size (medium) avocado.

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Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, and exists in the muscles, skin, bones, cartilage, and ligaments—making up about 25-35% of the human body protein content. Also known as the fountain of youth, U.S. consumers are expected to spend $122 million on collagen products this year alone. While the research is still out on the true effectiveness of the products, collagen is vital for our bodies to properly function. If you

Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Matcha powder contains a unique, potent class of antioxidants known as catechins. Some recent studies have linked the powder to a variety of health benefits, including helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, as well as encouraging weight loss. You can now find matcha in most health food stores, specialty drinks (smoothies, lattes), and even beauty products! When buying matcha green tea it’s important to choose the right type based on desired use. Culinary grade is ideal for food recipes, and ceremonial grade is the best type for drinking.


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 BY CAITLIN HAMER

Are you craving a quick escape? Consider a 24-hour getaway to nearby Murphys! From most spots throughout the county, the drive is just over an hour, giving you ample time to explore this charming Gold Rush town. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Murphys is a hidden gem. Take a scenic drive up Highway 4 and check out this hub for charm and culture in Calaveras County!

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Perfectly walkable and picturesque, you’ll immediately be drawn in by Main Street and all it has to offer. With so many dining options, it’s the perfect place to start the day! Try Grounds Restaurant: Grab a breakfast burrito to kickstart your day, or an omelet with a side of their famous potato pancakes. Want something a little simpler? You can’t go wrong with their granola! GroundsRestaurant.com

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Expedition Adventure Tours, but word to the wise—these aren’t for the faint of heart! Prefer to get your thrills above ground? Try ziplining outside Moaning Cavern, or see the sights on one of the many gorgeous bicycle trails in and around this quaint town. MercerCaverns.com, CavernTours.com, RedAppleRanch. com/Biking

of which have tasting rooms on Main Street. Once you start tasting these award-winning wines, you’ll quickly understand why Murphys is becoming a top destination for wine enthusiasts. CalaverasWines.org

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Aria Bakery is perfect for a fresh, quick midday bite. Grab a sandwich and snag a seat outside. The bakery’s Main Street location makes it a perfect spot for people watching, but Murphys Community Park is just a short walk away if you’re in the mood for a little picnic!

Take a step back in time when you stay at the charming Dunbar House, a bed & breakfast located in a Victorian home built in 1880. Check in any time from 3 – 7PM, but be sure to reserve enough R&R during your adventure to soak in the beauty of this inn, which has a beautiful garden on the grounds, six unique rooms, and a main dining room where breakfast is served every morning. Conveniently located on Jones Street, Dunbar House is just a short walk from Main. DunbarHouse.com

Wind down after your active day by checking out Murphys Historic Hotel, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner in their restaurant. This hotel, located in the heart of Murphys, has been in continuous operation since 1856, but don’t worry about an out of date meal—the seasonally changing menus keep things fresh and exciting. After dinner, grab a drink in their atmospheric saloon, which serves cocktails, beer, and wine. Both the restaurant and saloon are open seven days a week, so be sure to make a stop at this historic hotel which has hosted the likes of Mark Twain and Susan B. Anthony. MurphysHotel.com

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LOCAL FASHION MEETS FUNCTION WITH GREAT SPECTACLES  BY CAITLIN HAMER / D ALY MONTEZ Lynda Winter is here to dispel any notions that glasses are a hassle. As the owner of Great Spectacles, she obviously understands the necessity of a well-fitting pair of frames. But, she’s also so efficient at finding you a pair you’ll love that you’ll wonder why you ever settled for anything less than the exceptional assistance you’ll find at her Stockton boutique. Although their Lincoln Center location has been in operation since 2002, the shop itself was established in 1990. Before that, though, Lynda had gathered plenty of optician experience working for three different optometrists over the span of 20 years. Lynda is now an independent optician, and although there is no optometrist in the office, she’s an expert at filling prescriptions. “I’ve been doing this for 50 years,” ex34

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plains Lynda, noting that fashion didn’t really factor into optician work at the time. But as a good optician, she knows that it’s not so much about the current trends as it is the person choosing their frames. “I’ve always cared about quality, about how people look. I care that they’re comfortable and happy.” The brands you’ll find at Great Spectacles reflect Lynda’s dedication to quality. From Chanel to Oliver Peoples and everything in between, you can sport designer eyewear in both prescription and non-prescription lenses. Because the Great Spectacles’ team attends optical shows in both New York and Las Vegas every year, they have an expansive selection of luxury brands to choose from. Which means, of course, that customers do too. So many choices may seem overwhelming, but anyone who enters Great Spectacles is in for a refreshingly relaxing experience. This is evident as soon

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4 STEPS to PERFORM a BREAST SELF-EXAM  BY LINDSEY RODRIAN

Camille Abeldt, Breast Health Nurse Navigator, RN, BSN, with Sutter Gould Medical Foundation sat down with San Joaquin Magazine to talk prevention in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Monthly breast self-examinations should begin as soon as you develop breasts. “Why?” Camille asks, “Because cancer can come at any age, and women should know their breasts intimately. Know how they feel, so that you can quickly catch any anomalies.” If you notice something that feels like a little, hard pebble or pea, contact your doctor immediately. “If breast cancer is caught early on, survival rates skyrocket. Today, we can treat breast cancer and there’s no reason women need to die from this disease,” Camille says. “A lot of women don’t even need chemotherapy because it’s caught so early and a lumpectomy is performed.”

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ror and stretch your arms out to the side. Look at your breasts and how they differ in size and shape. Check for any discrepancies in symmetry. Are your breasts different shapes or colors? Is the skin dimpling? Raise your arms above your head and repeat the process.

STEP 2: While standing, place your

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Examine your skin to check for dimpling or puckering, and changes in the texture or thickness. If you notice any skin changes that resemble an orange peel, Camille urges you to call your doctor right away, as this can be a sign of inflammatory breast cancer. STEP 4: Repeat steps monthly, and really get to know your breasts! Make self-exams a habit, and conduct them conveniently after you shower and are standing in front of the mirror. How do they usually feel and look? Anything out of the ordinary constitutes an appointment with your doctor, and of course, annual mammograms after 40 (or 30 if breast cancer runs in your family) are a must.


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A ROYAL WELCOME for the STOCKTON KINGS  BY CAITLIN HAMER

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Long have San Joaquin sports fans wished for additional teams to call Stockton Arena home. So, it was quite the triumphant moment when it was announced earlier this year that the Sacramento Kings would be relocating their NBA G League franchise to Stockton. The aptly named Stockton Kings will begin their inaugural season at the arena this fall, opening with a home game against the Oklahoma City Blue on Friday, November 2. Fans can attend games throughout March, giving Stocktonians another chance to show off their gorgeous waterfront and delicious downtown dining options. Stockton residents aren’t the only ones thrilled about this move. Ty Ellis, head coach for the Stockton Kings, is full of optimism—both for his team, and for the city of Stockton. “I’m just really excited to be the first coach in Stockton Kings history, and I’m focusing on putting a good product out in the court and in the community,” he says. Ty has his own history with basketball, having played for 11 years domestically and abroad until 2012, when he began coaching. So, what’s the experienced man most excited 38

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to bring to Stockton? His answer is simple, and heartwarming: “Togetherness.” Whether you’re a fan of athletics or not, Ty promises that the fun of the event is that it’s pure entertainment. “We have to produce a product for people to come out and support,” he says. It’s also important to him—and many San Joaquin parents are sure to echo this sentiment—that this team creates an environment where families can bring their kids. “I’m excited about what this sport does,” Ty enthuses. “I’m encouraging families to look forward to good basketball and a great family night out.” He also hopes that the team will serve as inspiration to any aspiring local athletes. “Kids look up to professional athletes and emulate them. I didn’t know I could play until I saw that someone who looked like me could do it. That gave me the confidence to work toward that.” Much like their parent club, the Stockton Kings will sport the same colors as the Sacramento Kings—purple, gray, and black. You’ll definitely want to stock up on all the regal merchandise to show your city pride and team spirit! And keep an eye out for ticket announcements— you won’t want to miss out on the start of this exciting Stockton tradition!

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University Plaza Waterfront Hotel hosted a taste of island life in support of the Rotary Club of Stockton. Attendees enjoyed waterfront views of the Delta, delicious food, and festive Hula fun! Proceeds benefit the incredible work of the Stockton Rotary!

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Presented by the Stockton Butterfly Auxiliary, this annual all-inclusive event featured premier drinks from over 35 wineries and distilleries paired with specialty food tastings from 50 local restaurants. Attendees danced the night away to live music presented on five stages along Heron Lakes Drive in Brookside Classics.

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ALY MONTEZ

When budget cuts hit our county’s police departments, K-9 units were the first to go. Today, our local police reach into their own pockets to reintroduce an essential crime-fighting element: One with a heightened sense of smell, a high drive, and a startling bark. In fact, it’s the bark that is the most effective, yet least aggressive, tool in support of the K-9 Units’ mission—to keep suspects and officers safe. Bark over bite is always the desired outcome, though officers stress that the latter

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doesn’t indicate an upset or angry dog. In reality, it’s a loyal pup eager and ready to please his owner. Sure, these dogs train continuously and work 10-hour days performing narcotics detections, apprehensions, and search and rescue missions, but off the clock, they’re the family dog that craves love and attention. Much like their owners, our county’s canines are committed to positive community connection and want to engage. Catch them at the next demonstration, public event, or out on patrol. -LR


“The dogs allow people—especially children—who don’t interact with police officers often to open up a little. They make us more approachable.” – Officer & K-9 Handler Jason Massey, Manteca Police Department

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A DAY ON THE JOB:

Marko’s main purpose is to assist the Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) team in enforcement. He is first and foremost a patrol dog used in apprehension, tracking, locating evidence, and searches. Marko is first to go in to make sure officers are safe to follow. He works closely with the narcotics unit doing interdiction.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

K-9 OFFICER CODY DELLABITTA AND MARKO, SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT, TRACY POLICE DEPARTMENT

Marko has talked multiple people into custody with his “verbal judo.” During narcotics work he has alerted to and found multiple pounds of marijuana, multiple ounces of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine throughout his career. He has found narcotics in a vehicle after officers have thoroughly searched it. Marko is the current interdiction K-9 for Tracy PD and has alerted to over seven hundred thousand dollars which was seized for asset forfeiture.


DEPUTY SHERIFF-K9 HANDLER ZACH RUSSELL AND ADMIRAL, SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

ABOUT

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6 years old

PERSONALITY IN THREE WORDS: Strong, energetic, loyal

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2016’s Most Valuable Canine Team, and assisting in a number of suspect apprehensions that keep the community safe. A lot of work is put into training a dog to work in this capacity—and having him do so not only keeps the deputies safe, but the community in which we serve as well. With the countless hours Admiral and I have put in, both training and working patrol, this is our ultimate goal and what makes us both enjoy our positions.

OUT OF OFFICE: During his off-time, Admiral enjoys a nice game of fetch and playing with his young human siblings.

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K-9 HANDLER & OFFICER JASON MASSEY AND MAX, MANTECA POLICE DEPARTMENT

ABOUT

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10 years old. He’s getting ready to retire!

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: He’s only

had two apprehensions in the seven years we’ve worked together—which is a good thing! But we’ve had tons of arrests. He’s an excellent tool in protecting officers and the public.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT BEING A PART OF THE K9 UNIT?

It allows people, especially younger kids [who don’t interreact with police officers that much], to get to know us.

HANGIN’ AT HOME:

When I first got Max, the trainer said to keep him in the back yard and slowly integrate him with the family. My daughter was about nine. I go outside and Max wasn’t in the backyard. I go back into the house to find my daughter. She’d made a tent out of blankets and Max’s tail was sticking out, wagging. It was an immediate match with the family.

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K-9 HANDLER & OFFICER DOMINIC CARILLO AND KABO, LODI POLICE DEPARTMENT

ABOUT

KABO AGE:

5 years old

FOCUS/ SPECIALTY:

Narcotics detection and protection

PUTTING IN WORK:

We continuously train, and complete four hours a week every Monday, and on and off-duty training as well.

COMMUNITY CONNECTION:

See Kabo and other K-9 officers and dogs at the annual Art O’Keefe Memorial Canine Trials, an opento-the-public narcotics detection competition held each September in Lodi. Teams compete in a vehicle search, building search, and other

HANGIN’ AT HOME:

My two-year-old is in love with Kabo and constantly wants to spend time with him. He’s amazing with my kids. He has such a well-balanced demeanor: a strong drive when it’s time to work—but a friendly, approachable, social dog off the clock.


K- 9 HANDLER & OF F ICER PHIL GIUSTO AND RYK ER, T R ACY POLICE DEPA RTMENT

ABOUT

RYKER AGE:

4 years old

WORK HARD PLAY HARD:

Ryker knows when he is at work and knows when he is at home. At home he is a lover and gets along great with my family and acts like any other dog. He loves to fetch a ball, play tugof-war, get treats and love from the family. When at work, he is more focused and in work mode.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: A shooting

suspect had just been taken into custody from a residential home which backed up to a sound wall along a highway. I was directed to conduct an evidence search with Ryker along the freeway side of the sound wall in an attempt to locate any evidence that may have been thrown over the sound wall. The area was all dirt and pine needle droppings. I sent Ryker out to conduct his article sniff and within about five feet he stopped and laid down, which is his alert he found something. When I initially looked down all I could see was a stick but after a closer look there was a bullet shell casing in the debris. He ended up finding 4 shell casings and 1 live bullet all in that area which matched the same caliber gun that was later located on the property of the suspect.


OFFICER, FTO, K-9 HANDLER RON ZALUNARDO AND ROSCOE, STOCKTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

ABOUT

ROSCOE AGE:

7 years old

K-9 QUIRKS:

At work, he’s very possessive of his patrol car, and me. If I get out of the car, he barks, if I start talking to someone he really barks! He’s extremely attentive and loyal.

HANGIN' AT HOME:

Off the clock Roscoe is a family dog. He goes camping and plays in the backyard with three young kids—they can do anything they want to him and he’s as gentle as can be. He’s a big part of the family. When we take holiday photos, you better believe he’s in them!

