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Hockey enthusiasts and residents looking for a solid dose of entertainment will surely flock to Stockton Arena, now home to the city’s first American Hockey League (AHL) team, the Stockton Heat for their muchanticipated October 10th opening game.

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LEND ME YOUR PAW BY MELISSA HUTSELL

In January 2013, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton officially debuted their Pet Visitation Volunteer Program, which now hosts nine volunteers and their canine counterparts; ranging in size and breed, including Labradoodles, Border Collies, an English Bulldog, and a Havanese, to name a few. Take an inside look at this program and all they do for staff, patients and families at St. Joseph’s.

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Five Tips from Flyaways to Fabulous, Wining and Dining with Fido, Local Look, A New Approach: Stockton Author Revives Authentic Dating, A Stockton Family’s Preemie Miracle, Lost and Found Pets 209, Power to the Pumpkin, Kernel Knowledge, PALS Haven, Fight Cancer with Food, and more!

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE

I “Sometimes we put our greatest treasures in museums. Other times we take them for walks.”

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n last year’s letter I shared my excitement for the addition to my family: Great Dane puppies. Fast-forward a year and I have Zeus trained as a service dog for my daughter Sabrina. And of course, he accompanies me on Saturday afternoon errands; the reaction he receives is pretty entertaining. If I had a dollar evey time someone said... “is that a horse?”, I’d be up about 100 dollars and counting.    Though giant, he and his sister like to spend their lazy afternoons taking up our king sized bed, yawning, stretching and helping themselves to snacks eye level on the counter. Now that they’re at that perfect height- most things in the kitchen are fair game… cakes... turkeys… you know. They just enhance our day-to-day, make it better, make us laugh, feel lovedyou can’t beat it.    One thing is for sure; if any member of my family were sick or hurt they’d want our dogs there. With that in mind, it’s great to see hospitals like Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center investing time and compassion into fully meeting patients’ needs. Our pets really do make things better, and the works of these service dogs are proof.   Through exploration of our petloving community, and our annual pet submission contest, we received over 400 pet photos that brightened our days and made us laugh! You guys really know how to dress up your dogs, and we thank you for giving all of your pets such loving, nurturing homes. We chatted fur babies with our Facebook friends and decided to

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share some of the heart-warming rescue and best friend tales of adventure in this year’s Pet Parade. Be sure to check it out! If you missed the submission or do not see your pet in the magazine, visit our website where you can view all of the pet submissions at www.SanJoaquinMagazine com.    Each October we also celebrate Women’s Wellness. This year we took a new spin on this section and went straight to the area’s leading experts for easy, educational reads on the hottest topics in health, wellness, beauty and more. These straight-to-the-facts articles are perfect, quick reads encouraging you to take inventory on your health, learn of new advances in our community, and score a few beauty tips.    I wish everyone an excellent October, packed full of festivities honoring my favorite holiday, Halloween! And before you throw your Jack-O-Lanterns guts in the garbage, check out our article on the nutritional punch pumpkins are packing! It should make up for all the candy we’ll eat… right?

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BRINGING THE SAN JOAQUIN WELCOMES THE AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE’S STOCKTON HEAT

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   “We have a few surprises to roll out,” Stockton Heat President Dave Piecuch smiles, in regards to the much-anticipated October 10th opening game. Hockey enthusiasts and residents looking for a solid dose of entertainment will surely flock to Stockton Arena, now home to the city’s first American Hockey League (AHL) team, the Stockton Heat. “We want this place to be rocking and rolling like it did in the Thunder’s earlier days, and we are confident we can do it.”

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  As one of the Thunder’s first employees dating back to 2005, Dave says the public’s positive response has been overwhelming. “Fans that haven’t had tickets in the past few years are now back, and people that didn’t want to give the Thunder a chance are welcoming the Heat with open arms.”   “Want a tour?” Dave asks. As we venture through the newly renovated dressing room and training facility, Dave explains those behind the Stockton Heat have dedicated months in preparation for what he describes as a higher level of play; with a stronger, faster, team right on the cusp of making the National Hockey League.

Stockton Heat President Dave Piecuch

   At the start of 2015, Stockton officially became a “Triple-A” hockey city as fans waved goodbye to their beloved Thunder, a “Double-A” ECHL team, and welcomed Calgary’s AHL franchise for the 2015-2016 season.   As hockey fans know, the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation chose Stockton as their AHL home base after exploring different markets and finding our arena and fans to be the perfect investment. Following a ‘Name the Team’ contest resulting in nearly ten thousand submissions, the Stockton Heat’s logo and colors were debuted in all their glory.    Soon followed a Development Camp with the Calgary Flames in Canada, giving the coaching staff an opportunity to see the progress of young prospects, many of whom will see some time in Stockton over the course of the next few seasons.    Although the Heat’s final roster is not yet decided, Head Coach Ryan Huska has high hopes for our team and its players, and promises fans a fast-paced, entertaining game. “We want our players

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to develop and improve, be competitive yet play as a team, and of course, make the playoffs and win,” Huska says. As one of the most decorated junior hockey coaches in Canada, Huska plans to use his experience on the ice to inspire, nurture and connect with players. “As a staff we do a great job communicating, and as a coach I aim to meet the needs of each individual player,” he says.   Beyond the ice, Ryan looks forward to both his family and team planting roots here in the Central Valley, and becoming a large part of the community. “One thing hockey players are noted for is giving back to their surroundings.”   Dave circles back to this point as we discuss what he hopes for the team and community, saying, “We want to run a successful business, but almost as important is our impact in the community. We want to give back, make a difference, and be a fun, safe and exciting place for people to come and enjoy themselves… whether they’re a hockey fan or not.” FOR MORE INFORMATION: StocktonHeat.com

That’s right, folks! Our very own team will face the Bakersfield Condors on December 18th at Raley Field in Sacramento. This open-air game is a first for San Joaquin, and part of the Golden State Hockey Rush; an event including minor hockey tournaments, an interactive hockey zone, and more. Be sure to catch this unique game against one of our big-time rivals! Single tickets can be scored through Ticketmaster for as low as $20 begining September 5th. Raleyfield.com


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To Danielle’s relief, “All results came back negative. It restored my faith and strengthened my will to fight on.”   Kaycee’s battle continued. Over the next five months she received two open-heart surgeries and multiple others on her eyes and intestine. Danielle, who drove nearly 200 miles a day to hold her daughter for a fleeting hour, found comfort in nurse Ruth who cared for Kaycee as her own, and provided Danielle with words of wisdom.   Today, Danielle sends Nurse Ruth pictures of two-year-old Kaycee, who was recently released from the HighRisk Infant Follow-up Team and is walking and talking a mile a minute. As a teacher at Manteca Unified School District, Danielle was ecstatic to receive news from doctors that Kaycee is cognitively on track. “I just enjoy so much watching her explore and learn,” Danielle smiles.

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   Kaycee Hatch of Weston Ranch was born at 27 weeks, weighing one pound and 10 ounces. Although her mother Danielle followed proper practice and precaution for a safe and healthy pregnancy, she still faced the heartbreak of premature birth. Kaycee’s early birth was cause of preeclampsia, a complication involving Danielle’s high blood pressure and organ function.    In July 2013 Danielle was promptly admitted to Dameron Hospital. She and her baby were monitored, receiving an ultrasound every four hours. On the third day of their stay, Danielle had an emergency C-section, and Kaycee was taken to the NICU where the Dameron team worked aggressively to keep her alive. Almost exactly 12 hours after Kaycee’s birth, Danielle was finally able to see her baby. 36

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Because Danielle’s epidural had not yet worn off, a kind nurse named Christine wheeled her hospital bed through the tight halls and gently removed Kaycee from the incubator and into Danielle’s arms. As she held her tiny baby, attached to tubes and wires, she cried for the tough road ahead.    A few hours later, Danielle was informed that her daughter had a blockage in her intestine and must be immediately transported to a pediatric surgeon at Kaiser Roseville. The next morning Danielle was transported to Kaycee, who had just spent the first night of her life away from her mother.    Soon after, specialists discovered a large hole in the ventricle of Kaycee’s heart. Because of the multiple anomalies, doctors decided to run a full panel test for genetic conditions.

CHEFS AUCTION OCTOBER 8TH For its fourth year, Stockton’s March of Dimes will host their Signature Chefs Auction October 8th at Stockton Arena. The event unites talented local chefs including lead chef Jeff Stogsdill, vintners like Weibel Winery, and area leaders in support of local mothers, and babies born prematurely or with birth defects. Those in attendance are in for a treat, with opportunity to sample chef creations before taking their seat for the live auction. Proceeds support the March of Dimes’ mission to fund research and development of treatments for babies born too soon. This year’s Ambassador family, the Hatchs, will share their story in support of the same mission. Currently, March of Dimes funds more than $2.3 million in research related to preeclampsia, the condition that caused Kaycee’s premature birth.

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Flyaways and ‘baby hairs’ are common culprits when working to maintain a polished look. Unwanted strays can appear unkempt, even if your look is perfectly polished. We chatted with Ann Staley of Alter Custom Hair Design in Stockton for ways to go from flyaway, to flowing and fabulous.

1. INVEST IN A QUALITY PRODUCT Not all Moroccan Argan oils are created equal. It’s important to know and expect the difference between a quality oil, and one purchased at a drug store. The top brands are pricey due to the oils long production process, and the fact that the Argan nut can only grow in Morocco’s climate. The highly raved Morrocanoil brand boasting a baby blue label can be found in various salons throughout San Joaquin and is worth every penny.

2. KNOW YOUR HAIR Flyaways come in a few forms. Many have ‘baby hair’ around their hairline, while others with silky or fine locks face breakage resulting in flyaways. For those with baby hair, be sure to completely wet your hairline before styling, and avoid a blow dryer because heat will only damage. For those facing breakage, be gentle! Avoid heat, rough brushing, and always use a detangling product.

3. TAME AWAY A great trick for taming your mane is to mist a toothbrush with hairspray and gently brush flyaways into place. Don’t completely saturate the toothbrush or you’ll be left with a hardened gel look. This method is solid and avoids damaging practices while gently locking pieces into place. 38

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   A date can take many directions; perfection, disaster, boredom…. And the list goes on. Whether you’re left sporting a ferocious smile or hiding your head in your hands, chances are, you’ve made some sort of financial investment.   Tomiya Gaines of Stockton once challenged her retired NFL boyfriend to a $20 date. 40

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Considering two movie tickets cap this budget, the proposition left him speechless and her inspired. Tomiya decided to do a little research in support of her suggestion. To her surprise, she discovered dozens of dating scenarios couples and families could enjoy without breaking the bank.    After five years of research and writing, she decided to publish her compilation, packed full of nearly 200 dates that cost little to no money. The book’s concept is simple but its purpose is not, as Tomiya explains, “I know a lot of residents here that live below the poverty line, and I want this book to bring encouragement. If you don’t have a lot of money you can still have fun and enjoy your partner and family,” she says. “It’s about finding those creative ways to spend time with the people you love.”

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   While releasing her book in 2013, Tomiya lost her grandmother to complications of diabetes and kidney disease. Amidst bittersweet experience, she dedicated the book in her memory and teamed with the American Diabetes Association, donating one dollar of each book purchased to help those affected by the diseases.   As Tomiya prepares for her first tour, we encourage you to snag this local author’s book for a new approach to dating. Whether you participate in online dating or have been married for years, the Perfect $20 Date’s unique inspiration will leave you falling in love.

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PA LS HAVEN BY COPPER WILLIAMS

  Tucked away between the rows of orchards in Lodi lies a sanctuary in the making; built with help of dedicated community members in support of our area’s abandoned and homeless animal companions. Nancy Alumbaugh, Director and co-founder of PALS (People Assisting Lodi Shelter), first began the project with her friend and fellow co-founder, Daunis Bradshaw. The Lodi Animal Shelter, a structure first built in the 1960’s, has received so few improvements over the years and found that funding a new animal shelter through the city was practically impossible.    PALS formed to tackle this dire need, becoming the beacon of hope for a new shelter. The literal foundation of PALS Haven was built when Alicia and Riney Kahler of Sycamore Lane Kennels and Farm generously donated two acres of land to the non-profit. “I’ve known Alicia for years,” says Nancy. “Way back when we were first talking to the city about building a new shelter, Alicia approached me, asking if PALS would like to build the shelter on their property,” Nancy says. “They’ve been such a huge part of this project, and we are so grateful.” 42

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  PALS Haven will serve a crucial role for the community backing its debut. “Not only does it provide a place for companion animals,” Nancy points out, “It also provides a learning place for children to develop compassion and responsibility.” The Haven will act as a medium of sorts, showcasing animals that have been rescued, but haven’t yet found their forever homes. As families arrive to interact with what might be their newest addition to the family, they’ll see how important it is to save these little ones from a harsh life on unforgiving streets.   Through thick and thin, PALS has proudly supported their dream to open up the Haven. They’ve hosted a number of “Raise the Woof” events to gather funds for their sanctuary. This event, paired with their winter ball “Coats and Tails” and their annual crab feed has earned them tremendous support. But Nancy recognizes all too well that it will take the continued efforts of the community to get to that final opening day. “It truly does take a community to make miracles happen,” she explains. “We’ve planted the seed and with the community are nurturing its growth.”   Once completed, PALS Haven will fill a void that has influenced the Lodi region, residents and pets so deeply. The complex will have ability to house and care for up to 43 dogs and 50 cats at a time. Quarantine Bays will be readily available for pets that might need a little extra attention when they first arrive. The Haven will eventually have its very own veterinary facility and operating room. This will allow each animal the chance to be looked over without ever having to leave the Haven. With everything that PALS would need to treat their animals readily available on site, adoption costs can remain as low as possible.

