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Starting and finishing at the award winning Woodbridge Winery, our flat, fast and friendly half marathon and 5k courses traipse past the beautiful scenery of grape vines and mustard seed in full bloom. FEES (HALF) - $65 April 14th to May 15th; $75 May 16th & 17th during packet pick up (no race day registration) (5K) - $45 April 14th to May 15th, $50 May 16th & 17th during packet pick up (no race day registration) PACKET PICKUP: Pre race packet pickup will be on Friday May 16th and Saturday may 17th at Fleet Feet Stockton from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. You can also pick your packet up on race day from 6:00 am to 6:50 am. COURSE DETAILS: The half marathon follows country roads just east of Lodi, beginning and ending at Woodbridge Winery. Follow the roads past the beautiful scenery of grape vines and mustard seed in full bloom. There will be 6 aid stations with water and powerbar fluid replacement drink. The 5k course has the same start and finish with 1 (one) aid station.

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istory is an interesting subject. They say those of us who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it, but for us San Joaquinians, that may not necessarily be a bad thing. In fact, every year we dedicate our May issue to the celebration of a different decade of San Joaquin County history—a look back on all of the events, inventions, people and ideas that shaped the Central Valley today.

“History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.” John F. Kennedy

   In this issue, we take you back to the 1950s to a post-World War II era that was both an exciting and dangerous time of progress and invention. From the Cold War and the advent of nuclear weapons to the Space Race and the first color televisions, the 50s were anything but dull. And we had our excitement going on locally as well with College of the Pacific’s football team winning the ’53 Sun Bowl, the opening of Pixie Woods in ’54, the filming of Hollywood films ‘Big Country’ in ’54 and ‘Porgy and Bess’ in ’59, and several visits from past, present and future Presidents Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman and Richard Nixon.    Of course, we also had our fair share of trials. Who can forget the devastating flooding of the San Joaquin River the week of Christmas in ’55? But we bounced back, as always, and continued to grow and march forward, both on land and in water. (We do love our boats!) Indeed, we are lucky to live in a place so agriculturally rich and culturally vibrant that it has even over the years become a mecca for outstanding wines. Which brings me to one of my favorite spring wine tasting events, ZinFest! There is no better way to enjoy the beautiful California sunshine and soak in the scenery and history of San Joaquin than wandering from booth to booth learning about the different wineries and sipping the fruits of their years of hard labor while strolling along the banks of the Mokelumne. This issue also brings our annual health and medical guide. Whether you're looking for a new dentist, specialist or updated information on what our local hospitals have to offer, we have you covered. Our annual guide is packed with local tips, and insights from some of our finest specialists of San Joaquin County. We have compiled an up-to-date resource guide filled with great information and advice from area physicians and hospitals throughout the county. Keep this guide handy and no matter what ails you this year, you'll know where to go.

GIVE IT TO ME STRAIGHT! From good to bad, I want to know. I strive to make each advertisers get the results they want while giving readers a wonderful editorial & picturesque publication that's around for months. WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND? Send it to me. From story ideas, things you would like to see added or removed, enhancements or concerns. We continue to grow, and to evolve we often tweak, twist, enhance, add and remove stories and items from future issues. Some of the best stories have come from advertisers or readers when reaching out to me. Let's keep in touch at tony@sanjoaquinmagazine.com.

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PICTURED: CINDY DELLA MONICA

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ZinFest is right around the corner, and what goes better with wine than cheese? In honor of Lodi’s annual spring wine weekend, we asked Cindy Della Monica, owner and manager of Cheese Central, to give us some expert on advice on pairing your favorite zin with the perfect cheese.   Della Monica opened the specialty cheese shop that carries up to 100 varieties in March of 2011, although this was not her first cheese counter experience. She previously owned Bella Mozzarella in Lodi, open from 1997-2001. Della Monica says at that time Lodi only had about 15 wineries, and Food Network cooking shows were not yet popular, so it was hard to get people interested, other than at the Farmer’s Market. SAN JOAQUIN MAGAZINE | MAY 2014

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Now, getting back to the zin…   “I read something from a blogger not too long ago that I like to remember: ‘Zin does for big cheeses what high heels do for miniskirts... it gives them a happy little boost,’” she jokes. “In actuality, there are a number of cheese types that work really well with zinfandel… The zin style will help you pick the cheese style. A lighter-bodied zin will usually be happily matched with younger cheeses such as creamy Bries and not-too-complex cheddars and goudas. Zins that have strong, bold flavors pair well with the bolder cheese flavors such as those found in somewhat aged sheep’s milk cheese like Manchego or Ossau-Iraty. Medium aged cheddars work here as well.   Very lightly smoked cheese, such as a Spanish Idiazabal or Grafton Maple-smoked cheddar, and maybe a few of the mediumpungent blues, are fun to experiment with while enjoying spicy zins. Zinfandels with a lot of big berry flavor and some residual sweetness can take very aged cheddars and aged goudas, and here is where I’ll pull in the stronger blues like Maytag or Buttermilk Blue. Zin ports are delicious with the blues and with the ‘layer-cake’ cheese called Huntsman, which is of British origin. The layering of Double Gloucester cheddar and Stilton make Huntsman an attractive and tasty addition to the cheese plate.   Of course, finishing your dinner bottle of Lodi Zinfandel with whole toasted nuts and shaved curls of Sonoma’s Dry Jack or Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano is a very satisfying way to bypass a sweet dessert!” Before you swirl and sip wine from over 50 Lodi wineries while strolling along the Mokelumne River this month, stop in at Cheese Central to prepare your palette for the tasting event of the year!

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  When Bella Mozzarella closed, Della Monica accepted a position as Chef de Cuisine at Woodbridge Winery by Mondavi, where she had a long-standing catering relationship. When Constellation bought the winery seven years later and removed her position, it gave her the time to plan her next venture, Cheese Central.   “The decision to go back to cheesemongering was a natural one,” Della Monica shares, “both for my cheese and food passion, and as the Lodi Appellation now consists of 80+ wineries and lots of wine-loving locals and tourists! I feel that ‘the right place and the right time’ edge is working for us now… When people

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see Rachel Ray or Tyler Florence cook, for example, with Manchego or another specialty cheese, they download the recipe and come to the shop to get the cheese from us.”   Della Monica lives in Lodi with her husband and says they are very connected to the community. She loves sharing her four decades of food experience with customers – from teaching culinary classes in the shop to helping a guest plan a tasting tour or putting together delicious complimentary food and wine/craft beer pairings. All of the cheeses in the case are available to sample, as well as chutneys, mustards, jams, meats and olive oils.

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TEQUILATime BY KADIE JEPSEN

   With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, now is the time to discover and sample a wide range of unique tequilas. Casa Flores, located in the Marina Center in Stockton, has a wide variety of boutique tequilas that owner Octavio C. highly recommends. “Most tequila that you see on our back bar you won’t recognize,” he says. “We deal more with boutique tequilas.” A few brands are even locally owned. “We deal directly with the owners. They are more passionate, make smaller quantities, and add more character”. If you look on the back of the various bottles you can see the addresses of the local owners coming from Stockton, Lodi, etc.

   At Casa Flores in Stockton, they even do flights of tequila. The flight consists of three types of tequila. Octavio explains, “If it’s a beginner taster, we’ll give them silver, Repasado and Anejo. For a more experienced taster, we can pair the flight with the type of flavors they like; for example, three different flavored Repasados. Tequila is like wine… to each their own”. SILVER: The tequila gets distilled and it goes straight into the bottle. That’s why it’s clear it’s tequila in its rawest form. REPASADO: Repasado is another word for rested. The tequila, after being distilled, goes into a barrel to age instead of a bottle. It then rests for 2-12 months. ANEJO: Rests in the barrel for between 13-36

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   Opportunity Cruises mixes the pleasures of both a splendorous and immaculate environment with aquatic adventures. With their star vessel the “California Sunset”, Opportunity Cruises brings to life quality entertainment for bargain pricing. Coming straight from the Stockton Port, the vessel California Sunset sails through the Delta waters offering both educational and recreational adventures. John Jordan, the tenacious owner of Opportunity Cruises, encourages all schools to participate in their sailing adventures. “We have special rates for schools and field trips; in fact, we have a school coming on board in April for our Delta educational cruise.”    Opportunity Cruises offers dinner cruises and private parties, as well as business lunches and is perfect for all rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, church functions and birthdays. With hot and fresh menu items made minutes before guests arrive, a full bar and great sound system, Opportunity Cruises is the perfect choice for any event. Jordan also participates in many local events, ensuring full support for the Port of Stockton and for the local citizens too. “ [Opportunity Cruises] participated in the Port of Stockton’s 80th Anniversary giving free rides to local participants, the 34th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, and we also significantly lower our prices for Who Loves Ya Stockton.” Jordan adds, “The Port of Stockton has once again secured our charter services to provide educational cruises.” Prices vary depending on party size and hours of use, but a party of 20 for two hours will typically run $350, including food and a non-alcoholic beverage. FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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   For the latest in fashion jewelry, Carats has everything you need. Located in Lincoln Center in Stockton, Carats offers trendy and highly desirable jewelry for extremely affordable prices. Owners Curtis and Pat Chong have been in the jewelry business since 1994. They moved into the Lincoln Center in 1997 and have been there ever since. The Chongs, along with their store manager Lyna, pride themselves on being the only seller of Pandora jewelry in Stockton.    Pandora jewelry originated in Denmark and has been sweeping the nation. “Pandora jewelry is a hot seller right now all over the world,” explains Curtis. “It’s very huge in Europe and Asia.” Pandora is made of sterling silver and is the number two jewelry brand in the world, second only to Tiffany & Co. Although Carats is the exclusive seller of Pandora jewelry in Stockton, they also have a Pandora store in San Francisco. Curtis says, “In San Francisco, we have a regular Pandora franchise store.


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so you can purchase whichever pieces mean the most to you. For jewelry pieces that are socially responsible, then Carats line of items by CRISLU is perfect. Founded in 1961, CRISLU is a multinational brand that is socially and environmentally friendly. To avoid environmental damage, CRISLU works entirely with cubic zirconia created in a lab. The use of cubic zirconia helps to preserve the environment. The stones are cut into 58 facets, which give the same reflective qualities as a diamond. Curtis states, “CRISLU is a California company that specializes in jewelry that looks very real. It is made out of sterling silver and uses the highest grade cubic zirconia.”    If you are looking for highly fashionable jewelry for affordable prices, the best place to look is Carats. Pat, Curtis or Lyna are always available to help you

customize your style and find the pieces of jewelry that will mean the most to you. Besides jewelry, Carats also carries sunglasses and handbags each item carefully selected to ensure their customers leave excited and happy about their purchase.

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Chinese New Year’s Parade It’s the Year of the Horse, and this year’s 36th annual Chinese New Year’s parade was celebrated in downtown Stockton with a colorful and festive day filled with dancing dragons and lions, traditional drumming, food and performances. This free family fun event was a treat for all!

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Environmental inspector by day. Advocate by night. At work, Steve Bender makes sure activities at the Port of Stockton don’t impact the Delta, its waterways or the surrounding habitats. After work, Steve coordinates and participates in local environmental cleanup efforts. Steve enjoys working with the Port to improve life for his Stockton friends and neighbors.

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Trivia Bee The Library and Literacy Foundation’s 23rd annual Trivia Bee was held at the Stockton Civic Memorial Auditorium. It’s a fun, competitive event where teams of three or more participants answer trivia questions ranging from easy to difficult. Proceeds go to literacy programs throughout San Joaquin Valley.

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Fashion Show The Haute Couture Societe held their 46th Annual Fashion Show and luncheon at the Hilton of Stockton. Timeless Vogue was this year’s theme showcasing seamstresses of all ages, including students from San Joaquin Delta College’s fashion program. The Haute Couture Societe was founded in 1968 with 12 students who were inspired by their teacher, La Vina Scott, and their love for fashion. It now has over 100 members who come out to support this annual fundraiser, which provides scholarships for students pursuing an education in apparel design and fashion. Guest designers included Lelani Bennett and Mercedes Ben. The Haute Couture Societe also creates gowns for hospice patients, chemo hats, and dolls for families in shelters.

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Lodi Cancer Kids Fundraiser Lodi Cancer Kids annual fundraising event was held at Dave Wong’s Chinese restaurant in Stockton. CA. It was the first year the organization rented out an entire restaurant to bring awareness to their mission to help fund the travel and housing expenses of families who have children with cancer. Kelsey Walters, founder of the non-profit organization, is a 13-year cancer survivor herself, and with her family’s help and support, the yearly fundraisers have brought in over $250,000 in the past 10 years, with 100% of the proceeds going straight to families in need.

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Allison Meador

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of Conservation Education at Micke Grove Zoo, explains how the department began, “The Education Department was started by Micke Grove Zoological Society (MGZS), the non-profit arm of the zoo, about 30 years ago. It has bounced between management of the MGZS and San Joaquin County over the last 30 years because of the changes in the economy and board leadership.” Meador was hired as the first Education and Interpretive Services Coordinator in 2012 to manage the department after three years of vacancy in the assignment. However, Meador states that, “In December 2012 the County has decided to cease funding zoo education effective February 2013 because of budget constraints.”

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Micke Grove Zoo understands the importance of education, and as a result Meador says, “The MGZS voted to reassume management of the Education Department and allow me to continue as the Director of Conservation Education. Under the last year of management by the MGZS, we have increased our outreach by 29,000 people.” To assist with funding the programs, Meador says Micke Grove Zoo was able to apply for grants that fund programs for Title I schools and expand programs and marketing, “The existing MGZS board is extremely supportive of our endeavors, and I am very proud to be affiliated with this organization.” The Education Department at Micke Grove Zoo provides programs for students, scout groups and the general public. Meador mentions all of the current programs except for zoo camp and the birthday parties have been initiated by her and her team within the last two years. There are a variety of programs that the education department provides. “Our school programs are driven by state and national science standards, including the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as the Common Core.”   For the school programs the students participate in, they can either go to the zoo or the zoo can go to the school in what Meador refers to as Zoo Mobile. “For pre-school children, we use the zoo and wildlife to teach them about colors, textures and the ABC’s. They meet some of the education animals and touch bio-facts, which consist of furs, feathers, skin, bones and the like.” Meador says the elementary-aged children get more hands-on activities, and teachers have the option of a classroom-style presentation and tour or a hands-on fun lab. “For middle school and high school children, we have a variety of programs that allow them to be ‘researchers’ and ‘detectives’ and actually contribute valuable information to wildlife students.” Meador says Micke Grove Zoo served about 11,000 students in 2013, compared with 2,700 in 2012.   Micke Grove Zoo also brings an incredible scholarship opportunity for Kindergarten through 5th grade teachers at San 50

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Joaquin County Title I schools called Zoo to You. The scholarship is part of the Education Department’s desire to connect students of under-resourced schools with nature and to improve science literacy across San Joaquin County. Meador is excited about the scholarship opportunity, stating in a zoo press release, “Most Title I schools cannot afford to send their students on field trips to the zoo, so we are truly happy to bring the ‘zoo’ to the students.” According to Micke Grove Zoo, the goal of the program is to improve students’ understanding of key life science concepts, to inspire them to take personal action in protecting wildlife and their habitats, and to encourage students to continue their education and potentially pursue a career in veterinary, biological, ecological and/or conservational sciences. Zoo to You is funded by grants the Education Department received in late 2013, as well as from other awards given by the General Mills Foundation and the Kinder Morgan Foundation. Meador encourages all San FIND YOUR WILD SIDE AT:

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Joaquin County Title I teachers to fill out the scholarship application available on the Micke Grove Zoo website, www.mgzoo. com.   There are many other programs offered by the Education Department at Micke Grove Zoo, such as the private zoo camp specifically for Title I students from Lodi and Stockton Unified schools. Meador explains these students attend on a Cortopassi Family Foundation grant managed by the San Joaquin County Office of Education. “Usually, 120 Title 1 students attend those programs in the summer (240 combined in fall and spring), and 350 children attend our summer public camp.” Meador mentions one of her favorite programs at the zoo, Zoo After Dark, which was launched in March 2013. Details can be found on the website, but she says, “The zoo is turned into a mysterious place and we never know what to expect to see or hear. Of course, the S’mores and storytelling by the campfire are an added bonus.”


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   As the 1940s came to a close, the world was in the process of rebuilding and returning to prewar lifestyles. Men came back war heroes and many women left their wartime industries and went back to the home. Also finding their services no longer necessary, many minorities who through the war and war effort had developed a new niche found their trade no longer fit in postwar society. As life seemed to readjust, the post-war tension became even more apparent. From the fallout of World War II, two very different nations that fought side by side as allies soon emerged as the world’s superpowers.

   On one side of the spectrum was the United States, the home of freedom and promoter of the democratic political system through the Marshall Plan. This program provided war-torn nations with the necessary monetary funds to rebuild. While it may seem like a solely humanitarian gift from the Americans, it carried many strategic benefits. By providing this money, the U.S. was essentially preventing a desperate nation from turning to extreme politics or beliefs like what occurred in Germany with the Nazis and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power after World War I.

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However, it was not the Nazis the Americans were attempting to stop—it was the communist political system. The communist regime was on the opposite end of the spectrum and was utilized by the other superpower, the Soviet Union or U.S.S.R. At this time, communist ideology was spreading across the globe with many nations facing large factions. A large section of Eastern Europe fell under communism as the Soviet Union claimed these lands as theirs after the war. The Iron Curtain had been drawn. Just as the U.S. was supporting democratic beliefs, the USSR was supporting communist ideology. These conflicting goals created a very real tension. Each nation feared the strength of the other, but the horrors of World War II prevented them from attacking each other head on; the Cold War had begun.   The first battle field of the Cold War emerged quite quickly in 1950 over a country most Americans had never heard of-Korea. The Korean War (19501953) was between the Soviets and communist China-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), and the U.S. and United Nations-backed Republic of Korea (South Korea). The conflict ended right where it had begun at the 38th parallel, and to this day Korea remains separated. With the escalation of the Cold War, tension was felt throughout North America. The tension was made more dangerous due to the nuclear capability of these two nations. Since the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima to end World War II, the U.S. nuclear program developed increasingly powerful bombs, including the hydrogen bomb developed in 1952. However, to North America’s growing dismay, the Soviet Union became capable of launching nuclear weapons.   It quickly became apparent that this sudden capability was achieved with the assistance of American-born science. It

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was determined that the U.S. had spies in its midst—a fear that was championed by U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy. Senator McCarthy practiced what is now called “McCarthyism” and investigated thousands of Americans due to suspicion of communism or communist sympathies. Through the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) numerous individuals were targeted, including those belonging to unions and even government employees. Given little to go on besides suspicion, many individuals were investigated without just cause. The entertainment industry was of particular interest to the HUAC, and many movie stars were investigated, in some cases ruining their careers and causing them to be “blacklisted”. The U.S. and the Soviet Union were also engaged in a “Space Race” around this time, with the former eventually securing the advantage with the moon landing of the late 60s.    Despite the constant fear of communist spies and Soviet invasions, Americans experienced a time of prosperity and abundance. New technology also lead to new inventions and the availability of new luxury items. North America had entered a time of consumerism. The wartime economy of the 40s had transformed into a time of prosperity, which when compounded with the growth in technology and the availability of more products, transformed American culture and lead to the popular saying, “Keeping up the Joneses.” This notion was the idea of the ideal American couple who had the most modern technology, including cars. Through the 50s, the U.S. endured ever-increasing tension with the arms race and the race to space. The tension came home with the McCarthy Trials and HUAC. As North America tried to reach normalcy after the wounds from the war years, it seemed the consumerism of the 50s had succeeded. However, the taste of independence and dream of

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KOREA

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With the call to arms of the Korean War (25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953), Stockton came running. The first group to respond was originally formed in 1947 and was known as the 12th Annpoilious Tractor Battalion. They fought as marines, and the Korean War was classified as their 2nd call to arms in eight years. The most notable member of the battalion was Private First Class Eddie De Baron. De Baron was a college all-star football player, and at the call to arms was in Chicago practicing for a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The battalion members were interviewed before their departure and were questioned about when they would be back. The troops answered that they hoped they would be back within the year. A year – just one year – seemed to dominate many minds as the United Nationssupported troops went to join the South Korean

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would not be Tatum’s only experience in the movie industry. By 1956, he no longer raced and sold the Tatum Special. Over the years, he lost track of the car, but in the middle of the 80s he was able to locate the car’s remains in a Stockton junkyard. Along with help from his sons, they restored the car and began entering it into vintage car races.

