Housing crisis poses high hurdles in California

Housing crisis poses high hurdles in California

LOS ANGELES —Don’t ask Dick Portillo to open any more of his fast-casual Portillo’s hot dog restaurants in Southern California—at least not any time soon.

When the Chicago-based operator opened his first California unit in Orange County three years ago, the restaurant was a hit. So he immediately began looking for a second West Coast location, targeting a region whose epicenter is about 60 miles east of Los Angeles called

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