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FATHER’S DAY MUST HAVES

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A MILLION DOLLAR LIFESTYLE FOR A FRACTION OF THE PRICE.

Quality education is vital to quality of life—and River Islands delivers. Our charter K-8 has received kudos for its programs, its activities—and for far exceeding state standards.

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Healthy living is right at home at River Islands. Walkable neighborhoods, sports fields, lakes and parks make active recreation easy and convenient.

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We’ve attracted the best builders from around the state to River Islands—so you’ll find great architecture and an array of customizing features!

FIVE NEIGHBORHOODS OF GREAT HOMES

By Kiper Homes 3-5 Bedrooms 2,016 – 2,566 square feet Priced from the low $400,000s

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CONTENTS JUNE 2017

Features + Profiles BEER FOR 33 AEVERYWHERE

CHANNEL BREWING CO.

Stockton’s newest nano brewery, Channel Brewing Co., is more than a line-up of brews. The friends & business partners behind the brewery hock beer with a bigger picture—a drink for men on the go. By Nora Heston Tarte

60 PUB CLUB

It’s the dawn of a new drinking era, my friends! San Joaquin has cultivated an acute appreciation for the pint. Never again must we force our poor taste buds to endure the swill of lesser ales, or take the long trek across the Altamont for something worthy of our time. By Copper Williams

DAY 68 FATHER’S HEROES

Meet local dads who go above and beyond for their family—and with help from our readers, we’re here to celebrate and share their story of love.

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TRAVEL IN STYLE

Looking for the perfect weekend getaway this summer? Northern Californian bed and breakfasts offer the opportunity to visit some of the most gorgeous surroundings with accommodations that feel like home. By Nora Heston Tarte

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CONTENTS 5 Events for Guys’ Night

JUNE 2017

Departments 24 PUBLISHER’S NOTE 33 UPFRONTS

5 Events for Guys’ Night, 1850 Art Collective, Discover Downtown Tracy, Beer & Pizza Pairings, Riverside Eats, Migraine Awareness Month & more.

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Another dental visit? Turns out, you have better things to do with your time. Actual Client

Spend your time where you want to be... Short on time? No problem. Technology today is changing our everyday lives. Many people, however, aren’t aware that technology is also impacting dentistry in new and exciting ways. Cutting-edge innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair. Trips to the dentist are becoming less and less fearful, thanks to high-technology in dentistry. Our office is making these visits even easier and more convenient with technology that repairs damaged teeth in one appointment. We are pleased to offer our patients CEREC restoration services—a superior method of creating precisely designed, color-matched and highly durable ceramic restorations. From simple fillings to full crowns to veneers, CEREC delivers the results you need in one appointment.

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Left-to-Right: Donna Kane, CFP®, AAMS®, Senior Vice President/Investments; Adriana Gonzalez, Wire Operator/ Cashier II; Christy Frank, AAMS®, MBA, Registered Client Service Associate; Larry Watts, CFP®, CPM®,, Branch Manager; Lydia Beget-Smith, Registered Client Service Associate; Robert Thompson, First Vice President/ Investments; Brian Wilkinson, Vice President/Investments; Rachelle Covello, Client Service Associate

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New & Again Consignment Furniture Gallery

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The First & Best Consignment Store in the Area! Please visit our Website at WWW.NEWANDAGAINONLINE.COM & sign up for our newsletter to find out about our upcoming events & estate sales! cake plates • candle sticks • jewelry • mirrors • artwork sofas • chairs • dishes • recliners • dinette sets • glassware room dividers • yard/garden decor • end tables • clocks dressers • mattresses • desks • armoires • bedroom sets antiques • chalk paint old town paints available Collectible items and more!

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• Make sure windows and doors have tight fitting screens.

Aedes albopictus (a.k.a. Asian Tiger Mosquito)

• Call the District for mosquitofish used in water troughs, neglected pools and water features.

REPORT TO

THE DISTRICT: • Large amounts of mosquitoes

• Report neglected swimming pools • Daytime biting mosquitoes

(There are daytime biting mosquitoes in San Joaquin County already. The District is working to prevent two new invasive daytime biting species from becoming established. These invasive mosquitoes are depicted above.)

STAY INFORMED! For more information or to report mosquitoes, visit us at: www.sjmosquito.org • 209.982.4675 or 800.300.4675 www.sanjoaquinmagazine.com

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publisher’s note

UPFRONT 209

FATHER’S DAY

HEROES Dad: A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.

When people think of Heroes, often a Marvel or DC Comic character comes to mind. In my home Wonder Woman is the character hero of the day. There are many heroes among us everywhere we look; in our fire departments, police departments; the family who rescues a dog from a shelter or the person in front of you in the Starbucks line who pays for your drink. Whatever the situation, a Hero touches our heart, or in my case, my home.    For over 15 years now, you have been reading publisher’s letters written by my husband, Tony, and in this issue we asked readers to send in letters about their own personal heroes. This gave me the perfect opportunity to share with you about Tony, my husband, father of my children, best friend, and my hero.    Family is his #1! Even though he works around the clock to produce multiple magazines, he always takes time out for his children, who are practically all grown up. However, there is much more to Tony that makes him my hero. We met when we were in our 20s. I admired him for his perseverance and drive to go all the way with new ideas, whether it was a business venture or a home project. Together we have 3 beautiful children: Nick, Sabrina, and Lucas. When Sabrina was 15 months old, we found out that she has Autism. There are many things we went through during this process toward the diagnosis of Autism that can tear families apart. But Tony was there through every appointment, test, and emotional turn we took. Things aren’t easy raising a special needs child, but there is no other person in the world I would have shared this journey with.    Every day he shares a passion for spending time with our kids, and the simple joys in life. From soccer and baseball coach, to teaching our boys to drive, he has taught our sons to be men of character—to be polite and responsible, caring and compassionate. I couldn’t be more proud to be married to such a man. To all the dads out there, Happy Father’s Day to you all. No matter what we wives say or how much your kids don’t show gratitude, just know that we really love you. Love always, Valerie

STAY CONNECTED

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LAST THOUGHTS OUR CITY STREETS

Our writers have been hard at work, honing the best of the Central Valley into a singular magazine. This year’s 2nd Annual City Guide is a sure hit for families on the lookout for fun, lovers looking for that perfect date night retreat, and more. Make sure after you’re done checking out the fun stories here, you glance at what new venues and activities our valley has in store for you.

A SIP OF LIFE

I may be sounding the alarm a little early, but- Oh, who am I kidding? It’s never too soon to remind our fine readers that Wine Dine 209 is in the works! We can’t wait to showcase the best sampling spots, dining destinations, and binge-worthy bites out there. Reach out to us on Social Media and let us know what your favorite dining digs or sipping sites were from this year.

4 THE LUV OF FOOD

You may have noticed from our table of contents that we’re kicking the food trends into high gear. But honestly, who can blame us? Summer is perfect for venturing out and into the urban wilderness. Take on new dishes with our Pub Club feature, or unique waterside food destinations.


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Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry

“making kids smile”

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EDITORIAL & CREATIVE “Our office provides a warm,

caring, environment specialized for treating the dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents”

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Lindsey Rodrian CREATIVE DEPARTMENT

David Martinez SECTION EDITOR

Copper Williams CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Nora Tarte, Emily Ludolf, Faith Lewis, David Jagneaux, Michelle Gamble CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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JUSTICE IS LOCAL. YOUR LAWYER SHOULD BE TOO.

Established in 1993, we have been representing San Joaquin Valley community members and their families for more than 20 years in catastrophic injury cases. Our offices are in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, not Los Angeles or San Francisco. We are well versed in the local rules and have a deep knowledge of the arbitrators, judges and court system. This unique knowledge and ability to navigate the local system has produced more successful results for our clients. We intend to maintain our status as the leading personal injury firm in the Central Valley by extending our service capabilities and our local presence to meet our client’s needs.

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Let their smiles shine like never before.

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Stockton’s newest nano brewery, Channel Brewing Co., is more than a line-up of brews. The business partners (and friends) Billy Chaddock, Brandon Piasecki, Erich Rau, and Ryan Sharpe, hock beer with a bigger picture—a drink for men on the go; and they aren’t just on their way anywhere, they are hitting the beach, going backpacking, and ultimately getting outdoors.   “It’s what we enjoy doing,” Channel Brewing President Billy explains of the owners. “You live in Stockton, you’re only an hour and a half away from the beach and hour and a half away from the

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mountains. It’s a point in between a lot of places.”    Inspiration, at least in this case, is a two-way street. Not only may the beer inspire customers to get out there and enjoy the outdoors, the customers inspired the mission behind the beer.   “I’ve noticed that just looking at our market, a lot of the people who enjoy craft beer, they’re outdoors people. To me, it’s fitting,” Billy says.   An outdoorsmen himself, Billy started hunting and fishing in Montana where he was stationed while serving in the Air Force. He’s continued those passions in Stockton, and added backpacking to the list. As a group, Billy, Brandon, Erich, and Ryan have been knocking off 30-40 mile stretches of the Pacific Coast Trail together.   They’re inviting customers to join them on their adventures. In summer 2016, the group completed their first Channel Brewing Retreat, and is planning more open to the public. They are also launching a kickball league under the Channel Brewing name, and on days off, customers can catch the crew playing disc golf.   Taproom staff is knowledgeable on local outings and trails and are encouraged to share that knowledge with interested customers.   “It’s hard for me to brand something that I’m not passionate about,” Billy said. “I don’t just have this corporate mindset about what is going to make the most dollars in the shortest amount of time… for me, if I cant get behind it, I can’t do it.”    On a personal level, Billy wants to encourage those in Stockton to reach for their dreams. In a time of hope and revitalization in the community, he said it’s important to go for it. “I’ve just met a lot of people who want to do something but feel like they don’t have the resources to do it,” he explains. “I don’t have a big background in marketing or business or accounting or beer for that matter… it was just a matter of wanting to do it.” Oh, and he drinks a lot of beer, so that helps.    Because Billy knew he lacked some of the skills necessary to launch this sort of business, he turned to friends 34

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THE BREWS:

In addition to what’s on tap, Channel Brewing Co. is branding (and canning) three brews. The Smoky (flagship brew)– a scotch ale The Drop – a summer pale ale

to fill in the blanks. His brother in law came on board, and then two of his childhood friends who he hadn’t talked to in about a decade. He just saw their skill sets through social media and reached out.    Ryan is the brewer, Eric handles multimedia, and Brandon is the “hype man”/event coordinator. Together, they make a good team. They set up a KickStarter and raised $42,651 in 45 days. It took some time and some more capital, but they made it.    “We have really just embedded ourselves in the community,” Billy says of getting started. They work with the Children’s Museum of San Joaquin County, local art collectives, Little Free Libraries, and other community organizations, fueling another shared passion.   “In Stockton, people are looking for brands to latch onto that have hope for the city, that highlight the good, and that give back to Stockton,” Billy says. STOP BY: CHANNEL BREWING CO. 110 N. San Joaquin St., Stockton ChannelBrewing.co

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DELTA DINING 101 OUR GUIDE FOR RIVERSIDE FOODIES

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It’s time to hit the waterways, San Joaquin! The sun is shining, the waves are rolling, and the- The stomachs are

growling? Yeah. Sometimes it might prove a little challenging to find good food along the Delta’s many twists and turns, but fear not! We’ve done our research and have compiled a list of our waterlogged favorites!

