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Contents

OCTOBER 2019

Features 58 CARING FOR YOU

Self care means taking the time to care for yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally, a task women, especially, tend to struggle with as they put others in their lives before themselves. We talked with local female doctors from some of the area’s most prestigious hospitals to learn how we can best practice self care in our daily lives to become the best possible versions of ourselves. By

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50 BREAKING BREAD

If you love to lunch, chances are you go crazy over a good deli sandwich. And whether you order it loaded with Italian cold cuts, stacked with fresh veggies, or stuffed with hot fixings, there are plenty of options in the 209 to satisfy your sandwich cravings. Stroll from hole in the wall institutions to comfortable café’s for the perfect places to pull up a chair and devour a good deli sandwich in style. By Suzanne Ledbetter

67 WOMEN’S WELLNESS HOW TO

Ever wondered how to properly take care of your hair, or diagnose age-related macular eye degeneration? Want to have a fresher looking face this fall or finally learn how to make those OBGYN appointments less awkward? Local experts answer those questions—and plenty more—in our Women’s Wellness How To Special Section.

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Chef Ian Bens, the man behind the menu at Rosewood Bar & Grill, has a buzzy hobby. For years, Ian has been attending to his own bee hives, sourcing honey for the restaurants he works at, and for the first time this year, he’s bringing those talents—and his bounty—to Rosewood. By Nora Heston Tarte

112 FALL IN LOVE IN WINE COUNTY

Find romance amongst the vines. Located on the Salinas River north of San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles affords its guests a luxurious experience from start to finish. Premier wineries takeover much of the land, producing otherworldly Bordeauxs like the cabernet sauvignon for which the region is best known and lesser-known varietals like malbec and petit verdot. With a lush landscape and fog-kissed mountains near the central coast, adventure can be found in the urban city center boasting organic menus and eclectic hotspots or in the hills where zipping and sipping is what locals do best.

By Nora Heston Tarte

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Contents OCTOBER 2019

38 132 5 PIES TO TRY It's

National Pizza Month!

134 WHAT WE’RE SIPPING NOW Get ready for fall with this new cocktail from Townehouse

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28 GLOVES UP! Stockton’s

Gabe Flores is coming up in the world of boxing

30 KID’S FREE SAN DIEGO

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PUMPKIN FIELDS FOREVER Ripken Pumpkins gives to those in need

38 SUIT UP! Get your tuxes

Kids vacation free for the month of October

at Tuxedos of Lodi!

32 KIDS TAKING A STAND

40 DIA DE LOS MUERTO

Local lemonade stands raises money for cancer research and more

Learn what the holiday is really about

STYLE WITH TILE 34 LIFE IN THE BIKE LANE 103 It’s versatile

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GOOD MOOD FOOD The Downtowner brings healthy eats to downtown Stockton

HELLO PUDDIN’ Vegan pudding-alternatives with added health benefits

138 IN SEASON: PUMPKIN

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TIDBITS Code 3 sushi roll, custom cookies, and flights and bites at Weibel

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AGENDA 209 What's happening around the county this month

126 WINE GADGETS FOR THE IN EVERY ISSUE WINE GEEK These are must 18 PUBLISHER’S LETTER haves for wine drinkers DINING GUIDE 128 2M MOBILE CANNING CO. 140 How do they get our favorite beverages in those cans?

130 TRENDING Food and wine happenings

Making Lodi the county’s most bike-able area

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IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE! Fall is in the air, and in addition to crisper mornings and bright, orange pumpkins blossoming in nearby fields, fall welcomes the addition of one of my favorite things—fall sports. Basketball is on the horizon, football is already underway, and hockey is finally here.

"Hockey players have fire in their hearts and ice in their veins"

This year I’m happy to announce that San Joaquin Magazine will continue its partnership with the Stockton Heat in a new role just in time to celebrate the 15th anniversary of hockey in Stockton. Our publication will become the official sponsor of the Heat’s t-shirt toss, which means lucky audience members can get their hands on a San Joaquin Magazine-Stockton Heat t-shirt just by showing up to a game. T-shirts will be given out throughout the season, and tickets are already on sale at StocktonHeat.com/tickets. Check out some of the Heat’s biggest match-ups and celebrations. While home games are aplenty throughout the season, there are a few special events to keep your eye on. Opening day (Oct. 12) the Heat will face off against the San Diego Gulls, and keep your eyes peeled for a special night hosted with the Lodi Wine Commission where the Stockton Heat will change its name for one night only to the Stockton Zins. We also celebrate Halloween this month, and the Valley is brimming with opportunities to get into the holiday spirit. October 1 marks the first day of celebration at the ever-popular Dell ‘Osso Farms where hay rides, train rides, and haunted houses rule. At the Manteca Kiwani’s Pumpkin Fair, held on October 5 and 6, guests can tour a haunted house, listen to live music, enjoy a beer and wine garden, play in a kid’s zone, chow down on pumpkin-flavored goodies, and more. Even Weber Point’s and Bob Hope Theatre’s movie picks are Halloween-themed with Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween playing at Weber Point Oct. 11 and Beetlejuice playing at Bob Hope on Oct. 13. We’ll end the month with a festive Dia de los Muertos street festival celebrated at the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery on Oct. 26 and Trick or Treat on the Mile on Oct. 31. Regardless of how you decide to celebrate, one thing is for sure; you won’t have to hunt too hard to find festive activities nearby. Check out our agenda for more spooky offerings, page 147.

TONY ZOCCOLI Publisher/Editor

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LAST THOUGHTS COMMUNITY Every month we highlight members of the local community who are making a difference, whether it’s through civic duty or just killing it as a local business owner. From kids to adults our magazine is always laser-focused on telling the stories of our neighbors. Check out some of our spotlights this month from Danielle Gormley, owner of Hello Puddin, to the kids behind San Joaquin County’s biggest lemonade stand.

WOMEN’S HEALTH Every October we celebrate women’s health with our annual Women’s Wellness issue. In this month’s feature, Caring For You, we explore the importance of self-care. One thing we learned is that women are so accustomed to being caregivers for others they forget to care for themselves—and that is a health trend we simply can’t support. Local physicians weigh in, page 58.


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the bruschetta-wrapped peaches finished with honey and crème frâiche? For Chef Ian Bens using local ingredients has always been important, which is why he cooks with local honeys from places like Golden Bear Ranches to polish these fine meals. This year, however, Chef Bens is bringing the hive even closer to home, producing his own honey to stock the restaurant—and feed the Lodi community. www.sanjoaquinmagazine.com

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On a property not far from Lodi city limits, Chef Bens tends to a single hive, a talent he picked up while working at the Fairmont in Washington D.C. For five years he has been keeping bees, and using the bounty to season his already impeccable dishes. He, however, hopes to use his newest bee-keeping venture for more than good flavor. With honey and other hive products worked into as many dishes as possible, Chef Bens anticipates it will create a learning opportunity for guests to become educated about backyard beekeeping and how important these

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components of these meals—“Pollen has a lot of proteins and vitamins and minerals in it so it is very, very healthy,” Chef Bens explains. The beeswax also comes in handy for meal prepping. Chef Bens uses it to create pastry molds, in which the beeswax adds a shiny outer coating to the sweets along with a good aroma. He also uses the beeswax as a cocoon to cook potatoes and fish inside for even heat distribution and that same enticing aroma. Also positioned inside of hives are tree saps and bee gums collected to seal holes and keep out other insects. “It’s super medicinal, anti-microbial, some people say its anti-cancer, antifungal,” he says. Aside from that, it tastes amazing. “It’d be great in a cocktail.” Next year, there are plans to expand the operation from one hive to two or three. Most of the work, Chef Bens says, comes from getting the hives started. With three hives, Rosewood can pull in up to 200 pounds of local honey for recipes plus other goodies hiding inside those cells. But the more important part is how Chef Bens’ backyard beekeeping will benefit the whole community, supporting the struggling ecosystem as bees pollinate nearby fruit trees and tending to the dwindling population of bees.

buzzy creatures are to the environment. “The more honeybees that we have… the more fruit and vegetables and seeds we will have on our neighborhood plants,” Chef Bens says. “Keeping hives creates a significantly positive environmental impact.” For the Rosewood chef, beekeeping has become a bit of a hobby. He goes into the hive about once each month to monitor the health of the bees, check on the queen bee, and get a look at production. By the time he’s ready to pull honey this fall, he expects to have more than 50 pounds of useable goods for Rosewood dishes. 26

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Gabriel Flores, 19, started boxing at seven years old. Growing up in Stockton, the sport gave him an outlet to keep himself out of trouble.

Gabriel is working hard to meet his inspiring goals. A promising young athlete, he hopes to one day hold multiple world championships He knew early on that boxing professionalin different weight classes. And ly was his main aspiration, and today he’s as he continues to train, Gabriel signed to Top Rank Promotions, boxes on is also giving his time to anothESPN, and won an amateur world title beer cause—speaking to Stockton fore turning pro. youth at sporting “I asked my father if events and school I could train one day,” assemblies. He gives “SINCE I WAS A Gabriel says. “Ever motivational speechBABY I HAD BOXsince then I haven’t es empowering kids looked back.” ING GLOVES ON MY with a similar upGabriel travels all bringing to his to do HANDS.” over the country to whatever they want – Gabriel Flores fight, with notable apin life, to follow any pearances in Nevada dream they have. and right here in Stockton. His favorite Some kids think the only way memory was getting into the ring on May 4 out of hard situations is in “the at the Stockton Arena. worst ways possible,” Gabe exThe fight drew a crowd of 10,000 peoplains. But he says he’s an example ple, with millions more watching it live on to these kids that you can do well. ESPN. Gabriel finished with a third round With his platform, he is dedicated knockout. So far, he’s undefeated. to preaching his message that chil“That’s my family. That’s my people who I fight for every time I go in the ring,” he dren growing up in Stockton have says. “It was my best performance.” unlimited options for their futures.

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“It could change a kid from doing bad to good,” he says. That’s why Gabriel prioritizes these talks. That, and it’s an opportunity to give back to the city where he still resides. “Stockton made me who I am,” Gabriel says. “The person I am today is because of my city.” SJM

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The promotion offers families a chance to visit the seaside city without breaking the bank, and to take advantage of good weather without the summer crowds. With offers from hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums, tours, and transportation companies, there is plenty to keep you busy for a long weekend—or the entire month. PLAY FREE Top area attractions are offering free admission for guests. At LEGOLAND California Resort kids two to twelve can get a free pass to the theme park that features a DUPLO Playtown play area for toddlers, the LEGOLAND Water Park (open weekends), and plenty of rides throughout for kids of all ages. All you have to do: purchase one adult ticket. SeaWorld San Diego boasts a similar deal with free admission for kids

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age three to nine. Take a ride on the park’s newest coaster, the Tidal Twister, or dine with orcas and play with dolphins. All you have to do: purchase one full-priced adult ticket for every free child’s pass. The San Diego Zoo is one of the most spectacular animal attractions in the world with more than 4,000 animals representing 800 species, offering free admission for guests under 12, or head to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park for more animal fun. EAT FREE San Diego serves more than tacos and beachside burritos— although those are good, too. Dive into the diverse offerings of Californian and otherworldly cuisine and your kiddos will enjoy

• San Diego Natural History Museum • Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego • The New Children’s Museum • USS Midway Museum • The Gondola Company

a free meal at participating restaurants. At Waterbar San Diego, guests can dine on seafood while enjoying panoramic views of the coast. All you have to do: buy one adult entrée per free child’s meal. If it is Mexican cuisine you crave, stop by Galaxy Taco in La Jolla for seafood and taco combinations for the whole family. All you have to do: buy one adult meal per two kid’s combos for kids 12 and under. STAY FREE This is more than a free hotel room. Kids who sleep over at participating hotels get free gifts at the resorts. The Pendry hands out pajamas (one set per family), in–room movies, and snacks while Glorietta Bay Inn in Coronado gives $25 gift cards to MooTime Creamery. SJM

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KIDS TAKING A STAND A COMMUNITY LEMONADE STAND SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS  BY NORA HESTON TARTE member Mason Merin, 18. “I feel vested in helping others who are fighting cancer and also in helping to fund programs in our local cancer center.” Mason, along with his brother, Gavin young entrepreneurs did in 2006 when Merin, and neighbor, Sydney Seligman, they started what would become the started their first lemonade stand out community’s largest lemonade stand, of boredom—and by chance. Looking with more than 75 young participants for something to do, the kids found all involved each of the ingredients for year and more lemonade in the pan“KTAS HAS TAUGHT than $200k try. By the end of the dollars donated day they had earned ME THAT WE CAN ALL to support breast $100. They decided MAKE A DIFFERENCE cancer awareness, to donate it to St. treatment, and IF WE COME Joseph’s Hospital, patients so far. and because the MeTOGETHER AS “KTAS has rin’s mother, Kristie A COMMUNITY,” made giving back Merin, had survived – Garrett Alegre, 17, to this community breast cancer, they a major part of my KTAS Participant earmarked the mon life,” says founding ey specifically to

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support survivors. Thirteen years later the entire event, from preparation to tear down, is still run by kids, and the three founding members still have a hand in organizing it each year. It has, however, moved from outside of the Merin’s house to Lincoln Center to support its size and the menu has expanded to include baked goods, as well. At the end of every event the proceeds are donated to local organizations that help those affected by breast cancer, as well as families in need. “Being a part of KTAS from the age of 7 has… taught me to be compassionate and giving,” says Lexey Seligman, 20. “After meeting numerous people fighting for their life I want to do more… Through being a nurse, I want to be there for patients and their families when they are going through someThe 13th annual KTAS thing as hard as event will be held at Lincoln cancer.” SJM Center on October 13.

