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Tracy and Kyle May: Entrepreneurs Glowing with Delight
The Christmas season is special, and many families take this time of year to pull out the stops decorating and getting into the holiday spirit. Lights are always a must, especially ornamenting the...
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Tracy and Kyle May: Entrepreneurs Glowing with Delight
Hospice of San Joaquin’s Tree of Lights 35th Anniversary: Celebrating Loved Ones
Photo by Dave Skinner Anyone who has been to Stockton in December has probably seen the awe-inspiring holiday tree in front of Delta Community College. But not everyone knows the story and meaning...
Mercedes-Benz of Stockton: History in the Making
By Alexandra Kreuger Did you know that Mercedes-Benz is one of the oldest car companies in the world? It's true. Carl Benz, the latter half of the company's namesake, developed the world's first a...
The Stockton Portsmen: Festive Harmonies
Do you want to send a unique gift? Surprise a friend? Create an unforgettable celebration? The Stockton Portsmen have you covered. The Stockton Portsmen are a group of talented singers whose preci...
Frosted Flour: Confections That Surprise All the Senses
“Everyone loves dessert!” exclaimed Lisa Hassett, owner of Lodi’s charming bakery, Frosted Flour, where she’s been operating on that scientific truth since opening in 2010. “There is always a wedd...
Stockton Restaurant Week Returns!
By Amy Alpers Stockton, California, is gearing up for another exciting culinary event as Stockton Restaurant Week returns January 19 through 28, 2024. This highly anticipated ten-day dining extrav...
Tales of Christmas Past: The Philomathean Club of Stockton
San Joaquin County has a rich history of community organizations celebrating the holidays and supporting the community with charitable enterprises for children. In early Stockton, one of the most ...
Leigh: A True Canine Diva
Q: What’s your full name? A: Leigh Q: Tell us about yourself. A: I am spunky and full of energy! I will never turn down a fancy dress, sweater or comfortable sleeper. Q: What’s your favorite vacat...
How to Spend the Holidays in Lodi Wine Country
Enjoy an enchanting winter wonderland in Lodi wine country!
Buy, Eat, and Learn at Far West Fungi’s Retail and Restaurant Locations
Far West Fungi is a family-owned and operated mushroom farm in Northern California founded by John and Toby Garrone in 1983. This year marks Far West Fungi’s 40th anniversary. Their farms are spre...
Keenan Farms: Cultivating Excellence in Pistachio Growing
In the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, where the warm sun and fertile soil create the perfect conditions for pistachio growing, there's a family-owned farm that stands as a symbol of exc...
Seascape Resort in Aptos, CA: A Cliffside Resort with Charm
Imagine waking up to the soothing sound of waves crashing on the shore and stepping out onto your private balcony to witness the sun rising over the vast Pacific Ocean. Welcome to Seascape Resort ...
Stirm Wine Co. – A Small Boutique Winery with Big Dreams in California’s Pajaro Valley
Ryan Stirm, winemaker at Stirm Wine Co., is about as down to earth as his small boutique winery which is hidden on a hillside in the Pajaro Valley. He didn’t plan to be a winemaker, but that’s the...
Harris Ranch Resort: Classy Western Vibes and Farm-to-Table Fun
Welcome to the ultimate getaway destination that combines the best of luxury and farm-fresh fun! Harris Ranch Resort, located in California's San Joaquin Valley, is an oasis that offers a unique a...
Family Tree Farms – From Humble Beginnings to Leadership in Ag Innovation
From humble beginnings in farm labor during the Great Depression to becoming a world leader in agricultural innovation, the Jackson family’s story is one of resilience, determination, and incredib...
There’s Something Cheesy at Bravo Farms – A Visit to Vintage Cheese
Bravo Farms is more than just another roadside attraction and a place to stretch your legs when cruising down Highway 99, it’s also home to Vintage Cheese, a small creamery that crafts unique and ...
Savoring the Bounty: A Fun-Filled Guide to Agritourism in Santa Cruz
When you think of Santa Cruz, the first images that come to mind might include stunning beaches, iconic surfing spots, and a vibrant boardwalk. But Santa Cruz is also a hidden gem for agritourism ...
Nancy Gonzalez St. Clair, Poet Laureate
Trailblazing, Thriving, Bountiful. Words have power, and for second grade teacher Nancy Gonzalez St. Clair, the stylings and articulation of words have been her life-long passion. As the first off...
Akilah Jeffery, International Young Adult Author: Real Life Meets Fiction
1What’s more exciting, true stories or fantasy? For author and high school teacher Akilah Jeffery, real-world experiences, along with the stories she writes, are equally fascinating. As the intern...
