New waves for coffee, water – and on the radio

As a longtime journalist, I’m comfortable asking the questions. The tables turned recently when I was interviewed for a local radio show. If you have a spare 29 minutes and want to hear some stories and background about Comings & Goings, the “Davisville” interview with Bill Buchanan replays Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and […]

Budget Masters help manage family finances

Local residents are invited to learn how to manage their monthly budget and achieve their financial goals through Budget Masters. Monthly meetings run from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday at 200 B St., Suite G, in downtown Davis. The next meeting will be Tuesday. Call 530-758-6230 for more information and registration.

BioConsortia opens new headquarters, lab in Davis

BioConsortia Inc., an agricultural biotech form that raised $15 million in venture capital earlier this year, has opened its headquarters and research-and-development laboratory space in Davis. BioConsortia uses microbes to improve plant traits and increase crop yields. The 5,700-square-foot office is at 1940 Research Park Drive. “The opening of our new office and lab in Davis […]

Davis Smiles donates dental services

Staff members of Davis Smiles Dentistry served their community on a recent Saturday by participating in the fourth annual Smile Generation Serve Day. The dentistry practice at 4515 Fermi Place, Suite 106, provided free treatment on Aug. 23 to those in need, helping eight community members with $14,489 in donated dental services. Davis Smiles Dentistry teamed […]

CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. CVS Caremark said it will now be known as CVS Health, effective immediately. The signs on its roughly 7,700 drugstores won’t change, so the change […]

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 […]