COLLEGE OF THE PACIFIC FOOTBALL

College of the Pacific Football 1953 forces against the North Koreans and their communist allies. However, as with many wars, just one year was not to be. The jungle fighting was much different than in World War II, which was still fresh in many peoples’ minds. As the years dragged, the war finally concluded in 1953, and American troops came home to a hero’s welcome.

STOCKTON FOLK DANCE CAMP

1951

Starting in 1948, the College of the Pacific hosted the week-long international folk dance camp. The camp’s founding was sparked by a combination of the end of World War II and a desire to have more wholesome activities that everyone could enjoy. It was also staffed by world-renowned folk dancers from numerous countries. The camp was also credited as promoting exposure and appreciation for the traditional dances of many cultures, including but not limited to Greek, Armenian, Macedonian and Bulgarian. The camp took place at the college, so those who participated had to enroll through the school and received one unit of credit. However, by the early 50s, the organizers convinced the school that the dancers were not normal students, and as such registration should be conducted separately. While the Methodist school complied, they held firm on other regulations mostly related to attire in the dining room. Male camp attendees had to wear long pants and shirts, and women had

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to wear skirts and blouses. This dress code would have been fine in winter, but the camp was conducted during the summer months, which could be very hot. This discomfort was made worse when you factor in the heat generated from spending all day dancing. Besides attire, College of the Pacific would not allow alcohol in any of the dorm or faculty lodging. The Stockton Folk Dance Camp began as a wholesome way to experience different cultures at the end of the world’s worst conflict and has bloomed into a time- honored annual event.

CHUCK TATUM

1952

Charles “Chuck” Tatum was a racecar driver and designer, as well as a World War II hero. By 1952, he had made his way back to Stockton for a car race. He was at the Hotel Stockton with friends discussing the day’s race when he first thought up the Tatum Special. The Tatum Special was a revolutionary new racecar he created in order to defeat the imported foreign cars. It was built with American parts, including those from multiple Fords and a GMC engine. After many trials, the design was then taken to San Leandro where an aluminum body was fitted. The racecar was completed by 1953-- just in time for an amateur race in Stockton. After starting in 33rd place, Tatum drove his car with enough speed and skill to win the race. From his success in the 1953 racing season, Tatum sponsored and continued racing the Tatum Special for three more years. It received a vast amount of recognition because it was essentially a hot rod that could race. The car was so unique, it was selected to appear in the movie ‘Jonny Dark’; however, Tatum would only allow its use as long as he was allowed to drive it. This

1953

The 50s were an exceptional time for the College of the Pacific football team. It began right away with the inception of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium, which opened in 1950. The stadium was not just used for football through the years; it also housed numerous community events, including concerts and the local high school graduations. More notably, the stadium was also used by the San Francisco 49ers as a summer home. The college team’s success lead them to multiple appearances in the Sun Bowl held in El Paso, Tex. The Tigers played in both the 1952 and 1953 seasons. The 1952 game was against Texas Tech and ultimately resulted in the Tigers’ loss; nevertheless, they took it in stride and came back to beat Southern Mississippi in 1953. Amos Alonzo Stagg, who coached the team from 1933-1946, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.

PIXIE WOODS OPENS

1954

Thanks to generous donations from local businesses and individuals, Stockton’s very own theme park was officially opened. It was designed with the intent to be a magical fairytale land and excelled at that goal with the completion of an enchanted forest and a frontier village taking up 3 ½ acres. Pixie Wood’s motto is, “For the young in age and young in heart,” and it lived up to that credo from the start. Pixie

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Woods has received visitors from all 50 states, as well as numerous international travelers. In addition to the children’s amusement rides, Pixie Woods also houses a historical bell. This bell was utilized in the early days of Stockton to announce the arrival of ships. It was then transferred to the bell tower in the St. Joseph Chapel. Eventually, the bell was donated to Pixie Woods and remains there to this day. It is located next to the Railroad Express Depot. Since its opening, Pixie Woods has been a treasured getaway for millions of families and remains a city treasure. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the park.

THE CHRISTMAS OF A CENTURY

1955

The 50s was a time of multiple floods for San Joaquin County. Floods occurred at both the beginning of the decade (1950) and the end (1958). However, the most devastating flood occurred in the winter of 1955 and was concentrated at the lower end of the San Joaquin River during the week of Christmas. It was caused when a tropical rainstorm was pushed north by southern winds. The rain poured so fast that the Stockton storm drains could not channel the water fast enough. In addition, the warm rain melted much of the snowpack in the High Sierra, forcing the water down the mountain into the swelling rivers and vulnerable levees. When the water hit Don Pedro, the reservoir rose 20,000 acre-feet overnight and spilled into the rivers, causing extreme pressure on the levees. Preventive measures in place failed, and the water spilled into downtown Stockton. Officials gave an evacuation order, and three thousand people complied, carrying food and Christmas presents. On East Jackson street, they waded through 3 ½ feet; elsewhere the water was waist deep, even rising to 6 feet at Howard Street. The evacuees needed somewhere to go, so the Red Cross put them in hotels, utilizing every room in the city. The city even opened the Civic Auditorium to house 700 people along with their children and pets in 500 cots. However, this was not enough, and the prisons were included to house overflow. All in all, 125 blocks were affected, including what is now Brookside, which was completely underwater. The devastation was so extensive, President Eisenhower declared the county a disaster area. The 1955 flood remained the largest San Joaquin County flood on record until the 1997 levee break and flooding.

PRESIDENTIAL PATRONAGE

1956

During the 50s, Stockton was a revolving door for politicians, as well as notable persons in general. Numerous past presidents and presidential hopefuls made their way to the Central Valley. In 1954, Depression Era President Herbert Hoover came to Stockton to dedicate the school named in his honor. In 1953, President Harry Truman made a campaign stop here promoting his candidates. Richard Nixon also made repeat visits to San Joaquin County that coincided with his own campaign trail for California Governor and the

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U.S. Senate. On these occasions, he made typical appearances posing with children and with Stockton celebrity Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg. In addition to the presidential visits, San Joaquin County was frequented by Hollywood’s darlings. Many in the movie industry were drawn here for filming due to the proximity to Hollywood and the beautiful diverse landscapes throughout the county. At that time, College of the Pacific was utilized for filming, as it resembles an East Coast school, and the Delta waterfront mirrors the Mississippi. The notable films in the 50s that were shot here include but are not limited to ‘Big County’ in 1957 and ‘Porgy and Bess’ in 1959.

STOCKTON TAKES TO THE WATER

1957

Stockton, along with all of San Joaquin County, has been a water-based community since the California Gold Rush. With the proximity of the delta and the addition of the inland port in the 30s, Stockton’s love of water has only grown

over time. In the 50s, the love affair grew even larger due to the availability of boats. Fisherman were buying motors and used them to power the fishing boats they rented. In addition, yachts became more affordable, and the growing middle class purchased them at an increasing rate. The yachts built at this time were between 24-28 feet long and were powered by a single engine. The Stockton Yacht club was established years before in the 30s. The original building was an older wooden barn that had not been updated. Due to the boost in membership the club received, they decided it was time to grow with the times, so they moved to their present location and developed into the club seen today. Besides the increase of water activities, the city of Stockton also expanded the waterfront with the construction of McLeod Lake.

STOCKTON’S GROWTH

1958

Washington School was located on the corner of San Joaquin and Lindsay Streets. It was built as a result of a bond passage in 1867 in response

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to much need educational expansion. One thousand two hundred and sixty-five children were in need of education, and Stockton only had nine school rooms. By December 1869, Washington School was largely built on land donated by Charles Weber. The remaining grounds were purchased, brining the entire cost of the school to $25,724. The completed school was a two-story, four-room building. Two of the upstairs rooms were utilized for the high school students. As time went on, a third story was added to house additional high school students. Even this could not accommodate the ever-growing number of students, and the high school moved to a different location allowing more room for the younger kids. The third story was eventually removed due to safety concerns, and the building was remolded. In 1958, the building was purchased by the Bank of Stockton and torn down. Cunningham Castle, the second county jail built in 1893, closed a year later in 1959. The jail had long ago reached capacity and was eventually torn down in 1961.

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GORGEOUS GEORGE COMES TO STOCKTON

1959

George Raymond Wagner, born in Nebraska in 1915, was a professional wrestler in the 40-60s. During his career, his popularity and showmanship caused him to be one of the biggest stars of the first golden age of professional wrestling. He was a flamboyant showman whose persona developed into the industry’s first cowardly villain. He was able to perform in front of crowds so well that he quickly became the most famous wrestler in the early days of television. He was so popular that his character is credited with bringing wrestling into the American home, and his persona is also said to have inspired such world-renowned athletes as boxer Muhammad Ali. Some considered him to be just an actor playing the crowd, but as a teenager he was trained as an amateur wrestler. By 1950, his popularity was so large Gorgeous George was the highest paid athlete in professional wrestling. Gorgeous George performed in multiple venues across the country, but in California he regularly stopped in Stockton. For instance, during 1959, he made at least two trips to Stockton. While here, he would entertain all of San Joaquin County at the Stockton Civic Auditorium.

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In 1954, Christine Martel, who won her Miss France title in 1953 and also became Miss Universe that same year, wed Stockton local Ronnie Marengo. Marengo was a department store heir; nevertheless, their relationship was short-lived, and they divorced in 1955. She went on to star in numerous films and later married Miguel Aleman Velasco, who would eventually become the Governor of Veracruz.

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The 50s were an exciting time for the College of the Pacific. In addition to the football team’s success and Coach Stagg’s induction into the Hall of Fame, the college itself also expanded. Through 1955-1957 the college opened the School of Pharmacy, the Graduate School, and the School of Engineering.

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Dick Bass played for the College of the Pacific football team and celebrated such success at the school that he received a visit from Sammy Davis Jr. in 1959. Davis Jr. was in town for the filming of his movie, ‘Porgy and Bess’. Bass went on to participate in the 1959 draft, receiving the distinction of being the 2nd pick in the first round. He was chosen by the Los Angeles Rams and played from 1960-1969.

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The Delta King, constructed by the California Transportation Company, was built prior to the construction of the deep water port in the 30s. The Delta King, along with its counterpart the Delta Queen, was one of the largest ships built at that time in the Port. The Delta King was sold to be used for mining purposes in British Columbia. In 1958, it returned to Stockton and was used as a restaurant until 1966, when it was seized by U.S. marshals. It was restored in 1990 and has since been used as a hotel and restaurant in Sacramento.

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In 1951, a ship hailing from the U.S.S.R. was dragged into Stockton’s deep water port. The ship was found floating in open waters and was brought to Stockton as it was the closest port.

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The Stockton State Hospital was established in 1851 to house both the physical and mentally ill. The hospital went through many transformations over the years, including multiple expansions and renovations. By 1953, the hospital housed 4,600 and was in need of repair. In 1958, the hospital began rebuilding the men’s building; construction would not be completed for several years.

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As the 50s progressed, America’s love affair with the automobile intensified. To accommodate drivers, motels began bouncing up across the county’s highways. These structures became extremely popular and were so convenient it was not long before the city’s hotels took notice.


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In honor of the theme for this 1958 parade, these boys were dressed as the Spirit of ‘76. The costumes were handmade by the boys’ mothers, and the theme was inspired by a painting by Archibald M. Willard.

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In honor of College of the Pacific’s memorial for past president Tully C. Knoles, the art department casted the school’s mascot, a tiger. The memorial was done by the Class of 1950, and as shown here, was designed by Richard Reynolds, the art department chair. The tiger sculpture was stolen in 1994.

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In addition to the numerous presidential visits Stockton received, it also hosted numerous political hopefuls. While campaigning for the Senate, Helen Gahagan Douglas stopped at the San Joaquin Courthouse via helicopter…quite an entrance in the 50s!

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While Stockton had already had a love affair with the theater, in 1951 the Stockton Civic Theater opened. The opening was such a huge success that in 1952 they bought a new structure and by 1954 were incorporated as a non-profit.

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While it is clear President Abraham Lincoln did not make a trip to Stockton, his name did become synonymous with the city in the 50s. In 1951, Lincoln Center opened, forever changing the retail scene of Stockton and the surrounding communities.

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A perinatologist or maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) physician is an obstetrician with special training devoted to caring for pregnant women with conditions that put the mother or the developing fetus, or both, at increased risk for complications during or after pregnancy and birth. Perinatologists are capable of making difficult diagnoses and detailed care plans, and performing specialized procedures such as amniocentesis and Doppler ultrasound examination.

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Located in Stockton and serving San Joaquin County, Valley Perinatal & Genetics Diagnostic Center with Andrew Chao, MD is San Joaquin County’s only full-time practice specializing in caring for pregnant women who are high risk for reasons that may include: • Chronic medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes • Family history of genetic disorders • Problems with previous pregnancies such as preterm labor or miscarriage • Pregnancy with multiples (twins, triplets) • Over age 35 at the time of conception • Structural abnormalities (birth defects) • Genetic disorders such as Down syndrome • Restricted growth in the womb We work hand-in-hand with patients and their obstetricians to monitor health concerns and review prenatal tests and ultrasounds. Before scheduling an MFM consultation or prenatal test, you should ask your primary caregiver for a referral. Please call (209) 933-9900 for more information.

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BY NISSA HALLQUIST

BYPASSING

OBESITY There’s no question that losing weight can be difficult. But what do you do when you have a lot of weight to lose? What if you need to lose it quickly? Most importantly, what if, despite all your best efforts to exercise and eat right your body still refuses to do what you wish?

   Rebecca Rich had been heavy her whole life. None of the diets she tried worked and having four kids didn’t help much either. Two years ago, she was the biggest she’d ever been. It hurt her to walk. Her self-confidence was nil. Then her birthday came, and as she blew out the candles, she swore to herself that she wouldn’t have another one being that heavy ever again. A couple years earlier, Martha Post had arrived at the same conclusion. She’d tried all kinds of diets, but none of them worked for her either. She was uncomfortable, her blood pressure was high and her legs were always swollen, making it difficult to perform her duties as a restaurant manager.

That’s when both ladies chose gastric bypass surgery.   If sheer willpower, a proper diet and exercise aren’t doing the trick, that’s where more extreme measures come in. A variety of bariatric surgeries exist to give you a choice about just how extreme you really need to go. The most common bariatric procedure is a gastric bypass, which facilitates weight loss by reducing the size of the stomach and rerouting the digestive system. Both Post and Rich knew people who had had it done, so were aware going in of the risks as well as the benefits. When he was first introduced to it 14 years ago, Dr. Dat Tien Nguyen was not entirely convinced of the positive effects of weight loss surgery… but then he saw the results for himself. He was amazed to see that, alongside the dramatic loss of weight, related health issues were also resolved. High blood pressure, diabetes, joint issues, sleep apnea – all of these things eased significantly, or even disappeared entirely, along with the pounds. PUBLISHED YEARLY BY SAN JOAQUIN MAGAZINE

   Today, as a practicing weight loss surgeon in Pleasanton and Manteca (Doctor’s Hospital), Dr. Nguyen laments our current obesity epidemic and the need for surgery to help people lose weight. He wishes there were some less invasive means to solve the problem. But until there is, he cannot deny the advantages that gastric bypass surgery affords people today. “Right now there is no magic pill,” he says. “But until there is, weight loss surgery is the closest thing.” Under the general category of gastric bypass are the more specific procedures of Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB) and Roux-en-Y. AGB, better known under the LAPBAND label, is a restrictive surgery by which a silicone ring is fastened around a patient’s stomach near the esophagus. A port in the ring allows it to be inflated or deflated as needed to control the amount of food to be passed into the digestive system.

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Percent of American adults who are obese: 35.9%

Average percentage of weight lost with AGB: 30-40%

Approximate number of gastric bypass surgeries performed every year in the U.S.: 150,000

Average percentage of excess weight lost (and kept off) with Roux-en-Y: -First 2 years: 50-75% -5 to 15 years later: 50%+

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MARTHA POST   According to Dr. Nguyen, the main benefits to AGB are its adjustability and reversibility. However, weight loss may not be as quick as with other weight loss surgeries. And rare but well-publicized instances of mechanical failures (the band breaking, access port problems, stomach perforation, etc.) have greatly reduced the number of requests for AGB. Roux-en-Y is what people envision when you say gastric bypass (and is the procedure that both Rich and Post had done). By reducing stomach size and bypassing other parts of the stomach and intestine during digestion, the Roux-en-Y procedure is both restrictive and malabsorptive. The surgery involves stapling the stomach into a small upper section and larger lower section. The upper stomach, or “pouch,” is where food will go. It then is connected to the small intestine via a new shorter route, or “Roux limb.” The larger lower portion of the stomach is bypassed completely. Whatever specific procedure a patient decides to go with, improving technologies make gastric bypass surgery in general continually safer and more effective. As much as possible, Dr. Nguyen employs laparoscopic techniques for gastric bypass procedures. This requires single incisions about one-inch wide, just big enough to accommodate surgical instruments and the camera that allows him to see what he’s doing. Not only does this technique hasten recovery time, it also results in minimal scarring.

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   Even then, these are major surgeries, and should not be gone into lightly. In fact, before they get to the operating table, there is a fairly thorough screening process that patients must go through to prove that 1) they are eligible for the surgery, and 2) they are prepared both mentally and physically for their new body and digestive system. Gastric bypass is not a viable option for someone simply because they’re overweight. The National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) eligibility guidelines dictate a body mass index of 40 or more (80 pounds overweight for women, 100 pounds overweight for men), or 35 or more if the surgery will also address a further-reaching medical condition like heart disease or diabetes. Such figures would classify someone as clinically obese. Once physical requirements are met, a candidate has to show a history of continual attempts to lose weight, which exemplifies their determination and willingness to follow through. Over a period of several months there are appointments with nutritionists and psychiatrists, orientations and information sessions, so the patient knows exactly what will happen and what will be required of them. Then after getting through all that, they have to adhere to a presurgery diet to get their body prepared and minimize any operative complications.   All of this screening and preparation is designed to inform a patient that, while initial results after surgery are often swift and dramatic, a gastric bypass is not the quick fix some perceive it to be. Rather, it’s just the first step in a complete lifestyle change. “It’s just a tool,” Post says. “It’s up to you to make it successful.” With a functional stomach a fraction of the size it used to be and a new, shortened digestive tract that doesn’t absorb as many nutrients, ongoing maintenance and specialized nutrition is required for the rest of the patient’s life. You have to limit your intake of food, make what you do eat as nutritionally beneficial as possible and take a variety of vitamins. After surgery, a liquid diet segues into soft solids and then finally regular food. Meals are very small, with a focus on high protein, low calories and avoiding sugar and fats as much as possible. No alcohol or carbonated beverages, and any drinks you do have should be consumed between meals, not with them (since they can give you a full feeling). In order to get a full balance of nutrients, you also need to take a multi-vitamin, B12 and calcium supplement every day.    Not following these rules can result in pain, illness and, in the case of overeating, actually reversing the procedure by stretching the stomach back out. But those who are able to adapt to their new lifestyle find the benefits far outweigh any inconveniences. And if they do ever feel like they’re slipping, ongoing support groups are usually available to help gastric bypass patients overcome their fears and hurdles.

