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FEATURES 27 MODERN MIDWIFE Kaiser's Chief of Midwifery explains the role of the midwife in modern medicine. by Jessica Clare, photos by Kristoffer Heacox

54 40 WAYS TO A BETTER & BRAND NEW YOU

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Resolutions It’s that time, when we make our New Year’s resolutions and strive to become better versions of ourselves. No matter what our goals are—quitting smoking, eating better, de-stressing our lives—the heart of the idea is always self-improvement. Be stronger. Be healthier. Be happier. With so many resolutions revolving around self-care, it’s no accident that January is our annual health, mind, and body issue. This year’s wellness feature, 40 Ways to a Brand New and Better You, has a slew of suggestions to help you start (and stick with) your newest resolutions. If you don’t know where to begin in this year’s

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quest for healthier habits, don’t worry—we have forty ideas to inspire. In fact, the entire issue is filled with glimpses of the ways people keep themselves healthy in San Joaquin. Our 209 Opener is Naomi Newhouse, the head of Kaiser’s midwifery program. She was happy to chat with us about what it means to be a midwife, and how she keeps her patients and herself calm in a stressful world. We’ve also taken a look at St. Joseph Medical Center’s CareVan, their mobile clinic that treats the ill and uninsured in Stockton, and the Valley Mountain Regional Center. This non-profit organization helps children and adults with developmental delays gain the skills and services they need to live independently. Even our boutique spotlight is all about wellness—Raychel Hug-Lusk, owner of Sea Salt Cottage and a nurse at Lodi Memorial Hospital, explains the philosophy behind her all natural and therapeutically-minded shop. Of course, good food is key to happiness, so we’ve picked the Townhouse at Wine and Roses as our first food opener of 2013. Their gourmet menu and carefully chosen fresh, local ingredients prove to be good for both the body and the soul. We’ve also rounded up a couple great sweet potato recipes for you to try at home, and hope to finally lay to rest any questions about the differences between yams and sweet potatoes. (Spoiler: You’ve probably never eaten an actual yam.) Take a minute to think about what you really want to get out of this year, and if what you want has anything to do with seeing the best San Joaquin has to offer, we’re here to help. Let’s start 2013 off right. Happy New Year from San Joaquin Magazine,

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Modern Midwife Naomi Newhouse BY JESSICA CLARE

Naomi Newhouse, Chief of Midwifery for Central Valley Kaiser, sees women during what is probably the most physically and emotionally stressful point in their lives—childbirth. As a midwife, Newhouse follows each woman’s progress from their first prenatal appointment through their post-delivery release from the hospital.

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“Midwifery comes from a preventative framework. It’s more of a healing framework or nursing framework where we’re looking to identify issues in a woman’s life that may cause psychological or physical stress,” Newhouse explains. This proactive philosophy means an emphasis on identifying stressors and teaching expecting mothers to take care of themselves—strategies that we can all use to bring more peace into our daily lives, whether or not we have a bun in the oven.

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“Modern life is very stressful,” says Newhouse. “We’re constantly bombarded with many challenges on time, energy, and focus.” These stressors have double the impact on pregnant women, who have to handle changes in their relationships and within their bodies on top of the regular pressures from work, school, family, and finances. According to Newhouse, step one in improving her patients’ health is identifying the sources of stress. “Midwifes are more likely to ask you a question like, ‘what’s going on in your life that’s giving you headaches?” she says. She encourages patients to break down a typical day and look at the things in their lives that may be causing problems, and tackle these stressors head on. Midwifery is an old discipline, hailing back to the pre-industrial days when the town midwife was the go-to for illness, advice, and pregnancy. “[Midwifes] were the old wise ones, the community medical provider that knew everyone in town, understood what was

going on in their lives that might make them ill,” Newhouse explains. That total health philosophy is still the backbone of modern midwifery, and has come to influence the way all of Kaiser’s doctors and staff interact with their patients. “The most exciting thing is to see the midwifery model spread to doctors and see doctors take the same approach,” says Newhouse. She and her fellow midwifes encourage their patients to contact them with questions and are ready to listen to their fears and concerns. This accessibility has proven hugely successful with the women they work with, and now all Kaiser patients can access their information or contact their doctors via kp.org. “When [Kaiser] came up with the ‘Thrive’ campaign, we thought, ‘We wrote that.’ Midwifes did that first.” Still, connectivity only goes so far. Women must be willing to take care of themselves before they can really take advantage of all that Newhouse and her team have to offer. “The key piece I find as I counsel any woman who’s being pulled from all ends is to know your own spirit

“Know what charges you, drains you, brings you joy, and takes your joy away.”

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or heart very well,” Newhouse advises. “Know what charges you, drains you, brings you joy, and takes your joy away.” She encourages her patients really take the time to learn how every day things make them feel, from work to family interactions to social situations, so they know how to make the changes in their lives that will keep them and their babies healthy. “If it’s hard for you to get up in the morning and go to work, I promise you, it will make you ill,” Newhouse says. Recharging your batteries is important— for Newhouse, this means calming activities in her daily routine, like morning tea and yoga, and avoiding physical stressors like caffeine and alcohol. Of course, women need to pick out the stressors from their own lives if they’re really going to keep themselves healthy and happy. “We need to asses if a woman is ready to make leaps… Then we give her the tools she need,” says Newhouse.

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Want to hone your photography skills? Maybe you’d like to learn how artists turn globs of paint into a masterpiece. Or are you a Shakespeare fan, and yearn to bellow Mercutio’s most famous lines onstage? Good news—the Grand Theater is ready to make your artistic aspirations a reality. Or at least, help you improve your skills. January 14 marks the start of their winter Arts Education session, so check out their current catalogue and see which of their classes best suit your dreams of fame and fortune. With offerings for students aged three months and up, instructors are ready to work with just about any ability level, so get ready to step a little out of your comfort zone and trust the Grand’s talented instructors to teach you some new tricks.

Worldly Cinema in San Joaquin BY AMANDA RIFE

Some of the greatest films you’ve never heard of are coming to the heart of San Joaquin this January at the Sixth Annual San Joaquin International Film Festival. From January 4-8 the Janet Leigh Theatre at the University of the Pacific will screen recent international and independent American films that all focus on the idea of “Life on the Edge: Humans on the margin of society.” A champion for art house cinema, the San Joaquin International Film Festival offers more than the opportunity to see small titles on the big screen. As an institution that is dedicated to promoting world culture in our community, founder and director Sophoan Sorn passionately believes in the importance of enriching our local community with awareness of the world we live in. Sorn applies his belief that “the more we know, the more well-rounded we are” by bringing us some of the most culturally important films of the past year. Of the twelve incredible films playing this year, three are eligible for the 2013 Foreign Language Oscar consideration and multiple have won the highest European Film awards at both Berlin Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. A full list of the films to be shown are available at sjiff.org, and questions can be directed to info@sjiff.org. Tickets vary from $10$13, with student, senior, and group discounts applicable. FOR MORE INFORMATION: FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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   “Community”, “health”, “wellness”, and “unique” are just a few words that describe Lodi, California’s Sea Salt Cottage. If you ever wanted to find a place where you could purchase oneof-a-kind gifts and wellness products in one visit, look no further because this shop is calling you.    Raychel D. Hug-Lusk, owner and founder of Sea Salt Cottage, opened the shop on May 1, 2010. Hug-Lusk decided to open Sea Salt Cottage’s doors in Lodi because she had been a long-time resident of the community after moving there at age 13. “Lodi is all about community and this is where my home is,” says Hug-Lusk. “Where else would you want your business besides where your friends and family are?”    Hug-Lusk, who is also a full-time registered nurse at Lodi Memorial Hospital, has used her career background to influence the types of products she carries in her shop. “I love being a nurse and helping people,” says Hug-Lusk. “If you don’t have the mentality to help people, you shouldn’t be a nurse.”    Sea Salt Cottage carries many wellness products such as therapeutic grade oils that promote balance and relaxation. All of the products carried in Sea Salt Cottage are made in the United States and are one hundred percent organic. “I just had the desire to offer something unique and different,” says Hug-Lusk.    Many California artists from San Francisco to Taylorsville have their work

carried in Sea Salt Cottage. Whether it’s handmade goods, scarves, or jewelry, Sea Salt Cottage has something for every one of its customers that walk through the doors. “The most common comment we get is that we are very unique and carry a little bit of everything,” says Hug-Lusk. One of the primary focuses for the shop is sea salt itself. Sea salt from different regions of the world, such as Portugal and Santa Barbara, are featured. The sea salts offered can cater to almost every type of use including cooking, bathing, and eating. Customers also have the opportunity to create their own custom sea salt mixtures in store. Hug-Lusk notes that she tries to keep all gift prices $20 and under due to the current state of the economy. “It’s not just about selling a product, but making friends and family,” says Hug-Lusk. “It’s what keeps me going.”    Perhaps one of the best things about Sea Salt Cottage is the friendly atmosphere Hug-Lusk provides every customer that comes in for a visit. She enjoys chatting with customers oneon-one and often offers refreshments and snacks. “We like people to feel comfortable when they come in,” says Hug-Lusk. “It’s a very personal, welcome and relaxed environment.”    The next time you are in Lodi, make sure to stop by this charming shop because it’s guaranteed you’ll walk away with a good, friendly experience and perhaps a few fun gifts.

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Mobile Medics BY JESSICA CLARE

For most, the fevers and runny noses brought on by cold and flu season mean dosing up on DayQuil and, if things get rough, a trip to the doctor for antibiotics or extra strength medications to kick whatever bug they’re fighting. Without proper care, what seems like a simple cold or flu can progress into respiratory ailments like bronchitis or pneumonia. But for those without health insurance, a trip to the doctor is a huge and often unaffordable expense, and even treating minor ailments carries a hefty price tag. However, St. Joseph’s CareVan seeks to put medical care within everyone’s reach. “One of our goals is to serve the underserved and uninsured,” says Pat Collier, director of St. Joseph’s Community Health Department. The CareVan travels around Stockton, stopping at the fairgrounds every Thursday

and various schools, churches, or even grocery stores twice a week—as long as the parking lot is big enough to accommodate the forty-eight foot clinic on wheels. At each stop, anyone over the age of sixteen is welcome to take advantage of the services of the doctors or nurse practitioners on board to treat what ails them. “We don’t aim to be a person’s medical provider. We want to treat whatever condition they’re coming in with, then get them connected with a primary care provider or clinic, something where they can have routine care,” Collier explains. In addition to treating immediate medical needs, the CareVan also offers regular screening clinics for blood pressure and diabetes. Those who find out their blood sugar is above normal levels will be

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Valley Mountain Regional Center BY JESSICA CLARE

There is the oft-cited statistic that one in 88 children in the United States will be identified with autism spectrum disorder, but CDC reports show that it’s not just neurological disorders like autism, but a variety of developmental delays and that are being diagnosed with a higher frequency. If you don’t already know someone with autism or an intellectual disability (the new legal term for mental retardation thanks to Rosa’s Law, passed in 2010), the numbers suggest that you will in the near future. However, the increase in diagnoses has been matched by an increase in awareness, and programs like Valley Mountain Regional Center have made great strides in helping clients and their families reclaim their confidence and independence. VMRC serves a little over eleven thousand people in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Amador, Tuolome, and Calaveras counties, with the majority of their clients in San Joaquin. They offer their services to children and adults with a wide range of delays and disabilities, from

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their early start programs for kids aged zero to three to their employment assistance for teenagers and adults. Following a review and assessment by doctors, social workers, and psychiatrists, VMRC staff meets with families and clients to see exactly what services will be most beneficial. “First we see if they have a place to live... Then we look at what kind of training needs we have. If they’re interested in working, we help them find work. If they’re not interested or can’t find a job, we start them in a day school program... There are a variety of other services depending on what the person needs,” explains Paul Billodeau, executive director of VMRC. For the children VMRC serves, aid often comes in the form of helping parents learn the laws and what’s available to them, and facilitating communication between families and schools. “Try not to be afraid of the system,” Billodeau advises parents facing autism or intellectual disability diagnoses. “You can get a lot of services and a lot of resources.” Coordinators and educational specialists are available to attend meetings with parents, and work hand-in-hand with

school staff to meet the needs of the child. As adulthood approaches, the focus shifts to learning the skills that will help earn employment. “We really try to emphasize work as their primary goal,” says Billodeau. VMRC helps their clients utilize the skills they’ve learned in Workability programs or in school to find jobs in the community, or even start their own “microbusinesses” based in their strengths and interests. Though VMRC runs on state and federally allocated funding, they accept donations to the James R. Popplewell fund to assist families in ways their regulated spending doesn’t allow, like buying graduation outfits for students and making sure necessities like PG&E are paid.

