Friday, December 19, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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‘Every day now is a gift’

Lisa Villamil, left, and Christina Ho celebrate at the finish line of the 2014 Be the Match walk/run in Sacramento last month. Villamil, a Roseville resident, received a life-saving stem cell donation from Ho in 2009 and the two women have since become close friends. Courtesy photo

Doby Fleeman: Give thanks for our innovation culture

We were talking about the upcoming holiday, when the conversation turned to Thanksgiving dinner. From the kids: “Can we please do something besides turkey?” Never having had one, but knowing it would be something new and different, I suggested: “How about we try a turducken?” Surprise, surprise, this got me to thinking about alternatives and […]

Honey, spreads showcased at open house

Z Specialty Food will host its fifth annual holiday open houses on Sunday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Dec. 13. The family-owned company — led by Josh Zeldner, Ishai Zeldner and Amina Harris — is celebrating a warehouse expansion as it enters its 36th year in business. The open houses will run from 11 a.m. to […]

Engage3 attracts investment for shopping app

Engage3, a Davis-based startup that helps shoppers compare grocery prices, has announced receiving an investment from The McClatchy Company, publisher of The Sacramento Bee, Miami Herald and The Kansas City Star. The two companies also are working to identify markets where McClatchy media properties can introduce Engage3’s ShoppingScout mobile application as a new service for its […]

California growers can use MBI’s new bioinsecticide

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., based in Davis, has announced that its Venerate bioinsecticide is registered for use in California. Venerate is a new tool to help California growers control crop-damaging insect pests, fight the development of insect resistance and reduce pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables. The new broad-spectrum bioinsecticide is active against a wide […]

Sudwerk, Davis Food Co-op join for ‘co-hop-eration’ brew

Sudwerk Brewing Co. and the Davis Food Co-op joined forces this month to brew, bottle and bring to market the freshest local beer possible. Green Belt Session IPA arrived at the Co-op on Wednesday. “Green Belt Session IPA was specially crafted to be a light-drinking ale, perfect for beating the late summer heat,” said Lis […]

Community pools its purchasing power to reduce the cost of solar

RepowerYolo, a Davis-based program that provides discounts for residential solar systems, has announced that more than 20 Yolo County homeowners have installed systems through RepowerYolo and saved an average of $8,894 on their investment, as compared to the average cost of solar installed in Yolo County in 2013. In addition, more than 50 homeowners have received free RepowerYolo […]

Davis is part of architects’ Farm to Fork Architecture Tour

Two Davis buildings — the Davis Food Co-op and the University of California’s ANR building — are featured stops on the Farm to Fork Architecture Tour hosted by the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter. The tour, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, will feature the architects on location from 1:30 to 3 […]

Lindsay offers insights into Nugget Markets

Longtime Nugget Markets executive Dennis Lindsay offered a look into the past, present and future of the iconic local grocer during a presentation Sept. 20 to members of the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club. Nugget started in Woodland in 1926 and has grown to 12 stores today, including two stores in Davis. Lindsay introduced Gene Stille, […]

Woodland Healthcare welcomes two new physicians

Two new physicians are seeing patients at Woodland Healthcare’s medical offices in Woodland. Dr. Gurpreet Singh joins the medical group as a gastroenterologist. He received his undergraduate education from Stonybrook University, New York, and his medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in New York. Singh completed his internship and residency in internal medicine […]

Gilwee named Lyon’s marketing director

​Pettit Gilwee of Sacramento has been named the director of marketing at Lyon Real Estate. She is a senior-level business leader and strategist with 17 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors, specializing in planning, directing and evaluating public information programs, consumer marketing projects and corporate communications campaigns. Gilwee will serve as part of […]

Holiday troubleshooting recipes

Basic Brine for Turkey The ingredients: 1 cup kosher salt ½ cup brown sugar about 40 sage leaves 4 quarts water Putting it together: Mix all ingredients together in a large pot. Bring to a boil and stir until everything is dissolved. Cool. Add 16 cups of cold water. Submerge turkey in brine in a […]

Seed production facility undergoing $11.2 million expansion

Seed company Syngenta revealed plans to spend $11.2 million in an expansion of its facility in Woodland, once more proving Yolo County’s status as an epicenter of vegetable research, development and production. Syngenta, a Switzerland-based company in the commercial agricultural seeds market, held a groundbreaking for the expansion on Wednesday. Details on the planned construction were discussed; […]