CAREER HIGHLIGHT(S): One time

he saved my rear end! A guy broke into a school campus and was hiding in the dark, but I didn’t know where he was. Roscoe alerted me that he could see someone, so I yelled for the suspect to show his hands. The guy dropped the large pipe he had and complied, as Roscoe kept his eyes on him.

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DEPUTY SHERIFF-K9 HANDLER NICK GOMES AND MAXIMUS, SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

ABOUT

MAXIMUS AGE:

5 years old

HIS PERSONALITY IN THREE WORDS: Friendly, curious, and loyal.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Maximus received 1st place overall for the Lodi K-9 Trial in 2017. He also has located and apprehended several violent and dangerous suspects over the last three years.

SPECIALTY:

Apprehension, Protection, and Searches. Maximus completes building and field searches for potential hiding suspects, and helps by protecting all deputies in our department from harm. He is also certified to work with the SWAT Team in tactical missions.


K-9 HANDLER & OFFICER WILLIAM MUELLER AND RYDER, MANTECA POLICE DEPARTMENT

ABOUT

RYDER AGE:

6.5 years old.

WEIGHT:

70 lbs.

SPECIALTY:

Ryder has a great nose and is a search pro!

PUTTING IN WORK:

When we’re training he’s like a kid—he doesn’t always listen, he knows what he’s doing, and it’s fun for him. That’s the thing about these dogs—people think they’re mad when they’re apprehending, but they’re not, they’re happy.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

The combative subject was yelling, screaming, and not complying with the five other officers who were trying to get him into custody without any harm. The second Ryder came out the suspect went straight down, and that kept both the subject and the officers safe.

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Wellness is an ongoing journey. Sometimes we may feel like we’ve gone off course, and it can be intimidating to try and get back on the right path. But all it really takes is just a few steps in the right direction! Since wellness encompasses everything from emotional well-being to physical health, there’s a lot to cover. But we’ve compiled a handy list of tips—some big, some small—that can lead to significant changes!

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MAINTAIN PROPER EYE HEALTH WHILE YOU WORK.

If you stare at a computer screen all day, try to look away from your computer every 20 minutes, for at least 20 seconds, at an object 20 feet away. You can also adjust your screen brightness to reduce eye strain.

DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF.

If you let the little worries pile up, eventually they’ll weigh you down. Stay calm and save your energy!

ESTABLISH A SKIN CARE REGIMEN.

It’s important to find a skincare routine that suits you and your specific skin type. Find a skincare specialist at your favorite beauty supply store to provide advice, or seek out a dermatologist if you have more serious concerns. Just remember to always cleanse and moisturize. And don’t forget to slather the SPF on your beautiful face!

STAY HYDRATED.

Health authorities have been recommending the 8 x 8 rule for years—eight 8oz glasses of water a day. Of course, the amount of water you actually need each day will vary from person to person—but it’s a good rule of thumb to have a reusable water bottle on hand whenever you’re out and about. www.sanjoaquinmagazine.com

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GET ENOUGH SLEEP. Sometimes it

feels like this one may be easier said than done! But a lack of adequate sleep can lead to serious health problems. Make a sleep schedule and stick to it, and try to cut out anything that might negatively affect your ability to get proper shut-eye. Adults aged 18 to 64 require seven-nine hours a night, while adults 65 and older require seven to eight.

NEVER BE EMBARRASSED TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR QUESTIONS. Play an

active part in your health, and make sure you always know what’s going on! If something doesn’t feel right, bring it up. And if you don’t understand something, never be afraid to ask for more information or clarification.

PRACTICE HEALTHY HOBBIES. A 2015 study

found that participants who engaged in hobbies during their downtime were happier, less bored, less stressed, and had lower heart rates. Not sure what you want to do? Gardening, knitting, cooking, music, writing, and dancing are all fun and popular hobbies. Try a few and see what you like – you might discover hidden skills!

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GO OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS ONCE A MONTH.

Adults with a strong social support network are at lower risk for many diseases, including depression and high blood pressure. So, take the time to nurture your friendships by keeping in touch and finding activities that you all love!

EAT CLEAN.

By cutting back on the amount of processed foods you consume, you’ll get to focus on adding fresher and healthier options to your daily meals. It’s as simple as starting with more fruits and veggies! Say goodbye to harmful preservatives and unnecessary ingredients and start reaping the benefits of more vitamins and nutrients.

EXERCISE THREE TIMES A WEEK (OR MORE).

Experts recommend exercising no less than three times a week, as this amount of physical activity can lower your risk of depression, heart disease, excessive weight gain, some cancers, and type 2 diabetes. As always, it’s important to consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise, especially if you have health problems.

LIMIT YOUR SCREEN TIME.

Staring at your phone for too long causes eye strain, is bad for your posture, and can negatively affect your ability to sleep. Then there’s the impact it has on social skills, as well as your memory and even your self-esteem. Start by designating a “no phone zone” and leave your device out of sight for at least an hour.

PARTAKE IN REGULAR BREAST EXAMINATIONS.

The American Cancer Society recommends that women at average risk for breast cancer start screenings at age 40, while women at high-risk begin at age 30. This will typically involve a mammogram, and in some cases, MRI scans. In addition to professional screenings, the National Breast Cancer Foundation recommends that adult women should perform self-exams at least once a month, so that they become familiar with their breasts and are able to recognize and report anything unusual.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF.

Find a moment of quiet in your busy day and make it a rule to carve out just 10 minutes for yourself to clear your mind. It’s your break, so do what feels good! You can practice simple breathing techniques, meditate, or reflect on personal gratitude.

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READ REGULARLY.

KNOW YOUR FAMILY HISTORY OF CANCER. While

Reading stimulates the mind and lowers stress! If you’re struggling to find the motivation to read, consider joining a book club.

you can’t change your genetics, knowing this information and sharing it with your doctor can make a big difference. You might also consider genetic testing to see if you have certain cancer-causing genes. This knowledge can help you and your doctors decide which cancer screenings you need, and when.

WEAR SUPPORTIVE SHOES. Your feet are

literally carrying you from place to place, so treat them well! Improper support can lead to knee and back pain in addition to foot problems. So, make sure to invest in high-quality shoes that give your feet the love they deserve.

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.

You know your body better than anyone else, so if something doesn’t feel right, do something about it. If that means slowing down when you’re tired, or going to a doctor about an issue that you feel could be serious, do it.

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TAKE A REAL LUNCH BREAK.

Eat in the office breakroom, go out to a restaurant, or find a nice spot outdoors— just don’t eat at your desk! You already spend enough time there as it is.

STAND UP FROM YOUR DESK MORE OFTEN. We’ve all heard

about the dangers of sitting for too long, and they’re 100% real. Sedentary lifestyles lead to higher risks for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and more. Stand up and stretch, or walk to your colleague’s office instead of emailing them. Five to ten minutes of activity per hour is an ideal start.


PRACTICE GRATITUDE.

Studies show that people who actively remind themselves how thankful they are tend to be happier. It can be as simple as thinking about what you’re grateful for every day, or taking the time to jot down those thoughts of gratitude in a journal. Don’t forget to tell the people in your life how much you appreciate them!

MEDITATE.

WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD. Feeling good

never goes out of style! And it’s no secret that when you look good, you feel better. Try to wear breathable fabrics to keep sweating to a minimum, and buy clothes that are neither too small nor too baggy.

PUT PLANTS IN YOUR HOME AND WORK SPACE. Indoor

plants reduce carbon dioxide levels, increase humidity, and reduce pollutants and dust levels. Studies show that greenery can also reduce stress and create a feeling of well-being, while stimulating and energizing.

CUT BACK YOUR CAFFEINE INTAKE.

WASH YOUR HANDS. It’s the

best way to protect yourself from getting sick, especially in cold and flu season, and the best way to prevent spreading germs.

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If you have frequent headaches (especially before your first cup of coffee), often feel jittery, and aren’t getting a good night’s sleep, it’s time to look at your caffeine consumption. If you find you’re dependent on coffee, try blending in some decaf, and then gradually reduce the number of cups you have each week. Consider trying coffee alternates, like tea, and cut out unhealthy afternoon soft drinks.

It can seem daunting at first, but there are many science-based benefits of meditation. And the best part? You can meditate anywhere, no equipment needed! Start with a few minutes a day, and watch your stress and anxiety diminish.

QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR PETS. If you’ve got

a furry member of the family, take time to give them plenty of love. If you don’t have a pet, but have been thinking about getting one, consider adopting from your local animal shelter. Having a pet can decrease stress, lower your blood pressure, improve your mood, and promote outdoor activity.

MAINTAIN GOOD POSTURE. Bad pos-

ture can adversely change your spine, give you digestive trouble, cause pain, and also negatively impact your lungs and heart. Stretch to lengthen and strengthen your muscles, and train yourself to sit—and walk—properly. And stop hunching over to stare at your phone! Sadly, this is a real medical condition called ‘Text Neck’ (Google it).

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LEARN SOMETHING NEW. With libraries, CLEAN OUT YOUR CLUTTER.

We’re not saying you have to adopt a minimalist lifestyle, but cleaning out the unnecessary junk from both your home and your workspace can make a huge difference in your productivity levels and your peace of mind. If some of that clutter includes books or other items that could be someone else’s ‘treasure’, make sure to donate them!

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the internet, and unlimited apps available, you’re sure to find assistance in whatever you set out to study! It’s never too late to learn something new. And cultivating and pursuing different interests and hobbies brings a certain kind of wealth and excitement to life.

START YOUR DAY WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS.

From the start, tell yourself you’re going to have a good day. And most importantly—believe it. It might feel silly at first, but with time you’ll find that replacing negative thoughts with positive ones really can have an impact on your mood and your day. Just start with “I am” and then finish with what you need to hear!

DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST.

You don’t want to end up hungry, angry, and tired mid-morning, right? If you’re short on time in the AM, consider prepping a healthy and delicious breakfast or smoothie the night before.


ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN. JOIN A FITNESS CLASS. Partici-

pating in a class is a great way to add some social activity to your life. Plus, signing up and paying for a class means you’re less likely to skip your workouts!

Sunscreen lowers your risk of skin cancer, which is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. It can also prevent premature aging of the skin, and will result in a more even skin tone, as sun damage can cause discoloration and dark spots.

ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT. No matter the circumstance, it is not a sign of weakness to ask for help. Tell your pride to step aside!

HAVE A GOOD LAUGH.

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM INSECT BITES. MAKE ESSENTIAL OILS A PART OF YOUR LIFE. Whether

you want a soothing effect like lavender, or a midday perk-up with some peppermint, there’s bound to be an oil to match your mood (or, desired mood). Diffuse in your home or office to soothe the soul and lift the spirits! Essential oils also come in handy when fighting off colds, bacteria, and viruses. www.sanjoaquinmagazine.com

Insect bites are more than just itchy and unsightly— they can also be the first step toward contracting a deadly illness. Mosquitoes can carry West Nile Virus, and ticks can carry Lyme Disease. Know when and where you’re most likely to be bit, cover yourself up when you’re outside, and don plenty of insect repellant.

Laughter relaxes your whole body, boosts the immune system, releases endorphins, and increases blood flow! Indulge in funny books, movies, and TV shows often.

YOUR BRAIN IS A MUSCLE—USE IT!

Completing crossword puzzles, learning a new language, and playing chess are just a few examples of fun ways to keep your mind sharp at any age.

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CREATE A SOOTHING BEDTIME ROUTINE. Relax your

body, and let it signal your mind that it’s time to fall asleep. Avoid screens for at least 30 minutes before bedtime (phone, laptop, or TV), and make your bedroom is a cool, quiet, and dark sanctuary.

DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

Heavy drinking can cause a multitude of health problems, so it’s important to monitor your alcohol intake. Women should have no more than one drink a day, but if you end up overindulging on a night out, just make sure you have a ride home, and remember to drink plenty of water! Also, make sure to know when not to drink, such as when you’re pregnant, or on certain medications and common antibiotics.

GO OUTSIDE.

Just 60 seconds of sunshine on your face is enough to improve your mood and energy levels. Plus, it’ll amp up your vitamin D intake! Try taking a walk on your lunch break (or eat outside!), or consider exercising outdoors. Vitamin D deficiency can cause a host of issues including re-occurring sickness, fatigue, bone and back pain, depression, hair loss, and more. 78

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TREAT YOURSELF TO SOME SELF-CARE.

A massage, facial, or mani-pedi are perfect plans for days when you’re in need of some pampering. But, even something as simple as staying in bed for a little longer on the weekends can do wonders! Find what’s most valuable to you and your psyche when you invest in self-love.

GET REGULAR PAP TESTS.

Guidelines on Pap smears have changed in recent years, with experts recommending that women ages 21 – 29 who are at average risk for cervical cancer get a Pap smear every three years. From ages 30 – 65, the preferred way to screen is with a Pap combined with an HPV test every five years. However, you should still see your OB/GYN annually, whether or not you’re due for a Pap.


MAKE YOUR HOME YOUR OWN. A home

renovation, whether it’s the whole house or just one space, can be a wonderful means of self-expression. The project will be rewarding, and you’ll be reaping the benefits for years.

DON’T COMPARE YOUR PACE WITH ANYONE ELSE’S.

You are on your own journey, just as everyone is on theirs. Life is not a competition, so celebrate who you are, and where you are!

SET REALISTIC GOALS. Start by

writing your goals out and then breaking them down into manageable time frames. Getting into these details will help solidify your goals, meaning you’re more likely to stay committed to them, and achieve success in whatever you’ve set out to do!

QUIT SMOKING.

We all know the dangers of smoking cigarettes. Withdrawal can be difficult, but the rewards are lifelong.

REDUCE YOUR PLASTIC USE.

Each year, about 8.8 million tons of plastic trash flows into the ocean: endangering wildlife, polluting the water, and even putting humans at risk. You can do your part to stop this by recycling carefully, and ditching disposable plastic items such as bags, utensils, straws, and water bottles. There are plenty of reusable options available! Opt. for a quality water bottle like a Hydro Flask—it keeps liquids cool for 24 hours, or hot for 12, and seriously reduces your carbon footprint.

