Home & Garden Show moves to Vacaville

The Vacaville Total Home & Garden Show will host a triple ribbon cutting/grand opening event with the Dixon, Fairfield-Suisun and Vacaville Chambers of Commerce and a live coffee-break with 95.3 KUIC radio station at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15. The April 15 event is set to coincide with the kick-off of the Total Home & […]

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Travis Credit Union receives Seven Seals Award

At a brief ceremony at the Travis Regional Armed Forces Committee luncheon on March 21, the California Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve presented the Seven Seals Award to Travis Credit Union. The prestigious award, named for the heraldry seals of the seven military services, recognizes efforts by citizens, businesses or organizations […]

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‘Give a Click’ grant goes to Children’s Therapy Center

Yolo Federal Credit Union has awarded its $1,500 “Give a Click” grant to the Children’s Therapy Center, which received the most online votes. Woodland-based CTC was founded in 1993 and provides a multidisciplinary program of continuing physical, occupational, speech and language therapy for infants, toddlers and children through adolescent age. The center has served thousands […]

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Chamber plans evening mixer

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Osteria Fasulo restaurant, 2657 Portage Bay East in West Davis. The mixer offers an opportunity for networking as well as refreshments and a prize drawing. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit http://davischamber.com.

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Sugar Daddies will be ‘dessert food court’

I reported last month that the South Davis ice cream shop Davis Creamery was moving to the former Yogurt Shack spot downtown. Now I have some details. One of the original owners, David Robert, took over the business a couple of weeks ago. His 10-year lease in Oakshade Town Center expired, giving him the freedom […]

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Toyota’s Prius gets plugged in

Electric cars are the future … at least for the time being. Until other fuels become available, electricity is the one power source that is widely available. We have been getting electric hybrid cars for many years but are starting to see some more innovative electrics arrive in dealerships. Toyota, which has been the leader […]

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One restaurant closes, others emerge

The family that owns the popular de Vere’s Irish pub in Sacramento may start serving Guinness, bangers and mash in Davis by this fall. Published reports say the pub will take over the vacant restaurant at 217 E St., formerly home to Soga’s and Agave. The Sacramento restaurant is at 1521 L St. Its menu […]

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Restaurant coming to Blockbuster site?

There’s been some buzz downtown about a possible chain eatery coming to the 6,000-square-foot Blockbuster Video site at F and Third streets, but the real estate representative said negotiations are still under way, so he can’t disclose the tenant. Mark Engemann of the Sacramento office of Colliers International, a commercial real estate company, said Wednesday, […]

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Roots Fair Trade opens April 12

Roots Fair Trade is set to open Tuesday 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 be noon to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. […]

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Mermaids closes

Mermaid’s Seafood & Grill closed March 25 — a year after it opened. The site near Dos Coyotes in South Davis has trouble sustaining a restaurant. Most recently there was Fins Market & Grill, and before that, Duke’s Sports Bar and Grill, and Fusions Asian Bistro. Meanwhile, Dos remains as popular as ever, and another […]

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Woodland Red Robin to open April 25

Red Robin is scheduled to open on Monday, April 25, in the Woodland Gateway shopping center (anchored by Costco). The family eatery is training employees. Its hours will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The phone will be (530) 661-7470. The center will also add […]

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Construction closes downtown roads

Danielle Stroski, of Woodland, crosses Second Street near the E Street intersection to get to her car after a haircut at Salon Blonde in downtown Davis. Closures at Second Street started Monday and will continue through the end of the week as workers finish paving the street. “I’ve had to make a few extra turns, […]

Affordability comes with strings

About two years ago, South Davis resident Allen Thoe bought a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath home for a good price as part of the city’s affordable housing program. However, affordability came with an owner occupancy deed restriction, which has made refinancing difficult as lenders are becoming increasingly more cautious. “When I bought the home two years ago, […]

New twists in Davis real estate

At a glance Davis 2010: 359 homes sold, average sale price $483,932, on the market on average of 65 days Davis 2009: 351 homes sold, average sale price $485,338, on the market an average of 63 days It’s April, the trees are blooming, and the real estate market is moving from the winter doldrums into […]