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LIFE IN THE BIKE LANE

BIKE LODI ENCOURAGES CYCLING IN THE CITY  BY FAITH LEWIS /

What has two wheels and is good for your health and the planet? Chances are you already know the answer. Bike Lodi, a newly minted 501c nonprofit, is encouraging people to leave the car at home and put the pedal to the pavement—the bike pedal. Bike Lodi Chair Kathryn Siddle and Vice Chair Kandy Vaccarezza are out to transform Lodi into a safe place to ride for avid cyclists like themselves, but also for visitors, families, and casual riders. “We want to be an exceptional biking community. We want to be a place where riding your bike is not the unique thing,” Kathryn says. Always a social cyclist, Kathryn was one of the first members of Bike Lodi. Founded in 2015 as a joint effort with Visit Lodi, Kathryn took the reins in

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July of 2016. Thanks to her tenacity, willingness to dedicate countless hours to the cause, and her background in social work (and grant writing), she has helped steer Bike Lodi into a growing philanthropic organization. Today Bike Lodi has donated over 500 helmets to children, hosts bike rodeos to teach kids basic bike maintenance and hand signals to promote safe riding, and offers bike valets at community events like the Lodi Farmers Market to encourage people to ride, not drive. “With more bike lanes and more emphasis on places to park… I think families would do it more often,” Kandy says, referencing Bike Lodi’s efforts to install bike racks and create bike lanes throughout Lodi. For Kandy, biking was a way to

clear her head and stay healthy after having kids and when her six mile rides to Lodi Lake turned into twelve mile rides—and then eventually 30, 40, and 60 miles— she began to appreciate just how great Lodi is for cycling. “We are so lucky to have these country roads that you can leave from downtown Lodi and in less than two miles be out of the urban feel and into the country,” Kandy says. Not to mention Lodi’s 80 plus wineries offer the perfect place to take a break and grab a snack—or a sip— along the way. SJM TASTE THE HARVEST: BIKE LODI bikelodica@gmail.com

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PUMPKIN FIELDS FOREVER

RIPKEN VINEYARDS & WINERY DONATES PUMPKINS TO COMMUNITY KIDS  BY FAITH LEWIS / D RIPKEN PUMPKINS

By October, every kid is excited about pumpkin season. But the preparations for what most of us don’t consider until Oct. 1 have been happening under the soil since at least June. For four months, farmers pre-irrigate land, hand plant seeds, cultivate weeds, fertilize soil, monitor pests, and harvest pumpkins. To say it’s a lot of work is an understatement. At Ripken Vineyards & Winery and KG Vineyard Management, the farmers, however, enjoy the work. Mostly because they know the end result is a lot of satisfied customers, most under the age of 10. “Ripken Vineyards & Winery has grown and donated pumpkins to various causes, which include religious groups, Woodbridge Fire District, San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, Rainbow School, Larson Elementary, the World of Wonders Science Museum, and various wineries throughout California,” says Richard "Rip" Ripken, co-owner of Ripken Vineyards & Winery, also known as Farmer Roochie at the local schools. Pumpkins are also sold to Michael Da36

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vid Winery and Phillip Farms down the road. The efforts, however, aren’t done for a profit. In fact, most of Ripken’s pumpkin yield, which totaled nearly 8,000 in 2018, is gifted. By delivering pumpkins to community schools, it saves the district money on busing kids to pumpkin patches and allows each child to take home their own pumpkin, free of charge. It’s a service the Ripken family takes joy in. For more than 40 years they’ve been donating their rainbow of pumpkins from the traditional jack-olantern orange to various shades of white, green, yellow, orange, pink, and deep reds, and Rip isn’t sick of it yet. In fact, his favorite part of the season is receiving thank you notes from students across the county. He enjoys the elaborate messages, detailed drawings, and funny comments about how delicious the pumpkins were. He estimates he’s received nearly 5,000 notes so far—and he’s read every single one of them. The cause is a way for the Ripken family to give back to the community that raised them. Rip graduated Lodi High School in 1962, and all of his children and their spouses have gone to school in Stockton and Lodi. Today, the fourth generation attends elementary and middle schools in the county. At Ripken, farmers grow many varieties of pumpkins from those prime for carving to those best for

making pies, plus mini-decorative pumpkins with endearing names like Baby Bear and We Be Little. True Lambie, winegrower at Ripken Vineyards & Winery says, “The unique pumpkin varieties are keeping with Ripken tradition of promoting unique winegrape varieties.” SJM

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SUIT UP! SHOPPING AT TUXEDOS OF LODI  BY CAITLIN HAMER / D

For the last five years, Jas Dhatt has been at the helm of Tuxedos of Lodi, slinging suits with an inspiring amount of insight, honesty, and joy. “I just like talking to people as friends,” he reveals. “I’m not trying to make anyone buy something.” And perhaps it’s that sociable approach that makes him so successful – but it’s also because he really knows his suits. “I wore a suit almost every day for a good chunk of my life,” Jas says.

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“And I’m a bigger gentleman, so I was struggling to make clothes look good on me. I was overly worried about how it made me look.” The bulk of Jas' business is made up of men looking to purchase a suit for a wedding, whether it’s for their own wedding, a groomsmen tux, or simply something to wear as a guest. With an eye for perfectly tailored suits, Jas goes the extra mile, helping couples plan a wedding palette to ensure that everything and everyone will look great on the big day. “To

look good is the one job grooms have,” laughs Jas. “We want to hit that mark!” If you’re in need of a custom suit or tuxedo, Jas, with the help of his wife, who works as a seamstress in the shop, can create one. They also have designer suits available for purchase by brands like West End and Jackson James, as well as designer rental suits from brands like Michael Kors and Calvin Klein. Got a groomsman who lives out of town? Tuxedos of Lodi offers a special service for that, delivering the suit in advance so men can complete alternations ahead of time, and there are no game day surprises. And speaking of time—though ideally you’ll want to place your custom orders at least six to eight weeks in advance—Jas has taken prom orders with less than 48 hours notice. If you’re willing to pay the shipping fee, he might even be able to wrangle you a suit in 24 hours. But whether you’re making a last-minute purchase or planning well in advance, Jas wants to make sure all customers leave looking good and, most importantly, feeling good. And while Jas loves the look of a sharp suit, above all, he loves seeing his customers happy. “I always ask the same question,” he says. “How do we help you look your best?” SJM GET FITTED: TUXEDOS OF LODI 24 N. School St., Lodi (209) 339-8897


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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

TRADITION THAT REACHES DEEP INTO THE MEXICAN CULTURE.

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS DAY OF THE DEAD

 BY FAITH LEWIS /

Día de los Muertos is often incorrectly celebrated as a Mexican Halloween. In reality, the two holidays have no relation, except that one falls the day after the other. The joyous (and colorful) celebration of life and death known as Dia de los Muertos is filled with tradition that reaches deep into the Mexican culture, celebrating historic beliefs. The holiday traces its origins to the Aztec festival dedicated to Mictecacihuatl, goddess of the underworld and guardian of the bones of the dead. During this celebration it was believed that the spirits of the dead would return to earth and walk once again among their loved ones. 40

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Like any holiday, there are many traditions that are part of Día de los Muertos, and here in San Joaquin County, families and the community are celebrating them all. OFRENDAS Alters Alters are central to the celebration of Día de los Muertos. Each alter is dedicated to a family member or friend who has passed and celebrates their life and what they loved most. It was traditionally believed that the spirit would make its way back to the alter, so families offer food and water to sustain the spirits on their journey.


CEMPASUCHITL Mexican Marigolds Mexican marigolds are used to decorate the alter as it was believed that the flowers’ bright color and strong scent helped to guide spirits. Modern alters make use of both live and paper marigolds. ALFEÑIQUES Sugar Skulls Made of molded sugar paste and decorated in bright icing, sugar skulls come in all sizes and levels of complexity and are a common gift to children during Día de los Muertos. PAPEL PICADO Pierced Paper Papel Picado is made by carefully cutting an intricate design through brightly colored stacks of tissue paper. It is hung as decoration on alters and in the streets during Día de los Muertos. PAN DE MUERTO Bread of the Dead This sweet bread is one of the foods that is traditionally found on the alters for the spirits on their journey—but it is also enjoyed by the living. Expert Tip: You can find pan de muerto at just about any Mexican bakery this time of year, including La Victoria Delicatessen (1305 E. Main St., Stockton).

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Join the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery in celebrating Día de los Muertos at the fourth annual community street fiesta on October 26. “It’s really a community event that’s all inclusive,” says Gracie Madrid, president of the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery. “But the other thing is our culture. We’re keeping up with the culture for our people.” The fiesta, keeping true to the holiday, is meant to be a celebration of life. Many traditions are represented throughout the day, including the costumes seen in the Catrina Pageant. The Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery will also be open and people are welcome to see the display of more than 20 alters that community members have dedicated to loved ones. There will also be Día de los Muertos inspired art, food vendors, a car show, Latin soul and mariachi music, and a children’s area with crafts and games. SJM MEXICAN HERITAGE CENTER & GALLERY 111 S. Sutter St., Stockton (209) 969-9306

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On Saturday, Aug. 24, the Pacific Athletic Foundation hosted the 20th annual Orange and Black Ball held at Janseen-Lagorio Gymnasium. Kaiser Permanente was the official title sponsor for this black tie event that included dinner, a live auction, dessert bar, and dancing.

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HOSPICE OF SAN JOAQUIN MOONLIGHT SIP AND STROLL ď ?

The Moonlight Sip and Stroll, hosted by Hospice of San Joaquin, was held at the Brookside Classics on Aug 17. Food and wine lovers alike gathered on Heron Lakes Drive to enjoy drinks from over 35 wineries and distilleries and food tastings from over 50 local restaurants. As the sun set, attendees were able to sip, enjoy local art, and dance the night away.

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On August 17, 400 guests gathered at Manna Ranch Inc. for the 32nd Annual Moonlight Gala. This was an elegant event to raise funds to fight cancer where guests enjoyed an evening of local entertainment and fine dining.

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Satisfy Your Sandwich Craving in San Joaquin County

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If you love to lunch, chances are you go crazy over a good deli sandwich. And whether you order it loaded

with Italian cold cuts, stacked with fresh veggies, or stuffed with hot fixings, there are plenty of options in the 209 to satisfy your sandwich cravings. Stroll from hole in the wall institutions to comfortable café’s for the perfect places to pull up a chair and devour a good deli sandwich in style. This month we’re delivering a comprehensive menu for your sandwich needs with some of the region’s top bites and the best sides to pair them with. Enjoy!

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If there is one thing to know about Bon Appetit, it’s that everything they make is from scratch, and the homemade ranch just might be the best we’ve ever had! Go green with a side salad, top it with garlicky croutons, and drizzle it in ranch. 1012 W. Lodi Ave. Lodi, 209-367-5930

THE GOLDEN GATE @ Bon Appetit

If you’ve ever stepped foot in Lodi’s gourmet French café, then you know what we know. Like the fact that the owners Thierry and Pascale are two of the kindest folks you’ll ever meet and that every sandwich is made with love. When it comes to the menu, we’re seldom stuffing our face with anything other than the #6, also known as the Golden Gate, on Squaw bread. The dark bread is a perfect balance to the grilled chicken breast, crispy bacon, smoked gouda, vine-ripened tomatoes, and lettuce, all slathered in a creamy garlic aioli.

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THE NO. 5

@ Gian’s Delicatessen

This Miracle Mile mainstay is an authentic Italian deli that serves up sandwiches East Coast style. If you want to take a trip to flavortown (Guy Fieri once made a visit here), go big with the #5 on ciabatta bread, stacked with coppa, peppered turkey, creamy Havarti, roasted red bell peppers, mayo, and mustard.

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Gian’s may be known for their sandwiches, but its homemade ravioli plays second fiddle to nothing. The delicious bites are doused in meat sauce—good for a meal on their own or as a compliment to your sub. You can even pick it up to go, and frozen bags of the stuff can be cooked up for your next event. 2112 Pacific Ave., Stockton, 209-469-0108

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BETH’S CBR @ Cut the Mustard

As the days of fall grow shorter, those cravings for a hot sandwich oozing with sauce and cheese are undeniable. At Cut the Mustard, a bustling Deli in Lodi’s industrial area, the Beth’s Chicken Bacon Ranch sandwich satisfies those cravings. Tender chunks of everroast chicken breast are layered with crispy bacon, spicy pepper jack cheese, and homemade ranch dressing. EXPERT TIP: Do not take this sandwich to go. It tastes best hot and fresh.

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No matter what you get, don’t forget to ask for a tangy pickle spear to accompany your meal. Alternate bites between sandwich and pickle for a winning combination. 1371 E. Pine St., Lodi, 209-368-5259

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BISHOP BRUISER @ Fiori’s Butcher Shoppe

This beloved Lodi delicatessen and butcher shop has been around since 1974. Their longevity speaks to the quality of the sandwiches, served up to hungry kids and families. Go for the Bishop Bruiser on a French roll, loaded with sliced chicken, roasted red bell peppers, creamy Havarti cheese, romaine lettuce, and savory tomatoes.

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There is no shortage of side options when dining at Fiori’s. However, it’s the fresh pesto corkscrew pasta always has our mouths watering with its herbaceous flavors. 400 W. Lodi Ave. Lodi, 209-334-4121

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COMBO

@ Genova bakery

At Genova bakery, we build our own sandwich, with a little help from Rachel Kisker of the Edible Hours food blog. Her creation (that we’ve adopted)? A spicy, salty, stack of excellence. Ask for a combo with hot salami, hot coppa, havarti cheese, mustard, lettuce, tomato, and Bruno peppers. Give it the perfect texture by adding oil and vinegar. Expert tip: Order it on ciabatta bread.

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Balance the big flavors of your sandwich with a simple side option. Opting for a bag of chips keeps the focus on the quality of Genova’s deli meat and adds extra crunch between bites. 749 N. Sierra Nevada St., Stockton, 209-466-6145

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TRI-TIP SANDWICH @ Yosemite Meat Market

This popular Stockton butcher shop serves up some serious eats, but it’s their tri-tip sandwich that keeps us coming back for more. Perfectly cooked and seasoned, the meat is tender and juicy, just the way good tri-tip should be. And while some tri-tip sandwiches are hard to eat with your hands, here they slice the smoky meat thin for ease and portability. When choosing bread, opt for Dutch crunch if you like it. It’s a good roll to soak up the juices with.

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Yosemite Meat Market’s version of your grandma’s classic potato salad is off-the-charts good. You can taste the fresh, whole potatoes, with hearty chunks of starchy goodness and a good dose of fleshy skin in every bite. Perhaps the best part though is YM’s ability to keep the flavorful recipe creamy, but not heavy. 915 N. Yosemite St., Stockton, 209-466-7537

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TURKEY & AVOCADO @ Podesto’s Market and Deli

If you grew up in the 209, you know Podesto’s has been slanging delicious deli sandwiches for decades. Located in Lincoln Center, arrive early and fill out your order form for a turkey and avocado sandwich on Dutch crunch bread built with fresh, creamy avocado and oven roasted turkey. The sandwiches here are colossal in both size and flavor.