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Eating an apple a day won’t necessarily keep the cancer away, but better dietary habits will help our bodies fight off potentially life-threatening diseases. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), “Everyday choices directly impact our chances of getting cancer.” There is more than enough evidence to suggest that our diets are directly tied to higher risks of disease. It’s no secret that processed foods high in trans fats, sugars, and salt are taking a serious toll on Americans’ diets and lifestyles, making us generally heavier and unhealthy. For this very reason, it is important to incorporate healthy options such as fruits, legumes and vegetables into our diet. More specifically, the AICR recommends dedicating 3/4 of each meal to these healthier options. In fact, research shows that diets high in vegetables, fruits and legumes help to lower risks of cancer and other illness. Both directly and indirectly, the vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals found in foods like blueberries, apples, and spinach actively protect our systems. Whole grains and beans are typically higher in fiber and therefore aid in weight management. This is in part due to the fact that these fruits and vegetables are lower in calories, meaning slimmer waistlines and lower risk of disease; because maintaining a healthy weight is the single most effective step we can take to defend against cancer. Mark Sarale, owner and nutritionist at Stockton’s Max Muscle Sports Nutrition, explains that diet and exercise are essential to every aspect of health, including cancer, for several reasons. “There are many environmental toxins stored 44

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in fat cells, so when your body holds more fat, you are likely storing more toxins. As we all know many toxins influence your chances of getting cancer, so maintaining a low body fat percentage decreases your risk factors.” Additionally, the AICR finds that carrying excess body fat increases the risk of 10 different types of cancers including; esophagus, pancreas, colon, kidney, gallbladder, ovarian and prostate. Together, with the World Cancer Fund (WCF), the AICR states, “Fat cells produce estrogen, which promotes cell growth. They also produce a variety of proteins that cause inflammation and insulin resistance, which in turn promote cell growth and cell reproduction. Fat at the waist is even more active in producing these growth stimulants. The more often cells divide, the more opportunity there is for cancer to develop,” finds the study. The report also suggests lowering red meat intake, being active for at least 30 minutes per day, and avoiding sugary drinks while eating more fruits, veggies and legumes. Mark adds that the reality is, most Americans don’t eat real food. “We

always recommend to get back to the basics. Fruits and veggies will help deliver crucial phytonutrients.” Moreover, proteins like chicken, turkey, fish, and even steak (in moderation) help to feed muscle tissue and keep blood sugar stable. “Vegetable proteins like lentils, beans, and high protein greens are also a great choice. We always recommend lots of healthy fats like nuts, avocado, olive oil, salmon, and contrary to popular belief, eggs. But remember, no one way of eating fits everyone.” Mark customizes plans to fit the individual’s lifestyle, goals, and daily activity. However, he adds that, “some people are genetically predisposed to having certain ailments or have been exposed to environmental toxins out of their control. So while being healthy and staying fit will not ensure that you live a cancer free life, it is certainly a great step in the right direction.”

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with satiety, making you feel full longer, explains Andrea Chapin, a Registered Dietician at Lodi Health. Potassium, a mineral responsible for muscle contraction, helps to control blood pressure by lessening the effect of sodium. “More great news about nutrition found in these seeds: people with higher amounts of magnesium in their diets tend to have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes,” explains Andrea. “And as we head into the fall flu season, zinc plays a large role as a nutrient necessary for proper immune function.”

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  Who doesn’t love the telltale grin of a Jack O’ Lantern in the blistery autumn months? This Halloween icon has taken up porch side residence in October for decades, and practically heralds in the colder months to come. It’s pretty obvious that we’re big fans of that magnificent, orange squash when our San Joaquin countryside is chalk full of them peeking out from beneath their ripening vines.   We do tend to forget what amazing health benefits we’re carving out to form smirking faces. But, the pumpkin’s bright orange color is a dead giveaway to its nutritional value. Consuming this Halloween staple is supportive of vision, heart,

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digestive and immune health! Essentially the whole pumpkin is edible, so before you decide to throw out that pumpkin pulp and all those slimy little seeds take a look at some fast facts about pumpkins that might leave you heading to the kitchen after carving time!

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Pumpkin seeds are packed with a nutritional punch! A cup of these roasted little guys can provide over 11 grams of protein, 160 milligrams of magnesium, 580 milligrams of potassium and over 6 milligrams of zinc. As a good source of protein, the seeds help

Are you fond of fiber? You should be! A cup of pumpkin pulp can contain around 10 grams, which keeps your digestive system in top form and aids in losing weight. That very same fiber can also help defend your body against heart disease and helps in controlling blood sugar levels. The pulp of a pumpkin contains plenty of alpha-carotene and betacarotene. Your body can create Vitamin A with these awesome antioxidants, pumping up your immune system and keeping your vision in the clear! Yesenia Cihuacoatl, MS, RD, CDE, Outpatient Dietitian for St. Joseph’s Medical Center says, “To get the biggest nutritional bang for your buck, I recommend steaming your pumpkin pulp. Steaming is one of the gentler cooking methods that help maintain the nutritional value of what we eat.”

Avoid pumpkin flavoring and opt for the real deal, says Andrea. Either fresh roasted or unsweetened canned is available all year round! A half-cup of canned pumpkin packs the health benefits discussed above - for less than 50 calories! (Like most fruits and vegetables, it’s essentially fat free). Talk about nutrition bang for your calorie buck. Add unsweetened canned pumpkin to oatmeal, healthy homemade baked goods, smoothies, soup, chili or homemade hummus. Yum!

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  October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month. As we celebrate the harvest months, we honor one of America’s favorite snack foods by reveling in its taste and versatility for an ENTIRE month! Aside from its irresistible aromas and flavor, popcorn has become an ideally healthy snack. According to Popcorn.org, compared to most snack foods, popcorn is considerably low in calories as one cup contains 31 (air-popped) to 55 calories (oil-popped). Not only is it low in calories, and fat (if you avoid too much butter), popcorn is a great source of fiber and polyphenols that help combat free radicals.   The history of popcorn dates back thousands of years, even rumored to be found in the pyramids of Ancient Egypt. In fact, the first use of cultivated corn is said to be for popping. Upon the arrival of Spanish colonists in the Americas, the Aztecs who ate it as a primary food source, as well as used it for ceremonial decorations, introduced popcorn to the settlers. Now, Americans consume more than 16 billion quarts (51 quarts per person) each year.    In order to keep this snack healthy, opt for these flavorful recipes. For clean eating that is both nutritious and delicious, we have delivered a few of our favorite popcorn recipes that combine the flavors of the season. So start poppin’ San Joaquin!

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Preheat oven to 300°. Whisk melted butter with vanilla and toss brown sugar with cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Toss popcorn with butter mixture and sprinkle evenly with brown sugar mixture, and stir. Transfer to baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle apple chips and toffee bits over top. Bake for 15 minutes or until toffee bits start to melt. Cool before serving. *Recipe Courtesy of Popcorn.org

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In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate and reserve. In a large serving bowl, combine the melted butter, salt, cooled bacon, chives and cheddar. Place popcorn kernels and oil in a large kettle or pot with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat. When corn begins to pop, shake the pot constantly. When popping slows, remove pot from heat and pour the popcorn into the bowl with the butter, bacon and chive mixture. Toss to coat. *Recipe Courtesy of RachelRay.com


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  The Stockton State Hospital was the first of its kind west of the Mississippi, serving the mentally ill. The hospital opened in 1853 on land donated by Charles Weber. It’s debut came with fair share of controversy; in 1856 the institutions first superintendent, Dr. Reid, was accused of forcing patients to build his home, underreporting deaths and mass graves. The charges were ultimately dismissed but not until a dual occurred between one of his accusers and his supporters. Neither were fatally injured.   Another account from life within the early facilities come from Frank Peltret, a San Francisco Examiner reporter who had himself committed in 1888. He found the institution to be well managed despite overcrowding. At this time the guidelines of the hospital prohibited violence and harsh treatment, however this was the late 1880s and the patients did experience iron clads. Later 50

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superintendents introduced more intense procedures including sterilization and electric shock therapy.    Because of treatment, or lack thereof, not every patient left the hospital alive. The Stockton State Hospital had three known cemeteries. Despite the moniker as the “final resting place,” many of the burials were moved to new grounds. Some found their way to a crematory built for the hospital in 1918. Others were placed into mass graves such as the one a construction crew unearthed in 2004.   Besides moving graves, poor record keeping also contributed to the loss of many graves. Speculation leads many to believe that modern buildings in Stockton have been built over those unfortunate men and women. In these circumstances it is easy to understand the numerous ghost stories that have arisen from these lost souls.

  Perhaps the most well known haunted location in San Joaquin County is the Banta Inn, located outside of Tracy. The first haunting is thought to be from a mother and daughter who died in a fire in 1937. However, the most well-known ghost is thought to be a man who passed from a heart attack behind the bar in the 1960s. The ghost, Tony, is regularly spotted in the dining room, moving glasses and turning on the jukebox.   Another well known haunted location is just north of San Joaquin County in Amador County. Opened on June 13, 1894 Preston School of Industry now known as Preston Castle was a prison for boys. Prior to its construction, boys were sent to either San Quentin or Folsom Prison.    Boys were sent here for a variety of infractions including truancy but also more severe crimes like murder. At the facility the boys received an education and were taught trades; these skills not only helped the boys in the real world, but also, helped to make the institution self-sufficient.    Despite being called a school, this facility was indeed a prison. It had its fair share of violence including murders. From these acts of violence Preston Castle has been rumored to be haunted. It has been investigated by numerous paranormal organizations, including SyFy’s Ghost Hunters.    Now, if you’re intrigued by hauntings, you can check out these last two locations for yourself. The Banta Inn operates as a restaurant and the Preston Castle run tours on Saturdays.


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16th Annual Orange and Black Ball PHOTOS: COPPER WILLIAMS

On Saturday August 22nd, University of the Pacific’s premiere event impressed yet again at Janssen-Lagorio Gymansum, part of the university’s beautiful campus. All proceeds benefited the Pacific Athletic Foundation, offering scholarship opportunities to Pacific’s student-athletes.

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Blushing brides with pens prepped and lenses poised were ready to dive into the amazing assemblage of vendor booths at the Lincoln Farmhouse on August 5th. From caterers to entertainment, photographers and more, each attendee was treated to a royal welcome with food, door prizes and a wedding runway showcase.

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Fans of our fair Delta waters piled in by boat and car to Tower Park Marina & Resort on August 8th for an afternoon filled with food, vendors and wine samples from across the region! The annual event, which acts as a fundraiser for the California Delta Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau, brought in an amazing crowd, signifying another successful year for one of our favorite Delta events!

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On August 12th partners, mentors and board members of the Mary Graham Children’s Foundation gathered for their annual Scholarship Award Dinner. The dinner awarded 36 former foster youth with scholarships to continue higher education in either trade programs or at universities for the 2015-2016 school year.

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The Stockton Arena was packed full of character on August 8th and 9th for this year’s StocktonCon. Attendees enjoyed an array of detailed costumes, original creations, a wide variety of displayed Popular Culture like comics, card games, video games and more, and a host of celebrities all working to raise awareness of outstanding artists in the San Joaquin Valley.

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LEND Me y ur Paw BY MELISSA HUTSELL/ PHOTOS BY DAN HOOD

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  In January 2013, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton officially debuted their Pet Visitation Volunteer Program, which now hosts nine volunteers and their canine counterparts; ranging in size and breed, including Labradoodles, Border Collies, an English Bulldog, and a Havanese, to name a few. Since its inception, all volunteer teams (owner and dog) have dedicated more than 1,250 hours of visitation with hospital patients and families in a therapeutic effort to brighten spirits and inspire smiles. As the program took foot the teams’ impact followed, expanding beyond patient care as the therapy dogs formed relationships with staff members and comforted children and families in waiting rooms. St. Joseph’s motto, ‘Hello Humankindness’ translates in dog as “Woof Woofwoofness” to help heal on all levels.


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Karen Quinn, Volunteer Service Department Manager, and many others within the hospital, are first hand witnesses to the healing influence induced by the dogs throughout every single one of their visits. “It lifts the mood of nearly everyone in the hospital– whether it’s a patient, family member or staff,” Karen notes. She adds that having well behaved animals in a challenging environment decreases stress, releases endorphins and lightens the mood. “For families with members in surgery, the waiting game can be nerve wracking. The dogs provide a great distraction for them. They can get people laughing by doing tricks and offering companionship.” The team has even received a standing ovation from waiting room visitors! It’s reasons such as these that pet visitation programs are gaining acceptance in hospital settings all over the nation and throughout San Joaquin. Get to Know the Program:

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  Each pet and their owner serve as a volunteer ‘team’ within the program, a title earned after completion of rigorous training and certification through Therapy Dogs Inc., otherwise known as the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. This training and certification ensure all four and two-legged team members are prepared to work with patients. The national organization works with local groups to ensure they meet the behavioral requirements needed to work in an acute care hospital (which host patients with long-term or life-threatening circumstances), such as St. Joseph’s. In addition to health screenings, the dogs are continuously taught agility through socialization, control and coordination. Each dog must be observed and meet the criteria in order to be considered for the program, while all two-legged volunteers must be aware of each and every safety code (even canine CPR) in the facility to properly guide their pets and respond appropriately.   “Right now, our volunteers visit the hospital four days a week, and on average, each team ‘touches’ between 100-150 individuals each shift- this includes patients, families, visitors, and staff,” explains Karen. “Our goal is to have two teams, for mornings and late afternoons or evenings, seven days a week!”


A Miracle Everyday

  DiDi McElroy, co-founder of the program, owner of California Canine and an Animal Behavioral Specialist, says that the most important attribute for each dog is the desire to seek attention from strangers. “This can’t be taught, it’s innate,” she says, comparing the training process to gymnastics due to the control it takes to work in such a setting. “We want this program to be the best, and we’ve got a really stellar handling team that is truly making such a difference [in the hospital],” she adds, “Little miracles happen during every visit!”   These miracles aren’t exclusive to the patients, but also, the St. Joseph’s staff who are faced with difficult circumstances every day. In fact, as Karen explains, the pets interact with just as many staff members as hospital visitors – because after all, they need the reprieve too. She compares it to taking a deep breath. “We started thinking it would be great for our families and visitors [to have a formal program], but what we’ve been surprised about is the staffs’ excitement. They’ve really become part of our cause.”