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Jackson Mineral Baths

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Stockton Municipal Baths in 1920s

   Prior to the building of the Hotel Stockton in 1909, the site was home to Stockton’s first baths, known as the Weber Baths. Built in 1883, they were the predecessor to the most famous of the baths, The Jackson Baths were built in 1893 at what is now McKinley Park.    The Jackson Baths utilized three wells that fed into one large pool, as well as several smaller pools. The site was much more than baths and pools, it was a resort. There were family areas with picnic spots and even a small zoo. Parks containing swings and slides surrounded the pools, along with 150 dressing rooms. The grounds boasted a club house that was utilized for many events, including musical concerts. They even offered intimate bath houses for private parties and a scenic railroad ride.    The location of the baths coincided with several of the streetcar lines of early Stockton, which made them accessible for many citizens to enjoy.    In the 1920s, the baths underwent a drastic renovation and were renamed the Stockton Mineral Baths. The improvements included extensive expansion on the pool which eventually became the largest in the world. The pool consisted of a central circular design with two wings branching off. Renowned architect Glenn

Allen was even called on to design a four story light house and two Venetian bridges on each side of the circular pool. The renovation also added sandy beaches and wading pools for children to play in. It is quite easy to see why the Mineral Baths quickly became the most popular attraction of Stockton.    The baths were made possible by the plentiful wells of natural gas which allowed for a consistent flow of warm water. Additionally, the gas expelled many minerals including but not limited to iron, sulfur, magnesium, and salt. Many deemed the combination as having therapeutic properties.    The supply of natural gas was discovered very early in Stockton’s history as the byproduct of digging wells. Instead of water, gas was discovered.    Advertisements about the baths boasted tmedical benefits like hair, scalp, and body improvements, as well as internal benefits. Although unspecific in the internal benefits one must assume the relaxing waters were exemplary at dissipating stress.    Most likely due to the expansion of the pools in the 1920s, the wells began running dry in the 1940s and closed. The structures built by Allen were subsequently torn down in the 1950s and replaced with a newer swimming pool.

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BY NISSA HALLQUIST

How does the end of 2012 find you? Stressed and depressed? Out of shape? Discouraged, bored, or simply tired of your same old routine?

If so, it’s time to break out of that rut!

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With the help of many San Joaquin area health and lifestyle experts, we’ve found forty things you can do to shake things up and try something new in the areas of fitness, nutrition, dental care, relaxation, beauty treatments, and alternative approaches. Try one, two, or several of them to feel refreshed, renewed, happy, and healthy going into 2013.

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FITNESS &

EXERCISE 1

Start with small exercise goals—like walking thirty minutes a night. At the end of the month, when you have succeeded, go for the next goal. Make it a bit tougher. You already made one goal with ease, push yourself a bit harder the next month. – Michele Salinas, Live Well Be Strong Fitness Studio

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Safety first. If you have health problems, consider talking to your doctor about an appropriate exercise plan. Whatever you do, always use the safety equipment recommended for the exercise or sport, such as helmets for bike riding and supportive shoes for walking or jogging. –courtesy of Health Sense by Dameron Hospital

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Have fun. You’re more likely to stick with exercise if you don’t view it as a grueling form of punishment. Listen to music while out jogging or watch your favorite TV show when you’re on the treadmill. Have a repertoire of different exercises you can do each day to keep from getting bored.

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Bootcamp group training. Many people are intimidated to go to the gym by themselves and don’t know where to start. Coming to Bootcamp, they see people there of all ages, levels and abilities. These classes help whoever comes reach their goal in a positive, fun atmosphere. Bootcamp is never the same workout twice, which makes it more exciting. -Lurysol Olivera, Combine Fitness

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Improve your mobility. One of the best things you can do to improve your overall fitness is to get mobile. Too many people hit the gym looking to get stronger or be able to go longer, but if you are not mobile and flexible you set yourself up for the inevitable bump in the road. Healthy, mobile bodies are able to train more efficiently and more frequently. –Brandon Taylor, CrossFit 209

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Bring others along for the ride. Exercising with friends will make the experience more fun and will help motivate you and keep you accountable.

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Workout at work. If you have a desk job, you can periodically (and discretely) move and keep yourself loose by doing knee raises paired with rotating ankles, rolling your neck, and clenching your behind. Use your chair’s swivel and twist from sideto-side to work your core.

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View the world as your gym. There are opportunities for healthy physical exertion wherever you look. So take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park in a spot further away from the mall entrance. Walk up and down every aisle of the grocery store.

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Make up your mind and just do it. Your degree of “success” with your exercise goal will be determined by how you handle the barriers that prevent you from exercising. Work, family commitments, weather, fatigue, stress, etc. can all be used as a reason (excuse) to not exercise, or another reason to exercise. The choice is yours. -Dewey Blevins DPT, Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Director, Workplace Safety Manager, Kaiser Permanente Stockton Medical Offices

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Don’t starve yourself. The body needs energy to operate, and when starved it tends to downregulate its need for energy. When you are trying to get rid of fat, you need to turn your body into an efficient fat-burning furnace. –Matt Lozaro, Max Muscle

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The first step to a healthy life is a nutrient rich diet. Eat real food, nothing processed! Shop around the edges of the supermarket and avoid the processed stuff in the center aisles. Be sure to eat a good breakfast—it sets up your metabolism for the day. -Glenda Glass, clinical microbiologist, St. Joseph’s Medical Center

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Stick to a routine. Variety is overrated. If you find something that works for you, stick to it. If and when you get bored, shoot for a new routine. If a turkey burger, avocado, and cottage cheese works for your dinner and you want it most nights, eat it! As the saying goes, if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it! –Michele Salinas, Live Well Be Strong Fitness Studio

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Plan ahead. Spend time on the weekend picking recipes, if possible some that share some of the same ingredients. Do your grocery shopping once. Cook your chicken and chop your vegetables. Then each weeknight you are ready to assemble a healthy meal. -Rosario Aguirre, RD (Registered Dietician), Kaiser Permanente Stockton Medical Offices

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Get high quality supplements. Just what you need depends on your goals (weight loss, body building, etc.); ask an expert if you aren’t sure. I recommend protein, multi-vitamin, fish oil, ALA, green tea extract, carnitine, and glutamine. And keep in mind that, just because something is extremely expensive, that doesn’t always make it good. –Matt Lazaro, Max Muscle

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Food Therapy is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Practitioners offer advice about food and beverage choices to complement treatment. For instance, Dr. Anthony Wu of Pacific Complementary Medicine Center (PCMC) would “prescribe” herb teas for patients who are stressed, want to lose weight, or suffer from insomnia, flu symptoms and/or allergies. –Teresa Chen, Pacific Complementary Medical Center

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Keep track of your progress—in both your food intake and your exercise routine. Set a time each night and look at it at the end of every day. Reflect on what you did right and what didn’t go so well. Make your plan for the next day. What are you going to do different?

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Write it down! That way you take the guess work out of it and know what you need to do before you need to do it. –Michele Salinas, Live Well Be Strong Fitness Studio

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“Fifty Shades of White.” Researchers suggest that a smile can elevate your mood and stimulate healthy body reactions. With a healthy smile such an important social asset, why not looks for ways to improve it? Without a doubt the most budget-friendly cosmetic procedure you could have to improve your smile is teeth whitening. Whether you choose an overthe-counter product or seek the services of a Cosmetic Dentist, you are sure to feel GREAT! –Dr. Todd Franklin, DDS

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Start a proper mouth care regimen. Confidence begins with a bright smile and fresh breath. It only takes a few minutes twice a day to properly care for your teeth. Floss so that it scrapes the sides of each tooth. Brush each tooth, your gums, and the roof of your mouth with a soft bristle brush in a circular motion. Finish things off with a bacteria-killing mouthwash. Such a routine will make your annual trip to the dentist a breeze.

So true, it’s worth repeating. Teeth whitening instantly adds a boost of confidence to your personality. A brighter, whiter smile goes a long way. For example, the KOR Whitening Deep Bleaching System whitens teeth with dark stains, causes low to no sensitivity, is a comfortable, easy process (in office), and you can still drink coffee, tea, and red wine! The oxygen from its whitening gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving stain molecules. –Dr. Anureet Sohi-Thadwal, All About Smiles

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Get straight. Correct your overbite, underbite or crowding with a custom fitted orthodontic device. You can go the traditional route with wire braces or be more discrete with a set of Invisalign trays.

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Mouth makeover. If you have multiple problems with your smile, speak to your dentist about the possibility of a complete mouth makeover. A thorough examination will determine the type and amount of work needed to whiten, straighten, and/or completely replace your teeth (a la veneers or dentures).

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Don’t be afraid to spoil yourself. Our culture puts such a strong emphasis on work and “being productive” that we feel guilty and indulgent slowing down and focusing on ourselves. But it is, in fact, essential to health. Relieving stress has been shown time and again to reduce illnesses related to stress, such as heart disease, anxiety, other mental issues, and even cancer. So really, getting that facial or mani-pedi IS productive.

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Take a health maintenance class to get on track. We have health maintenance classes for patients who have issues with weight, anxiety and depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, and/or cardiovascular diseases. Such health education goes beyond symptomatic relief to address diet, exercise, and other lifestyle issues. –Teresa Chen, PCMC

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Get a massage. You can restore peacefulness and inspire creativity with a deeply relaxing therapeutic massage (such as those given at Kym with a Y). –Kym Thompson, Kym with a Y Organic Spa

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Breathe deeply. Ever wonder why anger is often diffused by counting to ten? Because as they’re counting, the person also takes deep breaths. The act of deep breathing itself, as well as the increased amount of oxygen brought into the body, has been proven to improve one’s sense of well-being and calmness.

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Schedule time off for yourself every day. It may seem counterintuitive to make

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yourself relax at a certain time, but doing so actually helps you decompress sooner in anticipation your reward. And it doesn’t take long to feel rejuvenated. Just fifteen minutes to soak in the tub, take a quiet stroll, or sit and relax on the back porch will do wonders for your spirit.

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Lighten your toxic load. Pamper yourself with soothing, organic skincare products. Eminence Organic Skincare products like Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum & Bamboo Firming Fluid tighten and firm skin in as little as five minutes with a natural retinol alternative. –Kym Thompson, Kym with a Y Organic Spa

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Get a good night’s sleep. Sleep is the ultimate R&R, if done properly. To ensure rejuvenating rest, complete sensory deprivation is needed. This means no cell phone, television, or other stimulating electronic devices in the bedroom; ideally, the bedroom should be dark and quiet. Invest in a more supportive mattress if you find yourself tossing and turning or waking up feeling achy.

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Take care of your pain. Don’t put up with it any longer. Our active local lifestyle puts a lot of strain on our physical bodies (especially hips, knees, and other joints). If you have been feeling an ache or a pain of late, visit your local physician before the pain gets too out of control. Early prevention of orthopedic problems greatly reduces the time of recovery and rehabilitation. –courtesy of Health Sense by Dameron Hospital

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Re-do your ‘do. We have to wear our hair every day—treat it like the finest item in your wardrobe. Use professional shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair type. Don’t “do it yourself” when it comes to coloring your hair. Get a styling lesson from your stylist and buy the styling products she suggests. –Megan Harvey, Salon Avanti

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Give your eyes a rest. The eyes are the focus of your face. Here in the Central Valley, allergies make your eyes red and puffy. Your frequent rubbing causes your eyelashes to break and eyelids to swell and droop. Our eyelid program helps you treat

and protect your eyes and eyelids. Once they’re calm, cosmetic products and procedures can help restore your rested and rejuvenated look. -Dr. Kimberly Cockerham, Zeiter Eye Medical Group, Inc.

