Convertible Camaro is a head-turner

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT Convertible Base price: $30,100 for 1LT manual; $34,100 for 2LT manual Price as tested: $38,530 Type: Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, four-passenger, compact coupe Engine: 3.6-liter, double overhead cam, direct-injection V-6 with CVVT Mileage: 18 mpg (city), 29 mpg (highway) Length: 190.4 inches Wheelbase: 112.3 inches Curb weight: 3,986 pounds Built in: Canada Option: RS […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Entrepreneurship is focus of free seminar

A free seminar on entrepreneurship is planned Wednesday at Little Prague restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. Corley Phillips, director of the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy, is the guest speaker. He will talk from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by networking from 6 to 7 p.m. Students and professionals alike are invited. Students are allowed […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Institute aims to spur UCD entrepreneurship

With a new interdisciplinary institute, UC Davis seeks to boost its innovation and entrepreneurship projects, spurring economic development far beyond the campus. Alumni Mike and Renee Child have committed $5 million to The Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UCD announced Tuesday. The institute, which launched Tuesday, will provide a unifying structure to entrepreneurship efforts on […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Watermelon Music hosts annual food-for-strings event

Watermelon Music and D’Addario are offering free strings for guitars, basses, mandolins or ukuleles during a special promotion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Anyone who brings their instrument to the store, 207 E St. in downtown Davis, along with at least one nonperishable food item, will receive a brand-new set of D’Addario strings, […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Decline in book sales spells the end for Sweet Briar

Davis is about to bid farewell to yet another bookstore. Sweet Briar Books, the 15-year-old used bookstore in the G Street Shopping Center, will shut its doors by the end of December, the result of a significant decline in business over the past year. Sweet Briar is the second Davis bookstore to close in recent months […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Z Specialty Food plans open houses

Known locally for the brands Moon Shine Trading, Island of the Moon, and Cowboy Caviar, Z Specialty Food will host open houses from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 4. In addition to live music, raffles and giveaways, all of the company’s award-winning products — such as honey, nut butters […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Morse Remodeling wins Contractor of the Year award

Davis-based Morse Remodeling Inc. & Custom Homes was recognized recently by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry with Contractor of the Year awards in two categories. The firm won in the residential exterior specialty category and for residential addition under $100,000 in the annual awards competition in Sacramento, a news release said. Additionally, Dave […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Brown Construction receives Grand Project of the Year Award

Brown Construction Inc., a general contractor based in West Sacramento, received a Grand Project of the Year award from Multifamily Executive Magazine for Cascades of the Sierra in the senior category. Brown also won in the affordable category for the company’s work on Wolff Waters Place. “We are extremely honored to be recognized with this […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Coldwell Banker’s Fall Home Jubilee to benefit local food banks

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will host a Fall Home Jubilee on Sunday, Nov. 13, allowing buyers to visit hundreds of open houses while helping those in need at the same time. As part of Coldwell Banker’s commitment to fighting poverty and hunger, the company is collecting canned goods for the local food banks during this […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Novozymes honored by Proctor & Gamble

Novozymes has been recognized by Proctor & Gamble as a “Supplier of Excellence” among its 75,000 suppliers for the fourth year in a row. And for the second consecutive year, Novozymes also was given the company’s highest award — “Business Partner of the Year” — an honor bestowed on only 12 suppliers. Novozymes, a Danish […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

City seeks nominations for business awards

The city of Davis Business and Economic Development Commission is seeking public suggestions for the fifth annual Business and Economic Development Awards. The commission will recommend that the city honor an individual, organization or local business operating within the city of Davis for extraordinary contributions to their industry and the community. The commission may recommend […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Irish pub set to open

De Vere’s Irish Pub, filling the old Soga’s spot at 217 E St., planned a soft opening as early as this weekend, with “pre-opening” parties all week long. The restaurant’s transformation is impressive, with rich woodwork, antiques and stained glass. The deVere White family imported the main bar from Ireland, and feature family photos throughout. […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Like a rock: 100 years of Chevy

DETROIT (AP) — We saw the USA in them. We drove them to the levee. We even worked on our night moves in their back seats. For a century, Chevrolets won America’s love with their safety, convenience, style and speed — even if sometimes they were clunky, or had problems with rust or their rear […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Whole Foods confirms lease at Davis Commons

It’s official: Whole Foods has leased the former Borders Books & Music space in the Davis Commons shopping center, and will open a grocery store there sometime in the next 12 to 18 months. “We have signed the lease, now we have to design our store,” David Lannon, president of Whole Foods Market for Northern […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,