De Luna takes part in proposal contest

De Luna Jewelers has joined Jewelry Information Center, the consumer education arm of Jewelers of America, in a nationwide contest to find the ultimate engagement proposal story. De Luna Jewelers is an official participating retailer in JIC’s Ultimate Proposal Contest, which launches Monday and runs through May 23 online at On May 31, 10 entries will […]

Celebrate Davis booth applications due May 6

Celebrate Davis! details, application and sponsorship information are now available. This year’s event is on Thursday, May 19, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. in Community Park. The event, organized by the Davis Chamber of Commerce, features more than 100 booths, 5,000 attendees, live music and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. For businesses and groups […]

Davis PR firm wins four CAPPIE Awards

Me Communications, in its first year of business, won four public relations awards including a gold award at the Sacramento Public Relations Association’s Annual CAPPIE Awards ceremony last month. The Davis firm is co-owned by Janet Soule and Bill Bradley. “We really enjoy the work we are doing on behalf of our clients. To have […]

Nominees sought for Business of the Year award

The Davis Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations through Friday for the 15th annual Bill Streng Business of the Year Award. This award is designed to recognize members of the business community who exemplify the qualities of excellence, service, innovation and creativity in business, industry or the community. Candidates may be nominated by individuals, service […]

Omsoft, I-House leaders to speak at Business Exchange lunch

Robert Nickerson, CEO of Omsoft, and Elisabeth Sherwin, executive director of International House Davis, will speak at the Progressive Business Exchange luncheon on Wednesday. Nickerson will discuss options to cable TV. Sherwin will talk about the efforts of I-House and its plans for the future. Omsoft is a major part of the Internet fabric in […]

Andy Gagnon returns to state garden show

Woodland-based Andy Gagnon Landscapes, winner of the 2010 California State Flower & Garden Show “Best in Show,” will return again this year with another landscaped display garden in the competition. Gagnon and his team had three days to complete their garden display. “Every member of the company had to be working on it simultaneously,” Gagnon […]

Yolo Federal offers coloring contest

Yolo Federal Credit Union offers its second annual “Dreams Come True” coloring contest for children and teens. All youths, ages 2 to 17, who live, work, worship or go to school in Yolo County are invited to draw a picture of what they want to be when they grow up. All entries that are chosen […]

Tune up and tone at Fitness Garage

In a town where generalists are as endangered as affordable education and specialists of all fields seem to occupy nine in 10 homes, it comes as no surprise that Davis is home to an Olympic trainer. Yes indeed, Hideshi Okamoto, owner of the Fitness Garage at 1403 Fifth St., Suite G, works with professional athletes […]

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 1112 L St.     $380,000 435 G St., 201     475,000 1113 Bucknell Dr.     485,000 209 Tern Pl.     550,000 Davis (95618) 1742 Fremont Ct., 1     $165,000 3025 Bryant Pl.     360,000 2817 Albany Dr.     420,000 2205 La […]

Forever 21 opens Saturday

Forever 21 will celebrate its grand opening Saturday in the former Gottschalks space at University Mall. The store, which specializes in trendy, inexpensive women’s clothing and accessories, officially opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, following Friday’s soft opening, spokeswoman Kristin Loe confirmed Thursday. Grand opening promotions include $10, $20, $50 and $100 gift cards for the first 200 […]

Lexus raises the ante with the F-series

Lexus went after the German luxury car makers in 1991 and quickly became a major player. Manufacturers aren’t afraid to copy each other, so when BMW came out with their M-models, Mercedes Benz responded with the AMG label, Lexus created the F-models, which are supposed to have some extra juice. The first F-model is based […]

Lots of comings and goings downtown

A lot has happened in Davis since Comings & Goings was last published in a downtown Davis special section in June. Here are some of the major downtown changes, grouped by category: Opened for business: Active Family & Sports Chiropractic, at 523 G St. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, 237 D St. Davis Beer Shoppe, 211 […]

Burglars rip off two Davis businesses

“Brazen” burglars broke in to two Davis businesses Friday night and Saturday morning, according to police. They hit the European Wax Center, 768 Fifth St., just after 11 p.m. Friday, and Jade Garden Restaurant, 2939 Spafford Court, just three hours later. And early Thursday morning, only the presence of an employee foiled another break-in at Davis […]

First Northern promotes Runnels to senior VP

Dixon-based First Northern Bank announced the promotion of Gwendolyn “Gwyn” Runnels to senior vice president of sales and deposits. The promotion recognizes her “exceptional business and management skills,” a news release said. Runnels joined First Northern as a business services officer in August 1999 and was promoted to vice president/Fairfield financial services manager in April […]