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New business puts solar in the hands of roofers

Tackling the solar industry from a different angle, Solar Roof Dynamics looks to roofing contractors as a new means of getting power-generating panels on more rooftops. The Davis company arrived on the scene in 2013 with hopes of placing roofing and solar energy on the same bill for a homeowner, CEO Aaron Nitzkin said. “We’re empowering the roof […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Kaiser gets top spot for member satisfaction

For the eighth consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente has received the highest ranking for customer satisfaction in California — ahead of all other health plans in the state that were included in the study— according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Member Health Plan Study released this week. Kaiser Permanente outperformed six other health plans in California, […]

March 15, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Doby Fleeman: University host communities face financial challenges

Across the globe, communities that host world-class research universities share much in common. Most obvious is the outsized role of the university and the influence it exerts on the economy and culture of the host community. Perhaps the most common denominator is found in the shared culture and values that often emerge in such communities. […]

March 15, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Designer doc keeps luxury intact

Among the many things I love about Davis is our communal passion for fitness. From our city infrastructure of bike and running paths, pools, parks and tennis courts, to multiple exercise gyms and trainers offering cutting-edge, quality services, those seeking a healthy lifestyle need not go without. And, thanks to an abundance of talented health […]

March 15, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Arcadia Biosciences hires new CFO

Arcadia Biosciences Inc., a Davis-based agricultural technology company, has hired a new chief financial officer. Thomas P. O’Neil brings more than 20 years of finance and operations experience in private and large public companies in the United States and around the world to his new position. Before joining Arcadia, O’Neil was the CFO of Sorbent […]

March 15, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New buzz in store for bar space

The owners of ChickPeas think Anderson Plaza needs a caffeine fix. They plan to open a coffeehouse called Coffee Shots in the West Covell Boulevard center. Mike and Ilanit “Valerie” Ben Namer once owned a coffee shop in Israel. In August, they opened ChickPeas, which serves quick and tasty Middle Eastern food. They have a […]

March 15, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Best-selling Sienna gets new look

Toyota’s Sienna, the best-selling family van in the country this year, has refreshed styling, stiffened vehicle structure, more safety equipment and new features for 2015. The Sienna’s new “Driver Easy Speak” feature helps parents be heard by children, or other passengers, in the second and third row of seats. It transmits the driver’s voice through […]

March 13, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

It’s game over for Memorial Union arcade

It’s the end of an era for UC Davis’ Memorial Union Games Area. The arcade games and pool table were sold on Wednesday. It is all part of the Memorial Union Renewal project, which begins March 23. Matt Facile, director of building services for Campus Recreation and Unions, told UCD’s Dateline that the token-operated games […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Nugget Markets, Edward Jones honored as among nation’s best employers

For the 10th consecutive year, family-owned and -operated Nugget Markets has been named to Fortune magazine’s national listing of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” ranking No. 26. The financial services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 6 on the 2015 list, its 16th appearance. There are four Edward Jones financial advisers working in Davis […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Rob White: Davis can solve the local broadband crisis

The draft Yolo Broadband Strategic Plan was presented to the Davis City Council at its meeting Tuesday. The plan is the culmination of almost a year’s worth of effort by representatives from throughout Yolo County, including each of the four cities. Working with a national consultant on the assessment activities, the agencies surveyed a sample from each […]

March 08, 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, March 10, 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 on […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Budget Masters helps manage finances

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, March 10, in the Manzanita Room at the Hallmark Inn, 110 F St. in downtown Davis. This is […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Honey, we shrank the SUV — and Europe loves it

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle. An array of small sport utility vehicles is going on display this week at the Geneva International Motor Show. Automakers are piling into the segment as one of the best hopes for growth in a still-weak European market. Consumers like the higher […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Zebra Code partners with Davis Downtown on Web development course

Zebra Code, a local startup company, is offering a full-stack Web development course that teaches how to build, code and deploy data-driven Web applications on the cloud. The course begins April 2 and meets each Thursday evening 6 to 10 p.m. for nine weeks at Davis Roots, 604 Second St. in downtown Davis. It targets […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,
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