Mazda 2: The eager puppy of family cars

Do good things come in small packages? That saying isn’t typically true when it comes to cars but we may have found an exception. The Mazda 2 has been around for a while around the world but it took $4-a-gallon gas to get it to the U.S. The Mazda 2 has been around since 1996 […]

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Study: Biofuel production could generate 1M jobs in India

Transforming agricultural waste into biofuel could create up to one million jobs in India over the next decade. It also would radically improve India’s energy efficiency by meeting up to 59 percent of the demand for transport gasoline through greener fuels by 2020, according to a new study commissioned by Novozymes, a Danish biotech company with […]

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Partnership HealthPlan to expand into Marin, Mendocino

Partnership HealthPlan of California, the nonprofit Medi-Cal health plan in Sonoma, Solano, Napa and Yolo counties, will expand its Medi-Cal managed care program into Marin and Mendocino counties starting July 1. Medi-Cal, nationally known as Medicaid, is a state and federal program that provides health care to more than 6 million low-income California residents. With […]

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Capitol Corridor trains to run on holiday schedule

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, Capitol Corridor trains will run on a weekend/holiday schedule on Monday. Capitol Corridor officials encourage holiday travelers to purchase tickets in advance and arrive early at stations as parking is limited at many stations. Train travelers should pack light as riders are limited to two pieces of carry-on […]

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Volkswagen dealership delayed

Hanlees Automotive’s plans to open a Volkswagen dealership in Davis are delayed because the owners hit structural complications while proceeding with construction. The owners had planned to remodel an existing building for a showroom at the former Ford Motor Co. dealership on Chiles Road, but it now seems starting from scratch with new construction might […]

Downtown dining options grow even more

The family that owns the popular de Vere’s Irish Pub in Sacramento may start serving Guinness, bangers and mash in Davis by this fall. The pub will take over the vacant restaurant at 217 E St., formerly home to Soga’s and Agave. The Sacramento restaurant is at 1521 L St. Its menu features traditional meals […]

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Personalized chemotherapy technology wins honors at UCD

By Karen Nikos A technology that could allow cancer specialists to better determine the most effective chemotherapy treatment for a given patient won the $10,000 first prize in the 11th annual Big Bang! Business Plan Competition at UC Davis. A money-saving innovation that decreases the amount of rare and expensive platinum needed to make fuel […]

Celebrate wine at Rominger West’s Tailwind party

Rominger West Winery will host a party to celebrate its new Tailwind wine from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the winery, 4602 Second St. in Davis. Local residents are invited to enjoy tastings of the Tailwind wines; hear upbeat jazz and funk music by the Urban Sherpas, a local band; munch on […]

County real estate sales

Address     Sale price Davis (95616) 70 College Park     $184,000 2002 Alta Loma St.     198,000 103 Huerta Pl.     270,000 873 Lake Terrace Cir.     451,000 610 Buchanan St.     559,000 Davis (95618) 1901 Donner Ave., 4     $145,000 2433 Albany Ave.     360,000 3715 […]

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Input sought for Arboretum, downtown

The Davis Downtown Business Association will hold its monthly Brown Bag Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in the River City Bank conference room, 239 E St. Emily Griswold, assistant director of horticulture at the UC Davis Arboretum, will discuss plans for the UCD Arboretum City Arts GATEway. Officials are exploring options […]

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Pole dancing, pot, Paesanos and Parent Place

A pole-dancing studio opened late last month at 213 E St., Suite E, in the alley spot that was last occupied by Suite E, a dress-rental shop. Davis Pole Dance Studio is targeted as a fitness studio to teach women the techniques. It charges a monthly membership fee, with steep discounts to attract college students. […]

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Mother & Baby Source is true to its name

They say motherhood comes naturally to all. That’s like saying withholding opinions is easy for Davisites. It’s simply untrue. Take me, for example: Had it not been for a new mothers’ group, I’d still be dumbstruck by the basics: It was there I learned how to diaper, hold, feed, play and pretty much everything else […]

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Honda Odyssey Touring Elite

People tend to treat buying minivans like going to the dentist, something to do because they have to. A large SUV looks rugged and tough, rather than sensible and family-oriented. But a good minivan is actually a much better alternative. “A minivan is tough to beat when it comes to carting your kids around or […]

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Mutual Housing receives NeighborWorks grant

NeighborWorks America recently gave $464,985 in funding to the Sacramento-Yolo Mutual Housing Association. The grants will help support Mutual Housing’s housing by developing new, sustainable communities for diverse households as well as upgrading older multi-family housing to make it greener and more energy-efficient. Of this money, $329,485 was a capital grant for programs and services, […]

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