Travis Credit Union appoints Truesdale to board

Vacaville-based Travis Credit Union has announced the appointment of Tim L. Truesdale, the president and CEO of Community Resource Associates Inc., to its board of directors. Truesdale brings more than 32 years of leadership and impressive community service experience to Travis Credit Union’s board. Truesdale was appointed to the board on Aug. 30 to fill […]

Ciocolat honored as sustainable business

Davis restaurant Ciocolat has received honorable mention in the Sacramento Area Sustainable Business of the Year Awards. The awards will be presented during a ceremony Thursday, Sept. 15 in the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento. The awards are given by the Sacramento Metro Chamber and the Business Environmental Resource Center. The ceremony is part […]

Lunchtime Leaders to explore search engines

Stewart Savage, technology consultant and owner of Abaton Consulting in Davis, will give a presentation on “Search Engine Optimization: Getting the Most Out of Your Website,” at the Thursday, Sept. 15, meeting of Lunchtime Leaders. Savage’s presentation will help participants understand the principles behind SEO and will provide tips for improving the search engine ranking […]

QuickBooks workshops offered this month

Several QuickBooks workshops will be presented this month at the Small Business Development Center, 1410 Ethan Way, Sacramento. Sessions all run from 9 a.m. to noon and cost $40. “Beginning QuickBooks Part 1 — Setup” will take place on Thursday, Sept. 15. This workshop will teach participants how to create and customize a chart of […]

Comfort is nicely sized in Equinox

Chevrolet’s best-selling sport utility vehicle, the Equinox, is comfortable, attractive inside and out, and roomy without being oversized. In fact, thanks to an accommodating sliding mechanism for the rear seats that allows them to go forward and back nearly 8 inches, the Equinox features the most rear leg room — 39.9 inches — in its […]

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Davis company aims to clean up trash

Mike Hart wants to change the way people do garbage by churning trash into clean energy, building materials and high-paying jobs. The president and CEO of Davis-based Sierra Energy Corp. is wrapping up testing on FastOx, a system that turns trash into liquid metal, a finished building material and a gas that can be refined […]

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Paesanos to open on Thursday, Sept. 8

Paesanos Davis, an Italian food and pizza place filling Fuzio’s former spot at 139 G St., will open to the public at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. Check out its Facebook page at

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Stocks plunge after US hiring dries up in August

NEW YORK — Stocks plunged after a dismal jobs report renewed fears of another recession. No jobs were added in the U.S. last month, the government said early Friday. The unemployment rate held steady at 9.1 percent. Treasury yields fell sharply and gold jumped $48 an ounce as cash flowed into investments considered less risky […]

Capay Valley Vineyards garners top awards in wine competition

Capay Valley Vineyards has received top awards in the NextGen Millennial Wine Competition for Millennial Wine Drinkers. The competition, in its third year, is run by Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine. Capay Valley Vineyards received double gold and best sparkling awards for its sparkling viognier. The judging panel included “the most experienced and unique pool of […]

SBDC hosts small business tax workshop

A small business tax workshop will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Small Business Development Center, 1410 Ethan Way, Sacramento. The cost to attend is $10. The workshop will cover: * What you need to know about federal taxes and your new business; * How to set up and run […]

River City Bank launches fifth series of ‘Ask Steve’ videos

Beginning this week, River City Bank debuts the fifth installment of its popular “Ask Steve” online video series, featuring bank President and CEO Steve Fleming answering customer questions posed to him by locally well-known financial expert Kelly Brothers. Brothers, an experienced financial adviser and River City Bank brand advocate, serves as interviewer as Fleming addresses […]

Marrone, FMC sign distribution agreement for Latin America

FMC Corp.’s Agricultural Products Group and Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations have signed an exclusive development and distribution agreement for MBI’s Regalia Maxx biofungicide in Latin America, the companies announced Wednesday. Regalia Maxx is a biological product that protects plants by triggering their natural defense systems to combat several bacterial and fungal diseases. “We believe Regalia […]

Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate earns high ranking

The Davis office of Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate Inc. ranked second for July among 153 Coldwell Banker affiliate offices in North America in the category of “closed adjusted gross commission income” for offices of 51 to 100 sales associates/representatives. The CB DARE Woodland office ranked No. 16 out of 856 offices with one to […]

Thompson visits Marrone Bio Innovations

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, came to Davis on Wednesday for a tour of Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a provider of effective and safe pest management products. Thompson’s leadership on the environment and the promotion of small businesses prompted his tour of MBI, a news release said. The company recently was honored with the […]