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 […]

SBDC hosts social media workshop

A workshop on using social media for small businesses will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Small Business Development Center, 1410 Ethan Way, Sacramento. The session will cover the basics of setting up a Facebook business page and provide tips on how to grow your fan base, build relationships […]

AgraQuest raises $17.7M in financing round

AgraQuest Inc. in Davis, which researches and develops biopesticides and low-chem technologies for sustainable agriculture, announced that it has raised $17.7 million in a financing round that will further its efforts to develop and market innovative products to feed an expanding global population while preserving environmental resources. London-based Generation Investment Management LLP acted as co-lead […]

Curves kicks off food drive in April

During the month of April, Curves gyms in the Davis area will participate in the 13th annual Curves Food Drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit area food bank. Current members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food are eligible to receive a Curves reusable Food Drive grocery bag. And, April 4-17, Curves […]

Marrone, Syngenta sign agreement for Regalia

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., which creates natural products for pest management, announces the signing of a major distribution agreement with Syngenta Crop Protection AG. Syngenta will exclusively distribute MBI’s award-winning biofungicide Regalia in specialty crop markets throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Regalia will complement Syngenta’s comprehensive fungicide portfolio, providing growers with an […]

Spas, beer, fitness and food

Smooth as Silk Day Spa’s salon at 310 C St. suffered a major blow from last weekend’s storm. Winds uprooted a large hackberry tree, which fell on its roof. The business was closed last week, but found a temporary home thanks to some quick and generous neighbors. Owner Stella Forbes is moving her team to […]

Storm-damaged spa to reopen soon

Smooth as Silk Day Spa’s salon at 310 C St. suffered a major blow from last weekend’s storm. Winds uprooted a large hackberry tree, which fell on its roof. The business was been closed last week, but found a temporary home thanks to some quick and generous neighbors. Owner Stella Forbes is moving her team […]

FIT House is newest fitness center

A new fitness studio opened March 10 at 630 Peña Drive, Suite 500. FIT House specializes “in individual, small group and athletic team training” and provides “classes that range from Boot Camp to Barre FIT.” Davis residents and co-owners Jennifer Miramontes and Lisa Yackzan Herrington are “passionate trainers” who have worked throughout California, a news […]

Rostini opens in Marketplace

Rostini Italian Kitchen opened March 14 in the former Strings spot in The Marketplace. It’s a “fast-casual Italian restaurant, featuring pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and chickens prepared in the stone oven,” its Facebook page says.