Delta Bistro

Whether you’re floating along Stockton’s waterfront waiting for fireworks or a last-minute friend to hop aboard, you know you’re stopping in for a bite at Delta Bistro. Their menu includes hockey season specials, a spectacular Sunday mimosa brunch, and favorites like the Delta Skillet for breakfast, the prime rib sandwich for lunch, and pork tenderloin for dinner! 110 W. Fremont St., Stockton, (209) 323-3131

Rosa’s at Tower Park

It’s never a dull day at Rosa’s, our favorite stop off Highway 12 on your way to Rio Vista. Tie up and take a seat for specialties like Cordon Bleu bites, fish and shrimp combos, and 100 % Angus ½ lb burgers. We go for the Shipwrecked, which features chili, cheese, and a fried egg right on top! The calzones are nothing to scoff at, either! 14900 W. Hwy 12., Lodi, (209) 3650131

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Windmill Cove

When you’re boating down the main channel on your way out of Stockton, it’s pretty hard to miss the plethora of water-based vessels parked at Windmill. We can see why, considering how popular their Taco Tuesday can get, alongside classic sandwiches like the Philly cheese steak, or the patty melt. We’d suggest trying their Windmill Tex Mex BBQ Chicken Salad, though, if you’re craving something a little different. 7600 Windmill Cove Rd., Stockton, (209) 948-6995

Bob’s at the Marina

Go big. Go bold. Go to Bob’s, where hamburgers are nothing short of an art form. We can’t get enough of that Chili Size, an open-faced burger drenched in house-crafted chili sauce and shredded cheddar cheese. We’ve heard tell that their breakfast menu isn’t shabby, too, with dynamic takes on the chicken fried steak or biscuits and gravy. 6639 Embarcadero Dr., Stockton, (209) 957-3279


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DOWNTOWN: TRACY  BY COPPER WILLIAMS

Why waste time taking a hike over the Altamont? Downtown Tracy is brimming with the latest and greatest in trendy restaurants, historically entangled art venues, and shops just begging to be browsed! We’ve taken our trip down the marvelous stretches of Central Ave, and 6th St, Gillette Alley, and everything in between. Now, it’s time to take yours!

A Grand Ol’ Time

All the world’s a stage, and who would know better than the performers of Tracy’s Grand Theatre Center for the Arts? This historic masterpiece has sat front and center in downtown since the late 1920s and has played host to countless world-renown acts. Catch both local, and touring productions throughout the year. GRAND THEATRE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 715 Central Ave., Tracy, (209) 831-6858, AtTheGrand.org

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Whether you’re looking for something classy for date night, or want an inspired centerpiece to complete your living room design, downtown Tracy offers a plethora of unique shops fit for any function! Bellissima Boutique boasts some of the trendiest outfits this side of the Altamont, and with a revolving stock of accessories and seasonal attire, you won’t go out of style.    When you’re looking for something vintage, you’ve got to stop in to The Owl Box. Their assemblage of chalk paints make for a perfect housewarming present for someone looking to spruce up their furniture or home. Pair it up with unique jewelry, scented candles—or take one of their workshops!    Mia Bella’s Boutique is another shoppe we can’t resist, with a blend of cute, glistening accessories, inspired scarves and clothes, and darling outfits for the little ones! You’ll want to stop in to pick up some holiday-themed accents! BELLISSIMA BOUTIQUE, 55 W. 10th St., Tracy, (209) 834-1395 MIA BELLA’S BOUTIQUE, 61 W. 10th St., Tracy, (209) 229-1886, MiaBellasTracy.com THE OWL BOX, 131 W. 10th St., Tracy, (209) 830-0796, OwlBoxVintage.com

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We wouldn’t be doing downtown Tracy justice if we didn’t discuss the cute coffee shops shuffled along the streets! Barista’s Coffee House offers that classic San Francisco corner shop vibe, without the hustle and bustle of the Bay. But don’t be fooled—it can get rather busy on a Saturday due to their caffeine-laden concoctions!    World Coffee House keeps the younger clientele on their toes with specialty drinks like boba milk tea, and a variety of snack foods. And you’ve gotta give props to Vita Dolce, whose ice cream gets as much love as their beverages. Your foodie cravings are cared for year-round! WORLD COFFEE HOUSE 69 W. 10th St., Tracy

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ALL HEADACHES If you are unsure of the difference between a headache and a migraine, chances are, you’ve never experienced a migraine. Its symptoms are unlike any other headache. Migraines are an inherited tendency to experience painful headaches that include disturbed vision, sensitivity to light, sound and smells, feeling sick, and vomiting. Migraine attacks can cause sufferers to cover windows to block light and rest in bed for hours or even days.    According to Dr. Sami Moshi, board certified neurologist at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial, “In more than 80 percent of patients, the onset of migraines is before 30 years of age.” Dr. Moshi also adds that the percentage of sufferers changes per race and gender. Migraines respectively occur in women at rates of 20 percent in whites, 16 percent in Africans, and 19 percent in Asians. For white, African, and Asian men

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the breakdown is lower at respectively nine, seven, and four percent.   Migraine treatment like most modern medicine is evolving and improving. Dr. Moshi explains that overall management of migraines has two approaches: try and lower the number of migraine episodes through preventative methods and try different medications.   Preventative techniques include elimination of known causes such as alcohol consumption and some foods. Known food triggers vary from person to person. Some common food culprits include those that contain tyramine or phenylethylamine, two amino acids found in chocolate, aged or fermented cheese (e.g., cheddar, blue, Brie, and all hard and “moldy” cheeses), soy, nuts, citrus fruits, and vinegar (red and balsamic). Lifestyle changes can also prevent migraines, including more exercise, better sleep, and avoiding stress and situations that create anxiety.

  Should changes in diet and lifestyle fail, a number of drugs can also prevent migraines. These medications include beta-blockers, blood pressure medications, seizure drugs like valproic acid and topimarate, and some antidepressants. Over-thecounter food supplements such as riboflavin and CoQ10 also prevent recurrent episodes.   Migraine attacks can be treated with NSAIDs, including Ibuprofen and naproxen. Other medications known as “triptans” can be used for severe cases. Sometimes migraine attacks become so intense that patients must go to the doctor’s office to be injected with drugs such as toradol or even steroids. An emerging treatment has been found using Botox injections done in the doctor’s office. Small injections of Botox are made into shallow muscles in seven areas of the head and neck.


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STOCKTON BEER WEEK JULY 7-16, 2017

Beer and your buddies—doesn’t get much better than that, does it? Regardless of which day you’re free, you should absolutely stop by Stockton Beer Week this summer. You can enjoy special events, dinner pairings, charity walks, and even movie nights! StocktonBeerWeek.com

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BACON FEST SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2017

Bacon is undoubtedly one of the greatest things on the planet and what better way to celebrate its deliciousness than by attending a festival specifically dedicated to it? Gather round at Dell’Osso Family Farm for one of the best events in the Central Valley. Just be sure to bring your appetite. BaconFest.com

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BANNER TROUT ISLAND BOUT NOVEMBER 17, 2017 BALLPARK The 33rd annual Trout Bout BREWFEST is going down at Oak Grove OCTOBER 7, 2017 Park, and the tournament is open to everyone. Over 2,500 lbs of trout will be planted, and prizes will be awarded in both adult and youth categories. Grab your gear, call the guys, and go get your fish on. You can bring the kids, too— they fish for free. SJParks. com

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Over 20 different beer vendors, paired with food offerings and live music, will take over the Ports’ outfield in celebration of Banner Island Ballpark Brewfest. Hosted by the Stockton Ports and DBI Beverage, the event will run from 11 AM-5 PM. StocktonPorts.com

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Want to get your engine running this summer? Grab a drink at one of the many Lincoln Center hotspots, jam to some live music, and check out over 200 classic cars. “Best of Show” is announced on the main stage at 7:30 PM, and lusting over all of these classic, chrome beauties is totally free. LincolnCenterShops.com


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FIGHT BACK

AGAINST BACNE  BY DAVID JAGNEAUX

Back acne (lovingly referred to as “bacne”) is embarrassing, inconvenient, and nasty. Facial acne is one thing since people can see it from a mile away and get used to it easily. But, if you’re heading to the beach this summer or just want to cut loose at the next family reunion while grilling out, you’ll want to try and make sure your back is on point—not just with tight trapezius muscles, but also with clear skin.

WHAT CAUSES BACNE?

One of the leading causes of acne of any kind, including the back variety, is simple genetics. Some of us have oilier backs than others, creating a ripe breeding ground for pesky pimples to emerge on your shoulders and back. Other commonly attributed causes of bacne are the same culprits that often contribute to facial acne as well. Poor hygiene—like skipping showers, leaving your gym shirt on, or going weeks (or even months, gasp!) without washing your bed sheets, blankets, and pillow cases—can initiate or exacerbate breakouts. Your diet is a major factor as well—not drinking enough water or taking in too much sugar can almost always directly contribute to acne breakouts.   If you believe genetics play no part, practice sound hygiene, and eat well—bacne can still plague you. The reality of the situation is that excess sweat, stress, and even hormone imbalance (such as from workout supplements or steroids) can result in breakouts too. The body is sensitive, and sometimes bacne is part of that. 46

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All hope is not lost, though. Even if you do notice some pesky back zits popping up to ruin your summer vibes, there are a few things you can do to take back control. Lay groundwork for clear skin by washing bedding weekly, showering twice a day (especially post workout), sleeping in a clean shirt, and limiting sugar intake while increasing water intake.   If those practices don’t seem to do the trick, try exfoliating your back weekly (one to three times a week with a heavy-duty exfoliator for the body, not face) to remove excess dead skin cells that can build up in hair follicles and result in cysts. Also try using soaps and detergents designed for sensitive skin.   If you’ve practiced what we preach and are still facing bacne, consult a dermatologist to get to the root of the problem with expert assistance.


