According to economists the recession is over but local and big box retailers may disagree as the shopping climate remains cool, prompting bigger and earlier holiday sales meant to draw those reluctant consumers into tackling those gift lists now instead of later.
Tom and Cynthia Darmstandler, owners of the gourmet pet treat company Kona's Chips, never imagined that when they started a very personal journey to create healthy treats for their beloved Pomeranian puppy Kona, they'd stumble upon a need within the pet-owning community.
It's no secret that Ron Panelli, owner of the Oakdale Pet Station and sponsor of Pet of the Week in the newspaper for the past 20 years, loves animals but what people may not be aware is that, once again, he's going that extra mile for his furry friends.
Wendi Dudley, DVM, is one of a handful of veterinarians granted a fellowship through the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the California Veterinary Medical Association, which will entail 20 days of study on a specific discipline at the UC Davis campus.
Chrissy Warner, above, a lab scientist at Oak Valley Hospital, signs a steel beam at the new hospital's 'topping out ceremony' on Sept. 15. In the ceremony, people sign the final steel beam used to complete the frame construction of a building, which is then raised with a tree sitting on top. At side, Oak Valley Hospital District board members, employees, construction personnel, and others were present for the ceremony. John Friel, CEO of OVHD, spoke briefly before a large crane raised the beam and workers bolted it into place.
It's taken longer than anyone anticipated - including owner Sanjiv Chopra of Zeus Fitness - but the massive, state-of-the-art fitness facility and newest location of the Gold's Gym franchise has staked its claim on Oakdale, opening the 25,000 square foot building on Monday, Aug. 31.
It's hard to miss the dancing and waving pickle standing alongside East F Street. But just in case you missed it, Mr. Pickles Sandwich Shop has come to Oakdale and they're offering top-notch deli sandwiches made to make your mouth water.
Tucked away in part of the produce section at the Oakdale Save Mart, a group of youngsters snacked on wheat crackers and salsa while listening to a story on Saturday morning. Then they got to take a guided tour, looking over the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables available at the store.
The gathering was the latest in the summer Super Produce Story Time series at the local supermarket, offered each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Silva chose the book 'Chicks and Salsa' to read on Saturday and offered salsa - with the healthier alternative of ...
For those who like the thought of a gurgling pond, filled with pretty koi and floating lily pads in their backyard, Don Bradley, owner of Healthy Pond, is the man you should pencil into your calendar first.
Bradley moved to Oakdale and started his new business after his job with Georgia Pacific was downsized after 30 years of employment. Wary of just doing nothing, he turned what had been a relaxing hobby for the past 20 years into a business venture and he hasn't regretted that decision yet.
"For years I used to help out friends and family with ...
Oak Valley Community Bank announced the promotions of June Lopez to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager and Kimberly Karp to Assistant Customer Service Manager. Both Lopez and Karp work in the Bank's full-service branch in Escalon, located at 1910 McHenry Ave.
Lopez has 18 years of banking experience and has been with Oak Valley Community Bank since 2002. She was instrumental in the opening of the Escalon branch, serving as Customer Service Manager.
"This promotion is in recognition of June's outstanding performance and dedication to the Bank and its customers. She is pro-active in developing business and builds ...
It's been a few years since Shiloh Foust has seen his name grace the pages of The Oakdale Leader. Foust, a Class of 2004 Oakdale High School graduate, was once described by past Aca Deca coach Leigh Ann Gobel as someone who, "takes his commitments seriously."
Now, five short years following his departure from Oakdale High, Foust is proving to still be one that does not take life, or a job assignment, for that matter, lightly.
Upon completing his education at OHS, Foust went on to attend University of California, San Diego where he majored in Biology. He graduated ...
Dr. Jasper Cummins, owner of Yosemite Chiropractic, was among three California-based chiropractors invited to be on staff at the U.S. Open Golf Championship held at Bethpage Park, New York July 15-21 and the experience was, in his words, amazing.