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   Carolyn Lopez, a volunteer with St. Joseph’s pet visitation program, knows all too well what comfort her dog, Boo Boo, a rescued mixed breed, offers patients. Carolyn began volunteering with the hospital in 1995, and in 2005, became a patient. Now a cancer survivor, she relates to the many emotions that patients struggle with throughout their stay. It was during her time at the hospital that Carolyn realized the effect Boo Boo had on her mood, and the staff whose days he helped to brighten as well. She decided to share her experience, and began bringing Boo Boo in for visits as one of the first official therapy dogs at St. Joseph’s. “I wanted to give something back, because I’ve been there.” She adds, “As sick as some of the patients are, they really do perk up for a couple of minutes when we visit. Even in the worst of times, they smile. It takes them away from their illnesses.” But for Boo Boo, his visitations are also a therapeutic experience, as Carolyn describes, “He likes to give love and be loved.”

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DiDi notes that this therapeutic influence that spans from staff members, to patients and families goes beyond physical evidence and is scientifically proven. According to Paws for People, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing those in need with therapeutic visits from furry friends, benefits range from; decreased blood pressure, improved cardiovascular health, and a release of endorphins such as oxytocin which results in a calming effect. In terms of mental health, the benefits range from lifting spirits, to decreasing feelings of loneliness while providing comfort, increasing socialization and lowering anxiety among much more. Not to mention, visits offer a distraction from the pain. In fact, therapy dogs have been proven to lessen pain levels, and therefore, recovery time.    The hospital is one of the first, including Doctors Hospital of Manteca, who recognize the importance of such a program. For these reasons and many more, pet therapy programs are gaining momentum as a proven form of rehabilitation.

Meet the Dogs

  The entire team at St. Joseph’s volunteers hundreds of hours in hopes that they can make a difference by sharing their love. As each dog offers a completely different visiting experience, the diversity in personalities, traits and breeds mean there is something to suite everyone’s tastes. The youngest member of the group, Rianna Fleck, 16, who volunteers alongside her mother, says she loves seeing spirits lifted when they visit with her Border Collie, Ella, who connects with patients through her host of tricks that include spinning and dancing.    The program’s co-founder, DiDi, and Dante impress patients and staff members with Dante’s skillful tricks influenced by DiDi’s work in the police field. Yell ‘bang bang’ and Dante will play dead, and with a magic word, awakens! As a behavioral specialist, Didi has extended her talents to extensively train and work with every dog in the St. Joseph’s program, and for that, she has gained reputation as a regional dog whisperer.    Sandee Wall, co-founder of the program, and her English Bulldog Zeus, are quite the popular pair at St. Joseph’s, especially with marines who stop to salute him. Zeus is known for his oh so loveable frown, and many talents that range from playing the piano to speaking on command, riding a skateboard (outside

For Information About Becoming a Registered Therapy Dog, contact: TherapyDogs.com

TO VOLUNTEER AT ST. JOSEPH’S:

Dogs must be currently certified and registered by Therapy Dogs, Inc. A commitment to a standard weekly volunteer shift is required. Openings are limited. All dogs are groomed within 24 hours of hospital visits. Dogs need to be appropriate for acute care hospital setting,

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including: • Well behaved, no barking, licking, or lunging • Comfortable in elevators and with hospital sounds/noises (sometimes loud) • Complete New Volunteer Application & Orientation process (approximately 6 weeks) • Criminal Background Check clearance and health screening required

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of the hospital) and dressing up in costumes for his visitors (his favorite is his hula skirt). His presence is certainly uplifting, explains Sandee, “People come up, grab him and cry…. It’s so meaningful.”    Jonnee Bardo’s partner, a threeyear-old Golden Doodle named Molly, is calm and quiet. Her forte is sitting pretty, shaking hands, saying please, and playing games.

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Molly’s human-like eyes are endearing, and beg passerby’s for love and strokes of affection. She especially loves children, and has been known to calm children who are hospitalized and feel isolated. “Sharing Molly’s gentleness with others is a reward in itself,” says Jonnee.    After losing several family members in a short period of time, Ruthie Warren found comfort in her Standard Poodle, Lilly. Ruthie then made a promise to give back and share what Lilly gave to her – a helping paw in healing her grief. One gift that Lilly offers is her incredibly regal appearance. “There isn’t a person I walk past who doesn’t smile.” Lily is always in pink, sports painted nails and wears outfits made by Ruthie, who works as a dog groomer. Though Lilly is known as the “Diva” of the group because of her girly nature, she is far from intimidating. In fact, she connects with everyone, adds Ruthie, as she helps to calm fear immediately.   Gabby Di Battista-Capadona says that being a part of the program allows her to give back, donate and share the joy her four-year old Golden

Doodle, Bailey, brings. “It’s pretty life-changing. It is like having another family. This involvement has opened the doors to a world I never knew existed.” To her, there is nothing like knowing the comfort Bailey provides and acknowledges the staff’s positivity toward the program.   For team member Mike Crabb, the rewards found in being a part of the program is vast. “It changes people’s lives, it’s sure changed mine.” This is in part due to the training the dogs receive, which helps them become a great companion for anyone. “That’s the key,” he says. “It’s their personality, they want to help.” His Havanese, named Desi (after Desi Arnaz) has participated in the program for three years with no plans to stop soon. Desi is a love machine ready to jump in bed and cuddle any welcoming patient. To Mike and all other team members, witnessing the positive impact of their canine companions gives them meaning beyond words. “I’m here because of what Desi does. I could care less if people know my name – he’s the important one.”

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This is Kiwi. My mother rescued her from the streets of Puerto Rico. I bought her a plane ticket to come live in Stockton with me. I’m pretty sure she misses the beautiful weather in P.R., but now she is the queen of our home and spoiled with lots of love, cuddles, and kisses. -Estella Gavino

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  What started as a Facebook group just over a year ago has helped reunite thousands of pets and owners here in the 209. Linda Mosley-Dashnow, Stephanie Phillips, and many community members have dedicated their time to create the group, with a motto of “making a difference, four paws at a time.”    While Linda has always been an animal lover, her story began when she opened her garage to find a recently groomed, lost dog. She embarked on a mission to find its owner, calling regional groomers to help identify the dog, but found her options limited.   Linda then recognized the need for better correspondence concerning lost or abandoned animals. She met Stephanie, and together, they started Lost and Found Pets 209 (LFP 209) in July 2014. “We posted and shared photos of pets that have been found, or are missing, and were floored by the response and amount of reconnections! We had over 100 friend requests per day,” says Linda.    Today, they ring in at 12,000 Facebook friends and counting. Administrators like Linda keep a watchful eye over the function and success of the group, waking up at 7 each morning to manage the page. Though the site is intended for residents of the 209, Linda says it helps people no matter their location. In fact, the group has even reconnected pets lost during visits to the region, and whose home is out of state.   The outpour of support has helped create a “community of encouragement,” explains Linda. This has inspired immense outreach from Central Valley residents who offer support. In response, the LFP 209 team directs them to local shelters and recues where they can donate. So far, these donations have helped fund five-dollar microchip events, chip scanning equipment and shelter animals.   Stephanie Phillips says the site has grown beyond her expectations. “There are so many people that want the same things we do - a safer place for pets, responsible ownership, and all pets to be spayed or neutered. We’ve made a big dent in these areas, especially with our low-cost microchip events, but there’s still so much that needs to be done.”

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   The groups exposure prompts the team to educate the community and address the massive underlining issue - spaying and neutering. “We’ve got an epidemic, and we’ve got to bite the bullet, and get funding.” Linda, Stephanie and the LFP 209 team make it their mission to bring this need to the attention of city officials in hopes that, as a community, we can make a difference in the lives of four-legged friends.   LFP 209 has formed an alliance with the Stockton Animal Shelter, Lodi Animal Services, and Animal Friends Connection in Lodi, to promote the best interest of the animals at heart. “I’m looking forward to the years ahead, because I know that together we will achieve even greater successes.” scued

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BY NORA HESTON TARTE

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HEART Healthy WITH 8 EASY STEPS The importance of heart health is universal. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men andwomen and accounts for one out of every four recorded deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The good news is women can take simple steps to help stave off heart disease.

1. DON’T SMOKE

Smoking has been directly correlated with heart disease. In order to stay heart healthy, it is extremely important to not take up smoking. If you are already a smoker, take the necessary steps to quit.

2. GET ADEQUATE EXERCISE

To keep your heart working well, it is important to partake in at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. This can range from running on a treadmill to riding a bike, swimming or participating in a local sports league. If you can’t commit to a 30-minute stretch, break activity up into increments. Every minute counts.

3. KNOW YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

High blood pressure is directly correlated with heart health. Long-term high blood pressure can damage artery walls, making you more prone to a heart attack. A blood pressure reading below 120/80 is typically considered normal, unless it reaches below 90/60, which could indicate an underlying medical issue. A reading of 140/90 or higher indicates high blood pressure, or hypertension. If you fall in the 120/80 to 139/89 range, it is called prehypertension, which means you are likely to develop hypertension in the future.

4. EAT A BALANCED DIET

Low-fat, high-fiber foods as well as fish oils and plant sterols, such as almonds, are all part of a heart-healthy diet.

5. KNOW YOUR CHOLESTEROL LEVELS

Cholesterol levels are one potential indicator of heart disease and interpreting your cholesterol numbers can be complicated. There are two main types of cholesterol (LDL and HDL) one of which should be low (LDL) and one of which should be high (HDL). Get tested at least every five years and ask your doctor to explain your results. 84

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6. GET TESTED FOR DIABETES

There is a strong known link between heart disease and diabetes. It is important to get tested, especially if you have other risk factors for heart disease. If you are diagnosed, take the necessary steps to reverse or treat the condition.

7. HANDLE STRESS

Increased stress levels put women at greater risk for heart attacks and heart disease. Find healthy ways to cope with stress, such as yoga, boxing, meditating, getting a massage or painting.

7. SLEEP

Getting enough sleep is one of the easiest ways to stave off heart disease. Take the necessary steps to improve sleep quality such as adjusting your daily routine, purchasing a comfortable mattress and avoiding stimulants such as caffeine later in the day.

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Orthodontics BY NORA HESTON TARTE

  It’s easy to overlook the impact oral health has on overall health. When weight gain, sleep loss, fatigue, mood swings and other ailments arise, common practice sends you running to the general practitioner. However, your problems could be oral. Consult your dentist to learn if the reason you are feeling down could be solved with orthodontics.   Ensuring your body is taking in plenty of oxygen is imperative. Many health issues stem from a lack of oxygen. “I often compare our body to a mechanical body in motion,” says Jasbir Cheema, DDS, “and the primary source of fuel is oxygen.” Narrow and constricted arches, high palates, mouth breathing and crowded teeth are all contributing factors to airway problems. Correcting these issues could lead to better breathing and reduce the risk of related, serious illnesses.   “When arches are brought to full expansion and teeth are aligned to their perfect orientation not only does it give you a gorgeous smile, but also preserves bone and supporting structures around your teeth to ensure longevity,” Dr. Cheema says. Listening to what your mouth is telling you is important. You shouldn’t silence its cry for help. Instead, when you experience teeth grinding, snoring and cold sensitive teeth, see your dentist.   While these habits may seem little more than annoyances at first, they could have disastrous consequences if left untreated. Lack of oxygen can cause silent heart attacks, strokes and diabetes, as well as a pituitary gland that malfunctions, directly affecting hormone levels, feelings of hunger and excess weight gain. “The stress that is causing the teeth grinding is not life’s stress in general, it is part of a vicious cycle,” Dr Cheema explains. “When you are not breathing effectively, your body has constricted pathways for oxygen [and] your heart feels stressed because it is unable to get enough oxygen. Upon detecting lower levels of

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Robotic Surgery FOR WOMEN IN WINE COUNTRY BY MELISSA HUTSELL

  

Dr. Param Gill, a local OB/GYN, continues to be on the cutting edge of the newest medical technology: robotic surgery. Robotic surgery is the most minimally invasive surgical technique yet. Since 2013, Dr. Gill has performed more than 150 surgeries with this method at her practice. As if that isn’t impressive enough, Dr. Gill is considered one of the pioneers in this field, which has resulted in her doing the most robotic surgeries in the greater Stockton/Lodi area.    Contrary to popular belief, robotic surgery operations are performed by the doctor herself with the assistance of an instrument that acts as an extension of her hands and eyes, says Dr. Gill. The instrument is a sophisticated tool that consists of robotic arms. These ‘arms’ hold surgical tools and translate the surgeon’s wrist, hand and finger movements. These movements are so precise as to be able to peel the skin off a grape and stitch it back on, thereby balancing the surgeon’s slightest hand gestures and magnifying the doctor’s view. The surgeon has complete control of the device and each of its arms while sitting at a console in the operating room near the patient. Surgeons guide the tools while viewing a 3-D, high definition screen, allowing the doctor to see 10 times the magnification of the naked eye. Clearer optics enables doctors to zoom in, assess finer details, and be more efficient.   So why choose robotic surgery for your gynecological needs? For Dr. Gill’s patients, this surgical option offers a shorter recovery time so patients are back to work and family life sooner. Perhaps the most impressive and worthwhile benefit is that the procedure is cosmetically advantageous, explains Dr. Gill. “Patients can expect less bleeding, less pain, less scaring, fewer adhesions, and a much quicker recovery.” Small, precise incisions lower the risk of infection, adhesions and blood clots. And that is just scratching the surface of what robotic surgery offers patients, not only at her practice, but also in any general surgery case. “This is a new approach for anybody that needs surgery.”    Dr. Gill and her team, which includes Dr. Jacqualin Miller (whom is trained in minimally invasive surgical procedures from Stanford University), have advanced their skill set to encompass robotic single-site surgery, which consists of one small incision made through the patient’s belly’s button. “This is an example of the technological progression within medicine,” adds Dr. Gill, “When you see the results, it makes you a believer. The marriage of technology with surgery takes us to a whole new level of providing care to our patients.”

