Online store helps Davis laugh at itself

The Davis Store — “Where Ripley’s Believe It or Not meets Mayberry” — is online and open for business at It features Davis products, a Tiny Town Blog chronicling Davis life, and a Free Museum preserving our place in history. Among other funnies, the museum includes an image and explanation of the 1994 “audible snoring” citation, […]

Acura MDX surpassing German SUVs

More Americans are choosing Acura’s MDX mid-size, luxury sport utility vehicle this year than the competing crossover SUVs from BMW, Mercedes and Audi. The 2016 MDX is a bargain, with a base price at least $5,440 less than the German brands. Plus, unlike the 2015 BMW X5 and 2015 Mercedes ML350, the base MDX comes […]

Davis Food Co-op hires new general manager

The Davis Food Co-op Board of Directors has signed a contract with Antony Mohsenzadegan to serve as the new general manager of the Davis Food Co-operative. He will start work on June 1. Mohsenzadegan has 17 years of experience in food service that he brings to the Davis Food Co-op. He has experience in marketing and […]

Car Care: 3 great reasons to clean your car this spring

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home – it’s a smart thing to do for your vehicles, too. A few simple steps can help boost your vehicle’s integrity and beauty while maintaining its value, plus you might even regain that new-car smell. 1. Your car is a reflection of who you are There’s no question […]

Ground Zero skating out of Davis

The Ground Zero Boardshop in Davis will close at the end of June. In a May 4 Facebook post, the store blamed rent increases. “Unfortunately … the owner of our building has not renewed our lease after 17 years of being in the same location, so we are clearing out the Davis location now through […]

Longtime employee awarded franchise

Plumbing Doctor founder Michael Farias of Davis announced that longtime employee Mark Hardy recently became the owner of the franchisor’s Reno operation. Hardy has been a plumber for more than 30 years and had been employed by the local firm Plumbing M.D. Inc. for nearly a decade when the opportunity for business ownership was made available. […]

4 new providers join Woodland Clinic

Woodland Clinic, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, announced that four new providers have joined its Woodland and Davis locations. Jenny Chou, M.D., joins Woodland Clinic as an ophthalmologist. She earned her medical degree at UCLA and completed her residency at San Antonio Uniformed Service Healthy Education Consortium. Prior to working at Woodland Clinic, Dr. Chou was an […]

Davisite’s invention takes the guesswork out of solar cooking

By Jamie Knapp A Davis man has designed a web-connected automatic solar cooking tool that revolutionizes the art of solar cooking, bringing the simple and low-tech craft into the 21st century. Solrmatic addresses the two main challenges that discourage people from trying solar cooking — the uncertainty of knowing when food is safely cooked and […]

Personal Shopper: Sole Desire soothes the soul

If sticks and stones can break my bones, what will bad shoes do to my tendons? Wreak havoc, apparently. And while I’m on the subject of injury, go ahead; call me names because in this case, the shoe fits. I’m a snob. An unapologetic elitist when it comes to footwear. After all, nothing can break […]

Budget Masters will meet Tuesday

Join Budget Masters and learn how to manage your monthly budget and achieve your financial goals. Newcomers are always welcome. Monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The next meeting is Tuesday, May 12, in the Sequoia Room at the Hallmark Inn (upstairs), 110 F St. in downtown Davis. This […]

Talk stocks at Stiver’s coffee club

Carolyn Stiver, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, welcomes community members at a coffee club gathering at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at her office, 4627 Fermi Place, Suite 130, in Davis. The coffee club, held the second Tuesday of each month, is an informal gathering whereby Edward Jones financial advisers provide an update […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1545 Drake Dr.     $300,000 722 Barcelona Ave.     371,000 2533 Bombadil Ln.     400,000 2941 Quail St.     405,000 1124 L St.     475,000 1302 B St.     565,000 402 W. 14th St.     575,000 416 K St.     575,000 717 D St.     […]

Arcadia partners on soybean trait to improve yield

Bioceres S.A. and Arcadia Biosciences Inc., a Davis-based biotech firm, last week announced that their soybean joint venture, Verdeca, has received the first regulatory approval of its HB4 stress tolerance trait in soybeans in Argentina. This is the world’s first regulatory approval of an abiotic stress tolerance trait in soybeans, a news release said, which […]

Marrone opens new greenhouse

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a Davis based agritech firm. has opened a new greenhouse to house its growing product development research. The 3,000-square-foot greenhouse, adjacent to MBI’s corporate headquarters at 1540 Drew Ave. in Davis, is triple the size of the existing greenhouse on the site. It features state-of-the-art technology in environmental control. In addition, five grow […]