Check out electric vehicles at Friday cruise and Sunday festival

By Manny Rin Vroom! Boom! These sounds of a traditional automobile show will be noticeably absent in the upcoming Cool Davis Cruise About and the plug-in electric vehicle show-and-tells coming to Davis this weekend. With increasing gas prices and the need to find alternative fuel sources, electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) […]

Haughty ‘one’ and ‘indefinite you’ can appear stilted

When preparing reports or proposals, business writers often are uncertain about which narrative voice to use. Although they want the document to appeal to readers, they may be uneasy about using the second-person “you” because it may have been discouraged or even forbidden when they were students. But scholarly traditions aren’t necessarily binding in business […]

Multitasking Civic still going strong

The Honda Civic is an amazing vehicle. It can be one of the least expensive cars, one the most fuel efficient cars, or a fantastic family car. It has proven to be one of the most reliable cars on the road thanks to its great engineering and simplicity. But it can also be a fast […]

Novozymes develops way to reduce acrylamide levels in coffee

Acrylamide has been considered a potential health risk since Swedish researchers in 2002 discovered that many different starchy foods contain high levels of acrylamide when fried or baked. Coffee is another everyday product that contains acrylamide. Novozymes, a Danish biotech company with a lab in Davis, announced that it is the first company to target acrylamide […]

Travis Credit Union offers first-time home buyer seminar

Travis Credit Union will offer a free seminar — “Everything You Want to Know About Being a First-Time Home Buyer” — from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the TCU Community Room at One Travis Way, Vacaville. To reserve a space, call (707) 449-4000 or (800) 877-8328 by Oct. 16. Preparation for home […]

Golden 1 receives service awards

The Golden 1 Credit Union has received two highly respected awards for its commitment to providing programs and services that benefit members and the public in the communities it serves. Golden 1 was selected to receive the 2011 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award and the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award by the […]

Golden 1 hosts free shredding event

The Golden 1 Credit Union will host a free shredding event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Golden 1 Operations Center, 8945 Cal Center Drive in Sacramento, near Watt Avenue and Folsom Boulevard. The public is invited to drive up and drop off up to five banker’s boxes full of […]

Sutter named among top performers in state

Sutter Medical Group, a physician group affiliated and aligned with Sutter Health and the Sutter Medical Network, was honored by the Integrated Healthcare Association, a prominent industry leadership group that promotes and recognizes quality improvement and affordability in health care statewide. Sutter Medical Group earned the IHA’s Pay for Performance (P4P) in these geographic areas: […]

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 2128 Bueno Dr., 31A     $310,000 2128 Bueno Dr., 31     310,000 907 L St.     375,000 1343 Marina Cir.     385,000 1503 El Capitan St.     422,000 222 Pintail Pl.     545,000 Davis (95618) 2230 Halsey Cir.     $367,500 2501 […]

Searching for a job? Make sure you polish your image online

By Marie Stempinksi It’s no secret that posting a profile on LinkedIn can give you credibility and boost your job chances. And Facebook and Twitter can be great job-search tools. In fact, research shows that company reps are out there on the Internet looking for you. A July 15, 2010, article by Susan Gunelis in […]

Volunteer work helps boost your resume strength

By Ann Belser You’re looking for a job? So are 22.6 million other people who are unemployed or working part-time because full-time work is not available. But, in the time you haven’t been working, you have been volunteering to keep yourself busy and to give back to your community. Good news: That unpaid work could […]

For job interview, bring notes — and manners

By Marvin Walberg Dear Mr. Walberg: Is it acceptable to bring copies of a letter of recommendation from a job that required relevant skills to the prospective job? And, is it acceptable to refer to notes on my smart phone during an interview, or to take notes on my smart phone during the interview? — […]

Under-30 entrepreneurs mark new generation

By Laura Oleniacz Sleeping on a futon and living off about $1,000 per month was how Ryan Allis said he and a co-founder started the email marketing business iContact without startup capital, while still in college. Allis, whose company now employs about 300 people in offices in Morrisville, was part of a three-person panel of […]

Lousy job market isn’t slowing down job-hoppers

By Steve Twedt You would think that with the national unemployment rate above 9 percent that those who are employed would hang onto their jobs for dear life. You would be wrong. Despite the lousy job market, the number of U.S. workers voluntarily leaving their jobs is at the highest level in nearly three years, […]