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1850 Art COLLECTIVE  BY COPPER WILLIAMS

It’s an ephemeral moment that makes a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of Stockton. Amidst live music that carries in waves across the venue and its many guests, portraits and paintings, photography and sculptures hang along walls and racks. Some showcase a moment in time, immortalized. Others encompass a singular thought, or multitude of feelings. By tomorrow, this symphony of work will be gone. So is the life and style of the pop-up gallery, belonging to the minds behind the 1850 Collective.   “We have shows how and whenever we want. It’s one of those experiences that makes us connect more to viewers, because it’s kind of

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like that special moment,” Gabriel Reyes, President of 1850 Collective, explains. “I know that it seems like the ideal thing would be to have a gallery somewhere, but many of our members like that we don’t. We’re more grassroots.”   The 1850 Collective organized its first gallery in March 2016, named after the year Stockton was officially founded. It was the brain child brought to life by over a dozen local

artists, and nurtured by the growing downtown community. “Each artist kind of felt that it was hard to get your work out there as an individual. And so, joining up, there was around twenty of us. And we could do our own art show instead of joining smaller groups,” Gabriel adds.    Venues and local business showcase their support by donating space for the gallery, food and drink, and services. Many have chipped in from the very beginning. “As our collective grew, our relationship grew stronger with Goodstock. Not only them, but with Channel Brewing, [and] with Cast Iron; many of us [started] up around the same time.” From the rooftop of the Stockton Hotel, to Millie’s Art Corner, the Federal Building, Cal Pine, and Brick and Mortar—the 1850 Collective has brought their works to life.    The Collective hosts a wide variety of artists, ranging from painters and graphic designers, to photographers, DJ’s, and more. New members are selected after they’ve hung out with the Collective at a gallery. “We [like] for it to be a friend of a friend who’s [already] in the Collective. We want to [foster] that bond we all have together. After the show, we usually take it to a vote.”    For the Collective, there’s no better feeling than showcasing their work to the community. And as Gabriel notes, “The feeling you get when someone comes and sees artwork of, not even yours, but of a colleague or a friend’s—it brings a feeling of joy.”


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Most fathers are practical creatures. To that point, all men shave. Some more than others, but your dad likely busts out a razor at least a few times a month, week, or maybe even daily. And regardless of the frequency, running out of razors or shaving cream sucks. Signing up for the Dollar Shave Club gets him cheap supplies, when he needs them, without thinking about it. Easy.

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MUST-HAVES GET DAD THE GIFT HE REALLY WANTS.  BY DAVID JAGNEAUX

Father’s Day has a bad habit of sneaking up on people when they least expect it, even though it’s always the third Sunday in June (this year it falls on the 18th).

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Samsung Gear VR

Not all dads are tech-savvy, but if your dad’s into it— and has a recent Samsung Galaxy phone (an S6, Note 5, or newer) —the Samsung Gear VR is your in. In addition to immersive virtual reality games, your dad can view incredible 360-degree photos, watch breathtaking 360-degree videos, and experience the world in brand new ways. It’s great for parties and family gatherings. You can find it at Best Buy and most cell carrier stores.

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I’d be willing to bet money that your dad has lost his keys, his wallet, or some other small, yet valuable item, on more than one occasion. That’s where the Tile comes in. You can slide this into your wallet (I’ve got one in mine right now) or on your keychain, download the app to your phone, and the little device acts like a GPS tracker in case you ever can’t find what you’re looking for. You can find Tile at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Lowe’s, and more.


A Nice Watch

These days a good watch is as much about telling the time as it is accessorizing dapper styles. Since everyone has a smartphone these days we don’t really need a watch to tell the time, that is, until our phone dies and we absolutely do need one. But even beyond that, they always look nice.

Cocktail Supplies

When your dad has friends over the go-to drink of choice is probably beer, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t like to branch out a little. You can find him a nice set of whiskey or scotch glasses, or a mixing station for making various cocktails. Beginner bartending books are great compliments to this gift idea as well.

Google Home

Everything in the home is getting more and more connected these days. Your phone can talk to your car and your stereo and computer and everything else. Luckily, the Google Home is a great little device that can do basic things like tell you about the weather and answer random questions, kind of like Siri, but it can also play music, play YouTube videos on your smart TV through Google Cast, and even help you stay organized. Grab one online or at Walmart.

Tool Kits

If all else fails and you’re not sure of what to get your dad, a tool kit never fails. I can guarantee you that every father out there will honestly tell you that he can never have too many screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers, and other various supplies. If you’re unsure if he has something, get it anyway. It can ensure that the car, home, boat, or RV, all have basic tools ready to go.

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On Wednesday February 8th many gathered at the Stockton Golf & Country Club to honor 2017’s Stocktonian of the Year: Fred Weibel. Each year, the Stockton Council of the Central Valley Association of Realtors and the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce welcome nominations from the community, and choose from those who embody a philanthropist spirit and positively impact the community.

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On March 30th the Manteca Butterfly Auxiliary revealed this year’s winners of the Tots and Tail-Waggers photo contest and raffle. Addison Grace and Cookie Bear were recognized at the third annual event, hosted at Bank of Stockton in Manteca, in support of Hospice of San Joaquin’s Hospice House. Attendees enjoyed wine and hors d’ouevres as the final votes were cast.

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Attendees donned grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts to celebrate in style with Lodi Chamber of Commerce’s Waikiki Wine Stroll on April 22nd. The semi-annual event hosted nearly 25 Lodi wineries—in shops and boutiques of historic downtown—as guests sipped, shopped, and enjoyed specialty discounts and delicious appetizers. Catch the next event in October!

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It’s the dawn of a new drinking era, my friends! San Joaquin has cultivated an acute appreciation for the pint. Never again must we force our poor taste buds to endure the swill of lesser ales, or take the long trek across the Altamont for something worthy of our time. No, the pubs we’ve scoured the region for have accepted the call for a higher level of suds, and so we bring you the modern taverns of kings. Relish in craft beers, specialty cocktails, and taps from local breweries. And rejoice in happy hours, weekly events, and bar bites that bring out the best in your brew. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

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DELIBERATION ROOM

19 N. California St., Stockton (209) 910-9477 / Facebook.com/DeliberationRoom On the forefront of the rising downtown Stockton scene is the Deliberation Room, our very own 1920s speakeasy, inspired by the bootlegging era. Jacob Benguerel, owner and operator, tore away the walls of the building to expose the raw brick underlay beneath and focuses on providing his guests with a cityside escape akin to Chicago. Dipped in local artwork, whiskey barrel tables, and a revolving menu of unique soups, sandwiches, and salads—the Deliberation Room is a hidden gem for those seeking an inspired drinking space. Sample from 18 different bottled craft beers, rotated monthly, including favorites from Dustbowl Beers in Turlock. Signature cocktails are a must-sip during your visit, which feature new takes on old classics. Enjoy the Judgement Proof, inspired by the Moscow Mule. The Solicitation is by far the most popular, mixed up with vodka, lemon, elderflower, and champagne. Drop in for happy hour from Tuesday – Friday, 4-7 PM.

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From hog wings to salads, tri-tip sandwiches, and soups, the Deliberation Room features a little bit of everything for any palate. Enjoy their famous cheesesteaks or give a shout out to Stockton by taking a bite out of a few asparagus potato skins.

TAPS BARREL HOUSE

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There’ something for every fickle appetite at Whirlows. Scoop up an order of jalapeno rings, fried zucchini, or buffalo fries to share with friends. Need a little more meat on those bones? We suggest Ryan’s Pulled Pork Sandwiches or a Grilled Portobello! www.sanjoaquinmagazine.com

1924 Pacific Ave. Stockton, (209) 466-3683 Whirlows.com/Taps-Barrel-House Do a double-take! Because Taps Barrel House is hooked up to Whirlows on the Mile in all the right ways. These tandem buildings allow you to walk on over to Taps’ side to grab a pint from 28 fantastic, craft-centric taps. And as the official tasting room for the High Water Brewing Company, brews like Campfire Stout and Aphotic are always readily available. Enjoy live music and a variety of themed specialties throughout the month, such as flight nights, and bring your own bottle! Need to grab one to share? No problem! Taps Barrel House offers a dazzling array of craft bottles to choose from. Pick your blend, and pop the top! Stop in to enjoy game night from the televisions available on Tap’s side, but be sure to mosey on over to Whirlows to get some grub.

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PORTER’S PUB

121 S. School St., Ste A., Lodi (209) 400-7147 / PortersPubLodiCA.com If it’s game day, you know where you’re headed. Porter’s Pub is the open floor plan with the eight TVs you leave your family behind for. Or, you know, they could maybe come along, too. From hockey to basketball and golf, Shae Porter, owner of Porter’s, is happy to take requests to find the channel you can’t afford to miss out on. In fact, she goes so far as to open up her pub a few hours early just to serve breakfast to hungry fans when football season begins. With food options geared toward their sports counterpart, it’s always a treat to come in for that authentic stadium experience. Sample one of 13 different craft beers on tap, always rotating throughout the year. Wines from local makers are also readily available, including Oakridge, and Klinker Brick, or Michael David by the bottle.

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Need something to go with your favorite craft beer? If pastrami, or tri-tip, French dip, and chicken pesto sandwiches ignite your senses, you’re at the right place. Get yourself a chorizo burger or nacho mama’s burger to spice things up a bit. Need to watch that calorie count? Go for the cranberry spinach salad.

THE ABBEY

2353 Pacific Ave., Ste B., Stockton (209) 451-1780 / AbbeyStockton.com Ever want to taste the sweet labors of monastery living without taking thy holy vows? Now you can! The Abbey is a Trappist Pub which features unique beer blends produced by monks. Pull up a seat at the bar and enjoy brews like Chimay, West Malle, and Delirium. Looking for craft? No problem! The Abbey hosts a rotating selection of California and Northern California-based craft beers. These are perfectly enjoyed while snacking on a superb menu of apps, salads, entrees, and more. The Abbey itself is a 64

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small, but a mighty point of interest on the Mile whose presence has lingered in the area for over six years. You can have a taste of all The Abbey has to offer, especially during their happy hour, from Tuesday–Saturday, 4-6 PM.

