Best-looking hybrid is a Lexus

Are you tired of the look of the Toyota Prius and other sensibly styled gasoline-electric hybrid cars? With a sporty exterior and arguably the most attractive styling for a hybrid auto, the 2011 Lexus CT 200h distinguishes itself from other hybrids. Even people not interested in a hybrid car noticed the good looks of the […]

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Mori Seiki breaks ground on high-tech manufacturing plant

City and county officials, as well as business leaders from the Sacramento area and Japan, were on hand Wednesday as machine tool maker Mori Seiki broke ground on a new, 195,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Davisthat will employ up to 150 people — most of them in highly skilled positions. It will be the first manufacturing facility […]

Proposed plastic bag ban put on hold

The Davis Natural Resources Commission is postponing consideration of a proposed ban on the distribution of single-use plastic bags for shopping, pending a California Supreme Court ruling on the city of Manhattan Beach’s bag ban, a city staffer announced Tuesday. The case was argued last month, and a decision is expected within 60 to 90 […]

Workshop to explore census data use

A workshop on using 2010 census data will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 12, at the Small Business Development Center, 1410 Ethan Way, Sacramento. The session will help increase participants’ awareness of, access to, and the understanding and use of the new census data. Attendees will conduct simple data searches, explore […]

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First Northern welcomes back Baumeister Bauman

First Northern Bank welcomes back
 Jennie Baumeister Bauman as small business loan officer. Her responsibilities will include managing commercial lending relationships of up to $500,000 for the areas of Dixon and Winters. Baumeister Bauman is returning from Vancouver, Wash., where she worked as business credit analyst for the Pacific Northwest Federal Credit Union from 2008-11. […]

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June 24 is deadline for Sidewalk Sale sign-ups

Members of the Davis Downtown Business Association have until Friday, June 24, to sign up to participate in the Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale, which runs July 8-10. At the sale, merchants will offer plenty of deals. And, building on the success of last year’s prize drawing, the DDBA will again reward the weekend’s top shopper […]

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Chamber plans morning mixer

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a morning mixer Wednesday at Premier West Bank, 333A F St., Davis. This opportunity for networking will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit

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Cruise-in to The Marketplace on Tuesday

Classic car lovers are invited to visit The Marketplace Shopping Center on Tuesday evening to enjoy the monthly Davis Cruise-In. The event, which features 60 to 80 cars, will run from 5 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot at The Marketplace shopping center at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. “There’s no cost,” organizer Ron […]

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Online voting to determine Charity Paint winner

Brooks Painting of Davis invites community members to vote online to determine the winner of the company’s Charity Paint Giveaway, which includes $10,000 worth of painting services for free. To vote, go to Only one vote is allowed per IP address. Voting ends Thursday, June 30, and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter. The […]

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Yolo Federal hosts home buying workshop

Yolo Federal Credit Union will present a first-time home buyer workshop on Thursday, June 23. The session will cover the home-buying process and the resources available to home buyers. This free workshop will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Yolo Federal branch at 2171 Cowell Blvd., Davis. Seating is limited. For additional details, […]

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Kia Forte: Giving drivers what they need

Kia really has come a long way. When it first came to the U.S. market, its cars were seen as cheap transportation and most people didn’t even bother to consider them. Quietly, Kia has been improving its cars. The 2005-09 Kia Spectra, a Toyota Corolla-sized sedan, was the first Kia that really should have made […]

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Consignment hours change at R&R

Consignment hours at All Things Right & Relevant, 1640 E. Eighth St., have been changed to 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. The store, which benefits local mental health agencies, is looking for volunteers to help out over the summer. Many types of positions are available. […]

Lunchtime Leaders to focus on social media

Stewart Savage, technology consultant and owner of Abaton Consulting, will present “Facebook Security — Protecting Your Personal Information” at Thursday’s meeting of Lunchtime Leaders. His talk will provide insight about what Facebook users need to do to protect their personal information while enjoying this social environment online. “With the continued growth of Facebook and the […]

Beer Fest raises $28K for Citizens Who Care

The Davis Beer Fest on June 4 at Sudwerk Brewery raised more than $28,000 for Citizens Who Care for the Elderly of Yolo County. A record 45 breweries participated in the event, pouring their beer for more than 800 attendees — another record for the yearly event. The Beer Fest is staffed by students from […]

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