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Two words: potato salad! The deli staff confirms this is the most popular complement to any deli sandwich on the menu. Made in house, diners love the hint of tang evident in every bite and the crunch of perfectly cooked potatoes. Order up a larger side to-go to serve at family gatherings or your next backyard barbeque. 104 Lincoln Center, Stockton, 209-951-0234 www.sanjoaquinmagazine.com

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Caring For You Female health workers weigh in on the importance of self-care for women

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NORA HESTON TARTE / D DAN HOOD

There is no single definition of self-care. For everyone, it means something different. Ultimately, it’s about remembering to take the time to care about one’s self physically, mentally, and emotionally. For some this is as simple as a trip to the spa or a hot bath and a good book. Other types of self-care mean routine health screenings, proper nutrition, consistent exercise routines, and therapy. We talked with local female healthcare workers from some of the area’s most prestigious hospitals to learn how we can best practice self care in our daily lives to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

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HOW LOCAL DOCTORS PRACTICE SELF CARE Stay in the present Spend time in nature Prepare healthy meals Be active Prayer Meditation Thought-provoking reading Quality time with family and friends Routine health appointments Alone time Beauty routines and regimens Trying new activities Time with pets Internal reflection Journaling Preventative care Good hygiene Gardening Art Projects Music Massages Naps Laughing

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Nutrition

At its core, self-care refers to the ways in which we take care of ourselves. Eating healthy, getting exercise, spending time outdoors—it all equates to a better, and overall healthier, self. “Self-care is honoring oneself, taking the time to build the harmony of mind, body, and spirit,” says Raquel Moreno, a registered dietician and health education manager at Kaiser Permanente Medicine in Stockton. Eating healthier fuels the body and puts us on a better trajectory for health. When we eat well, we feel more energized and alert, we are better equipped to take on our days and our responsibilities, and, in the end, we accomplish more by taking time out to focus on personal health. “Healthy eating is one of the most important parts of taking care of ourselves. When we eat wholesome, nutrient-rich food (whole grains, fruits, nuts, vegetables, lean meats), we

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are showing respect for our bodies,” Raquel says. Those looking to eat healthier (and reap the benefits of a good diet) should limit their intake of processed foods and look to organic, nutrient-rich foods grown locally. It’s a mission Kaiser Permanente supports by offering

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weekly farm stands at its clinics in Manteca and Stockton where patients can pick up locally grown fruits and vegetables. Perhaps the easiest way to cut down on unnecessary calories and sugars is to replace sugary drinks with water, flavored water, and seltzers. These are

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“WOMEN OFTEN FUNCTION AS CAREGIVERS TO PARENTS, FAMILY, AND EVEN FRIENDS. WHEN WOMEN ARE TAKING CARE OF OTHERS, HOWEVER, THEY MAY NOT BE TAKING CARE OF THEMSELVES,” -RAQUEL MORENO, REGISTERED DIETICIAN


much better for you than juice or soda. “Cooking should not take over your life,” Rosario Aguirre, a registered dietician at Kaiser Permanente, says. “Plan smart by using precooked grilled lean meats… vegetables and fruits usually require very little preparation. Consider using a slow cooker to save time, and for a delicious hot meal.” These may sound like the typical rules for healthy eating, and that’s because, for most people, they are the standard. However, it’s important to remember that our bodies are all unique and what works for one person isn’t a guaranteed slam-dunk for the next. Sometimes self-care isn’t only about what you are eating, but how you are eating it. “I always tell patients that one of the best ways to manage your well-being is through intuitive eating,” says Christina Ellis, a clinical dietician at St Joseph’s Medical Center. “Take time out of your day to sit down and enjoy those meals!” By rushing through meals or being too busy to adhere to a normal eating schedule, women are often missing those hunger and fullness cues that should dictate eating patterns. By sitting down to enjoy meals instead of rush through them, you’re more likely to eat to satisfaction instead of participating in mindless eating or eating based off emotion, which then often leads to overeating and unintentional weight gain. “It is important to identify these food triggers, find alternative ways to manage these emotions, and work on prioritizing planned mealtimes,” Christina says. “One of the questions I like to ask during our first session is ‘when is the last time you sat down for at least 20 minutes and really enjoyed a meal without distraction?’ Nine out of ten times, the clients cannot recall, or if they can, it has been a very long time,” Christina says. The mental break of stopping what you’re doing to eat a meal is good for overall health, too. “I also encourage members to be mindful of the way any food makes them feel afterward,” Raquel says. For many, processed foods make

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WHAT DOES SELF-CARE MEAN TO YOU? “To me, self-care means showing yourself the same love you give to others, if not more. It’s important to know what specifically makes you happy and then to make sure to satisfy those needs! Don’t try and copy others, find what works best for your own unique personality.” – CHRISTINA ELLIS, CLINICAL DIETICIAN AT ST. JOSEPH’S MEDICAL CENTER

“We can take care of ourselves through activities that bring greater awareness to the present moments. When we are practicing selfcare, we are engaged in activities that feed the spirit, body, and mind.” – RAQUEL MORENO, REGISTERED DIETICIAN AT KAISER PERMANENTE IN STOCKTON

people feel sluggish or not satisfied. A feeling of still being hungry after a large meal is indicative that it doesn’t contain the nutrients needed for the body to function. However, for some, items like lactose may cause brain fog or an upset stomach, while for others dairy products don’t affect them. The same can be said for those who react poorly to garlic, onions, or salt. It’s really all about knowing what’s good for you personally.

CHRISTINA ELLIS, CLINICAL DIETICIAN

These issues are common for most people, but women run into another problem when it comes to finding the time to meal prep, plan, and shop. “Any woman can feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed at times when trying to balance all their responsibilities,” Raquel says. “These feelings can sometimes prevent women from taking action to help themselves.”

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MARY RAYMOND, FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER

“TAKE TIME FOR SELF-CARE, INSIST UPON IT AND DON’T LET ANYONE DENY YOU THIS TIME,”

- MARY RAYMOND, FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER

Physical Health Overall physical health is a big part of selfcare. Having regular checkups, following up with your primary care doctor, and making your health a priority is all part of taking care of yourself. “There are so many reasons that self-care is important for everyone, but specifically for women it’s crucial because we are so busy,” says Dr. Anureet Gill, a family care physician with Dignity Health Medical Group. “The busier you are, the more likely you are to put your self-care on the back burner.” 62

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Dr. Susan Areeckal, a general practitioner at Kaiser Permanente Central Valley service area, says women need to stop prioritizing work over family and themselves. “I can be a real hypocrite,” she admits about not making time for her own self care. “I find small moments of happiness that help me unwind. Pay it forward moments at the cafeteria, calling someone on my short drive home, snuggling my kids a little longer, getting my hair done.” The “me comes last” mentality that many women adopt as they care for spous-

es, children, aging parents, and friends, isn’t going to allow them to continue the cycle of care. As they burn out, those relationships with others will suffer, too. It takes being healthy to maintain that busy schedule. “Think of self-care as personal maintenance,” Anureet says. “A lifestyle that doesn’t allow you to take time for yourself is truly unsustainable.” Physical health plays into every other component of health there is. For example, if you’re not physically healthy, the stress of being rundown can cause mental health issues. When you’re sick, you’re also not able to participate in those activities that bring balance to your life such as exercise and meal prep. “Everyone must take a few moments every day for self-care. This includes physical exercise, self-awareness, affirmation, and a stress reducing activity that provides them some joy,” suggests Mary Raymond, a nurse practitioner at Dameron Hospital. Want to get on track? Start small and cover the basics. Get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, drink plenty of water, and schedule regular check ups including cancer and diabetes screenings and annual OBGYN appointments. Anureet says the biggest problem women have maintaining physical health is their inability to put themselves first—or often second or third either. They bring their family members including parents, children, and spouses into the doctor routinely, but when Anureet asks the last time they went to a doctor, it’s been way too long. “This is a real problem, and by far the biggest mistake women are making when it comes to their health [is] they aren’t making time for themselves,” she says. “To be honest, when my children were little, I too struggled with self-care. But one day, I decided to make a serious change, and make self-care a priority.” To set a good example for her children, Anureet started prioritizing exercise by getting in thirty minutes five days per week. She also made time for activities with her children such as bike rides and park trips. The result? More energy. If it feels overwhelming, start with just ten minutes per day dedicated to your own self-care. This time can be used to schedule annual physicals or other appointments. It can even be used to read a book or engage in a quick aerobic exercise.


“A LIFESTYLE THAT DOESN’T ALLOW YOU TO TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF IS TRULY UNSUSTAINABLE,” – DR. ANUREET GILL, FAMILY CARE PHYSICIAN

DR. ANUREET GILL, FAMILY CARE PHYSICIAN

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“Once you start prioritizing time for selfcare, I think you’ll notice you’re able to find more and more time throughout the day for yourself,” she says. Changing how you treat and view yourself can also help and counts as its own form of self-care. Reject the perfect image you’re striving for and instead find contentment in what you are able to give yourself and others. “There is rarely time left for self-care. In order to be happy, one must take time for self-love,” Mary says. “One of the biggest mistakes is self-neglect. This often results in resentment, fatigue, and burn out emotionally.” Happiness is one of the most important components of selfcare and self-love. Creating a happy home life will make it easier to be physically and mentally healthy, which includes surrounding yourself with positive relationships. Mary’s other big advice? Find beauty on the inside. Take care of yourself from the inside out and you will be satisfied with what you see in the mirror. The same type of gratitude is not found in costly cosmetic procedures and other “quick fixes.” “It can be very discouraging to a woman when she compares herself to unrealistic images of the ideal female figure portrayed by the media,” Mary says.

WHAT DOES SELF CARE MEAN TO YOU? “Self-care refers to all the things you can do to keep yourself mentally and physically healthy. It’s a combination of healthy choices and taking time for yourself.” – DR. ANUREET GILL, FAMILY CARE PHYSICIAN AT DIGNITY HEALTH.

“Self-care to me is taking an active role in your own mental and physical health… One must acknowledge that their health is directly linked to their personal choices and behaviors.” – MARY RAYMOND, FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER AT DAMERON HOSPITAL’S AMBULATORY CARE CENTER

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Mental Health Feeling good is part of being healthy. Many women maintain busy schedules packed with appointments and responsibilities that can become overwhelming. And with that extensive to-do list comes a sense of dread that can seriously mess with your psyche, potentially contributing to anxiety, depression, and or destructive behaviors. “Some women can become resentful as their personal needs get neglected. They need to recognize taking care of one’s self is not being selfish,” says Dr. Shabneet Brar, adult, child, and forensic psychiatrist at San Joaquin General Hospital. “Be your own best friend. Be more attuned to your needs, problems, and goals. Be generous toward yourself.” Self-care acts as a way to recharge and create the ability to function well in all aspects of life. For many, it’s about finding balance in the day to day to make tasks feel manageable and, most importantly, life feel enjoyable. “I think self care is important to everyone but… women tend to wear many hats in life,” says Dr. Amanjot Deol, chief of behavioral health at Kaiser Permanente Central Valley service area. “It is very important for women to have a

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routine and/or process to take care of themselves in order to balance all these roles.” When we’re constantly running from ballet practice to dentist appointments, finding time for meal planning and piles of laundry, that burnout seems inevitable, but with proper self-care women can forgo the burn out, revitalize their energy, and create balance. Self care “can help prevent burn out that can ultimately lead to concerns such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse,” Amanjot says. In addition to exercise and healthy eating habits, dedicate yourself to meditation, deep breathing, yoga, or another hobby that brings you peace. The key is to choose an activity that fits into your lifestyle, so it is easy to maintain and there are no valid excuses to not follow through.

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“STUDIES SHOW THAT LAUGHING DECREASES PAIN, MAY HELP YOUR HEART AND LUNGS, PROMOTES MUSCLE RELAXATION, AND CAN REDUCE ANXIETY,” – DR. SHABNEET BRAR, PSYCHIATRIST

DR. SHABNEET BRAR, PSYCHIATRIST


And remember, just because it’s called selfcare doesn’t mean it has to be done alone. “I find that many women enjoy social connection. So try to find a hobby where you can socialize and meet others,” Amanjot suggests. From enrolling in gym sessions to planning a weekly game night or even joining a bowling league or book club, there are many ways to reboot and recharge while connecting with others. Sometimes, women need help finding this balance or adjusting to a more positive mindset. For many, confiding in friends and family can provide the type of support and release needed. In other cases, however, seeking help from a mental health professional is needed. “Women should reach out if they are experiencing symptoms that are interfering with their lives,” Shabneet explains. If you experience a significant change in mood, increased anxiety, an inability to cope, loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, feelings of disconnection to others, a desire to isolate, or increased drinking/ substance use as a way to cope, reach out to your physician and see what mental health resources are available to you.

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DR. AMANJOT DEOL, CHIEF OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

WHAT DOES SELF CARE MEAN TO YOU? “Self-care is anything we do in order to take care of our own physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and mental health.” – DR. SHABNEET BRAR, PSYCHIATRIST AT SAN JOAQUIN GENERAL HOSPITAL

“Self-care is the process by which one maintains a daily balances and recharges themselves in order to function at their best in all aspects of their life.” – DR. AMANJOT DEOL, CHIEF OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AT KAISER PERMANENTE CENTRAL VALLEY SERVICE AREA.

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2019

KNOW IF YOU’RE HAVING A HEART ATTACK

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 BY NORA HESTON TARTE

The sudden pressure rising in your chest, pain shooting down your left arm and radiating into your jaw, collapsing to the floor—this is what a heart attack looks like on television, and this is the experience most men have when it comes to blocked arteries. For women, however, heart attacks look different, and an onslaught of symptoms doesn’t always mean you’re having an attack either. So how do you know if you’re having a heart attack? Dr. Ramin Manshadi of Manshadi Heart Institute and president of the California Chapter or American Col-

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lege of Cardiology has some tips. Because of lifelong hormonal changes, the way a woman experiences a heart attack is different than men. Telltale symptoms include cold sweats during physical exertion that do not subside when activity has stopped. Pain is also often felt in the shoulder or upper back during a heart attack. “If it doesn’t go away then that’s the signal that something more is happening and you may have complete blockage of the artery,” says Dr. Manshadi. An arterial blockage can exist with-

out causing a full-blown heart attack. In this case, these symptoms will come on during exertion but not continue afterward. If you frequently experience pain in the shoulders and/or upper back or cold sweats during physical activity, you should still see a doctor to address heart health; you may have a partial blockage that is limiting oxygen flow to the heart. In general, women are less prone to heart attack than men, but as women age, that all changes. Young, healthy women are not typically at risk for a heart attack, so these symptoms may not indicate an episode. However, being young doesn’t make you immune to heart attacks. If you have other risk factors such as you’re a smoker with diabetes and a poor diet, you could still have a heart attack at a young age. “After menopause, the risk of heart attack is the same as men,” Dr. Manshadi says. The best way to stave off heart disease is to take care of yourself. “Because women are primary caretakers of their children and they always take on more of a caring personality, they tend to look past their symptoms,” Dr. Manshadi says. “If you have any symptoms and especially if you have risk factors for heart disease, do not take it lightly.” Even doctors have a habit of overlooking heart disease symptoms in women, Dr. Manshadi admits, so ensure you are seeing a quality specialist and always be diligent about your health.

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CREATE A LASTING

GYM ROUTINE

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We encourage members to switch up their workout routine in order to get better results. Jackie suggests encorporating yoga and Pilates into your workout to increase your range of motion, which lends well to other fitness regimens and sports.

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GETTING STARTED

Committing to your fitness goals can be more challenging than it sounds, but in reality, it’s easy as 1-23. The first step is to find a place to work out that fits your lifestyle and goals. Then, you must choose the right workouts for you. Most importantly, you have to get motivated to go. Often people have the desire to work out, but lack motivation. Remember, it takes just three weeks to make anything a habit, so once you’re over that 21 day hump, the rest is smooth sailing.

FINDING WHAT WORKS FOR YOU

Finding what works for you means embracing a gym that fits your needs. When purchasing his gym, Twin Arbors owner David Claxton put a lot of emphasis on what people wanted to get out of a gym. “When my wife Kay and I purchased the gym last year we spent time thinking about what our goal was,” David says. Now he’s challenging you to consider yours. Setting a goal is important to maintaining focus. David’s goal was to have a private club conducive to creating a healthy lifestyle with programs that encourage that life70

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style. If you have no idea what you are doing, like many people, it is good to talk to someone who can help. “Here at our club, new and existing members can talk with a trainer,” says Twin Arbors Fitness Director Jackie Keigley. The best part? That consultation is free.

