SizzlPix puts a new spin on printed photography

As ultra-high-definition TVs and computer monitors are replacing high-definition screens on the market, a new Davis-based company called SizzlPix is taking this new technology into the realm of print photography. The company prints photos at 5K ultra-high-definition resolution, capturing every detail of a split-second moment in time. Don Sherman of Davis spent more than 40 […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber hosts seminars on business basics

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will host a series of seminars in July titled “Four Steps to Business Success.” The seminars are presented by the capital region’s Small Business Development Center, a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Topics and dates are: * Thursday, July 9, 2-5 p.m.: “How to Start a Business.” The […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

UC Davis, Shriners hailed for pediatric care

Sacramento’s national reputation for pre-eminence in health care continues to grow, and the UC Davis Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California are playing a role in that advancement as measured by U.S. News and World Report. The hospitals’ partnership is ranked 29th in pediatric orthopedics and 20th in pediatric urology in the magazine’s 2015-16 rankings […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Woodland Clinic gets high marks from patients

Woodland Clinic was rated as “exceeding patient expectations” by Avatar Solutions, a provider of patient experience surveys, in its ratings announced last week. The clinic is under the arm of Dignity Health. “At Dignity Health Medical Foundation, we consistently deliver a great patient experience by keeping our patients at the center of everything we do,” […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Carlton Senior Living hires new exec

David Coluzzi, a senior care executive with more than 26 years of industry experience, has joined Carlton Senior Living as president. The company owns and operates senior living communities on Fifth Street in Davis, in Sacramento and in Elk Grove. “We are pleased to have Dave join our team,” said Don Engle and Tom MacDonald, partners […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Car Care: 5 simple tips for safe towing

With the summer months ahead, people will be towing boats, jet skis, campers, landscaping equipment, ATVs and more. Towing can be tricky so it’s important to plan ahead and emphasize safety. Operating a vehicle becomes a whole new task when another set of wheels is hitched to the back. Neglecting small details may result in […]

June 26, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Comings and Goings: Lots brewing in Yolo County

Blue Note Brewing Company opened this weekend at 750 Dead Cat Alley in Woodland. It fills the former printing plant at The Daily Democrat. It’s a taproom with an occasional food truck. Outside food is welcome, and there are plenty of sandwich, burger and other restaurants nearby. Initial hours will be 4 to 9 p.m. […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Eviction, legal fees and liens close down Monticello Seasonal Cuisine

Landlords served up a second course of eviction notices at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine last week, and restaurateurs Rhonda and Tony Gruska have announced that they must close. The Gruskas, whose restaurant is at 630 G St. in the mall adjacent to the Davis Food Co-op, received a second notice from their landlords just as dinner was […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Good news for downtown: No ‘goings’

There have been lots of changes in downtown businesses recently. What’s notable in the past few weeks, however, is that they are several “comings” and almost no “goings.” Here are some core-area highlights from recent columns. ———— Ground Zero Boardshop is scheduled to close on Sunday but reopen “as soon as possible” at a yet-to-be […]

June 25, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Shaved snow coming to U-Mall in another teahouse

Sno-Crave, a Taiwanese teahouse, is remodeling a space in University Mall where Sugar Plum yogurt was. Sno-Crave is based in the Bay Area, with locations in Milpitas, Union City and Fremont. A spokesman anticipates that the Davis teahouse will open in mid- or late July. The menu includes shaved snow (like Vampire Penguin) and other […]

June 21, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Mini Hardtop adds two doors

The Associated Press The Mini Cooper Hardtop has oodles of personality, go-kart handling and now, of all things, four doors and a big, color-changing “mood ring” on the dashboard. Until the current model year, diminutive Mini Cooper Hardtops had only two side doors, plus the hatchback liftgate at the back. For four side doors, buyers […]

June 19, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

5 automotive mobile devices that are ideal for teenage drivers

Many parents worry when their teens start to drive. Distracted driving, inexperience and simple carelessness are all reasons for parents to be concerned. The added distraction of a cellphone and all its available functions bring even more reasons to worry. While it would be great if parents could keep a watchful eye every time a […]

June 12, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Simple DIY steps to protect your car through all seasons

There is much to love about the nuances of the changing seasons – from spending sunny days on the beach to hiking through autumn-kissed parks and skiing down snow-covered mountains. Throughout the year, just as you would protect yourself from seasonal elements like sun, rain and cold by applying sunscreen and dressing appropriately, it’s important […]

June 12, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Ten tips to safely sell a car online

Looking for a new set of wheels? Need to raise some cash for a home improvement project? Heading back to college? Last year, a whopping 42.5 million used cars were sold in the United States, many by private owners. And 94 percent of those transactions involved an online search, according to leading online car website […]

June 12, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,