2015 Winners: BEST OF Food

JUDITH ARROYO Without the plethora of crops and agricultural varieties that grow right here in San Joaquin, our county (and global food supply) certainly wouldn’t be the same. At the very heart of this flourishing industry is Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, Judith Arroyo and her team […]

2015 Winners: BEST OF Weddings

  TERI LAWRENCE By Lindsey Rodrian   ‘Love at first sight’ is how Teri Lawrence describes her initial visit to Viaggio Estate & Winery. At the time, her husband Larry was working in real estate and had listed the property for its previous owners. He encouraged […]

2015 Winners: BEST OF Wine & Drink

LANI HOLDENER By Lindsey Rodrian Although Lodi has been home to vineyards since the late 1800s, the Lodi Appellation has made quite a name for itself in recent decades; producing premium wines and rivaling the best California has to offer. Macchia Wines’ owners Tim and […]

2015 Winners: BEST OF Health, Beauty, & Fitness

GABE SUBRY of CrossFit 209 By Melissa Hutsell Since 2009, Gabe Subry has helped San Joaquin become healthier through his Stockton-based strength training and conditioning program, CrossFit 209. As one of the first facilities of its type in the region, Gabe made his lifelong dream […]

Parents Magazine

2015 Winners: BEST OF Parents

JOELLE GOMEZ By Lindsey Rodrian It is no secret children are our future, and nurturing the youth of San Joaquin is one of the best ways to ensure future community success. As Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Center Youth and Family Services, and mother […]

2015 Winners: BEST OF Play

KAREN EAGAL By Copper Williams There’s a utopia tucked away in our Central Valley where the great outdoors pairs with family fun in all the best ways. With easy access to the beach, miles of trail and campgrounds galore, we’ve only just begun to touch […]

2015 Winners: BEST OF Shopping & Gifts

KINDRA NUNEZ & SHAINA FAHEY By Melissa Hutsell For sisters Kindra Nunez and Shaina Fahey, owning their own clothing shop is a dream that came to fruition. In October 2011, Kindra and Shaina opened the doors to their Stockton-based shop, Zuesters, which appropriately takes its […]