Friday, September 19, 2014

UCD grad’s startup earns kudos at TechCrunch event

Self Lender LLC, a consumer financial startup company launched by chief executive officer James K. Garvey, a UC Davis graduate and former Vacaville resident, received recognition at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 conference in San Francisco. Self Lender was one of the 26 teams chosen to compete in the Start-up Battlefield contest. It was named runner-up […]

Name Droppers: Awards keep coming for UC Davis retiree

Sharon Coulson retired two years ago after nearly 30 years as the director of the Associated Students Coffee House at UC Davis, but she is still a big deal in the National Association of College and University Food Services, which recently gave her another award. In 1999 she received an award for outstanding service on the national level, and in 2013 […]

Styles on target for November debut

Styles For Less is styling for a Nov. 7 opening in the Target shopping center. The store is setting up in a 4,172-square-foot building at 4647 Second St., next to T.J.Maxx. Its press department was sparse in its response, so I will fill in the blanks from its website: “Our name tells you most of […]

PG&E, Dixon company unveil truck that can restore power

Pacific Gas & Electric Company and Efficient Drivetrains Inc. unveiled two powerful new trucks on Wednesday: One has the potential to eliminate the need for planned outages and lessen the impact of unplanned ones; the other allows for the operation of a bucket and other auxiliary systems without requiring noisy engine idling. The vehicles, developed by […]

$12M earmarked for UCD life sciences center in Chile

UC Davis has been selected by the Chilean government to form a new partnership establishing the UCD Life Sciences Innovation Center in Chile. With a projected budget of $12 million over its first three years, the center will foster collaborative work among experts from UC Davis and Chile aimed at transforming public-sector research into regional, […]

Name Droppers: UC Davis announces eight new fellows

UC Davis has eight new fellows in nutrition, psychology, chemistry, geoscience and food science associations: * Barbara Schneeman, professor emerita in the department of nutrition — American Society for Nutrition. “Fellow” is the society’s highest honor, recognizing significant discoveries and distinguished careers. * Andy Yonelinas, professor in the department of psychology, and associate director of the Center for Mind and Brain — Society of Experimental Psychologists, […]

Confused about water restrictions? City workshops will help

City staff are holding at least two meetings to explain a bevy of water restrictions recently enacted by the City Council. A meeting is scheduled for Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Game Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. And, if you sign up by the end of Wednesday, you can attend […]

Harmony Award nominations sought

The West Valley Barbershop Chorus is seeking nominations for this year’s 26th annual Harmony in Our Lives Award. This is an accolade of distinction given to individuals or organizations that have been significant, long-term contributors to the musical enrichment of the Davis Community. The recipient is selected by a committee composed of representatives from the […]

Genealogy club presents virtual tour of local resource

The Davis Genealogy Club invites the public to attend the free presentation, “A Virtual Tour of the California Room,” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Speaker Sandra Harris has done genealogical research for many years, for people all over the world. At the California History Room of the California […]

MBI hires VP of marketing

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a Davis-based biotech firm, has announced the hiring of Scott Peoples as vice president of marketing. In this role, Peoples will be responsible for driving demand creation of MBI’s suite of products to farmers and growers across the agriculture industry. He also will provide leadership in product management and business development activities. MBI’s […]

Downtown history tour planned in October

Save the date! Historian and Davis businesswoman Gerri Adler will lead a walking tour of historic downtown Davis at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. The tour starts and ends at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis, 445 C St. The cost is $10 and includes water and a brochure. All proceeds will go to the museum’s fund […]

Car Care: Catch a glimpse of fall colors on these awesome off-road trails

The fall months are a great time for families to enjoy the great outdoors with the changing of colors and much cooler temperatures. If you don’t already have a fall escape weekend planned, you might want to consider scheduling one soon. Interest in outdoor adventures is on the rise, especially for women with more than […]

I-House helps international students feel at home

* Editor’s note: This is the second of two stories that will look at the impact of international students on the UC Davis campus and in the city of Davis. Part 1 published Thursday. With the planned addition of 5,000 students to the UC Davis campus by the year 2020, many of them international, aspects […]

Guilty plea entered in telemarketing scam

The suspect in a telemarketing scam that targeted elderly residents of Woodland, Stockton and Bakersfield pleaded guilty Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Wladimir Rocha, 35, a Cape Verde national and resident of Winchester, Va., pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud, in connection with a scam that tricked people into sending him money […]