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At The Candy House, nothing says ‘love’ like chocolate

Walking into The Candy House of Davis around Valentine’s Day can be a little overwhelming. Two tables in the middle of the store are set aside just for the holiday, burdened with chocolate bricks stamped with the word “LOVE” in big red letters, along with pink, heart-shaped chocolate boxes bulging with more chocolate. In addition […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber endorses Measure C

The Davis Chamber of Commerce board of directors has endorsed Measure C, the school parcel tax being decided in a mail-only election that ends March 6. “The Chamber is a membership organization whose mission is to promote, support and advocate the general economic vitality of its membership and the quality of life for the community,” interim executive […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

And the awards go to …

Blue Oak Energy, a 
commercial and utility scale solar project firm, and Carbahal & Co., a full-service accounting and financial planning firm, were recognized by the city of Davis at its fifth annual 
Business and Economic 
Development Awards ceremony on Tuesday. From right are Blue Oak’s Jayme Garcia, Zack Zoller, his wife Heather Zoller and […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Curves hosts open house, party

Curves Davis West invites all women to its Happy Healthy Heart Party on Thursday at the club, 1260 Lake Blvd, Suite 106, in West Davis. The open house will run from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. and features a Zumba demonstration, live music, refreshments and prizes. The Zumba demonstration is at 5 p.m., the Banjo/Tuba Band will play […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 1909 Georgia Pl.     $310,000 351 B St.     699,000 Davis (95618) 2932 Rockwell Ct.     689,000 1408 Rosario St.     705,000 Woodland (95695) 340 Pinnacles Dr.     199,000 34800 Mallard St.     315,000 33477 Wildwing Dr.     380,000 618 First […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chicago Auto Show’s all about economy

CHICAGO — High mileage trumped the environment at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. With gas expected to top $4 a gallon in the coming months, green for most consumers these days is what’s left in their wallets. And carmakers across the board are responding, promoting a plethora of high-mileage vehicles at the auto show, which […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

The return of the Jetta

Volkswagen’s GLI was always unique in its offerings. It was an economy car, yet it offered the performance of its bigger brother, the Audi A4. Its price was low enough that made it become a great alternative to the more expensive sport sedans. When the Jetta was redesigned for 2011, much of the good stuff […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

NeighborWorks America gives $505,000 to Mutual Housing

NeighborWorks America has awarded $505,000 to Sacramento/Yolo Mutual Housing Association to build new housing in the two-county region and rehabilitate existing housing. The grant also will be used for green education, financial training and leadership programs at the communities. “Mutual Housing is pleased to bring federal funds for housing production to our region,” said Rachel […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Petco hosts pet adoption weekend

Petco is partnering with Purina Pro Plan, official pet food sponsor of the 2012 Westminster Dog Show, to present National Adoption Weekend at Petco from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19. In Davis, Petco is at 1341 W. Covell Blvd. in The Marketplace shopping center. The event’s goal is to encourage […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Federal announces $1M Community Challenge

Yolo Federal Credit Union has launched a special challenge to help save the community $1 million in loan interest by June 30. “In this economy, everyone is pinching pennies and searching for ways to save money,” said Clyde Brooker, president and CEO of Yolo Federal, in a news release. “This program is designed to help […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Tickets on sale for A Taste of Davis

Tickets are on sale now for the third annual A Taste of Davis event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Proceeds benefit the Davis Schools Orchestral Music Association. The Davis Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event, which features restaurants, caterers, wineries and […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Downtown deal makes Valentine’s Day planning easy

Wracking your brain to come up with dinner and gift ideas for Valentine’s Day? Just in time, many downtown Davis restaurants are offering specially priced meals that come with a bonus — the receipt can be used for a discount at several retailers. Dine Out Davis and Shop Outside the (Big) Box are a pair […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Panera Bread pushes back opening date

Panera Bread officials have revised their projected opening dates for their Davis store. The cafe bakery should open at Third and F streets in the former Blockbuster building in early June, spokesman Luke Lambert said today.

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Visitors Bureau looks to promote county in new ways

When events like the Livestrong Challenge descend upon Yolo County, it isn’t just a time to showcase some of the best athletes in the region. To the Yolo County Visitors Bureau, it’s also a time to showcase the region itself. The Visitors Bureau — tasked with the job of attracting such events to the area […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,
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