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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 ,

Kia’s all grown up with luxury sedan

Kia has come a long way since its humble beginnings. The best evidence is the new Kia K900, a car so luxurious that many European luxury car makers should be getting nervous. Kia celebrated its 20th anniversary in the U.S. market last year, and the K900 is a symbol of how far the brand has come and […]

June 12, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Mojo’s Kitchen428 earns honor from Assembly

Mojo’s Kitchen428, a farm-to-table restaurant in downtown Woodland, was honored this month at the state Capitol as the 2015 Small Business of the Year for the 4th Assembly District. Each year, the Assembly honors one small business from each of the state’s districts that has significantly contributed to their local communities. “Being named Small Business of […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sumner affiliates with consulting firm

Cornerstone Research, a provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, has announced that Daniel Sumner, an agricultural economics expert at UC Davis, has affiliated with the firm. Sumner is the Frank H. Buck Jr. Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and director of the University of California Agricultural Issues Center. Sumner’s research and […]

June 21, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Edward Jones moves up on Fortune 500 list

Financial services firm Edward Jones moved up on the annual Fortune 500 list, as published by Fortune magazine, in its third appearance in three years, according to the five Edward Jones financial advisers in Davis. Fortune magazine’s annual listing ranks the largest U.S. companies by revenue. Edward Jones moved up 18 spots to No. 426 […]

June 21, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 414 First St.  $239,500 3146 Woods Circle     310,000 3154 Woods Circle  334,000 3010 Corona Drive     339,000 709 Adeline Place  400,000 636 Isla Place   410,000 2203 Alta Court  429,000 2312 Bree Lane  459,000 1117 Chestnut Lane     466,000 1207 Drexel Drive  495,000 1821 Humboldt Ave.     500,000 2743 […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,
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