MIX IT UP

Doing the same workout over and over doesn’t just get boring, it isn’t the best regimen for your body. This is why Jackie and David encourage people to change up their gym routine by trying new things and utilizing all available options. In addition to offering 43 different classes per week, the club has on-demand cycling, a large selection of weight machines and cardio equipment, a weightroom, racquetball courts, an indoor pickleball court, karate dojo and lap pool all to help you mix it up and stay committed.

“Push for consistency, but not every workout needs to be strenuous,” says Jackie. Do workouts you enjoy, and try getting outdoors. A hike or a swim is a good compliment to those harder HIIT routines. Jackie also encourages people to enjoy the social aspect of a health club and create a lasting gym routine by joining classes. People who join classes tend to make friends and look forward to seeing them on a regular basis. Getting fit becomes a bonus. Most importantly, “Think of health and fitness as a lifelong journey,” says Jackie. Find the fun in staying fit and enjoy a healthier lifestyle!

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HEART HEALTH WITH A PLANT-BASED DIET

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 BY DEIDRE CARLSON

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, so can you really improve your heart health just by incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet? The research says yes. Investigators have studied the relationship between eating more whole, plant-based foods and various heart-related conditions. Spoiler alert: Eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains triumphs. But what does a plant-based diet mean? Plant-based is an approach that consists of fresh produce and whole-grain foods with modest amounts of fish, lean meat and dairy, and red meat sparingly. According to cardiac expert Rajiv Punjya, MD, FACC, physician with Stockton Cardiology Medical Group, “following a whole food, plantbased diet can not only decrease the development of heart related diseases, but also reduce inflammation and incidence of chronic disease.” Dr. Punjya truly believes in the lifestyle philosophy to “eat well, eat less, walk more, love more, and stress less,” inspired by advice from Dr. Dean Ornish, pioneer researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Punjya also believes in history of the ‘Blue Zones’, where its residents have been found to be the ‘healthiest people on earth,’ living up to 100 years old. He explains a major common denominator between these regions is the primarily plant-based diet, consisting of less than 10 percent of animal protein and most caloric intake coming from vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes. Simply put, if you’re eating mostly or only fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and whole grains, you may cut your odds of getting numerous heart diseases such as coronary artery disease, angina, and high blood pressure. Whether you’re considering eating less meat or giving it up entirely, the benefits are clear: decreased risk of heart disease plus improved health and overall well-being. Switching up a carb, sugar and protein-heavy diet to one that's rich in plantbased foods will take some initiative and

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planning. You may be asking yourself what is the right plant-based diet for me? You don't need to go full on vegetarian or vegan to see the heart health benefits. “The focus should be on eating more of the right plants, eliminating unhealthy processed foods, and moderating your intake of healthier animal products,” says Dr. Punjya. And make sure you’re not replacing meat with highly processed meat substitutes or “vegetarian junk food.” AKA, the French fry diet! Start by experimenting with one meatless meal per week (#meatlessmonday

anyone?), then add more days as you get used to it. Odds are you heart will love the change!

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KNOW IF Your HEARING LOSS

IS A BIGGER PROBLEM  BY NORA HESTON TARTE

Did you know one in 46 million Americans struggle with hearing loss? Not being able to understand conversations, phone calls, or speech in ambient noise can be exhausting. What many don’t realize is that hearing loss can be associated with greater health concerns. If you have noticed any changes in hearing or have been diagnosed with any of the conditions below, make it a point to schedule an annual hearing exam.

HEART DISEASE

Monitoring your hearing health could help you keep an eye on heart health. Studies have found low frequency hearing loss could be an early indicator of heart disease or being at risk (Clin Otolaryngol. 2018). Some forms of heart disease can be controlled or prevented by lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, so early detection is key.

OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis is a progressive metabolic disorder. As bones in the ear deminer-

alize, gradual hearing loss can occur. A recent study also found correlation between sudden hearing loss and osteoporosis. If you have osteoporosis and are starting to experience difficulty hearing, a hearing test is recommended. A comprehensive hearing evaluation includes measuring the function of three bones in the middle ear, the smallest bones in the body.

CANCER

If you are undergoing cancer treatment, medication may be causing hearing or balance issues. Talk to your doctor about potential ototoxicity risks of any prescribed medications. It may be necessary to monitor your hearing throughout treatment.

proved social engagement, emotional well-being, and quality of life.

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Within the blanket of autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and anemia have all been linked to hearing loss. This is likely because they cause the body to attack healthy cells, some of which could be located in the ears, leading to progressing, sensorineural hearing loss and poor word recognition. If you experience any degree of hearing loss, consult an audiologist. Proper treatment of hearing loss may not only improve hearing, but also quality of life.

DEPRESSION

The cause and effect on this one are a bit different as hearing loss can cause depression instead of the other way around. If hearing loss is the cause of depression, treatment can lead to im-

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Healthy hearing. Healthy Lifestyle. Exercise, eat right, grow a garden, love your family, spend time with friends—the ways in which we can cultivate a healthy lifestyle are simple and many. Though as we age, we can let our hearing health slip out of that mix. Hearing devices can have a huge impact on your overall health, with wearers reporting improvements in all social, mental and emotional well-being. At University of the Pacific Hearing and Balance Center, we’d like you to experience how protecting your hearing health can profoundly contribute to your healthy living plan. That’s why we offer a medically based model of audiologic care, tended to by our expert team of patient-first audiologists, covering all aspects of hearing healthcare. Schedule an appointment today for your Complimentary Hearing Screening to ensure your path to an overall healthy lifestyle.

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CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHOES

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the science that foot tracing comes in handy because are able to test how of you style narrow or short a shoe is on your

 BY NORA HESTON TARTE

What you put on your feet matters. Poor-quality shoes or shoes made for style and not comfort aren’t the best for all day wear, and they can lead to serious issues including bad posture and bunions, not to mention blisters and discomfort. Luckily, shoppers don’t have to choose between style and comfort. There are steps to take to ensure a better fit, and a shoe you can wear all day. Have you ever bought a shoe that felt good at the store, but started causing pain after all-day wear? That’s because not all shoes are made to move with us, and that’s one reason why we try on shoes at the store thinking they are comfortable, and then regret the decision after the first wear. “Having the right shoe is just as important as having the left shoe,” Tod Bradshaw, owner

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of The Bone Store in Stockton, laughs. “There is so much to consider when looking for a new shoe, and so few who know how to help customers get the right fit.” There are some steps you can take to make good decisions about the shoes you buy. Start by shopping smart. Wear or bring with you the socks you intend to wear with the shoe you are buying so you can get an accurate fit. Also, try shopping for shoes in the afternoon when your feet are at their biggest. Having your feet measured by a professional, carrying around a tracing of your foot to save time, and buying shoes that fit your larger foot—yes, many of us have one foot bigger than the other—can all help. The materials and shape of your shoe also matter. High-quality, bendable, breathable materials make better friends for your feet. And

foot without trying it on, or being mislead by how your foot molds to fit the shoe. “Comfort and support are the common denominators between our brands. Style is important,” Tod says. “Comfort and support are essential.” At The Bone Store in Stockton, sales professionals sell more than furniture. The store stocks high-quality shoes and orthotics made with comfort in mind. The key is the biomechanics of the shoe, which are made to move with your foot. The brand, Vionic, calls this vio-motion support, a technology created by foot and body movement experts to create shoes that hug your arches like a natural footprint, and move with every step you take. Styles include high heels, men’s dress shoes, flats, boots, sandals, and more. “The nice thing about Vionic is with their selections of styles you don’t have to compromise comfort for occasion,” Tod says.

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PROMOTE A

2019

HEALTHIER

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

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 BY DEIDRE CARLSON

You can’t go anywhere these days without hearing something mentioned about gut health. Everyone experiences occasional digestive symptoms such as upset stomach, gas, heartburn, nausea, constipation, or diarrhea. However, when these symptoms occur frequently, it can cause major disruptions to your life. Luckily, diet and lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on overall gut health. Here are three things you can do to help according to Dr. Merle Sogge, MD, FACP, EJD, chief of gastroenterology at Kaiser Permanente Central Valley, who often sees a variety of patients with digestive issues.

1. Eat Real Food

“Diet plays a very important role in our digestive health as well as our overall health,” says Dr. Sogge. He recommends avoiding processed, greasy, and fatty foods as well as products that contain fructose such as soda. Try to make sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and consume as much fresh produce as possible. It is also important to eat slowly and chew your food well. When it comes to multivitamin or probiotic supplements, consider this: Dr. Sogge explains that a well-balanced, healthy diet provides enough nutrients, vitamins, and minerals daily without the need to supplement.

2. Consume Plenty of Fiber

Fiber is extremely important in our diet. It leaves your stomach undigested and ends up in your colon, where it feeds friendly gut bacteria, leading to various health benefits. The recommended daily intake for adults 50 years and younger is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men, but unfortunately the average American usually consumes about half that. Dr. Sogge recommends that you consume at least 35 grams of fiber daily. Some good sources include barley, oatmeal, beans, nuts, and fruits such as apples, berries, citrus fruits, and pears. In general, the more natural and unprocessed the food, the higher it is in fiber.

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3. Manage your Stress

Dr. Sogge emphasizes the importance of learning techniques to manage stress since most of us are unable to eliminate some form of stress in our lives. The gutbrain connection is no joke, what affects your brain may impact your digestion. Incorporating stress management techniques, such as deep belly breathing, meditation, or yoga, may improve not only your mindset, but also your digestion. And don’t overconsume alcohol, or turn to tobacco or drug use to help cope with your stress. This can lead to irre-

versible damage to the digestive system and liver, as well as contribute to chronic disease.

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LOOK FABULOUS

2019

THIS FALL

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 BY ANGELA RUDOLPH

As the summer weather cools and we welcome autumn, it’s time to take care of your skin. Restore the moisture that might have gotten lost during those long hours spent playing in the summer sun and treat yourself to some pampering—best done while wearing warm fall sweaters. We sat down with Dr. Ruby Gill from Gill Aesthetic Institute to discuss ways to make your skin gracefully glow and feel beautifully refreshed this season.

EAT AND DRINK WELL.

Start with getting back on track. One of the most effective methods to looking great is to stay hydrated. Make it a goal to increase your water intake and be sure to maintain a healthy mix of organic fruits and veggies in your diet. Dr. Gill suggests trying a beverage called Skinade. “Skinade is a fabulous morning drink that builds collagen from the inside out,” says Dr. Gill. Available at Gill Aesthetic Institute, this drink restores the collagen you naturally lose over time.

RESTORE YOUR SKIN

Enjoying all that summer has to offer can dry out and cause damage to skin. But fall is a good time to repair some of the damage caused by harsh UV lights. At Gill Aesthetic Institute, there are a number of really effective options for undoing damage with nonsurgical options. “Hydrafacial, nano lasers, and injectables all help to hydrate and plump skin,” Dr. Gill explains. One option is BroadBand Light, which produces younger, firmer skin with more even tones and textures. It requires little recovery time, corrects sun damage, is anti-aging, and rejuvenates skin. Gill Aesthetic Institute also offers chemical peels and laser treatments including the Contour TRL (a customizable, weekend-laser peel with only three days of downtime) and HALO resurfacing (the only hybrid laser that offers great results with less downtime).

GET SMOOTH AND CUDDLE-READY Tis' the season for laser hair removal. With cooler temperatures we tend to cover up a lot more, which lends perfectly to doing laser hair removal because, when getting laser hair removal, it’s best to keep the

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treated areas out of direct sunlight as much as possible. Gill Aesthetic Institute offers two methods of laser hair removal, Forever Bare BroadBand Light and ND YAG 1064. Regardless of how you choose to focus on yourself this fall, Gill Aesthetic Institute offers personal, individualized care tailored specifically to fit your needs. “Our passion is to help revive your appearance in a subtle, non-surgical manner,” says Dr. Gill. “We specialize in achieving a natural, rested, and rejuvenated look; never overdone.” With dedication to state-of-theart laser technology, Gill Aesthetic Institute helps guests achieve dramatic results with less downtime so patients can get back to their lives looking and feeling better.

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REDUCE Stress

2019

WHILE UNDERGOING

BREAST CANCER TREATMENT

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BY NORA HESTON TARTE

Breast cancer is stressful to endure regardless of the circumstances. From managing appointments, dealing with side effects and symptoms, and still trying to keep up your routine, it can feel daunting no matter the diagnosis. Building a support system, however, can help patients get through the hard times, often lending itself to better patient outcomes and faster recoveries. “Stress reduction during treatment for all kinds of health issues is important, but for breast cancer it is extremely important,” says Dawnis Villegas, a registered nurse and breast health coordinator at Doctors Hospital of Manteca. “Stress can delay healing of wounds from surgery and cause increase in pain levels for patients.” Who is part of that support group is up to the patient, but reaching out to family and close friends is definitely recommended. Sometimes, however, it’s helpful to include people who understand your journey into that support group. That’s why Doctors Hospital of Manteca offers breast cancer patient support groups to anyone who was a breast cancer patient, past or present. “Ladies in my group recently told me they enjoy coming together and talking about their shared common fight in breast cancer. All the ladies are in different stages, so they are able to share and communicate ideas and tips that have worked for each one of the them along the way,” Dawnis shares of the weekly groups held the third Tuesday of every month. Dawnis also offers individualized support to patients, acting as both a friend and an advocate. When patients receive a diagnosis, Dawnis is first to reach out, assuring patients that she will be there to help them through their breast cancer journey. “Patients are thrilled when they find out that I will be there for their appointments and procedures,” she says. Patients are also encouraged to call Dawnis personally with questions or concerns. The goal is to not fight the disease alone, and while Dawnis isn’t a replacement for familial support, she is certainly a good addition to

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any patient’s support team. Another way to reduce stress is through confidence in care. Patients who know they are receiving high-end care for their disease feel better able to fight. Let the state-of-the-art imaging equipment and experienced staff of the nationally recognized, Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence Women’s Imaging Center at Doctors Hospital of Manteca be part of the team and help you find this confidence.

