Car Care: Don’t tread lightly on winter tire safety

(NewsUSA) – With winter upon us, tire safety in cold weather is something every car owner should be familiar with. Most drivers concentrate on tire safety in hot weather to avoid blowouts, but the same precautions should be exercised in the winter. One of the most effective ways to be safe on the road is […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Comcast launches 15 new TV networks in Davis area

Comcast announced that it has completed its digital migration to a full digital delivery system in Sacramento and the surrounding areas, and launched 13 new television networks to residential homes and businesses as part of its growing Xfinity TV lineup. More than 30 communities in the Capital region will now have access to the new […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sutter Health donates $225,000 to NorCal food banks

A quarter-million-dollar donation by Sutter Health to 29 food banks throughout Northern California will help put more than 1 million meals on family tables this holiday season. The donation includes $6,000 to Yolo County Children’s Alliance in Davis. On average, every dollar donated translates to 4.5 meals provided by Sutter’s community partners, a news release […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Solarize Davis extends deadline

Solarize Davis has extended its deadline to Dec. 9 for those interested in getting a free proposal on a discounted solar power system. Since mid-September, the group has been working with REC Solar to remove common roadblocks for Davis homeowners considering solar, a news release said. Borrowing from other successful “Solarize” programs in places like […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber hosts members benefits meeting

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will host a member benefits meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Chamber office, 604 Third St. This free meeting will provide a quick but comprehensive look at the Chamber’s benefits, services and programs. All current and prospective members are invited to attend. Participants will learn how to maximize their […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Financial adviser hosts coffee club

Manny Provedor, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, will host a coffee club at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at The Konditorei Austrian Pastry Cafe, at 2710 E. Fifth St., Davis. The coffee club is an informal gathering allowing Edward Jones financial advisers to provide an update on the stock market and the economy. […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Convertible Camaro is a head-turner

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT Convertible Base price: $30,100 for 1LT manual; $34,100 for 2LT manual Price as tested: $38,530 Type: Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, four-passenger, compact coupe Engine: 3.6-liter, double overhead cam, direct-injection V-6 with CVVT Mileage: 18 mpg (city), 29 mpg (highway) Length: 190.4 inches Wheelbase: 112.3 inches Curb weight: 3,986 pounds Built in: Canada Option: RS […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Entrepreneurship is focus of free seminar

A free seminar on entrepreneurship is planned Wednesday at Little Prague restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. Corley Phillips, director of the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy, is the guest speaker. He will talk from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by networking from 6 to 7 p.m. Students and professionals alike are invited. Students are allowed […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Institute aims to spur UCD entrepreneurship

With a new interdisciplinary institute, UC Davis seeks to boost its innovation and entrepreneurship projects, spurring economic development far beyond the campus. Alumni Mike and Renee Child have committed $5 million to The Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UCD announced Tuesday. The institute, which launched Tuesday, will provide a unifying structure to entrepreneurship efforts on […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Watermelon Music hosts annual food-for-strings event

Watermelon Music and D’Addario are offering free strings for guitars, basses, mandolins or ukuleles during a special promotion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Anyone who brings their instrument to the store, 207 E St. in downtown Davis, along with at least one nonperishable food item, will receive a brand-new set of D’Addario strings, […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Decline in book sales spells the end for Sweet Briar

Davis is about to bid farewell to yet another bookstore. Sweet Briar Books, the 15-year-old used bookstore in the G Street Shopping Center, will shut its doors by the end of December, the result of a significant decline in business over the past year. Sweet Briar is the second Davis bookstore to close in recent months […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Z Specialty Food plans open houses

Known locally for the brands Moon Shine Trading, Island of the Moon, and Cowboy Caviar, Z Specialty Food will host open houses from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 4. In addition to live music, raffles and giveaways, all of the company’s award-winning products — such as honey, nut butters […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Morse Remodeling wins Contractor of the Year award

Davis-based Morse Remodeling Inc. & Custom Homes was recognized recently by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry with Contractor of the Year awards in two categories. The firm won in the residential exterior specialty category and for residential addition under $100,000 in the annual awards competition in Sacramento, a news release said. Additionally, Dave […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Brown Construction receives Grand Project of the Year Award

Brown Construction Inc., a general contractor based in West Sacramento, received a Grand Project of the Year award from Multifamily Executive Magazine for Cascades of the Sierra in the senior category. Brown also won in the affordable category for the company’s work on Wolff Waters Place. “We are extremely honored to be recognized with this […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,