County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 715 Hawthorn Ln.     $255,000 2417 Oakenshield Rd., 8     290,000 2210 Calaveras Ave.     349,500 2601 Catalina Dr.     403,000 410 E. 14th St., 412     410,000 615 A St.     465,000 2921 Anza Ave.     535,000 1705 Redwood Ln. […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Job fair set Tuesday in Sacramento

Jobseekers will have the chance to connect with regional employers at Sacramento’s 20th annual Fall HIREvent from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, 5321 Date Ave., Sacramento.  Admission is free. Companies are eager to hire and are recruiting to fill vacancies in a wide variety of fields, from entry-level through management, […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

River City Bank reports cash dividends

River City Bank’s board of directors has approved cash dividends for share holders, in connection with the bank’s recently reported net income of $2.5 million for the quarter ending Sept. 30. Dividends in the amount of 10 cents per common share and 79 cents per preferred share will be paid to shareholders of record as […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Cabral joins Lyon team

Lyon Real Estate has announced the addition of Realtor Rose Cabral in its West Sacramento office. Cabral works with buyers, sellers and investors on homes and properties throughout the greater Sacramento area. Cabral is new to the real estate industry and earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and communications from UC Davis. She may be […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

MAK Design + Build wins Contractor of the Year Award

Davis remodeler MAK Design + Build Inc. has received the Contractor of the Year Award in the category of “entire house remodel under $25,000″ from the Greater Sacramento Valley chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. The award was presented this past weekend. Contractor of the Year Awards recognize and reward excellence in […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber mixer planned Wednesday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at University Honda, 4343 Chiles Road, in South Davis. The event includes refreshments and networking opportunities. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

IHOP offers free Scary Face Pancakes for kids on Oct. 28

IHOP restaurants nationwide will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. The offer is part of IHOP’s No Tricks — Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event. The “design-your-own” […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Free seminar to explain Cal/OSHA programs, labor laws

The State Compensation Insurance Fund will present a free seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to help employers gain a better understanding of the Cal/OSHA programs and labor laws that can affect their businesses. Registration and complimentary continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Sacramento-Arden West, 2200 Harvard St., Sacramento. The seminar will end […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

DDBA talk to focus on creating an entertainment district

Creating a regionally renowned arts and entertainment district is the topic of the Davis Downtown Business Association’s brown-bag lunch discussion on Wednesday. The discussion will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the River City Bank conference room, 239 E St. All are invited to attend and brainstorm ways that local groups and individuals can […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Let’s party

A few weeks ago, my teenage son, Chase, was planning a bike ride with a friend. I suggested he visit a temporary Halloween store to check out the costumes since, for him, running this errand with me would be as scary as if I were to show up at his school in curlers and a […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Free presentation on reverse mortgages planned

A free presentation on reverse mortgages is planned next month. Attendees will receive a complimentary lunch and information packet including a DVD. The event is planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Black Bear Diner, 225 Second St., Davis. “Learn about reverse mortgages in a friendly, casual environment,” a news release said. The event will […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Lexus loads up the IS

In January 1999, the Lexus IS sports sedan was shown at the North American International Auto Show. The original IS eventually went on sale in June 2000. The original IS targeted the BMW 3 series with its inline six-cylinder engine and rear drive chassis. Enthusiasts had to wait another year for the manual transmission version […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

40 years later, Strelitzia is in full bloom

Every Monday, Janice Labadie, co-owner of Strelitzia Flower Company, rumbles west in the company maxivan down to the San Francisco Wholesale Flower Mart and a slew of other ranches to buy freshly cut flowers for Strelitzia stores in Davis and Woodland. An owner putting in odd hours, like a weekly overnight run across the state, […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

UCD Med Center picked best in region

The National Research Corporation has awarded its “Consumer Choice Award” to the UC Davis Medical Center as the Sacramento region’s top and most-preferred hospital. The award is based on NRC’s annual Internet consumer survey, covering about 270,000 households nationwide and 1,800 locally from September 2010 through August 2011, according to a news release. Out of […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,