Audi TT gets stylish upgrades

The Associated Press The stylish Audi TT has been given some fashionable upgrades for 2016, with quilted-looking leather front sport seats and a new driver-centered video game-like virtual cockpit that replaces the typical car display screen in the middle of the dashboard. 2016 Audi TT Coupe 2.0T Quattro S tronic Base price: $42,900 Price as […]

October 30, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Woodland Family Birth Center earns Dignity Health honor

Woodland Memorial Hospital’s Family Birth Center recently received the Hospital of the Year Award for Perinatal Safety, as awarded by Dignity Health. Dignity Health announced the honor at its seventh annual Perinatal Safety Summit held in Las Vegas. At the summit, Dignity Health leadership joined hospital executives to discuss patient safety and strategies for improving […]

November 01, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New exec joins Carlton Senior Living

Kyle Cotter Fredrickson has been named executive director of Carlton Senior Living’s community in Davis. She has more than 18 years of experience in senior living, most recently as executive director of Atria Park of Lafayette. Since entering the field, she has worked as a dementia unit manager, admissions and marketing director, community liaison and director […]

November 01, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sweet news for Caffé Italia, See’s Candy fans

Caffé Italia co-owner Shar Katz reports that the Davis restaurant “will keep on cooking” through the holidays, and remain open until at least the end of February. The lease was due to expire this month but property owner Ashok Patel has agreed to an extension. The City Council on Aug. 25 approved a new 120-room […]

October 25, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

First Mirai owners get a jump on the future

TORRANCE — Movie magic sometimes turns into technological reality. On Tuesday, more than 300 new Toyota Mirai owners, Mirai dealers and special guests watched actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd bring a famous trash-into-fuel scene from “Back to the Future Part II” into the present. The occasion: a celebration to mark the U.S. arrival of Toyota’s Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle — a modern, real-life […]

October 23, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Kaiser gets top marks for quality of care

For the eighth consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente is the only health plan in California to earn a four-star rating — the highest possible — for overall quality of care in the annual Healthcare Quality Report Card from California’s Office of the Patient Advocate. The 2015-16 report card provides California consumers with side-by-side comparisons of the […]

October 18, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Edward Jones rated highly by women in the workplace

Financial-services firm Edward Jones has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women in the country by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine. It ranks No. 31 on the list. The ranking comes from an anonymous survey of associates administered by the workplace culture experts at Great Place to Work. “Attracting women […]

November 01, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Consumers rate UCD Med Center as region’s best

Once again, the UC Davis Medical Center has been selected as a Consumer Choice Award winner by the National Research Corp. This year marks the 16th time the Med Center has received the award. The 2015-16 award recognizes a single hospital in each of 300 markets nationwide that health-care consumers choose as providing the highest-quality health […]

October 18, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Cottages at Parklane in Dixon selling fast

After several successful phase releases, new homes are on the market at Cottages at Parklane in Dixon, sales associates report. This collection of single-family residences by Brookfield Residential features an array of architectural styles, floor plans and pricing. The two-story floor plans range from 1,742 to 2,164 square feet of living space and feature up to five […]

October 18, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 744 Elmwood Drive $1,159,000 3204 Shelter Cove Ave. 983,500 2402 Anza Ave. 800,000 20 Parkside Drive 780,000 735 N. Campus Way 690,000 710-712 Sycamore Lane 675,000 673 Flamenco Place 660,000 843 Lake Terrace Circle 562,000 2607 Madrid St. 505,000 3182 Woods Circle 355,000 3035 Woods Circle 339,500 229 Baja Ave. 320,000 2109 Bella […]

October 25, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Scion offers decent ride for less than $20K

The Associated Press Toyota’s youth brand, Scion, has added an impressive five-door hatchback for 2016 that features a lot of standard equipment, pleasant looks and decent ride for under $20,000. In fact, the 2016 Scion iM seems like a bargain compared to many other low-priced hatchbacks, as it comes standard with a Pioneer 7-inch touchscreen, […]

October 16, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

AgStart program launches business incubator in Woodland

The AgStart program, part of the Sacramento Area Regional Tech Alliance, announces its move to Woodland and the opening of a new incubator co-working space. “Growing into this incubator concept has been truly remarkable,” says AgStart program director Jack Coots. “The AgStart Advisory Team recently came together and asked ‘What’s next for AgStart?’ All the ingredients to […]

November 01, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Two Davis ag tech companies receive new patents

Two Davis companies were granted new patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week for inventions in the agricultural sector. Arcadia Biosciences, ag tech company that went public in February, received a patent for wheat with increased resistant starch levels. The new patent is the company’s 12th since 2009. The new wheat strain harnesses the benefits of resistant starch, […]

October 18, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Car Care: What’s the real cost of that auto repair?

Do you take your car’s “health” for granted? Only when the check engine light comes on do you realize how important a fully functional vehicle is to your daily life. Feelings of fear, regret and anxiety often rush in: “Will my car break down?” “Should I have gotten my oil changed sooner?” Can I trust […]

October 09, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,