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Firms join forces to advance food security

Marrone Bio Innovations and DSM Food Specialties have signed a collaborative agreement involving early-stage research of several biological active ingredients. MBI, based in Davis, provides bio-based pest management and plant health products; DSM Food Specialties is a Netherlands-based manufacturer of specialty ingredients for international food and beverage industries. The agreement’s goal is to unlock the […]

Edward Jones moves up on Fortune 500 list

Financial services firm Edward Jones has moved up on the annual Fortune 500 list in its second appearance in two years, according to the five Edward Jones advisers in Davis. Fortune magazine’s annual listing ranks the largest U.S. companies by revenue. Edward Jones moved up 47 spots to No. 444 on this year’s list, with more […]

Microsoft partnering with Davis Roots

Davis Roots, a local business incubator, has announced a partnership with Microsoft’s BizSpark program. BizSpark provides tech startups a free suite of Microsoft software and cloud computing resources for up to three years. Access to the normally costly software and cloud computing resources are invaluable for early-stage startups trying to make the most of their limited […]

More boba tea to flow downtown

A boba tea shop called Lazi Cow is brewing up plans for 407 G St., Suite 4. Construction is scheduled to start this week, with the goal to open in August. The space was last occupied by Quick Clean laundry and dry cleaning. I spoke with Jimmy Phu, who owns Lazi Cow with fellow Southern […]

Hydrogen-fueled cars face uncertain market in California

By David R. Baker Cars that drive hundreds of miles on a tank of hydrogen and spew nothing from the tailpipe but water will hit the market this month in California. But it wasn’t customer demand that drove automakers to build fuel-cell cars – it was basic economics, with a nudge from regulation. California and […]

$10M loan to help Marrone Bio Innovations expand

BANGOR, Mich. (AP) — A Davis-based biotech company is getting a $10 million federal loan to help expand its product line at its plant in southwestern Michigan. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the funding Wednesday for Marrone Bio Innovations’ facility in Bangor. The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reports that the company began production late last year, and […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1707 Olympic Dr. 29     $220,000 926 Snyder Dr.     415,000 526 Oeste Dr.     450,000 745 Oeste Dr.     490,000 2879 Quail St.     490,000 750 Oeste Dr.     525,000 329 Cabrillo Ave.     595,000 217 Pintail Pl.     672,500 1415 Carob Pl.   […]

Coldwell Banker expanding in downtown Davis

Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate broke ground for its new office building Thursday evening near the corner of Second and D streets in downtown Davis. Next to the Pence Gallery, the new building will cover just over 4,000 square feet with 15 offices, two conference rooms and a terrace on its second floor. The building […]

Comings and Goings: New clothes, and new life for magazine

There’s a new women’s clothing boutique in Davis. Shu Shu’s is at 227 E St., Suite 3, in the alley between Chipotle and Peet’s. The last tenant there was Davis Estate Jewelry & Antiquities. Owner Shokoufeh Hanjani offers clothing, accessories and shoes. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to […]

Winters doctor named Family Physician of the Year

Carla Kakutani, M.D., associate medical director of Sutter Medical Group, has been named 2014 Family Physician of the Year by the California Academy of Family Physicians. Selected from among the academy’s 8,700 members, Kakutani is being honored for 25 years of serving the rural Winters community as a family physician while at the same time […]

Marrone Bio Innovations, Valagro sign collaboration agreement

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. in Davis and Valagro S.p.A have signed an agreement to collaborate in the discovery and development of agricultural products. MBI is a global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products and Valagro is a leader in the production and marketing of plant biostimulants for use in agriculture, lawn case, gardening […]

New single-family homes for sale in Woodland

Sales of new single-family homes in Woodland’s Spring Lake development begin in June, at the Parkview neighborhood being built by Taylor Morris. The home designs feature front porches, state-of-the-art kitchens and open living areas. The neighborhood is on Miekle Avenue off East Heritage Parkway, just west of County Road 102 in southeast Woodland. “These spacious […]

Morse wins three remodeling awards

Morse Remodeling Inc. and Custom Homes of Davis was honored recently with Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The entries were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure or home. All three projects were designed and managed by Morse employees. The Davis […]

Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel. Actually, the cars wouldn’t even have a wheel. Or gas and brake pedals. The company says the vehicles will use sensors and computing power, with no human […]

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