Smiling faces filled with holiday cheer were plentiful at downtown Oakdale's fourth annual Old-Fashioned Christmas on Dec. 2. Downtown merchants, decked out in their best Christmas décor, stayed open late and offered specials to holiday shoppers who flocked to Third Avenue to check out the open houses and start – or wrap up - their Christmas gift buying.
It's the ultimate empowerment for a woman - celebrating her curves, loving her body exactly as it was made - and committing that empowerment by capturing it forever in images.
When doctors diagnosed Mary Carey, an attractive saleswoman by trade and an all-round take-charge kind of woman, with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare and particularly aggressive form of cancer, her reaction was understandable.
This week's business to be featured in the Leader's newest community-centric "A Business Minute" is I Love Paris, which is owned by Eleanor Colombo and Jill Haney. Get to know what makes Oakdale businesses special.
Growing up different in a small town created some rough times for the 2008 OHS graduate but David Soria, owner of the David Allen salon in Oakdale, is proving that different can be fabulous.
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.
A Business Minute
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 ...