Check out these family-friendly car features

Parents have plenty to worry about when packing their kids in the car and heading out on the road. Luckily, car manufacturers have been designing vehicles with parents in mind to make these trips a little easier. “Manufacturers are really embracing family-friendly features, and not just in minivans,” says Jennifer Newman, editor at “Besides things […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Jack’s Urban Eats on its way

From Jonathan Edwards’ Enterprise story on Sunday, Oct. 23, comes news of Jack’s Urban Eats coming to town: “More servings of Sacramento flavor are on the way. Jack’s Urban Eats, a cafeteria-style restaurant that opened its flagship midtown location in 1998, plans to open a Davis location as part of a regional chain that includes […]

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Marrone, ScottsMiracle-Gro enter R&D agreement

The ScottsMiracle-Gro Company, the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, and Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations have announced an exclusive research and development agreement designed to provide consumers new natural plant protection products. Marrone is a global provider of natural products for pest management in the agricultural and water treatment markets. Under […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

River City Bank wins highest rating from BauerFinancial

River City Bank has been awarded the highest possible rating — Five Stars “Superior” — from the nation’s leading independent bank-rating firm BauerFinancial Inc. BauerFinancial bestowed its top rating upon River City Bank as a testament to its stability and strong management. To earn the Five Star “Superior” rating, River City Bank needed to report […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber lunch highlights energy efficiency

Yolo Energy Watch will talk about sustainability and energy efficiency at the Davis Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 1. All reservations must be made by Friday, Oct. 28. Lunch is free for members. Yolo Energy Watch, a partnership between PG&E and Yolo County, will host the lunch and pay for Chamber members’ meals. For […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Two pubs plan opening parties

DeVere’s Irish Pub, filling the old Soga’s spot at 217 E St., plans a pre-opening party on Nov. 8 for its Facebook fans. The event originally was planned for Oct. 17, but was postponed. On Tuesday, the deVere White family wrote this on the pub’s Facebook page: “Due to licensing setbacks that are beyond our control, […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 715 Hawthorn Ln.     $255,000 2417 Oakenshield Rd., 8     290,000 2210 Calaveras Ave.     349,500 2601 Catalina Dr.     403,000 410 E. 14th St., 412     410,000 615 A St.     465,000 2921 Anza Ave.     535,000 1705 Redwood Ln. […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Job fair set Tuesday in Sacramento

Jobseekers will have the chance to connect with regional employers at Sacramento’s 20th annual Fall HIREvent from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, 5321 Date Ave., Sacramento.  Admission is free. Companies are eager to hire and are recruiting to fill vacancies in a wide variety of fields, from entry-level through management, […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

River City Bank reports cash dividends

River City Bank’s board of directors has approved cash dividends for share holders, in connection with the bank’s recently reported net income of $2.5 million for the quarter ending Sept. 30. Dividends in the amount of 10 cents per common share and 79 cents per preferred share will be paid to shareholders of record as […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Cabral joins Lyon team

Lyon Real Estate has announced the addition of Realtor Rose Cabral in its West Sacramento office. Cabral works with buyers, sellers and investors on homes and properties throughout the greater Sacramento area. Cabral is new to the real estate industry and earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and communications from UC Davis. She may be […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

MAK Design + Build wins Contractor of the Year Award

Davis remodeler MAK Design + Build Inc. has received the Contractor of the Year Award in the category of “entire house remodel under $25,000″ from the Greater Sacramento Valley chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. The award was presented this past weekend. Contractor of the Year Awards recognize and reward excellence in […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber mixer planned Wednesday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at University Honda, 4343 Chiles Road, in South Davis. The event includes refreshments and networking opportunities. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

IHOP offers free Scary Face Pancakes for kids on Oct. 28

IHOP restaurants nationwide will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. The offer is part of IHOP’s No Tricks — Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event. The “design-your-own” […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Free seminar to explain Cal/OSHA programs, labor laws

The State Compensation Insurance Fund will present a free seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to help employers gain a better understanding of the Cal/OSHA programs and labor laws that can affect their businesses. Registration and complimentary continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Sacramento-Arden West, 2200 Harvard St., Sacramento. The seminar will end […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,