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Permanent cosmetics. Especially for those who may not see well, or are possibly a bit shaky, permanent cosmetics are a sure way to save you time, frustration, and money. I’ve had my brows, lips, and eyeliner done and, literally, I’m done getting ready in about five minutes. A little face cream and a few swipes with the mascara brush and I’m out the door. –Shelley Kohl, All About You Permanent Cosmetics

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Step 1-Take care of your skin. Microdermabrasion once a week for six weeks will get rid of dead skin, bringing your skin to a glowing healthy level. For severe sun damage, use IPL laser to clean and rejuvenate damaged skin. -Hugh L. Vu, MD, MPH, FACS

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Step 2-Control frowns and wrinkles. Get help from a plastic surgeon who knows facial anatomy to inject Botox and fillers—Botox to control the “angry look” and fillers, such as Juvaderm or Restylane, to soften the frown lines around the lips and mouth. -Hugh L. Vu, MD, MPH, FACS

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Step 3-Get rid of the excess skin around the eyelids. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can easily be done in the office under local anesthesia, with very little discomfort and recovery over a weekend. (Note: With the exception of microdermabrasion, these procedures should be done by a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in facial rejuvenation.) –Hugh L. Vu, MD, MPH, FACS

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Yoga. The practice of yoga is the joining of mind, body, and spirit. Yoga consists of two elements: asana, involving the physical poses, and prana ayam, the deep breathing and meditation. Practiced properly, yoga can help gain control of your body and mind. -Chinu Mehdi, instructor for St. Joseph’s weekly Yoga for Cancer Patient sessions

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Meditation. In order to make changes in your life the one thing that must be incorporated is stillness through the practice of meditation. All true change comes from the inside out. The ability to be still can be difficult if we are plagued by stress and toxins. One of the best ways to fast forward yourself into a successful meditation practice is by practicing hot yoga, also known as Bikram Yoga. It will remove the toxins and the tension that prohibits your ability to truly be still and start the practice of going inward. –Helena Monica, Bikram Yoga

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Chiropractic. Persistent headaches and pain in your back or neck can be addressed through the manual manipulation/massage, exercises and counseling offered through chiropractic medicine. It can also help prevent such pains from happening in the first place.

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Tai chi. Tai chi is a graceful form of exercise that is often described as meditation in motion. Tai chi has been proven to provide a wide variety of benefits including reduced stress, improved concentration and increased energy. -Brenda Norris, instructor of St. Joseph’s Tai Chi series

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Acupuncture…and more. Acupuncture has been used in the United States since 1972 for such health is-

sues as chronic pain, immune disorder, nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, allergy and asthma, addiction, obesity, and neurological damages caused by strokes or accidents. And the scope of practice of TCM goes beyond acupuncture. Licensed acupuncturists also use moxibustion (moxa or mugwort burned on top of an acupuncture point), cupping, acupressure, and herbs to treat. –Teresa Chen, PCMC

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Imagine receiving dialysis at home in your favorite chair or being able to arrange your treatments around your life, not your life around your treatments. While comfort, convenience and flexibility are big benefits of home dialysis, there are also many more. Dramatic health benefits can happen when patients take advantage of their home setting to do dialysis more frequently (home hemodialysis) or for longer periods (overnight peritoneal dialysis). DaVita at Home provides a comprehensive care program to make sure your transition into home dialysis is smooth and that you have the support you need to live a healthy life. We will train you and your care partner at your own pace and help oversee your ongoing care, This includes Extra support your first month home, Nurses available 24/7, Clinic visits, Continuing education, respite care, dietary, social and technical support. SM

Superior care begins with superior clinical leadership. Led by some of the world’s most acclaimed nephrologists, DaVita at Home has produced 10 consecutive years of improvement in the DaVita Quality Index (DQI), a benchmarking tool created by our Physician Council to measure each dialysis center’s outcomes against company-wide performance. DaVita at Home , our physician partners and our clinical care teams have achieved the following results for our patients: According to our annual patient satisfaction survey results, 96% of our patients would recommend DaVita at Home for dialysis services. Our clinical outcomes are the best or among the best in virtually every category, including 10 consecutive years of continued improvement. Ask your doctor which method(s) of home dialysis might be right for you or call 1-209-944-9055 for more information SM

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DR. JASBIR CHEEMA D.D.S. Super Elite Invisalign Provider

Morada Dental & Orthodontics 4053 E. Morada Lane, Stockton, CA 95212 (209) 478 6000 www.moradadental.com

Trusting in Morada Dental & Orthodontics for their entire general, surgical, and cosmetic dental needs, patients of all ages have found Dr. Cheema’s confidence and gentle touch comforting since 2001. When it comes to your smile, experience matters and Dr. Cheema is one of the most experienced Invisalign providers in the world. According to Align Technology (the makers of Invisalign): “Dr. Jasbir Cheema has achieved Super Elite Provider status with Invisalign. The ‘Super Elite’ status identifies him as one of the Top 1% of Invisalign providers in the World.” Dr. Cheema & his team have treated more than 2600 Invisalign Patients. Offering his patients the latest advancements in technology, assisting dentists in achieving their goals, and having spoken at international conferences, Dr. Cheema is passionate about providing a lifetime of healthy smiles at an affordable cost. Bring that smile out of the shadows, and visit Morada Dental, where their expertise and artistic application of dental techniques will transform your selfconfidence, health, and smile. Now conveniently located in 4 Central Valley locations.

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RAFAT S. RAZI, DMD, MPH Pediatric Dentistry

2160 W. Grant Line Road, Suite 130 Tracy, (209) 834-1307 www.TracyPediatricDentist.com Dr. Rafat Razi is a Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. She received her D.M.D., Doctor of Dental Medicine, from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and M.P.H. degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her specialty training in pediatric dentistry was completed at the University of Rochester’s Eastman Dental Center. Dr. Razi also served as faculty in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Columbia University in New York City. She has practiced in West Palm Beach, FL, Manteca, CA, and now is at a state-of-the-art office in Tracy, CA. Her expertise in her specialty is over ten years. The office provides a warm, caring environment specialized for treating the dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents. The facility offers the latest dental materials, digital radiography, nitrous oxide, and pediatric oral conscious sedation. The office has kids’ movies and play areas, making patients’ first dental experience fun. Dr. Rafat Razi’s expertise, her friendly dental team, state-of-the-art office, and its prime location provide an excellent place for children’s dental care.

DR. NICHOLAS BIRLEW Stockton Urgent Care Medical Clinic and Family Practice 1148 W. Hammer Ln., Stockton, CA 95209 Tel (209) 952-9696 Dr. Nicholas Birlew has happily been a part of the Stockton Medical Community for over 27 years. During this time, it has become common knowledge that underneath the easy going, efficient and shockingly knowledgeable doctor is a true healer with a dedication to his patients that harkens back to an earlier time when the profession of medicine was still viewed as an art and sacred duty to patient and society. Patients feel that they are not just talking to a physician but to a trusted friend who genuinely cares about them as a person. It is with this drive and genuine joy in his career that Dr. Birlew hopes to continue to serve the community for many years to come.

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HUGH L. VU, MD, MPH, FACS

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Vu Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery 1617 St. Marks Plaza, Ste E & F Stockton, (209) 476-7074 www.vuplasticsurgery.com

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. Thank you for voting Dr. Vu "Best Cosmetic Surgeon" in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011!

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MAYWELL L. INONG, DDS General and Cosmetic Dentistry 4568 Feather River Drive, Ste. E Stockton, (209) 477-9105 www.inongdental.com Dr. Inong practices in Stockton and is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. “Our goal is to help patients pursue a lifetime of optimal dental health and achieve winning smiles,” says Dr. Inong. “We strive to build long lasting relationships with our patients so that we can help them achieve lifelong oral health through prevention, maintenance, and quality care.” Dr. Inong utilizes the latest in dental technology to provide general, restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. During dental appointments, Dr. Inong places an emphasis on patient comfort by providing warm neck wraps and heated exam chairs with back massage. Dr. Inong provides nurturing and caring dentistry in a professional, state of-the-art atmosphere so that patients can enhance and maintain their winning smiles.

CAMERON R. WHEELER, DDS, MS Board Certified Orthodontist

Wheeler Orthodontics 4568 Feather River Drive, Ste. D Stockton, (209) 951-0151 www.wheelerortho.com A specialist in the field of orthodontics for both children and adults, Dr. Wheeler has completed an advanced program of education and training. He graduated with honors and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, a Master of Science degree, and a specialty certificate in orthodontics from University of California, San Francisco. When he is not practicing orthodontics, he is teaching it at his alma mater. In addition to his academic qualifications, Dr. Wheeler prides himself on exceeding the standards of his profession by making continued education a priority to his practice. He stays on top of the latest developments in orthodontics, and therefore continues to provide top quality service to his patients. Furthermore, Dr. Wheeler and his staff do all their patients’ records in-house. When Dr. Wheeler isn’t busy putting smiles on his patients’ faces or teaching future orthodontists, you will probably find him scuba diving or cheering on one of his favorite sports teams—the San Jose Sharks, Stockton Ports, or Stockton Thunder.

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RONALD S. NORIESTA, DDS General Dentistry

3031 W. March Lane, Ste. 340 Stockton, (209) 472-7500 www.oneappointment.com

Do you want to restore that youthful smile or replace missing teeth? Do you want to prevent dental problems? Do you have a toothache? We all have different priorities and reasons for going to the dentist, but one thing is certain: We don’t want to spend a lot of time there. Our goal is to care for your dental health while making everything as convenient, comfortable, and economical as possible. Today’s high technology allows dental work to be done in much less time and with minimal expense, but still provides long lasting, esthetic restorations. Experience for yourself our family-like atmosphere and personal service. Priscilla from Modesto says, “I couldn’t believe I got my cosmetic work done in one appointment, with no temporaries.” John from Stockton says, “I’ve had root canals and crowns done before, but I’ve never had a root canal and crown done in one visit. I’ll never go back to the old way of fixing teeth.” Brian from Missouri says, “I was in Stockton with a dental emergency and Dr. Noriesta fixed my tooth in one appointment. I couldn’t find a dentist like Dr. Noriesta in Missouri, so I drove back to Stockton and got the rest of my crowns done in one appointment.” To find out more, contact us at (209) 472-7500 or visit us online at www.oneappointment.com. www.sanjoaquinmagazine.com

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MILLENNIUM DENTAL Family Dentistry

Dr. Rene Yabar DDS, Dr. Ljubica Petrasic DDS, Dr. Lita Rodríguez DDS, Dr. Ramon Chichón DDS Stockton: 2363 W. March Lane • (209) 952-3951 Tracy: 436 W. Beverly Place • (209) 835-6487 At Millennium Dental we are committed to providing our patients with quality dentistry at affordable prices. We have a team of well rounded professionals, each with a different area of expertise so that we may provide our patients with both comprehensive and highly skilled dental care. Patients of all ages are welcome! Aside from general dentistry, our services also include orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry (for infants too!), implants, cosmetic dentistry, sedation, and general anesthesia. It’s our philosophy at Millennium Dental to become part of the community we serve. Thus, our doctors regularly volunteer their time to provide gratuitous dental care and they collaborate on several community service events throughout the year. We hope that you’ll consider us for your next dental visit. We’re online at www.millennium-dental.net.

CENTER FOR SIGHT Eye Care Services

Stockton: 1805 N. California St., Ste. 101 (209) 948-5515 Stockton: 1899 W. March Ln. (209) 623-4700 Manteca: 1144 Norman Dr., Ste. 102 (209) 823-1152 Tracy: 612 W. 11th St., Ste. 103 (209) 836-4800

Deanna Louie, MD Ophthalmologist

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Oakdale: 1425 West “H” St., Ste. 340 (209) 849-2748 www.StocktonEyeCenter.com

(Vision for the Valley) - Center for Sight is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Deanna Louie, Dr. Daniel Levinsohn, and Dr. Vijayalakshmi Vadrevu to their eye care team. With offices in Stockton, Manteca, Tracy and Oakdale Center for Sight is now able to provide comprehensive eye care services Monday thru Friday at each location. With over 50 years of combined experience, the diverse team of ophthalmologists and optometrists at Center for Sight provide excellence in eye care. Using the latest technological advances in surgery, instrumentation and medications, our panel of doctors can take care of all your eye care needs.

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DR. TODD A. FRANKLIN, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist

1208 W. Tokay Street Lodi, (209) 334-4370 www.toddfranklindds.com

“Discover Extraordinary Among The Ordinary” Dr. Franklin and his talented team are ready to show you why your next dental visit will exceed your expectations. “We understand the importance of a healthy, attractive smile and have dedicated ourselves to help make that a reality for every one of our patients. We want our patients to feel and look confident and youthful.” This dedication has rewarded them with the “Best of Lodi” and “Best of San Joaquin” for the past 4 years. Dr. Franklin is a premier cosmetic dentist in the Central Valley. He has his Mastership in Aesthetic Dentistry from the world renowned Aesthetic Advantage at NYU in New York City. He is the Program Director/Senior Instructor for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies in San Francisco. For the California Center he trains other dentists nationally and internationally on cosmetics and comprehensive care. As the founder of the San Joaquin Society for Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry he mentors dentists all throughout the Central Valley. Whether you need preventive care or a complete comprehensive consultation, Dr. Franklin and his team have the skill and care you need.

