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

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 ,

Travis Credit Union offers teen financial boot camp

Travis Credit Union will present a free financial boot camp for teens this summer. The boot camp is offered four separate times, all on Tuesdays, June 19, July 10, July 31 and Aug. 7, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Travis Credit Union Community Room, at One Travis Way in Vacaville. Refreshments and a […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Local plumbing company celebrates 20-year anniversary

Plumbing Doctor is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year. The company was founded in Yolo County in 1992 by Davis resident and lifelong plumber Michael Farias. Over the past 20 years, the company has grown from just Farias and one truck to having 20 employees in the area and serving both Yolo and Solano counties. […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Visitors Bureau launches online hotel booking system

The Yolo County Visitors Bureau in Davis has added a hotel booking engine on its website, The program was created by JackRabbit Systems, a developer of online travel software for destination and tourism bureau websites. Now, when travelers visit the Visitors Bureau site to search for accommodations, they will use the BookDirect system, which […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Don’t forget about the Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza has been one of the forgotten compact cars. While most people focus on cars from the bigger automakers, the Impreza has been receiving improvements and should be considered as a strong choice. Subaru introduced the 2012 Impreza recently and the cars featured better designs and more efficient powertrains. The 2012 Impreza offers […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Davis Ace adding store, expanding pet department

Davis Ace Hardware has some big news. It is opening a second hardware store in Davis in Anderson Plaza, the shopping center at West Covell Boulevard and Anderson Road. According to Executive Coordinator Carol MacDonald, the 3,500 square-foot neighborhood store will be called Aggie Ace and will carry core hardware products. She said to expect a […]

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Ace to open neighborhood store

Davis Ace Hardware has some big news. It is opening a second hardware store in Davis in Anderson Plaza, the shopping center at West Covell Boulevard and Anderson Road. According to executive coordinator Carol MacDonald, the 3,500-square-foot neighborhood store will be called Aggie Ace and will carry core hardware products. She said to expect a soft opening in mid-August and […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Whole Foods update

Whole Foods Market is still on track to open this fall in the former Borders site in Davis Commons, spokeswoman Jennifer Marples said Tuesday. Management is targeting a late October opening for the 20,000-square-foot Davis store. “We are still in the early stages of construction,” she said. “We have been working on upgrading the underground and […]

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Business Walk takes temperature of local companies

Armed only with a map of the city and a box of goodies, Don Palm and Cody Beers set out for downtown Friday morning on a mission. Their goal? To improve business in Davis. They walked into insurance offices on F Street, a computer repair shop on Fourth Street and Burgers & Brew on Third Street […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,