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REAP THE OF STRAIGHT TEETH & a Harmonious Bite    Simply stated, straight teeth are easier to clean. Not only are there less “nooks and crannies” where plaque and bacteria can hide and fester, but the smooth surfaces of straight teeth tend to be “self-cleaning”. Where there is less plaque, there is less likelihood of problems. The more rotated teeth are, the greater the risk one has to developing cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease. But, orthodontics goes beyond straight teeth.    An orthodontist is a specialist who focuses on not only the alignment of teeth, but also the way teeth and their skeletal components fit. Having a balanced bite is just as important as having straight teeth. It is possible to have straight teeth but a bad bite, because bad bites can exist in all three planes of space. Likewise, it is possible to have crooked teeth that fit reasonably well. The ideal situation is straight teeth and a balanced, harmonious bite.     Why is this important? Teeth are designed to interdigitate, almost like cogs in a gear wheel.  If there is a discrepancy, those cogs will not fit correctly, resulting in excessive wear and further shifting of the teeth. Even worse, it can cause an unbalanced distribution of the bite force—sometimes directing the extra force away from the teeth and into the jaw joints.    Long-standing, excessive bite forces, when directed at the jaw joints (combined with other factors), can initiate a cascade of events that can lead to TMJ problems (collectively known as Temporo-Mandibular Disorder or TMD). Once TMJ destruction occurs, it can lead to chronic pain, jaw noises, bite changes and further joint deterioration. The more teeth wear and joints deteriorate, the more difficult it becomes to fix and manage. Once the damage is done, combatting issues can sometimes involve extensive restorative, periodontal, and surgical procedures. So being proactive is key.   Straight teeth and a solid bite directly influence digestive health, as research shows properly fitting teeth in a balanced jaw are more efficient in chewing food. Because hewing of food is the first step in the digestive process, the inability to chew properly can strain of the digestive tract, and contribute to GI problems.    Proper alignment of teeth is also important for speech. Some individuals have difficulty in properly making certain sounds. Sibilant sounds like “S” sounds, and the fricative sounds like “V’s” and “F’s” are very dependent on the position of teeth relative to the tongue and lips. “TH” sounds can also be difficult to make.    The true icing on the cake of undergoing orthodontic treatment, beyond the obvious health benefits listed above, is the positive impact of self-esteem improvement. There are many individuals very self-conscious of their smile. Some won’t even smile. Some even become withdrawn and suffer from poor self-esteem.  I have seen patients and parents shed tears of joy when they get their braces removed and are able to see their “new” smile. I believe you cannot put a value to the self-esteem improvement—it’s priceless!   FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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How we age is a reflection of not only our sun exposure and genetics but of our inner health. In our youth-centric culture, aging can result in loss of self -esteem. When you begin to notice signs of aging, like wrinkles, sagging and loss of hair, eyebrows or eyelashes, Dr. Kimberly Cockerham suggests you take a comprehensive look at your inner health. Genetic, nutritional and hormonal factors play a large part in our lives, look and vitality. Dr. Cockerham offers a team approach to keep you looking and feeling your best.

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Today, we have access to sophisticated testing that gives us information and tools needed to live a preventative lifestyle. Analysis of chromosomes and other factors can detect heritable disease-related genotypes and mutations that can cause things like autoimmune disease, macular degeneration, breast cancer or dementia. If you notice premature changes in your skin or hair in your 20s or 30s (especially if you are a woman), an autoimmune disease may be the problem. Thyroid imbalance, for instance, affects one in four women.

HORMONES

Hormones are key communicators in our body. Hormonal balance is crucial for mood stability, clear thinking, ideal body weight and healthy skin and hair. It’s particularly important to pay attention to your hormonal status in your late 30s and 40s whether you are a man or a woman. Testing is available that will help you better understand your options for supplementation to optimize your appearance and vitality once your own hormonal function starts to diminish.

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While the gluten free diet is trending across America, don’t just follow a fad that may not be right for you. Food Intolerance testing is available that can provide an individualized assessment of your body’s response to food, additives and spices. A simple blood test allows a thorough evaluation that can help guide your menu choices to minimize autoimmunity and optimize your health.

ENHANCEMENT AND RESTORATION

With a your inner health optimized, Dr. Cockerham can more easily help you achieve your goals. Your consultation will include individualized recommendations for advanced eye, hair and skin therapeutics, nutritional supplements and collagen induction therapies that use your own stem cells and growth factors. Dr. Cockerham will integrate these enhancements with restorative treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, lasers and surgery to insure you look and feel fantastic. FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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Oral Health DURING PREGNANCY BY NORA TARTE

   Pregnancy is an exciting time for moms-to-be, and because there is so much to accomplish during that nine-month period, dental health often gets put on the back burner. However, it shouldn’t. Just as it’s important to see your doctor during pregnancy, it is also important to keep scheduled dental exams and cleanings.   First off, tell your dentist. While there are currently no contraindications to dental care during pregnancy, that doesn’t mean it’s okay to keep your pregnancy a secret, even if it’s unintentional. Just as you would alert your general practitioner of pregnancy, you should also inform your dentist. Every pregnancy is different and certain risk factors or medications may be avoided depending on your circumstance.    Secondly, if you are pregnant, hold off on elective oral procedures. “A common approach is to provide only the services that are necessary to address emergencies or any disease progression,” says Dr. Todd Franklin, D.D.S. “All elective procedures are deferred until after the delivery.”   Third up, know your stuff. Keeping up to date on warning signs and potential risks is imperative. Several oral conditions are more common during pregnancy, which increases the necessity for regular dentist appointments during pregnancy.    “Since over 40 percent of pregnant women have some form of periodontal gum disease it is beneficial to consult with your dentist to let them know that you are pregnant. They will be able to review your overall dental health and make suggestions to keep you healthy,” Dr. Franklin advises.   Pregnancy affects the entire body. Inflammation, pregnancy tumors (raspberry type lesions located at the gum line that result from accumulated plaque and usually clear up after baby is born), tenderness and increased bleeding are common during pregnancy. More serious, however, is the ability for increased inflammation to cause heart problems, pregnancy diabetes and changes in baby’s development.    Your regular pregnancy symptoms could be to blame. The acid present in your mouth from vomiting, reported by 25 percent of pregnant women, can be detrimental. It’s important to limit the effects by rinsing with 1 teaspoon of baking soda mixed into a glass of water. This will help to neutralize the acid.    A dramatic change in eating habits can also affect oral health. Eating foods that are more sugary or carbohydrate-laden, qualities indicative of common cravings, can increase acid production and bacterial growth, leading to the development of more gingivitis and possible cavities.    “At the end of the day, a pregnancy should be a very positive experience. It’s one of the special treasures of life,” Dr. Franklin says. “As healthcare professionals it is our job to help moms get the information and care they need to have a positive experience and delivery.” FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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FIND COMFORT FOR THE

“Sandwich Generation” IN FIVE EASY STEPS BY LINDSEY RODRIAN

Leticia Robles, of Pacific Homecare Services, shares a perfect analogy when she references airline emergency procedure. “They always tell you, ‘put your mask on first before helping others.” She offers this advice to those coined as the ‘Sandwich Generation,’ typically people in their 30s and 40s responsible for care of both their children and aging parents. Though living your life as a member of this generation is often overwhelming, and without a doubt strenuous, there are responsible steps you can take to ensure an outstanding quality of life for all members of your family.

1. KNOW THAT IT IS OKAY TO ASK FOR HELP

As women, we are tough, we are fierce, and we can carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. But, we do not have to. Working, raising children, and caring for aging parents is not an easy task. With so many hats to wear, and with so many different needs, it is okay to feel overwhelmed and it is okay to need help. You must vocalize your needs, put your pride aside, and realize that once you take a step back and a moment for yourself, you will be able to confidently provide support for each, very different, individual in your care.

2. SEEK A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL

Pacific Homecare Services’ motto, ‘Providing Peace of Mind’ couldn’t be more suiting. The local business founded in 2005 passionately serves children, the elderly, and disabled members of each community they serve. Their highly-trained and kindhearted care providers are chosen from a competitive pool of applicants, ensuring only the best. Each undergoes a full and comprehensive background screening, are First Aid and CPR Certified, insured, bonded and receiving ongoing evaluation and training.

3. SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION

Pacific Homecare Services offers a free visit to your home to evaluate your individual needs and assess the situation to create a customized plan. This visit comes with no obligation and simply allows the staff to meet with your family to talk about challenges and concerns.

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4. EDUCATE YOURSELF

Pacific Homecare’s staff and caregivers are highly educated in diseases like Dementia and Alzheimer’s. In family situations involving these illnesses, Leticia says knowledge is both power and comfort. For many, dealing with an aging adult that faces these challenges is draining as they become angry, mean or aggressive. The staff at Pacific Homecare provides insight to educate members of your family, allowing you to understand and cope with the depths of these illnesses.

5. FEEL A WEIGHT LIFTED

Once a staff member from Pacific Homecare Services meets with your family and creates a customized plan, you can feel a weight lifted as they take on some duties, acting as an extra set of hands to help with interaction, actives, light house cleaning, meal preparation based on special dietary and nutritional needs, and other needs specifically tailored to each individual.

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CHOOSE

the Best Materials for Your Teeth BY MELISSA HUTSELL

A visit to your dentist can be overwhelming, and with the variety of treatment options to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which is best for you. The experts at Deer Park Dental in Stockton are here to help guide us through! Janice Scott, DDS with Deer Park Dental, explains the difference in materials to choose from so we can walk into our next dental appointment prepared. Options depend on the amount of tooth left, the occlusion, (bite relationship), as well as wear of the teeth and the opposing teeth, describes Janice, “You need to weigh the challenges [between] esthetics vs. function.” Is beauty or function most important…? The beauty is that no two people are the same. Here are points to consider:

ESTHETICS:

Older resin (or tooth colored fillings) contain chemicals that darken over time. “The newer resins are more color stable,” says Janice. “Gums may recede and a crown or filling may now show more of the root, making the tooth look less natural. Silver fillings are still very safe but some patients decide to have them replaced due to the esthetics,” she adds, “Silver fillings do not need to be replaced just because you have one.”

INTEGRITY:

Some fillings wear out due to the function of the teeth and the strength of the bite. Edges may chip or wear and allow leakage.  “If this occurs, a cavity can form at the edge of the filling and the whole filling may need to be replaced,” describes Janice. Teeth grinding or clenching can also cause breakage, leading to replacement.

HOME CARE AND DIET:

Acidic foods can break down the tooth faster and be harsh on the filling itself. “Sugar and processed foods, especially if eaten often during the day, are broken down faster by the bacteria in our mouth and can cause cavities next to the filling.” She adds, “To get rid of the cavity, the filling must be replaced.” Materials used for fillings and crowns include; gold, porcelain, silver amalgam (which consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper), tooth-colored plastic, and composite resin fillings. “Silver fillings are less expensive and esthetic, and require more tooth structure to be removed than a resin filling. Bonded fillings may not last as long but allow you to cut away less of the tooth. They are also much more esthetic. Crowns come in many types: gold, porcelain over gold, all porcelain and zirconium and EMAX,” she adds, “Some require more tooth reduction than others.” Gold is the strongest, but, not as esthetic. Be sure to ask you dentist what your alternatives are and the risks, benefits and cost of each.   FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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LOOK GOOD &

feel Good BY NORA HESTON TARTE

  Aesthetics are about beauty. They directly relate to outer appearance. What people may not realize, however, is that looking good correlates to feeling good. When someone is confident about their appearance, it exudes in their personality. In fact, having an outer appearance that you feel good about can help satisfy your inner self. For these reasons, doctors at Mobile Aesthetics Clinic urge patients, and potential patients, to consider aesthetics synonymous with true medicine, which pack a powerful depression-busting punch in self-conscious clients. An estimated 80 percent of adult women are unhappy with the way they look – don’t be one of them. 100

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  At Milo Medical Mobile Aesthetics Clinic, a mobile clinic specializing in non-surgical aesthetics, you can receive an array of treatments aimed at improving visual imperfections. From Botox and fillers to laser therapy, hair removal and micro needling, these treatments can give clients a much-needed confidence boost. Inner happiness is most important but for some women the two go hand-in-hand.   Many don’t realize the preventative affects that Botox and other wrinkle-fighting treatments can have. You don’t have to wait until your crows feet become resilient to concealer to get your first treatment, starting Botox early will help slow the onset of fine lines and wrinkles.

Fillers can have a similar effect, reducing the appearance of wrinkles while also replacing some of the fullness that can be lost due to sun exposure and aging. If fuller lips are what you seek, fillers are also a popular way to achieve non-surgical lip augmentation.   “Permanent” skin imperfections such as warts, birthmarks, spider veins, sunspots and more can also be removed, or at least faded, through laser therapy. You don’t have to live with the beauty mark you were born with or the dark spots you developed from spending too many youthful days in the sun.   Perhaps micro needling is more your speed. It may sound a little intimidating, as small needles are used to pierce the skin and create a controlled skin injury, but the effect is used to diminish fine lines, reduce the appearance of stretch marks or surgical scars and minimize pore size all while reducing signs of aging.   Don’t forget to ask about a range of weight loss treatments offered, as well. The options are nearly limitless with minimally invasive procedures that can be conveniently performed at your home. The mobile clinic offers complete privacy so no one will see you step in or step out, meaning your skin-enriching procedure can remain between you and your doctor, a member of the Milo Medical team headed by Dr. Michael Brodie.

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CARE FOR YOU

AND Your Baby DURING PREGNANCY BY NORA HESTON TARTE

Caring for a baby doesn’t begin the moment you take them home from the hospital. In fact it doesn’t start when that second pink line appears either. Honestly, to ensure the best possible start to your child’s life, care starts even before conception. From taking prenatal vitamins before you conceive, to maintaining a healthy diet throughout pregnancy, the choices you make now will affect your child for life. Learn more about how you can take care of yourself and your baby throughout pregnancy:

GO TO THE DOCTOR EARLY AND OFTEN.

Most practices ask mothers to come in around eight weeks into their pregnancy. However, depending on your symptoms and other risk factors such as age or preexisting conditions, you may be asked to visit earlier. To ensure you are giving your child the proper care, inform your doctor as soon as possible about your pregnancy, and schedule an appointment. If you do not have insurance or can’t afford medical care, there are clinics that can help. Lodi Health offers such services at both the West Prenatal Care and Galt Prenatal Care locations as part of the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) clinic. Services include: low risk ambulatory prenatal care, comprehensive perinatal care, health education, nutritional and psychosocial assessments and intervention.

MONITOR YOUR DIET.

