Believe nothing, trust no one

April Fools’ Day can offer a little repose from the humdrum of day-to-day life. Let off some steam and get some laughs – at the expense of your unsuspecting prankees.  According to some accounts, French traditionalists were the first to be on the receiving end […]

100-year-old Lodi home gets major renovation

Liz and Ron Hittle have lived on Sargent Road for 20 years, always next door to an overgrown 100-year-old homestead house on a cattle ranch that hadn’t been maintained for 30 years. Despite its problems, something about the home charmed the couple, and they long […]

Wonder Women 2021

Every year we feature women who are making a positive impact on our community through outreach both in their careers and their free time. Regardless of what drives them, every woman who has held the designation as a San Joaquin Magazine Wonder Woman has had […]

13-year-old dancer bridges gender gap in dance

At 13, Keira Marietta Sumaquial Howard is already breaking norms in a male-dominated style of dance. “Equality is something I strive for, not only in the dance community but in general,” she says. “Aside from loving this style, I also do it in order to […]

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Philanthropy and Forklifts

When 2020 was wrapping up, Blake Burnham, general manager and vice president for Wattts Equipment, wanted to give back to the communities his company serves. Having had a successful year of sales, he looked for ways to help the non-profit community reeling from the long-term […]

Despite trying times, St. Joe’s shines

2020 was not an easy year for anyone, especially those working in health care. Facing a global pandemic, the health care heroes at St. Joseph’s Medical Center served the community day in and day out, caring for 40 percent of all local COVID-19 patients. “We […]

Prominent Lodi business owner does it again

The talented business owner behind Lodi’s new unique gift and collectables storefront is no stranger to many of us in the area. Terrie Green has made it her mission to bring the fresh and fabulous to Lodi for over eight years now. You might say […]

A closer look at St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, and on this day each year we pinch each other, throw pack green beer, embrace our Irish (or not-so-Irish) roots, and teach our kids about leprechauns. But why? Pinch Me It’s been engrained in us since we were kids—you […]

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The Bay Area’s Best Kept Secret

It’s not hard to sell a weekend in Tiburon—lovely weather, 360 degree views of all of the bay bridges, accommodations on the water, high end restaurants from star restauranters including Michael Mina—it’s all here for a beautiful weekend away. Tucked onto the northside of the […]

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