Ford hones its Edge

Talk about perfect timing. For 2012, Ford added a fuel-thrifty, EcoBoost four-cylinder engine to its mid-size Edge sport utility vehicle. The move came just months ahead of today’s gasoline prices averaging more than $3.80 a gallon in the United States and gives fuel-conscious shoppers something other than small cars to consider. In fact, the 2012 […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Home Improvements Group wins design awards

The Home Improvements Group, a design/build firm in Woodland, recently won four design awards from the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s California Capital Chapter. The awards were for work the firm completed in 2011. Honors included first place as well judge’s choice for the group’s design and construction of a master bathroom in Davis. The […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo Federal helps community save

Yolo Federal Credit Union announced that it’s nearing its goal to save the community $1 million in loan interest by June 30. Less than two months into the campaign and not even halfway through this challenge, Yolo Federal already has saved the community $467,819 in loan interest, the credit union reported. “Our mission is to […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Capay Valley Vineyards wins gold, an independent wine review, has awarded a gold medal to Capay Valley Vineyards’ estate-bottled cabernet sauvignon, giving it 91 points. The cabernet also received a best buy recommendation. “Our company’s mission is to produce high-quality wines at affordable prices,” said Capay Valley Vineyards owner Tom Frederick in a news release. “The depth of the competition […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Towing with the Toyota Tacoma

If you want to tow something of any decent weight, you will need a truck. Domestic manufacturers are engaged in a torque war with their diesel trucks —they’re pushing 800 pound-feet of torque and those beasts can tow more than 24,000 pounds. But some of us may not need that much truck. The problem is […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Despite Target, Davis shoppers still head downtown

When the city first proposed luring Target to Davis, many people worried the big-box store would harm local businesses, especially in the downtown core.

But au contraire.

According to a study by a research team from the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, the downtown has not seen a substantial reduction in shopping frequency since Target opened in 2009 on the east side of the city.

The researchers set out in 2009 on a “before-and-after” study that focused on vehicle miles of travel trends for Davis shoppers.

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New downtown co-working space now open

The Work Shop, a co-working space at 213 E St. in downtown Davis, is now open. Co-working means sharing a work space with creative and independent people who work for themselves or who need a work space for a short-term or long-term project. The Work Shop has an open floor plan, with desks and tables, […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo FCU opens its doors at new downtown location

Approximately a year after breaking ground, the new eco-friendly Yolo Federal Credit Union branch opens this week in downtown Davis. Yolo FCU, which has four locations in Yolo County, is shutting down its Oakshade Town Center branch in South Davis and moving to the corner of Fifth and G streets. There are 2,300 customers at […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo Federal plans open house at new branch

Yolo Federal Credit Union will have a ribbon cutting and open house celebration Thursday, March 29, at its new branch at 501 G St. in downtown Davis. The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Visitors will be able to check out the new full-service branch, which was built to meet Leadership in Energy […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Businesses will get tips on saving energy, and money

Davis business owners and managers can learn how to save energy — thereby saving money — at a free forum Thursday evening. The event, which runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., is presented by Yolo Energy Watch, in partnership with the library […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

New pediatrician joins Woodland Healthcare

Dr. Judeth McGann joins Woodland Healthcare as a pediatrician at its medical office in Davis. McGann received her medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, N.Y. She completed her residency training in pediatric medicine and pediatric hematology and oncology subspecialty at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Prior to joining Woodland […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Pacific Retirement Services promotes three to key positions

Mike Morris, executive director of University Retirement Community in Davis, will serve as Pacific Retirement Services’ new chief operating officer when his current position is filled. PRS is a national, not-for-profit senior living and health care company and the sponsor of URC in Davis. In addition to Morris, URC has promoted two other employees to […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New physician assistant joins Woodland Healthcare

Pamona Purdy has joined Woodland Healthcare’s occupational health and family practice departments as a physician assistant. Purdy received her physician assistant certification from the UC Davis Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Program. Prior to joining Woodland Healthcare, Purdy worked as a physician assistant for Lassen Medical Group in Red Bluff. She will see patients […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Travis Credit Union offers ‘Financial First Aid’ seminar

Travis Credit Union will present a free seminar, “Financial First Aid,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the TCU community room, at One Travis Way in Vacaville. To reserve your spot, call (707) 449-4000 or (800) 877-8328 by March 19. “Travis Credit Union is committed to helping people in our community become informed, […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,