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U.S. stocks push further into record territory

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are pushing further into record territory. Investors were encouraged by a report that manufacturing expanded in the Midwest this month at a faster pace than economists were expecting. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 13 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,837 as of noon Friday. The index closed at […]

Aldrete joins Carlton Plaza of Davis

Al Aldrete has been named plant operations manager of the new Carlton Plaza of Davis, a senior living community opening in mid-March that will feature 120 apartments for independent living, assisted living and memory care. Aldrete, a resident of Woodland, served as general manager of County Fair Mall and was named a top young professional […]

Marrone Bio Innovations appoints new CFO

James B. Boyd has been hired as vice president and chief financial officer of Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., which researches and develops bio-based pest management and plant health products in Davis. Boyd has more than 30 years of financial management experience spanning a variety of industries and companies ranging from large corporations to startups and covering all […]

Sudwerk’s Mai Bock heralds coming of spring

Spring is almost here, and with it comes its many traditions and celebrations. Sudwerk Brewing Company is ready with its popular seasonal, the Mai Bock Spring Lager. The beer, which sold out quickly last year, debuts this week. Bocks, like Sudwerk’s Mai Bock Spring Lager and Doppel Bock Ultimator (winter seasonal), are stronger lagers. The […]

S and P raises Yolo County rating to A-minus

The international bond rating agency, Standard & Poor’s, recently raised its long-term rating for Yolo County’s general obligation debt from BBB+ to A- and indicated that the outlook is stable. In its report dated Feb. 25, S&P notes that the upgrade reflects its opinion of Yolo County’s recently improved finances after the county addressed fiscal […]

Car headlights: Finding the right fit for you

Eric Christensen Car owners often take their headlights for granted, trusting that they will work when it gets dark and stormy. But no light bulb lasts forever, and eventually car owners will have to choose from a large variety of light bulbs and headlight-cleaning kits. With a little information, you can be confident that you […]

Nestware leaves its nest — for good

The downtown gift boutique nestware closed last Sunday. Owners Rosalie Payne and Lynne Ferda were ready to move on. They will be missed. Both were active in the downtown association; Payne is a past president. The shop was at 207-B F St.  ———— Tako Korean BBQ opened Friday in Davis, at 400 G St. featuring […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 3142 Woods Cir.     $205,000 24570 County Rd. 95     415,000 933 Acacia Ln.     415,000 1831 Rushmore Ln.     622,000 751 Elmwood Dr.     642,500 26710 County Rd. 98     1,075,000 Woodland (95695) 50 W Elliot St. 46.     $140,000 629 4th St.     […]

Small engine demonstration continues Wednesday

The Davis Makerspace continues its series of evening demonstrations from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Last Wednesday Jim Stewart, owner of JK Micro, kicked off the series with the dissection of a small single-cylinder engine, in which he explained each part and its function along the way. This week, he will lead a rebuild of […]

Donations for free pancakes support children’s hospitals

Diners at IHOP restaurants, including the one at 1745 Cowell Blvd. in South Davis, can enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, and raise money for the charity at the same time. March 4, Shrove Tuesday, is National Pancake Day. Over the past eight years, […]

Davis-based startup aims to take over restaurant reservation technology

Walk behind the host stand of any restaurant that uses OpenTable and more than likely you will see technology that seems very 1990s. OpenTable’s restaurant interface may need an innovation facelift. Two years ago, Paul Katsch, a Davis entrepreneur, decided to do just that, and teamed up with his “technologically brilliant” 18-year-old nephew, Theron Luhn. […]

UCD grad hired by Irvine PR firm

Gianna Santi, a graduate of UC Davis, has been hired as an account executive at Morgan Marketing & Public Relations LLC, an Irvine-based marketing and public relations firm. Santi has a bachelor’s degree in communications from UCD with a minor in comparative literature. She was hired in December to support a variety of the firm’s clients, […]

Sleek, nimble FR-S is sportiest Scion

The Associated Press The sportiest car in Toyota’s Scion family, the 2014 FR-S, is a fun-to-drive, four-cylinder, rear-wheel drive coupe that looks more expensive than its $25,455 starting price tag. Even better, the 2014 FR-S earned top, five out of five stars in overall federal government crash tests. And, considering its tidy size, coupe body […]

Cooks Collision hosts high school teachers

Thirty high school teachers from across the nation visited Cooks Collision in Davis last week to learn how to incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education into their vocational technology classrooms. Each of the visitors has experience teaching high school students how to work on automobiles, including repairing cars involved in collisions. The two-day […]

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