DO SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE ELSE. It’s amazing how one kind gesture can turn someone’s whole day around! Bring flowers to a friend for no reason, pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line, or leave a generous tip at a restaurant.

MAKE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH.

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We communicate with our eyes, but aging can alter what they’re saying. If you’ve been wondering what your options are, Dr. Kimberly Cockerham and Dr. Ethan Tittler with Central Valley Eye Medical Group are here to help. With their artistic design and attention to detail, these expert board certified surgeons can provide a natural looking restoration to your eyes—the focus of your face.

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brisk walk in which it is hard to hold a conversation. “Health professionals recommend 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, but if they want to, they can work on increasing to rigorous activity such as jogging and muscle training for 75 minutes a week,” explains Dr. Basra.

INCREASE ACTIVITY GRADUALLY

“Women who have been diagnosed with a heart condition should focus on building up their stamina,” says Dr. Basra. “Studies show that women who do regular, moderate exercise have 30 to 40 percent less risk of cardiac disease.” As you increase your physical activity, consider using devices such as a Fitbit or Apple Watch, which will monitor your activity, heart rate, and general progress.

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY Exercise is one of the best preventative measures you can take to protect yourself against a myriad of cardiac diseases. But, what if you already have been diagnosed with a heart condition? Is it safe to exercise? Dr. Manreet Basra, MD, of Pacific Heart & Vascular says, of course. “Exercise is always beneficial,” she explains. A cardiologist at Pacific Heart and Vascular which is affiliated with Dameron Hospital, Dr. Basra sees firsthand the positive effects exercise has on her patients. “It improves regular heart contraction and pumping ability and provides electrical stability to the heart. It also increases the heart’s pumping function, providing more blood flow to the rest of the body.” However, if you have a heart condition, your initial approach to exercise should be slow and steady. Below are some tips Dr. Basra recommends for getting back into your exercise routine post-diagnosis.

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GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO RECOVER

If you’ve suffered a heart attack, don’t jump into an exercise regimen right away, no matter how light. “Ten to 14 days after a heart attack is when people are most ready to start gentle activity again,” says Dr. Basra. “One can start by walking around the house or yard three to four minutes at a time, taking breaks as needed.” After you’ve become comfortable with this level of exercise, Dr. Basra recommends gradually increasing your walking time until you can do so continuously at a normal speed for 30-45 minutes.

AT LEAST 150 MINUTES OF MODERATE EXERCISE PER WEEK

If your heart condition allows you to do such gentle activity as walking without strain, consider moving on to a more moderate regimen, often described as a

When exercising with a heart condition, it’s crucial that you take note of any chest pain or unusual shortness of breath. If such symptoms do occur, take a break and consult your doctor if you have any health concerns. If you don’t already have a heart condition, Dr. Basra says don’t ignore the warning signs. “Most of the female patients that I come across ignore their symptoms for a long period of time before seeking attention,” says Dr. Basra. “Shortness of breath and chest pain while exercising should not be ignored.”

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Throughout our adult lives, most women try their best to maintain a good skin care routine, engage in the best hair rituals and indulge in the occasional massage, facial, or spa day. These things not only make us look beautiful, but feel beautiful as well. Once we start a family, however, it’s not unusual for moms to let self-care take a backseat. “Every mother knows that when you have a baby and are trying to balance time, you put yourself last,” says Dr. Ruby Gill MD, full-time

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mom and physician at Gill Medical Group and The Gill Aesthetic Institute. “But, having a baby can cause drastic changes to the body, both physically and emotionally. It’s okay to want to take care of yourself.” At her primary care practice, Gill Medical Group, Dr. Gill takes a modern, well-rounded approach to medicine, focusing on the patient’s lifestyle as well as their ailments. Time and time again, she has seen that when patients look good, they tend to feel good, too. “It’s a two-way conversation

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that happens in the office,” says Dr. Gill. “We’re treating a patient, not a number.” Enter The Gill Aesthetic Institute, where prospective patients looking for nonsurgical cosmetic procedures can book a consultation and meet face to face with Dr. Gill, where she will work to fully understand the patient’s concerns and offer customized aesthetic treatment plans. “Our goal is always a natural look and outcome,” says Dr. Gill. “In a typical mommy makeover, there is usually surgery involved, from which you would need downtime to recuperate. But we know most moms don’t have the time, so our procedures are always minimally invasive.” With the most technologically advanced equipment in the valley, the Gill Aesthetic Institute offers everything from facials and facelifts for dull and loose skin such as the Vampire Facelift, Vampire Facial, and HydraFacial, to lymphatic drainage modalities for swollen legs and feet that often afflict new mothers. “We are looking at everything—hormones, skin, hair, vaginal health with diVa and O-Shot, C-section scars, etc., and most moms tend to have the same

concerns,” explains Dr. Gill. The services offered at The Gill Aesthetic Institute are diverse and effective. With pregnancy, the increase in estrogen often causes spider veins, for which Dr. Gill would recommend either sclerotherapy or laser and light therapy. For postpartum hair loss, Dr. Gill is specially trained in “Vampire Hair Restoration,” the effective method of using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to promote new hair growth. For C-section scars and stretch marks, lasers with PRP boost your body’s healing response. “We get wonderful, natural results,” says Dr. Gill. “For a youthful, rested, and natural looking mommy makeover, nonsurgical is the way to go.” And like anything worth maintaining, you won’t want to skimp on the upkeep. “You don’t just go to the dentist once—your skin is just like any other part of your body, it changes,” says Dr. Gill. “It’s something you’ll want to keep improving upon.”

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We work hard for the bodies we have. Hours in the gym spent toning muscles and days at the salon waxing and massaging—all in the name of beauty. So, what do you do when venous diseases such as varicose veins start breaking up the smooth lines you’ve worked so hard for?    A minimally invasive treatment called the ClosureFAST Procedure, a varicose vein ablation treatment, can help. This minimally invasive procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia in less than an hour.

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   The ClosureFAST Procedure gets patients back on their feet immediately. Because just a local anesthetic is used, all patients walk right out of their appointments and return to normal activity.    This procedure is covered by Medicare, private insurances and Medi-Cal.

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SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL SECTION Knowledge is power. The first step to getting proper treatment for gynecological cancers is understanding your diagnosis. “Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy,” explains Dr. P. Gill, OBGYN at Gill Obstetrics & Gynecology Medical Group, Inc. “With an estimated 37,000 new cases last year in United States, it is the fourth most common malignancy among women. Seventy-five percent of cases occur in the postmenopausal years.” Ovarian cancer is less common than endometrial cancer, but is often a more serious diagnosis. “More women die of ovarian cancer than all other forms of gynecological cancers combined,” Dr. Gill says. “Unlike endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer is often not detected until it has already spread to other parts of the body.” If you receive an endometrial cancer diagnosis rest assured that most women with this type of cancer undergo a hysterectomy, removal of ovaries and of lymph nodes, and in most cases if the cancer has not spread, no other treatment is needed.

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“Most women with endometrial cancer will be cured if they receive appropriate treatment,” she says. However, if the cancer has spread, additional radiation treatment may be needed. Like endometrial cancer, surgery is almost always the first step for treatment of ovarian cancer, as well. “For most women this will include a hysterectomy with removal of ovaries, lymph nodes, and omentum (a pad of fat cells that covers the stomach and intestines),” Dr. Gill says. Some early ovarian cancers require only surgery for treatment but the majority of women will need chemotherapy based on the type and extent of spread of the ovarian cancer.” Sometimes the statistics help put a patient’s mind at ease, others may find them counterproductive. “Early ovarian cancer without spread at the time of diagnosis can be ‘cured’ in up to 95 percent of women. Unfortunately 70 percent of ovarian cancers are detected after spread has occurred. For these women, treatment has 80 percent chance of

remission.” When the disease is advanced relapse is common from months to years after treatment, and while these instances are treatable, there is no cure for relapsed ovarian cancer. If you experience irregular bleeding or have concerns about your gynecological health, see your doctor. The physicians at Gill Obstetrics & Gynecology Medical Group, Inc. are committed to providing the highest quality of care for patients with more than 60 years of experience. Additionally, they have forged a unique collaboration with the GYN Oncologists at UC Davis Medical Center to provide cancer patients with the best treatment options available. GILL OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY MEDICAL GROUP Param K. Gill, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Diplomate of the American Board of OBGYN Locations in Stockton, Lodi & Manteca (209) 466-8546, (209) 334-4924 GillObgyn.com

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 BY NORA HESTON TARTE

Fair or not, most women work full time and take on the majority of household responsibilities, and this lifestyle opens women up to high levels of stress. Between work, school, home responsibilities and family chores, being overwhelmed sometimes feels par for the course. Mental health is important, and there are ways to combat stresses caused by everyday life with a little care and attention. Carolyn Snyder, a Mental Health Matters/ ELD Instructor and English Department Chairperson at Health Careers Academy sees first hand the effects stress has on female students. “Women need a consistent plan of exercise, self-care, sleep, and meditation,” Carolyn says. “Once a season “me-cations” don’t match up with consistent careful attention to your overall health.” So how can we find peace in the everyday? Laughter, exercise, and sleep are the main ingredients for a healthy mental lifestyle. Laughter–It is widely believed that laughter helps us balance out the negative mood caused by stressors. Laughter is “the best medicine” because it releases endorphins in our brains triggering our opioid response system. Research has found deep connections between laughter and lower levels of stress, including that laughing with others spreads positive benefits throughout the group. Laughter can also boost the immune system, and when we are physically healthy it’s easier to be mentally healthy, as well.

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Exercise–Exercise has both short and long term stress relief benefits. “On the short term, any form of exercise relieves stress by releasing endorphins,” Carolyn says. “If the exercise is rhythmic such as swimming or running, it can also help create a meditative state thus also relieving stress. Those who suffer from clinical anxiety benefit even more. As a rule of thumb, engage in aerobic exercise for 20 minutes each day. Long-term results should show after about 10 weeks. Sleep – The cycle of positive sleep and low stress can be a complicated one. Because stress impacts how you sleep and lack of sleep impacts stress, it can quickly become a vicious cycle. “Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night report feeling more patient with their children and partner, feeling less overwhelmed, feel more motivated and feel overall less irritable,” Carolyn says. There’s science to back up the claims, too. When we sleep, the brain flushes itself of cellular waste much like your circulatory system does for the rest of your body.

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GIVING Birth  BY NORA HESTON TARTE

Let’s talk about perinatal depression—because, let’s face it, no one really does. Different from postpartum depression or the “baby blues,” perinatal depression refers to depression during pregnancy, childbirth, and the months after delivery. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, perinatal depression occurs in 12 to 20 percent of all pregnancies. “We know that women who have a previous history of depression can have increased chances of having an episode of depression during pregnancy or after delivery,” says Amanjot Deol, MD, the chief of Behavioral Health at Kaiser Permanente Central Valley Area. “But even if there is no past history, due to the stressors of pregnancy, childbirth, and the hormonal, physical, and emotional changes associated with the perinatal period, any woman can develop these symptoms.” Detecting perinatal depression is extremely important as its presence can lead to premature delivery, decreased maternal-child interactions, child behavior problems, and in extreme cases, even suicide or infanticide. Being pregnant, giving birth, and caring for a newborn is a huge responsibility, and it’s often a stressful time for women. Proper care and treatment is readily available, but it doesn’t work if no one steps up. If a women feels low during or after pregnancy she needs to seek help from a doctor, and if you notice a friend struggling after childbirth, reach out. The symptoms often look physical—changes in sleep and energy, trouble concentrating, and physical pain. Doctors can provide treatment and support that will help her have a successful pregnancy, delivery, and attachment to her child. Because perinatal depression has become so pronounced, Kaiser Permanente offers a screening. Studies found that 15 percent of women screened suffered from perinatal depression, but 82 percent of those sufferers found improvement in just six months after delivering, thanks to treatment and referrals

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for classes, support groups, individual counseling, or prescribed medication. Sometimes self-care during pregnancy is the best way to keep negative feelings at bay. Eat well and exercise within reason, and always see a doctor if you feel you are suffering. Sometimes just taking steps to ease your fears about motherhood can help. “Many women feel there are preconceived notions that pregnancy and motherhood should always be a happy time, but in fact, it is very challenging,” Dr.

Deol says. “Not every woman will feel the same way during this time and that is perfectly normal.”

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 BY ALEXANDRA KRUEGER These days, it seems like everything causes cancer—an observation that isn’t far from the truth. According to the National Cancer Institute, the number of new cancer cases per year is expected to rise to 23.6 million by 2030. Such scary numbers beg the question: What steps can be taken to minimize your risk? “There are likely multiple reasons for the rise in cancer rates, with an aging population being the most likely,” says Dr. Dan Vongtama, MD, Radiation Oncologist at St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center. “It’s interesting because it’s partly good news: Because of all the advances in modern day medicine, we’re living longer, which puts us more at risk.” A second reason? Obesity. “Being overweight is clearly linked to a risk of cancer,” says Dr. Vongtama. “We don’t fully understand why yet, but it could be related to the fact that, when one is obese, the immune system is impaired and there is chronic inflammation.” An increase in hormones due to excess fatty tissues also contributes to the risk. While we can’t stop ourselves from aging, managing your weight is a reasonable step you can take in reducing your risk of cancer. With a healthy diet and controlled weight, your hormone levels will be better regulated. Add at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity (meaning a brisk walk in which it would be hard to hold a conversation) to your weekly routine, and you’ll decrease your risk of several different types of cancers, including the most common type, breast cancer. “There’s also a link between breast cancer and alcohol intake,” says Dr. Vongtama. “To avoid increasing your risk, the recommen-

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dation is no more than one alcoholic drink per day.” Yet another carcinogenic is on the rise, even more prevalent than alcohol—are you sitting down? “We know that the amount of time spent sitting is related to some types of cancer, such as colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, and lung cancer,” explains Dr. Vongtama. “It doesn’t seem to be reversed by increasing your physical activity, either.” That’s right: an hour and a half of exercise after work won’t reverse the damage done by sitting in a chair for eight hours (looking at you, nine-tofivers). That’s why it’s recommended that you periodically get up and stretch, take short walks, or even stand at your desk while you work. To make a long story short, Dr. Vongtama says: Stop smoking. Cut back on drinking. Be active. Increase whole grains, decrease red and processed meat consumption. Always wear sun protection. And, to protect against a myriad of cancers, look after your sexual health with regular pap smears and get vaccinated against cancer-causing viruses HPV and Hepatitis B. While there is no guarantee that taking any one precaution can protect you against cancer, you can minimize your risk of cancer by incorporating a variety of healthy habits into your lifestyle. Talk to your doctor about any health concerns you may have, and most importantly, don’t let the fear of cancer keep you from living your best life!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center 4722 Quail Lakes Dr., Suite B, Stockton (209) 472-1848 StTeresasCancerCenter.com


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SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL SECTION

MAINTAIN

HEART HEALTH THROUGH EXERCISE  BY NORA HESTON TARTE

Many women exercise to lose weight, but exercise is good for more than outer appearance; exercise is beneficial to the whole body. “Exercise is a magical elixir; it helps prevent diabetes, heart attack, and depression, and it slows down aging,” says Dr. Ramin Manshadi of Manshadi Heart Institute in Stockton and President elect for California Chapter of American College of Cardiology. “Our genetic makeup has been made to move and not to live sedentary.”

