Online voting starts to determine Yolo Federal grant recipient

Yolo Federal Credit Union announced that five finalists have been selected to compete for a $5,000 community challenge grant made available after Yolo Federal surpassed its $1 million community challenge campaign earlier this year. The finalists are Woodland Bike Campaign, Cool Davis Foundation, One Farm at a Time, Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre and Woodland Polytechnic […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1707 Olympic Dr., 27     $185,000 1707 Olympic Dr., 4     200,000 2004 Alta Loma St.     202,000 3215 Bermuda Ave., 5     230,000 209 Avocet Ave.     285,000 3075 Mercedes Ave.     350,000 946 J St., 948     360,000 1120 Colby Dr.     500,000 1808 Point Reyes Pl.     530,000 301 Del Oro Ave.     544,000 […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Learn about reverse mortgages at free lunch

Yolo County homeowners are invited to attend a free lunch and information session about reverse mortgages at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 29 and 30. The Aug. 29 session will be at Ludy’s Main St. BBQ, 667 Main St. in Woodland, and the Aug. 30 session will be on the private patio at Applebee’s, […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Bank of America awards $30K grant to Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, Yolo County was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to help increase neighborhood revitalization efforts in the Bryte and Broderick neighborhoods in West Sacramento. Habitat Yolo is one of more than 650 nonprofits in 34 states to receive an award as part of Bank of America’s […]

August 19, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Munn to address Business Exchange

John Munn, candidate for the 4th Assembly District seat, will give a talk on “State Policy vs. the Economy” at Wednesday’s meeting of the Davis Progressive Business Exchange. The group will meet at noon at International House, 10 College Park, Davis. Munn will express his views on how tax increases and regulations affect jobs and […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Local equipment appraiser named president of ASA chapter

Jack Young, owner of Winters-based NorCal Valuation, took office last month as president of the Northern California/Nevada chapter of the American Society of Appraisers. Young, ASA, CPA, previously served the chapter as secretary and vice president. ASA is the oldest international major appraisal organization and the only one representing all disciplines of appraisal practice, a […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Ace in the hole at Anderson Plaza

Aggie Ace, a mini version of Davis Ace Hardware, opened on July 30 at 606 W. Covell Blvd. in Anderson Plaza. It fills the former 49er Video space. “The soft opening was a good start to get our feet wet and work out any kinks before the busy months of August and September are in […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

GM CEO says old culture still hinders change

DETROIT (AP) — A frustrated but upbeat General Motors CEO told employees that he’s working to wipe out fiefdoms that remain in the company and bring its culture into the 21st Century. Chief Executive Dan Akerson told workers during a meeting Thursday that GM has made progress in shrinking its bureaucracy, but he urged them […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Car Care: Proactive auto maintenance can help keep drivers on the road

(ARA) — Drivers count on their vehicles to get them to their destinations safely, but how well a vehicle runs depends on how much effort motorists put into protecting their investment in their cars. Be proactive Don’t wait for a breakdown to check important car components such as brakes and batteries. Proactive checks and preventative […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Car Care: For motorists, delaying car care is a costly decision

(ARA) — Drivers count on their vehicles to get them to their destinations safely, but how well a vehicle runs depends on how much effort motorists put into protecting their investment in their cars. About 70 percent of vehicles on the road are in need of some repair, according to the National Car Care Council. […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Room is key to Chrysler 200 Convertible

Buyers of Chrysler’s 200 Convertible get a lot of room and style for the money. Stretching more than 16 feet long, the two-door, 2012 200 Convertible has room for four passengers — complete with a back seat that has more legroom than the back seat of a 2012 Ford Mustang Convertible. There’s a full 13.3 […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Personal shopper: I can see clearly now

When I first started this column, I had a few bad habits regarding local patronage. Being a hypocrite was no way to introduce myself to readers. Even though I’d lived in Davis more years than I could count on my right hand (assuming I could see each finger), I still traveled across the causeway for […]

August 05, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Safeway shoppers ‘Make a Muscle’ for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Safeway Inc. kicked off its annual fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Wednesday to support health care services for those living with neuromuscular diseases and global MDA research initiatives. The nationwide campaign runs through Monday, Sept. 3, giving customers the opportunity to help fight muscle disease by contributing at the register to MDA’s […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Two Sutter affiliates named best places to work by Modern Healthcare

Sutter Davis Hospital and the Sutter Center for Psychiatry were named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2012 by Modern Healthcare. It is the fourth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital made the list and the first time for Sutter Center for Psychiatry, which has an inpatient hospital and outpatient center in […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,