SBDC hosts social media workshop

A workshop on using social media for small businesses will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Small Business Development Center, 1410 Ethan Way, Sacramento. The session will cover the basics of setting up a Facebook business page and provide tips on how to grow your fan base, build relationships […]

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AgraQuest raises $17.7M in financing round

AgraQuest Inc. in Davis, which researches and develops biopesticides and low-chem technologies for sustainable agriculture, announced that it has raised $17.7 million in a financing round that will further its efforts to develop and market innovative products to feed an expanding global population while preserving environmental resources. London-based Generation Investment Management LLP acted as co-lead […]

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Curves kicks off food drive in April

During the month of April, Curves gyms in the Davis area will participate in the 13th annual Curves Food Drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit area food bank. Current members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food are eligible to receive a Curves reusable Food Drive grocery bag. And, April 4-17, Curves […]

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Marrone, Syngenta sign agreement for Regalia

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., which creates natural products for pest management, announces the signing of a major distribution agreement with Syngenta Crop Protection AG. Syngenta will exclusively distribute MBI’s award-winning biofungicide Regalia in specialty crop markets throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Regalia will complement Syngenta’s comprehensive fungicide portfolio, providing growers with an […]

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Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday

The Woodland chain restaurant Ruby Tuesday closed on March 15. It was at 164 Main St.

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Spas, beer, fitness and food

Smooth as Silk Day Spa’s salon at 310 C St. suffered a major blow from last weekend’s storm. Winds uprooted a large hackberry tree, which fell on its roof. The business was closed last week, but found a temporary home thanks to some quick and generous neighbors. Owner Stella Forbes is moving her team to […]

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Storm-damaged spa to reopen soon

Smooth as Silk Day Spa’s salon at 310 C St. suffered a major blow from last weekend’s storm. Winds uprooted a large hackberry tree, which fell on its roof. The business was been closed last week, but found a temporary home thanks to some quick and generous neighbors. Owner Stella Forbes is moving her team […]

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Beer-tasting bar opens on G Street

Davis Beer Shoppe, 211 G St., opened Saturday, March 19. The beer-tasting bar offers brews — from the tap or bottle — to consume there or bring home.  

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FIT House is newest fitness center

A new fitness studio opened March 10 at 630 Peña Drive, Suite 500. FIT House specializes “in individual, small group and athletic team training” and provides “classes that range from Boot Camp to Barre FIT.” Davis residents and co-owners Jennifer Miramontes and Lisa Yackzan Herrington are “passionate trainers” who have worked throughout California, a news […]

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Rostini opens in Marketplace

Rostini Italian Kitchen opened March 14 in the former Strings spot in The Marketplace. It’s a “fast-casual Italian restaurant, featuring pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and chickens prepared in the stone oven,” its Facebook page says.  

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Orchid Skin Spa moves

Polly Felan moved her Orchid Skin Spa to 509 Fourth St., in the Natural Touch building, in October. She offers massage, facials, body treatments and full body waxing. Call or text to (916) 904-2346.  

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UC Davis Store coming downtown

You may have read that the university plans to open one of the largest downtown Davis retail stores “in quite some time” with its new UC Davis Store, coming this spring. UCD has leased a 4,600-square-foot retail space on the southwest corner of Second and F streets, next to the Varsity Theatre. It will be […]

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Chamber plans lunch on April 5

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a membership lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. All reservations must be made and prepaid by noon Friday, April 1. The cost is $18 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information, call […]

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Red Robin seeks workers in Woodland

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. is looking for energetic and friendly people to work at the Woodland restaurant set to open in late April in the Gateway shopping center at County Road 102 and Interstate 5. A news release said the restaurant plans to hire more than 90 people. Applicants must be at least 18 […]

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