Car Care: 8 ways to protect the value of your car this winter

Your car is one of your most prized possessions. It’s your road-trip partner, your chauffer each morning and your home away from home when you’re on the go. Because you depend on your car for so much, you want to protect and keep it running as long as possible. As the seasons change and winter […]

Hospitals earn Top Performer recognition

Sutter Davis Hospital and Woodland Memorial Hospital have been recognized as 2013 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. They are among 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the distinction. Sutter Davis was recognized for attaining and sustaining excellence in […]

Davis researcher receives new national award recognizing women in biotech

Longtime Davis resident Debbie Yaver, who has worked a Novozymes locally for 22 years, has been named the first recipient of the new Rosalind Franklin Award, which annually will honor an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology and bioprocessing. The award is presented by the Biotechnology Industry Association and was announced in Washington, […]

Doby Fleeman: Give thanks for our innovation culture

We were talking about the upcoming holiday, when the conversation turned to Thanksgiving dinner. From the kids: “Can we please do something besides turkey?” Never having had one, but knowing it would be something new and different, I suggested: “How about we try a turducken?” Surprise, surprise, this got me to thinking about alternatives and […]

Rheumatologist joins Woodland Clinic

Rheumatologist Minzi Chen, M.D., has joined Woodland Clinic, a service of the Dignity Health Medical Foundation. Dr. Chen received her medical degree from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She then went on to SUNY at Long Island College Hospital for her residency. Dr. Chen speaks English and Chinese (Mandarin). The role of the rheumatologist […]

Honey, spreads showcased at open house

Z Specialty Food will host its fifth annual holiday open houses on Sunday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Dec. 13. The family-owned company — led by Josh Zeldner, Ishai Zeldner and Amina Harris — is celebrating a warehouse expansion as it enters its 36th year in business. The open houses will run from 11 a.m. to […]

Fiesta forever? Ford gets a boost

Ford is redefining the small car with the updated Ford Fiesta EcoBoost. The new special edition Fiesta comes with the newest EcoBoost engine that Ford says will get 45 mpg without any hybrid or diesel technology. The upside is that the cost will be kept down. We put the Fiesta SFE through an extensive test […]

Kia goes upmarket in a big way

The Associated Press The 2015 K900, the new flagship at Kia, is an attractive, large, luxury sedan with a quiet, comfortable ride, a boatload of standard features and a value price compared with luxury-brand competitors. Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $60,400 makes the sizable K900 Kia’s most expensive model by far. […]

Car Care: Simple DIY steps to protect your car through all seasons

There is much to love about the nuances of the changing seasons. Through-out the year, it’s important to protect your vehicle from the great outdoors. Your car needs to be prepared for the varying weather ahead. Here are a few easy DIY projects to keep your car looking new and running for seasons to come. […]

Don’t pass up the parking gift downtown

One of the reasons I write this column is to spread the word about local businesses, hopefully encouraging readers to spend their money locally. And with a holiday parking promotion, there are no excuses. Starting Saturday, Nov. 29, downtown Davis shoppers will be given free unlimited parking on the weekends. The promotion ends on Sunday, […]

Automakers debut key models at L.A. Auto Show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One out of every 10 new vehicles sold in the U.S. last year was purchased in California. So it’s no wonder automakers save some of their most important introductions for the Los Angeles Auto Show. As usual, green cars are a focus in eco-conscious L.A. Toyota is showing its emission-free hydrogen […]

Hospital ranks No. 2 in state for breastfeeding rates

In a recently released statewide report on in-hospital breastfeeding rates, Woodland Memorial Hospital ranks No. 2, with a 94.3 percent exclusive breastfeeding rate at discharge, well over the statewide average of 64.6 percent. “This recognition shows the ongoing commitment of our staff and providers to encourage breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for babies,” says Eve […]

MBI’s Michigan plant earns green award

Marrone Bio Innovations’ manufacturing facility in Bangor, Mich., has received a 2014 Green Agribusiness Award from the Michigan Agri-Business Association. MBI, based in Davis, creates bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets. The award recognizes companies for pursuing sustainability requirements across the scope of agricultural production that help agriculture further protect […]

Yolo FCU gets high marks for workplace satisfaction

Yolo Federal Credit Union has been named one of the 2014 Best Credit Unions to Work for by Credit Union Journal. The magazine partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best credit […]