Friday, November 21, 2014

Davis researcher receives new national award recognizing women in biotech

Longtime Davis resident Debbie Yaver, who has worked a Novozymes locally for 22 years, has been named the first recipient of the new Rosalind Franklin Award, which annually will honor an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology and bioprocessing. The award is presented by the Biotechnology Industry Association and was announced in Washington, […]

Don’t pass up the parking gift downtown

One of the reasons I write this column is to spread the word about local businesses, hopefully encouraging readers to spend their money locally. And with a holiday parking promotion, there are no excuses. Starting Saturday, Nov. 29, downtown Davis shoppers will be given free unlimited parking on the weekends. The promotion ends on Sunday, […]

Dentist hits the road

By Bill Decker The Lafayette Advertiser LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Add this to the list of things that get more difficult as we grow older: Going to the dentist. If you’re in a nursing home, a trip to the dentist can be near impossible, financially or even physically. At the same time, our stake in […]

Senior communities aim for every niche

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place that combined the culture and camaraderie of life in India with the comforts and conveniences they had grown accustomed to after nearly five decades in Minnesota and Ohio. They found both at central Florida’s […]

Wall Street caps a wild month with a rally

NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October. Stocks started the month modestly below a record high, only to cascade to their worst slump in two years. But after flirting with a correction, or a 10 percent drop, the U.S. market rebounded and closed at all-time highs on […]

Marrone honored for strategic vision

Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations in Davis, has received a 2014 Agrow Award for “Best Manager with Strategic Vision.” Marrone was honored at the Agrow Awards’ 2014 ceremony and dinner Wednesday in Amsterdam. The inaugural “Best Manager with Strategic Vision” award recognizes a manager who, through a strategic initiative, was able to […]

Ahrens joins MBI as VP for sales

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations has hired Brian Ahrens as vice president of sales. In this role, Ahrens will be responsible for driving U.S. and international sales of MBI’s bio-based pest management and plant health products to growers through distributors and retailers of agriculture products. “There are significant domestic and international growth opportunities for our bio-based agricultural solutions as more growers […]

Explorit hosts talk on poison-proofing for pets

Explorit Science Center will sponsor a talk by UC Davis professor Robert Poppenga on “How To Poison-Proof Your Home for Your Pets.” The event begins at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The best way to prevent pet poisonings is to know what the common […]

‘Gone Girl': A thriller for the ages

“Gone Girl” Five stars Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Missi Pyle, David Clennon, Lisa Banes Rating: R, for strong violence, profanity, sexual content and nudity Page-turning novel makes a sensational leap to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Director David Fincher’s masterful […]

Robbie Fulks, Red Meat bring honky-tonk and humor to The Palms

Country songwriter and performer Robbie Fulks has built a reputation on music that runs the country gamut from old-time to classic to rock-infused, as well as his rapid-fire wit and guitar-picking. Fulks, who will be performing as a duo with guitarist Robbie Gjersoe, will team up with honky-tonkers Red Meat for a one-two hit of […]

Comings & Goings: BofA lands prominent pad in Target center

Bank of America just finalized a lease for the 3,500-square-foot building at the entrance to the Target shopping center. The branch will be at 4551 Second St. Warren Hughes, senior development project manager with The Buzz Oates Group of Companies, said Thursday, “We expect them to open for business on or before Aug. 1.” Two […]

New sick leave law: Don’t worry; you’ll feel better

By Raphael S. Moore, J.D., LL.M. Earlier this month, California became the second state in the nation to require most employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act goes into effect July 1, 2015, and essentially requires employers to provide three days of sick leave per employee. The basic […]

Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20500; 202-456-1111; fax: 202-456-2461; email: U.S. Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3553; email: visit Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954; email: visit House of Representatives Rep. John Garamendi (3rd District), 2438 Rayburn […]