Roots Fair Trade opens

Roots Fair Trade opened April 12 at 231 G St. It features “fairly traded gifts from around the world.” The shelves are lined with colorful pillows, purses, pottery, scarves, jewelry and various décor. Hours will are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.  

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Hair stylist moves to Woodland

Karen Philleo, owner of Creative Hair in Davis since 1993, has moved to Woodland and opened Hair By Karen at 987 Wallace Drive. Creative Hair remains open, and is now owned by Andre Janitzky and Luz Gomez. “I loved working at my Covell Boulevard salon next to Nugget, but it was time for a change,” […]

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City prepares economic development action plan

Davis is moving toward a proactive approach for a strong, healthy local economy and needs help from the community to execute a new action plan. The Business and Economic Development Commission has released a final draft of the city’s “Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy” that envisions an ideal Davis in the year 2025. The commission took on […]

Let’s celebrate Davis!

Pigs are flying, eagles are walking, bands are playing, kids are climbing and everyone’s waiting for dark when the fireworks begin. It must be Celebrate Davis! Equal parts outdoor fair, business expo, mixer, party, family night and picnic, this community celebration of what makes Davis a great place to live — sponsored by the Davis […]

Cadillac powers up CTS

Cadillac’s most powerful two-door model for 2011, the CTS-V Coupe, is a hard-charging gas guzzler that looks like a futuristic concept car that escaped from its auto show turntable. Even before gasoline prices rose to above $4 a gallon, the federal government tagged the 556-horsepower CTS-V Coupe a gas guzzler, imposing a $1,300 tax that […]

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Davis man leads effort to bring 2022 Winter Games to Tahoe

A Davis man is launching a campaign to bring the Winter Olympics to Northern California. Michael Faust is president of the 11-member California Winter Games Committee, an organization started in January to explore the option of hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics in the Lake Tahoe area. California last hosted the Winter Olympics in 1960 at Squaw […]

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Locals balk at paying for new arena

Everyone loves the Sacramento Kings and wants to keep the cash cow from skipping to Southern California, but Yolo officials have balked at paying for a downtown Sacramento arena with local tax dollars. A proposal emerged earlier this week to band six counties in the Sacramento region together, including Yolo, and pool government monies. The […]

Brooks Painting honored as Business of the Year

Details What: Davis Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year luncheon When: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Tickets: $18 for Chamber members and $25 for nonmembers; must be purchased by noon Friday. Visit http://www.davischamber.com, email [email protected], call (530) 756-5160 or stop by the office at 604 Third […]

Marrone recognized by NRDC

Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, has received a 2011 Growing Green Award from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Based in Davis, MBI is a leading developer of environmentally responsible biopesticides. Named the NRDC’s 2011 Business Leader winner, Marrone has launched three successful companies that develop bio-based alternatives. Her current company, MBI, discovers, […]

Applications open for waste reduction awards

CalRecycle (the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery) is accepting applications for its 2011 Waste Reduction Awards Program through June 22. California businesses, private schools and nonprofit organizations that have made strides in recycling, waste reduction, green procurement and other environmentally friendly activities are encouraged to apply. “WRAP recognizes California businesses and other organizations for […]

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DDBA lunch talk to focus on branding strategy

New strategies for marketing and branding downtown Davis will be the topic as the partners of Davis-based Tackett + Barbaria discuss their work with Davis Downtown Business Association members at the organization’s monthly brown bag lunch on Wednesday. The informal gathering will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the River City Bank conference room, […]

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Raley’s to give $25K in grants

In a continued effort to give back to the community, Raley’s has partnered with Frito-Lay to provide $25,000 in grants to make a difference in Northern California and Nevada communities through Raley’s Reach. From April 6-20, nonprofit organizations, service groups and everyday heroes logged onto www.raleys.com/reach to share ideas of how to create positive change […]

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FiGuide offers free financial advice

Figuide.com, started by a UC Davis graduate student and two partners, offers a free library of more than 1,200 well-written articles, tips, questions and answers from the best fee-only-based planners in the country. James Garvin — who was a graduate student at UCD — along with Eric Conway and Daniel Wu, came up with an idea to build […]

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Small Business Resource Summit set May 26

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers a Small Business Resource Summit from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights. Admission is free. Workshop topics include the elements of starting a business in today’s economic environment; what you should know about business taxes; […]

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