Five restaurants will offer dine-in and takeout Easter menus on Sunday, April 4. Other restaurants in the SCP collection will be open with standard hours and à la carte menus. A “make and take” Easter cooking class is available at Sur La Table that combines a hands-on class with a take-home dinner.   EASTER DINE-IN & TAKEOUT   THE CAPITAL GRILLE For limited dine-in/outdoor seating, the Capital Grille will serve a three-course brunch with choices,…

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Shifts More Personnel Towards Business Development Costa Mesa-based Pacific Mercantile Bancorp reported fourth-quarter net income jumped to $3.7 million from $440,000 in the same period a year ago. “Our strong fourth-quarter operating results reflect the continuation of improved financial performance resulting from our efforts to lower our cost of deposits, reduce our cost structure, and improve our ability to attract new operating companies to the Bank,” CEO Brad Dinsmore said in a statement. In 2020,…

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Since Jared Wolff in 2019 became CEO of Santa Ana-based Banc of California Inc., the second biggest in Orange County, he’s focused on lending to the real estate and health sectors. He’s dumped expensive pet projects of previous executives such as the naming rights to a new soccer stadium in downtown Los Angeles. The results became evident in the fourth quarter when the company reported net income climbed 70% to $17.7 million from the same…

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Comprehensive Outlook Includes Forward-Thinking Marketing Insights & Best Practices Blue C, a leading Southern California-based strategic marketing agency, in association with the American Marketing Association | Orange County, Orange County Startup Council, South Coast Metro Alliance, and Propaganda HQ, has announced the digital release of its comprehensive 2021 marketing outlook report. Packed with forward-thinking strategies and optimistic predictions for 2021 and beyond, Blue C collected insights and statistics from experts and thought leaders in the…

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. South Coast Plaza’s collection of fine restaurants offer both outdoor dining and takeout for the holiday weekend. Here are some of the tempting menus created in the name of love! OUTDOOR DINING ONLY TERRACE BY MIX MIX & HAMAMORI VALENTINE’S DINNER Once again chef-pals Ross Pangilinan and James Hamamori collaborate on a six-course fusion dinner for two served on the lush, covered terrace off the Bridge of Gardens. Hamamori will…

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