County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 1308 Anderson Rd.     $290,000 1342 Drake Dr.     632,500 Davis (95618) 830 Donovan Ct.     $340,000 4926 Cowell Blvd., 28      390,000 4019 Frontera Dr.     395,000 5722 Hoag Pl.     682,500 Woodland (95695) 618 Harvard Ct.     $107,000 278 […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Car care: Winter warriors make roadways safer and keep us moving

(ARA) – It’s fall. It’s getting colder, the leaves are falling and winter is looming. Most likely, you haven’t given much thought to the road crews who are working this fall, preparing equipment and resources in order to keep roads clear and safe this winter. Keeping the roads clear and traffic flowing when the snow […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Pub scene booming in Davis

Who doesn’t want a bar at City Hall? City Hall Tavern opened a couple of weeks ago on the F Street side of Bistro 33. The bar uses the Historic City Hall entrance at 226 F St. The menu is different from Bistro’s, but the food is prepared in the same kitchen. The fun new […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Volunteers lend a hand at Logos Books

Books are good for the mind, but for the staff of Logos Books, they’re good for the soul, too. The downtown used and out-of-print bookstore has donated nearly $30,000 to Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children since opening almost two years ago. A nonprofit owned by two retired teachers, Susan and Peter Linz, the […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Buick goes small with Verano

“Nice car.” The words finally registered the third time the young man in the parking garage said them. With surprise, I acknowledged his comment. Then he asked, “It’s a Lincoln, right?” No, the 2012 Verano is a Buick, not a Lincoln. But yes, it is a decidedly nice car with pleasing styling, quiet interior, decent […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UCD study: Glass ceiling may take a century to crack

Special to The Enterprise BRISBANE — The proportion of women who lead California’s largest companies is growing at such a slow pace that it will take more than a century for female business leaders to achieve parity with men, a UC Davis study has found. The seventh annual UCD Study of California Women Business Leaders found that women still […]

December 08, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal shopper: Heidy’s favorite things

HeidyKellisonW If hooliganism is the new Black Friday, I don’t endorse the trend. After this year’s mayhem and a previous year’s manslaughter, let’s return to the classics and treat the day after Thanksgiving the way my Aunt Lassie taught me — like the little black dress. A safe and simple holiday shopping experience is de […]

December 08, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Google VP visits Woodland school

Students at Woodland Polytechnic Academy had the rare opportunity to meet Udi Manber, Google’s vice president of engineering, on Dec. 2. “The thing that separates the real successful from the not so successful is they continue learning everyday, to seek different information from all over the world, and to learn from their mistakes.  The world […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Curves quilt warms hearts for holidays

In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, Curves Davis West members made cash donations to the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee in Davis — for a grand total of $1,210. In return, donors received a chance to win a beautiful, handmade quilt donated by longtime Curves member Marie Risley. She spent about 100 hours creating this fall-colored, […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Wardrobe features holiday trunk show

The Wardrobe presents a holiday trunk show, “Be Jeweled, Be Joyful,” on Friday featuring local designer Marcia Munich’s designs. Local residents can meet Munich from 7 to 9 p.m. during the Davis Downtown Business Association’s Second Friday ArtAbout celebration. Wardrobe owner Heather Caswell says Munich’s jewelry and scarves are made from crystal, shells and pearls. […]

December 07, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Renew Denim collecting jeans for STEAC

For the third year in a row, Renew Denim in downtown Davis is holding a jeans drive to benefit the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. The shop, at 222 D St., will collect gently used jeans on Thursdays, Dec. 8 and 15, to help stock STEAC’s clothing closet. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the store […]

December 07, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Diamonds, MarkeTech have found new homes, but the city may 86 the deal

After about a decade in operation, Davis Diamonds Gymnastics has outgrown its digs and is in search of a new home. It may have found one. An empty Ford dealership on Chiles Road in South Davis has the high ceilings and square footage that would accommodate the gym’s needs. “It’s a very usable building for […]

December 06, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Strands Salon collects holiday gifts for FamiliesFirst children

Strands Salon and Spa of Davis and Sacramento has adopted 60 children for the holidays through EMQ FamiliesFirst of Davis. Gift donations will be accepted at the salon through Thursday, Dec. 15. EMQ FamiliesFirst helps children and families in crisis throughout the region. FamiliesFirst, the Davis comprehensive treatment programs that began as the Praul Center, […]

December 06, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

SmartMeters pinpoint power outages for better customer service

By Jonathan Marshall PG&E hasn’t yet discovered a way to prevent Mother Nature from blasting its electrical system every winter with wind, rain and snow, disrupting tens of thousands of customers across its vast, 70,000-square-mile service area. But thanks to a little-known feature of its new SmartMeters, the utility now has a way to restore […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,