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Free coffee for canned food at Dutch Bros.

This Valentine’s Day, Dutch Bros. Coffee locations throughout the region — including one in Davis and two in Woodland — are offering a free 16-ounce drink Friday in exchange for three nonperishable food items to help local food banks fight hunger. It’s Dutch Luv Day, an annual event in which Dutch Bros. partners with local […]

Personal Shopper: Let me eat more cake!

Whether anyone ever uttered the phrase, “Let them eat cake” (attributed to insensitive French nobility regarding poverty and the unattainable price of bread) is disputed. But many experts believe: It was not Marie Antoinette. If, on the other hand, the queen ever visited Let Them Eat Cake in Davis, she would have attained Princess Diana […]

Credit union opens real estate center downtown

Yolo Federal Credit Union plans to open a real estate center at its downtown Davis location in early February. The center will be staffed by Yolo FCU’s experienced real estate loan professionals, offering a variety of residential and commercial loan options to current and future members. The center will be on the second floor of […]

Digging begins for new Davis Diamonds

Davis Diamonds Gymnastics is starting to move ground on its new site at 2570 Cowell Blvd. The facility will be approximately 14,000 square feet, compared to its current 9,600-square-foot gym at 2795 Second St. Davis Diamonds owns the new 1.05-acre parcel. Its Second Street space is leased. The gymnastics center offers recreational and competitive gymnastics, […]

Durango is a worthy three-row SUV

The Associated Press Already a commendable family vehicle with three rows of seats, the Dodge Durango gets even better for 2014 with improved fuel economy, an impressively easy touchscreen and voice control dashboard system and attractively updated interior and exterior. There also are thoughtful details, such as a push button for the driver to remotely […]

Helping himself, at least

Dear Annie: Both of my parents recently died, and my younger brother was named trustee of their trust. My parents’ home represents the majority of the trust, although it was not on the list of assets. Instead, my brother and his wife are claiming the home as compensation for time they spent with the folks […]

Senders Wines wins two silver medals

Senders Wines is ringing in the new year with a couple of new decorations for its cellar. Dr. Craig and Karen Senders’ new release, a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon retailing for $45, grabbed a silver medal, and their 2010 Pinot Noir, retailing for $38, won yet another silver in the San Francisco Wine Competition in their […]

Chamber leadership changes hands

“Never one to shy away from a challenge,” as she told the crowd at last weekend’s installation gala, Jennifer Nitzkowski of Carbahal & Co. has taken the reins of the Davis Chamber of Commerce for 2014. An estimated 250 people celebrated with her at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall. As a 16-year member of the Davis-based CPA […]

New designation supports Yolo’s efforts to divert waste from landfills

Yolo County has been designated a Recycling Market Development Zone, which qualifies the county for business assistance and low-interest loans to expand recycling markets, create jobs and divert waste from landfills. The state Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle, operates the Recycling Market Development Zone program, which provides low-interest loans, technical assistance and […]

MBI, New Zealand research institute team up

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. and The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited have announced the signing of a collaborative research agreement. It covers a number of novel bio-active organisms and natural products that the institute will provide to the Davis-based biotech firm for the expected development of biopesticides and plant health products. MBI products are aimed at […]

Amazon, UC Davis pilot online university storefront

UC Davis and Amazon are piloting a first-of-its kind online program that complements UCD’s retail operations and supports student programs, services and a new scholarship. When Amazon Student members shop at amazon.com or any other customers start their shopping on the UCD storefront, davis.amazon.com, UCD will receive a little more than 2 percent of most […]

Thompson opens Mason-McDuffie offce in Davis

Marc Thompson, a certified mortgage planning specialist, has joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage to manage its new Davis office, at 437 F St. Thompson has served mortgage clients for nine years and has been based in Davis since 2006. He has completed specialized training to earn the mortgage specialist designation to better serve his clients. “I have one […]

Sudwerk: New, innovative styles for SF, Sac Beer Weeks

Sudwerk Brewing Co. will release rare and specialty beers at several upcoming events in the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay areas, now through March 9. Many of the events coincide with San Francisco Beer Week, starting Feb. 7, and Sacramento Beer Week, starting Feb. 22. Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy West Coast styles of craft […]

Nestware closes shop, holds ‘moving-on’ sale

The adorable gift shop nestware will close in February after a decade in business, owners Rosalie Payne and Lynne Ferda announced Thursday. A “moving-on sale” began Friday, and will continue for 10 days or so. It’s at 207B F St., in the E Street Plaza. “When it becomes apparent that there’s no more to sell, we will […]

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