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JOSEPH RUSSELL, DC TIMOTHY COYKENDALL, DC, FICPA, QME Chiropractic

Valley Chiropractic Center 438 W. Beverly Place, Ste. 101 Tracy, (209) 832-9221 www.tracychiro.com At Valley Chiropractic Center, you will experience the most compassionate and reliable care. Dr. Timothy Coykendall and Dr. Joseph Russell combine the latest skills and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. Committed to bringing you better health and a better way to live, they teach and practice the true principles of chiropractic wellness care. • • • •

Most progressive techniques and equipment in the Valley Extensive training on injuries to the spine and entire body Evening appointments available Open 6 days per week

Combining over 14 years of experience, you are assured of receiving only the finest quality care utilizing the most modern chiropractic techniques and equipment in the Valley. The entire staff has a genuine concern for you and your well-being.

DIGNITY HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP – STOCKTON Specialty Care

1901 N. California St Stockton, (209) 946-6800 The specialty group of doctors at Dignity Health Medical Group-Stockton are here to meet your needs in a variety of areas. Recently, they’ve moved to a convenient new location across the street from St. Joseph’s Medical Center. The state-of-theart new specialty office includes Colon Rectal Surgeons Peter Tuxen, MD and Robert Yavrouian, MD, Gastroenterologists Robert Protell, MD, and Harjot Sidhu, MD, General Surgeon Rick Rawson, MD, and Urologist Wei Zheng, MD. Serving the Stockton community, this new facility puts the very best physicians in a colorectal surgery, gastroenterology, general surgery, and urology, all under one roof. These specialty physicians are part of Omni IPA and the Hill Physicians network of doctors.

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CLYDE Y. WONG, M.D. Family Practice

Dignity Health Medical Group 3132 W. March Lane Stockton, (209) 475-5500 www.StJosephsMedGroup.org Dr. Clyde Wong joined Dignity Health Medical Group – Stockton in August. A native of Stockton, Dr. Wong returns to the area to provide high quality medicine in a compassionate manner. Dr. Wong completed his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California, and was the Resident Scholar at Harbor - UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Wong cares deeply for his patients and advocates for them to be proactive with their own health. “Regular health screenings, check-ups, and collaboration between a doctor and his patients are the key to good health,” said Dr. Wong. Dr. Wong is board certified in family medicine and practices the full spectrum of Family Medicine with a special interest in Women’s Health and Preventative Medicine. In the community, Dr. Wong volunteers at health fairs and at high school sports games as a physician.

HARJOT SIDHU, M.D. Gastroenterology Dignity Health Medical Group - Stockton 1901 N. California Street Stockton, (209) 946-6800 www.StJosephsMedGroup.org

Dr. Harjot Sidhu is the newest addition to the multi-specialty physician office of Dignity Health Medical Group-Stockton. Before coming to Stockton, Dr. Sidhu completed an advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship with the Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She finished her medical education at the Government Medical College in Patiala, India and a residency in physician internal medicine at the Marshfield Clinic/St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Dr. Sidhu is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board of Gastroenterology. Dr. Sidhu’s care is bolstered by her emphasis on patient communication. “My goal is to provide high quality gastroenterology care with a focus on communicating effectively with my patients,” explained Dr. Sidhu. Dr. Sidhu is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and American College of Gastroenterology.

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ST. JOSEPH’S HEART NAVIGATOR Heart Care 1800 N. California Street Stockton, (209) 467-6540 St. Joseph’s has complimented its award winning heart services with a new Heart Navigator program to partner with our patients, guiding them through their journey to heart health. Joann Marks, St. Joseph’s Director of Cardiovascular Services, heads the new Heart Navigator program providing expertise and peace of mind to our patients. St. Joseph’s Heart Navigators are here to answer your questions: • Prevention and potential risk factors • Help understanding medical terms and treatment options • Interventional and surgical procedures • Recovery and rehabilitation St. Joseph’s Heart Center is rated #1 in California for interventional coronary care and ranked in the top 10 percent for major heart surgery. Call us anytime with your heart-related questions: (209) 467-6540.

SAMIRA JAHANGIRI, M.D. Family Medicine

Dignity Health Medical Group 3132 W. March Lane Stockton, (209) 475-5500 www.StJosephsMedGroup.org Dr. Samira Jahangiri began practicing medicine in Stockton in 2008 and joined Dignity Health Medical Group in August 2012. Before Dignity Health Medical Group, Dr. Jahangiri completed her medical education at King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan and then finished her residency at San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp, California. Dr. Jahangiri is certified by the Diplomat of American Board of Family Practice. Dr. Jahangiri was inspired to become a physician by her older sister, a doctor. “Growing up I saw my sister making a difference in the lives of the sick people in our city. With the encouragement and support from my parents, I was able to fulfill my dream.” She believes that preventative care and health lifestyles are key ingredients to a healthy and happy life.

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ST. JOSEPH’S REGIONAL CANCER CENTER Featuring board-certified radiation oncologists, nationally certified oncology nurses and clinical nurse specialists, and the area’s only Amerian Board of Radiology Certified full-time physicist 1800 N. California Street Stockton, (209) 467-6560 www.StJosephsCares.org/Cancer St. Joseph’s Regional Cancer Center offers the area’s most advanced medical technology with support and compassion to patients and their families. The diagnosis of cancer is a life altering experience that touches each person in a unique way. No matter what your response is to this challenge, know that there are individuals who care at St. Joseph’s Regional Cancer Center. When you are treated here, you have a team of dedicated professionals, as well as the best technology and equipment in San Joaquin County. St. Joseph’s Regional Cancer Center is the only center in San Joaquin County that has been accredited by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer.

ST. JOSEPH’S CERTIFIED PRIMARY STROKE CENTER 1800 N. California St. Stockton, (209) 943-2000 www.StJosephsCares.org St. Joseph’s Medical Center has been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Certified Primary Stroke Center. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies St. Joseph’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for stroke patients. St. Joseph’s stroke initiative was headed by Michael Herrera, DO, Medical Director of St. Joseph’s comprehensive stroke intervention team, and Cheryl Heaney, RN, MSN, director of St. Joseph’s emergency services. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and leading cause of disability in the United States. As a Certified Primary Stroke Center, St. Joseph’s is committed to providing the next generation of stroke care and the survivorship and recovery of more stroke victims in our community.

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DOUGLAS M. MARTIN DDS, FAAID, FICOI,DABOI/ID

DAX F. MARTIN DDS, AACD General, Implant, Sedation, and Cosmetic Dentistry Martin Dentistry 1310 E. Swain Rd., Ste 2, Stockton (209) 951-4251

DRS. DERRON AND LEANNE LEE Optometrists

Midtown Optometry 1101 East March Lane, #O Stockton, (209) 957-8000 www.midtownoptometry.com

Manteca Optometry 158 North Maple Avenue Manteca, (209) 239-3504 www.mantecaoptometry.com

Midtown Optometry and Manteca Optometry are fully committed to you and your family’s total eye health and vision wellness. We provide state-of-the-art eye care and the finest eyewear products available in an atmosphere of uncompromised service, value, and friendliness. Drs. Derron and Leanne Lee are high school sweethearts from Tokay High School and natives of Stockton. They both went to the University of California, Davis; receiving their Bachelor Degrees in Physiology and Psychology, respectively. They received their Doctorate of Optometry Degree from the State University of New York in 2003. “We decided to come back to Stockton because it’s our hometown,” Dr. Derron Lee says, “there’s such a need for quality eye health care.” “We take the time to address our patient’s visual and lifestyle needs educating them throughout the entire exam. We evaluate patients for Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration and more. Patients are amazed at how much they learn about their eye health and how it relates to their overall medical health.” “For parents who have children struggling in school or classified with a learning disability, we offer Learning-Related Vision Evaluations at our Manteca Optometry office,” Dr. Leanne Lee says. "Healthy visual skills are critical to learning," Dr. Lee says, "and many times learningrelated vision conditions go undetected. The American Optometric Association recommends that all infants have their comprehensive eye exams at 6 months followed by annual eye exams to monitor vision development." Drs. Derron and Leanne Lee were awarded back to back California's Young Optometrist of the Year Award in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Dr. Derron Lee is currently serving as a Trustee of the Board for the California Optometric Association. Midtown Optometry and Manteca Optometry were awarded the Best of Yelp #1 Optometrist three years in a row (2010, 2011, 2012) and Best of San Joaquin (2010, 2011). Drs. Lee are also the exclusive providers to offer patients the iZon Custom High Definition Lenses to give patients the best visual clarity. They are proud to be the Official Eyecare Providers for the Stockton Ports Baseball team and a major sponsor for the Stockton Thunder Hockey team. "We take pride in our community and support it anyway we can."

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Martin Dentistry has been serving the residents of the San Joaquin County area for 36 years offering the full range of dental services. Dr. Douglas Martin is one of the leading implant dentists in the world. In January of 2011, Dr. Martin traveled to India where he presented the keynote address to the Indian Society of Oral Implantology. The Custom Osseous Integrated Implants that Dr. Martin helped develop have shown a 97% survival rate at 10 years and are now expected to last a lifetime. These custom dental implants can restore quality of life when existing dentures can no longer be relined to work adequately to allow functionality. Dr. Martin, a graduate of UCSF, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and a Fellow of the American Association of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Dax Martin joined his father after graduating from UCSF Dental School in 2002 and is now a full partner in the practice. Bringing a fresh modern approach to dentistry, he is certified in Conscious Sedation, and has taken extensive courses in implantology and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Martin Dentistry offers dental solutions to solve even the worst problems that can meet almost any budget.

RANDALL T. HAYASHI, DDS Hayashi Dental Group Stockton, (209) 956-9650 Lodi, (209) 366-1850 www.WellCareNews.com Dr. Hayashi, a 1988 graduate of U.O.P. Dental School provides treatment for sleep apnea and snoring as well as temporomandiublar joint disorder (TMJ/TMD). He is heavily involved in an oral-systemic approach to dental care. He is a member of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, ADA, CDA, AACD, Stanislaus Dental Society, and volunteers in the community services and University of the Pacific

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Little mouths are a big deal! Your children are special and that calls for exceptional care. We designed "My Kid's Dentist" to make your child feel safe, calm and carefree. The "My Kid's" office has been created with your child in mind. From watching their favorite movie during treatment, to toys in the waiting room, we have strived to create an atmosphere that leaves a lasting, positive memory. We have handpicked a staff that is passionate about your child's comfort and care. Our affiliated dentists have been educated at premier pediatric dental establishments and have committed their careers to the treatment of children. My Kid's offices treat your child from infancy through late adolescence, as well as those with special needs. For the comfort of your child the offices offer sedation dentistry, as well as General Anesthesia delivered by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. This allows all treatment to be completed at one time with less stress on you and your child. “Baby� teeth or primary teeth can help in building a passage that permanent teeth can follow in and also help your children speak clearly and chew easily. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests that your child to see a Pediatric Dentist before their first birthday or after their first tooth shows. For more information and to find a location near you visit www.MyKidsDentistOnline.com.

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Throughout their lives, your parents have worked hard to raise you, to provide for the family, and through thick and thin, they’ve always been there for you. But now you’re an adult, and it’s finally their time to kick back, relax, and celebrate the golden years—after all, they’ve earned it. Our Good Life Guide is a great way to help your parents make the most of their retirement. From dependable financial advisors and personal trainers, to beautiful apartments and the area’s top healthcare professionals, our local senior resources will give you the tools to make sure your loved ones are truly living the good life!

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Arbor Place Assisted Living, Lic #297004352, is located at 17 Louie Ave., Lodi, CA 95420. An assisted living center for the senior community, Arbor Place is committed to providing the highest quality of care with compassionate staff 24 hours a day. We understand the varying needs of your loved one and offer three levels of care that address each individual’s particular needs. Our home environment and intimate setting provide a comfortable atmosphere, and our daily activities and social functions offer carefree enjoyment for our residents. We invite you to tour our facility and experience why Arbor Place is the assisted living center of choice. Arbor Place Assisted Living 17 Louie Avenue, Lodi, (209) 369-8282 Respect for Individual Preferences is a Service Mark of Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Nashville, TN, USA. ®Reg. U.S. Patent and TM Office.

