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, 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. […]

Davis man founds Wochok Group

Following more than 25 years as CEO of biotechnology and ingredient companies and his retirement from PGP International Inc., Zachary S. Wochok of Davis formed The Wochok Group LLC earlier this month. For the past 15 years, Wochok has been CEO of PGP International, an ABF Ingredients company, which is a division of Associated British […]

Curves waives signup fee during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Curves fitness centers for women continue to work to raise awareness in women about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and treatment. Throughout the month, Curves fitness clubs including those in the Davis area, are waiving the joining fee for new members who show proof of a mammogram within the […]

Solarize Davis group deal finalized

With 102 homeowners, a bargain price and a contractor, Solarize Davis has moved on to the proposal phase of its group deal. After narrowing down a list of eligible contractors, Solarize Davis signed a contract with REC Solar to begin the proposal process with its members. “With a flawless installation record in Davis, the best […]

‘Fix Our Genes’ event raises funds, awareness about genetic cancers

Two local women who know a thing or two about cancer are teaming up to raise funds and awareness during national Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer week. Davis residents Raychel Kubby Adler, who underwent a bilateral mastectomy two years ago after learning she carried the BRAC2 mutation, and Samantha Ballard, owner of Renew Denim, have […]

Downtown marketing plan discussed at brown-bag lunch

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch discussion this week of a new marketing/branding plan, including a new logo, for downtown Davis. The informal lunchtime forum is presented by the DDBA’s Visioning and Community Relations Committee, and will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in River City Bank’s Conference Room, […]