Marrone hires Glidewell as chief financial officer

Marrone Bio Innovations in Davis has hired Donald J. Glidewell, CPA, as chief financial officer. Glidewell comes to MBI from Valent USA Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., which develops and markets agricultural, professional and consumer pest management products. As senior director of finance, he was responsible for corporate finance including […]

AgraQuest appoints Shapiro to board

Davis-based AgraQuest has appointed Robert Shapiro to its board of directors effective immediately. Shapiro is co-founder and managing director of Sandbox Industries. He was formerly chairman and CEO of Monsanto Co. Upon the merger of Monsanto with Pharmacia and Upjohn, he served as chairman of the newly-formed Pharmacia Corp. He brings deep insight into the agriculture […]

First Northern Bank promotes McCurley to senior vp

First Northern Bank has promoted Steven McCurley to senior vice president/commercial real estate and small business lending. McCurley was hired as a vice president in 1998 to manage First Northern’s Small Business Administration Loan Department, which was established in Sacramento to serve small business and industrial loan demand throughout the bank’s market area. McCurley was […]

Yolo Federal receives $200K in WISH grant funds

Yolo Federal Credit Union has been awarded 2011 grant funds from the Federal Home Loan Bank to be disbursed to lower income homebuyers within Yolo County. Over the past five years, Yolo Federal has worked closely with the cities of Woodland, Davis and West Sacramento, along with Mercy Housing and Neighborworks America to identify and assist […]

Businesses, students still unsure what Picnic Day will bring

Only meteorologists seem sure about Picnic Day’s mostly cloudy forecast. On the eve of Saturday’s 97th UC Davis open house, sure to draw tens of thousands of visitors, the feelings of business owners and students ranged from upbeat to downright pessimistic about what will happen next. As of Thursday, 61 businesses with liquor licenses — […]

Sienna makes for family time on the road

They say people don’t like minivans. If that’s true, why are there so many on the road? A minivan makes so much sense, hauling people or luggage efficiently and comfortably. One of the top minivans is the Toyota Sienna and we got a chance to test one. Even though it is more fun to test […]

UCD alumnus joins Lewis Brisbois as associate

Matthew Randle, a UC Davis graduate, has joined Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP as an associate in the firm’s Sacramento office. Randle has extensive experience in all types of complex construction, surety and business tort litigation. He has successfully represented construction clients both large and small through the full gamut of civil litigation, including negotiating cost-effective informal resolutions, […]

Red Robin grand opening special event starts April 25

News release today from Red Robin regarding its Woodland restaurant: Red Robin to give away FREE Child ID Kits and donate to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 50 cents from every gourmet burger sold during grand opening week GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., April 11, 2011 – Alert your taste buds! Red Robin Gourmet […]

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 1502 Alice St.     $369,000 512 Antioch Dr.     550,000 Davis (95618) 4150 Cowell Blvd.     $290,000 2719 Montefrio Ln.     446,000 3915 Alegre Way     446,500 44761 Garden Ct.     530,000 Woodland (95695) 966 W. Cross St.     $325,000 601 […]

Tri Tip Grill to open at Grand Central Station

The Buckhorn-inspired franchise, Tri Tip Grill, recently got word that it was successful in its bid to secure a spot in Grand Central Station (Metro Transit Authority) in New York City. Located on Park Avenue, the business is expected to open later this year. Buckhorn owners John Pickerel and Melanie Bajakian sold their first franchise, […]

Marrone to speak at ag conference

Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations in Davis, will participate in an industry panel at the fifth annual Agriculture 2.0 conference Tuesday at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. The panel will debate the topic of “Feeding a Growing Global Population.” The discussion will explore technologies with the potential to curb environmental […]

Home & Garden Show moves to Vacaville

The Vacaville Total Home & Garden Show will host a triple ribbon cutting/grand opening event with the Dixon, Fairfield-Suisun and Vacaville Chambers of Commerce and a live coffee-break with 95.3 KUIC radio station at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15. The April 15 event is set to coincide with the kick-off of the Total Home & […]

Travis Credit Union receives Seven Seals Award

At a brief ceremony at the Travis Regional Armed Forces Committee luncheon on March 21, the California Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve presented the Seven Seals Award to Travis Credit Union. The prestigious award, named for the heraldry seals of the seven military services, recognizes efforts by citizens, businesses or organizations […]

‘Give a Click’ grant goes to Children’s Therapy Center

Yolo Federal Credit Union has awarded its $1,500 “Give a Click” grant to the Children’s Therapy Center, which received the most online votes. Woodland-based CTC was founded in 1993 and provides a multidisciplinary program of continuing physical, occupational, speech and language therapy for infants, toddlers and children through adolescent age. The center has served thousands […]