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Ford puts Focus on fun driving experience

The Associated Press The 2014 Ford Focus ST is a fun-to-drive, spirited hatchback with turbo power, European-style handling and practical seating and cargo room. A compact-sized car, the Focus five-door hatchback even garnered top, five out of five stars from the federal government in frontal and side crash testing. Fact sheet Base price: $23,625 Price […]

Sutter Davis Hospital recognized for excellence

VHA West Coast has recognized Sutter Davis Hospital for achieving excellence in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. This recognition honors the physicians, nurses, administrators and staff for ensuring a high-quality experience for patients. Sutter Davis Hospital is one of five organizations in the region — which includes California, Oregon, Arizona, Washington and […]

Wal-Mart grant purchases monitors for Woodland FD

The Wal-Mart Foundation has granted $2,500 to the Woodland Fire Department for the purchase of hazardous materials monitors that will be placed on fire apparatus. These monitors will test the air quality after a structure fire while responders perform salvage and mop-up operations, Woodland fire Capt. Erik Komula said. They will replace older units.

Davis podiatrist earns national recognition

Tracy Ferragamo, D.P.M., a Davis podiatric surgeon, has been recognized as the first HyProCure Center for Excellence in Northern California. Ferragamo, who specializes in foot and ankle surgery, is one of fewer than 20 physicians nationwide to receive the designation from GraMedica, a global orthopedic medical device company headquartered in Macomb, Michigan. The Center of Excellence […]

Marrone Bio Innovations announces first-quarter earnings

Marrone Bio Innovations released its first-quarter financial results Tuesday and confirmed that it expects to double its total revenue from last year. First-quarter revenues for the Davis bio-based pesticide and plant health company totaled $2.8 million, comparable to last year’s earnings but down from last quarter. The company said it expects earnings to be weighted […]

Comings & Goings: Discount wine merchant has a green twist

Cork It Again Wine Sellers opened Friday at 820 Fourth St. It’s a discount retail wine outlet and tasting room. About half of the wine comes from its winery partner, Donald D. Berdahl II in Lodi. The other half is from local wineries, said operations manager Jake Lenz, whose parents John and Jeanene Lenz own […]

Cadillac CTS takes on BMW, Mercedes

The Associated Press A dozen years after its start as an edgy, luxury sedan, the mid-size Cadillac CTS is evolving into a handsome, less edgy and decidedly German-feeling car with improved handling. For 2014, the CTS is longer and lighter weight than before and even embraces — and smartly deploys — turbocharged four- and six-cylinder […]

Talk stocks at monthly coffee club

Carolyn Stiver, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, will host a coffee club at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at her office, 4627 Fermi Place, Suite 130, in Davis. The coffee club is an informal gathering at which she’ll provide an update on the stock market and the economy. Reservations are not necessary; for more information, […]

Med Center nabs ‘A’ safety rating; Sutter Davis gets a ‘B’

An independent industry watchdog group recently awarded UC Davis Medical Center an “A” rating for rates of inpatient injuries, infections and medical errors and policies meant to prevent them. Sutter Davis Hospital received a “B,” while Woodland Memorial Hospital was given a “C” score from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that grades hospitals each […]

Med Center honored for stroke care

The UC Davis Medical Center has been awarded the Get With the Guidelines Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for stroke care. Get With The Guidelines is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s quality improvement program. Hospitals are honored for using measures developed by the organization to improve care and quality of life for stroke patients. UCD earned […]

Arcadia Biosciences raises $33 million Series D investment

Arcadia Biosciences Inc., a Davis-based agricultural biotechnology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, has closed on a $33 million round of Series D preferred share equity financing. Arcadia plans to use proceeds from the financing to accelerate the development and commercial launch of products based on the […]

Car Care: Tax return check has arrived, so buy the shoes

-From Brandpoint- Your tax return check has arrived in the mail. Now you’ll finally pay off that credit card or add the extra cash to your savings for a rainy day. Or maybe you’ll blow your new fortune on a pair of designer shoes. Perhaps it’s time you instead considered a pair of synthetic and […]

Car Care: It’s the season for sunshine, barbecues and big changes

-From Brandpoint- As temperatures rise and the economy shows signs of improvement, many Americans are warming to the idea of making major life changes. For many, spring is the season for getting married and shopping for new cars or homes. Big life changes can mean significant financial investments. If you’re planning for a major life […]

Old Soul looking downtown, Enju due by fall

Comings & Goings readers worked hard for me this week, passing on tips and reaching out to businesses as far as Sacramento. Tim Jordan, one of the owners of Old Soul Co. in Sacramento, even noted in an email, “We’ve had quite a bit of new interest since your last reporting. We are working on […]

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