F150 keeps ahead as pickups evolve

Pickup trucks used to be for hauling stuff.  You would not want to use them for anything else because they were uncomfortable and crude. Today, you can get a truck that is as comfortable as any luxury car with state-of-the-art features. And while the comfort and features have increased, the amazing thing is that trucks’ […]

December 30, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Davis couple works at keeping it all local

Jen Wendt moved to Davis when she was 7 years old. She made friends and quickly felt at home. She graduated from Davis High in 1993, and soon after felt like it was time to leave the Northern California hamlet. The energetic raven-haired girl headed to Southern California, went to college, fell in love and […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber changes site for January mixer

The Davis Chamber of Commerce has changed the location of its mixer Thursday, Jan. 12, to West Yost Associates, an environmental engineering firm, 2020 Research Park Drive, Suite 100. The event will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m., offering an opportunity for networking as well as refreshments and a prize drawing. The mixer had been planned for […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Company gives away 12 free hearing aids for holidays

Paris Clark of Woodland was among a dozen area residents given free hearing aids by Avalon Hearing for its second annual “12 Days of Christmas” hearing mission in Sacramento and Yolo counties. The recipients were gifted their hearing aids because of their compelling stories of why they couldn’t get hearing aid help by themselves, a […]

December 25, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Hallmark Inn offers special rate for CASA donors

The Hallmark Inn in downtown Davis is offering a special $99 nightly room rate to those who donate $1 per night of their hotel stay to the Yolo Court Appointed Special Advocate group, which helps Yolo County foster children. This special rate is available for travel through Wednesday, Jan. 11. Hallmark Inn, 110 F St., […]

December 25, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber plans luncheon, mixer in January

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will host a member luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., downtown Davis. Davis City Manager Steve Pinkerton will give a “State of the City” talk. While most of the Chamber’s membership luncheons are on the first Tuesday […]

December 25, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis Chamber Profile

The Davis Chamber of Commerce welcomes the following new members: County Fair Mall, Weintraub Genschlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin, Inside Out and Baytel. The following events will be held in the month of January. All listed events are open to all Chamber members and some are also open to guests. Call the Chamber offices for […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Car Care: Tire tips for winter driving

(ARA) – As the weather outside gets frightful, now is a good time to make sure your vehicle’s tires are prepared for snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Sixty-three percent of Americans are concerned about skidding and icy roadways as the thermometer’s mercury drops, according to a recent survey commissioned by Hankook Tire America Corp. To […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Soul is top-selling Kia car

The boxy Kia Soul is still funky-looking and still has dancing hamsters in its award-winning television ads. But for 2012, the youthful Soul is restyled for a more high-tech look, has more powerful, yet more fuel-efficient engines, new six-speed transmissions and more features, including an infotainment system with voice recognition. Kia even offers 18-inch wheels […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Davis police target safe bicycling

The Davis Police Department is announcing a partnership with several Davis bicycle shops to promote and enhance bicycle safety. Police will patrol areas frequented by bicyclists the week of Jan. 9 to address traffic violations that can lead to collisions with other cyclists, vehicles and pedestrians. Since Jan. 1, Davis police have responded to 54 […]

December 22, 2011 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

River City Bank donates to KidsFirst

In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, River City Bank has made a $5,000 donation to KidsFirst, a local nonprofit with a mission to end child abuse and ensure all children live in a safe, healthy and nurturing home. “River City Bank has given a gift to KidsFirst as part of our ongoing […]

December 25, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

CalChamber provides overview of new employment laws for 2012

The California Chamber of Commerce has released a list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2012 or earlier that will have an impact on businesses in California. In addition to the new employment laws, an order by the National Labor Relations Board is also impacting businesses in California. By Jan. 31, 2012, […]

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Chamber dinner tickets on sale now

Time is running out to purchase tickets at a discounted rate for the Davis Chamber of Commerce’s gala installation dinner, planned for Friday, Jan. 20, at the ARC Ballroom at UC Davis. Rose Cholewinski, owner of SwimAmerica, will be installed as chairman of the Chamber’s board of directors at the Academy Awards-themed event, which features a […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis sees dip in apartment vacancy rate

The number of student apartments in Davis has grown by some 405 units since last year, with most of the additions coming at UC Davis’ new West Village neighborhood, according to a university report.

The annual Vacancy and Rental Rate Survey was released by the UCD Office of Student Housing on Friday.

At the same time, enrollment at UCD also grew, from 31,392 students at the time of the 2010 survey to 31,732 students this year.

Meanwhile, the average rent for certain categories of student housing …

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,