New pet grooming business

I reported in my last column the pet groomer The Craft of Fo’ Paws moved to Woodland. Filling its space at the Ace Rock Yard is Pawsitive Groomers. Vicki Bunfill, Jessica Castorena and Kiana Freitas were with The Craft of Fo’ Paws until it gave up its lease on April 19. The trio opened the […]

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Winters Ag Exploration Tour planned Oct. 22

By Howard Hupe Northern Californians live in a rich, fertile valley where much of the food they eat is grown. Many people engaged in agriculture, from academic researchers to local farmers, believe that personal observation is the best way to understand the process of food production and the efforts to maintain the fertility of the […]

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Home buyers, sellers adapting as new federal mortgage policy phases in

Davis home buyers — and home sellers — are getting ready to adjust to a new federal policy on home mortgages set to take effect Oct. 1. The limit on  federally guaranteed “conforming” loans will drop across the country, decreasing by varying amounts. In some areas with concentrations of high-priced homes — New York City, for example […]

Mazda 5 combines easy driving with a spacious interior

Drivers may want to buy a minivan for the room and utility that it offers, but driving a minivan usually means saying goodbye to fun behind the wheel. Fortunately, the people at Mazda offer the Mazda 5, which is somewhat different. Mazda says, “The Mazda 5 is unique: it doesn’t fit into a mold, and […]

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County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 3144 Woods Cir.     $260,000 2037 Imperial Ave.     419,500 1040 Columbia Pl.     425,000 1126 J St., 28     435,000 1306 W. Eighth St.     520,000 2222 Butte Pl.     530,000 412 Ninth St., 418     541,500 421 Lago Pl. […]

Edward Jones: How to prepare for market turbulence

Recent volatility in the global markets may cause even the most seasoned investors to feel shaken up. But, according to Edward Jones, short-term market turbulence can serve as a reminder that like flying, investing is not always a smooth ride. “It’s natural to feel nervous when your investments look like they’re losing altitude, but it’s important to stay the course,” […]

Workshop set on social media marketing

Constant Contact, a widely used email marketing program, will present a social media workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Small Business Development Center, 1410 Ethan Way, Sacramento. “Social Media Marketing Made Simple” will cover some of the strategies and best practices “to get the most out of your social media […]

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Yolo Federal hosts credit workshop

Clueless about your credit? Learn what factors contribute to your overall score and how this number can affect your financial future at Yolo Federal Credit Union’s free credit workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The workshop will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 2171 Cowell Blvd. in Davis. Guest speaker Susan Hackett of Experian will […]

Sierra Energy earns global recognition

Davis-based Sierra Energy, a waste gasification and renewable energy company, has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 winners for the second year in a row. “Picking this year’s GoingGreen Global 200 was a very competitive process, as literally dozens of great green tech companies are emerging out of the pack, […]

Renew Denim sale benefits cancer research, awareness

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, a national nonprofit group, will partner with Renew Denim store in Davis for a Fix Our Genes jean swap and sale Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28 and 29. Organizers aim to raise cancer awareness and funding for research during National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, Sept. 25 to […]

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Marrone gets EPA approval of product to control invasive mussels

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations has announced that the Environmental Protection Agency has approved its latest product, Zequanox, the first biological product available for controlling invasive mussels. Across the U.S. and Europe, invasive zebra and quagga mussels are crippling industrial and commercial water sources by clogging pipes and infesting freshwater lakes and rivers, resulting in billions […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Italian, Irish, Asian fusion and seafood restaurants join the downtown scene

Paesanos III in Davis debuted last Thursday. It took over the former Fuzio’s spot at 139 G St. downtown. The Italian restaurant opens at 11 a.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. for brunch on weekends. It’s open until 9 p.m. on Sundays through Wednesdays, then 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays, and till 10 p.m. on Fridays […]

Thank God it’s always Fry-day

Like most things that follow a glass of wine, it made perfectly good sense at the time. A weekend free of multiple commitments ignited a sense of marital adventure … ferreting out the best French fries in Davis. Intrigued by the hot news of the week — a local restaurateur had stated Davis lacked sufficient […]