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LaCrosse rides Buick’s high reliability rating

The Associated Press The 2015 Buick LaCrosse is absolutely, positively not like the stodgy Buicks of old. The LaCrosse sedan’s comfortable ride and attractive styling make it seem more expensive than it is. It offers two smart engine choices: A fuel-saving four cylinder with electric-assist for added zip and a strong V-6. Premium materials and […]

November 07, 2014 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

After 19 years, Alfa Romeo returns

The Associated Press. After a 19-year absence, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the sexy, fun-to-drive 2015 4C two seater. Even young Americans who don’t remember Alfas or realize that actor Dustin Hoffman drove one in the movie “The Graduate” can be attracted to this exotic-looking […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Why I want an innovation park in Davis

* Editor’s note: This week, Jason Taormino is standing in for Doby Fleeman as a guest columnist. Taormino grew up in Davis, is active in the Davis Chamber of Commerce and expresses the viewpoint of younger, working professionals in our community. By Jason Taormino “What will an innovation park do for Davis?” Many Davis voters, likely […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis Roots ready to grow two new businesses

Davis Roots, a local business accelerator, has announced that Trace and Trust and Next Level Supplements will join SonanuTech Inc. and MathCode.net in its current roster of in-residence companies. “These exciting new companies are just further evidence that Davis can and will continue to produce cutting-edge business ideas that can thrive in our region,” said Anthony […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 2444 Sycamore Ln. 7     $270,000 3211 Chesapeake Bay Ave.     380,000 1309 Cypress Ln.     420,000 206 Guaymas Pl.     475,000 2106 Dinosaur Pl.     600,000 Davis (95618) 1228 Pole Line Rd.     $150,000 2331 Clemson Dr.     395,000 5306 Tufts St.     900,000 Woodland […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

When the computer stares back

Dear Annie: Last week, I was watching a YouTube video, and suddenly a man’s face appeared on my screen. He was watching me. I immediately turned off my computer. Apparently, through apps or hacking into computer signals, people can watch you through your computer camera lens. I shared my story with friends and co-workers, and […]

How I want to be remembered

I’d like to leave some instructions to my children. In the past few weeks, we’ve heard a lot about self-chosen death, particularly the case of Brittany Maynard, a newlywed who suffered from aggressive, fatal brain cancer and decided to make her exit before things got too bad. She took her life on Nov. 1, legally, under […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

The power of ‘no’ will help patch up my personal boundaries

Several people have said they don’t understand why Leslie Pinkston’s murder affected me so much, given that although we worked under the same roof, we weren’t close by any means. We were mostly each other’s ambient noise at work. Her more than me. When Leslie was in the building, you knew she was in the building. […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Watch out for holiday weight gain

By Richard Fleming, M.D. Though it seems hard to believe, winter is a few weeks away. Some animals put on a lot of weight in the fall so they can hibernate through the winter months. Bears can add on as much as 100 pounds to get ready for cold weather. Other animals can increase their […]

Kia goes upmarket in a big way

The Associated Press The 2015 K900, the new flagship at Kia, is an attractive, large, luxury sedan with a quiet, comfortable ride, a boatload of standard features and a value price compared with luxury-brand competitors. Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $60,400 makes the sizable K900 Kia’s most expensive model by far. […]

September 12, 2014 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Be on the lookout for tagged Monarch butterflies

The next time you see a Monarch butterfly heading your way in California — or settled in at an overwintering site in coastal California or in central Mexico — check to see if it’s tagged. It may have flown hundreds of miles from the Pacific Northwest, and Washington State University entomologist David James is eager to know where you […]

October 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Neighborhood fun

Sunday’s ninth annual Davis Neighbors’ Night Out on Sunday, Oct. 12, was a get-to-know-you event to build a sense of connection and safety among residents. Neighborhoods around the city, 142 of them, threw parties between noon and 7 p.m., with visits from city officials, police, firefighters and various UC Davis representatives to brighten up the festivities. 14neighbors1W […]

October 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Circle of Bees aims to make beekeeping easy for Davis

Something’s abuzz in Davis back yards. Christian Coulon, a Davis resident, works as a Web-page designer for UC Davis by day, but spends the rest of his time building beehives for his group Circle of Bees. A self-described “science dork kid,” Coulon has been fascinated by bees since he was young. In 2009, Coulon fell […]

October 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Swim coaches do a great job

Re: Mark Braly’s column “Masters Coach Gets Deserved Award” I’d like to correct a misunderstanding in Mark Braly’s Oct. 7 column, in which he wrote that I “complained that coach Stu had thrown (me) out of 7:15 p.m. DAM practice …” Actually, Stu just told me there was no lane available that evening. I usually do […]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,
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