The food you eat during pregnancy is fuel for your growing baby. Make sure to eat a well-balanced diet full of grains, fiber, vegetables, fruit and other healthful ingredients. What you don’t eat is also important. Potentially harmful items such as fish with moderate to high levels of mercury as well as uncooked foods like sushi can be potentially dangerous to offspring. Watch other meats, too. Deli meat put pregnant women at an increased risk of listeria, which could result in miscarriage, while red meat should be cooked mediumwell to well done to ensure it is safe for both mother and baby.

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immediately. If your doctor prescribes other medications, do not stop taking them without permission.

CONTINUE OR START A SAFE EXERCISE ROUTINE.

A doctor can help you decide an appropriate level of activity for your pregnancy. Pregnancy conditions, former activity level and other factors matter so always discuss with your doctor beforehand.

REST.

Growing a human is exhausting, and you’ll likely feel tired right from the beginning. Listen to your body. If you need to cut back on commitments during pregnancy to remain rested and focused, it’s okay. It’s a choice you have to make for the wellbeing of you and your child. FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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PROTECT YOUR MOST Cherished SENSE BY LINDSEY RODRIAN

Our sense of sight is highly valued. Without it, we’d be left in the dark… quite literally. Just as we monitor, protect and nurture our health and appearance, its important to show our eyes the same care. It’s no secret we use our gift of sight every day, all day; but do you practice ways to protect it throughout your day, and lifetime? “Annual eye exams, protective googles in the workplace, UV protective sunglasses, and moisturizing eye drops in our arid environment are just a few of the things we can do to help keep our eyes healthy,” says ophthalmologist, John Zeiter managing physician at Zeiter Eye Medical Group. These simple practices will keep your peepers in tip-top shape.

DON’T MISS YOUR CHECK UP

Just as important as making that annual mammogram appointment or scheduling a visit to the dentist, is keeping on top of your eye exams. A comprehensive eye exam should include pupil dilation to check for major diseases, validation of an up-to-date prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. As Dr. Zeiter explains, the eyes are like an entryway to other areas of health. Through ability to noninvasively view veins and arteries, your eye doctor is able to assess risk for cardiovascular disease, brain tumors, diabetes, stroke and other life-threatening issues or diseases. Dr. Zeiter recommends the following eye exam schedule: • At 40: a baseline eye exam • From 40 to 55: an eye exam every 2 to 4 years • Ages 55 to 64: an eye exam every 1 to 2 years • At 65 and up: an eye exam every year Your eye doctor will exam you for your risk of sight-threatening eye diseases and/or conditions, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes.

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PROTECT YOUR PEEPERS

Harmful Ultraviolet (UV) light can harm our sight, and over time, exposure to UV rays can lead to cataracts as well as cancerous and benign growths both on and around the eyes. For this reason, you should always sport proper sunglasses to shield your eyes from the ultraviolet rays. Be sure to invest in a quality pair that is polarized and blocks at least 99 percent of UVA and UVB radiation. Your eye care specialist can direct you to the perfect pair!

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diet. Inclusion of antioxidant rich foods, like fruits and colorful or dark green vegetables, are said to reduce risk of cataracts; while indulging in fish, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, may reduce risk of macular degeneration. If you are concerned that your diet isn’t supporting all your eyes crave, consider taking eye vitamins sure to provide the nutrients needed to keep your eyes healthy.

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Live Lightly WITH DENSE BREASTS

  Regular mammograms are the best way to be proactive in the fight against breast cancer. Pamela Stolley, R.T., CRT, Supervisor, St. Joseph’s Women’s Imaging Center, says age 40 is the magic number, and possibly earlier for those with a family history of the disease. If you’ve received a mammogram report noting dense breast tissue, you may be wondering what this means to you and how to proceed.

LEARN ABOUT BREAST DENSITY

Breasts are made up of lobules, ducts and fatty and fibrous connective tissue. “If your breasts contain more glandular tissue than it does fatty tissue, you have dense breasts,” Stolley explains. While some women attribute the term to breast firmness, this is not the case. “Women may think they have dense breasts because of the way that they feel, or their size, but breast density is only diagnosed by viewing breast tissue on a mammogram.”

GET A MAMMOGRAM

It’s crucial to stay on top of your breast health with yearly mammograms. The doctor reading your mammogram looks for calcifications, macrocalcifications, microcalcifications, a mass and breast density. “When reviewing your mammogram, your radiologist will classify your breast density using a four-level density scale, ranging from almost entirely fatty to extremely dense,” says Stolley. “Women who have dense breasts may be at a higher risk of developing breast cancer, but the connection is unclear,” notes Stolley.

CONSIDER ADDITIONAL SCREENING

UNDERSTAND HOW THIS AFFECTS YOU

As Stolley explains, “If you have dense breast tissue, it may be harder to detect breast cancer on a normal mammogram. Normal breast tissue appears dark on a mammogram, which helps possible tumors to stand out, since they appear white. Like tumors, dense breast tissue also appears white on mammograms which can make it harder to spot tumors.” 106

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If you are at increased risk for breast cancer, and you have dense breasts, Stolley says your doctor might recommend tomosynthesis, which is a 3-D mammogram, breast ultrasound or breast MRI.

“mammograms are still the gold standard when it comes to breast cancer detection, and they can help identify those with dense breast tissue, who may need additional testing.” FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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GET

Glowing SK I N BY NORA HESTON TARTE

When women think about overall health, they tend to forget just how important skin is to the equation. Sure, we all want soft, glowing skin that radiates youth and beauty, but remember, your skin is also your biggest organ. Proper skin care should be both a beauty and a healthcare priority. So how can you achieve Instagram-worthy skin akin to your favorite celebrity? Getting a monthly facial could be the answer. First of all, don’t wait. Most people don’t go in for a facial until they encounter a skin concern or are preparing for a big event. But those aren’t the only times to pamper yourself with a facial. Indulging in a monthly treatment could actually curb the need for pre-event facials and prevent those pesky skin problems from popping up in the first place. Unless you have a specific skin concern you’re trying to overcome, which could require a series of treatments, monthly indulgences are ideal. Learn why:

Don’t let worry lines scare you. Stress ages women. Not only can it shorten the lifespan of your skin cells, stress is also known to worsen acne and cause skin inflammation. Facial treatments are packed with stress-fighting, calminducing minerals that can take some of the worry out of your skin concerns. When your skin seems a little low on life, facials can help. Facial treatments increase circulation of the blood underneath your skin, allowing the skin optimal health to facilitate the renewal of skin cells. Facials decrease toxins underneath the skin that can cause puffiness, ruddiness and fluid accumulation by manipulating the lymphatic system that lies just under the skin. Washing your face is a necessary part of your daily skin care regimen, but it doesn’t do as much as a facial. A facial will cleanse the pores on a much deeper level. Extracting the pores stops acne in action, helping you to maintain clear skin and stop acne before it has time to take over. Taking a cleansing brush to your face helps exfoliate skin, remove dead skin cells and produce the fresh-faced look we yearn for. Facials take it one step further, providing deeper exfoliation that smoothes the skin, allowing for better penetration of products such as moisturizers or serums to optimize their effect, unclogging pores, improving your skin’s ability to retain hydration and evening your skin tone –to name a few. When pesky dark spots are putting a damper on your glow, a routine facial can help you lighten up, and look younger. Facials are not a miracle in an hour but they are a transforming experience that provide a fresh start to a healthier more balanced complexion. FOR A FREE SKIN CONSULTATION OR TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT:

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WITH LUNG CANCER    The American Cancer Society rates lung and bronchial cancer among the top four majors cancers taking lives today. According to their 2015 report, lung cancer causes more deaths than colorectal, breast and prostate cancers combined. An estimated 158,040 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2015, accounting for approximately 27 percent of all cancer deaths.    St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute is now offering a state-of-the-art lung cancer screening program, assisting the public in proactive care, early detection and successful, thoughtful treatment. Dr. Gaurav Singh, a board certified radiation oncologist with Dignity Health Medical Group Stockton and the Medical Director of St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute, encourages active and former smokers between the ages of 5574, and those with a family history of lung cancer, to be proactive and talk to their doctor about whether they should be screened for lung cancer, before symptoms appear.    “If you are, or were a heavy smoker, you could be living with lung cancer, unaware. Lung cancer usually does not present any symptoms till it is somewhat advanced, and when caught at these late stages, it is often difficult to treat successfully,” says Dr. Singh. Thankfully, Dr. Singh reports that lung cancer screening is covered by Medicare Part B and all major insurances, and is easier than ever for those qualified for the screening.   “Although lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death for both men and women, early stage lung cancer is not only treatable, but often curable. That’s why it is vitally important for those at risk to be screened,” Dr. Singh says.

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

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Dr. Jasbir Cheema D.D.S. SUPER ELITE INVISALIGN PROVIDER

(209) 478-6000 Tracy-Stockton-Manteca MoradaDental.com

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  Dr. Jasbir Cheema established his dental practice in 2001. With much experience he passionately serves the Central Valley; providing exceptional services and quality care in pedodontics, general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Cheema has dedicated his professional career to continually offering patients the latest advancements in technology. As a Super Elite Invisalign Provider, Dr. Cheema has the ability to offer patients optimum care with many Invisalign cases. He believes that not only do smiles enhance your beauty but also change the way you feel, and offers his patients the expertise to achieve beautiful, healthy smiles.    Cheema Dental & Orthodontics’ team of highly educated and vastly experienced General and Cosmetic Dentists specialize in General Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Pedodontics, Periodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry. Kindly, they guide and educate clients through the process to their perfect smile, whether it is a simple or timely fix. Wake up to a smile that has you sporting it every second of the day!


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Dr. Todd A. Franklin, DDS COSMETIC DENTISTRY

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

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   “Discover Extraordinary Among The Ordinary” Dr. Franklin and his talented team are ready to show you why your next dental visit will exceed your expectations. “We understand the importance of a healthy, attractive smile and have dedicated ourselves to help make that a reality for every one of our patients. We want our patients to feel and look confident and youthful.” This dedication has rewarded them with the “Best of Lodi” and “Best of San Joaquin” for the past 7 years. Dr. Franklin is the premier cosmetic dentist in the Central Valley. He has his Mastership in Aesthetic Dentistry from the world renowned Aesthetic Advantage at NYU in New York

City. He is the Founder & Program Director for the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco, Orange County, Chicago and New York City. He is the past Program Director & Senior Instructor for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies in San Francisco. For the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum he trains other dentists nationally and internationally on cosmetics and comprehensive care. As the founder of the San Joaquin & Sacramento Pacific Aesthetic Club he mentors dentists all throughout the Central Valley. Whether you need preventive care or a complete comprehensive consultation, Dr. Franklin and his team have the skill and care you need.

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Dr. Michael Brodie

Rafat S. Razi, DMD, MPH PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

  Dr. Rafat Razi is a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. She received her D.M.D., Doctor of Dental Medicine, from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and M.P.H. degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her specialty training in pediatric dentistry was completed at the University of Rochester’s Eastman Dental Center. Dr. Razi also served as a faculty member in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Columbia University in New York City. She has practiced in West Palm Beach, FL, Manteca, CA, and is now at the state-of-the-art office in Tracy. She has more than 15 years of experience in her specialty.   The office provides a warm, caring environment specialized for treating the dental needs of infants, children and adolescents. The facility offers the latest dental materials, digital radiology, nitrous oxide, and pediatric oral conscious sedation. The office has kids’ movies and play areas making patience first dental experience fun. Dr. Rafat Razi’s expertise, her friendly dental team, state-of-the-art office, and its prime location provide an excellent place for children’s dental.

RAFAT S. RAZI, D.M.D, M.P.H.

“making kids smile” 2160 W. Grant Line Rd., Ste. 130 Tracy (209) 834-1307, RaziPediatricDentist.com

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   Dr. Brodie has called the Central Valley home for over 20 years. He completed an internship in pediatrics and his Residency in Family Practice in Los Angeles County. Throughout his years of experience, Dr. Brodie has seen skin from neonatology to gerontology, and has worked with patients throughout their lifespan, gaining strong ability to speak to the transitions. Through this experience, Dr. Brodie has realized that body enhancements are not age dependent; and can be initiated earlier in life to offset the natural aging process.    Milo Medical’s portable equipment and mobile personnel allow the team to perform treatments at the patient’s place of preference, or to a group upon request (cosmetic, bridal, birthday or ‘just because’ parties). Their experienced team offers Botox, Dysport and Fillers, Platelet Rich Plasma, Laser Therapy Hair Removal, MicroNeedling, Weight Loss and other procedures. Mention San Joaquin Magazine for a generous discount on services!

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Thomas B. McNemar, MD, FACS PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY MCNEMAR COSMETIC SURGERY 2301 Camino Ramon, Ste., 215, San Ramon, (925) 866-0177 2160 W. Grantline Rd., Ste. 250, Tracy, (209) 834-0626 mcnemarcosmeticsurgery.com bariatricplasticsurgeon.com

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

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Paul H. Lee, MD UROLOGY

   “My goal is to provide the best urological care with comfortable and friendly service,” says Dr. Lee, board certified urologist with Dignity Health Medical Group Stockton. Dr. Paul Lee specializes in adult and pediatric urology. Prior to coming to Stockton, Dr. Lee spent 14 years in the Bay Area where he served as Chief of Urology, Chairman of the Regional Urology Technology Committee, and Pediatric Urology Consultant for Northern California for Kaiser Permanente.    Dignity Health Medical Group Stockton is affiliated with Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton. Dr. Lee accepts most major insurances, including Hill Physicians and Medcore.

Dignity Health Medical Group - Stockton 1901 N. California St. Stockton, (209) 946-6800, DignityHealthMedicalGroup.org/Stockton

Jennifer J. McNeil, MD COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY

   Dignity Health Medical Group Stockton is excited to welcome Dr. Jennifer McNeil, a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon, to its team of specialists. Dr. McNeil has over 20 years of experience as a colorectal surgeon, most recently practicing in Oklahoma. Dr. McNeil is excited to have returned to her native home of California, and looks forward to getting involved and providing expert care to the community.   Dignity Health Medical Group Stockton is affiliated with Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton. Dr. McNeil accepts most major insurances, including Hill Physicians and Medcore.

