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Port of Sacramento gets $960K grant for rail loop

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, announced Tuesday that the Port of Sacramento has been awarded a grant of more than $960,000 from the Federal Railroad Administration for construction of a rail loop track that will increase freight capacity and handling efficiency. “The Port of Sacramento is a lynchpin of Northern California’s economy,” Thompson said in […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Free info night set for homeowners

Casa Verde Designs, a local source for sustainable home improvement products and services, is offering a free information night for homeowners from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. “Renovation 101 for Homeowners,” will take place at the new Casa Verde Designs showroom at Fifth Street Crossing, 912 Fifth St. in Davis. The event is designed to […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

One-on-One Tutoring gives students confidence for tests

Some people measure the year in days, others in weeks, still others in months. Robert Junn, co-owner of One-on-One Tutoring, measures it in tests. “It has kind of a seasonal effect,” Junn said. “Right now, we’re switching into AP season.” One-on-One, which opened in August 2007, provides homework and test preparation tutoring for students at […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 2300 Sycamore Ln., 25     $196,500 1016 Arthur St.     405,000 Davis (95618) 3401 Verona Ter.     $250,000 3454 Verona Ter.     479,000 4411 San Marino Dr.     510,000 Woodland (95695) 702 Marshall Ave.     $75,000 429 Monte Vista Dr.     […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Travis Credit Union appoints Jones as a new VP

Travis Credit Union has named Ivan Jones a vice president of finance. In this capacity, Jones will be responsible for planning and directing all aspects of Travis Credit Union’s investment program including reviewing the investment strategy, identifying new opportunities and recommending changes in investment operations to improve profitability. In addition, he will oversee all aspects of […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Travis Credit Union appoints Beaudry as a new VP

Travis Credit Union has announced the selection of Craig Beaudry as vice president of enterprise applications. In this capacity, Beaudry will be responsible for leading the credit union’s effort in providing strategic information technology leadership. He will participate as a key business partner in the development of technology strategies and solutions that align with organizational […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis optometrist named Young OD of the Year

The California Optometric Association presented Dr. Alex Baker with its 2011 Young OD of the Year award at its recent House of Delegates meeting in Sacramento. Baker is in practice at Helmus Optometry in Davis. He’s a director of the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society, a member of the COA Young OD Task Force, and a […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

State Farm offers $25,000 community grants

State Farm is searching for people who want to Cause an Effect by bringing a $25,000 grant to their community. The insurance firm, with offices in Davis, will give out 40 of these grants. Through March 20, California residents are invited to visit the “Cause An Effect” tab on the State Farm Facebook page, www.facebook.com/#!/statefarm, […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Curves collects food for STEAC

Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on Thursday with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year’s donations. Each club, including Curves of Davis, is asking its members to donate bags […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo Federal hosts business loan workshop

Yolo Federal Credit Union will offer a free workshop, “Securing a Business Loan,” from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at 266 W. Main St. in Woodland. The workshop will feature guest speakers from the Small Business Development Center, Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Seating is limited. To RSVP for this […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Edward Jones recognized in Training magazine list

Edward Jones, a financial services firm with offices in Davis, once again has been named a top company for training, ranking No. 15 on Training magazine’s Top 125 list this year and winning special recognition for its financial adviser training program. Edward Jones has been honored as a top training company for 12 years in a row, dating back to […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

County offers ePermits process for contractors

In an effort to improve service and streamline the permit process, the Yolo County Planning & Public Works Building Inspection Division has launched ePermits which allows contractors to apply for basic permits, pay fees, schedule inspections and view the inspection schedule online at https://etrakit.yolocounty.org/etrakit. Through this system, residents also are able to view the status […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Puroast Low Acid Coffee partners with Raley’s

Puroast Low Acid Coffee of Woodland has announced its newest partner, Raley’s of West Sacramento. “As we have grown throughout the United States we have always appreciated our partnerships locally because not only is it ‘home,’ but we get to work with exceptionally talented people and businesses like Raley’s,” a news release said. Raley’s has […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Hybrid vehicle innovator helps Ford build for the road ahead

Besides being the “father of the plug-in hybrid,” Professor Andy Frank of UC Davis is the “father” of a new generation of engineers in the hybrid vehicle field — people like Ming Kuang, who, armed with a master’s degree from UCD, has gone on to stardom at Ford Motor Co. Kuang works in Ford’s Electrification […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,
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