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Accord’s latest model is most fuel efficient

The Associated Press The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn’t amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its “wow” factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year. This most fuel-thrifty Accord four door — the first with […]

Drop off school supplies at Edward Jones offices

The four Davis Edward Jones financial advisers are supporting the Davis Bridge Educational Foundation and Davis students by using their branch offices as drop-off locations for a school supplies drive. Local residents and businesses may help by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch offices during regular business hours through Friday, Aug. 15. Items needed include […]

Arcadia Biosciences receives tomato patent

The summer heat has been good for this season’s tomatoes — and a new patent for Arcadia Biosciences might be able to save that flavor in supermarkets. The Davis agri-tech firm finalized a patent for a gene that affects the ripening pathways in tomatoes. About 10 to 35 percent of commercial fruit spoil before reaching […]

New Harmony wins another design award

New Harmony Mutual Housing Community in Davis recently won another green award in sustainable design for its structural engineers, Sacramento-based Barrish Pelham and Associates Inc. “It is exciting to be honored for something you believe in such as sustainable design,” said Jason Scanlan, principal with Barris Pelham and Associates. The award is from the Structural […]

Marrone Bio Innovations appoints Kerckhove to its board

George Kerckhove has been appointed to the Marrone Bio Innovations’ board of directors. MBI is a Davis-based company that focuses on bio-based pest management and plant health products. “George has tremendous expertise in public company manufacturing, international operations and finance,” said Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of the company. “His board experience coupled with his […]

Davisite is a finalist in ‘Drive to Thrive’ competition

Edward Silva of Davis is one of 10 finalists in Syngenta’s “Drive to Thrive” contest, and is the winner of a touchscreen tablet. Online voting will determine the grand prize winner, who will receive a $500 gas card. The competition, which launched in April, invited growers and other agricultural industry professionals to describe what makes […]

Bridge Partners Buys Seville at Mace Ranch Apartments

Seville at Mace Ranch Apartments has been sold for $18.25 million to Bridge Partners, a San Francisco-area real estate private equity investment firm. The sale was announced July 2 by ARA Real Estate Investment Services, which served as the transaction’s exclusive adviser. Seville at Mace Ranch Apartments, 4501 Alhambra Drive, was built in 2001. The […]

Comings and Goings: Wake park makes you forget you’re in Woodland

Taking my teenage boys to Velocity Island Park on its opening day only for a photo opportunity was like showing my dog the tennis ball without throwing it. Instead of appreciation, there was frustration — and possibly some drooling. Velocity Island Park, a wakeboarding park with cable pulleys, opened on Thursday. It’s at the former Dubach […]

Land Rover is updated for fuel efficiency

Land Rover’s capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel-efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rear-view camera. But thankfully, the upper-crust ambience of this Brtitish-built, well-stocked, middle-range SUV in Land Rover’s lineup remains. The base LR4 still comes with its iconic and dated […]

West Yost Associates acquires Sebastopol-based firm

West Yost Associates, a Davis-based civil and environmental engineering consulting firm, recently announced its acquisition of the Sebastopol-based Environment, Community & Opportunity Network (ECON). ECON has worked with numerous cities and other government agencies, as well as private corporations, on redevelopment, capital improvement and water resource projects. “We’ve worked together for a long time,” said Diane […]

Zequanox approved for invasive mussel control in open water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Marrone Bio Innovations’ Zequanox for open-water use to combat invasive zebra and quagga mussels in lakes, rivers, recreation areas and other open bodies of water. Zequanox, the industry’s only selective and environmentally compatible molluscicide, was first approved by the EPA in 2012 for mussel control in enclosed systems […]

Sudwerk logs most craft lager medals at California State Fair

Sudwerk Brewing Co. is one of the most decorated breweries at the 2014 California State Fair, earning more combined medals in lager categories than any of its competitors. For the second year in a row, Sudwerk was among the top five breweries in the state for numbers of medals earned in the California State Fair […]

New CEO takes over at St. John’s Retirement Village

Residents and staff are welcoming Therese Brown as the new CEO of St. John’s Retirement Village in Woodland. Brown succeeds John Pritchard, who retired earlier this year. Brown comes from The Samarkand, a continuing care retirement community in Santa Barbara, where she was the assisted living director. She has been in the aging services field for […]

Meet new Atria director at garden reception

The residents and staff of Atria Covell Gardens, a Davis retirement community, invite local residents to come meet Richard Ensley, the facility’s new executive director. A decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Ensley takes the reins at Covell Gardens after many years in hospitality management and education. Cocktails and light appetizers will be served on […]

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