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Affordable SportWagen sure sips fuel

The Associated Press Those who don’t like sports utility vehicles but who crave their space and versatility have a nice new alternative: the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. Not only does the five-door, front-wheel drive SportWagen have impressive European-style handling, it has 66.5 cubic feet of cargo room — more than a Chevrolet Trax small SUV […]

July 10, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Less fun the second time around

Dear Annie: My son is divorced and will be marrying again soon. His fiancée has never been married. I like her and am happy for both of them. Here is the problem: When he married the first time, my husband and I paid for all of the customary groom things — the rehearsal dinner, the bar […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 2300 sycamore Lane #8   $281,000 1921 Drexel Drive   410,000 1119 Halifax Ave.   412,000 329 Norte Ave.   523,000 801 Lake Terrace Circle    675,000 39811 Sharon Ave.   805,000 Davis (95618) 853 San Rafael St.   $367,500 2838 Ponteverde Lane   420,000 2722 Ponteverde Lane   421,000 2109 Regis Drive […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Ace Hardware stores rank at top for customer satisfaction

For the ninth year in a row, J.D. Power and Associates has ranked Ace Hardware stores — including Davis Ace Hardware — as highest in customer satisfaction among home improvement retail stores. Ace has held this position since the market research company introduced the home improvement retailer category nine years ago. The score is based on […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Thompson is employee of the month

Marc Thompson of Davis has been selected as the production employee of the month by Mason-McDuffie Mortgage. Thompson opened the Davis office in January 2014 and performed so well over that year that he was recognized as Rookie of the Year by the firm. He has worked in the Davis area since 2006. He has […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sundstrom Hill Winery receives awards

Sundstrom Hill Winery in Davis has won a gold medal and a silver medal in the 2015 California State Fair commercial wine competition. The winery won gold for its 2013 Petite Sirah and silver for its 2013 Walker Vineyard Zinfandel. In addition, the State Fair named the 2013 Petite Sirah Best of Class of Region, Sierra […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Edward Jones gets top marks from financial advisers

For the seventh time in as many studies conducted, Edward Jones financial advisers rate the firm “Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms,” according to a newly released study by J.D. Power. The J.D. Power 2015 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study ranked seven financial services firms. Edward Jones financial advisers gave the highest satisfaction […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sacramento clothing boutique to add Davis store

A new women’s clothing boutique is coming to Davis. RIRE soon will move into 760 Fifth St., next to Executive Alterations & Formalwear in the Roe Building. It’s schedule to debut in September. RIRE has two other boutiques – on J Street in midtown Sacramento, and on Folsom Boulevard in East Sacramento. Owner Josie Lee said […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Jaguar XJ flagship is distinctive luxury style

An odd thing happened as Americans’ taste for luxury vehicles grew in recent years: Jaguar, the venerable British marquee, struggled to gain traction. In fact, U.S. sales of Jaguar’s flagship sedan, the XJ, are on pace for their slowest year since 2010. Although this may be worrying to the carmaker and Jaguar dealers, owners of […]

July 03, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

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 ,
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