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Nearly a decade ago, Lodi and its residents welcomed and comforted a newly relocated Suzanne Ledbetter, and in return, she’s dedicated her life’s work to sustaining, preserving and improving the community.

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Loosely Translated Means Ireland Forever And To Us It Means Let’s Return! Join our Travel Editor as he and Ann explore their favorite European city. Adventure with them through Dublin; it’s charming and gorgeous hotels, and head to Galway, Limerick, Cork and back to Dublin! Per usual, you’ll get the scoop on where to stay, adventure and eat.

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refreshing our back yard and grilling up some tasty

I considered all of the

food; while my wife looks to perfect manicures, sun

happenings we have

dresses in summer hues and healthy alternatives. A

here and how they deserve to be spotlighted. In

unique aspect of our magazine is the variety of our

a continuation of my original inspiration, we’ve

content; we strive to cater to interests of both men

now included on our website, sanjoaquinmagazine.

and women. This month, learn about everything

com, an area wide events calendar dedicated to the

from the mosquitoes that are making us itch and

local happenings throughout San Joaquin County.

ways to install a do it yourself fire pit to health

Expanding every day, our site features area events

benefits of a cleanse and how to achieve the perfect

big or small, at a click of a button. We welcome

at home manicure.

you to take a test ride, and if you have a fun event

that is open to local residents, then we encourage

planning a summer getaway, you better get a move

you to submit your event today, and to be shared to

on! This month, our travel editor takes us abroad

the community. In addition to sharing events, our

for an out of this world vacation to Ireland. If you

calendar is the perfect resource for any couple or

haven’t left the states- we encourage you to broaden

family thinking, “what should we do this weekend?”

your horizons as you travel abroad. The history,

or anyone needing a fun night out on the town.

culture, rolling hills and welcoming residents will

There’s so much going on, and we strive to bring you

surely create memories to last a lifetime.

an easy way to keep track, and make sure you’re not

missing any events of interest!

guide also features a staycation list of where to wine,

dine and recline in San Joaquin. These quaint bed

I’ve called San Joaquin home for many years.

It’s already June, and if you haven’t started

But, if a trip isn’t in your budget, fear not! Our

There are a million reasons why I love living in the

and breakfasts’ will have you feeling like you’ve

Central Valley: the people, the food, the wine, the

stepped into a romantic, dreamy destination far from

weather… and the list goes on. Not that I’d ever

home. The charm, character and owners that cater

take this place for granted, but after being a resident

to your enjoyment will leave you relaxed

for so many years, I often forget or over look some

and smiling.

of the gems of the area. This month, we dove in

to every inch of San Joaquin to bring you a guide

days in under the sun and all year long, with our

to all things fun. We have all four seasons planned

guide tucked under your arm. Visit new spots and old

and packed full of fairs and festivals, annual events,

favorites; take a jump, climb a rock wall, do it all!

So jump on it San Joaquin! Get your fun filled

unique businesses, activities and adventures sure to please on date night, be an item completed on your

Cheers!

bucket list, or a perfect afternoon with the kids. Keep this edition tucked away as your go-to guide throughout the year. Whether you’re facing a rainy day, restless kids, or cabin fever… we’ve got you covered.

Though our guide focuses on fun throughout

the year, our June pages are filled with must know

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   Nearly a decade ago, Lodi and its residents welcomed and comforted a newly relocated Suzanne Ledbetter. In return, she’s dedicated her life’s work to sustaining, preserving and improving the community.

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   In 2006 Suzanne married a Lodi farmer, moved to San Joaquin County and transferred to California State University, Sacramento. As a “news junky,” she focused her studies in public relations. “Reaching the community and sharing important messages was always something I wanted to be a part of,” she explains.    While welcoming many new norms, her father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. “Growing up, every day he would come home and say, ‘tell me one good thing that happened today,’” she says with a smile. “He taught me how to write poetry, how to fish and how to cook…”

   In the midst of many changes, Suzanne’s husband encouraged her involvement in Lodi’s tight knit community. “He thought it would be a great way for me to feel at home and build relationships.” Suzanne looked to her father-in-law and owner of Vino Farms, John Ledbetter, as she began devoting her time to the many charitable causes and organizations in the area. “We secretly call him Mr. Lodi,” she giggles. “He is an incredible man, and has spent his life nurturing relationships and giving back; He is my biggest mentor.”   In 2009 Suzanne joined the Hutchins Street Square Foundation, working actively with a board she says truly inspired her through their generosity. The foundation was formed in 1979 to pursue funding for the Hutchins Street Square we know and love today. “The founders had a great dream for our community; to have a beautiful community center in place of a burnt down school,” she explains. “This past year the foundation set up an endowment allowing

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for a sustainable source of income for generations to come.”    As the foundation’s Program Coordinator, Suzanne wears many hats, exercising her public relations background, spreading awareness and hosting large annual events. Beyond the foundation, she is Vice Chair of Lodi’s Boys and Girls Club, a member of Omega Nu, an Alpha Delta Chapter dedicated to charitable work in Lodi, and worked with the Lodi Chamber of Commerce to launch the first Young Professionals Committee. “It’s important to build resources for our youth,” she explains, “So we worked to create a network for young professionals; to nurture their success here in Lodi.”    “I want people to understand and be aware of all the great organizations in our area,” she says. “The people here have such a spirit of volunteerism and I’ve never seen anything like it!”   Currently, Suzanne is thrilled to be part of the fundraising, planning and execution of St. Joseph’s Farm to Heart, a farm-to-table event on June 13. The event benefits the installation and construction of The Hybrid Suite Project, a new facility with capability to transform from a cardiac catheterization lab to an operating room in a matter of seconds; providing access to new technologies and procedures like percutaneous valve replacement and repair on very sick patients.   St. Joseph’s and its growth is near and dear to Suzanne’s heart, as she believes the hospital saved the life of her son, Chase Parker Ledbetter. At 25 weeks, she was put on strict bed rest, and Chase was born at 31 weeks via emergency caesarean section. “We spent 45 days in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph’s, and their care and compassion is unlike any other. They went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and let us know that we were going to be okay.”    Today, Chase is a healthy and strong twoyear-old boy, and Suzanne looks forward to watching him grow, and dedicating her time to the success of organizations nurturing their home.

EVENT: JUNE 13 TH THE LINCOLN FARMHOUSE 3225 DEER PARK DR., STOCKTON

   As one of the 10 busiest Heart Centers in the state, St. Joseph’s is working to expand their level of care through the Hybrid Suitea facility offering technology, procedures and techniques that minimize pain and reduce patient recovery time. Jenny Copello, St. Joseph’s Development Associate explains, the concept of the Farm to Heart fundraising event for the Hybrid Suite was born over coffee shared between herself and Kris Sullivan in an effort to, “Bring everyone together for not only a great cause, but to celebrate San Joaquin County’s world renowned agriculture,” says Jenny.   The June 13th event at The Lincoln Farmhouse offers a fresh play on the trending farm to fork movement. The cocktail hour will be a “Farmers Market” theme, with each attendee receiving a reusable bag to gather their goodies from various booths. Vendors like Nipote Wine Imports, At the Table Together, Dancing Coyote Wines, Triple M Custom Farming, Golden Bear Ranches, Prima Frutta Packing, Bozzano Olive Ranch, Michael David Winery and others will be providing samples for guests to take home, while also donating their products to infuse the event’s appetizers, dinner and desserts with locally grown produce.   The dinner will be followed by live entertainment provided by The Jay Rolerz, perfect for after dinner dancing! Attendees will also have opportunity to participate in a short auction including romantic wine country getaways, unique daylong experiences, and epicurean delights!    “I envision all of the people that believe in San Joaquin County dining together, connected under the stars and market lights, enjoying their fresh, locally grown food, delicious wine and great music,” Jenny says. “I want them to walk away from the evening thinking, ‘Wow. We live in a pretty awesome place!”’ FOR MORE INFORMATION/TO PURCHASE TICKETS/TO BECOME A SPONSOR: ST. JOSEPH’S FOUNDATION (209) 467-6347, StJosephsCares.org/Foundation sjfsj@dignityhealth.org


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DON’T BITE ME! WITH AARON DEVENCENZI, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER OF SJC MOSQUITO & VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICT.

   We all love summer nights spent outdoors, but could certainly do without the unbearable itch of mosquito bites. We sat down with Aaron Devencenzi, Public Information Officer of SJC Mosquito & Vector Control District, to learn more about the buzzing, itching and swatting of San Joaquin mosquitoes.    As Aaron explains, there are 17 types of species here in our county. Some carry a host of viruses while others are considered just a nuisance. Aaron and the District’s primary focus is mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses. To combat, the District provides vector surveillance and control services to protect residents from vectorborne diseases.

ANTENNAE Male’s antennae have a feathery look, while female antennae appear thin. For the male, the antennae assists in detecting pheromones and hearing the female mosquitoes’ high-pitched wing beats. The female’s antennae act as an olfactory organ, detecting carbon dioxide to find its host.

   The two species abundant and of significant public health concern during warm weather in San Joaquin are the Culex Tarsalis, also known as the “Encephalitis Mosquito” and the Culex Pipiens, or the “Northern House Mosquito.” The Northern House Mosquito is appropriately named, and can often be found in residents’ homes waiting around doors and windows for an opportunity to sneak into the house for a meal. “Both species are active at dusk and into the evening,” explains Aaron, “As well as early morning hours.” TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PROTECTION AND PREVENTION:

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY MOSQUITO & VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICT (209) 982-4675 or 1-800-300-4675 sjmosquito.org

HEAD This area holds all the sensory organs for sight and smell.

WINGS Mosquitoes have two wings extending to the tip of the abdomen, with small scales on the wing veins often used for species identification.

ABDOMEN This part of the mosquito holds all digestive and reproductive organs. When a female mosquito bites, this area expands several times its normal size to store the blood meal. MOUTH A female mosquito’s mouth, called

a proboscis, consists of seven parts. She has a sheath or labium that folds back during biting and exposes six mouthparts. Four of the parts are stylets for cutting, in search of small blood vessels and capillaries. During the process of blood feeding, a small amount of saliva is injected, acting as an anticoagulant, allowing the blood to flow smoothly for better consumption. It is through the injection of saliva that infection causing agents reach humans and animals.

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AMBITION LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL BY MELISSA HUTSELL

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THORAX The thorax holds all organs used for movement. The wings and legs are also attached to this area.

COMPOUND EYES Consisting of multiple lenses, their several eyes allow for detection of even the slightest of movements.

  Blonde ambition takes the stage this June, as one of America’s favorite Harvard graduates capture the hearts of San Joaquinians, one melodic note at a time. The Legally Blonde musical production, presented by Stockton’s Civic Theatre from June 17 to July 12, features Sarah Kellner as Elle Woods. Her peppy adventures to self-discovery are based off of the tremendously successful movie by the same name, grossing more than $300 million worldwide, inspiring Broadway musicals and several Tony Awards nominations.    Elle’s journey begins as she decides to attend Harvard’s Law School after her boyfriend dumps her for his new life at the Ivy League university. In an attempt to win him over, she discovers her passion for law. She excels by graduating top of her class and proving her potential as a force to be reckoned with. Just as impressive as

LEGS All insects including mosquitoes have six legs. Species are identified by unique markings on their leg segments. These markings are usually in the form of light colored bands.

Elle’s unwavering wit, is the casts’ ability to bring this story to life on stage, complete with powerful vocals.   The shows’ Director, James Reed, says, “The main theme across all the characters, is finding the best version of yourself. We watch Elle go for what she thinks is the perfect life, and along the way meets some great people who help her find the best in herself. In return, she does the same for them,“ he explains. “This show teaches us to not judge a book by its cover and to truly get to know what is inside.” 

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ROUND-UP “Coming Home”  by Seward Johnson © 1992, The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.

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Manteca Certified Farmers Market & Musical Evening June -July | 4:30PM - 8PM Liberty Park 100 Manteca Ave. Stonecreek Village A Stockton Certified Farmers Market May 12th – October 5PM - 8PM Pacific Ave. & Robinhood Dr.

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Lodi Farmers Market May 21 - September 3 5PM - 8:30PM School & Oak St.

