Chamber plans mixer at UCD

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center at UC Davis. This mixer is sponsored by UCD Extension’s Professional Programs & Service Learning Department. This is a new program, which prepares students for the business world, and they are learning how the […]

Coyote named Restaurant Association chapter president

Bobby Coyote has been inducted as the president of the California Restaurant Association’s Sacramento chapter board of directors. His one-year term began Sept. 1. Coyote is the founder and owner of Dos Coyotes Border Café. Coyote opened his first eatery in Davis in 1991. The company has since grown to eight locations across the Sacramento region. A […]

Halloween stores creep into Davis

It may still be September, but seasonal Halloween stores are creeping into town. Xtreme Halloween is open at 612 Fourth St., at E street, in the spot last held by Baciarini’s Marital Arts (which moved to 912 Fifth St.) Xtreme Halloween is independently owned, with its base store is in Roseville. Hours are 11 a.m.to […]

New law office in town

Davis native and first-year attorney Justin Lowenthal opened the Lowenthal Law Office in downtown Davis on May 15. “My practice concentrates on corporate and small business law, but I also assist clients with real estate matters, estate planning, and civil litigation,” he said. Lowenthal lives in Davis. Before opening his practice, he was an intern […]

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AgraQuest expands

The sustainable crop protection company AgraQuest is expanding. The company is celebrating the renovation and expansion of its lab space with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 13 at 1530 Drew Ave.   The growing Davis company’s revenues saw a 30 percent per annum boost in the past three years, allowing it to add 53 jobs. Most […]

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Panel discussion set on government contracting opportunities

A panel discussion on “Bringing Government Contracting Opportunities to You” will be presented from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Registration is at 9 a.m. Attendees will learn about doing business with government. Panelists include Liza Whitmore, District 3 small business liaison for Caltrans; […]

Halloween stores open

It may still be September, but seasonal Halloween stores are popping up in Davis. Xtreme Halloween is open at 612 Fourth St., at E street, in the spot last held by Baciarini’s Marital Arts (which moved to 912 Fifth St.) Xtreme Halloween’s main store is in Roseville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. […]

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Stone Soup plans grand opening

Stone Soup Catering and To Go plans a grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 423-B L St. Its hours will be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

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Mountain Mike’s Pizza closes

Mountain Mike’s Pizza, at 4615 Cowell Blvd. in the El Macero Shopping Center in South Davis, closed late last month.

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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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