Halloween stores creep into Davis

It may still be September, but seasonal Halloween stores are creeping into town. Xtreme Halloween is open at 612 Fourth St., at E street, in the spot last held by Baciarini’s Marital Arts (which moved to 912 Fifth St.) Xtreme Halloween is independently owned, with its base store is in Roseville. Hours are 11 a.m.to […]

New law office in town

Davis native and first-year attorney Justin Lowenthal opened the Lowenthal Law Office in downtown Davis on May 15. “My practice concentrates on corporate and small business law, but I also assist clients with real estate matters, estate planning, and civil litigation,” he said. Lowenthal lives in Davis. Before opening his practice, he was an intern […]

AgraQuest expands

The sustainable crop protection company AgraQuest is expanding. The company is celebrating the renovation and expansion of its lab space with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 13 at 1530 Drew Ave.   The growing Davis company’s revenues saw a 30 percent per annum boost in the past three years, allowing it to add 53 jobs. Most […]

Panel discussion set on government contracting opportunities

A panel discussion on “Bringing Government Contracting Opportunities to You” will be presented from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Registration is at 9 a.m. Attendees will learn about doing business with government. Panelists include Liza Whitmore, District 3 small business liaison for Caltrans; […]

Halloween stores open

It may still be September, but seasonal Halloween stores are popping up in Davis. Xtreme Halloween is open at 612 Fourth St., at E street, in the spot last held by Baciarini’s Marital Arts (which moved to 912 Fifth St.) Xtreme Halloween’s main store is in Roseville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. […]

New pet grooming business

I reported in my last column the pet groomer The Craft of Fo’ Paws moved to Woodland. Filling its space at the Ace Rock Yard is Pawsitive Groomers. Vicki Bunfill, Jessica Castorena and Kiana Freitas were with The Craft of Fo’ Paws until it gave up its lease on April 19. The trio opened the […]

Winters Ag Exploration Tour planned Oct. 22

By Howard Hupe Northern Californians live in a rich, fertile valley where much of the food they eat is grown. Many people engaged in agriculture, from academic researchers to local farmers, believe that personal observation is the best way to understand the process of food production and the efforts to maintain the fertility of the […]

Home buyers, sellers adapting as new federal mortgage policy phases in

Davis home buyers — and home sellers — are getting ready to adjust to a new federal policy on home mortgages set to take effect Oct. 1. The limit on  federally guaranteed “conforming” loans will drop across the country, decreasing by varying amounts. In some areas with concentrations of high-priced homes — New York City, for example […]

Mazda 5 combines easy driving with a spacious interior

Drivers may want to buy a minivan for the room and utility that it offers, but driving a minivan usually means saying goodbye to fun behind the wheel. Fortunately, the people at Mazda offer the Mazda 5, which is somewhat different. Mazda says, “The Mazda 5 is unique: it doesn’t fit into a mold, and […]

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95616) 3144 Woods Cir.     $260,000 2037 Imperial Ave.     419,500 1040 Columbia Pl.     425,000 1126 J St., 28     435,000 1306 W. Eighth St.     520,000 2222 Butte Pl.     530,000 412 Ninth St., 418     541,500 421 Lago Pl. […]

Edward Jones: How to prepare for market turbulence

Recent volatility in the global markets may cause even the most seasoned investors to feel shaken up. But, according to Edward Jones, short-term market turbulence can serve as a reminder that like flying, investing is not always a smooth ride. “It’s natural to feel nervous when your investments look like they’re losing altitude, but it’s important to stay the course,” […]