| May 26, 2010
| 9:51 PM
Paula Renteria has been making burritos and serving scrambled eggs and hash browns for more than two decades at the Los Angeles Times' Orange County plant cafeteria in Costa Mesa. But on Friday the cafeteria will close, and she's going to bid farewell...
| Aug 10, 2010
| 8:27 PM
I know I'm addressing the wrong crowd, but why don't people read newspapers anymore?
I became a newspaper enthusiast when I was 10 years old. We were a two-newspaper family during my formative years: There was a morning paper and an afternoon edition.
| Apr 6, 2011
| 7:44 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The post-recession consumer expects more value and better service for less cash, prominent community business leaders said Wednesday.
The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted "Strategies for Growth in a Recovering Economy," a...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 6:09 PM
COSTA MESA — City Hall is fighting back against an organized labor ad campaign critical of its employee outsourcing plan with a "Fact Check" campaign of its own.
"We are trying to make sure the public gets the facts about the Costa Mesa budget...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Pizza and beer are a tasty pairing. A profitable one too.
BJ's Restaurants Inc. specializes in deep-dish pizza and offers its own brand of craft-brewed beer, a combination that has helped it grow from a single restaurant in Santa Ana to 132 locations in...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:37 PM
With one stroke, entrepreneur Robert R. Taylor made a fortune, changed the way America washed up and doomed the bathroom soap dish to virtual obsolescence.
It was Taylor who turned hand soap from a slippery lump to a dab from a pump.
| Jul 10, 2011
French luxury brand Longchamp will debut its first West Coast boutique on Monday at Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza, bringing its Le Pliage leather-trimmed nylon tote — among other "it" handbags — to Orange County shoppers.
| Feb 8, 2012
Two clinics tied to 1-800-GET-THIN have temporarily halted Lap-Band weight-loss surgeries after the device's maker said it would no longer sell to companies affiliated with the massive advertising campaign.
The two brothers identified in lawsuits as...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Starting a business from the ground up is difficult task for anyone. An even more challenging task is starting that business during a struggling economy.
But for Anne Mason-Arnold, she made it look easy as her business, CloudMover Day Spa, received...