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St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute

1800 N. California Street Stockton, 209.467.6560 StJosephsCares.org/Cancer

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

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Dr. Christopher J. von Tersch, DDS GENERAL AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY    Dr. Christopher J. von Tersch DDS has been helping his patients achieve healthy, natural-looking smiles for over 15 years. He graduated in the top 6% of his University of the Pacific School of Dentistry class and focused on Esthetic Dentistry and Smile Design during his residency.   Dr. von Tersch believes in continuing education as a tool for providing his patients with the best possible care, which is why he has taken courses in esthetics, bite mechanics, implant restoration, material science, and more. He enjoys finding creative ways to help his patients achieve their oral health goals while working within their budgets; it’s a collaborative approach that he finds offers his patients more personalized results. Dr. von Tersch treats every patient with the same care and dedication that he shows his own family, and he works hard to help his patients achieve the radiant, confident smiles they want and deserve. “I enjoy the creative process of figuring out how to help my patients accomplish their goals while being as conservative as possible. Since every patient is unique, each treatment plan is one-of-a-kind.” – Dr. Christopher J. von Tersch DDS

3427 Deer Park Dr., Ste. C Stockton, DeerParkSmiles.com

Dr. Janice G. Scott, DDS GENERAL DENTISTRY   Dr. Janice G. Scott DDS is a Loma Linda University School of

Dentistry graduate who has practiced in Stockton for over 29 years and graduated in the top 5 of her class. She completed a mini residency program in TMJ and occlusion, participated in post-graduate programs in Esthetic Dentistry and Smile Design, and has extensive experience in periodontics. Dr. Scott’s life-long passion has been to educate her patients in the best oral health care and create healthy, beautiful smiles with great function. She also strongly believes in giving back to her community, which she’s done as a past San Joaquin Dental Society and CDA Board member. She is currently on the CDA Foundation Board and participates in CDA Cares bi-annual events serving underserved patients in areas of need throughout California. Dr. Scott is also on the Farmers Insurance Board of Governors, which has generously donated to several CDA Cares events. “To me, the most important part of being a dentist is teaching my patients how to maintain strong, healthy mouths for life. Your teeth and gums should look naturally beautiful so that you exude confidence when you smile.” – Dr. Janice G. Scott DDS

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St. Joseph’s Women’s Imaging Center

  St. Joseph’s Women’s Imaging Center specializes in meeting the unique imaging needs of women. Recently certified as an Advanced Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, by the American Board of Radiology, St. Joseph’s Women’s Imaging Center is staffed by skilled technologists and board-certified radiologists, working together to give you the best clinical results in a warm, friendly, and inviting atmosphere.    The beautiful, state-of-the-art office provides the latest diagnostic imaging services including Digital Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Stereotactic Biopsy, and Bone Density, all at competitive prices. Located just west of the I-5, St. Joseph’s Women’s Imaging Center is designed for comfort and privacy. Book your appointment online today at StJosephsCares.org/Mammo. Mammograms are also offered at St. Joseph’s Imaging Center, located at 1617 N. California Street, walk-ins are welcomed.

ST. JOSEPH’S WOMEN’S IMAGING CENTER 3439 Brookside Rd., Ste. 107, Stockton (209) 466-5027, StJosephsCares.org/Mammo

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From the Dentist’s Chair...

Salida Surgery Center

5712 Pirrone Rd. Salida, (209) 543-9299 SalidaSurgeryCenter.com

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Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the major cause of tooth loss in adults and children. There are several types and stages of the disease, all of which start with an infection of the gums that can move into the bones and ligaments that support the teeth. In the beginning stages, it is often detected by a dentist or dental hygienist during regular checkups. If left untreated gums and bone can become so seriously damaged, that teeth can fall out or have to be removed. More than half of all adults, and three quarters of adults over 35, have some form of periodontal disease. Even young children can exhibit signs, and in need of extensive work including extraction. If you plan to make your teeth last a lifetime, it’s important to understand the causes, treatment, and prevention of periodontal disease. What causes Periodontal Disease? When plaque is not removed from the teeth regularly, it forms a hard, porous substance called calculus, or tartar. If calculus forms on the roots of the teeth below

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the gum line, it irritates the gums even further and contributes to even more plaque collection and disease. How can Periodontal Disease be treated? New advances in medications for the treatment of periodontal disease exist. The best method is to schedule an appointment with your dentist, and follow his/her advice. If severe disease exists, a specialist may be necessary. Your dentist will know how to treat your disease. How can Periodontal Disease be prevented? The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to practice good oral hygiene. It is never too early to start prevention. Brushing your baby’s gums before the first tooth erupts starts great habits of brushing and leads to adulthood continuing to brush and floss every day. Eating a balanced diet and scheduling regular checkups with your dentist are essential to keeping periodontal disease at bay. And by doing so, you’ll increase your chances of keeping your teeth for a lifetime! Happy brushing and keep smiling!!!


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Ronald S. Noriesta, DDS GENERAL DENTISTRY

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

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you want to restore that youthful smile or replace missing teeth? Do you want to prevent dental problems? Do you have a toothache? We all have different priorities and reasons for going to the dentist, but one thing is certain: We don’t want to spend a lot of time there. Our goal is to care for your dental health while making everything as convenient, comfortable, and economical as possible. Today’s high technology allows dental work to be done in much less time and with minimal expense, but still provides long lasting, esthetic restorations. Experience for yourself our familylike atmosphere and personal service.

Priscilla from Modesto says, “I couldn’t believe I got my cosmetic work done in one appointment, with no temporaries.” John from Stockton says, “I’ve had root canals and crowns done before, but I’ve never had a root canal and crown done in one visit. I’ll never go back to the old way of fixing teeth.” Brian from Missouri says, “I was in Stockton with a dental emergency and Dr. Noriesta fixed my tooth in one appointment. I couldn’t find a dentist like Dr. Noriesta in Missouri, so I drove back to Stockton and got the rest of my crowns done in one appointment.” To find out more, contact us at (209) 472-7500 or visit us online at www.oneappointment.com.

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Maywell L. Inong, DDS GENERAL AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY

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

Joseph Russell, DC Timothy Coykendall, DC, FICPA, QME CHIROPRACTIC

  At Valley Chiropractic Center, you will experience the most compassionate and reliable care. Dr. Timothy Coykendall and Dr. Joseph Russell combine the latest skills and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. Committed to bringing you better health and a better way to live, they teach and practice the true principles of chiropractic wellness care. • Most progressive techniques and equipment in the Valley • Extensive training on injuries to the spine and entire body • Evening appointments available • Open 6 days per week Combining over 14 years of experience, you are assured of receiving only the finest quality care utilizing the most modern chiropractic techniques and equipment in the Valley. The entire staff has a genuine concern for you and your well-being.

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  Board-Certified and San Joaquin magazine readercelebrated, Dr. Hugh L. Vu treats his plastic surgery patients like they are members of his own family. He meticulously plans and customizes every procedure to give his patients beautiful, natural-looking results. Dr. Vu specializes in facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and all breast procedures, while his Skin & Laser Center offers advanced medical grade services such as laser hair reduction, Botox, collagen remodeling, cellulite treatments, microdermabrasion, and much more. In addition to

Hugh L. Vu, MD, MPH, FACS BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON

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

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cosmetic surgery, Dr. Vu brings to Stockton his reconstructive surgery expertise from his teaching career at UC Davis and as senior plastic surgeon at Sacramento’s Shriners Hospital for Children. Dr. Vu’s commitment to safety and excellence has earned him the confidence of patients and colleagues in Northern California and internationally. Thank you for voting Dr. Vu “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014! We look forward to serving you in 2015!

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Harpreet Parmar, MD CARDIOLOGY & INTERNAL MEDICINE

Yusuke Suzuki, DMD & Associates

  Dr. Parmar is a native of Lodi. He joined Stockton Cardiology Group in 2015. He completed his undergraduate work at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and his MD at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency, Cardiology Fellowship and Interventional Fellowship at Aurora St. Luke’s and Sinai Medical Centers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Parmar served as Chief Resident in the Internal Medicine program as well as Chief Fellow in both the Cardiology and Interventional Fellowships. He was awarded Internal Medicine Resident of the Year Cardiology Fellow of the Year during his training.   Dr. Parmar’s clinical interests include heart disease prevention, coronary artery disease, and interventional cardiology; while providing comprehensive and compassionate care. Dr. Parmar’s specialized training includes both peripheral and coronary arterial disease with emphasis on structural heart disease including TAVR and endovascular repair. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, board eligible in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology with additional level II training in Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography and Cardiac CT.

FAMILY DENTISTRY

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

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Stephanie M. Dentoni, MD, FSVM CERTIFIED BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF VASCULAR MEDICINE & THE AMERICAN BOARD OF VENOUS & LYMPHATIC MEDICINE

2216 N. California St.,Ste C Stockton, (209) 462.8346 www.legswithoutveins.com

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  Dr. Dentoni is a private practice physician and President of California Vein & Vascular Institute in Stockton, CA. She has dedicated her practice to varicose vein disease and thrombophilia (blood clotting disorders) for over ten years. At the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, she completed an internal medicine residency and a vascular medicine fellowship. She continued her education to include phlebology, the treatment of varicose vein disease, and is certified by the American Board of Vascular Medicine and the American Board of Vascular and Lymphatic Medicine. She is a fellow of the Society for Vascular Medicine. Dr. Dentoni is devoted to training other physicians in the field

of phlebology. She is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker in varicose vein disease and thrombophilia. She has been invited and participated in PBS specials and educational workshops for varicose vein disease and is a board member of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Disease. At California Vein & Vascular Institute she is proud to offer state-of-the-art technology for the treatment of varicose vein disease. All treatments are in the office, minimally invasive with no recovery time. Her office staff is friendly, accommodating and , professional and strive to know each patient personally. Dr. Stephanie M. Dentoni, experience and integrity, specializing in varicose vein treatment.

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Bhagya Nakka, MD, FACOG BHAGYA NAKKA, MD. INC. DIPLOMATE, AMERICAN BOARD OF OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY 420 W. Acacia St., Ste. 22, Stockton Tel: (209) 242-2690, Fax: (209) 242-2694 DrNakkaObgyn.com

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Dr. Bhagya Nakka would like to welcome you to her medical practice specializing in child birth and all women’s health issues. She is a 1993 graduate of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India. She has fulfilled a residency in the Flushing Hospital Medical Center, New York, where she served as Chief Resident, as well as residency in the Nassau University Medical Center in New York. She is a Board Certified Physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Nakka has experience in normal and high-risk obstetrical management and gynecologic surgeries including minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. She also offers annual screening,

contraception, and management of abnormal pap, infertility treatment and other women’s health issues. Dr. Nakka’s office is conveniently located adjacent to Dameron Hospital and offers a very centralized location to residents of Stockton and neighboring towns. She is affiliated with Dameron Hospital and St. Joseph’s Medical Centers of Stockton. We encourage you to go through our website to learn more about Dr. Nakka’s family oriented practice. If you are looking for a personal relationship with a caring young physician specializing in women’s health care, please visit or call our office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Nakka is welcoming new patients and would like to meet with you personally to discuss your healthcare.


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Dr. Anisha Ranchod Dr. Darin Nakamura Dr. Jamese Walker (not pictured)

Dr. Patrick So Dr. Prabjot Padda Dr. Sidney Wisdom Dr. Janet Declet KIDS CARE DENTAL

LOCATED IN TRACY, LODI AND STOCKTON. MANTECA PRACTICE COMING SOON!

KidsCareDental.com 844-616-KIDS (5437)

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  Voted Best Kid’s Dentist of San Joaquin in 2014 and 2015, Kids Care Dental is proud to provide an amazing dental experience to children of all ages, fostering a lifetime of good oral health and healthy, happy smiles. Kids Care Dental’s team of dentists all share a genuine passion for helping children understand healthy oral habits, treating with gentle care, and shaping beautiful smiles. Teamwork with a highly trained staff who shares their interest in helping children, along with a kid friendly environment, makes for a great experience. The teams also connect with the community, reaching out to schools and attending local events to help share good oral habits with children in positive ways. Kids Care is well known for a childfriendly environment, with options to play video games while waiting, watch movies on the ceiling during treatment, or sit in comfortable,

quiet rooms as needed. The team is skilled to ensure that each visit fits the needs of the patient.  Kids Care offers a variety of pediatric dentistry services, including oral exams, fillings, crowns, cleanings, oral surgery, orthodontics, and teaching the best ways to brush and floss. Every day Kids Care doctors strive to nurture a meaningful, healthy impact in the lives of young kids and in the local communities.  Our approach and dental services reflect this desire.  Serving the San Joaquin area since 2007, Kids Care now has several convenient practices including Stockton, Lodi, and Tracy. An additional office in Manteca will be opening in Fall 2015, to share more smiles throughout the community. Learn more about the dentists, their favorite things to do in the community, and more at KidsCareDental.com or call today at 844-616-KIDS(5437).

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Walkway at the Mission San Jose, San Antonio

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Getaways IN ANY DIRECTION why California’s motto is Eureka (Translation: I have found it)? So, get in the car and go! And if you find yourself heading out of San Joaquin, on the open road with no destination in mind, consider these four stops along your journey.

Alamo

   California is more than just a golden state; it’s a state of mind that often boggles in terms of its size. From its southern tip brushing against the Mexican border all the way north to Oregon, the coastline alone encompasses more than 900 miles. Is it any wonder

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are plenty of tasting rooms along the backroads and a few in the town of Mendocino.

