Price estimates on Zillow can be volatile

Homebuyers (and homeowners) are often curious about the estimated value of a property. And during the past few years, the website Zillow.com has capitalized on that curiosity, offering price estimates based on trends in recent home sales, filtered through a complex mathematical formula. But as local residents have observed in recent months, Zillow’s estimates can […]

Davis home sales similar to last year

Real estate statistics for the first six months of 2011 are in. And thus far, the year-to-date figures for Davis home sales in 2011 are looking an awful lot like the figures for the same six-month period last year. The number of Davis homes sold between January and June this year almost exactly mirrors the sales […]

Yolo Hospice to close thrift store in Woodland

Yolo Hospice plans to close its Woodland thrift store Sept. 23, the agency announced Friday. The closure is considered temporary as Yolo Hospice redirects its resources and explores options for the store, a news release said. The store’s closure will not affect Yolo Hospice’s services to those with life-limiting illness and their loved ones, the […]

Lunchtime Leaders to focus on YouTube usage

Stewart Savage, technology consultant and owner of Abaton Consulting in Davis, will present “YouTube: More than Marketing” at Lunchtime Leaders on Thursday. The talk will focus on the benefits of using online video for business purposes and provide insight as to how to upload, configure and access videos on YouTube. “In addition to attracting and engaging […]

Lyng building achieves LEED Gold

The Richard E. Lyng Building, at 430 G St., owned by 5th & G Plaza Inc., managed by Yackzan Group Inc. and occupied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has been certified as LEED Gold for existing buildings operation and maintenance. According to the LEED website, this is the first building in Davis to earn […]

Davis businesses earn ag innovation awards

Two Davis businesses and a UC Davis institute are among 14 in the state to receive 2011 “Game Changers of the Year” awards in agricultural innovation, presented by Grow-California. Marrone Bio Innovations was honored in the raising capital category; AgraQuest for sustainable ag technology innovation; and the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science’s […]

Putah Creek Winery wins silver medal in State Fair

Davis-based Putah Creek Winery’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon has won a silver medal in the California State Fair commercial wine competition, “the oldest and most prestigious wine competition in North America,” a news release said. According to the contest’s website, it’s open to all California bonded wineries selling retail. Each year, thousands of California wines are […]

Local plumbing company expands into Oregon

The locally owned and operated plumbing company, Plumbing Doctor, announces the opening of a franchise territory in Oregon. The new Plumbing Doctor franchise is headquartered in Albany, Ore., and will serve several markets including Albany, Corvallis, Eugene and Salem. This is the first Plumbing Doctor franchise in the state of Oregon. Plumbing Doctor was founded […]

Davis-based marketing firm wins communications awards

Led by the Davis-based David Marketing, the communication effort on behalf of Three Stages at Folsom Lake College recently received several top honors in the International Association of Business Communicators Crystal Awards competition. David Marketing won first place Crystal Awards in both the brand and marketing communications categories and a certificate of merit in overall […]

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 719 Kestrel Pl.     $275,000 317 Norte Ave.     320,000 Davis (95618) 3156 Nantucket Ter.     $290,000 2828 Ponteverde Ln.     297,000 2445 Albany Ave.     359,000 44282 N. El Macero Dr.     387,000 2301 Roualt St.     415,000 2763 Concord […]

Many apartments available as West Village units come online

College students are smarting from repeated tuition increases triggered by state budget cuts. But there is something of a silver lining when it comes to finding a place to live. Students still have plenty of apartments to choose from as the new academic year approaches, including several hundred new units in the West Village development at […]

RAV4 keeps pace with the times

The Toyota RAV4 has been with us since 1996, and it has been one of the best sellers in its segment since its introduction. Back then SUVs were hugely popular and most almost every manufacturer had at least one SUV in their showroom. Some of the bigger manufacturers had three or more in different sizes. […]

Free marketing seminars for small business

The city of Davis and Northeastern California Small Business Development Center are providing two free workshops to help small business owners navigate the changing media markets. The first workshop is Friday, July 22, and is about marketing your business online. The second is Wednesday, July 27, and will focus on using social media to promote […]

Cooking demonstration offered July 17 at Davis Ace

Davis Ace Hardware will offer a pressure cooking demonstration presented by Chef Judi from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17, in the housewares building, 240 G St. For more than 300 years, cooks around the world have enjoyed meals made using pressure cookers, a store news release says. “Now we have what is known […]