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San Joaquin County Bulletin Board


Bulletin Board

Announcements and observations from around the San Joaquin region.
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From SJC Engage

May 20, 2024

Freshen Up Your Home: DIY Home Improvement Projects for Spring

As the days grow longer and the warmth of spring fills the air, it's the perfect time to breathe new life into your living spaces with some DIY home improvement projects. From simple updates to t...

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From SJC Engage

May 13, 2024

Spring Gardening Tips for a Flourishing Garden

As the vibrant colors of spring burst forth and the air fills with the sweet scent of blossoms, it's the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and tend to your garden. Whether you're a seasoned gar...

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From Visit Lodi

May 10, 2024

Spring Hosting with Cheese Central’s Cindy Della Monica

Are you looking for delicious Mother's Day brunch ideas that will surely WOW all of the moms in your life? Visit Lodi has you covered! We stopped by Downtown Lodi's premiere (and only!) purveyor o...

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Lodi Chamber Recognized for Advocacy Efforts

I was fortunate enough to attend the Cal Chamber Capitol Summit on Wednesday, May 8th. The Chamber was one of 13 in the state recognized for the our Lobby Force advocacy efforts, includi...

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From SJC Engage

May 6, 2024

Celebrate National Burger Month with Irresistible Recipes and Grilling Tips

May marks the start of National Burger Month, a time to celebrate one of America's favorite culinary delights—the humble yet endlessly versatile burger. Whether you prefer yours stacked high with ...

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May 2, 2024

Randy’s Bistro spices up Monday Nights in Lodi

International Pop Up Randy’s Bistro spices up Monday nights in Lodi  By Brandy Collins Randy Anzaldo has always wanted to own his own restaurant. And, in May of 2023, he realized that dream, open...

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May 2, 2024

Twin Arbors Barre Fusion Program

Barre Fusion Build long, lean muscles  By Angela Rudolph / D By Sophia Elle Diana Brown, who has taught fitness classes since 2008, is dabbling in a new exercise field—barre fusion. Taught at Twi...

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May 2, 2024

SJCOE Specialty Program for Students with Autism

Connecting Through Education SJCOE’s Connection! program serves students with autism  By Nora Heston Tarte Some kids need a little extra help. Regardless of the specific diagnosis or need, gener...

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May 2, 2024

Manteca Park Golf Teaches Life Lessons

Chipping Away at Life’s Challenges Youth programs at Manteca Park Golf Course teach life lessons  By Angela Rudolph / D By Sophia Elle Fresh air, beautiful greenery, and the chance to work on phy...

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May 2, 2024

Wonder Women of San Joaquin

As in years past, April marks our Wonder Women feature, profiles of San Joaquin County women of courage, integrity, leadership, and vision. While the individuals we’ve selected have all led diffe...

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Lodi Welcomes New City Manager

The Lodi District Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm welcome to the newly hired City Manager Scott Carney. The Chamber wholeheartedly supported the nationwide search that the City Cou...

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Christina Gilbert: Stay, Commit, Give, Grow

There’s a talent to bringing people together, whether it’s for family functions, parties or community events. Gathering people takes much time and synchronization. For Christina Gilbert, the abili...

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Wendy Johnson: A Lasting Legacy

As is true for so many folks in our region, Wendy Johnson’s ancestors arrived in California from Europe to try their luck in the Gold Rush. But the Wagner family’s success ended up being attached ...

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Laura and Jack Suess One Look, Two Lives Changed

By Laura Suess Nine years ago, I was working as an RN for a pediatric home care company in Fresno, California. I loved my job. I loved being able to go out into the community and empower families ...

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I Love My Community: Rebecca Ray

Rebecca Ray, director of community relations and development for Family Resource Center, recently sat down with HERLIFE Magazine to discuss her family, involvement in the community and dreams for ...

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Gina Ratto’s Fashion Safari: A Whole New Adventure

Have you ever met someone and felt like you’d been friends forever? Gina Strawn Ratto is one of those people. Her genuine warmth and friendly demeanor permeate Fashion Safari, the store she bought...

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Baby Zeta

Photos provided by Baby Zeta HERLIFE Magazine sat down with members of Baby Zeta to discuss their organization and community involvement. Baby Zeta, or BZ, as it is casually known, is a philanthro...

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I Love My Community: The Unicorn Society, Where Girls Sparkle and Shine

“Kindness is a sign of a person who has done a lot of personal work and has come to a great self-understanding and wisdom. Choose to be kind over being right and you’ll be right every time, becaus...

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Zinc House Farm: Family Roots and Sustainable Agriculture

If you are looking for a delightful way to spend a day in the country, take a drive on Highway 120 to Escalon and visit Zinc House Farm. I recently had the pleasure of meeting co-owner Carol Franz...

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Overcoming Challenges: From Grief to a Beautifully Renovated Property

PHOTOGRAPHY BY TODD A. PETERSON DESIGN BY KATHLEEN JENNISON After the recent loss of her husband, Kathleen Jennison, owner of KTJ Design Co., found it difficult to continue living in her large hou...