  

LODI’S BRONZE

SCULPTURES BY MELISSA HUTSELL

  If you’ve been in downtown Lodi recently, chances are, you’re familiar with the bronze statues making appearances on each street corner. The incredibly lifelike bronze sculptures are works of art made by internationally renowned artist Seward Johnson. Each of the statues are part of a traveling exhibition of public artwork depicting celebrities like Marylyn Monroe, and images of the ‘every day man.’ Each sculpture, including their individual accessories and clothing, are made entirely from bronze.   Johnson’s work has been featured all over the world, in both private and public collections from Istanbul to London, Paris to Hong Kong and Rome to Sydney, among many others. In addition, Johnson is the only American artist invited to represent the U.S. at the Seville World Expo in Spain. But you don’ t have to travel the world to see his fantastic pieces!    The statues will be on display in various public places throughout Lodi until mid-July, and has been made possible by the collaboration of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc. and the city of Lodi’s Art in Public Places Art Advisory Board. Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing traveling exhibition! FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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FRIDAYS

Downtown Stockton Farmers Market 8AM - 1PM 400 E. Main St.

SATURDAYS

Downtown Stockton Farmers Market Open Year Round 5:30 AM - 11AM 203 E. Washington St. Downtown Tracy Farmers Market April 4 - November 21 8AM - 1PM 10th St., Between B St. & Central Ave.

Open-Air Asian & Farmers Market Open Year Round 6AM - 10AM El Dorado & San Joaquiin

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Lodi - SJC’s Newest Farmers Market May 3 - October 25 8AM - 1PM Samuel D. Salas Park 2101 S. Stockton St. Weberstown Mall Farmers Market April 2 -November 25 8AM - 1PM Claremont & Yokuts Ave. Lathrop - SJC’s Newest Farmers Market May 3 - October 25 8 AM - 1PM Manuel Valverde Park 15557 5th St. Park West Place Market May 10- December 27 9AM - 2PM 10342 Trinity Pkwy. West Valley Mall Market May- October 9AM - 2PM 3200 Naglee Rd.


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  Whether you’re looking to save money, time or become an expert of your own, there’s a lot to love about an at home manicure. Though many enjoy the luxury of the nail spa experience, it can be an expensive habit, and with our busy schedules it’s often hard to block out enough time for an appointment. DIY mani enthusiasts swear by the relaxing qualities of the process, and the satisfaction of nailing it!   We in San Joaquin have easy access to designer products thanks to Sir Gauuan’s Beauty Supply in Stockton. Manger Lorie Williams says having all the right tools is essential for a successful and safe at home manicure. Tools include a nail trimmer, cuticle nipper, file, polish and remover, cuticle oil, cotton balls, Q-tips, any specialty products for your specific nail needs, and disinfectant spray to ensure all of your tools are sanitary.    Access to these designer tools, and polish brands like OPI and Morgan Taylor allow for OOTD color coordination on the fly, with their array of bright and ever-changing seasonal hues for your at home manicure.   For those with sensitive nails, Lorie suggests OPI’s Nail Envy, a clear polish treatment available in different formulas for specific needs, like soft or brittle nails. “It not only strengthens the nail, but prevents chipping!” she adds. The treatment is also formaldehyde free, an aspect Lorie says is important in all nail product ingredients. “Formaldehyde in polish and treatments actually dehydrate the nail, causing it to snap,” she explains. “So always check that your products are formaldehyde free!”   Another insider tip applies to cuticle care. It is crucial to always apply cuticle oil before tending to hang nails and cuticles; the oil softens the cuticle and prevents ripping. After oil application, always 34

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use a pusher tool to push the cuticle, that is against your nail bed, toward your cuticle line. Lorie shares a common misconception, explaining that what you see being nipped quickly at the nail salon is not the top of your cuticle, but the underneath. “Never cut the cuticle connected to the skin,” she says. “You nip what is left once the cuticle is pushed back, and this is typically found underneath the actual cuticle.” Lorie also stresses the importance of using the correct tool to cut your cuticles, a nipper. “Never use nail clippers, they will rip and tear the cuticle, leaving hang nails!”     Now, on to polish application! For those of us left with an awesome looking left hand, and a horribly painted right… we’re here for you! “It’s all about how much nail polish you apply,” explains Lorie. She suggests very thin layers opposed to the globs we often find ourselves applying. “That’s where we tend to mess up,” Lorie laughs. “Instead, do three or four very thin strokes for each layer you apply.”    Once you’ve mastered your mani and find yourself wishing it would last forever, Lorie steps in again, with CND Vinylux, a top coat that keeps polish on up to seven days! Yes, ladies, that is right…an entire week!    Now that you’re educated and empowered, join the at-home-mani team for its calming effects, its color coordination capabilities, and the overall satisfaction felt when someone compliments your nails….

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CLEANSE

CLEANSE IS YOUR FRIEND BY LINDSEY RODRIAN

   If you’re looking for an emotional and physical renewal this summer, look no further than a current trend practiced for thousands of years, a cleanse. Since the beginning of recorded history, people used fasting and sweating to rid their bodies of parasites; today, we commonly look to cleansing for detoxification of the liver, to lose weight, or improve the flow of Qi, also known as the energy flow within our body.   Connie Schwartz, L.Ac. and owner of Inner Balance Medicine, says to look to your body for signals that a cleanse and restore are needed. Common signs include fatigue, abdominal bloating, excess abdominal fat, weight gain, pain or discomfort in the abdomen, acid reflux, heartburn, acne, allergies, joint pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, emotional imbalance, and bacteria or fungal infections. 36

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   Years of improper body treatment, like lack of exercise, unhealthy eating habits and excessive drinking can bring on disease. But, a cleanse offers opportunity to consciously rid our bodies of the toxins and pollutants these bad habits left behind. And we begin again with a clean, refreshed slate.   With the newfound trending aspects of cleansing, it may be overwhelming to decide which cleanse is best. But, as Connie notes, there are many focused cleanses to specifically combat things like autoimmune diseases, chronic bacteria and fungal infections, skin concerns, emotional issues and more. Meeting with a professional to discover your best option is the perfect place to start.    Detoxification of the liver is one of the most common cleansing practices, as Connie explains, because, “The liver is one of our most vital

organs, playing a large role in digestion, metabolism, storing nutrients, production of vital proteins in our blood, and most of all, a liver cleanse eliminates waste or toxins from the body.”   At Inner Balance Medicine, Connie and her experienced staff offers a 30 -Day Cleanse with the use of acupuncture, doTERRA essential oils and supplements. “Acupuncture helps to strengthen and restore balance to the body, improving our natural ability to cleanse and restore,” she says. “The use of essential oils provides added support throughout the week, breaks down petrochemicals that bind to our fat cells, kills candidia growth and restores good bacteria.” doTERRA’s cleanse is made up of three phases; purifying the organs, candidia cleanse, and restoring digestive health.   Following any cleanse, it’s smart and proactive to treat your body with care. This includes drinking lots of water to further filter and clean the body, “and stay away from whites, like sugar and breads, dairy and alcohol,” Connie adds. Be sure to refuel with organic fruits and vegetables!   Benefits commonly experienced throughout and following a cleanse include a boost in energy, a rid of excess waste and water weight, a stronger immune system, clearer and brighter skin, and an enhanced mental state.   In all, the process truly promotes healthy changes, something beneficial to everyone. This practice is a perfect outlet in which to place a wedge between your old ways and your new ones, highlighting the importance of proper body care, and shining light on the choices that truly fill your body with waste.

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SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY FAIR: A DEEP ROOTED TRADITION BY RACHAEL FLEMING Photos courtesy of the Bank of Stockton Information obtained at the Manteca Bulletin and the San Joaquin County Farm Bureau Monthly

  In 1854 the California State legislature, hoping to encourage agriculture and horticulture, established a traveling State Agricultural Fair. In 1857, Stockton, the fourth largest city in the state, hosted the fourth State Fair. It was a grand affair and encouraged the local population to establish their own county fair.    To hold a county fair, the Board of Supervisors set aside $1,000 and with $500 from the Stockton City Council, 60 acres of land was purchased from Captain Charles Weber for $15 an acer. Weber then donated an additional 60 acres to the city in support of the fair.    The first permanent county fair opened in Stockton on August 28, 1860. The fair was held at Hunter Square with large horticultural and mechanical displays and fine arts displayed in the County Courthouse. In addition, neighboring counties also contributed displays. Stanislaus County brought down large amounts of minerals and Sacramento as well as San Francisco shipped their own products.    The fair opened to much success closing every store in Stockton apart from Saloons, and led to the first use of wide scale gas illumination. Included in this fair was a one-mile race track and animal exhibits. One such animal was a Durham bull shipped all the way from New York. 38

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   After the success of the first fair, they were held annually until 1902. It was in this year that a fire erupted, burning the pavilion and disrupting public interest. It was not until 1918 that the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation formed a committee to hold a livestock show. Plans were put on hold due to World War I, but after its end, a decision was made to hold a county fair in September of 1919.    The old San Joaquin County Fair was held at an agricultural park that was no longer in great condition as such organizers held the 1919 fair at Oak Park. The fair was very successful, earning a profit of $700, which was given to the Board of Supervisors to be used for contests for the rehabilitation of the dilapidated race track. In addition to the work completed at the old grounds, it was decided holding an annual fair was too much for any existing organization and the San Joaquin County Fair, Inc. was created.    While the grounds have held happy memories for many citizens some have not been so grand. In 1942 the fairgrounds were used for the detention of 4,217 residents of Japanese descent until the permanent internment camp was completed in Rohwer, Arkansas. This was completed under Executive Order 9066 in response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the war with Japan.    Despite the internment, the county fair continued to be held annually with much success. In 1994, the fairgrounds reopened with six major buildings, a grandstand stadium surrounding a mile race track with 750 horse stalls spread out over 252 acres. Due to financial constraints the San Joaquin County Fair was not held in 2014 and 2015 but the local Future Farmers of America (FFA) Clubs were able to continue the tradition of the Livestock Show and Auction through the hard work of the AgFest committee.


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Many joined San Joaquin Magazine on the rooftop of French 25 to celebrate the accomplishments of San Joaquin business women. Attendees enjoyed an after-work party including fabulous food by French 25, desserts by Frosted Flour, photo booth fun by Exclusive DJ, and complimentary wine from Oak Farm Vineyards and Viaggio Estate & Winery.

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Cool Cats and Barking Dogs PHOTOS: ULMER PHOTOGRAPHY

The second annual benefit for the Stockton Animal Shelter took place on April 30th at the beautiful Villa Angelica. Attendees enjoyed dinner, live music and outdoor activities amongst furry friends of the shelter.

Leadership Prayer Breakfast PHOTOS: ULMER PHOTOGRAPHY

On April 29th many community leaders came together at the University of the Pacific Campus for the Leadership Prayer Breakfast; a premier event brining personal stories of struggle and success from influential leaders. This years’ speaker, Kevin Sorbo, best known for his seven-year series Hercules, the Legendary Journey’s, shared his personal story, along with other staples of San Joaquin.

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On April 25th March of Dimes Modesto hosted their 2015 March for Babies at Graceada Park. Many gathered in support of moms, babies and families in San Joaquin. The march was quite the event,with tons of entertainment, dancing and community companionship.

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Stockton’s Earth Day Festival This year, Stockton celebrated Earth Day on Saturday, April 26th at Victory Park. More than 100 local vendors lined up under the park’s oak trees with interactive displays aimed at environmental awareness. The festival followed the theme, “Bee Aware” through informative programs and activities that included music, food and a chance to learn about conversation and natural resources.

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Port guardian by day. Athletic mentor by night. Tim Ivey patrols the Port with his loyal K9 companion Tyce. Afterwards, he teaches school kids how to shoot hoops and hit a curveball. Under Tim’s watchful eyes, the Port has grown its 55-country trade relations and yearly billion-dollar commerce. But the relationships he values most are the ones he’s built at Stockton’s ballparks and playgrounds.

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This years’ Trivia Bee on April 24th at the Stockton Arena brought many in support of the Library and Literacy Foundation. The theme, “The 60’s BEE There or BEE Square” was demonstrated in an array of colorful costumes sported by teams and judges. This year, attendees enjoyed new features including a wine and silent auction in addition to raffle basket prizes, all adding to the fun and lively atmosphere that is the Bee!

