Mortgage Help Center opens in Sacramento

Fannie Mae has announced the opening of the Sacramento Mortgage Help Center to provide free education and counseling services to struggling Northern California homeowners. The Sacramento center is the 10th Mortgage Help Center to open across the country, and is part of Fannie Mae’s ongoing effort to ensure that homeowners facing foreclosure understand their options, […]

River City Bank analysis shows growth in health care, ag industries

Health care and agricultural industries grew by 11 percent while the area’s overall economy remains in a decline, according to the River City Bank Business Index, which studied the performance of 100 locally based businesses over the past three years. The findings were released Wednesday by River City Bank, the largest locally owned bank in the […]

Margarine tubs to replace plant pots at Raley’s

This fall, shoppers in Raley’s floral departments will see something other than the traditional black pots in which flowers are traditionally sold. Clearwater Nursery and TerraCycle will offer annuals in “upcycled” margarine tubs in all Raley’s, Nob Hill and Bel Air stores, including Woodland locations. The upcycled pots are a more eco-friendly option as they eliminate […]

Paesanos brings Italian food back to Fuzio’s old spot

Paesanos III in Davis debuted Thursday. It took over the former Fuzio’s spot at 139 G St. The Italian restaurant opens at 11 a.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. for brunch on weekends. It’s open until 9 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays, 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. It features pizza, […]

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 3331 Seabright Ave.     $284,000 435 G St., 207     410,000 2510 Anza Ave.     522,000 1825 Glenn Pl.     900,000 Davis (95618) 44644 Garden Ct.     $539,000 2824 Audubon Cir.     725,000 Woodland (95695) 1614 Sherman St.     $108,000 209 […]

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Winters Chamber, Woodland Healthcare host business forum

The Winters Chamber of Commerce and Woodland Healthcare invite the local and surrounding community businesses to the first Winters Business Forum on Thursday, Sept. 22. This half-day, educational event, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., will feature a variety of business topics ranging from healthcare reform to stress management. The event will take place at the […]

Travis Credit Union appoints Truesdale to board

Vacaville-based Travis Credit Union has announced the appointment of Tim L. Truesdale, the president and CEO of Community Resource Associates Inc., to its board of directors. Truesdale brings more than 32 years of leadership and impressive community service experience to Travis Credit Union’s board. Truesdale was appointed to the board on Aug. 30 to fill […]

Ciocolat honored as sustainable business

Davis restaurant Ciocolat has received honorable mention in the Sacramento Area Sustainable Business of the Year Awards. The awards will be presented during a ceremony Thursday, Sept. 15 in the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento. The awards are given by the Sacramento Metro Chamber and the Business Environmental Resource Center. The ceremony is part […]

Lunchtime Leaders to explore search engines

Stewart Savage, technology consultant and owner of Abaton Consulting in Davis, will give a presentation on “Search Engine Optimization: Getting the Most Out of Your Website,” at the Thursday, Sept. 15, meeting of Lunchtime Leaders. Savage’s presentation will help participants understand the principles behind SEO and will provide tips for improving the search engine ranking […]

QuickBooks workshops offered this month

Several QuickBooks workshops will be presented this month at the Small Business Development Center, 1410 Ethan Way, Sacramento. Sessions all run from 9 a.m. to noon and cost $40. “Beginning QuickBooks Part 1 — Setup” will take place on Thursday, Sept. 15. This workshop will teach participants how to create and customize a chart of […]

Comfort is nicely sized in Equinox

Chevrolet’s best-selling sport utility vehicle, the Equinox, is comfortable, attractive inside and out, and roomy without being oversized. In fact, thanks to an accommodating sliding mechanism for the rear seats that allows them to go forward and back nearly 8 inches, the Equinox features the most rear leg room — 39.9 inches — in its […]

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Davis company aims to clean up trash

Mike Hart wants to change the way people do garbage by churning trash into clean energy, building materials and high-paying jobs. The president and CEO of Davis-based Sierra Energy Corp. is wrapping up testing on FastOx, a system that turns trash into liquid metal, a finished building material and a gas that can be refined […]

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Paesanos to open on Thursday, Sept. 8

Paesanos Davis, an Italian food and pizza place filling Fuzio’s former spot at 139 G St., will open to the public at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. Check out its Facebook page at

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Stocks plunge after US hiring dries up in August

NEW YORK — Stocks plunged after a dismal jobs report renewed fears of another recession. No jobs were added in the U.S. last month, the government said early Friday. The unemployment rate held steady at 9.1 percent. Treasury yields fell sharply and gold jumped $48 an ounce as cash flowed into investments considered less risky […]