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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 & […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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Chamber plans evening mixer

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Osteria Fasulo restaurant, 2657 Portage Bay East in West Davis. The mixer offers an opportunity for networking as well as refreshments and a prize drawing. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit http://davischamber.com.

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Sugar Daddies will be ‘dessert food court’

I reported last month that the South Davis ice cream shop Davis Creamery was moving to the former Yogurt Shack spot downtown. Now I have some details. One of the original owners, David Robert, took over the business a couple of weeks ago. His 10-year lease in Oakshade Town Center expired, giving him the freedom […]

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Toyota’s Prius gets plugged in

Electric cars are the future … at least for the time being. Until other fuels become available, electricity is the one power source that is widely available. We have been getting electric hybrid cars for many years but are starting to see some more innovative electrics arrive in dealerships. Toyota, which has been the leader […]

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One restaurant closes, others emerge

The family that owns the popular de Vere’s Irish pub in Sacramento may start serving Guinness, bangers and mash in Davis by this fall. Published reports say the pub will take over the vacant restaurant at 217 E St., formerly home to Soga’s and Agave. The Sacramento restaurant is at 1521 L St. Its menu […]

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