Bar near campus chill on Picnic Day

The epicenter of Picnic Day debauchery is humming along at lunch just like any other Saturday. The Davis Graduate boasted about 75 mostly young people between noon and 12:30 p.m. Their behavior was mild and low-key 1 1/2 hours after the bar and restaurant opened at 10:30 a.m. It was a stark contrast to years […]

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Chamber membership orientation set Wednesday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a membership orientation meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Chamber office, 604 Third St. in downtown Davis. The meeting will provide a quick but comprehensive look at the Chamber’s benefits, services and programs. Attendees will learn how to maximize their membership to make new business connections, market their business […]

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Nugget Markets recognized as sustainable seafood retailer

Local grocery store chain Nugget Markets, family-owned and operated since 1926, has been recognized by conservation organization Greenpeace USA’s “Carting Away the Oceans” campaign as one of the most sustainable seafood retailers in the nation, with a score of 8.3. Greenpeace’s seafood sustainability scorecard evaluates retailers on a number of different sustainable seafood practices, such […]

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DDBA plans $30 on 4-30 event

The Davis Downtown Business Association plans a repeat of the successful “$30 on 30″ concept on Saturday, April 30, in tandem with the 21st annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. Businesses in the Downtown Business Improvement District may sign up to participate in the “$30 on 4-30″ promotion. The deadline is Monday. Shops […]

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Yolo Federal hosts investing workshop

Yolo Federal Credit Union will present a free investing and retirement workshop geared toward individuals age 30 and younger. The workshop, “Not Your Parents’ Kind of Investing,” will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at 2171 Cowell Blvd. in Davis. “While investing and saving for retirement may seem like something far-off for […]

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Red Robin plans donations, give-aways at grand opening

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers announced that it will give away free Child ID Kits and make a donation to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children during the grand opening week of its new Woodland location in the Gateway shopping center at County Road 102 and Interstate 5. The restaurant, at 2031 Bronze Star […]

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Marrone hires Glidewell as chief financial officer

Marrone Bio Innovations in Davis has hired Donald J. Glidewell, CPA, as chief financial officer. Glidewell comes to MBI from Valent USA Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., which develops and markets agricultural, professional and consumer pest management products. As senior director of finance, he was responsible for corporate finance including […]

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AgraQuest appoints Shapiro to board

Davis-based AgraQuest has appointed Robert Shapiro to its board of directors effective immediately. Shapiro is co-founder and managing director of Sandbox Industries. He was formerly chairman and CEO of Monsanto Co. Upon the merger of Monsanto with Pharmacia and Upjohn, he served as chairman of the newly-formed Pharmacia Corp. He brings deep insight into the agriculture […]

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First Northern Bank promotes McCurley to senior vp

First Northern Bank has promoted Steven McCurley to senior vice president/commercial real estate and small business lending. McCurley was hired as a vice president in 1998 to manage First Northern’s Small Business Administration Loan Department, which was established in Sacramento to serve small business and industrial loan demand throughout the bank’s market area. McCurley was […]

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Yolo Federal receives $200K in WISH grant funds

Yolo Federal Credit Union has been awarded 2011 grant funds from the Federal Home Loan Bank to be disbursed to lower income homebuyers within Yolo County. Over the past five years, Yolo Federal has worked closely with the cities of Woodland, Davis and West Sacramento, along with Mercy Housing and Neighborworks America to identify and assist […]

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Businesses, students still unsure what Picnic Day will bring

Only meteorologists seem sure about Picnic Day’s mostly cloudy forecast. On the eve of Saturday’s 97th UC Davis open house, sure to draw tens of thousands of visitors, the feelings of business owners and students ranged from upbeat to downright pessimistic about what will happen next. As of Thursday, 61 businesses with liquor licenses — […]

Sienna makes for family time on the road

They say people don’t like minivans. If that’s true, why are there so many on the road? A minivan makes so much sense, hauling people or luggage efficiently and comfortably. One of the top minivans is the Toyota Sienna and we got a chance to test one. Even though it is more fun to test […]

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UCD alumnus joins Lewis Brisbois as associate

Matthew Randle, a UC Davis graduate, has joined Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP as an associate in the firm’s Sacramento office. Randle has extensive experience in all types of complex construction, surety and business tort litigation. He has successfully represented construction clients both large and small through the full gamut of civil litigation, including negotiating cost-effective informal resolutions, […]

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Red Robin grand opening special event starts April 25

News release today from Red Robin regarding its Woodland restaurant: Red Robin to give away FREE Child ID Kits and donate to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 50 cents from every gourmet burger sold during grand opening week GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., April 11, 2011 – Alert your taste buds! Red Robin Gourmet […]

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