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Fire causes heavy damage to Laguna Hills restaurant

LAGUNA HILLS  A restaurant in a strip mall sustained heavy damage in a fire Thursday morning, Feb. 1, authorities said.

When firefighters arrived around 6:45 a.m. at Ma’s House, 24291 Avenida De La Carlota, thick smoke was coming from the kitchen area at the rear of the establishment, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz said. Firefighters knocked down the blaze in about 25 minutes.

The restaurant was not open at the time, and no one was injured. The fire did not spread to adjacent businesses in the shopping center, Kurtz said. Thirty-six firefighters responded. Damage estimates to the building and

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/01/fire-causes-heavy-damage-to-laguna-hills-restaurant/
Date: 1517514773

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Do fast-food price wars suggest recession ahead?

I’ve long been a “discountologist” specializing in “couponology.”

This is the art of tracking merchants who are significantly slashing prices and which ones are simply “marketing” with fairly ordinary deals.

This analysis of bargains comes in handy when managing household finances. But I also use it as a reliable economic indicator.

It’s an odd practice requiring some backward logic. A flood of discounts may be good for your finances but it might also signal bosses are getting desperate — and your job security could be at risk.

Remember all those great deals you could get … during the Great Recession?

Welcome to 2018 and

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/07/do-fast-food-price-wars-suggest-recession-ahead/
Date: 1515352452

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Retail-restaurant roundup: Native Sons bar adds BBQ, Spanish tapas comes to Kaleidoscope; Mighty Kitchen closes

Irvine Habana restaurant offers the best of Cuba at the Spectrum

The Irvine Habana opened a few weeks ago. It is the second outlet for the local Cuban eatery, which first opened in 1995 at anti-mall The Lab. A bulk of the restaurant is decorated with authentic Latin-inspired artifacts -- from vintage wrought iron tables to an expansive one-ton chandelier. (Courtesy Rob Stark)
The Irvine Habana opened a few weeks ago. It is the second outlet for the local Cuban eatery, which first opened in 1995 at anti-mall The Lab.
A bulk of the restaurant is decorated with authentic Latin-inspired

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2017/12/20/how-did-a-crumbled-cuban-mansion-land-on-irvine-company-retail-property/
Date: 1513785891

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How to help Harvey storm victims: Southern California restaurants, supermarkets host fundraisers

  • Del Frisco Grille is at Irvine Spectrum Center. (courtesy Del Frisco)

    Del Frisco Grille is at Irvine Spectrum Center. (courtesy Del Frisco)

  • Stater Bros. is raising funds for victims of Harvey.

    Stater Bros. is raising funds for victims of Harvey.

  • Rance’s sells deep dish Chicago-style pizza. (Courtesy Rance’s)

    Rance’s sells deep dish Chicago-style pizza. (Courtesy Rance’s)

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Southern California restaurants and grocery stores are launching support for victims of Tropical Storm Harvey, which has

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/08/31/how-to-help-harvey-storm-victims-southern-california-restaurants-supermarkets-host-fundraisers/
Date: 1504214914

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Grateful Table at OC Fair supports California restaurant workers during emergencies

In 2015, Jose Santamaria was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident. The Sacramento restaurant employee wasn’t expected to live.

But he did. He survived, and the medical bills mounted. The restaurant community came together and raised money to support Santamaria, when he was unable to work.

Alycia Harshfield, executive director for the California Restaurant Association Foundation, realized her organization needed to step in and help. At that moment, Restaurants Care was born.

The program provides basic living expenses to help restaurant workers who face unforeseen hardships, illnesses or a natural disaster.

Harshfield said Restaurants Care wants to give “peace of mind” to workers

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/08/28/grateful-table-at-oc-fair-supports-california-restaurant-workers-during-emergencies/
Date: 1503954001

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Irvine Spectrum Center construction triggers tenants changes at the mall

Cafes galore: 4 new coffee houses in Orange County include a Lee’s roastery

The specialty coffee scene in Orange County doesn’t appear to be slowing down. The latest gourmet cafes include a third location for Hidden House Coffee Roaster and a newcomer to the county, Steelhead Coffee, a popular Long Beach cafe.

Hidden House, with its flagship cafe in the historic Los Rios district in San Juan Capistrano, opened a location this spring near the Santa Ana train depot. The cafe roasts its beans and specializes in pour-over coffee. The coffee house is at 511 E. Santa Ana Blvd.

The coffee house owners also opened Dear Lacy in the same center. The bistro, at 601 E.

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/08/10/cafes-galore-4-new-coffee-houses-in-orange-county-include-a-lees-roastery/
Date: 1502387540

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8 Orange County restaurant closures include 2 eateries at Tustin District, a bankrupt wine bar, and UCI pub

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour sets reopening date for Buena Park restaurant