Chamber plans morning mixer

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a morning mixer on Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Ink Monkey Graphics, 2500 Fifth St., Suite 100, Davis. The event offers refreshments, a door prize drawing and an opportunity for networking. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis firm wins awards for public relations work

Davis-based Me Communications took home some top honors at the Sacramento Public Relations Association’s 25th Anniversary CAPPIE Awards ceremony, celebrating the region’s best PR work of the past year. Me Communications won three public relations awards including two gold awards for its work with the Colon Cancer Alliance, a nationally recognized nonprofit. The firm is […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Frerichs to speak at DDBA brown-bag lunch

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch discussion on Wednesday with special guest Lucas Frerichs, candidate for the Davis City Council. This lunchtime forum will give downtown business owners and community members an opportunity to meet and talk with Frerichs about his many years of civic volunteerism in Davis, his accomplishments in supporting […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

EPA approves Marrone’s new formulation for mussel control

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., which creates natural products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a dry formulation of its Zequanox product. Zequanox is a biological product for controlling invasive mussels within enclosed systems and infrastructures. Zequanox is the first biopesticide available for controlling invasive zebra […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal shopper: Where glass meets class

Deferred maintenance. It’s the pragmatic upkeep we put off yesterday, and the day before and the day before that … in favor of a little luxury (like dinner out) or, in some cases, our day-to-day existence. The truth is, we’ve done pretty well if we’ve survived the past several years, at least from an economic […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Lyon Cares raises $250K for charities in region

While Lyon Real Estate is best known for selling homes, the company also helps area nonprofits through its Lyon Cares program. During 2011, Lyon Cares raised $250,000 for charities and nonprofit organizations throughout the greater Sacramento region, an accomplishment recognized with a Partners in Philanthropy Award from the Sacramento Business Journal. The latest annual drive […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Curves continues to accept donations for food drive

Curves Davis West gym members continue to collect donations for their March Curves Food Drive to benefit the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee food bank. The gym already has surpassed its goal of collecting a combined total of 2,200 pounds of food and dollars, which are used to buy more food. That’s 20 percent more than […]

March 25, 2012 | 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, March 30, at The Konditorei Austrian Pastry Cafe, at 2710 E. Fifth St., Davis. The coffee club is an informal gathering that allows Edward Jones financial advisers to provide an update on the stock market and the […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Mori Seiki honored with SACTO award

In honor of its significant investment in the region, Mori Seiki Co. Ltd. has been selected to receive the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization’s 2012 Salute to New Industry Award. Mori Seiki, an international machine tool manufacturing company, is constructing its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Davis, and will be the largest employment creation […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Morse to offer remodeling advice at open house Sunday

Morse Remodeling Inc., a local design-build firm with almost 20 years of experience working in the Davis community, will open its doors Sunday to provide the public with an inside look at the remodeling industry. The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at Morse’s office and design studio, 2860 W. Covell Blvd., Suite […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

UC Davis students build a hybrid race car

In a shop filled with motors, airplane models and parts in numbered ziplock bags, Alejandro Hernandez attaches brake lines to the front of the frame of a hybrid car.

“If we’re going to fire (the engine), we need brakes,” Hernandez says as he gives instructions to the six people standing around the car. “We need all the people we can get because it’s a lengthy process.”

The vehicle, called the FH3, is a gas- and electric-powered car built entirely by UC Davis students. Hernandez is the team captain of UC Davis Formula Hybrid, a team of about 20 people who regularly work long hours to design and build the car.

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Blaming Occupy protests, U.S. Bank shuts campus branch

U.S. Bank has closed its Memorial Union branch and terminated a contract worth millions of dollars to UC Davis because of Occupy protests. Both U.S. Bank and the university have traded accusations that the other has not held up its end of the deal since the daily protests began taking place in January. Meanwhile, protesters […]

Marrone’s Regalia ingredient included in FRAC’s code list

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., which creates natural products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced that the active ingredient in its Regalia biofungicide, Reynoutria sachalinensis, has been included in the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee’s 2012 code list, following an extensive technical review. FRAC, a technical group of CropLife International, is a global association […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

County real estate sales

Address    Sale price Davis (95616) 2017 Alta Loma St.  $151,000 2142 Bella Casa St.  204,000 124 Faro Ave.  218,000 286 Cottage Cir.  270,500 1110 E. Eighth St.  309,000 3307 Curlew St.  310,000 Davis (95618) 3109 Florinda Ln.  $480,000 4351 Mahogany Ln. 660,000 3737 Gaviota Pl. 845,000 Woodland (95695) 603 Woodland Ave.  $117,500 34150 County […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,