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Fast food workers could get collective bargaining, better workplace standards under new legislation
California’s fast food workers could get the power to collectively bargain under a bill moving through the state legislature, a measure that could drastically change the fast food and franchising industries.
It’s live-or-die week for California labor agenda
California Playbook PM 8/9
BRACE YOURSELVES: Are you ready for suspense day, the Legislature’s secretive, biannual culling of bills for ostensibly financial reasons? If not, we’ve got you covered.
Food Industry Policy
Parking on Coast Village Road
Santa Barbara News-Press 8/10
City officials will hold a meeting Friday in Montecito to garner public input about the ongoing parklet/parking controversy there.
Fresno pulled from pilot program to test 4 am last call to sell alcohol
ABC30 KFSN 8/9
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Fresno city leaders are voicing their opposition to a state bill allowing cities to enter a pilot program testing a 4 am last call for alcohol sales at restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
On the Side
This trend-setting S.F. restaurant group is ready for its next act: fast vegan food
San Francisco Chronicle 8/10
If you’ve ever waited for a table at Wildseed, one of the Bay Area’s buzziest vegan restaurants, and wished you could quickly grab a bowl of beet poke and a veggie burger to go, you’re in luck.
From Cosecha to Bombera: Oakland’s Dominica Rice-Cisneros talks restaurants, heritage and inspiration
The Mercury News 8/9
During its 10-year run, Dominica Rice-Cisneros’ Old Oakland cafe, Cosecha, was an epicenter for seasonal, California-inspired Mexican food.