Thursday, July 24, 2014

Arcadia Biosciences receives tomato patent

The summer heat has been good for this season’s tomatoes — and a new patent for Arcadia Biosciences might be able to save that flavor in supermarkets. The Davis agri-tech firm finalized a patent for a gene that affects the ripening pathways in tomatoes. About 10 to 35 percent of commercial fruit spoil before reaching […]

New Harmony wins another design award

New Harmony Mutual Housing Community in Davis recently won another green award in sustainable design for its structural engineers, Sacramento-based Barrish Pelham and Associates Inc. “It is exciting to be honored for something you believe in such as sustainable design,” said Jason Scanlan, principal with Barris Pelham and Associates. The award is from the Structural […]

Marrone Bio Innovations appoints Kerckhove to its board

George Kerckhove has been appointed to the Marrone Bio Innovations’ board of directors. MBI is a Davis-based company that focuses on bio-based pest management and plant health products. “George has tremendous expertise in public company manufacturing, international operations and finance,” said Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of the company. “His board experience coupled with his […]

Davisite is a finalist in ‘Drive to Thrive’ competition

Edward Silva of Davis is one of 10 finalists in Syngenta’s “Drive to Thrive” contest, and is the winner of a touchscreen tablet. Online voting will determine the grand prize winner, who will receive a $500 gas card. The competition, which launched in April, invited growers and other agricultural industry professionals to describe what makes […]

Bridge Partners Buys Seville at Mace Ranch Apartments

Seville at Mace Ranch Apartments has been sold for $18.25 million to Bridge Partners, a San Francisco-area real estate private equity investment firm. The sale was announced July 2 by ARA Real Estate Investment Services, which served as the transaction’s exclusive adviser. Seville at Mace Ranch Apartments, 4501 Alhambra Drive, was built in 2001. The […]

Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20502; 202-456-1111; fax: 202-456-2461; email: U.S. Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3553; email: visit Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954; email: visit House of Representatives Rep. John Garamendi (3rd District), 2438 Rayburn […]

I give with no strings attached

By the Rev. Jeff Irwin I was not going to send this letter, figuring that the “homeless” issue in our town was being discussed thoughtfully and without scapegoating people on our streets by our community, but the recurring headlines, data-gathering and anecdotal storytelling have prompted me to send this in. I wrote the following in […]

Stop drumming up fear of the homeless

By Ellen Cohen The Davis “stakeholders group” is at it again. For the second time in less than two weeks, the “No Handouts for the Homeless” campaign made the front page of The Enterprise. This particular article features a large man wearing soiled clothing lying on the sidewalk in front of Bizarro World on E Street […]

Don’t lose Davis’ generous spirit

By Mary Ann Kirsch I am writing on behalf of the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter in response to Dave Ryan’s June 24 article, “No Handouts for Homeless.” I represent 2,000-plus volunteers who have come to know the unsheltered people of Davis in the past seven years of the shelter operation. First, the article states that […]

New CEO takes over at St. John’s Retirement Village

Residents and staff are welcoming Therese Brown as the new CEO of St. John’s Retirement Village in Woodland. Brown succeeds John Pritchard, who retired earlier this year. Brown comes from The Samarkand, a continuing care retirement community in Santa Barbara, where she was the assisted living director. She has been in the aging services field for […]

KDRT to hold benefit concert Friday

Local Davis radio station KDRT will host a benefit concert Friday, July 11, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., featuring an all Yolo County-based lineup. Winters country music band Bonanza King with Kari King will open the show for Bill Scholer and Waiting for Bruce at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 […]

Riggity Jig closes out Little Prague

Riggity Jig, which has performed at Little Prague for the past 14 years, will play one last gig as the establishment is closing. The last Czech-style céilidh will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Little Prague, 330 G St. in downtown Davis.

Davis artist’s work on display in Sacramento

Davis resident Linda FitzGibbon will exhibit her “Beautifully Grotesque” ceramic collection at the Shimo Center for the Arts, 2117 28th St. in Sacramento. Her work intermingles elements of beauty, violence, the strange and the comic. In addition, Big Sur artist Erin Lee Gafill’s work of light and color will be on display The pairing of […]