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Ace Hardware stores rank at top for customer satisfaction

For the ninth year in a row, J.D. Power and Associates has ranked Ace Hardware stores — including Davis Ace Hardware — as highest in customer satisfaction among home improvement retail stores. Ace has held this position since the market research company introduced the home improvement retailer category nine years ago. The score is based on […]

Sundstrom Hill Winery receives awards

Sundstrom Hill Winery in Davis has won a gold medal and a silver medal in the 2015 California State Fair commercial wine competition. The winery won gold for its 2013 Petite Sirah and silver for its 2013 Walker Vineyard Zinfandel. In addition, the State Fair named the 2013 Petite Sirah Best of Class of Region, Sierra […]

SizzlPix puts a new spin on printed photography

As ultra-high-definition TVs and computer monitors are replacing high-definition screens on the market, a new Davis-based company called SizzlPix is taking this new technology into the realm of print photography. The company prints photos at 5K ultra-high-definition resolution, capturing every detail of a split-second moment in time. Don Sherman of Davis spent more than 40 […]

Chamber hosts seminars on business basics

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will host a series of seminars in July titled “Four Steps to Business Success.” The seminars are presented by the capital region’s Small Business Development Center, a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Topics and dates are: * Thursday, July 9, 2-5 p.m.: “How to Start a Business.” The […]

Carlton Senior Living hires new exec

David Coluzzi, a senior care executive with more than 26 years of industry experience, has joined Carlton Senior Living as president. The company owns and operates senior living communities on Fifth Street in Davis, in Sacramento and in Elk Grove. “We are pleased to have Dave join our team,” said Don Engle and Tom MacDonald, partners […]

Comings and Goings: Lots brewing in Yolo County

Blue Note Brewing Company opened this weekend at 750 Dead Cat Alley in Woodland. It fills the former printing plant at The Daily Democrat. It’s a taproom with an occasional food truck. Outside food is welcome, and there are plenty of sandwich, burger and other restaurants nearby. Initial hours will be 4 to 9 p.m. […]

Mojo’s Kitchen428 earns honor from Assembly

Mojo’s Kitchen428, a farm-to-table restaurant in downtown Woodland, was honored this month at the state Capitol as the 2015 Small Business of the Year for the 4th Assembly District. Each year, the Assembly honors one small business from each of the state’s districts that has significantly contributed to their local communities. “Being named Small Business of […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 414 First St.  $239,500 3146 Woods Circle     310,000 3154 Woods Circle  334,000 3010 Corona Drive     339,000 709 Adeline Place  400,000 636 Isla Place   410,000 2203 Alta Court  429,000 2312 Bree Lane  459,000 1117 Chestnut Lane     466,000 1207 Drexel Drive  495,000 1821 Humboldt Ave.     500,000 2743 […]

Sanding, prepping, then painting

Davis High School art students paint a piano for the Shapiro sisters’ public art project. From left are Brandon Lim, seated; Joshua Arias; Alex Timmons; Shelby Bernauer; and Isabel Realyvasquez. Lim, a junior came up with a barbershop theme for that piano and was joined by his fellow AP art studio students in bringing the scene to […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Tomorrowland': An unsatisfying ride

‘Tomorrowland’ Three stars Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Thomas Robinson and Pierce Gagnon Rating: PG, for violence, dramatic intensity and sci-fi action   Clumsy plotting sabotages this futuristic adventure By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Nobody likes a lecture. Disney’s “Tomorrowland” displays enough gee-whiz creativity and high-tech gloss for […]

May 22, 2015 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

UCD Med Center rated among high performers

New U.S. News & World Report hospital ratings for five common procedures and conditions show that UC Davis Medical Center is a “high performer” for heart bypass surgery, hip replacements, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and meets expected standards of care for knee replacements. The Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings were created […]

May 24, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Dance party featuring Katdelic and MC Radioactive

Mr. Hat presents a funk and hip-hop dance party featuring Katdelic and MC Radioactive at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis. Katdelic stole the community’s hearts with their Davis debut on Valentine’s Day, and now they are joining forces with beatbox master/postitive rapper MC Radio Active […]

May 22, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

MIND Institute lecture focuses on anxiety, depression

Ned H. Kalin, Hedberg Professor and chair of the department of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin, will discuss neurodevelopmental risk factors leading to anxiety and depression, during the June UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series address. The lecture will be on Wednesday, June 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the auditorium of […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tuleyome Tales: How are a snake and a mushroom alike?

By Christina Mann Here is a riddle for you: How are a snake and a mushroom alike? Answer: Both can be very intriguing, but if you pick the wrong one, it could be deadly! However, that doesn’t mean you need to run screaming at the merest sight of any serpent! I want to help you […]

May 03, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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