Innovation Conference features Micromidas

John Bissell, co-founder and CEO of West Sacramento-based Micromidas Inc., will be a featured speaker in the second annual Ideas Economy: Innovation Conference this week. The conference, titled “Innovation: Entrepreneurship for a Disruptive World,” sponsored by The Economist magazine, will take place Wednesday and Thursday at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The conference attracts industry […]

SBA hosts Small Business Resource Summit

The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Small Business Resource Summit from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights. Admission is free, but seating is limited so registration is encouraged. The first session will cover elements of starting a business in […]

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CH2M HILL named one of ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’

CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies. CH2M HILL has a Sacramento office serving the region including Davis. “Doing our work ethically and treating our clients, colleagues, and communities we serve with civility and respect […]

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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 Yolo Federal Credit Union, 2171 Cowell Blvd., Suite A, in Oakshade Shopping Center in South Davis. The event will feature an opportunity for networking as well as refreshments and door prize drawings. For more information, call the Chamber at […]

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Woodland Poly names board members

Woodland Polytechnic Academy, a recently approved charter high school focused on providing students with skills for both college and career, has announced its board of directors. The board includes Stephen Marks Jr., president and executive director; Greg Driver, vice president; Gerry Quinlan, chairman; Linda Henigan, secretary; Jennifer Zane, treasurer; and Rick Harrison, board member. “Every […]

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Plumbing Doctor invests in new sewer replacement technology

Plumbing Doctor, a local plumbing service provider, announced that it has invested in state-of-the-art technology called CIPP, or “cured in place pipe lining,” that will make it less expensive to replace certain sewers in Davis. According to the company’s president, Michael Farias of Davis, this new technology will save some homeowners thousands of dollars when […]

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County real estate sales

Address     Sale price Davis (95616) 1707 Olympic Dr., 12     $210,000 1312 Redwood Ln.     560,000 506 Antioch Dr.     610,000 2232 Alameda Ave.     680,000 2215 Bryce Ln.     883,000 Davis (95618) 1914 El Paso Ave., 2     $145,000 1913 Donner Ave., 1     165,000 […]

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UC Davis business leaders win regional competition

UC Davis’ team of Students in Free Enterprise won the SIFE USA regional competition Monday in San Francisco. The event is one of 12 such regionals taking place across the United States in March and April. “This was definitely one of the top experiences of my college career,” Chad Scoma, co-president of the group, said […]

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Waste Management honored for ethical business practices

Waste Management, which provides curbside pickup in Woodland, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth year in a row. Out of a record number of nominations for the award, Waste Management is the only environmental services company on the list, according to a […]

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Wolk speaks at downtown brown-bag lunch

Dan Wolk, appointed last month to the Davis City Council, will share his thoughts about downtown Davis at the Davis Downtown Business Association’s monthly brown-bag lunch Wednesday. The informal gathering will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the conference room at River City Bank, 123 E St. No RSVP is necessary, and the public […]

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UCD Bookstore plans to open shop downtown

UC Davis fans seeking shirts and sweatshirts to show their Aggie pride soon will have to go no farther than downtown Davis. The UCD Bookstore on campus plans to open a satellite shop — also selling gift items and a limited selection of books — at the southwest corner of Second and F streets later […]

Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS: ‘Premium feel without premium pricing’

Say you want a four-door family car, but you don’t want to be stuck with plain vanilla.  You want something fun, but not too big. You could spend $30,000 or more and get an Audi A4 or an Acura TSX.  There are a few other choices if you want affordable performance, but the tradeoff is […]

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Grocery Outlet coming soon

A new Grocery Outlet store — located in half of what was once an Albertsons store in the Davis Manor Shopping Center — will open next week. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Wednesday, March 23, followed by a “soft opening” on Thursday, March 24, and an official grand opening on Saturday, April 2. Many […]

Second Street paving preparation ramps up

To coincide with UC Davis’ spring break, construction activity will ramp up this week with preparations for Second Street paving downtown. Major work with the most impact on traffic will be done next week, with minor work being done this week and the week after, according to the city of Davis Department of Public Works. […]