99. Lauren Sage - August 25, 2014

Smack dab in the middle of Stockton Beer Week, in this week's episode Susan and Matt talk with Lauren Sage, a bartender at The Abbey Trappist Pub, and beer blogger at Beer Up Your Life.

True Beer Geek

Lauren Sage

Lauren Sage

Lauren talks about the craft beer movement in Stockton and the rest of California. 

She also brought along some great California brews for us to sample:

Dust Bowl's Hobo Pilsner

Sudwerk's Dry Hop Lager

Russian River Brewing Co. and Sierra Nevada Beer Camp's Yvan the Great Belgian-Style Blonde

21st Amendment Brewery Brew Free or Die IPA

Lauren works at The Abbey Trappist Pub which has been on the Mile for three years. With eight beers on draft and around 70 different bottles on hand - many of which a from brewers within an hour and a half drive from Stockton - there is a beer there for every type of drinker.

She worked alongside other brewers and the crew at Dust Bowl Brewing to help create Stockton Session, a hoppy red ale available just during Stockton Beer Week. Lauren also helped organize some Stockton Beer Week events like the beer and macaron pairing last weekend (sorry if you missed that one!).

Don't forget to come to The Abbey on Saturday for the Local's Only Beer Fest

Follow @beerupyourlife and @theabbeytrappist on Instagram.

Stockton Beer Week is still here!

From August 22 - 31, the team at Visit Stockton bring us so many opportunities to celebrate beer in Stockton during Stockton Beer Week. There are great events scheduled from Friday through next weekend. Visit stocktonbeerweek.com for all the details.

75. Paul and Cindi Marsh, Mile Wine Company - November 25, 2013

This week, we had the pleasure of talking with Paul and Cindi Marsh, proprietors of the Mile Wine Company. 

Mile Wine Company

Mile Wine Company is unlike any other place in Stockton.  A quintessential wine bar and restaurant that also serves great beers, cheeses, and gourmet seasonally prepared food.

Mile Wine Company offers an exceptional selection of distinctive and eclectic fine wines from around the world, artisan cheese, charcuterie, monthly winemaker dinners, a wine club, and weekly wine classes hosted by Paul Marsh, who is a certified sommelier.

The Brubeck room inside Mile Wine Company is an intimate, private room for business lunches, formal dinners, or private celebrations. It's a perfect room for smaller groups.

In addition to fine wines and great food the Mile Wine Company offers a relaxing atmosphere, outdoor seating and live music by local musicians.

Mile Wine Company is located on the Miracle Mile at 2113 Pacific Avenue, in Stockton.

View their menu or plan your next small event at milewinecompany.com. You can also connect with Mile Wine Company at facebook.com/milewinecompany and @MileWineCompany.

59. Joey Chestnut - April 18, 2011

Joey Chestnut, Asparagus Festival

Joey Chestnut, Asparagus Festival

A wrap-up of the 26th Annual Asparagus Festival. Matt talks to the champion, Joey Chestnut, and Matt Stonie who took third-place in the deep fried asparagus eating contest. With great weather this past weekend, the crowds were out in force this year. Check out the rest of the pictures here and a short video featuring The California Repercussions.

What's the best Pizza in Stockton? We ask our Facebook fans about their favorites and the winner, so far, is Michael's Pizza. Add your vote!

Stockton is Magnificent! The Miracle Mile is hosting this event to show just what we think of their list. Matt sat down with Danielle, a student from Pacific that is helping with the event. Learn the flash mob dance here.

We talk sports with Lowell Tuckerman. SJ Delta Girl's Softball goes undefeated! And the Stockton Ports.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


58. Kate Post, Emily Ballus, Mark Wills - April 11, 2011

Welcome to Podcast Stockton. This week, we are joined by three special guests. In this episode:

The Asparagus Festival is this weekend! Rod sits down with Kate Post, Asparagus Festival Executive Director, to talk about what's new for this year's event. The 26th annual Asparagus Festival runs Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17 in downtown Stockton. Nothing says springtime in Stockton like deep fried asparagus, and our new favorite, asparagus ice cream! For more information, visit asparagusfest.com.

The Great Stockton Asparagus Festival Dine out was a hit with Matt! There was not enough hours in the day to sample all of the great asparagus dishes at the 25 participating restaurants. There was time, however, to visit Angelina's, Whirlow's and Midtown Creperie & Cafe for some excellent dishes. What a perfect way to lead in to the Asparagus Festival.

Emily Ballus joins Matt to talk about the launch of Q Productions and a couple of concerts coming to the Stockton Empire Theatre. After spending some time with the California Cougars and the Miracle Mile, Emily is now focused on bringing entertainment events to Stockton. This Friday, Q Productions, Food 4 Less and Rancho San Miguel present country music recording artist, Mark Wills.

