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Footwear in, frozen yogurt out

I’m back from a glorious vacation, and there’s lots of business news afoot. Famous Footwear is coming to Davis – to Second Street Crossing. The company website says the store will open Nov. 11 at 4625 Second St. An employee at the Woodland store confirmed the plans but not the location or date. On Thursday, […]

August 02, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Average U.S. vehicle age hits a record 11.5 years

By Dee-Ann Durbin DETROIT (AP) — In the age of Apple’s CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today’s vehicles and the lingering impact […]

July 31, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 33 College Park $1,435,000 738 Eureka Ave. 1,040,000 2124 Dinosaur Place 776,000 319 Merganser Place 750,000 1115 Radcliffe Drive 727,000 2401 Elendil Lane 720,000 3014 Catalina Drive 699,000 1325 Brown Drive 680,000 645 Lake Terrace Circle 645,000 610 Anderson Road 555,000 1503 Lake Blvd. 525,000 1101 Chestnut Lane 495,000 1612 Pacific Drive 430,000 […]

August 02, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Edward Jones great place for millennials to work

Financial-services firm Edward Jones was recognized as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the country by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine, according to the four Davis community Financial Advisors. Edward Jones ranked the No. 10 best workplace for millennials, a generation defined from the early 1980s through 2001. This ranking […]

July 26, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Step into Hibbert for beautiful doors

As we all know, the Davis rumor mill is a well-oiled machine. Currently churning in the gears is an inconsequential tidbit I’ll publicly confirm: I’m no longer a local homeowner. If you think this means I’ll stop harassing Davisites for their errant ways, however (see previous columns regarding driving, dressing, dining, etc.), think again. With […]

July 26, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Car Care: AC or windows down: secrets to better summer fuel economy

Summer is peak travel season for most Americans. Those hoping to spend less on fuel and more on fun can find ways to stretch their travel budgets with better vehicle care and use. One hotly (pun intended) debated topic during summer driving season is whether it is more fuel efficient to use the air conditioner […]

July 24, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged

Jaguar brings sexy and sporty back with its 2016 F-Type

The Associated Press Jaguar has made its sexy F-Type even sportier and more seductive for 2016, with a manual transmission, surprisingly precise electric steering and new standard equipment including a 770-watt sound system from British high-performance audio maker Meridian. All-wheel drive is another new addition that is available on 2016 F-Types with automatic transmissions. Stick […]

July 24, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

UCD Med Center ranks highly in 10 specialties

The UC Davis Medical Center has again ranked as one of the best hospitals in the United States for 2015-16 in 10 adult medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most serious and challenging injuries and illnesses. “UC Davis Medical Center is […]

July 26, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Volvo’s entry car gets more power

The Associated Press With new, more powerful turbo engines, the 2015.5 Volvo S60 is a distinctive, European premium sedan that’s nimble, quick and has a surprisingly comfortable driver seat for 6-footers. The new S60 with base turbo four cylinder also ranks among the top 10 non-hybrid, non-electric, gasoline-powered, compact and mid-size sedans in fuel economy […]

January 30, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Lexus aims younger with NX

Finally, there’s a Lexus sport utility vehicle that’s priced under $40,000. The new-for-2015 Lexus NX is a compact crossover SUV, so it provides a car-like ride and is smaller than Lexus’ top-selling RX 350 mid-size SUV. The NX also is the first Lexus with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which in this case produces 235 horsepower. […]

June 05, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Kia Sedona goes first-class

Kia’s new, first-class lounge seats might just be the way to make a minivan more appealing. Offered on the redesigned 2015 Sedona minivan, the comfortable, Nappa leather-swathed seats have pop-out foot rests and winged headrests, similar to first-class seats on airplanes. The beckoning lounge seats are in the second row of the van and come […]

June 26, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1309 N. Davis Farms Road $1,450,000 1208 Bucknell Drive 755,000 319 Merganser Place 750,000 500 Eisenhower St. 725,000 1325 Brown Drive 680,000 1333 Notre Dame Drive 630,000 137 Jalisco Place 625,000 730 K St. 609,000 306 W. 14th St. 570,000 1557 Drake Drive 379,000 3016 Woods Circle 360,000 3401 Bermuda Ave 6 355,000 […]

July 26, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

PMRA grants emergency use of Marrone biofungicide

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency approved the emergency use of Marrone Bio Innovations’ Regalia Maxx biofungicide for controlling downy mildew infections in hops. MBI is a Davis-based provider of biological pest management and plant-health products With the support of Minor Use (Crop) Coordinators for the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, MBI was able to secure […]

July 19, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Bayer CropScience: Davis roots, global branches

One year after moving from their site in Davis to West Sacramento, Bayer CropScience maintains its Davis roots while growing global branches. The local agriculture company has gone global and has its sights on changing the future of farming. In 2012, the Bayer company purchased AgraQuest, a company originally housed at 1540 Drew Ave. AgraQuest […]

July 17, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,
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