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 MathCode.net 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 ,

UCD grad makes Hot 100 list

UC Davis graduate Michael Chan, vice president of ComplianceEase, has received one of the mortgage industry’s highest honors. Chan has been named as one of Mortgage Professional America Magazine’s Hot 100 for 2015. This list, compiled annually, honors 100 people who have made waves in the mortgage industry over the past year. ComplianceEase provides business solutions […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 2444 Sycamore Ln. 7     $270,000 3211 Chesapeake Bay Ave.     380,000 1309 Cypress Ln.     420,000 206 Guaymas Pl.     475,000 2106 Dinosaur Pl.     600,000 Davis (95618) 1228 Pole Line Rd.     $150,000 2331 Clemson Dr.     395,000 5306 Tufts St.     900,000 Woodland […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Rob White: Supporting our young innovators

The Davis community has many offerings when it comes to supporting young innovators and entrepreneurs. Some of these resources are at UC Davis, like the Engineering Student Startup Center or the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. There are also resources in the community, like Davis Roots for startups and the Davis Makerspace for […]

December 07, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Talk stocks Tuesday with Stiver

Carolyn Stiver, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, welcomes community members at a coffee club gathering at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at her office, 4627 Fermi Place, Suite 130, in Davis. The coffee club, held the second Tuesday of each month, is an informal gathering whereby Edward Jones financial advisers provide an update […]

December 07, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

MBI moves to new, larger space

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. will open its new, larger corporate headquarters at 1540 Drew Ave. in South Davis on Monday. Its old headquarters were at 2121 Second St., Suite 107B. The office and laboratory spaces are approximately 45,000 square feet and will house all of the company’s corporate functions as well as research and development. MBI […]

December 07, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Budget Masters program helps families manage their finances

Join Budget Masters and learn how to manage your monthly budget and achieve your financial goals. Newcomers are always welcome. Monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The next meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 9,  at 200 B St., Suite G, in Davis. Register at the meeting or call 530-758-6230.

December 07, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Firm takes top spot for 20th time

For the 20th time, the financial services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 1 in WealthManagement.com’s annual survey of the nation’s six largest financial services firms. The magazine randomly selects financial advisers nationwide and asks them to rank their firms in various categories. Edward Jones has four financial advisers in Davis — Michael Clark, Manny Provedor, Carolyn Stiver […]

December 07, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,