Creamery moving to Yogurt Shack spot

Davis Creamery, also home to Cupcake Craving and Cookie Connection, is moving from South Davis to downtown, effective in May. The owner has leased a space at 113 E St., in The Lofts, last occupied by Yogurt Shack. It will serve ice cream, cookies and cupcakes. Once it moves, plans are to be open seven days […]

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Chamber hosts mixer at I-House

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at International House, 10 College Park, Davis. The event offers the opportunity for networking, as well as refreshments and prize drawings. It’s hosted by Davis Progressive Business Exchange. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit

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Forever 21 may open next month

Forever 21 officials are looking toward an April opening, a city official says. Building improvements are still under way in University Mall on Russell Boulevard. The trendy, inexpensive women’s clothing store will fill 38,418 square feet, encompassing the former Gottschalks site as well as the lobby outside Starbucks.

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Car lovers indulge in Geneva

GENEVA — Car lovers slipped behind the wheels of their dream cars Thursday at the 81st Geneva Auto Show, with some checking out the latest in electric engines while others — dreamers and the ultra rich — focused on flamboyant gas-guzzling supercars. Among the stars of the show, which runs through March 13, were Volkswagen’s […]

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Infiniti M56x

Infiniti started off slow in 1991 compared with Lexus.  While Lexus sales took off and the brand became famous for its quiet luxury, Infiniti always took a more sporting approach, and wasn’t until the G35 sedan that the brand really took off . The original M was also pretty good but the new M promises […]

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County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 1010 Eagle Pl.     $624,000 Woodland (95695) 22 N. Kern Ave.     $108,000 48 Locust St.     117,000 1313 Fremont St.     165,000 421 Oak Ave.     242,000 128 Orange St.     277,000 18785 County Rd 94b     285,000 Woodland (95776) […]

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U-Mall will have new owner

University Mall is being sold to New York-based Blackstone Real Estate Partners as part of a massive portfolio deal with a price tag of $9.4 billion. The sale is expected to close in the middle of the year. Centro Properties Group, based in Australia, announced Tuesday the sale of its 588 U.S. properties and the […]

Coldwell Banker, Nugget Markets honored

The city of Davis honored two businesses — Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate and Nugget Markets — Tuesday night for their contributions to local economic development. David Taormino and Doug Arnold, co-owners of Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate, were recognized at the city’s fourth annual Business and Economic Development Awards ceremony during the Davis City […]

H&R Block prepares EZ tax forms for free

H&R Block is preparing simple federal 1040-EZ forms for free at retail locations and online through the H&R Block At Home Free Edition. In Davis, H&R Block is at 1411 W. Covell Blvd. in the Marketplace shopping center. The company’s website is For those who choose to fill out the form on their own, […]

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AgraQuest expands products to European market

Davis-based AgraQuest Inc. and Bayer CropScience have expanded their previous home and garden fungicide supply agreement beyond the U.S. to three European countries. Under the terms of this second agreement, AgraQuest technology based on its proprietary strain of Bacillus subtilis (QST 713) will be used for Bayer’s Natria home and garden market in France and […]

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My date (almost) with Bob Dunning

It started as an innocent suggestion. These things always do. Last summer, Bob Dunning recommended I try his daughter’s yoga studio, Bikram Davis, 405 L Street, For those who don’t know about this particular yoga method, it involves 26 postures practiced in 105-degree heat. My internal reaction went something like this: Holy God! That […]

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So Cal firm gains ownership of Octus

Davis-based Octus Inc. has signed an agreement giving majority ownership of the building energy efficiency company to Lin-Han Equity Corp. of Burbank. In the deal, valued at $630,000, Octus receives working capital to fund its growth as well as common stock in privately-held Healthcare of Today Inc. Octus also announced an agreement to acquire Élan […]

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Fun-to-drive Volvo grabs attention

Volvo’s 2011 S60 T6 compact car is not cheap, and it’s not the first or second car that shoppers think of when looking for a fun-to-drive sedan. But this five-seater has sleeker styling than any recent Volvos, moves forcefully with zippy turbo engine power, has Volvo’s well-known comfortable seats and can be loaded with a […]

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DWR launches new website

Davis Waste Removal has launched a new website at to answer questions about residential and commercial recycling, garbage, green waste street sweeping and debris boxes. The new site launched in January with a user-friendly approach that breaks down waste removal information by geographic area. “We want our customers to find the information they need […]

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