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, June 9, in the Sequoia Room on the second floor of the Hallmark Inn, 110 F St. in […]

June 07, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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, June 9, 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 […]

June 07, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Jumpstart Davis plans June 17 mixer

Jumpstart Davis announces its next monthly mixer at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis. The mixer will bring together local entrepreneurs, investors and connectors and will showcase several local startup companies. “Jumpstart Davis, a spontaneous grassroots effort, firmly believes that Davis has all the ingredients necessary to […]

June 07, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Monticello tangles with absent landlords

Last Friday, amid an ebbing lunchtime crowd, the owners of Monticello Seasonal Cuisine at 630 G St., near the Davis Food Co-op, received a frightening message from their landlord: a three-day notice to “pay rent or quit.” The notice is a three-day eviction notice, which requires tenants of a property to pay all of the unpaid balance owed […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Raley’s hires Keith Knopf as chief operating officer

Raley’s has named Keith Knopf as chief operating officer of the West Sacramento-based grocery chain. In his new role, Knopf will oversee daily corporate operations, sales, merchandising as well as marketing and advertising for Raley’s. “Keith is the perfect addition to the Raley’s family,” said Mike Teel, president and CEO. “With a focus on operational […]

June 21, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Edward Jones ties for top marks in investor satisfaction

Financial-services firm Edward Jones is tied with Fidelity Investments atop a J.D. Power survey of investor satisfaction. Results were announced last week. The study measures overall investor satisfaction with full-service investment firms based on seven factors: investment adviser, investment performance, account information, account offerings, commissions and fees, website and problem resolution. “We believe that our strong […]

May 31, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Street Cushion turns profits to fight hunger

Davis-born Eric Ketelsen is taking a seat — not a stand — to feed the hungry. Three months ago, Ketelsen and two other colleagues founded Street Cushion, a company through which consumers can help fight for a good cause right from their office chairs. The business sells gel cushions that can be used to make office chairs and […]

May 29, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Boardshop seeks new Davis ground

Ground Zero Boardshop fans will be happy to know its owners are actively looking for a new site in Davis. Its original store at 225 G St. lost its lease over rent increases. It will close on June 28 but reopen “as soon as possible” at another downtown location, manager Kyle Feder said Thursday. Ground […]

May 31, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Serious trucking from GMC Sierra

The Associated Press 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain 4WD Crew Cab SLT Base price: $44,290 for 4WD double cab, standard box SLE; $44,485 for 4WD double cab, long box SLE; $46,095 for 4WD crew cab, standard box SLE; $50,870 for 4WD crew cab, standard box SLT Price as tested: $64,730 Type: Front-engine, four-wheel drive, five-passenger, full-size […]

May 29, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Harvest the sun and feed Yolo families

RepowerYolo, a Davis-based program that provides discounts for residential solar systems, and the Yolo Food Bank have announced Feed 1,500, a campaign to feed hungry families when Yolo County homeowners go solar. “RepowerYolo simplifies and reduces the cost of going solar for our friends and neighbors in Yolo County,” said Chris Soderquist, RepowerYolo director. “This […]

May 31, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 234 Lindo Pl.     $141,000 2052 Alta Loma St.     303,000 209 Avocet Ave.     355,000 259 Baja Ave.     377,000 713 M St.     410,000 309 Leon Pl.     435,000 1509 Cypress Ln.     471,000 624 N St.     487,000 1212 Caribou Pl.     […]

May 31, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

LaCrosse rides Buick’s high reliability rating

The Associated Press The 2015 Buick LaCrosse is absolutely, positively not like the stodgy Buicks of old. The LaCrosse sedan’s comfortable ride and attractive styling make it seem more expensive than it is. It offers two smart engine choices: A fuel-saving four cylinder with electric-assist for added zip and a strong V-6. Premium materials and […]

November 07, 2014 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig’s driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and his hand on his chin. No hands on the steering wheel, no feet on the pedals. Mark Alvick was in “highway pilot” mode, the wheel […]

May 08, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Successful economic development requires leadership

“The city is developing a reputation of supporting business development. A number of major businesses have chosen to locate in Davis. Should the city now dim its focus and investment in economic development, that action will be broadcast throughout the region by your competitors. “While our regional leaders are all polite and publicly supportive of […]

May 24, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,