Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Marrone Bio Innovations strengthens its sales team

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a Davis-based biotech firm specializing in pest management and plant health products, has added five regional territory sales managers to its team. “With our new sales territory managers in place, we believe that we are well-positioned to implement our business strategy,” said Pam Marrone, chief executive officer of MBI. Added Brian Ahrens, MBI’s […]

New phase opens at Brookfield Cottages

Sales are brisk at the Cottages at Parklane in Dixon, the sales staff reports. Since opening for sales in late November, four phases of homes have been released. The exteriors feature Spanish colonial, Italian country and Craftsman architectural styles, and the floor plans range from 1,742 to 2,164 square feet of living space, up to five […]

Tucos closes; new Japanese, pizza, subs debut

The esteemed wine bar and restaurant Tucos closed last Sunday. Owner and chef Pru Mendez told me he ran out of money. Tucos opened in 2004 in the Depot Building at 130 G St., and expanded into an adjoining space in 2011. Mendez served inventive and delicious small plates, highlighting local bounty. His wine list […]

WISH grant funds available to eligible homebuyers

The Yolo Federal Credit Union announced that it has been awarded $60,000 in grant funds from the Federal Home Loan Bank to be disbursed to first-time homebuyers in Yolo County. Over the past eight years, Yolo FCU has worked closely with the cities of Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento to identify and assist eligible families […]

Bill to establish UC compensation cap at $500K passes

A bill to cap the gross salaries of all University of California employees at $500,000 while enhancing transparency and public reporting of UC compensation is advancing through the Legislature. AB 837, authored by Assemblyman Roger Hernández, D-West Covina, was approved Tuesday by the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, with bipartisan support. “Less spending on UC’s bloated […]

From a tragedy to a positive legacy

Dr. Dick Riggins, left, chats with city of Davis Public Relations Manager Bob Bowen, center, and Mayor Dan Wolk at Saturday’s dedication ceremony for the Warm Remembrance Family Play Area in Redwood Park. The park pays tribute to Riggins’ son John and his girlfriend Sabrina Gonsalves. The couple were 18-year-old freshmen at UC Davis when they […]

Comings & Goings downtown update

It’s time for a recap of downtown Davis Business changes from the last few months. All of these items appeared in earlier Comings & Goings columns. Food and beverage news: After more than 25 years, the Chinese restaurant Silver Dragon is closing. The eatery, at 335 F St., is due to change hands on April […]

What was it really like in Cuba?

Some insider details from the Horn family: Jenny: * The feel: “Cuba was an incredibly beautiful country. The culture is so rich and the people are so friendly.” She also noted “There were stray dogs and awesome cars everywhere.” * The food: “I think going in I didn’t know what to expect in terms of […]

March 15, 2015 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Davis students shine in Crocker Art Museum show

The artwork of Emme Van Vorhis, Shawn Rosario, Megan Femling, Maren Swanson and Tevin Franklin was selected by their teachers, Lynnette Diem and Alison Henley to represent Davis high schools for the “Youth in Art Show” at the Crocker Art Museum. All attend Davis High School, except for Swanson, a student at Da Vinci High […]

March 20, 2015 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Saxophonist Donny McCaslin brings his group to Mondavi

Saxophonist Donny McCaslin brings his group to the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre for a four-night stay, Wednesday through Saturday, March 25-28, at 8 p.m. McCaslin grew up in Santa Cruz and as a teenager, he played in a high school band to the Monterey Jazz Festival for several years. He went on to New […]

March 20, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Learn from experts at ‘Art of Painting’ conference

“The Art of Painting in the 21st Century” is an annual conference in its sixth year, geared toward nurturing dialog on contemporary painting and the shared ideas that define current trends in the field. Exhibition dates are March 11 through April 12 and the conference is Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. A […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Tom Brousseau to visit ‘Live in the Loam’ on KDRT

Singer-songwriter Tom Brousseau is scheduled to appear on “Live in the Loam,” on Davis’ community radio station, KDRT 95.7 FM. The show will air live and also stream at http://kdrt.org from 4:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. “Live in the Loam” is a showcase featuring musicians and bands traveling through the area. Organized […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,