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Small business conference draws 200-plus

More than 200 current and aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs attended a Small Business Boost Conference on Wednesday, hosted by Rep. John Garamendi at the UC Davis Conference Center. Dozens of government, nonprofit and business agencies were on hand with resources available to help small business owners make their dreams a reality. “This conference […]

USE Credit Union offers free document shredding

The Davis branch of USE Credit Union is planning a three-hour “super shred” event on Saturday, Sept. 12, to help local residents safely discard their old documents. Credit union members and the public are invited to shred everything from credit card statements to old paycheck stubs, bank statements and outdated tax documents (older than 10 years). […]

Sutter facilities make best workplace list again

Sutter Davis Hospital and the Sutter Center for Psychiatry have been named among the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2015 by Modern Healthcare. The award honors U.S. workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services. […]

Agrinos hires new VP

Agrinos, an agricultural technology firm based in Davis and Lysaker, Norway, announces the hiring of Terry Stone as vice president for regulatory affairs and sustainability programs. Agrinos develops microbial fertilizers that help plants absorb more nutrients through their roots. Healthier plants fight off infections or pests better, and can produce better yields. The company’s research-and-development center is at 279 […]

Hot Italian preparing to heat up Davis pizza wars

Plans are coming together for Hot Italian in Davis Commons. I met with founder Andrea Lepore, who is “super-excited to be here.” Lepore hopes to have the pizza restaurant open by late fall. It takes over the space last occupied by The Melt, and will expand into the spot behind it, where Verizon Wireless is, […]

At the Pond: Got milkweed? The monarchs could use it

September and October are the birdiest months of the year. The great migration is happening; there are shorebirds in the ponds and mudflats, and warblers galore along Putah Creek. Large flocks of Swainson’s hawks are gathering. Listen for new songs and watch for new birds wandering through Davis during the migration from the north. Leigh […]

‘Minions': Banana-rama!

‘Minions’ Four stars Starring (voices): Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush, Steve Coogan and Pierre Coffin Rating: PG, and too harshly, for cartoon action and occasional rude humor   Beloved blobby lackeys score in their own wacky adventure By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Thrusting supporting players into their […]

July 10, 2015 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Newcomers, old favorites for DMTC’s 2015-16 season

Davis Musical Theatre Company announces its 2015-16 season of main-stage musicals, its 31st, starting in September with “Seussical” and closing in July with “The Music Man.” “Seussical,” which will be presented Sept. 11 to Oct. 4, is based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Follow the Cat in the Hat as he and the Boy imagine […]

July 10, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Wait till the Smiths hear of this …

Dear Annie: After living and working for 35 years in a large city, my husband and I were able to return to our hometown to help care for our elderly parents. I reconnected with a high school friend who asked me to work part-time in her large, nationally known family business. One of my duties […]

Was the Wave Broadband outage a terrorism dress rehearsal?

There I was, early last Tuesday morning, Twittering away, when suddenly … connection lost. Just then, my husband called to me, “Is your internet working? Nope. Although we rarely have problems with our Wave Broadband service (overall, I give them two thumbs up), I’ve learned from the handful of interruptions to check the television. If […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

I learn about myself from how I treat my guest

* Editor’s note: Marion is on summer break. This column first ran in May 2008. I studied my daughter’s list of suggestions, which ended with, “You shouldn’t be worried if he throws up. This usually happens in the middle of the night.” Nighttime makes it better? She added, “We’re giving you some carpet cleaner just in […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Study seeks link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

WASHINGTON (AP) — One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened. The vaccine Pandemrix never was used in the United States, and was pulled off the market abroad, […]

‘Terminator Genisys': Out of time

‘Terminator Genisys’ 2.5 stars Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Matt Smith and Byung-hun Lee Rating: PG-13, for relentless sci-fi violence and gunplay, partial nudity and fleeting profanity Fifth franchise entry makes a muddle of the entire series By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Not since the original five-cycle “Planet […]

July 03, 2015 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Clyde Elmore’s nature photos to show at Buehler Alumni Center

Photojournalist Clyde Elmore will host a photographic exhibit from Monday, July 6, through Aug. 28 at the Buehler Alumni Center, off Mrak Hall Drive on the UC Davis campus. This will be the seventh annual exhibit of wildlife and landscape images. He will show animals and landscapes from Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania, as well as North America, […]

June 26, 2015 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,
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