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Rugged Jeep Wrangler popular again

Taming America’s sport utility vehicles and turning them into new-day minivans for mainstream buyers took a toll on most classic SUVs. But the iconic Jeep Wrangler escaped the trend. Today, the Wrangler — with new, more powerful engine and a five-speed automatic transmission added for 2012 — stands out in the wilderness and the marketplace. […]

Enterprise closed for holiday

The Davis Enterprise will not publish Thursday, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, and all Enterprise offices will be closed. Business and advertising office hours Friday will be from 9 a.m. to noon only. The circulation department will remain open until 7 p.m. Friday to take delivery-related calls, at (530) 756-0826. Happy Thanksgiving!

Santa Claus is coming to town

Kids, come to the County Fair Fashion Mall starting Friday to whisper your Christmas wishes into Santa Claus’ ear. Santa will talk with kids and be available for pictures from noon to 9 p.m. Friday. Beginning Saturday, his regular hours will be noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 3 to 8 p.m. Fridays. […]

Fish’s Wild now open!

Fish’s Wild, “Fish Grill & More” is open at 516 Second St., next to Uncle Vito’s. The menu includes grilled short ribs; chicken katsu; grilled fish like tilapia, trout, shrimp or mahi mahi; and salads, tacos and wraps topped with grilled fish or chicken. Side orders are brown or white rice, grilled zucchini, steamed veggies […]

Going up

Crews use a crane on Thursday to install 42-foot-tall tilt-up panels that will make up the walls at Mori Seiki’s high-tech machine-tool manufacturing plant, at 3601 Faraday Ave. in Mace Ranch. The site is adjacent to Digital Technology Labs, an innovation center for Mori Seiki. The Japanese company selected Davis over sites in Chicago and […]

Yee calls for independent probe into UCD pepper-spraying

State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, has called on UC President Mark Yudof to launch an independent probe of Friday’s incident in which UC Davis police pepper-sprayed peaceful, seated protesters on campus. In a statement emailed Monday, Yee said actions by Yudof and UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi are not good enough. Yudof said he would […]

Chamber, Skibbins part ways

A “different direction regarding the management of the Chamber” resulted in a split between Executive Director Christi Skibbins and the Davis Chamber of Commerce, the business advocacy organization announced Friday. The Chamber’s board of directors appointed Kemble Pope as interim executive director on Wednesday. Pope — whose Centaur Group specializes in public and government relations, […]

Stocks end little changed as Europe worries ease

Stocks finished about where they started Friday as investors balanced positive signs for the U.S. economy with a looming deadline for a deficit-cutting committee in Congress. Steep declines earlier in the week left the market with its worst weekly loss since September. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 25.43 points, or 0.2 percent, to close […]

Korean journalists learn about Yolo tourism options

A group of 16 newspaper journalists from Korea recently made a visit to the Yolo County Visitors Bureau offices in downtown Davis. The stop was part of a tour of Northern California organized by Brain Pack, an education consulting firm in Seoul, Korea. The purpose of the visit was to educate the journalists about the […]

E Street Promenade is topic of DDBA lunch

What would be the benefits of creating an enhanced pedestrian and bicycle experience downtown by way of a promenade on E Street? Hear about this proposal for the downtown, and share your thoughts during a brown-bag lunch discussion exploring this idea, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. The […]

Jewelry studio makes timely move

Jeeba Jewelry Studio moved to a new spot on Nov. 1. The studio took over the space at 712 Third St., next to Bistro 33, where David Lazzari’s Watch Repair shop was for years. Jason and Jeanne Dayne own the shop, which features Jason’s designs. Its previous location was at 212 G St., upstairs. This […]

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 667 Jerome St.     $425,000 Davis (95618) 1812 Birch Ln.     $342,500 2826 Belhaven Pl.     515,o00 Woodland (95695) 513 Cottonwood St., B2     $105,000 5 Southwood Dr.     130,000 804 El Dorado Dr.     150,000 424 Robin Dr.     208,000 […]

Luxury, performance in spotlight at L.A. Auto Show

LOS ANGELES — When it comes to new cars, green is good. But for red-blooded Americans, this year’s L.A.Auto Show rolls out the engine growls and tire squeals with splendor. Of more than 50 vehicles debuting at the L.A. Convention Center on Friday, more than half fall in the performance and luxury category. The downtown exhibition shows off more […]

DuPont, AgraQuest partner on biofungicide for France

Davis-based AgraQuest Inc. and DuPont have announced the signing of an agreement for the development and distribution of a new biopesticide, DPX RNP31, based on AgraQuest’s patented microbial active ingredient, Bacillus pumilus QST 2808. This collaboration will bring a new Sclerotinia fungicide solution to oilseed rape producers in France. “DPX RNP31 is an innovative complementary […]

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