Yummy Dummy Chocolate Company shutting down

After six years, 30,000 chocolate bars and $7,000 in charitable donations, Yummy Dummy Chocolate Company is closing down.

The girl-owned and operated company will see three of its seven founders heading off to college in the fall with the remaining four not far behind, so they’ve collectively made the decision to stop operations this month.

Remaining chocolate bars may be purchased through their website, www.yummydummy.com, through Saturday or until ….

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Right & Relevant will double in size with new building

After nearly 20 years in the Davis Manor Shopping Center, All Things Right & Relevant — the nonprofit consignment/thrift shop better known as R&R — is getting ready to move to a new, much larger home. The move, to a site at the corner of Spafford Street and Peña Drive in Mace Ranch, has been […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

HighBridge acquires Davis apartment complex

San Francisco-based HighBridge Properties, a real estate advisory and brokerage firm active on the West Coast and in the Southeast, announced that it has partnered with a client to acquire Brush Creek Apartments, an 80-unit, student-oriented residential community in Davis, for $8.2 million. Completed in 1981, Brush Creek consists of 10 one- and two-story rental […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 1308 Anderson Rd.     $290,000 1342 Drake Dr.     632,500 Davis (95618) 830 Donovan Ct.     $340,000 4926 Cowell Blvd., 28      390,000 4019 Frontera Dr.     395,000 5722 Hoag Pl.     682,500 Woodland (95695) 618 Harvard Ct.     $107,000 278 […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Car care: Winter warriors make roadways safer and keep us moving

(ARA) – It’s fall. It’s getting colder, the leaves are falling and winter is looming. Most likely, you haven’t given much thought to the road crews who are working this fall, preparing equipment and resources in order to keep roads clear and safe this winter. Keeping the roads clear and traffic flowing when the snow […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Pub scene booming in Davis

Who doesn’t want a bar at City Hall? City Hall Tavern opened a couple of weeks ago on the F Street side of Bistro 33. The bar uses the Historic City Hall entrance at 226 F St. The menu is different from Bistro’s, but the food is prepared in the same kitchen. The fun new […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Volunteers lend a hand at Logos Books

Books are good for the mind, but for the staff of Logos Books, they’re good for the soul, too. The downtown used and out-of-print bookstore has donated nearly $30,000 to Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children since opening almost two years ago. A nonprofit owned by two retired teachers, Susan and Peter Linz, the […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Buick goes small with Verano

“Nice car.” The words finally registered the third time the young man in the parking garage said them. With surprise, I acknowledged his comment. Then he asked, “It’s a Lincoln, right?” No, the 2012 Verano is a Buick, not a Lincoln. But yes, it is a decidedly nice car with pleasing styling, quiet interior, decent […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UCD study: Glass ceiling may take a century to crack

Special to The Enterprise BRISBANE — The proportion of women who lead California’s largest companies is growing at such a slow pace that it will take more than a century for female business leaders to achieve parity with men, a UC Davis study has found. The seventh annual UCD Study of California Women Business Leaders found that women still […]

December 08, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal shopper: Heidy’s favorite things

HeidyKellisonW If hooliganism is the new Black Friday, I don’t endorse the trend. After this year’s mayhem and a previous year’s manslaughter, let’s return to the classics and treat the day after Thanksgiving the way my Aunt Lassie taught me — like the little black dress. A safe and simple holiday shopping experience is de […]

December 08, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Google VP visits Woodland school

Students at Woodland Polytechnic Academy had the rare opportunity to meet Udi Manber, Google’s vice president of engineering, on Dec. 2. “The thing that separates the real successful from the not so successful is they continue learning everyday, to seek different information from all over the world, and to learn from their mistakes.  The world […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Curves quilt warms hearts for holidays

In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, Curves Davis West members made cash donations to the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee in Davis — for a grand total of $1,210. In return, donors received a chance to win a beautiful, handmade quilt donated by longtime Curves member Marie Risley. She spent about 100 hours creating this fall-colored, […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Wardrobe features holiday trunk show

The Wardrobe presents a holiday trunk show, “Be Jeweled, Be Joyful,” on Friday featuring local designer Marcia Munich’s designs. Local residents can meet Munich from 7 to 9 p.m. during the Davis Downtown Business Association’s Second Friday ArtAbout celebration. Wardrobe owner Heather Caswell says Munich’s jewelry and scarves are made from crystal, shells and pearls. […]

December 07, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Renew Denim collecting jeans for STEAC

For the third year in a row, Renew Denim in downtown Davis is holding a jeans drive to benefit the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. The shop, at 222 D St., will collect gently used jeans on Thursdays, Dec. 8 and 15, to help stock STEAC’s clothing closet. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the store […]

December 07, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,