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Curves Collects Groceries In Lieu Of Membership Fee

With some 10,000 locations nationwide, it's not surprising that Curves enjoys a booming business in each of the three local communities of Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon.

March 21, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local Business

Carving A Niche – Part II - Shoe Repair Business Flourishes During Recession

Entering the shoe and boot repair business when he was 14, Javier "Harvey" Melgoza of Harvey's Shoe Repair in Oakdale has spent almost 40 years practicing the trade and still likes his work.

March 21, 2012 | John Branch | Local Business

A Business Minute – Dr. John T. Brennan

This week's business to be featured in the Leader's newest community-centric "A Business Minute" is chiropractor Dr. John T. Brennan. Get to know what makes Oakdale businesses special.

March 14, 2012 | | Local Business

Let There Be Light - Shop A Fixture In Downtown

(Editor's Note: This week, we begin a new three-part series on local, longtime businesses that have carved their own niche in the downtown area. Look for the second feature story in the March 21 issue.)

March 14, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local Business

The Grocery Depot Opens To Eager Shoppers

The recently opened Grocery Depot on East F Street is offering shoppers one more way to save a few bucks on their monthly grocery budget - and judging by the enthusiastic turnout within their first week of opening, shoppers are pleased with the additional choice.

January 25, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business

Husband and Wife Duo Open Crossfit Training Studio

Ditch the frou-frou work-out togs with the matching top and bottom and glittering logo blazoned across the rear; ditch the cutesy socks and trendy shoes but most importantly - ditch the excuses.

January 18, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business

Trendy Paws And Claws Delivers Service

As part of a multi-generational animal grooming family from Valley Home, Trendy Paws and Claws owner Terah Amerine knows a thing or two about making Spot look his best.

January 04, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business

Newly Opened Yogurt Station Kicks Off CIVICS Program

The Oakdale CIVICS (Citizens Volunteering In City Services) volunteer program, kicked off with the first local business to commit to the cause on Saturday, Dec. 3 at The Yogurt Station.

December 07, 2011 | | Local Business

Hollywood Hair Offers Hair Care With Pizazz

Hollywood Hair salon owner Cristi Zehr had always wanted to open her own salon but the right moment didn't align with her life until she'd been styling hair for 17 years. Most recently, six of those years were spent cutting hair at Hair Masters 2000 and she loved her job. But the time finally became right and Zehr took the plunge. In May, she opened Hollywood Hair salon with her good friend and fellow stylist Melissa Hunt and she hasn't looked back since.

December 07, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business

Old-Fashioned Christmas Lights Up Community

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.

December 07, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local Business

Local Photographer Offers Boudoir Photography

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.

November 23, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business

Make-Up With A Mission

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.

November 16, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business

Business Minute - I Love Paris

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.

November 02, 2011 | | Local Business

New Salon Celebrates Diversity

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.

October 26, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business

Local Threading Artist Ventures On Own

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.

September 28, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business

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Articles by Section - Local Business

Small Business Association Honors Olsen For Efforts

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, was honored as the California Small Business Association's Legislator of the Year award during their annual California ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local Business

From Oil Changes To Master Technician

He started in the business in 2010, a self-proclaimed "oil change guy."

November 04, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Business

New Agri Sales Store Stakes Claim In Regional Location

Frank Trent is happily settling into his new home and encouraging family, friends and strangers to come pay him a visit.

November 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


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