After years of rumors that Whole Foods Market might come to midtown Sacramento, the Texas-based grocery chain said Wednesday it had signed a lease for a new location at 20th and L streets.

The national economic recession ended five years ago, but recovery has varied widely and California doesn’t fare particularly well in a national survey of economic conditions in the nation’s 150 largest cities.

While year-over-year net income slipped, banks serving the Sacramento region continued to report profitability in second-quarter financial reports.

Sacramento’s Genevieve Ross saw chronic illnesses such as eczema and nasal congestion vanish as she adhered to the Paleo Diet, so she decided to make it easy for others to do the same.

When she opened an independent bookstore in 2012, Tina Ferguson, owner of Face In A Book in El Dorado Hills, wrote that she was called everything from courageous to crazy. It’s time to add canny to the list of ‘c’ words.

The Sacramento Kings will begin building their new $477 million arena Friday.

Envision Pharmaceutical Holdings LLC, a pharmaceutical distributor with El Dorado ties, is buying a Kansas City competitor.

Citing the improving economy and a firming jobs markets, the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it was again trimming its monthly purchases of government and mortgage bonds by another $10 billion and is on pace to end the program this year.

The much-stronger-than-expected 4 percent rate of annual U.S. economic growth from April through June, reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department, put to rest fears that the U.S. economy was slipping into low gear.

The much stronger than expected 4 percent rate of annual growth from April through June reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department put to rest fears than the U.S. economy was slipping into low gear.

Roughly 41 percent of financial advisers ranked Redtail Technology’s cloud-based system as the best software to manage customer relationships in a survey released Tuesday by InvestmentNews.com.

In a final federal slapdown, a Bay Area company accused of thousands of fraudulent consumer loans – primarily against military service members – was ordered Tuesday to provide $92 million in debt relief to 17,000 consumers nationwide, including more than 1,100 in California. The enforcement action was a joint effort by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C., and 13 state attorneys general.

Bulls rides into the sunset, closing its doors after four-year ride.

Ten percent of this coffee house’s profits go to Courage Worldwide, a Rocklin-based organization that provides shelter and aid to victims of sex trafficking and child prostitution. The shop’s slogan: “Drink great coffee. Change the world.”

Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics.

Argentina officials met Tuesday with a mediator in New York in a last-ditch move to resolve a dispute with American creditors that has the South American nation on the brink of default, a development that would have dire consequences for the already struggling Argentine economy.

Food and beverage options in Sacramento International Airport’s Terminal A will be shuffled Friday (Aug. 1), with temporary vendors moving in while the terminal’s food court is remodeled for six new, permanent restaurant sites arriving in 2015.

SPI Solar, a Roseville-based solar-energy developer, said Tuesday that it has entered an agreement for the a $25 million sale of common stock in a private placement. The company said it intends to use the net proceeds for expansion of international activities, ramp up its solar program geared to residential/small business customers, for working capital purposes and to pay down debt.

A new, UC Davis-developed website, Electric Vehicle Explorer, enables car buyers to weigh the potential costs of operating a plug-in electric vehicle.

A Sacramento medical-device startup and its partners are about to seek U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its first product, a home-purification system aimed at fighting lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients.

E.Republic founder Dennis McKenna seeds a venture fund to encourage civic technology; his first investment is ArchiveSocial, a company that archives social media accounts for governments.

Smart & Final owned the Henry’s Farmers Market stores for just a little more than three years before selling them to Sprouts in early 2011. But the Henry’s team left a DNA imprint on the parent chain that is evident at a new store in Carmichael and two others that will open in Rancho Cordova and south Sacramento later this year.

Amador Foothill Winery, a key player in the revival of the Sierra foothills wine trade, is switching hands from one pioneer winemaking couple to another.

Roughly one in three adult Americans have a past-due debt that’s been turned over to a collection agency, according to a novel new study.

A protest by a small two-way radio manufacturer has stalled an FBI plan to hand a sole-source contract worth up to $500 million to emergency communications giant Motorola Solutions Inc., mainly to upgrade the bureau’s 30-year-old network.

A Raley’s Food For Families pilot program and the Salvation Army will be providing fresh fruits and vegetables along with other groceries to the first 50 needy famlies arriving at a “pantry refresh” event Tuesday (July 29) in Sacramento. The distribution will be at 9 a.m. at the Salvation Army Family Services center at 4350 Raley Blvd., just north of the Raley Boulevard exit off Interstate 80.

Shipping containers, embraced as restaurants and shops in other cities, are gaining acceptance in Sacramento with the planned opening of the Federalist bar and restaurant in midtown.

Mutual Housing California, the Sacramento-based nonprofit developer of affordable housing communities, is using a $40,000 grant to start the design and development process for a 120-apartment community that also will feature a rooftop farm. The proposed seven-acre development south Sacramento site is at 7351 Stockton Blvd., just south of Florin Road.

Pacific Ethanol Inc., the Sacramento-based marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels, has been awarded a $3 million matching grant from the California Energy Commission to develop a sorghum feedstock program.

National price tracker GasBuddy.com, which surveys more than 700 regional gas outlets daily, said the average retail price of gas in the area fell another 4.3 cents to $3.90 a gallon over the past week. Over the past three weeks, the average price has fallen more than 12 cents, after hovering above the $4-a-gallon threshold through the Indepedence Day holiday.



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