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Nuts Rank As Valuable County Crop

Nut farmers like Doug Ott and Dale Van Groningen of Oakdale don't seem to do it for the money – they call it fun – but they and growers like them produce the second most valuable agricultural crop in Stanislaus County.

July 18, 2012 | John Branch | Local Business


A Business Minute

This week's business to be featured in the Leader's newest community-centric "A Business Minute" is Yosemite Coffee and Eatery, which is owned by Ted and Betty Ann Souza. Get to know what makes Oakdale business special.

June 27, 2012 | | Local Business


Mid Valley Foods, Inc. Earns Major Award

The U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Fresno District Office announced that Les and Cheri Casey, owners of Mid Valley Foods Inc. in Oakdale have been selected as the 2012 Central California Small Business Person of the Year.

May 09, 2012 | | Local Business


Rene’s Boutique Offers Bargain Do-Dads

Rene Limirande, owner of Rene's Boutique on North Fifth Avenue, knows how to appeal to a girl on a budget.

May 02, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


10 Questions - Q&A With Dr. T. Jasper Cummins

How long have you been a practicing chiropractor?

April 18, 2012 | | Local Business


A Business Minute

The next business to be featured in the Leader's newest community-centric "A Business Minute" is Oak Valley Hospital Gift Shop, which is owned by Oak Valley Hospital District. Get to know what makes Oakdale business special.

April 18, 2012 | | Local Business


A Business Minute

This week's business to be featured in the Leader's newest community-centric "A Business Minute" is Sonia's Pet Sitting, which is owned by Sonia Felton. Get to know what makes Oakdale businesses special. Answers submitted by Sonia Felton.

April 04, 2012 | | Local Business


Changing With The Times - Steves Chevrolet Undergoing Major Remodel

Steves Chevrolet is one of many GM Chevrolet dealerships undergoing a major remodel as part of a new corporate sponsored program that will unify the dealerships with a highly visible corporate brand, much like that of Starbucks.

April 04, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Butterfield Jewelers: A Step Back In Time

Don Butterfield, owner of Butterfield Jewelers, is a man who knows quite a lot about how things used to run when Oakdale was a 'two-horse town' but he knows even more about repairing clocks, which is his specialty.

March 28, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Expansion Project Equals Success For Mid Valley Foods, Inc.

If there ever was a testament to the power of hard work, determination and a belief that everything happens for a reason, Mid Valley Foods is that example.

March 28, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


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


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Local Businesses Host Downtown Jingle Event

Doors will be open and treats aplenty, as some downtown businesses keep their doors open a bit longer on Friday, Dec. 12 to participate in a special holiday Jingle All the Way event. Over half a dozen boutiques and shops in the North Third vicinity will extend their business hours to 8 p.m. Friday, welcoming the community to do some night time shopping.

December 10, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Downtown Shop Targets Specific Clientele

Kristine Fallentine, owner and key name behind Kristine's Designer Clothing, has something unique to offer the Oakdale shopper. The recently opened 145 N. Second Ave., Oakdale location is just in time for the holiday season and their sought after unique customer.

December 03, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Oooooo LaLa - Parisian Inspired Boutique Has Just The Right Magic

Be it a party dress or hostess gift, I Love Paris is the ideal place for one stop shopping this holiday season. One need not look further than the quaint shop located in the center of Oakdale. The mother/daughter boutique owned and operated by Eleanor Colombo and Jill Haney is a refreshing change from what one might find in shopping malls or at big box stores.

November 19, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Women’s Boutique Brings Something New To North Third

Life has presented London Fox boutique owner and Oakdale native Tammy Golding with somewhat of a full circle moment this holiday season. Late last week, Golding opened her doors and greeted the community from her new location at 116 N. Third Ave., in the heart of downtown Oakdale.

November 19, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Alexandra’s: Traditional Flare Continues To Wow Shoppers

One can't help but feel a sense of warmth and being at home when first entering Alexandra's Home and Garden at 105 N. Third Ave. in Oakdale.

November 05, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


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