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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


Grgich Carvery Offers Hof Brau Style Eatery

Jared Grgich, part owner of the newly opened Grgich Carvery, knows a thing or two about good food, having grown up in the catering business and now he's serving up the family recipes in his hof brau-style eatery.

January 19, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Volt Energizes Dealership

Chevrolet is back in the game with the recent roll out of their newest innovation on four wheels - the Volt.

January 12, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Dental Office Gives $ For Candy

One area dentist is redefining the phrase "put your money where your mouth is." The day after Halloween, Nov. 1 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Dr. Sceville's office at 1390 West H St., Ste. D and receive $2 per pound (with a five pound limit). Dr. Jody Sceville is leading this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars in exchange for cavity-provoking, unopened candy.

October 27, 2010 | | Local Business


New Creative Minds Venture Offers Unique Gifts, Crafts

If you've got a crafty streak or enjoy buying hand-made, one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family, you might want to make a stop at Creative Minds, the newest shop on North Yosemite Avenue.Owned by mother/daughter team Lea and Carolynn Cypert, the idea sprung from Lea's house - literally.The walls lining the building are covered, floor to ceiling in craft materials, all of which came from Lea's personal collection gathered over the years."I had all the materials and I wanted to share," Lea said, whose own personal journey into crafting started when she was 9 ...

September 01, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


ROTA Makes Route Adjustments

While the ROTA (Riverbank-Oakdale Transit Authority) trolley may no longer be in operation, the Dial-A-Ride bus is still tooling around Oakdale and Riverbank, making adjustments that reflect a sign of the current economic times.

August 25, 2010 | | Local Business


Porter Furniture Offers Aesthetic Living On A Budget

When you first walk into Porter, the new furniture store on North Third Avenue in Oakdale, the first thought when your gaze lights on mango hardwood trays and big, colorful pillows hand-crafted from India might be, "this place looks filled with beautiful stuff I can't afford" but owner Jordan Plumb is ready to assure shoppers that even in a tight economy, affordable and chic don't have to be enemies of one another.Plumb, formerly a Modesto resident, made Oakdale her home four years ago along with her grandparents and mother. Today, at 24, she's realizing her dream ...

July 16, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Sales Tax Revenue Vital To City

In a tight economy, everyone is looking for better value for money spent. As of July 1, a new fiscal year began, and in the wake of devastating budget cuts that slashed programs, killed jobs, and reduced services, due to dwindling funds funneling into the city's General Fund, it's more imperative than ever that residents find ways to spend their hard-earned dollars in the community where they live.The current sales tax rate in Oakdale is 8.375 percent yet only .95 percent of that tax is returned to the community. However, the city's share of sales ...

July 15, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Irrigation District Earns Engineering Award

The North Side Regulating Reservoir is a project that was initiated in 1997 when the Oakdale Irrigation District acquired the first piece of land for the project. There were delays due to funding issues and then taking time to implement the Water Resources Plan to better plan for the reservoir, but the project began picking up steam in 2007 and is now very near completion - only about two weeks or less of work left as soon as the weather cooperates.

February 10, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local Business


Woman Offers Creepy Crawly Care

Even mention the word "lice" and people start scratching their heads and shuddering at the thought of the creepy crawly nuisances doing the mambo in their children's hair but for Oakdale resident Melanie Steele, the critters don't bother her at all - which is a good thing seeing as people pay Steele for her delousing skills.

February 10, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Real Estate Snapshot For 2010

In the absence of a crystal ball to gaze into to discern the health of the real estate market, industry analysts are busy deciphering hard numbers to determine how 2010 is shaping up in terms of economic recovery, and the status of the real estate market.

February 03, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Fabulous Nails Going Green

Elizabeth "Liz" Vo and her husband, Cach Vo, are bringing Fabulous Nails into the green era by transforming the 7-year-old local business into one that uses natural botanical blends imported from Oregon and Canada that are paraban-free for their facials.

December 30, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Shipping Christmas

Punctual people who wanted to avoid the Christmas shipping rush that typically happens each season actually started sending their packages out Dec. 7 but the real crush didn't get into full swing until the following week - and even then it wasn't as crazy as it has been in previous years, said Myrna Nordstrom, owner of the local UPS store.

December 23, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Landscape Architect Lends Grace, Function To Projects

Monica Perrone, a local, licensed landscape architect with more than 20 years experience, is one of those lucky people whose creative talent is balanced by an analytical mind, which comes in handy when she's approaching a project because she can immediately envision beauty without losing the details.

December 02, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


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Take A Cowboy To Lunch

With July 25 designated as The National Day of the Cowboy, a local group of residents and business owners instituted a Cowboy Luncheon that, according ...

July 29, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local Business


Soroptimist International Oakdale Ends Noteworthy Year

The month of June brought the 60th anniversary year of Soroptimist International of Oakdale (SIO) to a successful close. First chartered on June 5, 1954 ...

July 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 17, 2015 | | Local Business


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