Quality Time within the Family

Making quality time with the family can definitely be a challenge. As we know, us parents or guardians must work to provide enough food, shelter, and clothing for the family. And although we want to spend more quality time with our children, we are often […]

Smack Pie Pizza

The words “convenience” and “pizza” don’t typically fit together, but at Smack Pie Pizza they do in a most delicious way. The word has gotten out about the hot concept at the new Lodi restaurant, and guests have responded with rave reviews. The mother-daughter team […]


After receiving more than three hundred name ideas during the Bobcat Naming Contest held earlier this spring, the Micke Grove Zoo staff is excited to announce the winning name of its young male bobcat: “Nitro.” The name was suggested by Hannah Schneider, age 5, whose parents and […]

Best of San Joaquin 2014 Health & Beauty

Amy Pijl St. Josephs Medical Center Market Development Representative By Lindsey Rodrian The San Joaquin area is a small community offering big city-like health care. Amy Pijl, Market Development Representative for St. Josephs Medical Center, works to connect our community, the hospitals, and physicians, allowing […]

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Looking to the future

Most children don’t have any idea what they wish to do for a career, although there will be exceptions. In order to help students work toward their future, whether they know or do not know what they plan to do, there are a few characteristics […]

10 Great Dates – July

Bikes, Boats & Bikinies at Windmill Cove July 26, Stockton Bikes, Boats & Bikinis at Windmill Cove in Stockton and is presented to you by Too Much Fun and sponsored by Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson. The event caters to motorcycle and boat enthusiasts, but everyone is […]

Simply the Best

By: Kelly Pollard This issue celebrates the best of the San Joaquin Valley. We flaunt our favorite restaurants, wineries, parks, and all of the fantastic businesses that make this such a great community. Recognizing the best got me thinking: what does it mean to be […]


Nothing screams summer like a pool party. Get the kids off the couch and in the company of friends with a great themed pool party. Include the entire family in the planning and decorating to squash summer boredom and add to the value of the experience. Spending a […]

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Macchia Winery

In the romantic language of Italian, ‘Macchia’ means ‘the spot’. Macchia Winery is truly the spot to experience unique zinfandels and other Italian varietals at reasonable prices. Owners Tim and Lani Holdener, who started operating in the Lodi Appellation in 2001, have discovered the hottest […]

Best of San Joaquin 2014 – Wine & Drinks

A tip to the lips of a wonderful libation is just the thing to sweeten a scrumptious San Joaquin afternoon. BARTENDER AREZOU SOLEMAN, MARKET TAVERN 236 Lincoln Center, Stockton (209) 932-8001 markettavernstk.com Arezou Soleman pours love and passion into everything she does at Market Tavern. […]

Best of San Joaquin 2014 – WEDDING

It’s your special day, shared with the one you love and cherish, so celebrate in San Joaquin style. Make a Memory GIGGLE BOX Lodi (209) 472-1223 thegiggleboxphotobooth.com Thanks to this husband and wife team, your party guests will never be bored again with a Gigglebox. […]

The Good Life – Planning for Retirement Guide

A Special Advertising Section Throughout their lives, your parents have worked hard to raise you, to provide for the family, and through thick and thin, they’ve always been there for you. But now you’re an adult, and it’s finally their time to kick back, relax, […]

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