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YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LIVING IN SAN JOAQUIN.    Let there be no doubt that we in San Joaquin County know our part of the valley like we know our wines, restaurants and favorite venues. But it can get a little tedious, remembering each and every extravaganza on this week’s agenda. Luckily, San Joaquin Magazine has composed a cheat sheet on the Central Valley, just for you. We’ve done our homework and have uncovered everything extraordinary in upcoming events, weekend retreats and prime experiences.    Follow us as we lift the grape vines up on some amazing destinations around Lodi. Step into Stockton and enjoy the faucet of events turning over every

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Feeling fidgety from all that fresh air creeping in under your door? Tired of all the movie marathon madness and mind-rotting reruns you’ve had to endure from the comforts of your couch? It’s high time you step out into the sun and remember what San Joaquin really has in store for you! Read on and let us be your guide as you tour what epic escapades await you this sensational summer.

LASER TAG AT ZAP ZONE Check your corners and stay close to the walls when you’re at Zap Zone, a two-story laser tag complex located in Stockton near Hammer Lane. Ready your weapon and choose your point of entry while fog fills your field of vision. Race up the ramps with your teammates in tow in the short span of time you have to prepare for the oncoming attack. When your time is up take ten for some light refreshments and enjoy the arcade in their lobby. zapszone.com

BRING IT, BMX ENTHUSIASTS

Grab your bike, your gear and get ready to hit this USA/BMX sanctioned track with other bicycle motocross enthusiasts at Spreckels Park BMX! Prepare yourself for major air and hard turns as you and several others compete for the finish line. While this park is open to the public for all ages and levels of experience, Sundays are reserved for members alone. Care to compete that day? Spreckels BMX offers a one time, one-day membership pass to test your skills against their best. Signups are held between 11 AM and 1, so make sure you arrive early! spreckelsparkbmx.com 56

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REACH FOR NEW HEIGHTS WITH ROCK CLIMBING

Watch your grip when heading to Stonehenge! This rock climbing paradise is an indoor gym that focuses on propelling you higher as you hone your strength, flexibility and balance. Folks of all ages are welcome to test their skill as they put one foot over the other in an effort to continue up and toward their goal at the very top of the wall. Be prepared for a fun-filled day without the hazardous plunge. Don’t be afraid to bring the party to you with Stonehenge’s portable rock climbing wall, for all of your special event needs! climbstonehenge.com


WINE & ROSES

Wine Dine & Recline Push aside those airline tickets, leave those thoughts of a dreary day-long drive behind and prepare yourself for a little pampering when you pop into one of San Joaquin’s many romantic bed and breakfasts, inns or resorts. With each destination less than an hour’s ride from home, they are the ultimate retreats for your staycation experience. So sit back, prop up a pillow and let San Joaquin Magazine showcase a few pieces of paradise in your very own Central Valley. 58

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GRAND OAKS INN

Lose yourself in the Central Valley’s majestic rolling hills during your stay at the Grand Oaks Inn. Seated only ten minutes from the lapping waters of Lake Camanche, this Bed & Breakfast offers itself to you with a charming array of antique-crafted rooms. Each is uniquely designed with family heirlooms and your own comforts in mind. Take a dip in the pool or a moment’s pause in the gazebo-enclosed spa. Experience rich history in the on-site museum after a bountiful breakfast comprised of local produce and pomegranate juice grown right on the estate. But why stop there? Ask your hosts about the other hidden treasures tucked away in their corner of San Joaquin County. Grand Oaks Inn, 21941 Buena Vista Rd., Clements, (209) 759-3453, grandoaksinn.com

Wine & Roses has dug its roots deep into the fertile soil of the Central Valley. Nestled only a few blocks from the rippling waters of Lodi Lake, this resort boasts exceptional cuisine from its Towne House Restaurant and features over 70 wines from the Lodi Appellation. Live music is a constant staple to every evening meal taken in the lounge. Enjoying your dinner? Learn the tricks of the trade by following the demonstrations in Wine & Roses’ cooking classes while sampling a complimentary glass of wine. If you’re looking for a little pampering after your meal, stop on by the Spa at Wine & Roses. Experience the first-hand care and commitment provided by their therapists as they create a massage plan exclusive to your needs. Body treatments, facials and salon services only touch the surface of the selections they have to offer. If you’re planning on staying the night, Wine & Roses supplies 66 exquisitely planned rooms with private balconies or verandas. Select the one that suits your desires or go bold and enjoy all that their suites have to offer for extended stay guests. With access to their fitness center, the pool and gardens, you’ll love your time amongst the Wine & Roses. Wine & Roses, 2505 W. Turner Rd., Lodi (209) 334-6988, winerose.com

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Fall away from the hum and glum of the city and slip into a countryside lifestyle at The Cottages on Armstrong. Quietly tucked away in the endless vineyards that unfold around Lodi, this retreat offers you not just one, but three unique and inviting cottages to choose from. While retaining their rustic countryside roots, each home is fully equipped with all the modern day amenities you need to make your stay all the more enjoyable. Step outside your cottage and sample your lush surroundings, grab one of the many available bicycles and explore a world of winding trails and wine tasting opportunities. Not feeling very adventurous? The Cottages on Armstrong’s got your back- literally! Let your tensions melt away from the comforts of your home away from home when you set up an appointment for an in-house massage. Cottages on Armstrong, 4386 E. Armstrong Rd., Lodi (209) 369-1360, cottagesonarmstrong.com

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Bella Vino is the place to go for a city-centered Bed & Breakfast bungalow. Only a stone’s throw from the many events held at Hutchins Street Square and a short walk from downtown Lodi, Bella Vino provides those seeking adventure on foot the perfect opportunity to trek the city’s many local shops, restaurants and wine sampling rooms. Sit back and relax in one of four cottage-inspired suites, adorned with carefully selected vintage furniture and exquisitely painted private bathrooms. Enjoy breakfast provided by your hosts while you gaze out their picturesque bay windows. Stop by in the afternoon and you’ll find yourself settling into Bella Vino’s wine and cheese social, a charming event hosted by the innkeepers themselves! Bella Vino, 235 S. Hutchins St., Lodi (209) 224-8386, lodibandb.com

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Take a step back in time during your stay with The Inn at Locke House. Heralded as both a historic site and green lodgings, the Neo-Georgian brick farmhouse is the perfect concoction for a wealth of history, friendly faces and vintage rooms. Lounge at your leisure beside the fireplace or soak your troubles away in the comforts of your personal bathroom. Looking for a little space from the other guest rooms? Why not try the Water Tower Suite? Romantically secluded in all the right ways, this cozy corner of the inn will envelop you with radiant sunrises and stardotted sunsets. Take a walk amongst the gardens while wringing open a bottle of your favorite wine. Settle into one of the parlors and immerse yourself in the 1800’s. Not only will you be receiving a breakfast filled with that day’s delicacies, you’re also welcome to wander on down to the carriageway for a snack when it suits you. The Inn at Locke House, 19960 Elliott Rd., Lockeford (209) 727-5715

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Realize what life’s all about when you slide into the Delta waters this season! Whether you’re making waves down the main channel or hitting each swell on your jet ski you’ll be enjoying those hearty summer rays and the restaurants at some of San Joaquin’s best resort rest-stops! Unwrap the joys of the Central Valley waterways this summer with San Joaquin Magazine!

DELTA RESORTS & MARINAS

WINDMILL COVE RESORT & MARINA

Have yourself a wild weekend when you wade into the waters at Windmill Cove! Whether you arrive by boat along Stockton’s shipping channel or the backroads off of Highway 4, you’ll be welcomed to step along the resort’s sandy beaches, play a few rounds of volleybal,l or slip a ring around their horseshoe pits. Pull up a chair and enjoy Windmill Cove’s wide selection of sandwiches, salads and specialties up at the restaurant. Reserve one of their cozy cabins, pitch up a tent, or park the camper and catch up on some sleep to continue on your adventures tomorrow. windmillcove.com

PARADISE POINT MARINA

Your troubles are a thing of the past when you point the bow of your boat toward Paradise Point. Privy to some of the best fishing inlets on the Delta, this marina off of 8 Mile Road hosts its own boat launch and tackle and bait store, while providing those with no vessel a variety of rental options. Take out one of their houseboats or slip through those shallows with the help of their power, fishing or pontoon boats! When you’re ready for a little rest ease into the calming Caribbean mood at the Breadfruit Tree Restaurant, featuring culinary pieces representing the chef’s history on the southern islands. sevencrown.com

RIVER POINT LANDING MARINA & RESORT

Boasting as “the premier recreation site on the California Delta”, River Point Landing holds true to its slogan when it comes to planning a picturesque visit to our water channels. Slide your boat straight into one of their many slips and rest well knowing that round-theclock security is within reach during your stay. Their facility is located in a gated community that connects to March Lane, running directly into I-5 in Stockton. Looking for a storage solution to keep your vessel at the water’s edge? Ask about their dry-storage options! riverpointlanding.com 60

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BOAT RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES

DELTA RENTAL CENTER

Want to get your feet wet without the hassle of buying a boat? Make the drive down to Sugar Barge Marina & Resort and set your sights on a variety of vessels! From stand-up paddleboards and kayaks to larger pedal, fishing, and patio boats, the Delta Rental Center is ready to set you up for a great weekend getaway on the water! deltarentalcenter.com

DRIVING TOURS

RIDING ALONG SIDE THE WIND SURFERS

Figured it’s high time to head out of the house, but don’t feel like leaving your car? Take a trip down West Highway 12 out of Lodi and look for the double arches of the Rio Vista Bridge! It’s here you’ll find yourself at the gateway to the wind surfer scene! Dotting the Delta waters along southbound Highway 160, these folks take to the channel and soar through the wind currents. Follow them and soon you’ll find yourself alongside Brannon Island, a state park wind surfer hangout! californiadelta.org/driving-tours/


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LODI SKATE PARK

This skate park is loaded with ramps, grinding opportunities and rails as you gain speed and technique under the hot summer sun. Explore new tricks on their half pipe and spend a few hours more after the sun goes down when the automated street lamps kick on, providing much needed fluorescent to ensure you nail every drop back onto your board. lodi.gov

MICKE GROVE ZOO

Step into a wildlife world like no other when you wander into Micke Grove Zoo. Various reptiles, mammals and birds paint an educational scene for you and your family to experience. Roam the paved roads in search of your favorite animal ambassadors or sign up to create an animal treat for your best furry, feathered or scaly friend to enjoy! If you’re looking for something after the heat of the day rolls away try signing up for the “Zoo After Dark” program! Trek the pathways you know and love with flashlight in hand, campfire confections and a guide to lead you into the darkened depths! mgzoo.com

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Father’s Day at the Zoo Zoo Zoom 5K & Fun Run FALL

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CURT PERNICE

SKATE PARK Rated as number one among many skaters in California and designed by Team Pain, Curt Pernice Skate Park features a dropped bowl setup that runs into several pyramids with access to hips, flats and rails. Open to skateboarding and in-line skaters, this park won’t want to kiss and make up if you fall flat. So get your gear on and give it your best when you take your first plunge. cityofripon.org

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TRACY SKATE PARK

Tracy sets the stage when its boarders prep for a drop off the angled rails, the curved pyramid and the kickers located across this park. A perfect setup for those stepping fresh into the game and looking to get their feet wet, both skate boarders and skaters alike are welcome to work their way around the bowl, hips and other ramps. northwestskater.com/tracy.html

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JAPANESE GARDEN

Slip into a realm of utter tranquility when you enter into the lush Japanese Garden located on Micke Grove Regional Park grounds. Fashioned by Nagao Sakurai, a landscape architect of the Imperial Palace, it has thrived as a central piece of historical culture for the residence and guests of the Central Valley. Two varieties of Japanese Cherry Trees dot the landscape, accented by ponds filled with Koi. Bridges cascade over these lovely waters, encircling the teahouse that sits near the center of the garden. Prepare to pop out your camera and set the scene for some amazing family photos! sjparks.com

PIXIE WOODS

Embrace a time when picture books paved the path to fantasy and childhood stories seemed as real as your own two eyes. Pixie Woods calls you back with your own little ones in tow to explore its tranquil waters on the Pixie Queen paddle boat, to roll along the intrepid rails of the Express Train or to ride around and again on their classic carousel. With their many playgrounds, slides and the small water park your kids can rush through to cool down, you’ll find nothinG but big grins and good times. stocktongov.com

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Pixie Woods Wine Tasting Christmas in July Walter Banks Kids Fishing Derby Father’s Day Celebration FALL

Halloween Party SPRING

Opening Day Children & Youth Day Mother’s Day Celebration Pixie Woods Birthday Bash

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CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF STOCKTON

Show your kids a side of this wonderful world they’ve yet to experience by taking them down to the Children’s Museum of Stockton. Let them loose under your careful supervision to explore the miniature metropolis, showcasing many fun places you’ll find around San Joaquin County! Each exhibit is the perfect play area for having fun, making friends and learning valuable information about our world. Take your kids on a tour of the fire truck, helicopter and many other hands on displays for an unforgettable experience. childrensmuseumstockton.org

STOCKTON PORTS

Grab your peanuts, crackerjacks and don’t you dare look back as you head out to see the Stockton Ports in all their fine glory! With summer here it’s time to cheer for our nation’s greatest pastime, something you and your family can enjoy straight from the stands as home runs are shot off and out of the park! So surround yourself with the screams of fellow fans as a stadium of star-crossed baseball enthusiasts support their local favorites at the Banner Island Ball Park. milb.com

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DELL’OSSO FARMS

August 15th

FAITH NIGHT

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September 5th

HISPANIC HERITAGE NIGHT Presented by Food 4 Less & Rancho San Miguel Markets

Game Times Start at 7:10 Post Game Fireworks!

