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.
December 29, 1994 |
On New Year's Day, one of the nation's toughest anti-smoking laws takes effect in California. Lighting up will be banned in most enclosed workplaces and virtually all restaurants. While health groups and others have praised the ban as a victory in the fight against the dangers of secondhand smoke, some business groups say the new statute is vague and will give employers headaches. And it is not universally popular.
January 25, 1994 |
Philip Morris U.S.A., the nation's largest cigarette manufacturer, and some Los Angeles area restaurants plan to sponsor a November ballot initiative that would abolish local anti-smoking ordinances in California, The Times learned Monday. The initiative, called the California Uniform Tobacco Control Act, would place the responsibility for regulating smoking in the hands of the Legislature, and invalidate smoking bans in Los Angeles, Orange County and more than 100 other cities and counties.