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Rob White: Building an economy on innovation

I am asked frequently what the city of Davis’ plans are with respect to economic development. The simple answer is that on May 13, the Davis City Council approved the Innovation and Economic Vitality Work Program and the companion action plan that details the specific actions, desired outcomes and measures for the city’s efforts. You […]

Marrone Bio a finalist for bioproducts award

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. of Davis is a finalist for the inaugural Bioproducts Innovation of the Year award, announced Monday at the Bioproducts World Showcase & Conference in Columbus, Ohio. MBI, founded eight years ago in Davis by Pam Marrone, is one of 13 businesses to be named a finalist. The award went to Teknor Apex Company in […]

‘Psychology of spending’ seminar slated

The psychology of spending is the topic of a free financial education seminar Tuesday evening offered by Travis Credit Union. The session runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in the TCU Community Room at One Travis Way in Vacaville. “Psychologists have found that there are several forces that govern our consumer behavior and cause us […]

Budget Masters help manage family finances

Local residents are invited to learn how to manage their monthly budget and achieve their financial goals through Budget Masters. Monthly meetings run from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday at 200 B St., Suite G, in downtown Davis. The next meeting will be Tuesday. Call 530-758-6230 for more information and registration.

Talk stocks at coffee club Tuesday

Carolyn Stiver, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, welcomes community members at a coffee club gathering at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at her office, 4627 Fermi Place, Suite 130, in Davis. The coffee club, held the second Tuesday of each month, is an informal gathering whereby Edward Jones financial advisers provide an update […]

Doby Fleeman: Asking the tough questions

This week’s column focuses on two of the cities featured in the previous comparison matrix — Palo Alto and Boulder — both of which share several core community values with Davis. More importantly, both of these communities feature robust and vibrant technology employment sectors. Given general agreement that Davis is not exactly a destination resort community, nor a […]

Chrysler adds a sporty touch

Sometimes nothing beats a large American sedan, and the Chrysler 300 has long been one of the crowd favorites. There are many different versions of the 300 and Chrysler has tried to infuse each with a slightly different flavor. We chose the 300S to see how the sedan has changed in the 10 years that it has […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1131 Halifax Ave.     $382,500 1505 Pacific Dr.     435,000 1681 Colusa Ave.     549,000 515 Scripps Dr.     572,000 1818 Rushmore Ln.     580,000 1705 De Soto Pl.     630,000 Davis (95618) 1712 Fremont Ct. 3     $198,000 3136 Lillard Dr.     255,000 1818 Moore Blvd. 202   […]

Davis’ Ace Hardware stores earn retailing recognition

Davis Ace Hardware and Aggie Ace of Davis have achieved the designation of “Platinum Performance Retailing” stores for their outstanding performance in 2013, Ace Hardware Corp. announced last week. Developed as part of Ace’s long-term retail growth strategy, 20/20 Vision, Platinum Performance Retailing is focused on Ace’s customers, helping to ensure that Ace stores deliver on […]

Rob White: Can innovation parks help the city’s budget?

The community has had a fair amount of public dialogue over the past few years about the characteristics of an innovation/research park. Topics including what an innovation park might look like, where might it be located and what companies might occupy the park are all being explored. In the months ahead, there will be considerably more outreach and […]

Davis firm seeks to spur med tech innovation locally

A Davis-based pilot investment firm specializing in medical technology announced that it raised its first $1 million this August, officially launching last week. Almond Tree Capital will focus on accelerating health information technology and device technologies emerging from Sacramento region. The fund will be managed by Cary Adams and Christian Renaudin under MedFORCE. The two met […]

Shapes start to form for Davis Diamonds

Construction on Davis Diamonds Gymnastics’ new center on Cowell Road is well underway. The 14,000-square-foot private gym is being built at 2800 Cowell Blvd., next to The Printer. The pre-fabricated metal building was delivered last weekend, and construction started Monday. “We will have to move out of our current gym by the last weekend in […]

A change of pace from the old, boring sedan

The world of the family sedans is filled with boring cars from the big manufacturers. Volkswagen is certainly not a small manufacturer, but it’s not the first one that comes to mind when most people thinking of shopping for a family sedan. That’s too bad, because the Volkswagen Passat is a car that deserves to […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 3336 Biscayne Bay Pl.     $355,000 222 Second St.     550,000 1107 Cornell Dr.     565,000 Davis (95618) 1159 Greene Ter.     $265,000 1818 Moore Blvd. 136     290,000 2712 Brentwood Pl.     569,000 Woodland (95695) 1008 West St.     $245,000 120 Clover St.     265,000 823 El Dorado Dr.   […]

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