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  If you aren’t an avid exerciser already, Dr. Manshadi recommends starting a routine with weekly doses of cardio to jumpstart, or maintain, heart health. Any athlete over the age of 35 should get a pre-participation screening before diving in to an intense exercise regimen. If an athlete has an underlying heart condition or if they abuse energy drinks, they could be at increased risk for heart attack even under the age of 35.   So how do you start exercising without putting your body in harms way? “Moderation is the key in exercise,” Dr. Manshadi says.    Don’t overdo it, and always take a new exercise slow. Muscles need to build and that will take time. Once you’ve been doing the same movements for several weeks or even months, muscle memory kicks in. Your body needs time to adjust, but once it’s warmed up, you can trust it to thrive under the new routine.    “Three miles a day for at least five days a week and getting your heart rate to at least 85 percent of your predicted maximum heart rate is optimum for heart health,” Dr. Manshadi says. If you’re obese, exercise becomes even more important. While everyone should exercise regularly, those who are significantly overweight are at greater risk for heart attack, even if lipids, sugars, and blood pressure all test normal. So while exercise isn’t only for weight loss, it’s certainly an important component for those who are carrying around more than a few extra pounds.    If you’ve ever desired to turn back the clock and regain the health you enjoyed in years past, exercise is the way to do it. Wrinkle creams and plastic surgery may help women look younger, but exercise makes the body more youthful. “People that exercise regularly can biologically slow aging quite significantly,” Dr. Manshadi says.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: MANSHADI HEART INSTITUTE 2633 Pacific Ave., # 1, Stockton (209) 944-5530, DrManshadi.com


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2018

EDGE BREAST

CANCER CARE

SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL SECTION

BY ALEXANDRA KRUEGER

So, you think you found a lump. You’re worried at best, terrified at worst, and have no idea where to go from here. To shed some light, we consulted the professionals to get the basics of how to proceed in the event of a possible breast cancer diagnosis.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN.

…And do it quickly. Early detection is key, and your physician will be able to evaluate what steps need to be taken. “An appropriate evaluation of the breast will include an x-ray evaluation and a thorough breast examination,” says Dr. Dean Sloan, MD. A general surgeon at Sutter Gould in Stockton for 12 years, Dr. Sloan’s patients have access to cutting-edge technology, such as Sutter Gould’s 3D Mammography, which can give an even more accurate visual of any possible anomalies in especially dense breast tissue.

IF THERE IS A MASS, PREPARE FOR SURGERY.

“After the results of all these tests are available, if a suspicious mass is found, a recommendation may be made for an X-ray guided core biopsy of that mass,” says Dr. Sloan. The most common method for locating nonpalpable breast tumors is wire localization—inserting a wire into the breast on the day of surgery. It has high re-excision rates and causes discomfort for many women. Dr. Sloan uses a new technology called Savi SCOUT, which instead utilizes a reflector that allows the surgeon to see exactly where the mass is, so it can accurately be excised. Dr. Sloan says the technology eases women’s stress, improves operational efficiency, and reduces operating room costs.

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It’s vital that you learn all you can about your type of cancer and are open with your doctor about any and every question you may have. Keep a notebook in which you can take notes and write down questions as they come.

SEEK SUPPORT.

“Sutter Gould provides patients with access to breast cancer support groups,” says Dr. Sloan. The people you meet in support groups can help you navigate the process and help you understand that you’re neither alone nor helpless to deal with these challenges. Enlisting a friend to attend appointments with you and take notes will also be helpful. “One of the most positive changes

that has occurred over the last 35 years is that the patient has become part of the overall team that discusses the treatment plan,” says Dr. Sloan. “It is no longer acceptable for a woman to go into surgery without knowing what will be done—her voice is heard, and her opinion is respected.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION: SUTTER HEALTH STOCKTON SURGERY CENTER 8011 Don Ave., Stockton (209) 955-3001 SutterHealth.org


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2018

GLAUCOMA

SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL SECTION

 BY ALEXANDRA KRUEGER

According to the National Eye Institute, more than 2.7 million Americans over age 40 have glaucoma, a number that is estimated to increase by more than double by 2050. If you have recently been diagnosed with glaucoma, you should take comfort in knowing that you are certainly not alone. In addition, there are plenty of steps you can take in managing your condition so that you may continue living your life to the fullest.

COMMUNICATE:

It goes without saying that you need to see your eye doctor for regular checkups, and to tell them about any concerns you may have. In managing glaucoma, your eye doctor will be your biggest asset. “Glaucoma is said to be the silent thief of sight, so having your eye pressure checked annually is imperative to diagnosing glaucoma early before visual loss ensues,” says Dr. John H. Zeiter, ophthalmologist at Zeiter Eye Medical Group. Talk to your doctor about the specific type of glaucoma you have and learn all you can about your

condition. It’s also important to talk to your family about your condition so that they can not only assist in compliance with glaucoma treatment, but also be on alert for their own symptoms as glaucoma is a genetic condition. Ask a family member, caregiver or friend to be present at your appointments to have a second person assist you in remembering your treatment plan.

the number one cause of progression of glaucoma. Taking eyedrops as directed is imperative in preventing blindness for this disease.” Write down a list of your medications and how often you take them as well as important phone numbers in large print, including doctors, transportation, emergency contacts, etc. Put this list in a convenient spot.

GET ORGANIZED:

TREATMENT:

Taking prescription medication needs to be a part of your daily routine including applying eye drops at a certain time of day; for example, when you wake up in the morning, with a meal, and/or before you go to bed at night. Storing your medications next to your toothbrush can serve as a visual reminder. You can also set an alarm on your smart phone for a daily reminder. Dr. Richard Wong, glaucoma specialist at Zeiter Eye Medical Group, emphasizes that “lack of medical compliance is

Once diagnosed, compliance with your treatment plan is key in the management of glaucoma. To ensure that your glaucoma is not progressing, you will need to: • See your glaucoma specialist every four to six months • Consistently take prescribed medication(s) • Undergo annual testing as recommended by your ophthalmologist, i.e. visual field (VF) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) Ask your eye doctor about laser treatment for glaucoma or surgical options (micro invasive glaucoma surgery) that may assist in the control of glaucoma.

OTHER HELPFUL TIPS:

You’ll want to protect your eyes whenever you can. Wear goggles when swimming, protective eyewear when doing yard work, and sunglasses to help block out the glare. It’s also important that you take care of your whole body as well as your eyes. If you eat healthy and exercise, your overall health will contribute to healthy eyesight.

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HEALTH & MEDICAL

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San Joaquin County is home to many top medical professionals. These select men and women strive to bring us the best, most innovative and effective care, keeping abreast of the latest research and cuttingedge technology. They strive for this excellence to provide quality service to everyone from infants to aging adults. Their passion stems beyond work, as they support and maintain our greatest asset: our health.

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ZEITER EYE FP DR. JENNIFER PHAM

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At the age of 13, Dr. Jennifer Pham quickly learned that the profession of Optometry was not just about prescribing glasses and contacts. When she was diagnosed as a glaucoma suspect at 13 years old, she made it a mission to learn everything she could about the eyes. Learning that the eyes were a window into the body’s health--- Dr. Pham knew she wanted to become an Optometrist. She states, “Not only could I be helping people improve their quality of life in helping them see their best, but also making sure patients know the importance of the health of their eyes.” Dr. Pham was born and raised in the Bay Area. She obtained her Doctorate of Optometry degree at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, where she graduated among the top 10% of her graduating class and earned awards for student academic excellence (Cum Laude) and for clinical excellence. During her free time, she enjoys volunteering at family supportive centers and animal shelters, traveling, and gardening. Dr. Pham’s aspirations are to provide meaningful work to the community and making a difference in the lives of others. She is honored to be a part of Zeiter Eye Medical Group and is not only looking forward to building life-long relationships with her patients for years to come, but to help achieve reliable care for every patient. Zeiter Eye Medical Group | Multiple locations throughout San Joaquin County | (209) 466-5566 | ZeiterEye.com Over 50 years of Vision Care

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ST. JOSEPH’S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER At St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center, the focus is on understanding and caring for the whole person. With over twentyfive years of experience in behavioral health, our physicians and licensed professionals specialize in adding more life to your years. St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center provides comprehensive behavioral health services for psychiatric and chemical dependency disorders, including day treatment programs, and outpatient services.    The staff of specially trained professionals are committed to providing compassionate, quality care, and creating an atmosphere that fosters communication, trust, and personal growth. Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan to restore function and enhance life skills.    St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center also provides free behavioral evaluations, as a community service, free of charge. The screening evaluation is provided to help identify needs and make appropriate referrals. Call St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center at 209.461.2000 or visit StJosephsCanHelp.org for more information or to make an appointment.

St. Joseph's Behavorial Health Center 2510 N. California St., Stockton (209) 461-2000 StJosephsCanHelp.org

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Professional PROFILES

ST. JOSEPH’S CANCER INSTITUTE As San Joaquin County’s only cancer center accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute offers patients a unique, patient-centered environment for healing, delivered with compassion, close to home.   With the area’s most advanced technology, paired with access to UCSF clinical trials and genetic counseling services, St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute provides “university level” cancer care right here in our community.    St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute also provides Cancer Patient Navigators to help guide those facing a diagnosis of cancer to information, support and resources. St. Joseph’s Cancer Patient Navigators stand firm by their motto of “You do the healing, we’ll do the rest,” truly demonstrating the supportive nature of this service. If you have cancer-related question, please call 209.939.4526 to speak with a Cancer Patient Navigator.

St. Joseph's Cancer Institite 1800 N. California St., Stockton (209) 939-4526 StJosephsCares.org/Cancer

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ST. JOSEPH’S HEART & VASCULAR INSTITUTE The nationally recognized Heart and Vascular Institute at St. Joseph’s Medical Center offers a full range of services to care for your heart, including emergency heart attack treatment, cardiac and vascular diagnostics and testing, and advanced surgical options. As a designated STEMI heart attack receiving center and an accredited Stroke Center, St. Joseph’s Heart & Vascular Institute has a legacy of commitment and dedication to providing the best possible care for heart patients in our community.    With the addition of a new cardiac hybrid suite, St. Joseph’s is one of a select group of providers, and the first in our region, to offer patients Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a less invasive procedure for heart valve replacement designed for patients with advanced heart disease. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a heart condition, call St. Joseph’s Heart Patient Navigator at (209) 467-6540 to learn more about our services and to get connected to resources, information, and support.

St. Joseph's Heart & Vascular Institute 1800 N. California St. Stockton, (209) 467-6540 StJosephsCares.org/Heart

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ST. JOSEPH’S ORTHOPEDIC & SPINE CENTER St. Joseph’s Medical Center provides specialty care for a wide range of orthopedic conditions. From broken bones to total joint replacement, to minimally invasive spine surgery, St. Joseph’s is equipped to provide each patient with excellent care by pairing advanced technology with a highly skilled and compassionate team. The orthopedics team at St. Joseph’s includes experienced orthopedic surgeons, specialists, nurses, X-ray technicians, and physical and occupational therapists. Additionally, patients have the opportunity to connect with a dedicated orthopedics patient navigator, who is available to answer questions and connect patients to additional resources. For those dealing with chronic knee or hip pain, St. Joseph’s offers robotic assisted hip and knee replacement surgery. Individuals that are considering joint replacement surgery can learn what to expect by attending a free presurgery class.

