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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Chamber plans morning mixer Wednesday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a morning mixer from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Best Western Palm Court, 234 D St. in downtown Davis. This event offers the opportunity for networking as well as refreshments and a door prize drawing. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit www.davischamber.com.

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Baskets of love

USE Credit Union employees load Easter baskets into a car to deliver to the pediatric department at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. From left are Chris Majestic, relationship officer; Booker Jackson, member service representative; Brandi Tripp, universal service representative; and Tammy Crewdson, assistant vice president/branch manager. USE Credit Union has hosted an annual Easter basket […]

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Celebrate Davis booth applications due May 6

Booth applications are being accepted for Celebrate Davis, which runs from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in Community Park. The event, organized by the Davis Chamber of Commerce, features more than 100 booths, 5,000 attendees, live music and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. For businesses and groups that sign up for a […]

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Nissan tames the Rogue

The Nissan Rogue compact sport utility vehicle is spruced up nicely for 2011, with upscale styling and new features including automatic climate control and navigation system. Nissan retained the best attributes of the five-passenger, five-door Rogue. At just over 15 feet long, it handles nimbly, has high seat positions for good views out the front, […]

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Medical marijuana testing lab opens in W. Sac

Two UC Davis professors are the driving force behind Halent Laboratories’ new medical marijuana testing facility in West Sacramento. With corporate offices at 1415 L St. in Sacramento, Halent is independently owned and not affiliated with any dispensaries or growers, a news release said. Halent aims to provide medical marijuana users with the information they […]

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Blanco receives Jewelers Association scholarship

Adrian Blanco, manager of de Luna Jewelers in Davis, has been selected as the California Jewelers Association’s Peter Hess Scholarship recipient. The scholarship is named in memory of former CJA President Peter Hess. Blanco has worked for de Luna Jewelers for the past 12 years, gaining experience and knowledge in the areas of jewelry design, […]

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Heard named to Mason-McDuffie President’s Club

Branch manager Dave Heard has been named a member of Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp.’s prestigious President’s Club, which recognizes the top 10 percent of the company’s loan producers. New club members were honored this month at the company’s annual recognition weekend at Lake Tahoe. Heard established the Sacramento office for Mason-McDuffie in 2008. He has been in […]

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Capitol Corridor shatters ridership records

For the third consecutive month, double-digit ridership increases continue on Capitol Corridor trains as an improving economy and rising fuel costs help to fill train seats. “As gasoline prices soar, more and more drivers are seeking affordable ways to travel, not only to save gas, but to avoid exorbitant parking fees and increased bridge tolls […]

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SBDC offers online courses

The Small Business Development Center of Greater Sacramento offers several online courses for small business owners. Courses include Employment Law Fundamentals, Marketing Your Business on the Internet, Creating Web Pages, Designing Effective Websites, Introduction to Business Analysis, Business Law for the Small Business Owner, Understanding the Human Resources Function, Creating a Successful Business Plan, Accounting […]

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Capitol Corridor trains offer discounts

This summer, Capitol Corridor trains will be less expensive for seniors riding mid-week, families traveling on weekends and A’s fans going to the Oakland Coliseum. “Now through the end of October, the Capitol Corridor is giving senior passengers, families and baseball fans a fare break,” said Bob Franklin, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority chairman, said […]

Edward Jones survey shows confidence in technology stocks, gold

As Americans move past the economic downturn and begin considering plans for investing in the coming year, many believe that technology stocks and gold will set the pace for 2011. In a recent survey from financial services firm Edward Jones — which has advisers in Davis — 36 percent of Americans said they believe technology stocks will perform best in […]

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