New restaurants, bars getting ready for UCD students

Several Davis restaurants and bars are nearing completion, and should be ready to welcome UC Davis students as they return this fall. Among them is Paesanos III in Davis, a pizza and pasta restaurant that is taking over the former Fuzio’s spot at 139 G St. It is set to open on Sept. 3, its […]

A Kia Optima for every taste

Looking for an affordable midsize family sedan, most people would head out to their Toyota or Honda dealers — the Camry and Accord have been the standards of the class for years. Yes, there are other alternatives, but now there’s another serious contender in the field from Kia, called the Optima. We recently tested the […]

South Davis shopping center changes hands in $35 million deal

The Oakshade Town Center — a South Davis shopping complex that hosts Safeway, OfficeMax and Rite Aid, along with several smaller stores — has been sold for $35 million. Regency Centers, a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored and community shopping centers, purchased the center at Cowell Boulevard and Pole Line Road on Aug. […]

Regency Centers purchases Oak Shade Town Center for $35M

(Edited from a news release) Davis, CA – August 22, 2011 – Regency Centers (www.regencycenters.com), a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored and community shopping centers, closed on the acquisition of Oak Shade Town Center, a 103,762-square-foot neighborhood shopping center anchored by Safeway, Rite Aid and OfficeMax in Davis. The property was purchased on […]

Roots to Wine recruiting members for tourism marketing effort

Roots to Wine, an association of wine grape growers and producers from Capay Valley, Davis, Dunnigan Hills, English Hills and Winters, is offering trade and/or tourism affiliate membership packages in advance of the organization’s Fall Passport Weekend event planned in early October. The group’s wineries invite local businesses to become part of marketing the area’s […]

DDBA lunch discussion set on parking structure plans

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch discussion Wednesday on the proposed retail and parking structure project on the city-owned surface parking lot bounded by Third, Fourth, E and F streets. The informal lunchtime forum, presented by the DDBA’s Visioning and Community Relations Committee, will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the […]

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 2707 Feather Pl.     $337,500 804 Hacienda Ave.     407,500 2534 Bombadil Ln.     470,000 3310 Oyster Bay Ave.     510,000 1003 Kent Dr.     533,000 2228 Bryce Ln.     639,500 Davis (95618) 916 La Coruno St.     $275,000 1146 San […]

Supporting students

Janet Boulware, executive director of Davis Bridge Educational Foundation, accepts a bounty of school supplies and backpacks collected by Edward Jones branch offices from generous Davis citizens and businesses. Holding backpacks, from left, are Geri Lane and Susie Evans of Edward Jones, Boulware, and Kris Alves and Kerrie Bass of Edward Jones. Courtesy photo

Chamber mixer set Wednesday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Cartridge World, 130 G St., Suite C. The gathering offers an opportunity for networking and refreshments will be served. A door prize drawing also is planned. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit www.davischamber.com.

VW refreshes Eos convertible

It’s easy to get people staring at the newly restyled, 2012 Volkwagen Eos — particularly when the convertible hardtop is down and a nearly 4-foot-tall, bright yellow M&M’s character is strapped into the back seat. VW doesn’t include the big, plastic M&M’s character, but I picked up the cheerful candy store display at a garage […]

Edward Jones adviser hosts coffee club

Manny Provedor, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, will host a coffee club at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Konditorei Austrian Pastry Cafe, at 2710 E. Fifth St., Davis. The coffee club is an informal gathering that allows Edward Jones financial advisors to provide an update on the stock market and the economy. […]

Celebrate Saturday with B&L Bike Shop

B&L Bike Shop, 610 Third St. in downtown Davis, will host a block party from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in front of the store. Free food and drink will be available, and attendees may enter a raffle to win Electra bicycles and other prizes to be awarded throughout the day. Raffle proceeds will benefit […]

Kia takes Sportage to the next level

The Kia Sportage has been around in the US since 1995. The original was one of Kia’s most popular models. So was the second-generation Sportage, based on the Hyundai Elantra chassis. But Kia really made a turnaround with the arrival of Peter Schreyer as their chief designer. Since then, Kias have been some of the […]

Glover hired to lead downtown business association

Melanie Glover has been hired to lead the Davis Downtown Business Association, the board of directors has announced. She has been serving as coordinator of the Second Friday ArtAbout and as publicity coordinator at the Davis Art Center. Glover will start her new job on Aug. 22 and succeeds Joy Cohan, who stepped down from the […]