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Gifts to help University of the Pacific expand gardens

Gifts to help University of the Pacific expand gardens

STOCKTON – Whole Foods Co. CEO Walter Robb has given the University of the Pacific a $400,000 gift to increase the on-campus garden he established in 2012. The new gift will triple the footprint of the Ted and Chris Robb Garden, named after his sons, and create the Abigail Robb Plaza in honor of his daughter.

A separate gift from the Bon Appétit Management Company, which operates more than 650 cafés in 33 states, including at University of the Pacific will help create an accompanying native garden.

The Robb and Bon Appétit Native Gardens will help educate students and the community about locally grown produce and sustainable practices. The gardens will also teach lifelong wellness skills... Read More

San Joaquin Agricultural Hall of Fame announces inductees

San Joaquin Agricultural Hall of Fame announces inductees

The San Joaquin Agricultural Hall of Fame announced its 2015 inductees Tuesday. This year, the hall will induct Tom Hoffman, Joseph Valente, Ken Vogel, Ken Yasui, and Lester Krohn (posthumously). The Agricultural Hall of Fame honors individuals who made significant contributions to agriculture and their community.

The winners will then be recognized at the annual Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet on Oct. 15, at the Robert J. Cabral Ag Center, 2101 E. Earhart Ave. in Stockton... Read More

Free Small Hot or Cold Beverage at Peet's Thru Monday with Purchase

Free Small Hot or Cold Beverage at Peet's Thru Monday with Purchase

Buy a food item at Peet's Coffee & Tea and get a free small hot or cold beverage through Monday, Sept. 14. Specifically, the food items included in the deal include an artisan baked good, warm breakfast or simply oatmeal..... Read More

City of Tracy brings Blues, Brews & BBQ to Downtown Plaza

City of Tracy brings Blues, Brews & BBQ to Downtown Plaza

City of Tracy brings Blues, Brews & BBQ to Downtown Plaza

Tracy, Calif. - Head to Downtown Tracy for an afternoon filled with live music, food and family fun! Tracy’s first Blues, Brews & BBQ event is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015 from noon - 6:00pm. The Blues, Brews & BBQ event will be held at the beautiful Downtown Plaza located on the corner of 6th Street and Central Avenue. This event will include a barbecue contest, home brewed beer contest, children’s entertainment, food trucks and three live bands on stage.

Cheers! It’s National Tequila Day

Cheers! It’s National Tequila Day

Today might arguably be one of the best days of the year. Why, you might ask? Well, it’s National Tequila Day, of course! And this year, we should all celebrate because it’s also on a FRIDAY!! On top of that, it’s summer and here in Sacramento our farmers’ markets and local shops are bursting with the most amazing fresh fruits and veggies to play with in tequila concoctions. This trifecta makes for the ultimate tequila celebration, no excuses. ... Read More

California wines sales, popularity continue to grow

California wines sales, popularity continue to grow

SAN FRANCISCO – California domestic wine shipments were up 4.4 percent form last year while retail value of the state’s wine rose 6.7 percent, according to the California wine institute.  ... Read More