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Car Care: What’s the real cost of that auto repair?

Do you take your car’s “health” for granted? Only when the check engine light comes on do you realize how important a fully functional vehicle is to your daily life. Feelings of fear, regret and anxiety often rush in: “Will my car break down?” “Should I have gotten my oil changed sooner?” Can I trust […]

Arcadia Biosciences announces CFO change

Arcadia Biosciences’ chief financial officer, Thomas O’Neil, will be leaving the company to pursue other professional interests, the Davis-based company announced last week. Steve Brandwein, vice president of finance and administration and a 13-year veteran of the company, will serve as interim CFO while Arcadia conducts a national search for a new CFO. Brandwein has […]

Arcadia gets Argentine go-ahead for a better soybean

Arcadia Biosciences Inc., based in Davis, has completed the regulatory process for a stress tolerance test in soybeans, the company announced last week. The venture is being undertaken jointly with Bioceres S.A., Verdeca, in Argentina, where the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries approved the trait. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, president of Argentina, made the […]

Marrone Bio gets EPA approval for new product

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Marrone Bio Innovations’ latest product, Majestene, a natural bionematicide for controlling nematodes (roundworms) on a wide range of agricultural crops, the company announced last week. Majestene was developed from MBI’s in-house discovery screening process and provides growers with a new mode of action for safely controlling nematodes by reducing […]

Improving data on higher education

By Kevin James and Andrew Kelly Last month, the Obama administration released version 2.0 of its College Scorecard, a dramatic expansion of the one created in 2013 to help students and parents find key information about colleges and universities. The new Scorecard is the end result of the administration’s ambitious — and misguided — goal of […]

Making ‘Sunshine Week’ every week

By Kevin Goldberg The 10th “Sunshine Week” ended about six month ago, on March 21. This annual celebration of open government was created by the American Society of News Editors with a grant from the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation. Now co-sponsored by ASNE and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, […]

Dems torn between shiny new ventures and old-school allies

By Laurel Rosenhall Sharing. It sounds so simple, but as an economic trend, sharing is a divisive issue for Democrats. Tension over the so-called “sharing economy” has been on full display in Sacramento, with Democrats who control the Legislature facing mounting pressure. On one side are trendy tech ventures that are gearing up their political lobbies. […]

Columbus Day: two myths debunked

By Christopher Kelly Our historical view of Christopher Columbus is conditioned by two competing mythologies. According to the first myth, Columbus was a heroic Italian explorer who sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and discovered America. His first voyage to the New World was funded by the jewelry of Queen Isabella of Spain. This bold […]

Help UC Davis prepare a campus plan for the future

By Bob Segar What will the UC Davis campus and our shared Davis community look like in the year 2027? At UC Davis, we are preparing to update our long-range development plan. Over the coming months, we will be inviting the campus community and the greater Davis community to participate in a conversation about the […]

Second Chance Week calls for waste reduction

Second Chance Week is a grassroots public awareness campaign held each October to promote reuse, repair, resale and donation opportunities throughout California. Local governments, community groups, reuse businesses, and other organizations cooperate to provide new uses for reusable items. Since 1997, hundreds of organizations have coordinated events for Second Chance Week, resulting in the reuse […]

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Program serves as prequel to Second Chance Week

This year’s Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program involved 13 local non-profit groups, 83 community volunteers and 45 apartment properties, which combined, had residents moving out of more than 2,142 units at the end of August. The results of this year’s program were very positive. A large volume of reusable and recyclable materials were diverted from […]

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