A new ‘Star’ illuminates the video rental scene

In an old-style movie serial, this would be a dire episode: Davis’ increasingly woebegone protagonists, stranded in a desert wasteland bereft of entertainment options, have watched as all but a single small oasis of video rentals have turned to dust and blown away. Happily, this old-style movie serial’s next chapter introduces both a new hero […]

Big BMW sedan adds hybrid

Gasoline-electric hybrid versions of BMW’s big, 2011 BMW 7-Series sedans come with the federal government’s lowest fuel economy rating of all regular-production hybrids. But the 750i and 750iL ActiveHybrids are the quickest hybrid luxury sedans in showrooms, jetting from 0 to 60 miles an hour in a sports car-like 4.7 seconds. They’re also the only […]

Schilling Robotics’ ROV earns new technology award

Davis-based Schilling Robotics LLC, experts in subsea systems, has received a 2011 Spotlight on New Technology Award from the Offshore Technology Conference for its new Heavy-Duty Remotely Operated Vehicle. The honor, which recognizes innovative technologies that significantly impact offshore exploration and production, was awarded to Schilling for the HD’s technological advancements, a news release said. […]

Odell becomes consultant with Tastefully Simple

Shanda Odell of Woodland has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring “more than 60 delicious, easy-to-prepare foods,” a news release said. As an independent business owner, Odell offers samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes, serving suggestions and fun. All of Tastefully Simple’s products are open-and-enjoy or […]

Plum to acquire Horizon West Healthcare

Plum Healthcare will soon acquire Horizon West Healthcare, which operates Sierra Health Care in Davis. The acquisition is subject to the approval of the state Department of Public Health, expected in late April or May. Horizon West is a privately owned company with 27 Medicare rehabilitation and skilled nursing homes, four assisted living communities and […]

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 2101 Dinosaur Pl.     $385,500 3497 Oyster Bay Ave.     410,000 717 7th St.     420,000 Davis (95618) 2026 Gaugin Pl.     $232,000 44129 Lakeview Dr.     712,000 1720 Arena Dr.     900,000 Woodland (95695) 933 Pendegast St.     $124,000 12 […]

Innovation Conference features Micromidas

John Bissell, co-founder and CEO of West Sacramento-based Micromidas Inc., will be a featured speaker in the second annual Ideas Economy: Innovation Conference this week. The conference, titled “Innovation: Entrepreneurship for a Disruptive World,” sponsored by The Economist magazine, will take place Wednesday and Thursday at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The conference attracts industry […]

SBA hosts Small Business Resource Summit

The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Small Business Resource Summit from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights. Admission is free, but seating is limited so registration is encouraged. The first session will cover elements of starting a business in […]

CH2M HILL named one of ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’

CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies. CH2M HILL has a Sacramento office serving the region including Davis. “Doing our work ethically and treating our clients, colleagues, and communities we serve with civility and respect […]

Chamber plans morning mixer

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a morning mixer from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Yolo Federal Credit Union, 2171 Cowell Blvd., Suite A, in Oakshade Shopping Center in South Davis. The event will feature an opportunity for networking as well as refreshments and door prize drawings. For more information, call the Chamber at […]

Woodland Poly names board members

Woodland Polytechnic Academy, a recently approved charter high school focused on providing students with skills for both college and career, has announced its board of directors. The board includes Stephen Marks Jr., president and executive director; Greg Driver, vice president; Gerry Quinlan, chairman; Linda Henigan, secretary; Jennifer Zane, treasurer; and Rick Harrison, board member. “Every […]

Plumbing Doctor invests in new sewer replacement technology

Plumbing Doctor, a local plumbing service provider, announced that it has invested in state-of-the-art technology called CIPP, or “cured in place pipe lining,” that will make it less expensive to replace certain sewers in Davis. According to the company’s president, Michael Farias of Davis, this new technology will save some homeowners thousands of dollars when […]

County real estate sales

Address     Sale price Davis (95616) 1707 Olympic Dr., 12     $210,000 1312 Redwood Ln.     560,000 506 Antioch Dr.     610,000 2232 Alameda Ave.     680,000 2215 Bryce Ln.     883,000 Davis (95618) 1914 El Paso Ave., 2     $145,000 1913 Donner Ave., 1     165,000 […]

UC Davis business leaders win regional competition

UC Davis’ team of Students in Free Enterprise won the SIFE USA regional competition Monday in San Francisco. The event is one of 12 such regionals taking place across the United States in March and April. “This was definitely one of the top experiences of my college career,” Chad Scoma, co-president of the group, said […]