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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


New Owners Rehab Sno-White

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.

September 21, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Art of Leather - Local Craftsman Puts Unique Stamp On Handiwork

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.

September 14, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | Local Business


A Business Minute - Sue and Rhonda Wall Design

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.

August 17, 2011 | | Local Business


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


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Last Call Makes ‘Official’ Debut At Farmers’ Marke

Brian Chiara and Josh Garcia just may put Oakdale on the map for more than its Western heritage. The paramedic/firefighter team has spent much of their free time the past several months securing space, acquiring equipment and developing a product bearing the name of Last Call Brewing Company.

June 24, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Gillman’s Celebrating 60 Years

Countless customers dating back several generations have made Gillman's Drive-In a staple in Oakdale as the time-honored icon serves up milkshakes, burgers, and fries to its hungry patrons.

June 17, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local Business


Berryhill Opens Oakdale Office

It was a large and appreciative crowd that gathered on Thursday afternoon, as Senator Tom Berryhill officially opened an Oakdale District Office. It is the first time a state legislative district office has been in Oakdale, said Berryhill officials, and the event was marked with a barbecue, music, presentations from Chambers of Commerce and the City of Oakdale, along with recognition from fellow legislators, and a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Senator Berryhill.

June 17, 2015 | | Local Business


Oakdale Chamber Recognized By State Group

The California Chamber of Commerce has named the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce as one of 28 local chambers of commerce to receive the 2015 President's Circle Award. The award, presented during its annual conference in Sacramento, was first presented in 2009 and recognizes chambers for excellence in business advocacy and helping their members comply with California employment laws.

June 12, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local Business


Oakdale’s Most Wanted Opens Wine Bar

After nearly a three-year absence from the streets of Oakdale, Most Wanted Wine Company has opened Most Wanted Wine Bar and Wood Fired Oven offering pizzas, skillet dishes, and other cuisine along with, of course, wine.

May 06, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local Business


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