Mark Wills

Mark Wills

Country Music recording artist, Mark Wills calls into the show to discuss his start in country music and his concert this Friday at the Empire Theatre. His hits include "Jacob's Ladder", "Don't Laugh At Me", "I Do (Cherish You)", and "19 Somethin'". His newest song is "Looking For America". Of course, you can find his music on iTunes. For tickets and information on his show on April 15 at the Stockton Empire Theatre, visit qproductionsco.com or call 209-594-1669.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


53. Jeff Gamboni - September 23, 2010

Welcome to Podcast Stockton, featuring an interview with Jeff Gamboni, President of Stockton Beautiful. In this episode:

Pacific students use their skills to make cardboard and duct tape float. The University of the Pacific's annual Engineering Cardboard Regatta is once again taking place at the Kjeldsen Pool. Students are challenged to make, and float in, boats made entirely of duct tape and cardboard. To find out more about this event, which takes place October 1st at 2:30pm visit their information page (link below). Want to see them in action? Check out the video from last year's regatta.

Sports update with Lowell Tuckerman

Stockton tweeps unite once again for STU #3. The third installment of the Stockton Tweetup will take place Wednesday, September 29 from 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM at the Lexington Hotel in Downtown Stockton. Be sure to invite your non-social media friends to the party...maybe you can convert them!

Roll out the barrels! It's time for Oktoberfest on the Mile. Get out the lederhosen and grab the stein, Oktoberfest is coming back the Miracle Mile Thursday, September 30th. Enjoy the live entertainment as well as the food, and of course, the beer.

What's new on ClosetGoodies.com

An interview with Jeff Gamboni, President of Stockton Beautiful. Next week, on September 29, Stockton Beautiful and the Downtown Stockton Alliance are hosting TREEmendous at Sass to raise funds to plants trees in downtown Stockton. Tickets are still available for $25.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


Links Cardboard Regatta at Pacific 10/1 Video from the 2009 Cardboard Regatta Stockton Tweetup #3 info@StocktonTweetup on Twitter Oktoberfest on the Mile 9/30 ClosetGoodies.comStockton BeautifulTREEmendous at Sass 9/29

49. Lee Neves - July 20, 2010

Welcome to Podcast Stockton, featuring a short interview with Lee Neves, the recently appointed Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the California Cougars as well as a return visit from Jared Foster and Leona Marino from Web World Talent.

Wes’s Stockton activities guide. Go to VisitStockton.org to sign up for the weekly events e-mail and follow @Stockton_CA on Twitter and on Facebook. Also visit their awesome blog, ourstockton.com.

In this episode:

This week's show is co-hosted by the voice of Podcast Stockton sports, Lowell Tuckerman.

Congratulations to Rod and Linda on the birth of the beautiful daughter, Keira Page.

A review of Midtown Creperie and Cafe. Visit their website and find them on Facebook and Twitter. If you are looking for a taste of genuine French crepes and other fine French treats, I highly recommend Midtown Creperie.

Sports update with Lowell Tuckerman

A short interview with Lee Neves, the recently appointed Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the California Cougars, Stockton's professional indoor soccer team. The regular season starts in early November and home games are played at the Stockton Arena. Find them on Twitter, Facebook and their blog. Additionally, check out Lee's blog, Valley Sports Spot.

What's new on ClosetGoodies.com

An interview with Jared Foster and Leona Marino from Web World Talent. Are you a singer? Want your shot to win $25,000? Well, it all starts here. Attend Web World Talent's first talent search audition on Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 9 AM to 9 PM. Listen in for the all the details.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


48. Levi Wells and Clarence Henderson, 83 Seconds - July 16, 2010

Welcome to Podcast Stockton, featuring an interview with Levi Wells and Clarence Henderson from 83 Seconds.

Wes’s Stockton activities guide. Go to VisitStockton.org to sign up for the weekly events e-mail and follow @Stockton_CA on Twitter and on Facebook. Also visit their awesome blog, ourstockton.com.

In this episode:

What's new on the Miracle Mile. Greg Bahr fills in for Rod and fills us in on what's new on the Mile. The Ave and MidTown Creperie have opened. And don't forget, Miracle Mile Night is coming soon. Follow Greg on Twitter @Griffin209 and @MiracleMileNite

Sports update with Lowell Tuckerman

Photo contests sponsored by the Stockton Conference & Visitors Bureau and The Record. Summer is a great time to go out and take some pictures. For tips on getting some great shots we spoke with local photographers Dennis Johnson, Patrick and Kati Giblin, and Manny Montes. Here are some of the shots Patrick mentioned (shopkeeper mopping, Stuff I think is good set, fiddle player). Besides these great photographers, check out Michael Brooking's Flickr and Clifford Oto's blog.