St. Joseph's Orthopedic & Spine Center 1800 N. California Street Stockton, CA 209.939.4517 StJosephsCares.org/Ortho

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ST. JOSEPH’S BREAST CENTER OF EXCELLENCE St. Joseph’s Breast Center of Excellence offers those being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer a unique, patientcentered environment for healing. Working with a team of breast care experts, patients have access to comprehensive breast imaging services, genetic counseling, and advanced medical and radiation oncology. An experienced, multidisciplinary panel of doctors will focus their efforts on designing individualized treatment plans for each patient, providing the best possible care, close to home. Additionally, a breast cancer Patient Navigator is available to guide patients through the entire cancer treatment and recovery process - from diagnosis to survivorship.    St. Joseph’s Breast Center of Excellence is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. Accreditation also ensures that each patient continues to be treated with the latest standards in mind. St. Joseph's Breast Center of Excellence 1800 N. California St., Stockton (209) 939-4526, StJosephsCares.org/BreastCenter

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RAMIN MANSHADI, MD, FACC

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Dr. Manshadi’s philosophy parallels the true art of medicine taught and practiced by the father of medicine, Hippocrates: “To treat patients with kindness and compassion” utilizing the latest in medical knowledge and technology. To schedule an appointment please call (209)944-5530 FELLOWSHIP TRAINING: UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif. INTERNSHIP AND RESIDENCY: California Pacific Medical center in Affiliation with UCSF San Francisco, Calif. MEDICAL EDUCATION: Medical Doctor, UHS/ The Chicago Medical School, Master of Science in Physiology, UHS/The Chicago Medical School Bachelor of Science in Physiology, UC Davis. AWARDS: Future Leader Award, CA,

American College of Cardiology Young Physician Award, San Joaquin Medical Society, Americas Top Doctors, Castle Connoelly Top Doctors. CERTIFICATIONS: ABIM; Internal Medicine, ABIM; Cardiovascular Medicine, ABIM; Interventional Cardiology. PRESENT AND PAST POSITIONS: President Elect, American College of Cardiology, California Chapter, Team Cardiologist, Sacramento Republic professional Soccer Team Immediate past President, San Joaquin Medical Society, Associate Clinical Professor, UC Davis. EXPERTISE: Sport Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Trans Aortic Valve Replacements Lipids, Congestive Heart Failure, Venous Ablations for Varicose veins STOCKTON: 2633 Pacific Ave., Stockton LODI: 999 S. Fairmont Ave., Lod

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Professional

TRAVERS J. MCLOUGHLIN, MD

PROFILES

Medical Director, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist Travers J. McLoughlin, M.D. is dedicated to providing great care and service to patients and their families. Dr. McLoughlin trained at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical College and is an expert in radiation oncology. While at Cornell, Dr. McLoughlin served as Assistant Chief Resident and Chief Resident. As a result, he was instrumental in educating fellow residents and served as a representative on the Stich Radiation Quality Assurance Committee. In addition, Dr. McLoughlin was also elected as an executive member of the New YorkRoengten Society and earned the Distinguished Housestaff Award during his residency. Now practicing in Lodi, California, Dr. McLoughlin balances the latest science of cancer treatment with compassionate care. He has a tremendous clinical interest in lung, prostate, breast, head and neck, central nervous system and gastrointestinal cancers.He is highly trained in treating prostate, breast, and gynecologic cancers.

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OWAIS KHAWAJA, M.D., M.P.H., FACC General & Interventional Cardiology

MEDICAL SCHOOL: Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, 1995-2001 GRADUATE STUDY: Master in Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, M, 20102012 RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine, Providence Hospital, MI from 2005-2008 FELLOWSHIP: General Cardiology, Mercy St Vincent Medical Ctr, Toledo, OH, 2014-2017; Interventional Cardiology, St John Hospital, Detroit, MI, 2017-2018; Critical Care, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Ctr, 2012-2013 TEACHING FACULTY: Assistant Professor Wayne State University, Providence Hospital, Detroit, MI, 2008-2010 CERTIFICATION: ABIM Internal Medicine 2008; ABIM Cardiovascular Disease 2017; ASNC Nuclear Cardiology 2017; ABIM Interventional Cardiology Board Eligible; ABIM Critical Care Board Eligible; AHSCP Specialist in Clinical Hypertension POST DOC: Preventive Cardiology, Boston VA Healthcare/ Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: St Josephs Medical Ctr, Stockton, CA; Dameron Hospital;, Stockton, CA RESEARCH: Well published in peer reviewed journals. AREAS OF INTEREST: CAD, CHF, Arrhythmias, PAD, and interventional treatments for DVT/PE.

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HUGH L. VU, MD, MPH, FACS

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Board-Certified and San Joaquin magazine reader-celebrated, Dr. Hugh L. Vu treats his plastic surgery patients like they are members of his own family. He meticulously plans and customizes every procedure to give his patients beautiful, natural-looking results. Dr. Vu specializes in facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and all breast procedures, while his Skin & Laser Center offers advanced medical grade services such as laser hair reduction, Botox, collagen remodeling, cellulite treatments, microdermabrasion, and much more. In addition to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Vu brings to Stockton his reconstructive surgery expertise from his teaching career at UC Davis and as senior plastic surgeon at Sacramento’s Shriners Hospital for Children. Dr. Vu’s commitment to safety and excellence has earned him the confidence of patients and colleagues in Northern California and internationally.

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Professional

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Desiree Coykendall’s journey began in La Jolla and led her to Pleasanton, Danville and ultimately to Tracy. A healthy, active lifestyle has always been import to Desiree. From high school to college, Desiree has always taken an interest in caring for the whole body. Desiree has been the co-owner of Allure Salon and Spa in Tracy, CA since 2009.This last year, Desiree was able to combine her knowledge, training and experience with her desire to help others achieve a healthy, active lifestyle by becoming owner of the Medifast Weight Control Center in Tracy, CA.   Medifast Weight Control Center of Tracy has been serving the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties for the past 10 years. Medifast has been helping clients achieve their weight loss goals and their healthy lifestyle goals.   Medifast Weight Control program has been recommended by over 20,000 physicians. Through the scientifically-based weight control system and individualized counseling, clients are able to reach their weight loss goals and healthy lifestyle goals.   From the moment you set foot in the center, you’ll recognize what separates us from the rest. The comprehensive approach to wellness focuses on each client’s long term success. Weight loss plans, weight measurement, meal plans and coaching are seamlessly integrated and tailored to meet each client’s specific goals and needs.   Come by the Medifast Weight Control Center of Tracy and see how we can help you on your journey to a healthy and active lifestyle. Medifast 155 W. 10th St., Tracy (209) 835-3278, MedifastCalifornia.com

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Better Holiday

Hosting  BY LINDSEY RODRIAN

Ding, ding! What’s that? It’s the sound of the alarm clock, the doorbell, the oven timer, and the Salvation Army volunteer rolled up into one. Does it signal the last of your sanity escaping you? Possibly. It’s no secret that you’ll be running non-stop from the first stitch in your child’s Halloween costume to the last clink of your champagne glass as we ring in 2019. Can you believe it?! With less than 30 days before the start of the storm, use your time wisely and prep for a confident and calm hostess experience with upgrades sure to assist your seemingly impossible mission. (You can do it, we’re rooting for you!)

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Go above and beyond with your first impression. Don’t know where to start? Grab that old bench (or find one at our plethora of vintage and consignment stores) and head to The Owl Box in Tracy. They not only carry Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, but also the perfect pillow to place once your DIY project is done. Purchase a few plants, and bring in color with bright or bold pots. On a serious budget? Removing dust and dirt can bring an old door to life, and a new welcome mat makes company feel cozy.

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Hire the talented designers at HT Home Design in Stockton to turn your guest bathroom into the lap of luxury. Think soaking tub, white subway tiles, plenty of vanity space, and lots of storage. Don’t think handprint-smears on your beautiful mirror and the fact that they may never leave (?!).

CREATE A SPACE FOR WINTER GEAR

Fall means wet boots and bulky jackets…cramping your entryway. Keep your home open and welcoming by investing in some closet space for all that stuff! California Closets in Modesto can make your minimalist dreams come true with a solution to every storage problem you can dream up. The end result? A well-designed hanging space with a perfect place to sit and remove your shoes, and even a spot to aesthetically store them.

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KEEP IT COZY

Everyone enjoys feeling warm when it’s cold and rainy outside. If your heating system is about to kick the bucket, there’s no better time to replace it than now. Lovotti Air is well-known as the area’s trusted experts in heating and air conditioning. Whether it’s a repair, replacement, or maintenance you need— they’ve got you covered.

ADD AN OUTDOOR FIRE ELEMENT

The end of summer doesn’t mark the end of your outdoor enjoyment. Soak up your beautiful backyard year round—and make more room for relatives—with a fire element. Go big with a built-in statement fireplace from Kokoma Grills, or spend less than $100 on Chiminea—they’re super cute and warm just the same! Regardless of your budget, a fire element is a must.

REPLACE OLD CARPETING

Nothing makes a house sparkle like clean floors. You could bust your butt all day, cleaning cabinets and countertops, yet no one will seem to notice until you tackle the task of mopping the floors. If dingy carpet is leaving your space looking less than lustrous, jump on the bandwagon. Everyone’s saying ‘ew’ to carpet and welcoming tile, wood plastic composite, luxury vinyl and laminate flooring. Today’s options look like wood or tile, can handle serious wear and tear, and shine up real, real nice! If you’re ready to upgrade, stop by Better Flooring Outlet or Shelton Lee Flooring, where excellent prices are met with quality products and customer service.


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Before you bring in the main attraction, take some time to show your space some love. Clean corners, baseboards, remove clutter, and play around with furniture placement— really create an altar-like space for your tree that will make all your hard and meticulous decorating work truly shine. Next step? Bring in new pieces! Maybe a recliner perfect for the uncle who loves to nap fireside? Thornton House Furniture in Lodi has just that. Or, maybe a bigger living room table perfect for snacks and drinks— check out Home Furniture Gallery’s selection.

8 INVEST IN A SECOND FRIDGE Really, though! How overwhelming is a bursting fridge holding your ingredients hostage? Or the lack of space that leaves you handing out all of your delicious leftovers? The solution is simple: Buy another fridge and set it up in the garage. Designate the ‘garage fridge’ for beer and bottles, or dishes from guests that require refrigeration while everyone waits for the turkey to be done (ugh).

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Live the luxury and romance of your favorite reality show (without the drama). Flashback to exactly one year ago: October 2017. For fans of the show, it may feel like we just concluded the tumultuous two-season adventure that was Becca Kufrin’s journey to love, but in reality, it’s been exactly one year since she found herself falling for race car driver Arie Luyendek Jr. in South Lake Tahoe. You don’t have to watch the franchise to know what Bachelor getaways consist of—lots of luxury, copious amounts of romance, and a probably unhealthy dose of drama. By embarking on a weekend away inspired by the over-the-top reality show’s lineup of dates you can enjoy all of the luxury and romance without the confrontation. Since October is the month Arie’s Lake Tahoe dates were filmed, we’re revisiting the scenic escape now. It’s the perfect opportunity for visitors to enjoy the same seasonal activities with the same gorgeous backdrops, recreating the romantic escape ABC producers searched out. Slip away to South Lake and hit all the highlights—a horseback ride through the forest, parasailing on the lake, and waterfront dining.

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Where to Stay

Stay in the same hotel the Bachelor himself called home base during your television-worthy trip to the Nevada city of Stateline. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was prominently featured. In fact, the episode ramped up tourism to the area and the Hard Rock specifically when guests realized they could stay in the same suite Arie stayed in while filming on location. Entertain guests in the two-room space, or cozy up in the in-room Jacuzzi tub during your stay. HardRockCasinoLakeTahoe.com If you prefer a vacation rental, check out the digs the girls stayed at while Arie entertained at the Hard Rock. The Fjeldheim overlooks 22 miles of pristine lake, back-dropped by the snow-capped mountains. Spend your evenings soaking in the outdoor hot tub with views of Lake Tahoe, or easing sore muscles in the subterranean sauna. TahoeMountainHome.com Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe

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Date One

One of the most recreated dates from this episode involves parasailing in Zephyr Cove. The ride is surprisingly easy if you can get over the fact you’re soaring through the air attached to a 1,000-foot long rope being tugged along by a Parasail boat. It is, however, also romantic. Book a tandem ride through ZephyrCove for the true Bachelor experience, and choose from a variety of time slots. Before 10 AM you’ll enjoy a bit of a discount, but remember the afternoon may bring warmer weather in fall. ZephyrCove.com For the full experience, finish your date clinking glasses of champagne on the beach. The Zephyr Cove Restaurant, referred to by locals as simply The Lodge will have some on hand to pair with lunch. www.sanjoaquinmagazine.com

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Next stop, regroup and redress in your room before heading to the Park Prime Steakhouse for dinner, one of two fine dining establishments inside the Hard Rock Hotel. The atmosphere is a creative mix of longhorn paintings and modern décor, amplified by the electric blue lights that speak to the Hard Rock brand. Order plates of premium seafood or dine on prime beef provided by Harris Farms while sipping wine—of course. Your last stop of the night will be Vinyl: an intimate showroom steps from the restaurant that features a variety of entertainment options. Catch live music, comedic events, or other late-night activities here. Through the end of the year, the location’s Center Bar will have live DJs on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 PM-2 AM spinning tunes. If you’re feeling nostalgic play some LANCO back in your suite after-hours.

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Date Two

Hopefully, you’ll be enjoying the great outdoors of Tahoe with just one significant other instead of 12. Either way, pull inspiration from the week’s group date for an outdoorsy time. No promises Bear Grylls will show up to teach you survival tips like he did on the show—in fact, we can all but guarantee he won’t—but you can hike through the towering pines outside of Kirkwood a la the bachelorettes. If you’re lucky, you may even enjoy a dusting of snow—and hopefully not dumping— while you walk hand in hand. Tucked in the middle of thousands of acres sits a destination unlike any other. The Hideout at Kirkwood is made of hand-peeled logs gathered from the property, and towering granite-topped mountains allow the outdoor hot tub to feel secluded in the wilderness. This huge swimming hole has room for plenty—or just two. Getting a spot, however, can prove difficult. The venue is almost exclusively used for weddings, but it can be rented for large parties, as well. That’s okay though—we’ve got you covered. HideOutKirkwood. com If you’re not ending up at The Hideout then where you hike is really up to you. Many trails begin to close throughout October so keep an eye on closure information and weather conditions on trails while you take advantage of views only Tahoe can offer. In Tahoe those winter ski lifts play double duty;

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Make it a Party You may remember the 17-bedroom, 18-bath mansion where the guests gathered for their Lake Tahoe rose ceremony. The Powder House Lodge is available for rent through Tahoe South Vacation Rentals with plenty of dates open for October and November. Located on 15 acres with ski-in, ski-out access, the Heavenly Ski property costs a pretty penny, but when you split it amongst 38 people (the maximum number the property sleeps), it’s not that bad. Revel in panoramic views on two outdoor decks, escape to the guesthouse for a little privacy, and enjoy the outdoor amenities including a BBQ, hot tub

and fireplace with views of the slopes. Luxury is evident throughout with beamed ceilings wrapped in reclaimed barn wood, a chef’s kitchen with enough seating for the whole crew, a separate butler’s kitchen perfect for a catered meal, a private movie theater that seats 25, and a downstairs game room bursting with activities such as foosball, pool, shuffleboard, and ping pong. Mention you saw the listing in our article and receive a special discount throughout October and November just for readers (excludes Thanksgiving). Now don’t say we never gave you anything! TahoeSouthVacationRentals.com


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Winterfest

the end, Arie and his date land in a hot tub smack dab in the middle of the forest, which unfortunately was only brought in for the show. Regular guests will have to pick a different spot to drink bubbly in a Jacuzzi, but luckily Tahoe has plenty. Many hotels in the area offer facility day-use passes while others require you to stay for access. Check out Hotel Azure, Mariott’s Timber Lodge, and Basecamp for a spa with a serene view. CampRichardsonCorral.com Valhalla Tahoe is best known as a wedding venue in South Lake Tahoe, and the Grand Hall featured in the episode is open only to private events.