“It was hard at the beginning,” Rich recalls. “But then the weight starts coming off. You still have to work for it, but it gets easier.”    A little over one year after her surgery at Doctors Hospital of Manteca, Rich has gone from 242 pounds all the way down to 146. As the weight has gone away, so has her pain, both physical and emotional. Feeling better about herself, she’s started socializing more and actually enjoys buying new clothes. Best of all, she is the first in her family to get a college degree. Being able to finish something is an example she’s excited to set for her children. And since having her gastric bypass in December of 2010 at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, Post has lost 127 pounds, reaching her goal weight and going from a size 26 down to a size 14/16. She had the loose skin around her stomach removed. Her blood pressure went down, as did the swelling in her legs, which also allowed her to remove varicose veins. And she’s found that

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SLEEVE? If you like the results of the gastric bypass, but maybe are concerned about keeping up with the strict nutritional requirements, you have another surgical option: vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Basically, a section of the stomach is removed, with the remaining portion stapled together and formed into a tube-like sleeve roughly the size and shape of a banana. The smaller stomach can only hold about 1/10th the food of a normal stomach. The sleeve gastrectomy procedure differs from gastric bypass in that there is no cutting or altering of the muscles that allow food in and out of the stomach, nor does it affect the absorption of nutrients and calories. According to Dr. Nguyen, it is because of these aspects that the sleeve gastrectomy procedure has actually surpassed gastric bypass in popularity.

having to watch what she eats has actually helped influence the people she works with as well as her family. Being able to teach others how to make good nutritional decisions is just another unexpected and wonderful side effect that came from her gastric bypass surgery. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: If you’re curious to find out if gastric bypass is for you, Doctors Hospital in Manteca offers free monthly informational seminars. For more information, call (800) 470-7229 or go the weight loss surgery page at www.doctorsmanteca.com. Sutter Memorial Medical Center in Modesto also offers free informational seminars. Call (888) 547-0935 to register, or go to www.memorialmedicalcenter.org/ bariatrics.

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MEDICAL GUIDE | The Needle Niche

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Needle Niche BY KADIE JEPSEN

  Most people have heard of acupuncture, either during casual conversation or as a suggestion for treating muscle pain. However, what some may not have guessed is that acupuncture treats a wide variety of ailments, including infertility and the struggle to lose weight. Acupuncture is derived from traditional Chinese medicine and involves the insertion of ultra-thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body. These points reside on channels or meridians that are pathways through both the exterior and interior of the body. The points on the body can regulate the way in which the body functions, specifically when it comes to treating fertility and weight loss.    Infertility in women can be caused by any number of reasons, Scott Evans, DOM, L.Ac. at Acupuncture of Lodi, stresses the importance of looking into a patient’s history in order to determine the best course of action. Evans explains, “I like to evaluate the patient and see if the problem is coming from deficiency or excess

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and then determine the best course of action for that person”. Deficiency, in this case, may suggest a deficiency in blood. Evans suggests a treatment plan for such a patient that involves nourishing their blood and Qi (chi or life force) and the prescribing of Chinese herbs.   Infertility can also be caused by stress putting pressure on the body. Evans states, “Oftentimes patients can’t relax and allow pregnancy to happen; then we work with trying to relax the body and get their sleep regulated. Busy lifestyles and stress are increasing factors in a woman’s infertility, causing women to become bound up emotionally. Acupuncture allows them to relax.” Another way to treat infertility is with the use of moxibustion, a method of acupuncture used to heat the body. A long cigar-shaped bundle of dried leaves is lit on one end and held above acupuncture points. Evans measures pulses to determine heat condition—a slow pulse is considered cold and a fast pulse is considered hot.   Using acupuncture to increase fertility involves a relatively short treatment plan for some women, typically requiring only two or three visits. Evans commends the

use of acupuncture in treating infertility. “I’ve had pretty good luck with it actually; of course, the age of a person is always a factor as well as their relative health.”   Weight loss can also be treated with acupuncture; however, it is most effective when the patient is willing to change their lifestyle. The acupuncture needles are inserted in the body into specific points to release endorphins, which have a calming and relaxing effect. This allows patients to deal with their stress, frustration and anxiety more positively, diminishing their desire to overeat and binge on harmful foods.

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Simmulation Mannequins BY KADIE JEPSEN

Kaiser Permanente provides an extraordinary training program for their medical staff to ensure quality performances with patient care and enhanced teamwork capabilities. According to Gigi Baniqued, Director of the Clinical Education, Practice, and Informatics Department at Kaiser Permanente, “The vision for the program is to promote learning and practice using simulation-based education to improve safety and create highly reliable teams.”    Baniqued discusses the enhanced mannequins used in the Simulation Lab program. “There are five different types of mannequins, each with their own functionality.” She goes into detail about one of the mannequins called SimMan3G, “He can talk and breathe; we can also program him to do different things. He’s very high tech.” When asked about the various performances SimMan3G is put though, she replies, “We practice different kinds of things on him. For instance, code blue, various drills or even CPR. We can even put him through septic shock and have a team of providers and nurses in the room figure out how to take care of him.” The mannequins are good for clinic skills as well as practicing emergency situations. Through the various drills, they enhance the skill level of both providers and nurses.   Baniqued goes on to describe another of their mannequins – a full functioning pregnant mannequin called Noel. “She can give birth to a baby, and even the baby is a Sim newbie that can be given CPR. We can put a heart rhythm onto a monitor so we can do shocks on the mannequins and see the different rhythms on the monitor.” The mannequins allow the physicians and nurses to be able to perform real life scenarios on the equipment.    The Simulation mannequins have been a part of Kaiser since the hospital opened. “It’s taken awhile to incorporate the mannequins into different operations, but it has definitely gained momentum,” Baniqued admits. “We are now incorporating simulations into education for nurses and physicians.” Hands on is the best way to train to really understand how it all comes together. Kaiser has a full Sim lab, and the Simulation mannequins are mobile as well. “We are able to take them into patients’ rooms for a live environment while the physicians practice on the mannequins,” she continues. After the training on the mannequins has been completed, there is an indepth discussion about what happened. “That’s when the learning happens, while discussing what they did well or what they could have done different.”    Part of the mannequin training includes the switching of roles--the physician takes on the role of the nurse and vice versa. “That way they understand each other’s role better and have a clear understanding of who does what,” Baniqued concludes.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SIMULATION MANNEQUINS CONTACT:

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MEDICAL GUIDE | Health Coverage

Health Coverage is Now Within Reach for

Young Adults BY KADIE JEPSEN

   The Affordable Care Act has many people talking about changes to the healthcare system. Much of the conversation has been about Covered California, the “marketplace” for individuals to shop and compare health insurance options, enroll, and qualify for financial subsidies that help them pay for their coverage. Did you know there are also changes to California’s Medi-Cal program? MEDI-CHANGES = COVERAGE FOR MORE PEOPLE As of January 1, 2014, more people qualify for Medi-Cal, California’s version of the national Medicaid program. Available in the past to lower income families, seniors or people with disabilities, the program is now open to more state residents, including young adults who are not on their parent’s coverage, single or married childless adults with low incomes, and former Foster Care children (to age 26). “In San Joaquin County, it’s estimated that as many as 35,000 uninsured residents now qualify for Medi-Cal based on new eligibility rules and higher income allowances,” says David Hurst, vice president of external affairs for Health Plan of San Joaquin, a regional not-for-profit health plan serving most of San Joaquin County’s Medi-Cal participants. “For many people who thought that affordable healthcare was out of reach, they may just be an application away from having access to comprehensive benefits.” Medi-Cal coverage provides preventive care visits, specialty care, prescriptions, emergency services, lab and diagnostic services, immunizations, and more. REACHING OUT TO ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS    Efforts are underway to promote the availability of MediCal to eligible residents. Health Plan of San Joaquin and the San Joaquin County Human Services Agency have funded an outreach effort by area non-profit agencies to not only spread the word, but to also ensure application assistance is available. “It’s important to help people understand whether their income qualifies them for nocost Medi-Cal or a subsidy-eligible plan through Covered California. Several agencies throughout San Joaquin County have experience helping people understand the

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various programs and their eligibility. When people call Health Plan of San Joaquin, we connect them to an agency that can help them look at their options.”   Hurst notes that funded agencies are reaching out to people potentially eligible for Medi-Cal who may not be aware of the program changes, as well as those who may not be considering the importance of coverage. “There’s a focus on reaching out to young adults and others who may be going without coverage due to the expense, but very much need preventive care and checkups, and are vulnerable to the costs of urgent or emergency care with their active lifestyles, such as with

a cycling accident, sunburn, or sports injury,” says Hurst. While applicants to Covered California seeking subsidized coverage are only able to do so during the annual Open Enrollment period, those eligible for MediCal can enroll throughout the year.

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To learn more about the changes to MediCal or to find a local agency that can help with enrollment, call Health Plan of San Joaquin at 1-888-896-PLAN (7526).

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ORTHODONTICS BY KADIE JEPSEN

  Each year, people are challenged with the decision of whether or not to correct their smile and which method of correction to choose. With orthodontics, there are many different options available, and it’s important to speak with the orthodontist about the best choice for you. One of the more increasingly popular options when choosing braces is the Invisalign system. Invisalign uses a custom-made aligner created for you and only you. The aligner is a comfortable and virtually invisible plastic piece that is worn over your teeth that gradually shifts them into place. The main benefit of Invisalign is the aesthetic appeal; since there are no metal brackets or wires, Invisalign is virtually undetectable. Dr. Wheeler DDS, MS from Wheeler Orthodontics, states that he sees a wide range of ages wearing Invisalign braces but recommends the patient have all of their adult teeth before choosing Invisalign as the right method for them. Recently, Invisalign launched Invisalign Teen, which Dr. Wheeler says specifically caters to adolescents.

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   Traditional metal braces are still a viable option in today’s world, Dr. Wheeler says. “Invisalign is more popular, but by far conventional braces are the lion’s share of the market.” Using either traditional braces or Invisalign takes about the same amount of time and cost for teeth correction and regarding efficiency, he explains. “For the most part, it’s about even.” One of the more exciting treatments Dr. Wheeler offers is Incognito braces. These braces are placed behind your teeth so no one will even know you’re wearing them. Incognito uses state-of-the-art technology and the braces are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and dental situation. Since the brackets are placed behind your teeth, it offers a lot of aesthetic appeal for those looking for a less noticeable option.    Another option Dr. Wheeler offers in his office are Damon braces. Damon uses traditional metal, but the amount of friction is greatly reduced. A patient can also choose Clarity braces, which feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance. Dr. Wheeler says this type has clear

ceramic brackets, so it is a good option for those looking for a more aesthetically pleasing approach. When choosing braces, it’s important for you as the patient to speak with the orthodontist and choose the best form that works for you. “It’s all about finding the best tool for the job that matches the patient,” Dr. Wheeler states. Whether a patient is looking for something more traditional such as the metal brackets, or an option that is more modern, there are many choices available.

CONTACT DR. WHEELER TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION:

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MEDICAL GUIDE | Teeth Sensitivity

Teeth

BY KADIE JEPSEN

SENSITIVITY   Sensitive teeth can be caused by any number of reasons. When the hard enamel of the tooth is worn down, pain can be caused by hot or cold beverages, foods or even exposure to air. If the pain becomes unbearable, consult with your dentist and determine the best course of action. Dr. Rafat Razi, a pediatric dentist in Tracy, says sensitive teeth among children can occur if the enamel of their teeth does not form correctly. “It could be from an environmental insult when their teeth were developing, which can eventually lead to sensitivity to hot and cold products,” she explains.   Stockton’s Dr. Maywell Inong explains the various ways to treat sensitive teeth and the materials used. “There are different types of materials used to seal the root surfaces of sensitive teeth,” she says. “They primarily act by chemically bonding to the dentinal root surface to seal the open pores that transmit temperature and sweet or sour sensitivity to the nerve.” The seal is not permanent and may need to be reapplied every six months due to surface wear. However, the material used is clear and unnoticeable once it is placed.   Whitening strips are also a common cause of tooth sensitivity. Dr. Inong notes that all whitening methods will more than likely cause sensitivity. “Since teeth whitening systems open up the dentinal tubules to draw out stains, sensitivity is likely with all whitening systems. For my patients, I recommend two weeks of desensitizing fluoride toothpaste prior to starting any whitening system if sensitivity is an issue.”   Dr. Razi advises her patients to

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wait until they have all of their permanent teeth before they consider whitening. “Teenagers may request it,” she admits, “but I recommend over-the-counter methods – they tend to be less abrasive than products used by the dentist office.” There are even certain mouthwashes that have a whitening ingredient, but Dr. Inong advises it could increase the risk of tooth sensitivity, as can tartar control toothpastes. She explains, “Tartar control toothpaste is more abrasive than other toothpastes. Since exposed root surfaces are softer than enamel, the abrasive properties of tartar control toothpaste increase surface wear on exposed root surfaces and can increase the risk of sensitivity by opening up the dentinal tubules.”    There are many people who suffer from grinding their teeth at night. Not only is the habit annoying, but it can also cause tooth sensitivity as well. Dr. Inong advises using a night guard to correct the problem. “The forces generated from grinding cause hypersensitivity by causing the nerve of the tooth to become hyper-reactive to temperature and pressure. A night guard is worn at night and during the day depending on the patient.”

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MEDICAL GUIDE | Chipped Teeth

CHIP OFF THE

OLD BLOCK BY KADIE JEPSEN

  Our smiles are important to us all, and when there is a chipped or missing tooth, it can greatly affect not only our self-esteem but our dental health as well. It is important to find a local dentist who will fix the problem before it creates further damage or pain. Chipping a tooth can damage the nerve and cause extreme sensitivity with increased pain due to the nerve ending being exposed to air and hot or cold drinks. Sensitivity can also be caused by a cracked tooth as well. Todd Franklin, DDS in Lodi says his approach to fixing chipped teeth is different than most. “Teeth don’t chip just to chip; there are usually underlying causes to chipped teeth,” he explains. “Usually,

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a person has a bad bite.” Dr. Franklin says putting materials such as a veneer or cap on a tooth won’t necessarily work if you don’t first address the gap. He notes that there are specific steps he puts patients through. “I analyze the bite to make sure we can root out any underlying cause for chipped or broken teeth.” The important thing to remember is if you’re going to spend money and time on fixing a tooth, you don’t want to return in a year if the bite is not corrected.    There are different types of materials used to repair a chipped tooth--the plastic composite comes in two colors and lasts typically five years, while the porcelain or ceramic glass lasts around five to ten years.

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A person can also suffer from other dental ailments such as a missing tooth, which when left untreated, can cause gaps and spaces to form. There are various ways to replace a missing tooth. One is a titanium post that is put into the jawbone with a crown then placed on top. Dr. Franklin says that particular method has been around the longest, but he also uses what is called a bridge to replace the missing teeth. The bridge utilizes teeth on either side of the space as anchor points; they look like individual teeth but are glued in. When evaluating whether or not to repair a chipped tooth, you should consult your dentist and determine the best course of action. If a chip

is small, then the dentist may smooth out the chipped area and the tooth won’t require a filling. A cracked tooth can be easily repaired depending on the severity. A minor crack rarely needs treatment, but a fully cracked tooth will need to be repaired with filling material, a crown, or possibly a root canal.

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MEDICAL GUIDE | Gynecologist

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR

GYNECOLOGIST BY NISSA HALLQUIST

It can be embarrassing when you actually have issues…down there. But being too embarrassed to ask the important questions can leave you vulnerable to dangerous and potentially deadly conditions. Dr. R. Afiba Arthur of P. Gill Obstetrics and Gynecology helps us answer ten questions you might be afraid to ask but should:

I’VE NOTICED THAT I’VE STARTED TO SMELL BAD. WHAT COULD BE CAUSING IT?

The most obvious culprit is improper hygiene. But if the change has occurred while your bathing regimen hasn’t, there could be a disease at work. WHAT IF IT HURTS TO HAVE SEX?

Painful sex is often due to vaginal dryness or tenderness brought on by a yeast or urinary tract infection. SHOULD I BE WORRIED IF MY MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER HAD BREAST CANCER?

While an indicator, family history is not always definitive. You’ll just want to be diligent in your screenings, conduct them with greater frequency then what is normally recommended and consider genetics counseling/screening.

WHY CAN’T I GET PREGNANT?

It could be due to multiple factors. If you’ve been trying for a year or more without success, both you and your partner should be examined. FOR ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE MY PERIOD, I GET VERY IRRITABLE, TIRED AND BLOATED TO THE POINT WHERE IT AFFECTS MY DAILY LIFE. CAN I DO ANYTHING TO STOP IT?

It could be PMDD, or premenstrual dysmorphic disorder. After ruling out any other issues, you can try to manage PMDD with a diet change, exercise, nutritional supplements, antidepressents or birth control pills. MY PERIODS SEEM REALLY HEAVY AND LONG. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO LESSEN THEM?

Heavy periods, or menorrhagia, are caused by a variety of things, including hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroids or use of blood thinners. A doctor can determine that it’s not anything more serious.

SOMETIMES I PEE A LITTLE WHEN I SNEEZE. WHAT CAN I DO TO STOP THAT FROM HAPPENING?

Urinary incontinence is usually the result of weakened pelvic muscles. Kegel exercises can help tone them. WHAT ARE THE SAFEST AND/OR MOST EFFECTIVE FORMS OF BIRTH CONTROL?

Long-term contraceptives like intrauterine devices (IUDs) and Depo Provera are effective and convenient. 1HOW CAN I TELL IF I’VE STARTED MENOPAUSE?

Perimenopause usually presents with hot flashes, mood changes and abnormal menstrual bleeding. After a year of no menstruation, that’s menopause.

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I JUST NOTICED A BUMP ON MY VAGINA. WHAT COULD IT BE?

It depends on what the bump looks like. If it causes you pain, go see your doctor. If not, it might just be an ingrown hair.

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MEDICAL GUIDE | Protein and Fiber

Chicken or

Bran?

BY NISSA HALLQUIST

At one time, fiber was touted as the best way to keep digestion regular, make you feel fuller and generally help you be fit and healthy. Now it seems you don’t hear as much about fiber, as protein enjoys its time in the spotlight. But is one more beneficial than the other? How (and how much) should they be incorporated into a healthy diet?

PROTEIN

Protein helps build lean muscle and burn fat, which helps you make the most of any exercise regimen. Ideally, according to Gabe Subry, one of the owners of Crossfit 209 in Stockton, a little protein should be consumed at every meal throughout the day. His formula for good protein intake is based on a person’s lean muscle mass: 1g of protein for every pound of lean muscle.

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When you’re working out, the National Academy of Sports

Medicine recommends approximately 15-30% of your diet come from protein. According to Jason Coulie, Training and Development Manager for InShape Health Clubs Personal Training Dept., this equates to 1.2-2g of protein per kg of body weight, or about 80-135g (2.8-4.76 oz.) for a 150-pound person. Something to keep in mind is that fat and calories often come along with animal sources of protein. So try to keep to leaner animal sources like red meat with no marbling, skinless poultry, non- or low-fat dairy products and fish. For vegetarians or people with food allergies, protein can be found in beans, nuts and tofu.

FIBER

“Fiber is much easier to understand and get,” says Coulie, “but less than half of us are eating the FDA recommended 20-30g of fiber per day.” In other words, you might not need as much fiber, but you do need some. It assists with cardiovascular health and weight management, helps lower bad cholesterol and may even help in fending off several forms of

cancer (mostly along the digestive tract). Substantial amounts of dietary fiber are found in many breakfast cereals, bread, pastas and breakfast bars. Someone with gluten issues will find good sources of fiber in quinoa, beans, and a variety of fruits, berries and dark, leafy greens like spinach. While you’re shopping for fiber sources, keep an eye on sugar content – you don’t want it to exceed 40g per serving. So ultimately, any perceived focus on fiber or protein is just a marketing technique. You need both fiber and protein for ideal nutrition. Lean too heavily one way or the other and you risk throwing your diet – and your health – off balance.

