Little Lies

By Nora Heston Tarte I read once that when young children lie it’s a sign of intelligence. Now, I’m not 100 percent sure if this is true, or just a little lie parents concocted themselves to feel better about their two-year-old’s ability to fib like […]

Stockton Ports Profile: Mikey White

Michael John White (who goes by Mikey) was introduced to baseball at a very young age. “My dad took me to a Padres game when I was a few days old,” the San Diego-born player shares. “Ever since I started playing when I was four, […]

Family Date Night

By Nora Heston Tarte What better way to maximize your family time than with family dates mid-week? While kids are off for summer, take advantage of the lull in responsibility and cash in on extra bonding hours. Option 1: The Classic Sometimes dating is as […]

Ask The Experts: Back to School Edition

Q: How do I get my child back on a routine sleep schedule for school? It is recommended that you start transiting your student back to a regular routine two to three weeks prior the start of school. During this time period, incremental changes to […]

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2016 Winners: BEST OF Shopping

Consignment My Best Friend’s Closet Looking for designer duds without the sticker shock? Pick up gently-used clothing and accessories from brands like 7 For All Mankind, Dolce & Gabbana, Coach, Ellie Tahari, and more. Or, sell your stuff. If you’re not located near the shop […]

As American as Apple Pie

Summer is synonymous with food. It’s a time when San Joaquin ventures out and into the plethora of parks and recreational hotspots to set out picnic blankets and grills. Families gather in backyard bungalows and build up fire pits for the wide variety of dinner […]

In Season: Blueberries

It’s not hard to make a meal out of the blueberry. They’re the perfect snack served warm or cold, they’re ready to eat right off the plant and they make excellent additions to pies, pastries, and plenty of other dishes. Chalk full of antioxidants, they’re […]

2016 Winners: BEST OF Services

Air Lovotti Inc. No one enjoys a hot summer when you can’t escape the heat. That’s where Lovotti Inc. comes in—ready to repair, replace, or install the quality air conditioner you simply can’t live with out. And Lovotti Inc. will get your heater in shape […]

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Artist by Night

Alexandra Matthews found herself taking a leap many wish they could—one that led her to quit her day job in 2014 and purchase a one-way ticket around the world. The Stockton native and recent TCU (Texas Christian University) graduate was working in marketing in Dallas, […]

Acquiesce Winery

Sue and Rodney Tipton purchased their Acampo home on 18 acres in 2003 as a way to acquiesce. There were 12 acres of Zinfandel grapes planted on the property at the time, but much of that has been overhauled, as Acquiesce Winery has become the […]

Career Academy of Cosmetology

San Joaquin County Office of Education, Career Technical Education Department The Career Academy of Cosmetology provides an exceptional learning experience to students interested in launching a career in the world of style and high fashion. Students learn hair cutting, hair coloring, facials, nails, communication skills, […]

A Taste of the Caribbean

The flavors of the South Atlantic have made their way inland, skirting the Delta waves and slipping into our port city. Welcome to the Breadfruit Tree restaurant, where powerful combinations of spices and freshly prepared produce provide a tropical tour of the Caribbean. And who […]

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