Chamber mixer planned Wednesday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at University Honda, 4343 Chiles Road, in South Davis. The event includes refreshments and networking opportunities. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit

IHOP offers free Scary Face Pancakes for kids on Oct. 28

IHOP restaurants nationwide will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. The offer is part of IHOP’s No Tricks — Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event. The “design-your-own” […]

Free seminar to explain Cal/OSHA programs, labor laws

The State Compensation Insurance Fund will present a free seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to help employers gain a better understanding of the Cal/OSHA programs and labor laws that can affect their businesses. Registration and complimentary continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Sacramento-Arden West, 2200 Harvard St., Sacramento. The seminar will end […]

DDBA talk to focus on creating an entertainment district

Creating a regionally renowned arts and entertainment district is the topic of the Davis Downtown Business Association’s brown-bag lunch discussion on Wednesday. The discussion will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the River City Bank conference room, 239 E St. All are invited to attend and brainstorm ways that local groups and individuals can […]

Let’s party

A few weeks ago, my teenage son, Chase, was planning a bike ride with a friend. I suggested he visit a temporary Halloween store to check out the costumes since, for him, running this errand with me would be as scary as if I were to show up at his school in curlers and a […]

Free presentation on reverse mortgages planned

A free presentation on reverse mortgages is planned next month. Attendees will receive a complimentary lunch and information packet including a DVD. The event is planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Black Bear Diner, 225 Second St., Davis. “Learn about reverse mortgages in a friendly, casual environment,” a news release said. The event will […]

Lexus loads up the IS

In January 1999, the Lexus IS sports sedan was shown at the North American International Auto Show. The original IS eventually went on sale in June 2000. The original IS targeted the BMW 3 series with its inline six-cylinder engine and rear drive chassis. Enthusiasts had to wait another year for the manual transmission version […]

40 years later, Strelitzia is in full bloom

Every Monday, Janice Labadie, co-owner of Strelitzia Flower Company, rumbles west in the company maxivan down to the San Francisco Wholesale Flower Mart and a slew of other ranches to buy freshly cut flowers for Strelitzia stores in Davis and Woodland. An owner putting in odd hours, like a weekly overnight run across the state, […]

UCD Med Center picked best in region

The National Research Corporation has awarded its “Consumer Choice Award” to the UC Davis Medical Center as the Sacramento region’s top and most-preferred hospital. The award is based on NRC’s annual Internet consumer survey, covering about 270,000 households nationwide and 1,800 locally from September 2010 through August 2011, according to a news release. Out of […]

Capitol Corridor popularity shatters records

Northern California travelers have made the Capitol Corridor one of the most popular intercity passenger rail services in the nation. The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority announced its year-end Federal Fiscal Year 2011 results, which shattered ridership and revenue thresholds set in previous federal fiscal years. More than 1.7 million passengers rode Capitol Corridor from Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. […]

Task force receives help planning business park from UC Davis Extension

The Innovation Park Task Force, which looks to prepare a recommendation to the Davis City Council on how, where and whether to pursue construction of a future business/innovation park in the coming months, will receive some help from UC Davis Extension. And it should cost only $10,000. The task force met Thursday at City Hall […]

Chamber plans member benefits meeting

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will host a member benefits meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Chamber office, 604 Third St. in downtown Davis. This meeting, free and open to all members and prospective members, will provide a quick but comprehensive look at the Davis Chamber’s benefits, services and programs. Attendees will […]

Beer (and root beer) run

Getting into the spirit of the event, John Bolle from Vacaville wears lederhosen while running in the Oktobrewfest 5K in Davis on Saturday, Oct. 8. He was one of 1,389 registered runners in the event benefitting the Change of Pace Foundation. The run started and finished in front of Sudwerk Brewery, where beverages — microbrews […]

Cruise in to The Marketplace on Tuesday

Classic car lovers are invited to visit The Marketplace on Tuesday evening to enjoy the monthly Davis Cruise-In. The event, which features 60 to 80 cars from the 1920s through the 1960s, will run from 5 to 7 p.m. in the shopping center’s parking lot at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. “There’s no cost,” organizer […]