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Stockton Urgent Care Medical Clinic and Family Practice has had the proud honor of serving the Stockton community for over 27 years. In that time, Stockton Urgent Care has evolved in response to the requests of the community by incorporating Family Practice into its scope of care and has embraced advancing medical technology by implementing Electronic Medical Records and on site Digital X-Rays to further enhance the streamline medical care at Stockton Urgent Care. Along with numerous professional recognitions including Certification by the Urgent Care Association of America, the greatest accolades have been being named “Best of San Joaquin County” a record SEVEN times by the Greater Stockton Community. With heartfelt appreciation, it is hoped that Stockton Urgent Care Medical Clinic and Family Practice will be able to continue to participate in the Stockton Community’s health care for many years to come.

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LASIK

MEDICAL GUIDE | LASIIK Surgery

Clearer Vision in the Blink of an Eye

BY NISSA HALLQUIST

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   Back in the 1980s, laser-based refractive surgery was first developed as a safe, precise and fast way to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism by reshaping the cornea. The result was permanently improved vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. Since then, the effects – and technology – have only gotten better. Of the refractive eye surgeries available today, the most popular is LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), first approved by the FDA in 1999. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Joseph Zeiter began performing it for patients in the San Joaquin area, the first in the area to do so.    Even after all that time, Dr. Zeiter still

remains impressed with the procedure’s results. It’s so effective that vision is vastly improved in a matter of minutes. Literally. In most cases, both eyes can be corrected in 15-20 minutes. To be eligible for LASIK, as with most other kinds of surgery, your body needs to be able to adequately heal itself. You must be in general good health, with no autoimmune diseases like Sjogren’s syndrome, arthritis, diabetes, HIV or AIDS. LASIK is also not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing, as hormones can affect the shape of the eye. When it comes to the eyes themselves, the ideal LASIK candidate is someone over 18 years old with mild to moderate myopia, hyperopia or

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OTHER OPTIONS TO LOOK AT PRK

(photorefractive keratectomy) Also known as surface ablation surgery, PRK is the precursor to LASIK. Instead of cutting a flap, a laser is applied directly to the corneal surface. Post-operative recovery and healing take longer than LASIK, but the final outcome is the same.

VISIAN ICL

(phakic intraocular lenses) Instead of altering the eye, the Visian ICL is inserted into the eye to work with the existing cornea. Essentially an implantable contact lens, it is ideal for near or farsighted patients with thin corneas. While permanent, it can be removed if further vision correction is needed in the future. It is not suggested for astigmatism.

RLE

(Refractive Lens Exchange) Similar to cataract surgery, RLE is an option for improving agerelated presbyopia and reducing dependence on reading glasses. The natural lens of the eye is replaced with an advanced multifocal or accommodating IOL to allow clear vision at all distances.

astigmatism who has been kept stable for at least a year and with adequate corneal thickness. The overall health of the eyes is generally good, with no infections, keloids or other serious ailments, including dry eye syndrome.    So, how exactly does LASIK work? The patient is kept awake for the entire procedure. The eye surgeon applies numbing drops to alleviate any discomfort. There is no pain, just a bit of pressure. But even with such reassurances, patients are often tense, so Valium or Ativan is also administered to keep them relaxed. The eyelids are held open with a special speculum, and then the eye itself is held still by a suction cup in order to create a circular flap in the cornea. It is this flap that sets LASIK apart from other refractive surgeries and minimizes post-surgical discomfort. This flap is usually created by a microkeratome, a handheld tool that makes

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an incision as it travels around the cornea, creating a flap in about 15 seconds. Alternately, a method called InterLase can create the flap using rapid pulses of laser light, which form a microscopic layer of bubbles just underneath the surface of the cornea.   The flap is folded back to expose the corneal tissue underneath, which is then sculpted using an excimer laser. The laser removes microscopic amounts of the cornea to reshape it and refocus the light coming into the cornea. If someone is nearsighted, the cornea is flattened. If farsighted, the cornea is made steeper. And in cases of astigmatism, the irregular surface of the cornea is smoothed out. The flap is set back into place, and the cornea is allowed to heal naturally. Within 24 hours (if not sooner), patients can experience improved vision, although it can take several days

for full healing and to experience the crystal clear vision of their newly sculpted eyes. According to Dr. Zeiter, the biggest downside to LASIK is that it’s still considered an elective cosmetic surgery by insurance companies. This means that the cost of the surgery--which can be upwards of $5,000 for both eyes--is an out-of-pocket expense. On the other hand, most of the patients who have the procedure find it a small price to pay for being able to see clearly again.

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MEDICAL GUIDE | Social Anxiety Disorder

Don’t Feel

SAD

BY NISSA HALLQUIST

   It’s not unusual to want to be alone sometimes. Nor is it odd to dislike public speaking or make small talk at a party. It’s when that dislike turns to fear and avoidance, or when you actively choose to be alone all the time, that it becomes a problem. Because then you’ve let the fear take control. Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), also known as social phobia, is the debilitating fear of certain social situations and, more specifically, the judgments of other people in such situations. It most commonly causes persistent self-conscious and negative thoughts and can even manifest itself physically with sweating and trembling. In order to avoid such unpleasant feelings, people with SAD tend to avoid the situations that cause them.

  Christopher Van Schenk, MD, MB, BCh, BAO is a psychiatrist with the Stockton Medical Group, specializing in mood/personality and anxiety disorders in adults. According to him, SAD is one of the most common anxiety disorders, with 13% of the population experiencing it at least once during their lifetime. One of the main difficulties in treating SAD is getting a correct diagnosis. SAD resembles other conditions and/or can often overlap with them, including bi-polar disorders, body dysmorphic disorder and avoidant personality disorder (AvPD). AvPD in particular is quite similar to SAD, but is much more extreme. Whereas someone with SAD might be afraid of one or two social situations, someone with AvPD is afraid of most and to even greater excess. (SAD may even be mistaken for introversion. However, while introverted people tend to be over-stimulated and tired out by social situations, they’re not necessarily afraid of them.)   Once SAD has been confidently diagnosed, Dr. Van Schenk prefers to start therapy before medication. The first step is finding out the cause of the disorder, whether it’s biological, emotional, psychological, or some combination thereof. Why are you afraid of interacting at a party? Was there a specific traumatic experience? Or have you always felt this way? From there, a combined effort of medication with cognitive therapy seems to be the most effective plan of attack. An anti-anxiety medication like Zoloft or Paxil makes the patient more relaxed and able to respond to therapy, which often includes exposure response exercises (putting yourself in the situation that makes you apprehensive).   So eventually, you can go to that party and feel good talking to people. You can speak up at a meeting if you have an idea. You can give that speech. You may still care about other people’s judgments, but they won’t stop you from being yourself and enjoying life any longer.

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ESTATE PLANNING FOR PROFESSIONALS

In recent decades estate planning lawyers have had their hands full keeping up with the increasing complexities of the modern world. Diverse client asset holdings, ever-changing tax laws, the advent of blended families, and the increasing use of IRAs and deferred compensation plans have all added to the complexity. Planning for professionals such as doctors, dentists, and lawyers, adds another layer of complexity that must be specifically addressed. Traditionally, estate planning was death-oriented. It was seen as the process of putting your affairs in order to transfer assets at death. The death-oriented definition of estate planning developed at a time when the principal assets owned consisted of real estate and cash (and maybe a small farm or family business). The vehicle of choice was the “Will” and the primary issues to be addressed were (1) what assets are you giving away; and (2) to whom do you want to give them. As discussed below, giving away a professional practice poses special challenges. A Will may control the disposition of real property, bank accounts and even a business or profession, but you have to “go through probate” if these assets are not held in a Trust (or in joint tenancy which is not advisable). To “avoid probate” the vehicle of choice is the Living Trust. But the focus of modern estate planning must go beyond the creation of the Trust in order to properly plan for the lifetime management and disposition of your assets, particularly if a professional practice is involved. If you have a “Living Trust”, the Trust will control the disposition of your assets to the extent the assets are properly vested to the Trustees. However, neither a Will nor your Trust will typically control the disposition of assets such as life insurance, annuities, and deferred compensation arrangements such as IRAs and profit sharing/401k plans. Such “hot assets” are disposed of by beneficiary designations. Unless your Trust is named as beneficiary, its terms will not apply. A Trust can own and control the disposition of a professional practice, however to do so the Trustee generally has to be a person licensed to practice in the profession. When you create a “living trust” the licensed professional is alive and capable of acting. The problem arises on the death or incapacity of the professional.

Most successor trustees are not qualified to act as a fiduciary for purposes of managing and disposing of a professional practice. This makes dealing with a professional practice a challenge similar to dealing with other hard to devise assets such as annuities, IRAs and deferred compensation plans. If not dealt with carefully and coordinated with your estate plan, your family could be left exposed to unintended dispositions of property or adverse tax consequences. Frequently Buy-Sell Agreements are used in estate plans to address the concerns of handling business interests and professional practices. When the professional has partners, such agreements are designed to transfer the deceased professional’s interest in the practice to his or her partners in exchange for the buy-out of the Trust’s interest. This helps put the person’s interest in the hands of licensed individuals while producing liquidity for the decedent’s surviving spouse or family (if unlicensed). Such agreements are very helpful, but they don’t address all the issues. Experienced Estate Planners will often name a “Special Trustee” in the professional’s Living Trust to address additional concerns. A Special Trustee is someone who is entrusted with exclusive Trust powers over a particular Trust asset such as a professional practice where the other named Trustee is not qualified to be in charge. The Special Trustee must be licensed in the area of the practice (e.g., a licensed physician). So, while the surviving non-licensed spouse may be the Trustee for all other assets, a Special Trustee should be appointed to wind-up the affairs of the practice, sell the practice assets and transfer the net proceeds to the Primary Trustee for distribution. Addressing these additional concerns doesn’t mean everything is solved. More so than others, professionals tend to own a complex array of assets. Professionals often own more real estate, stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other securities, some held in traditional accounts, others in annuities, IRAs, and in various types of deferred compensation plans.It is not unusual for professionals and other business or real estate investors to hold promissory notes, partnership interests, LLCs, and life

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insurance. These require special attention to plan the estate and income tax consequences of the disposition. Professionals also generally have more liability concerns than others (not all covered by E&O insurance). A strategy should be put in place for managing and protecting assets during your lifetime. In other words, the focus should include (1) how to preserve your wealth (or asset protection) from taxes, creditors and mismanagement during your lifetime; (2) how to optimize your holdings during life and at death to address estate, gift, income, and property taxes; and (3) how to integrate a succession plan to minimize the risk of loss upon transfer to the next generation. One of the best things a professional expecting to receive an inheritance can do is to not receive an outright distribution. If you are a professional who stands to inherit any wealth from your family, you should have it set up in a Trust if asset protection is your goal. Trusts created by a third party for a professional and his or her children (e.g., multi-generational trusts) provide one of the strongest forms of asset protection available. That in combination with your E&O insurance and building asset holdings in qualified deferred compensation plans can put a defensive plan in place long before the need arises. The above ideas only scratch the surface of solid planning for professionals. Complex legal and tax issues need to be addressed. In short, you should seek qualified advice to ensure you put a comprehensive estate plan in place prepared by qualified specialists who understand the depth and breadth of the issues raised by your particular circumstances.

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   Caring for an elderly or sick parent can be a difficult thing to face alone – but it can sometimes be even more of a challenge when there are multiple family members involved in the decision making process. Naturally, differences of opinion are going to arise at some point, and if they aren’t resolved in a mature, constructive manner, the aging parent will unfortunately be the one who suffers the most. The following is a list of 5 tips for dealing with common family conflicts that often come up regarding senior issues before they interfere with the care of your loved one:

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Some family members may not be able to handle the reality of watching their aging parent or relative deteriorate mentally or physically or may not have the time, so when they choose not to be involved, one or more others are left to shoulder all of the burden. Often the child or relative who lives closest to the elderly or sick parent will be the one who takes on the role main caregiver – whether they are equipped to deal with it or not. This person and those who are helping them should not be afraid to ask other family members for help. Sometimes it is necessary to directly relate your needs rather than presume they are already understood.

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Which brings us to the next tip on identifying strong suits. There will undoubtedly be a lot involved in caring for your ill or aging parent, so divide and conquer. Everyone has both strengths and weaknesses, so family members should choose roles accordingly. For example, the person who is the main caregiver may not be the best one to also handle the finances. And someone else may be more effective at communicating with the doctor or medical staff and reporting information to the group.

Three Hold Regular Family Meetings

Life gets hectic and you won’t always feel like you have the time to check in, especially when family members live across the country from one another. Thankfully, in this day and age there are many outlets that enable everyone to be a part of the discussion, even if they can’t be there physically like FaceTime or Skype. In each meeting, make sure everyone gets the chance to talk and express his or her true feelings and opinions without being shut down or ridiculed. Remember, you all want what’s best for your loved one, and you are a team.

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Chances are not everyone will view a parent’s needs in the same way. While one person may feel their mom or dad is doing just fine on their own, another family member may feel its time to bring in some help. An easy way to quickly resolve questions of this nature is to ask for an expert opinion. Arrange for a visiting nurse with a background in elder care assessment to observe your parent at home and decide whether they need some supervision, and ask their doctor for a second opinion. If your parent is the one resisting care, help them understand your concerns and educate them about the senior care options available. They may be scared and feel unwanted or unloved, so reassure them that you will find a place together where they feel comfortable. PUBLISHED YEARLY BY SAN JOAQUIN MAGAZINE

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Assign someone to plan a schedule for the first meeting on topics that need to be talked about so everyone has a clear idea of what needs to be discussed. Items may include sharing feelings, medical updates, discussion of your aging parent’s wants and needs, living arrangements, cost of care and funding, support for caregiver (shopping, transportation, cleaning, laundry, etc.), visitation schedule, etc. Be sure to recap everyone’s responsibilities at the end of the meeting so there is no confusion as to who has agreed to take on what tasks.

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n ACCESS HOME CARE

As one grows older, things like daily tasks become more difficult. At Access Home Care, we understand and want to help you and your loved ones maintain a comfortable and safe environment at home. In home care can be too costly for many families; that is why Access Home Care is rolling out our cost friendly bathing visits. Our experienced care givers will come out to the home simply to bathe your loved one. Bathing tends to be the number one reason the elderly are forced out of their homes into an assisted living. Access Home Care is here to change that pattern and keep people in their homes. Merced to Elk Grove, (209) 918-8010 myaccesshomecare.com

n VIENNA NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

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

n THE SENIOR'S CHOICE

Since establishment in 2001 by Phalin Klusman, The Senior’s Choice has provided in-home care services to the disabled and senior members of San Joaquin County and beyond. This has allowed our clients to continue living at home while being safely cared for. The services provided by our “Caregivers” may be Homemaker or Personal Care type assistance. While our services are not Home Health nursing, Physical Therapy or Hospice, we do support and compliment these medical services by having our caregivers available up to 24/7 if needed. The Senior’s Choice has qualified as a “Certified Home Care Aide Organization” from the California Association for Health Services at Home (cahsah.org). The Senior’s Choice 1806 W. Kettleman Lane, Suite L, Lodi, (209) 369-7712 seniorschoice@sbcglobal.net, www.seniorschoiceoflodi.com

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n RIO LAS PALMAS

It feels good to belong. At an early age, we discover how comforting it feels to belong.  As we grow older, it’s even more important to be accepted and understood.  At Rio Las Palmas, creating a spirited atmosphere where residents and their families belong is the secret to our long-lasting success in Stockton! We are independent, assisted living, respite care, and so much more: • Spacious apartments • Restaurant-style dining • Housekeeping and linen services • Activities and social events • Scheduled local transportation • Warm, friendly staff

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n OCW ENGAGING AND ENRICHING!

Living at O’Connor Woods Retirement Community is an engaging, enriching experience! Although our campus is beautiful…filled with century old oak trees and walking paths... living here is about a lifestyle that most say they wish they had chosen much earlier.Residents enjoy beautiful apartments and cottages, designed with full kitchens, washers/dryers, and complemented by an array of services included in the affordable monthly fee. Additionally, they may choose to partake in a multitude of life enrichment programs, events and activities… running the gamut from stimulating trips and outings, to oncampus lecture series (affiliated with the university), to clubs and themed celebrations. 877 EAST MARCH LANE |STOCKTON | 209-957-4711 | WWW.RIOLASPALMASRETIREMENT.COM

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Living with advanced illness? When is the right time to call Community Hospice? The answer might surprise you.

“The 36th annual Senior Awareness Day is excited to celebrate seniors, caregivers and their families with a fun filled day 60’s style. Peace, Love and Seniors is the theme. Main stage will include Joni Morris, and the event will conclude with a “Hippie Show” by John Covert and Crystal Image. There will be a costume contest for those who come dressed for the occasion. Information is plentiful, with many new exhibitors expected this year. As usual, a Classic Car show, Bingo and Senior Art Show is available for your delight. The event is free along with transportation provided by RTD. For information call 209-468-1104.”

If you or a loved one is experiencing two or more of the following challenges:

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A nonprofit serving the Central Valley since 1979

n ASERACARE HOSPICE-STOCKTON

Aseracare Hospice focuses resources to serve the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of the associates, patients and families with a sense of compassion, urgency and customer service. We preserve the dignity at end of life for our patients and families so that no one will ever reach the end of life in pain or alone. We create a culture that is dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering which finds expression through the ongoing gentle act of kindness, sympathy and compassion. Aseracare Hospice serves, educates and supports the local communities and referral sources as to the benefits, dignity and nobility of end of life care. AseraCare Hospice-Stockton 2529 W. March Lane, Stockton, (209) 474-8349, AseraCare.com

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Senior Awareness Day Information Fair for Seniors, Families, and Caregivers

Wellness Walk, Exhibitors, Classic Cars, Bingo, Senior Art Show, Entertainment, Free Park Entrance

Thursday, May 29, 2014

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. V Micke Grove Park in Lodi www.SJSeniorDay.org or call at: 209-468-1104 or E-mail: seniorawarenessday@sjgov.org John Covert & Crystal Image Hippie Show 12-1:15 p.m

Joni Morris & the After Midnight Band 10:00-11:30a.m. On Main Stage

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) provides free shuttle service to Senior Awareness Day event at Micke Grove Park. From 8 am to noon, shuttle buses will leave every half hour from eastbound Yokuts Ave, just east of Claremont Ave, in Stockton. Returning buses will leave the park every half hour until 3 pm.

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Main Stage 9:00 Wellness Walk

9:00-Uke.me and the Tremelos

9:30 Sassy Senior Tappers

San Joaquin County Aging and Community Services

Information & Assistance Program

Help is just a phone call away. We may be able to connect you with services to help you or someone you know.