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Where Stay: A culinary getaway wouldn’t be complete without a stay at the Philo Apple Farm. Owners, Don and Sally Schmitt, founded The French Laundry in Yountville and, as we all know, sold it to a then-unknown chef by the name of Thomas Keller. They headed to Mendocino County to open this working farm and retreat where they host Stay & Cook retreats as well as Farm Weekends where guests get to learn new recipes and hone their cooking skills. We can tell you this: It’s a whole lot cheaper than dinner for two at certain five-star Napa Valley restaurant. PhiloAppleFarm.com

Wine & Mushroom Festival

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Mendocino’s Culinary Quest

One of the state’s greatest and little known assets is the rugged and rich Northern Coast, which is home to the quaint seaside sanctuary of Mendocino. And, while the area is teeming with an incredible craggy coastline and towering aged redwoods, it also features an abundance of organic farms, fishing harbors and some serious fungi (more than 3,000 types of mushrooms thrive here with 500 edible varietals). It’s a great place to please your palate and discover some fabulous food, craft beer and award-winning wine. Mendocino and its neighboring villages, such as Elk, Albion, and the wine-growing region of Andersen Valley, definitely appeal to gourmands. Nearly every month another wonderful 132

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culinary gathering is taking place, from the Mendocino Crab & Wine Festival and International Alsace Varietals during the winter months to back-to-back celebrations in May with the Booneville Beer Festival and the Pinot Noir Festival. Heck, fungi are even feted every November during the annual Wine and Mushroom Festival. Napa has some serious competition when it comes to turning grapes into grappa. Mendocino’s Wine Country boasts a varied terrain and collection of micro climates yielding some superior vintages, from Riesling and Chardonnay to smooth Pinot Noirs. There

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Go East:

Death Valley

It’s one of the hottest, the driest and the lowest places on Planet Earth as well as one of the most intriguing and magnificent. Sitting well below sea level in a basin that is known for its steady drought and record heat, Death Valley is a land of extremes. Yet, it’s extremely appealing for those who enjoy the great outdoors. The peaks that loom high above the desert floor are dusted with snow during the winter. Rainstorms, which strike with little warning, yield a rainbow of wildflowers. Though its name is macabre, a trek to Death Valley will definitely get the blood racing through the veins. As part of the national park system, Death Valley encompasses more than three-million acres including

hundreds of miles of usable backcountry roads. And, with so much open space, there is something for everyone. Hiking and backpacking, though not recommended during the peak summer months, really has the feel of getting away from it all. There are places to camp, hike, and mountain bike. Birdwatching is another favorite pastime. Those who have a hankering for history should visit Scotty’s Castle. Albert Mussey Johnson built the house as a vacation getaway for his wife, but it was his friend Walter Scott who boasted of having built a castle with money culled from his secret mines. The only way


Scotty’s Castle

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to get beyond the estate’s threshold is to book a range-guided tour.

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of false-front stores dot the stretch of wooden sidewalks. The 125-year-old Julian Drug Store features an authentic soda fountain and charming diner, while the nearby Julian Cider Mill allows visitors to witness apples being pressed for cider. Horse-drawn carriage rides are especially popular during the harvest as visitors are ferried through town and along the back country roads. The Eagle & High Peak Mines, which date back to the 1870s, offer guided tours and a glimpse into Julian’s gold-mining heyday. For those who want nothing

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   After 27 years in the food industry, both in the Central Valley and beyond, Michael opened Blend on July 9, 2015. The San Joaquin native, whose father is a business owner in Lodi, says “I have brought what I have learned and what I know people will enjoy [to downtown Lodi.]” His experience in the Sacramento and Las Vegas nightclub and food scene blends the best of both worlds; hence his appropriately named new restaurant.    Also found at Blend is local artwork from artist David Jon Foster, which elegantly compliments the restaurant’s décor. Whether you chose to browse, dine, dance or drink, guests can find full relaxation inside the lounge or dining rooms, at the bar, or on the patio with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Stopping in for an early dinner, a late meal or some live music and dancing? “We can do that as well,” says Michael. Blend leaves no stone left unturned!    Blend’s menu takes the Central Valley’s best and delivers it to your table – locally grown produce and the utmost freshest food possible. “We really focus on fresh, local produce that makes for a

better meal, even in the cocktails [where we use] a lot of different fruits and spices.” With options like basil and cucumber martinis, peaches and mint, or a burning mandarin – you can expect bursts of fresh local flavor, no matter what you order.    Chef De Cuisine, Shane Tracewell, says the menu he has helped create delivers an exclusive and slightly experimental food and drink menu that changes with the seasons, allowing the staff to be playful while catering to their customer’s desires.    Chef Tracewell began cooking meals for his family by the age of 12; inspired by generations of family members who shared his passion for food. It wasn’t long before this passion led him to the culinary world. Now, he offers San Joaquin mouthwatering dishes with his own twist of highly innovative, perfectly appetizing features such as Sweet Potato Gnocchi, made with brown butter, Spanish-style chorizo, green chard and cheese. Other mouthwatering selections include; an over the top double artichoke dip using hearts and leaves, a 16 hour sous vide short rib, and Bruschetta that brings together seasonal fruits, such as apples from Golden Bear Ranches. In addition to these impeccable entrees and appetizers, Blend serves up Sunday brunch with options including a Bloody Mary Bar and Bottomless Mimosas.

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  Blend represents San Joaquin’s diversity by featuring themed evenings that cater to a variety of interests. This fall, the week will begin on Monday nights with football game screenings, complete with a select menu of wings and happy hour all day, Taco Tuesday with half-priced sangrias, Wednesday will highlight half-priced select bottles of wine, Thursday will be dedicated to the ladies and include dancing with half-priced drinks and special bottle prices. Blend welcomes the weekend with alternating themes on Fridays such as country night and 80s night. Be sure to check their website for updates! Each Saturday at Blend will incorporate an upscale environment and dress code after 10. Sundays, of course, are dedicated to the brunch-lover in us all. So dig in San Joaquin! This new paradise awaits.

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BLEND FOOD & DRINK 115 S. School St., Lodi (209) 334-2036, BlendLodi.com


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   Ripken Vineyards and Winery takes the road less traveled to offer adventurous blends and flavor unlike any other. What started as a family hobby has been passed down throughout generations to become a proud family business, and Lodi’s 60th winery.    Though the Ripkens officially opened their doors as a winery in February 2006, the family has deep roots in the wine industry. “Our family has been wine grape growers in Lodi for over 50 years,” says Susan Ripken, a third generation owner and wine-maker. The winery’s motto, “No Boring Wines” sparked from her father’s interest in unusual varietals. And now, they’ve made a business out of it, as a bonded, licensed winery, says Susan, “I stepped in as winemaker around 2008 and have worked on successfully continuing the passion of winemaking with my dad.” Together, the Ripkens produce less than 1,000 cases per year. “We like to focus on the lesser known varietals like Alicante Bouschet, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Montepulciano, Lodi grown Pinot Noir, Tannat, Tempranillo, Graciano...There’s so many great varieties 148

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out there that people aren’t aware of and we’d like to share our passion for them.”   A visit to Ripken’s tasting room finds that the winery surely delivers on their promise of providing extraordinary blends to San Joaquin. “When you come to the tasting room you’ll see that we have lots of flying pigs around,” both figuratively and literally, describes Susan. “I even own a pot belly pig named Maxine, who is the winery pig and comes to work with me. Being mainly grape growers, we’ve sold our grapes to many of the more recognized Napa wineries. When moving into the direction of opening a winery, one of our buyers laughed at us and said, ‘Great wines from Lodi? When pigs fly!’ Well then, pigs fly at Ripken Winery because, as a region, we are making some of the best wines in the industry!”   The boutique-type winery produces only small amounts of wines each year while sustaining their business as grape growers. “We grow over 50 different varieties which gives us lots of unique things to play around with,” adds Susan, “We don’t necessarily make the same varieties every year. Some years we make 10, some years we’ll only make four or five.” Currently, the winery has released their Pinot Noir, Grenache, Graciano, Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo), Tannat, Primitivo, Malbec, Carmine, Old Vine Zin, Petite Sirah, Port, and many more distinctive blends. “Our style is full body, fruit forward, with subtle oak and tannins.”    Whatever your preference, one thing reigns true – you’ll never be bored by a Ripken blend. In fact, that’s their motto, “We are different, quirky, unique, but never boring,” adds Susan, “Lodi is known as Zin Country. You can come to Lodi and try 20 different Zins but when you come to Ripken you’ll try so many other wines that are just as great. Lodi is such a great region as we are similar to a mix of so many other regions around the world. We can pretty much grow any variety here just as good

if not better than the majority of other regions.”   This is proven once again by Ripken’s award-winning Lodi Appellation varietals which include; Platinum 2008 Vintage Port from the 2015 Consumer Wine Awards, Silver for both the 2013 Petite Sirah and 2013 Carmine from the San Francisco Chronical, Double Gold Best of Class of Region for the 2012 Old Vine Zin and Silver, and Best of Class of Region for their 2012 Wine Barn Red from the California State Fair (2014). In addition, their 2010 Pinot Noir won Best of Class of Region at the 2013 CA State Fair. FOR MORE INFORMATION:

RIPKEN VINEYARDS & WINERY 2472 W. Sargent Rd., Lodi (209) 367-WINE (9463)


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Ah, fall: Days are a little shorter, mornings and evenings a little cooler and pumpkin spice permeates everything from frothy lattes to muffins and sweet breads, to flickering tabletop candles. But nothing says, “fall is here” like the start of the NFL game season. With the game season comes parking-lot parties, backyard barbecues and tailgating; burgers and brats on the grill and ice cold beer from the cooler. Well, this season we’re challenging you to think outside the cooler and do a little winegating instead. You might be surprised at how well a glass of Lodi wine goes with your game day fare. Here are three ways to score big at your next wine-gate:

ROBERT LAUCHLAND VINEYARDS 2012 LODI “JUBILEE” CABERNET SAUVIGNON MALEY BROTHERS 2014 LODI CHARDONNAY

This crisp straw-colored Chardonnay envelops the mouth with green apple, lemon curd, oranges and ripe apricots with whispers of neutral oak. Score an extra point at your next parking-lot party by pairing a glass of this nicely-balanced, citrusy wine with fried chicken and pasta salad. ($17)

M2 WINES 2013 LODI “EMTWOPOINTONE” ZINFANDEL

Loaded with ripe raspberries and blackberries and accented with hints of spicy pepper and clove, this wine is bold enough to tackle anything coming off of the grill, from sticky barbecued beef or pork ribs to grilled quesadillas stockpiled with black beans, corn and melted Jack cheese. ($22) M2Wines.com

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


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

Lodi Wine and Visitor Center 2545 W. Turner Rd.

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   The crisp autumn air offers a plethora of freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, and among the satiating selections are some of our favorite treats: apples. Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Macintosh….the options seem endless, and with more than 7,000 varieties worldwide – they are! As an American icon and symbol of our culture, Americans consume an average of 19 pounds per person, each year, contributing to the two billion dollar industry.    According to historians, the origins of apples trace back millions of years, to the Tien Shan mountain range of Central Asia, where they were first cultivated. These fruits have been part of the human diet for several thousand years, and were grown throughout Asia and Europe before being brought to the Americas by settlers. Along with apples, settlers brought their taste for cider with them, and began to grow the fruit to produce the popular beverage. Over time, sweeter varieties and hybrids have been developed, contributing to the wide selection available today.    It is no wonder that the age-old saying, ‘an apple a day keep the doctor away,’ still reigns true, as apples are very deserving of their reputation for being extremely healthy. These fruits are low in calories, and free of fat and a great source of antioxidants and fiber (which lowers bad cholesterol and controls weight). In addition to the many nutrients they contain, such as vitamins and minerals, apples help to lower risks of stroke, heart disease, and a variety of cancers, tooth decay and Diabetes. Including apples in your regular diet can help protect against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. So, dig in San Joaquin! There are no restrictions when it comes to these sweet offerings!

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SANGRIA INGREDIENTS:

1 bottle or 750 ml of Moscato wine (semi-sweet white wine) 1 cup light rum • 1 ½ cups apple cider 1 cup ginger ale • Apple slices for serving • Ice DIRECTIONS:

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1 tablespoon Dijon mustard • 2 teaspoons apple cider • 3 (10-inch) flour tortillas 6 oz Brie cheese, rind removed and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices, divided 1 Fuji apple, cored and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 1/2 pound), divided  3 cups arugula, divided • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided DIRECTIONS:

1. Combine mustard and cider in a small bowl; stir well. 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spread each tortilla with about 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard mixture. Place one tortilla, mustard side up, in pan. Arrange one-third of cheese slices over half of tortilla; cook one minute or until cheese begins to melt. Arrange 1/3 of apple slices over cheese; top with one cup arugula. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Fold tortilla in half; press gently with a spatula. Cook two minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure twice with remaining two tortillas, cheese, apple slices, two cups arugula, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cut each quesadilla into four wedges. Recipe courtesy of cookinglight.com

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   Nothing goes better with football than barbeque. In honor of tasty tradition, Marjorie Sandford teamed with her children to enhance game day and family gatherings through the production of Marjorie’s Original BBQ Sauce. A product of the Tracy-based business Phat ‘n’ Saucy, this rich recipe will be a staple at your backyard barbecues, picnics and every bite in between. Marjorie’s son, Freeman, President and CEO, hopes to spread their family tradition across racks of ribs and throughout San Joaquin. Their sauce adds depth and flavor to any grilled meat, fish or vegetable and is made of only the freshest, quality ingredients. Phat n’ Saucy also offers spicy and hot BBQ flavors for those craving some extra heat. Tracy residents can’t go wrong here, this local company delivers sauces straight to your doorstep!

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  Make your way down to March Lane in Stockton to discover what Bon Mange has in store for you! While each guest is greeted by neatly aligned rows of incredible macarons boasting in over 60 sensational flavors rotated out daily, the true thrill-seeker of dessert menus need only take a peek at the menu board to discover a singular treat capable of taming the heat of a simmering autumn day.   Feast your eyes on the Ice Cream Macaron, a delicious mixture of ice cream and your very favorite crisp, airy cookie. This dessert contains almond flour, granulated and confectioner’s sugar, an egg white base and much of Bon Mange’s talent, sifted, whipped and funneled 154

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into a circular treat. Baked for only 12 – 13 minutes, they are then prepped for the ice cream. And what better ice cream to provide for their guests than Gunther’s, that beloved ice cream shop hailing from our capital city of Sacramento? Stop on by and try popular flavors like Salted Caramel, Cookies & Cream or Birthday Cake! With so many to sample, Bon Mange will be your dessert destination for many trips to come! TREAT YOURSELF:

BON MANGE 2819 W. March Ln., A8 Stockton, (209) 910-0505

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

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

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blackberry and roasted red pepper sauce. Focaccia bread, baked daily in The Dancing Fox’s own wood burning oven, is its own tantalizing blend of flavors, with sea salt, Asiago cheese and rosemary. The Fox Trot has continued its tasty journey from the first menu served at The Dancing Fox and will continue on its merry way as a fan favorite for ages to come. Pop in for a bite to eat and experience a flavor you’ve gone far too long without!

