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J anuary and February Restaurant Health Permit Suspensions

March 25, 1998

The environmental health division of Orange County's Health Care Agency performs routine unannounced inspections of the county's more than 11,000 restaurants, markets and other food establishments. When conditions violate state law or applicable county and municipal codes, inspectors can issue notices of violation. If inspectors find during an announced recheck that conditions cited in the notice have not been rectified, they can effectively close the business by suspending its health permit. Inspectors can also issue a summary health permit suspension during a routine inspection if they find an immediate health threat. In all cases, health permits are reinstated as soon as the situation is rectified.

Business: Taqueria Serrano, 1431 W. Warner Ave., Santa Ana

Dates Closed: Jan 5

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary Suspension, Sewage backup within facility.

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Business:Taqueria and Bakery Ochoa, 935 1/2 N. Euclid St., Anaheim

Dates Closed: Jan 7-9

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension; failure to comply with notice of violation.

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Business: Natray Cuisine of India, 998-B S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach

Dates Closed: Jan 8-9

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension; failure to comply with notice of violation; kitchen ceiling in disprepair.

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Business: Taqueria La Bamba, 446 S. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton

Dates Closed: Jan 15-16

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension; infestation of cockroaches, live cockroaches observed on food service equipment, counters and wall. *

Business: Flakey Jake's, 101 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim

Dates Closed: Jan.20-21

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension; heavy accumulation of rodent droppings in restaurant.

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Business: Cafe Ole', 632 Lido Park Dr., Newport Beach

Dates Closed: Jan. 20

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary Suspension; failure to comply with notice of violation; heavy rodent infestation, improper food temperatures. *

Business: Sombrero Street, 719 N. Main St., Santa Ana

Dates Closed: Jan 21-22

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension; heavy accumulation of rodent droppings overserved in food storage areas; live rodent observed in dining room.

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Business: Hoang Huong Bakery, 9378 Westminster Blvd., Westminster

Dates Closed: Jan. 21-22

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension; cockroaches; general sanitation issues.

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Business: Baskin-Robbins, 12493 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach

Dates Closed: Jan. 22 -23

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Failure to comply with notice of vioations; rodent droppings in several areas of the facility.

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Business: Las Palmas Comida Mexicana, 122 E. 17th St., Santa Ana

Dates Closed: Jan. 23-26

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension; extensive cockroach infestation in food handling areas of restaurant.

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Business: Dong Phuong Tofu, 9262 Bolsa Ave. D, Westminster

Dates Closed: Jan. 27-30

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Failure to discontinue operations after voluntarily closing 1/26/98; vermin; generally poor sanitation; home-prepared foods; food temperatures; liquid waste. *

Business: El Leoncito, 100 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra

Dates Closed: Jan. 27-28

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension; rodent droppings throughout; no evidence of pest control.

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Business: Rookie's Restaurant and Pub, 970 N. Tustin Ave., Orange

Dates Closed: Jan. 28-29

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension; Massive cockroach infestation in food handling, preparation and storage areas.

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Business: Coco's, 2350 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente

Dates Closed: Jan. 29

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension; roof leaking very badly, water coming down into tubs throughout.

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Business: Cao's Restuarant, 1710 E. 17th St., Santa Ana

Dates Closed: Jan 28-

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Closed pending further notice; extensive cockroach infestation throughout food handling areas.

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Business: Auto Pulse 76 (Gas Station and food store), 3076 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa

Dates Closed: Jan. 28-Feb. 4

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Closure notice; operating without a health permit.

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Business: Don Mario's Restaurant, 17436 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach.

Dates Closed: Jan. 22-Feb. 1

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension; non-compliance with notice of violation; live cockroaches; food temperature violations; faulty exhaust ventilation.

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Business: Hoang Bakery, 9378 Westminster Ave., Westminster

Dates Closed: Jan. 21-22

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension; heavy cockroach infestation throughout the facility.

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Business: Super Jugos, 558 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim

Dates Closed: Jan. 12-13

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension; heavy cockroach infestation.

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Business: Zarates Bar, 12745 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove

Dates Closed: Feb. 28-29

Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension; massive cockroach infestation in bar area, food and utensil storage areas and in food preparation areas.

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Business: The Pasta Connection 2, 2145 W. Chapman Ave., Orange

Dates Closed: Feb. 27- March 9

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