LEARN MORE: DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF MANTECA 1205 E. North St., Manteca Dawnis Villegas, RN, BSN Breast Health Coordinator (209) 239-8382


Make time for your mammogram. Make memories with those who care about you. A COMMUNITY BUILT ON SUPPORT A mammogram may detect cancer long before symptoms appear. And since we’ve been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence, you can rest assured that we’ll focus on providing you with expert, compassionate care. So be good to yourself by scheduling a mammogram at Doctors Hospital of Manteca. Those who love you will be thankful. To schedule your mammogram, please call 800-470-7229 or visit DoctorsManteca.com


HEAL FROM AN INJURY FASTER

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After a significant injury or even surgery it can be hard to get back on your feet—literally. The last thing anyone wants is to spend time laid up in bed, unable to complete normal daily activities. There are, however, steps individuals can take to limit the recovery period time. While recovery from every procedure, and for every person, is different, taking the proper steps to healing can get you back on your feet quicker. Many patients find it is easier to heal when they have proper intervention. Instead of going home and being left to your own devices, enrollment in a physical or occupational therapy program can help. At Windsor Elmhaven and Windsor Hampton care centers, short-term care facilities in Stockton, the programs are held on-site so you receive aroundthe-clock care after an injury. “Research proves that early intervention through proper exercises by physical therapy and occupational therapy after surgeries decreases the risk of developing DVT,” says John Romero, director of rehabilitation services at Elmhaven. “Exercise promotes increased blood flow, joint mobility, muscle flexibility, cardiopulmonary circulation, endurance and muscle strength.” At a short-term facility not only are patients reaping the benefits of a quality therapy program, they are benefiting from nursing care that can stave off other complications that could delay healing such as pain and infection. “While therapy is working on addressing strengthening and increasing functional mobility of the patient, nursing is working side by side with therapy for pain management, wound care, and monitoring other medical conditions that will affect the patient’s performance and participation with therapy,” John says.

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Whether you are in a facility or at home, early intervention and mobility is the key to a faster return to prior functional mobility. However, “patients should consider short-term facilities for these comprehensive therapies in order to maximize their recovery and return to an independent environment,” says Venus Flores, director of rehabilitation at Hampton. The best way for patients to get the most out of their therapy is to actively participate and remain motivated throughout the program. A good attitude combined with positive care can make all the difference in recovery times. So how do you sign up? Patients with significant compromised medical conditions, those that have undergone a major surgery, as well as those with significant loss of functional mobility are all good candidates for a short-term nursing facility, or SNF.

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CARE FOR

2019

YOUR HAIR  BY NORA HESTON TARTE

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Everyone wants the best hair they can have that looks beautiful and full. But with so many products on the market, it’s not always easy to know how best to care for those luscious locks. Follow our tips to learn the best tips for keeping those long—or short—locks flowing. CARE FOR IT WHILE IT’S THERE Nutrition matters. You may not think what you eat affects your hair, but it does. “In my opinion restoring damaged cells in the body happens at the cellular level so nutrition is the first step. Often times people are deficient in something or have been exposed to inflammatory toxins that cause hair and skin problems,” says Lisa Rigsbee from ScalpMasters, Inc. A healthy, balanced diet that focuses on value added is the cornerstone when it comes to overall health, and the health of your scalp. And a healthy scalp is the foundation for healthy hair. The good news is there are a lot of options for products to keep your scalp clean and moisturized. “Anything that sits on long enough to reach and condition the scalp works, provided it has natural ingredients that can be absorbed and used by the skin,” says Lisa. Remember that anything you put into or onto your body should be natural and free from toxins. “If you use a good shampoo that is PH balanced along with a moisturizing conditioner with natural ingredients you can wash your hair as needed,” Lisa says. Just be cautious and prudent when it comes to using hair dryers and irons, which can damage and dry out your scalp and hair. WHAT TO DO WHEN IT’S GONE While it’s great to take care of the hair you have, there is no avoiding the fact that some of us experience damage that is past the point that a deep conditioner will

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make a difference. Thinning hair, or even bald scalps, can benefit aesthetically without surgery, glue, or toxic drugs. Plus, the process itself may help to stimulate natural hair growth by increasing blood flow at the scalp. “Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is the best permanent hair loss solution... period,” Lisa says. “It is just a little scalp-specific pigment that replicates hair follicles. It looks so real!” Men and women of all races and hair types who are experiencing hair loss or issues related to it can benefit from the procedure. “It can make a completely bald head look like it has a full head of short hair, it can conceal scars of all origins and patches from alopecia, as well as fill in longer hair styles that need density.”

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START the MORNING

2019

OFF RIGHT

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 BY NORA HESTON TARTE

A well-balanced meal is the best way to start your morning. While the habit of eating breakfast is strong in American toddlers and preschoolers, breakfast consumption dips as kids get older. Approximately 50 percent of middle school students eat breakfast, a number that drops to 36 percent in high school. “I would say the number of students not eating a good breakfast is about 80 percent,” says Zebulon Gromm, a physical education teacher at Health Cares Academy High School in Stockton. “People don’t know what a good breakfast is. The high sugar cereal, doughnuts, and syrup coffee drinks we see students eating and drinking is not breakfast, it’s junk food… Breakfast should be a balanced meal with protein, healthy fats, fiber, vegetables, and whole grains.” Not eating breakfast is linked to poor concentration, which affects grades for students and work performance in adults. Eating a high-sugar breakfast doesn’t improve the situation either, resulting in an insulin rush followed by an energy crash not long after. These foods don’t provide the right nutrients to stay energized and focused before lunch. “Breakfast has been suggested to positively affect learning in children in terms of behavior, cognitive, and school performance,” says Aaron Mata, Principal at HCA. Aaron recommends apples, bananas, string cheese, wheat toast, eggs, or peanut butter. “We recommend that students eat a breakfast with a sufficient amount of fiber and protein,” he says. “It is important to stay away from large amounts of sugar in the morning.”

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HCA offers on-campus breakfast for students. That takes away some of the barriers that may be preventing students from eating a healthy breakfast. Kids can’t claim lack of knowledge about proper nutrition if the school is providing a healthy meal. It also removes any barriers of access that may exist. Regardless, only eight percent of students at HCA take advantage of the school’s breakfast program, which is available to all students. Removing barriers to eating a good breakfast is the hardest part. If time is an issue, or waking up early enough to prepare breakfast is hard, start preparation the night before. Opt for a campus breakfast if offered, and if not, meal prep nutritious meals or health bars at-home that can be grabbed on a rush out the door. As parents, get involved in the process to ensure kids are eating a good breakfast, and then grab a serving for you to lead by example.

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HAVE A

2019

SUCCESSFUL

OBGYN EXAM

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BY ANGELA RUDOLPH

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

Don’t shy away from appointments because they are uncomfortable or you are busy. “Women are often the primary care takers of the whole family and are the last to come in and address issues that they are having,” says Dr. Miller. “Bleeding after menopause is a huge area where we see women ignore it or just think it’s normal and come in months and years later. Postmenopausal bleeding can be the first sign of both uterine and cervical cancer. Both of these cancers are usually successfully treated with surgery if caught early.”

TRUST YOUR PHYSICIAN.

There’s no getting around it – many women find ObGyn appointments intimidating, and we don’t normally look forward to them. But, your health is incredibly important, and to make sure you’re getting proper care, you need to advocate for yourself. Follow our tips to learn more about the right questions to ask during your next ObGyn appointment, and how you can help yourself stay healthy.

ASK ANYTHING

Don’t be afraid to ask any and all questions directly to your physician and don’t dismiss your symptoms. It helps to look for a physician you trust to establish a positive, comfortable relationship with. “I think that women often forget that as ObGyn's there is nothing we have not seen or helped women with,” says Dr. Jacqualin Miller, D.O., an ObGyn at Gill Ob/Gyn Medical Group since 2013. “That can stretch from subjects of breastfeeding tips and

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tricks, to questions about anxiety and depression, to questions about breast cancer and mammograms, to issues with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, to issues with bleeding and birth control. All of those issues can play into your annual exam and care, and we would like to help you with those items. If you feel like you cannot ask your ObGyn about taboo issues like orgasm, pain with sexual intercourse, and/or questions about sexual orientation, who can you ask?” Dr. Miller suggests preparing for the appointment beforehand. “I recommend writing down your questions and concerns in your phone prior to your appointment so that you can refer back to the list and make sure all of your questions were answered.” By writing down your questions, you won’t run the risk of forgetting something critical you were hoping to ask.

Listening to your friends’ isn’t always the best course of action. Instead, take questions directly to your provider, or at least don’t take any friendly advice without contacting your doctor first. Even with good intentions our friends may give bad advice. Dr. Miller says she often hears patients comment on pelvic organ prolapse and call it normal because that’s what they’ve been told. “Prolapse can be debilitating for some women and it is not normal,” Dr. Miller says.

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TRANSFER YOUR

2019

PRESCRIPTION TO

A NEW PHARMACY

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 BY NICOLE DUNLAP

THAT’S IT. IT’S AS EASY AS 1-2.

With an independently owned pharmacy like Hammer Lane, patrons can feel reassured that they are cared for, and someone will be there for them when life happens. When disaster strikes— maybe you get a new job, lose your transportation, or you have new available hours— customers have options. Hammer Lane offers free local home delivery, takes every type of insurance, keeps immunizations in stock, and is open seven days per week for your convenience. “Our service goes above and beyond others. We greet you by name and do our best to get to know you like a friend, not a patient,” says Dr. Khan.

How were your last few trips to the pharmacy? Did you stand in line for a long time only to discover that your medication was out of stock? Or when you finally got to the counter did the pharmacy technician tell you that your insurance will not cover your medications and now you have to pay out of pocket? Did you leave the counter feeling like you didn’t get your questions answered? Was the staff too busy to address your needs? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then it may be time to make the switch 92

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As we age we may notice that certain parts of our bodies do not work quite the way they used to. Our muscles weaken, we can’t hear as well, and our eyes start to fail us. Poor eyesight is common as we age due to deterioration and damage to the macula, which is what helps us to see objects straight ahead. This deterioration is known as Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) and it affects the ability to do everyday tasks such as seeing faces, driving, reading, writing, or doing close work such as cooking.

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The early stages of ARMD typically start with few symptoms, and ARMD can only be detected through comprehensive exams. Some ways to test for ARMD include a vision test or a dilated eye exam. Other in-depth methods of testing may be used, as well, such as imaging, physical exams using light, and measuring the pressure inside of the eye. Patients who suspect they may have early ARMD can do an Amsler grid test at home. Print out the grid online and try this: while covering one eye, focus the uncovered eye on a single black dot on the paper. If the lines appear to be wavy or disappear, make an appointment with the eye doctor to determine if you have ARMD. “If the reason for vision loss is due to ARMD, early treatment can have a greater impact on outcomes,” says Zeiter Eye ophthalmologist, Dr. John Canzano. “Treatments are quite effective in stabilization of vision and, in some cases, can allow for improvement in vision.”

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Regular eye doctor visits are important for those diagnosed with ARMD, and while there is no cure for early ARMD, preventative measures can slow progression. “Currently there are no ways to prevent ARMD,” Dr. Canzano says. However, eye vitamins have been proven by a national multi-center clinical trial to reduce progression, as has quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy diet. For advanced ARMD, laser therapy, laser surgery, or injections are also options. “Because there can be significant loss of dependence, patients often can become depressed and isolated,” says Dr. Canzano. That’s why Dr. Canzano recommends seeking support through family, friends, and acquaintances after a diagnosis. While doctors continue to look for better treatments, there have been significant advancements in pharmacologic treatments and ocular drug delivery. “Some of the most exciting future treatments will likely involve targeted gene therapy and stem cell applications,” he says.

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Amir Khan, Pharm.D. Pharmacist

Dr. Amir Khan is a Stockton native and has been serving his community as a pharmacist for over 20 years. Amir is an alumni of the University of the Pacific (UOP), where he received his Doctorate of Pharmacology. Aside from working as a community pharmacist, Amir has served as an adjunct professor with UOP for over 15 years, helping future pharmacists gain experience in the practice of community pharmacy. To serve the community better, Amir opened Hammer Lane Pharmacy a little over a year ago. It’s located next to Sutter Gould in the Food Source Shopping Center. Combined with Amir’s experience, knowledge, expertise and an amazing staff, the entire crew at Hammer Lane Pharmacy provides patients with a genuine caring attitude and superior service. Here patients feel valued and taken care of. This past July, Hammer Lane Pharmacy was the Winner of the Best Independent Pharmacy 2019 by San Joaquin Magazine. The entire team is very proud and thankful for their award.

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Owais Khawaja, M.D., M.P.H., FACC General & Interventional Cardiologist

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

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

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Caressa W. Louie, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentist

Dr. Caressa Louie has called Stockton home for over 20 years. She is an honor graduate of both the University Of Pacific and the University Of Pacific School Of Dentistry. She opened her private practice in 2002, with a professional goal to provide quality, state of the art general dentistry. Her excellent dental hygiene department possesses a strong emphasis on preventative care, and together the team provides each patient with a number of appropriate treatment options while truly listening to all patients’ concerns.   Dr. Louie has embraced the latest technological advances in various dental treatments. Her most wining quality, however, is her genuine concern for her patient’s well being. She wants only the best for her patients and has the experience and skill to provide that quality care. You will feel that concern for the patient the moment you enter the practice. Her office staff is experienced, warm, friendly, and very professional. Most of the staff have been with her since the beginning of her practice. The combination of traditional skills coupled with the latest dental technology make her office a perfect destination for your dental care. 2389 W. March Ln., Ste. 1, Stockton, (209) 952-6721, DrLouieStocktonDentist.com

Tod Bradshaw

Vice President at The Bone Store In 2015, Tod Bradshaw faced a crossroads: be all-in, or be all-out. He decided that, not only did he love the business side of The Bone Store, but he loved what The Bone Store does. “I spend every day working to find the best products, at the most affordable prices, to anyone looking to alleviate pain or add comfort in their life.” Tod approached the owner of The Bone Store and expressed his desire to buy into the company, and they came to an agreement. With a background in Business Administration and several years running an auto-parts franchise, Tod already knew the ins-and-outs of inventory systems and the importance of customer service. “At the end of the day, it’s all about the customer. The customer is entitled to a positive and inviting experience. There is so much to navigate to make that happen, and it is a thrilling experience changing and implementing the way we do business to better serve the customer.”

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Dameron Hospital Acute & Specialty Care

Dameron Hospital is a fully accredited, non-profit community hospital with specialty and general acute care services. Established in 1912, the 200+ bed community hospital has been a trusted healthcare partner in San Joaquin County for over 100 years – and continues to provide leading-edge medical services under the current leadership of President and CEO Lorraine P. Auerbach, with a commitment to delivering top quality care and excellence. Dameron’s services include Orthopedics, including the Rapid Strides Accelerated Recovery Knee Replacement Program; Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, including the Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program at Dameron Hospital, STEMI (Heart Attack) Receiving Center and Lumivascular treatment; Bariatric Weight Loss; Intensive Care; Emergency Services; General Surgery and General Acute Care. Dameron also offers Occupational Health and Physical Therapy services. Dameron Hospital has been recognized both nationally and regionally for their continual accomplishments and award-winning care and services. Accolades include designations from HealthGrades® for Five-Star Rated Knee Replacement and Five-Star Rated Back Surgery, and selection as a Blue Shield of California Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery and Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. Dameron has also been recognized as a Top Performer for its Quality Metrics by the Joint Commission and has been named a Finalist for Hospital and Cardiology in the Best of San Joaquin community choice awards hosted by The Record. 525 West Acacia Street, Stockton (209) 944-5550 dameronhospital.org

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are also popular and create a floor that looks both modern and luxe. Toni Cooper, a designer at HT Home Design, says clients are gravitating toward their selection of art deco tiles right now, which are typically 8x8 or 12x12 inches, some of which create large patterns when placed together. At Classic Design Interiors, President Tiffany Gomez says fun textures and unique shapes stand out, along with patterned tiles featuring floral or geometric shapes and larger format tiles, such as those that are 12x36 or 24x28 inches.

