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 […]

What it takes to get a marijuana business off the ground

To say cannabis is a ‘budding’ industry in California would be an understatement (pun intended). Cannabis in California has been legal for medical use since 1996. Fast forward to 2016, it was legalized for adult recreational use in California. A year later in 2017 ‘Regulations […]

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New book uncovers ghost stories from the California Delta

Secret Filipina cults from Stockton in the early 1900s, the mysterious drowning of a beloved schoolteacher, a mysterious ghost aboard a vessel at the San Joaquin Yacht Club, a stabbing victim off the Byron Bethany Highway, tales based in fact and colored with fiction, and […]

SJC hosts festive family fun

Spooky SZN is upon us, but it doesn’t all have to be frights and fears. Some of San Joaquin County’s friendlier ghouls and ghosts make for wholesome—but still festive—family fun throughout the month of October. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ – Tower Park When: 9/24-10/31 (weekends […]

Pipe Dream Sk8 Co. crafts customers’ dream boards

Lodi local Aaron Sass’s lifelong love of skating led him to launch his own business handmaking custom longboards—an art, a hobby, and a business all wrapped into one. Since, Aaron has managed to establish a brand with a loyal following and is eager to share […]


Landscaping rocks offer long term backyard transformation

Move over mulch—landscaping rocks are an aesthetically pleasing way to upgrade your yard. Offering both function and longevity, many locals choose rocks to complete a variety of projects. “Our customers use rock in their garden beds, to create borders and pathways, and as statement pieces,” […]

Your garden can thrive all year long

You’ve picked the last of the summer squash, the leaves are changing colors, the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air: fall has officially arrived. But that doesn’t mean it’s time for you to call it quits on your garden. Northern California is one […]

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 […]

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