Glover hired to lead downtown business association

Melanie Glover has been hired to lead the Davis Downtown Business Association, the board of directors has announced. She has been serving as coordinator of the Second Friday ArtAbout and as publicity coordinator at the Davis Art Center. Glover will start her new job on Aug. 22 and succeeds Joy Cohan, who stepped down from the […]

Brown-bag discussion set on proposed water rate increases

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch presentation on proposed increases to city of Davis water rates from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The discussion is presented by the DDBA’s Visioning and Community Relations Committee and will take place at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 B St. in downtown Davis. […]

Community relations specialist joins assisted living facility

Palm Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care has hired Laura Wayman as its new community relations specialist. Wayman has more than a decade of experience and a strong dedication to quality aging. She holds an associate degree in gerontology and is a certified social services designee. She is also an accomplished speaker and a recently […]

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Curves of Davis named top team fundraiser in Relay for Life

Curves of Davis, part of the chain of the world’s largest franchisor of fitness clubs, was honored as the top team fundraiser at Relay for Life, which took place over the weekend at Emerson Junior High School in Davis. This was the fifth year that Curves of Davis has fielded a team for the event, […]

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New Verizon cell site expands coverage

Calling, downloading applications and surfing the Web on the Verizon Wireless 3G network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers, thanks to a new cell site in Sacramento, the company announced. The sites expand 3G wireless coverage and capacity along Interstate 80 and Mace Boulevard in Davis as well as areas in Rancho […]

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Woodland thrift store to remain open, benefit Wayfarer Center

The Woodland thrift store operated by Yolo Hospice was scheduled to close this summer, but will now remain open under new ownership, the agency announced. Yolo Hospice had considered the closure temporary and promised it would be exploring all options for the store. The Yolo Wayfarer Center, a Woodland nonprofit that helps the homeless, has […]

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McNaughton digital team honored for innovation

Suburban Newspapers of America has named McNaughton Newspapers’ digital team as Innovators of the Year for their inventive use of open-source software and sleek website redesign. SNA is a nonprofit, professional trade association serving the suburban and community newspaper industry. McNaughton Newspapers owns The Davis Enterprise, Mountain Democrat in Placerville and Daily Republic in Fairfield. […]

Chamber mixer set at Rostini

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Rostini Italian Kitchen, 1411 W. Covell Blvd. in The Marketplace shopping center. The mixer offers an opportunity for networking. Refreshments and appetizers will be served. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit

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AgraQuest expands in Brazil

Davis-based AgraQuest Inc. has announced that its Sonata fungicide has been approved for use on apples, onions and strawberries in Brazil. Sonata will be launched for the 2011 crop season in Brazil and sold through its distribution partner Iharabras. AgraQuest and Iharabras will collaborate to add more crops to the label over the next several […]

SBDC presents social media workshop

The Small Business Development Center will offer a workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 14, on using social media to promote your business. This session will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at the SBDC, 1410 Ethan Way, Sacramento. The three-hour workshop will cover: * Basics of setting up a Facebook fan page and provide tips on how […]

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 234 Ipanema Pl.     $409,000 Davis (95618) 1718 Fremont Ct., 2     $145,000 2755 Blackburn Dr.     177,500 1409 Buckeye Ln.     284,000 502 Schmeiser Ave.     375,000 44737 Garden Ct.     400,000 2815 Belhaven Pl.     407,000 1637 La Paloma […]

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Free workshop to teach money management

Marc Thompson, a mortgage planner with UMAX Mortgage, will host a free financial workshop on Wednesday that teaches Davis parents how to make wise money decisions and then share those strategies with their children. The “Save or Spend It” workshop is part of the Davis Parent Financial Workshop Series, which helps parents and grandparents teach […]

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Curves of Davis team participates in Relay for Life

Curves of Davis, part of the women’s fitness club chain, announced that it will support the American Cancer Society by participating in one of its signature fundraising events, Relay For Life. The event will take place at Emerson Junior High School this weekend, from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. This is the fifth […]

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Mutual Housing hires Jauco as lead organizer

Sacramento/Yolo Mutual Housing Association recently hired Mariano Jauco as lead organizer. In his new position, Jauco will supervise six community organizers who work with two to three Mutual Housing properties in Sacramento and Yolo counties. As well as being the management contact, he will provide coaching and training in building community across the many cultures […]

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