After recording slow sales in the second quarter, California Pizza Kitchen Inc. pointed to promising signs in the current quarter, including positive sales in a third of the states where it has restaurants. Executives from the company spoke to investors Thursday after reporting a 31-percent drop in profit for the July 4-ended second quarter. CPK blamed the results on the shift of its "Thank You Card" promotion, which took place in last year's second quarter but not in this ...

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