Acres of adventure await your family when you step through the gates of Dell’Osso Farms! October opens up an array of marvelous attractions that last throughout the month. Make a pit-stop at the petting zoo, ponies and send some pumpkins packing at the pumpkin blaster! Take a trip on the tractor, scarecrow and hay rides or test your strength against a very bullish, bucking pumpkin! If you’re looking for a little more adventure try the rope course on for size, but don’t look down! Tour the carefully crafted corn maze without getting turned around, arranged into a new and impressive pattern each year! When the chills of winter set in come back in December and enjoy Holidays on the Farm. Bringing to you all the joys of a snow day, experience high speeds while sliding down Snow Tube Mountain. Fly through the frigid winter air on the zip line and catch a glimpse of the farm like no one else! Enjoy some ice-skating along the rink and take a commemorative photo with Santa before picking out your Christmas tree. Wrap up your evening by touring the mile long holiday lighting displays from the comforts of your own car. pumpkinmaze.com

DELL’OSSO’S 5K MUD RUN ON THE FARM!

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Looking for a little excitement before fall and winter? Bring a spare change of clothes and test your limits in the annual 5K Mud Run! Plow through each obstacle in your path while spectators cheer you on from the sidelines. Set a new best for yourself or take on the whole pack! Top runners receive a trophy and each competitor takes home a commemorative medal and T-Shirt. Those 21 and older will not only have the satisfaction of a job well done, but a free beer at the post race party in the beer garden awaits them!


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WORLD OF WONDERS SCIENCE MUSEUM

Live & Learn

There’s no question that San Joaquin has a rich history, but do you know what that history is? How about the many faucets of cultural life that have flourished in our county? Lose yourself and all sense of time as you take a tour of the many museums, galleries and so much more spread out across our fair valley.

THE HAGGIN MUSEUM

Founded on artwork and a daughter’s devotion, The Haggin Museum has continued to shine throughout its vast and wondrous collections. Having undergone numerous renovations for its growing numbers throughout the years in Stockton, Haggin showcases both a bit of history in honor of its county’s roots and temporary exhibits shuffled in and out throughout the year. Stop on by and soak up everything its galleries have to offer! hagginmuseum.org

THE HAGGIN MUSEUM’S ANNUAL EVENTS SUMMER: • Summer Art Workshops FALL: Haggin a la Carte • Tarde de Flore y Canto

Community Ofrenda Stockton Symphony Season Preview

WINTER: Mckee Student Art Exhibition Family Christmas Party SPRING: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

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Revel in the spectacles of science as you visit the World of Wonders Science Museum! When you reach for their doors in downtown Lodi you’ll be treated to station after sensational station of non-stop fun and educational experiences. Test out the Illumination Lab to find out how lighting truly affects us and our world. Spare some time for the hand battery to see how our bodies can complete an electric circuit. Before ending your day trip drop into the WOW Science Store for some cool gadgets the kids will love at home! wowsciencemuseum.org

WORLD OF WONDERS SCIENCE MUSEUM’S ANNUAL EVENTS SUMMER

Summer of Science Camps Solar Day WINTER

Edible Science Bugology WoW Museum’s Birthday SPRING

Spring Science Camps Science on the Green Reptile Roundup


TRACY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Take a tour of Tracy’s unique past and discover a little more about the culture of San Joaquin County’s southern border. Currently housed in the town’s old post office, relics of this train town turned agricultural goldmine are ready for your viewing pleasure. tracymuseum.org

MANTECA HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

Learn about the great beginnings of “the family city”. Manteca Historical Society has sewn together the seams of their history for your enjoyment. Find out exactly how this town received its name and tour the exhibits they’ve fostered. Their first new fire engine and a dedication to the native tribes of California are just a couple that will catch your eye. mantecamuseum.org

DOUBLE DIP GALLERY

What do you get when you cross riveting artwork with rich ice cream? A truly delectable experience! Tony Segale’s Double Dip Gallery is here to satisfy your “palette” in more ways than one when you take up a scoop of ice cream from Gunther’s in Sacramento and tour their amazing array of art. Unravel each painting these amazing local artists have devised while soothing that sweet tooth! doubledipgallery.com

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

AAM accredited and boasting over 50,000 precious artifacts, the San Joaquin Historical Society & Museum is just an easy drive away to Micke Grove Park. It includes eight modern buildings that are used to showcase its exhibits and four incredible structures stemming from our county’s own history. Take a tour in the old blacksmith shop or avoid a scolding in the one-room schoolhouse. Walk along the cottage that belonged to Stockton’s famous founder, Charles Weber, or glance outside his daughter’s old home. sanjoaquinhistory.org

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LODI COMMUNITY ART CENTER

ANNUAL EVENTS SUMMER

Critter Corral Farm Animals Sparks in the Park Concert

Looking to get more involved in the art scene? Check out Lodi Community Art Center to find a welcoming atmosphere for your creative ambitions! Open Wednesday through Sunday at noon and the first Friday of the month after 6 PM for their Lodi Art Hop, browse along many of the member’s masterpieces or ask about how you can feature one of your own! lodiartcenter.org

FALL

Festival of Trees SPRING

Legends of California Dinner & Wine Auction Harvey Kessel Memorial

DAVID JON FOSTER GALLERY

Watch from behind your wine glass at the Pasos Vineyards Winery as David Jon Foster slips each brushstroke across taut canvas to create another abstract masterpiece. You can find his gallery open Friday through Sunday from 12 to 5 PM, but this artist will be hard at work behind his paints on Saturdays from 1 to 5 PM. Enjoy the countryside setting and appealing atmosphere when you pay a visit. davidjonfosterart.com WWW.SANJOAQUINMAGAZINE.COM

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LH HORTON JR. GALLERY

Located in Delta College, the LH Horton Jr. Gallery treats its guests to workshops, art lectures and many rotating exhibits presenting works of all varying styles. Keep a lookout for projects submitted by both students and masters of the craft as they prepare some of their heartfelt designs. You’ll be delighted as visiting artists from across the country present their creative displays. deltacollege.edu/div/finearts

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MEXICAN HERITAGE CENTER

Music, art and dance are the enriching ways in which the Mexican Heritage Center provides us a view into their beautiful customs. Take a stop in downtown Stockton to look into the events and current galleries they provide. They’re open from Tuesday to Saturday from 12 to 5 PM and are more than ready to welcome anyone willing to take a step into their culture. facebook.com/mhcgallery

HILL HOUSE MUSEUM

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SERPENTARIUM

Not one to shy away from a scaly friend? Then you might just fall in love with the assortment of snakes and reptiles hanging out at the Serpentarium! When it comes to critters that scamper, slide and climb across their enclosed homes, these guys win the prize! So stop on by whenever you have a moment to learn all you can about what makes the reptilian world so fascinating! snakemuseum.com

ART EXPRESSIONS OF SAN JOAQUIN

A roaming artwork display featuring the very best of our county’s many creative minds, Art Expressions of San Joaquin tours around our Central Valley to spotlight those passionate enough to present their work. Check the calendar on their website to find out just where they’ll spring up from next! If you’re looking to check out their galleries in a more permanent position you can find them showcasing out of downtown Stockton, the Metropolitan Airport and in Lincoln Center. artexpressions.org

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Leap into the Victorian Era during your tour of the Hill House! A historic point of interest in Lodi, the Hill House was first built in the beginning of the 1900s and has many of its furnishings and photos still intact from when the family first lived within its walls. Tour this beautiful Victorian home on Sundays between 1 to 4 PM and relive a little bit of Lodi life at the turn of the century! lodihistory.org


REYNOLDS GALLERY OF UOP

Karyn Johnson Photography

Ponder the plethora of contemporary and traditional artwork on display within the University of the Pacific’s Reynolds Gallery. This museum compels its artists to create collections that display their own unique, cultural perspectives. It’s been known to host amazing creators from across the world and strives to maintain a positive link to its community so that visitors young and old may come and express their love for the fine arts. pacific.edu

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STOCKTON CAMBODIAN BUDDHIST TEMPLE

Surround yourself with the ancestral heritage of Southeast Asia and learn the story of the Cambodian Buddha. Stockton’s Cambodian Buddhist Temple is a jewel brought to life by the efforts of the many members, monks and volunteers that have made San Joaquin their home over the course of three decades. Walk the grounds and immerse yourself in the story of the Buddha, interpreted in the many ornately crafted statues across the temple. watdhammararambuddhist.org WWW.SANJOAQUINMAGAZINE.COM

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Fairs & Festivals

When the seasons change in the Central Valley so does the venue. But, with San Joaquin Magazine’s assistance you’ll never be left out of the loop! Keep our handy go-to guide close throughout the year and never miss out on a single annual event! STOCKTON PRIDE

JUNETEENTH

Honor and celebrate those who helped to end slavery in our nation by joining in on the activities and lectures featured at this venue. Stockton, visitstockton.org

DELTA FUSION

Learn the cultural tales of our region through storytelling like no other! Featuring giant puppets, masked performers, pageantry and more. Stockton, deltafusionstockton.com

Enjoy food, live music and fun while showing your support for our LGBT community! Drop by the vendor booths or watch some amazing stage performances. Stockton, stocktonpride.com

REGGAE ON THE DELTA

Settle into a few hours of smooth reggae beats, rich conversation and a menu of Caribbean dishes from the Breadfruit Tree Restaurant. Lodi, breadfruittree.com

JEWISH FOOD FAIR

Summer

TASTE OF THE DELTA

STOCKTONCON

Check out local rising artists while exploring a wonderland of comics, anime and gaming. Trade specialty cards or purchase hard to find collectibles. Stockton, stocktoncon.com

Grab a ticket and help yourself to incredible cuisine, a variety of wines and show your support for the California Delta Chambers! Lodi, tasteofthedelta.com

Take a tour of the sanctuary, listen to live music and enjoy munching on some traditional foods at this Temple Israel hosted event. Stockton, templeisraelstockton.com

LODI GRAPE FESTIVAL

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SJ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Grab some popcorn and let that seat recline while you enjoy masterful works from veteran directors and rising filmmakers, hosted by the San Joaquin Film Society. Stockton, sjiff.com


Fall

MANTECA PUMPKIN FAIR

Over 150 booths and pumpkin related revelries! Hosted by the Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis, explore the haunted house, carnival and enjoy each stage performance. Manteca, mantecapumpkinfair.org