Cathy Hartgraves: Creative & Grateful
By Carol Burns If you’ve been in many Stockton restaurants or shops or bid on an art auction at a charity event, you’ve seen Cathy Hartgraves’ Art. This exceptionally talented and diverse artist h...
Musicologist Jane Jaffe: Artist with Words
“I’m more of an illustrator than an artist,” Jane Jaffe will tell you, exhibiting the same genuine humility she does when discussing any of her accomplishments. And those accomplishments are many;...
Poetry Lights Up Stockton
By Paula Sheil The City of Stockton has recently selected a new poet laureate, Jazmarie LaTour, and retitled our four-term poet laureate, Tama Brisbane, our poet laureate emerita. And Tuleburg Pre...
Plein Air Artist Marilyn Eger: Inspired by Nature
Acclaimed artist Marilyn Eger remembers the thrill of receiving her first paint-by-numbers kit when she was just five years old. As a little girl in St. Louis, Missouri, that gift from her grandmo...
Creating Community at Stockton Civic Theatre
By Alexandra Krueger For Melissa Esau, acting produces a high like no other—and with 60 shows at the Stockton Civic Theatre under her belt, it's safe to say she's addicted. "My favorite part abou...
My days were full. Like countless moms, I changed diapers, read bedtime stories and cleaned spilled food off the floor. I shuttled kids to preschool, play dates, scouts, gymnastics and catechism. ...
I Love My Community: Aurora Santana
Aurora Santana, administrative assistant with the San Joaquin Community Foundation, recently sat down with HERLIFE Magazine to discuss family, her career and involvement in the community. HLM: How...
Gianna Smith: Theater’s in Her Future
“The first time I was on stage was during a children’s performance at That’s Showbiz when I was eight years old. That summer I also performed in a few shows at Kudos Children’s Theater and I caugh...
How do apples grow in California?
Apples are synonymous with fall. They’re the star in some of our favorite treats, from apple cakes to baked apples, appletinis and the American classic, apple pie. But what do you really know abou...
Visit Rainbow Orchards for Apple Cider Donuts + Chill California Vibes
Rainbow Orchards is a small apple farm in Camino, California. It's part of a larger farm collective known as Apple Hill, one of Northern California's most popular agritourism attractions. The allu...
Lodi Offers Wine Tasting Like it Used to Be
Have you ever wondered what happened to all of the grapes during Prohibition? Did their removal by government agents lead to the end of Old World varietals? Not inLodi, California. Farmers here ma...
A milestone from
Mountain House High School faculty, staff and students celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the school opening on Sept. 8.
Calivirgin Named Olive Oil Producer of the Year
PASO ROBLES — The California Mid-State Fair announced that Calivirgin was named the 2023 Olive Oil Producer of the Year. The Lodi, California, family-owned business had nine total entries entered,...
Old Vines In Lodi Area Still Producing
Oh, Lord, stuck in Lodi again. It was 1969 when John Fogerty of Credence Clearwater Revival put those words to music. Today, when California wine lovers hear those lyrics, they say, “Thank you,” b...
Gerald Latasa, Tracy High Class of 2006, was among 41 attorneys from around the country to join the U.S. Supreme Court Bar during a swearing-in ceremony on June 8 in Washington, D.C. The ceremony was attended by all nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lodi Chamber of Commerce Blog
City Council Selects Access Center Operator
City Council Chooses Salvation Army to Operate Permanent Access Center
Taylor Farms presented the Boys & Girls Club of Tracy with a $50,000 check to support programs for club members across Tracy. Robin Lopez, a community relations representative at Taylor Farms, said this was the ninth year the company has made the donation to the club.
Laurie Ellis recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties as the manager for its Tracy and Ripon offices. “Laurie Ellis brings an impressive skill set with an amazing track record and long established history in the real estate industry. She puts a heavy emphasis on client service and satisfaction, and is aligned with all of our core values and goals,” said Gretchen Pearson, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties Pearson.
A milestone from
Dr. Stephanie Bolton was recently recognized as one of Wine Enthusiast magazine’s “Future 40” for her achievements in sustainable wine growing and viticulture science.
Fighting to Keep Power in Voters' Hands
Take Action with the Lodi Chamber of Commerce Against ACA-13 HERE
Deliciously Fresh: August’s Bounty in San Joaquin County
Welcome to the heart of summer! August brings abundant sunshine and a delightful variety of produce in season here in San Joaquin County. As the warm days continue, farmers' markets and local groc...
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