Acura adds station wagon

With stubbornly high gasoline prices, station wagons are suddenly appealing — and Acura’s new-for-2011 TSX Sport Wagon should be especially so. The TSX posts the best fuel mileage rating from the federal government of any 2011-model, gasoline-powered, conventional-looking wagon: 22 miles per gallon in city driving, 30 mpg on the highway. This is higher than […]

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Sudwerk Pilsner wins first place at state fair

Sudwerk Brewery’s Pilsner beer was awarded a gold certificate and took home the first place award in its category at the 2011 California State Fair’s Commercial Craft Brew Competition. The California Craft Brew Competition takes place every year and is among the most prestigious craft brewing competitions in the country, a news release said. Sudwerk […]

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Traversos join RE/MAX Gold office

RE/MAX Gold announces the addition of real estate agents Carli and Bob Traverso to its Davis office. “We are pleased to have this outstanding real estate team join RE/MAX Gold in Northern California,” a news release said. RE/MAX Gold has 20 offices serving more than 10 counties in Northern and Central California. The agency boasts […]

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W. Sac firm to commercialize UCD’s building block robot

UC Davis recently announced it had signed an exclusive license agreement with Barobo Inc. of West Sacramento to commercialize iMobot, a modular robot that its inventors believe will have applications from education to search-and-rescue. Graham Ryland and Harry Cheng developed the robot and founded the company. Cheng is a UCD professor of mechanical and aerospace […]

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Raley’s shoppers can help state parks

When shoppers use a reusable grocery bag at any Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods or Food Source stores, they won’t just help the environment, they will also help raise money to eventually preserve a number of California State Parks currently targeted for closure. Through “NickelAid,” every time a shopper uses a reusable grocery bag […]

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Nutrition Education Program wins ‘Give A Click’ grant

The University of California Nutrition Education Program, administered by Cooperative Extension, has won a Yolo Federal Credit Union ‘Give a Click’ grant. The nutrition program received $21,500 after garnering a majority of online votes. UCNEP offers free nutrition and physical activity lessons for teachers and educators of low-income students to use in the classroom. Curriculum […]

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County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 3072 Woods Cir.     $197,500 2123 Bella Casa St.     200,000 406 First St.     235,000 2417 Oakenshield Rd., 9     300,000 1010 Acacia Ln.     460,500 1000 Oeste Dr.     634,000 Davis (95618) 2848 Bidwell St., 1     $164,500 1818 […]

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Food workers warned of fraudulent inspector

The Yolo County Health Department’s Environmental Health Division is alerting restaurant operators and others in the food facility industry about fraudulent activity involving an individual or individuals contacting food establishments claiming to be a health inspector. Yolo County Environmental Health has received complaints that an individual using various names is contacting local food businesses by […]

Golden 1 presents workshops in July

Golden 1 Credit Union will present several financial workshops in the coming month. The credit union has a Davis branch at 508 Second St., Suite 101. The free workshops are open to the public. The first is a webinar, “Recognizing Elder Financial Abuse” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. Access information will be emailed after registration. Other […]

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Food drive collects over a half-ton of donations

Thanks to generous riders, media partners and members of the community, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority’s “Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time” food drive once again reaped more than half a ton of food for Northern California food banks last month. June 1-15, the CCJPA partnered with Amtrak to sponsor the most expansive summer […]

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Sidewalk Sale planned downtown

The annual Sidewalk Sale is planned downtown Friday through Sunday, July 8-10. More than 50 businesses will participate, offering special deals and discounts. The first night takes place in conjunction with the Second Friday ArtAbout. There will be live music throughout downtown on Friday night. A $100 downtown Davis gift card will be awarded to […]

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UCD opens downtown store

The UC Davis Store, Downtown opened last week at Second and F streets. At 4,200 square feet, it’s the largest new downtown retail store in recent memory. A ribbon-cutting is at noon Friday, July 8, and grand opening festivities continue all weekend. It sells lots of UC Davis clothing and gear, “campus-grown” products like olive […]

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UC Davis Store Downtown plans grand opening

Bursting with Aggie blue and gold, a new branch of the UC Davis Bookstore has opened downtown and a grand opening celebration is planned the weekend of July 8-10. Shelves at the UC Davis Store Downtown are stocked with Aggie shirts, gifts and souvenirs, but also feature mugs with the city’s bicycle logo, Davis Farmers […]