Winter Escapes

Whether you’re looking for the perfect destination to hit the mountain, or you simply want to enjoy the snow from a cozy cabin, there are plenty of winter hideaways in both California and Nevada to satisfy your seasonal craving for cold. Learn more about the […]

Give Back this Holiday Season

Women’s Center Youth & Family Services 620 N. San Joaquin St., Stockton, (209) 941-2611, WCYFS, a Stockton nonprofit, offers two opportunities for community members to help their cause over the holiday season. The first is by adopting an individual or family from a local […]

Jayden’s Journey

Jason David’s son, Jayden, was diagnosed as an infant with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of life-long epilepsy categorized by frequent and prolonged high-intensity seizures that are often drug-resistant. Even so, by his fifth birthday, doctors had prescribed Jayden 22 anti-seizure pills per day that […]

Being Santa Claus

Darrell Phillips, 80, has been Santa Claus for 39 years. His first gig was at the Clements Buckaroos Christmas Party, a private event for members and their guests. Since then, he’s kept busy being Santa, dressing up in a red suit and donning a full […]


The State of Religion

San Joaquin County is riddled with houses of worship. Within the confines of the county, wee see people from all walks of life, a true testament of diversity in this melting pot of a community.  And many of these people practice different religions. From Hinduism […]

A Foodie’s Guide to Santa Rosa

When the 2017 wildfires hit Santa Rosa, they decimated acres of land on the outskirts of town. But these fires didn’t come down from the hills—leaving the historic downtown in tact. In fact, while the farmlands have been rebuilding, Downtown Santa Rosa has continued to […]

Good Luck, Good Food, Good Sake at Midori

There are a wide variety of Asian restaurants to choose from in San Joaquin County, but there are also a wide variety of Asian cuisines to try. Picture this: It’s date night. You want Thai food, but your date wants Chinese. Solution? Get Both. When […]

At Home Mag


Have you ever ordered a dessert from Rosewood Bar & Grill, lightly drizzled in honey? Have you sampled the bruschetta-wrapped peaches finished with honey and crème frâiche? For Chef Ian Bens using local ingredients has always been important, which is why he cooks with local […]

Caring For You

There is no single definition of self-care. For everyone, it means something different. Ultimately, it’s about remembering to take the time to care about one’s self physically, mentally, and emotionally. For some, this is as simple as a trip to the spa or a hot […]

Paso Robles

Find romance amongst the vines. Located on the Salinas River north of San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles affords its guests a luxurious experience from start to finish. Premier wineries takeover much of the land, producing otherworldly Bordeauxs like the cabernet sauvignon for which the region […]

ESCAPE Kids Free San Diego

Sunny San Diego is calling your name—and in October, kids are free. For the eighth year in a row, the San Diego Tourism Department is celebrating families with more than 130 promotions that bring kids free meals, admission, gifts, and more from Oct. 1-31. The […]

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