Car Care: Tips to keep your vehicle safe and looking great this summer

(ARA) – Do your brakes squeal when you push on the pedal to stop? Have you been ignoring that unsightly puddle of liquid that keeps appearing under your car? Small inconveniences can become much larger problems if not taken care of early, and unfortunately, many drivers fail to address vehicle problem signs until it’s too […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

T.J. Maxx shows interest

According to a June 28 Enterprise story, the developer of the Target shopping center says T.J. Maxx officials are interested in coming to the Second Street center. Dan Ramos, vice president of Ramco, said if a 25,000-square-foot T.J. Maxx moves in, only two 7,500-foot and one 6,000-foot parcel would remain in the center as designed, […]

July 14, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged

New wine, furniture designs

It’s been a month since I’ve had a column, but I have a good excuse: I was traveling in beautiful Ireland for three weeks with my family. I kept a daily travel blog with photos and map. If you’re interested in reading it, visit (Wetzlich is my family’s last name). It’s my second travel […]

July 15, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Sporty BMW keeps up the fun

The BMW 3-series has been a sports-sedan benchmark for decades. It is a car that everyone seems to want to copy and not many come close. Introduced in 2007, the 335i has been one of our favorites, due to a hotrod motor that give it plenty of power to blow away many sports cars. The […]

July 13, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Car Care: Easy tips to curb car care costs

Easy tips to curb car care costs (ARA) – Did you know it’s possible to save hundreds of dollars a year when it comes to automotive expenses? You can save money and keep your car running longer by doing a little research and by upgrading some of the car care products you already buy. Here […]

July 13, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Golden 1 hires new vice president of marketing

The Golden 1 Credit Union has announced the appointment of Sherry Greathouse as vice president of marketing. “Sherry brings a wealth of expertise and experience to Golden 1, which will be very beneficial as we continue to grow,” said Donna A. Bland, Golden 1’s president and CEO. “She will be an asset to our marketing […]

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis Sunset Rotary Club to hear from area pork producer

California pork production takes center stage on Wednesday at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Davis Sunset Rotary Club. Steve Weaver, of Weaver Farms in Elk Grove, will address the group at 5:30 p.m. at Our House restaurant, at 808 Second St. in downtown Davis. Titled “The Pork Industry: More Than Just the Other White […]

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Edward Jones offices collect school supplies for Davis Bridge

The four Edward Jones financial advisers in Davis are collecting school supplies at their offices for the Davis Bridge Educational Foundation to help local students. Local residents and businesses may help by dropping off items at the Edward Jones branch offices during regular business hours from now until Wednesday, Aug. 8. The items needed for […]

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 909 Alvarado Ave., 7     $103,000 207 Avocet Ave.     160,000 3160 Woods Cir.     250,000 2104 Camino Ct.     260,000 1201 Chestnut Ln.     265,000 141 Luz Pl.     338,500 1508 Pacific Dr.     360,000 311 J St., 313     380,000 2206 Glacier Dr. […]

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Jeep’s flagship SUV is refined, capable

By Ann M. Job Those who thought sport-utility vehicles were going the way of the dodo were wrong. SUVs haven’t died off amid higher gasoline prices. To the contrary, Jeep’s flagship SUV, the Grand Cherokee, just posted its best June sales in the United States since 2005 and is up 38 percent so far this […]

July 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

HVAC technicians remembered for performing a different kind of service

Two of Greiner Heating and Air Conditioning’s service technicians are deployed in Afghanistan, but Bobby Castillo and Derek Miller are very visible around the local heating and air company. Greiner is based in Dixon, but its service area includes Yolo County. Blue star flags fly below the company’s American flag at its shop in Dixon, […]

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Travis Credit Union announces new student loan program

VACAVILLE — Recognizing the need for private student loans for its members, Travis Credit Union has announced a new student loan program — offered in partnership with Fynanz to help students graduate with less debt. This program allows Travis Credit Union members to finance their college education while receiving some of the lowest rates and […]

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Old downtown businesses receive face-lift

Local business owners are breathing new life into the older buildings of Davis’ downtown with fresh coats of paint, repairs and cleaning. A whole block of retailers between Second and Third streets on F Street, which includes 10 tenants total, have recently traded their aged, white exteriors for colorful walls and roofs. Clint Winger, business […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yamada’s workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2012 advances

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, was joined by representatives from the interfaith and civil rights community as AB 1964, the Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2012, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. AB 1964 strengthens the religious accommodation standard under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and ensures that employees […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,