Locals balk at paying for new arena

Everyone loves the Sacramento Kings and wants to keep the cash cow from skipping to Southern California, but Yolo officials have balked at paying for a downtown Sacramento arena with local tax dollars. A proposal emerged earlier this week to band six counties in the Sacramento region together, including Yolo, and pool government monies. The […]

Brooks Painting honored as Business of the Year

Details What: Davis Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year luncheon When: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Tickets: $18 for Chamber members and $25 for nonmembers; must be purchased by noon Friday. Visit http://www.davischamber.com, email reception@davischamber.com, call (530) 756-5160 or stop by the office at 604 Third […]

Marrone recognized by NRDC

Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, has received a 2011 Growing Green Award from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Based in Davis, MBI is a leading developer of environmentally responsible biopesticides. Named the NRDC’s 2011 Business Leader winner, Marrone has launched three successful companies that develop bio-based alternatives. Her current company, MBI, discovers, […]

Applications open for waste reduction awards

CalRecycle (the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery) is accepting applications for its 2011 Waste Reduction Awards Program through June 22. California businesses, private schools and nonprofit organizations that have made strides in recycling, waste reduction, green procurement and other environmentally friendly activities are encouraged to apply. “WRAP recognizes California businesses and other organizations for […]

DDBA lunch talk to focus on branding strategy

New strategies for marketing and branding downtown Davis will be the topic as the partners of Davis-based Tackett + Barbaria discuss their work with Davis Downtown Business Association members at the organization’s monthly brown bag lunch on Wednesday. The informal gathering will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the River City Bank conference room, […]

Raley’s to give $25K in grants

In a continued effort to give back to the community, Raley’s has partnered with Frito-Lay to provide $25,000 in grants to make a difference in Northern California and Nevada communities through Raley’s Reach. From April 6-20, nonprofit organizations, service groups and everyday heroes logged onto www.raleys.com/reach to share ideas of how to create positive change […]

FiGuide offers free financial advice

Figuide.com, started by a UC Davis graduate student and two partners, offers a free library of more than 1,200 well-written articles, tips, questions and answers from the best fee-only-based planners in the country. James Garvin — who was a graduate student at UCD — along with Eric Conway and Daniel Wu, came up with an idea to build […]

Small Business Resource Summit set May 26

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers 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. Workshop topics include the elements of starting a business in today’s economic environment; what you should know about business taxes; […]

Comcast offers faster Internet service

Comcast Corp., provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services, announced that its newest ultra-fast Xfinity Internet speed tier, Extreme 105, is now available to more than 40 million homes in major markets across the nation including Davis. “This speed tier continues to expand our portfolio of Internet service offerings and takes them up […]

Nugget fund drive benefits MIND Institute

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Nugget Markets are collecting tax-deductible donations for the UC Davis MIND Institute through Saturday, April 30. Donations may be made at any Nugget Market checkstand to support the MIND Institute and its commitment to autism research. Nugget will make a company-wide matching contribution up to $2,000. In Davis, Nugget […]

Brooks Painting wins Business of the Year

Brooks Painting will be honored as Business of the Year at the Davis Chamber of Commerce’s May 3 membership luncheon in the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., in downtown Davis. All reservations must be made and prepaid by noon Friday, April 29. The cost is $18 for members and $25 for nonmembers and members […]

Barre or bar? I choose barre

As I write this column, I realize I may never get out of this chair again. Those of you who’ve discovered Fit House at 630 Pena Drive, Suite 500, understand what I’m talking about. It’s the exercise burn that keeps on giving, well after class. Last December, I decided to take on a personal challenge […]

Co-op honored as sustainable seafood retailer

The Davis Food Co-op has been recognized as one of the most sustainable seafood retailers in California, according to Greenpeace’s updated seafood sustainability scorecard “Carting Away the Oceans,” which was released this month. Of California’s top six sustainable seafood retailers, the Davis Food Co-op earned a score of 8.6, tying for third statewide. To see […]

Learn balance exercises to stabilize spine

Gerner Chiropractic will host a free presentation on balance exercises that strengthen back muscles and stabilize the spine, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 2043 Anderson Road, Suite D, in North Davis. Neil Hershberger, director of physical therapy, will present a fun, interactive workshop to teach attendees the safest way to build core body […]