Have Medicare? You may qualify for Extra Help Have trouble affording your prescription medications? Ask About: ▪ Medicare Savings Programs ▪ Extra Help for Prescription Drug Costs

Aging & Adult Services • Adult Protective Services

(Physical, Financial, or emotional abuse to seniors and dependent adults)

209-468-3780 • Ombudsman; Advocacy Care or Skilled Nursing Facilities 209-468-3785 • In-Home Supportive Services • Caregiver support and assistance • Meals on Wheels for homebound seniors • Senior congregate meals • Senior legal services • Volunteer opportunities for seniors and retired persons

• Medication management • Senior safety programs

Community Services • Utility bill payments from the Home Energy Assistance Program • Energy-effecient home or apartment modifications • Resume building and job search assistance for seniors and other individuals • Emergency food through the Commodity Program

CALL: 209-468-1104 or 1-800-510-2020 Visit us on the web: www.sjaging.org

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From independent living through memory care, the Commons on Thornton offers a true sense of belonging for seniors and their families. It’s a feeling that begins the moment you’re invited to “make yourself at home” and continues through every thoughtful, personal detail. Because not only do we understand the importance of world-class customer service, we thrive on it. That’s why every Team Member is empowered and trained to anticipate needs and create solutions on the spot with one goal in mind: to surprise and delight every day. By combining our signature WESTclass service with comfortable, elegant surroundings, we’ve created a warm, welcoming place to call home. The Commons on Thornton Stockton, (209) 476-1500

n ARBOR PLACE ASSISTED LIVING

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

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n ARBOR NURSING CENTER

Alzheimer’s Assisted Living “We are Family Serving Families”

We know that Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia not only affect those who have the disease, but those who love them as well. We provide care for our families no matter what stage of the disease your loved one has reached. Start off in our Adult Day Program...come for a weekend stay of respite or join our permanent family of residents. Our activity programs keep our residents and day care attendees active and engaged all day. Whatever your needs are...we can provide you the comfort and much needed breaks that come with caring for someone with dementia. Call to schedule a tour of our beautiful 60 bed Assisted Living, located in Brookside and learn more about our various programs and services. Friendly Caring & Compassionate Staff Medication Management Supervised with Nursing Staff 7 Days A Week Rehab Services Diabetic Management Salon Services Overnight Respite Care Adult Day Care Program Alzheimer’s Support Group Elegant Home Like Environment Sitting on 2 Acres Internal Medicine & Geropsych Physicians Available Hospice Care Available

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Arbor Nursing Center in Lodi was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award for 2010! They exceeded Quality of Care in 4 Clinical categories EVERY month in the year 2010! Arbor Nursing Center is centrally located in the quiet northern part of town. A few minutes from downtown, a few blocks from H.W. 99 and only 5 minutes from Lodi Memorial Hospital and our Doctor’s offices. Their 149 bed family facility provides some Private Rooms, Private Dinning and Private Family room all located on the Terrace Unit. In addition their semi-rooms have views of one of two different large outdoor patios. The state-of the-art Therapy gym with full windows on three sides and access to one of the patios creates a very enjoyable atmosphere. Please come by for a visit and receive a complimentary gift from us. Have a very Happy & Healthy Holiday Season. “We are Family Serving Families”. Arbor Nursing Center, 900 North Church Street Lodi, (209) 333-1222

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Somerford Place in Stockton, California is an assisted living community home specifically designed to care for people with a Dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis since its inception in 1988. Somerford Place is nestled in the Brookside area, away from busy streets and noise of the city, in a safe and secure environment. Our only focus is helping those affected with memory loss live a quality life. At Somerford Place, our unique approach to caring for residents with memory loss includes helping each person to continue engaging in the world around them. Somerford Place offers Adult Day Care, Respite Stay and Permanent Residency. Somerford Place Alzheimer's Assisted Living & Adult Day Care 3530 Deer Park Dr., Stockton (209) 951-6500

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THOMAS B. MCNEMAR, MD, FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

2301 Camino Ramon, Ste., 215, San Ramon, (925) 866-0177 2160 W. Grantline Rd., Ste. 250, Tracy, (209) 834-0626 www.mcnemarcosmeticsurgery.com www.bariatricplasticsurgeon.com

Dr. McNemar was named amongst the “Best of the Bay” by KRON-4 television. A respected authority on plastic surgery, he is coauthor of Breast Augmentation and Body Contouring. The book features various “Mommy Makeover” procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and VASER liposuction. He has most recently published Bariatric Plastic Surgery: A Guide to Cosmetic Surgery After Weight Loss. A skilled cosmetic surgeon with a perfectionist’s streak and an eye for detail, Dr. McNemar offers a range of procedures to enhance each patient’s unique, natural beauty.

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O’CONNOR WOODS 3400 Wagner Heights Rd. Stockton, (209) 476-4089 or (209) 956-3400 Contact: Marci Valverde www.oconnorwoods.org O’Connor Woods, a Continuing Care Retirement Community Expands! Living at O’Connor Woods provides an active and enriching experience! As a Continuing Care Retirement Community, residents can rest assured that their needs will be met should health changes occur with the availability of various levels of living. Options include home care, assisted living at Garden Oaks and Oak Creek; skilled nursing and rehab at Meadowood; or the specialized support of their newest addition, Laurel Pointe, designed to address those with dementia and Alzheimer’s. And, should caregivers need a break, their new “A Day Away” offers a social engagement program for seniors. Fitness classes are available as well to the senior public, both in a classroom and in their heated, enclosed pool, along with Aqua Therapy for in and outpatient rehabilitation. O’Connor Woods is the only not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community in San Joaquin County. Join the Grand Opening Celebration and Open House of Laurel Pointe on May 16th from 2-6 PM.

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Detox Consultant/Colon Hydrotherapist THE DETOX COTTAGE

470 Krider Ct., Tracy (408) 680-1739 www.DetoxCottage.com Take a look at the world around you, it is very important to understand how toxic our world really is. The fact is that we are full of toxins, from the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food that we eat, we are constantly putting toxins in our bodies. The problem is that we can’t see these toxins. However, you know the toxins are there and you know they can cause severe health problems. Approximately 60 to 80 percent of "CANCERS" are the result of the poor air quality we breathe, the chemicals in our water, the hormones, pesticides and food additives we consume. The absolute truth is that "NATURAL"and "PREVENTATIVE" wellness can eliminate most of the toxin build up in our bodies that cause you to be SICK. The following are a few health problems that arise when a body is full of toxin build up. • CONSTIPATION • GAS • HEADACHES • BLOATING • FATIGUE • DEPRESSION • ACNE • BAD BREATH • OVERWEIGHT • ACID REFLEX A healthy colon is important – When toxins build in the colon, it makes the whole human body feel lethargic and ill. Here at the Detox Cottage we specialize in complete wellness, by Naturally detoxing the body from these harmful "Toxins". The way this can be achieved is through Colon Cleansing (Colonic) Holistic Consulting, Detoxing Foot baths, Ear Candling, Infar Red Sauna and Detoxing Body Wraps!

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RONALD S. NORIESTA, DDS General Dentistry

4512 Feather River Dr., Ste. B Stockton, (209) 472-7500 www.oneappointment.com

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

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GURRINDER S ATWAL DDS, MSc, FAGD Family, Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry

COMFORT DENTAL CARE

2766 N. Tracy Blvd, Tracy, CA (209) 836-5393, www.mytracydentist.com

Dr. Gurrinder Atwal has over 15 years experience practicing dentistry in Tracy. He graduated from Loma Linda University and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Dental Public Health at the King’s College, University of London (U.K). Dr. Atwal also currently serves as faculty at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry, and is involved with many study clubs promoting dental health & education. Dr Atwal was awarded a fellowship (FAGD) at the June 2012 Philadelphia ADG Convention. Dr. Atwal and his wonderful well trained team has extensive experience in full mouth reconstruction, presenting different options and educating patients to the best option suitable for their given condition. His beautiful office in Tracy has a very friendly team whom are well trained to treat children, adults, and people with special needs. Their office is home to the latest state of the art equipment like Cone Beam 3-D X rays with Cat Scan ability, Cerac Cad/ CAM (single visit crowns), laser machine, and the most current sterilization techniques. Dr. Atwal and team Comfort Dental Care work out of a custom, child friendly, very well designed, brand new 2750 sq ft facility at 2766 N. Tracy Blvd. Dr. Atwal is happily married and has a 7 year old son. In his spare time he is a private pilot who travels, hikes, plays acoustic guitar, practices and teaches Kundalini Yoga. For services and education, please visit: www.mytracydentist.com, or call (209) 836-5393.

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BHAGYA NAKKA,MD, FACOG

BHAGYA NAKKA, MD. INC.

420 W. Acacia St., Ste. 22 • Stockton, CA 95203 Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology Tel: (209) 242-2690 • Fax: (209) 242-2694 www.drnakkaobgyn.com Dr. Bhagya Nakka would like to welcome you to her medical practice specializing in child birth and all women’s health issues. She is a 1993 graduate of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India. She has fulfilled a residency in the Flushing Hospital Medical Center, NewYork, where she served as Chief Resident, as well as residency in the Nassau University Medical Center in NewYork. She is a Board Certified Physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Nakka has experience in normal and high-risk obstetrical management and gynecologic surgeries including minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. She also offers annual screening, contraception, management of abnormal pap, infertility treatment and other women’s health issues. Dr. Nakka’s office is conveniently located adjacent to Dameron Hospital and offers a very centralized location to residents of Stockton and neighboring towns. She is affiliated with Dameron Hospital and St. Joseph’s Medical Centers of Stockton.We encourage you to go through our website t o learn more about Dr. Nakka’s family oriented practice. If you are looking for a personal relationship with a caring young physician specializing in women’s health care, please visit or call our office to schedule an appointment. For complete Women's Healthcare, Dr. Nakka is welcoming new patients and would like to meet with you personally to discuss your healthcare.

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VALERIE SUGIYAMA M.D., Gyn/Onc

SUTTER GOULD MEDICAL FOUNDATION

1409 Briggsmore Ave. Modesto, (209) 550-4720 Suttergould.org

Valerie Sugiyama, M.D. has recently joined Sutter Gould Medical Foundation. Dr. Sugiyama is double-board certified in OB/Gyn and Gynecologic Oncology. She completed her fellowship at University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University. Her professional interest includes gynecological cancer (oncology) involving ovarian, uterine, vulvar, and vaginal malignancies.

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ILIA GUR

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SUTTER GOULD MEDICAL FOUNDATION

2545 W. Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 941-0127 Suttergould.org

Ilia Gur M.D., a general surgeon, has recently joined Sutter Gould Medical Foundation. Dr. Gur has received his medical education at Israel Institute of Technology and completed his surgical residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital at Pasadena, CA. Dr. Gur has acquired advanced training in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery at Oregon Health and Science University. His professional interests include colorectal and liver tumors. Dr. Gur is fluent in Russian and Hebrew.

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AJAY RAMANAKUMAR, MD, MPH Interventional Cardiologist STOCKTON CARDIOLOGY

415 E. Harding Way, Stockton, (209) 944-5750 Medical Education and Training Fellowship: Saint Vincent Hospital,University of Massachusetts,Worcester, MA Interventional Cardiology Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow

Residency: Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA Chief Resident, Dept of Internal Medicine Categorical Resident, Dept of Internal Medicine Medical Education: M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Professional Memberships: American College of Cardiology Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

Certifications: Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease Board Certified in Internal Medicine Diplomate, Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography (ASCeXAMÂŽ) Diplomate, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, ARDMS Special Clinical Interests: Preventive Cardiology, CAD, Heart Failure

I am committed to providing compassionate; evidence based cardiovascular care in a patient centered manner. I will work closely with my patients and their family and actively involve them in the decision making process. Ajay Ramanakumar has joined Stockton Cardiology Medical Group and is on the medical staff at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact: (209) 944-5750.

VITUNE VONGTAMA, MD DAN VONGTAMA, MD

Radiation Oncology

ST. TERESA COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER

4722 Quail Lakes Drive, Ste. B Stockton, (209) 472-1848 Dr. Dan Vongtama is a board certified radiation oncologist who came to St. Teresa from New York. He completed his residency at SUNY Downstate Radiation Oncology and did additional training at Beth Israel Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Vongtama's professional radiation oncology experience includes the utilization of brachytherapy for prostate, gynecologic, and breast cancers; Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for head and neck, prostate, gastrointestinal, breast, and gynecologic cancers; and Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Dr. Vongtama is a board member of San Joaquin Medical Society and a member of ASTRO and ACRO. Dr. Vitune Vongtama is a board certified radiation oncologist by the American Board of Radiology, specializing in brachytherapy. He has treated more than 10,000 patients and performed more than 2,000 permanent prostate seed implantations. Dr. Vongtama is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology and a member of the Sutter Tracy Community Hospital and Dameron Hospital. He is also a member of ASTRO and ACRO.

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ST. JOSEPH’S WOMEN & INFANTS CENTER  

ST. JOSEPH’S MEDICAL CENTER

1800 N. California Street Stockton, (209) 943-2000 www.StJosephsCares.org/Baby

St. Joseph’s Women & Infants Center provides the perfect place for the arrival of your new baby. The Women & Infants Center features private rooms, garden views, a hostess to take your order at bedside, and freshly baked cookies delivered in the afternoon. St. Joseph’s is San Joaquin County’s first Baby-Friendly® hospital, a distinction that supports a global initiative launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF to provide optimal care for newborns. St. Joseph’s Women & Infants Center provides advanced care for your newborn with a state-of-the-art neonatal ICU, two C-section surgical suites, as well as highly-trained, compassionate caregivers.

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GERALD N. BOCK, MD CALIFORNIA SKIN & LASER CENTER

1617 St. Marks Plaza, Suite C Stockton, (209) 751-4292 www.californiaskinlaser.com Dr. Bock keeps California Skin & Laser Center at the forefront of advances in cosmetic medicine by regularly attending advanced training sessions and visiting the offices of other leading cosmetic physicians. He has equipped the medical facility with advanced technology available in few other facilities. California Skin & Laser Center can provide non-surgical fat removal with CoolSculpting and long term replacement of lost facial volume with long lasting fillers such as Juvederm Voluma and Sculptra. With other fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane he is one of the few physicians in Northern California who can safely fill very superficial facial lines. With three different resurfacing lasers Dr. Bock is able to improve facial wrinkles, lines skin texture and brown and red spots. Dr. Bock is the only physician in the area who performs the MACS lift which gives the results of a face lift with significantly less cost, risk and downtime.

CAMERON R. WHEELER, DDS, MS Board Certified Orthodontist WHEELER ORTHODONTICS

4568 Feather River Drive, Ste. D Stockton, (209) 951-0151 www.wheelerortho.com At Wheeler Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing a fun, affordable, safe and quality orthodontic experience with interactive and individualized care to every patient. Whether you’re a child, teenager, or an adult, you deserve an attractive and confident smile. We believe in creating beautiful smiles, inside and out and that a perfect smile is an investment our patients will benefit from for a lifetime. A specialist in the field of orthodontics for both children and adults, Dr. Wheeler has completed an advanced program of education and training. He graduated with honors and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, a Master of Science degree, and a specialty certificate in orthodontics from University of California, San Francisco. When he is not practicing orthodontics, he is teaching it at his alma mater. In addition to his academic qualifications, Dr. Wheeler prides himself on exceeding the standards of his profession by making continued education a priority to his practice. He stays on top of the latest developments in orthodontics, and therefore continues to provide top quality service to his patients. Furthermore, Dr. Wheeler and his staff do all their patients’ records in-house.

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ST. JOSEPH’S REGIONAL CANCER CENTER

Featuring board-certified radiation oncologists, nationally certified oncology nurses and clinical nurse specialists, and the area’s only American Board of Radiology Certified full-time physicist

1800 N. California Street Stockton, (209) 467-6560 www.StJosephsCares.org/Cancer

St. Joseph’s Regional Cancer Center offers the area’s most advanced medical technology with support and compassion to patients and their families. The diagnosis of cancer is a life altering experience that touches each person in a unique way. No matter what your response is to this challenge, know that there are individuals who care at St. Joseph’s Regional Cancer Center. When you are treated here, you have a team of dedicated professionals, as well as the best technology and equipment in San Joaquin County. St. Joseph’s Regional Cancer Center is the only center in San Joaquin County that has been accredited by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer. St. Joseph’s Regional Cancer Center also provides better access to the latest clinical trials with a new collaboration with the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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LINCOLN SQUARE

Post-Acute Care 24 Hour Skilled Nursing 1032 N. Lincoln St. Stockton 209.466.5341 www.lincolnsquarerehab.com Physical therapy focuses on identification and rehabilitation of individuals with physical impairment and pain, as well as future injury prevention. Following evaluation, the physical therapist develops an individualized treatment program for every patient. Lincoln Square is equipped with all of the necessary workout equipment one needs to recover from a hospital. The therapy team is trained to teach proper body mechanics to help patients recover from surgeries and other medical conditions, increase motor control, manage pain and improve balance and coordination. Recovering from a hospital stay involves more then simply getting stronger. The occupational therapy gym at Lincoln Square is specifically designed with home-like amenities to help with activities of daily living. Activities such as getting dressed, doing the dishes, cooking a meal or bathing will oftentimes be difficult after a hospital stay. Our occupational therapists are trained to set goals for each patient to regain or surpass previous functional independence with these and other activities of daily living.

MILLENNIUM DENTAL Family Dentistry

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

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ST. JOSEPH’S DESIGNATED STEMI HEART ATTACK RECEIVING AND STROKE CENTERS

ST. JOSEPH’S MEDICAL CENTER

1800 N. California St. Stockton, (209) 943-2000 www.StJosephsCares.org/Heart

St. Joseph’s Medical Center has a legacy of leadership, excellence, and innovation in stroke and cardiac care. St. Joseph’s leads the county using state-of-the-art technology to identify the most deadly heart attacks and improve response times. As San Joaquin County’s first designated STEMI heart attack receiving center, St. Joseph’s is saving more lives in our community. As a Certified Primary Stroke Center, St. Joseph’s is committed to the survivorship and recovery of more stroke victims in our community. With highly-trained stroke intervention teams and state-of-the-art medical equipment, St. Joseph’s meets the highest standards for emergency and follow-up care for stroke victims. At St. Joseph’s, we’re turning minutes into lifetimes.

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RAFAT S. RAZI, DMD, MPH

Pediatric Dentistry

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

MAYWELL L. INONG, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry 4568 Feather River Drive, Ste. E Stockton, (209) 477-9105 www.inongdental.com

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

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YUSUKE SUZUKI DMD & ASSOCIATES Family Dentistry

801 South Ham Lane, Ste. L Lodi, (209) 334-0630 www.suzukidmd.com

We are committed to providing you with the personalized, high quality dental care that you deserve. Dr. Suzuki and Benedictson stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry to provide our patients with the most current treatment options. If you hate going to the dentist because your past experiences left you scared, fearful, or downright terrified, there is a solution. Dental sedation helps you acheive the smile of your dreams with ease once more. Our sedation technique allows several treatments to be performed in a single visit. For many, the beauty of this sedation is how easy it is to wake up and remember very little to nothing at all about your visit. We help heal a lifetime of compromising dental disease, replace missing teeth, brighten your smile, and restore function along with creating the gorgeous smile you’ve always dreamed of. We provide Cosmetic dentistry such as crowns, veneers, and whitening; orthodontics with clear braces and 6 Months Smile short term system; dental implants for missing teeth. At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us. Visit our website which contains a library of videos related to the dental procedures and treatment options we offer. www.suzukidmd.com Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.

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SALIDA SURGERY CENTER 5712 Pirrone Road, Salida (209) 543-9299 www.SalidaSurgeryCenter.com GREAT FOOD EQUALS GREAT TEETH The food you eat directly affects your general health and your oral health. If you eat foods that contain no or low vitamins and nutrients your body’s immune system has a difficult time fighting off infection. Dental diseases related to your diet include cavities, developmental defects of enamel, dental erosion and periodontal (gum) disease. Eating patterns and food choices are important when thinking about the care of your teeth. Bacteria stick to the film on your teeth called plaque. Bacteria feed on what you eat, especially sugars and cooked starch (bread, potatoes, rice, pasta). Children consume record amounts of sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks, and non-nutritious snacks that affect the health of their teeth. A few tips to help keep your teeth and the teeth of your children healthy. Eat foods from all food groups; eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, milk and less sugary foods. Limit the number of between-meal snacks. Choose snacks that are low in sugar and fat. Parts of this article adapted from the California Dental Association

ADVICE FROM THE DENTIST'S CHAIR... 1. See a Dentist every 6 months for routine check-ups. 2. Brush your teeth 2 to 3 times a day. If you are unable to brush during the day, rinse with water and/or chew sugar-free gum, but always at night before sleeping. Water is the only thing to drink after brushing at night, before bed. Also a fluoride mouth rinse after brushing teeth at night is recommended.

