Sutter names new regional president

James Conforti, CEO of Sutter Health’s Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, has been named regional president for the Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region. Conforti replaces Sarah Krevans, who was named chief operating officer for the Sacramento-based, not-for-profit health care network effective Jan. 1. Conforti will oversee the operations of Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region, which […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

First Northern promotes Corell to vice president

First Northern Bank has announced the promotion of Alysia Corell to vice president/senior trust officer, “in recognition of the skilled and thoughtful estate planning she provides” to the bank’s asset management and trust clients. She is responsible for day-to-day administration of a wide range of trust accounts, including revocable and irrevocable living trusts, charitable remainder […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

2012 Mazda3: From zoom-zoom to SkyActiv

Mazda, the car company known for its “zoom-zoom” marketing campaign, is selling fuel efficiency now, too. Mazda doesn’t have a fuel-sipping, 2012 gasoline-electric hybrid or all-electric vehicle. But for 2012, it’s applying SkyActiv, the company’s package of fuel-saving equipment and upgrades, to the Mazda3 sedan and five-door hatchback. It’s the first rollout of SkyActiv, but […]

February 03, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Aggie ReStore is about more than just bargains

In the new Aggie ReStore, cast-off jeans and dresses intermingle with DIY crafts made out of items diverted from the landfill — worlds apart from the grunge and grime that the word “trash” usually conjures up.

Each item was donated to the store, which opened last month in the Memorial Union at UC Davis.

It’s all part of a concept that began a year ago in one of UCD design professor Ann Savageau’s classes. Savageau often salvaged “post-consumer” material for use in her sustainable design class, but the amount of consumer waste far outstripped her classes’ demand for material to “repurpose” …

February 02, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Panera Bread coming to Davis

The secret’s finally out. Last week, Panera Bread posted a notice that it’s hiring, with plans to open an eatery in the former Blockbuster building at Third and F streets. Job postings on its website confirm this. The flier for the bakery-café says its projected opening date is March 27. Interviews are being conducted Feb. […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Biotech company to move from Woodland to Davis

A biotech company from Woodland  has decided to pull up its stakes and move to Davis. In fact, it has already broken ground on the city’s east side. Expressions Systems, LLC, which cultivates and manufactures cell culture media to sell to the pharmaceutical industry, has begun construction on a two-floor, 27,484-square-foot laboratory at 603 Cantrill […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Catholic Healthcare West changes name to Dignity Health

Catholic Healthcare West, the parent company of Woodland Healthcare, has changed its name to Dignity Health and has restructured its governance. “In the rapidly changing health care environment, this new name and structure position the entire organization for growth and success,” a news release said. “Our mission, vision, and values remain the same, as does […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

City to honor Blue Oak Energy, Carbahal & Co.

Blue Oak Energy and Carbahal & Co. will be recognized by the city of Davis at its fifth annual Business and Economic Development Awards ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The community is invited to attend the ceremony, which takes place at the City Council meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Community Chambers at City Hall, […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New Chamber leaders are in the swim of things

Using her coach’s voice to command the room’s attention, Rose Cholewinski outlined three major goals for the coming year as she was installed last weekend as chairwoman of the Davis Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. The gala dinner took place Friday, Jan. 20, in the ARC Ballroom at UC Davis. Cholewinski, who owns and operates […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Car Care: Price versus value: When is it worth the upgrade?

(ARA) – In today’s economy, people want to know how they can keep their vehicles on the road for longer periods of time. Frequent maintenance will keep your car in good health, ensuring you get the most out of all those expensive-to-replace parts, according to the Car Care Council. When does it make sense to […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

DDBA launches dining, shopping promotion

Downtown Davis restaurants will be pairing up with local stores to offer customers double the deals starting Friday and running through Valentine’s Day. Dine Out Davis and Shop Outside the (Big) Box are a pair of cross promotions organized by the Davis Downtown Business Association to encourage locals to shop and eat downtown during what is […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

State to vote on new clean-car rules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The head of California’s air quality board on Thursday called proposed rules that would require automakers to build less-polluting cars and trucks by 2025 a historic move for a cleaner environment. California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols said she hopes the rules to require that vehicles emit about 75 percent […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Putah Creek Winery wins four medals in Chronicle contest

Davis-based Putah Creek Winery recently snagged four medals in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Putah Creek’s 2010 viognier and 2009 zinfandel each won silver medals while its 2010 chardonnay and 2008 cabernet sauvignon each garnered bronze medals. “This is the fourth year we’ve entered the San Francisco Chronicle competition and the fourth year […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Woodland Healthcare awards grants to seven Yolo nonprofits

Woodland Healthcare, an affiliate hospital of Dignity Health (formerly called Catholic Healthcare West), has awarded $58,843 in grant funding to seven nonprofit organizations in Yolo County. The grants, from $5,000 to $10,000 will build capacity in the community to offer much-needed services ranging from primary care to mental illness to chronic disease management, shelter and […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,