About

Hank Vander Veen

Every year 209 Magazine asks our readers to vote for their favorite businesses, organizations and services in the region and every year we are amazed at the response. For this, our fourth annual Best of 209 special issue, we received over 100,000 votes in 350 categories. The response was so great that we decided to publish not just the number one vote getters, but also those entries that came in at second and third place. We congratulate all the winners and thank every reader who took the time to vote.
In this issue you will also find a list of places to take your four-footed friend out for a bite to eat and a few “fabulous finds” in Amador County along Highway 49. There is also a tantalizing look at Camps Restaurant at the Greenhorn Creek Golf Course Resort in Angels Camp and information on where you can get a scoop of Zinfandel Chocolate Chip ice cream (if you are 21 years or older).
Get “In the Know” on a local bigfoot researcher and classic American writer and local legend Bret Harte.
Those seeking the best place to fish should check out the new Hook, Line and Sinker column by local fishing guru Jarod Ballardo and Sierra Splendor columnist Matt Johanson reminisces on his “one-rock stands.”
209 Magazine offers ideas for those planning a trip to New Orleans this year to help the Crescent City celebrate its tricentennial. If a day trip better fits your late summer travel plans, check out the Monterey Jazz Festival preview.
We at 209 Magazine appreciate your time in reading this issue and we welcome your comments, calendar events and story ideas. We hope you will support the businesses and charities that have chosen to partner with us.
As always, we at 209 Magazine strive to be the most relevant magazine in your home, a place called 209.

Hank Vander Veen
Publisher, 209 Magazine
[email protected]


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    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