How to talk to your kids about Santa Claus

To believe or not to believe—that is the question. For children, the extent to which they believe in Santa Claus and the length of time that they believe in Santa Claus varies. Young children sometimes question their beliefs after influence from peers and older siblings, […]

Sacramento’s Theater of Lights

Gather the family and get ready to immerse yourself in holiday cheer. Downtown Sacramento’s Theater of Lights is back this holiday season through December 24, after a year-long postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The magical display of winter wonderment is a beacon of warmth […]

Holiday wish list

I want… shop ‘til I drop Winter Wonderland Holiday Boutique This is your one-stop-to get gift shopping done plus find one-of-a-kind holiday décor. Dec. 5, Hutchins Street Square, Lodi.Gov/433/Hutchins-Street-Square I want to… raise a glass Deck the Hollandaise Lange Twins Family Winery is pulling out […]

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Cut Down Your Own Tree

Cutting down your own Christmas tree is a favorite tradition for many families, and there are a few ways to do it. Christmas tree farms exist nearby in Murphys, Dixon, Sloughhouse, and Castro Valley, where trees are grown for the sole purpose of getting axed […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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