Suzanne’s Pomegranate Salad

Pomegranate season is reason to celebrate! You can’t go wrong with a fusion of fresh, juicy, tangy, and healthy–and this simple yet savory Pomegranate Salad recipe delivers.  Arugula, Pomegranate, Fennel, Citrus & Goat Cheese Salad Ingredients: 1 Large bag of arugula 1 Large fennel bulb, […]

Open Arms & Equality

In a conservative county, many members of the LGBTQ+ community felt as if they had to relocate to live as their true selves. At 17, Stockton native Jonathan Lopez struggled as he came out to friends and family. His traditional Catholic mother and her homophobic […]

In Season Abundance in San Joaquin

With summer’s return, the farmers markets are back up in abundance, offering fresh produce straight from the fields. And honestly? What could taste sweeter? Join us as we delve into the famous fruits of our valley, ripe and ready for the harvest! We promise you […]

Creations at 32 Below

It’s hardly noon, and already triple digit weather is well on its way. The window sign hasn’t been flipped, but customers are waltzing up to the shop, their eyes pouring over large signs describing ice cream concoctions found nowhere else in San Joaquin. Owners Aminda […]

Weddings

Winescape: Livermore Valley

While Lodi is one of California’s leading wine regions, we’ve scooted off to the Livermore Valley to trade our coveted glasses of award-winning zinfandel for other red varietals prominent in this AVA, most notably the relatively obscure petite sirah that thrives here. With an array […]

Seafood is Served

Tucked away in Lincoln Center is a local gem that has perfected their formula for cooking fresh seafood, earning the title, “Best Seafood Restaurant” in San Joaquin County every year since 1994. Bud’s Seafood Grille focuses on creating the perfect dining experience to compliment the […]

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 […]

A Beer for Everywhere

  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 […]

SJ City Guide

Straight off the Grill at Que 225

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 […]

Father’s Day Heroes

A 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. Some drive iconic cars. Others hold on to the […]

Kitchen & Bathroom Trends

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 […]

Travel 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 […]

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