FOODIE FOCUS! If you’re looking to think outside the box for foodie’s sake, you’ve got yourself a fantastic array of menu items to choose from. Get started on the scotch egg, a soft-boiled egg wrapped in sausage and breading. Try out the frog legs for something off the handle with house-crafted slaw and spicy remoulade.

VALLEY BREW

157 W. Adams St., Stockton (209) 464-2739 / ValleyBrew.com Fresh air and summer-kissed sunshine spilling across San Joaquin means you can’t afford to miss kicking back a few at Valley Brew, which boasts the largest outdoor patio in Stockton! As the city’s oldest brewery and home to UOP’s Jazz Club, Valley Brew is Pacific Avenue’s family-friendly escape for fun—seven days a week. In its twentieth year of operation under Kellie Craig, the brewery has continued to expand and accommodate its growing clientele with over 30 rotating taps and nine televisions that feature sports packages from NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB. Whether you’re here for game-day, food, or live entertainment, you’ve got to try Valley Brew’s own masterful creations, from Black Cat Stout and Luna Blanca Golden Ale to Pale Wheat and Berry Ale. Happy Hour runs Monday – Friday, from 4-6PM and offers food and drink specials.

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Executive Chef and Co-Owner Eric Davis treats guests to a fine-dining experience to sip to, incorporating fresh, seasonal products purchased locally into his menu. Enjoy some of the best burgers in San Joaquin, New York steak sandwiches, and mouth-watering gumbo.

FINNEGAN’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT

6002 Pacific Ave., Stockton (209) 951-4782 / FinnPub.com Fun and Finnegan’s goes hand in hand. Just ask the frequent return customers who can’t get enough of the brews and bar bites! Just a stone’s throw from Lincoln Center, 24 taps are always flowing that offer up both oldie-but-goodie brews and specialty suds. It’s that casual feel that Tony Finnegan, owner of the pub, strives to provide his guests. Local breweries are called in for tap takeover on Thursdays to showcase their very best ales on sale. Billiards are set to get your game on with friends, and TVs are hooked behind the bar to broadcast your sports requests. The best part? Your little ones can get in on the fun until 9 PM, with an affordable kids menu to keep them full and content while parents can visit with friends! Gear up for happy hour, available all week long, from 11AM–7PM.


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(Continued from Finnegan’s) You haven’t lived until you’ve sampled Finnegan’s Irish Fish Tacos. These bad boys are a staple for anyone who wants the real Finnegan’s experience. All hamburger patties are hand-made third-pounders. Our favorite? The Gun Slinger, a western barbecue bite with thick slabs of bacon, onion rings, and more.

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FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATE

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HEROES MEET FOUR LOCAL DADS WHO GO THE EXTRA MILE

D DAN HOOD hero is often defined by courageous acts and noble character—through perseverance, selflessness, and strength.   Some fly, some scale buildings. Others can be found in the bleachers during cheerleading practice, after a long day at work.

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   Some drive iconic cars. Others hold on to the same old truck, instead finding value in providing their children with luxuries they weren’t able to obtain at a young age.   We asked our readers, what makes a stellar dad? And though the stories shared by each son, daughter, or wife who proclaimed excellence are unique—their bottom line was interchangeable: He who puts his family first.


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RANDY BURNS HOMETOWN: STOCKTON, CA CURRENT CITY: STOCKTON, CA OCCUPATION: FIREFIGHTER KIDS: KEANNA, 22 SERENITY, 17 EVELYN, 5 INTERESTS/HOBBIES: NON PROFIT WORK, GOLF, AND CAMPING

What do you like most about your dad? He gives me kisses and hugs. –Evelyn One thing my dad has taught me is? To help other people. –Evelyn What do you like to do together? Swimming –Evelyn What is one of your favorite memories? When I was 6 he took me trick-ortreating and then his roommates and I had a fake blood fight. –Serenity How has he influenced who you are today? He has influenced me to work hard for the things I want and give 100% in all I do. –Serenity How has your father made you a better person? He has taught me to show kindness and compassion to every person I meet and help those in need. –Serenity Looking back on your childhood, what aspects of growing up with your dad did you enjoy most? He has always been involved in all the activities I have done. From soccer, golf, softball, and tennis—He has always been there to support me. What makes your dad an incredible father? He took the time to find a school that supports my artistic abilities, and now I have the education to do what I love. (Theatrical Make Up Artist) –Keanna What’s an important lesson you’ve learned from your dad? To always put family first and to lead by example. –Keanna How has your Dad made you a better person? He has taught me that to achieve what you want in life you need to work hard, stay focused on your goal and to never give up. –Keanna

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JOSEPH P. RATTO HOMETOWN: STOCKTON, CA CURRENT CITY: STOCKTON, CA OCCUPATION: FARMER KIDS: JOANNA ESTEVE, 47 MICHAEL RATTO, 42 INTERESTS/HOBBIES: HUNTING, FISHING, AND OLD CARS

Dad’s “Claim to Fame” My dad is best known for making people laugh by messing around with them in a joking manner. Everywhere I go in town, they say, “we just love your dad!” What is one of your favorite memories? We have lots of great memories, but our favorites are of him taking us fishing at Blues Lake by Lake Tahoe. We would get up at 4:00am, stop for hot chocolate along the way, and fish for hours while talking anything and everything. What makes your dad an incredible father? Our dad is an incredible father and person. He always has a positive outlook and is there for our kids and us. He never missed a game … is kind, patient, loving and supportive—Everything you want in a dad. He is by far the best dad all around! How has he influenced who you are today? Our dad’s work ethic was most influential to us. While growing up, we watched how hard he worked every day— up before dawn working alongside his employees until after dusk. He always told us to be passionate about your work and respect others … but most importantly, family comes first.

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BENNETT HOWSER HOMETOWN: PITTSBURGH, PA CURRENT CITY: STOCKTON, CA OCCUPATION: PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING / ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CLAIMS TO FAME: MATH HOMEWORK BUILDING THINGS, AND COOKING KIDS: MALISS, 9 SOPHEARY, 12

What is your favorite memory with your dad? There are so many, it’s hard to pick one. But my dad took me to a Sushi restaurant for the first time and it was really cool. – Sopheary

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We went sailing on the Delta. I was a little scared but he’s a good sailor. How does your dad support you? He takes me to cheer practice three days a week and goes to all of my competitions. – Maliss If your dad was a character, who would he be? Superman! – Maliss What makes your dad a great father? He always wants us to do our best. Not just in school, but in everything we do. - Maliss When I was nervous for my gymnastic competitions he would tell me to not worry and to just have fun. - Sopheary What do you love most about your dad? He’s really helpful. Whenever I need help, he’s always there. Sopheary

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BENITO CANO

If your Dad was a cartoon character, who would he be? If my dad was a cartoon character, he would be Sponge Bob Square Pants because he is very hardworking and never likes to miss work, like Sponge Bob who doesn’t want to miss work even when he had the SUDS. I remember when my dad cut a piece of his finger nearly off at work. He put a bandage over it and continued to work. My mom made him go to the hospital to get it checked out, and he had to get stitches. That really showed me how hard working he is and it makes me want to be just as hardworking when I grow up. –Ivan   “When I grow up, I hope I can be hard working and independent just like my dad.” –Ivan      What’s an important lesson you’ve learned from your dad? He taught me how to work and how

HOMETOWN: ACTOPAN, HIDALGO, MEXICO CURRENT CITY: LINDEN, CA OCCUPATION: AUTO MECHANIC KIDS: IVAN, 13, CRYSTAL, 26 ANDRES, 29, JESSICA, 30 BENITO, 29, EVA, 31 SANNI, 32, ABRAHAM, 34 MAURICIO, 35 INTERESTS/HOBBIES: GARDENING, HOME IMPROVEMENTS, AND TRUCKS DAD’S “CLAIM TO FAME”: GOOD COOK, HARDWORKING, AND AN AMAZING SUPPORTIVE SON TO HIS MOM WHO LIVES IN MEXICO.

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to be a man, so I can be the best person I could be, which has made me into a hardworking and responsible adult. – Andres How does he show love and support to his family? My dad has always made sure we had everything we needed and tried his hardest to give us everything we wanted. He has even given up his personal belongings at times to give his kids what they need. Once he sold his truck to buy me a new laptop because my brother had broken mine. My dad knew that I needed the laptop for school and he decided to give up something of his to make sure I had what I needed. He has always put his family’s needs ahead of his own and has always pushed us to be the best we can be. He always supported us in everything we wanted to do and has always help us to achieve our goals. –Jessica Looking back on your childhood, what aspects of growing up with your dad did you enjoy most? He was so involved in our lives, and growing up, I was the baby of the family and was a huge daddy’s girl. I loved the fact that I was so attached to my dad and how he loved spending time with me too. I remember a time when my dad was in our backyard working on his car and I was right there next to him pretending to work on my little Hot Wheels car. He loved having me there, and played along, like I was really fixing my toy car the way he fixed his own. I could have not asked for a better childhood than the one my dad gave us. One thing you will never forget? Every year on Christmas he would dress up as Santa Claus for us and just make our Christmas all that more special. I loved it! –Crystal What would you like to tell your dad? Daddy, I love you and I want to thank you for always being there. Even through our bad teenage years you never gave up on us because you loved and believed we could be the best we could be and I truly am grateful for having a father like you. You were my Hero growing up and you are to this day, and I know you always will be. –Crystal

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 BYMICHELLE GAMBLE

Old futuristic movies—like 2001: A Space Odyssey—that depicted a design style of modern elegance, with classic white and stark contrasts in their set designs, could have become the blueprint for some styles now trending in the kitchen. Meanwhile, its counterpart, the bathroom, is seeing a resurgence of older designs reflecting the 1920s—only this time with a touch of 21stcentury sophistication.