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The O’Connor Woods Fitness Club in North Stockton offers Fallproof™ programs taught by Nanci Shaddy, a Certified FallProof™ Instructor, (the only one in San Joaquin County). FallProof™ is scientifically tested and shown to improve balance and mobility and to reduce the risk of falls. Anyone who is afraid of falling, is unsteady on their feet, or anyone who has experienced one or more falls in the past year would be the perfect candidate for this program. Seniors 62+ can call the Fitness Center at (209) 956–3470 for more information about this beneficial program. 3400 Wagner Heights Rd., Stockton, (209) 956-3400

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Vienna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lodi combines a compassionate team of experienced caregivers and a modern facility to provide the finest in skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. Locally owned and operated since 1967, this 150-bed facility near Lodi Memorial Hospital features 24-hour registered nursing care. The new Vienna rehabilitation center—offering physical, occupational and speech therapy—is open six days a week for inpatient therapy and five days a week for outpatient services. The new, 3,000+ sq. ft. rehabilitation center features a gymnasium, flat screen TVs, and the latest in rehabilitation therapy. Visit anytime to meet administrator Corey Wright and his long-time staff and learn about Vienna’s activities, dining program, and all-inclusive rates. Vienna Nursing and Rehabilitation 800 South Ham Lane, Lodi (209) 368-7141, www.ViennaNursingRehab.com

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  Skilled Nursing Facility, Rehabilitation Facility, Convalescent Hospital, Long Term Care Facility, Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, Post-Acute Care, Extended Care, Health Care Center, Nursing Home. Believe it or not, these are all different names for the same level of care. It can be confusing to say the least.   Skilled Nursing can include many things depending on the focus of the facility. The requirement is that 24 hours of nursing care is provided. This includes a nursing staff of Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). There are state and federal requirements for staffing that must be followed based on the facility’s number of beds. Facilities generally do not employ physicians so the residents can continue to use their own physician to manage their care. There is not a physician in the facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The RNs and LVNs are in contact with each physician via phone and/or fax.    Most Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) get the majority of their patients from an acute hospital; however, patients can come from home too. A nursing home provides the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital.   

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  The majority of SNFs provide rehabilitation services such as Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. Each admission is evaluated by an inter-disciplinary team and goals are set. Some residents may be there for 30 days or less, others for longer periods. Some residents may be able to go back home independently while others may need assistance such as Home Health visits in order to go home. Some may need to consider going to an Assisted Living Facility because they cannot live alone. Still others may require long term care.   The label “Nursing Home” has negative connotations for many people, yet nursing homes/snf’s provide an important component of senior housing options. It’s important to separate nursing home myth from fact. There are many caring people who work in SNFs and they provide wonderful care to the residents. Making the decision to move a loved one into a SNF is rarely an easy decision. He or she may not want to go, but they simply aren’t safe living at home any longer.

handling the diagnosis and/or condition such as Alzheimer’s or a stroke or are you looking for short term rehabilitation?   Finding the right Skilled Nursing Facility is not always easy. The more information you have, the greater your chances of finding the right fit for you or your loved one. There are many resources on the Internet, State Organizations like CAHF or local groups like The Care Alliance consisting of SNF, Assisted Living, Home Health & Home Care professionals.   The good news is most facilities provide warm loving care in a safe and healthy environment. In addition there are a variety of programs to meet the social and spiritual needs of their patients. If you have the time, visit a few Skilled Nursing Facilities so that you will be more informed and have peace of mind knowing you have made the best decision for your loved one.

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An island of many moods enveloped in clouds of mist and effusions of easy and immediate cheer, Kauai, the most verdant of all the Hawaiian Islands, has mostly avoided the infestations of tiki-tacky tourism synonymous with its more crowded siblings. While travelers can still find statuettes of be-bopping hula girls for the dash, most come to this moony Pacific islet for a more authentic island experience—or experiences, rather—found on all of its four distinctively different, but equally spectacular, shores. ITINERARY 1: THE NORTH SHORE Eden on the Garden Island, the North Shore is hammock country—an otherworldly outpost known for its unhurried surf alcoves, golden beaches, and rustic wilds marked by spidery trees, spiny overgrowth, and shimmering jewel-toned seas. Not many places this idyllic (at dusk, the backdrop recalls colonial Southeast Asia) can also claim hippie cred, but that’s the charm. STAY: If seclusion is what you’re after, you’ll get what’s advertised at Bird Song Cottage (not to mention a rousing chorus of chirps at 6 a.m. and a brilliant way to economize with a kitchen for cooking). And that outdoor shower? Very Balinese. kauaibirdsongcottage.com

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SHOESTRING: Ride the waves at Hanalei Beach, gorge on gargantuan produce, and sip world-famous smoothies at Banana Joe’s Fruit Stand. Spot monk seals from the Kilauea Point Lighthouse, snorkel at Secret Beach (the “secret” is out, by the way; go early and escape around 11 a.m.), and take in the sunset from the grassy knoll to the right of the Princeville at Hanalei hotel. Lastly, count your blessings at the Wai’oli Hui’ia Church and Mission House.

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SPLURGE: Shop and dine in Hanalei. Stand in line at Wishing Well Shave Ice (look for the colorful van and the beach bums) and order minty Mojitos at Barracuda. Hop a catamaran headed for the Na Pali Coast (the best are not usually advertised, so ask a local for the most reputable) or pilot a kayak to this rugged coastline to explore otherwise inaccessible sea caves. SSSH: Queen’s Bath, a large lava-rockprotected swimming hole, is a Kauai can’t miss—and you will if you’re not paying attention. Located in Princeville (at the end of Punahele Rd.), the trails of locals will lead the way.

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ITINIERARY 2: THE EASTSIDE Even Kauai’s centrally located “Coconut Coast” hub is low-key. By urban-dwelling standards the traffic is next to nothing, but to locals, it may as well by 5 p.m. on the Bay Bridge. This stretch boasts plenty of economical lodgings, plus bustling shorelines and shops. STAY: Although the Eastside’s most famous resort—the iconic Coco Palms (of Blue Hawaii fame)—is now shuttered, Kauai Sands Hotel in Wailua offers a similar throwback vibe and a better beachfront address. kauaisandshotel.com SHOESTRING: Tear into a juicy cheeseburger at Duane’s Ono Char-Burger. Paddleboard the Wailua River, hike the trail to the

Sleeping Giant (but not if you’re short on stamina), or trek through the Fern Grotto. Cycle along Kealia Beach, or get a traditional Lomilomi massage at Angeline’s Mu’olaulani. And don’t forget to stop for retro knick-knacks at the Tin Can Mailman. SPLURGE: Spring for fresh sushi at Kintaro and a join an off-road caravan to big-screen Kauai, a surprisingly good behind-thescenes film tour. (Look out for Pirates of the Caribbean.) SSSH: Whoa, who invited the monks? It’s an improbable find, but Kauai’s Hindu Monastery is absolutely magical. Occupying 458 acres, this spiritual center boasts gorgeous temples and lush, upland rainforest. (No one knows it’s here, either.)

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ITINERARY 3: THE SOUTH SHORE Offering the island’s biggest dose of “resort” vibe, the South Shore is heavy with aromatics and blooming exotics, and claims the most luxury hotels, all with majestic views of azure seas just steps away. STAY: Six words—The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. Expect jaw-dropping panoramas and authenticity on a grand scale (think Gilligan’s Island imagined by Richard Branson). Its luau is pretty killer, too. kauai. hyatt.com SHOESTRING: Take a senses-awakening tour of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, beach comb

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at Po‘ipu Beach Park, cliff-dive at Makawehi Point and boogie board at Shipwreck Beach. SPLURGE: A three-tank scuba dive to Ni’ihau is tops, and an evening of jazz and cocktails at the Grand Hyatt Stevenson’s Library lounge is a favorite of the stogie and cognac set. SSSH: It you miss the Samoan fire show at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau, catch the Polynesian Dance Show, a no-cost mini version at the Po‘ipu Shopping Center, where you can also pick up a handcrafted grass skirt to take home.

ITINERARY 4: THE WESTSIDE Kauai’s Westside remains under the radar (and unappreciated) for its rugged, frontierlike appearance. But what this earthy region lacks in fertile landscape it makes up for in an expanse of ecological freedom that you won’t find anywhere else on Kauai. Oh, and those pink-painted sunsets… STAY: Nestled smack dab in the middle of a palm-fringed coconut grove, Waimea Plantation Cottages embody the spirit of colonial Hawaii. Sim-

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plicity, privacy, and proximity to the best of the Westside are the hallmarks of this sublime hideaway. waimeaplantation.com SHOESTRING: Stroll along the sands of Kekaha, hit the area’s deserted plantation-era towns, watch the southern horizon expand from massive Waimea Canyon, and backpack to the Alaka’i Swamp. SPLURGE: All hail the open-air chopper tour! Make no mistake—wind whipping through your hair and mist caressing your face

is the best way to experience Kauai. Or, if you’ve got the guts (and the bucks), take an ultralight flying lesson at Salt Pond Beach Park. One lesson zips you around the island. SECRET: The artist’s colony of Hanapepe—Kauai’s answer to the “Old West”—is truly unique. At the Hanapepe Art Walk, a Friday night staple, a slew of art galleries open up their wooded storefronts while locals serve shaved ice from makeshift stands. Thing really get cooking when the food trucks roll up with heaps of fresh fish tacos.

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Towne House Restaurant At Wine & Roses BY TAMMY HANSEN

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   The mussels are too multitudinous.   Wine & Roses Executive Chef Didier Gerbi peers through a window in the reception area at a table in the corner where two women have left a few of the mollusks on their plate. Wine & Roses Hotel and Towne House Restaurant manager and part owner Kathryn Munson passes the spying chef with a test plate of the same dish. She’ll help Gerbi decide if he needs to reduce the number of bivalves served in order to achieve a more perfect portion. It’s a fairly typical scene at the Lodi restaurant where Chef Gerbi and Munson leave no detail to chance.

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  The CCC carrot soup is an example. A half-portion cup features a yellow-orange concoction of carrots, coconut, and curry in a deft combination that touches the tongue with the clean taste of the main ingredient followed by a smooth and fresh curry—the way curry should be. Coconut is an accent. Eat it slowly lest you miss the interplay of flavors. A classic Lyonnais salad features slices of perfectly sautéed fingerling potatoes and a poached egg over frisée lettuce. The surprise? A second, darker frisée lettuce lends an unexpected and delightful sweetness to the dish. Chef Gerbi found it at a nearby farm in Lathrop.    Chef Gerbi’s crew calls him an ‘intellectual chef,’ according to Munson. Don’t mistake him for serious, however. His conversation is laced with humor and a love for surprising his diners. This winter he may add a Caesar salad to Towne House menu, but don’t expect croutons. Instead he plans a riff featuring grated beets marinated in orange and cumin resting on a romaine leaf and garnished with fresh Parmesan shavings. Perhaps a white anchovy on the side? “You have something that, in my head, can work,” he says.   It looks like Munson has some more tasting in her future.

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  For Munson, the commitment to Lodi and local farms is obvious in her every word. She’s proud to say investors in the hotel, spa, and restaurant are Lodi folk. She shares stories of seeking ingredients from local farmers and wine makers. She’s thrilled she and Chef Gerbi have recently discovered a new farming company willing to work with them on providing local ingredients for new dishes.   For Chef Gerbi, creating menus that change seasonally and sometimes even monthly is culinary playtime—very, very thoughtful playtime. He grew up in his family’s kitchen in France, where he later got a degree in science and worked as a pastry chef before opening his own restaurant. Don’t expect too much béarnaise from this French chef, however. “I hate this thing,” he says of the heavy sauce. “I’m not very ‘French cooking.’”   Instead, Chef Gerbi traces his roots to the Mediterranean seaside— a place where the menu follows the season and honors local ingredients. He has brought the same philosophy to Wine & Roses since taking over the kitchen in 2009. “When you close your eyes, you know where you’re at,” he says. And when you open them you will see a plate that reflects the season. Fall foods have fall colors —reds, oranges, browns. Chef Gerbi says he uses those colors to paint a picture on the plate. His food is deconstructionist without the hipster pretense. A steak with bleu cheese comes with the cheese placed on the side so diners can decide just how much to mix the flavors. Gerbi’s dishes tend to be clean and simple, with a twist. “With three colors you can paint whatever you want,” Chef Gerbi says. “We try to reduce to the main flavors.”


