From the outside looking in, Cindi Baca's North Third Treasure Hunt shop doesn't appear much different than any other of the businesses it shares the street with in downtown Oakdale. Showcased antiques in the windows, interesting and unique trinkets throughout the shop … and then there are paint cans.
Grocery Outlet recently presented Oakdale's Community Sharing with a check for $1149 and a food donation valued at $700. The donations came as a result of the food chain's annual Independence from Hunger program which is hosted every July. This is the second year the local grocer partnered with Community Sharing as a recipient of the program.
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.
NASCAR "PICK YOUR DRIVERS" CHALLENGE!
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.
There's a new 'Joe' in town and chances are if you live on the North end of town, you've moseyed through the drive thru. If not, then it just might be time to see what all the fuss is about.
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