Grateful for Nugget

Facebook users, including me, will rail against friend updates about morning coffee. Nobody cares. If, on the other hand, the context is gratitude, I’m intrigued — particularly when it comes to the little things. This month, a couple of FB friends inspired me by posting thanks for common gifts, like hot showers. (Yes, Kathie and […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Taste locally made honeys at gourmet food store’s open houses

Winter’s dour weather may have us buttoning our coats and fumbling with umbrellas, but local residents will find reason to rejoice at Z Specialty Food, purveyor of gourmet fruit, nut and vegetable spreads, pasta sauces, and countless varieties of independently sourced premium honey. The Woodland-based company will launch its second annual series of open house […]

November 17, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Truck stop giant eyes Dunnigan for new center

A $17 billion Oklahoma-based company plans to build a truck stop near Dunnigan. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores announced Tuesday it had submitted plans and zoning requests to the Yolo County Planning and Public Works Department, according to a news release from Supervisor Jim Provenza of Davis. Those plans would pave the way for […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Open house examines academic support programs

Parents, educators and professionals are invited to learn about Lindamood-Bell’s program for reading, comprehension, spelling and math at a free open house at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event takes place at the Social and Cognitive Learning Center, 907 Third St. in downtown Davis. Experts also will discuss the causes and solutions for learning challenges — […]

November 17, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DSIDE gathers ideas about business/tourism activities

A “Who’s on First” brainstorming session about the future of the Davis community — specifically business and tourism activities — is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday by organizers of DSIDE (Designing a Sustainable and Innovative Davis Economy). The event will take place at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hart participates in White House Business Leaders’ Forum

Mike Hart, president of Davis-based Sierra Energy, was one of more than 120 business leaders who participated in a White House Business Leaders’ Forum on Friday, Nov. 4, in Washington, D.C. The forum brought together CEOs, senior executives, investors, venture capitalists and small business owners for a chance to share data, ask questions and raise […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sign up soon for holiday events

Monday, Nov. 21, is the deadline for downtown Davis businesses to indicate their extended hours plans for the two “Share the Joy” Downtown Shopping Night events on Thursdays, Dec. 8 and 15, and the holiday tree lighting on Thursday, Dec. 1. “Share the Joy” is organized by the Davis Downtown Business Association. Seasonal entertainment will […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

AgraQuest honored with key industry award

Serenade Soil, a soil fungicide by Davis-based AgraQuest Inc., was recently named the best new biopesticide at the 2011 Agrow Awards. The Agrow Awards, the preeminent technology prizes awarded in global crop protection, are presented by Agrow, an information provider for the industry. The winners were announced Nov. 1 in London. Introduced into the market […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 313 W. Eighth St.     $420,000 508 Alvarado Ave.     450,000 639 Jerome St.     575,000 Davis (95618) 3167 Nantucket Ter.     $197,000 Woodland (95695) 151 Muir Cir.     $112,000 101 Marin Pl.     153,000 340 Pinnacles Dr.     156,600 Woodland […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Golden 1 Credit Union kicks off food drive

The Golden 1 Credit Union is sponsoring its annual company-wide canned food drive, which started Monday and runs through Friday, Nov. 18. Collection bins will be available in each of the credit union’s 83 branches. Members, employees and the general public are invited to use these bins to donate non-perishable food items and other necessities […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Car Care: Don’t tread lightly on winter tire safety

(NewsUSA) – With winter upon us, tire safety in cold weather is something every car owner should be familiar with. Most drivers concentrate on tire safety in hot weather to avoid blowouts, but the same precautions should be exercised in the winter. One of the most effective ways to be safe on the road is […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Comcast launches 15 new TV networks in Davis area

Comcast announced that it has completed its digital migration to a full digital delivery system in Sacramento and the surrounding areas, and launched 13 new television networks to residential homes and businesses as part of its growing Xfinity TV lineup. More than 30 communities in the Capital region will now have access to the new […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sutter Health donates $225,000 to NorCal food banks

A quarter-million-dollar donation by Sutter Health to 29 food banks throughout Northern California will help put more than 1 million meals on family tables this holiday season. The donation includes $6,000 to Yolo County Children’s Alliance in Davis. On average, every dollar donated translates to 4.5 meals provided by Sutter’s community partners, a news release […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Solarize Davis extends deadline

Solarize Davis has extended its deadline to Dec. 9 for those interested in getting a free proposal on a discounted solar power system. Since mid-September, the group has been working with REC Solar to remove common roadblocks for Davis homeowners considering solar, a news release said. Borrowing from other successful “Solarize” programs in places like […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,