No more vintage years for Rominger West Winery

The Rominger West Winery soon will be no more. The “Yolo-grown” venture was launched in 2004 and boasted an East Davis tasting room that has hosted countless concerts, fundraisers and community events, as well as private parties. Co-founder and winemaker Mark West said Thursday that a change of ownership is still a possibility. But if […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

It’s time again for the monthly Cruise-In

Classic car buffs, rejoice! The monthly Davis Cruise-In, a show of 60 to 80 classic cars, trucks, military vehicle and motorcycles — both foreign and domestic — will return to The Marketplace shopping center on Tuesday. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in West Davis. There is […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Cartridge World offers recycling programs

This month, Cartridge World encourages community members to “refill” their commitment to Earth Day, April 22. Cartridge World, a printer ink and toner refilling business at 130 G St. in downtown Davis, is among 600 of the chain’s stores across the U.S. and Canada that are promoting recycling programs that help save the planet and help local organizations, schools […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

First Northern Bank receives ‘outstanding’ rating from FDIC

Dixon-based First Northern Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Northern Community Bancorp, has received an “outstanding” rating — the highest possible — from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for its performance under the Community Reinvestment Act. The CRA is a federal law that requires regulatory agencies such as the FDIC to examine banks to […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

LaCrosse mates 4-cylinder with electric motor

Finally, there’s a Buick LaCrosse sedan that puts many of today’s most topical fuel economy features into its base model, at no extra charge. The new, 2012 Buick LaCrosse lineup has a base model with four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor, with regenerative braking, wind-smoothing, aerodynamic touches and automatic engine stop at traffic lights, […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Business of the Year nominations due soon

Nomination forms for the 16th annual Bill Streng Business of the Year Award, presented by the Davis Chamber of Commerce, are now available. The award recognizes members of the business community who exemplify the qualities of excellence, service, innovation and creativity in business, industry or the community. Nominees will be judged on: * Demonstration of creativity […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

R&R makes final fundraising push for new store

Supporters of All Things Right & Relevant, a nonprofit consignment/thrift store that benefits 10 local mental health agencies, need your help. A brand-new, spacious store has been under construction for the past several months at the corner of Spafford Street and Peña Drive in Mace Ranch. But before R&R can move from the Davis Manor […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Facebook leaning toward Nasdaq, reports say

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook will list its shares with Nasdaq, according to media reports. That would be a big win for the Nasdaq, which competes fiercely with NYSE Euronext Inc., especially for an initial public offering as large as Facebook’s, pegged at $5 billion. The New York Times and CNBC cited anonymous sources on […]

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

Real estate 4/8

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 2052 Alta Loma St.     $180,000 1707 Olympic Dr., 23     180,000 1704 Drexel Dr.     265,000 1314 Claremont Dr.     333,000 749 Anderson Rd.     345,000 1212 Harvard Dr.     510,000 375 W. Eighth St.     660,000 2301 Isle Royale […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sierra Energy joins Obama’s signing of the JOBS Act

On Thursday, President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, a bipartisan bill that enacts many of the president’s proposals to encourage startups and support the nation’s small businesses. Sierra Energy, a small waste gasification and renewable energy company from Davis, was represented at the bill-signing and shares the president’s belief that small […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

AgraQuest expands soil disease control tool into new markets

Growers of bulb vegetables including onions, leafy vegetables like lettuce and spinach, strawberries and cole crops in most of the United States can now benefit from AgraQuest’s Serenade Soil fungicide, just like growers of tomatoes, peppers, cucurbits and potatoes have been since 2010. The product also can be used for control of Sclerotium rolfsii in […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Nugget Market hosts ‘Local Love Fair’ April 14

Nugget Markets in Davis, Roseville and El Dorado Hills will host special “Local Love Fair” events, with local producers, farmers and vendors on-site sharing information and offering product samples throughout the store. The Davis Local Love Fair will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Nugget Market at 1414 E. […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

B & L Ladies Night supports Ashdown’s ride

B & L Bike Shop will host its second Ladies Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at 610 Third St. in downtown Davis. Jamie Whitmore, an Xterra triathlete champion and cancer survivor, will be the guest speaker. The evening will include wine, chocolate, a fashion show, a silent auction and up to […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Value in a luxury sedan: Lexus LS

By Ann M. Job With a starting retail price of $68,505, the 2012 Lexus LS sedan is bargain-priced compared to European competitors. The flagship sedan of the luxury Lexus line, the roomy, comfortable, V-8-powered LS also is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports magazine, where this four-door auto is rated above average in reliability. And […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,