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The basic foundation of any kitchen or bathroom is color schemes. Gone are the warm colors of the last 15 years to be replaced with cooler overall looks and combinations of features. Contemporary soft gray walls contrast wooden cabinets stained in lighter accent finishes. A local trend in remodeling according to Tiffany Gomes—President of Classic Design Interiors—is painted cabinets of all colors and unique trims.    Another trend that reflects the Space Odyssey look leans toward industrial looks where black and white creates stark definition. These designs use technological advances to provide seamless functionality to produce smooth surfaces without the protrusion of handles or pulls. Cabinet design using hydraulics and “easy-close” doors that fold up, or drawers with buttons that enable one-push open. “We’re seeing a lot of younger clients interested in the industrial designs,” says Brian Holtz, co-owner of HT Home Design.    Technology drives operations in

these kitchens. Appliances are set flush with cabinets and smooth stovetops that feature touch-screen settings operated like today’s Smart Phone technology. Wireless keypads run everything from lighting to fans—even oven temperature and refrigerator settings can be wirelessly remote controlled via Smart Phone apps.   Add to the elegance of these rooms with the latest trend in remodels—the addition of composite surfaces made of natural stone

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such as quartz. “We’ve seen a movement away from granite countertops to replication of natural stone like quartz,” says Tiffany Gomes. “These stone surfaces are more consistent with something you would get out of a quarry. Each slab is unique, but with composite quartz, you can expect consistency with movement and the look of natural stone.”   When it comes to the bathroom, the continuing theme of industrial design


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combined with innovations in “smart storage” features is leading the trends. Similar to current kitchens, color schemes range between cool grays and lighter wood to classic black and whites. Using the industrial look of styles once found in metal shops, current bathroom features apply exposed metal plumbing and dual-purpose piping. The abovelevel sink bowl is designed in clear glass. Then these bathrooms use smart storage elements like the piping below the vanity to act as towel racks or open metal shelving for easy access to more towels and supplies.    Another captivating and artistic trend harkens back to Mediterranean-inspired mosaics where old world tradition meets contemporary flair. Designers are using elements like stunning metallic tiles, and hand-painted terracotta fitted together to create dramatic backsplashes or tub or shower accents. Some bathroom design use colorful tiles woven together in various forms that resemble five pedal flowers or other geometric shapes.   Interesting techniques and furniture designs are being combined with bathroom fixtures to make sophisticated bathroom interiors. Bathroom vanities and sink bowls mixed with modern furniture in both industrial and wood

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 BY NORA HESTON TARTE

in Style TRADE IN THE HOTEL FOR A STUNNING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA B&B Looking for the perfect weekend getaway this summer? Northern Californian bed and breakfasts offer couples the opportunity to visit some of the areas most gorgeous surroundings with accommodations that feel like home. Skip the standard hotel and book a room at one of these coveted destinations, all celebrated for their superior hospitality, gourmet breakfasts, complimentary happy hours, and luxury guest rooms.

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Old Monterey Inn

MONTEREY, CALIF. Nothing beats a beach vacation in summer. Head to Monterey where ocean breezes on the northern coast create ideal temperatures for out-of-town guests, especially those looking to beat the San Joaquin heat.    Book a room at the Old Monterey Inn, where old world romance permeates every room of the adored B&B. Couples will enjoy romantic walks in the property’s lush English gardens,


punctuated by the soothing sounds of on-site water features that echo the sounds of the nearby ocean.    Inside the historic English Tudor mansion, the rooms expertly blend charm, sophistication, and architectural elements to create well-appointed rooms brimming with luxurious extras. Stay in the garden cottage to spend quality time on the private patio, relax in the two-person Jacuzzi tub as you stargaze through the skylight above, and cozy up on chilly nights in front of the fireplace complete with its own seating area. A plush king bed, terry cloth robes, candles, and scented bath salts and soaps are just a few of the amenities

you’ll want to take advantage of.    Every night, wine and hors d’oeuvres are served, and the delicious breakfast can be eaten in bed for maximum comfort. And when you want to explore, the premium location of the Inn makes it easy. The famed Fisherman’s wharf is a short walk away, as are a plethora of restaurants. Relax: Don’t forget to check out the Inn’s menu at the full-service, on-site spa. Get pampered with massages, facials, aromatherapy, and more in a

Wine n’ Dine: June 9-11 brings the 41st annual Monterey Wine Festival. Each day welcomes a new lineup of events to the table, along with pours of the area’s most legendary wines. MontereyWine.com www.sanjoaquinmagazine.com

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Take a Drive: While in

Monterey, venture down 17-Mile Drive, a scenic road that runs through pebble beach and Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula. Stops along the way include views of sandy beaches, towering rock formations, and the famed Pebble Beach Golf Course. private spa room that draws on the elements, offering fireplaces and soothing water features in every room. Play: Take advantage of discount VIP tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, offered to all guests of the Inn. The tickets include two-day passes for the price of one. Don’t miss the open sea exhibit, playful sea otters, or kelp forest. Come Stay:

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Heavenly Valley Lodge B&B

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Clear blue water, picturesque outdoors, towering tree lines that stretch for miles—it’s all part of the appeal of Lake Tahoe in summer. It’s a different vacation than it was just months ago when fresh powder was packing the slopes. For a truly special touch, escape to Heavenly Valley Lodge B&B where guests become family. It’s a philosophy Owners Johan and Linda du Plooy believe in. “We really interact with everybody,” Linda says. And it’s that personal touch that keeps guests coming back.   Located below the famous Heavenly Ski Slopes and just a ½-mile from the shores of Lake Tahoe, the cabin-style suites offer a nightly community social hour around an outdoor fire pit (perfect for summer visits), and hot breakfasts every morning. Its proximity to local attractions such as lake activities, casinos, restaurants, and trails for biking and hiking, make it the perfect stop for Tahoe vacationers who wish to

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Rain, Rain:

The abundant rainfall is good news for those looking to catch some rays in Lake Tahoe! The lake’s water levels are at a record high after the previous drought, so there’s plenty of water to enjoy.


forgo the hotel stay this time around.    Rooms remodeled in 2011 boast river rock fireplaces, ceiling fans, private bathrooms, and separate entrances. Plus the on-site amenities—including in room snacks, a movie library open to guests, and outdoor games on the properties wooded acre—will make your home base on vacation truly feel like home.

a reservation at Riva Grill, located in the Ski Run Marina. The popular destination grants guests dinner with a view, glimpsed through floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramas of the Sierra mountains and sparkling Lake Tahoe. Grab a seat on the outdoor patio when the weather is nice and start dinner off right with a handcrafted cocktail.

Where to Eat: When you’re not dining with fellow guests at Heavenly Valley Lodge (your stay includes daily complimentary hot breakfast and snacks, wine, and cocktails every evening), it’s an easy walk to nearby eateries.   Nepheles offers upscale California cuisine with a creative twist. The intimate atmosphere creates the perfect fine dining experience for a romantic weekend away. Dine on Asian kung pao chicken wraps and skillet roasted shrimp, creations perfected by resident chef Mark Vassau, before choosing from a list of desserts du jour, offered on a tiny cart that whizzes by your table after the main course.    If you’d prefer to dine lakeside, make

Play: If you came to Lake Tahoe, you need to see Lake Tahoe. Pick up some wheels at Andersen Bike Rental and hit the trails for incredible views, or get out on the water at Zephyr Cove where you can rent kayaks and canoes, take a boat tour, or cruise during a formal dinner. For those who prefer adrenaline on land, ATV rides are available through Full Access Tahoe.    Grab a beach chair, pick up a drink from the bar, and chill out in the sand. Lake Tahoe in summer is always a good idea! Join the Family:

HEAVENLY VALLEY LODGE B&B 1261 Ski Run Blvd. (530) 564-1500 HeavenlyValleyLodge.com

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to the space finished with antique touches and decorated in an English hunting theme.   Every morning, guests are served a gourmet meal with dishes such as crepes Florentine with asparagus in orange butter sauce and tarragon leek eggs with garden seasoned Hennessey House potatoes frequenting the menu. In the evenings, wine and cheese are provided in the dining room and on the outdoor patio, a gorgeous area flanked by lofty trees. At 3 PM, baked goods and tea are made fresh for guests. Play: In June and July Napa hosts its largest events. Just a half-mile from the B&B, summer concerts play at Veterans Memorial Park from 6:30-10 PM every Friday starting June 9. (NapaCityNights. com)   From June 7-11, jazz fans can enjoy tunes at the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway. One of the venues— The Oxbow Commons—is just over a half-mile from the Hennessey House. (JazzGetaway.com)   The Festival Napa Valley combines fine art, wine, and cuisine to bring Napa visitors a stunning line-up of celebrities in music, dance, and theater with over 60 events at 100 Napa wineries, and local chefs serve plates of their most marvelous creations to be enjoyed with pours of Valley wines. The 10-day festival (July 13-23) has a civic component, aiming to enrich local arts and community programs. (FestivalNapaValley.org)

– Linda du Plooy, Owner, Heavenly Valley Lodge B&B

Hennessey House B&B NAPA VALLEY Summer in Napa is serene. As the weather warms, wine country comes alive, and the blossoming foliage is the ideal backdrop for a romantic escape.   At the Hennessey House, guests are greeted with complimentary sherry and chocolates to enjoy in-room (each of which includes a private bath). In addition to six rooms in the main house, a carriage house contains four more; the largest of which is dubbed the Fox’s Den, featuring a private patio and garden, king bed, a whirlpool tub big enough for two, and a fireplace. Large, stately doors open www.sanjoaquinmagazine.com

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Walk it Off:

Napa Valley offers an indulgent lifestyle, a relaxing atmosphere with free-flowing wine and gourmet meals. Find balance by traipsing through Napa’s tree-lined streets and walking between destinations. The Napa Valley Wine Train, Oxbow Public Market, more than 30 restaurants, and several art galleries and shops are all manageable on foot from the B&B.

