One of a Kind Gifts and Goods at Lodi’s Nava and Co

December 31, 2018

For as long as she could remember, Letty Nava had wanted to own and operate her own shop. “It was a long-distance goal,” muses Letty. The years flew by, and as is often the case, she ended up focusing on other things. In this instance, […]

Always Positive

December 31, 2018

After 20 years, CEO Andy Prokop Bids Farewell to United Way Life hasn’t always been easy for Andy Prokop—but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t blessed. As CEO of United Way of San Joaquin County for two decades, and even long before then, Andy has maintained […]

New Year, New You

December 31, 2018

Become Your Best Self in 2019 For many of us, January 1st signals not only the start of a new year, but a chance to start fresh. From diving into a new fitness regime, to undertaking a beauty regimen, or finally making good on that […]

Michael David Makes Big Moves

December 31, 2018

Staple Lodi Winery Launches Politically Correct Label It’s no secret that Michael David is Lodi Wine’s most prolific winery. They’re famous not only for their award-winning wine, but also bold, creative marketing, and inspired labels like Lust and Rage. But with the recent sale of […]

SJ City Guide

How to Throw the Ultimate Super Bowl Bash

December 31, 2018

A Foodie Philanthropist Guide Did you volunteer to host the Super Bowl party this year, but have no idea where to start? No need to sweat it. We’ve got the play by play game plan on how to throw the ultimate Super Bowl Party in […]

Snow Fun in California

December 26, 2018

Who says you have to cross state lines to enjoy the snow? Stay in California—and just a short drive from home—with these kid-friendly winter wonderlands. LathropOkay, so the snow isn’t exactly falling from the sky in Lathrop, but Dell’Osso Family Farms brings the next best […]

Great On the Floor, Great Out the Door Tibon’s Karate

December 26, 2018

Like many extracurricular activities, martial arts can be both a fun and enriching hobby as well as a learning experience that offers its students lifelong lessons. And at Tibon’s Goju-Ryu Fighting Arts Karate in Stockton, they’ll get the added benefit of learning a unique fighting […]

Kindergarten Readiness

December 26, 2018

So, your child is entering kindergarten in the fall? That can feel like an overwhelming first step for any parent, especially if this is your first child. It’s hard enough to worry about your little one being gone for many hours of the day—perhaps for […]

Parents Magazine

Say Good-bye to Colds & Flu the All-Natural Way

December 26, 2018

Cough syrup, allergy pills, and over-the-counter pain medicine—oh my! What is a parent to do when they’d rather skip the NSAID aisle and deal with a child’s cold the all-natural way? Finding your way through organic medicines can be a chore. Skip it all and […]

Raising Positive Kids

December 26, 2018

For me, one of the most draining parts of parenting is the negativity. It’s the whining and complaining, the constant tattling and “he’s touching meeeeee” coming from the backseat. It’s not so much that I need peace and quiet—the volume is fine if it comes […]

Yogi Kids

December 26, 2018

The word yoga tends to conjure images of barefoot adults on colorful mats listening to soothing music while in downward dog. But have you ever stopped to consider the benefits yoga offers to kids? Asking children to slow down and clear their minds may sound […]

Tracy Portrait Studio Tells Your Story Through Pictures

December 26, 2018

We live in the age of the photograph: the snap, the ‘gram, the selfie. Many families are content to document their family’s growth through the lens of a cellphone, but what are the chances you’re ever going to print those photos and hang them for […]

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