40 years later, Strelitzia is in full bloom

Every Monday, Janice Labadie, co-owner of Strelitzia Flower Company, rumbles west in the company maxivan down to the San Francisco Wholesale Flower Mart and a slew of other ranches to buy freshly cut flowers for Strelitzia stores in Davis and Woodland. An owner putting in odd hours, like a weekly overnight run across the state, […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

UCD Med Center picked best in region

The National Research Corporation has awarded its “Consumer Choice Award” to the UC Davis Medical Center as the Sacramento region’s top and most-preferred hospital. The award is based on NRC’s annual Internet consumer survey, covering about 270,000 households nationwide and 1,800 locally from September 2010 through August 2011, according to a news release. Out of […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Capitol Corridor popularity shatters records

Northern California travelers have made the Capitol Corridor one of the most popular intercity passenger rail services in the nation. The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority announced its year-end Federal Fiscal Year 2011 results, which shattered ridership and revenue thresholds set in previous federal fiscal years. More than 1.7 million passengers rode Capitol Corridor from Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. […]

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Task force receives help planning business park from UC Davis Extension

The Innovation Park Task Force, which looks to prepare a recommendation to the Davis City Council on how, where and whether to pursue construction of a future business/innovation park in the coming months, will receive some help from UC Davis Extension. And it should cost only $10,000. The task force met Thursday at City Hall […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber plans member 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. in downtown Davis. This meeting, free and open to all members and prospective members, will provide a quick but comprehensive look at the Davis Chamber’s benefits, services and programs. Attendees will […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Beer (and root beer) run

Getting into the spirit of the event, John Bolle from Vacaville wears lederhosen while running in the Oktobrewfest 5K in Davis on Saturday, Oct. 8. He was one of 1,389 registered runners in the event benefitting the Change of Pace Foundation. The run started and finished in front of Sudwerk Brewery, where beverages — microbrews […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Cruise in to The Marketplace on Tuesday

Classic car lovers are invited to visit The Marketplace on Tuesday evening to enjoy the monthly Davis Cruise-In. The event, which features 60 to 80 cars from the 1920s through the 1960s, will run from 5 to 7 p.m. in the shopping center’s parking lot at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. “There’s no cost,” organizer […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Cary Arnold joins Next Generation Leaders group

Cary Arnold, director of marketing and agent services at Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate in Davis, was one of just 20 Coldwell Banker leaders from the United States and Canada invited to participate in the company’s first Next Generation Leaders meeting Oct. 6-7. The meeting took place at Coldwell Banker’s worldwide headquarters in Parsippany, N.J. […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

S&P upgrades Yolo County’s credit rating outlook

Recently, Yolo County was notified by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services that its credit rating outlook has been upgraded from “negative” to “stable.” Standard & Poor’s also affirmed the underlying rating of BBB+ on the county’s 1998 lease revenue bonds. This represents an overall improvement in credit rating. “The outlook revision reflects our view of […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 2212 Amar Ct.     $306,000 1107 Alice St.     420,000 1513 Redwood Ln.     519,000 641 Bianco Ct.     720,000 Davis (95618) 1712 Valdora St.     $435,000 3817 Halcon Pl.     759,000 27260 E. El Macero Dr.     950,000 7430 Woodbine […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Star Ginger food truck to open Tuesday at UCD

Star Ginger Restaurant Group announced that its first food truck will open for business on Tuesday at UC Davis, according to a news release on the eatery’s website. Star Ginger will serve free samples from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Silo Union on Hutchison Drive. “I love the high energy of campus life […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

AgraQuest cuts ribbon, opening new lab space

AgraQuest — the South Davis-based company that specializes in biopesticides — held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday that officially opened 2,880 square feet of new lab space adjacent to the existing office on Drew Avenue.

The added lab space is already being used for new product development, and will host 10 or more process development scientists who are working on the company’s next generation of products.

The addition includes two new fermentation labs equipped with 13 bioreactors, doubling AgraQuest’s fermentation capacity for product development.

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Winters firm wins $5.97M contract for flood risk reduction project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $5.97 million contract Sept. 27 to Four M Contracting Inc. of Winters for work at Morrison Creek in South Sacramento. “This project ties in with some of the other construction along Morrison Creek completed in previous years to significantly reduce the risk of flooding to […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Marrone receives approval of insecticide

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations, a global provider of natural products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced that the Environmental Protection Agency has approved its latest product, MBI-203 EP, which will be branded as Grandevo. It is a broad-spectrum, high-performance natural insecticide for use on agricultural and ornamental crops. MBI-203 is initially being launched […]

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