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many visitors and locals use them to access hiking trails to the top of the world. By taking the Tamarack Express chairlift to the top couples can explore the mountains and enjoy expansive views in just two miles on the Skyline Trail. Or, opt for a nature trail. Rabe Meadows is only a couple of miles from the Hard Rock Hotel and the rest of the casino-heavy area of Stateline and it offers plenty of scenery, including spectacular fall foliage. Take the leisurely trail to the beach to end your day waterside without the expensive rental fee. Finish your evening at Edgewood, a gorgeous lakeside resort in South Lake. The Edgewood Restaurant echoes the décor and atmosphere of The Lodge where Arie gathered his women for a group date. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow unobstructed views of snow-capped mountains, towering pine trees, and the glistening sapphire lake. Sip wine from the restaurant’s extensive wine list and pair it with fresh cuisine including artichoke hearts and yellowtail hamachi sashimi to start before diving into entrees of elk tenderloin and 130

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The last romantic date of the roundup stays true to the theme; a romantic outdoor adventure followed by high-end cuisine and luxurious surroundings. Camp Richardson Corral, a family-owned and operated business that opened in 1934, is responsible for the two-hour lakeside horseback ride featured on the show. In

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However, the grounds, which feature stunning sunset views from an on-site pier, welcome guests year-round, and the Boathouse Theatre, located in a separate building on the same property, will host performances of Steel Magnolias on select days until October 14th. ValhallaTahoe.com Instead of dining inside the secluded ballroom opt for one of Tahoe’s other magnificent lakeside restaurants. Here it’s all about the water views. Part of the Tahoe Beach Retreat hotel, Riva Grill is a premier destination for visitors and locals alike. Dine on perfected California cuisine including pistachio-halibut and wood-fired pizza. Nearby Fresh Ketch boasts seasonal dining for guests, including views of the snowcapped mountains and fireplace seating in the lounge. Eat high-end seafood that looks as good as it tastes— think stuffed sole filet, candied pecan-crusted halibut, and New Zealand Rack of Lamb.


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music; an experience made all the richer by the finest waterfront view around. “Our Happy Hour also offers foods like chicken wings, sliders, garlic fries for the bar,” adds Flora. “It’s important to us that we accommodate our customers while still serving our high-quality food.” So, whether you’re out on the water hunting for a fresh menu to explore, or a landbound local looking for some elegant eats, the Waterfront

at the helm of a catering business for four years, it’s safe to say Flora knows a thing or two about quality cuisine. Take their popular appetizer, the Ahi Tuna Watermelon Ceviche: Ripe pink watermelon cubes intermingle with the freshest Ahi Tuna, adorned with the contrasting green onions and accented by ginger, lime, chamoy, and olive oil, making this dish both delectable and pictureperfect. Not only is it a crowd favorite, but it’s one of Flora’s favorites, too. “We take a lot of pride in our presentation,” she explains. “If that means it takes us a little more time to get the food out, that’s okay—I want customers to experience both the quality and the beauty of our dishes.” And beautiful they are, inside and out. While their fish is undoubtedly excellent, their steaks are of the finest quality, too. The Hangar Steak, poised amidst a bed of fingerling potatoes and drizzled with flavorful chimichurri, holds a

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particular place in the hearts of both patrons of the Waterfront Grille and the Chef himself. “It’s a beautiful cut of meat,” says Chef Hascher. “It’s not very common because not every butcher butchers that way, but it’s the most flavorful, tender cut on the cow. It’s just perfect.” Then there are the entrees that take aesthetic qualities of waterfront dining to new heights, like the Bacon Wrapped Jumbo Shrimp. Resting on a soft, savory bed of mushroom risotto, baconwrapped jumbo shrimp take center stage, frosted with an avocado relish and juxtaposed by a backdrop of watermelon radishes. And what’s a good dinner without a good drink? Sip on specialty cocktails such as the Watermelon Margarita, Strawberry Blond, or a Delta Breeze while you’re having dinner on the Waterfront Grille’s picturesque deck, enjoying the latter drink’s namesake as it tousles your hair. Come imbibe on Saturdays when there’s live

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Grille at Tower Park is a must-visit. For a Delta dining experience that’s different than anything you’ve ever seen, bring your friends, significant other, or whole family out to the water and taste unique creations too beautiful to eat— but too delicious not to. TASTE THE DIFFERENCE: WATERFRONT GRILLE 14900 W. Hwy 12, Lodi (209) 354-8706 TowerParkWaterfrontGrille.com


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ALL IN THE FAMILY WITH R-N-R VINEYARDS AND WINERY  BY NORA HESTON TARTE

Growing up in the wine business had a serious impact on Matthew, 27, and Colton, 24, Machado. Their parents, Russell and Rhonda, are best known for providing local wineries with 16 varietals of grapes grown over 1600 acres throughout the Lodi AVA. The experience of growing up in the industry—riding tractors and picking grapes—set the men on a trajectory to expand the family brand with a wine label to call their own. While the patriarch and matriarch (and the namesakes) of the business never ventured into wine making, their two sons took on the challenge in 2016, starting a R-N-R Vineyard label with vintage releases of Teroldego, Zinfandel and Riesling. Equipped with a life full of memories working as farmers and grape growers and educations in economics from top California schools, the two brothers bring a fresh face to the Lodi wine scene. “We decided we needed to showcase the quality of wine grapes we grow here in Lodi in a tangible way,” Matthew says of the adventure. Summer sippers showed a fast appreciation for the label’s 2017 Riesling, a crisp, acidic wine with the notes of pear, and apple on the nose. Heading into fall, however, vino-lovers should sample the recently released 2016 Teroldego, a sin-

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gle-vineyard varietal that hails from the Clements Hill sub-appellation of the Lodi AVA—no blending required. There’s no tasting room to visit yet, but local Lodi businesses pour several of R-N-R Vineyard’s creations (see sidebar). Despite the Machado brothers’ deep roots in Lodi—the pair is third generation local farmers—they pride themselves on adopting modern farming practices that favor sustainability. Perhaps what sets them apart most, however, is their age. Matthew and Colton think differently than many of the region’s other wine makers. “Our goal with our brand is to not be tied down to common varietals or blends and think outside the box to bring consumers something they weren’t exactly expecting from wines out of Lodi,” Matthew says. “Our youth can hopefully further convey this outlook.”


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All the hard working local growers, who grow premium wine grapes and are often overlooked. Coming from a farming family with over 100 years of tradition and experience, we know it’s a thankless job. Quality wines begin in the vineyard! -Scott

HOW’D YOU GET STARTED?

In 2010, my brother Tom and I, decided to get into commercial wine making at Estate Crush. Since we produce and sell 1600-1800 tons of grapes annually, we thought “why not crush some grapes for a family label”. For guidance, we hired Matt Ridge to be our wine consultant and Jon Wetmore to be our vineyard manager. -Leslie

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theKNIFE: BEHIND CHEF MARTIN HUTTON  BY SUZANNE LEDBETTER

Chef Martin Hutton is everything you would expect from a classically trained transplant from London: A dry sense of humor, a meticulous approach to running the back of the house, and a well-known reputation as a culinary guru. Those who approach him not only notice his stature, but his humble and grateful attitude. He’s pumped to be cooking in Lodi Wine Country. Since taking the helm as Executive Chef at Woodbridge Inn four months ago, Chef Hutton has certainly shaken things up. He has made clever adjustments to the restaurant’s traditional dishes with the addition of quality ingredients and flavors that pack a punch. With new specials like the chicken liver paté or poached halibut with short ribs, Martin’s flavors are bold and inventive. His culinary style can best be described as globally eclectic—taking learned culinary techniques and blending them with local regional products. “One of our upcoming specials is Halibut with a Chile Lime Thai smoked short rib on a bed of ratatouille, all wrapped up in a beurre blanc wine sauce,” Martin exclaims. “I utilize Thai, American, and French flavors to pull the dish into one plate of deliciousness.” With a love for international flavors, it’s no

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surprise that Chef Hutton hails from London. His classical training shines through in his dishes. With degrees in both the culinary arts and hospitality, his expertise sent him travelling the world to places like Phuket, Thailand and eventually, brought him to America. He first got his start at the Holiday Inn Marble Lodge in London, which just happens to be a steakhouse. “My arrival at Woodbridge Inn has really brought my career full circle,” says Martin. If you are familiar with Woodbridge Inn’s menu, Chef Hutton suggests you try his updated version of the tuna stack. “I revamped the tuna stack with three distinctly different layers of flavor,” Martin suggests. “It’s SO good!” And if you aren’t a huge fan of meat, the veggie burger is a monstrous patty of quinoa, corn, and a bushel of other fresh goodness piled high on an everything bagel. He smothers it in fig jam and stacks it with pickleS, onion, lettuce,

and heirloom tomatoes. It’s seriously everything. When Martin explains to me how grateful he is for the trust that owners Andy and Tammy De Lemos have put in him to bring the finest quality ingredients to the restaurant, you can tell this chef is humbled. He looks forward to fostering new partnerships with local farmers to showcase what he calls the growing belt of California.

Meat-loving foodies should check back this winter when Chef Hutton plans to add a meatloaf to the menu. Why head to a steakhouse for a meatloaf? Because this is not your mother’s meatloaf—it will be a true nose to tail creation with beef cheek and all of the beefy goodness! So, be sure to plan your next date night at the Woodbridge Inn! FOR MORE INFORMATION: WOODBRIDGE INN 18878 N. Lower Sacramento Rd., Woodbridge WoodbridgeInnSteakhouse.com


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WEST OAK NOSH NEW-SCHOOL, GERMAN-INSPIRED CUISINE HARKENS BACK TO LODI OF OLD  BY ALEXANDRA KRUEGER Glittering string lights, humble chalk walls, and an open-air concept that encourages community interaction—the design of Lodi’s West Oak Nosh emulates a modern age of restaurant, seen much more often in the Bay Area or Sacramento than our own San Joaquin. But, despite Nosh’s modern décor, inspiration for its cuisine has local, historical significance. In the early 1900s, a small population of Germans from Russia immigrated to America on the promise of free land and fertile soil to farm. While they initially settled in South Dakota, most eventually migrated to the friendlier climate of Lodi, where they successfully established farms, businesses, and of course, cuisine. “Our initial inspiration for opening a German restaurant here was Lodi’s history as a German town,” explains Marcus DeAnda, General Manager and Co-Owner of West Oak Nosh. “Over time, places where you could get this kind of food completely disappeared.” To fill the gap, he and his brother Gabriel, with whom Marcus co-owns the restaurant, decided to bring back traditional German dishes—done just a little differently. Take their Pork Schnitzel Sandwich: West Oak Nosh adds a modern twist to this quintessentially German dish, foregoing the traditional veal for pork, piling it high with

crunchy slaw and pickled onions, and sandwiching it all between a chipotle aioli-slathered pretzel knot bun. Almost everything on the menu is made in-house, from the houseground brisket of their Nosh Burger, to the beer cheese for their soft pretzel. This, along with their unique homage to German cuisine, brings in more loyal customers every day. “My favorite part about working here is seeing the new people come in, especially when there’s some hesitation,” laughs Marcus. “Then, once they experience our food, they give it all their praises. It’s awesome.” But, it would be a cardinal sin to offer German food without craft beer—so you can bet West 144

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Oak Nosh is fully stocked. “We offer over 40 beers, everything from local brews to beer from Weihenstephaner, Germany’s oldest brewery,” says Marcus. The restaurant also boasts a full bar where they serve craft cocktails. While the family-friendly atmosphere draws in many, it’s the delectable bites that create a real community at West Oak Nosh. “It’s a different cuisine that Lodi was missing,” says Marcus. “There’s a lot of care, thought, and time that’s put into each dish, making each one special.” EXPERIENCE THE NOSH: WEST OAK NOSH 10 W. Oak St., Lodi (209) 224-8157


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ORIGINAL RECIPES BY THE FINE FOODIE PHILANTHROPIST  BY SUZANNE LEDBETTER There is no doubt that fall is upon us. The sights and sounds of the season are screaming to slow down and savor the bounty of fall and all it has to offer. I love fall. I love the way the leaves turn colors of burnt orange and flaming crimson as they fall from the trees. I love the aroma of pumpkin spice as it permeates the air. I love the sound of football on the television, the sight of farmers harvesting wine grapes and the gathering of friends and family to celebrate the season. But for me, almost every season brings back memories of family gathered in the kitchen and the aromas that filled our home. Every fall brought with it the roasting of squash in all its glory. My mother would roast acorn squash with butter and cinnamon as a savory and 146

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sweet addition to our roast chicken dinner. It was a sharp contrast to the summertime tomato salads enjoyed just over a month ago, but one that I always welcomed. Through the years, our family recipes evolved and improved, but the memories of the simple, roasted squash stick with me to this day. Squash is a healthy alternative to the starch-heavy holiday, as it’s packed with potassium, antioxidants, and is low in calories. It’s also a great source of magnesium, vitamin A and C, and is high in fiber. I can’t think of a single reason NOT to jump on the squash bandwagon! At home, I often enjoy squash stuffed, roasted or made into a tasty soup. It’s also an easy substitute for pasta or potatoes! I can’t even begin to decide which squash is my favorite—butternut, acorn or spaghetti? Maybe one of these recipes will help you decide!