STOCKTON OBON BAZAAR

Emerge a little more enlightened after touring the Buddhist temple, sampling the many Japanese staples and taking in all the vendors and stage performances! Stockton, stocktonbuddhisttemple.org

FAMILY DAY AT THE PARK

Reach for every book you can and fill your day with the fun, literary activities this event provides! Featuring live music, interactive booths and more. Stockton, familydayatthepark.com

GREEK FESTIVAL

Visit a little piece of the Mediterranean! Enjoy savory Greek dishes and music, listen to the choir performances and tour the halls of the church. Stockton, gosaintbasil.org

STOCKTOBERFEST Jump into a dynamic venue of German food, booze and fun! Stockton’s own Oktoberfest will feature keg lifts, stein holding competitions, and various downtown entertainment! Stockton, downtownstockton.org

BRUBECK FESTIVAL

Rekindle your love for Jazz and honor the memory of Dave and Iola Brubeck. This festival features rich musical pieces, lectures and more. Stockton, pacific.edu/Brubeck-Home

SAN JOAQUIN POTTERS GUILD

FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

STOCKTON IS MAGNIFICENT

A ceramic showcasing like no other! Visit this free festival to talk to the artists and take in the different styles and interpretations of the craft. Stockton, sanjoaquinpottersguild.org

DIWALI CELEBRATION

SANDHILL CRANE FESTIVAL

Show your love for the heart of the Central Valley by checking out local artists and performers, visiting the historal showcases and nonprofit and community booths. Stockton, stocktonmagnificent.com

Take part in India’s grandest holiday to enjoy traditional dances, live music and cultural delicacies. Hosted by the Indian Association of San Joaquin County. Stockton, iasjc.org

Take one of many different tours across the Lodi region to discover the Sandhill Crane. Visit Hutchins Street Square for the artwork exhibits and other various presentations. Lodi, cranefestival.com

LIGHTED BOAT PARADE

Watch lights dazzle across the waterway as boats of all sizes, covered in a variety of displays, float down the channel at the Port of Stockton. Stockton, visitstockton.org

HORSE RACING AT

SAN JOAQUIN

COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Prepare to straddle the edge of your seat as the horses sprint across the track and onward toward victory. An adrenalinepumping event like no other! Stockton, sanjoaquinfairgrounds.com

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LODI CYCLEFEST

Pop on your helmet and press hard on the pedal to keep up with the competition! This biking event will deliver both good times and family friendly fun. Lodi, deltavelo.com

LODI BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Take in the unique melodies of each performer down by the lake where bluegrass music will intermingle with smiling faces and good fun. Lodi, bluegrassatthelake.com SAN JOAQUIN MAGAZINE

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Spring ORCHID FESTIVAL

Enjoy the vibrant flower arrangements hosted by the San Joaquin Orchid Society. Learn how to maintain these beauties and purchase one of your own. Stockton, sanjoaquinorchidsociety.org

STOCKTON RESTAURANT WEEK

Dive into this dine-out extravaganza by visiting your favorite participating food stops and sampling their specially designed menus! Support local restaurants and produce at great discounts. Stockton, stocktonrestaurantweek.com

GREAT STOCKTON

ASPARAGUS DINE-OUT

Local restaurants take on locally grown asparagus for a month of mouth-watering bliss! Enjoy uniquely crafted cuisine before the season runs out! Stockton, dineoutstockton.com

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION This free event features an amazing parade, ornate folk dances and many varied performances. Enjoy Taiko drummers, singing, martial art demonstrations and more. Stockton, stocktoncnyc.org

RIPON ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

Check out the vendors, carnival and live jams at Ripon’s Almond Blossom Festival. Hit the streets early to grab your seat along the city’s parade route! Ripon, riponchamber.org

BOB MCMILLEN

MEMORIAL

FISHING TOURNAMENT

Cast out your line in honor of Bob McMillen and reel in the biggest trout out on the waters at Oak Grove Park. Stockton, sjparks.com

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CROSSROADS STREET FAIR

Food, fun and free admission! Visit the vendor stands, stop by the car show and take time to cruise over to the carnival. Manteca, visitmanteca.org

CAMBODIAN NEW YEAR

Forget about admission and parking, this event is free for all! Dance the day away, dine on Cambodian delicacies and bring in the New Year! Stockton, visitstockton.org

CINCO

DE MAYO

Listen to the Mariachi band, move your feet and gather around for good food and great entertainment! Stockton, elconcilio.org

STOCKTON EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

Show Mother Nature a little love by touring the exhibits, taking time for some yoga, and biking along in the parade! Wrap up the day at the Drum Circle closing! Stockton, livegreensanjoaquin.org

LODI STREET FAIR

LINDEN CHERRY FESTIVAL

Browse antiquities, hard to find collectibles and amazing hand crafted accessories while you chow down on good food and have yourself a great time. Lodi, lodichamber.com

There’s nothing sweeter than a freshly plucked cherry at this festival! Enjoy the many vendor booths, food and various live entertainers. Linden, lindenchamber.net

STOCKTON SIKH TEMPLE PARADE

LODI ANNUAL SPRING ART SHOW

Take part in the festivities of the Sikh Temple and enjoy their annual parade, traditional foods and the many martial art demonstrations. Stockton, stocktongurdwarasahib.org

Lodi’s local artists present their skill in the plethora of paintings and other art forms for your springtime viewing experience. Hosted by the Lodi Community Art Center. Lodi, lodiartcenter.org


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LODI GRAPE FESTIVAL

Make sure to grab your commemorative wine glass while sampling the many local and popular tastes of Lodi’s finest wineries. grapefestival.com

LODI WINE STROLL

Participating businesses will fill your evening with tasty treats; discount deals and a variety of wine to fill your glass with during your walk downtown. lodichamber.com

Winter

WINE & CHOCOLATE WEEKEND

Wrap your taste buds around over 50 wineries supplying live music, barrel tastings and, of course, the rich pairings of wine and chocolate! lodiwineandchocolate.com

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Summer STOCKTON BEER WEEK

Browse through local businesses as you celebrate all that is great about craft brews. Learn how your beer is brewed, enjoy samplings and more! beerweek.com/stockton

WOODBRIDGE WINERY SUMMERFEST

Revel in a summer evening celebration with food, wine and music while helping to support the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation. lmhfoundation.org

When it comes to rich wine and bold brews, we know how to live it up here in the Central Valley. And if you’re looking for your next weekend extravaganza, we at San Joaquin Magazine have got the low down on all the best venues for you to try on for size. So slip out those wine glasses, take hold of the stem and look out for what this year’s festivities have to offer you. 78

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Fall SIP SAVOR LODI

Tour the wine cellars of the Lodi region, enjoy dinner and take part in the grand tasting during this three-day harvest season event! sipsavorlodi.com

Spring

LODI SPRING WINE SHOW

Discover something new about the wine industry while you sip and nibble through the many vendors and wineries at this large showcasing! grapefestival.com

ZINFEST WINE FESTIVAL

Let your worries slip down the river while exploring the taste of 200 different wine selections. Listen to live music and take home a commemorative wine bottle. zinfest.com

SPRING LODI WINE STROLL

Enjoy downtown Lodi, appetizers galore and special sales from select stores while sampling several wine selections along your route. lodichamber.com


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for you! “You can pick up fire ring kits that come pre-packaged with stackable blocks. Simply drop the fire ring in the middle and border with the blocks,” Matt explains. If you plan on installing your fire pit on your concrete patio, Matt suggests putting a foundation of firebrick, first, to protect the concrete. “You can cause damage to the concrete without firebrick,” he says. Or, if you plan on utilizing the experts at Lodi Design and Landscape, they will create a designated hole for your fire pit when creating or expanding your patio.    In the spirit of low maintenance, the use of rock mulch, gravel or crushed brick in your garden and within tree rings add a seamless, clean transition from stonework to your yard and garden. These options also add additional aesthetic properties as they compliment or contrast your foliage.    When considering décor for your outdoor oasis, stop by Lomeli Gardens for low maintenance outdoor seating, architectural elements, planters and statues to accompany your hassle free backyard. At Lomeli, in-house made concrete or tile patio sets are available in a variety of beautiful designs. These sets stand abuse of the sun and rain, leaving you free to enjoy your seating with no worry of dragging it inside during a storm, or shading it from harmful UV rays.

popular ways to turn your high maintenance back yard into a hassle free hostess heaven. The benefits continue on as these features reduce your water bill, free up your Saturday afternoon of mowing, almost eliminate the need for weeding and add serious value to your home.    Just as diverse as design options is the variety of color, texture and style of concrete pavers, brick, tile, stone and natural rock choices for each application. Dependent upon your needs and desires, you can choose from high-end stone, to eco- friendly options and affordable, copycat concrete; each offering a variety of finishes, textures and colors. If you love the high-end look of stone but must stay within budget, consider opting for decorative concrete that mimics stone, and use natural stone for an accent border.    To keep your hardscape clean and preserve it for years to come, Matt suggests sealing after application, a feature offered by Lodi Design and Landscape. “Following the effervescence period, which gets rid of the white casting, we come in and seal it- preventing ageing and dirt collection while keeping colors vivid and bright,” explains Matt. “The sealer needs to be applied every two years because of the wear and tear of the sun. And, if your home is in an area with lots of moisture or moss, sealing prevents algae from poking its head.”    Another great feature to any outdoor entertainment space is a fire pit. For you do-it-yourselfers out there, Matt has tips

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  Investing in new landscaping from Green Man Materials in Stockton can save you much needed time and money. The locally owned and operated business, serving the Central Valley since 1963, provides San Joaquin with a variety of resources for any project - big or small!   Owner Eric Horton and his staff offer hardscape materials, or physical features, such as rock, turf, soil, sod (real and synthetic) and several types of decorative topographies. Whether you’re in the market for small or large scale developments, Green Man Materials delivers exclusive, locally made products that cater to your individual needs.    With the drought at the forefront of most people’s minds, Californians are looking for a much needed, affordable solution to keep their properties looking great. While the price of water continues to increase, our lawns and wallets suffer. For Eric and several other San Joaquinians, thousands of dollars are wasted each year on yard up keep, such as watering and mowing. Alas, Green Man Materials offers several alternatives that are both aesthetic and cost effective, potentially saving you thousands of dollars each year. A venture such as installing turf, explains Eric, is similar to 84

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installing solar panels. “It is worthwhile especially if you are planning on staying in your home. It’s ideal for a homeowner. Essentially, there is no maintenance or watering required.” He adds, the return on investment is high, especially over the long term…and you no longer have to dedicate your weekend to yardwork!    Turf, mulch, rock and gravel landscaping materials (among others) offer several benefits, not only monetarily, but also, environmentally. “I strongly encourage alternatives like these because of the current water crisis. The significant decrease in water consumption is dramatic,” adds Eric. In addition to saving water, some of the business’s several varieties of turf resemble

real grass, and compliment your current plants, color scheme and nearly any decorative theme. Similar to turf, gravel comes in many different shapes, sizes, and colors (from boulders to pea gravel) with more than 60 different types to choose between.    The company also offers a broad range of mulch, including an organic option. After installation, mulch or compost release micronutrients that benefit the soil by improving its quality. “It also adds an aesthetically nice layer that is consistent and looks great,” says Eric. “Anybody who has a yard can benefit from this.”    For introductory projects that improve the overall look of your yard, Eric recommends any top dressing mentioned above (mulch, turf, rock). It’s simple, relatively inexpensive, benefits the environment and reduces evaporation, he explains.   In addition to offering a broad range of services and products at competitive prices found nowhere else, the company prides itself in supporting the local economy. “Most products are made locally in Stockton, and returned to Stockton neighborhoods,” says Eric, proudly.

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Many projects pull the inside of the house to extend the living quarters to the outside. Whether you are trying to encompass an already exiting theme, remodel your home, or have a completely blank space (or lot) to transform, Paradise Designs will not only give you a creative landscape, but will incorporate water efficient systems, green roofs and permeable surfaces that won’t deplete or damage natural resources – a commitment they stand by. In addition to being beautiful, distinct, low maintenance and sustainable, each feature can bring value and new life to your home. “Whatever your desired look is, we will create it,” says Diggs proudly. From Italian, to tropical, Asian, to Mediterranean, South Western, to country, even an exotic Tahitian getaway with Koi ponds, bridges, a bar and BBQ area – there is no feat to large or small.