3. It is recommended not to share eating utensils with anyone because the bacteria in the mouth causes cavities and can be passed from person to person. Cavities are a bacterial disease. 4. Limit snacking between meals. A. Good Snacks: almonds, nuts, skim milk string cheese, low sugar fresh fruit (all berries) B. Bad Snacks: sodas, fruit juices, processed foods (chips, crackers)

5. All carbohydrates and starches such as: rice, potatoes, pasta, bread, crackers, cookies, and candy turn into sugar as they break down and they are known to cause cavities. If you eat these be sure to brush your teeth. 6. All children should have their first orthodontic evaluation and consultation for braces by age 7 to rule out possible skeletal and/or dental problems. 7. Floss Daily

DR. NICHOLAS BIRLEW

Stockton Urgent Care Medical Clinic and Family Practice STOCKTON URGENT CARE

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

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HUGH L. VU, MD, MPH, FACS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

VU PLASTIC & COSMETIC SURGERY

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

Board-Certified and San Joaquin magazine reader-celebrated, Dr. Hugh L. Vu treats his plastic surgery patients like they are members of his own family. He meticulously plans and customizes every procedure to give his patients beautiful, natural-looking results. Dr. Vu specializes in facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and all breast procedures, while his Skin & Laser Center offers advanced medical grade services such as laser hair reduction, Botox, collagen remodeling, cellulite treatments, microdermabrasion, and much more. In addition to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Vu brings to Stockton his reconstructive surgery expertise from his teaching career at UC Davis and as senior plastic surgeon at Sacramento's Shriners Hospital for Children. Dr. Vu's commitment to safety and excellence has earned him the confidence of patients and colleagues in Northern California and internationally. Thank you for voting Dr. Vu "Best Cosmetic Surgeon" in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013! We look forward to serving you in 2014!

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

VALLEY CHIROPRACTIC CENTER

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

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

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

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Dr Ricardo Cuevas Cosmetic and family dentistry in the heart of Manteca. MANTECA DENTAL

132 Sycamore Avenue Manteca, (209) 823-2164 www.mantecasmiles.com Our commitment is to provide you with the highest standard of personalized dental care in a gentle, efficient and professional manner. We trust you will find the atmosphere calming, the staff friendly, and our dental services exceptional. Dr. Ricardo Cuevas uses state-of-the art lasers for a variety of aesthetic dental treatments. We use digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras, Invisalign, ZOOM one-hour bleaching, and do CEREC crowns in one visit. We are a people practice. Establishing lasting relationships with our patients based upon mutual trust and open communication is key to our success. Dr. Ricardo Cuevas believes everyone deserves a healthy beautiful smile. Call us today at (209) 823-2164 or visit us online at www.mantecasmiles.com or find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Ricardocuevasdds

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AMY WUSSTIG, AU.D. Clinical Director

UOP HEARING & BALANCE CENTER

757 Brookside Road Stockton, (209) 946-7378

Amy Wusstig, Au.D., is the Clinic Director of the University of the Pacific Hearing & Balance Center. Since joining the University in August 2010, she has provided comprehensive diagnostic and hearing device services to the local community. Her experience with hearing aids, cochlear implants, BAHA implants, neurophysiologic monitoring, aural rehabilitation, audiologic and vestibular testing give her a well-rounded background and the ability to meet the diverse hearing needs of San Joaquin County residents. She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and served on the Board of Directors for the California Academy of Audiology from 2010-2013. A native of nearby Galt, Dr. Wusstig attended California State University Sacramento, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology, before attending Utah State University in Logan, where she earned her Doctorate in Audiology. She received her clinical training at the California Ear Institute in Palo Alto, CA before returning to the valley. Dr. Wusstig is passionate about educating and helping those with hearing loss. She believes people with untreated hearing loss often become isolated as they withdraw from social settings and is dogged in her determination to find ways to help them communicate more effectively. She loves the challenge of finding creative solutions to facilitate better communication between family members and friends, and finds it rewarding to help patients rediscover their hearing and reconnect with their loved ones. Her passion for helping those with communication difficulties is reflected in the classroom, where she encourages students to consider Audiology as a profession. Dr. Wusstig is thrilled to be assisting Dr. Robert Hanyak in the development of University of the Pacific’s new doctoral program in Audiology, scheduled to open at the new San Francisco campus in the Fall of 2015. The University’s efforts to educate uniquely qualified students to become audiologists are much needed as there is an extreme shortage of audiologists in the state of California. In her spare time, Dr. Wusstig enjoys camping with her two boys, playing tennis and taking trips to the ocean. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to serve the Stockton community as well as University of the Pacific faculty, students and alumni.

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TRAVERS J. MCLOUGHLIN

Medical Director, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist BEN SCHAFFER CANCER INSTITUTE

311 South Ham Lane Lodi (209) 365-1761 www.bschaffercancer.com Travers J. McLoughlin, M.D. is dedicated to providing great care and service to patients and their families. Dr. McLoughlin trained at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical College and is an expert in radiation oncology. While at Cornell, Dr. McLoughlin served as Assistant Chief Resident and Chief Resident. As a result, he was instrumental in educating fellow residents and served as a representative on the Stich Radiation Quality Assurance Committee. In addition, Dr. McLoughlin was also elected as an executive member of the New YorkRoengten Society and earned the Distinguished Housestaff Award during his residency. Now practicing in Lodi, California, Dr. McLoughlin balances the latest science of cancer treatment with compassionate care. He has a tremendous clinical interest in lung, prostate, breast, head and neck, gastrointestinal, central nervous system, and gynecologic cancers. He is highly trained in prostate, breast, and gynecologic brachytherapy and stereotactic radiation. Dr. McLoughlin is currently serving as Chief-of-Staff of Lodi Health.

DR. ANUREET SOHI, DDS General Dentistry ALL ABOUT SMILES

5904 North El Dorado Street, Ste. C Stockton, (209) 957-8907 aboutsmiles@ymail.com MEET DR. SOHI Dr. Sohi is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials & procedures available. She practices comfortable, caring dentistry focused on establishing optimal health, with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. In addition to her technical proficiency, Dr. Sohi is a careful listener & will explain beforehand which treatment is best for your individual needs. After earning a bachelor’s degree in genetics from UC Davis, Dr. Sohi received her doctorate from the University of California, San Francisco Dental School. She has since taken many continuing education courses & is certified Invisalign provider. Dr. Sohi is also a member of the San Joaquin dental Society, the California dental Association & the American Dental Association. Dr. Sohi is continually improving her practice with the latest techniques & products to bring you state-of-the-art, personalized dental care in a sterile, safe environment.

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Is it just us, or do San Joaquin area hospitals just seem to keep getting better and better? Year after year, they continue to grow, modernize and acquire all the latest medical technologies. And year and year, they are graced with numerous accolades and awards for their efforts. This past year is no exception. So read on to find out more about our local San Joaquin hospitals, where they’ve been, where they are now and where they’re going next.

DAMERON HOSPITAL 525 West Acacia Street Stockton, (209) 944-5550 www.dameronhospital.org

  Dameron Hospital is a fully accredited, non-profit community hospital with specialized acute and tertiary care. The 200+ bed community hospital has been a trusted partner in San Joaquin County for over 100 years – and continues this leading-edge tradition under the current leadership of President and CEO Lorraine P. Auerbach. Over the past decade, Dameron’s continued success has allowed it to expand its campus, upgrade facilities and equipment and become the county’s third-largest private employer with over 1,200 employees and physicians. Dameron’s commitment to providing the highest quality care has earned Dameron Hospital various state and national recognitions, including a national Five Star rating from HealthGrades® for their Joint Replacements in the Stockton Region, since 2012.    In addition to being a top-rated joint replacement center in the Stockton area and the county’s leading orthopedic hospital, Dameron also ranks in the top 10% for clinical performance among hospitals nationwide as recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer for its Quality Metrics.    The San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency has named Dameron as a designated STEMI (ST segment Elevated Myocardial Infarction) receiving center for treating heart attacks. Thanks to Dameron’s LifeLine technology and cardiac-prepared ER staff, emergency responders now have a local care partner that is also a Certified Cardiac Care Hospital and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Center with an active Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Dameron Hospital continues its leading-edge tradition and is continually updating its facilities and services to help fulfill its mission of delivering top quality care to our community. Dameron services include Emergency and Intensive Care, Neonatal ICU, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Orthopedic and Bariatric surgery, as well as general acute care, occupational health and ambulatory care services.

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DOCTORS HOSPITAL 1205 East North St. Manteca, (209) 823-3111 www.doctorsmanteca.com

  Doctors Hospital of Manteca was founded in 1962 to meet the needs of the growing Manteca community. It started with 28 beds, 41 employees and nine physicians. Today, as part of the Tenet California network, Doctors has evolved into a 73-bed acute care facility, with nearly 400 employees and 160 physicians delivering the most technologically advanced medical care and treatment.   As proof of this dedication to employing state-of-the-art

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equipment and the latest techniques, Doctors has recently started offering MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing. The minimally invasive procedure was created for adults with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that hasn’t progressed to all three compartments of the knee. It is performed using the RIO robotic arm system, combining the skills of a surgeon with the precision of a robot. The procedure not only preserves healthy tissue, it results in faster healer time and natural range of motion.    Also last year, Doctors Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Center was accredited as a Level 2 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This accreditation was earned by meeting the stringent BSCN standards for quality bariatric surgery performance and care. The accolades continued last year when Doctors earned the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation. And they received Tenet’s 2013 Circle of Excellence Award, one of only nine Tenet hospitals to do so, in recognition of their ongoing achievements in quality care, service excellence and operational performance.

KAISER PERMANENTE MANTECA MEDICAL CENTER 1777 W. Yosemite Ave. Manteca, (209) 825-3700 www.kp.org/centralvalley

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renowned care and compassion. Within its walls, which extend more than 80,000 square feet, the hospital performs a full range of general surgery and emergency services. It also boasts nearly a hundred beds, a highly regarded Skilled Nursing facility and a full spectrum of health and wellness classes. Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center operates under a joint license with the Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center in order to provide quality care for patients in southern San Joaquin county and northern Stanislaus county. Including the medical offices nearby and in Stockton, this means that Kaiser Permanente has created a comprehensive and collaborative healthcare network for the San Joaquin region.   In addition to supporting the healthy bodies and minds of its members, Kaiser Permanente also works to support the community at large: Healthier Communities Coalition, University of the Pacific, San Joaquin County Office of Education, San Joaquin County Public Health Services, and Give Every Child a Chance. In 2014, J.D. Power and Associates named Kaiser Permanente the highest-rated health plan in California. California’s Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA) ranked Kaiser Permanente 4 Stars – its highest rating – for quality and service. They were a Joint Commission “Top Performer” in quality and service, received an “A” Grade from The Leapfrog Group in patient safety, and received the Silver Plus Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association “Get With the Guidelines” for stroke care. Kaiser was also certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.    In an effort to make their members’

health care experiences as thorough and satisfying as possible, Kaiser has established a Patient Advisory Council in the Central Valley area. If you’ve received care in the past year at any of the Central Valley facilities and would like to participate, you are encouraged to call (209) 735-7737.

KAISER PERMANENTE STOCKTON MEDICAL OFFICES 7373 West Lane Stockton, (209) 476-2000 www.kp.org/centralvalley

  As part of the comprehensive network of medical centers and professional medical offices throughout the Central Valley, Kaiser Permanente Stockton Medical Offices provide a full range of outpatient and specialty medical services in support of the Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center. Kaiser Permanente Stockton Medical Offices have you covered from head to toe, with departments ranging from neurology, psychiatry and head and neck surgery all the way down to podiatry. And you can be assured

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Healthy that every body part in between will be taken care of there, too. The medical offices also offer a wide range of additional services and amenities, including radiology, a pharmacy, lab and optical center.   Kaiser Permanente has been providing services in Stockton since 1985. As a proud, long-term member of the Stockton community, Kaiser offers continuing support through charitable donations and volunteerism, as well as through direct collaboration with organizations such as Healthier Communities Coalition, University of the Pacific, San Joaquin County Office of Education, San Joaquin County Public Health Services, and St. Mary’s Dining Room. In 2014, J.D. Power and Associates named Kaiser Permanente the highest-rated health plan in California, and California’s Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA) ranked Kaiser Permanente 4 Stars – its highest rating – for quality and service.

LODI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Lodi Health) 975 S. Fairmont Ave. Lodi, (209) 334-3411 lodihealth.org

   Lodi Health is a private, not-for-profit health system located in Northern San Joaquin County. It was founded in 1945 by the residents of Lodi.  As part of the Lodi Health

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system, it now serves residents of the fivecounty area surrounding the main hospital campus. The system consists of a hospital, two hospital campuses, 15 primary care and specialty care medical practices, an emergency room, an urgent care center, a durable medical equipment company, a home health agency, a child care center, an adult daycare center, a medical services organization and more. The hospital itself, Lodi Memorial Hospital, is licensed for 214 inpatient beds and offers a range of services from obstetrics, to intensive care, to medical surgical services. Lodi Health physicians have been successfully performing gynecological, urological and general robotic surgeries for the past two years, including single-site surgeries. Lodi Health was an early adopter of electronic health records and among the first hospitals in the nation to achieve State One Meaningful Use status.   Lodi Health collaborates with San Joaquin County General Hospital in a surgical residency training program in an effort to train surgeons and bring more surgeons to provide care for those in San Joaquin County. The Lodi Health Emergency Department also collaborates with the UC Davis hospital in areas of telemedicine. The Lodi Health medical staff and administration have been collaborating in a variety of initiatives spawned by the Affordable Care Act, including the development of a medical foundation.

DID You KNOW? The recent Healthier San Joaquin Community Health Assessment in 2011 compiled statistics to show how well area hospitals are serving their communities and to provide an overall health profile of San Joaquin in comparison to the state as a whole. In 2009, 24% of adults in San Joaquin County enrolled in Medi-Cal, compared to 18.5% in California 69% of women received first-trimester prenatal care, as opposed to 85% in all of California 16% of children under 18 diagnosed with asthma, in line with California 15% of adults diagnosed with asthma, 13% in California 30% of adults are obese, 23% in California 23% of San Joaquin children (ages 5-17) are obese, in line with California WWW.SANJOAQUINMAGAZINE.COM


Hospitals 2014 SAN JOAQUIN GENERAL HOSPITAL

500 West Hospital Rd., French Camp (209) 468-6000, sjgeneralhospital.org   San Joaquin General Hospital is a leading General Acute Care facility providing a full range of inpatient services including General Medical/Surgical Care, High-Risk Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care, and Pediatrics. In addition to the 196-bed Hospital, the medical campus includes multiple facilities dedicated to comprehensive Outpatient Services including Primary Care, specialty clinics and a Primary Care Walk-In Clinic. The Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Network, including 11 provider sites throughout San Joaquin County, provides over 200,000 outpatient clinic visits a year. San Joaquin General Hospital has a fully staffed, centrally located clinic at 1414 North California Street in Stockton offering convenient access to Primary, Maternity and Specialty Care services.    San Joaquin General is under the leadership of David Culberson, C.E.O.and is supported with a staff of over 1,200 medical professionals. During the past year the Hospital has continued its growth to meet the needs of our community. In 2013 San Joaquin General Hospital constructed San Joaquin County’s only designation medical trauma center with emergency air transport services. The Hospital has also been recognized as a designated stroke receiving center.     In addition to providing direct community medical services, San Joaquin General has trained many of the physicians and surgeons practicing in central California. The Hospital is a major provider of medical education for health professionals through post-graduate residency programs in General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Family Practice and has trained over 3,000 physicians since the residency programs were established in 1932. The Hospital also participates in clinical affiliation agreements for training programs in a variety of health professions including Registered and Licensed Vocational nurses, Pharmacists, Radiology Technologies, Social Workers and Respiratory Therapists. The Hospital’s General Surgery Resident Program was recognized as one of only two programs in the US that have had 100% of graduates pass the American College of Board Certification exam each year over the past ten years. In support of the Hospital’s nationally recognized academic program the facility is complimented with the highest level of medical equipment, technology and support services today. Some of the many medical services include: digital radiographic 64 slice CT scanner, nuclear technology, cardiac catheterization laboratory, ultrasound / digital stereotactic mammography, in-house Clinical Core Laboratory, and MRI diagnostic technology. In support of our maternity OB/GYN physicians, the Hospital has a fully accredited Level III Neonatal Intensive Care unit staffed with an on-site Neonatologist. Other Hospital services include: Diabetic Management programs, Dietician Services, Speech Therapy, Orthopedic Medical Services, Rehabilitation and Psychiatry.   San Joaquin General Hospital is ranked among the top 20% of hospitals nationally for quality patient care by the Joint Commission, the nations leading independent accreditation and certification agency. Whenever you are in need of Primary, Maternity or Urgent Care Medical Services, contact San Joaquin General Hospital- We Are Here For You! PUBLISHED YEARLY BY SAN JOAQUIN MAGAZINE

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Healthy Hospitals 2014 SUTTER TRACY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 1420 N. Tracy Blvd. Tracy, (209) 835-1500 www.suttertracy.org

ST. JOSEPH’S MEDICAL CENTER 1800 N. California St. Stockton, (209) 943-2000 www.StJosephsCares.org

   Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit, fully accredited hospital with 366 beds, a physician staff of over 400 and more than 2,000 employees. It is the largest hospital, as well as the largest private employer, in Stockton. It has consistently been chosen as the Consumer’s Choice “Most Preferred Hospital” in studies by the National Research Corporation and voted “Best Hospital” by local consumers. New technologies such as MAKOplasty offers robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery for partial knee resurfacing, and techniques like minimally invasive surgeries and video-assisted procedures put St. Joseph’s at the forefront of cardiac care. St. Joseph’s is proud to be designated a receiving center for STEMI (heart attack) patients and also an accredited Primary Stroke Center.    St. Joseph’s Heart Center features three state-of-the-art catheterization labs, two specially designed heart surgery suites, a complete diagnostic program, and cardiac navigator services to answer patients’ and families’ heart-related questions. In 2013, CareChex, one of the nation’s largest healthcare information services companies, ranked St. Joseph’s in the

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Top 10% Nationwide for Interventional Coronary Care, as well as one of the top 100 hospitals nationwide for major cardiac surgery. Exceptional quality outcomes have also earned St. Joseph’s the Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care.   Since 1988, St. Joseph’s Regional Cancer Center (SJRCC) is the only cancer center in San Joaquin County accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. This is due to cutting-edge technology like the new $4 million Varian Trilogy linear accelerator, and services that include Stereotactic Radio Surgery (SRS), Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, Dedicated Inpatient Oncology, and I.V. Chemotherapy. There is also a Cancer Resource Center, Cancer Navigator and a full spectrum of patient and family support services. Access to clinical trials has been bolstered by collaboration with the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 2013, St. Joseph’s provided over $70 million in charity care, community services, and unreimbursed patient care, making St. Joseph’s one of the largest charitable organizations in San Joaquin County.

  Since it was founded in 1948, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital continues to offer valuable health services to residents of Tracy and the surrounding communities. They were recently honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, and it’s easy to see why. In terms of day to day care, Sutter Tracy is especially proud of the work done in their Rehabilitation department, covering inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and pediatric therapy. They also continue to be proud of their outstanding Family Birthing Center, which annually receives high patient satisfaction scores. And their Emergency department continues to be a valuable community resource, treating over 33,000 people each year.    Recently, Sutter Tracy has added to their safety commitment by installing patient lifts to assist their nurses in caring for patients. They continue to use their eICU program, where trained physicians are available offsite 24/7 to help monitor their patients. And they’ve continued to implement and optimize their electronic health record (EHR), part of a Sutter Healthwide initiative to have one of the most comprehensive EHR systems in the country. Finally, they’ve implemented a telestroke program in cooperation with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), their Sutter Health partner in the Bay Area. It allows the community hospital direct one-on-one video consultation with stroke neurologists at CPMC, one of Northern California’s top stroke treatment centers.