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

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

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

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THE DANCING FOX 203 S. School St., Lodi (209) 366-2634, dancingfoxwinery.com

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

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Our new menu is a collaboration of our most popular items over the past seven years in addition to new items we add each year. Tantalizing your palate with seafood, steak, pasta, chops and crepes, we would like you to try:  the Pan-fried Sea Bass, Cajun Ribeye, Spicy Pastalaya, Panko-Fried Pork Chop and the Lobster Stuffed Crepe. Begin with our signature crisp shaved potatoes with crumbled blue cheese sauce or the Ahi nachos with homemade tortilla chips. But, save room for one of our heavenly dessert crepes. Ask our bartender about our fresh fruit cocktails.  Join us for Soul Food Sunday Brunch, Monday Night Mixed Grill, Tapas Night Tuesday, Pasta Night Wednesday and Sangria and Shrimp Night Thursday. We serve an all-day menu, Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm; 5pm-9pm, Now open Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm. Call now to reserve your platters or book your holiday parties. M&J Bistro, your Taste of San Francisco, right here in Tracy. M & J BISTRO 2515 N. Tracy Blvd., Tracy (209)832-2727, mjbistro.net

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

Try the special SJM Roll (pictured). MIKASA JAPANESE BISTRO 2610 S. Tracy Blvd. Ste. 110 Tracy, (209) 830-8288 15138 S Harlan Rd. Lathrop, (209) 858-1818

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Reservations of any size accepted • 314 Lincoln Center 956-0270 • www.BudsSeafood.com

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Mezzo offers a menu rich in Italian heritage and culture. Multi regional Mediterranean food takes center stage where Chef Buddy O’Dell and his team of creative chefs work wonders in the Mezzo Kitchen. Hand crafted pastas, homemade cheeses, made from scratch sauces and soups ensure that guests are getting the freshest most wholesome Italian cuisine possible. Mezzo uses only the finest most authentic ingredients available, local produce, meats and fish locally and sustainably. “We believe that the ONLY way to offer superlative food is to start with the freshest local produce.” Make a reservation today and allow Mezzo to show you what real Italian food is all about!

MEZZO 3499 Brookside Rd., Ste. A, Stockton (209) 473-7300, mezzostockton.com

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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

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  Take your sweet tooth on a tantalizing tour of Toot Sweets in Stockton and you’ll come across a seasonal favorite sitting front and center in the rows of baked delicacies. Say hello to the Pumpkin Scone, a marvelous mixture of the traditional scone and Toot Sweets’ own blend of seasonal spices. Enjoy each bite, filled with rich brown sugar, wholesome walnuts and that lovely orange embodiment of the season: Pumpkin! Each batch is made from scratch and baked to perfection every morning, ensuring you get only the freshest scones this bakery has to offer! 158

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  Reach for one on your next visit to Toot Sweets and bite into pure bliss. Cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg take control of your taste buds, reminding you of the autumnal charm that only sweeps through our lives once a year. Just like our fall weather, the Pumpkin Scone will only be available during the cooler months. Make sure to snag yourself a brown sugar and cinnamon dusted treat the first chance you get! FEED THAT SWEET TOOTH AT:

TOOT SWEETS BAKERY CAFÉ 4755 Quail Lakes Dr., #D, Stockton (209) 474-6692, TootSweetsBakeryCafe.com

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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. (We are located inside Stonecreek shopping center) Stockton, (209)323-4339 www.devegabrothers.com


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

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

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

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

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

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Midtown Creperie IS NOT just a breakfast & lunch place anymore! Midtown Creperie, recently voted the #1 overall restaurant in SJ County. With daily specials every week consisting of in-house slow smoked ribs on Thursday, various seafood dishes on Friday. You are sure to find something you’ll love. They offer New Orleans favorite Abita beer to complement their exclusively local wine & champagne selections. Come in today to check out their new fantastic larger location right next door to their old restaurant! Also Available For Private Parties & Outside Catering Breakfast/Lunch-7 Days A Week (8:30AM - 2:00PM) Dinner-Thurs, Fri & Sat Evenings (5:00PM - 9:00PM) MIDTOWN CREPERIE Located On The Historical Miracle Mile 2319 Pacific Ave., (209) 941-9070 www.MidtownCreperie.com

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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Red Orchids offer bother traditional and fusion food concepts from the Asian niche. It features the blend of high-quality, Asian inspired cuisine in a stylish, contemporary setting. Our menu boast of popular in-demand recipes that were carefully selected from catalog spanning 25 years of restaurant expertise. Our food is always freshly prepared using only the highest quality ingredients. We offer a relaxed, warm environment where you can just sit down and enjoy the flavor in every bite. We make sure that your dining experience with us would be memorable and enjoyable every time. With our catering options, you can take the Red Orchids experience to your event. We can take care of everything including all the little details so you’re free to enjoy our food and more importantly, live in the moment. ~Live the Scene, Leave the Hassle~ THE RED ORCHID 126 E. Market St., Stockton, (209) 467-8140 Hours: Lunch Buffet M-F 11am-2pm Mon-11am-2pm • Tues-Frid 11am-6pm

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

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

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

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

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

Stockton’s newest addition to the Miracle Mile combines two San Joaquin favorites, Thai food and tapas. The modern restaurant and bar serves up an extensive menu of Thai inspired appetizers with classic favorites and innovative dishes in an intimate setting that’s all around authentic. For excellent service and an edgy menu to match, come in and Thai-up your taste buds!

THAI ME UP 2125 Pacific Ave. Stockton, (209) 981-9040 Facebook.com/thaimeup209

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

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

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

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

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

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SWAN LAKE AT THE BOB HOPE THEATRE

OCTOBER 8

Watch as Odette soars across the stage in this magical performance of Swan Lake by the Russian Grand Ballet Company. This ethereal, three-act story will leave you on the tip of your toes as you follow the romance of the swan princess and her beloved prince. This one time showing of elegant classical ballet will begin at the Bob Hope Theatre at 7:00 PM. Doors will open one hour before show time. Bob Hope Theatre 242 E. Main St., Stockton. (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com

MARCH OF DIMES’ SIGNATURE CHEFS AUCTION

OCTOBER 8

PUMPKIN MAZE AT DELL’ OSSO FAMILY FARM

OCTOBER 3 – 31

The Dell’ Osso family is ready to bring a few scares back into our lives this October! Pop into the Lathrop area and take a trip straight into the corn maze, a unique labyrinth planted each and every year. Follow each twist and turn, but be careful not to get lost! Explore the Haunted Castle and take a walk on the wild side with the Aerial Ropes Course! Send a few pumpkins flying with the Pumpkin blaster or enjoy a tour on the Dell’ Osso Express Train! Gates open at 10:00 AM and close nightly at 8:00 PM. Pumpkin Maze at Dell’ Osso Family Farm 501 S. Manthey Rd., Lathrop. PumpkinMaze.com

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Stockton’s March of Dimes will host their Signature Chefs Auction uniting an array of talented local chefs, including lead chef Jeff Stogsdill, vintners like Weibel Winery, and area leaders in support of local mothers, and babies born prematurely or with birth defects. Those in attendance are in for a treat, with opportunity to sample chef creations before taking their seat for the live auction. Proceeds support the March of Dimes mission to fund research related to causes of premature birth and development of treatments for babies born too soon. Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St., Stockton, SignatureChefs.MarchofDimes.org

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MAKING STRIDES OF STOCKTON

OCTOBER 11

Take a stand by setting the stride against breast cancer! Join your fellow supporters in one of the largest networks for breast cancer awareness at Delta College on Sunday. These noncompetitive walks range from three to five miles, allowing you the chance to share your story, courage and confidence with fellow striders in your combined efforts to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The event begins at 8 AM. San Joaquin Delta College 51510 Pacific Ave., Stockton. MakingStrides.AcsEvents.org/Stockton

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

OCTOBER 17

Every step counts in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Join your community on Saturday to help raise funds for the support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Hit the registration booth, grab your wristband, T-shirt and enjoy the opening ceremony! Each registered walker with a wristband will have the chance to select a colored Promise Garden Flower, showcasing your connection to the disease. Then it’s time to hit the pavement and take a walk against Alzheimer’s! Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Victory Park 1001 North Pershing Ave., Stockton. (209) 606-2441 Act.Alz.org

COME TOGETHER: THE BEATLES CONCERT EXPERIENCE

OCTOBER 10

Fall back in time and experience one of our favorite musical moments of history brought back to life. The Beatles’ classics return right here in our beloved Bob Hope Theatre! Musicians staged in outfits reminiscent of the Fab Four set the scene to host over thirty-five hit Beatles classics. Witness the early years, the 60’s and 70’s in all their triumphant return. Get your ticket for the one day showing before seats run out! The show begins at 7:30 PM and doors open one hour before show time. Bob Hope Theatre 242 E. Main St., Stockton. (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com

STOCKTON HEAT’S OPENING GAME

OCTOBER 10

Welcome our city’s new AHL team at their opening game! Enjoy a fast-paced, high-energy game played by those just one step away from the NHL. Whether you’re a die-hard hockey fan, or just looking for a solid dose of fun, all will be entertained in a safe, high-energy environment. Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St., Stockton, SignatureChefs. MarchofDimes.org

BEETHOVEN, MAESTRO & SON JAMES

OCTOBER 10

Listen to the classics, performed by the Zhou-Yu-Jaffe Trio and the talented son of Peter Jaffe. These pieces will be presented at the Atherton Auditorium at 6:00 PM. Sit back and lounge through each rhapsody, experiencing the beauty that composers from our past have crafted. Atherton Auditorium, Delta College. 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton. (209) 954-5151, StocktonSymphony.org

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WICKED WINE STROLL

OCTOBER 17

Over 25 wineries will lay claim to the downtown Lodi district on Saturday! Prepare your favorite Halloween attire or go casual and join them for a wickedly good time along the sidewalks and streets! This fall’s stroll has concocted quite the following! Many shops will be offering appetizers and special sales for this ghoulishly amusing affair. Grab your wine glass and get ready to sip away the evening. Festivities begin at 6:00 PM and continue until 9:00! Downtown Lodi. (209) 367-7840, LodiChamber.com/events


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Celebrate San Joaquin Valley’s Diverse Cultural Heritage          

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Saturday December 5, 2015 10 AM – 8 PM San Joaquin County Fairgrounds

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BRUBECK FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 16 – 17

It’s all about Brubeck! Celebrate everything about this legend by taking a trip out to the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium on Friday. The Pacific Mambo Orchestra will be hitting all the best notes in their 1950’s edged rhapsodies. On Saturday, head over to the Bob Hope Theatre to soak up Karrin Allyson, a performer whose authority over jazz will leave you speechless. Looking for more? Look no further than the SJJazz Collective, also hitting center stage at the Bob Hope! Eight masters of the jazz world will be in top form, performing for your listening pleasure! Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium & Bob Hope Theatre. Pacific. eduBrubeck-Home

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Step out and into the city streets and head down to the Bob Hope Theatre to relive some incredible Motown music! The Temptations will be hitting the stage on Friday, reminding you of your classic favorites from the 60’s and 70’s. Take a short trip back into time and remember why these leading legends were so influential for R&B and soul music! Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show begins at 7:30 PM! Bob Hope Theatre 242 E. Main St., Stockton. (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com

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HALLOWEEN AT PIXIE WOODS

OCTOBER 24

Mischief is definitely on the menu for Halloween at Pixie Woods! Don the very best in ghoulish garments and head out on Saturday for pumpkin decorating fun, candy treats, arts and crafts and so much more! Let your carefree side hang loose and enjoy all the rides! The fun begins at noon and ends at 5:00 PM! Pixie Woods at Louis Park, Shimzu Drive at Occidental Ave., Stockton. (209) 9378206


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November 6-8, 2015 Hutchins Street Square 125 S. Hutchins St. Lodi, CA

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Registration NOW OPEN! Lodi, CA | 800-581-6150 cranefestival.com

Nature Tours • Family Activities Wildlife Demos • Workshops Music • Exhibit Hall 2015 Crane Festival Artwork By: Myra Steward

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 11 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Season of the Sandhill Cranes The Lodi area is an overwintering site for thousands of Sandhill Cranes. You can view these magnificent birds from late September through early March in the wetlands surrounding Lodi, California. More information, direction and viewing tips can be found at cranefestival.com

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DIONYSUS DASH AT METTLER FAMILY VINEYARDS

OCTOBER 25

Race through the lush grounds surrounding Mettler Family Vineyards and prove to the Greek God of Wine that you’re truly capable of handling your glass! Vendors, music and wine samples await your completion of the course. Dressing up in toga and Greek head pieces is definitely encouraged! Come ready to race for your wine and pick up your own T-shirt, wine glass and goodie bag at the finish line! Mettler Vineyards 7889 E. Harney Lane., Lodi. DionysusDash.com

DIGNITY HEALTH ST. JOSEPH’S MEDICAL CENTER HALF MARAHTON & 5K

NOVEMBER 1

Hosted by University of the Pacific, this year’s St. Joe’s Half Marathon & 5K offers a flat, fast course with a loop that starts and finishes on the beautiful UOP campus. Run or walk along the Calaveras bike path and the Brookside neighborhood, and when you’ve finished, enjoy the Mizuno VIP Lounge offering the latest, hottest gear and footwear, snacks, couches and a bar. All proceeds benefit the Emergency Food Bank of San Joaquin County. Be sure to register early, and start training with Fleet Feet Stockton! University of the Pacific, De Rosa Center, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, FleetFeetStockton.com

JAZZ IN THE BALLROOM WITH NELSEN RANGELL

NOVEMBER 1 Head over to SanJoaquinMagazine.com and submit your upcoming event!

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Fall into the melodious charms of Nelsen Rangell, an artist whose mastery over the saxophone will take you on a journey with each and every song. Join him at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel from 6 – 8 PM and experience the smooth, rich sounds of Jazz he brings to life from his saxophone. University Waterfront Plaza Hotel. 110 W. Fremont St., Stockton. (209) 482-8754, Facebook. com/InnerCityProductionsPresents


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