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Escape the Central Valley and step into your own private vacation spot, right in your back yard. Thanks to the superior service, supplies and years of experience, San Joaquin’s Paradise Designs offers customers a chance to make their dreams a reality by re-creating their indoor or outdoor spaces. “Any place you’d like to go in the world can be transformed into your backyard landscape,” says owner Larry Diggs. Whatever your envisioned theme, the team at Paradise Designs work with each customer (commercial or residential) to design and build their preferred project. “Our goal is to build the yard of their dreams,” adds Diggs, who creates impressive and sustainable environments from start to finish, including planning to construction. Customers can recreate their yards to comprise of any type of hardscapes from “A to Z” says Diggs, including patios, fire and water features, walkways, plants, 86

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pools and even waterfalls or elaborate outdoor kitchens. Larry and his staff craft spaces that transform yards and enhance entertainment, leaving no details out. The most important aspect, says Diggs, is to reflect the customer’s ultimate goal while also meeting their budget. For Mel and Laurie Pate, Paradise Designs surpassed their wildest dreams and transformed their completely empty backyard into a Tahitian oasis, complete with natural gas lit torches, a salt water pool, slide, hot tub, pond, artificial grass, palm trees and underground irrigation, among much more. What began as only an idea and a few tiki torches became the Pate’s own paradise. When the project started, “There was nothing but dirt from fence to fence. Now it’s really something special, just amazing. We had an idea, and Larry made it better,” explains Mel. “When you walk into my backyard, especially at night, it feels like you’re in the topics. It’s unbelievable!”

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IRELAND Forever BY DON & ANN JACKSON

Erin Go Braugh, Loosely Translated, Means Ireland Forever And To Us It Means Let’s Return!

  When we heard the news last year that Aer Lingus, the premier Irish airline, had once again started direct non-stop flights from San Francisco to Dublin we jumped at the chance to return to our favorite European country. Anyone with even a little Irish heritage or longtime interest in this extraordinarily friendly country should take advantage of these new direct flights. This non-stop service is also great news for anyone doing high tech business in Ireland, one of Europe’s leading countries in the computer world.    For those readers who haven’t visited Ireland we strongly recommend it be added to your vacation bucket list. And Aer Lingus always seems to be offering some incredible fares, bargain packages and numerous vacation options. Check out their web site and sign up for their often-intriguing email offers and also click on their ‘Holiday Value Packages’ link to view their current deals. Package possibilities usually include fly and self-drives, golf excursions, castle stays, all-inclusive tours and a wide variety of other options. www.aerlingus.com. A further reliable resource for travel to Ireland is the official web site of the country’s national tourism department, Tourism Ireland at www.ireland.com/en-us/. Tons of information can be found on this website and it provides some different vacation packages offered than Aer Lingus. Between the two sites you should find enough options that will satisfy most any interest and budget. In addition, both sites can be great resources for a plethora of coming events, attractions, sightseeing highlights and activities not mentioned in this article.

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Other Key Cities To Visit and Our Personal Highlight Experiences:    If you are on your own after leaving Dublin we suggest heading due west to Galway then south to Limerick and Cork and then slightly northeast to Waterford and back to Dublin. In Galway you shouldn’t miss a walking tour of downtown-the Republic’s 4th largest city, brimming with history and a vibrant night life scene. Our stay at the very chic G Hotel was a delightfully trendy choice. If time permits, a short flight out to Inishmore Island, the largest of the prominent Aran Islands, to view incredibly steep rugged cliffs and Dun Aonghusa, one of Europe’s most important prehistoric sites, should be considered.    If you spend time in Limerick, the Republic’s 3rd largest city and often referred to as Ireland’s sporting capital, be sure to check out the iconic King John’s Castle and stroll along the River Shannon. While visiting Cork, the country’s 2nd largest city with another very walk able downtown, be sure to visit Elizabeth Fort for wonderful city views below. While in the Cork area we stayed at the nearby Castlemartyr Resort located on land once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh. This beautifully restored manor house was once the residence of the Third Earl of Cork and was previously owned by the Knights Templar of Da Vinci Code fame. Adjacent to the ruins of a thousand year old castle, it has now expanded to include 109 crème de la crème suites and rooms, a new state of the art spa and championship golf links. www.castlemartyrresort.ie

Our recommended places to go and see based on our previous 2 trips:   First off, Dublin is a no-brainer for an extended visit! When arriving by air to the country’s largest city, our initial suggestion is to arrange a guided ‘hop-on-hop-off’ city tour that stops at all the major attractions. If it’s a clear day, be sure to get off at the Guinness Storehouse. And yes, the beer and tour are great, but the highlight was the tremendous vista of the entire Dublin area when you reach the top floor. If it’s not a clear day try to return when it’s not cloudy! Other don’t miss hop-offs: Trinity College to see the 1000 year old Book of Kells, a 9th-century gospel manuscript, in the college’s magnificent library; Dublin Castle where the Throne Room & St. Patrick’s Hall were highlights; Temple Bar Area where more authentic Irish pubs can be found than anywhere on the planet; St. Stephen’s Green/Grafton Street area for incredible shopping and dining; and St. Patrick’s National Cathedral, built in the 1200’s, is Ireland’s most impressive medieval edifice.

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  After we left Cork we had these memorable stops: Heritage Center in Cobh - the last port for the Titanic before it’s catastrophic sinking; St. Patrick’s Rock of Cashel this 4th century cathedral ruins is one of Ireland’s most spectacular landmarks; Waterford Crystal Factory—one of the universe’s most famous crystal manufacturers and a shopper’s utopia; Powerscourt House and

Gardens just thirty minutes south of Dublin- one of the finest examples of an aristocratic estate and gardens in all of Europe. While in Powerscourt we stayed at the luxurious Powerscourt Hotel, now managed by Marriott’s Signature Collection and the service was impeccable, the ambience striking and the setting was awe-inspiring. But what really got our attention was the fun-filled down-to-earth Irish pub surprisingly included within this very upscale resort. We understand certain staff members went around Ireland to pick out their favorite local pub features and went about duplicating as much as possible. A stroke of leprechaun genius! www.powerscourthotel.com   There were countless other wonderful memories too numerous to mention and we’re looking forward to another visit to magical Erin very soon. And remember when Irish eyes are smiling they are probably up to something.

Taisteal Sábháilte! (Safe Travels! everyone) (Editors note: Our travel team will bring our readers their top 25 favorite things to do and see in the Silicon Valley in our July issue)

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August 13, Cooking 101 demonstration class by Chef John Hitchcock Chef will introduce breakfast basics and techniques.

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Oct 13, Holiday Cookie Decorating demonstration class by guest instructor Katie Wood Detailed instruction for “magazine worthy”, perfectly decorated cookies for upcoming holidays.

Oct 17, Farm to Fork Tour Tour at Golden Bear Ranches followed by a demonstration class. Farmer John Gibson will lead the tour focusing on the fall harvest: squash, pumpkins and other seasonal fruits and vegetables.

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Stockton’s own family operated Toot Sweets Bakery and Café has served San Joaquin sweet and savory treats since opening its doors more than 20 years ago in the Quail Lakes Shopping Center.

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   Established in 1991, the bakery and café traces its roots back to the Bay Area, where it began as a family business in 1975 before extending to the Central Valley. The restaurant now caters to a variety of tastes, offering food made entirely from scratch. The owners and staff at Toot Sweets, which takes its name from ‘Quick Treat’ in French, pride themselves on providing the region with the highest quality ingredients. You won’t find any mixes or artificial additives in any of their menu items!   Kim Kelso, who co-owns the bakery café alongside his wife Monique, expanded the family business to include the Stockton location after several years in the food, grocery and deli industry. With their combined experience, opening the branch was a natural step for the Kelsos, who built the restaurant – like the menu – from scratch. Kim took a year off to create and build the tables and fixtures used in the café, giving the dining experience a personal touch found nowhere else.    Customers can catch the Kelsos working daily in their restaurant, offering each guest a chance to get to know the owners and people who passionately create their food, drinks and desserts.    The Deli, with it’s coffee house type of ambiance, encompasses 3,000 square feet and comes complete with an inviting, modern indoor dining area with natural lighting. The scenic patio includes a fountain, and is decorated with flowers and an awning – perfect for escaping and relaxing in the summer heat.    From meaty sandwiches to vegetarian choices, breakfast items to desserts, Toot Sweets’ selection cannot be beat. Customers can chose from homemade soups, salads, pot pies, and quiches, or from their savory assortments of pies, cakes, pastries, tarts, cheesecakes and tiramisu from the menu’s sweet side, to name just a few. Additionally, the restaurant offers guests an extensive coffee menu served all day, with “one of the largest selections of fresh brews,” says Kim, which includes nine varieties from decaf to dark roasts, made by the Mountanos Brothers Coffee and Tea Company.

  Toot Sweets is set apart not only because of their menu items, fresh ingredients and original recipes, but also because of its gift shop. Items are available for any occasion, and can be customized. The gift shop gives San Joaquinians the exclusive chance to build their own gift baskets – making for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Customers can add goodies such as pies, pastries or chocolates in addition to the shop’s variety of gifts.   Down to the homemade dressings, “We offer clean, fast, top quality, consistent ingredients,” says Kim. In addition to the impressive and expansive menus, Toot Sweets has built a strong customer base that stretches over several generations to become one of the city’s staples. “We have seen kids who came in here for a cookie, now grown up and bringing their children in.”

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VINEYARDS A TASTEFUL MEDITERRANEAN OASIS BY MELISSA HUTSELL

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  In addition to the one-of-akind wines, made by the owner and wine-maker himself – Antonio Pasos - the winery offers visitors a chance to enjoy gourmet food, or complementary bites that are perfectly paired with each wine selection. Pairings such as Pasos Vineyard’s 2012 Reserve Albarino ‘Barrel Select’ New American Oak, tastefully served with stuffed mushrooms and Spanish Manchego, or the 2012 Viognier with bacon wrapped asparagus, will leave you both impressed, and coming back for more. While you enjoy the mouthwatering offerings, guests can tour the tasting room’s artwork (which also appears on the wine’s labels) and studio. Each Saturday afternoon, guests can watch the artist, David Jon Foster, create and paint original watercolor and charcoal abstract pieces.   Antonio specializes in crafting his French, Spanish and Italian style wines that stand apart because of his experience collaborating, experimenting and making blends that offer wine-lovers “something interesting,” he explains. He handpicks only the best grapes from the Lodi appellation and surrounding regions in order to craft the artistically blended wines of Pasos Vineyards. Ninety- nine percent of the grapes used in Pasos’ wines are

sourced from the Lodi region or grown himself, says Antonio, a Viticulturist trained in food and plant science. His several award-winning varietals are crafted through his gravity flow winery – one of the only wineries to do so in the region. This process, which doesn’t contain pumps, keeps wine in its purest forms, “I let it develop naturally,” describes Antonio, proudly.   Antonio was born to create wine. He moved to the Central Valley to assist with his family’s vineyards, and soon, began to dream of owning his own winery. He set on an adventure and created his own namesake winery in the heart of the Central Valley wine region in 2004 after creating and experimenting as a wine-maker, and wine-taster, all over the world. His wine has even been poured for the president of Costa Rica, an honor he marks with a plaque displayed in the in the tasting room alongside his several award-wining varietals including Double Gold, Gold and Silver Medals. Now, more than a decade later, he continues to produce limited quantities of Pasos Vineyards wine in order to stay true to his motto, “always put quality first.”

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PASOS VINEYARDS AND WINERY 12470 Locke Rd., Ste. 268, Lockeford (559) 978-0523, PasosWinery.com


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Summer officially begins on June 21 and we’re priming our palates to enjoy it by sipping one of the hottest styles in today’s wine world: Rosé. Sadly, rosé is an often-overlooked category of wine. And that’s a shame, we think, because its cheerful pink hue and refreshing acidity is perfect for warm summer days. And to be perfectly clear on pink wine: There is a huge difference between American “blush” wines and true, dry rosé wines, and the difference is night and day. So if you’ve only tried just a glass or two (or none at all!) and think rosé is not for you, we strongly suggest you give one of these Lodi wines a swirl.

