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The Daily Prep List: 08.06.20


Another $200 a week for California’s jobless? $500? Maybe, say Republicans

The Sacramento Bee 8/5

Republicans are eyeing plans to add at least $200 and as much as $500 to weekly unemployment benefits for the millions of California workers without jobs in the coronavirus outbreak.

Gaps in paid sick days, leave puts families, communities at risk

CALmatters 8/5

Too many California workers are not provided sufficient paid sick days or job-protected leave, putting patients and their families in impossible situations.

Food Industry Policy

California Has Been ‘Significantly’ Undercounting its COVID-19 Cases For Weeks

Eater, Los Angeles 8/5

Uh oh, California. Apparently the state’s apparatus that gathers novel coronavirus data has been malfunctioning for the past few weeks (at least), and that has led to a “significant and unresolved” undercount of current COVID-19 cases.

Valley restaurateur sees grim outlook if split roll Prop. 15 passes

The San Joaquin Valley Sun 8/5

If Proposition 15 passes in November, Sal’s Mexican Restaurants co-owner Lorraine Salazar predicts the restaurant industry would be devastated, especially given the operating struggles caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Here’s the Entire Crazy Timeline for Restaurant Reopening Policies in LA County

Eater, Los Angeles 8/5

LA is quickly approaching the five-month mark when both LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Gov. Gavin Newsom implemented stay-at-home orders to combat the spread of COVID-19. During that same mid-March week, both leaders ordered the closure of restaurants throughout the city.

Encinitas Restaurant Trying to Follow Rules, Caught in Middle of Mask Debate

ABC 7, San Diego 8/4

While the debate over face masks rages on, restaurants and small businesses who have to follow the rules or face shut downs are caught in the middle. Nowhere is this more true than at GOODONYA Organic Eatery in Encinitas.

New Effort Promises $25,000 to Chinatown Restaurants for Outdoor Dining

Eater, San Francisco 8/5

A relief effort launched Tuesday offers restaurants in San Francisco’s Chinatown financial support to open for outdoor dining, as well as assistance on filling out an application to take over area sidewalks, parking lots, and streets.

All the Bay Area Counties That Fine Restaurants (and Diners) for Mask Law Violations

Eater, San Francisco 8/5

Ask any restaurateur: Add individual city and county health orders to the California state requirement that businesses enforce mask and social distancing laws, and things get very confusing, very quickly.

On the Side

San Francisco Chef Turns Michelin Star Restaurant Into Community Kitchen

CBS SF Bay Area 8/5

Chef Dominique Crenn has transformed her Michelin Star restaurant, Petit Crenn, into a San Francisco community kitchen. CBSN Bay Area spoke to her, to find out why it’s important for people in need to receive quality food.

Twilight of the Imperial Chef

The New York Times 8/5

For decades, the notion of the lone genius in the kitchen has fostered culinary creativity — and restaurants marred by abuse and unfairness. This may be the time for change.

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