Bravo! Mexican restaurant on its way

A Mexican food restaurant called El Toro Bravo will replace Baja Fresh at 237 D St. It’s under the same ownership as nearby Burgers & Brew and Crepeville. The eatery appears to be a small chain, with the closest one in Truckee. A license to sell alcohol is posted in the window, with an application […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Charger, Dodge’s large sedan, impresses

Forget about retro, nostalgia stuff. The 2012 Dodge Charger is an impressive, large, rear-wheel drive sedan for today’s buyers who want to stand out from the crowd. Revamped for 2012, the expressively styled, four-door Charger can look like a snarl coming down the road. It can act like a snarling machine, too, especially if it […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Economic development roundtable highlights importance of university ties

Like the Five Families, the key players who run Davis’ economy pulled up chairs around a common table in the Community Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday night to talk business. In collaboration with the Business and Economic Development Commission, the City Council hosted an economic development roundtable to begin a discussion with the business […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

From the ground up: New nonprofit Davis Roots to nurture start-ups

As UC Davis works to spin out more start-up companies and the city of Davis mulls how best to keep them here, a new nonprofit organization aims to help both succeed. Davis Roots, a business accelerator, is the brainchild of local entrepreneur Anthony Costello, former chairman of the city’s Business and Economic Development Commission, and […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Credit union will open downtown office on March 12

The Yolo Federal Credit Union has announced that its new downtown Davis branch at 501 G St. is nearly complete and will open for business at 10 a.m. Monday, March 12. “This new LEED-designed branch will be a beautiful addition to an already wonderful downtown,” stated Clyde Brooker, president/CEO of the credit union. Brooker said […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Pope hired as Davis Chamber executive director

The Davis Chamber of Commerce announces that after a two-month search and selection process, Kemble K. Pope has been tapped to lead the Chamber as executive director. Pope has been a Davis resident for 10 years and has been active in the Davis Chamber since 2007. He has filled the executive director’s position on an […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Visitors Bureau launches Pinterest page

The Yolo County Visitors Bureau now has its own set of bulletin boards on the social website service Pinterest. People can use the site to find information about events, lodgings, food, activities, weddings and more in Davis, Winters, Woodland and elsewhere in Yolo County. Pinterest is a virtual pin board, where users can pin and […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

DDBA hosts Dan Wolk at brown-bag chat

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch discussion on Wednesday with Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk, who is running for re-election. The chat runs from noon to 1 p.m. in the River City Bank conference room, 239 E St. in downtown Davis. This lunchtime forum will give downtown business owners and community […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davisville finds low-cost way to go solar

The newly installed solar panels on top of the Davisville Express Lube almost never saw the light of day. Ron Lautzenberg, co-owner of the oil change and auto service company in West Davis, started talking about the project three years ago as a way to be more environmentally friendly — something he believed would fit […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

First Street Real Estate plans grand opening Thursday

First Street Real Estate will have its grand opening celebration and Davis Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. All are welcome to attend and take a tour of the agency’s office — a newly remodeled building at 423 First St. in downtown Davis. Food and refreshments will be served. […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn about electric vehicle transformation

SAN DIEGO — Learn about recent developments in the electric vehicle revolution sweeping across California during a presentation from 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane. The workshop will focus on plug-in electric vehicles and feature a panel of local owners discussing their experiences with […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

IHOP serves up free pancakes

For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, which is National Pancake Day. While the pancakes are free, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis photographer captures award

Davis portrait photographer Dan Jones, of Jones Custom Photography, was awarded “Portrait Photographer of the Year, 2011” from The Professional Photographers of the Sacramento Valley. PPSV is the local affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America and serves the Greater Sacramento Valley. The award was earned via regular independent image judging and critiques throughout the […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,