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Little Luv Bugz Offers Quality Gently-Used Items

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.

August 10, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Oakdale’s Whole Health Dental Offers Old-Fashioned Customer Service

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.

July 06, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


A Business Minute - Oakdale Cinema

A Business Minute

June 29, 2011 | | Local Business


A Business Minute – Tags

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.

June 15, 2011 | | Local Business


Oak Valley Women’s Clinic Seeing Increase In Demand

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.

February 09, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local Business


New Tattoo Boutique Breaks Stereotype

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 ...

January 28, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Grgich Carvery Offers Hof Brau Style Eatery

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.

January 19, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Volt Energizes Dealership

Chevrolet is back in the game with the recent roll out of their newest innovation on four wheels - the Volt.

January 12, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Dental Office Gives $ For Candy

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.

October 27, 2010 | | Local Business


New Creative Minds Venture Offers Unique Gifts, Crafts

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 ...

September 01, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


ROTA Makes Route Adjustments

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.

August 25, 2010 | | Local Business


Porter Furniture Offers Aesthetic Living On A Budget

When you first walk into Porter, the new furniture store on North Third Avenue in Oakdale, the first thought when your gaze lights on mango hardwood trays and big, colorful pillows hand-crafted from India might be, "this place looks filled with beautiful stuff I can't afford" but owner Jordan Plumb is ready to assure shoppers that even in a tight economy, affordable and chic don't have to be enemies of one another.Plumb, formerly a Modesto resident, made Oakdale her home four years ago along with her grandparents and mother. Today, at 24, she's realizing her dream ...

July 16, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Sales Tax Revenue Vital To City

In a tight economy, everyone is looking for better value for money spent. As of July 1, a new fiscal year began, and in the wake of devastating budget cuts that slashed programs, killed jobs, and reduced services, due to dwindling funds funneling into the city's General Fund, it's more imperative than ever that residents find ways to spend their hard-earned dollars in the community where they live.The current sales tax rate in Oakdale is 8.375 percent yet only .95 percent of that tax is returned to the community. However, the city's share of sales ...

July 15, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Irrigation District Earns Engineering Award

The North Side Regulating Reservoir is a project that was initiated in 1997 when the Oakdale Irrigation District acquired the first piece of land for the project. There were delays due to funding issues and then taking time to implement the Water Resources Plan to better plan for the reservoir, but the project began picking up steam in 2007 and is now very near completion - only about two weeks or less of work left as soon as the weather cooperates.

February 10, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local Business


Woman Offers Creepy Crawly Care

Even mention the word "lice" and people start scratching their heads and shuddering at the thought of the creepy crawly nuisances doing the mambo in their children's hair but for Oakdale resident Melanie Steele, the critters don't bother her at all - which is a good thing seeing as people pay Steele for her delousing skills.

February 10, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


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Take A Cowboy To Lunch

With July 25 designated as The National Day of the Cowboy, a local group of residents and business owners instituted a Cowboy Luncheon that, according ...

July 29, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local Business


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