Despite Target, Davis shoppers still head downtown

When the city first proposed luring Target to Davis, many people worried the big-box store would harm local businesses, especially in the downtown core.

But au contraire.

According to a study by a research team from the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, the downtown has not seen a substantial reduction in shopping frequency since Target opened in 2009 on the east side of the city.

The researchers set out in 2009 on a “before-and-after” study that focused on vehicle miles of travel trends for Davis shoppers.

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New downtown co-working space now open

The Work Shop, a co-working space at 213 E St. in downtown Davis, is now open. Co-working means sharing a work space with creative and independent people who work for themselves or who need a work space for a short-term or long-term project. The Work Shop has an open floor plan, with desks and tables, […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo FCU opens its doors at new downtown location

Approximately a year after breaking ground, the new eco-friendly Yolo Federal Credit Union branch opens this week in downtown Davis. Yolo FCU, which has four locations in Yolo County, is shutting down its Oakshade Town Center branch in South Davis and moving to the corner of Fifth and G streets. There are 2,300 customers at […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo Federal plans open house at new branch

Yolo Federal Credit Union will have a ribbon cutting and open house celebration Thursday, March 29, at its new branch at 501 G St. in downtown Davis. The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Visitors will be able to check out the new full-service branch, which was built to meet Leadership in Energy […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Businesses will get tips on saving energy, and money

Davis business owners and managers can learn how to save energy — thereby saving money — at a free forum Thursday evening. The event, which runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., is presented by Yolo Energy Watch, in partnership with the library […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

New pediatrician joins Woodland Healthcare

Dr. Judeth McGann joins Woodland Healthcare as a pediatrician at its medical office in Davis. McGann received her medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, N.Y. She completed her residency training in pediatric medicine and pediatric hematology and oncology subspecialty at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Prior to joining Woodland […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Pacific Retirement Services promotes three to key positions

Mike Morris, executive director of University Retirement Community in Davis, will serve as Pacific Retirement Services’ new chief operating officer when his current position is filled. PRS is a national, not-for-profit senior living and health care company and the sponsor of URC in Davis. In addition to Morris, URC has promoted two other employees to […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New physician assistant joins Woodland Healthcare

Pamona Purdy has joined Woodland Healthcare’s occupational health and family practice departments as a physician assistant. Purdy received her physician assistant certification from the UC Davis Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Program. Prior to joining Woodland Healthcare, Purdy worked as a physician assistant for Lassen Medical Group in Red Bluff. She will see patients […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Travis Credit Union offers ‘Financial First Aid’ seminar

Travis Credit Union will present a free seminar, “Financial First Aid,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the TCU community room, at One Travis Way in Vacaville. To reserve your spot, call (707) 449-4000 or (800) 877-8328 by March 19. “Travis Credit Union is committed to helping people in our community become informed, […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 3030 Woods Cir.     $251,000 435 G St., 205     385,000 Davis (95618) 5208 El Cemonte Ave.     $375,100 28934 Hurlbut St.     105,000 Woodland (95695) 745 Heather Ln.     $165,000 128 Shasta Pl.     177,500 33564 Canvas Back St.     […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New Volvo goes sporty

By Ann M. Job Start yawning. Another Volvo, the 2012 S60 sedan, earned top safety ratings in U.S. government crash testing. It’s no surprise. With its well-known reputation for automotive safety, Volvo has had cars on government safety lists for years. But the big surprise is the newest, high-performance version of Volvo’s S60 has an […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Video game trailer brings fun to you

Gizmo’s Rolling Video Games is a new business that offers a mobile game theater — delivered. For a starting price of $199 for an hour, a trailer arrives filled with all the makings of an electronic gaming party, including: Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 stations, allowing 16 gamers to play at once or separately; four […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Port of Sacramento gets $960K grant for rail loop

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, announced Tuesday that the Port of Sacramento has been awarded a grant of more than $960,000 from the Federal Railroad Administration for construction of a rail loop track that will increase freight capacity and handling efficiency. “The Port of Sacramento is a lynchpin of Northern California’s economy,” Thompson said in […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Free info night set for homeowners

Casa Verde Designs, a local source for sustainable home improvement products and services, is offering a free information night for homeowners from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. “Renovation 101 for Homeowners,” will take place at the new Casa Verde Designs showroom at Fifth Street Crossing, 912 Fifth St. in Davis. The event is designed to […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,