The Stockton Heat are on fire in more ways than one

The Stockton Heat is back—with fans—for 2021-2022, with just shy of four months left in the regular season. A talented team of Calgary Flames draft picks, promising rookies, and team main stays have led the AHL team to more than 13 game wins and only […]

Life in the spotlight can be a real drag

As the lights dim, and the music ramps up, Hellen Heels steps on stage. A vision in a glittering gold pantsuit and platinum blonde wig, she stomps in a pair of sky-high heeled boots, performing high energy moves to tracks by J. Lo. Bouncing from […]


When the weather gets gloomy and temperatures begin to drop, you have two choices: bundle up and embrace it or get the hell out of dodge! If you’re taking the latter approach, the best direction to head is south where warmer days ignite your soul […]

Catch the Kings

Making the move from Reno to Stockton in 2018 felt more like coming home to Sacramento’s minor league NBA team. With their parent club close by, the Stockton Kings embarked on a fresh start that solidified their role as a valuable developmental tool and brought […]

On the Town

An Uncertain Path to Service

After a lifetime of dedication to public service, Suzanne Schultz, program manager for the San Joaquin County Family Justice Center, is looking forward to retirement in 2022—and she’s going out with a bang. The 57-year-old responsible for planning, designing, and running the FJC just snagged […]

El Chilango Chido joins the Miracle Mile

Mexico City is New York without the skyscrapers; an urban mecca bursting with vibrant culture and delectable cuisine. It’s also Cuauhtémoc (Cuate) Rivera’s hometown—owner and head chef of Don Luis’ Mexican Restaurant—and the inspiration behind his newest venture, El Chilango Chido, which translates to “the […]

A lifetime of service is magnified during a global pandemic

For Stocktonians, Podesto’s Market & Deli is more than a grocery store—it’s a community staple. Many customers have been visiting the Lincoln Center market for decades, first as high schoolers grabbing sandwiches with their friends after school, and now bringing their own children, stopping in […]

Parents Magazine

Susie Cruz preaches fitness at Edge Nutrition

The key to living a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle isn’t just what you associate with fitness, working out, and eating right, it’s also about community. In fact, according to Susie Cruz, that’s the most important ingredient, and it’s exactly what the young business owner has created […]

Second Acts

While retirement marks the end of one chapter, it can also create exciting new beginnings, reveal new passions, and in some cases, inspire people to embark on an entirely new career. San Joaquin Magazine spoke to four incredible seniors in our community who are expanding […]

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