Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fish store underwater? We can help

One of Davis’ independent gems, Rivers to Reef, is asking the community for support. James Krause, sole owner of Davis’ only full-service aquarium, doesn’t want to give up his store without a fight. “We hope to raise at least $5,000 by January to just keep the store open.” It’s at 333 F St., next to Swanson’s […]

UCD Med Center named a top hospital

UC Davis Medical Center ranks among The Leapfrog Group’s list of Top Hospitals for 2014, an elite distinction that recognizes the Med Center for meeting tough national standards for safety and quality. UCD is one of 94 hospitals nationwide and one of 20 urban hospitals in California to receive the Top Hospital designation in 2014. It […]

UCD grad makes Hot 100 list

UC Davis graduate Michael Chan, vice president of ComplianceEase, has received one of the mortgage industry’s highest honors. Chan has been named as one of Mortgage Professional America Magazine’s Hot 100 for 2015. This list, compiled annually, honors 100 people who have made waves in the mortgage industry over the past year. ComplianceEase provides business solutions […]

Toast to 2015 at Davis New Year’s Eve party

Ring in 2015 in traditional style with bubbly champagne, sparkling conversation and great music at the Odd Fellows’ New Year’s Eve Party with Mumbo Gumbo. The party will run from 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, to the wee hours of the morning Jan. 1 at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The music will […]

Fusing art with science at UC Davis

Chris Dewees, a retired marine fisheries specialist at UC Davis, will present a program on “Passion for Fish: When East Meets West” as one of four speakers at the Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) event. The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. […]

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 […]