On July 30, musicians will flood Fuller Park for Napa’s annual Porchfest celebration. The free event caters to music lovers with plenty of melodic tunes for guests in a laidback atmosphere that feels more elevated music in the park than festival, and food trucks will be on-site for dinner and snacks. Don’t forget to tip the musicians! (NapaPorchfest.org) Wine: With more than 400 wineries available, it’s hard to choose which vineyards to stop at. Hennessey House’s dedicated innkeepers Kevin and Lorri Walsh suggest some favorites: Cakebread for reds and whites, Schramsberg for sparkling

varietals and gorgeous cave tours, Artesa on Henry Road for breathtaking views, and Domaine Carneros for its stunning architecture. Make a Reservation: HENNESSEY HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST 1727 Main St., Napa, (707) 226-3774, HennesseyHouse.com

McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

TWAIN HARTE Head to the wilderness for a mountain vacation in California’s High Sierra— no roughing it required! At McCaffrey House, the emphasis is on luxury. The three-star mountain lodge near Yosemite (owned by Michael and Stephanie McCaffrey) caters to guests who want to get away from it all, without sacrificing modern comforts. At the McCaffrey House, every morning starts with a hot breakfast prepared by Stephanie, every room boasts views of the surrounding forest, and every day is filled of endless possibilities to find adventure.    Eight artfully decorated rooms transport guests to another time with a cabin in the woods feel, however, modern amenities abound. Each room—in addition to having its own bathroom—includes a queen- or kingsized bed, television, iPod dock, and wireless high speed internet. Some of the rooms are pet friendly.    Every morning, Stephanie—a master of the culinary arts—prepares a meal for guests. Eaten communally in the house’s dining room, visitors enjoy each other’s company, as well as views of the pristine forest, a variety of birds and wildlife, and rays of sunshine 88

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streaming through the windows.   Happy hour runs from 5-6 PM each evening, and invites new friends to gather and enjoy plates of cheese, crackers, and fruit, as well as a glass of wine, tea, coffee, or sparkling cider. Explore: Take off to Twain Harte Lake, a short five-minute drive from the property or head a little

Go bike!:

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farther to Black Oak Casino (eight minutes away). The Sonora Repertory Theater (15 minutes) and Stage 3 Theater (20 minutes) offer stage productions to small crowds. Highway 120 offers year round access to Yosemite National Park. Dine: There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the Yosemite area, but owners Michael and Stephanie have some favorites they recommend to guests: Twain Harte’s Italian eatery Cibo Famiglia, Sugar Pine’s bakery that serves daily breakfast and lunch with gluten-free options Alicia’s Sugar Shack, steak and seafood shack The Eproson House, and the quirky hotspot with a new menu everyday The Prospector. Stay Awhile:

MCCAFFREY HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST INN

23251 CA-108, Twain Harte (209) 586-0757, McCaffreyHouse.com

Elk Cove Inn & Spa MENDOCINO COAST Beach strolls and bonfires are a can’t-miss experience in Elk, Calif. where the Elk Cove Inn and Spa sits on a bluff overlooking the water. The small town (population: 208) is reminiscent of a simpler time where there’s not a lot to do, and that’s kind of why you come.    With 16 rooms, guests can choose an ocean view luxury suite or cliffside cottage, a pet friendly escape in the property’s carriage house, or an elegantly decorated room in the historic mansion. The Surfsong Cottage offers sweeping views of the ocean just outside your bedroom with a window seat perfect for lounging. The nautical décor compliments the Maine cottage-inspired retreat, and is the only room on the property that offers a bathtub. The working brass telescope is a special touch.   Staff sets out a breakfast feast every morning. Start with mimosas before diving in to the buffet-style spread, a table overflowing with sumptuous egg dishes, Southern specialties, decadent pastries, and more.

Relax: On-site, the private spa touts a healing sanctuary. Perfect for couples looking to reconnect as they indulge in hands-on

Get on the Horse:

Looking to impress someone? Sweeten the pot on your typical stroll down the beach by booking private ride down Manchester Beach on the Mendocino Coast. Or, stay in Elk and ride through the redwood forest inland. (RossRanch.biz) treatments provided by seasoned professionals. The most popular offering—the Couples Renewal— follows up two Swedish-style massages, given side by side, with an aromatherapy steam shower and couples sauna session.    Nearby, an easy stretch yoga class will help you continue your journey toward total relaxation. Offered every Friday morning at Greenwood School, Kathy leads the class in a rejuvenating yoga session. Subud and Elk Transmission Meditation Group also host spiritual experiences. Eat: Pull up a seat at Bridget Dolan’s Pub, a local eatery that serves both fine cuisine and country fare. Nearby the Albion River Inn offers upscale seafood and vegetarian options for diners, plus a bar. Visit Elk: ELK COVE INN & SPA

6300 CA-1, Elk, (707) 877-3321, ElkCoveInn.com

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Now that summer has settled across San Joaquin, you better believe backyard barbecues are igniting everywhere. But for those that crave the succulent, smoky flavor of charbroiled brisket and sizzling sausage links with no time to spare for hours of marinating and grilling, a singular restaurant along the Mile offers tempting dishes that boast authentic flavor.   Enter Que 225, our latest in dining digs that’s been all the rave for locals and those seeking true Midwestern

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flavor. “We’re just trying to have a real Midwest BBQ experience. We felt that Stockton didn’t have anything that reflected that,” Mike Buell, co-owner of Que 225, explains. “We get people that are in here at least once, if not twice, a week. Some will say ‘I’m from the Midwest and I haven’t had BBQ like this since I’ve left.’ It makes me feel really good.”’   Modern design meets rustic comfort in Que 225’s interior. Guests popping in for a visit can place their order up front and then find a seat at one of the many tables situated around the restaurant. Neatly arranged alongside the napkins are sauces readily available to pour on the side for dipping or directly over piping hot orders of ribs and chicken breast. Food is served on large metal trays, perfect for when your meal needs to be pulled straight off the bone.    But what’s the story behind the unique name and flavors of Que 225? Mike was only too happy explain! “Que is short for BBQ, and 225 is the temperature we smoke the barbecue. It was one of those times where we tried to find something unique [in a name].” Switching careers, from construction to the barbecue

business, was a leap for Mike and his partner—Will Linton—who moved their passion for cooking to the forefront of their career. “For us, it was more of this realization that we could make really good barbecue.”   Having celebrated their first year of business this March, Que 225 is still growing strong in the hearts and minds of barbecue fanatics everywhere. Those coming in for the first time tend to order the ribs and the brisket, while the lunch time rush has no qualms scooping up a few pulled pork sandwiches for the road. Platters—served with two sides and cornbread—come with your choice of sliced brisket, pulled pork, chicken breast, or LA hot links. And if you don’t like making tough decisions, you don’t have to. Que 225 also offers up 2 or 3 meat combos, allowing you the chance to sample everything in just a few delectable visits.   “What I like, is for people to get some food and hang out. Grab a couple beers and watch a couple games on the TV,” Mike grins. “We’ve got two TVs, so we usually have some sort of game going on. We have six taps and when we run out we switch to a new variety.”

   As if the cornerstone of barbecue restaurants hadn’t provided us enough reason to drop by for lunch and dinner, Que 225 also serves up generous portions by the pound for those that ask. And yes! They do offer catering services, meaning you’ll never be far from your Midwest favorites for family occasions, special events, and more. Try on sides like BBQ beans and spicy cole slaw, cheesy potatoes and potato salad.

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1740 Pacific Ave., Stockton (209) 545-7004, Que225.com

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SATURDAY JUNE 10, 1-4 PM Spend a beautiful day at Cosumnes River Farm, overlooking the vineyards, as you create with Kelsey Cardoni—Artist on the Spot.   All-inclusive tickets provide everything you’ll need to whip up your next masterpiece (canvas, paint, easel), with step-by-step instruction from Kelsey.    Sip on wine and blackberry, sangria, or peach mango wine slushies for $5 a glass, and munch on yummy fruit and cheese platters throughout the 2-3 hour class.   “Our two wine labels are

District 11 and Thunder Oak,” notes Cosumnes River Farm’s Sales and Marketing Associate, Ashely Evje.   “We offer two different Chardonnays, a Moscato, a sparkling wine, and two Old Vine Zinfandels. We also offer free tastings of our award-winning Bellindora and Delta Barrel olive oils and vinegars,” she adds. GET CREATIVE:

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Blended with delicious estate grown fruit, we meticulously produce small lots of handcrafted wines that bring out the best flavors Lodi Wine Country has to offer. Open Daily 11am - 5pm. FIND US ON: 9010 E. HARNEY LANE, LODI, CALIFORNIA 209.365.1900 WW.HARNEYLANE.COM

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off the vine

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SCOTTO’S WINE & CIDER BAR 

Not many new world wineries are so deeply rooted in the old world as Scotto’s Wine & Cider Bar in Lodi. The Scotto family traces their winemaking back over 100 years, to when the Scottos’ great-great-grandfather started making wine for his friends, family and neighbors in Italy. After leaving Italy, his wine expertise passed down through the generations, even surviving prohibition. The wine they sold in the U.S became known as ‘Rustico’, and the Scotto family wine brand, Villa Armando, is now one of the oldest in America.   But, don’t let their long history fool you; the winemakers at Scotto’s are some of the most cutting edge vintners on the West Coast. At their Wine & Cider Bar, you can sample favorites from the Scotto Family’s own brand, Lodi Avenue Cellars, such as a 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel, with its ripe red and purple berry notes and chocolate finish, or a unique dry 2016 Sangiovese Rosé, which won the double gold at the California State Fair Wine Competition this year. But,

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of course, they still celebrate the achievements of the past, with their classic Rustico, which has now old over 200 million glasses.    No stone is left unturned in the Scotto family’s search for fermented perfection. Joining their wine list, are world-class ciders. Paul Scotto, the family winemaker, says he makes “wine by blood and cider by choice”. Their cider flights are a unique alternative to wine tasting. In the warmer months, nothing beats one of their refreshing cider and wine cocktails, such as the apple blueberry Zinfandel. Now that’s a wine spritzer with a twist! When requested, the resident mixologist also whips up delicious one-of-a-kind cocktails by the pint, made from their selection of five ciders on tap.    The Scotto family took a big leap when they opened their new tasting room on School Street in Downtown Lodi last year. They wanted to create a place for special

events and live entertainment that was also a hub for the community, recreating the inclusive Italian family dinner table that the Scotto siblings grew up around. The tasting room, located in the former Rusted Mic building, has a nostalgic feel with its exposed brickwork. However, the wines served there are anything but old fashioned.    After 25 years, the Scottos remain one of the wine industry’s most innovative families. From selling wine bottles (and now cider growlers) directly to the consumer, to commissioning Internet bloggers to try their hand at blending a new wine, the Scotto siblings know how to take the initiative, and discover the next big trend in wine making.

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BLOODY BEST  BY EMILY LUDOLF

Just like the legend of the Scottish Queen Mary, the Bloody Mary cocktail’s history is shrouded in mystery. As it was in English history, there are many who claim the throne. Some Legends say the Bloody Mary was invented in Paris in the 20s, and that Hemmingway may have been involved. The famous Comedian, George Jessel, also claimed that he invented it at the famous 21 Club in New York. It does seem like the name may have been the result of a joke!    Since its invention as a hangover “cure”, the Bloody Mary has been transformed into a modern classic, by appearing in ads for everything from Tabasco Sauce and Smirnoff Vodka, to Life magazine. After nights spent sampling the best wine that the San Joaquin Valley has to offer, you might just need a morning pick-me-up. Make sure that your ‘hair of the dog’ is the best in town.

WHISKEY BARREL SALOON, STOCKTON

The Whiskey Barrel Saloon’s whiskey cocktails may already have a cult-like following, but now they are branching outside of bourbons, with ‘To Die For’ Bloody Marys. Don’t expect anything traditional here; the Bloody Marys are served in a huge mason jar with all the trimmings, for some hipster styling. Those ready to experiment with this classic of the gilded era can try unique twists, like their bacon jalapeno Bloody Mary.

