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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Congressman Jeff Denham joined local small business owners at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Oct. 14 to discuss how the health insurance tax, or HIT, is impacting their businesses and employees.
Founded in 1950 by his father, Archie Pohl, owner Bill Pohl will be retiring from Pohl Metal Products after owning the company since 1972.
Over 32 years at the treatment table will come to a close as local chiropractor, Dr. Mark Whitemyer, 64, will retire next month after 32 years of spinal diagnosis and treatment, his last 20 years in the City of Oakdale.
The week of Oct. 6 through 10 has offered a new opportunity to Pointe of Dance Studio and its dancers. This year marks the inaugural 'Share the Love' event hosted by the studio.
Monica Harris is no stranger to physical fitness and the effects everyday life, as well as activity has on the body. Now in her 15th as a practitioner of Pilates, Harris is poised and ready to share her knowledge and teachings with the community of Oakdale and the surrounding areas.
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.
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