AgraQuest expands products to European market

Davis-based AgraQuest Inc. and Bayer CropScience have expanded their previous home and garden fungicide supply agreement beyond the U.S. to three European countries. Under the terms of this second agreement, AgraQuest technology based on its proprietary strain of Bacillus subtilis (QST 713) will be used for Bayer’s Natria home and garden market in France and […]

My date (almost) with Bob Dunning

It started as an innocent suggestion. These things always do. Last summer, Bob Dunning recommended I try his daughter’s yoga studio, Bikram Davis, 405 L Street,  http://www.bikramdavis.com. For those who don’t know about this particular yoga method, it involves 26 postures practiced in 105-degree heat. My internal reaction went something like this: Holy God! That […]

So Cal firm gains ownership of Octus

Davis-based Octus Inc. has signed an agreement giving majority ownership of the building energy efficiency company to Lin-Han Equity Corp. of Burbank. In the deal, valued at $630,000, Octus receives working capital to fund its growth as well as common stock in privately-held Healthcare of Today Inc. Octus also announced an agreement to acquire Élan […]

Fun-to-drive Volvo grabs attention

Volvo’s 2011 S60 T6 compact car is not cheap, and it’s not the first or second car that shoppers think of when looking for a fun-to-drive sedan. But this five-seater has sleeker styling than any recent Volvos, moves forcefully with zippy turbo engine power, has Volvo’s well-known comfortable seats and can be loaded with a […]

DWR launches new website

Davis Waste Removal has launched a new website at http://www.dwrco.com to answer questions about residential and commercial recycling, garbage, green waste street sweeping and debris boxes. The new site launched in January with a user-friendly approach that breaks down waste removal information by geographic area. “We want our customers to find the information they need […]

Putah Creek Winery takes home three medals

Putah Creek Winery of Davis has been awarded three medals in the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The winery won a silver medal for its 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon and bronze for its 2009 Chardonnay and 2009 Viognier. All of the wines awarded were fully estate grown and produced. Putah Creek Winery’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon […]

Edward Jones adviser hosts coffee club

Manny Provedor, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, will host a coffee club at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Konditorei Austrian Pastry Cafe, at 2710 E. Fifth St., Davis. The coffee club is an informal gathering allowing Edward Jones financial advisers to provide an update on the stock market and the economy. “The coffee club […]

Applebee’s ribbon cutting set Wednesday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at Applebee’s at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate the completion of the restaurant’s remodeling. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Applebee’s is at 1753 Research Park Drive. The Davis restaurant opened in 2002, but ownership changed about a year ago to […]

County real estate sales

Address Sale Price Davis (95616) 2716 Brandywine Pl. $360,000 834 Linden Ln. 397,000 2208 Humboldt Ave. 508,500 616 Buchanan St. 512,000 Davis (95618) 2014 Gauguin Pl. $300,000 2814 Mallorca Ln. 496,000 4501 San Ramon Dr. 510,000 3029 Mallorca Ln. 543,000 Woodland (95695) 9 Buckeye St. $147,500 706 Granada Dr. 182,500 335 Quail Dr. 220,000 Woodland […]

Novozymes completes acquisition

Novozymes, a Danish biotech company that has a lab in Davis, has completed the acquisition of EMD/Merck Crop BioScience. “We’re excited to bring these two innovative companies together to help farmers produce more and better food, feed, fuel and fiber while minimizing the environmental footprint,” Thomas Videbæk, executive vice president of Novozymes, said in a […]

New members elected to DDBA board

Three new members have been elected and one re-elected to serve on the Davis Downtown Business Association’s board. DDBA members voted at the association’s annual meeting Feb. 3 at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. Andrew Newman of Newman Associates, CPA; Kim Eichorn of Lyon Real Estate; and Kevin Wan of Sophia’s Thai Kitchen were […]

DDBA lunch talk to focus on RDAs

Ken Hiatt, city of Davis Community Development director, will give a presentation on the city’s Redevelopment Agency on Wednesday at the Davis Downtown Business Association’s Brown Bag Lunch. The lunchtime chat will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Hiatt will discuss the RDA, “how […]

Rain delays Second Street work

Rainy weather has delayed the final roadwork stages of the Second Street corridor improvements, the Davis Downtown Business Association reported. As a result, North Bay Construction will complete the landscaping and other sidewalk improvements while the city of Davis re-schedules the repaving. If possible, the city intends to have grinding and repaving completed during the […]

Buick Regal

If you’re under 30, you probably don’t know what a Buick is. The rest of us are surprised that Buick is still in business. As it happens, Buick is very important to General Motors because it’s one of the strongest brands in China. In fact, Buick sells more cars in China than they do in […]