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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 ,

Sign up by Friday for small business summit

Business owners from around Yolo County are invited to attend a Yolo County Small Business Resource Summit on Wednesday at the UC Davis Conference Center. The event, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will bring together resources that are available to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs within Yolo County. Experts will offer tips on how […]

June 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Cruise in’ to monthly classic car show

Classic car buffs are invited to bring their vehicles to show at the monthly Davis Cruise-In, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot at The Marketplace shopping center at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. Entry is free to all participants and viewers. The show typically features 50 to 70 cars from […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

The Grove renovation nears completion

The Grove, an 80-unit rental apartment community in Davis, is more than halfway through an eight-month renovation designed to reposition the property and enhance its appeal to student renters. The property, which was built in 1981 and formerly known as Brush Creek Apartments, was acquired in November by HighBridge Properties on behalf of itself and […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis Chamber of Commerce hosts “Night at Raley Field”

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will host a “Night at Raley Field” on Friday, June 29. The Chamber Discount Package includes VIP seating and access to the Solon Club, the opportunity to network with other local businesses and an optional meal voucher. The event is on “Family Value Fridays,” where hot dogs and desserts are […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Van Beurden Insurance earns top honor

Van Beurden Insurance Services Inc. in Woodland has been named a Top 100 Encompass Insurance independent agency for its achievement in superior growth, high standards in customer satisfaction and customer retention in 2011. The award recognizes Van Beurden Insurance as one of the top agencies in auto and property insurance for Encompass and “is a […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Check out No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion at Davis Ace

Start your engines and drive down to Davis Ace Hardware on Saturday for the chance to get an inside look at the No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion piloted by Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose. The car will make a special appearance at the store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Firm offers free makeover package to local businesses

LiftOff, a division of Sacramento-based Vision Launchers LLC, is offering area businesses the opportunity to win a $17,000 makeover package consisting of a custom website, photo session, video commercial, logo design, marketing consultation and social media training. “Small businesses are vital to our region. In today’s economy, we’ve spoken with a number of small businesses […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Stock market posts best week of 2012

By Joshua Freed Stocks rose for the fourth day in a row on Friday, capping their best week so far this year. It was a relief for investors after the big drops of the previous week. Stocks fell in morning trading, with the Dow Jones industrial average down almost 63 points. But they turned around […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Chamber plans mixer Thursday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans an evening mixer Thursday at University Park Inn Suites, 1111 Richards Blvd. The mixer will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m., featuring an opportunity for networking as well as refreshments and a prize drawing. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or go online to www.davischamber.com.

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Meet the new City Council

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host an event on Monday for community members to meet the Davis City Council members including the newly elected ones. Council members include Mayor Joe Krovoza; Mayor Pro Tem Rochelle Swanson; Lucas Frerichs and Brett Lee, who were both elected Tuesday; and Dan Wolk, who was elected Tuesday after […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Marrone hires industry experts to expand ag operations

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a global provider of natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced that it has hired three industry veterans to expand its agricultural team in North America. The new employees bring a total of more than 75 years of agricultural and bioscience experience to MBI’s commercial […]

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Job fair set June 26 in Sacramento

Job seekers will find a host of recruiters waiting to meet them and discuss career possibilities at Sacramento’s next HIREvent on Tuesday, June 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza hotel, 5321 Date Ave., near Interstate 80 and Madison Avenue. This free job fair will feature a variety of employers hiring for […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

PG&E updates income levels to qualify for discounted energy bills

Thousands of gas and electric customers may now be eligible to receive a discount on their monthly energy bill through the California Alternate Rates for Energy program, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced. Every year, the California Public Utilities Commission adjusts the maximum qualifying income levels for the CARE program to reflect current federal poverty guidelines. The latest […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,
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