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Lodi’s King of Portuguese Grapes BY RANDY CAPAROSO

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When tasting the 2009 Alta Mesa Lodi Verdelho in San Francisco last year, Andrea Immer Robinson (a Master of Wine and author of multiple wine books) could not stop talking about the “silky dryness and perky tartness” of this uniquely scented (think lime, lemon verbena, and white peach skin), dry, and bracing white wine. Robinson also noted flavors of “marzipan and almonds in the finish as you exhale,” adding that “it makes you crave a Barcelona style spinach salad, laden with pine nuts and raisins.” Wow – who wouldn’t want some of that? But what is Verdelho, and why are we talking about it? In her Guide to Wine Grapes, Jancis Robinson MW writes that Verdelho is “most closely associated with the fortified wines of Madeira,” although it has done “notably well in hotter regions of Western Australia.” She’ll have to revise that book, of course, to mention winegrower Ron Silva’s magnificent obsession with the grape in Lodi. “I was inspired to plant Verdelho,” says the diminutive Mr. Silva, also the proprietor of the boutique-sized Alta Mesa Cellars, “after visiting Ilha do Pico (the “island of Pico”) in the Portuguese Azores in 1997. I was in Pico to see where my grandfather was born, and came across a sign that said ‘Zone of the Verdelho.’ There I found plantings of an indigenous clone of the Verdelho grape, planted in fields surrounded by a rat’s maze of black volcanic walls, built everywhere on the island to protect the vines and fig trees from the winds whipped up by the Atlantic Ocean.” At that time, Silva was just beginning to expand his vineyard in Lodi’s Alta Mesa AVA, located just east of Highway 99 between Galt and Elk Grove. “It was quite a chore,” says Silva, “because there’s only about twentyseven inches of loose, gravelly topsoil in Alta Mesa, and after that you hit about nine inches of hard packed sandstone. But beneath that was some beautiful, blonde colored loamy soil that hadn’t seen the light of day in over a million years, along with lots of extremely pure groundwater. So we had to rip through the sandstone layer seven feet down to get to it. But just look at the vines and you can see why it was worth the trouble— they’re growing beautifully, and have produced some outrageously good fruit.” Altogether Silva’s Silvaspoons Vineyards (named by his wife Kat because just about everything Ron touches seems to turn out well) totals 300 acres; twelve of those acres devoted to Verdelho, plus twenty other

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grapes such as Zinfandel and Petite Sirah (Michael David-Winery is a big buyer), the rarely seen Torrontés (closely associated with Chile, but producing absolutely luscious, spicy, musk scented grapes in Silvaspoons), and a full complement of black skinned grapes that originated in Portugal’s Douro River Valley, which Silva likes to sell as field mixes to winery clients producing sweet, fortified Port style reds (from varieties like Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, and Tinto Cão). While Zinfandel and Petite Sirah pay the bills, it’s the Portuguese grapes that are nearest to Ron and Kat’s hearts because of their heritage. “My grandfather came to California in the first wave of Portuguese immigrants just after 1910,” says Ron. “Although my dad grew up in Hayward, he didn’t learn how to speak English until he got to grammar school. My wife’s family first went from Portugal to Maui, which is where she was born, and we met in San Leandro, after their sugar cane contracts in Hawai`i were up. “When you stand in Silvaspoons you can see what brought us here thirty-six years ago – the same reasons why many Portuguese families came to Galt before us, primarily to raise dairy cattle.” Silva still keeps about 300 head of beef, which furnishes excellent compost to compliment their Lodi Rules certified sustainable farming. Continues Silva, “Alta Mesa is virtually identical to Alentejo, east of Lisbon— the same gravelly soil and Mediterranean weather, the same dry summers and cold winters, and cool breezes at the end of each day, ours coming off the Delta rather than the Atlantic.” At sunset we sit on the shaded concrete crush pad alongside Silva’s tiny winery, as unostentatious as the man himself, and gaze westward at a golden horizon from where a late afternoon breeze has begun to cool our skins. Silva opens a bottle of his 2008 Alta Mesa Lodi Tannat; the Tannat, a Southern French grape notorious for its black color and relentless tannins. Silva’s Tannat is suitably dark and impenetrable, and the nose jam packed with sweet, luscious blueberry/ boysenberryish fruit, with undertones of thick, beefy consommé. On the palate, the wine is dense, tight as a banker’s fist, with exotic, rambunctious flavors flying like Chinese daggers. The hefty red wine makes our thoughts turn carnivorous: a hunger for smoky barbecued beef short ribs, or else extremely rare prime rib slathered in raw, tingling horseradish. “You’ll have to come back for a full blown Portuguese style dinner,” says Silva. With that, he sits back, cradling his glass, with wine stained lips forming into a visibly contented smile beneath a wild, wintry gray beard.

Randy Caparoso is the multi-award winning sommelier/restaurateur and longtime wine journalist who also pens the blog for the Lodi Winegrape Commission’s lodiwine.com.

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Wine Tours & Tastings The Lodi winemaking industry has enjoyed tremendous expansion in the last decade. The land devoted to vineyards has increased from 46,000 acres in 1996, to nearly 100,000 today. Now the region produces more fine wine than Napa and Sonoma combined! The Lodi appellation is proudly blowing away the mists of anonymity that have shrouded local wines, allowing them to bask in the sunshine of worldwide recognition. We invite you to take a short ride and discover Lodi Wine Country for yourself.

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  For those not interested in wine tasting, Jessie’s Grove also offers other activities such as beautiful backgrounds for photographs, outdoor picnic tables and a museum. “It’s a very warm atmosphere,” said Chadwell. “It has a rustic, special and cozy feeling.” Jessie’s Grove hosts numerous events each year including fundraisers and wine club dinners. Six shows featuring local bands take place during the summer concert series in June through August. Patrons also enjoy food, wine, a free breakfast, and a chance to camp out at the winery in their own tent or RVs for only $25 per ticket. “We’re a laid back winery and are very relaxed,” said Chadwell. “It’s a big old party on the weekends.”   Most recently, Jessie’s Grove opened a second wine tasting room in downtown Lodi which is open on afternoons Fridays and Saturdays. The grand opening took place on November 10 and included barrel tastings, tours, and raffles. “We wanted to become part of the downtown community,” said Chadwell. “Lots of wineries are popping up there.” The downtown location is in a building that is over one hundred years old and used to be home to the old ice house cellars, keeping the history Jessie’s Grove values intact. “We tried to keep the rustic feel out there,” said Chadwell. “It has the same values, different building.”   Jessie’s Grove is a place that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re new to wine or have been a fan for a long time, Jessie’s Grove is a place that welcomes family, friends,

Photos Courtesy Jessie's Grove Winery

  Family values and history are two traits that stand strong at Jessie’s Grove Winery. Founded by Joseph Spenker in the late 1800s, he launched a place that would soon become full of memories for all who visited.   Jessie’s Grove Winery is located on a rustic ranch setting in Lodi, California. The ranch is full of history itself as it is surrounded by the first vines Spenker planted in 1888 as well as the home he and his family resided in. The original vines are still producing grapes today and are an essential part of the winery.   Spenker moved to Stockton in 1868 and married Anna Schileman in 1870. The couple had two children, named Jessie and Otto. In 1906, Spenker built a home for his children to grow up in on the ranch. The grove was named after Spenker’s daughter Jessie because she refused to change the area in the 1940s and 1950s. Today, Jessie’s Grove remains a familyowned business being passed on from generation to generation over the years.   Greg Burns, a fifth generation family member, currently owns Jessie’s Grove with his wife Suzanne. Wanda Bechthold, Spenker’s great granddaughter, also is frequently at the winery telling stories to patrons and providing historical photographs of Jessie’s Grove over the last hundred years. “What makes Jessie’s Grove unique is our history, how long we’ve been a part of Lodi and how much we’ve grown in the area,” said Courtney Chadwell, Jessie’s Grove event coordinator and tasting room manager.

and a strong sense of community. Next time you’re in Lodi, make sure you take a step back in time and visit this unique winery for a once in a lifetime experience.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Jessie’s Grove Winery 1973 West Turner Rd Lodi, (209) 368-0880 jessiesgrovewinery.com TASTING ROOM HOURS: DAILY, NOON – 5 P.M.

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SWEET POTATOES

For those of you still confused by the differences between yams and sweet potatoes, here’s what you need to know about these two very different root vegetables: Both the bright orange and yellow-fleshed potatoes we find in grocery stores are actually sweet potatoes, despite the tendency to label the orange variety as “yams”. True yams are grown in Africa and Asia, and aren’t so easy to find in the states. Sweet potatoes, on the other hand, are native to Central and South America, and have been grown by Native Americans for centuries. In fact, sweet potatoes were among the treasures Columbus brought back after his first trip to the New World, and were an instant hit in Spain, England, and France. Today, sweet potatoes are grown around the world, and thrive here in the San Joaquin Valley. Crops are planted in late spring and harvested during early fall, just in time to grace your table at

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Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Both orange and yellow sweet potatoes pack more nutrients than yams, and are rich with Vitamins A, C, and B6, plus essential nutrients like potassium and copper. Thanks to this vitamin and mineral combo and their high fiber, low fat content, it’s more and more common to see sweet potatoes as a substitute for the typical spud, and dishes like sweet potato fries and salted sweet potato chips are popping up in more restaurants and grocery stores. Surprisingly, sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index than starchy white potatoes, which makes them friendly to sugar-sensitive diabetic diets. So, whether you like their natural sweetness or prefer a savory spin on sweet potato dishes, stock up on this healthy and delicious tuber, and experiment with some recipes that don’t involve marshmallows and maple syrup. JANUARY 2013


Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers with Roasted Garlic Cream & Avocado (4 Burgers) 2 cups coarsely mashed sweet potatoes (or yams), about 2 large potatoes 2 bulbs of roasted garlic 1 cup cannellini beans (rinsed and drained if canned) 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs 1/3 cup oat flour (or all-purpose, wheat, etc) 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon cumin 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 1 avocado, sliced 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream 1 teaspoon maple syrup extra salt and pepper for seasoning yogurt/cream 4 whole wheat buns To roast garlic, see this tutorial. I like to roast a few bulbs at once (like 4-5) to have for the week. Pierce potatoes (I used 2 large) all over with a fork and place on a paper towel, setting in the microwave. Microwave for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for 5 minutes more. Remove, slice in half and let cool until you can scoop out the flesh. In a large bowl, coarsely mash beans with a fork. Add in sweet potato and mash together, then add in spices, salt and pepper, minced garlic, egg, panko and flour. Mix together until combined, then

place bowl in the fridge for 15-20 minutes. This helps form them into patties, but as a warning they are still somewhat messy. While mixture is chilling, combine yogurt/sour cream with 2 bulbs (squeezed out) of roasted garlic cloves, maple syrup and a sprinkle of salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth then set aside until ready to use. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Remove mixture from fridge and form into 4 equal patties, then place in the skillet once hot. Since

the mixture can be wet and messy, do not move until they are fully cooked and golden on one side! This takes about 5-6 minutes. Then, add more oil if needed (this really helps cook them) and flip burgers very gently. Cook for another 5-6 minutes. Toast buns if desired. Assemble by topping burgers with roasted garlic cream and avocado!

Cinnamon Sugar Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Oatmeal Cookie Crumble 4 large sweet potatoes · 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened ·1 tablespoons brown sugar · 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt · oatmeal crumble · 2/3 cups old fashioned rolled oats · 2/3 cups brown sugar · 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon · 1/4 teaspoon salt · 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine butter with sugar, cinnamon and salt, combining well until thoroughly mixed. Place butter on a sheet of plastic wrap and form it into a small rectangle or square. Place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes, until firm. Very carefully (and um, patiently) slice the sweet potatoes every 1/8 to 1/4 inch and only 3/4 of the way down the potato. I found it helpful to slice the potatoes halfway down the whole way across, then once that was done carefully use a smaller pairing knife and slice deeper until you almost reach the bottom. Remove the butter from the freezer and slice very, very thin pieces, then cut those in half. Ideally you want about 24-30 small, thin pats of butter. Gently pull apart the sweet potatoes and place a butter pat in every three or four slices. Sprinkle potatoes with additional cinnamon if desired and place in a baking dish so they sit upright. To make the crumble, combine the sugar, oats, cinnamon and salt and mix well. Using your hands, crumble in the butter and mix until the entire thing is moistened and comes together. Place an equal amount of crumble on top of each potato, pressing firmly but gently. Bake for 30-35 minutes, then cover the potatoes with foil and bake for another 20-25 minutes. To serve, cut in half. Serves 8. Recipes and photos courtesy Jessica Merchant, howsweeteats.com

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Mikasa Japanese Bistro

De Vega Brothers

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

LODI Bamboo Basil Noodles & Grill

GOURMET BREAD BOWL & DELI 153 Lakewood Mall Lodi, (209) 369-2695 Open for lunch and dinner. No alcohol. $

1301 W. Lockeford St., Suite D Lodi, (209) 625-8566 Beer and Wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

Casa Mexicana

During the winter months, there’s nothing better than a big bowl of piping hot soup to warm you inside and out. Gourmet Bread Bowl & Deli’s menu boasts favorites like creamy New England style clam chowder, hearty beef chili, and delicious broccoli cheddar served right—in toasted sourdough bread bowls. They also have a wide variety of sandwiches, including steak, chicken, and their gourmet classic subs, plus tasty salads packed with veggies and meats.You can also pick up a side of savory wings in their signature sauces if you’re feeling extra hungry.

