Fall Colors in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is an adventurer’s paradise. Year-round the outdoor activities—from skiing and snowboarding to fishing and hiking—beckon travelers from across the world to come for a visit. About four hours from here, the locale is easy to get to, but it sets itself apart. A […]

Brew Culture

When it comes to making beer, SJC brewers are one big happy family, embracing the comradery the industry is known for instead of focusing on competition. “Although many would assume brewers are all competing against each other, that’s not true,” says Steve Altimari, president and […]

Sustainable Sipping

In Lodi wine country, sustainability is more than a marketing term. It’s a way of life. Sustainability encompasses all aspects of Lodi wine country. From the vineyard to the bottle, our local farmers and winemakers continue to lead the nation in their efforts to make […]

Thoughts Decanted

Local foodies and wine lovers are tuning in to “Thoughts Decanted,” a new podcast focused on beverage industry talk with a Northern California perspective. Started by Oak Farm Vineyards’ Co-owner and Director of Winemaking Dan Panella, Thoughts Decanted invites listeners to explore industry trends, developments, […]


Best of San Joaquin Magazine 2020

At San Joaquin Magazine, we spend months looking forward to our annual  Best Of issue. This year, we’re celebrating with  NEW categories throughout, and we can’t wait to share who our readers have voted as their top picks in everything from food to healthcare. We’re […]

Peking into the Past

Peking Restaurant opened in 1979 as the second Mandarin-style Chinese restaurant in Stockton. The first? An eatery opened by Owner Bill Chu’s dad in Lincoln Center in 1978. Bringing delicious Mandarin and Sichuan cuisine to Stockton was the family’s goal—and more than 40 years later […]

President of the Pacific

University of the Pacific is looking toward its future as Christopher Callahan takes the helm as the University’s President. With a background in multimedia journalism and more than 25 years of academic leadership and management experience, Chris hopes to help boost UOP into the digital […]

15 Cities in 15 Days

After months of being quarantined in one city, we’re all itching to get out and explore. But when we’re allowed to travel again, where will we go? If you’ve spent months dreaming of all the spots you’d visit when it was all over, it likely […]


Burger Me! Our Favorite 33 Burger Places in San Joaquin

Fried eggs, avocado, chili, jalapenos, pineapple, donuts—San Joaquin County and its many eateries certainly don’t shy away from experimenting with burger toppings. From breakfast concoctions made with hash browns to loaded burgers dripping with house sauce and other choice ingredients, residents here can stuff their […]

Fulfilling A Civic Duty

When COVID-19 caused shelter-in-place orders in San Joaquin County, the Community Foundation mobilized to start the San Joaquin Emergency Response Fund, a fund used to support food banks, essential social service providers, homeless shelters, and schools as the disease and closures quickly affected everyone in […]

Life In A Pandemic

COVID-19 turned our world upside down this spring when national, state, and county shelter in place orders shuttered business throughout SJC. During that time, our hometown looked a little different, and if you were hunkered down inside you might have missed some of what made […]

The Lost Sierras

The Lost Sierra sounds like a mystical place better suited for a J.R.R. Tolkein novel or James Cameron film than the real world. But many will be surprised to hear that this real-life wonderland is not only in California, it’s just three short hours from […]

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