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Harriet Chalmers Adams, Adventurer

San Joaquin County is known for its trailblazers, innovators, organizers and pioneers. Perhaps no local trailblazer has had as much an influence on the national stage as Harriet Chalmers Adams, re...

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From Visit Lodi

April 29, 2024

Spend 48-Hours in Lodi Wine Country

Welcome to Lodi! California’s Wine Country gem located 45 minutes south of Sacramento and 90 minutes east of San Francisco. Our Mediterranean-style climate, lush surroundings, and fertile soil all...

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From SJC Engage

April 25, 2024

Financial Spring Cleaning: Tips for Organizing Your Finances

As the flowers bloom and the days grow longer, springtime brings a sense of renewal and rejuvenation. It's also the perfect opportunity to declutter and organize various aspects of our lives, incl...

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From SJC Engage

April 22, 2024

10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint this Earth Day

As Earth Day approaches, it's a reminder for each of us to reflect on our impact on the planet and consider ways we can contribute to a healthier, more sustainable future. One significant aspect o...

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April 22, 2024

Leadership Lodi's Education Day

We kicked off our Education Day for the 2024 Leadership Lodi at the Lodi Unified School District’s James Areida Education Support Center, learning an overview about the district, its teacher...

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From Visit Lodi

April 17, 2024

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Lodi!

Lodi Wine Country is the perfect place to spend Mother’s Day weekend - with something unique waiting for Mom at every corner! Whether she's a wine lover, a foodie, or an outdoor enthusiast, Lodi h...

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From SJC Engage

April 12, 2024

Dive into Spring with These Captivating April Book Recommendations

As the season shifts and April showers give way to blooming flowers, there's no better time to curl up with a good book and immerse yourself in captivating stories. Whether you're lounging in a su...

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From SJC Engage

April 10, 2024

Sping Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in April

As April blooms across San Joaquin County, the allure of outdoor adventure beckons. With the winter chill retreating and nature awakening, it's the perfect time to explore the diverse landscapes a...

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April 3, 2024

Leadership Lodi Chooses the Village for their 2024 Service Project

Leadership Lodi Class of 2024 is proud to choose Village Adult Day & Community Center and their "Storage and Furniture Improvement Project" as its class project. The projec...

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April 1, 2024

Future Farmers of America: “We grow well-rounded young adults!”

“Growing the next generation of leaders who will change the world” is the national vision of Future Farmers of America, well known as FFA, a leadership organization dedicated to encouraging leader...

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April 1, 2024

Going Once, Going Twice, SOLD!

BY GRAYSON HAYDN-MYER PHOTOGRAPHY BY CEILY RAE HIGHBERGER Growing up on a working cattle ranch as an only child, I was always helping with processing cattle, meaning that we were branding them for...

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April 1, 2024

Lodi Blooms: Don’t Miss the Cherry Season!

Photos Courtesy of Lodi Blooms Lodi Blooms is a renowned cherry orchard located in Lodi, California, offering a premier U-pick cherry event during cherry season. This family-owned orchard provides...

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April 1, 2024

Leia de Sha: Harvesting Happiness on the Farm

It all began because somebody wanted chickens. “Well, I wanted animals—all the animals!” Leia de Sha, 40, exclaimed, laughing as she described how she and her husband, David, 44, went from living ...

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April 1, 2024

F&M Bank: Supporting Farming Students

Raising a baby pig from infancy to preparation for the state fair can be an expensive process. Sophomore Cienna Auletti of St. Mary’s High School knows this as she walks to her back yard and clean...

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April 1, 2024

San Joaquin County AgVenture Coordinator Krista McCoon: “A swine changed my life!”

By Krista McCoon I arrived home from school and promptly ran to the kitchen for a snack. What nine-year-old doesn’t need a snack immediately after crossing the threshold of their home? Shortly aft...

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April 1, 2024

Shelby Terra: Today, 4-H; Tomorrow, Veterinary Science

Shelby Terra, a resident of Lodi and a senior at Ripon Christian Schools, started raising chickens when she was six years old. “That’s when I got my first chicks, and they laid their first egg on ...

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April 1, 2024

I Love My Community: Spenker Family Farm

For our Agriculture issue, HERLIFE Magazine had a conversation with Sarah Spenker Pratt, owner and operations manager of Spenker Family Farm, and Kate Spenker, owner and herd manager, Spenker Fami...

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April 1, 2024

Katie Miller: Navigating the Tides of Change

By Linda Philipp As deputy port director of administration for the Port of Stockton, Katie Miller learned early in life that change is inevitable. While it often can be for the best, sometimes it ...

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April 1, 2024

Rooted in Italy, Raised in California

Photos courtesy of and story by Becky Cortopassi Carlson My family comes from a long line of Italian and Swiss Italian farmers and dairy folks. Our farming history is steeped in hard work, family ...

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From SJC Engage

March 26, 2024

Hop into Spring: Creative Easter DIY Crafts and Decorations

As the blooms of spring begin to color our surroundings, it's time to usher in the season with vibrant and whimsical Easter decorations. This year, instead of store-bought items, why not infuse yo...

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