Extent of El Patron’s damages may prevent reopening

Photo by Kyle Selby / The Valley ChronicleAbel Sanchez, owner of El Patron, stands in the wreckage; all that is left of the popular restaurant. Abel Sanchez talks employees, fundraising, and dreams up in smoke ■ By Kyle Selby / Reporter Abel Sanchez, owner of the popular Mexican grill and cantina El Patron, is unsure of what the new year holds for him and his team of more than 41 employees. It was just two weeks ago that the favorable local restaurant caught fire and burned to ruins, leaving nothing but broken dreams and rubble behind. “My alarm company contacted me at 1:38 am. When I arrived [at the restaurant], everything

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