Travis Credit Union offers first-time home buyer seminar

Travis Credit Union will offer a free seminar — “Everything You Want to Know About Being a First-Time Home Buyer” — from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the TCU Community Room at One Travis Way, Vacaville. To reserve a space, call (707) 449-4000 or (800) 877-8328 by Oct. 16. Preparation for home […]

Golden 1 receives service awards

The Golden 1 Credit Union has received two highly respected awards for its commitment to providing programs and services that benefit members and the public in the communities it serves. Golden 1 was selected to receive the 2011 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award and the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award by the […]

Golden 1 hosts free shredding event

The Golden 1 Credit Union will host a free shredding event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Golden 1 Operations Center, 8945 Cal Center Drive in Sacramento, near Watt Avenue and Folsom Boulevard. The public is invited to drive up and drop off up to five banker’s boxes full of […]

Sutter named among top performers in state

Sutter Medical Group, a physician group affiliated and aligned with Sutter Health and the Sutter Medical Network, was honored by the Integrated Healthcare Association, a prominent industry leadership group that promotes and recognizes quality improvement and affordability in health care statewide. Sutter Medical Group earned the IHA’s Pay for Performance (P4P) in these geographic areas: […]

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 2128 Bueno Dr., 31A     $310,000 2128 Bueno Dr., 31     310,000 907 L St.     375,000 1343 Marina Cir.     385,000 1503 El Capitan St.     422,000 222 Pintail Pl.     545,000 Davis (95618) 2230 Halsey Cir.     $367,500 2501 […]

Searching for a job? Make sure you polish your image online

By Marie Stempinksi It’s no secret that posting a profile on LinkedIn can give you credibility and boost your job chances. And Facebook and Twitter can be great job-search tools. In fact, research shows that company reps are out there on the Internet looking for you. A July 15, 2010, article by Susan Gunelis in […]

Volunteer work helps boost your resume strength

By Ann Belser You’re looking for a job? So are 22.6 million other people who are unemployed or working part-time because full-time work is not available. But, in the time you haven’t been working, you have been volunteering to keep yourself busy and to give back to your community. Good news: That unpaid work could […]

For job interview, bring notes — and manners

By Marvin Walberg Dear Mr. Walberg: Is it acceptable to bring copies of a letter of recommendation from a job that required relevant skills to the prospective job? And, is it acceptable to refer to notes on my smart phone during an interview, or to take notes on my smart phone during the interview? — […]

Under-30 entrepreneurs mark new generation

By Laura Oleniacz Sleeping on a futon and living off about $1,000 per month was how Ryan Allis said he and a co-founder started the email marketing business iContact without startup capital, while still in college. Allis, whose company now employs about 300 people in offices in Morrisville, was part of a three-person panel of […]

Lousy job market isn’t slowing down job-hoppers

By Steve Twedt You would think that with the national unemployment rate above 9 percent that those who are employed would hang onto their jobs for dear life. You would be wrong. Despite the lousy job market, the number of U.S. workers voluntarily leaving their jobs is at the highest level in nearly three years, […]

Childhood accident leads to nursing career

By Cassandra Andrews In the spring of 1976, first-grader Karen Fretwell stepped off a school bus in front of her grandmother’s house in Citronelle. What happened next is a blur to her. Maybe she dropped her lunch box. Maybe she tripped. Somehow, she stopped in the street, and the front wheel of the bus rolled […]

Orange Hut closes today

Orange Hut, the longtime Chinese restaurant at 226 Third St. near the university, closed for good Friday night. The employee I spoke with said a Vietnamese noodle soup restaurant based in Sacramento will fill the spot. It plans to remodel, with hopes of opening in November.

Solar company moves its Davis headquarters

Blue Oak Energy, a solar energy engineering and construction firm founded in 2003,  announced Thursday that it moved its Davis headquarters to a larger and more modern space. The new 10,000-square-foot facility at 1560 Drew Ave. will provide the ability to double in staff as the solar industry scales to meet demand, a news release […]

Stone Soup Catering plans grand opening gala

Stone Soup Catering & To Go will celebrate its grand opening with a gala on Saturday. The restaurant, which serves California soul food at 423-B L St., will offer free samples of barbecue chicken or tofu sandwiches on fresh-baked rolls. Davis native Sarah Clanton, owner and head cook, has 14 years of experience catering events […]