More changes at El Macero center

Tuesday Morning, a discount home goods retailer in the El Macero Shopping Center, will close sometime in February. A sign is posted on its door, but employees declined to offer details. The 8,100-square-foot space is highlighted on the website for Engstrom Properties, which manages the retail center. Several times in the past eight weeks, I’ve […]

Rob White: Davis tech community is growing

You may have read the recent news that Marrone Bio Innovations has moved into its new corporate headquarters in South Davis. The new commercial and laboratory space is about 45,000 square feet, an increase of about 80 percent over its previous space. There was also recent news from Engage3 (which is located in downtown Davis) that […]

December 28, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Passat: Roomy, affordable sedan with German engineering

The Associated Press Most consumers may figure they have to pay a premium to get German engineering, European road handling and a roomy interior in a family-size sedan. But Volkswagen’s 2015 Passat is proving them wrong. Starting retail price, including destination charge, for the pleasantly styled, five-passenger Passat is just $23,040 with automatic transmission. It’s […]

December 26, 2014 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1557 Drake Dr.     $278,000 2143 Bella Casa St.     309,000 3180 Woods Cir.     325,500 909 Alvarado Ave. 15     340,000 1500 Drexel Dr.     407,000 325 E 8th St. 1     421,500 1211 Spruce Ln.     422,000 1003 L St.     460,000 868 Adams Ter.     […]

December 28, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Marrone Bio expands its product reach in Latin America

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a Davis-based biotech company, announces that its Regalia Maxx biofungicide has received a product registration from Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture. Brazil joins Peru, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Mexico as Latin American countries having approved the use of the biofungicide to control a wide variety of bacterial and fungal diseases across an […]

December 21, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

First Northern adds Peyret to agribusiness loan team

Matthew Peyret has joined First Northern Bank’s agribusiness loan team as vice president/commercial loan officer. The announcement was made last week by Peter Faye, senior vice president and team leader. First Northern provides loans to agribusinesses located in Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado counties. Peyret will work with customers throughout the service area from […]

December 28, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Kaiser’s trauma center in Vacaville earns verification

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons, an achievement that recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing the highest-quality trauma care for all injured patients. In October 2013, Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center was chosen by the Solano County Emergency Medical Cooperative board […]

December 28, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sierra Northern Railway names CEO

The Sierra Northern Railway board of directors has named Kennan H. Beard III as the Davis-based company’s new chief executive officer. Beard, a seasoned industry executive with more than 20 years of experience in railroad operations, will lead the California railroad’s growth and expansion plans across all its business divisions. Sierra Northern Railway is the freight […]

December 21, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sink your teeth into Vampire Penguin

As I’ve said before, there’s definitely no desert of desserts in Davis. And now, there’s shaved snow. Vampire Penguin opened Monday at 130 G St., Suite C. Shaved snow is different than shaved ice. It’s more like an airy, extra-sweet, non-dairy ice cream. The Hawaiian specialty is made of fruit and fruit concentrates, nondairy cream […]

December 21, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

After 19 years, Alfa Romeo returns

The Associated Press. After a 19-year absence, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the sexy, fun-to-drive 2015 4C two seater. Even young Americans who don’t remember Alfas or realize that actor Dustin Hoffman drove one in the movie “The Graduate” can be attracted to this exotic-looking […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Why I want an innovation park in Davis

* Editor’s note: This week, Jason Taormino is standing in for Doby Fleeman as a guest columnist. Taormino grew up in Davis, is active in the Davis Chamber of Commerce and expresses the viewpoint of younger, working professionals in our community. By Jason Taormino “What will an innovation park do for Davis?” Many Davis voters, likely […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Fish store underwater? We can help

One of Davis’ independent gems, Rivers to Reef, is asking the community for support. James Krause, sole owner of Davis’ only full-service aquarium, doesn’t want to give up his store without a fight. “We hope to raise at least $5,000 by January to just keep the store open.” It’s at 333 F St., next to Swanson’s […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

UCD Med Center named a top hospital

UC Davis Medical Center ranks among The Leapfrog Group’s list of Top Hospitals for 2014, an elite distinction that recognizes the Med Center for meeting tough national standards for safety and quality. UCD is one of 94 hospitals nationwide and one of 20 urban hospitals in California to receive the Top Hospital designation in 2014. It […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis Roots ready to grow two new businesses

Davis Roots, a local business accelerator, has announced that Trace and Trust and Next Level Supplements will join SonanuTech Inc. and in its current roster of in-residence companies. “These exciting new companies are just further evidence that Davis can and will continue to produce cutting-edge business ideas that can thrive in our region,” said Anthony […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,