Rob White: Davis tech businesses are taking off

Since starting at the city of Davis about 18 months ago, I have had the pleasure of leading the city’s efforts in economic development. In conducting that work, there has been special emphasis on support for entrepreneurs, innovation and technology businesses. These most certainly are not the only businesses in Davis, but they are part […]

Marrone Bio launches internal investigation

Thirteen months after their initial public offering, Marrone Bio Innovations announced an internal investigation Wednesday after company management discovered a document that raised eyebrows about an $870,000 transaction in late 2013. The Davis company is a global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products. The document was discovered about two weeks ago and […]

Nissan’s small car excels at affordability

The Associated Press The 2015 Nissan Versa Note five-door hatchback is one of the lowest-priced new cars in the U.S. market and is affordable at the gas pump, too. Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, for a base, front-wheel drive, 2015 Versa Note with five-speed manual transmission: just $14,990. This makes it one […]

Comings and Goings: Is fro-yo craze melting?

There was no back-to-school treat for those who showed up Wednesday at SugarPlum frozen yogurt in University Mall. It closed. Sugar Plum is the second Davis frozen yogurt store to close this month, following Yogurtland’s shutdown on Aug. 15. SugarPlum opened in January 2010 at 825 Russell Blvd., Suite 21, next to O’Hana Hawaiian BBQ. […]

Engage3 attracts investment for shopping app

Engage3, a Davis-based startup that helps shoppers compare grocery prices, has announced receiving an investment from The McClatchy Company, publisher of The Sacramento Bee, Miami Herald and The Kansas City Star. The two companies also are working to identify markets where McClatchy media properties can introduce Engage3′s ShoppingScout mobile application as a new service for its […]

Edward Jones’ employees are satisfied

For the sixth time in as many studies conducted, Edward Jones financial advisers rate the firm highest in employee adviser satisfaction among financial investment firms,” according to a newly released study by J.D. Power and Associates. The study ranked 11 financial services firms. Edward Jones advisers gave the highest satisfaction ratings in all of the study […]

California growers can use MBI’s new bioinsecticide

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., based in Davis, has announced that its Venerate bioinsecticide is registered for use in California. Venerate is a new tool to help California growers control crop-damaging insect pests, fight the development of insect resistance and reduce pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables. The new broad-spectrum bioinsecticide is active against a wide […]

Sutter Davis Hospital honored again as a ‘best place to work’

Sutter Davis Hospital is the only medical center in Northern California and Sutter Center for Psychiatry the only mental-health facility in the nation to be named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2014 by Modern Healthcare. The award honors U.S. workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to […]

Sudwerk, Davis Food Co-op join for ‘co-hop-eration’ brew

Sudwerk Brewing Co. and the Davis Food Co-op joined forces this month to brew, bottle and bring to market the freshest local beer possible. Green Belt Session IPA arrived at the Co-op on Wednesday. “Green Belt Session IPA was specially crafted to be a light-drinking ale, perfect for beating the late summer heat,” said Lis […]

Technology makes a great car better

Ford’s newest plug-in hybrid is the Fusion Energi. The regular Fusion is a terrific sedan and now, with the Energi system, it is also very efficient. Ford promises great range and terrific economy, and the EPA numbers are there to back it up. But there’s never a free lunch so we had to find out […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1707 Olympic Dr. 28     $212,000 1707 Olympic Dr. 13     219,000 1509 Cypress Ln.     340,000 925 Chestnut Ln.     400,000 633 Isla Pl.     425,000 1007 Cypress Ln.     429,000 1206 5th St.     457,000 1009 Bienville St.     498,000 2007 Catalina Dr.     542,000 […]

Car Care: Feeling the summer heat? Your car battery is too

Special to The Davis Enterprise If the heat of summer is wearing you down, it is likely taking its toll on your car battery, too. Contrary to popular belief, summer highs rather than winter lows pose the greater threat to battery life, according to the non-profit Car Care Council. Sooner or later all batteries have […]

Car Care: Teenagers not driving safe cars, study shows

Special to The Davis Enterprise Taking the driving test and earning a license is a cherished rite of passage for teenagers across the country. With their license in hand, they view the road as their gateway to independence and they eagerly look forward to what’s around the next curve. In order to do this, however, […]

Community pools its purchasing power to reduce the cost of solar

RepowerYolo, a Davis-based program that provides discounts for residential solar systems, has announced that more than 20 Yolo County homeowners have installed systems through RepowerYolo and saved an average of $8,894 on their investment, as compared to the average cost of solar installed in Yolo County in 2013. In addition, more than 50 homeowners have received free RepowerYolo […]