Region’s residents donate less than national average

Residents in the four-county greater Sacramento region, give less to charitable organizations than the national average, according to a study commissioned by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and the Nonprofit Resource Center. While 67 percent of national households give to charity, just 62  percent of households in the Sacramento region — El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento […]

Hallmark Inn unveils mobile phone site, app

The Hallmark Inn in Davis has launched a new mobile phone site and application, available for free downloading through iTunes. With the app, users can view specials, make reservations, get directions or contact the hotel. The new app complements Hallmark Inn’s website,, as well as its presence on Facebook. The mobile application and fan […]

Senior Emergency Kits offered for free

A local senior care company is providing a free kit to help adult children prepare for emergencies involving their aging parents. Research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network has revealed that many grown children don’t know all they should about their older adults’ medical histories. That’s why the agency has worked with Humana Points […]

Pascoe attains Million Dollar Round Table membership

Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have helped Stewart Pascoe of Prudential’s Pacific Financial Agency in Woodland to achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table, a top association of financial professionals. Attaining membership in MDRT is a distinguishing career milestone achieved by less than 1 percent of the world’s life insurance and financial services professionals, a news release said. […]

City presents ‘ADA for Businesses’ workshop

“ADA for Business: 101,” a workshop presented by the city of Davis on Wednesday, will provide an overview of basic Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for businesses from an expert in the field. The session will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd., Davis. Mark Wood, city of […]

Yolo Federal working toward LEED certification for new branch

Yolo Federal Credit Union has announced that it aims to achieve LEED certification for its new branch under construction at 501 G St. The credit union plans to incorporate an array of sustainable building features to meet this goal. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is an internationally-recognized green building certification system developed by the […]

Marrone raises $25.4M in Series C financing

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. has closed a $25.4 million private round of financing with three new investors and re-investment of existing investors, the company announced this week. New investors include Syngenta Ventures, Mitsui Global Investment, and a family investment trust. Existing investors include Stuart Mill Venture Partners, Contrarian Group, Saffron Hill Ventures, One Earth […]

SBDC offers Quickbooks workshops

The Small Business Development Center will offer several workshops on the QuickBooks computer program this month. Each session runs from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $40. The first is Bookkeeping for Small Business on Tuesday for beginners and current users wanting to improve data entry time, become more efficient and get more out of QuickBooks. […]

Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation receives grant

The Columbia Foundation has announced the award of a $30,000 grant to Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation in Davis for its “One Farm at a Time” program. The San Francisco-based Columbia Foundation invests in sustainable futures. Twin Pines’ “One Farm at a Time” program is working with Jeff and Annie Main on purchasing the permanent easement […]

Davis, Berkeley named ‘Best College Towns for Renters’

With graduation season in full swing,, a website for user reviews of apartments around the United States, has released its annual rankings of renter satisfaction for the 100 largest college towns and cities in the country. Topping this year’s list is Berkeley, home to UC Berkeley, the oldest campus in the University of California […]

Suisun Valley ranch wins Yolo County Fair’s olive oil contest

In memory of one of the Yolo County Fair’s Olive Oil Competition founders, a Best of the Best Award was created this year to honor Patty Bogle-Roncoroni, who was instrumental in developing the competition and served as a member of the Yolo County Fair board. The competition, for California producers only, is ranked as one of […]

Author to visit Davis consignment shops

Haute Again Consignment and French Cuff Consignment Davis are partnering up for a special event on Saturday. Author Jo Anna Philips will sign copies of her newly published book, “The Savvy Shopper’s Guide to Thrift and Consignment Stores — Sacramento Area,” which features both Davis shops. Philips will be at French Cuff, 130 G St., […]

A small Lexus with big power

The 2011 IS F is a Lexus, but it feels more like a sports car than a luxury car. Sure, there are leather-trimmed seats and a host of luxury amenities like rain-sensing wipers and automatic climate control with pollen filter and smog sensor in the IS F. But the IS F is the only small-sized […]

Back up your computer, before it’s too late

If you’ve ever experienced your computer “crashing” or getting a virus, you know how devastating that can be and how much time may go in to retrieving lost information. You can protect yourself, however, by backing up your computer. Learn how at a class Monday morning co-sponsored by PC Help!, the Dixon Chamber of Commerce […]