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    Ivy Levan takes the stage April 22

    She's the Dame of Pop. And she'll be in Sacramento to headline Rock 'n Restaurants at the Crest Theatre April 22. Get your tickets today. 

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    Join us under the dome

    Plan to be in Sacramento April 22 for 2014 CRA Lobby Day, a critical day for California restaurants to be heard.

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    Drought calls for action

    As California's drought crisis mounts, make changes today to conserve water in your restaurant.

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    Make sure your staff is prepared

    More than 160 food allergens can affect a diner. ServSafe® Allergens online training protects the health of your guests coping with food allergies.

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    Are you food safety compliant?

    By law, California Food Handler Cards are required for work. Direct new hires to ServSafe so they have theirs on file before your next health inspection.

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    CRA members save

    We work to develop partnerships that provide tangible value to our members. Leverage your membership with vendors that represent every facet of running a restaurant, with the potential to save enough to cover the cost of your annual membership dues.

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    Legal resources to lean on

    The CRA's Legal Center consists of a top-notch team of attorneys who take the guesswork out of the multitude of laws and regulations affecting restaurants. CRA members qualify for 15 minutes of free legal advice per month through the Helpline.

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    Find health care answers fast

    The CRA is committed to providing the California restaurant industry with comprehensive support as it moves toward implementing health care reform. Find a host of resources at or ask our staff a specific question.

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    Training wherever you are

    A properly trained staff is crucial to staying in business. The CRA offers nationally recognized ServSafe® food safety and alcohol trainings, both online and in classroom-style settings on- or off-site.

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    Legislative committee moves to repeal new law prohibiting bare hand contact

    The Assembly Health Committee met this week to consider AB 2130 (Pan), which seeks to repeal the state's “no bare hand contact” with ready-to-eat foods law that officially took effect Jan. 1, 2014.

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    Continued lawsuit trend: Class-action suits being filed over gift cards

    In January 2008, California’s gift card laws changed entitling the holder of a gift card, upon request, to receive cash back from a business on any gift card that has a value of less than $10.

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