115 S. School St., (209) 369-5400 www.crushkitchen.com Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Gourmet Bread Bowl & Deli

550 S. South Cherokee Ln., Ste. H (209) 334-9988. Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Hollywood Family Café

315 S. Cherokee Ln., (209) 369-4065 Beer and wine. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $

OZ Sushi & Grill

2414 W. Kettleman Ln., Ste. 206 (209) 334-9800, Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Pietro’s Trattoria

317 E. Kettleman Ln., (209) 368-0613 www.pietroslodi.com Beer and wine. Lunch and dinner. $$

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

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

Haru Sushi Bar

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Isadore’s Restaurant

Crush Kitchen & Bar

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

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1351 N. Main St., (209) 239-3351, www.erniesfoodandspirits.com. Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$$$

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

Ernie's Food & Spirits

1110 W. Kettleman Ln., Ste.1, (209) 368-2272 www.casamexicanarestaurant.com Full Bar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. $$

153 Lakewood Mall (209) 369-2695 No alcohol served. Open for lunch and dinner. $

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

Rosewood Bar and Grill 28 S. School St., (209) 369-0470 www.rosewoodbarandgrill.com Full bar. Open for dinner. $$-$$$

School Street Bistro

116 N. School St., (209) 333-3950 www.schoolstbistro.com Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

Wine and Roses

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

Angelina’s Spaghetti House

Arroyo’s Café

2381 W. March Ln., (209) 472-1661 www.arroyoscafe.com

Ave on the Mile

2333 Pacific Ave., (209) 462-5AVE www.aveonthemile.com Full bar. Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. $$

Breadfruit Tree Restaurant

8095 Rio Blanco Rd., (209) 952-7361 www.breadfruittree.com Beer and wine. Open for lunch & dinner. $$

Bud’s Seafood Grille

314 Lincoln Center, (209) 956-0270 www.budsseafood.com Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

Casa Flores Marina

3201 W. Ben Holt Dr., (209) 451-1116 www.casafloresmarina.com Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Centrale Kitchen and Bar

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

Chitiva’s Salsa and Sports Bar and Grill

445 W. Weber Ave., (209) 941-8605, www.chitiva.net Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

Cocoro Japanese Bistro

2105 Pacific Ave., (209) 941-6053 Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

The Creamery

5756 Pacific Ave., Robinhood Plaza (209) 952-1111. No alcohol served. Open for breakfast (on weekends), lunch, and dinner. $-$$

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2505 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, (209) 371-6160

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

The DELTA BISTRO introduces its new fresh, local driven menu. The menu features certified Niman Ranch Beef, fresh Alaskan Halibut, Pacific salmon, and lots of local produce. Chef Jeff Stogsdill and his team are driven to provide a fine dining experience in a casual setting with fantastic waterfront views. Enjoy dining on the courtyard, experience the wonderful atmosphere and treat yourself to gourmet delights. Pair your dining with local wines, or the best concoctions from the fully stocked bar. The DELTA BISTRO is located in the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel. 110 W Fremont St., Stockton 209-944-1140 for reservations

Serving authentic and modern Japanese cuisine, come enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the causal dining room, or grab a seat at the sushi bar and have some fun with the professional and creative sushi chef. To enhance your experience, Mikasa invites you to explore the list of premium sakes. Mikasa offers outstanding sushi, sashimi, tempura, noodles, and teriyaki, as well as traditional Japanese sukiyaki and yosenabe. The most popular dishes are the Hawaiian tuna poki, tako kimchee, hamachi jalapeno, tuna ceviche, Mikasa steam sole, ginger beef tenderloin, Golden Gate roll, and Mikasa roll. They’re looking forward to your visit! Kampei! 15138 Harlan Rd., Lathrop (209) 858-1818 www.mikasasushilathrop.com

(The Old Feed & Fuel)

A flavorful mixed grill of juicy steaks, tender chicken, fresh fish, and pasta dishes. Satisfy every taste with mouthwatering appetizers and salads. Every day, Outback starts out fresh, making every one of their soups, salad dressings, and sauces from scratch. At Outback, it’s all about quality —and all about the food. So let go of the worries of the day, and Go Outback. Open for lunch Mon-Fri at 11:30 a.m. Dinner 7 days a week Happy hour 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-F 1243 West March Lane, Stockton (209) 954-9615 www.outback.com

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• Prime Rib • Baby Back Ribs • Sunday Brunch Looking forward to serving you. Steve Ding - New proprietor For reservations call (209) 366-1800 For more info please visit WoodbridgeCrossing.net 18939 N. Lower Sacramento Road Woodbridge, CA 95258

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At Towne House Restaurant at Wine & Roses the holidays mean fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, and home. This Holiday season Towne House Restaurant invites you to join them in celebrating the season with warm traditions, rich flavors, and gracious hospitality- from their family to yours. Experience the flavors of the season with fresh ingredients sourced from local farms as well as their own Garden. The Towne House Restaurant captures the richness of the holidays by providing unparalleled food and service. Dine in the intimate setting of the dining room or outdoors on the veranda where guests are spoiled with beautiful views of the gardens draped in seasonal décor. Throughout the holiday season, the Lounge features live music and an extensive wine list showcasing the best Lodi has to offer along with fresh, seasonal specialty cocktails.


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Tracy Thai Angelina’s is a true family restaurant: owned by four family members, named after another, and welcoming to all of yours. For thirty-three years, their hearty homemade pastas, raviolis, and traditional sauces have been bringing families together just like a meal at Grandma’s house. Consider inviting all your relatives to dine together in Angelina’s comfortable and cozy banquet room the next time you are hosting a family get-together. Angelina’s isn’t fussy—just simple, classic, and great tasting. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. 1563 E. Fremont St., Stockton (209) 948-6609 www.angelinas.com

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

M & J BISTRO A TASTE OF SAN FRANCISCO CREPES, SEAFOOD, STEAK, PASTA & CHOPS

If you want San Francisco style cuisine without the commute, stop into M & J Bistro in Tracy. Our simple, but diverse menu features gourmet New American and French Basque Style: crepes, seafood, steaks, pastas and chops. Whether you’re in the mood for filet mignon or a spicy shrimp and crab baguette, we are ready to satisfy your cravings. Begin with an order of our crisp shaved potatoes with crumbled bleu cheese sauce and save room for one of our heavenly dessert crepes. We also feature the finest beer and wine selection in Tracy. Mon- Sat 11:30am-2:30pm 5pm-9pm, Sundays Available for private parties, Call now to reserve your platters or book your holiday parties.

2515 N Tracy Blvd, Tracy (209)832-2727, www.mjbistro.net

Sara Randall’s life long dream was to open her own Italian café where she could serve the community old style Italian comfort food, the same recipes her Northern Italian family had made for generations. Sara, along with her mother Barbara Coldani and daughter Heather, are living the dream at Bueno Italian Cafe. As Sara proudly puts it “We guarantee you that nobody else can cook like us.” Excellent local wines and beers compliment homemade pastries, entrees, deserts and an espresso bar. With cozy Italian style dining inside and out, the cafe also offers box lunch delivery to commercial establishments, plus curbside pick-up and catering. Follow us on Facebook & Yelp. Open 9am-6:30pm daily.

1110 Kettleman Ln. #19, Lodi (Upstair in Bella Terra Plaza)

(209) 369-1446 fax: (209) 369-5202 www.buenoitalianocafe.com

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Crush Kitchen + Bar has become Lodi’s hottest eatery over the last three years! With their farm to fork philosophy, extensive wine and beer lists, and customer service that is not only very professional but also warm and inviting, it’s no wonder why Crush has received so many accolades in their first three years of operation (Being named “Best Place to Stock Up” by Sunset Magazine). If you’re a foodie in search of your next great meal or just someone who enjoys excellent food, Crush is your destination! Located in quaint downtown, Crush is easily accessible by car or foot, tucked in the back of the historic Woolworth’s building, Crush offers a hip, big city vibe with the service of a small town, privately owned business. Banquet space is available for groups up to 50 without a rental fee, so please remember Crush for your next corporate or holiday party!! Thursday-Monday 11:30am - close Tuesday closed, Wednesday 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Come join us on Wine Wednesday’s for 50% off select European bottles! Happy Hour all day Sunday and Monday. Daily 4pm-6pm - $3 drafts and wines, $4 well drinks, $5 appetizers

115 S. School St. (inside Woolworth Place) Lodi, (209)369-5400, www.Crushkitchen.com

Shangri La Asian Bistro is located on beautiful School Street in downtown Lodi. The restaurant is open from 11:00am-9:00pm Sunday through Thursday and 11:00am-10:00pm FriSat. Happy hour is available 7 days a week from 2:30pm-5:30pm which includes $5.00 sushi rolls and discounted appitizers. All well drinks, house wines and beers on tap are $3.00. We are known for our Hong Kong Pan Fry Noodles, Honey Walnut Prawns and lunch bento boxes. The most requested sushi roll is the "Moms Roll" which consists of spicy tuna, tempura shrimp, snow crab, avacado, tai snapper, white tuna and a garlic Mayo. This one of kind roll is then toarched and topped off with unagi sauce, spicy mayo and massago. You can order online at our website www. Shangrilaasianbistro.com. We are a family run restaurant and family dinning is our style!

203-A S. School Street Lodi, (209) 366-0539

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San Francisco’s famous sourdough bread bowls are now obtainable without the commute. Our menu boasts a large array of fresh chopped salads, chicken wings, and more than 25 sandwiches. Can’t find your favorite sandwich? Just ask and we’ll try our best to make it for you. Only the finest and freshest ingredients are used. Meats and cheeses are sliced fresh daily, soups are prepared from scratch several times per day, and we use only freshly baked breads. Sanitation is as important to us as the quality of our food; therefore, we always use food safety gloves when handling food. Our comfortable atmosphere, savory food, and warm customer service will surely make your dining experience enjoyable. Monday – Friday 10:30 am – 9:30 pm Saturday 11:00 am – 9:30 pm Sunday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm 153 Lakewood Mall, Lodi (Located on Ham Lane) (209) 369 - BOWL

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 314 Lincoln Ctr., Stockton (209) 956-0270 www.budsseafood.com

Restaurant Royce Farms BBQ serves a variety of mouthwatering BBQ food, including: tri-tip, ribs, chicken and pulled pork. We offer a casual, family friendly atmosphere with car shows and live music every 1st and 3rd Friday. In addition, we feature Live jazz, by Cell Block 7, every 1st & 3rd Tuesday. We feature a large variety of tap and bottle beers, as well as many local wines. Open: Monday-Friday 10 a.m-9p.m Saturdays 9a.m.-9 p.m 10880 N. Highway 99, Stockton (209) 931-8333, www.roycefarmsbbq.com

A favorite among guests that enjoy fine dining, Rosewood Bar and Grill offers an upbeat and sophisticated setting with its rich wood and black and white marble floor, while still remaining family friendly. With an exceptional menu, Rosewood offers Monday night prix fixe (French for “fixed price”) dining specials, letting diners order a complete meal for about half the price of doing so a la carte. Rosewood Bar and Grill also boasts a wine list that is out of this world. Voted Best Fine Dining in Lodi 5 Years in a row! Now open for lunch from 10am -2pm Friday and Saturday with a champagne brunch on Sundays 28 S. School St. Lodi, (209) 369-0470

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We use ingredients of only the highest quality when preparing our meals. We cook using 100 percent cholesterolfree 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 accomodate you in any way we can. Gift Certificates available. Mon-Fri: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m and 5-10 p.m. Sat-Sun: 12 p.m.- 10p.m. Serving San Joaquin County since 1979 7555 Pacific Ave., Ste. 115 Stockton, (209) 957-0617 www.pekingstockton.com

AVE on the mile, Stockton’s Premier Lounge & Bistro located in the heart of Stockton's Historical Miracle Mile is a unique culinary experience offering an infusion of cultures with our tapas and small plate menu. Opened in 2010, AVE on the mile has redefined the standard in the casual dining experience and has set the trend for years to come featuring weekly Dinner Specials, Sunday Brunch, Club 3:33 Happy Hour, Winedown Wednesday and our New Supperclub. AVE on the mile is the perfect venue to host any event including birthdays, showers, meetings or just the weekend party. Call early and let AVE on the mile make your next event a success. Open Sun 10am to 2pm, Mon-Fri 3:33pm to 2am and Sat 4:30pm-2am

2333 Pacific Ave, Stockton (209) 462- 5283 www.aveonthemile.com

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When was the last time you had someone grilled you a nice juicy filet mingon, new york steak, or chicken teriyaki? Prehaps you like seafood and prefer the garlic buttered shrimp, or succulent lobster tail. Or maybe you want the freshly prepared calamari or scallops on your plate. What ever it is, you’ll be welcomed by owner Phuong My Ly and her wonderful staff providing you and your family a fun and exciting atmosphere with full access to the sushi bar and full bar. Let the specialy trained teppanyaki chefs cook your dinner way you want it as they entertain you live. Come and enjoy their monthly comedy shows and live music featuring indivduals and groups from all over California.