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DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF MANTECA 1205 E. North St., Manteca (800) 470-7229, doctorsmanteca.com

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Get lost in a country possessing deep rainforests, vast farmlands, and breathtaking beach views.    Costa Rica is a truly beautiful country, inside and out. The simplicity evokes an atmosphere generating a relaxing and dreamy mood. As natives greet you with “Pura Vida,” they remind all to enjoy the good life. And a good life it is… The changing sceneries are a paradise to those looking for a thrilling trip, a relaxing getaway, or both. Boasting both eco-friendly and trendy spots, the lodging and restaurant choices bring a uniqueness to traveling in the tropics.   The variety found is this country puts you in full control. You can spend time relaxing as you lose yourself on a beautiful, peaceful beach or get adventurous and pack your trip full of activities like snorkeling, zip lining, and rainforest hiking (among many others).    Spanish is the native language here, but most are able to hold simple conversations in English. Spend some time with your love making flashcards and studying basic questions, food and drink orders and lodging information. (If you find that you have not studied enough and are having difficulty ordering a meal, remember this goto Spanish word: Tipico. You can’t go wrong with this classic dish overflowing with rice, beans and a tortilla.) The ability to initiate and hold an introductory conversation will be fun and prove useful for your trip. 68

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Consider beginning your trip here. This relaxed, pristine beach is just twenty minutes from the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport. Hermosa, which means “beautiful” in Spanish, is the perfect description of this lowkey hot spot. The smooth, gray sand beach is never crowded, while still occupied by an ample amount of beachy-cool restaurants offering oceanfront seating. Found between two mountains, the beach is known for its outstanding marine fauna, making this the perfect place to enjoy ocean life.

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A Romantic Rainforest Getaway:

If you’ve decided to celebrate your love with a series of thrill-seeking adventures, Costa Rica will monopolize your vacation time. LA FORTUNA, SAN CARLOS, ALAJUELA

Travel to the northern part of Costa Rica to experience the country from a different view. Home to the majestic Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna is a small rustic town. The surrounding areas of La Fortuna offer a variety of exciting and aesthetically amusing sights, adventures, shops and eats.

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Fly down one of the longest zip lines in the world. Sky Trek Zip Lines takes you high above the treetops, allowing you to observe the rainforest from above. The tour includes eight cables with distances up to 2,460 feet and a maximum height of 660 feet. This adventure will leave you catching your breath. Sky Adventures also offers a Sky Walk featuring hanging rainforest bridges, lush greenery and exotic creatures. A knowledgeable guide will accompany your group on a hike through the forest, providing information on plant and animal life as you see waterfalls from observation platforms all in a 3 km trail of rich flora and fauna. Sky Cam Cable

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Where to Stay: LOMAS DEL VOLCAN

This cozy, welcoming hotel comes in the form of rustic, romantic wood bungalows. Each one comes with two decks, inviting you to enjoy the beautiful property, bursting with diverse tropical flowers and plants. You can enjoy the rainforest and volcano view through the windows of every cabin. This property is special; removed from the rustle and bustle of La Fortuna, the hotel is tucked away atop a hillside inside a farm. Here eco-tourists and romantics will fall in love. lomasdelvolcan.com

Where to Eat: DON RUFINO

Visit Don Rufino on La Fortuna’s Main Avenue for Costa Rican, contemporary cuisine (and delicious Italian!). The open-air building possesses a warm atmosphere and serves as the perfect place to observe everyday life in La Fortuna. The busy street view is inviting and the food is award winning. This is a great consideration for a nice, upscale dinner. donrufino.com Whichever route you choose, the breathtaking views of the volcano, rainforest and beaches will leave you loving this special little country. Dubbed the ultimate affordable tropical vacation, Costa Rica will evoke in you a sense of peace. 72

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SCHOOL’S IN SESSION

BY RODRIC J. HURDLE-BRADFORD | PHOTOS DAN HOOD

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School Street Bistro Brings Southern Flavor to Northern California.    Louisiana to Lodi... No, we’re not talking about MapQuest directions. That’s the direction of the flavor found at School Street Bistro in downtown Lodi. “We wanted to be a small neighborhood restaurant that has the family environment like the old television show Cheers,” says Trisha Akiyoshi, owner of School Street Bistro. “We want to serve our guests an excellent quality of food in a casual environment.” All menu items are cooked fresh in-house, including steaks cut to order.

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Akiyoshi and her husband David spent a combined 40 years working at the Robert Mondavi Winery, an experience that definitely influenced the School Street Bistro, which opened in July 2002. “We have Southern food with a touch of California,” explains Trisha, who is originally from Oklahoma and spent significant time in her childhood in the South with her grandmother. “We started doing just California cuisine, but everyone was doing that. My son served as chef and when he left, I had to go with what I know.”   What the Akiyoshis know is how to combine a casual, unique ambience with an equally unique menu. The bistro’s brick building was the first Chrysler dealership in Lodi nearly 90 years ago. The restaurant is decorated with lithographic wine photos from the turn of the century, along with an antique mirror from a popular San Francisco bar in the 1880s. “We try to bring Southern hospitality to California,” Trisha says. 78

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   That hospitality and flavor can be found in the Wild Alaskan Snow Crab Tater Tots and the Baby Spinach Salad served with deviled eggs and pecan smoked bacon, topped with onion rings. To accentuate the tater tots in a southern style, they are served with spring creole dipping sauce. “I love experimenting with food,” Trisha shares. “My background and experimenting with food and wine combinations at Robert Mondavi makes me not scared to think out of the box and create recipes that I grew up with. We have access to such great food and seafood here, and it really fires up the imagination because I am passionate about trying flavors.”    Even more flavor can be found in longtime favorites like The “ORIGINAL” Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf, Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese, and School Street Steak and Truffle Fries. One of the most popular appetizers is the Barbecued Shrimp with onion rings, which is served on

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top of coleslaw. In true Southern style, the coleslaw is made with sweet vinegar and oil. Additional menu highlights are the Chippewa Shrimp with Goat Cheese Grits, Jambalaya Pasta, and Southern-Style Mississippi Catfish coated with crushed toasted pumpkin seeds. “We have changed the menu through the years to keep things fresh, but we always will have our favorites based on customer demand,” Trisha assures.   The lunch menu offers lighter fare but is equally unique. A variety of sliders are offered like hamburger, meatloaf, chicken and vegetarian. All sliders are served with salad and potato string fries. They also serve a popular Triple Garlic Shrimp Po’ Boy sandwich served California style. Other po’ boy sandwiches are spicy chicken and barbecue club, which are served with onion rings and pepper jack cheese. A vegetarian po’ boy is also offered with roasted vegetables and cheese. “I have always been into how flavors taste in your mouth, and that helps me a lot with the development of our recipes,” she says. The recipes are also developed by the same chef that they have had for the past six years, who is also a local Delta culinary school

graduate who started as an intern and has grown with the restaurant and learned to cook Southern food.   The Southern flavor can definitely be found in the dessert menu. The Southern Pecan Bread Pudding is served with caramel sauce, and the Mississippi Mud Brownie with vanilla bean gelato is also popular. For St. Patrick’s Day, the bistro served Mint Chocolate Pie with cream cheese and a mint layer of chocolate on top. Along with fresh fruit desserts, dessert and wine specials are offered all week. “We get really positive feedback on all of our items,” Trisha concludes. “We often get asked if we are going to expand to another restaurant, but I want to keep things the way they are. I can get around and talk to tables and see people I know, and that adds to the customer experience and entertaining our guests.”

TASTE FOR YOURSELF:

SCHOOL STREET BISTRO 116 N. School St. Lodi, (209) 333-3950 schoolstreetbistro.com


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WINE CULTURE

L OCAL L ODI THIS MONTH'S PICKS FROM THE LODI WINE AND VISITOR CENTER

  Odisea Wine Company – a small, artisanal winery based in Napa – has produced Lodi’s first Verdejo: a 2013 bottled under their Flor de Viña sub-label. The Verdejo grapes were planted in 2011 by Bokisch Ranches in the cobbley clay loam slopes of Lodi’s Borden Ranch sub-region. Odisea’s 2013 Flor de Viña Verdejo ($21) is, in fact, an unequivocal success for a first-ever vintage: bone dry and light as a feather, while bursting with fragrant orange peel, Meyer lemon-like perfumes; tasting mildly tart, slightly viscous, with a delightfully mouth freshening orange peel pith and faint apéritif-like bitterness on the palate.   Most Americans are still unfamiliar with Verdejo. If you’re one of them, here’s a quickie: Verdejo is a white wine grape that vine scientists say originated in North Africa, and later transplanted to the Rueda region of Spain some time during the 11th century, where it is now bottled as a popular varietal wine. Americans began seeing good quantities of Spanish Verdejo imported in the mid-1990s, and it has caught on with a small, yet avid audience particularly consumers seeking airy light and lean, tart styles of dry white wine.   Odisea is not the first California winery to produce a Verdejo. Lodi’s own Riaza Wines, 80

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Lodi’s First Verdejo – A New, Exciting Spanish Varietal BY RANDY CAPAROSO Exclusive to San Joaquin Magazine

owned by Rick and Erin Taylor, produced one the year before: a 2012 Riaza Verdejo ($19), which can be tasted in their Downtown Lodi tasting room (20 W. Elm St.). The Taylors’ Verdejo, however, is grown in the HeringerHolland Vineyard in nearby Clarksburg. The Riaza is softer and even lighter (12.2% alcohol) than Odisea’s Verdejo, while just as refreshing in its mildly tart, Clementine orange-like, citrusy zip. Opines Taylor, “Verdejo is Spain’s answer to Sauvignon Blanc, only better... but it is not to be confused with Verdelho, a Portuguese grape.” Verdejo has also been erroneously related to Verduzzo of Italy. But Verdejo (pronounced vairr-DAY-ho, with a slight roll of the R) is a grape unto its own, unlike any other.   According to Odisea owner/winemaker Adam Webb, “So far people have described our Verdejo in several ways – some have said wildflower, and some say honeysuckle or jasmine. Someone else described it as dandelion-ish. I can see dandelion, because you get a mild bitterness in Verdejo, like dandelion greens (sensations we describe as “orange peel”). When the grapes came in I noticed its green skin – it didn’t have the golden color of most white wine grapes. There’s an unusual thickness to the skin in Verdejo, similar to what you find in many Italian grapes.”   Bokisch Ranches owner/grower Markus Bokisch concurs, although he tells us that grapes like Albariño and Garnacha Blanca (a.k.a. Grenache Blanc) have even thicker skins. “Verdejo does not have the grapefruity phenolics of Albariño,” says Bokisch, “but it has its own thick, Sémillon-like, high glycerol texture and meatiness, more so than Garnacha Blanca.” Adds Bokisch, “We’re really excited about the grape. It’s something I’d been wanting to plant since 2006 – it was just a matter of waiting around for the right budwood. Lodi’s Mediterranean climate is even more similar to Verdejo’s homeland in Rueda than Albariño is to Rías Baixas. We have high hopes that we’ve found another perfect grape for Lodi.”   “Lodi,” says Webb, “is the place to be for experimental grapes. It is practically the only

place where we can get grapes at a value. It takes good value grapes to make wines that can get into more people’s glasses, and master growers like Markus Bokisch to produce the quality that will turn people on to these new varietals.” Randy Caparoso is the multi-award winning sommelier/restaurateur and longtime wine journalist who also pens the blog for the Lodi Winegrape Commission’s lodiwine.com.

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


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

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Lodi Wine and Visitor Center 2545 West Turner Road Lodi, CA 95242 (209) 365-0621 Klinker Brick Winery 15887 N. Alpine Road Lodi, CA 95240 (209) 333-1845 klinkerbrickwinery.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

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 Woodbridge Uncorked 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Road Woodbridge, CA 95258 (209) 365-7575 woodbridgeuncorked.com Macchia Winery 7099 E. Peltier Road Acampo, CA 95220 (209) 333-2600 macchiawines.com

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WINERY OF THE MONTH

VINO CULTURE

BY KELLY POLLARD

WEIBEL FAMILY Vineyards & Winery   Weibel Family Vineyards and Winery boasts a history of over eight decades of producing wine across California, with ties to Lodi, San Francisco, Stanford and more. Along with other influential wine families, the Weibels are often credited with revitalizing the California wine industry after Prohibition. The Weibel Family Vineyards and Winery offers vintages ranging from Chardonnay to Zinfandel, specializing in flavorful California champagnes. Weibel sources their grapes from both Lodi and Mendocino Counties, with a lush tasting room experience in the heart of Lodi.   The Weibel Family Vineyards always honor their central value of “wines for everyone on any day”. Originating in Switzerland, the Weibel family immigrated to San Francisco and produced wine out of the William Tell Hotel with success in the 1930s. The family continued to move, buying land near Mission San Jose, acreage once owned by 82

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Governor Stanford. Yes, that Stanford. Meanwhile, the Weibels brought new life to the abandoned Stanford vineyards and produced vintages for over fifty years before moving yet again to Woodbridge just outside of Lodi.   The Weibel family owns over five hundred acres of vineyards in Mendocino County and the Lodi region. The variation of the land allows the family to produce a wide variety of wines, including their famed Green Hungarian (GH), a zippy white wine that just ‘clicked’ with wine lovers in the 1960s when they produced over 80,000 cases a year. Although this variety is no longer produced, GH lives on in spirit. Also extremely popular and refreshing in the spring and summer months is their variety of naturally flavored sparkling wines. Savor such fruity wines as pomegranate, almond, and raspberry Sparkelle.   How about joining Club Weibel? The winery offers three different wine clubs to choose

from. Tailor your needs to their Club Weibel Sparkling Selections, Family Selections or By the Case. Membership includes three shipments per year, discounts on all wines purchased directly from the winery, free tastings and exclusive invitations to events and festivities. Join Club Weibel by the Case for extra perks and discounts; plus, stock up on even more wine in your cellar. For an old-school tasting experience, stop by the Weibel Family Tasting Room in Lodi. Weibel’s sparkling wines are also served at the Woodbridge Uncorked Wine Bar in Woodbridge. See you there!

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WEIBEL FAMILY TASTING ROOM 13 N. School St., Lodi (209) 370-6013, weibel.com TASTING HOURS DAILY: 11 A.M. – 8 P.M.


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IN SEASON BOYSENBERRIES

BOYSENBERRIES BY LINDSEY RODRIAN

   Resembling a big underripened blackberry, the boysenberry is actually thought to have descended from a wild blackberry species crossed with a giant raspberry. Native to the Pacific Coast from Oregon to Southern California, it’s one of several American species of dewberries (blackberries that grow along the ground rather than upright) that was domesticated starting in the late 19th century. Although named after grower Rudolph Boysen who is thought to have originally cultivated the species, it was Walter Knott of Knott’s Berry Farm who first commercially cultivated the boysenberry and started selling them at his farm stand in 1932. When people kept coming back for more, his wife 84

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began putting them in pies and canning them to make preserves, which is what eventually made the farm famous.   This particular species of berry has a long history with many California growers. Once grown on thousands of acres of Golden State farmland in the 1950’s, that number has dwindled significantly to under 70 acres today due to a number of factors including an exceptionally short growing season (late May to early July), susceptibility to fungal diseases, and an inability to ship them without damage due to their soft, thin skin. Ripe boysenberries begin to leak juice and rot within a day or two of being picked, so many

are harvested early and shipped to grocery stores in an underripened state reddish in color and tart to the taste. For the best taste experience – a blend of tart and sweet – get yours from your local farmers market or farm stand, or try growing your own. Packed with strong flavor, these juicy, dark purple berries contain potassium, vitamin C, and other essential vitamins and minerals. While fresh or frozen boysenberries offer the most nutrients, many commercially grown berries are canned to make preserves or used in juices, pies, syrup, yogurt, and ice cream.


Boysenberry Cobbler INGREDIENTS:

(Batter) 1 cup flour • 1/2 cup sugar • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 Tbsp soft butter • 1 egg slightly beaten • 3 Tbsp of milk (Berry Mixture) 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch • 1/3 cup sugar • 4 cups boysenberries 1/8 cup water • 1 Tbsp butter • 1 Tbsp lemon juice DIRECTIONS:

Boysenberry Jam INGREDIENTS:

5 pounds boysenberries • 4 1/2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 2. In a saucepan mix cornstarch, sugar, and water. Add berries and cook on medium to medium high heat until mixture is thickened, about 15 minutes. Add butter and lemon juice. Pour into an 8” baking dish. 3.  Prepare the batter by mixing all of the batter ingredients and beating with a spoon until the batter is smooth. 4. Drop the batter over the berry mixture. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350°F. Let cool. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

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1. Sterilize your jars and put 5 teaspoons on a plate in the freezer, to test your jam for doneness later. 2. Set aside approximately 1/4 of the berries. 3. Combine the rest of the ingredients (remaining berries, sugar, and lemon juice) in a large bowl and set them aside to macerate a while — 30 minutes to an hour at least. (Overnight in the fridge would be great, too.) You’ll know they’re ready when the berries have started to release their juice and the sugar has begun to dissolve. 4. Put the mixture into your jam pot over medium heat. Stir gently until the sugar has completely dissolved. 5. Turn up the heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring only as needed to prevent sticking or burning. 6. After the mixture thickens a bit, add the remaining berries. I added mine at about 15 minutes. This late addition of the berries helps your jam to have a nice texture in the end. 7. Boil the jam to the setting point, using a large, shallow, stainless-steel spoon to skim the stiff foam off the top as it cooks. This is a big batch, so it will take a while to cook. I started testing my jam for doneness at about 30 minutes and considered the jam finished at around 35 minutes. (Keep in mind that lots of factors can affect your cooking time; it may be very different for you, so be sure to watch the mixture and test it.) I prefer a faster cooking time than this and, if I were less tired, I might have split the berries into two batches — but honestly, I don’t think the flavor suffered. It’s really good. TO TEST YOUR JAM FOR DONENESS: Remove the pan from the heat. Use one of

your frozen spoons to scoop up a little bit of jam — not a whole spoonful. Return the spoon to the freezer and wait 3 minutes. Retrieve the spoon and hold it vertically. If the mixture runs very slowly or not at all, it’s done. (Actually, if it truly doesn’t run at all — if it just sits tight and stares back at you — it’s probably overdone and you’ll have an overly firm or rubbery set. You want it to move at least a little bit on the spoon.) Alternately, give the mixture a little push with your finger. If you see creases or wrinkles, it’s done. 8. Take care of any final skimming and pour or ladle the hot jam into your sterilized jars. Wipe the jar rims and secure the lids. I processed mine for 5 minutes in a hot-water bath, which is appropriate for fruit at my elevation. (Makes about 8 half-pint jars.) Recipe from hitchhikingtoheaven.com

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Sara Randall’s life long dream was to open her own Italian café where she could serve the community old style Italian comfort food, the same recipes her Northern Italian family had made for generations. Sara, along with her mother Barbara Coldani and daughter Heather, are living the dream at Bueno Italian Cafe. As Sara proudly puts it “We guarantee you that nobody else can cook like us.” Excellent local wines and beers compliment homemade pastries, entrees, deserts and an espresso bar. With cozy Italian style dining inside and out, the cafe also offers box lunch delivery to commercial establishments, plus catering. Follow us on Facebook. Open Monday-Friday 10:30am-8pm. 1110 Kettleman Ln. #19, Lodi (Upstairs in Bella Terra Plaza) (209) 369-1446 fax: (209) 369-5202

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Alebrijes Mexican Bistro owner and Executive Chef, Ruben Larrazolo, is gearing up for a tasty Cinco de Mayo! Recently, Larrazolo spent a few days in Mexico City researching everything tequila. He made the trip in hopes of finding the perfect taste for his new, signature spirit, Alebrijes Tequila. And he did! The local restaurant is excited to join forces with the well-known Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila to produce their signature taste. In addition, Larrazolo is cooking up some yummy numbers in the kitchen. This month, they will debut the Torta, a dish unique to Mexico City. The Torta is a Mexican sandwich made with steak, avocado, tomato, onions and a special sauce. “The sweet, unique sauce brings it all together,” he says. And, the Torta is just one of many specials dishes being made for the holiday. Stop in and try them all!

