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Yolo Federal Credit Union hosts financial boot camp

In an ongoing effort to support and further financial education, Yolo Federal Credit Union is holding a Financial Boot Camp for teens and young adults ages 16-22. “Very few states require financial literacy to graduate from high school,” said Jenee Rawlings, Yolo FCU president/CEO. “Students tend to learn the hard way by accumulating debt without an […]

Talk finances at the coffee club

Carolyn Stiver, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, welcomes community members at a coffee club gathering at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, at her office, 4627 Fermi Place, Suite 130, in Davis. The coffee club is an informal gathering whereby Edward Jones financial advisers provide an update on the stock market and the economy […]

IHOP offers 56-cent short stack on Tuesday

To celebrate its 56th anniversary, International House of Pancakes will offer a short stack of buttermik pancakes for 56 cents from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8. The Davis IHOP is at 1745 Cowell Blvd. Al and Jerry Lapin opened the first IHOP in 1958 in Toluca Lake. That same year in America, there […]

Bellhops: Student muscle for moving day

“Kennedy wanted a man on the moon; we just want Bellhops in every city in the country.” The Bellhops take their slogan seriously and have set up shop in Davis. Founded in 2011 by University of Auburn students Stephen Vlahos and Cameron Doody, Bellhops began by offering their moving services to incoming freshmen at orientation, and by year […]

The connected car? Audi has it in the A3

The Associated Press After just a few months on the U.S. market, Audi’s new, entry luxury 2015 A3 sedan is on track to make the German brand fashionable with a new group of customers — young millenials. The A3 is revamped as an early 2015 model with new, attractive styling inside and out, a lengthy […]

Ramadan rush: Mega-rich shoppers descend on London

LONDON (AP) — Before the fast, let there be a shopping feast. From Harrods in Knightsbridge to the glittering diamond stores in Mayfair, London has long attracted big spenders. But every year around the holy month of Ramadan, which starts this weekend, a wave of spectacularly rich Middle Eastern shoppers arrives and takes retail therapy […]

FNB selects new vice chairman

DIXON — First Northern Community Bancorp holding company for First Northern Bank, announced that at the May 15, 2014, Organization Meeting of the Board of Directors of First Northern Community Bancorp and First Northern Bank, Lori J. Aldrete was elected Vice Chairman of the 11-member Board. She joins Chairman, John M. Carbahal who is in his […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1115 Halifax Ave.     $301,000 3030 Woods Cir.     320,000 3307 Trawler Pl.     365,000 508 E 8th St.     405,000 702 L St.     407,000 1801 Drexel Dr.     415,000 817 Anderson Rd.     485,000 1517 Notre Dame Dr.     500,000 39752 Barry Rd.     544,000 227 […]

Car Care: Danger Zone

Sharon Naylor Creators.com If you’ve ever had a water bottle roll out from under your driver’s seat and get in the way of your brake pedal while driving, you know what a danger that can be. If that water bottle or any other beverage container that made its way beneath your seat had wedged itself […]

Car Care: How to take care of your car’s plastics

Sharon Naylor Creators.com So many parts of a car are made of plastic. When you first buy a new car, those plastic trims, cupholders, buttons and visors look shiny and new, unblemished and in the color you picked out when you custom-ordered the details. Over time, the plastic elements of your car can fade, dry […]

DQ’s wavy roofline retained for office space

With construction under way, I’m getting lots of questions about the former Dairy Queen building at 909 Fifth St. As I’ve mentioned before, Indigo Hammond + Playle Architects is keeping the exterior lines of the building and adding on, creating an office space for its business. Contractors have cleaned out the interior and removed the […]

Mazda’s biggest SUV is a nimble handler

The Associated Press Mazda, the car company that gave the world the nimble, two-seat Miata roadster, makes a commendable seven-seat crossover sport utility vehicle, too. And like the Miata, the 2014 Mazda CX-9 is a nimble handler that drives as if it’s smaller than it is. The nearly 17-foot-long CX-9 also is attractively styled with […]

Two local wineries honored in California State Fair competition

Two Route 3 varietals have won Best of Class Awards in the 2014 California State Fair Wine Competition. Route 3 is a Woodland winery. In addition, Sundstrom Hill Winery of Davis won several awards in the competition: a gold medal for its 2012 Petite Sirah, Walker Vineyard, and a silver medal for their 2012 zinfandel, also […]

Groundwater leader joins West Yost Associates

Jim Strandberg has joined West Yost Associates as operations manager for the company’s Groundwater Discipline Group. With more than 30 years of experience, Strandberg is an expert in strategic, regulatory and technical consulting among private- and public-sector clients seeking groundwater development and management strategies. His knowledge of groundwater quality, well design and construction, groundwater modeling for remediation […]

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