Tesla boosts range, power and price of Model S

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is going after mainstream luxury car buyers by adding all-wheel-drive and more range and power to the base version of its only model. But the added features at the low end of the Model S lineup will come with about a 7-percent price increase, to $75,000 for […]

Roomiest Subaru Legacy debuts for 2015

The Associated Press Redesigned for 2015, the Subaru Legacy is a sensible and more refined family sedan that has the best fuel economy for the lowest starting retail price among America’s all-wheel drive sedans. Traction-improving all-wheel drive comes standard on the mid-size Legacy, which has a starting retail price of $22,490. Many other cars with […]

Marrone delays SEC filing again

An ongoing internal investigation has forced Marrone Bio Innovations, a Davis-based biotech company, to delay the release of its financial results for a second time. MBI announced the delay in a filing Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company has been struggling since September, when it announced the discovery of documents that called into […]

Make way for more Mexican food

The Mexican food restaurant La Piñata has a “Coming Soon” sign up at the former Enju Japanese Restaurant space at First and B streets. Enju closed last month. La Piñata is a Bay Area brand, with taquerias in Hayward, San Leandro, Newark, Fremont, Concord, Pittsburg and Novato. Its website says it’s been serving Mexican food […]

Ink Monkey honored as Business of the Year

Renowned for its creativity and willingness to give back to the Davis community, Ink Monkey Graphics has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Bill Streng Business of the Year Award.

Davis Chamber of Commerce presents the honor to local businesses that go the extra mile, displaying creativity, socially responsible practices and excellence in service, among other criteria. Streng, a longtime local home builder and businessman, is a former chairman of the Chamber’s board of directors.

The award will be presented at the Chamber’s community luncheon Tuesday, April 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $20 for Chamber members or $30 for nonmembers.

University Honda earns top honor again

University Honda has received the prestigious Honda President’s Award for 2014, the fifth time in the past six years that the local dealership has been so honored. The award is presented annually to Honda dealerships for exceptional performance in all facets of their operations — profitability, sales, vehicle condition, customer experience, service retention and brand representation. […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 116 Huerta Pl.     $342,000 427 11th St.     410,000 612 C St.     498,000 1118 Menlo Dr.     512,000 257 Diablo Ave.     565,000 730 Hunt Way     600,000 206 Second St.     615,000 711 Villanova Dr.     670,500   Davis (95618) 2806 Bidwell […]

Millennials are changing our community

There has been a lot of discussion over the past few years about the Millennial generation (sometimes also referred to as Generation Y). The age range of Millennials varies depending on the source, but appears to be most easily recognized as those born between 1980 and 1999. What has struck me in learning about this […]

Car Care: Car buying and selling simplified: Insider secrets to avoiding hassles and saving money

Special to The Enterprise Having a car is a necessity for most people, but buying and selling one shouldn’t cause headaches and waste time. Industry insiders know there are steps that can help both buyers and sellers maximize their investment while minimizing stress. “The process of buying or selling a car can be complicated, but […]

With new owner, DAC will Get Fit

Davis Athletic Club will change owners on Wednesday. Nick Walejeski of Get Fit Davis purchased the 24,000-square-foot facility at 1809 Picasso Ave. The new owner plans to continue leasing the Get Fit Davis space at 2795 Second St. The DAC facility will adopt the new company’s name. Current memberships will be grandfathered in, with an […]

Camry Hybrid takes a step forward

The roomy, fuel-sipping Toyota Camry Hybrid family sedan gets better for 2015 with more appealing exterior styling, upgraded interior, improved ride and handling and quieter passenger cabin. Coming just three years after the launch of the current generation Camry Hybrid, the changes are more than expected for a mid-cycle refresh of a mid-size sedan. They […]

Grant writing for non-profits workshop set

Anyone who struggles to find the right words or lacks the knowledge of how to successfully prepare and submit a grant proposal for a non-profit is invited to Yolo Federal Credit Union’s free Grant Writing For Non-Profits Workshop on Thursday, May 7, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at 501 G St. in Davis. The guest speaker is […]

Sutter Davis Hospital earns workplace kudos again

Sutter Davis Hospital has been named one of 2015’s “150 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Healthcare for the second year in a row. This year’s list includes both health-care providers — medical groups, ambulatory surgery centers, home health providers and hospitals and health systems — along with other types of health-care-specific companies, such as […]

March 22, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Doby Fleeman: Connecting the dots of mutual benefit

* Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns examining university host communities. Following last week’s article, which discussed common attributes of university host communities, this week we focus specific attention on Davis as the host community to UC Davis, and the potential for increased technology employment to bring greater economic diversity and prosperity […]

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