Shuz is out, Sole Desire steps in

Despite its signs about a temporary closure, Shuz is gone for good. The Davis shoe store’s space reopened Sept. 24 as Sole Desire. The Sonoma-based chain, around since 1990, has stores in Petaluma, Burlingame and Santa Rosa, according to its website, It offers domestic and international brands of comfort and fashion footwear. A Davis […]

Workshop set on email marketing

Constant Contact, a widely used email marketing program, will present a workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Small Business Development Center, 1410 Ethan Way, Sacramento. The cost is $20. “The Power of Email Marketing” will be 
offered from 10 a.m. to noon for all experience levels. It will cover “how to use email marketing […]

Treat Trail sign-ups due Oct. 14

Downtown Davis once again will host countless little goblins, princesses, superheros and more, as they follow the Halloween Treat Trail to goodies and prizes from 1 to 4 p.m. on Halloween — Monday, Oct. 31. To receive an orange “Treat Trail Stop” sign to display on that day, businesses must sign up by Friday, Oct. […]

Davis man founds Wochok Group

Following more than 25 years as CEO of biotechnology and ingredient companies and his retirement from PGP International Inc., Zachary S. Wochok of Davis formed The Wochok Group LLC earlier this month. For the past 15 years, Wochok has been CEO of PGP International, an ABF Ingredients company, which is a division of Associated British […]

Curves waives signup fee during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Curves fitness centers for women continue to work to raise awareness in women about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and treatment. Throughout the month, Curves fitness clubs including those in the Davis area, are waiving the joining fee for new members who show proof of a mammogram within the […]

Solarize Davis group deal finalized

With 102 homeowners, a bargain price and a contractor, Solarize Davis has moved on to the proposal phase of its group deal. After narrowing down a list of eligible contractors, Solarize Davis signed a contract with REC Solar to begin the proposal process with its members. “With a flawless installation record in Davis, the best […]

‘Fix Our Genes’ event raises funds, awareness about genetic cancers

Two local women who know a thing or two about cancer are teaming up to raise funds and awareness during national Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer week. Davis residents Raychel Kubby Adler, who underwent a bilateral mastectomy two years ago after learning she carried the BRAC2 mutation, and Samantha Ballard, owner of Renew Denim, have […]

Downtown marketing plan discussed at brown-bag lunch

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch discussion this week of a new marketing/branding plan, including a new logo, for downtown Davis. The informal lunchtime forum is presented by the DDBA’s Visioning and Community Relations Committee, and will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in River City Bank’s Conference Room, […]

Queen of Sheba update

Zion Taddese, owner of the Ethiopian restaurant Queen of Sheba, confirmed today that it is closed for good at 213 E St. “I am hoping to reopen soon when I find a better location, but I still have the Sacramento Broadway location — it’s not far from Davis. Thank you for your support.” The Sacramento […]

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Queen of Sheba is closed

The Ethiopian restaurant Queen of Sheeba, 213 E St., is closed. I’m trying to contact the owner to see if it’s just temporary.

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First Northern participates in Small Business Lending Fund

Dixon-based First Northern Community Bancorp, the parent company of First Northern Bank, announced that it has received an investment of $22.8 million in the company’s preferred stock from the U.S. Department of Treasury under the Small Business Lending Fund. The SBLF is a voluntary program intended to encourage small-business lending by providing capital to qualified […]

Marrone named a GoingGreen winner

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations, which produces environmentally friendly biopesticides for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 award winners. The GoingGreen Global 200 awards were given to companies developing new technologies that have the potential to change the market landscape in […]

Novozymes pioneers food-energy venture in Africa

Novozymes, a Danish company with a lab in Davis, and environmental venture group CleanStar Ventures have announced plans to jointly establish an integrated food-energy business in Mozambique that will replace thousands of charcoal-burning cookstoves with cleaner ethanol stoves. In addition to safeguarding lives from dangerous charcoal smoke, the business is intended to increase farmers’ incomes […]

Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold ranks No. 1 in company

The Davis office of Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate Inc. ranked first for August among 147 Coldwell Banker affiliate offices in North America in adjusted gross income for offices of 51 to 100 sales associates/representatives. Founded as Arnold Real Estate in 1972, the firm affiliated with the Coldwell Banker franchise in 1986. Its presence has […]