Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Name Droppers: Local therapist picked for stuttering workshop

Andrea Malenica of Davis was one of only 21 speech-language pathologists chosen to attend an intensive workshop on stuttering therapy. Malenica participated in the workshop, “Using Cognitive Approaches to Working with People Who Stutter,” June 16-20 in Boston. It was cosponsored by the Stuttering Foundation and Boston University. The Stuttering Foundation estimates that more than 3 million […]

The Cannery designers garner top awards

Robert Hidey Architects, which already has several Gold Nugget Awards to its credit from this 51-year-old design competition, picked up two Grand Awards and two Merit Awards on June 26 at the ceremony in San Francisco. The Irvine-based firm redefines residential living by infusing technology, creativity and history into community design. As a member of […]

Edward Jones is tops in employee satisfaction

For the sixth time in as many studies conducted, Edward Jones financial advisers rate the firm “highest in employee adviser satisfaction among financial investment firms,” according to a newly released study by J.D. Power and Associates. The J.D. Power and Associates 2014 Financial Adviser Satisfaction Study ranked 11 financial services firms. Edward Jones financial advisers […]

Yolo Federal Credit Union hosts financial boot camp

In an ongoing effort to support and further financial education, Yolo Federal Credit Union is holding a Financial Boot Camp for teens and young adults ages 16-22. “Very few states require financial literacy to graduate from high school,” said Jenee Rawlings, Yolo FCU president/CEO. “Students tend to learn the hard way by accumulating debt without an […]

Talk finances at the coffee club

Carolyn Stiver, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, welcomes community members at a coffee club gathering at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, at her office, 4627 Fermi Place, Suite 130, in Davis. The coffee club is an informal gathering whereby Edward Jones financial advisers provide an update on the stock market and the economy […]

IHOP offers 56-cent short stack on Tuesday

To celebrate its 56th anniversary, International House of Pancakes will offer a short stack of buttermik pancakes for 56 cents from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8. The Davis IHOP is at 1745 Cowell Blvd. Al and Jerry Lapin opened the first IHOP in 1958 in Toluca Lake. That same year in America, there […]

Bellhops: Student muscle for moving day

“Kennedy wanted a man on the moon; we just want Bellhops in every city in the country.” The Bellhops take their slogan seriously and have set up shop in Davis. Founded in 2011 by University of Auburn students Stephen Vlahos and Cameron Doody, Bellhops began by offering their moving services to incoming freshmen at orientation, and by year […]

Ramadan rush: Mega-rich shoppers descend on London

LONDON (AP) — Before the fast, let there be a shopping feast. From Harrods in Knightsbridge to the glittering diamond stores in Mayfair, London has long attracted big spenders. But every year around the holy month of Ramadan, which starts this weekend, a wave of spectacularly rich Middle Eastern shoppers arrives and takes retail therapy […]

FNB selects new vice chairman

DIXON — First Northern Community Bancorp holding company for First Northern Bank, announced that at the May 15, 2014, Organization Meeting of the Board of Directors of First Northern Community Bancorp and First Northern Bank, Lori J. Aldrete was elected Vice Chairman of the 11-member Board. She joins Chairman, John M. Carbahal who is in his […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1115 Halifax Ave.     $301,000 3030 Woods Cir.     320,000 3307 Trawler Pl.     365,000 508 E 8th St.     405,000 702 L St.     407,000 1801 Drexel Dr.     415,000 817 Anderson Rd.     485,000 1517 Notre Dame Dr.     500,000 39752 Barry Rd.     544,000 227 […]

Personal shopper: I dropped till I shopped — at Paulina’s

My decline was rapid. A sudden crisis at a cherished local nonprofit left me reeling. Responding with laser-like focus, I abruptly pruned all my regular supports like family, exercise and even basic personal care in favor of doing whatever I could to change the current course of events. Predictable dinners, quality sleep and occasional deep […]

‘Obvious Child’: Needs to grow up

“Obvious Child” Three stars Starring: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Richard Kind, Polly Draper, Gabe Liedman, Davis Cross Rating: R, for profanity and sexual candor Uneven script does no favors to this fitfully charming indie rom-com By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic John Carpenter and Dan O’Bannon collaborated on a 16mm short film initially called […]

Groundwater leader joins West Yost Associates

Jim Strandberg has joined West Yost Associates as operations manager for the company’s Groundwater Discipline Group. With more than 30 years of experience, Strandberg is an expert in strategic, regulatory and technical consulting among private- and public-sector clients seeking groundwater development and management strategies. His knowledge of groundwater quality, well design and construction, groundwater modeling for remediation […]

Don’t parboil the future

Wednesday’s article on oil spills and accidents totally misses the point that the oil will be burned as fuel to give off CO2 and trapped energy to worsen climate change/global warming, with the result of parboiling our descendants off Earth. In 1931, Thomas Edison outlined the way to totally clean energy. He said, “I would put all my […]