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West Yost announces hiring of Yep

West Yost Associates has hired Ray Yep, who brings a strategic perspective to keep infrastructure reliable and affordable for the firm’s California clients. Yep is a California licensed civil engineer with more than 35 years of experience in the planning, design, construction and operations of major water, wastewater and infrastructure programs. Most recently, Yep managed the […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber offers mobile apps workshop

A workshop titled “Using Mobile Apps to Gain Competitive Advantage and Success” will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Davis Chamber of Commerce conference room, 604 Third St., downtown Davis. An announcement for the workshop notes that 50 percent of Americans have a smart phone; worldwide, 30 billion new apps are […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Downtown Davis Sidewalk Sale set July 13-15

The Downtown Davis July Summer Sidewalk Sale is planned Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 13-15, with special deals and discounts to be offered. Once again, the top downtown Davis retail spender (restaurants and service businesses excluded) with receipts dated July 13, 14 or 15 wins a $50 downtown Davis gift card. For more information, visit […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

UCD Medical Center ranks high in patient satisfaction

Three UC Davis Medical Center units have been honored for their high patient-satisfaction ratings by a company that conducts patient-satisfaction studies for more than 300 hospitals and health systems around the country. Professional Research Consultants bestowed 5-Star Excellence in Healthcare awards for 2011 to: * UCD’s department of emergency medicine, Debra Trainor, nurse manager, and […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Nominate a recipient for charity paint giveaway

It’s time for nominations for Brooks Painting’s sixth annual Charity Paint Giveaway. The Davis company will donate up to $10,000 in time and painting services to a local person, family or charitable organization selected by online votes. Past recipients are Davis Little League, the Sharp family, the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Free oil filter exchange program offered Saturday

Yolo County do-it-yourselfers can exchange a used oil filter for a free new one on Saturday, thanks to a partnership between two local retailers and local governments. The special event is being held to help educate Yolo County residents about the need to recycle used oil filters, Yolo County spokeswoman Beth Gabor said. “Do-it-yourself oil […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Stocks at 1-month high; investors watch Greece

By Matthew Craft NEW YORK — Stocks recorded their third big gain of the week and closed at a one-month high Friday because of expectations that the central banks of countries around the world will step in to limit the damage from a debt crisis in Europe. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 115 points. […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sears collects donations for military family housing

Sears has launched its annual spring renovation campaign with Rebuilding Together, part of Sears’ commitment to address the urgent housing needs of veterans from past and present wars through the company’s Heroes at Home program. In the past five years, Sears Heroes at Home has raised more than $16 million and helped more than 62,000 […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Safeway collects donations for prostate cancer research

Actress and Stand Up To Cancer Ambassador Angie Harmon will appear in a new prostate cancer campaign on behalf of Stand Up To Cancer and The Safeway Foundation. The campaign is designed to raise funds and increase awareness for the fight against the disease, which affects more than 2 million American men and remains the […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Capitol Corridor celebrates 20 millionth rider milestone

Instead of singling out one passenger to mark a ridership milestone, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority on Tuesday commemorated reaching its 20 millionth rider mark by hosting a community-focused celebration. The CCJPA offered complimentary coffee and tea to all of its morning train riders, held a banner-breaking ceremony at Sacramento Valley Station and officials […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New Yocha Dehe building earns LEED platinum rating

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation’s new facilities office building has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. This top-level certification recognizes environmental excellence, providing “independent, third-party verification that a building meets the highest green building and neighborhood performance measures,” a news release said. “We are proud […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Coldwell Banker raises $121,000 for Habitat for Humanity

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Northern California’s largest residential real estate services company, announced that it raised $121,315 for Habitat for Humanity during the company’s annual campaign. The donation was the result of a monthlong communitywide raffle held throughout Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s 62 Northern California offices. Titled “Homes and […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 1723 De Soto Pl.     $181,500 2128 Bueno Dr., 35 A     250,000 2128 Bueno Dr., 35     250,000 3140 Woods Cir.     265,000 2019 Picasso Ave.     270,000 658 Lessley Pl.     270,000 3040 Woods Cir.     275,000 327 Merganser […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

A wagonload of performance from Volvo

Volvo used to offer some firebreathing sport wagons, and it was always cool to have a wagon that could blow away sports cars. Volvo does not officially sell a wagon in the U.S. anymore but the XC70 is a wagon to us even if it is officially called a “crossover.” The XC70 can be ordered with […]

June 15, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,
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