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Focus On Business : Wrigley Pet Spaw pampers pets from head to paw

June 2, 2007

Filed under Business, Focus On Business

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer While some little girls grew up doing their doll's hair, Margarita Lizarraga busied herself with her dog's fur. It's no wonder her dog Chucky, a spunky little toy poodle, prances about the Wrigley Pet Spaw s...

Ward’s Furniture closes one LB door, opens another

May 24, 2007

Filed under Business, Focus On Business

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer In 1941, Karl and Dolly Ward sold their 1937 Plymouth and used the money, along with a small loan from a friend, to open Ward's Furniture in the Wrigley neighborhood of Long Beach. In spite of bad timin...

Focus On Business : Competition takes a back seat to Bud’s

May 17, 2007

Filed under Business, Focus On Business

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer When Tom Benson took ownership of Bud's Auto Upholstery about five years ago, (which he later merged with Beach Cities Sunroofs) he was new to the upholstery business, but not new to Bud's; Be...

Focus On Business : Leave the driving to Complete Charter

May 9, 2007

Filed under Entertainment, Focus On Business

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer On Friday nights, Harry Huett is the star of the show. After 30 years, he still climbs into the driver's seat of one of Complete Charter's buses a few times a week to drive his passengers, many of whom he kn...

Focus On Business : Star Jewelers was a gem of a business

May 3, 2007

Filed under Business, Community, Focus On Business

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer There's a saying that rolls off the tongues of the folks who work at Star Jewelers in Bixby Knolls, according to owner Steve Hastings, whose family has owned the well-known, well-respected jewelry stor...

Mediterranean cuisine meets Bixby Knolls caffeine

April 19, 2007

Filed under Entertainment, Focus On Business

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer Since the first time he saw the building, Alex Nabussi, owner of the Mirage Café and Hookah Lounge in Bixby Knolls, knew the place was something special. “I looked at it and I really liked it," ...

Easy Does It changes lives one day at a time

April 11, 2007

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By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer On April 12, 1997, at exactly 12 minutes past noon, Richard Waide opened the doors of his store, Easy Does It Books and Gifts, for the first time. Easy Does It is the only area store fully de...

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