BE BOLD

Natural stone colors such as tans, whites, and grays have long been the staple for all tile. But colored tiles are having a moment. Take an all-white bathroom and throw blue tiles on the floor to make the space more fun, or go for bright red tiles in the kitchen. Countertops look more modern if you leave the plain white tiles behind and instead choose tiles with colorful patterns or metallic finishes. “We are seeing reds, pinks, greens, and blues in subway tiles,” Toni says.

Tile is more than an option for durable flooring and simple bathroom countertops. The material that is perhaps best known as flooring for your home’s wet spaces (bathrooms, kitchens, entryways, etc.), is also giving homes new life with colorful bursts for backsplashes or luxury finishes for shower walls. And because it was once hailed as the less-expensive version of natural stone, decorating with tile doesn’t have to break the bank.

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ANYWHERE BUT THE FLOOR Get creative with tile placement and try something new – like throwing those geometric shapes onto the wall behind your bathroom sinks instead of on the floor. “We’re using tiles on shower walls or the shower pan. People use them for backsplashes and fireplace surrounds,” Toni says. “Sometimes people like to put them on the ceilings for [a] decorative effect.” Subway tiles, glass tiles, and geometric shapes also work on smaller wall areas such as the backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom. These two rooms are, after all, still the most popular places to find tile in a home. “Backsplashes and tile accent walls are hugely popular,” Tiffany agrees.

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TILE THAT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE TILE

Tile doesn’t even have to look like tile anymore. Traditional tile looks are still popular, but new finishes help tile mimic other surfaces such as wood or concrete. Some tile can even look like fabric. Choose fun finishes like metallic to combine the durability of tile with the aesthetics of another material.

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The fastest way to ruin a tile job is to go all over with one type. While cohesion is a nice concept, in practice it can look a little dull to have the same grey tiles throughout your home. Instead, choose tiles that complement each other and don’t compete. For example, if you cover your shower with dark grey subway tiles, consider adding a strip of marble white. This is a good way to incorporate high-end materials into the design without running up the bill because the luxury materials are used sparingly.

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Fall in love in wine country  BY NORA HESTON TARTE Find romance amongst the vines. Located on the Salinas River north of San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles affords its guests a luxurious experience from start to finish. Premier wineries takeover much of the land, producing otherworldly Bordeauxs like the cabernet sauvignon for which the region is best known and lesser-known varietals like malbec and petit verdot. With a lush landscape and fog-kissed mountains near the central coast, adventure can be found in the urban city center boasting organic menus and eclectic hotspots or in the hills where zipping and sipping is what locals do best. Wherever you go, the underlying vibe in Paso Robles is romance, if you book it right. So grab your sweetie and plan a weekend away during one of Paso’s most delightful seasons—fall.

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of the best. From lesser-known varietals like grenache blanc to the popular cabernet sauvignon, these wines are must-trys during a Paso visit. And while you’ve come for the wine, you’ll stay for the food—and the education. Take a seat on the covered patio and enjoy the fall colors that surround. Order up plates of decadent seafood, including a rockfish ceviche and cooked octopus (served as a full tentacle), or share plates of cheese, burrata, and sausage. And if you come during a special event, the chef just may teach you how to shuck an oyster. 2400 Highway 46 W. Once you’ve tasted the line-up of gems at Niner, move on to VINO ROBLES. Here wine is just the appetizer. The events center explodes with energy as big name performers take to the stage. The lineup of varietals here are crafted to represent the best of both the

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With more than 40,000-planted acres in the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA), there are plenty of places for couples to stop for a glass, tasting, or bottle. Mosey through the hillsides and go in blind, or follow our trail for some of the best vino in San Luis Obispo County. NINER WINE ESTATES proffers an extensive wine list rich with heavy, bold reds. The reserve wines are perhaps the most spectacular, a collection of single-vineyard, small lot vinos the winemaker has selected as the best

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old world and the new, while paying homage to the diverse appellation that allows Paso to make such a wide selection of quality sips. With an impressive assortment of vinos in every shade, this is the place to try some of those lesser-known varietals. If you possess an affinity for white wines, sip albarinos, viogniers, vermentinos, and verdejos. If it’s the reds that speak to you, reach for a tannat, petit verdot, and, of course, the cabernet the region hails as king.

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Post wine is a perfect time to find entertainment. On weekends live music may fill the tasting room, but headlining acts are often performing just steps away at the on-site amphitheatre. October welcomes big musical acts like Cole Swindell, Jason Mraz & Raining Jane, and Sara Bareilles, plus comedian Nick Offerman. 3700 Mill Rd. If your favorite type of wine is free wine, then we have the place for you! At EBERLE WINERY, Gary the wine-


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Visit EBERLE WINERY and the Eberle Caves Oct. 25-27 for a haunted tour of the underground caves. For three days, surprises and scares lurk around every corner of the cool, dank space. The best part? Tickets are $5 each and all proceeds benefit the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation.

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Wine with a side of adrenaline Imagine hurtling through the SANTA MARGARITA VINEYARDS above fields of cabernet grapes on six thrilling zip lines. Race a friend across a tandem zip, try your hand at landing a bean bag in a bucket as you soar overhead, or simply take in the views as you fly more than 7,500 total feet over the beautiful terrain. Post adventure, guests return to the town of Santa Margarita—a sleepy spot with just a few businesses welcoming guests between stop lights— for a legacy tasting at Ancient Peaks Winery. The experience includes five varietals. When we visited it was chardonnay, syrah, the Oyster Ridge red blend, malbec and petit verdot that made up the menu, served on an elegant tablescape alongside a well-arranged snack board. Tastings are held in reserved areas of the tasting room including big, plush couches and outdoor patios where the service comes to you.

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maker still greets guests daily with free cave tours and wine tastings. In 1991, the Eberle caves were the first underground wine caves in Paso, built to store wine as it ages underground. In addition to tours and production, the caves also house exclusive opportunities for guests such as private dinners in the 16,000-square foot cave system. In fact, on Oct. 18, the estate will host a winemaker dinner down below to celebrate harvest season, led by Chef Lou Rook III as a kickoff to harvest festival weekend. 3810 CA-46

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Estate parties and special events offer evening affairs worth getting dressed up for at NINER WINE ESTATES as the interactive elements of the property come to life. On October 18, enjoy a pop-up Jamaican dinner from 6-8 PM (and receive a discount when you sign up for the wine club).

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Live a life of extravagance at the ALLEGRETTO VINEYARD RESORT & SPA, a Mediterranean-inspired vineyard resort built to impress. Outside, sprawling vineyards and abundant orchards surround the property where outdoor spaces are created to stimulate the senses, and inside architecture and art amaze even the most hard-to-impress guests. Every corner of the estate is built to embrace the beauty of the outside world with materials sourced from all over to include statues from India and marble from Italy. During visits guests indulge in the fresh, local ingredients that make up meals at CELLO RISTORANTE & BAR,—the property’s on-site restaurant—swirl wines from the Allegretto label, get lost in the musical beauty of the world’s only sonic labyrinth, learn the historic relevance of the property’s extensive art collection, and melt into the table during a massage or other tantalizing treatment at the spa. Whether a guest of the property or not, public tours are open to those who want to learn more about the Allegretto. During the art tour a knowledgeable friend of the owner explains the significance behind each element

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of the building, many of which have spiritual connotations. Self-guided tours of the sonic labyrinth, a circular labyrinth that produces sound as guests walk through it set off by motion sensors, and the grounds—where a short walk up the hillside proffers gorgeous sunrise


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HARVEST WINE WEEKEND Hosted by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance October is the ideal time to visit Paso Robles, not just because the weather is gorgeous, but also because October represents harvest season in the Paso Robles AVA. For three days, Oct. 18-20, participating wineries fill their calendars with events for lovers of Paso wine. Events include grape stomps, winemaker dinners, barrel tastings, food and wine pairings, festivals, live music, and more for a total of more than 140 happenings in one wine-filled weekend.

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and sunset views—are some of the best ways to embrace the beauty of the Allegretto. When time permits, grab a poolside cabana for an afternoon of relaxation. Both the pool and the hot tub are there for guests to use, and private cabanas are available for rent. Order a cocktail, or snacks, to enjoy as you lounge. It’s obvious the Allegretto isn’t lacking in amenities. If you’re staying on the property, the resort also offers bright yellow tandem bicycles for guests to rent. Take a ride through the nearby vineyards with your significant other for an experience that is sure to have you laughing as you pedal. If you’re brave enough, it’s a quick ride into town, but the roads get a bit tricky especially when you’re navigating a bike for two.

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Paso Robles’ historic downtown is best described as charming. From street to street, not-so-hidden gems offer a world of opportunity to guests. Walk around the block and peak into boutique tasting rooms, or grab a meal from one of the area’s famed restaurants. The nightlife here is also top-notch—and we’ve got the details on that speakeasy you can’t quite find. For dinner, grab a table at THOMAS HILL ORGANICS. This American eatery provides a menu brimming with fresh-ingredients and local bounty to guests. The menu is inspired, with creatively prepared dishes you won’t find anywhere else. Because the restaurant is dedicated to working with organic food sourced from local purveyors, dishes change with the seasons to reflect what is grown around Paso Robles throughout the year. Choose from a collection of farm-to-table meals with organic produce and grass-fed meats from area farms. 1313 Park St. 118

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If you’re looking to taste Paso wines without carpooling from winery to winery, take a stroll through the downtown streets. There are 23 tasting rooms located here from Asuncion Ridge to Tudor Wines, and including well-known labels like Justin. At the end of the night, switch to cocktails. At 1122 Pine St., speakeasy connoisseurs can spot a hidden cocktail lounge just behind PAPPY MCGREGOR’S PUB—a raucous bar with a completely different feel. To be let in, simply ring the bell. Once there, guests are transported to a 1920s lounge complete with smoking craft cocktails sporting fancy garnishes and hand-formed ice cubes made by bartenders in suspenders and collared shirts. In 2018 it was named one of the top hidden speakeasies in the world by The Venue Report, so you know it’s good. If you’re looking for other libations, Fish Gaucho won’t do you dirty—unless you order the dirty martini that is. This local establishment serves expert cocktails and shots of tequila until

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It’s not the cleverest name for a restaurant that specializes in brunch, but we can guarantee guests aren’t confused about what they serve. The menu here is anything but a boring classic breakfast. Stuff your face with vegetarian street tacos filled with baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, cotija cheese, onions, cilantro, a fried egg, and roasted potatoes, drizzled with chimichurri sauce and topped with an avocado; or satisfy your sweet tooth with s’mores French toast—a decadent stuffed bread packed with chocolate hazelnut and marshmallows and sprinkled with graham cracker crumbles. Due to popularity, the eatery recently relocated to a bigger space, able to welcome more guests to brunch Thursday through Monday. 840 13th St., Unit C

midnight and California Mexican cuisine until 10 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. 1244 Park St.

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Wine & Roses Hotel features 66 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. Experience the heritage of our Historic Inn, the rustic luxury of our Garden Rooms, the modern zen of our Spa Rooms or the natural materials of our Palm Rooms. Located in a historic farmhouse, Towne House Restaurant features innovative dishes using the highest quality seasonal and regionally sourced ingredients. We offer an extensive wine list including over 70 local wines. The Spa offers spa services and packages for women, men and couples. Relax in the plunge pools or steam room and enjoy peaceful moments in the tranquility room. Shop at The Nest, a retail boutique featuring spa products and unique gifts.

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It’s food that’s meant to make you feel good. With fresh, seasonal ingredients, diet-friendly dishes, and a dedication to organic, there’s a reason the man at the helm of Stockton’s The Downtowner—Kevin Gilman—categorizes his cuisine as “good mood food.” The eatery, located in the heart of Downtown Stockton, serves up biscuits and gravy and stuffed breakfast burritos to the

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local dish working class before shift, and then protein-packed salads overloaded with greens for lunch—all under a lighted sign that literally tells guests to “Come and Get It.” Recently, The Downtowner has also expanded its menu into late nights; with breakfast and lunch options offered until 8 PM, plus some extra food dishes for dinner including charcuterie boards and baked ziti that pair nicely with picks from the extensive wine list. From 8 AM (when the restaurant opens) to 8 PM (closing time), Kevin stays true to his vision of a casual ambiance meant to put a smile on your face. Rock music plays over the speakers, the crew shares jokes and stories, and the food is created to fuel your day. Even the décor is meant to make guests laugh; walls are covered in positive affirmation artwork that makes the bar eclectic and fun (see the wooden sign that reads “I have a feeling my check liver light will come on soon”). These are all necessary ingredients to that good mood Kevin pushes. The majority of The Downtowner’s weekday clientele are county workers and downtown employees looking for a healthful meal before, during, and after work. For Kevin, the space offers a solution to the salad shortage Downtown Stockton was facing before, with few places to pick up a good-sized salad for lunch. Lunch is undoubtedly the restaurant’s busiest meal when the number one seller is the cobb salad, a bed of mixed greens and romaine piled high with oven-roasted chicken, avocado, apple-wood smoked bacon, bleu cheese crumbles, and a hardboiled egg,

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drizzled with a blue cheese vinaigrette. But the DT Burrito just may be the best early morning item on the menu—a tortilla stuffed with scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, avocado smash, roasted peppers, sharp cheddar cheese, and pico de gallo (with a vegetarian version that uses black beans and chevre). And, please, don’t forget the smoothies. While salads make up a good base of the midday menu, it’s hardly all there is. Organic sandwiches and wraps feature meats that are all smoked on an in-house pellet grill, burgers are made with patties from Richmond Farms out of Merced, and produce is sourced from local farmers whenever possible. In this way, Kevin’s grill is serving more than just Downtown Stockton, it’s making a positive impact on the entire county— and beyond. Like any good restaurant owner, Kevin’s home life inspires the menu. As a kid, once a week Kevin’s mom would declare a night of breakfast for dinner—and that’s one reason Kevin serves his morning meals until closing. “Why not a mimosa and biscuits and gravy at 6 PM?” he asks. The native Oregonian brings more than a feel good philosophy and a few good recipes to Stockton. The fine-food connoisseur has spent most of his life working in upscale restaurants. But

when he moved to Stockton to be near his wife’s, Barbie Gilman, family, he decided what Stockton really needed was a no-fuss stop dedicated to providing quality food to its community. Kevin describes it as a “casual atmosphere with an upscale food quality.” The other talent Kevin has brought to The Downtowner is an in-your-face love of wine. The certified level two sommelier’s appreciation of the craft is obvious in the newly renovated countertop turned wine bar that beckons an after-work crowd to Sutter Street. “I’ve always been involved with wine,” he says. “I’m a wine geek.” The long-winded wine menu includes old-world European wines that Kevin adores, representatives from his home in the Pacific Northwest, and, of course, some local California favorites. And there is no highbrow atmosphere here; Kevin’s goal, despite his knowledge of it, is to take the pretentiousness out of wine. Want to try his stash? Stop in on Wednesday for 30 percent off bottles, or indulge in $5 glasses during happy hour, every Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 PM. SJM COME & GET IT THE DOWNTOWNER 40 N. Sutter St. in Stockton (209) 910-9714 TheDowntowner.net


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gadgets AERATOR VINTURI RED WINE AERATOR CORKSICLE This gadget is for more than the wine geek. This brilliant version of a portable, reusable ice cube is an essential for every white wine and rosé lover! Its basically a large icesicle that keeps in your freezer until you are ready to insert it into the wine bottle of your choice. You can find an array of colors to choose from including hot pink, neon green, and bright blue. $25 Lodi Wine and Visitor Center, 2545 W. Turner Rd., Lodi

The Vinturi patented design draws in air to allow your wine to breathe instantly. The aerator brings all of the taste and none of the wait. When the wine is poured into the device it increases a wine’s velocity and decreases its pressure. In other words, it boosts a wine’s bouquet and enhances the overall flavor of the wine. It can NOT, however, make a bad bottle of wine better. $29.99 Harney Lane Winery, 9010 E. Harney Ln., Lodi

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This is easily one of the coolest inventions in the wine world for anyone with a wine cellar full of older vintages. The Coravin Wine Preservation System allows winos to enjoy a sip, a glass, or more from any bottle and enjoy the rest for weeks, months, or even years afterward. After all, who wouldn’t want to explore with a single pour to determine if a wine is ready to be uncorked? Paskett Winery, 11070 E. Woodbridge Rd., Acampo.