SORELLE WINERY 2013 ‘BELLA E ROSA’ ROSATO

Composed of red fruit-concentrated Barbera and powerhouse Sangiovese, this light pink rosé wine fills the nose with aromas of cranberries, plums and fresh strawberries. The combination of intense fruit and subtle acidity make this wine particularly refreshing on a warm day. This wine shows beautifully alongside pulled pork sandwiches, Margherita pizza with sliced garden tomatoes or grilled oysters. ($16) www.sorellewinery.com

ONESTA WINES 2013 ROSÉ OF CINSAULT UVAGGIO 2014 ROSATO

A testament to the source, this fuchsiahued rosé wine is composed of impeccable Cinsault fruit from Bechthold Vineyard. Subtle expressions of black cherry and berry are complemented by floral aromatics, plus tropical and citrus notes. Crafted as a serious ‘food wine’ to be enjoyed with a meal while dining alfresco on a summer night, perfect pairings for this rosé wine include Salad Niçoise, Prosciutto-wrapped melon, and grilled shrimp. ($16) www.uvaggio.com

The wine grapes which make up this delicate pink wine are hand-picked from what is arguably the oldest Cinsault (SAN-soh) vineyard in the world as well as the oldest vineyard in the Lodi region: the Bechthold Vineyard. This dry Cinsault rosé wine is bursting with juicy flavors of guava and strawberry and cries out to be partnered with Thai red curry or a charcuterie plate filled with cured and smoked meats, Fontina cheese and a crusty baguette. ($22) www.onestawines.com

WHERE TO FIND THESE WINES: Pick up all three of these Lodi wines from the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center, 2545 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, (209) 365-0621. Open daily 10am-5pm. 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.

Lodi Wine and Visitor Center 2545 W. Turner Rd. Lodi, CA 95242 (209) 365-0621 Peirano Estate Vineyards 21831 N. Hwy 99 Acampo, CA 95220 (209) 369-9463 peirano.com

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tasting room open daily 11:00am-5:00pm 340 w. hwy 12, lodi, ca 209.334.5722 www.vrwinery.com

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Harney Lane Winery 9010 E. Harney Ln. Lodi, CA 95240 (209) 365-1900 harneylane.com Van Ruiten Family 340 W. Highway 12 Lodi, CA 95242 (209) 334-5722 vanruitenwinery.com

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Barsetti Vineyards Old Town Galt 400 4th St., Ste. 150 Galt, CA 95632 (209) 744-6062 barsettivineyards.com Macchia Winery 7099 E. Peltier Road Acampo, CA 95220 (209) 333-2600 macchiawines.com

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  Become part of a culinary adventure with Wine and Roses’ second annual Farm to Fork Tour at Golden Bear Ranches in Lodi Saturday, June 13. Golden Bear Ranches produce delicious, quality, organic produce that is shipped throughout the United States, and featured in many local restaurants, as well Wine & Roses very own Towne House Restaurant.   The event includes a tour of the farm, with a focus on fruits of the season, like peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots. Following the tour, attendees will return to Wine & Roses for a demonstration

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class with Chef John. “The idea is to get people to learn something; they get to eat something, and drink something, and they get to take something home,” says Chef John. “Classes are meant to be fun, engaging, and informative. I want to share the joy of cooking and the many possibilities there are in the kitchen with fresh ingredients and simple technique.” FOR MORE INFORMATION:

WINE & ROSES 2505 W. TURNER RD., LODI (209) 334-6988 / winerose.com

  Downtown Lodi welcomed its newest addition to School Street on April 28, 2015 – School Grounds Coffee and Gelato Bar. The café and gelato bar offers residents diverse local flavors where guests can grab a fresh cup of coffee, gelato and a sorbettos. The shop also serves up espresso, fruit and bagels among other treats. Mango, raspberry, lemon, stracciattella, pistachio, double espresso bean, vanilla bean, and dark chocolate – these are just but a few of the mouthwatering gelato flavors currently offered to soothe your sweet tooth. The Italian style delicacy meaning ‘ice cream,’ is made by Concord’s Café Classico, and contains California milk, no dyes or food coloring. Fruit flavors are non-dairy, with gluten free options available. The colorful offerings are a perfectly refreshing and an incredibly tasty way to fend off the Central Valley heat! FOR MORE INFORMATION:

SCHOOL GROUNDS COFFEE & GELATO BAR 115 S. School St., Ste. 5 Lodi, (209) 224-5873 Schoolgroundscoffee.org


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The newly opened Kyodai Restaurant serves modern, Japanese inspired cuisine, offering dishes that can’t be found anywhere else in Stockton. We’re proud to serve fresh, high-quality sashimi and nigiri that doesn’t need to be covered in sauce. We also offer a wide variety of small plates, salads, grilled dishes and specialty rolls to satisfy the whole family. Look for special fish and a seasonal menu that highlights what our local farmers have to offer. Our contemporary space offers a full bar and patio seating as well as a large dining room with seating at the sushi bar for a unique dining experience with the chefs. Open 7 days a week. Lunch Monday through Saturday.

KYODAI RESTAURANT Stone Creek Plaza 5779 Pacific Ave. Suite 115. Stockton, (209) 323-5495

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

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

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  The family owned and operated Bud’s Seafood Grille, a Lincoln Center staple, has provided Stockton with simple and fresh seafood since 1993 – winning the title for “San Joaquin’s Best Seafood” nearly every year since. Along with the restaurant’s signature entrees, salads and appetizers, Bud’s Seafood offers its guests a full-scale bar and cocktail service with an impressive list of cleverly named drink specials.   With sweet selections like the Carmel Apple or Key Lime Pie Martini, a Peach Mule or Blackberry Mojito – you are bound to find a few new favorites. With options like this, who needs a dessert menu?! Bud’s Churro Martini is a must try, and sure to refresh you during these warm summer months. The ultimate dedication to the international fried-pastry favorite, the martini is made with Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon Irish Cream and Cinna-sugar Vodka served up with a cinnamon sugar rimmed glass and a pirouline- hazelnut cookie.

Celebrating their 7th year in the Historic Tracy Inn, the chefs at Tracy Thai Restaurant have produced countless satisfied customers, with their wonderfully inventive dishes. The chef makes classics dishes like ‘Pad Thai’ and ‘Tom Kar Gai’ that leave the diner feeling that they have been transported to a street in Thailand. Many of the dishes such as Eggplant prawns, or Garlic Pork reflect a homestyle feel. The Menu is a delight and there are always Lunch and Dinner Specials. The wood panels and decors at Tracy Thai will bring you to a classic home style in Thailand. With a warm, cozy ambiance and delicious food, you would enjoy your meal at Tracy Thai.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: TRACY THAI 1035 Central Ave. Tracy, (209) 833-9703

BUD’S SEAFOOD GRILLE 314 Lincoln Center, Stockton (209) 956-0270, BudsSeafood.com

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Midtown Creperie IS NOT just a breakfast & lunch place anymore! Midtown Creperie, recently voted the #1 overall restaurant in SJ County. With daily specials every week consisting of in-house slow smoked ribs on Thursday, various seafood dishes on Friday. You are sure to find something you’ll love. They offer New Orleans favorite Abita beer to complement their exclusively local wine & champagne selections. Come in today to check out their new fantastic larger location right next door to their old restaurant! Also Available For Private Parties & Outside Catering

You do not have to go far to find a quality steakhouse. You can now find the newly reopened Shadows Steakhouse right here in Stockton. With an excellent thought out simple menu to choose from, to the wonderful staff that gives each visitor a warm welcome, the Steakhouse prides itself in providing each guest excellent customer service. With daily specials or featured menu items, we here at Shadows Steakhouse welcome you, friends and family to come enjoy our artfully crafted Appetizers, and entrees that comes from the hearts of our Chefs.

Breakfast/Lunch-7 Days A Week (8:30AM - 2:00PM) Dinner-Thurs, Fri & Sat Evenings (5:00PM - 9:00PM)

THE SHADOWS STEAKHOUSE 7555 Pacific Ave Stockton. (209) 473-3200 shadowsteakhouse.com

MIDTOWN CREPERIE Located On The Historical Miracle Mile 2319 Pacific Ave., (209) 941-9070 www.MidtownCreperie.com

This hidden treasure has been dubbed the secret of the Miracle Mile with the best food in Stockton. frequented by the neighborhood locals the Whisky Barrel Tavern is getting more popular every week, for very simple reasons. • • • • • •

A flavorful mixed grill of juicy steaks, tender chicken, fresh fish, and pasta dishes. Satisfy every taste with mouth-watering 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.

The very best certified Angus steaks in town Free range organic chicken Homestyle cabbage rolls Apple glazed pork chop Cottage pie Giant Certified angus burger

So let go of the worries of the day, and Go Outback.

Not to mention The impressive whiskey selection of over 100. And last but by all means not least is the incredible lineup of bands that no other venue in town can compare to. Check out our schedule: www.whiskybarrelsaloon.com

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

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 1243 West March Lane, Stockton (209) 954-9615 www.outback.com

WHISKEY BARREL TAVERN 151 W. Alder Street Stockton, (209) 938-9192

Red Orchids offer bother traditional and fusion food concepts from the Asian niche. It features the blend of high-quality, Asian inspired cuisine in a stylish, contemporary setting. Our menu boast of popular in-demand recipes that were carefully selected from catalog spanning 25 years of restaurant expertise. Our food is always freshly prepared using only the highest quality ingredients. We offer a relaxed, warm environment where you can just sit down and enjoy the flavor in every bite. We make sure that your dining experience with us would be memorable and enjoyable every time. With our catering options, you can take the Red Orchids experience to your event. We can take care of everything including all the little details so you’re free to enjoy our food and more importantly, live in the moment. ~Live the Scene, Leave the Hassle~

Ernie’s Food and Spirits offers a unique dining experience, featuring exceptional cuisine, the highest service standards, an extensive, yet reasonably priced wine list, as well as a notably impressive collection of fine spirits. We are located in Manteca, California, central to Modesto, Stockton and Tracy. Unassuming from the outside, our doors open to a sleek, contemporary environment, reminiscent of dining in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Chicago. Our vision is to prepare the absolute best Certified Angus Beef as well as  Kobe style beef, the highest quality Chops, sustainable seafood, and the freshest produce available. Our menu will tantalize the palate, with our modern version of traditional menu items, creative, yet simple.

THE RED ORCHID 126 E. Market St., Stockton, (209) 467-8140

ERNIE’S FOOD & SPIRITS 1351 N. Main St., Manteca (209) 239-3351, erniesfoodandspirits.com

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We use ingredients of only the highest quality when preparing our meals. We cook using 100 percent cholesterol-free cooking oils, for a delicious and healthy meal. If you would like to order something not listed in the menu, we will do our best to 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 PEKING RESTAURANT 7555 Pacific Ave., Ste. 115 Stockton, (209) 957-0617 pekingstockton.com

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  The Weber Company, a Lodi wood shop, recently teamed with FEED, a social business dedicated to ending world hunger through the sale of an array of kitchen products offering measurable donation. To date, FEED has provided over 84 million meals globally.   After partnering with FEED, April Morse and her father Mark Weber of the Weber Company collaborated in their wood shop, designing a custom built wooden utensil caddy. “This FEED project was inspiring me to think about not just making products, but allowing them to bless others in need, ” says April Morse.   The caddy, made of solid maple wood, engraved with a wheat motif and topped with two leather handles, is a perfect statement piece for your kitchen counter. Get yours today! The collaboration is available for purchase through the West Elm website, and for each caddy purchased, FEED will donate 42 meals to families in need throughout the United States. FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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

ROSEWOOD BAR AND GRILL 28 S. School St. Lodi, (209) 369-0470

French 25 delivers an upscale casual dining experience with contemporary take on the bayou’s signature dishes. Lunch and dinner menus feature an impressive selection of southern favorites like Gumbo Ya-Ya, Jambalaya, Shrimp. Etouffee, Beignets, Po Boys, Chicken & Waffles and so much more! Don’t miss the “1/2 Off Happy Hour” Monday through Friday from 4-7pm to try a French 25 specialty cocktail including the infamous hurricane! Located at El Dorado and Weber Streets in Downtown Stockton. Open 7 days a week! To book reservations or to see our lunch and dinner menus, logon to French25. com or call us at 209-451-0617. French 25...A taste of New Orleans in the Heart of Stockton.

