Applebee’s ribbon cutting set Wednesday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at Applebee’s at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate the completion of the restaurant’s remodeling. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Applebee’s is at 1753 Research Park Drive. The Davis restaurant opened in 2002, but ownership changed about a year ago to […]

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County real estate sales

Address Sale Price Davis (95616) 2716 Brandywine Pl. $360,000 834 Linden Ln. 397,000 2208 Humboldt Ave. 508,500 616 Buchanan St. 512,000 Davis (95618) 2014 Gauguin Pl. $300,000 2814 Mallorca Ln. 496,000 4501 San Ramon Dr. 510,000 3029 Mallorca Ln. 543,000 Woodland (95695) 9 Buckeye St. $147,500 706 Granada Dr. 182,500 335 Quail Dr. 220,000 Woodland […]

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Novozymes completes acquisition

Novozymes, a Danish biotech company that has a lab in Davis, has completed the acquisition of EMD/Merck Crop BioScience. “We’re excited to bring these two innovative companies together to help farmers produce more and better food, feed, fuel and fiber while minimizing the environmental footprint,” Thomas Videbæk, executive vice president of Novozymes, said in a […]

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New members elected to DDBA board

Three new members have been elected and one re-elected to serve on the Davis Downtown Business Association’s board. DDBA members voted at the association’s annual meeting Feb. 3 at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. Andrew Newman of Newman Associates, CPA; Kim Eichorn of Lyon Real Estate; and Kevin Wan of Sophia’s Thai Kitchen were […]

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DDBA lunch talk to focus on RDAs

Ken Hiatt, city of Davis Community Development director, will give a presentation on the city’s Redevelopment Agency on Wednesday at the Davis Downtown Business Association’s Brown Bag Lunch. The lunchtime chat will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Hiatt will discuss the RDA, “how […]

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Rain delays Second Street work

Rainy weather has delayed the final roadwork stages of the Second Street corridor improvements, the Davis Downtown Business Association reported. As a result, North Bay Construction will complete the landscaping and other sidewalk improvements while the city of Davis re-schedules the repaving. If possible, the city intends to have grinding and repaving completed during the […]

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Buick Regal

If you’re under 30, you probably don’t know what a Buick is. The rest of us are surprised that Buick is still in business. As it happens, Buick is very important to General Motors because it’s one of the strongest brands in China. In fact, Buick sells more cars in China than they do in […]

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Chamber lunch adds game show twist

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a membership luncheon — with a classic game show theme — from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. “Play with our sponsors and win,” a description says. Lunch is catered by Dos Coyotes and sponsored by […]

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IHOP serves up free pancakes

In celebration of National Pancake Day on Tuesday, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The special offer runs from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In Davis, IHOP is at 1745 Cowell Blvd. For every […]

IKEA hosts fifth anniversary party

In honor of its five-year anniversary, IKEA in West Sacramento will host a party with food and activities Friday through Sunday, March 4-6. “Stop by the store for deals on items throughout the store as we look to celebrate with the community that welcomed us so warmly five years ago,” a news release said. The […]

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Chamber plans morning mixer

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a morning mixer from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Tomaich Oral Surgery Center, 116 B St. The gathering offers an opportunity for networking. Refreshments will be served and there will be door prize drawings. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit

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Pub to serve last round, close temporarily

The new building for Midtown Animal Clinic is complete at 525 Rowe Place. It was built on the site of its former parking lot. The old 1971 building needed too many renovations. It was demolished, and will be the site of its new parking lot. The nearly 5,000-square-foot clinic is about 1,000 square feet larger […]

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32 businesses sign Picnic Day agreement

Thirty-two Davis businesses with licenses to sell alcohol have committed themselves to responsible hospitality practices on Picnic Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 16, the Davis Downtown Business Association announced. The 13-point Picnic Day Community Covenant highlights moderation and appropriate use of alcoholic beverages. Of the 32 Alcoholic Beverage Control license-holders who have signed the agreement […]

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Lunchtime Leaders to focus on Yelp, Foursquare

Stewart Savage of Abaton Consulting will present “Promoting your Business with Location-Based Services” at Thursday’s meeting of Lunchtime Leaders. Savage will introduce attendees to Facebook Places, Yelp and Foursquare, and discuss how these services can be used to increase the visibility of a business. “Tremendous growth in both the smartphone market and the social media […]

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