A single thread of string - that's all local aesthetician Patty Lopez needs to transform even the most unruly '70s style eyebrows into perfectly manicured works of art and her clients adore her not only for her talent, but for her heart.
The new owners of the Sno-White Drive In are hoping to restore all that was great about the Oakdale landmark diner starting with the food.
El Charro Rubio Talabarteria is relatively new to Oakdale, but its owner is a life-long leather craftsman. Jorge Rubio hand crafts leather saddles, gun holsters, and just about any other leather work imaginable. He also tools and sews intricate designs into many of his works. Rubio has been working with leather most of his life, and he now owns Charro Rubio Leather Works in downtown Oakdale, off South Yosemite Avenue.
This week's business to be featured in the Leader's community-centric "A Business Minute" is Sue and Rhonda Wall design, owned by artists Sue Oler and Rhonda Darling McDonald. Get to know what makes Oakdale businesses special.
For parents operating on a tight budget - or maybe just enjoy a bargain - the newest clothing retailer in Oakdale should be right up their alley.
After 26 years of owning a successful dental practice in Manteca, married dental duo Mary Richmond and Rafael Cardenas retired and settled into a peaceful, relaxing retirement that didn't include hectic day schedules, 80-hour weeks, and meals that consisted of hastily gulped breakfasts and dinners shoved down their throats so they could rush to the next item on their very long, very important to-do lists.
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The first business to be featured in The Leader's newest community-centric "A Business Minute" is Tags Consignment. Get to know what makes Oakdale business special.
With tough economic times in Stanislaus County, many residents are losing their health insurance because of layoffs or benefit reductions. In most instances, that means turning to local clinics for vital health care services.
Cristin and Jim McCoy know a thing or two about being judged but they're all about changing people's attitudes and tearing down the stereotypes as the two recently opened a tattoo gallery that's nothing like the ones you see on television. Comfortable and professional, custom photography on the walls, this isn't your run-of-the-mill street shop. The duo are all about the art, not the hype, when it comes to inking someone's skin. Want to know what makes them different? Read all about them and their newest business venture in the next issue of the The ...
Jared Grgich, part owner of the newly opened Grgich Carvery, knows a thing or two about good food, having grown up in the catering business and now he's serving up the family recipes in his hof brau-style eatery.
Chevrolet is back in the game with the recent roll out of their newest innovation on four wheels - the Volt.
One area dentist is redefining the phrase "put your money where your mouth is." The day after Halloween, Nov. 1 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Dr. Sceville's office at 1390 West H St., Ste. D and receive $2 per pound (with a five pound limit). Dr. Jody Sceville is leading this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars in exchange for cavity-provoking, unopened candy.
If you've got a crafty streak or enjoy buying hand-made, one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family, you might want to make a stop at Creative Minds, the newest shop on North Yosemite Avenue.Owned by mother/daughter team Lea and Carolynn Cypert, the idea sprung from Lea's house - literally.The walls lining the building are covered, floor to ceiling in craft materials, all of which came from Lea's personal collection gathered over the years."I had all the materials and I wanted to share," Lea said, whose own personal journey into crafting started when she was 9 ...
While the ROTA (Riverbank-Oakdale Transit Authority) trolley may no longer be in operation, the Dial-A-Ride bus is still tooling around Oakdale and Riverbank, making adjustments that reflect a sign of the current economic times.
Champagne, red and white wine flowed as the country tunes of Kenny Chesney, George Strait, and others greeted the more than 150 women arriving at the Reata Event Center on a sunny Friday, May 16 for the Sixth Annual Wine, Women and Chocolate gala.
Just outside the Oakdale city limits, in a strip mall that has a convenience mart advertising processed food snacks and high-sugar content refreshments to travelers along Highway 120 lays another business within the same complex.
The Bank of Stockton started breaking ground for a new Oakdale branch at 1376 E. F St. on Friday, March 7. Pictured, from left, various city officials and executive staff members of the Bank of Stockton. Bank VP Douglass Eberhardt II, Councilman Don Petersen, City Manager Bryan Whitemyer, Thomas Shaffer, Chamber of Commerce President Ed Viohl, Chamber CEO Mary Guardiola, Pam Stephens, Manager, Oakdale Bank of Stockton Branch, Mayor Pat Paul, Douglass Eberhardt, President and CEO, Bank of Stockton and Mary Elizabeth Eberhardt, Director, Bank of Stockton. The location is the old Richardson Motors property.
Patrons of the Oakdale Save Mart contributed more than $2,100 toward the supermarket's Holiday Shares program, which ran Nov. 13, 2013 through Jan. 2, 2014, to benefit Oakdale Community Sharing.
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If you have a sweet tooth then you were probably at the Sconza Candy Sale on Saturday, Oct. 19 sorting through different varieties of candy that they offered guests at a discount. This was the Fourth Annual Candy Factory Sale that they plan to continue on an annual basis. The sale is held once a year on every third Saturday in October.
Competing with over 4,500 bicycle shops across the United States, David Enz and the Oakdale Bicycle Shop were presented with one of 162 unique awards as "America's Best Bicycle Shops for 2013" by the National Bicycle Dealers Association.
Colleen O'Connell, owner of Curves at 111-113 N. Third Ave., Oakdale, is passionate about helping women get a complete workout.
With "Made in America" no longer the standard in what we buy, one Oakdale woman has put forward a simple easy-to-use website to assist consumers to find American made items.
Citing its best year since forming, the Oakdale Tourism Business Improvement District announced a near $65,000 windfall for its coffers based on a full 2012 financial report.
While the economy remains tough, you may see some empty storefronts or the occasional 'going out of business' sign, but that is not the case for locally owned and operated A&M Tires and Wheels at 9837 Highway 120 in Oakdale. Small business owner Alex Ruiz opened the doors to A&M approximately two years ago and business is good. Tires and wheels are his business and he started in the tire industry in 1995, working for Big O Tires in Oakdale and Manteca before branching out with his own private shop.
The new owners of the flower shop at 304 F St., downtown Oakdale, are a family. Leanne Hunteman and Cydni Staal are a mother and daughter team that work very well together. Other family members have jumped on board to help the business bloom, like Staal's daughters, Hannah, Haleigh, Elizabeth, and her brother, Matt Gordon. Judy Elam, Leanne's cousin, is the store manager and according to Hunteman, a true cowgirl. Elam is also a calf buyer and makes trips to Oregon to pick up cattle when she's not busy in the shop.
Entrepreneur Katelyn Hasley has created a new business in Oakdale called Goods2Go. What is Goods2Go, you might ask? It is a local delivery service designed to provide Oakdale residents with the convenience of not having to leave their home or business to get items they need.
The last of the turkey soup has been frozen and the pumpkin pie is just a fond memory. Thanksgiving is long gone and that means it is time to get down to some serious Christmas shopping. Unfortunately, serious Christmas shopping sometimes means a lot of driving, often in wet, wild weather because, as most people know, 'serious shopping' means going to Riverbank at the very least. Or does it?
There was quite the stir in the parking lot at Drs. Jeff and Jody Sceville's dentist office, on Thursday, Nov. 1. The Sceville's were hosting the third annual "Candy Buy Back." They give youngsters the opportunity to turn in their candy for cash and then the candy will be shipped to soldiers overseas. They had a thank you card station set up so that anyone could design a card for the troops which will be shipped to them with the candy. They buy the candy back for $2 dollars a pound, the kids get a 'goodie bag', and ...