Car Care: Price versus value: When is it worth the upgrade?

(ARA) – In today’s economy, people want to know how they can keep their vehicles on the road for longer periods of time. Frequent maintenance will keep your car in good health, ensuring you get the most out of all those expensive-to-replace parts, according to the Car Care Council. When does it make sense to […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

DDBA launches dining, shopping promotion

Downtown Davis restaurants will be pairing up with local stores to offer customers double the deals starting Friday and running through Valentine’s Day. Dine Out Davis and Shop Outside the (Big) Box are a pair of cross promotions organized by the Davis Downtown Business Association to encourage locals to shop and eat downtown during what is […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

State to vote on new clean-car rules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The head of California’s air quality board on Thursday called proposed rules that would require automakers to build less-polluting cars and trucks by 2025 a historic move for a cleaner environment. California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols said she hopes the rules to require that vehicles emit about 75 percent […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Putah Creek Winery wins four medals in Chronicle contest

Davis-based Putah Creek Winery recently snagged four medals in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Putah Creek’s 2010 viognier and 2009 zinfandel each won silver medals while its 2010 chardonnay and 2008 cabernet sauvignon each garnered bronze medals. “This is the fourth year we’ve entered the San Francisco Chronicle competition and the fourth year […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Woodland Healthcare awards grants to seven Yolo nonprofits

Woodland Healthcare, an affiliate hospital of Dignity Health (formerly called Catholic Healthcare West), has awarded $58,843 in grant funding to seven nonprofit organizations in Yolo County. The grants, from $5,000 to $10,000 will build capacity in the community to offer much-needed services ranging from primary care to mental illness to chronic disease management, shelter and […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

For Stone Soup caterers, new business is a homecoming

During the late 1980s, Lawsuit was one of Davis’ premier bands. Twenty years later, the band, like other Davis institutions, is no more, but four of its devoted fans have found their way back to town. After years of being dispersed throughout Northern California, the “five ladies,” with one non-Davisite addition, have returned to open […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Aggie ReStore offers a uses for old stuff

The Associated Students of UC Davis have launched a new business venture — Aggie ReStore, a campus resource for school and office supplies, art and craft materials, clothing and more. The business opened Jan. 18 in the Memorial Union and a grand opening is planned for Wednesday. The mission of Aggie ReStore is to divert […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

DDBA annual meeting set Jan. 30

The Davis Downtown Business Association will have its annual meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at Tres Hermanas restaurant, 805 Second St. in downtown Davis. “Join us for this early evening meeting where we will mingle with downtown business owners while we elect board members who will represent and advocate for downtown Davis,” an announcement said. The event kicks off at 5:30 […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DDBA hosts Lee at brown-bag lunch

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch discussion with special guest Brett Lee, candidate for Davis City Council, on Wednesday. The event will run from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hunt-Boyer Conference Room, 604 Second St., in downtown Davis. This forum will give downtown business owners and community members an opportunity […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Zindagi open; Luigi’s to debut Sunday with free slices

Zindagi Indian Bistro opened Wednesday at 213 E St., Suite C. The space formerly housed Queen of Sheeba and Pita Pit before that. Next door, Luigi’s, also at 213 E St., will open Sunday, giving out free pizza slices from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., owner Linda Brida said today. Brida owns the business with […]

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Nugget remains among ‘Best Companies to Work For’

Woodland-based Nugget Markets, which has two Davis stores, has once again made it onto Fortune magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Family owned since 1926, the regional market chain ranked 34th this year, down from eighth in 2011 and fifth in 2010. It’s the company’s seventh year on the list, which is […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber lunch set on Feb. 7

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly member luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. For more information, or to make a reservation, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber plans morning mixer at H&R Block

A morning mixer is planned by the Davis Chamber of Commerce from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at H&R Block, 1411 W. Covell Blvd., Suite 102, Davis. The event provides an opportunity for networking as well as refreshments and a door prize drawing.

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Wendy’s fundraiser supports Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

For $1, customers at participating Wendy’s restaurants in the Sacramento area can purchase a key tag that entitles them to free Jr. Frostys through the month of May while supporting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. In South Davis, Wendy’s is at 1701 Cowell Blvd. While supplies last, […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,