Star Ginger food truck to open Tuesday at UCD

Star Ginger Restaurant Group announced that its first food truck will open for business on Tuesday at UC Davis, according to a news release on the eatery’s website. Star Ginger will serve free samples from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Silo Union on Hutchison Drive. “I love the high energy of campus life […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

AgraQuest cuts ribbon, opening new lab space

AgraQuest — the South Davis-based company that specializes in biopesticides — held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday that officially opened 2,880 square feet of new lab space adjacent to the existing office on Drew Avenue.

The added lab space is already being used for new product development, and will host 10 or more process development scientists who are working on the company’s next generation of products.

The addition includes two new fermentation labs equipped with 13 bioreactors, doubling AgraQuest’s fermentation capacity for product development.

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Winters firm wins $5.97M contract for flood risk reduction project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $5.97 million contract Sept. 27 to Four M Contracting Inc. of Winters for work at Morrison Creek in South Sacramento. “This project ties in with some of the other construction along Morrison Creek completed in previous years to significantly reduce the risk of flooding to […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Marrone receives approval of insecticide

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations, a global provider of natural products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced that the Environmental Protection Agency has approved its latest product, MBI-203 EP, which will be branded as Grandevo. It is a broad-spectrum, high-performance natural insecticide for use on agricultural and ornamental crops. MBI-203 is initially being launched […]

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Crider promotes Estate Planning Awareness Week

Davis resident Matthew Crider, an attorney with Crider Law, announced that he will join his colleagues at WealthCounsel in a public relations campaign to showcase National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Oct. 17-23. According to a 2010 industry trends survey of estate planners conducted by WealthCounsel, nearly 70 percent of the respondents indicated that Americans fail […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New engine boosts 2012 Cadillac SRX

2012 Cadillac SRX AWD Premium Collection Base price: $35,185 for base, 2WD model; $39,715 for 2WD Luxury; $42,210 for AWD Luxury; $43,530 for 2WD Performance; $45,975 for 2WD Premium; $46,340 for AWD Performance; $48,785 for AWS Premium Price as tested: $51,550 Type: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive, five-passenger, luxury, crossover sport utility vehicle Engine: 3.6-liter, double overhead cam, […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

AgraQuest gets EPA approval for Requiem EC insecticide

Davis-based AgraQuest announced that it recently received approval of Requiem EC Miticide/Insecticide from the U.S. EPA and from key states including California. Requiem EC is a new product label allowing use on a wide variety of fruit and vegetable crops, including tomatoes, cucurbits and vines. Requiem EC provides effective reduction of populations of mites, thrips, […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Octus completes energy-saving modernization of Hallmark Inn

Davis-based Octus Inc., a resource efficiency company, announced it has completed a comprehensive energy-saving renovation of the Hallmark Inn, a 134-room boutique hotel in Davis and an affiliate member of Worldhotels’ First Class Collection. “The Hallmark Inn made a smart environmental, economic and aesthetic investment,” said Octus CEO Chris Soderquist in a news release. “Through […]

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Schilling Robotics’ receives new order from Korean Navy

Davis-based Schilling Robotics LLC, experts in subsea systems, has received an order for two 150-horsepower, 3,000-meter rated Heavy-Duty Remotely Operated Vehicle systems from GMB USA Inc. for delivery to the Republic of Korea Navy. One system will be delivered for its Amphibious Submarine Rescue vessel and the second for its Auxiliary Towing Salvage vessel. This […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo County Visitors Bureau names new sales director

Adrianne Bataska has joined the Yolo County Visitors Bureau as the agency’s new sales director. She becomes the first sales manager for the organization in more than three years. Bataska will have varied responsibilities in her new position. These include attending trade shows to encourage event and meeting planners in different industries to come to […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yin joins Lyon Real Estate

Lyon Real Estate has announced the addition of new Realtor Salie Yin in the firm’s Davis office. Yin works with buyers, sellers and investors on homes and properties throughout the Greater Sacramento area. Yin is new to the real estate market. Prior to joining Lyon, Yin worked in the health care industry for four years “where […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sutter Davis doctors train with new equipment

Why should we be concerned about sepsis? * Sepsis claims more lives than lung and breast cancer combined * Severe sepsis accounts for one in five admissions to intensive care units and is the leading cause of death in non-cardiac ICUs * A person is 60 percent more likely to develop sepsis than to be […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Businesses, UCD students to receive Climate Solution Awards

During “Music to Our Ears,” the final theater program of the Cool Davis Festival 2011 on Sunday in the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, local businesses and group will be honored with Climate Solution Awards. Recipients were selected for forging and implementing new ways to take care of Earth by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and their environmental […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Golden 1 donates office supplies to teacher group

The Golden 1 Credit Union recently donated 72 boxes of office supplies to the Resource Area for Teaching of Greater Sacramento. The materials will be used to support numerous learning activities offered through the organization. RAFT provides pre-K to 12th-grade teachers, child-care providers and nonprofit community groups with activity kits and other learning materials, innovative […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,