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CalMatter’s WhatMatters 8/1
Welcome to the final countdown.
Today, state lawmakers will reconvene in Sacramento after a month-long summer recess — during which some traveled abroad on trips funded by special interest groups that lobby them on various issues — for the final, frenzied month of the legislative session.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California fast food workers are rallying at the state Capitol for passage of a bill that could lead to a dramatic overhaul of industry standards.
Food Industry Policy
Legal Newsline 8/1
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Burger King has hit back against a class action lawsuit over the presence of chemicals known as PFAS, arguing federal law allows it to use them in its packaging for Whoppers and French fries.
Temporary parklets that were introduced with the COVID-19 pandemic for outdoor dining and social distancing could be staying in Carpinteria as the city is working to develop a permanent parklet permit program.
On the Side
The Sacramento Bee 7/31
More than 20 new restaurants opened around the Sacramento region in July, bringing new options from across the culinary world at wide-ranging price points.
San Francisco Chronicle 8/1
Chris Cheeseman saw the struggles North Beach experienced a few summers ago up close.