For the Love of Metal

  Jerrod Mays first discovered his enchantment with metal over 20 years ago, as he built and modified choppers. Today, his passion is showcased through an art form unique to him and San Joaquin. Metal being a family trade, the third generation general contractor attributes […]

2016 Winners: BEST OF Food

FOOD Appetizers Market Tavern We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Market Tavern knows how to make our mouths water! Among favorites are the delectable appetizers—like the wickedly tongue-tingling Devil “Ish” Eggs & Bacon, and Tongue Tacos (crafted from corned beef tongue, spicy […]

The Perfect Patriotic Getaway: Boston

For West Coast natives, the historic charm of the East is often the most enticing reason to set off on a cross-country journey. Where history, beer, and baseball reign supreme, Boston, Mass. is prime for July, when Americans celebrate independence and freedom. Founded in 1630, […]

As American as Apple Pie

Summer is synonymous with food. It’s a time when San Joaquin ventures out and into the plethora of parks and recreational hotspots to set out picnic blankets and grills. Families gather in backyard bungalows and build up fire pits for the wide variety of dinner […]

Parents Magazine

Artist by Night

Alexandra Matthews found herself taking a leap many wish they could—one that led her to quit her day job in 2014 and purchase a one-way ticket around the world. The Stockton native and recent TCU (Texas Christian University) graduate was working in marketing in Dallas, […]

A Taste of the Caribbean

The flavors of the South Atlantic have made their way inland, skirting the Delta waves and slipping into our port city. Welcome to the Breadfruit Tree restaurant, where powerful combinations of spices and freshly prepared produce provide a tropical tour of the Caribbean. And who […]

Life on the Lake

Daniel Arbuckle began his love affair with local waters at just seven years old. His family operated a camp for the Boy Scots of San Joaquin, and although he was too young to participate in the program, he enjoyed his time there, “with my own […]

Tempting Tastes at Tracy Thai

By Copper Williams You’d be hard pressed to find an empty seat any night of the week down at Tracy Thai. The dinner rush knows its dining destinations for traditional dishes, and this unique Thailand experience is heralding all the flavors from its Asian southeastern […]

On the Town

Locally Grown Goodness: From the Farm to your Fork

By Copper Williams Take a step out of the house, hop into the car and drive in any direction you please. Odds are you’ll cross paths with at least one field, orchard or another variety of crop spread out and across the vast horizon. This […]

Biking in San Joaquin: A beginner’s guide to SJ Trails

  By Nora Heston Tarte How should you explore the San Joaquin Valley? Why not by bike? From views of the expansive waterways, to trails through the jungle-esque parks, there are plenty of places to visit within riding distance—and you don’t have to be an […]

Escape to Seattle: Find Adventure in the Emerald City

  By Nora Heston Tarte A city located on the Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle offers visitors a taste of everything. Downtown, the big city feel is a much-needed escape from Central Valley suburbia, while the outskirts provide the finest in outdoor exploration. […]

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