Comings & Goings: New awards store making its debut

I called. I searched. I peeked into windows. Somehow, the Comings & Goings list is pretty short this week. Awards & More of Davis may be open by the end of the month, owner Fidel Sanchez reports. The new store at 1340 E. Covell Blvd., Suite 102, fills the void left when Davis Awards & […]

Kia doesn’t lose any Soul for 2014

The Associated Press The animated and dapper hamsters in Kia’s television ads aren’t the only ones who ride comfortably in Kia’s newly revamped Soul five-door hatchback. People of nearly all sizes and budgets can find the five-passenger, 2014 Soul to be a satisfying small car. For 2014, it has a more responsive engine, more rigid […]

Affordable housing developer gets $25K grant

Wells Fargo recently gave a $25,000 grant to Yolo and Sacramento-based nonprofit Mutual Housing California to continue developing and expanding its affordable housing communities. “We believe in supporting organizations that are working to help our communities succeed financially,” said Wells Fargo Area President Kevin Barri. “Giving grants like this is one way to do that.” […]

The personal touch is key for Oriental rug store owner

A good rug really ties a room together. Fortunately for his customers, Mansour Yaghoubian understands this very well. Since he first opened Mansour’s Oriental Rug Gallery in 1979, Yaghoubian has developed a well-deserved reputation for excellence, not just in his hometown of Sacramento but across Northern California. “I only sell handmade rugs,” he said proudly […]

Kaiser gets high marks for customer satisfaction

For the seventh consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente has been given the highest ranking for customer satisfaction in California, ahead of all other health plans in the state, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Member Health Plan Study, released this week. Kaiser Permanente out-performed seven other health plans in California, scoring 756 on a 1,000-point […]

Workshop offers insights on hiring

“Mindful Hiring” is the topic of an April 10 workshop sponsored by the Northern California Human Resources Association as part of its HR as Business Leader Series. The session will run from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10, at West Yost Associates, 2020 Research Park Drive, Suite 100, in South Davis. “One of the […]

Best Of Houzz award goes to Morse Remodeling

Morse Remodeling, Inc. and Custom Homes of Davis has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The local design-build firm was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users who comprise the Houzz community. The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: customer satisfaction […]

Personal Shopper: Tap Sudwerk’s Dock Store for a real hop

“Comings & Goings” columnist Wendy Weitzel has more than 1,000 Facebook likes. That’s at least 1,000 more than I have. My envy is unrestrained. What’s worse is the solid following she enjoys on her personal page. It’s not uncommon to see a news feed full of Wendy enjoying her double life as a beer enthusiast, […]

Potholes Can Put a Hole in Your Wallet

Don’t look now, but you’re probably about to hit another pothole. This year’s brutal winter weather has resulted in an unprecedented number of potholes appearing on roads and highways across the country, causing considerable damage and unexpected, costly repairs for car owners. “No matter where you drive these days, there’s a pothole epidemic and as […]

Discover a Better Ride on Wet Roads

Bald or poorly maintained tires won’t get you very far when it comes to driving on slippery roadways. With improper equipment and maintenance, slick surfaces from rain storms are a major threat to safety on the road. Take control by following this advice on ways to prepare yourself and your vehicle for possible wet weather. […]

Paint store coming to South Davis

A Kelly Moore Paints store is coming to the former Denny’s space at 4120 Chiles Road, next to Days Inn. The site has been vacant for some time. Caffé Italia’s owners planned to move their restaurant there at one time, but plans fell through. After Denny’s, the space was an Abe’s Café & Grill and […]

New Hanlees shines bright light on Toyota

From humble beginnings — when the late Bob Alexander ran his car dealership from a Quonset hut on Olive Drive in the 1960s — Toyota has been a mainstay of the Davis automobile colony. Now, Hanlees Toyota looks to the future as its new, 45,000-square-foot facility at 4202 Chiles Road unveils an expanded service center, a […]

Nominees sought for Streng Business of the Year Award

The Davis Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from individuals, service organizations and businesses for the 19th annual Davis Chamber of Commerce-Bill Streng Business of the Year Award. The award recognizes members of the business community who exemplify qualities of excellence, service, innovation and creativity in business, industry or the community. Eligible candidates include businesses, […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1578 Drake Dr.     $255,000 2048 Alta Loma St.     259,500 3114 Woods Cir.     290,000 531 Hudson Ct.     327,000 631 E St.     450,000 1308 B St.     479,000 611 Lessley Pl.     500,000 1504 Portola St.     632,000 602 C St.   […]