2203 N Tracy Blvd (located in the Save-Mart Shopping Center)

Tracy, (209) 832-7711

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Lily Pad Lid BY AMANDA RIFE

Never buy plastic wrap again! This innovative lid by Charles Viancin gets the job done in a way that is both greener for our world and cuter for our kitchen. With an airtight (and watertight) suction that sticks to all smooth surfaces including slippery melamine and plastic, the Lily Pad Lid keeps your food right where it belongs. Also unlike wasteful Saran, the Lily Pad can be used to reheat foods in both conventional and microwave ovens. To boot, this nifty necessity is FDA approved silicone and oven-safe in temperatures up to 500 degrees.

Welcoming Big Valley diners since 1976, this family owned restaurant is still THE place to go for a delicious meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Featuring Italian/ American cuisine, entrees include charbroiled steaks, fresh seafood, veal, chicken, signature pasta plates, sautéed selections and heart healthy options. All dishes are house made and cooked to order. The consistency of top quality food, excellent service and wonderful customers has made Stockton Joe's an all time favorite dining establishment. The award winning lounge has been voted Best Happy Hour year after year. Stockton Joe's specializes in catering at any location for any occasion. 236 Lincoln Center, Stockton (209) 951-2980 www.stocktonjoes.com

Alebrijes Mexican Bistro is located at 10 W. Oak St. Downtown Lodi we are open seven days a week Monday to Saturday from 11 to 9 and Sunday from 11 to 8. Alebrijes offers a large menu where you will find traditional fresh mexican food, regional dishes like our cochinita pibil from the state of Yucatan and our own chefs creations like our famous lamb chops with a tamarind glaze and a green apple pico de gallo. We also offer a large vegetarian section and our great infused margaritas. CALL (209) 368-1832 FOR RESERVATIONS!

AVAILABLE AT:

Lodi Cooks 5 N School St, Lodi (209) 334-5751, lodicooks.net

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Ruben Larrazolo Executive Chef and owner of Alebrijes Mexican Bistro & catering Black tie Gourmet Catering

(209) 368-1831(209) 369-9555 Catering (209) 200-6426 cell Www.alebrijesbistro.com Www.blacktiegourmet.net

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RESTAURANT GUIDE Dante’s California-Style Pizza

Garlic Brothers

Dave Wong’s Chinese Cuisine

Gian’s Delicatessen

9305 Thornton Rd., (209) 474-0221 www.dantespizzaandcafe.com Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

2828 W. March Ln., (209) 951-4152 Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

David’s New York Style Pizza

1744 W. Hammer Ln., (209) 477-2677 900 W. Benjamin Holt Dr. (209) 957-2850, Beer & wine. Open for lunch & dinner.$-$$

De Vega Brothers

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

De Vinci’s

4555 N. Pershing Ave. #21 (209) 957-2750, www.devincisdeli. com No alcohol served. Open for lunch and dinner. $

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Delights Waterfront Eatery Bar and Deli

445 W. Weber Ave., Ste. 126, (209) 462-3401 Beer and Wine. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $

The Delta Bistro at University Plaza Waterfront Hotel

110 W. Fremont St., (209) 944-1140 universityplazawaterfronthotel.com Full bar. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $-$$$

Domo Japanese Sushi Grill & Bar

300 Lincoln Center, (209) 451-3654 www.domostockton.com Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

El Rancho Inn Steak and Lobster House 1457 E. Mariposa Rd., (209) 467-1529 Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$$-$$$$

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2503 Waterloo Rd., (209) 943-5477 www.flipsburger.blogspot.com Open for lunch and dinner. $

The Fruit Bowl

8767 E. Waterloo Rd., (209) 931-1196 www.thefruitbowl.com Open for breakfast and lunch. $

6629 Embarcadero Dr. (209) 474-6585 www.garlicbrothersonline.com Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$ 2112 Pacific Ave., (209) 469-0108 Open for lunch. $

Masa Contemporary Japanese Lounge

2819 W. March Lane Ste. A3 (209) 473-1255 Wine and beer. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Mezzo

3499 Brookside Rd., Ste. A (209) 473-7300 www.mezzostockton.com Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Michael’s New York Style Pizza

2300 W Alpine Ave., Ste. A (209) 462-6668 www.michaelspizzacafe.com Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. $-$$

Midtown Creperie

Stockton Joe’s

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

Valley Brewing Company

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

Waterloo

10447 E. Waterloo Rd., (209) 931-4019 www.thewaterloo.com Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

Yasoo Yani

326 E. Main St., (209) 464-3108 Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

TRACY Johnny’s Diner & Creamery

1005 E. Pescadero Ave., (209) 832-1188 Open for lunch and dinner. $

2311 Pacific Ave., (209) 941-9070 www.midtowncreperie.com Open for breakfast and lunch. Dinner served only on Thurs., Fri., and Sat. $

Magellan’s

Moo Moo’s Burger Barn

M&J Bistro

10940 Trinity Parkway, (209) 957-9450 222 N. El Dorado St., (209) 469-9450 www.moo-moos.com. No alcohol served. Open for lunch and dinner. $

Outback Steakhouse

1243 W. March Lane., (209) 954-9615 www.outback.com. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Papapavlo’s Bistro and Bar

501 N. Lincoln Center, (209) 477-6133 www.papapavlos.com Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

Peking Restaurant

7555 Pacific Ave., (209) 957-0617 www.pekingstockton.com Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Royce Farms BBQ

10880 N Highway 99 (209) 931-8333 roycefarmsbbq.com Beer and Wine only. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

15 E. 6th St., (209) 839-2333 www.magellansworldcuisine.com Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$$-$$$$ 2515 Tracy Blvd, (209) 832-2727 www.mjbistro.net Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$

Thai Café

614 Central Ave., (209) 832-3800 Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

Tracy Thai

1035 Central Ave., (209) 833-9703 Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

The Great Plate

714 Central Ave., (209) 833-0862 www.thegreatplate.com Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

WOODBRIDGE Woodbridge Crossing

18939 N. Lower Sacramento Rd., (209) 366-1800 www.woodbridgecrossing.net. Full bar. Open for dinner, Sunday Brunch. $-$$

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San Joaquin International Film Festival JANUARY 4-8, STOCKTON

Calling all film lovers! The 6th annual San Joaquin International Film Festival will be held from January 4 – 8 offering cinema enthusiasts a plethora of activities and films to choose from. More than ten films will be screened including titles such as Chasing Ice, Golden Slumbers, and many more. In addition to the screenings, festival goers will have the chance to participate in a filmmakers brunch on January 6 and a closing party after the final film on January 8. This is not an event you will want to miss out on! Times vary. Ticket prices vary from $10 - $13. Janet Leigh Theater at University Of The Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., sjiff.org

Free Admission Day at The Haggin Museum

Monster X Tour

JANUARY 5, STOCKTON

Do you love dirt, monster trucks, and FMX stunt riding?

Every first Saturday of the month, The Haggin Museum

If you said yes, the Monster X Tour is the perfect event

offer guests free admission to a day filled with art and

for you! There will be tons of heart pounding action

exhibits. This is a perfect afternoon getaway that both

including racing, freestyle riding, and wheelie

families and couples can enjoy. Guests must arrive

contests during the two-day

between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. to receive free admission.

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SALUD Outreach JANUARY 12, STOCKTON

Are you interested in health and seeking information on free services in the community? SALUD Outreach will have University Of The Pacific student pharmacist on hand to provide health information and free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and

the drivers who are the ones behind the wheel of these monster machines during the autograph pit party. 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary from $25 - $40. Stockton Arena, 248 West Fremont St., (209) 373-1400, stocktonlive.com

diabetes. There will be health consultations and Spanish speakers on site. Two additional SALUD Outreach events will be held on February 23 and March 23. 10 a.m. Free. The Market at San Joaquin Delta College, S. Burke Bradley Road, pacificpahsalum. org/saludoutreach/, SALUDPacific@gmail.com

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WWE Smackdown World Tour JANUARY 19, STOCKTON

be returning to Stockton Attention all wrestling fans and enthusiasts! WWE will the WWE Smackdown with for the first time in almost two years this January with appearances by World Tour. Fans will be able to witness WWE first hand more! Don’t miss out The Big Show, “The Viper” Randy Orton, WWE Divas and p.m. Ticket prices on your chance to be a part of this live action event. 7:30 t St., (209) 373-1400, vary from $15 - $95. Stockton Arena, 248 West Fremon stocktonlive.com

Contemporary Marine Artists of the West Coast Opening Reception JANUARY 19, LODI

Stop by as Knowlton Gallery hosts a collection of aquatic

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art by west coast painters. This juried exhibition will be judged by American Society of Marine Artists member

JANUARY 12, STOCKTON

Donald Demers, and coincides with the ASMA’s travelling

“Get in shape” tops the list of most

exhibit currently at the Haggin Museum. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

popular New Year’s resolutions, and who

Free. Knowlton Gallery, 115 S School St, Suite 14, Lodi,

couldn’t use a little extra motivation in

(209) 368-5123, knowltongallery.com

jumpstarting their goal to live healthier in 2013? Lincoln Center’s second annual Get

Stockton Symphony Presents Classics III: Destiny

Fit health fair includes a mile walk to get you started, plus plenty of goodies and

JANUARY 26, STOCKTON

discounts at fitness-focused shops and a

If you can’t get enough of classic musical, you are not

t-shirt for anyone who buys a ticket. There

going to want to miss out on the concert of the winter

will be kids’ activities, too, so the whole

season as Stockton Symphony presents Classics III:

family can enjoy the festivities. 9 a.m. –

Destiny. The two-day event will kick off on January 24

noon, $10. Lincoln Center, Stockton, (209) 477-4868, lincolncentershops.com

Harlem Globetrotters 2013

“You Write The Rules”

and will feature Joshua Roman on cello. There will be two great showings this January, so make sure to grab tickets to at least one of them! January 24 showing at

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Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., (209) 951-0196,

The Harlem Globetrotters will be bringing their basketball skills and tricks to the Stockton Arena this January. Fans will have a once in a lifetime chance to step onto the court before the show begins and practice their best basketball moves with the Globetrotters themselves. There will also be autograph sessions, photos, and of course, the entertaining Globetrotter show itself. This is not something basketball fans will want to miss! 7 p.m. Ticket prices vary from $19.50 - $86.50. Stockton Arena, 248 West Fremont St., (209) 373-1400, stocktonlive.com

vary from $22 - $57. Warren Atherton Auditorium at San stocktonsymphony.org

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience JANUARY 27, STOCKTON

Have you always wanted to witness first-hand jaw dropping stunts, big air action, dancing dogs, and more? Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience is the place you will want to be then! The unforgettable live show will feature captivating antics and stunts from dogs. Audience members will not only be watching, but will become an interactive part of the experience. First showing at 2 p.m. and second showing at 7 p.m. $22.50. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., (209) 373-1400, stocktonlive.com

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