UCD opens downtown store

The UC Davis Store, Downtown opened last week at Second and F streets. At 4,200 square feet, it’s the largest new downtown retail store in recent memory. A ribbon-cutting is at noon Friday, July 8, and grand opening festivities continue all weekend. It sells lots of UC Davis clothing and gear, “campus-grown” products like olive […]

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UC Davis Store Downtown plans grand opening

Bursting with Aggie blue and gold, a new branch of the UC Davis Bookstore has opened downtown and a grand opening celebration is planned the weekend of July 8-10. Shelves at the UC Davis Store Downtown are stocked with Aggie shirts, gifts and souvenirs, but also feature mugs with the city’s bicycle logo, Davis Farmers […]

Hyundai’s flagship sedan busts barriers

The only thing missing from the 2011 Hyundai Equus luxury sedan is a traditional luxury brand badge like a Mercedes star or a Jaguar leaping cat. But with everything else that’s packed into Hyundai’s new, impressive flagship vehicle, maybe an old-style luxury brand badge is overrated. The Equus comes standard with its own iPad. It’s […]

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County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 909 Alvarado Ave., 6     $230,000 3327 Victoria Pl.     287,000 273 Cottage Cir.     328,500 603 Georgetown Pl.     665,000 25450 County Rd. 95     700,000 3 Parkside Dr.     850,000 39797 Morning Dove Pl.     990,000 Davis (95618) 1803 […]

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Downtown merchants weigh in on proposed bag ban

Many downtown merchants have seen a decrease in the number of plastic shopping bags distributed to customers over the past few years. And the reason is customers are voluntarily declining bags, business owners say. The trend was mentioned during a lunchtime discussion organized by the Davis Downtown Business Association on Wednesday. The DDBA hosts monthly […]

Farmers Insurance agent honored

David Pinto, a Farmers Insurance agent in Davis, has been inducted into the Farmers’ “Topper Club” of Farmers’ top sales producers for achievements in 2010. Pinto has an office at 1109 Kennedy Place, Suite 5. Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country’s third largest insurer of both passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, and also […]

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Rite Aid promotes safe summer skin care

To help customers safely enjoy the summer, Rite Aid has launched a healthy skin care campaign in partnership with The Skin Cancer Foundation. As part of the effort, free informational guides will be available in all 4,700 Rite Aid stores and online at www.riteaid.com, money-saving promotions on skin care products, a national tour featuring free […]

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Edward Jones offices collect school supplies

School supplies continue to be collected at the four Edward Jones financial advisers’ offices in Davis, in support of the Davis Bridge Educational Foundation (www.davisbridge.org). Area residents may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing items to the Edward Jones branch offices during regular business hours through July 29. The school supply drive […]

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California Northern gets clean air award

Davis-based California Northern Railroad Co. has received the 2011 Clean Air Champion Business Award. The award is presented by Breathe California, an organization dedicated to fighting lung disease and advocating for clean air. The railroad was recognized for being an industry model by reducing emission and noise along its short line railroad routes. California Northern “is […]

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Tough love at Stonegate

My family and I’d just spent our final evening at the ballpark. After playing seven seasons, Chase, my son, lost interest in baseball. My husband and I felt sad saying goodbye to nights in the bleachers with friends, watching kids play their hearts out. (I must admit, though, knowing there’d be no more snack shack […]

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Best-looking hybrid is a Lexus

Are you tired of the look of the Toyota Prius and other sensibly styled gasoline-electric hybrid cars? With a sporty exterior and arguably the most attractive styling for a hybrid auto, the 2011 Lexus CT 200h distinguishes itself from other hybrids. Even people not interested in a hybrid car noticed the good looks of the […]

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Mori Seiki breaks ground on high-tech manufacturing plant

City and county officials, as well as business leaders from the Sacramento area and Japan, were on hand Wednesday as machine tool maker Mori Seiki broke ground on a new, 195,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Davisthat will employ up to 150 people — most of them in highly skilled positions. It will be the first manufacturing facility […]

Proposed plastic bag ban put on hold

The Davis Natural Resources Commission is postponing consideration of a proposed ban on the distribution of single-use plastic bags for shopping, pending a California Supreme Court ruling on the city of Manhattan Beach’s bag ban, a city staffer announced Tuesday. The case was argued last month, and a decision is expected within 60 to 90 […]