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 strategically 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 or a Chicago Chop House. Our vision is to prepare the absolute best Certified Angus and Kobe style beef, the highest quality Chops, sustainable seafood, and the freshest produce available. Chef Michael Midgley’s menu will tantalize the palate with his modern version of traditional menu items, creative, yet simple 1351 N. Main St., Manteca (209) 239-3351, erniesfoodandspirits.com

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

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ALEBRIJES MEXICAN BISTRO 10 West Oak St., Lodi, (209) 368-1831 alebrijesbistro.com

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Serving San Joaquin County since 1979 7555 Pacific Ave., Ste. 115 Stockton, (209) 957-0617 www.pekingstockton.com


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

If you want San Francisco style cuisine without the commute, stop into M & J Bistro in Tracy. Our simple, but diverse menu features gourmet New American and French Basque Style: crepes, seafood, steaks, pastas and chops. Satisfy your palate with one of our popular dishes: the Eggplant Neapolitan, Cajun Ribeye, Blackened Tilapia or Shrimp and Lobster Ravioli. Begin with an order of our crisp shaved potatoes with crumbled bleu cheese sauce and save room for one of our heavenly dessert crepes. Ask our bartender about our fresh fruit cocktails. Join us for Tapas Tuesday starting November 2013. We serve an all day menu. Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm 5pm-9pm, Sundays Available for private parties, Call now to reserve your platters or book your holiday parties.

2515 N Tracy Blvd. Tracy, (209)832-2727 www.mjbistro.net M&J Bistro, your Taste of San Francisco, right here in Tracy.

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). 2610 S. Tracy Blvd. Ste. 110 Tracy, (209) 830-8288 15138 S Harlan Rd. Lathrop, (209) 858-1818

Tracy Thai A favorite among guests who enjoy fine dining, Rosewood Bar and Grill offers an upbeat and sophisticated setting with its rich wood and black and white marble floor, while still remaining family friendly. Rosewood Bar and Grill also boasts a wine list that is out of this world. Voted Best Fine Dining in Lodi 5 Years in a row! Now open for lunch from 10am -2pm Friday and Saturday with a champagne brunch on Sundays 28 S. School St. Lodi, (209) 369-0470

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. 1035 Central Ave. Tracy, (209) 833-9703

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

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

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

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AVE on the mile, Stockton’s Premier Lounge & Bistro located in the heart of Stockton's Historical Miracle Mile is a unique culinary experience offering an infusion of cultures with our tapas and small plate menu. Opened in 2010, AVE on the mile has redefined the standard in the casual dining experience and has set the trend for years to come featuring weekly Dinner Specials, Sunday Brunch, Club 3:33 Happiest Hour (3:33-6:33). AVE on the mile is the perfect venue to host any event including birthdays, showers, meetings or just the weekend party. Call early and let AVE on the mile make your next event a success. Open Sundays 10am-2pm for brunch Mon-Wed 3:33-12am Thurs and Friday 3:33-1:30am Saturday 4:33-1:30am

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

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FINE WINE VINEGARS BY LINDSEY RODRIAN

Sparrow Lane’s Fine Wine Vinegars use the finest wines available from the local world-class growing region of Napa and Sonoma. Their production and bottling facility, located in the heart of the Central Valley, practices the ancient method of hand crating and ageing the vinegar in oak barrels – a traditional Orleans method. Sparrow Lane offers a variety of vinegars, including light, dark, wine varietal, fruit-based and spice-based. The classic California Golden Balsamic Vinegar is honey-colored with slight floral tones of the sweet Muscat grape. This particular vinegar serves as a fabulous reduction for cheese and fruit or on a salad! Get creative with their fruit-based vinegars like the Cinnamon Pear--the combination boasts a slightly sweet and woody flavor perfect for mixed greens, diced apples or grilled lamb chops!

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Royce Farms BBQ Bbq tri-tip, ribs, chicken, pulled pork, hand cut New York and Rib Eye steaks, pork chops and grilled salmon are just a sample of our menu. Try our Award winning chili beans and homemade: baked beans, salads, soups and desserts. We also feature our own BBQ sauces and dry rub. Generations of our family recipes include pesto pasta and vegetarian dishes as well. Join us for Taco Tuesday or Prime Rib Wednesday. Check our website, or follow us on Facebook for daily specials and info on our Car Shows, Jazz nights and catering. With 3 generations of Royce’s, Royce Farms BBQ is ready to serve and or cater your next mouthwatering meal. Open: Monday-Friday 10 a.m-9p.m Saturdays 9a.m.-9 p.m 10880 N. Highway 99, Stockton (209) 931-8333, roycefarmsbbq.com

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


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

La Palma is a quaint, authentic dining venue located in the heart of the ‘Miracle Mile’ on the corner of Pacific & Tuxedo. La Palma specializes in superior Mexican cuisine such as Sizzling Fajitas, Fish Tacos, and Chipotle Shrimp; all of which come served with Spanish rice and your choice of black, pinto, or refried beans. Alongside an exquisite selection of local wines from which to choose from, La Palma Mexican Cuisine boasts a full service Tequila bar with more than 50 of the finest imported tequilas. Come experience Mexico, without the air miles! Open everyday for Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Serving homemade torillas.

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

2301 Pacific Ave. Stockton, (209) 941-4179 www.lapalmaonthemile.com

Midtown Creperie IS NOT just a breakfast & lunch place anymore! Midtown Creperie, recently voted the #1 overall restaurant in SJ County, has a brand new dinner menu for Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights. With daily specials every week consisting of in-house slow smoked ribs on Thursday, various seafood dishes on Friday and exceptional beef dishes on Saturday 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!

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

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

Also Available For Private Parties & Outside Catering

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

Lodi’s HOTTEST restaurant and Bar. With their farm to fork philosophy, extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu, and customer service that is warm and inviting, it’s no wonder why Crush has received so many accolades in their four years of operation. Crush was named “Best Place to Stock Up” by Sunset Magazine and recently placed for "Best Happy Hour", "Best Martini" and "Best Fine Dining" by the Stockton Record. If you’re a foodie in search of your next great meal or someone who simply enjoys excellent food, Crush offers a hip and chic big city vibe with inviting small town service. When you are at CRUSH, you are FAMILY! Banquet space is available for groups up to 50 without a rental fee, so please remember Crush for your next corporate or holiday party!! Thursday-Monday 11:30am - close Tuesday closed, Wednesday 5pm – 9pm. Join us on Wine Wednesday’s for 50% off select European bottles! Happy Hour all day Sunday and Monday. Daily 4pm-6pm - $3 drafts/wines, $4 well drinks, $5 appetizers 115 S. School St. (inside Woolworth Place) Lodi, (209)369-5400, Crushkitchen.com

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1563 E. Fremont St., Stockton (209) 948-6609 www.angelinas.com

Asian Cajun Crawfish satisfies your craving for fresh seafood along with Southern hospitality. Picnic style benches and butcher paper covered tables give you the feeling of an Authentic Louisiana Boil. The boils include generous potions of clams, mussels, snow crab, king crab, shrimp, and Dungeness crab when in season. Choose from five specific seasonings and five flavored heat levels. Side dishes include pepper jack crawfish mac & cheese, garlic noodles, corn bread with honey butter made daily. Asian-Cajun (as locals call it) has become a standout family friendly restaurant that’s simply fun! Tue, Wed and Thur 11-3 and 5-9 Fri 10-9, Sat 11-9, Sun 11-8 closed on Mon.

95 W. 11th St., Ste.103, Tracy (209) 207-9940, asiancajuncrawfish.com

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RESTAURANT GUIDE

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

DIY

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WINDOWSILL

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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. So let go of the worries of the day, and Go Outback. Open for lunch Mon-Fri at 11:30 a.m. Dinner 7 days a week Happy hour 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-F 1243 West March Lane, Stockton (209) 954-9615 www.outback.com

BY LINDSEY RODRIAN

A windowsill herb garden is the perfect way to get your green thumb going. Popular herbs like basil, oregano, mint, chives, rosemary, dill and thyme can prosper in small containers or even mason jars. Start with just a few herbs at first, and see how it goes. It is important to monitor each for their specific sunlight and water needs. If you see any wilting or yellowing, consider adjusting the placement of the plants so each gets what is needed to flourish. Choosing a good, organic fertilizer and potting soil are also important aspects in cultivating the best herbs. You can choose to start with seeds or purchase plants (beginners have better luck with plants), and enjoy the availability of fresh, delicious smelling herbs right in your kitchen.

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Established January 2014, Tap House Pizza sheds new light on how pizza should be done. Owners Amin Mozeb and Chris Rothenberger offer a unique twist on hand made, thin crust, gourmet pizzas. Crafted only with the freshest ingredients, prepared daily, tossed 100% by hand, this old style is quite refreshing. Coupled with outstanding food, Tap House also provides twelve constantly changing craft beers and fruit and herb infused wine based spirits. Having a quaint pub-like feel, the atmosphere is extremely cozy and family friendly as well. So, when looking for a unique flair and variety, Tap House Pizza is definitely the best at what they do. 2525 S Hutchins St Lodi, (209) 333-7777

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Farmers Market

What if I told you that a single cup of coffee each day could help you lose weight and gains tons of energy?

Opening Celebration Thursday, May 15 • 6pm to 7:30pm Presenting Sponsor

Farm to Feast With A Twist of Zin Join us as we celebrate Farmers Market Opening & 10th Anniversary of Zinfest Wine Tasting – Food Pairing At School & Oak Streets Tickets: $20 – includes wine tasting & raffle ticket for chance to win Gift Baskets

(209)367-7840 ext. 100 or lodichamber.com

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Its a perfect dessert table hightlight on birthdays, weddings and other parties. A box of these goodies is also a perfect gift.

Mango • Salted Caramel • Vanilla Reeses • Ube • Pink Champagne • Dark Chocolate 7610 Pacific Ave., Ste. B6, Stockton, (209) 955-0857

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EVENTS CALENDAR

GREAT DATES COMPILED BY KIMBERLY STREDNEY

“A Story of Fashion” MAY 9, STOCKTON

One of the most anticipated events of the year, “A Story of Fashion” is in its seventh year and showcases some of the best San Joaquin Delta College fashion design talent with 14 designers, exclusively handpicked to present their full collections. This year the featured designers have drawn inspiration from celestial innocents and adolescence to Greek Mythology and a touch of femininity using delicate draping and hints of culture. 8-9:30 p.m. Atherton Auditorium at San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Avenue, (209) 954-5151, deltacollege.edu

Stockton Symphony presents “Pops & Picnic: The Texas Tenors” MAY 3, STOCKTON

Come see the Texas Tenors, as seen on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent!” in the Stockton Symphony’s last concert of their 2013-2014 season. With breathtaking vocals, humor and cowboy charm the Texas Tenors have traveled the globe performing more than 450 concerts in the last three years. John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher bring their unique blend of Country, Gospel, Classical and Broadway to the stage, with the full Stockton Symphony. 8 p.m. Tickets range from $22-$57. Alex G. Spanos Center at University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave, (209) 951-0196, stocktonsymphony.org

El Concilio’s Cinco de Mayo Family Festival MAY 5, STOCKTON

El Concilio (Council For The Spanish Speaking) is pleased to present the annual Cinco de Mayo Family Festival to be held in Downtown Stockton on Center Street. Highlights will include food, arts and crafts, Mariachi, ballet, folklórico, a live band and much more for the entire family. Tickets $5/ Kids 13 and under are FREE! 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Weber Point Center, 221 N. Center St, (209) 644-2600, elconcilio.org

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Peace

Love

Seniors

Senior Awareness Day Information Fair for Seniors, Families, and Caregivers

Wellness Walk, Exhibitors, Classic Cars, Bingo, Senior Art Show, Entertainment, Free Park Entrance

Thursday, May 29, 2014

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. V Micke Grove Park in Lodi www.SJSeniorDay.org or call at: 209-468-1104 or E-mail: seniorawarenessday@sjgov.org John Covert & Crystal Image Hippie Show 12-1:15 p.m

Joni Morris & the After Midnight Band 10:00-11:30a.m. On Main Stage

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) provides free shuttle service to Senior Awareness Day event at Micke Grove Park. From 8 am to noon, shuttle buses will leave every half hour from eastbound Yokuts Ave, just east of Claremont Ave, in Stockton. Returning buses will leave the park every half hour until 3 pm.

(prize for best costume)

Main Stage 9:00 Wellness Walk

9:00-Uke.me and the Tremelos

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9:30 Sassy Senior Tappers

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ZinFest Wine Festival MAY 17, LODI

Sip, swirl and savor from a selection of 250 handcrafted wines from 50 Lodi wineries at Lodi’s premier wine tasting event! Sample local cuisine, learn some new tips at the ZinFest Wine and Cooking Schools, or relax along the beautiful Mokelumne River to an eclectic mix of live music. Guests can peruse merchandise from regional vendors and take home a commemorative bottle of custom blended Old Vine Zinfandel from the ZinFest Wine Shoppe. Tickets include a ZinFest wine glass, wine tasting, participation in seminars and entertainment. Noon – 5 p.m. North side of Lodi Lake Park, 1101-1301 W. Turner Road, (209) 365-0621, zinfest.com

Spring Garden Tour Delta College Drama presents “Into the Woods” MAY 9-18, STOCKTON

Worlds collide when storybook characters pursue their dreams in the epic, timeless, and blazingly relevant modern musical classic. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack, Little Red Ridinghood and many others pursue their dreams, but sometimes getting your wish comes with unexpected consequences. Sondheim’s sophisticated, haunting musical shatters the bright, shiny surface of classic bedtime stories to stir up the shadows below, speaking to the universal longings, challenges, and wonder we all share in this crazy journey through life. 8-10 p.m. Adults: $15; Students/Seniors 62+: $13. Tillie Lewis Theatre at San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Avenue, (209) 954-5113, deltacollege.edu

Zoo After Dark

Avenue of the Vines Half Marathon and 5K MAY 18, ACAMPO

Starting and finishing at the award-winning Woodbridge Winery, the flat, fast and friendly half marathon and 5k courses traipse past the beautiful scenery of grape vines and mustard seed in full bloom. Entry fee includes parking, commemorative wine glass, wine tasting, New Balance technical race shirt, finishers medal for half marathon participants, goodie bag, entertainment and post race lunch! Benefits the Emergency Food Bank and Family Services. 7-11 a.m. Register online before race day at fleetfeetstockton.com/resources/ avenue-of-the-vines. 5950 E. Woodbridge Rd, (209) 952-1446

MAY 18, NORTH STOCKTON, LODI AND MORADA

Join in the fun at the San Joaquin Master Gardener’s Spring Garden Tour, “Lovely To Look At, Delicious To Eat!” The tour covers seven private gardens located in North Stockton, Morada, and Lodi--all unique and diverse, both large and small, reflecting the owners’ unique personalities and styles. With increasing water concerns for our area this year, tour-goers will see lawn conversions to no-mow lawns and California native plant gardens. Edibles share the stage this year with raised vegetable planters, herb gardens and citrus stealing the show; there will be plenty of beautiful flowers on display along with striking foliage plants. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets: $20 before tour/$25 at event. 209-953-6112, sjmastergardeners.ucanr.edu

MAY 17, LODI

Join the Micke Grove Zoo staff for campfire-themed games, crafts, snacks, and storytelling after hours! Also includes s’mores bar and special flashlight tour of the zoo. Wildlife sightings in the zoo are not guaranteed, but program staff will provide live animal encounters using the education animal collection. Local wildlife such as egrets, skinks, owls, and raccoons may make an appearance and will be integrated into the program. For ages 5 and up only. Children under 12 must have an adult present. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $8 member/ $10 nonmember. 11793 N. Micke Grove Rd, (209) 331-2010, mgzoo.com

Strawberry Festival MAY 17 & 18, GALT

The Galt Strawberry Festival is now in it’s 19th year with attendance reaching over 25,000 and climbing annually. Bring your whole family to Veterans Field for two fun-filled days of strawberry madness. Highlights will include arts and crafts and food vendors, Kids Zone, Classic Car Show, and live music and entertainment throughout the event. This year, look for the new “Strawberry Alley”, which will feature vendors displaying a variety of strawberry-themed items. Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Veterans Field, 900 Charoline Ave, (209) 745-2529, galtchamber.com

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Dell’Osso Mud Run on the Farm

MAY 31, LATHROP

Get down and dirty on the farm with Dell’Osso Family Farm’s Mud Run on the Farm! Challenge yourself to a fun and difficult 5k run and obstacle course complete with lots of MUD! Registration includes: one free beer (for Mudders 21 or older), Mud Run on the Farm finishers medal and t-shirt, and trophies/ prizes for top finishers. Post race party at the “Fleet Feet Stockton Beer Garden”. The course is spectatorfriendly, so family and friends can witness firsthand your thrills of victory and spills of defeat. Register online only! $65-75. Free parking. 8 a.m.- 5.p.m. 501 Manthey Road, (209) 982-0833, mudonthefarm.com


STOCKTON CIVIC THEATRE presents

It Runs In The Family

Stockton Art League at

Elsie May Goodwin Gallery presents a sale of

watercolors

from the estate of the late Stockton artist

Claire Oak May 3 - May 31, 2014 PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Saturday, May 3rd from 4-7pm 1902 Pacific Avenue ∙ Stockton

By Ray Cooney

Directed by Kevin Costello

Rated PG

May 7th - 25th, 2014

2312 Rosemarie Lane ~ Stockton, CA 95207 Box Office (209) 473-2424  (Hours: Tues-Fri, 9am-2pm) www.sctlivetheatre.com

GALLERY HOURS:

10am - 4pm Tuesday - Saturday Closed Sundays and Mondays

Discover the Roots of California’s Heartland

PET FARM ANIMALS

Critter Corral

Fridays & Saturdays 11-3 Through May 31

San Joaquin County Historical Museum Micke Grove Regional Park www.SanJoaquinHistory.org

Accredited by the American Association of Museums

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FINAL THOUGHTS

Cheers! TO

ZinFest

BY KELLY POLLARD

  Color my cheeks flushed! It’s ZinFest time once again. In case you haven’t heard, I’m a wine lover and I rush to events that promote drinking wine. In public. ZinFest Wine Festival takes place on May 17th at Lodi Lake Park. What better way to spend a day than sipping from the rich bounty of Lodi regional wines? Run, do not walk, to purchase your tickets. With over two hundred Lodi wines to taste, line up that designated driver and plan for a day of food and drink under 98

the California sun. Nothing screams California awesomeness more than a festival dedicated to drinking wine and shopping crafty vendor booths to the soundtrack of live music. All of my favorite things in one place. You may find me lounging by the live band, but perhaps you are the more motivated sort and would like to participate in the ZinFest Cooking School. Wow your friends with your culinary expertise gained with time spent with a chef and winemaker during a spectacular

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demonstration. The only thing better than fine wine is gourmet food paired with wine.   I don’t even pretend to be a wine expert. I just drink it. And I occasionally write about wine. Well, more than occasionally. Perhaps I’ll even make a point to stop at one of the hourly Zinfest Wine School demonstrations so I can at least pretend I know what I’m talking about. Although I do look mighty pretty just sitting and sipping on Old Vine Zin. I pride myself on mastering the art of attending the wine festival. This entails drinking enough water to hydrate my body before the event, lathering a thick layer of sunscreen on my fair, Irish skin and slipping on my sandals for a day of wandering from wine booth to wine booth. Take a walk with me, and we’ll quickly discover which booth has the most generous pours. I know myself well enough to realize that the more wine I’ve ‘sipped’, the more likely I’ll go on a shopping rampage at one of the many cool vendors dotting the premise. I try to stick to cash only and avoid the credit card hangover the next day.

  I will try not to be sad that my children won’t be allowed to attend the event. Ha! Who am I kidding? The children will happily stay with the grandparents so I can explore the Zin scene in peace. All that is left to do is to hide my credit cards from myself, arrange a chariot to carry me safely home, and soak up the wine and sun next to the lake. Check out the full weekend lineup for ZinFest, including self-guided winery tours with special activities. Or splurge and attend the Vintner’s Grille at the Lake on Friday night for wine and gourmet cuisine from Wine and Roses. I think I just may come down with a bit of spring fever and not show up to work that Monday morning.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

ZinFest Lodi Lake Park 1101-1103 W. Turner Road Lodi, (209) 365-0621, Zinfest.com


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