Andy Gagnon returns to state garden show

Woodland-based Andy Gagnon Landscapes, winner of the 2010 California State Flower & Garden Show “Best in Show,” will return again this year with another landscaped display garden in the competition. Gagnon and his team had three days to complete their garden display. “Every member of the company had to be working on it simultaneously,” Gagnon […]

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Yolo Federal offers coloring contest

Yolo Federal Credit Union offers its second annual “Dreams Come True” coloring contest for children and teens. All youths, ages 2 to 17, who live, work, worship or go to school in Yolo County are invited to draw a picture of what they want to be when they grow up. All entries that are chosen […]

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Tune up and tone at Fitness Garage

In a town where generalists are as endangered as affordable education and specialists of all fields seem to occupy nine in 10 homes, it comes as no surprise that Davis is home to an Olympic trainer. Yes indeed, Hideshi Okamoto, owner of the Fitness Garage at 1403 Fifth St., Suite G, works with professional athletes […]

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County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 1112 L St.     $380,000 435 G St., 201     475,000 1113 Bucknell Dr.     485,000 209 Tern Pl.     550,000 Davis (95618) 1742 Fremont Ct., 1     $165,000 3025 Bryant Pl.     360,000 2817 Albany Dr.     420,000 2205 La […]

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Forever 21 opens Saturday

Forever 21 will celebrate its grand opening Saturday in the former Gottschalks space at University Mall. The store, which specializes in trendy, inexpensive women’s clothing and accessories, officially opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, following Friday’s soft opening, spokeswoman Kristin Loe confirmed Thursday. Grand opening promotions include $10, $20, $50 and $100 gift cards for the first 200 […]

Lexus raises the ante with the F-series

Lexus went after the German luxury car makers in 1991 and quickly became a major player. Manufacturers aren’t afraid to copy each other, so when BMW came out with their M-models, Mercedes Benz responded with the AMG label, Lexus created the F-models, which are supposed to have some extra juice. The first F-model is based […]

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Lots of comings and goings downtown

A lot has happened in Davis since Comings & Goings was last published in a downtown Davis special section in June. Here are some of the major downtown changes, grouped by category: Opened for business: Active Family & Sports Chiropractic, at 523 G St. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, 237 D St. Davis Beer Shoppe, 211 […]

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Burglars rip off two Davis businesses

“Brazen” burglars broke in to two Davis businesses Friday night and Saturday morning, according to police. They hit the European Wax Center, 768 Fifth St., just after 11 p.m. Friday, and Jade Garden Restaurant, 2939 Spafford Court, just three hours later. And early Thursday morning, only the presence of an employee foiled another break-in at Davis […]

First Northern promotes Runnels to senior VP

Dixon-based First Northern Bank announced the promotion of Gwendolyn “Gwyn” Runnels to senior vice president of sales and deposits. The promotion recognizes her “exceptional business and management skills,” a news release said. Runnels joined First Northern as a business services officer in August 1999 and was promoted to vice president/Fairfield financial services manager in April […]

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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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