Stocks end little changed as Europe worries ease

Stocks finished about where they started Friday as investors balanced positive signs for the U.S. economy with a looming deadline for a deficit-cutting committee in Congress. Steep declines earlier in the week left the market with its worst weekly loss since September. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 25.43 points, or 0.2 percent, to close […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Korean journalists learn about Yolo tourism options

A group of 16 newspaper journalists from Korea recently made a visit to the Yolo County Visitors Bureau offices in downtown Davis. The stop was part of a tour of Northern California organized by Brain Pack, an education consulting firm in Seoul, Korea. The purpose of the visit was to educate the journalists about the […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

E Street Promenade is topic of DDBA lunch

What would be the benefits of creating an enhanced pedestrian and bicycle experience downtown by way of a promenade on E Street? Hear about this proposal for the downtown, and share your thoughts during a brown-bag lunch discussion exploring this idea, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. The […]

November 27, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Jewelry studio makes timely move

Jeeba Jewelry Studio moved to a new spot on Nov. 1. The studio took over the space at 712 Third St., next to Bistro 33, where David Lazzari’s Watch Repair shop was for years. Jason and Jeanne Dayne own the shop, which features Jason’s designs. Its previous location was at 212 G St., upstairs. This […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 667 Jerome St.     $425,000 Davis (95618) 1812 Birch Ln.     $342,500 2826 Belhaven Pl.     515,o00 Woodland (95695) 513 Cottonwood St., B2     $105,000 5 Southwood Dr.     130,000 804 El Dorado Dr.     150,000 424 Robin Dr.     208,000 […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Luxury, performance in spotlight at L.A. Auto Show

LOS ANGELES — When it comes to new cars, green is good. But for red-blooded Americans, this year’s L.A.Auto Show rolls out the engine growls and tire squeals with splendor. Of more than 50 vehicles debuting at the L.A. Convention Center on Friday, more than half fall in the performance and luxury category. The downtown exhibition shows off more […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

DuPont, AgraQuest partner on biofungicide for France

Davis-based AgraQuest Inc. and DuPont have announced the signing of an agreement for the development and distribution of a new biopesticide, DPX RNP31, based on AgraQuest’s patented microbial active ingredient, Bacillus pumilus QST 2808. This collaboration will bring a new Sclerotinia fungicide solution to oilseed rape producers in France. “DPX RNP31 is an innovative complementary […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chevy goes for a Sonic boom

Small cars are huge (well not literally) internationally. Drivers around the world buy them because gasoline is expensive, streets are narrow and congested and parking spaces are tight. In the U.S., everything from the cars to the fountain drinks is much larger. Chevrolet has been trying to sell America on small cars for decades (remember […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Carden launches digital forensics company

Veteran detective and national computer forensics expert Jim Carden has announced the launch of a new digital forensics company called Digital Blue Solutions. The firm will provide computer forensics investigative services, electronic discovery and litigation support to corporations and major law firms. Carden, a Woodland resident and longtime detective with the Fairfield Police Department, is […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Rubin Orthopedic Group adds two surgeons

Dr. Monthakan Ratnarathorn, a board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon, is the third surgeon to join Rubin Orthopedic Group in the past two years. Rubin Orthopedic Group, at 500 University Ave. in Sacramento, is a state-of-the art office offering same-day appointments for urgent fractures, in-office casting, physical therapy, ultrasound and fluoroscopic imaging performed by a certified X-ray technologist. The […]

November 27, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sutter Health appoints new chief operating officer

Sutter Health has named longtime Sutter executive Sarah Krevans as chief operating officer for the Sacramento-based, not-for-profit health care network. The COO role has been vacant since Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry left the position in 2005. Krevans, who assumes her new role in January, will oversee the operations of Sutter Health’s five […]

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Shannon becomes AASP certified consultant

Jeni Shannon, Ph.D., a clinician at the UC Davis Counseling and Psychological Services Center, was recently designated a certified consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, the international professional organization of sport and exercise psychology. In earning this certification, Shannon has met required AASP standards of education and training in the sport sciences and psychology and undergone a rigorous review […]

November 27, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Grateful for Nugget

Facebook users, including me, will rail against friend updates about morning coffee. Nobody cares. If, on the other hand, the context is gratitude, I’m intrigued — particularly when it comes to the little things. This month, a couple of FB friends inspired me by posting thanks for common gifts, like hot showers. (Yes, Kathie and […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Taste locally made honeys at gourmet food store’s open houses

Winter’s dour weather may have us buttoning our coats and fumbling with umbrellas, but local residents will find reason to rejoice at Z Specialty Food, purveyor of gourmet fruit, nut and vegetable spreads, pasta sauces, and countless varieties of independently sourced premium honey. The Woodland-based company will launch its second annual series of open house […]

November 17, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,