SQUASH & PROSCIUTTO BASIL BITES INGREDIENTS 1 Medium Butternut Squash, sliced into ¾ inch rings 2 6 oz. Packages of Prosciutto ½ C. Basil for Garnish ¼ C. Olive Oil 2 TBSP. Calivirgin Balsamic Vinegar DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Wash basil leaves and prepare to chiffonade. Stack a bunch of basil, roll them into a cigar and then use a sharp knife to slice the basil into thin ribbons. Slice the butternut squash into ¾ inch rings and then slice in half to create half-circles. Brush the squash with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Then, wrap each piece of squash with a half slice of prosciutto. Arrange on a platter and garnish with basil and balsamic vinegar.

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FALL HARVEST SALAD INGREDIENTS 1 - 10 oz. Bag of Baby Spinach and Arugula 1 Butternut Squash, Sliced into ¾ inch circles ¼ C. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 1 Package Dried Cherries 1 - 4 oz. Goat Cheese, Crumbled 2 TBSP. Maple Syrup 4 TBSP. Red Wine Vinegar 2 TSP. Dijon Mustard 1/3 C. Olive Oil, plus more for brushing squash Salt/Pepper to Taste DIRECTIONS To make the dressing, add the red wine vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper to a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously. Add olive oil and shake again. Can be made ahead of time. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut butternut squash into ¾ inch slices and brush with olive oil. Bake for 30 minutes on a foil-lined sheet. Meanwhile, add spinach and arugula mixture to a large serving platter. Remove the squash from the oven and let cool. Layer the squash, pumpkin seeds, dried cherries, and goat cheese. Drizzle with the maple syrup vinaigrette and enjoy!

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We use ingredients of only the highest quality when preparing our meals. We cook using 100 percent cholesterol-free cooking oils, for a delicious and healthy meal. If you would like to order something not listed in the menu, we will do our best to accommodate you in any way we can. Gift Certificates available. Mon-Fri: 11am-2:30pm & 5-10pm Sat-Sun: 12pm-10pm

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BREAKING BREAD There’s truly nothing better than the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through the kitchen. What’s that? You don’t know how to bake your own bread? Never fear, fellow carb-queens and kings, Cheese Central in Lodi offers classes on bread baking every month. Check the Cheese Central website calendar to see which Saturday morning classes you can sign up for! Get your hands doughy as you knead, fold, and flour with fellow beginner-bakers in the heart of downtown Lodi. Learn all the best techniques for quick breads, scones, traditional yeast sandwich 148

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Nestled on the Brickwalk in Lincoln Center Midgley’s Public House specializes in steaks and seafood, with an extensive appetizer menu and unique desserts. Our bar menu consist of several unique cocktails, fine wines and spirits. We have several dining options including our extensive patio, dining room with floor to ceiling open windows, and a large bar area. We offer several dining options for large parties and do catering of all sizes. MIDGLEY’S PUBLIC HOUSE 296 Lincoln Center Stockton, (209) 474-7700 midgleyspublichouse.com

Owners Harry and Susan Yu have been a major part of the local economy since 2007 when Mikasa opened its location in Lathrop. Cooking with local produce and only using the freshest fish right from the Bay has always been key to their success. Fortunately the Yu’s chose Tracy for their newest location stocking the full bar with the most extensive liquor, sake, wine and beer selection around. Plus, with happy hour 7 days a week you’ll be sure to get your fill! Mikasa also offers off site catering and a separate banquet room for all your rehearsal dinners, large parties or business needs. Try the special SJM Roll (pictured). MIKASA JAPANESE BISTRO 2610 S. Tracy Blvd. Ste. 110 Tracy, (209) 830-8288 15138 S Harlan Rd., Lathrop, (209) 858-1818


Ernie’s Food and Spirits offers a unique dining experience in the Central Valley featuring excep­tional cuisine, the highest service stan­ dards and a notably impressive collection of fine spirits and wine. Unassuming from the outside, Ernie’s doors open to a sleek, contemporary environment and the menu tantalizes the palate with mod­ern versions of traditional and seasonal plates. Ernie’s is proud to be your premier destination for all of your special occasions and intimate private events. ERNIE’S FOOD & SPIRITS 1351 N. Main St. Manteca, (209) 239-3351 erniesfoodandspirits.com

Dhaba Indian Cuisine (209) 835-9090 On-Site Catering and Party Trays Open 7 Days a Week

De Vega Bros. is family own Italian Restaurant and focus on very traditional Italian food and using the freshest ingredients. Our outdoor patio is a great place to take advantage for outdoor gathering and dining. Happy hour, full service bar. We offer banquet and catering for large or small events. Open 7 days a week, Lunch and dinner.

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Sunday-Thursday: 11am-9pm Friday-Saturday: 11am-10:pm DEVEGA BROTHERS 5757 Pacific Ave., Stockton (We are located inside Stonecreek shopping center)

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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. The 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 or two. We also invite you to come visit the newly renovated bar and lounge for one of our delicious specialty cocktails and bar bites. Please be sure to ask about our banquet and catering services for your special event or holiday party. Full bar and banquet room available. Open for lunch, dinner, and scrumptious Sunday brunch. Happy hour daily with $1.00 off all beer & well drinks and $5.00 bar bites 4pm 6:30pm

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Celebrating their 8th year in the Historic Tracy Inn, the chefs at Tracy Thai Restaurant have produced countless satisfied customers, with their wonderfully inventive dishes. The chef makes classics dishes like ‘Pad Thai’ and ‘Tom Kar Gai’ that leave the diner feeling that they have been transported to a street in Thailand. Many of the dishes such as Eggplant prawns, or Garlic Pork reflect a homestyle feel. The Menu is a delight and there are always Lunch and Dinner Specials. The wood panels and decors at Tracy Thai will bring you to a classic home style in Thailand. With a warm, cozy ambiance and delicious food, you would enjoy your meal at Tracy Thai. TRACY THAI 1035 Central Ave., Tracy, (209) 833-9703

With its seasonally based menu and gourmet preparation, the Towne House Restaurant at Wine & Roses boasts a charming venue with exceptional service. Offering a farm-to-table experience with ingredients sourced from local farms as well as their own garden, the Towne House Restaurant captures the subtle elements of fun and excitement while also providing unparalleled food. The Lounge features live music and an extensive wine list showcasing the best Lodi has to offer. Dine in the intimate setting of the dining room or outdoors on the veranda where guests are spoiled with beautiful views of the gardens.

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TOWNE CORNER  BY SUZANNE LEDBETTER I don’t know about you, but I like my avocado on toast. I really like it when said toast is smothered in a combination of creamy cheeses including the incredible Humboldt Fog. The icing on top is sliced heirloom cherry tomatoes, sunflower shoots, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Believe me when I tell you, this is the BEST way to start your day! You can find this toast at the Towne Corner Café & Market, Wine & Roses' newly opened fast-casual spot for foodies. Take one step into the market and be instantly transported to a café in the East Bay or Napa

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Welcome to BellaVista. We are excited to share with you an authentic Italian experience. Choose savory dishes made with passion and dedication to traditional Italian cooking. Simple and elegant fare served in the heart of downtown Stockton. BellaVista prides itself on using the freshest ingredients available to create homemade sauces and dishes that will delight the palate. Enjoy Aperitivo (Italian Cocktail Hour) while watching the sunset from our terrace, the only rooftop bar overlooking Stockton’s historic waterfront. BELLAVISTA 110 N. El Dorado St. Stockton, (209) 949-2104

THREE CHEERS for BEER!  BY ALEXANDRA KRUEGER

With the Lodi Beer scene in full bloom, what better place to celebrate the German tradition of Oktoberfest than right here in downtown Lodi! For the 13th Annual Lodi Oktoberfest, wet your whistle with a variety of German and American beers while you sample authentic German dishes including chicken schnitzel, bratwurst, pickled red cabbage, sauerkraut, cheese buttons, and hot German potato salad. Aside from the delicious German cuisine and beer, you’ll also be privy to a live performance by The Gruber Family Band, who will do their best to get you up and polka dancing while you try

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not to spill your pint! Playing a rowdy mix of traditional German folk music and pop tunes, The Grubers will also be holding contests, including one to see who can hold two steins of beer at arm’s length the longest, and even a yodeling contest! Discover your inner German and join in on the fun on October 27, from 4:30 PM to 10 PM, at the American Legion Building in Lodi. Purchase your tickets soon before they’re sold out!

PROST!: AMERICAN LEGION 320 N. Washington St., Lodi (209) 333-1515 LodiOktoberfest.com

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Hailed as one of the most authentic powerhouses of Japanese cuisine in the San Joaquin valley, Komachi offers a diverse array of exquisite dishes, ranging from the freshest sashimi to mouth-watering sushi rolls. “Come as a customer, leave as our family.” Hours: Mon - Thur 11AM to 9PM, Fri Sat 11AM to 9:30PM, Sun closed KOMACHI SUSHI 307 S. Lower Sacramento Rd. Ste. D Lodi, (209) 334-3131 SushiKomachi.com

A favorite among guests who enjoy the comforts of fine food, Rosewood Bar and Grill, located in the heart of downtown Lodi, offers an upbeat and sophisticated setting with its rich wood and black & white marble floor. Rosewood offers Classic American cuisine with a full bar and an extensive outdoor dining patio, features seasonal menus sourced locally and regionally, and boasts a diverse wine list. Voted Best Fine Dining in Lodi 5 Years in a row. Open for lunch: Fridays 11am-2pm Dinner: Mon-Thur 5pm-9pm, Fri 5pm-10pm All Day Dining: Sat 11am-10pm Sun-11am to 9pm Bar open daily at 4pm

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It’s that time of year again! Come be a part of one of San Joaquin’s most cherished Halloween-season traditions and get lost in Dell’Osso’s giant Corn Maze. Experience all the twists and turns with family and friends as you make your way through the giant ghost, ghoul, and jack-o-lantern designs, forming pathways aplenty! Other activities at Dell’Osso include a Haunted Castle, Hay Ride, Kiddie Land, Walk the Plank, Pumpkin Blasters, and so much more! Dell’Osso Family Farm, 501 Manthey Rd., Lathrop, (209) 969-6048, PumkinMaze.com

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Take a look through a hyper-focused lens at the Baby-Boomer generation, as seen through the eyes of photographer Timothy GreenfieldSanders and told through the tales of several of the generation’s most influential people. Of the 19 portraits, the diverse exhibition of influencers includes actor Samuel L. Jackson, author Amy Tan, journalist Maria Shriver, and New Age guru Deepak Chopra. Interviews, top news events, and pop culture highlights of the generation are also a part of the exhibition, illuminating the struggles and achievements of this iconic generation. The Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton, (209) 9406300, HagginMuseum.org www.sanjoaquinmagazine.com

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Go big or go home with this year’s Big Red night at LangeTwins Winery and Vineyards! Enjoy a casual Western BBQ dinner with all the "fixins", paired with only the best red wines from LangeTwins’ vineyards! Dress for the outdoors in your Western best, grab your lady or fella by the arm, and get ready for music and dancing later in the evening! A 21 and over event, be sure to grab your tickets before they’re gone! LangeTwins Winery and Vineyards, 1525 E. Jahant Rd., Acampo, (209) 3349780, LangeTwins.com

Feast on a four-course meal among Lodi’s sprawling vineyards at dusk with family, friends, and fine wine pairings. Catered by Jackson Catering, savor brie peach wedges, marinated grilled prawns, and wild mushroom bruschetta as appetizers. Enjoy a fresh summer harvest salad as the first course, a main course of braised beef short rib, and of course, dessert. Put on by McConnel Estates Winery, the Winemaker’s Dinner will begin at 6 PM and end at 10 PM. McConnell Estates Winery, 10686 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, (916) 685-5368, McConnellEstates. com

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PORT CITY ROLLER GIRLS DERBY BOUT: CLOSING OF 2018 SEASON

OCT. 6

Take a step back to the peak of R&B and enjoy the smooth, funky beats of En Vogue, the Oakland-native group who took the Billboard Charts by storm with their 1990s hit “Born to Sing”, and the prime influence for 90’s R&B Girl groups including Destiny’s Child and TLC. For their 2018 tour, these divas are delivering their most soulful hits alongside their fresh new material, so if it’s a 90’s revival you’re looking for, then don’t miss this chance to see this trio perform live! Will call opens at 5 PM, doors open at 6 PM, and the show begins at 7 PM. Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, 12222 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson, (800) 822-9466, JacksonCasino.com

LINCOLN CENTER FALL SIDEWALK SALE

OCT. 6

Browse through some of the best deals you’ll find all year long at the Lincoln Center Semi-Annual Sidewalk Sale! Bargain hunters will be thrilled by finds from elegant boutiques, sportswear shops, and other businesses that make up Stockton’s favorite shopping center! Bring the whole family out to enjoy this exciting event. The bargains begin at 9 AM. Lincoln Center, 374 Lincoln Center Stockton, (209) 477-4868, LincolnCenterShops.com

OCT. 6

STOCKTON

ARTS WEEK OCT. 12-21

Celebrate the city that’s “Stocked Full of Arts” at this 10-day event that highlights Stockton’s vibrant and diverse arts scene. Through citywide art walks, exhibitions, paint nights, performances, workshops, and more, you can learn about the wealth of creative talent that Stockton has to offer. This is a collaborative effort, so anyone who would like to produce their own event will need to fill out a form online. Participate and connect with local artists and venues! Various locations, Stockton, (209) 9381555, VisitStockton.org

Come be a part of the final Roller Derby Bout with the Port City Roller Girls, Stockton’s rough and tumble roller derby team that’s skating through their 11th season. Grab a couple of friends, head down to the Indoor Sports Complex, and support our girls in green and black as they paint the opposition black and blue! Stockton Indoor Sports Complex, 3251 Ad Art Rd., Stockton, (888) 9933729, PortCityRollerGirls.net

