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Yolo Federal Credit Union plans new branch in Winters

Yolo Federal Credit Union is preparing to begin construction on a new full-service branch on East Grant Avenue in Winters. The new branch will provide a full range of services, including safe deposit boxes, onsite ATMs and staffers to assist members with all their banking needs, including real estate and commercial lending. “We have been eager to […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Marrone requests NASDAQ hearing

Marrone Bio Innovations, a Davis-based biotech company, announced last week that it could lose its listing on the NASDAQ stock market as a result of an accounting problem discovered last year. It has requested a hearing before the NASDAQ listing qualifications panel. An ongoing internal investigation was launched after the discovery of documents last September that […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Smith rebrands funeral home in Davis, Winters

Vera Smith — pictured here with Spike, a certified therapy dog — announces that Wiscombe Funeral Home is now Smith Funeral Home, still at 116 D St. in downtown Davis and at 34 Main St. in Winters. Smith came to Davis in 2006 to work for the Wiscombe family. In 2010, she decided to make […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Arcadia Biosciences’ stock available on NASDAQ

Davis-based Arcadia Biosciences Inc., a biotechnology company, will begin trading 8.2 million shares of its common stock today at a price of $8 per share, hoping to raise up to $120 million. The shares will be on the NASDAQ global market under the symbol “RKDA.” The initial public offering is expected to close on May […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Restaurant chains getting popular downtown

There have been lots of changes in downtown businesses recently. Here are some highlights from recent Comings & Goings columns. Comings: A new Italian restaurant and bar is planned for the former Little Prague site at 330 G St. The owners are connected to the Evelyn’s Big Italian Pizzeria & Ristorante in Vacaville, but do […]

May 28, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Online store helps Davis laugh at itself

The Davis Store — “Where Ripley’s Believe It or Not meets Mayberry” — is online and open for business at http://thedavisstore.com. It features Davis products, a Tiny Town Blog chronicling Davis life, and a Free Museum preserving our place in history. Among other funnies, the museum includes an image and explanation of the 1994 “audible snoring” citation, […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Acura MDX surpassing German SUVs

More Americans are choosing Acura’s MDX mid-size, luxury sport utility vehicle this year than the competing crossover SUVs from BMW, Mercedes and Audi. The 2016 MDX is a bargain, with a base price at least $5,440 less than the German brands. Plus, unlike the 2015 BMW X5 and 2015 Mercedes ML350, the base MDX comes […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Davis Food Co-op hires new general manager

The Davis Food Co-op Board of Directors has signed a contract with Antony Mohsenzadegan to serve as the new general manager of the Davis Food Co-operative. He will start work on June 1. Mohsenzadegan has 17 years of experience in food service that he brings to the Davis Food Co-op. He has experience in marketing and […]

May 10, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Car Care: 3 great reasons to clean your car this spring

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home – it’s a smart thing to do for your vehicles, too. A few simple steps can help boost your vehicle’s integrity and beauty while maintaining its value, plus you might even regain that new-car smell. 1. Your car is a reflection of who you are There’s no question […]

May 08, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged

Ground Zero skating out of Davis

The Ground Zero Boardshop in Davis will close at the end of June. In a May 4 Facebook post, the store blamed rent increases. “Unfortunately … the owner of our building has not renewed our lease after 17 years of being in the same location, so we are clearing out the Davis location now through […]

May 10, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Longtime employee awarded franchise

Plumbing Doctor founder Michael Farias of Davis announced that longtime employee Mark Hardy recently became the owner of the franchisor’s Reno operation. Hardy has been a plumber for more than 30 years and had been employed by the local firm Plumbing M.D. Inc. for nearly a decade when the opportunity for business ownership was made available. […]

May 10, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

4 new providers join Woodland Clinic

Woodland Clinic, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, announced that four new providers have joined its Woodland and Davis locations. Jenny Chou, M.D., joins Woodland Clinic as an ophthalmologist. She earned her medical degree at UCLA and completed her residency at San Antonio Uniformed Service Healthy Education Consortium. Prior to working at Woodland Clinic, Dr. Chou was an […]

May 10, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davisite’s invention takes the guesswork out of solar cooking

By Jamie Knapp A Davis man has designed a web-connected automatic solar cooking tool that revolutionizes the art of solar cooking, bringing the simple and low-tech craft into the 21st century. Solrmatic addresses the two main challenges that discourage people from trying solar cooking — the uncertainty of knowing when food is safely cooked and […]

May 13, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Sole Desire soothes the soul

If sticks and stones can break my bones, what will bad shoes do to my tendons? Wreak havoc, apparently. And while I’m on the subject of injury, go ahead; call me names because in this case, the shoe fits. I’m a snob. An unapologetic elitist when it comes to footwear. After all, nothing can break […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,
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