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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MBI honored for water technology

Marrone Bio Innovations has been selected by the Artemis Project as a winner in the Top 50 Water Companies Competition in recognition of its product Zequanox. Zequanox is a natural product for the control of invasive zebra and quagga mussels that are multiplying in freshwater lakes and rivers throughout North America and Europe. It is […]

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Davis’ first medical marijuana clinic opens downtown

Locals were surprised by the soft opening of a medical marijuana consultation clinic in downtown Davis over the weekend. Company president Steve Maki said 420 Relief, at 231 E St., Suite 3, can issue medical marijuana cards, but is not a dispensary. Marijuana dispensaries are illegal in Davis under city ordinance. As a consultation clinic, however, 420 […]

Woodland Healthcare gets heart attack accreditation

Woodland Healthcare has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, an international organization dedicated to eliminating heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide. Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart […]

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Three new agents join Lyon Real Estate

Realtors Grant Oerding and Darren Soares recently joined Lyon Real Estate’s Davis office. Oerding has worked in the real estate industry for 12 years. Prior to joining Lyon, Oerding worked as a real estate agent and as a broker at Alexander Grant Investments starting in 2005. He earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations with an emphasis […]

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Food Co-op extends voting deadline

The Davis Food Co-op has extended the deadline for voting in the annual election until Friday, June 10. General Manager Eric Stromberg announced the extension in response to a typographical error in the materials sent to shareholders in good standing. The error is in line 15 of Section B of the proposed amendment to the […]

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Local public relations firm wins awards

Davis-based firm Me Communications has received four public relations awards at the 2011 International Association of Business Communicators’ Crystal awards ceremony in Sacramento. “We’ve had an amazing first year in business,” co-owner Bill Bradley said. “Our clients have been phenomenal and have allowed us to create stellar programs that make a difference to the people […]

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El Macero hires new executive chef

Rachael Levine has been hired as the new executive chef at El Macero Country Club. “Rachael is bringing a unique edge to our culinary team,” said Steven Backman, general manager of El Macero Country Club. “Some may recognize her name, as she has been in the food and wine industry in the Sacramento region for […]

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Presentation covers social media issues

Lunchtime Leaders will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Abaton Consulting Presentation Center, 221 G St., Suite 202. Kim Maslaniak, human resources consultant and owner of KAMhr, will present on “Social Media in the Workplace,” discussing the use of social media in recruitment and hiring, employee privacy, discipline issues regarding social […]

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County real estate sales

Address     Sale price Davis (95616) 2110 Bella Casa St.     $234,000 902 Pennsylvania Pl.     305,000 2746 Hatteras Pl.     370,000 Parcel D Larue Way     407,000 800 Acacia Ln.     510,000 422 11th St.     632,000 Davis (95618) 1141 Villaverde Ln.     $454,000 5219 El […]

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Sutter Davis Hospital receives more accolades

Sutter Davis Hospital is one of seven hospitals in the Sutter Health network to receive the Certificate of Excellence from the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Task Force in January 2011. It is Sutter Davis’ third certificate of excellence from CHART since last year. Only 36 hospitals throughout the state received the award, issued biannually, which […]

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