Volunteer work helps boost your resume strength

By Ann Belser You’re looking for a job? So are 22.6 million other people who are unemployed or working part-time because full-time work is not available. But, in the time you haven’t been working, you have been volunteering to keep yourself busy and to give back to your community. Good news: That unpaid work could […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

For job interview, bring notes — and manners

By Marvin Walberg Dear Mr. Walberg: Is it acceptable to bring copies of a letter of recommendation from a job that required relevant skills to the prospective job? And, is it acceptable to refer to notes on my smart phone during an interview, or to take notes on my smart phone during the interview? — […]

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Under-30 entrepreneurs mark new generation

By Laura Oleniacz Sleeping on a futon and living off about $1,000 per month was how Ryan Allis said he and a co-founder started the email marketing business iContact without startup capital, while still in college. Allis, whose company now employs about 300 people in offices in Morrisville, was part of a three-person panel of […]

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Lousy job market isn’t slowing down job-hoppers

By Steve Twedt You would think that with the national unemployment rate above 9 percent that those who are employed would hang onto their jobs for dear life. You would be wrong. Despite the lousy job market, the number of U.S. workers voluntarily leaving their jobs is at the highest level in nearly three years, […]

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Childhood accident leads to nursing career

By Cassandra Andrews In the spring of 1976, first-grader Karen Fretwell stepped off a school bus in front of her grandmother’s house in Citronelle. What happened next is a blur to her. Maybe she dropped her lunch box. Maybe she tripped. Somehow, she stopped in the street, and the front wheel of the bus rolled […]

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Orange Hut closes today

Orange Hut, the longtime Chinese restaurant at 226 Third St. near the university, closed for good Friday night. The employee I spoke with said a Vietnamese noodle soup restaurant based in Sacramento will fill the spot. It plans to remodel, with hopes of opening in November.

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Solar company moves its Davis headquarters

Blue Oak Energy, a solar energy engineering and construction firm founded in 2003,  announced Thursday that it moved its Davis headquarters to a larger and more modern space. The new 10,000-square-foot facility at 1560 Drew Ave. will provide the ability to double in staff as the solar industry scales to meet demand, a news release […]

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Stone Soup Catering plans grand opening gala

Stone Soup Catering & To Go will celebrate its grand opening with a gala on Saturday. The restaurant, which serves California soul food at 423-B L St., will offer free samples of barbecue chicken or tofu sandwiches on fresh-baked rolls. Davis native Sarah Clanton, owner and head cook, has 14 years of experience catering events […]

County real estate sales

Address   Sale Price Davis (95616) 1845 Humboldt Ave. $333,000 3097 Woods Cir. 367,000 Davis (95618) 4024 Cowell Blvd. $300,000 44660 Garden Ct. 355,000 1233 Caricia Dr. 535,000 Woodland (95695) 335 Court St. $85,000 327 Freeman St. 150,000 801 W. Southwood Dr. 274,000 14214 Second St. 150,000 Woodland (95776) 711 Montgomery Pl. $118,000 856 Laugenour […]

Woodland Clinic Medical Group recognized by IHA

The Woodland Clinic Medical Group was honored as a top performing physician group in California by the Integrated Healthcare Association at its annual IHA Pay for Performance stakeholders meeting in Los Angeles. Out of more than 200 physician organizations, 44 top performers achieved the highest overall quality in 2010 based on the IHA statewide Pay […]

Infiniti adds first gas-electric hybrid

Luxury brand Infiniti finally joins the gasoline-electric hybrid car market with the 2012 M35h that’s rated 38 percent more fuel efficient overall than its non-hybrid, V-6-powered M35 sibling. Drivers can get 9 more miles from a gallon of gas in city traffic and 6 more miles a gallon on the highway by driving the M35h […]

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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, http://www.soledesire.com. 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. […]