CABANA DEL SOL, MANTECA

At the Cabana Del Sol, they leave the Bloody Mary’s roots in Paris and New York far behind, and serve a distinctly West Coast take on Spanish and Mediterranean fusion. The Bloody Mary at the Cabana Del Sol comes with an asparagus spear stirrer, and the bartender adds a unique mixture of spices to the classic cayenne pepper. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the smooth Latin Jazz playing in the background.

THE ESTABLISHMENT SALOON, STOCKTON

Coronated the best, The Establishment Saloon creates the most delicious Bloody Marys in town. The weekday bartender, Kayla, has perfected her Bloody Mary recipe, which includes lining the rim with salt and Tajín—a Mexican seasoning made of chile peppers and lime. She finishes her tomato concoction with a skewer of asparagus spears, green peppers, and green beans, with a pickled cocktail onion and a green olive to top it off. Runner-ups for the top three spots were Fenix in Lodi, with their well-balanced Bloody Mary served with a retro but super fresh celery stirrer, and Centrale Kitchen Bar for the best value Bloody Mary in town at only $3 a pop! 102

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BLUEBERRIES Delectably sweet—and often found in pies, scones, and jams—it’s hard to remember that the humble blueberry is referred to as a superfood, and for all the right reasons. The blueberry is one of the few well known fruits that is naturally indigenous to North America. Its nutritional value was popular in Native American tribes, who harvested it not only for food, but as medicine. When settlers arrived onto the shores of America, Native Americans taught many starving colonials how to best preserve the fruit for winter after their crops continued to wane.    Blueberries are well known for being a rich source in antioxidants, including myricetin, and anthocyanins. And you can certainly find them chalk full of vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin K1. These nutrients can help in bone health, and immune system and metabolism function, while also reducing the risk of heart disease and lowering blood pressure. They’re well known for combating and preventing cancer. Did you know, though, that studies report that blueberries help with brain health? Because blueberries are high in flavonoids, it’s been shown that those who drink blueberry juice every day experience improved memory.    These special little berries are perfect for growing in the backyard, and are easy enough to harvest. A handy tip? Purchase more than one variety to enjoy larger quantities and larger, high-quality berries. Before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to making a variety of unique blueberry-oriented recipes, like the ones we’ve encountered and added for your enjoyment!

LOCAL FLAVOR: Blueberry Pie from The Pie Company

We can’t get enough of the boundless blueberries and sublime sweetness baked into each and every pie! THE PIE COMPANY AT NATURES COUNTRY CORNER 8033 Jack Tone Rd., Manteca (209) 239-5901, ThePieCo.com

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Blend up 1 tablespoon of oatmeal in blender, skip step if using oat flour. Mash up five or six blueberries and mix with honey. Add blended oatmeal or oat flour and continue to mix. Apply to damp skin and let set for 10 – 15 minutes, then add water and gently scrub for extra exfoliation boost. Wipe off any excess with damp wash cloth. *Recipe courtesy of Brit.co

COCONUT LIME MOJITO SHOOTERS with Blueberry INGREDIENTS:

1 can of fat coconut milk • ¾ C. blueberries ½ C. sweetened condensed milk • ½ C. and 3 tbsp. lime juice ¼ C. packed mint leaves, plus extra for optional garnish 1/3 C plus ¼ C. white rum • ¼ C. sugar • 2 Tbsp. water DIRECTIONS:

After cooling for several hours, scoop out thickened top layer of coconut milk out of can and discard water at bottom. Whisk coconut and sweetened condensed milk together and set aside. Mash together blueberries, sugar, and water in saucepan and heat on medium, stirring until mixture is syrupy. Strain syrup and chill. Muddle mint, lime, and rum together until mint releases oils. Strain out mint leaves. Evenly distribute blueberry syrup into bottom of shot glasses. Carefully top with coconut lime mojito. Stir slightly, top with mint, and serve. *Recipe Courtesy A Cookie Named Desire www.sanjoaquinmagazine.com

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

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Windswept palms, a bonfire pit, and sun-kissed bamboo. You’re en route to an oasis away from your worries, and just a spoonful from tropical bliss. Is this the Caribbean? Perhaps a trip down under? Or maybe you’ve finally visited the warm sands of paradise-incarnate: Hawaii. If you chose that third option, you’re not far from delectable reality.   Sunset Sweets is the onestop shop for all your dessert-driven desires, and we had the honor of sampling their popular Rainbow Shave Ice—Hawaiian style! A scoop 106

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.

of ice cream (though we recommend vanilla or coconut) is dropped at the very bottom of the cup and covered in thinly shaven ice. Blue raspberry, wild cherry, and banana syrup is doused on top. Next comes sweet, sweet condensed milk, drizzled right over. And finally, a light dusting of Ling Hing Mui powder is sashayed above all, providing a unique sweet and sour concoction that’s a kick to any food lover’s taste buds!

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

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

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.

GETTING Plucky  BY COPPER WILLIAMS Summer’s arrival is as sweet as can be when you’re in the mood for fresh, seasonal fruit! But before you stop in to your favorite road-side stand or grocery store, why not take a trip down to Ripon for something not only locally grown and locally owned, but still ripening on the bush? That’s right! Jessop Farms offers a tasty experience that everyone in the family will enjoy! U-Pick blueberries!    These beautiful baubles are 108

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at the peak of flavor when you drop in at Jessop Farms, who offers buckets for picking and carry-home packages for any blueberries that you find. Roam through the many bushes and select the best. After your adventure, take the kids on a tour of the koi pond, or play some putt-putt golf! TAKE YOUR PICK AT:

JESSOP FARMS

21386 S. Murphy Rd., Ripon (209) 824-0341

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Sunday-Thursday: 11am-9pm Friday-Saturday: 11am-10:pm DEVEGA BROTHERS 5757 Pacific Ave., Stockton (We are located inside Stonecreek shopping center)

(209)323-4339, www.devegabrothers.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 BUD’S SEAFOOD GRILLE 314 Lincoln Ctr., Stockton (209) 956-0270, budsseafood.com


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Awaken your taste buds to a fanfare of flavor at the leading venue for Contemporary American cuisine! Fenix brings out the very best in locally grown produce with every meal, complementing cuts of meat and seafood in their unique and seasonal entrées. Whether you’re in the mood for something light or ready to sample the vast array of appetizers with your dish, save room for dessert and enjoy the décor tucked away in the heart of the Lodi appellation. FENIX 117 W. Elm St., Lodi (209) 400-3950, FenixLodi.com

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

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It’s time, once again, to rediscover your love for the taco truck in Lodi’s annual Taco Truck Cookoff! This heated event, held on June 3rd, boasts anywhere between 9 – 12 regionally known trucks, facing off to provide the very best in savory tacos! Discover each tantalizing flavor and cast your vote in the People’s Choice Awards! This unique event, brought to our streets by the Lodi Arts Commission, 110

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

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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.

Hale Park 209 E. Elm St., Lodi (209) 333-6742

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

is family friendly, free, and features live music, Mariachi, folklore, and Aztec dancers.    Drop in between 11 AM and 2 PM, and after sampling from the trucks, take a load off and unwind at the Beer Garden! It’s a delectable culinary cookoff you can’t afford to miss!

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Experience breathtaking views of Stockton’s Historic Waterfront while watching the sunset on The Delta. The Terrace at BellaVista is now open at 5pm daily, weather permitting. Enjoy our tasty bar menu, specialty cocktails and extensive wine list at the only roof top bar in Stockton. Still hungry? Head downstairs for an authentic Italian meal made in house daily. In True Italian Tradition, dishes are created with passion and simplicity using best ingredients of the season. BELLA VISTA 110 N. El Dorado St., Stockton, (209) 949-2104

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

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for those looking to get into the 4th of July spirit. Filled with a hearty pomegranate liqueur, subtly sweet Wente Riesling wine, tonic, and blueberries, it’s the perfect balancing act of flavor one chases after in a drink. Slip in a few ice cubes and serve cold. FIND YOUR WAY TO:

BISTRO 135

Bistro 135 135 W. 10th St., Tracy (209) 407-4286 Bistro135.com

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

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

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CONCERTS IN THE PARK

JUNE 7

It’s that time of year, again! Concerts in the Park has returned for picnics along the lawn and live music spilling throughout the crowd each Wednesday! Enjoy this free series from June to August. Scoop up a few lawn chairs, grab the kids, and have a spectacular evening. The fun begins at 6:00 PM. Victory Park, 1001 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton

DELTA SUMMER BOAT RIDE & LUNCH

JUNE 8

All aboard! Enjoy an hour-long cruise along the cool Delta waters this summer with Opportunity Cruises. The California Sunset is ready to hit the waterfront, and your pre-made choice of a Colorado beef, veggie, or chicken super burrito from Nena’s Mexican Restaurant is packed for the trip! Enjoy this ride at 11:00 AM or 12:15 PM. Stockton Marina, 445 W. Weber Ave., Stockton (209) 259-3815, OpportunityCruises.com

CENTRAL VALLEY CRUISERS CRUISE NIGHT

JUNE 9

Check out our area’s greatest show cars in an evening of trophies, raffle, and music. This free event includes live music, and the chance to talk with the men and women behind such sensational vehicles! The show begins at 5:00 PM! Bagel Express, 1461 W. March Ln., Stockton (209) 952-2435

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JUNE 10

JUNE 9

It’s a waterside party along the Delta channel! Come on out to Windmill Cove and enjoy the area’s top DJs, with food, drinks and a wide range of activities and events. Take a trip down Highway 4 or grab a spot along the docks! This 18+ event starts at 11:00 AM. Windmill Cove, 7600 Windmill Cove Rd., Stockton (209) 681-3488 RandomNightsPromo.com

Get ready for another exciting neonstreamed night at the Oak Park Ice Arena! Bring out the friends and family and slip on your ice skates for a spin around the arena. Dress warmly! The doors open at 6:45 PM. 3545 Alvarado Ave., Stockton (209) 937-7433

FULL MOON RIDERS

JUNE 9

COUNTRY ON THE VINE

Now in its third year, the full moon riders are ready to take to the evening streets for a low-lit night of riding in historic downtown Stockton! Enjoy this unique view of our county seat and then hit the restaurant of the night for Full Moon specials! The ride begins at 6:00 PM. Janet Leigh Plaza, 222 N. El Dorado St., Stockton (209) 4645246

