Dos Coyotes howls about its 25th anniversary

Dos Coyotes Border Cafés will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a fundraiser in the form of a 25-foot-long burrito, a price rollback and a monthlong social media promotion, with weekly gift card winners and a grand prize of 25 ounces of silver. On the morning of the anniversary, Tuesday, Jan. 5, founder Bobby Coyote, executive […]

January 03, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Marrone vacancy gets Nasdaq’s attention

Embattled Davis biotech firm Marrone Bio Innovations has until June 14 to replace a member of its audit committee or face delisting from the Nasdaq stock exchange. The company spent 2015 dealing with the fallout from misreporting some $870,000 in revenue in September 2014. The discovery led to the layoffs, a class-action lawsuit and constant threats […]

January 03, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Another dessert, bubble tea shop surfaces

Seems like Davis can’t get enough tapioca tea and dessert places. Bon Mange will join the crowd in January. The newest dessert and bubble tea shop will open where Vampire Penguin was, at 130 G St., Suite C. Bon Mange (French for good eats) has another store in Stockton.           French macaron cookies, macaron ice cream sandwiches, […]

January 03, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Dear Counselor: Overhanging tree is a growing problem

Question: My neighbor has a large tree just on the other side of our property line that he never seems to prune or maintain. It drops debris on my side of the property, and I worry about limbs falling and damaging my property or injuring someone in my yard. What should I do? Answer: Under […]

December 27, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Woodland Memorial Hospital’s cancer-care program honored

Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital has been recertified for cancer care from the largest oncology society in the United States, hospital officials have announced. The action by the QOPI Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer […]

December 27, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Culinary students will open café in Esparto

A student-run business is opening in Esparto early in 2016. Spartan Grounds Café, 16876 Yolo Ave. — just before the turn onto Woodland Avenue in Esparto — will be managed and staffed by students in the advanced culinary class at Esparto High School. The Spartan Grounds Café promises to be a gathering place for community members, […]

December 27, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1105 Fordham Drive $494,000 257 Aurora Ave. 360,000 Davis (95618) 3716 El Segundo Ave. $519,000 1110 Los Robles St. 433,000 Winters (95694) 813 Taylor St. $326,000 307 Abbey St. 320,000 Woodland (95695) 1415 McKinley Ave. $665,000 1009 2nd St. 465,000 712 W. Gibson Road 435,000 406 Buena Vista Way 340,000 411 Robin Drive […]

January 03, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Car Care: Is warming your engine a winter must?

Warming up his car for a few minutes before heading to work is a winter morning routine for Steve Bailey. “I hate getting into a cold car, so letting it warm up for five minutes is as important for me as for the vehicle,” says Bailey, who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “My car is parked […]

December 18, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Paulina’s Boutique to close Dec. 31

Paulina’s Boutique will shutter its storefront at the end of the month. It’s the third downtown business occupying space owned by Brinley Properties to announce plans to close soon. De Luna Jewelers will close on Jan. 20 and the clothing store Preeti Girl will close on Dec. 31. Paulina’s is at 207 F St., Suite […]

December 20, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Marrone Bio Innovations hires new marketing chief

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a Davis-based biotech firm, announces the hiring of Nancy Hood as vice president of marketing. She will be responsible for the strategic marketing of MBI’s portfolio of bio-based pest management and plant health products to growers and distributors. Hood is a veteran of the agriculture industry with more than 20 years of strategic marketing […]

December 22, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Food-distribution facility under construction in Dixon

Gold Star Foods Inc. broke ground this month on a 188,000-square-foot facility in Dixon, which will allow the company to supply fresh, nutritious food to Northern California schools. When finished, the building at 1000 Vaughn Road will ensure that Gold Star — a food service distributor to K-12 school districts in California, Arizona and Nevada […]

December 22, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Eye on safety, California sets rules for self-driving cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators have unveiled a roadmap that would let consumers begin using self-driving cars, though manufacturers would have to prove the emerging technology is safe before a licensed driver could get chauffeured around town. The approach California’s Department of Motor Vehicles offered Wednesday in precedent-setting draft regulations is cautious, though it […]

December 18, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95618) 3408 Topsail Place $775,000 658 Portsmouth Ave. 693,000 618 Sunset Court 627,500 820 Lake Blvd. 600,000 2318 Bryce Lane 550,000 1720 Haussler Drive 418,000 Davis (95618) 1702 Pescador Court $815,000 1328 Estaban Court 387,500 3401 Verona Terrace 288,000 Winters (95694) 408 Village Circle $424,500 413 Creekside Way 410,000 Woodland (95695) 160 Park Ave. […]

December 20, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Rice genetic library may lead to higher yields worldwide

Arcadia Biosciences Inc. and BGI will collaborate to create a genetic resource library that rice researchers worldwide will be able to use in developing higher-yielding rice varieties. The collaboration will create, sequence and characterize millions of new gene alleles. It will focus on 5,000 proprietary indica-type rice lines provided by Arcadia Biosciences, an agricultural technology […]

December 13, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,