May 9, 2000 |
The idea was like something from the movies--"The Spitfire Grill" to be exact. As in the 1996 film, in which a woman gives away her small-town Maine eatery by holding a contest, two Carpinteria coffee shop owners offered to award their business to the winner of an essay competition they staged over the Internet.
March 24, 2000 |
Hundreds of patrons and employees of a restaurant here have received shots to prevent hepatitis A infection. Health officials announced this week that a waitress at Mimi's Cafe had been diagnosed with the virus, which is contagious but rarely fatal. Public officials advised patrons who ate during the waitress' shifts to get the shots. Hepatitis A symptoms include chills, high fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, abdominal pain, dark urine and jaundice.
January 16, 1998
Newport Beach-based Newriders Inc. agreed to acquire closely held Paisano Publications, based in Agoura, for an undisclosed price in stock and cash, giving Newriders full rights to the name of the Easyriders Cafe restaurants it operates. Paisano, which has annual revenue of about $38 million, publishes motorcycle-oriented magazines such as Easyriders, owns the themed restaurants and sells motorcycle-related apparel. It also owns clothing stores and motorcycle superstores.
December 17, 1997 |
Back in 1989 when Noah Alper opened his first Noah's New York Bagels shop in Berkeley, he decided to keep things strictly kosher. Now, to the chagrin of many kosher Jews, the chain, which Alper sold in 1996, has gone treif. In other words, Noah's is no longer kosher.
December 3, 1997 |
Parent companies of California's major utilities are battling a proposal that would ban their affiliates from selling electricity in the parent's service area or using its name and logo during the first two years of energy deregulation. The proposal, scheduled to go before the California Public Utilities Commission today, is designed to make it more difficult for affiliates of the state's investor-owned utilities to dominate the electricity market after deregulation takes effect Jan. 1.
May 21, 1997 |
Rosa and Salomon Jaime realized they had a recipe for success when their first Pollo Inka restaurant became so packed every night that people who couldn't get inside would order takeout and eat in their cars.