JUNE 10

Get ready for a day of line dancing, live country music, and plenty of wine to go around! Watts Winery is hosting a wonderful day of delectable tasting, barbecue and more. Grab your glass of choice red or white wine, pick out a lawn chair and enjoy three live bands. Doors open at 12:00 PM. 17036 N. Locust Tree Rd., Lodi

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY FAIR

JUNE 14-18

Hit the carnival, browse booths, and take a gander at a few prize livestock at this year’s highly anticipated return of the San Joaquin County Fair! Find your favorite confections and festive bites, while enjoying live entertainment and exhibits! San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 South Airport Way., Stockton (209) 466-5041

SINISTER CREATURE CON JUNE 10-11

2ND ANNUAL LUPUS AWARENESS WALK

JUNE 10

Gather together co-workers and colleagues, family and friends for a day out at Victory Park! Walk for Lupus awareness and enjoy food, music, and raffles in a free festival to bring attention to a worthy cause! The fun begins at 9:00 AM. Victory Park, 1001 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton (209) 518-0204 116

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Monsters have settled into the very heart of Downtown Stockton in this weekend-long event of masks, makeup, and horror culture! Peruse some of the best in sinister special effects and meet with survivors and abominations alike from some of your favorite horror movies! Special guests also include contestants from the thrilling show, Face Off and other outstanding artists! Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St., Stockton SinisterCreatureConStockton.com

SCT PRESENTS: A LITTLE NIGHT OF MUSIC

JUNE 14-JULY 9

Explore the many romantic trysts of renown actress Desiree Armfelldt in a countryside weekend in Sweden as she and her many suitors find second chances at love. Enjoy the works of Sondheim. Stockton Civic Theatre, 2312 Rosemarie Lane., Stockton (209) 473-2424, SCTLiveTheatre.com


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HOSPICE OF SAN JOAQUIN ANNUAL BBQ

JUNE 17

Bring your bib and your favorite bottle of barbecue sauce! Because Hospice of San Joaquin is hosting their next exciting barbecue dinner! Enjoy all the savory favorites while supporting Hospice! The fun begins at 6:00 PM. 1230 N. Avalon., Stockton, HospiceSJ. org

STEAKHOUSE SIDES COOKING CLASS AT WINE & ROSES

JUNE 15

Pour out the wine, tie on the apron and prepare for an unforgettable cooking class with the legends behind each meal at Wine & Roses. Reservations are required to attend this unique culinary experience into steakhouse sides cooking. Class begins at 6:30 PM. Wine & Roses, 2505 West Turner Rd., Lodi (209) 371-6117

LINCOLN CENTER LIVE

JUNE 16

Ready yourself for one of Stockton’s most thrilling wine strolls! Lincoln Center LIVE features more than 20 local wineries, live music from local bands, and appetizers aplenty! Take a tour of your favorite shops and support a good cause with proceeds benefiting Haven of Peace. The event starts at 6:00 PM. Lincoln Center, 374 Lincoln Center., Stockton (209) 477-4868

JUNE 10

PALS 5TH ANNUAL “RAISE THE WOOF”

JUNE 17

It’s time to raise that “woof” with PALS! Enjoy a delectable tri-tip dinner and live music with friends and family, all while helping to raise funds for the new PALS No Kill Shelter. This highly anticipated event is a must for any animal lover! Woodbridge Winery, 5950 E. Woodbridge Rd., Acampo (209) 365-8139, PALSLodi.org

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Enjoy a guided kayaking tour with Headwaters Kayak throughout the calming stretches of the Mokelumne River and take in the spectacular history and natural beauty of our waterway. Once you return to Lodi Lake Park, enjoy a specially arranged picnic and a tour across the Lodi Appellation with SIP Shuttle! Arrive no later than 9:30 AM! 1101 W. Turner Rd., Lodi (209) 747-6658, HeadwatersKayak.com

BIRD WALK WITH DAVID YEE

JUNE 17

Ever wondered about the birds behind each theatrical performance along the treetops of Lodi? Birding expert David Yee would like to teach you the story behind each bustling body of feathers. Join him at Heritage Oak for a walk through vineyards, the Mokelumne River bank and woodlands in a guided course on the birds of our area. Heritage Oak Winery, 10112 E. Woodbridge Rd., Acampo (209) 9862763, HeritageOakWinery.com

FATHER’S DAY ROSE CEREMONY REMEMBRANCE

JUNE 18

Join Lodi Community Outreach for a day of remembrance and support in the loss of a parent, child, or loved one at the Lodi Funeral Home. This hourlong program provides wisdom from guest speakers, and shares a message of healing. Lodi Funeral Home 725 South Fairmont Ave., Lodi (209) 369-3568 LodiFuneralHome.com


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DOORS OPEN AT 5PM BUFFET FROM 6-8PM LIVE MUSIC

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PIXIE WOODS FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATION

PIXIE WOODS WINE TASTING

Enjoy a day at Pixie Woods in honor of Father’s Day, where every dad gets in free! Take a trip on all your very favorite rides, including the carousel and paddle-wheel boat ride across the lagoon! Pixie Woods at Louis Park, 3121 Monte Diablo., Stockton (209) 937-8206

Start your trek across one of San Joaquin’s most cherished parks while sipping from some of the best wines our nearby appellations have to offer! This event features delectable appetizers, locally known live music, and silent auctions! Take your trip down memory lane while sipping away the evening! The park opens at 5:00 PM. Pixie Woods Children’s Park, 3121 Monte Diablo, Stockton (209) 9377366

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USA RACQUETBALL JUNIOR OLYMPICS

JUNE 21-25

Join the very best in Racquetball athletes for an exciting event like no other! The National Junior Olympic Championships are set to be held in our very own county seat at the InShape Sport on West Lane! Go out and cheer for your favorite player! In-Shape Sport, West Lane, 2303 West March Ln., Stockton

TRUCKIN’ FOR HOSPICE

JUNE 24

Take a cruise down the rolling backroads of the Central Valley and foothills in support of Hospice of San Joaquin. This annual event is open to motorcycles, and cars alike. Enjoy wrapping up the day with a barbecue dinner, ice cream, raffle, and truck show. The ride begins at 7:00 AM. Interstate Truck Center Peterbilt, 2110 S. Sinclair Ave., Stockton (209) 9962288, TruckinForHospice.org

REIK AT THE BOB HOPE THEATRE

JUNE 24

BRIT FLOYD IMMERSION CONCERT AT BOB HOPE THEATRE

JUNE 23

Feel the riveting music of Pink Floyd once again in a concert experience like no other, performed by Brit Floyd. Known far and wide as one of the greatest live tributes to a legend, Brit Floyd leaves nothing to want in his spectacular performances. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com 120

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LODI CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL JUNE 17

Experience over 50 craft brewers from across Northern California in the third annual year of the Lodi Craft Beer Festival. Enjoy every pour, sip, and sample of over 100 varieties of your favorite craft beers, all while enjoying the picturesque view of Lodi Lake. 100% of the proceeds will go to the preservation of Lodi Lake and local, and international charities. Lodi Lake, 1101 W. Turner Rd., Lodi (209) 747-5487, LodiCraftBeerFestival.com

Looking for your next date night? REIK, a contemporary vocal pop rock band, has got your ticket to one of the best shows on the West Coast! Follow along with your favorite songs and experience a night like no other. The show begins at 8:00 PM. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com


Stockton Civic Theatre Presents

Music and Lyrics by

Stephen Sondheim Book by

Hugh Wheeler Orchestrations by

Jonathan Tunick Suggested by a Film by

Ingmar Bergman

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

THE RODNEY & BARBARA CROCKER TRUST

Originally Produced & Directed by

Harold Prince

JUNE 14th - JULY 9th, 2017 DIRECTED BY JIM COLEMAN

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTISHOWS.com

STOCKTON CIVIC THEATRE BOX OFFICE - 209 473 2424 HOURS: TUES - FRI 9AM - 2PM

2312 ROSE MARIE LANE, STOCKTON,CA 95207

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LODI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION’S

SUMMER FEST #33 Jazz in the Vineyard

July 22, 2017, 6-9pm Michael David Winery 4580 W. Hwy 12, Lodi (209) 339-7582 lmhfoundation.org Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc.

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DELTA FUSION FESTIVAL

JUNE 24

A favorite for families, the Delta Fusion Festival brings the past, present, and future stories of the San Joaquin Delta region to life! Enjoy performances alongside giant puppets and brilliant costumes. University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton (209) 9406315, DeltaFusionStockton.com

DELICATO FAMILY VINEYARDS ARTISTS AWARDS & RECEPTION

JUNE 24

It’s another art-infused reception at Delicato’s annual photography contest! Take a tour along the tasting room to experience the vibrant works of your favorite local artists and join them in a reception awarding the very best in the region! Delicato Family Vineyards Tasting Room, 12001 S. Highway 99., Manteca, DFVTastingRoom.com

FRIENDS OF THE FOX PRESENT: PSYCHO

THE VIETNAM MOVING WALL JUNE 29 - JULY 3

Remember loved ones and give thanks to those who committed the ultimate sacrifice during Stockton’s highly anticipated visit of the Moving Wall, a halfsize replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Join veterans and civilian volunteers in the ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 29th at 3:00 PM, or pay your respects at any time during the historic piece’s visit. Weber Point Event Center 221 N. Center St., Stockton, TheMovingWall.org

JUNE 25

You can’t miss one of the greatest movie classics of all time! Alfred Hitchock’s Psycho tells the story of a deranged motel owner and manager, and his encounter with the few occupants under his care. Keep tucked to the edge of your seat! The show begins at 2:00 PM. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton (209) 3731400, StocktonLive.com

JAZZ IN THE COURTYARD: DARRYL WILLIAMS & ADAM HAWLEY

JUNE 25

You wouldn’t dare miss a summerignited evening at the University Plaza’s elegant courtyard! Especially for a night of mesmerizing jazz music by Darryl Williams and Adam Hawley. Presented by Inner City Productions, this one of a kind event sells out fast! University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 W. Fremont St., Stockton (209) 482-8754

FIRECRACKER 4 MILE

JULY 4

Start the 4th of July off with a bang! This year’s 4-mile fun run takes a jog for all ages across the Grupe Park. Free for all, it’s the perfect way to get into the spirit of the 4th of July and features water and refreshments after! The jog begins at 8:00AM. 5974 Fitz Grupe Park, Stockton, FleetFeetStockton.com

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San Joaquin Magazine June 2017, The Pub Club, Dining on the Delta, Our Favorite Bed & Breakfast Hot Spots