Dodge Dart is back after 36 years

After 36 years, the Dodge Dart is back, and it’s no retro model. The 2013 Dart five-seat sedan is modern and stylish, with European handling and heritage, fun features, 10 air bags and fuel-thrifty engines, including two turbos. And smart design and attention to detail inside the Dart successfully groups the information from the gauges […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bed Bath & Beyond to buy Cost Plus for $495 million

By Mae Anderson NEW YORK — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. said Wednesday that it agreed to buy smaller home goods retailer Cost Plus Inc. for about $495 million after getting promising results from a joint effort to put a specialty food department in some Bed Bath & Beyond stores. Cost Plus has a store in Davis, in […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Taking it to the street

A couple dozen supporters of the Yolo MoveOn Council demonstrate Wednesday afternoon at Bank of America branch on E Street in downtown Davis. Hundreds of people also gathered outside the annual Bank of America Corp. shareholders’ meeting in Charlotte, N.C. Inside, shareholders spoke at the mic to CEO Brian Moynihan about the bank’s handling of […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Campus tech incubator graduates first tenant

Hear this: Dysonics, a startup based on audio technology research conducted at UC Davis, is the first company to “graduate” from the College of Engineering’s fledgling high-tech business incubator, the Engineering Translational Technology Center. After less than a year of incubation, Dysonics secured $750,000 in funding from angel investors, enough to set out on its […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New location for All Things Right & Relevant

All Things Right and Relevant, a nonprofit consignment shop that benefits local mental health agencies, has moved to a new location at 2801 Spafford St., at the intersection of Spafford Street and Peña Drive. Main store hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; R&R Thrift hours are 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Both can be […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Celebrate Davis set May 17 in Community Park

Mark your calendars: The annual Celebrate Davis festival is coming up on Thursday, May 17, at Community Park at 14th and F streets. The event, presented by the Davis Chamber of Commerce from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., features booths hosted by businesses and community organizations, live music and food vendors, and culminates with a fireworks […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Federal hosts Chamber mixer

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans an evening mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Yolo Federal Credit Union, 501 G St. in downtown Davis. Yolo Federal was honored earlier this month with the 2011 Bill Streng Business of the Year Award, presented by the Chamber. The mixer will include refreshments, an opportunity for networking and a […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

TROTR in running for State Farm grant

Therapeutic Riding and Off Track Rehabilitation (TROTR), located between Davis and Woodland, has been selected as a finalist in the State Farm Cause An Effect program. Online voting through May 17 will determine the winners. To vote, go to!/statefarm. People can search by cause name, location or topic, and can vote up to 10 times per […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

AgraQuest gains EPA registrations for first seed treatments

Davis-based AgraQuest has announced that the EPA recently approved seed treatment uses of the microbial active ingredients in the company’s Serenade and Sonata fungicides, both already widely used by growers as effective foliar or soil fungicides. Extensive field trial testing as seed treatments over the past several years demonstrated control of key diseases such as […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Ford’s compact SUV goes lux

With European-style handling, luxury looks, surprising refinement and new features for 2013, Ford’s compact sport utility vehicle, the Escape, doesn’t seem like an Escape anymore. The familiar boxy shape is replaced by a sleek, rich-looking exterior, and the Escape’s V-6, manual transmission and gasoline-electric hybrid model are gone. Instead, every 2013 Escape comes with a […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Chamber PAC endorses Frerichs, Souza and Wolk for City Council

The Davis Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee has announced that it is endorsing Lucas Frerichs, chairman of the city’s Planning Commission, and incumbent City Council members Stephen Souza and Dan Wolk in the June 5 City Council election. “Frerichs, Souza and Wolk have the vision and demonstrated commitment to build a more socially, environmentally […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Panera Bread: July 21 opening

The opening date for Panera Bread in Davis has changed from late June to Saturday, July 21, a store official said today. The cafe bakery will fill the former Blockbuster site at Third and F streets.

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Amtrak offers eTicketing for Capitol Corridor passengers

Amtrak has started a pilot program for eTicketing on two state-supported California rail corridors — the Capitol Corridor, which runs from Auburn through Davis to the Bay Area, and Amtrak California San Joaquin, from Sacramento to Oakland and Bakersfield. Passengers can now make reservations and print their electronic tickets from home or the office. Initially, […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

PG&E pays $41 million in rebates for Winter Gas Savings program

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced that its Winter Gas Savings program paid out more than $41 million in rebates to nearly 2 million natural gas customers this spring. But unlike the state lottery, the utility-run savings program wasn’t a game of chance. PG&E’s eligible gas customers needed only to reduce their gas usage in […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,