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Supporting students

Janet Boulware, executive director of Davis Bridge Educational Foundation, accepts a bounty of school supplies and backpacks collected by Edward Jones branch offices from generous Davis citizens and businesses. Holding backpacks, from left, are Geri Lane and Susie Evans of Edward Jones, Boulware, and Kris Alves and Kerrie Bass of Edward Jones. Courtesy photo

Chamber mixer set Wednesday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Cartridge World, 130 G St., Suite C. The gathering offers an opportunity for networking and refreshments will be served. A door prize drawing also is planned. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit www.davischamber.com.

VW refreshes Eos convertible

It’s easy to get people staring at the newly restyled, 2012 Volkwagen Eos — particularly when the convertible hardtop is down and a nearly 4-foot-tall, bright yellow M&M’s character is strapped into the back seat. VW doesn’t include the big, plastic M&M’s character, but I picked up the cheerful candy store display at a garage […]

Edward Jones adviser hosts coffee club

Manny Provedor, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, will host a coffee club at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Konditorei Austrian Pastry Cafe, at 2710 E. Fifth St., Davis. The coffee club is an informal gathering that allows Edward Jones financial advisors to provide an update on the stock market and the economy. […]

Celebrate Saturday with B&L Bike Shop

B&L Bike Shop, 610 Third St. in downtown Davis, will host a block party from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in front of the store. Free food and drink will be available, and attendees may enter a raffle to win Electra bicycles and other prizes to be awarded throughout the day. Raffle proceeds will benefit […]

Kia takes Sportage to the next level

The Kia Sportage has been around in the US since 1995. The original was one of Kia’s most popular models. So was the second-generation Sportage, based on the Hyundai Elantra chassis. But Kia really made a turnaround with the arrival of Peter Schreyer as their chief designer. Since then, Kias have been some of the […]

Glover hired to lead downtown business association

Melanie Glover has been hired to lead the Davis Downtown Business Association, the board of directors has announced. She has been serving as coordinator of the Second Friday ArtAbout and as publicity coordinator at the Davis Art Center. Glover will start her new job on Aug. 22 and succeeds Joy Cohan, who stepped down from the […]

Brown-bag discussion set on proposed water rate increases

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch presentation on proposed increases to city of Davis water rates from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The discussion is presented by the DDBA’s Visioning and Community Relations Committee and will take place at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 B St. in downtown Davis. […]

Community relations specialist joins assisted living facility

Palm Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care has hired Laura Wayman as its new community relations specialist. Wayman has more than a decade of experience and a strong dedication to quality aging. She holds an associate degree in gerontology and is a certified social services designee. She is also an accomplished speaker and a recently […]

Curves of Davis named top team fundraiser in Relay for Life

Curves of Davis, part of the chain of the world’s largest franchisor of fitness clubs, was honored as the top team fundraiser at Relay for Life, which took place over the weekend at Emerson Junior High School in Davis. This was the fifth year that Curves of Davis has fielded a team for the event, […]

New Verizon cell site expands coverage

Calling, downloading applications and surfing the Web on the Verizon Wireless 3G network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers, thanks to a new cell site in Sacramento, the company announced. The sites expand 3G wireless coverage and capacity along Interstate 80 and Mace Boulevard in Davis as well as areas in Rancho […]

Woodland thrift store to remain open, benefit Wayfarer Center

The Woodland thrift store operated by Yolo Hospice was scheduled to close this summer, but will now remain open under new ownership, the agency announced. Yolo Hospice had considered the closure temporary and promised it would be exploring all options for the store. The Yolo Wayfarer Center, a Woodland nonprofit that helps the homeless, has […]

McNaughton digital team honored for innovation

Suburban Newspapers of America has named McNaughton Newspapers’ digital team as Innovators of the Year for their inventive use of open-source software and sleek website redesign. SNA is a nonprofit, professional trade association serving the suburban and community newspaper industry. McNaughton Newspapers owns The Davis Enterprise, Mountain Democrat in Placerville and Daily Republic in Fairfield. […]

Chamber mixer set at Rostini

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Rostini Italian Kitchen, 1411 W. Covell Blvd. in The Marketplace shopping center. The mixer offers an opportunity for networking. Refreshments and appetizers will be served. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit www.davischamber.com.

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