A quick review of Podcast Stockton Live at the Taste of San Joaquin!

What's new on ClosetGoodies.com

An interview with Levi Wells and Clarence Henderson from 83 Seconds. This new social networking (it's not social, it's networking, with a purpose) site is coming soon and Levi and Clarence come into the studio to tell us what it's all about. The two of them are running the company from Stockton, and along with their business partners from southern California, they are looking at making a splash in the online world of social networking.

A few quick things:

Rod and Linda's newest addition, another daughter, is expected to make her arrival any day. The rest of the Podcast Stockton crew is eager for her arrival!

The 2nd Annual Internet Marketing Conference is July 21 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Stockton Hilton. Tickets are $125. There are only 10 spots left and Mayaco is donating 100% of the proceeds of these final 10 tickets to the St. Joseph's Cancer Center. This year's keynote speaker is Microsoft Executive, Alpa Agarwal.

The Record's editor, Mike Klocke, held a live web chat this afternoon. Besides mentioning Podcast Stockton, Evil Chef Mom and Reclaiming the Title, Mike fielded some great questions from the community.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


20. Broadcasting Sunshine - December 17, 2009

Merry Christmas and welcome to Podcast Stockton, episode number 20. In this episode:

A couple of items from the news: County Jail prisioners head home for Christmas, California Cougars to take part in an Indoor Soccer Triple header in Sacramento, major steel company setting up a new location in Stockton, recall election in the future for a Stockton Unified Trustee, and Stockton fire trucks sporting company logos (originally reported 3/21/09 in the Record).

Will Pirates be invading the Matinee? Andy is at it again, this time, his mission is to bring Pirate of Silicon Valley to Stockton for a night of drinks and geekery. The Record's Ian Hill uses Google Wave to share Stockton News.

Can you help balance the Stockton budget? Rod came across this site put up on Recordnet.com. Do you think you have the skills, and the courage, to balance the city's $159.9 million budget? Try it out! David Siders and Ian Hill did an awesome job with this.

Greg Bahr and other members from the Neighborhood Renaissance Program present at the City Council. Check out the video we posted on YouTube.

All we want for Christmas... is for you to help spread the word. We love bringing you Podcast Stockton and have such a great time sharing the stories of Stockton to our listeners. You can help us bring Podcast Stockton to more people. Tell your friends and neighbors about Podcast Stockton. We all know people that are tired of the negative image our city has. They might enjoy our show. Send them to our site. Suggest our Facebook page to friends. Remember, you don't need an iPod to listen to the show. You can listen directly from the site, or our Facebook page. You can even listen directly from your iPhone or Blackberry; just click the "Podcast" button below.

We want to hear about your favorite memories of 2009. What great memories will you have of the year that was 2009. Do you have a favorite news story? A favorite Podcast Stockton interview? Did you have some great personal news this year? Next week we'll re-cap 2009 in 209. Send an e-mail to mail@podcaststockton.com or leave a message at 209-565-3229.

On Sunday, December 27, Rod and I will be on The Guerra Show. We are taking next week off from Podcast Stockton but will be back with episode 21 on December 31.

Voicemail feedback from @Modesto6.

An interview with the production crew from the upcoming film, Broadcasting Sunshine. Mr. William Story and the crew from the Delta College Radio TV department are filming a full length film. Rod sits down with Manny, Fia and Soloman from the production crew. Follow Fia on Twitter @crlyqmagee and check out BroadcastingSunshine.com.

Wes's Stockton activities guide. Go to VisitStockton.org to sign up for the weekly events e-mail.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


14. Greg Bahr - October 13, 2009

Welcome to Podcast Stockton, episode number 14. In this episode:

A couple of items from the news: Stockton Thunder hosts open try-outs, nut company moves to Stockton, Ports to host heart walk.

Stirring things up Stockton. In addition to Podcast Stockton and my personal blog, check out great local blogs by Andy, Ian, SlickDiaz and Rod as well as the Twitter tag #stir.

An interview with Greg Bahr, entertainment and theatre director at Stockton Empire Theatre. For more information on the theatre, visit them online at stocktonempiretheatre.com. Also, keep an eye out on Miracle Mile Night by visiting miraclemilenight.com. To learn more about the Neighborhood Renaissance Program, visit stocktongov.com/nrp.

The San Joaquin Film Society opens its first California Documentary Festival with the screening of "William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe". For more information, check out California Documentary Festival and San Joaquin Film Society. Also, visit the official Disturbing the Universe site.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!