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT: BEETLEJUICE

OCT. 6

Don’t say his name! But be sure to join Jessie’s Grove winery in enjoying this classic Halloween film in which a couple of ghosts try to spook an obnoxious family out of their old home via the services of, you guessed it, Beetlejuice! Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and partake in snacks, beverages, and wine that will be sold at the event. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for general admission and $4 for children. Jessie’s Grove Winery, 1973 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, (209) 368-0880, JessiesGroveWinery.com

LODI CYCLE BOWL

STOCKTON HEAT HOCKEY

Hear the engines roar to life and experience the thrill of the race as motorcyclists speed and skid around Lodi’s historic Cycle Bowl, competing for fun and for glory. Having been a cornerstone of Lodi for over sixty years, Lodi Motorcycle Club invites you to be a part of history in the making and get in on the two-wheeled action, so be sure to get your fill of thrill before season’s-end! Lodi Cycle Bowl, 5801 E. Morse Rd., Lodi, (209) 368-7182, LodiCycleBowl.com

Grab a beer and a seat glass-side, it’s time to hit the ice with the Stockton Heat! This hockey season is bound to burn away those winter blues as you get fired up with the crowd at the Stockton Arena! Whether you’re there for the sport, the team, or a night out with friends, be sure to head out for the Stockton Heat’s opening night, foam finger in hand. Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com

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OCT. 6

MANTECA KIWANIS PUMPKIN FAIR

OCT. 6, 7

Join the Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis in celebrating Fall’s favorite squash! From Thanksgiving table decorations to Halloween jack-o-lanterns, to local flavored lattes, the pumpkin rules the autumn months, so come celebrate the harvest by playing in the Haunted House, enjoying the live music, indulging in the beer and wine garden, and perusing over 150 booths! With a Kid Zone for the little ones, this is one fair the whole family will enjoy! Downtown Manteca, Yosemite Ave., Manteca, (800) 592-7419, MantecaPumpkinFair.org

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LODI STREET FAIRE

OCT. 7

Bring family and friends out for a full day of shopping and fun! With more than 500 vendors throughout this 14-square block area of Lodi, you can peruse and purchase to your heart’s desire. Everything from antiques to arts and crafts will be for sale at this biannual Lodi event. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from all the shopping, stop by one of the 25 food vendors for lunch! This event goes from 8AM – 4 PM. Downtown Lodi, (209) 367-7840


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MOVIES AT THE POINT: “COCO”

OCT. 12

What better way to enjoy a Fall evening on the brink of the meaningful Latino tradition, Day of the Dead, than to gather the family for the free showing of the animated film, Coco. Grab a couple of blankets, chairs, and snacks to enjoy as you join young Migel on his journey to stunning and colorful Land of the Dead, where he discovers his ancestors and uncovers his true family history. This heartwarming and entertaining film is sure to delight the entire family! Gates open at 6:30 PM, the film begins at dusk. Weber Point Event Center, 221 N. Center St., Stockton, (209) 937-8206

PACIFIC HOMECOMING

OCT. 12, 13, 14

United We Roar! Whether you’re a student or alumnus, parent or faculty member, staff member or community supporter, you’re welcome to join in on the University of the Pacific Homecoming festivities. On Friday and Saturday, there will be plenty of fun events to ramp up your Tiger spirit, including craft beer tasting, a pep rally, and a Homecoming lunch. A few lucky classes will also be gathering for reunions! Come together to celebrate the people and traditions of Pacific! University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 946-2285

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OCT. 19, 20, 26, 27 Witness the “spooktacular” transformation of the Micke Grove Zoo at their annual HalloWild celebration! Bring the kids out for a fun filled evening of trick-ortreating for prizes and candy, plus the opportunity to try games and crafts. The zoo will be decorated with lights, goblins, and ghosts, so get ready for a wicked Halloween outing! Admission is $5 for adults, and $1 for children ten and under. Regional park entrance fees will apply. Micke Grove Zoo, 11793 N. Micke Grove Rd., Lodi, (209) 331-2010 SjParks.com

Come witness the adventure of actress Fay Wray and director Carl Denham as they traverse the Indian Ocean, are taken hostage by island natives, and encounter the giant Ape Kong who rules over the island. The film begins at 2 PM, but head over at 1 PM for an hour of art, wine, snacks and music! Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400

STOCKMARKET

OCT. 13

Support local craft and commerce at this monthly market where small, local businesses and artists gather together to provide goods, services, and artwork to the community. With vendors offering delicious food, live music from local bands, fun games like giant jenga, and local products varying from jewelry to henna to upcycled furniture, this familyfriendly event is one that every Stockton family should attend this summer. Martin Luther King Plaza, 2 E. Oak St., Stockton, StockmarketCA.com

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

OCT. 13

Take the first step towards a world without Alzheimer’s when you sign up for this inspiring event. As the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, your participation can help make a difference. There will be a 1-mile route, and a 3-mile route, but donations will be accepted even if you don’t want to walk. Registration starts at 8 AM, with a ceremony at 9 AM, followed by the walk at 9:30 AM. Weber Point, 211 N. Center St., Stockton, (209) 606-2441, Act.alz.org

CLASSIC MOVIE: KING KONG

OCT. 14

You’ve heard the pop culture references, seen the remake—and the remake after that. This month come see the original film that inspired it all! As part of their classic movie series, friends of the Fox present the classic film “King Kong”.

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PETE PAULSEN’S 29TH ANNUAL HOT ROD PARTY

OCT. 14

Rev up your engines! It’s time for Pete Paulsen’s annual Hot Rod Party. Held at Paulsen Ranch in French Camp, this show will feature over 500 street rods, vintage police cars, classic cars, motorcycles, and so much more! There will also be food, vendors, a raffle, and a live auction. General admission is $6, but children under age 10 get in free. Want to enter your car? Early entry is $30, but day of is $40. Paulsen Ranch, 1504 W. Bowman Rd., French Camp, (209) 983-0271, PetePaulsen.com


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SHOWBIZ THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

OCT. 18 – NOV. 3

It’s not Halloween without the Rocky Horror Picture Show! Come delight in this performance of the classic musical science-fiction horror-comedy film that initially debuted in 1975. With everything from wild, iconic costumes to alien transvestites, there’s a reason this show has developed the cult-following it boasts today. Be sure to grab your tickets before they’re sold out! Performance dates and times can be found on their website. Showbiz Theatre Company, 1744 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 938-0477, ShowbizTheatre.org

COMEDIAN MICHAEL JR.

OCT. 19

Michael Jr. was just a kid when he made an auspicious comedy debut – by accepting a dare to take the stage after the projector broke at the movie theater he was in. Since then, he’s been seen on shows such as NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, among others. Now he’s heading to Stockton! See the comedian on his “More Than Funny” tour at First Baptist Stockton Church, and get ready to laugh! First Baptist Stockton, 3535 N. El Dorado St., Stockton, (209) 466-4368, FBCStockton.Church

DRACULA PRESENTED BY CENTRAL WEST BALLET

OCT. 19, 20

Based on the famous Gothic novel, this Halloween ballet experience brings to life the timeless vampire story with striking visuals, breathtaking dances, and a stunning original score. Performed by the resident company of the Gallo Center for the Arts, this will be an exceptional evening of magnificent storytelling and talent – with just the right amount of haunting atmosphere. Purchase your tickets now, as this two-night event will be bound to sell out soon! Foster Family Theatre at the Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto, (209) 338-2100, GalloArts.org

MONSTER MASH HALLOWEEN BASH AT PIXIE WOODS

OCT. 20

Put on your costumes and get ready to celebrate Halloween, Pixie Woods style! This festive day will also serve as the closing bash of Pixie Woods for the year, so it’s your last chance to spend the day getting lost in the magical lands of this beloved Stockton park. Children under

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PUNKIN’ CHUNKIN’! NOV. 3 You’d be out of your gourd to miss this event! Gather up all your Halloween pumpkins and bring them to the museum for a thrilling send off. Visitors can load their decorated and carved pumpkins into the museum’s trebuchets and catapult them down Sacramento Street for just $1 per launch. If you don’t have any pumpkins, no worries – you can purchase some for $2 apiece! All visitors must also pay general admission into the museum. WOW Science Museum, 2 N. Sacramento St., Lodi, (209) 368-0969, WowScienceMuseum.org

the age of 2 receive free admission, while everyone ages 2 and up can get in for just $4. The party goes from 11 AM – 4 PM. Pixie Woods, 3121 Monte Diablo Ave., Stockton, (209) 937-8206, PixieWoods.org

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN

OCT. 20

The Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical, A Night with Janis Joplin, is coming to the Bob Hope Theater! This show is a musical journey that celebrates legendary rock and roll singer Janis Joplin, and her encounters with her musical influences, including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith. Audiences will get to hear Joplin’s unforgettable songs, including “Piece of My Heart”, “Cry Baby”, and “Me and Bobby McGee”, among others. Doors open at 6 PM. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton, (209) 3731400, StocktonLive.com

34TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF INTERNATIONAL CUISINE

OCT. 20

It’s time to taste the world at the annual fundraising dinner for the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless! From 6:30 - 9 PM, allow your taste buds to be swept away by the variety of international dishes available, all from the comfort of Church of the Presentation’s Community Hall. There will be a raffle, a silent auction, and live auction prizes. This promises to be a fun night for everyone, and all for a wonderful cause! Presentation Church, 6715 Leesburg Pl., Stockton, (209) 465-3612, StocktonShelter.org

WORLD FAMOUS POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATRE

OCT. 23

Family fun abounds at this furry frenzy! Voted “Best Family Show” in Vegas, this European-style circus extravaganza includes physical comedy, juggling, and even acrobats! More than 30 pets are featured in this outstanding show, and all have been rescued from animal shelters, and are trained using positive reinforcement techniques. Gregory Popovich and his animal costars have appeared on several late-night shows, but don’t miss your chance to see this extraordinary show live! Hutchins Street Square Theater, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi, (209) 333-6782, HutchinsStreetSquare.com


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THE BRUBECK FESTIVAL

OCT. 24-27

Explore the legacy of jazz icon and renowned University of the Pacific alumnus Dave Brubeck with the annual Brubeck Festival. This year’s headliners are French singer Cyrille Aimée, who will be performing at Faye Spanos Concert Hall, and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, performing at the Don and Karen DeRosa University Center. Make sure to also check out performances by several regional jazz musicians at Take 5 Jazz at The Brew throughout the week! Various Locations, Stockton, (209) 946-3196, BrubeckInstitute.org

FULL MOON RIDERS

OCT. 24

Take a turn down the streets of Downtown Stockton with the Full Moon Riders and pedal along Stockton’s historic waterfront with other active members of your community. After the ride, check out a restaurant downtown for some quality grub to wrap up the night. Safety first, so don’t forget to light up your bike! Registration starts at 5:15 PM. Janet Leigh Plaza, 222 N. El Dorado St., Stockton, (209) 464-5246

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OCT. 27

Prost! Raise a frosty mug of beer in honor of Lodi Tokay Rotary’s annual Oktoberfest. The Gruber Family Band will be performing live, playing traditional German folk music and pop songs as you fill your plates with bratwurst, chicken schnitzel, sauerkraut, and other hearty German fare! There will also be games, and for the most raucous at heart, maybe even some yodeling. Tickets can be purchased online or in person, but children under age 5 are free. Lodi American Legion, 320 N. Washington St., Lodi, (209) 333-1515

A Christmas tradition for many, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker delivers their thrilling take on a timeless tale. Marvel at up to 40 Russian dancers, falling snow effects, costumes that were handmade in Russia, and more! Bursting with color and breathtaking performances, this show will be fun for the whole family, and an experience you won’t want to miss. Get your tickets now and kick off the holiday season with a night you won’t soon forget! Bob Hope Theater 242 E. Main St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com

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FULL MOON PADDLE

OCT. 25, 26

Where better to watch the moon rise than on the scenic Mokelumne River? Enjoy a guided two-hour paddle to see the moon rising, with the return trip under the light of the full moon. This scenic journey begins at 7:30PM, but please arrive by 6:45PM to ensure a timely launch from the boat house at Lodi Lake. Flashlights are discouraged for safety reasons, but glow sticks are welcome! Lodi Lake Boat House, 1101 Turner Rd., Lodi, (209) 2248367, HeadwatersKayak.com

ZOMBIE WALK

OCT. 27

OCT. 27, 28

Do you have a need for speed? Then get yourself down to the New 99 Speedway and settle in for a wild ride! These high adrenaline events, starting with King of the Wing on Saturday and ending with the Crowning of the Championship on Sunday, will feature BCRA Midgets and BCRA Vintage Midgets. For both days, Pit Gates will open at 1 PM, but the main gates will open at 5 PM for a 6 PM start time. New Stockton 99 Speedway, 4105 N. Wilson Way, (209) 482-6969, Stockton99.com

YAPPY HALLOWEEN

It’ll be a gruesomely good time at the 2018 Zombie Walk! People of all ages can enjoy these festivities, which will offer lots of fun Halloween activities for the whole family. This event will go from 5 PM – 10 PM, so you and the entire friendly zombie horde will have plenty of time to celebrate downtown Lodi in a truly unique way! Pick out your finest undead gear and start practicing your zombie shuffle now! WOW Science Museum, 2 N. Sacramento St., Lodi, (209) 368-0969, WowScienceMuseum.org

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OCT. 28

Why should kids be the only ones who get to dress up in costumes? Put your pups in their Halloween best and head over to LangeTwins Press Room for one amazing afternoon! Join the parade of dressed up dogs and then cast your vote for best costume, as well as other categories. All 21+ over guests will receive a complimentary glass of wine, and their pups will get a treat, too! LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards, 1525 E. Jahant Rd., Acampo, (209) 3349780, LangeTwins.com


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San_Joaquin Magazine October 2018  

In this edition: K-9 Connection, 50 Ways to Women’s Wellness, Bachelor-Inspired Getaway, Staffing the Best in Stockton. This issue also inc...

San_Joaquin Magazine October 2018  

In this edition: K-9 Connection, 50 Ways to Women’s Wellness, Bachelor-Inspired Getaway, Staffing the Best in Stockton. This issue also inc...