About

Hank Vander Veen

As the days grow longer, many feel the urge to get out and experience new things. Thankfully, the 209 has a plethora of activities for all ages, from unique restaurants and shops to outdoor adventures and annual festivals.

Every year the summer fair season begins by bringing a variety of entertainment for a few days to counties throughout the state. Country favorites like LeAnn Rimes and the Eli Young Band, along with funk and rock bands WAR, 38 Special and Good Charlotte and even actor turned singer Dennis Quaid, will take stages across the Valley this summer.

Those looking to reconnect with the state’s Gold Rush past — and possibly strike it rich themselves — can give gold prospecting a try in the Mother Lode. For those who don’t know a thing about gold panning and would like to be trained, there are a number of gold excursion businesses that run the gamut of price and length of time.

The California Delta is home to more than 1,000 miles of waterways, which extend from the Pacific Ocean to the Central Valley, and is legendary among nature lovers, boaters, fishermen and watersport fans. This exceptional resource is found in our backyards (for some of us, quite literally), and there are many ways to experience it by water or by land.

The sixth annual Stockton Beer Week is set for July 7-16 and suds will be celebrated all through the city as various local breweries, bars, restaurants and other venues host events highlight a wide array of ales, lagers and stouts.

This issue of 209 Magazine also offers inspiration for those who are thinking about starting an heirloom garden, designing a water oasis for their own backyard or thinking of having some home remodeling done.

However you decide to spend your time this summer, we hope reading this issue of 209 Magazine will lead to a season full of good times with family and friends.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and every issue of 209 Magazine. We welcome your comments, calendar events and stories. We hope you will support the businesses and charities that have chosen to partner with us. We appreciate them and look forward to being the most relevant magazine in your home, a place called 209.

Hank Vander Veen
Publisher, 209 Magazine
[email protected]

    Ceres

    SAVE MART – 2916 WHITMORE AVE, CERES, CA 95307

    Lodi

    RALEY’S STORE – 333 S. LOWER SACRAMENTO RD., LODI, CA 95240
    SAVE MART – 610 W KETTLEMAN LN, LODI, CA 95240
    SAFEWAY – 2449 W KETTLEMAN LANE, LODI, CA 95242
    COSTCO – 2680 REYNOLDS RANCH PKWY, LODI, CA 95240
    TARGET – 2355 W KETTLEMAN LN, LODI, CA 95242

    Manteca

    RALEY’S STORE – 1282 LATHROP RD, MANTECA, CA 95336
    SAVE MART – 1431 W YOSEMITE, MANTECA, CA 95336
    SAVE MART – 1172 N MAIN ST, MANTECA, CA 95336
    SAFEWAY – 1187 S MAIN ST, MANTECA, CA 95336
    COSTCO – 2440 DANIELS ST, MANTECA, CA 95336
    TARGET – 280 SPRECKELS AVE, MANTECA, CA 95336
    SAFEWAY – 1187 S MAIN ST, MANTECA, CA 95336

    Merced

    BARNES & NOBLE – 1720 WEST OLIVE, MERCED, CA 95348
    SAVE MART #53 150 W OLIVE AVE MERCED, CA 95340
    COSTCO – 1445 “R” ST MERCED, CA 95340

    Modesto

    BARNES & NOBLE – 3501 MCHENRY AVE, MODESTO, CA 95356
    RALEY’S STORE – 020 FLOYD AVE, MODESTO CA, 95355
    RALEY’S STORE – 3430 TULLY RD, MODESTO CA, 95350
    O’BRIENS MARKET – 839 ROSEBURG AVE, MODESTO, CA 95350
    O’BRIENS MARKET – 4120 DALE RD, MODESTO, CA 95350
    SAVE MART – 2100 STANDIFORD AVE, MODESTO, CA 95350
    SAVE MART – 2601 OAKDALE RD, MODESTO, CA 95355
    SAVE MART – 801 OAKDALE RD, MODESTO, CA 95355
    SAVE MART – 3601 PELANDALE AVE, MODESTO, CA 95356
    SAFEWAY – 1901 MCHENRY AVE, MODESTO, CA 95355
    COSTCO – 3801 PELANDALE AVE, MODESTO, CA 95356
    TARGET – 3405 MCHENRY AVE, MODESTO, CA 95350
    TARGET – 3900 SISK RD MODESTO, CA, 95356

    Newman

    NOB HILL FOODS – 1945 N STREET, NEWMAN, CA 95360

    Oakdale

    RALEY’S STORE – 1550 E F ST, OAKDALE, CA 95361
    SAVE MART – 1449 E F ST, OAKDALE, CA 95361

    Patterson

    SAVEMART – 1035 SPERRY RD, PATTERSON, CA 95363

    Riverbank

    O’BRIENS MARKET – 6331 OAKDALE RD, RIVERBANK, CA 95367
    SAVE MART – 2237 CLARIBEL RD, RIVERBANK, CA 95367
    TARGET – 2425 CLARIBEL RD, RIVERBANK, CA 95367

    Sonora

    SAVE MART – 130 W STOCKTON RD, SONORA, CA 95370
    SAVE MART – 1045 MONO WAY, SONORA, CA 95370
    SAFEWAY – 1291 SANGUINETTIE RD, SONORA, CA 95370

    Stockton

    BARNES & NOBLE – 4950 PACIFIC AVE #319, STOCKTON, CA 95207
    PODESTOS MARKET – 104 LINCOLN CENTER, STOCKTON CA 95207
    SAVE MART – 4725 QUAIL LAKES DR, STOCKTON, CA 95207
    SAVE MART – 7506 PACIFIC AVE, STOCKTON, CA 95207
    SAVE MART – 3215 PACIFIC AVE, STOCKTON, CA 95204
    SAFEWAY – 2808 COUNTRY CLUB BLVD, STOCKTON, CA 95204
    SAFEWAY – 6445 PACIFIC AVE, STOCKTON, CA 95207
    COSTCO – 1616 E HAMMER LANE, STOCKTON, CA 95210
    TARGET – 4707 PACIFIC AVE, STOCKTON, CA 95207

    Tracy

    COSTCO – 3250 W GRANTLINE RD, TRACY, CA 95377
    SAVEMART – 875 S. TRACY BLVD., TRACY, CA 95376
    RALEY’S – 2550 S. TRACY BLVD, TRACY, CA 96376
    SAFEWAY – 16900 W. SCHULTE RD, TRACY, CA 95377

    Turlock

    VILLAGE FRESH MARKET – 2090 E CANAL DR, TURLOCK, CA 95380
    RALEY’S STORE – 2900 GEER RD SUITE 2, TURLOCK CA 95382
    SAVE MART – 1631 LANDER AVE, TURLOCK, CA 95380
    SAVE MART – 2595 GEER RD, TURLOCK, CA 95380
    SAFEWAY – 3051 COUNTRYSIDE DRIVE, TURLOCK, CA 95380
    COSTCO – 2955 N TEGNER RD, TURLOCK, CA 95380
    TARGET – 3000 COUNTRYSIDE DR. TURLOCK, CA 95380