WEBER COMPANY 102 Houston Ln. Lodi, (209) 368-0703 To Purchas the Caddy Visit: westelm.com

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FRENCH 25 110 N El Dorado St., Stockton (209) 451-0617, french-25.com


Our new menu is a collaboration of our most popular items over the past seven years in addition to new items we add each year. Tantalizing your palate with seafood, steak, pasta, chops and crepes, we would like you to try:  the Pan-fried Sea Bass, Cajun Ribeye, Spicy Pastalaya, Panko-Fried Pork Chop and the Lobster Stuffed Crepe. Begin with our signature crisp shaved potatoes with crumbled blue cheese sauce or the Ahi nachos with homemade tortilla chips. But, save room for one of our heavenly dessert crepes. Ask our bartender about our fresh fruit cocktails.  Join us for Soul Food Sunday Brunch, Monday Night Mixed Grill, Tapas Night Tuesday, Pasta Night Wednesday and Sangria and Shrimp Night Thursday. We serve an all-day menu, Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm; 5pm-9pm, Now open Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm. Call now to reserve your platters or book your holiday parties. M&J Bistro, your Taste of San Francisco, right here in Tracy.

Lodi’s Habañero Hots Restaurante, a local cantina and hot sauce shop, is a gathering place where people from all over the region come for fun and food. Established in 1981, the restaurant is proud to offer Mexican Food prepared according to recipes handed down from generation to generation. The restaurant also features a bar which serves it’s famous margaritas, in addition to a full service catering company that can handle your next fiesta from a full sit down to a casual buffet.

HABAÑERO HOTS RESTAURANTE 1024 E. Victor Rd., Lodi (209) 369-3791 Habanerohots.com

M & J BISTRO 2515 N. Tracy Blvd., Tracy (209)832-2727, mjbistro.net

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

Owners Harry and Susan Yu have been a major part of the local economy since 2007 when Mikasa opened its location in Lathrop. Cooking with local produce and only using the freshest fish right from the Bay has always been key to their success. Fortunately the Yu’s chose Tracy for their newest location stocking the full bar with the most extensive liquor, sake, wine and beer selection around. Plus, with happy hour 7 days a week you’ll be sure to get your fill! Mikasa also offers off site catering and a separate banquet room for all your rehearsal dinners, large parties or business needs.

Try the special SJM Roll (pictured). MIKASA JAPANESE BISTRO 2610 S. Tracy Blvd. Ste. 110 Tracy, (209) 830-8288

BUD’S SEAFOOD GRILLE 314 Lincoln Ctr., Stockton (209) 956-0270, budsseafood.com

15138 S Harlan Rd. Lathrop, (209) 858-1818

Bistro and Bar Blend is excited to offer a new dining experience to Lodi and the surrounding communities in the form of a hybrid style Restaurant/Bar/ Ultra Lounge. We believe in using only the best local ingredients, sustainable proteins and the freshest farm to table produce. We offer a vast Tapas menu with a modern twist in the form of Ahi Nachos, Bacon Wrapped Dates and Salmon Cakes. For the more traditional diner, we serve Pork Chops, Grilled Skirt Steak and Seared Salmon. Our bar proudly serves “Craft” Cocktails, Local Wine, and 8 beers on Tap. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights we will feature a nightclub setting with local DJ’s for your dancing pleasure. Please feel free to make a reservation in our Bar & Lounge area, Dining Room, or on our Patio. Tues and Wed 3pm-9pm Thurs-Sat 3pm-2am • Sunday Noon-9pm

Papapavlo’s Bistro and Bar is considered by Bistro Bar California’s most many to be one ofand Northern 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.

PAPAPAVLO’S 501 N. Lincoln Center Stockton, (209) 477-6133 papapavlos.com

BLEND ULTRA LOUNGE 115 S School St. #13., Lodi (209) 334-2036, blendlodi.com

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CHERRIES BY MELISSA HUTSELL

   Synonymous with late spring and early summer, these seasonal fruits are packed with flavor, and nutritional value. Sweet or sour, cherries offer tasty treats with several health benefits.    Pleasing palates for centuries, these popular seasonal berries (also part of the Rose family) have a history that traces back to 300 B.C. Along with its cousin, apricots, cherries are one of the oldest cultivated fruits, native to Eastern Europe and Western Asia. According to Washington State University’s Sweet Cherry Research Board, cherries were brought to America by early 15th century settlers. Today, the U.S. produces more than 650 million pounds of the fruit, with each American consuming an average of 2 plus pounds each year.    As one of America’s super foods and a favorite international delicacy, cherries offer much more than their undeniable taste. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), one cup of these berries contains just 90 calories while supplying our bodies with ample fiber, Vitamins A and C, and even protein. In addition, the fruits are a powerhouse of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help to combat arthritis, lower blood sugar and risk of heart disease and colon cancer, while also improving memory, as found by the Human Nutrition Research Center, and several other studies. Beyond this, cherries are known for being one of the only natural sources of melatonin, a hormone that helps to regulate sleep cycles.    From cancer fighting compounds to reducing pain, swelling and body fat, we have plenty of reasons to eat more cherries not only during the summertime, but all year round. Whether you like your cherries sweet or sour, baked or freshly picked from the tree, these powerful berries are abundant with nutritional value.

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1 pound of chicken breast • ½ pound of cherries ¾ cup of rose` wine (or dry white wine) 3 tablespoons oil • The peel of half a lemon A sprig of rosemary • A few sprigs of basil and chives Salt and pepper DIRECTIONS:

1. Remove core of cherries cut them in half. 2. Sprinkle sliced chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In a pan, heat the oil with the lemon peel and rosemary then fry the chicken breasts and cook on both sides. 3. When the breasts are golden brown, moisten with the wine and let it evaporate over high heat. Cover the pan and let the chicken cook on low fire for about 5 minutes. 4. Remove chicken from the pan, add the cherries and cook for about 5 minutes. Put back the chicken breasts in the pan and let them cook together for 2 minutes; serve hot, sprinkling with chopped basil and chives.

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2 red tomatoes • 1/2 cucumber • 1 onion • 8 prawns • 3 ½ oz Greek yogurt 1 ½ oz pecorino cheese • 2 tablespoons butter • 1/2 tablespoon flour Salt • Chili powder • Paprika • Tabasco • Oil • About 15 cherries 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar • 1 tablespoon chopped Coriander DIRECTIONS:

Peel the cucumber and cut into chunks. Peel the onion and chop it coarsely. Transfer everything in a pan with a few drops of olive oil and a splash of white wine vinegar. Blanch the tomatoes in plenty of water and eliminates the skin. Cut the tomatoes into chunks, remove the inside and seeds. Remove the core from the cherries and grate the cheese. In a medium size pot melt butter, add flour, mix in the yogurt and cook at low heat. When the mixture is runny keep cooking for about 5 minutes always stirring. Add the cheese, mixing vigorously. Place in a blender: vegetables, cherries, and a tablespoon of oil and blend. Pass through a strainer. Add salt, paprika, chili powder and a few drops of tabasco. Plate when cool. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and bake for 10 minutes then arrange them in the middle of the plate. Add the yogurt sauce, pieces of cherry, cucumber and chopped coriander. Buon appetito!

CHEF RIMA BARKETT, the daughter of Syrian immigrants, grew up in Tuscany, Italy. In her mother’s kitchen she learned the love of feeding people. She perfected her cooking skills at culinary schools Cordon Bleu in Florence and Gambero Rosso in Rome. Rima brought those traditions to the United States in 1993 and fulfilled her American dream when she opened her own restaurant Café Luna Spaghetteria in Stockton, in 2002. In 2006, she took her family to Rome to spend a few years working on the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. She continues to be active in global peace initiatives, appears as a guest chef on ABC, NBC and CBS, and is the proud author of At the Table Together. WWW.SANJOAQUINMAGAZINE.COM

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CONCERTS IN THE PARK

JUNE 3, 10, 17, 24

Stockton’s Victory Park summer concert series is back for its 63rd annual season with an impressive line-up of live music from all genres to keep you entertained during those cool summer nights on the Delta. The free 12week concert series will kick off every Wednesday in June, from 6-8 p.m. and typically attracts more than 12,000 people. So grab your lawn chairs, a picnic and get your dancing shoes ready for an enjoyable evening in the park. Victory Park, 1001 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton. VisitStockton.org.

JUNE 4

Star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will visit the Stockton Arena for an interactive show, including personal readings for audience members (not guaranteed). The show and experience focus on Theresa’s gift of communicating with the dead, and will also include personal stories about her life and gift. Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St., Stockton. (209) 373-1400. StocktonLive.com.

JUNE 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21

Every weekend from May-August, the San Joaquin County Historical Museum offers people of all ages a chance to visit and pet a variety of farm animals of all shapes and sizes. The experience is free with regular admission to the Park, which also includes eight exhibitions buildings, a Sunshine Trail, hands-on activities and plenty of history to learn about our county. Micke Grove Regional Park, 11793 N. Micke Grove Rd., Lodi. (209) 331-2055. San JoaquinHistory.org.

SAN JOAQUIN REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT (RTD) 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

JUNE 6

RTD will celebrate 50 years of service with a free-to-the-public event in Stockton. The family-friendly event will feature an exhibit of RTD Buses, a Children’s Museum Bus, historical photo exhibit, souvenir posters and t-shirts, delicious local food, and local musicians like the Mike Torres Band, Valley Community Orchestra, Hiva Nui Dancers, Pan Afrakan Dance, The Music Historical Education Association and others. In addition, attendees can enjoy fireworks, a children’s area and more! Stockton Ball Park, 404 W. Fremont St., Stockton, (888) 802-9675, sanjoaquinRTD.com

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THERESA CAPUTO LIVE! EXPERIENCE AT THE STOCKTON ARENA

CRITTER CORRAL AT THE SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM AT MICKE GROVE REGIONAL PARK

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209 agenda FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND SUNSET CASUAL MEXICAN DINNER & FIREWORKS CRUISE

JUNE 20

Celebrate Dad with a Delta cruise from 7 to 10 PM. Welcome aboard the “California Sunset!” You will enjoy a 3 hour casual cruise including a chicken super burrito, potato salad, green salad with ranch, chips/salsa, (all prepared by Nenas), and one drink ticket good for any beverage (cash bar for additional beverages). It can’t get much better than a delta cruise, a good burrito and a margarita! Downtown Stockton Marina, 445 W. Weber Ave., Stockton, opportunitycruises.com

ZOO AFTER DARK

JUNE 20

This event, hosted by Micke Grove Zoo in Lodi, brings the best parts of camping together for a night of excitement for the whole family, ages 5 and up. Whether you’re in need of a date night alone, or a family outing, this is a great opportunity for children to see wildlife while sitting under the stars. Activities include a campfire with hot cocoa, s’mores, and storytelling to top it off! Micke Grove Zoo, 11793 N. Micke Grove Park, Lodi. (209) 331-2138. MGZoo.com.

2015 JUNETEENTH ANNUAL CITY WIDE FESTIVAL

ITALIAN FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH • 10AM -6PM

JUNE 20

This year’s 40th Annual Juneteenth celebration will focus on the theme: strengthening our family and our community. The Juneteenth festival is the oldest known celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which made slavery unconstitutional in the US. The event is free to all ages, ethnicities and nationalities in an effort toward collaboration. There will also be entertainment and education through cultural and historical displays. San Joaquin County Human Services Agency/Taft Community Center, 389 W. Downing Ave., Stockton. (209) 468-4168.

FATHER’S DAY BBQ AT WINE & ROSES

JUNE 21

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TICKETS: $5 FOR ADULTS CHILDREN FREE

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Enjoy the annual Wine & Roses’ Dad’s Day BBQ featuring indoor and outdoor seating! Bring the whole family to enjoy a casual, traditional barbecue, classic cars and a tropical bird display. Wine & Roses Hotel, Restaurant and Spa., 2505 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, (209) 371-6160, winerose.com


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