 BY  BY SUZANNE LEDBETTER PORRÓN Talk about a good time. This wine vessel is the perfect way to liven up your next dinner party. Originating in the Catalonia region of Spain, the wine pitcher allows multiple guests to sample a given wine from the same utensil without touching their lips. You can appropriately find one of these at the father of Spanish wine Bokisch Vineyards. $32 Bokisch Vineyards, 18921 Atkins Rd., Lodi

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THE DURAND This device is for the wine collector in your life. Their company motto is “Unlock the majesty of mature wines,” and that is exactly what it does. It is exceptionally effective in removing compromised and fragile corks from old wines, keeping them whole and intact. You can’t find this locally, but it’s worth the cost of shipping. $125 at TheDurand.com


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2M CANNING IS ON TOP OF BEER AND WINE CANNING TRENDS  BY SUZANNE LEDBETTER

Ever wonder how your favorite beverages end up in cans? Well, when drinks like beer, wine, and coffee are created locally, businesses often reach out to third party companies to package their goods. That’s why four Lodi locals who favor local flavors founded 2M Canning, a mobile canning business run out of Lodi Wine Country. With exponential growth in the canned wine and beer market, 2M is getting a lot of business here, and taking on canning projects throughout Northern California. The company, founded in May of 2018, is a full-service mobile canning unit owned by Coree, Mike, Jan, and Marcel Foucher. The two couples, and family members, decided to launch a mobile canning unit to fill the void of similar services in the region. They are available for clients looking to can their beer, wine, cider, coffee, or water. In the first year of business, 2M

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picked up huge clients like Sudwerk Brewing in Davis, Jack Rabbit Brewing in West Sacramento, and Big Sexy Brewing in Sacramento. And locally they have found a niche in the Lodi wine business where both Scotto Cellars and Ironstone Vineyards use 2M to can their products—cider and wine. “Canning day is a completely collaborative effort with an all hands-on deck sort of approach,” Mike says. “We work non-stop to accomplish our task at hand, and at the end of the day, we might even get to consume some nice 31 degrees freshies [beer] off the line!” The biggest challenge tends to be scheduling. Multiple companies will have their product ready to go at the same time, but 2M can only be in so many places at once. While 2M runs from joint to joint canning premier beverages, Adam Satrom, 2M’s operator, keeps everything running smoothly. Right now, the foursome’s goal is growth. The owners hope to maintain current clientele while also expanding to new businesses throughout Northern California. “Continuous improvement is a mantra we try to live by,” says Coree. “We have had so much fun servicing some of our favorite brands and are eager to find more exciting projects!” SJM

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WHAT’S HAPPENING SAVORING SIPS & BITES AROUND TOWN  BY SUZANNE LEDBETTER Coming Soon

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KIK BASIL A new food truck with a unique concept recently rolled into town. Kik Basil launched Stockton’s newest lunch on wheels, and they are spicing up the foodie scene with authentic Thai cuisine. Order the SEAFOOD PAD KAO PRAO for freshfrom-the-sea shrimp cooked in a traditional pad ka prao style. It is also available with chicken, pork, or tofu. If you want to make it extra, top it with a fried egg. You can find Kik Basil at the corner of Thornton Rd. and Lower Sacramento Rd. in the Costless Auto Glass parking lot 7 days a week.

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MEAT AND DRINK Downtown Lodi’s BLEND ULTRA LOUNGE has cooked up something fun and exciting for locals looking to hang after work. Owners Michael and Alexis Thorpe have teamed up with Amin Mozeb, a master mixologist, to open MEAT AND DRINK in the lounge. Open every Wednesday through Saturday from 5-9 PM, Meat and Drink serves up theatrical cocktails and seasonal fare. The cocktails are so cool, you would expect to see them at a club in Las Vegas, not downtown Lodi. Take for example, the Up in Smoke, a libation served in a glass box with rye whiskey, aperol, cherry bitters, lemon, and sage honey syrup. It is then finished with cherrywood smoke infused into the glass box. MEAT AND DRINK, 115 S. School Street #13, Lodi, (209) 334-2036 130

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WOODBRIDGE INN STEAKHOUSE In case you missed the exciting news, The Murdaca family, of Lodi’s long-established Pietro’s purchased the old WOODBRIDGE INN STEAKHOUSE at the end of 2018. They plan to open a swanky steakhouse by year’s end that is sure to delight carnivores in the 209. For the past several months the family has been hosting pop-up dinners to introduce locals to the type of cuisine that will be offered at the new location. And if the food they’ve been serving up is any indication, we are in for a treat. Think dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and all the sides you can dream up, plus seasonal appetizers and desserts. WOODBRIDGE INN Steakhouse, 18878 N. Lower Sacramento Rd. Woodbridge

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Rice Queen Social Launches Food Truck Concept Bennyjann Peneyra of RICE QUEEN SOCIAL held a launch party in September to kick off his crowdfunding to open a mobile food truck. After hosting pop ups over the past three years, local foodies are stoked to see Rice Queen Social create a concept of his own. Keep up to date on Rice Queen Social’s journey by following @ricequeensocial on IG and FB. SJM


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NATIONAL PIZZA MONTH  BY  BY FAITH LEWIS There’s no time like pizza time, and in October, which proudly holds the title of National Pizza Month, it’s always time to indulge in a pie. Check out these local pizza joints to get your fill.

Margherita Pizza The Margherita Pizza is said to have first been made in the late 1800s for Queen Margherita when she visited Naples. Whether that story is true or not might be debated, but there’s no question that the colors of the Italian flag (green basil, white mozzarella, and red sauce) make a pizza worth trying. Stop by David’s Pizza to sample this simple pizza done right. DAVID’S PIZZA

Garlic Veggie Gourmet Pizza

Red sauce isn’t the only option when it comes to everyone’s favorite Friday night food, and nothing tastes quite like a pizza smothered in pesto. Rick’s takes this tasty twist head on with mushrooms, olives, artichoke hearts, and fresh garlic atop a flavorful pesto sauce and crisp crust. Be sure to order a large so there’s enough to go around.

Piled high with feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, green and red onions, and artichoke hearts, this isn’t your run of the mill vegetarian order. With a creamy garlic sauce and homemade, hand-tossed dough, this pizza is sure to be a hit with veggie lovers and meat lovers alike.

It only makes sense that combining a crowd favorite like caprese salad with pizza is going to result in an ooey, gooey, cheesy, and— most importantly— mouthwateringly delicious meal. The Caprese Pizza at Michael’s Pizza takes this classic flavor combo to a new level with thick rounds of tomatoes topped with a generous portion of fresh basil and drizzled in balsamic vinegar.

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As we lead into fall, we’re swapping out herb-andcitrus-heavy beverages with savory sippers to match the crisp cool evenings and shorter days harvest season brings upon us. THE FIRST LEAF AT TOWNE HOUSE RESTAURANT is just the cocktail to welcome this new season. Crafted using Four Roses Bourbon, the drink is smooth with a kiss of sweetness, however, powerful aromas of organic apple cider are the drink’s most prominent characteristic, balanced by the addition of sage—fall’s quintessential herb—to add depth. If this is your season, The First Leaf is bound to be your newest cocktail obsession. MAKE YOUR OWN with 2 oz. bourbon, ½ oz.lemon juice, 1 ½ oz. organic apple cider, ½ oz. maple syrup, one apple slice, a cinnamon stick, and a sage leaf. Combine the bourbon, lemon juice, apple cider, and maple syrup into a glass. Then, add ice and shake until mixed and chilled. Pour into a bucket glass and garnish with the apple slice, cinnamon stick, and sage leaf. Voila! Happy Fall! - Suzanne Ledbetter

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HELLO PUDDIN! NUTRIENT-PACKED PUDDINGS FOR EVERY DIET  BY NORA HESTON TARTE that they gave away all of their puddins,” Danielle laughs. Danielle started Hello Puddin out of a personal desire for a gluten-, dairy-, soy-, and refined sugar-free dessert. With an entrepreneurial spirit, and a lot of knowledge about the benefits of adaptogenic mushrooms, Danielle began blending her own flavorful concoctions in a shared kitchen in Lodi. Fast forward a year and a half and Danielle has outgrown her humble digs. In August, the mother of two started working with a co-packer to mass produce her famous puddings (that first gained notoriety at local farmer’s markets) and get the word out about the dessert’s health benefits, many coming from its mushrooms such as reishi, chaga, lion's mane, and turkey tail. “I'm a scoop of ice cream at night kind of gal, and my bowl went empty after making [many] food changes. I turned to chocolate chia pudding to save the day,” Danielle says. Now she’s scooping up helpings of her dark chocolate chia pudding enhanced with relaxing reishi mushroom in order to satisfy her sweet tooth, and combat anxiety and insomnia. Her other flavors use different adaptogenic mushrooms

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to provide targeted benefits to consumers, including: strawberry enhanced with immune boosting turkey tail, blueberry enhanced with antioxidant-rich chaga, and coffee enhanced with cerebral supportive lion's mane. For her, the chia is an alternative to less healthy indulgences that were wreaking havoc on her body. Suffering from a substantial—and for a long time inexplicable—hormonal imbalance, changing her diet was all Danielle could do to stave off problems later associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Her first 10,000 pudding cups—a dry mix that customers make using a milk-product of their choice and put in the refrigerator to set—were handmade by her. Today, she’s out in front of the community talking about the benefits of her company, while a co-packer (another female entrepreneur) takes over the dayto-day. Try the nutrient-packed elixirs for yourself, whether you’re looking for a dessert that fits your restrictive diet or simply want a healthy alternative to your favorite snack, by ordering puddins online, or follow @hellopuddin_chiaco to track Danielle, and her goods, down at a local farmer’s market. SJM FILL YOUR BOWL: HELLO PUDDIN CHIA COMPANY @hellopuddin_chiaco HelloPuddin.com


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DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut a large circle around the stem of the pumpkin to create a lid. Remove pumpkin seeds and innards. Chop the shallots, chicken, and garlic, and grate the cheeses. In a small bowl, combine heavy cream, milk, chicken broth, garlic, shallots, thyme, and ½-teaspoon salt. Brush the inside of the pumpkin with olive oil. Place a layer of chicken in the

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bottom of the pumpkin, then add a layer of grated cheese, followed by a layer of the cream mixture. Repeat until the pumpkin is almost full and place the lid to cover. Brush the outside with olive oil and bake for 70 to 90 minutes, or until pumpkin is soft and tender. Garnish with additional thyme and serve with a baguette or chopped veggies.

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Pumpkin, Goat Cheese Quesadillas INGREDIENTS 4 oz. goat cheese 2 c. pumpkin, cubed and roasted ½ tsp. cumin seed 3 tbsp. chopped cilantro 1 jalapeno, sliced 2 tbsp. honey 4 flour tortillas 2 tbsp. butter 2 limes, cut into wedges Salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Carve pumpkin into one-inch cubes. Line a cookie sheet with foil and drizzle olive oil over the pumpkin cubes. Season with cumin seeds, salt, and pepper. Roast for approximately 40 minutes, or until tender. Remove from the oven. Melt the butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add the flour tortilla. On one half of the tortilla, layer roasted pumpkin, sliced jalapenos, goat cheese (crumbled), and cilantro. Drizzle with honey and fold tortilla in half. Cook until cheese softens and the outside turns golden brown. Serve with lime wedges.

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Bread DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the first nine ingredients. Whisk together eggs, pumpkin, oil, and water and stir into the dry ingredients until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 5 loaf pan and bake 65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Let cool and serve.

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

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Arroyo’s CaféShas T. been 1 9 4serving Stockton (and beyond) since 1946. The family-owned restaurant that specializes in traditional Mexican dishes became famous for its fresh tortillas, but today it’s much more than that. Start your day with huevos rancheros, enjoy a beef enchilada for lunch, and go all-out on shrimp salad and carne asade for dinner. Or, take anything from the menu home to enjoy later. Don’t forget to visit the Cantina either for drink specials and more.

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Once a popular hidden menu item for inthe-know patrons, Komachi’s Code 3 roll has recently earned a permanent place on the menu. Feast your eyes on this artful roll. Then, grab your chopsticks and dig in because the flavors are just as good as its overthe-top presentation. The roll is stuffed with crab mix and panko shrimp for a smooth and crunchy texture, then topped with avocado, hamachi, and salmon. The roll is then torched to give the fish a savory, slightly charred edge and drizzled with two house sauces. The whole thing sits atop a creamy garlic avocado

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

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

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As if a line-up of flavored bubblies wasn’t enticing enough, Weibel Family Vineyards has just made the deal extra sweet. The downtown tasting room known for its flavorful concoctions has added a flights and bites offering to its menu where guests can pair sips of delicious bubbly with bite-sized treats. The menu is curated so that each wine is paired with a bite made to complement its flavor profile, and oft

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De Vega Bros. is family own Italian Restaurant and focus on very traditional Italian food and using the freshest ingredients. Our outdoor patio is a great place to take advantage for outdoor gathering and dining. Happy hour, full service bar. We offer banquet and catering for large or small events. Open 7 days a week, Lunch and dinner. Sunday-Thursday: 11am-9pm Friday-Saturday: 11am-10:pm DEVEGA BROTHERS 5757 Pacific Ave., Stockton (We are located inside Stonecreek shopping center)

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IT’S WHAT YOU BAKE OF IT  BY FAITH LEWIS You don’t have to be a cookie connoisseur to appreciate the artistic decoration or soft citrus flavors of Katie Ainslie Wood’s delightful homemade, handdecorated cookie creations. But you are going to have to order ahead. Katie’s schedule fills up fast between custom orders and the hands-on decorating classes she teaches at Wine & Roses, Scotto’s, and elsewhere. The self-taught cookie artist will whip up a batch (minimum order two dozen cookies) to fit just about any theme. She’s seen off satisfied customers with Hawaiian, BBQ, holiday, mermaid, Friends, Lord of the Rings, 144

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Everyone is welcome at Bud’s Seafood Grille. Friendly service, hearty portions, and a range of fish, seafood, pasta, steak, and poultry entrees make Bud’s a great choice for a business lunch, family dinner, or night out for two. Every meal begins with a bottomless basket of fresh sourdough bread. The leafy outdoor patio seats thirty, and is the perfect spot to take a break from shopping in Lincoln Center and enjoy a leisurely lunch or even just a drink with a friend or two. We also invite you to come visit the newly renovated bar and lounge for one of our delicious specialty cocktails and bar bites. Please be sure to ask about our banquet and catering services for your special event or holiday party. Full bar and banquet room available. Open for lunch, dinner, and scrumptious Sunday brunch. Happy hour daily with $1.00 off all beer & well drinks and $5.00 bar bites 4pm 6:30pm BUD’S SEAFOOD GRILLE 314 Lincoln Ctr., Stockton (209) 956-0270, budsseafood.com

A little taste of New Orleans in the Heart if Stockton on the Miracle Mile. Serving Breakfast and Lunch Seven Days a week from 8:30am-2:00pm. We offer Beignets daily along with Jambalaya as one of our many options for sides. We have Beer, Wine and Mimosas every day. We offer catering in and outside of the restaurant for parties of all sizes. Gift Cards are available to purchase.

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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).

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

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

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THE JONAS BROTHERS AT THE GOLDEN 1 CENTER

OCT 15

Everyone’s favorite brothers are performing at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento as part of their Happiness Begins Tour. The gorgeous and gifted Jonas brothers have been spreading the sunshine across stadiums all over the country, and now it’s our turn to join in on the fun. Special guests will include Bebe Rehxa and Jordan McGraw. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the show starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available online. Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento, Golden1Center.com

PUMPKIN MAZE AT DELL’OSSO FAMILY FARM

ST. JOSEPH’S CARING FOR ME

OCT 3

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Gather all of your girls and head on over to St. Joseph’s annual “Caring for Me” event! This exclusive evening will include a delicious dinner, local wine tasting, a Women’s Health Forum and Expo, “Care Chats” with local health care specialists, and a gift bag for guests to take home with them. Advance tickets are sold at a discounted rate of $25. Tickets are available online now. Lincoln Center, 374 Lincoln Center, Stockton, (209) 461-5235, DignityHealth.org

Come experience the best that fall has to offer at Dell’Osso Family Farm. From a pick your own pumpkin patch to everyone’s favorite corn maze, and so much more, it’s the perfect place to have some festive fall fun! General admission and tickets are available for purchase on site only, and parking is always free. Doors are open daily from 10 AM - 8 PM, and attractions begin shutting down at 9 PM. Dell’Osso Family Farm, 501 S. Manthey Rd., Lathrop, VisitStockton.org

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agenda FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAYS AT THE HAGGIN MUSEUM: DOLORES HUERTA DOCUMENTARY

OCT 3

Come enjoy a night of entertainment, complimentary wine from Weibel Family Vineyards, and delicious snacks every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, from 6:30 PM - 9 PM. This week’s special entertainment at the Museum will feature the documentary of Dolores Huerta, an important feminist activist who committed her life to fighting for racial and labor justice, and still continues to fight for social change. It’s sure to be an inspirational event. Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton, (209) 940-6300, HagginMuseum.org

RACING AT STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY

OCT 4, 5

For some fast and fearless fun, visit Stockton’s legendary speedway! The Stockton 99 speedway will be open to all Divisions from noon to dark for Test & Tune on Friday, October 4. Stockton’s Late Models, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, and NorCal Dwarf Cars will be on the track on Saturday, October 5. Be sure to check online for event pricing, as prices do vary. Tickets are available for purchase both at the door and online. Stockton 99 Speedway, 4105 N. Wilson Way, Stockton, (209) 4826969, Stockton99.com

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Mark you calendars, its almost time for the bi-annual Lodi Street Faire! With over 500 vendors selling unique antiques, arts and crafts, and commercial items, this free event is a great place to find beautiful local treasures. And if you happen to work up an appetite from all of that shopping, there will also be 25 different food venders on sight, as well as sweet treats and cold drinks for purchase. Downtown Lodi, 35 S. School St., Lodi, (209) 367-7840, VisitStockton.org

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Sharing their passion for music to encourage and inspire audiences around the world is what this wellknown Christian artist group does best. With songs like “Voice of Truth,” “Lifesong,” “Until the Whole World Hears,” “Courageous,” and “Thrive,” Casting Crowns has made a name for themselves in the Christian music world. Special guests include Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, and Jamie Kimmett. Tickets are available online, or at the Stockton Arena Box Office. Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St., Stockton, (209) 3731400, VisitStockton.org

WE WILL ROCK YOU: THE MUSICAL AT THE BOB HOPE THEATRE

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OCT 5 & 6

October is the perfect excuse to indulge in pumpkin everything, and what better place to do so than a Pumpkin Fair! The Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis will once again be hosting their annual fall celebration, featuring a haunted house, live music, a beer and wine garden, car show, kids zone, crafts, all kinds of pumpkin-flavored foods and baked goods, a pumpkin fair after dark, and more! The best part is admission is free. Downtown Manteca, Yosemite Avenue, Manteca, (800) 592-7419, VisitStockton.org 148

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Come enjoy a night of rockin’ entertainment at the legendary Bob Hope Theatre. Showing “We Will Rock You: The Musical,” a heartfelt story based on Ben Elton’s book, and a plethora of Queen’s hit songs including: “We Are the Champions,” “Want To Break Free,” “Somebody To Love,” “Killer Queen,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Under Pressure,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and, of course, “We Will Rock You.” Tickets are available online or at the Stockton Arena box office. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400, VisitStockton.org


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NATIONAL FARMERS DAY

OCT 12

OCT 11

Looking for something fun and inexpensive to do with the family on a Friday night? The City of Stockton Community Services Department is offering a free showing of “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” that will be projected onto the canopy at Weber Point. Be sure to bring your own seating, blankets, and snacks to enjoy in the park. Gates will open at 6 PM, and the movie will begin at dusk. Weber Point, 221 N. Center St., Stockton, (209) 937-8119, VisitStockton.org

PACIFIC HOMECOMING

OCT 11-13

Join Stockton’s beloved University of the Pacific for a fun and exciting weekend featuring signature events including: the Tiger Rally, food truck frenzy, sports, and more! Festivities will be taking place in various locations across the University. For a full detailed schedule, visit the website listed below. Attending homecoming is a great way for locals to unite and show our support. Don’t forget to wear your orange, and be ready to roar - Go Tigers! University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (866) 575-7229

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ARTS WEEK OCT 11-20

Don’t miss out on Stockton’s very own arts and culture celebration. This exciting event will include art walks, exhibitions, paint nights, demonstrations, performances, workshops, and more. The best part is admission is free, and everyone is welcome. It’s also a great way to meet other local artists and support the community. Events will be taking place in various locations throughout the city, so be sure to check the website out for more information. Various Locations in Stockton, VisitStockton. com, (209) 938-1555

There’s no doubt that we love our farmers around here and in honor of National Farmer’s Day, the World of Wonders Science Museum and San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation are hosting a free event that will include ag science activities, live animals, huge tractors, and new age farming equipment and technology for anyone and everyone to come experience and enjoy. All of this will take place from 10 AM - 4 PM at the museum. World of Wonders Science Museum, 2 N. Sacramento St., Lodi, (209) 368-0969, WowScienceMuseum.org

HATS, HEELS, & HARVEST LUNCHEON

OCT 12

The distinguished Lodi Butterfly Auxiliary is hosting a harvest themed ladies luncheon at Vinewood Community Church in support of San Joaquin’s Hospice House. Featured entertainment will include raffle baskets, a silent auction, a fashion show by local retailers, and more. Tickets are available for purchase online now, and tables will be assigned upon purchase. You don’t want to miss out on this fun and festive event, supporting a great local cause. Vinewood Community Church, 1900 W. Vine St., Lodi, (209) 9573888, VisitLodi.com

SECOND SATURDAYS FOR FAMILIES AT THE HAGGIN MUSEUM

OCT 12

Bring your family to the Museum for some hands on fun and entertainment. Every second Saturday of the month from 1:30 PM - 3 PM, kids between the ages of 5-12 are invited to come to the Haggin museum and join in on the fun. Best of all, if your kids are under the age of 10 and accompanied by an adult, they can enter the museum, as well as participate in the special activities at no charge. Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton, (209) 940-6300, HagginMuseum.org


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Does it get much more relaxing than an afternoon spent at the movies? I think not! But wait, it gets even better. What if I told you that there was going to be complimentary wine, soda, and snacks included? Yep, you heard that right. The Bob Hope Theatre is showing the classic film “Beetlejuice” at 2 PM, and refreshments are included in your ticket price. Tickets are available online or at the box office. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400, VisitStockton.org

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In celebration of the Halloween season, the World of Wonders Science Museum is partnering with the Zombie Walk for a spectacularly spooky event for the whole family to enjoy. At the museum, there will be all kinds of themed activities and Halloween fun waiting to be experienced. This frighteningly festive event will be held from 6 PM - 10 PM in Downtown Lodi. Don’t forget to come dressed as a Zombie! World of Wonders Science Museum, 2 N. Sacramento St., Lodi, (209) 368-0969, WowScienceMuseum.org

Come enjoy the beauty of Stockton’s Downtown Marina, and shop some of the Central Valley’s finest makers and venders. From custom leather goods, jewelry, and clothes, to body products, original art, and home décor, the market has it all. For the local foodies, there will also be a variety of artisan caterers and food trucks on sight. There’s even a kid’s art corner, so be sure to bring the family along, too. Stockton Downtown Marina, 445 W. Weber Ave., Stockton, (209) 610-0482, VisitStockton.org

MONSTER MASH HALLOWEEN BASH

OCT 19

What kid doesn’t love an excuse to get all dressed up in their favorite costume? Pixie Woods is hosting a Monster Mash Halloween Bash in celebration of Halloween. Kids can enjoy an entertaining and exciting ride on the Pixie Express Train, the Pixie Queen paddle-wheel boat, or the Vintage Carousel. Children under 2 years of age can enter the park for free, and for everyone else admission is $4 per person. Pixie Woods, 3121 Monte Diablo Ave., Stockton, (209) 937-8206, VisitStockton.org

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OCT 19 OPENING RECEPTION: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL AND FAST CARS

OCT 17

Come and celebrate the opening night of Haggin Museum’s new exhibition, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fast Cars. This incredible display will feature over 30 of Martyn Goddard’s photos, including various automobiles and super cars, as well as iconic musicians. An opening reception will take place at 7 PM, where the talented Martyn Goddard will share about his photography career. Complimentary wine and snacks are included with admission. Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton, (209) 940-6300, HagginMuseum.org

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Join in with more than 600 communities across the nation in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. While there is no fee to register for this event, participants are encouraged to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. Teams are accessible online, and for those who would like to donate to the cause, there is a place to do so on the website. University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 6062441, Act.Alz.org

VISIT STOCKTON PACIFIC GOLF INVITATIONAL

OCT 24

University of the Pacific and Visit Stockton are teaming up, and hosting the annual college golf


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agenda tournament at the beautiful Reserve at Spanos Park, in which schools from all across the nation will be participating. The event is free to watch, and locals are welcome to come and be a spectator! Tee off time is 7:45 AM. If you’re a golf enthusiast in the area, this event should really be your cup of “tee”. The Reserve at Spanos Park, 6301 W. Eight Mile Rd., Stockton, (209) 938-1555, VisitStockton.org

STOCKTON FUNKTOBER FEST Oct 26 It’s time to get a little bit funky with it! Weber Point Events Center in Stockton is hosting this years Funktober Fest. The event will feature artists like Dazz Band, Kllymax, Confunskun, Dimitri Reeves, and many more. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating, as the event takes place on the lawn. General admission tickets are available online for $25 per person, and VIP packages are available for $55 per person. Weber Point Events Center, 221 Center St., Stockton, (408) 515-4420, VisitStockton.org

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS STREET FESTIVAL

OCT 26

The community is invited to join in on the fourth annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Street Fiesta in Stockton. This festive holiday has been celebrated at the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery for several decades now, and is one of their largest community events. The fiesta will take place from 7 AM - 4 PM, and will feature live music, art, food, kids activities, dancers, a Catrina pageant, and more. Mexican Heritage Center & Gallery, 111 S. Sutter St., Stockton, (408) 564-1910, VisitStockton.org

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SANDHILL CRANE FESTIVAL NOV 1-3

Calling all bird and wildlife lovers! It’s time for the annual Crane Festival. This years festival will feature an art show, dinner, silent auction, workshops, presentations, live animal shows, music, children’s activities, and, of course, the highly anticipated crane tours. General admission to the festival is free, and there is no charge for most of the events. Costs for the crane tours vary per tour and can be found on the website. Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi, (800) 581-6150, CraneFestival.com

STOCKTON SYMPHONY PRESENTS “POPS 1: HALLOWEEN POPS—HEROES AND VILLAINS”

OCT 27

Put on your favorite Halloween costume and get into the spirit of things as the Stockton Symphony performs “Pops 1: Halloween Pops – Heroes and Villains”. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase on site. Event tickets are being sold online, at the Stockton Symphony Box Office, and the Delta College Box Office. And you don’t have to worry about a parking pass, as parking is free when attending symphony concerts on the weekends. San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 951-0916, VisitStockton.org

TRICK OR TREAT ON THE MILE

OCT 31

It’s Trick or Treat time! Everyone knows that Halloween is no fun without festive costumes and baskets full of candy to show for it. Participating businesses, restaurants, and shops on the mile are inviting Parents to bring the family out for a safe and festive candy collection in celebration of Halloween. This celebration will be taking place from 3 PM - 5 PM on Pacific Avenue, between Harding Way and Alpine. Stockton’s Miracle Mile, Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 948-6453, VisitStockton.org

GIRO D’VINO BICYCLE WINE TOUR

NOV 3

Take a relaxing ride through Lodi’s beautiful wine country, all while supporting our communities’ cycling programs. Registration to this event includes free wine tasting at all winery stops, a commemorative Giro D’ Vino wine glass, rest stops stocked with snacks, fruit, and drinks, a lunch stop, post-ride wood-fired pizza and salad, live music and entertainment, and more. Purchase your tickets before 10/26 for a discounted rate of $70 per person. Michael David Winery, 4580 CA HWY 12, Lodi, (209) 9526753, DeltaVelo.com SJM


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